April 8 - 14, 2019
Today, we kick off the on-air portion of our 2019 Spring Membership Drive. Support the programs you love by renewing your membership, becoming a first-time member, or making an additional gift today. We couldn't be here without you!
SPONSORED EVENTS
Sakura
* Thursday, April 11 - Sunday, April 14
* Thurs. - Sat., 8 pm | Sun., 2 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Seventy years after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Keiin Yoshimura presents a requiem for the fallen through poetry, video projections, music, traditional Japanese artwork, and contemporary dance. This meditation on the meaninglessness of mass destruction and war has been performed around the world and strives to heal the wounds from the past.
Dance Emerge 2019
* Thursday, April 11 - Sunday, April 14
* Various Times
* Allentown, PA
Dance Emerge showcases the ideas and talents of our brightest young choreographers, presenting some of the most innovative, imaginative, explorative dance you'll see. This concert provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of dance composition, as well as exploring themes of culture, society, and life through the medium of dance. The choreographers whose works are chosen for Dance Emerge spend a semester devoted to finding, developing, and polishing the essence of the pieces they will present.
Bach Choir of Bethlehem's Spring Concert:
Mozart Requiem with The Lehigh University Philharmonic
* Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13
* 8 - 10 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Welcoming the spring and celebrating the sacred Easter season with the music of J.S. Bach has been a long been a tradition of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Centerpieces of these performances over the years have included Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude and The Passion According to Saint John, along with the works of more contemporary composers including Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten and Morten Lauridsen
Tommy Katona & Texas Flood -
The Music of Stevie Ray Vaughn
* Friday, April 12
* 7:30 - 9:30 pm
* Wyomissing, PA
Tommy Katona & Texas Flood has become one of the premier blues bands in all of North Texas. Evolving from the original tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Texas Flood pays tribute to the legends as well as the future of the blues through its own music and style while still paying homage to Vaughan. With an in-your-face show and raw high energy playing, Katona and his band take audiences on a journey through the blues.
Slam Allen's Tribute to James Cotton featuring Steve Guyger, Rene Carlson, Mikey Junior, Big Sam’s Funkey NationKY NATION
* Saturday, April 13
* 2 - 6 pm
* Wyomissing, PA
Slam Allen perfected his already refined entertainer persona in James Cotton’s Blues Band, with which he toured for nine years – first as rhythm guitarist, then as lead guitarist and eventually bandleader. In September 2010 Cotton’s album Giant with Allen as bandleader was released by Alligator Records and nominated for a Grammy. Known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock and hip-hop, nothing short of seismic live experiences and a whole lot of Southern charm, Big Sam’s Funky Nation might very well be The Big Easy’s best kept secret.
Lean On Me:
Jose James Celebrates Bill Whiters plus Lizz Wright
* Saturday, April 13
* 7 - 9 pm
* Miller Center for the Art s at Reading Area Community College
* Reading, PA
Celebrating the 80th birthday of the legendary R&B singer/songwriter Bill Withers in 2018, vocalist José James presents Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers. Vetted personally by Withers himself, the show is an exploration of the deep musical catalogue that touched millions of hearts and united communities worldwide.
Allentown Symphony Orchestra presents:
Verdi’s Requiem
* Saturday, April 13 | 7:30 - 9 pm
* Sunday, April 14 | 3 - 4:30 pm
* Allentown, PA
Sunday, April 14th's performance is at 3pm. Empowering and humbling, Verdi’s grand-scale Requiem is one of the most popular choral works performed in modern history. The Allentown Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Chorus Master Eduardo Azzati, will be joined by the Muhlenberg College Choir, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Jackson, and superb guest soloists: Toni Marie Palmertree, Soprano Patricia Risley, Mezzo-Soprano Kirk Dougherty, Tenor Jeremy Galyon, Bass
Second Sunday Concert at the UUCLV - Sam Post, piano - "Bach, Ragtime, and Syncopation"
* Sunday, April 14
* 3 - 5 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
D.C. based, award-winning pianist, Sam Post, brings a highly entertaining program of Bach preludes and fugues, ragtime favorites, and rag-infused original compositions. A reception follows the concert.
Find more events coming up
in and around the Lehigh Valley in
WDIY's Community Calendar.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
MONDAY, APRIL 8
6:30 - 7 pm
Hosts: George Miller and Kate Scuffle
Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle discuss the upcoming documentary film produced by The Alternative Gallery, ‘Queen City. Guests are director Brandon Wunder and production manager Celine Schrier. This expansive film looks at 2018’s Allentown ArtsFest which took place at Cedar Beach Park.
At the Movies: "Dumbo"
Directed by Tim Burton, is the story of a baby circus elephant with enormous ears who loses his mom but learns to fly. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the family film.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
7 - 9 pm
Hosts: Dave Fry and Dina Hall
Dave Fry and Dina Hall feature archived sets from: 

  • Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche ('19)
  • Toby Walker ('10)
  • Paul Rishell and Annie Raines ('18)
  • Gamble Rogers ('83)
  • Bakithi Kumalo from Friday's Come Together show
  • Red Molly ('18)

The featured album is Steve Conn's new album "Flesh and Bone."

Dave and Dina will talk about the music, recent Godfrey's shows, and the WDIY's Spring Membership Drive.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
6 - 7 pm
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP ® , AEP ®
Laurie welcomes Connor Darrell, CFA, Head of Investments at Valley National Financial Advisors to discuss:

“A Review of the Markets through Q1 2019”
 
Laurie and Connor will take your questions live on the air at 610-758-8810. Questions can be submitted ahead of time at yourfinancialchoices.com.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
6:30 - 7 pm
Host: Shamus McGroggan
The Executive Director of Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue in Quakertown, Jackie Burke , joins host Shamus McGroggan to discuss the work of her organization as well as the partnership running during the 2019 Spring Membership Drive.

For every 9 membership donations received by WDIY during the Spring Membership Drive, our partners at The Dining Dog & Friends Healthy Food Market in Allentown will provide Last Chance Ranch with the funds for the sponsorship of a rescued animal in need.
11 pm - 1 am
Host: Bill Fox
Bill Fox continues the month-long Special Focus on  The Tangent Project . The Featured CD at Midnight will be disc one of "Live 2010-2011" which is self-released. You will also hear new music by  Steve Roach  on  Timeroom Editions , new music by  Jim Ottaway , and music from one of the  Mountain Skies  performers.

The  latest show's playlist (April 4 - show #1148)   is available for your inspection.
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