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Interview: ABBEY in the Red

May 27, 2017 – 11:35 am | 191 views
IMG_3541 From 05/27/2017: Herman Pearl and Ben Barson with music and conversation in preview of ABBEY: In the Red, a music and dance performance inspired by the life and music of Abbey Lincoln, August Wilson Center, through 5/27

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

May 6, 2017 – 10:35 am | 376 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.

Interview: EQT Children’s Theater Festival 2017

May 6, 2017 – 8:20 am | 87 views
From 05/06/2017: Pamela Komar with details on the 2017 season of the EQT Children's Theater Festival, May 18-21.

Interview: Dancing Classrooms, Mark Rogalsky

May 6, 2017 – 7:20 am | 272 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 | 334 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.

Interview: Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

April 1, 2017 – 11:00 am | 345 views
IMG_3242 From 04/01/2017: Kristi Ward and Sean Miller with details on the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.

Interview: STEMisphere, Alana Kulesa

April 1, 2017 – 8:35 am | 348 views
stemisphere_logo From 04/01/2017: Alana Kulesa of Carnegie Science Center with the latest on its online STEM curriculum resource STEMisphere.

Interview: Jake Reinhart on John Kane

March 25, 2017 – 7:50 am | 218 views
kane-sketching From 03/25/2017: Greenfield resident Jake Reinhart with details on his efforts to name the new Greenfield (Beechwood) Bridge in honor of laborer and artist John Kane.

Interview: Emily Newman, Ice Station Zebra

March 11, 2017 – 8:35 am | 608 views
Emily_Newman From 03/11/2017: Emily Newman and Zena Ruiz on Ice Station Zebra, a new Children's Museum of Pittsburgh installation.

YX: Prime Stage Theater Production “1984”

March 4, 2017 – 10:35 am | 274 views
IMG_3145 From 03/04/2017: Richard Blair, son of Eric Arthur Blair (a.k.a., George Orwell) in a roundtable discussion about 1984 and the Orwell Society with Serena Zets (12th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA), Megan Ortego and Brooke Doran (12th grade, Valley High) as well as details about the Prime Stage Theater's production of 1984, 3/3 to 3/12, New Hazlett Theater.