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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:45:15 +0000Bernard Burak Sheredy, actor, and Brad Morgan, executive director of Clockwork Theater Company, talk about "A Christmas Carol," to be offered at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 10; at 2 p.m. Dec. 10; and 1 & 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. More information at thetheateratnorth.com, clocktowertheater.thundertix.com, and at 570-703-0846.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:54:42 +0000Jim Patterson, community member of Scranton Civic Ballet's Nutcracker cast, Edward Spots, guest dancer/The Cavalier; Robert Zaloga, Snow Prince/Arabian & Russian dancer, speaking about the 30th anniversary production of "Nutcracker" Friday, Dec 9 at 7:30 pm & Saturday, Dec 10 at 2 pm at the Scranton Cultural Center. For more information: www.scrantoncivicballet.com
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:21:21 +0000Maureen McGuigan, Deputy Director/Arts & Culture for Lackawanna County; Cristin Powers of ScrantonMade; Maggie O'Brien of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, on the 2016 Holiday Market at the Globe in Downtown Scranton on Friday, Dec 2 from 5 to 9 pm; Saturday, Dec 3 from 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, Dec 4 from 11 am to 4 pm. For more information: www.scrantonmade.com
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:06:27 +0000Dr. Steven Thomas, Artistic Director/Conductor of the Arcadia Chorale, on the holiday concert program, "Navidad Nuestra: Christmas Music of Latin America" to be presented Dec 3 at 7:30 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Scranton; Dec 4 at 3:00 pm at St. Nicholas R.C. Church in Wilkes-Barre; Dec 5 at 7:30 pm at Faith United Church of Christ in Hazleton. For more information: www.arcadiachorale.org
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:53:21 +0000Dr. Steven Thomas, Artistic Director/Conductor of the Arcadia Chorale, speaking about "Navidad Nuestra; Christmas Music of Latin America" to be presented Saturday, Dec 3 at 7:30 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Scranton; Sunday, Dec 4 at 3:00 pm at St. Nicholas R.C. Church in Wilkes-Barre; Monday, Dec 5 at 7:30 pm at Faith United Church of Christ in Hazleton. For more information: www.arcadiachorale.org/
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:23:36 +0000Dr. Rick Hoffenberg speaking about 2 holiday choral concerts at Marywood University in Scranton. The Marywood Chamber Singers perform Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm in the Marian Chapel in the Swartz Center. The Marywood Concert Choir & Orchestra will perform Sunday, December 11 at 4 pm in the Sette LaVerghetta Center. Dr Hoffenberg conducts. Admission is free. For more information: www.marywood.edu
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:59:25 +0000John Schugard, Director; Actors Patricia Purcell; Donna Vojtek & April Holgate on the Actors Circle production of "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of 'A Christmas Carol' ", Dec 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2016--Thu, Fri Sat's at 8 pm; Sun's at 2 pm, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Playhouse, Scranton For more information: actorscircle.com/ 570-342-9707
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:10:09 +0000John Schugard, Director; Actors Patricia Purcell, Donna Vojtek & April Holgate on the Actors Circle production of "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of 'A Christmas Carol' ", Dec 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2016 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, Thu, Fri, Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2pm For more information: www.actorscircle.com/ 570-3432-9707
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:36:36 +0000Adam Rippon, native of Scranton, Champion Figure Skater, speaking about his career in anticipation of the "Symphony on Ice Holiday Spectacular" Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the PPL Center, 701 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA, with the Allentown Symphony under Diane Wittry, the Penguin Skating Club & regional choruses. For Information: pplcenter.com/ 610-347-8499
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 21:27:20 +0000Artist Ying Li, Professor of Fine Art at Haverford College, speaking with WVIA's Robert Salsburg about her solo exhibition titled "Geographies" at the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre through December 18, 2016. For more information: wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:47:51 +0000Artist Ying Li of the Art Faculty at Haverford College speaking with WVIA's Robert Salsburg about her solo exhibition "Geographies" at the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre now through December 18, 2016. For information: www.wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:02:06 +0000Artist Ying Li, Professor of Fine Art at Haverford College, speaking with WVIA's Robert Salsburg about the exhibition "Geographies" at the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre through December 18, 2016. For more information: wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:07:41 +0000Coordinator Robert Anderson, WVAL board member Patricia Lacy, and Director of Ruth's Place Jackie Tona, talk about the 2nd Annual Reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," to be presented by Sunday at the Circle at 4 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. It benefits the WVAL Community Outreach Program. It's free. For more information, wyomingvalleyartleague.org
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:01:15 +0000Rob Middleton, saxophonist/wind player and award-winning composer, talks about his recent suite "Giverny," for alto sax and piano. Middleton works and lives in the greater Ny/NJ area and has a home in Sullivan County, PA. More at robmiddletonmusic.com
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:40:38 +0000Brenda Grunza and Dr. Thomas Rittenhouse, co-presidents of the Catholic Choral Society of Northeast PA, and Ann Manganiello, music director, talk about the "15th Generations Sing Concert," taking place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton. More information at catholicchoralsociety.org.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:53:09 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with artist Gordon Wenzel about his work and his exhibit, "battery223," on display at Gallery 425, 425 Market St., Williamsport, through November 30. More information at email@example.com or 570-337-2973.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:58:33 +0000Artist Allison LaRussa talks about her work in anticipation of the 28th Holiday Art Auction of the Artists for Art, beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the gallery, 514 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. Allison LaRussa is the featured artist this year. More information at artistsforart.org or 570-969-1040.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:43:53 +0000Greg Funfgeld, artistic director/conductor of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, talks about the 2016 Gala Concert taking place at 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Foy Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem. This year's concert features Roomful of Teeth. More information at bach.org or 610-866-4382 x110 or x115. Roomful of Teeth will also perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Weis Center on the campus of Bucknell University in Lewisburg. More info at bucknell.edu.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 23:00:48 +0000WVIA's Peter Wynne speaks with Cara Consilvio, stage director for the upcoming Tri-Cities Opera production of "Hansel & Gretel." "Hansel & Gretel" will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 18, 19 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20 at the Savocca Hibbitt Hall, 315 Clinton St., Binghamton, N.Y. It will be sung in English. More information at tricitiesopera.com
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 23:43:42 +0000Aurore Giguet, executive director of the Everhart Museum in Scranton, and Stephanie Colarusso, director of interpretive programs, talk about "Community Day," taking place at the museum in Nay Aug Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12. "Wolves, Magic Mirrors & Spinning Wheels: The Anatomy of Fairy Tales" will also be on display at the museum until Dec. 31. More information at everhart-museum.org
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:36:20 +0000Violinist Kurt Nikkanen, concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, talks about his upcoming recital at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Cohen Hall at East Stroudsburg University. He'll be joined by pianist Maria Asteriadou. The concert is hosted by L'Archet Concert Group. More information at larchetconcertgroup.com
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 23:22:05 +0000Saxophonist Matt Vashlishan, Jazz Program Coordinator at the Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection at East Stroudsburg University, talks about Zoot Fest 2016, taking place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall in the Fine & Performing Arts Center at the university. There will be an after concert party, dinner, and VIP reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. More information at esu.edu/jazzatesu
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 20:29:25 +0000Raphael Micca, dean of the Pennsylvania Northeast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and Mike Sowa, AGO member, talk about "Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza," taking place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 35 William St., Pittston. More information at agopane.org
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 16:41:18 +0000WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with artist Johnny Romeo about "Lincoln: The Freedom Series," on display until November 26 at the Converge Gallery, 140 W. 4th St., Williamsport. There will be an opening reception for "Lincoln: The Freedom Series" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 4. He also talks about "Letters from Desolation Row," new drawings by PA artist Mark Loughney, curated by Johnny Romeo. More at convergegallery.com
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:38:38 +0000Carl Shinko, music director and conductor of the Wyoming County Chorale, and Jeff Tylutki, director of bands and performance music at Keystone College in La Plume, talk about the Chorale's Fall 2016 concert, titled, "Swell the Full Chorus," taking place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Tunkhannock Area High School, 135 Tiger Dr., Tunkhannock. The Wyoming County Chorale will be joined by the Chorale at Keystone from Keystone College, under the direction of Megan Horwatt, and Voices of the Valley from Valley View High School, Archbald, under the direction of Gina Pascolini. More information at wyomingcountychorale.org
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:28:20 +0000WVIA's Peter Wynne speaks with Robert Helmacy, music director and conductor of the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra, about three upcoming performances. The first is at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at Wyalusing High School; the second is at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Peckville Assembly of God, Blakely; and the third is at 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Tunkhannock Middle School. More information at NorthernTierSymphony.org or 570-762-3389
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:34:08 +0000Dr. Alan Baker, artistic director of the Symphonic Chorus of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania, talks about the opening concert of the 2016-2017 season, titled, " Songs of Democracy," to be offered at 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Dallas High School Auditorium. More information at 570-343-6707 or choralsociety.net
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:46:24 +0000Dr. Steven Sametz, Ronald J. Ulrich Professor of Music and Director of Lehigh University Choral Arts, talks about two upcoming concerts, titled, "Rise Up!" The concerts will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem. Lehigh University Choral Arts performs under the direction of Dr. Steven Sametz and associate director Sun Min Lee. More information at zoellnerartscenter.org
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:37:54 +0000Author Phyllis Kornfeld talks about her book, "Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America," ahead of a few appearances in the region. She will give a lecture at 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Theatre in Brooks, on the campus of Keystone College in La Plume. More information on that can be found at keystone.edu. She will give a presentation at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall at Lycoming College, Williamsport. Information on that can be found at lycoming.edu. She will also take part in East Stroudsburg University's Provost Colloquium Series, talking about the exhibit, "Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary," at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall on the ESU campus. The exhibit will be on display Nov. 1-22 at the Madelon Powers Gallery at ESU.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:22:16 +0000Playwright Robert Anderson and actor Steve Bartolomei talk about "The Rise & Fall of Ubu, King of NEPA, or Ubo Who?" ahead of a staged reading at 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. There is some adult material. It's presented by the Circle Centre for the Arts. Elaine Walton, artist/curator of "Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life & Cultures," talks about that event which runs from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1 & 2, also at the Wyoming Valley Art League. wyomingvalleyartleague.org
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:07:51 +0000Poet Thomas Kielty Blomain talks about his newly released book, "Yellow Trophies," in anticipation of two upcoming readings. The first is at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, and at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Waverly Community House. Admission is free. More information at NYQ.org
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:01:32 +0000Walt Mitchell, marketing director for the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre; Justin John Costello, director; Brittany Cravalho, stage manager; and Kristina Toussaint and Charlotte Anderson, actors, talk about "The Rocky Horror Show" musical to be offered at 8 p.m. Oct. 28; 7 p.m. Oct. 29 and midnight on Oct. 29. The theater is located at 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. More information at ltwb.org
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:08:42 +0000Pianist Eugene Albulescu of Lehigh University talks about his first appearance in a three-concert solo piano series in Cohen Hall at East Stroudsburg University. The concert is at 2 p.m. Oct. 30. It's hosted by L'Archet Concert Group. More information at larchetconcertgroup.com or 917-716-9245.
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.