December 2 - 8, 2019
SPONSORED EVENTS
Christmas Carole 1944

* December 6
* 7:30 - 9 pm
* Allentown, PA
Adapted from Charles Dickens by William Ross Sanders and Sharon Lee Glassman, entrepreneurial magnate Carole Scrooge reigns over a cosmetic empire. Carole's journey introduces her to a new series of "Spirits" who surprise and delight. The script remains true to not only much of Dickens' text, but also to its enduring lessons.
Christmas City Follies XX

* December 6 - 22
* 8 - 10 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
It’s the landmark twentieth year of Follies – will it be the most XX-citing one yet? Join us for everyone’s favorite time of year at Touchstone’s classic holiday vaudeville, as we celebrate the festivities of the winter season with song, dance, sketches, merry-making, penguins, shopping carts, and heartfelt absurdity. Get your tickets early, and bring your family; it’s always a holly jolly Christmas at Christmas City Follies!
The Music of Zen for Primates

* December 6
* 8 - 9:30 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Mike Krisukas, founding member, arranger, principal songwriter and guitarist will be joined by an amazing group of musicians: Doug Hawk on vocals, Shelagh Maloney on violin, Pete Fluck on sax, Dave Smith on sax and flute and Chase Morrison on cello.
LU Philharmonic: Shostakovich, Mozart & Prokofiev

* December 6 - 7
* 8 - 9:30 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Director, Eugene Albulescu, displays a repertoire of: Shostakovich, Festive Overture; Mozart, Concerto for Flute with soloist Robin Kani; Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5.
Bach Choir of Bethlehem Christmas Concert - Bach’s Magnificat and Part One of Handel’s Messiah

* December 7
* 8 - 10 pm
* Allentown, PA

* December 8
* 4 - 6 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
This year’s Christmas concerts celebrate the anticipation of Christ’s birth with Bach and Handel. Bach’s Magnificat and Part One of Handel’s Messiah offer us musical journeys that focus on the meaning of Christmas, as Mary learns she is blessed to bear the child she will bring into the world in Magnificat, and the world anticipates the arrival of the Savior in Part One of the Messiah.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

* December 8
* 2 - 4 pm
* Easton, PA
This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.
Concord Chamber Singers Family Holiday Concert

* December 8
* 4 - 5:30 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Concord Chamber Singers (and Santa) will be back again for an affordable Family Concert geared toward the whole family. Join us for traditional & classical carols, a sing-along, and more family fun as we explore Christmas in New York.
Eileen Ivers

* December 8
* 8 - 9:30 pm
* Jim Thorpe, PA
Fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. Grammy awarded, Emmy nominated, London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, guest starred with over 50 orchestras, original Musical Star of Riverdance, Sting, Hall and Oates, movie soundtracks including “Gangs of New York”, performed for Presidents and Royalty worldwide…this is a short list of Eileen's accomplishments and affiliations.
The Squirrel Nut Zippers
Holiday Caravan

* December 8
* 7 - 9 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
The Holiday Caravan features holiday hits and classics, selections from the Squirrel Nut Zipper’s holiday album Christmas Caravan which sold a quarter of a million copies, and the finest new and old Squirrel Nut Zippers music. Since reactivating in mid-2016, the Squirrel Nut Zippers have been performing to packed houses around the world.
LU Choral Arts: Christmas Vespers

* December 8
* 4 - 5:30 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Lehigh University Choral Arts presents its annual Christmas gift to the community, as directed by Steven Sametz and Sun Min Lee. The two Shows, at 4pm and 8pm, are free, but early arrival is suggested.
Designing Hollywood - Golden Age Costumes from the Gene London Cinema Collection

* Now - December 22
* 10 am - 7 pm
* Allentown, PA
The Allentown Art Museum presents an exhibition of costumes from the Golden Age of movies. “Designing Hollywood” features 59 memorable outfits worn by Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland and many more, in films such as “To Catch a Thief,” “Ben Hur,” and other classics. There’s a full schedule of related programs too, including a salute to Hess’s department store, free fashion design workshops, and appearances by Gene London.
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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
MONDAY, DECEMBER 2
6 - 6:30 pm
Host: Michael Drabenstott
Heidi Borelli, co-founder of Greenhouse Enoteca, a regionally modern Italian restaurant in the West End of Allentown;
Lisa Yelagin and Anne Gerr, owners of Pie + Tart, a boutique bakery in Easton specializing in...what else...pies and tarts plus quiches, galettes, crostatas, turnovers, and more.
At the Movies : The Irishman
 Director Martin Scorsese’s mostly Pennsylvania-set gangland saga, “The Irishman,” reunites Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the biography crime drama.
6:30 - 7 pm
Host: Greg Capogna
Host Greg Capogna welcomes back Ashley Lorah, Emmaus Main Street Manager and Manager of Affiliated Chambers for the East Penn and Western Lehigh Chambers, plus Tori Morgan, President of the South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3
1 - 4 pm
Host: Dave Pandl
 
At 3 pm, Dave Pandl’s guest for My 3 Songs will be Mike Krisukas, founder member of Lehigh Valley band Zen for Primates. Krisukas will pick out three songs to play and talk about why they have meaning for him.
7 - 9 pm
Host: Dina Hall
This week, Dina will feature a live studio performance from David Jacobs-Strain, Melissa Greener, and Ruthie Foster plus a spotlight on Tracy Grammer’s new record –  Low Tide  – and plenty of studio cuts of Godfrey’s artists past, present and future.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4
6 - 7 pm
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP ® , AEP ®
Laurie Siebert will be joined by representatives from Capital BlueCross to discuss: “Medicare – more to know.”

Laurie will take questions at 610-758-8810. Questions submitted early at  yourfinancialchoices.com.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5
6 - 7 pm
Host: Laurie Seibert

Laurie Siebert returns for our monthly feature, Lessons with Leaders, speaking with award-winning activist and organizer Adrian Shanker whose career has centered on advancing progress for the LGBT community. Shanker is the Executive Director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown and editor of the new book, “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health”.
11 pm - 1 am
Host: Bill Fox

On the next Galactic Travels™,  host Bill Fox will begin a month-long Special Focus on Fanger & Schönwälder. Thomas Fanger and Mario Schönwälder combine their passion for Berlin School music with the classic sound of analog synthesizers to create the Analog Overdose series of albums previously featured on Galactic Travels™. This month, the saga continues...

The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Stromschlag" on Manikin Records. You will also hear new music by Michael Peters and Fabio Anile on Audiobulb Records.

The  latest show's playlist  November 21 - show #1182   is available for your inspection. 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
9 – 11 pm
Host: Jeff Biro
Jeff Biro features the music of legendary jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck. Considered one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz, many of Brubeck’s compositions have become jazz standards including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke".
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