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Youth Express: Pittsburgh Perry, YMAP

May 20, 2017 – 11:35 am | 115 views
IMG_3500 From 05/20/2017: Pittsburgh Perry 9th grader Jazmine (15) on her year-long project as part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project.

Youth Express: Manchester Academic Charter School, YMAP

May 20, 2017 – 10:35 am | 46 views
IMG_3498 From 05/20/2017: Trey (12), an 8th grade student at Manchester Academic Charter School, talks about his year long project as part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project along with Brashear students involved with YMAP at their school.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Brashear, YMAP

May 20, 2017 – 10:05 am | 51 views
IMG_3495 From 05/20/2017: Pittsburgh Brashear 10th graders Madison (16), Sarah (16), Darren (16), Austin (16) and Nicole (15) on their year-long projects as part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project.

In-Studio Pop Up: Front Porch Theatricals

May 20, 2017 – 8:35 am | 118 views
IMG_3491 From 05/20/2017: Front Porch Theatricals with a live in-studio preview of the musical Violet, running 5/19 to 5/21 and 5/25 to 5/28 at the New Hazlett Theater.

Youth Express: Prime Stage Theatre, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

May 6, 2017 – 10:35 am | 291 views
IMG_3405 From 05/06/2017: Pine-Richland seniors Kristin Martin (17) and Jackson Guido (18), with teacher John Dolphin, discussing the Perks of Being a Wallflower along with actors Julia Zoralto (17, Shadyside Academy) and Peter Stamerra (16, CAPA), staged at the school last fall with a production by Prime Stage Theatre running 5/5 to 5/14 at the New Hazlett Theater.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians Duet

May 6, 2017 – 10:05 am | 102 views
IMG_3403 From 05/06/2017: From the Center for Young Musicians, Abby Bojalad and Kathryn Allen (12, Sewickley Academy) with vocal selections along with accompanist Jake Nathanson and instructor Margaret Olson.

Interview: Dancing Classrooms, Mark Rogalsky

May 6, 2017 – 7:20 am | 194 views
westwood-gold-dancing-classrooms From 05/06/2017: Mark Rogalsky with a preview of Dancing Classrooms, featuring 5th graders from Pittsburgh Banksville, Brookline, Faison, Montessori, Roosevelt, Sunnyside, and Westwood along with St. Benedict the Moor School and Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Academy, 5/6 (10 to 11:45 am), Pittsburgh Allderdice.

Interview: Listen Up! Neighborhood Debate Classic

May 6, 2017 – 6:50 am | 233 views
Listen Up Debate From 05/06/2017: Jermaine Johnson with details on Listen Up! Neighborhood Debate Classic, featuring students from Woodland Hills, Penn Hills and University Prep at Pittsburgh Milliones, 5/12 (7 to 9:30 pm), August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Youth Express: Destino Cello Quartet

April 29, 2017 – 10:35 am | 214 views
IMG_3387 From 04/29/2017: From Youth Chamber Connection, the Destino Cello Quartet featuring 10th graders Mallika Matharu (16, Upper St Clair), Clara Turner (16, Mount Lebanon), Genevieve Scanlan (15, Quaker Valley) and 11th grader Olivia Burik (17, North Hills).

Youth Express: Propel Northside Talent Show

April 29, 2017 – 10:05 am | 157 views
IMG_3379 From 04/29/2017: Eboni (10, Hill District) talks about her talents in drawing and writing along with instructor Emily Bonessi to preview the Propel Northside Talent Show.