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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SLB Radio’s Oral History Program connects teens with adult role models in their communities. Click here to listen.

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Since 1978, The Saturday Light Brigade has broadcast LIVE spontaneous on-air phone calls from kids and adults as part of its Saturday morning radio program. Now you can hear some of the most memorable calls from people participating in on-air games and other participatory features or simply calling to tell us about something exciting.

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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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Brian O’Neill’s The Paris of Appalachia

December 19, 2009 – 3:46 pm | 3,028 views
BrianOneil We are quite pleased to host acclaimed author and writer Brian O'Neill live in our studios. Mr. O'Neill discusses his new book, "The Paris of Appalachia: Pittsburgh in the Twenty-First Century." An insightful and poetic look at our city, "Paris" is a must read for fans and denizens of the tri-state area.

Fifth Avenue Strings

December 19, 2009 – 3:14 pm | 3,193 views
young-violinist-will-wachter Fresh from an appearance with the Fifth Avenue Strings at the Governor's Mansion, violin duo Jimmy Cunningham (a fifth grader at Pittsburgh Urban Christian School) and Will Wachter (a seventh grader at Sacred Heart) play holiday selections.

Sue Gartland

December 19, 2009 – 2:51 pm | 2,085 views
Sue Gartland We're pleased to be joined by talented singer-songwriter Sue Gartland. Along with Eve Goodman on second guitar and harmony, Sue will perform her lovely folk songs live in our studios.

Pittsburgh Miller Pre-K-5: Twas The Night Before Christmas

December 18, 2009 – 4:10 pm | 1,824 views

Thistles and luster and kerchiefs, oh my! Pittsburgh Miller PreK-5 4th and 5th graders read Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

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Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8: Holiday Songs

December 15, 2009 – 4:06 pm | 2,413 views
Our Holiday sing-a-long with Pittsburgh Stevens Pre-K-8 students is full of spirit! All tracks engineered by DiAngelo, grade 4.

Lincoln Elementary: Holiday Spirit

December 14, 2009 – 3:14 pm | 1,734 views
As the holidays quickly approach, 4th graders at Pittsburgh Lincoln K-8 discuss what the Christmas spirit means to them, as well as sing a few holiday favorites.

Rosa Colucci’s Holiday Spectacular

December 12, 2009 – 4:46 pm | 3,251 views
rosa The very talented Rosa Colucci brings her all-star group down to our studios for a live holiday performance. Along with veteran musicians Jay Hitt, Dave Cutler, Bob Banerjee, Steve Fisher and Mike Lazzaro, Rosa will perform seasonal favorites with her band's own unique stylings.

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Youth & Arts

December 12, 2009 – 4:17 pm | 1,591 views
MCGYouth_180px This week we're joined by Pittsburgh Public School students who participated in the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild after-school Apprenticeship Training Program. Students discuss their experiences working with finger puppetry and giant mask making under the guidance of visiting artists Leat Klingman and Beth Nixon.

Pittsburgh Musical Theatre presents A Lyrical Christmas Carol

December 12, 2009 – 3:29 pm | 2,949 views
PittsburghMusicalTheater Pittsburgh Musical Theatre previews A Lyrical Christmas Carol, a "fun and scary" musical version of Dickens' classic tale of redemption. Created in 1991 by Ken and Jane Gargaro, Scrooge continues to delight audiences every year with a wealth of emotion and humor.

Jay Hitt

December 5, 2009 – 3:57 pm | 1,952 views
jayhitt We are proud to host singer-songwriter Jay Hitt in our studios. Combining vivid storytelling, a down to earth folk style and crisp acoustic melodies. Jay's performance is sure to please listeners of all ages.