The Accidentals were Billboard's Breakout Band at SXSW 2015, Huffington Post's Sweet Sixteen of 2016, and Yahoo Music's Top Ten Bands to Watch 2017. Described by John Sinkevics of Local Spins as "genre-melding indie-folk," The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) exhibit "a musical and lyrical sophistication that outstrips most mainstream bands."
Pam Tanowitz Dance / Simone Dinnerstein /
New Work for Goldberg Variations
* Nov. 15 | 8:00 pm
In New Work for Goldberg Variations, pianist Simone Dinnerstein brings her nuanced understanding of J.S. Bach's ambitious keyboard series together with rule-breaking choreographer Pam Tanowitz's witty and unflinchingly post-modern abstractions of classical and popular dance forms. Deconstructing formal and traditional movement vocabularies, New Work for Goldberg Variations converses with Bach's iconic score in a delightful interplay of rhythm, style, and idiosyncrasy, demonstrating the rich emotional world lying beneath the poised surface of the Goldbergs' musical architecture.
The Music of Zen
* Nov. 17 | 7:30 pm
Founding member Mike Krisukas and the current instrumentalists of Zen For Primates gather again to present The Music of Zen For Primates, with Jodi Beder on cello, Shelagh Maloney on violin and Pete Fluck on sax & harmonica. The evening also features the original members of Zen, Mark Golin on violin and Dave Smith on sax. Joining them is Doug Hawk and other guest vocalists.
John McEuen and
the Circle Band
* Nov. 17 | 8:00 pm
It's a barnburner of a show in Jim Thorpe with John McEuen, the former member and founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with his Circle Band, formerly and aptly known as the String Wizards. Guests include Andy Goessling, multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire with Railroad Earth, and the talented Caroline Doctorow. John and his unique cast of iconic Americana string wizards share the music and memories of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's incredible 50-year career and the landmark "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" platinum album, initiated by John.
Classics Take a Latin Beat
Presented by the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra
* Nov. 18 | 7:30 pm
Soloist Jordan Dodson performs with Elizabeth Mendoza on guitar and Astor Piazzolla on cello "The Grand Tango for Cello and Strings" along with "Variaciones Concertantes" by Alberto Ginastera and Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" for guitar and orchestra.
LU Wind Ensemble: Signatures
* Nov. 19 | 3:00 pm
The Wind Ensemble explores the word 'signature,' from meter signatures to key signatures and signature works of wind band composers. David Diggs, director.
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1:00 - 4:00 pm: The Blend
Host: Arnie Lichten
Hosts: George Miller, Kate Scuffle
James Vivian, actor, director, writer and a co-founder of one of the Valley's newest theatre companies, the Easton Theatre Co-Op, joins Kate and George to talk about the Easton Theatre Co-op and their newest projects as well as the bustling Easton arts community.
At the Movies: "Marshall" is a powerful film about a Bridgeport, Connecticut, civil rights case in 1941 that was pivotal in the life and career of Atty. Thurgood Marshall, who in 1967 become the first African-American to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Director Reginald Hudlin handles the controversial material with care, emphasizing the human drama as well as the importance of the case in Marshall's career and in the Civil Rights movement. Chadwick Boseman is in the lead role of Thurgood Marshall. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the Biography/Drama.
Host Eleanor Bobrow discusses the upcoming deadline for Medicare enrollment. The choices are many and the decision making can be confusing. To help us understand some of the options and where we can get further information, Eleanor speaks with volunteers from the PA State Health Insurance Program APPRISE--
from the Northampton County APPRISE program and
John Teufel from the Lehigh County APPRISE program.
7:00 - 9:00 pm: Folk Classics
Host: Steve Aaronson
The program presents a wide variety of artists and music tonight -- from the familiar to the rare. Among the highlights are versions of Hobo's Lullaby, Raspberries, Strawberries, and Greenfields that you've likely never heard before -- performed by the composers.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Host: Bill Dautremont-Smith
At 3 pm, Michigan indie alt-Americana band
The Accidentals joins host Bill Dautremont-Smith in the studio for a live performance and interview about their meteoric career. This young multi-instrumentalist trio are on a national tour promoting their third album,
, that has garnered critical acclaim and a lot of airplay on WDIY. The band will be performing that night at SteelStacks in Bethlehem in the Fowler Blast Furnace Room.
This week's show will feature archived shows from
Patty Larkin ('91),
Richard Shindell ('06),
Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers ('82),
Robbie Fulks ('17) and
John Hammond ('86); plus CD cuts from the Nighthawks, Sons of the Never Wrong, and more.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP®
Laurie Siebert's topic for this week is
Laurie also takes listener questions live on the air during the program at 610-758-8810. Questions can also be submitted early at
by clicking "Contact Laurie."
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Host: Sally Handlon
"Not your ordinary diner" founder
Billy Kounoupis has just released his third book,
The IT Factor; Mindset of an Entrepreneur. Join community host Sally Handlon as she and Billy talk about the path to writing this book and its' interesting approach to understanding the importance of the entrepreneurial mindset in everyone, not just business owners. They also discuss his two prior books,
Not Your Ordinary Cookbook and
Billy Cooks Like a Mother, and Billy's overall journey to establishing two very popular downtown diners in Allentown and Bethlehem with the third on its way in Easton.
Host: Bill Fox
, Bill Fox presents hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music.
This show will continue the month-long focus on Darshan Ambient. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Dream in Blue" on Lotuspike Records.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Host: Dr. Kamran Afshar
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: WDIY Classics
Host: Karen El-Chaar
At 10:00 am,
Dr. Allan Birney
joins host Karen El-Chaar for a preview of this weekend's
Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra
concert featuring guitar and cellist soloists.
At 11:00 am,
, director of the Lehigh University Wind Ensemble, presents highlights of the ensemble's upcoming "Signatures" concert.
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