Youth Expression Showcase

Our weekly radio program invites students in Grades K-12 to perform live on the air. Hear young musicians, singer/songwriters, photographers, writers, poets and other people who express themselves through the arts.

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Join us as we celebrate the original talent in our midst with these weekly archives of in-studio performances by regional and national musicians and artists. Folk, bluegrass, jazz, singer/songwriter, international, storytellers and more!


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Live Music: Diego

March 25, 2017 – 11:05 am | 28 views
IMG_3234 From 03/25/2017: Live music with Pittsburgh-area singer/songwriter Diego Byrnes.

Youth Express: Clarion Center for the Arts, Shrek

March 25, 2017 – 10:35 am | 29 views
IMG_3231 From 03/25/2017: Clarion Center for the Arts singers Mercedes Cunningham (11, Clarion Elementary), Raven Cunningham (9, Clarion Elementary), Ava Orcutt (11, Clarion Limestone Elementary), James Dittman (10, Keystone Elementary) and Bindi Weiland (8, home-schooled) with snippets from their production of the musical, Shrek Jr.

Youth Express: Gemini Theater, Snow White

March 25, 2017 – 10:05 am | 44 views
IMG_3221 From 03/25/2017: Savannah Bruno (18, Allegheny Twp.), Allie Squire (15, Shaler Area HS), Ross Ringold (10, Wesley Spectrum Academy), Thea Cross (12, Ingomar MS), Bree Boyd (10, Woodland Hills Academy), Christopher Eagleton (11, Propel Northside), and Lauren Michaels (12, Kiski Area IS) all have roles in Gemini Theater's production of Snow White, 3/25 to 4/9, Father Ryan Arts Center.

In-studio Pop up: Brawling Bard Theater

March 25, 2017 – 8:35 am | 69 views
IMG_3214 From 03/25/2017: Brawling Bard Theater featuring Alan Irvine (writer) and actors Elizabeth Irvine, Michael Mykita, Alex Mykita and Anne Rematt with a preview of their performance at Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, 3/31-4/2

Interview: Jake Reinhart on John Kane

March 25, 2017 – 7:50 am | 30 views
kane-sketching From 03/25/2017: Greenfield resident Jake Reinhart with details on his efforts to name the new Greenfield (Beechwood) Bridge in honor of laborer and artist John Kane.

Live Music: Steel City Harmonizers

March 18, 2017 – 11:05 am | 86 views
IMG_3201 From 03/18/2017: Four-part barbershop stylings with the Steel City Harmonizers.

Youth Express: Project Lunch Tray

March 18, 2017 – 10:35 am | 145 views
IMG_3194 From 03/18/2017: Savannah Lewis (7th grade, Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship), Jazia Sanders (8th grade, Propel McKeesport) and Ama Germaine (11th grade, Pittsburgh Westinghouse) on their participation in Community Kitchen's Project Lunch Tray.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist, Enoch Hsiao

March 18, 2017 – 10:05 am | 121 views
IMG_3188 From 03/18/2017: Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist Concerto Competition winner Enoch Hsiao (10th grade, North Allegheny High School) with selections on piano.

Live Music: The Spurs of the Moment

March 11, 2017 – 11:05 am | 222 views
IMG_3184 From 03/11/2017: Country-western chestnuts, popular standards and humor with with The Spurs of the Moment.

Youth Express: Fairchild Challenge Honorees

March 11, 2017 – 10:35 am | 110 views
Fairchild-2 From 03/11/2017: Sixth graders Rowan Cain (Morningside), Emma Gardner (Glenshaw), T'Ana Moore (Harrison City), and Parisha Wilojanapa (Fox Chapel) from the Ellis School discuss their responses to the latest Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.