September 11 - 17       
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Cécile McLorin Salvant
*Friday, September 15 | 8:00 pm

2016 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album recipient Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to the Williams Center with her eloquent and powerful style. This classically trained jazz phenom's harmonic imagination and soaring dynamic shifts showcase a brilliant, postmodern approach to the form. With absolute authority over her instrument, Salvant brings rare interpretive insight to a wide selection of music-heart-rending ballads, swanky pop tunes, howling blues, and her own unpredictable originals. 

The Gryphon Trio
*Friday, September 15 | 7:30 pm 
As artists-in-residence at the University of Toronto, where individual members also serve on the music faculty, the Gryphon Trio is nearing the quarter-century mark together while constantly evolving in performance and recordings of classical, world, Latin, pop, and folk music genres. Through "cross genre collaborations and multimedia performances," the group is intent on nothing less than "redefining chamber music for the 21st century."
  Riverside Festival of the Arts
*Saturday, September 16 | 12 pm 
In addition to the work of more than 70 artisans running the gamut from fine art, fine craft, plein air art, pastel drawings, ceramics, and blown glass to woodworking, the event will also incorporate new and fun artistic events sure to attract visitors of all ages and persuasions.

Old Allentown House Tour

*Sunday, September 17 | 12 pm
Old Allentown's Annual House Tour will feature homes and businesses that have been completely refurbished, homes in the process of being rebuilt, and others in the process of being restored to their historic grandeur. This year, the Old Allentown House Tour will also feature the adjacent areas of redevelopment in Allentown. including the Historic Liberty Bell Museum at Zion Reformed Church, Trexler Estate - now the Elias Funeral Home and the Allentown Preservation Association. Two trolleys will offer transportation throughout the district to guide guests directly to the sites on tour. The house tour has been held annually since the organization was first formed in 1976. 
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Program Highlights
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Lehigh Valley Arts Salon 
Hosts: George Miller, Kate Scuffle, Kenn Michael
This week is a special back-to-back airing of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon. At  6:00 pm , George and Kate preview the 2017 Celtic Classic festival with Marcie Mulligan, the Cultural Outreach Coordinator for the Celtic Cultural Alliance. 
At the Movies: "Tulip Fever;" Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews this historical drama directed by Justin Chadwick and written by Tom Stoppard, adapted from a novel by Deborah Moggach.
At 6:30 pm, Kenn Michael previews the upcoming 2017-2018 season at Lafayette College's Williams Center for the Arts with guest Hollis Ashby, the Artistic & Executive Director for the Center.
7:00 - 9:00 pm: Folk Classics 
Host: Steve Aaronson
On the annual commemoration of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the featured artists will include Tom Paxton, Woody Guthrie, and Joan Baez because of their musical offerings of heroism, unity, hope, and tolerance.
1:00 - 4:00 pm: The Blend 
Host: Bill Dautremont-Smith

Easton's Riverside Festival of the Arts is this weekend, and host Bill Dautremont-Smith talks with James Supra about the musical line-up for this year's festival. Festival performer and indie singer-songwriter Kayla Avitabile also joins Bill in the studio for a live interview and performance.   

7:00 - 9:00 pm: Live from Godfrey Daniels 
Host: Dave Fry Follow us on Twitter 
This week's show features archived sets from Guy Davis (2016), Red Molly (2008), and Steve Brosky and His Big Li'l Band (2017.) There will be plenty of studio cuts of Godfrey's artists from the past, present, and future.

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Your Financial Choices     
Host: Laurie A. Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP® Follow us on Twitter  
Laurie Siebert's topic is: "Using trusts for estate planning."

Laurie also takes listener questions live on the air during the program at 610-758-8810. Questions can also be submitted early at yourfinancialchoices.com by clicking "Contact Laurie."

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Lehigh Valley Discourse
Host: Wagner Previato, Sally Handlon Follow us on Twitter

Host Sally Handlon speaks with guests Richard Master, Chairman and CEO of MCS Industries, and Vince Mondillo, producer/director/writer from Mondillo Productions, about their second Fixit Health Care documentary entitled "Big Pharma Market." They discuss the marketing of pharmaceutical drugs, drug costs, and more.
Then, host Wagner Previato talks with David Dunn, Program Manager for the Allentown Economic Development Corporation, about the third bi-annual Lehigh Valley Meet the Buyers Expo being held at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on  Wednesday, October 18. This "reverse trade show" is an opportunity for greater Lehigh Valley businesses of all sizes to meet face-to-face and network.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: WDIY Classics
Host: Martin Richter
In celebration of Italian composer Luigi  Cherubini's birth day, this week's show will feature  his Overture to Médée and his Requiem in C minor. Cherubini was born 257 years ago in 1760.
11:00 pm - 1:00 am: Galactic Travels
Host: Bill FoxFollow us on Twitter 

On  Galactic Travels, Bill Fox presents hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music.
This week, Bill continues the month-long Special Focus on  Remy from the Netherlands.  The Featured CD at midnight will be  "I-dentity" on  Deserted Island Music.

Host: Dr. Kamran Afshar Follow us on Twitter

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 Morning Edition