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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Youth Express: City Theatre Young Playwrights

October 21, 2017 – 10:05 am | 48 views
IMG_4906 From 10/21/2017: Jack Horrigan (14, Mt. Lebanon High School), Dani Jordan (14, Pittsburgh CAPA), Chloe Werner (14, Pittsburgh Allderdice) preview upcoming City Theatre Young Playwrights Festival performances at Lester Hamburg Studio. (10/28 and 10/29, 1 and 6 pm).

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

October 14, 2017 – 10:05 am | 70 views
IMG_4863 From 10/14/2017: Big Sister Nicole Parker and Little Sister Ceazia discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Shaun Hall.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Music Academy

October 7, 2017 – 10:35 am | 34 views
IMG_4820 From 10/07/2017: Pittsburgh Music Academy piano and violin players Leela Kulkarni (8, Streams Elementary), Allie Miller (8, Markham Elementary), Amanda McClain (14, Carlynton High School), Ellis Clark (5, Adat Shalom Preschool) and Avery Mills (9, Wyland Elementary) along with instructor Becky Keeley.

Youth Express: H.M.S. Pinafore, Pittsburgh Savoyards

October 7, 2017 – 10:05 am | 66 views
IMG_4815 From 10/07/2017: Pittsburgh Savoyards previews its 80th season and upcoming production of Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S Pinafore with Evan Vay (15, Hampton High School) and Scott Gerse (18, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg), along with adult cast members and production crew Sarah Nadler, Caryn Crozier, Shane Valenzi and Lynette Garlan. The show runs 10/13 to10/15 and 10/19 to 10/22, Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall

In Studio Pop-up: Bulgarian Folk Festival

October 7, 2017 – 8:35 am | 10 views
IMG_4812 From 10/07/2017: Accordionist Vladimir Mollov, Fran Wieloch, and Kathy Maron-Wood with a preview of the upcoming Na Megdana Bulgarian Folk Festival. 10/13 and 10/14, Bulgarian Center & West Mifflin Area Middle School

Youth Express: Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Mary Poppins

September 30, 2017 – 10:35 am | 74 views
IMG_4809 From 09/30/2017:  Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School students Amanda Gross (17), Matt Fedorek (16), and Abby Witherstine (17) previewing their production of Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical (10/6-10/8, 10/13-10/15 and 10/20-10/22).

Youth Express: Rising Voices Youth Choir

September 30, 2017 – 10:05 am | 46 views
IMG_4800 From 09/30/2017: Rising Voices Youth Choir members Julianna Page (12) and Bailey Roach (9) from St. Benedict the Moor School, NaKyah Stribling (11, Pittsburgh CAPA), Saniyah Whitley (11, Pittsburgh Schiller) and Zoe Palat (10, Kentucky Ave. School) along with instructors Elizabeth Chitester and Alex Sabo.

In Studio Pop-up: Steel City Shakespeare

September 30, 2017 – 8:35 am | 40 views
IMG_4793 From 09/30/2017: Steel City Shakespeare with a preview of a Sinbad, recently translated and adapted from old Persian texts (4 pm on 10/7, 10/8, 10/14 and 10/15, Fineview Overlook, Catoma and Lanark St., Northside)

Youth Express: ARYSE Academy

September 23, 2017 – 10:35 am | 63 views
IMG_4778 From 09/23/2017: ARYSE (Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education) Congolese students Deborah Mwadi (15) and Shaelida Mujinga (19) at Brashear High School with poetry and conversation along with ARYSE interns Varsha Ramasubramanian and Isabelle Ouyang and executive director, Jenna Baron.

Youth Express: The Queen’s Gambit Chess Institute

September 23, 2017 – 10:05 am | 62 views
IMG_4775 From 09/23/2017: Ashley Lynn Priore (12th grade, The Ellis School) with details on The Queen's Gambit Chess Institute, a new initiative to help chess reach more young people throughout the region.