December 3 - 9, 2018
SPONSORED EVENTS
Christmas City Follies XIX
Presented by Touchstone Theatre
* Thursday, December 6 - 23
* Thurs. - Sat., 8 pm | Sun., 2 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
For over twenty years (don’t let the numbering fool you!), Touchstone’s holiday tradition has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way into the hearts of our audiences. This one-of-a-kind vaudevillian sendup of the Christmas season in the Christmas City is sprinkled with absurdity, original music, love, joy, and shopping carts.
Concerto Marathon
Presented by Lehigh University Philharmonic
* Friday, December 7
* Saturday, December 8
* 8 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
This popular annual concert highlights student soloists playing concerto movements with the orchestra followed by full orchestra. Repertoire: Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte and selections from DeFalla’s Three-Cornered Hat Suite. Under the direction of Eugene Albulescu.
Christmas Concert: Advent and the Nativity through the music of J.S. Bach and Ottorino Respighi
Presented by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem
* Saturday, December 8
* 8 pm
* Allentown, PA
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the Bach Festival Orchestra present their annual tradition, offering music that celebrates the season of Advent and Christmas.
Christmas Concert: Advent and the Nativity through the music of J.S. Bach and Ottorino Respighi
Presented by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem
* Sunday, December 9
* 4 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the Bach Festival Orchestra present their annual tradition, offering music that celebrates the season of Advent and Christmas.
Christmas Vespers
Presented by Lehigh University Choral Arts
* Sunday, December 9
* 4 pm | 8 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Lehigh University Choral Arts presents its annual Christmas gift to the community. Steven Sametz, director; Sun Min Lee, associate director. Early arrival suggested.
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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3
6 – 6:30 pm
Host: Michael Drabenstot t

For this month’s feature, Michael Drabenstott welcomes guests Greer Dalpe, Anthony Trapani and John Trapani from Grille 3501 just west of Allentown and the soon-to-be-opening Zest on the sixth floor of the building on 3rd and New streets in Southside Bethlehem.

Then, Michael talks with Kevin Coy , owner of Plan Bee Farms , a beekeeper who offers honey and a unique "adopt a hive" program.
At the Movies : Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" continues the prequel story of the Harry Potter books and movies. The cast includes Johnny Depp (Grindelwald), Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore), Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein) and Zoel Kravitz (Leta Lestrange). Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the fantasy film.
6:30 - 7 pm
Host: Eleanor Bobrow
Eleanor Bobrow discusses how music and dance can help alleviate symptoms of trauma and depression. Eleanor's first guest is Sarah Carlson who is the founder and artistic director of DanceLink , a project-based company which seeks to bridge people, ideas, and understanding through the power of movement.

Also joining Eleanor is Lehigh Valley musician Vernon Mobley who has previously worked with DanceLink to score the music for What Lies Within: Dancing with Race and Identity , a collaboration between DanceLink and Basement Poetry.
7 - 9 pm
Host: Steve Aaronson
Tonight's theme is "Off the Shelf," with a wide variety of artists and songs selected from the Folk Classics collection. Among the rarer choices will be artists such as The Big 3 , Hoyt Axton , and The Beach Boys .
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
6 - 7 pm
Host: Laurie Siebert , CPA, CFP ® , AEP ®
Laurie Siebert welcomes back Timothy G. Roof , CFP® and Connor Darrell , CFA from Valley National Financial Advisors to discuss the markets: " The Year in Review and What’s Ahead."

Laurie will take your questions live on the air at 610-758-8810. Questions can be submitted ahead of time at yourfinancialchoices.com.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
6 - 7 pm
Host: John Pearce
The judge behind the robe – What is it like to serve as a judge?

Guest retired  Judge Robert K. Young  gives us many peeks into his personal and professional lives, as we discuss his recent book,  Job Description: Trial Judge . Bob Young served Lehigh County in Common Pleas Court, mid-1980s to mid-1990s. His sense of humor makes for a fun time.
7 - 9 pm
Host: Bill Dautremont-Smith
The Blend and World Blend host Bill Dautremont-Smith takes over from Rick Weaver this week, and in addition to lots of Irish and Scottish music, will include sets of music from some of the smaller of the Celtic Seven Nations, Wales, Brittany and Galicia, and also music from Celtic musicians celebrating common roots of their music with music of other cultures from around the globe.
11 pm - 1 am
Host: Bill Fox
Bill Fox begins the month-long Special Focus on  Cosmic Ground.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Cosmic Ground" on Studio Fleisch. You will also hear new music by  Chronotope Project  on Spotted Peccary.

The  latest show's playlist (November 29 - show #1130)   is available for your inspection.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
5 - 7 pm
Hosts: Steve Aaronson
and Rosalie Viscomi
Tonight's program will be patterned after WDIY's "Hearing Voices," and will present an all-vocal playlist -- including a swinging salute to Hanukkah . The Ink Spots , Billie Holiday , and the rarely-heard Cliff Edwards are among the featured artists.
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