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YX: Colorblind Coding

August 12, 2017 – 10:35 am | 101 views
IMG_4506 From 08/12/2017: Colorblind Coding band featuring Ethan (13), Blake (14), both of Pittsburgh CAPA and Luc (16, Pittsburgh Allderdice)

YX: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

August 12, 2017 – 10:05 am | 156 views
IMG_4503 From 08/12/2017: Kevin Saftner and Antonio (15, Northgate HS) discussing their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

In-Studio Pop up: Front Porch Theatricals

August 12, 2017 – 8:35 am | 151 views
IMG_4496 From 08/12/2017: Billy Hartung, Kristiann Menotiades, Mario Williams, Matt Calvert and Hope Anthony along with director, Spencer Whale and accompanist, Melissa Yanchak, with a preview of the Front Porch Theatricals production of Big Fish, New Hazlett Theater, 8/18 to 8/27

YX: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Broadway at the Overlook Preview

August 5, 2017 – 10:35 am | 256 views
IMG_4328_web From 08/05/2017: Pittsburgh Musical Theater cast members Abby Messner (15) and Haley Messner (13) of Kennedy, Abby Scullion (15) and Emmy Scullion (13) of Carnegie, Nino Masciola (14), Domenic Masciola (15) and Palmer Masciola (18) of West End, Anna Ungarino (16, Avalon), Sophia Doyno (15, East End), Sabina May (18, Moon Twp.), Brecken Farrell (16, Saxonburg), Ella Jo Reinhart (12, South Side), Hannah Oldham (13, Allison Park), and Gia Marinacci (13, Plum) with a preview of Broadway at the Overlook, 8/10 to 8/12, 8/18 and 8/19 (7:30 pm), West End/Elliott Overlook

YX: Vera Gulieva

August 5, 2017 – 10:20 am | 87 views
IMG_4322_web From 08/05/2017: Moscow's youth vocalist, Vera Gulieva (16, Edward Grieg Music School), during her visit to the U.S.

YX: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, Austin Li

August 5, 2017 – 10:05 am | 74 views
IMG_4318_web From 08/05/2017: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist winner Austin Li (17, Upper St. Clair High School) with selections on piano.

YX: Rising Voices Youth Choir

July 29, 2017 – 10:35 am | 166 views
IMG_4311 From 07/29/2017: Rising Voices Youth Choir featuring Christopher Roach (6) and Bailey Roach (9) attending St. Benedict the Moor, Zoe Palat (9, Kentucky Avenue School), Saniyah Whitley (10, Pittsburgh Schiller), NaKyah Stribling (11, Pittsburgh CAPA), and Nicola Kramer (13, Pittsburgh Sterrett) along with instructors Elizabeth Chitester and Alex Sabo.

YX: Well-Tempered Trio

July 29, 2017 – 10:05 am | 89 views
IMG_4306 From 07/29/2017: Pittsburgh Concert Society the Well-Tempered Trio featuring pianist Cameron Schepner (18, Hampton), violinist Joseph Comella (17, Murrysville) and cellist Chris Fedor (17, Wexford).

YX: Pittsburgh Music Academy

July 22, 2017 – 10:35 am | 188 views
IMG_4292_1 From 07/22/2017: Youth musicians of The Pittsburgh Music Academy, Arjin Kairi (6) on flute, Kirk Magleby-Lambert (6) on piano and Eve Magleby-Lambert (8) on violin of Mt. Lebanon Montessori, Hayden Trac (8, Falk Laboratory School) and Max Pruemer (7, Montessori School of Celebration, FL) both on violin along with their instructor, Jennifer Madge.

In Studio Pop-up: AFS-USA

July 22, 2017 – 8:35 am | 147 views
IMG_4288 From 07/22/2017: Ty Bedillion (Washington, Pa) and Eliyas Ali (Yemen), discuss their experiences as part of the AFS-USA international cultural exchange and scholarship program along with program ambassador Angelina Winbush and AFS volunteers Charlene Filsaime and Carol Huff.