* Thursday, May 17 | 7:30 pm
* Musikfest Cafe
Texas Music Magazine calls Mingo Fishtrap "the space where melodic pop meets gritty Memphis soul, with a twist of N'awlins funk." Like kudzu vine crisscrossing the Mississippi Delta, Mingo's tenacious sound infiltrates the musical landscape on a sanctified mission to shake your soul. The critically acclaimed collective have found their sweet spot. Now four albums deep, Mingo has honed its sound, rubbed shoulders with musical idols, and delivered powerhouse live shows to crowds of thousands across the country and globe in the years since the band's inception in a tiny dorm room in Denton, Texas.
Sarah Ayers & Friends
with Stacy Gabel
Sarah Ayers is a blues rock singer from Bethlehem. Listeners are drawn to her fresh, strong-minded and rockin' approach to the genre. With her band, she has performed at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, Godfrey Daniels, and Musikfest. In 2008, the group also performed at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, Tenn.
with Gene Perla Quartet
Anniversary Tour 2018
* Friday, May 18 | 7:30 pm
* Miller Symphony Hall
Enchanting audiences for the past 10 years, touring the US and Europe, their music springs from the Great American Songbook, including jazz standards, original compositions, folk songs from Lithuania, and rarely performed musical gems. This show is part of the band's 10th annual tour. Come out to join the festivities!
111th Bethlehem Bach Festival: The Heart of Our Season
Presented by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem
* Friday, May 18 - Saturday, May 19
The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra with Silent Films
Presented by the Jim Thorpe Artist Muscians Series
* Sunday, May 20 | 7:00 pm
The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra is the world's only year-round, professional ensemble re-creating "America's Original Music" - the syncopated sounds of early musical theater, silent cinema, and vintage dance. This performance is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. This group will bring tears of laughter to your eyes as it aces the original scores of silent comedy films. Charismatic founder and maestro Rick Benjamin is just as entertaining between the movies! The silent films will be: Buster Keaton in One Week (1921) Harold Lloyd in Get Out and Get Under (1920) Charlie Chaplin in Easy Street (1916).
Presented by the Civic Theatre of Allentown
* Now through Sunday, May 20
The delightful and moving stage adaption of the best selling memoir by Mitch Albom about his professor, Morrie, who is nearing the end of his life. A story of surprising wit and humanity, "Tuesdays with Morrie" is that rare play that is moving and humorous at the same time.
Host: George Miller and Kate Scuffle
We preview the upcoming 27th season of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival with Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy and Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze. The festival's season will run from June 1 to August 5 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University in Center Valley.
At the Movies
"Tully" is paced by a brave performance by a veteran, Charlize Theron, and a dynamic turn by a newcomer, Mackenzie Davis. In "Tully," Marlo (Charlize Theron) is a suburban mother of two who is expecting a child. Her husband, Drew (Ron Livingston) is emotionally-unavailable. Marlo's wealthy brother (Mark Duplass) gives her the baby shower gift of a "night nanny." Bounding into her life is Tully (Mackenzie Davis), an intelligent and vivacious twenty-something. Director Jason Reitman describes "Tully" as third in a trilogy of films he's directed based on screenplays by Diablo Cody. The other two were "Young Adult" (2011), which also starred Charlize Theron, and "Juno" (2007), the teen drama-comedy classic for which Cody received an Oscar for original screenplay. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the drama-comedy.
Tonight's topic focuses on how healthy lifestyle choices can help improve our physical, psychological, and emotional well-being.
Dr. Meagan Grega, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Kellyn Foundation, joins Eleanor Bobrow to discuss how the benefits of regular exercise, adequate sleep, supportive social connections, healthy food choices, and the art of balance can help to improve our future.
Host: Steve Aaronson
Tonight's program will include 11 or so "Mini-Concerts." Among the featured artists will be
Bud & Travis,
Christine Lavin, and
Ramblin' Jack Elliott.
TUESDAY, MAY 15
Host: Dave Fry
Dave Fry features remarkable archived sets from 1976 with
Erik Frandsen &
Pat Chamberlain along with
Mike Ferris ('18);
Sons of the Never Wrong ('15);
Danny Weiss &
Barry Mitterhoff ('94);
Jim Post ('83);
Pierre Bensusan ('10). The featured CD will be Dina Hall's brand new
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
Laurie Siebert and her guest, Attorney
, will discuss accessible legal considerations for small business and nonprofit startups.
Laurie and Attorney Aurand will take your questions live on the air at 610-758-8810. Questions can be submitted early at
by clicking "Contact Laurie."
THURSDAY, MAY 17
Host: Sally Handlon
Richard Master, Chairman & CEO of MCS Industries, and
Vince Mondillo, Producer/Director/Writer at Mondillo Productions, join host Sally Handlon to discuss their recently released third documentary related to the health care crisis in the US.
Big Money Agenda, Democracy on the Brink focuses on the dynamics of the healthcare reform gridlock in Congress.
Host: Bill Fox
, Bill Fox presents hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music.
This week, a month-long Special Focus on Craig Padilla, Skip Murphy, and Zero Ohms continues. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Phantasma" by Craig Padilla and Skip Murphy on Groove Unlimited Records. The latest show's playlist (May 10 - show #1100) is available for your inspection. You will also hear new music from Erik Wøllo and by Anasazi Rising.
FRIDAY, MAY 18
Host: Dr. Kamran Afshar
Dr. Afshar will present a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.