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Brings attention to the area's arts and cultural events. Join Erika for interviews, reviews and commentaries on films, books, jazz, and classical music. Let Erika's ArtScene help you plan your weekend!

Brings attention to the area's arts and cultural events. Join Erika for interviews, reviews and commentaries on films, books, jazz, and classical music. Let Erika's ArtScene help you plan your weekend!
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Brings attention to the area's arts and cultural events. Join Erika for interviews, reviews and commentaries on films, books, jazz, and classical music. Let Erika's ArtScene help you plan your weekend!




Mary Lynn Brannon; March 19 2018

Mary Lynn Brannon of Thrive in Carbondale speaking with WVIA's Lisa Mazzarella about the First Annual Arts THRIVE in Carbondale event, Saturday, May 26 from 10 am to 3 pm, throughout the city. There is a Call for Artists gathering Wednesday, March 21 at 6:00 at the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Gallery. Applications available by writing Application deadline is April 6, 2018.


Rev. Dr. Howell Sasser & Dr. Alan Baker - March 19 2018

The Rev. Dr. Howell Sasser, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bloomsburg, and Dr. Alan Baker, professor of choral and vocal music at Bloomsburg University, talk about the "Missa pro Defunctis," a Renaissance Requiem Mass by Giovanni Francesco Anerio, that will be presented by members of The Lyric Consort and the Bloomsburg University Concert Choir(under Dr. Baker's direction), at 6 p.m. March 21 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Main & Iron Streets, Bloomsburg. It's free. More at...


Dr. Qing Jiang; March 16 2018

Dr. Qing Jiang, Pianist, Assistant Professor of Music at Bucknell University and Co-Coordinator, of the Debussy Centenary Symposium, on the campus in Lewisburg, speaking about the event March 25-27, 2018 with workshops, lectures and concerts at the Weis Center and Rooke Recital Hall among the venues. Admission is free and open to the public.


Dane Bower; Sam Falbo; March 15 2018

Dane Bower, Director, and Sam Falbo, Actor, speaking about the Gaslight Theatre Company production, with actor Adam Moore, of "The Sunset Limited" by Cormac McCarthy, at the East End Centre in Wilkes-Barre, March 16-18 and 23-25, 2018. Shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00


Gerardo Edelstein; Fiona Powell, March 13 2018

Gerardo Edelstein, Music Director & Conductor of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, speaking with WVIA's Fiona Powell about "Your Classical Favorites", the 4th concert of the 2017-2018 season, Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 pm at the Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth Street, in Williamsport. The featured soloist will be violinist Max Zorin. 570-326-2424 (box office)


Deborah Sacarakis; March 08 2018

Deborah Sacarakis, Artistic Director of the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, speaking with WVIA's Chris Norton about three special events in March as the 2017-2018 season continues.


Dr. Steven Thomas; March 09 2018

Dr. Steven Thomas, Music Director/Conductor of the Arcadia Chorale and Director of Choral Activities at Wilkes University, on the 33rd Annual NEPA Bach Festival, March 17 & 18, 2018, in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Organ Concert 3/17 at 4 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, South Franklin Street; Chamber concert 3/17 at 7:30 pm at St. Stephen's Church, 35 S. Franklin Street; St. Matthew Passion at 3:00 pm 3/18 at St. Stephen's.


Paddy Moloney; Fiona Powell; March 07 2018

Paddy Moloney, Celtic Musician & Founder of the Chieftains, speaking with WVIA's Fiona Powell about the group's 56 year history, in anticipation of a concert at the Community Arts Center, West Fourth Street in Williamsport, Friday, March 9 at 7:30 pm.


Kathryn Maguet; March 02 2018

Kathryn Maguet, Executive Director of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, speaking with WVIA's Fiona Powell about the events to come in the 2017-2018 season.


Dr. Larry Lipkis; March 06 2018

Dr. Larry Lipkis, Professor of Music & Composer-in-Residence at Moravian College in Bethlehem, speaking about the "Pictures at an Exhibition 2018" project presented by the Allentown Symphony under Music Director Diane Wittry, 3/10/18 at 7:30 pm, and 3/11/18 at 3:00 pm, at Miller Symphony Hall , 23 N. Sixth Street, Allentown. There will be a free Meet the Artists event at noon on Friday, March 9. 610-432-6715


Walt Mitchell - March 1 2018

Walt Mitchell, development director and general manager emeritus of the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, talks about the "Let Me Finish Comedy Show," by Cork Comedy, to be offered at 8 p.m. March 3 at the theatre, located at 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. for more information.


Dianne Modestini; February 26 2018

Dianne Modestini, the revered conservator who restored and helped authenticate Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi painting, speaking about the project in anticipation of her visit to Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, to deliver the Samek Distinguised Lecture, March 1 at 6 pm, in the Gallery Forum of the Elaine Langone Center. Visitors are welcome to view her conservation work on the Kress Collection in the Samek Gallery that afternoon.


Jeff Talarigo - February 23 2018

Jeff Talarigo, novelist and faculty member in the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University, talks about his new book, "In the Cemetery of the Orange Trees," issued by Etruscan Press. More at


Dr. Stephen Clickard; February 22 2018

Dr. Stephen Clickard, Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Bloomsburg University, speaking about "A Taste of the Arts" hosted by the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Caldwell Consistory, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.


Ann Manganiello, Brenda Grunza and Tom Rittenhouse - February 22 2018

Ann Manganiello, music director, and Brenda Grunza and Tom Rittenhouse, co-presidents of the Catholic Choral Society of Scranton, talk about "A Lenten Journey," to be performed at 3 p.m. March 11 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville; and at 3 p.m. March 18 at Forest City Historical Museum, 629 Main St., Forest City. More at


Andrea O'Neill & Rand Whipple - February 21 2018

Andrea O'Neill, director of education at WVIA, and Rand Whipple, founder and director of Box of Light, talk about the 2018 Educational Film Festival. WVIA is partnering with Box of Light to present the 3rd Annual Educational Film Festival. Students in grades 2-12 are invited to create and enter a stop-animated or live action movie that teach a math, science, or social studies fact or concept. Submissions are due by March 19, 2018. The festival date is April 2, 2018. More information can be...


Greg Funfgeld - February 20 2018

Greg Funfgeld, artistic director and conductor of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Bach Festival Orchestra, talks about "Mr. Bach Comes to Call," to be presented by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem in collaboration with Touchstone Theatre, at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem. More at


Andrea Gregori & Cynthia Clarey - February 19 2018

WVIA's Peter Wynne speaks with former Tri-Cities Opera Resident Artists Andrea Gregori and Cynthia Clarey about "Master Class," to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-24 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the opera center's Savoca Hibbitt Hall, located at 315 Clinton St., Binghamton, N.Y. More information at 607-772-0400 or


Conor O'Brien, Elizabeth Bohan, Tim McDermott & Sarah J. Stachura - February 16 2018

Scranton Fringe Festival co-founder and managing director, Elizabeth Bohan, co-founder and executive director Conor O'Brien, actor Tim McDermott & actor/playwright Sarah J. Stachura talk about the 2018 Scranton Fringe Festival in September, as well as the encore weekend, taking place Feb. 22-25 at the AfA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Applications for the 2018 Scranton Fringe Festival will be accepted starting Feb. 21 through Mar. 30. More at


Ronnie Harvey - February 15 2018

Ronnie Harvey, assistant general manager of the Dietrich Theater and film booker, talks about the 2018 Winter Film Fest, taking place Feb. 16 - Mar. 8 at the Dietrich Theater, located at 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. More at


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