July 9 - 15, 2018
Jazz Upstairs with Chaise Lounge
Friday, July 13
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Allentown, PA
Chaise Lounge features 6 of the Washington area’s best jazz musicians. The smooth, laidback, and sultry sound of the lead singer, Marilyn Older’s voice sets the tone for the group. Also featuring Charlie Barnett, Tommy Barrick, Gary Gregg, Joe Jackson, and Pete Ostle, Chaise Lounge provides new twists on old classics, and new, original music that is sure to keep audiences engaged and wanting more.

The Fireside Collective
Presented by
Jim Thorpe Artist Musicians Series
Sunday, July 15
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Jim Thorpe, PA
“Bluegrass, Newgrass, perhaps Progressive folk…” These are some descriptions mandolinist and songwriter Jesse Iaquinto chooses to identify with. “Depending on where you come from and your experience with folk music, you may think we’re very traditional, or on the other hand, consider us a progressive act. We appreciate both ends of the spectrum and may lie on a different end on any given night.” While roots music lies at the core of the Collective’s songs, a willingness to explore the boundaries and present relevant new material remains fundamental.

TAL: Beyond Imagination
Presented by
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre
Now through Saturday, July 28
10:00 - 11:30 am
Allentown, PA
From the creators of last summer’s WILD comes a new all-ages circus experience — a tale of dreamers and eccentrics who gaze up at the stars in search of something more. Through high-flying aerial acrobatics, dance, juggling, comedy, and magic, TAL invites you along on a journey of imagination — to a world of color and wonder, where you’ll experience the imagination of a child and the feeling of infinite possibility just within reach.

Twelfth Night
Presented by
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Now through Sunday, July 15
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Center Valley, PA
Wit, music, romance and revelry are the food of love at this comedic feast of lovers and fools. Viola and her twin brother are shipwrecked in the magical land of Illyria, each believing the other drowned. Disguised as a young man, and entering the service of the lovesick Duke Orsino, Viola woos the wistful lady Olivia for her new master and finds herself in a most unusual and hilarious love triangle. Merry deceptions and mistaken identities abound in this lilting comedy until true love finds its way.

Check out more events happening this week in our Community Calendar !
6:00 - 6:30 pm
George Miller, Kate Scuffle
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre’s production of “ How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying ” is running July 11-29 in Baker Theatre on the Muhlenberg campus. Tonight, hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with Director Charles Richter and lead actor Frankie Grande about bringing the musical to life.
In addition to directing this production, Charles Richter is Muhlenberg College’s Director of Theatre and Professor of Directing, Theatre History, and Theory. Frank Grande is a 2005 Muhlenberg alum and the half-brother of pop music star Ariana Grande. He is a performer known for his work on Broadway, TV, and YouTube.

At the Movies Won't You Be My
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is a fascinating glimpse into the genesis and making of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the sociological influences of the television show, and the personality of Fred Rogers, the life-long Republican and Presbyterian minister who turned a television show into a television ministry. The documentary film is directed by Morgan Neville, who received a documentary feature Oscar for the superb “20 Feet From Stardom” (2014). Paul Willistein of the  Lehigh Valley Press reviews this biographical documentary film.
6:30 - 7:00 pm
Host: Eleanor Bobrow
Eleanor Bobrow takes a look at how utilizing humor and laughter can help to create a loving, long-term marital relationship.
Her guest is Dani Klein Modisett , a comedian and actress turned author of books such as AfterBirth: Stories You Won’t Read in a Parenting Magazine and Take My Spouse , Please: How to Keep Your Marriage Happy , Healthy, and Thriving by Following the Rules of Comedy in which she shares 13 “tried and true” rules of comedy how when applied to a marriage can help you and your spouse to connect enjoying each other and getting through tough times.
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Host: Scott Sherk
Host Dave Pandl talks with Charlie Barnett , multi-instrumentalist, composer and leader of the Washington, D.C.-based sextet Chaise Lounge, in advance of their appearance this coming Friday July 13 in the Jazz Upstairs series at Miller Symphony Hall.

They talk about Charlie's background, including growing up in Easton, and play a few selections of their music, which includes multiple jazz and pop influences including swing, lounge and big band.
Catch a re-broadcast during All Star Jazz, Wednesday, July 11, 9:00 - 11:00 pm.
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Host: Dina Hall
Host Dina Hall features archived sets from Ed McKendry , David Jacobs-Strain , and John Gorka . Plus plenty of studio cuts of Godfrey’s artists past, present and future.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP®
This week, Laurie welcomes Timothy G. Roof, CFP ® , Vice President and Connor Darrell, Head of Investments, from Valley National Financial Advisors to discuss:  “Market Commentary”

Phone lines will be open during the program for listener questions at  610-758-8810 . Questions can also be submitted online ahead of time at yourfinancialchoices.com .
9:00 - 11:00 pm
Host: Peter Fleming
Catch a re-broadcast of Dave Pandl's conversation with Charlie Barnett , multi-instrumentalist, composer and leader of the Washington, D.C.-based sextet Chaise Lounge, in advance of their appearance this Friday in the Jazz Upstairs series at Miller Symphony Hall.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Host: Alan Jennings
Alan Jennings is back! Alan Jennings, long-time executive director of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, has returned to hosting Lehigh Valley Discourse.

His guests are local bloggers Bernie O’Hare of Lehigh Valley Ramblings and Mike Molovinsky of Molovinsky on Allentown.
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Host: Bill Fox
The month-long Special Focus on Klangwelt continues. The Featured CD at Midnight will be " The Age of Numbers " on Spheric Music. You will also hear new music by Tapes and Topographies on Simulacra Records and new music from  AirSculpture.   

The   latest show's playlist (July 5 - show #1109)  is available for your inspection.