Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:07:50 +0000Summary: Prominent Broadway actor Barbara Andres, board member of the Pocono Mountains Music Festival, talks about her life in theater and the Performing Arts Camp at the Pocono Mountains Music Festival, which runs July 24-Aug. 6. The application deadline is July ..
Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:49:49 +0000Summary: Director Seth Sponhouse and stage manager Philip Vonada talk about "The Music Man," to be presented by the Community Theatre League at 7:30 p.m. June 22-24, 29-30 and July 1 and at 2 p.m. June 25 and July 2 at the theater, located at 100 W. Third St., Wil..
Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:50:31 +0000Summary: Richard Briggs, founder and producer of the Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, talks about the 20th year of the event, which runs July 6-9. Complete information can be found at briggsfarm.com...
Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:56:23 +0000Summary: Robert Gruner and Carl Achhamer Jr., members of the NEPA Bonsai Society, talk about the art of Bonsai. The group's exhibition will take place at the 2017 Northeast Fair, which runs June 20 through June 25(it's located on Suscon Road, Pittston Twp.). There..
Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:12:37 +0000Summary: The George Conrad Family--George, Rebekah, Jacob, Kayla & Tara speaking about their family's involvement in theater at Actors Circle in Scranton & the original production titled "Sound & Song: Then & Now, a Musical Review" at Providence Playhouse, 1256 P..
Published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:45:44 +0000Summary: Adam Randis, Director, & Jessica Schafer, Actor, speaking about the PA Theatre of Performing Arts production of "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie at the Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad Street in Hazleton. The show runs June 16, 17, 23 & 24 at 7:..
Published: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:49:27 +0000Summary: Atty Jan Lokuta, tour leader; Judi Nunemacher, President of the Kingston Historical Society; Matthew Schooley, President of the Forty Fort Cemetery Assoc., speaking about the 12th Annual Tour of Houses of Worship in the Wyoming Valley on Sunday, June 25 a..
Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:06:56 +0000Summary: Lynn Conrad, Executive Director of the Rail-Trail Council of NEPA; Carissa Dewey, Program Manager of the RTC; & JoAnn Hall, President of the Mountain View Garden Club, on "Art in Bloom on the Trail" on June 24 from 11 am to 6 pm at the Rail-Trail Grounds ..
Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:02:44 +0000Summary: Brain Long, Founder & Artistic Director of the Pocono Mountains Theater Company, speaking about the company's history & future plans.
PMTC will present an original one-person play "Barely Standing" by Laura Spaeth at E. Stroudsburg University in the Dale ..
Published: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 21:32:10 +0000Summary: Jennifer Judge Yonkoski & Dr. Robin Field of the King's College English Department on the "Aspiring Writers Camp" for high school students June 21-23 on the campus in Wilkes-Barre, 9am to 3pm each day.
Sessions on video game storytelling, fiction, creati..
Published: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:33:33 +0000Summary: WVIA's Lisa Mazzarella speaks with Rabbi Daniel Swartz of Temple Hesed in Scranton about "Engaging with Our Muslim Neighbors: Hot Topics That Divide, Shared Values That Unite," an event taking place at 7 p.m. June 9 at the temple, located at 1 Knox Road, ..
Published: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:27:37 +0000Summary: Author Dr. William C. Kashatus talks about his new study, "Suicide Squeeze," issued by Temple University Press. He'll be at a book signing at 2 p.m. June 10 at the Barnes & Noble at the Arena Hub Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Twp. More information at historylive...
Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:31:39 +0000Summary: Isaac Wasie, founding director of World Art Studies & Intellectual Enrichment talks about the Art Fair being held from noon to 8 p.m. June 10 at Claude Kehler Park in Shamokin. Admission is free. For information...Facebook "World Art Studies & Intellectua..
Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:27:13 +0000Summary: Dr. Alan Baker, artistic director of the Lyric Consort, speaks about the upcoming performance by the ensemble at 8 p.m. June 10 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Wyoming Avenue, Scranton. The program will feature motets by Johann Sebastian Bach. More inform..
Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:47:47 +0000Summary: Members of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble talk about the importance of civic engagement, and performing excerpts from "Letters to the Editor," to be performed at the June 6 event "NPR Going There: What Does It Mean To Be A Good Citizen?" at the Royal The..
Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:41:17 +0000Summary: Aurore Giguet, executive director of the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art, and Amy Everetts, director of development & marketing, talk about the current exhibition, "Women of the Everhart," which runs through Sept. 24 at the museum, locat..
Published: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 20:43:42 +0000Summary: WVIA Arts Correspondent Annie Butkiewicz speaks with Todd Morris, co-founder of the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival, which runs June 8-11 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House. Complete information at jimthorpeindiefilmfest.com..
Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 23:32:17 +0000Summary: Artist Kiana Honarmand from Penn State on art work in connection with an exhibition titled, "Content Apart" at SteamWorks at The Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton, June 2 to 30.
Gallery talk at..
Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:46:03 +0000Summary: Cindy Peltier, co-founder of CommunityZone in Lewisburg, and Bill Deitrich of the Union County Conservation District talk with WVIA's Erika Funke about CommunityZone and their upcoming event, "Neighbors Helping Neighbors," which takes place June 4th at Hu..
Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:39:54 +0000Summary: Members of the Weatherly High School Interact Club speak with WVIA's Paul Lazar and Annie Butkiewicz about the club, its doings, and the importance of getting civically engaged early on in life.
WVIA's Fiona Powell then speaks with members of Leadership..
Published: Wed, 31 May 2017 22:15:37 +0000Summary: Actor Jackie Nat talks about "Oliver," by Lionel Bart, to be presented by the Music Box Dinner Playhouse June 3-18 at the theater, located at 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Reservations can be made at 570-283-2195 or musicbox.org. Director Dan Pittman then..
Published: Wed, 31 May 2017 22:09:24 +0000Summary: Bonnie Tallman and Charlie Lockard, coordinators of the 28th Annual Billtown Blues Festival in Hughesville, talk about the festival, which takes place from noon to 10 p.m. June 10 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds, 300 E. Lycoming St., Hughesville. It go..
Published: Wed, 31 May 2017 16:11:51 +0000Summary: Shane Kiefer, director of marketing for the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, and Donna Sharrow, event coordinator of the CMVB, talk about the "Susquehanna River Arts Open Studio Tour," taking place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 3-4 at the studios of 10 local ar..
Published: Wed, 31 May 2017 16:03:16 +0000Summary: Gerard Stropnicky & Laurie McCants, two of the co-founders of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, talk about BTE's original play, "Letters to the Editor," that they will present as excerpts as part of "Going There: What Does It Mean To Be A Good Citizen," ho..
Published: Wed, 31 May 2017 15:56:19 +0000Summary: Writer Hildy Morgan, board member of the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, and group facilitator of the writers group at the Dietrich, talks about her essay, "The Dog Who Loved the Sunsets," and the writers group, which meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every..
Published: Fri, 26 May 2017 20:42:34 +0000Summary: Gwen Harleman, art director of the Verve Vertu Studio in Dallas, talks about the documentary, "Many Beautiful Things," to be screened at 6:30 p.m. June 10 at Lemmond Theatre on the campus of Misericordia University in Dallas. There will be an opening rece..
Published: Fri, 26 May 2017 00:21:31 +0000Summary: Dr. Jo-Ann Reif, art historian from Scranton, reviews the exhibition "Through the Surface: New Works by Alice Kelsey" at the Bellefonte Art Museum, 313 N. Allegheny St, Bellefonte PA, through May 28, 2017.
Published: Fri, 26 May 2017 00:12:51 +0000Summary: Dr. Jo-Ann Reif, art historian from Scranton, reviews the exhibit "Through the Surface: New Works by Alice Kelsey" at the Bellefonte Art Museum, 133 N. Allegheny Street, Bellefonte PA, running through May 28, 2017.
Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 22:53:06 +0000Summary: Director Scott Colin, and actors Jim Pall & Caitlyn Harty, and stage manager Meg Davis talk about "Lend Me A Tenor," to be offered by the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre at 8 p.m. June 2, 3, & 9, 10; and at 3 p.m. June 4 and 11 at the theatre, 537 N. Main ..
Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 18:10:17 +0000Summary: Photographer Jamie Smith, founding director of the Social Fabric Collective and leader of semester-long photography workshops, and Wyoming Valley High School students, Patty Dapas, Lexie Oster, Imani Lane, and Ellie Mendoza talk about the Spring 2017 Stud..
Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 22:13:18 +0000Summary: Jessica Serenti, co-chair of Swingin' On Vine 2017, talks about the event that takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. May 26 on the 500 block of Vine Street in Scranton. The event is Scranton Public Library's annual block party. More information at albright.org...
Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 22:06:12 +0000Summary: Attorney Jan Lokuta talks about the "Pittston Artists' Tour," taking place on June 4. It begins at 9:30 a.m. that day at St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church on North Main Street in Pittston. It's free, but space is limited to 20 guests. All artists an..
Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 22:27:50 +0000Summary: Jean Stark, vice-president of Glimmerglass Board of Trustees in Cooperstown, N.Y., talks about a bus trip to Glimmerglass Opera on July 18 for a matinee of Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess." Leading up to the event, Marywood University Professor Jennifer Cowgill ..
Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 16:01:54 +0000Summary: WVIA's Lisa Mazzarella speaks with Lisa Borchert, Jessica Cronauer and Dan Landesberg of Leadership Wilkes-Barre about the program, the ties it has to the community, and the program's success stories...
Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 15:58:00 +0000Summary: WVIA's Lisa Mazzarella and Annie Butkiewicz talk with Gus Fahey, director of community education and revitalization at the United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania about the center and the Scranton Council of Literacy Advance, or SCOLA, an..
Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 20:40:43 +0000Summary: Photographer Frank(Mike) Burnside talks about "Carbondale Captured," an exhibit of his work that is on display until June 19 at the Chamber Gallery in the historic Dime Bank Building, 27 N. Main St., Carbondale. There will be an opening reception from 6 t..
Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 20:33:23 +0000Summary: Vocalist Frank Shiner, a native of NEPA, speaks about his life and music in anticipation of the release of his 2nd CD, "Lonely Town, Lonely Street," issued by BDG/RED on May 19, 2017. Shiner will perform at 6 p.m. May 25 at an acoustic performance/album s..
Published: Thu, 18 May 2017 21:34:51 +0000Summary: Vocalist Frank Shiner, a native of NEPA, speaks about his life and music in anticipation of the release of his 2nd CD, "Lonely Town, Lonely Street," issued by BDG/RED on May 19, 2017. Shiner will perform at 6 p.m. May 25 at an acoustic performance/album s..
Published: Wed, 17 May 2017 19:08:46 +0000Summary: Actors Adam Randis & Ray Hopkins speaking about "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" by Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler & the production by PA Theatre of Performing Arts, 212 W. Broad Street in Hazleton, PA
May 19, 20, 26 & 27 at 7:00 p.m.; May ..
Published: Tue, 16 May 2017 20:22:37 +0000Summary: Gerardo Edelstein, music director and conductor of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, talks about pianist Jorge Federico Osorio. Osorio then speaks about his new double CD, "Final Thoughts - The Last Piano Works of Schubert & Brahms," released on the Ce..
Published: Mon, 15 May 2017 22:26:30 +0000Summary: Bill Orner, manager of Cabinet, talks about Susquehanna Breakdown, taking place May 19-20 at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. More information at susquehannabreakdown.com..
Published: Mon, 15 May 2017 22:19:34 +0000Summary: Gary Womelsdorf, board member and visual arts chair of the 2017 Fine Arts Fiesta, taking place May 18-21 on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. More information at fineartsfiesta.org..
Published: Mon, 15 May 2017 15:35:59 +0000Summary: WVIA's Erika Funke speaks with Dr. Hank Willenbrink, Ph.D, assistant professor of English & Theatre at the University of Scranton, about the work, "The City As Theatre," as well as the link between theater and civic engagement...
Published: Fri, 12 May 2017 21:02:04 +0000Summary: Ann Manganiello, director of the Catholic Choral Society of Northeast PA, and co-presidents, Brenda Grunza and Dr. Tom Rittenhouse talk about the annual Spring Concerts, which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at St. Peter's Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave..
Published: Fri, 12 May 2017 20:54:57 +0000Summary: WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with Gerardo Edelstein, music director and conductor of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, about the finale of the 50th season, which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 16 at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport. More infor..
Published: Thu, 11 May 2017 21:08:34 +0000Summary: Director Brandi George and actors Christa Manning & Eric Lutz talk about "Next Fall," by Geoffrey Nauffts, to be presented by the Gaslight Theatre at 8 p.m. May 18-20 and 25-27 at the theatre at 200 East End Centre, located on Heinz Drive in Wilkes-Barre ..
Published: Wed, 10 May 2017 17:37:41 +0000Summary: First violinist Evelyn Estava, founder of the Madison String Quartet, talks about a special free concert for Mother's Day, taking place at 3 p.m. May 14 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. The Madison String Quartet will be joined by guest Anthony Cec..
Published: Tue, 09 May 2017 19:03:47 +0000Summary: Musician, composer and visual artist Brenda Fernandes talks about her new album, titled, "Her Mountains." There will be a CD release party at 6 p.m. May 12 as well as a small concert at 7 p.m. May 12 at the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. It's..