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Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s A Lyrical Christmas Carol

December 11, 2010 – 1:12 pm | 3,458 views
2010-12-11-Sat Show Pics 001 We're pleased to welcome cast members of this magical holiday tale, which returns to the New Hazlett Theater. See website below for further detail.

Michael Phillip Edwards’ “runt”

December 4, 2010 – 11:53 am | 3,016 views
2010-12-04-Sat Show Pics 002 The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents “runt,” a one man play by award-winning, Canadian/Jamaican writer/actor Michael Phillip Edwards. “runt” is a powerful autobiographical story of one man’s journey from cowering child to an autonomous man. We're pleased to welcome Mr. Edwards live in our studios for a preview.

The Montgomery Fellowship Quartet

December 4, 2010 – 11:42 am | 3,001 views
2010-12-04-Sat Show Pics 004 As part of our ongoing series with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, we proudly welcome the talented Montgomery Fellowship Quartet, who's members consist of the first chairs in the PYSO, live in our studios.

M.A.C.S. Holiday Reflections

December 1, 2010 – 3:41 pm | 1,824 views
Students at Manchester Academic Charter School reflect on holiday traditions such as that sweet, sweet potato pie, Christmas light decorations, and family.

Shailen Abram

November 27, 2010 – 12:58 pm | 6,228 views
2010-11-27-SatShowPics 004 We're pleased to welcome 12 year-old Shailen Abram, a very talented pianist and student at the Western PA School for the Blind, live in our studios.

Hannah Piston

November 27, 2010 – 12:19 pm | 3,404 views
2010-11-27-SatShowPics 001 As part of our ongoing series with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, this week we welcome talented 14 year-old Hannah Piston, playing harp live in our studios.

Personal Narratives from Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5

November 24, 2010 – 1:03 pm | 1,675 views









These original compositions were written by the Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5 Young Writers’ Club. Participating 3rd, 4th and 5th graders met after school on a regular basis, wrote and polished their projects, and …

Big Brother Tim Brett and Little Brother Michael

November 20, 2010 – 6:07 pm | 1,795 views
2010-11-20-SatShowPics 002 Meet a "big/little" pair matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and learn how you can make a difference in a child's life. This week, we're joined by Big Brother Tim Brett and Little Brother Michael, along with BBBS staff member Kristine Pace.

Brad Yoder

November 20, 2010 – 5:47 pm | 1,406 views
2010-11-20-SatShowPics 003 Well known Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Brad Yoder joins us as a surprise guest and plays a song from his new CD.

Gemini Children’s Theater’s Velveteen Rabbit

November 20, 2010 – 5:24 pm | 1,430 views
2010-11-20-SatShowPics 001 The Gemini Theater produces original, interactive, children's musicals which focus on artistic, cultural and educational themes. This week we welcome members of the cast of Velveteen Rabbit as they preview their production of this classic story.