Angels in America:
Part 1 - Millennium Approaches;
Part 2 - Perestroika
* Now through May 20
Tony Kushner's groundbreaking two-play masterpiece, and one of the most honored American plays in history was first produced at Civic in 1997. This anniversary production of the great American play subtitled "A Gay Fantasia on National Themes," spans the Reagan-Bush eras and spirals around the AIDS crisis in 1980s New York, weaving the lives of fictional and historical characters into a feverish web of social, political and sexual revelations. Alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, Angels in America was awarded two Tony Awards for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
110th Bethlehem Bach Festival
* Now through May 20
Our largest event of the year takes place in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on the campus of Lehigh University and on the historic grounds of the Moravian community. Glorious tradition, spirited performances, festival premieres...music for you Attending the Bethlehem Bach Festival means different things to everyone. For some, the annual performances of Bach's music at Incarnation of Our Lord Church or Packer Memorial Church delivers a complete and fully satisfying experience. For others, the relaxed atmosphere of Zimmermann's Coffee House offers the perfect environment for an evening of Baroque chamber music along with café style food and drink.
* Wednesday, May 17 | 8:00pm
When RICHIE KOTZEN plays, you know it's him. The guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter possesses an inimitable style that's both instantly recognizable and immediately striking. After releasing the retrospective THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN on Loud & Proud Records in 2014, KOTZEN returned to the studio for his 20th solo album in 2015, CANNIBALS. It was digitally released January 8 via his Headroom-Inc label and quickly reached #1 on Amazon's New Rock Releases chart.
The Peter Paulsen Quintet
* Friday, May 19 | 7:30pm
The quintet ensemble for this concert will present two world premiers, "Chair Suite" by Peter Paulsen and "Concrete & Fireflies" by Jonathan Ragonese, which utilize and combine specifically composed ensemble passages with improvised, interactive sections. In addition, there will be a number of unique arrangements of jazz standards which will feature each one of the performers in a variety of solo and combined duets and trios within the larger ensemble.
The Piedmont Melody Makers
* Friday, May 19 | 8:00pm
North Carolina's The Piedmont Melody Makers are an all-star group of musicians and singers who play old-time, country and bluegrass music and make no apologies for it. They take their name from the Piedmont region of eastern North Carolina, where three-quarters of the band now reside. The members are Alice Gerrard, Chris Brashear, Cliff Hale, and Jim Watson.
Host: Silagh White
Host Silagh White previews two free outdoor concert series in Bethlehem. Alison Gillespie will preview the line up for the 2017 Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission Sculpture Garden Concert Series on the first half of the program. During the second half, Tim Brooks and Emily Krall from the Downtown Bethlehem Association of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce give a peek into the Tunes at Twilight series presented in the Sun Inn Courtyard.
Both free concert series offer the community a chance to enjoy the green spaces in the north side of downtown Bethlehem. The conversations cover suggestions for parking, dining in the neighborhood and a brief overview of the local musicians featured throughout the summer.
Host: Eleanor Bobrow
Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes
Rabbi Daniel Cohen, author of
What Will They Say about You When You Are Gone: Creating a Life of Legacy. Rabbi Cohen shares a seven-step process for reverse engineering your life to create a life we can be proud of. This includes random acts of kindness and other actions that are in the Rabbi's tool box.
Host: Steve Aaronson
The program will feature some regulars -- like Joan Baez and Tom Paxton -- and some not heard as often -- like Bud and Travis and The Tarriers. Also included will be very early performances by Joni Mitchell.
Host: Dave Fry
This week's show features some brand new sets from the archives: Catie Curtis ('07), Andy Cohen and Rolly Brown (this weekend), Tom Rush ('03), Peter Mulvey ('16); plus The Red Clay Ramblers, Tony Trischka and Bill Evans, Tanglefoot, Jimmy LaFave, The Bobs, and more.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
Host: Laurie A. Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP®
Laurie Siebert will discuss: "Selling a principal residence and other mixed use real estate property."
Laurie will take your questions live on the air at 610-758-8810.
Questions can be submitted early for next week's program at yourfinancialchoices.com.
Host: Roberto Gooden
On the newest addition to the WDIY late night line-up, Roberto Gooden delivers a fresh mix of music rooted in soul and R&B with upbeat funk, house, and dance music to keep you moving.
Capitalizing on various leadership strengths, this show will feature Pamela Varkony, recent recipient of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation's 2017 Woman of Influence AND, the presidents of NCC and Moravian College, Dr. Mark Erikson and Dr. Bryon Grigsby, who shed their roles and challenged themselves beyond their comfort levels to participate in the Lehigh Valley's Dancing with the Stars.
Listen in as your learn about these amazing Lehigh Valley leaders.
Galactic Travels, Bill Fox presents hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music.
, Bill Fox continues his month-long focus on Cyber Zen Sound Engine.
The featured CD at midnight will be "Ausländer" which is self-released.
FRIDAY, MAY 19
5:44pm: Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar
Host: Dr. Kamran Afshar
Dr. Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.
Economic Pulse airs Friday at 5:44pm during NPR's
All Things Considered and Monday at 7:41am during NPR's
Hosts: Matt Molchany, Shamus McGroggan
Tape Swap Radio, hosts Matt Molchany and Shamus McGroggan feature original live studio sessions recorded at the Bethlehem studio, Shards focusing on the Lehigh Valley's independent D.I.Y. music scene.
This week, it's the premiere of the Shards Session from
Wax Darts, a self-described post-proto punk band from Jersey City, NJ recorded during their tour stop in Bethlehem in August 2015.
SATURDAY, MAY 20
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.