Kieran Hull of Capital Blue Cross

AL:  You were the initiating force behind the recent Capital Region Arts Census conducted over the past two years by the Harrisburg Regional Chamber. Why did you feel that such an effort was necessary? KH:  The arts inspire, challenge and bring out the very best in all of us. Central Pennsylvania is a great place to […]

Folkmama Interview with Traditional Quebecoise Folk Group, Genticorum

The traditional Quebec group, Genticorum, was recently honored with two Canadian Folk Music Awards for “Ensemble of the Year” and “Trad Album of the Year”.  During the past eleven years they have become a fixture on the international world, trad, folk, and Celtic music circuits. Following is an interview with the band’s guitar player, Yann […]

Interview with Fiddler Bruce Molsky

  Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world. He’ll join forces with Sweden’s Ale Möller, a multi-instrumentalist who’s a giant on the world music scene for a concert that compares American with Swedish folk traditions. See these two virtuosic musicians perform on Friday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm at the […]

Kevin Neidig, Henry Koretzky, Ken Gehret and Bruce Campbell–Back to the Susquehanna Folk Stage, February 25th–for the Third Year in a Row!

Four of  Harrisburg, PA area’s most talented acoustic musicians —Kevin Neidig, Henry Koretzky, Ken Gehret, and Bruce Campbell– have been scheduled to appear, for a unprecedented third year in a row, in a concert to be held on the Susquehanna Folk Music Society stage . The group will play an evening of bluegrass, Americana, Celtic, […]

Joanie Madden of “Pride of New York”

When the traditional Irish music band Pride of New York comes to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York (located at 925 S. George Street in York, PA) on Sunday, January 8th at 7:30 PM, the Susquehanna Folk Music Society will offer audience members the opportunity to experience an Irish-American supergroup with some of the best […]

Linda Shapiro Chemtob – founder of the New York, Harrisburg and Baltimore based chamber ensemble Concertante

by Catherine Hampton August 10, 2011   About Linda Shapiro Chemtob: Born March 20, 1951 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Ms. Chemtob studied piano for many years as a child, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark University, Massachusetts, in 1972, a Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, in 1975 and […]

Yellow Wall – Interview with Lauren Nye


By Lisa Bennett July 19, 2011 Lauren Nye’s “Recollect”, an exhibition of bronze and paper sculptures, will be at the gallery from July 5 to August 14, 2011.   When did you start making sculpture? I was a painting concentration in college. I had never done 3-D work before, so I took an Intro to […]

Faces of 3rd in the Burg – Manqia Qui and Suba

Mangia Qui and Suba

The form of a city is defined by the buildings that shape its skyline. Its soul is lifted by its arts. The arts are reflected in everything we see, hear, and smell. They are a driving force in many communities, enhancing education, trade and social interaction. The arts have built nations through passion and persistence. […]

Yellow Wall – Interview with Stephen Fieser

The Yellow Wall Gallery at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to present Juxtapose, an exhibit of drawings by Stephen Fieser, painter of the Midtown Scholar Bookstore’s mural. The exhibit features sketchbook pages of figure observations from public life and nude figure compositions drawn or engraved without models. The exhibition will be at the gallery […]

Mary Beth Brath of Gallerie 13

Mary Beth Brath

CPAG: What was the driving force behind the inception of Gallerie 13 and its sister gallery, the 2nd Floor Gallery? MBB: Jeffery Van Boskirk started the 2nd Floor Gallery on Market Street about 10 years ago with his own fine art collection. He then started to add local and regional artists. In 2006, Mr. Van […]