9 to 5
* Feb. 10 - Feb. 26 | 7:30pm
9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, is based on the beloved hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this is the hilarious story of three unlikely friends who unwittingly kidnap their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical, bigot boss and subsequently take over the office...to extraordinary results. Join us for this office party!
Grateful Bluegrass Boys
* Thursday, Feb. 16 | 7:30pm
Grateful Bluegrass Boys is a string band that plays traditional Bluegrass versions of Classic Rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more. These songs, combined with classic Bluegrass and Country tunes, consistently have audiences singing and dancing along the whole show.
Simon Mulligan Trio
* Friday, Feb. 17 | 7:30pm
Acclaimed pianist Simon Mulligan returns to Allentown for an evening of standards, jazz classics, and original music from his CD "Playlist." Joining Simon tonight are Gene Perla on bass, and Dave Willard on drums. Expect to hear the Simon Mulligan Trio's sophisticated take on your favorite timeless melodies and Simon's own compositions.
Jakopa's Punch Bowl
* Saturday, Feb. 18 | 7:00pm
A Mardi Gras-themed concert fundraiser with live bands, light fare, and plenty of drinks to go around! FEATURING Jakopa's Punch, The Bastard Sons of Burt Sugarman, and The Charts Funk Band from the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. Come on out for an evening of eclectic music in support of Touchstone's upcoming street theatre spectacle - The Jakopa's Punch Processional. Ticket sales go directly towards funding this FREE outdoor performance, coming July 2017 to the South Bethlehem Greenway.
Tanya Tagaq - Nanook of the North
* Saturday, Feb. 18 | 8:00pm
Ethereal and guttural, transcendent and terrifying, Tanya Tagaq's unique style may be rooted in the throat singing of her Inuit ancestors, but her work is the future-ready expression of musical genius. In this live concert with film, she applies a 21st-century prism to the 1922 documentary Nanook of the North. With percussionist Jean Martin and violinist Jesse Zubot, Tagaq envelops her audience in a soundscape as ferocious as the sub-Arctic landscape depicted on the screen. This is not a concert to warm you on a winter's eve, but a crusade of pure poetry that will set your soul on fire.
Lehigh University Jazz Faculty - Great American Standards
* Sunday, Feb. 19 | 3:00pm
Classic American jazz from Porter, Gershwin and more. Bill Warfield, director.
Host: Bill Dautremont-Smith
This week's topic is the art of brewing, as will be on show at the fifth Lehigh Valley Beer Week, starting this coming Saturday
Host Bill Dautremont-Smith talks about the multi-location event with Chris Bowen, the new president of the LVBW organization as well as brewer, beer historian and beer writer, brewer Chris Wilson of Weyerbacher's where this year's signature beer is being produced, and brewer Jim Yergey, owner brewer of the recently opened Yergey Brewing and prior homebrewer whose winning brew was the 2015 signature beer.
At the Movies:
"The Founder" If you're a Michael Keaton fan, you don't want to miss his amazing turn as Ray Kroc, who bought out the McDonald brothers (portrayed by the excellent Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch) and took the fast-food Golden Arches to worldwide franchise fame and fortune.
Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the fact-based biographical drama.
Eleanor Bobrow discusses how there are over 80 million baby boomers and their families who
will be facing the overwhelming challenge of down-sizing and relocating after decades of
living in their homes. Joining Eleanor is
Renee Hillman, Lehigh Valley Director of Operations for Moving
Solutions, a senior moving management company that has helped families with this transition for 20 years.
7:00 - 9:00pm: Folk Classics
Host: Steve Aaronson
It's the annual Valentine's Day program, featuring music related to all aspects of love. Among the more unusual highlights: The Mitchell Trio singing Lennon and McCartney, Joan Baez singing a rock and roll classic, and Judy Collins singing Broadway.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
: Dave Fry
show features some recent sets from Jim Weider, Bill Staines, Peter Mulvey, Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt, and Steve Brosky's Lil Big Band. Plus some vintage shows, including a rare one from some great British guitarists/songwriters; Steve Tilston ('92), Martin Carthy ('81), and Bert Jansch ('88). We'll also sample songs from Melissa Greener ('15) and Trina Hamlin ('16) Godfreys sets. Dave Fry, your host.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Host: Laurie A. Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP®
and her guest, Roxie Muñoz, CLU
, FLMI, Assistant Vice President of Insurance Services at Valley National Financial Advisors, will discuss:
"Taking care of your loved ones through risk management"
Laurie will also take listener questions live on the air during the program at 610-758-8810. Questions can be submitted ahead of time at
by clicking Contact Laurie.
Host: Roberto Gooden
On the newest addition to the WDIY late night line-up, Roberto Gooden aka DirtyFINGERS delivers a fresh mix of music rooted in soul and R&B with upbeat funk, house, and dance music to keep you moving.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
6:00 - 7:00pm: Lehigh Valley Discourse
Host: Bill Dautremont-Smith
In the second program this week leading up to the fifth Lehigh Valley Beer Week opening on Feb. 18, Bill Dautremont-Smith discusses it from the business perspective and explores the exploding craft brewing industry here in the Lehigh Valley that LVBW has helped to bring about.
11:00pm - 1:00am: Galactic Travels
Joining Bill is Chris Bowen, new president of LVBW and brewer, internationally recognized beer authority, and beer columnist for the Morning Call; Jeff Fegley, co-founder of Fegley's Brew Works in Allentown and Bethlehem, one of the initial craft breweries and brewpubs in the Lehigh Valley;Troy Reynard, president of the Lehigh Valley Brewers Guild and owner/brewer at Two Rivers Brewpub in Easton; and Shay McCauley of Shangys beer distributor, long time driver of the craft beer market. Bill will be covering this exciting growth industry end-to-end, including its economic impact in the Lehigh Valley.
Host: Bill Fox
On Galactic Travels, Bill Fox presents hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music.
On the next
Bill Fox continues his month-long focus on
Arcane. The Featured CDs at midnight
will be "Aphelion" and "Holocaust
3000" which are self released title
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Host: Karen El-Chaar
Eugene Albulescu, director of the Lehigh University Philharmonic, joins host Karen El-Chaar for a preview of next weekend's annual Concerto Marathon!
Host: Dr. Kamran Afshar
A weekly look at the trends driving our nation's economy as well as the Lehigh Valley's economy.
Economic Pulse airs Fridays at 5:44pm and Mondays at 7:41am.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Host: Bill Dautremont-Smith
Catch WDIY's newest music program which takes the eclectic mix of our weekday afternoon program, The Blend, and adds a healthy dose of global roots music for a unique and adventurous international musical selection.