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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:34:01 +0000WVIA's Peter Wynne speaks with Paul Stapel, founding president emeritus, and Jim Ford, resident master theater organist, about the Binghamton Theater Organ Society, and its 2016-17 season. The first event is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, with a screening of "The Phanton of the Opera." "Chicago" will be screened at 2 p.m. Dec. 18, and The Lodger," will be shown at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at the Forum Theatre, 236 Washington St., Binghamton, N.Y. More information at binghamtontos.org or 607-773-1495
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:40:39 +0000Kathryn Maguet, executive director of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, talks about the upcoming concert featuring the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. More information at bucknell.edu
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:29:43 +0000Helene Tinsley, executive director of Mostly Opera, talks about the annual dinner theater at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Hilton in downtown Scranton. It's titled, "New York, New York," and features a dinner and show. For reservations and information, 570-702-4356 or mostlyopera.net.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:50:57 +0000Jeff Tylutki, director of bands and performance music at Keystone College in La Plume, talks about the fall concert, "The Path We Choose," taking place at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Theatre in Brooks on the college campus. More information at keystone.edu or facebook.com/musicatkeystone
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:19:46 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Grammy-award winning performer/creator/composer Rinde Eckert in anticipation of his return to the area for a "pay-what-you-wish" concert to benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Studio at the Pump House, 623 State Road, Bloomsburg. More information at rindeeckert.com or bte.org.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:13:35 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Grammy-award winning performer/creator/composer Rinde Eckert in anticipation of his return to the area for a "pay-what-you-wish" concert to benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Studio at the Pump House, 623 State Road, Bloomsburg. More information at rindeeckert.com or bte.org.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:49:03 +0000Jane Messinger of Jane Media Solutions talks about "Seth Rudetsky's Big Fat Broadway Show," to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston. It's sponsored by the Jewish Community Alliance of NEPA. More information at 570-824-4646.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:39:46 +0000Beth Willer, associate professor and director of choral activities at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, talks about two upcoming concerts, the first at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Rooke Recital Hall, featuring a guest vocal quintet; and the second at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 featuring the Bucknell University Choir & Camerata at the Weis Center. The performances are free. More information at bucknell.edu.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:00:23 +0000Dr. Steven Thomas, music director of the Arcadia Chorale, talks about the opening program of the 2016-2017 season, titled, "The Play's The Thing," taking place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, and at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton. For more information, arcadiachorale.org.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:03:39 +0000Maureen McGuigan , co-chair of Bonfire Festival At the Iron Furnaces in Scranton, and deputy director of the Office of Arts & Culture for Lackawanna County, talks about the 6th Annual Bonfire Festival at the Iron Furnaces, beginning at 6 p.m. Oct 15. More information at scrantonbonfire.com
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:54:20 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Gerardo Edelstein, music director and conductor of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, about the opening concert of the 50th Anniversary Season, titled, "50 & Counting," taking place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. More information at williamsportsymphony.org or 570-322-0227.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:52:04 +0000Filmmaker Chris Fetchko talks about his new film, "All In Time," to be offered at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. There will be a concert following the film screening. More information at allintimefilm.com
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:42:13 +0000Singer/Songwriter Chris Smither talks about his upcoming visit to NEPA for a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Lackawanna College Auditorium, 501 Vine St., Scranton. It's presented by the Scranton Public Library. More information at albright.org
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:00:46 +0000Director John Schugard, assistant director Donna Vojtek, and actors Angelina Umbriac and Abby Martino talk about "Heathers The Musical," to be offered at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22; 3 p.m. Oct. 23; and at midnight Oct. 16 at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. It's presented by the PA Theatre of Performing Arts in Hazleton. A full dinner buffet is available 90 minutes prior to curtain. Not suitable for young audiences as there is strong language and sexual content. More information at ptpashows.org
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:15:51 +0000Poet & Editor Raymond Hammond talks about the release party for Nightshade Press' second publication, "Down the Dog Hole: 11 Poets on Northeast Pennsylvania," taking place at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Library Express at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton. More information at keystone.edu.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:28:29 +0000Alex McNamara, foundation coordinator at the F. Lammot Belin Arts Foundation, talks about the 1st Annual Belin Film Festival, which takes place Oct. 14-16 at theaters throughout the region. Complete details and information at belinfestival.com
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:16:28 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Dr. Annie Randall, professor of music at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, and Dr. Paul Botelho, assistant professor of music at Bucknell, about the story of Proserpina, to be retold through two operatic settings at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Weis Center at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. The first operatic setting will feature text by Goethe and music by Karl von Seckendorff. The second operatic setting is by Dr. Paul Botelho. For more information, bucknell.edu or 570-577-1000.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:59:33 +0000WVIA's Peter Wynne speaks with Susan Ashbaker, general director of the Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, N.Y., about the 68th season of Tri-Cities Opera, which gets underway with a staged concert production of Verdi's "La Traviata," at 3 p.m. Oct. 16, at the Forum Theatre, 236 Washington St., Binghamton, N.Y. More information at tricities opera.com
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 20:36:28 +0000Rick Markham, project coordinator for "Gravestone Manor," presented by United Way of Wyoming Valley, talks about "Bloodline," a theatrical haunted house, taking place every weekend until Oct. 30. It runs Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. inside the Trion Warehouse, 1095 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre. More information at gravestonemanor.com
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 20:26:38 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with William Payn, conductor and music director of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale about the opening concerts of the 2016-2017 season. The season opens with "Two Symphonic Masses: Past & Present," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at Midd-West High School Auditorium, 540 E. Main St., Middleburg. For more information, svcmusic.org
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 20:59:56 +0000Poet Brian Fanelli talks about and reads from his new collection of poems, "Waiting for the Dead to Speak," issued by NYQ Books. There will be a launch party at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at The Olde Bricke Theatre, 126 W. Market St., Scranton. More information at BrianFanelli.com or NYQ.org
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:20:57 +0000Artist Julia Einstein of Maine talks about an exhibition of her new paintings, titled "The Artist's Garden," on display through October 29th at Mainstreet Galleries, 370 Pierce St., Kingston. More information at mainstreetg.com and juliaeinstein.com
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:11:12 +0000Charles Gorden, associate professor and theatre program director at Marywood University in Scranton, talks about the upcoming production of "To Kill A Mocking Bird," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7-8 at the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts on the university campus. The play contains racially sensitive language that may prove offensive to some viewers. More information at marywood.edu
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:36:57 +0000Artists Betty Bryden & Linda Truman talk about the 20th Annual Artists' Open House Weekend, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8-10 with studio tours in Susquehanna County. Complete details at artiststour.com
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:15:56 +0000WVIA's Peter Wynne speaks with Brittany Hall, executive director of the Binghamton Philharmonic, about the 2016-2017 Season. The season opener will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Forum Theatre in downtown Binghamton, under the direction of Daniel Hege. More information at binghamtonphilharmonic.org
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:05:57 +0000Dr. Hank Willenbrink, associate professor and director of the theatre program at the University of Scranton, talks about "The Birds," by Aristophanes, in a new version by Brian Reno and Gabriel Vega Weissman. It will be presented by The University of Scranton Players at 8 p.m. Sept 30 and Oct. 1 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at the McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts on the University of Scranton campus. More information at thescrantonplayers.com
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:52:11 +0000Author, playwright and director David Parmalee, and actors Mollie Dooley, Katie Mihailoff and Dane Bower talk about "Toast!", an original comedy to be presented at 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. Oct. 1 and 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave., Scranton, as part of the Scranton Fringe Festival. Information at scrantonfringe.org. It will also be presented at 8 p.m. Oct. 6-8 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at Gaslight Theatre Company, 200 Heinz Dr., Wilkes-Barre. Gaslight-theatre.org for more information.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:09:57 +0000Julie Esty and Karl Barbee of the Dearly Departed Players talk about the 2016 Dunmore Cemetery Tour, titled, "Accidents Happen," taking place at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 and 9. Admission is free. Tours begin at the cemetery gate and run about 2 hours. For more information, 570-344-3819. The Dunmore Cemetery Tour can also be found on Facebook.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:53:59 +0000Conor O'Brien & Elizabeth Bohan, co-founders of the Scranton Fringe Festival, talk about the 2016 offerings at the festival. It runs Sept. 29-Oct. 2 around 12 venues in downtown Scranton. For complete information, scrantonfringe.org.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:49:09 +0000WVIA's Chris Norton speaks with Deborah Sacarakis, artistic director of the Zoellner Arts Center, on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, and J. Andrew Cassano, administrative director of the Zoellner Arts Center, about the 20th Anniversary Season. More information at zoellnerartscenter.org.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:20:34 +0000Catherine Amoroso Leslie, PhD, Kent State University's Fashion School faculty member, talks about her upcoming visit to the region for the annual dinner of the Lackawanna Historical Society at 6 p.m. Sept. 29. The title of the program is "Foundations: The Early Life & Early Career of Mary Brooks Picken, Vice President & Director of Instruction for the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences." More information at lackawannahistory.org
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:58:36 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Ketch Secor, founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show, in anticipation of their performance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport. More information at caclive.com.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:31:51 +0000Patrick J. Marcinko III, musician and conductor; Maria Santomauro of the Scranton Cultural Center; Mark Woodyatt, violinist, JazzArt Quartet; and Myer Moskovitz, jazz advocate, talk about "Jump, Jive an' Jazz," to be offered at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Scranton Cultural Center's Grand Ballroom. The Scranton Cultural Center is located at 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. More information at 570-344-1111 or scrantonculturalcenter.org.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:55:40 +0000Robert Schweitzer, curator of the Maslow Collection at Marywood University in Scranton, talks with WVIA in anticipation of his gallery talk, "The Pivotal Moment of Black Mountain College and Contemporary Art," to be offered at 3 p.m. Sept. 21, in connection with the current exhibition at the Mahady Gallery at Marywood University, "M.C. Richards, Centering: Life & Art - 100 Years," which runs through Oct. 26. More information at marywood.edu
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:54:51 +0000Carl Ruck, Minister of Music at Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston, talks about the recital marking the rededication of the 1963 Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ. It takes place at 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at the church, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston. WVIA's Larry Vojtko will be the M.C. More information at churchofchristuniting.org.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:51:25 +0000Denny Carrig of the Deer Head Inn and the Tribute Committee, talks about "A Tribute to Phil Woods," a gala concert to benefit the Celebration of the Arts, taking place at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Stroudsburg High School Auditorium, 1100 W. Main St., Stroudsburg. More information at philwoods.com
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:43:25 +0000Drummer Bill Goodwin talks about the 39th Annual Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts(COTA) Festival, remembering the late Phil Woods. It takes place Sept. 9-11. Full schedule of events can be found at cotajazz.org
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 20:46:17 +0000The Rev. Bill Carter, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, jazz pianist, and leader of the Presbybop Jazz Sextet, talks about the 25th Annual Jazz Communion Service at 10 a.m. Sept. 4 at the church, located at 300 School St., Clarks Summit. It will feature music of composer Charles Mingus. More information at fpccs.org and presbybop.com
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 21:57:00 +0000T. Doyle Leverett, director, and Bernadine Borinski Vojtko, choreographer, talk about "La Cage Aux Folles," to be presented at 8 p.m. Sept. 9-10; 16-17 and 23-24; and at 3 p.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 25 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. More information at musicbox.org or 570-283-2185.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:32:44 +0000Kathryn Maguet, executive director of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, talks about the 2016-2017 season. The Weis Center is located on the campus of Bucknell University in Lewisburg. Complete season details can be found at bucknell.edu/WeisCenter.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:25:18 +0000Michael Cloeren, founder and producer of the Pennsylvania Blues Festival, talks about the festival, celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Pennsylvania Blues Festival celebrates 25 Years of Blues in The Poconos, Sept 16-18 at Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony. More information at pennsylvaniabluesfestival.com
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:02:49 +0000Robert Roush, executive director of Sunbury's Revitalization, and Tim Taylor of the Society for Creative Anachronism talk about the Lake Augusta Renaissance Festival, taking place from noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 10 in Sunbury Riverfront Park. It is presented by Sunbury's Revitalization and the Society for Creative Anachronism. More information at sripa.com
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:03:47 +0000Serbian accordionist Petar Maric talks about his upcoming visit to NEPA for three upcoming performances: 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at First Presbyterian Church, 97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre; 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at St. Stanislaus Polish National Catholic Elementary School, 530 E. Elm St., Scranton; and at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at St. George's Orthodox Church, 743 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor. All performances are free and open to the public. More information at maestromaric.com
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:01:32 +0000John Aciukewicz Esq., chair of the CASA board, and Ramah Hackett, co-chair of the CASAblanca Gala Committee, talk about the inaugural CASAblanca Gala, to be presented at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. It's presented by CASA of Luzerne County. More information at luzernecasa.org.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:52:26 +0000Wes Skillings, Mike Murphy, Vanessa Seiler & Mary Beth Voda talk about the 50th Running of the Camptown Races, starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 in Camptown. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. More information is available at camptownraces.org
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:58:03 +0000Wayne Namey of the NEPA Labor Day Committee, talks about the 4th Annual NEPA Labor Day Festival & Celebration, taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 5 in Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. It's free.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:08:48 +0000Artist Dana Kotler talks about her work, in anticipation of the exhibition, "A Few Uncertainties," which runs through Sept. 30 at the Circle Centre for the Arts/Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19. There will also be an Artist Gallery Talk at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30. wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020 for more information.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:38:30 +0000Anthony Hannigan & Jillian Hannigan of Hickory Project talk about the 4th Annual Cornstock Folk Festival, taking place Sept. 2-4 in Lazy Brook Park, Route 6, Tunkhannock. More information at cornstockfestival.com or 570-250-7464.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:59:31 +0000Dassy Ganz, of the Jewish Federation of NEPA, talks about the Jewish Federation's debut Film Festival, in partnership with the University of Scranton's Department of Theology & Religious Studies. It takes place beginning at noon Aug. 28 at the Moskovitz Theater in DeNaples Center at the University of Scranton. The evening lineup begins at 6:30 p.m. Complete details can be found at jewishfilmfestival.eventbrite.com, jewishnepa.org, or at 570-961-2300 x4.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:43:05 +0000REV Theatre Company Artistic Directors Rudy Caporaso & Rosey Hay talk about "The Lil' Red Show," to be presented in collaboration with United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Oppenheim Center for the Arts , 1004 Jackson St., Scranton. It's free. More information at uncnepa.org.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:43:08 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Billtown Brass music director Rick Coulter about "Brasstastic!", the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra's Billtown Brass Band concerts at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 in Central Oak Heights Pavilion, West Milton, and at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 in Brandon Park, Williamsport. They're free. Info at williamsportsymphony.org
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:41:03 +0000Daniel Amenda of Treasure House Theater, Co-Creator and Director of "WHITMAN BY FIRE" to be presented at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road in Dingman's Ferry, PA, on Saturday, August 20 in the outdoor amphitheater at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. There will be a farm-to-table dinner at 6:00. Resrvations required at 570-828-2319. And an optional nature hike to the amphitheater leading up to the performance. www.whitmanbyfire.org
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 21:21:09 +0000Brother Johannes Zinzendorf talks about the folk song, "Hab Lumbedruwwel," and composer Paul Hindemith before the annual open house at the Christiansbrunn Hermitage from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 14. Brother Johannes will provide a guided tour at 2:30 p.m. The hermitage is located at 75 Grove Road, Pitman. More information at atthehermitage.org
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:00:36 +0000Artist Janet Gaglione, tour director of the 14th Annual Wayne County Arts Alliance Artists' Studio Tour, taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 19-21. The tour headquarters is the Dorflinger Factory Museum and Arts Center, 8 Elizabeth St. at Route 6, White Mills. More information at waynecountyartsalliance.org
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 22:00:43 +0000Writer Grete DeAngelo, a teacher at MMI Preparatory School in Freeland, talks about her recently released women's fiction novel, titled, "Giving Myself Away," issued by Panoptic Books, an imprint of Assent Publishing. More information at gretedeangelo.com
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 21:15:42 +0000Olapeju Simoyan, Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Epidemiology in the Department of Family, Community and Rural Health at the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, talks about her photographic collection, "Scranton: A Place to Call Home - The Electric City at 150." More at TCMC.edu
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 20:55:31 +0000Cellist Deborah Reeder of the Philadelphia Trio talks about the annual concert of the Music in the Mountains Star Alumni, taking place at 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at the David DeWire Center in Eagles Mere, located at Laporte and Allegheny Avenues. It's hosted by the Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts. Tickets will be available at the door. More information at 570-525-3176 or emfoa.org.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:04:31 +0000Soprano Jennifer Griffith Cowgill, associate professor of voice at Marywood University in Scranton, talks about Johan Strauss' opera, "Die Fledermaus", to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Aug 12 and 3 p.m. Aug 14 by the Pennsylvania Lyric Opera and Marywood University Summer Opera at the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts on the university campus . More information at marywood.edu
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:56:02 +0000Sondra Myers, director of the Schemel Forum at the University of Scranton, talks about the Fall Season 2016. More information at scranton.edu, regonline.com/2016SchemelFall, or by contacting Emily Brees at 570-941-6206.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:07:05 +0000Cellist Yosif Feigelson, co-founder of the Kindred Spirits Arts Programs, talks about series and the "Classical Music Celebration," beginning at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 6 with free performances across the historic district in Milford. The grand opening at 12:45 features Shanghai Strings at the Hotel Fauchere and concludes with an orchestral bash at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Milford Theatre. Complete details at kindredspiritsarts.org
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:39:59 +0000Director Aaron White talks about the musical "Peter Pan," to be presented July 29-31 at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport. Full details at caclive.com/event/student-summer-stock-presents-pan
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:32:41 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Williamsport native Michelle Ramin about her show, "The Sky's (Not) The Limit," on display through August 14 at the Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport. It's free. The Gallery at Penn College is located on the third floor of the Madigan Library. More information at pct.edu/gallery
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:09:13 +0000Music Director Daniel Kazemi and PAI Student Ariana Notartomaso talk about the musical, "Chicago," to be presented by Wyoming Seminary PAI at 8 p.m. Aug. 5 & 6 at the Sem Kirby Center for Creative Arts, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. More information at wyomingseminary.org
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:16:23 +0000Marko Marcinko, artistic director, and Bob Shlesinger, producer, talk about the 12th Annual Scranton Jazz Festival, which takes place Aug. 5-7 at the Historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in downtown Scranton. More information at scrantonjazzfestival.org or 570-575-5282
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:40:09 +0000Maureen McGuigan, Lackawanna County's Deputy Deputy Director of Arts & Culture; Cristin Powers, director of ScrantnMade; Melissa Carestia of the AFA Gallery; and Meeghan Possemato of On & On, talk about "Arts On The Square," taking place from noon to 8 p.m. July 30 on Courthouse Square, Scranton. More information at scrantonmade.com
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:21:07 +0000Artistic director and conductor Joey Chancey talks about the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, which runs July 29-August 7 in the Pocono Mountains. "Nobody Does It Like Me," will kick things off at 7:30 p.m. July 29 at Pocono Mountain East High School, Swiftwater. More at buckhillskytopfest.org.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:54:04 +0000Todd Gershwin, of the Gershwin Family Trusts talks about his upcoming visit to the area for "Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience," a multimedia concert event that celebrates the music and legacy of George & Ira Gershwin, as part of the Misericordia University Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival annual concert series. It takes place at 8 p.m. Aug. 8 on the campus in Dallas. More at misericordia.edu.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:20:14 +0000Stephen Gunzenhauser, founder and music director of the Endless Mountain Music Festival, talks about the festival, which runs July 22-Aug. 6. The first concert, titled, "Heroes & Villains," is at 7:30 p.m. July 22 at the Steadman Theatre on the campus of Mansfield University. More information at endlessmountain.net
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:32:59 +0000Amelia Bergeron, president of the Greater Hazleton Concert Series; and campaign co-chairs Cynthia Currier and Joelle Witner talk about the 2016-2017 season of the Greater Hazleton Concert Series, which runs from Sept. 22-Apr. 19. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd St., Hazleton. More information and complete season details can be found at hazletonconcertseries.org or 570-436-6615
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:07:16 +0000Marko Marcinko, musician/director of the Keystone Jazz Institute at Keystone College in La Plume, and Bob Shlesinger of the Scranton Jazz Festival talk about the Jazz Institute at Keystone College, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25-29. More information at keystone.edu
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:58:21 +0000Sister Cor Immaculatum Heffernan IHM, of Marywood University in Scranton, talks about the 2016 IHM Sisters Celebration: "Remembering Our Past, Celebrating Our Present, Planning Our Future," taking place at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Nazareth Center on the campus of Marywood University. More information at 570-346-5431 and sistersofihm.org
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:50:48 +0000Actor/Director/Producer Bob Shlesinger from Scranton Public Theatre, talks about the play, "The Last Thoughts of Gino Merli," by Tom Flannery, to be presented at 7 p.m. July 23 at Trinity Hall, 37 Prospect St., Simpson. It's presented by Scranton Public Theatre and the Dimes from Heaven Foundation. Info at 570-222-4074 or facebook.com/dimesfromheavenpa
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:25:40 +0000Ronnie Harvey, assistant general manager at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, talks about the Dietrich Theater's Summer Film Fest, taking place July 15-28. There will be a post-fest film discussion at 1 p.m. July 29 at the theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. For more information, dietrichtheater.com or 570-996-1500.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:47:42 +0000U.S. Army Blues Band drummer and Wyoming Valley native Steve Fidyk talks about his new CD, "Allied Forces," and a free performance at 7:30 p.m. July 15 at the Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary, Kirby Center for the Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. More information at stevefidyk.com and wyomingseminary.org
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:48:51 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with musician Claire Jones, former official harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales, about her recent compact disc titled, "Royal Harp Strings," that includes the theme from the popular Masterpiece series, "Downton Abbey."
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:33:53 +0000WVIA's Peter Wynne speaks with Andrew Waggoner, composer, violinist, and co-director of the Weekend of Chamber Music, about the opening of the 2016 summer festival(its 23rd), titled, "We'll Always Have Paris," which runs from July 16-31. More information at wcmconcerts.org
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:03:32 +0000Howard Grossman, secretary of the board of directors of the Wyoming Valley Art League, talks about Third Friday Wilkes-Barre Art Walk, which takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 15. It's free. Project Grand Slam performs at 8 p.m. July 15 at the Chandelier Lobby at the F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. More information at thirdfridaywb.com and kirbycenter.org.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 22:03:34 +0000Playwright Matthew Hinton, artistic director of Gaslight Theatre in Wilkes-Barre; Brandi George, member of Gaslight and director; and David Parmalee, member of Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre and director, talk about "Playroom: Garage", to be offered by Gaslight Theatre at 8 p.m. July 14-16 and 21-23, and at 2 p.m. July 17 & 24 at the theatre, 200 East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre. More information at gaslight-theatre.org
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:58:45 +0000Joan Green & Janet Leibert, co-chairs of the 54th Annual Wayne County Art & Antiques Show & Sale, talk about the event, which takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 9 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10. The event is presented by Women's Club of Honesdale. More information at womensclubofhonesdale.com
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:47:54 +0000Sheldon Spear, Ph.D., professor emeritus at Luzerne County Community College talks about his recent study, "Pennsylvania Histories: Two Hundred Years of Personalities & Events, 1750-1950," issued by Lehigh University Press.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:53:18 +0000Cellist Deborah Reeder of the Philadelphia Trio on the Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts 2016 season, featuring Kammermusik, with Deborah Reeder and the Easterly Chamber Players performing a program of chamber music at 8 p.m. July 9 at the David Dewire Center in Eagles Mere. More information at emfoa.org
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:09:35 +0000Todd Christopher, director of PAI, the Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, on the 2016 season beginning at 7:30 p.m. July 10 in Sem's Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. More information at wyomingseminary.org
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:26:42 +0000Realist painter Brian Keeler talks about his work. At the Roberson Museum and & Science Center in Binghamton, his paintings are featured in a one-man show in the Sears Harkness Gallery through Jan. 7. It's titled "Heliodelic Topography." His work will also be featured at SUNY Broome from July 10 to August 31. This show is titled "The Light as Muse, The Muse as Light." He'll also teach a workshop at 7 p.m. July 10 through July 15. His riverscapes are featured in a group show at the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre through August 13. More information at briankeeler.com
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:47:05 +0000Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air, and critic-in-residence and lecturer at Georgetown University talks about writing and reviewing in anticipation of her upcoming visit to NEPA for the Pennsylvania Writers Conference, presented by Wilkes University's graduate creative writing program. It will be held Aug 5-6 at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre. Writing panels and workshops begin at 9 a.m. Aug 6 with an opening session featuring Maureen Corrigan. The early bird conference registration deadline is June 30. For more information, wilkes.edu/pwc
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:06:42 +0000Artist, writer, and native of northeastern Pennsylvania Ray Klimek talks about his photographic work in the region and South Wales and his series, "Black Deserts/Welsh Tips." For more information, rayklimek.com
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:59:58 +0000Richard Briggs, founder and director of the Briggs Farm Blues Festival, talks about the 19th Annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival, taking place July 8-10 at 88 Old Berwick Hwy, Nescopeck. More information at briggsfarm.com
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:04:32 +0000Michael Bradshaw Flynn, founder and artistic director of the Scranton Shakespeare Festival, Jonathan Stephens, festival managing director, and Joseph Daniel, company manager, talk about the 2016 Scranton Shakespeare Festival, which runs June 24-July 24. "A Tale for Winter," will be offered at 8 p.m. June 24 & 25, 3 p.m. June 26, and at noon July 23 at the Royal Theatre at the University of Scranton. It's free. This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, and the 5th anniversary of the Scranton Shakespeare Festival. Complete information can be found at scrantonshakes.com
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:41:08 +0000Actors Casey Thomas and Kate Priestash talk about "Fool for Love," a play by Sam Shepard, presented by 411 Studios. Performances will be at 8 p.m. June 24 and June 25, and at 2 p.m. June 26 at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. It's directed by Lou Bisignani. More information at 570-342-9707.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:13:23 +0000Lynn Conrad, executive director of the Rail-Trail Council of NEPA, and Deb McNamara, program manager, talk about the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Rail-Trail Council of NEPA. The "Art on the Trail" event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25, and the anniversary celebration takes place that day from 4 to 6 p.m. at 948 N. Main St., Union Dale. More information at nepa-rail-trails.org
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:28:51 +0000Attorney Jan Lokuta and Matthew Schooley, president of the Forty Fort Cemetery Association, talk about the 11th annual Tour of Historic Churches, beginning at 1 p.m. June 26 at the Forty Fort Meeting House on River Street. There will be a classical concert at the meeting house at 3:30 p.m. that day. More information at fortyfortmeetinghouse.org and 570-296-2181.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:18:23 +0000Ruth Goodman, founder and director of the Parparim Ensemble, talks about the ensemble in anticipation of "Kaleidoscope," a multi-media program of Israeli dance, music, and visual effects taking place at 4 p.m. June 26 at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club in Selinsgrove. A Middle Eastern dinner follows at 6 p.m. It's hosted by Congregation Beth El of Sunbury. More information at beth-el-sunbury.org.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:51:17 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Tom Daly, curator of education at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. The World of Little League Museum will debut Alan Stephens Foster's "Dad At Bat," the 1929 oil-on-canvas painting at noon June 19 at the World of Little League Museum, 525 U.S. Hwy 15, S. Williamsport. More at littleleague.org.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:25:07 +0000Writers Kaylie Jones and Barbara J. Taylor talk about their working relationship, and Taylor's new novel, "All Waiting is Long." There will be a reading at 7 p.m. June 19 at the downtown Wilkes-Barre Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Public Square, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. The reading is part of the Maslow Foundation Salon Reading Series as Wilkes University kicks off its creative writing program residency June 19-23. The book launch will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 1 at Love the Arts, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. More information at barbarajtaylor.com and wilkes.edu
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:33:02 +0000Tony Halchak, musician, graphic artist, and creator and organizer of the "Brew Sessions," talks about the annual event featuring homebrewers, musicians and artists combining their talents. It takes place from noon - 11 p.m. June 18 at Turkey Hill Brewing in Bloomsburg. More information at brewsessions.net
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 22:12:07 +0000Michaela Moore, actor, and camp director of Camp Create at the Waverly Community House, talks about the Summer 2016 offerings, which are suitable for children ages 6-12(or children of equivalent abilities). Camp Create is a visual and theatre arts day camp. There are 2 sessions, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 8-12, and again from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15-19. The camp takes place at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly. Information at 570-586-8099 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:59:52 +0000Dr. Chris Impey, a university distinguished professor and deputy head of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona, talks about his work and writing. He will be a featured presenter at The Gathering 2016 at Keystone College in La Plume July 15-17, with the topic, "Our Future Off-Earth." More information at thegatheringatkeystone.org
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:50:41 +0000Rachael H. Fronduti, marketing manager at the Scranton Cultural Center, and Camille Reinecke, camp director and arts & education outreach manager for the SCC, talk about its 2016 Open House for its 2016 Summer Camp Program, which takes place at 11 a.m. June 18 at Shopland Hall at the SCC. More info at sccmt.org/camp or 570-346-7369.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:56:16 +0000Jenny Hill, poet, playwright, performing artist, arts educator; Al Monelli, filmmaker and producer on the documentary "One Hoops" produced by Al Monelli. The film centers on Jenny Hill and her creative life. On the web: monellifilms.com and actsofjennius.com
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 21:08:52 +0000Jenny Hill, poet, playwright and performing artist, and Al Monelli, filmmaker and producer from Lancaster, on the documentary, "One Hoops," produced by Al Monelli and centering on Jenny Hill and her creative life. More at monellifilms.com
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 20:13:41 +0000Bonnie Tallman and Charlie Lockard of the Billtown Blues Association talk about the 27th Annual Billtown Blues Festival, taking place from noon to 10 p.m. June 18 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville. More information at 570-584-4480 or billtownblues.org