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Youth Express: Clarion Center for the Arts, Shrek

March 25, 2017 – 10:35 am | 37 views
IMG_3231 From 03/25/2017: Clarion Center for the Arts singers Mercedes Cunningham (11, Clarion Elementary), Raven Cunningham (9, Clarion Elementary), Ava Orcutt (11, Clarion Limestone Elementary), James Dittman (10, Keystone Elementary) and Bindi Weiland (8, home-schooled) with snippets from their production of the musical, Shrek Jr.

Youth Express: Gemini Theater, Snow White

March 25, 2017 – 10:05 am | 50 views
IMG_3221 From 03/25/2017: Savannah Bruno (18, Allegheny Twp.), Allie Squire (15, Shaler Area HS), Ross Ringold (10, Wesley Spectrum Academy), Thea Cross (12, Ingomar MS), Bree Boyd (10, Woodland Hills Academy), Christopher Eagleton (11, Propel Northside), and Lauren Michaels (12, Kiski Area IS) all have roles in Gemini Theater's production of Snow White, 3/25 to 4/9, Father Ryan Arts Center.

Youth Express: Project Lunch Tray

March 18, 2017 – 10:35 am | 155 views
IMG_3194 From 03/18/2017: Savannah Lewis (7th grade, Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship), Jazia Sanders (8th grade, Propel McKeesport) and Ama Germaine (11th grade, Pittsburgh Westinghouse) on their participation in Community Kitchen's Project Lunch Tray.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist, Enoch Hsiao

March 18, 2017 – 10:05 am | 129 views
IMG_3188 From 03/18/2017: Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist Concerto Competition winner Enoch Hsiao (10th grade, North Allegheny High School) with selections on piano.

Youth Express: Fairchild Challenge Honorees

March 11, 2017 – 10:35 am | 115 views
Fairchild-2 From 03/11/2017: Sixth graders Rowan Cain (Morningside), Emma Gardner (Glenshaw), T'Ana Moore (Harrison City), and Parisha Wilojanapa (Fox Chapel) from the Ellis School discuss their responses to the latest Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

March 11, 2017 – 10:05 am | 99 views
Jessica_Pam From 03/11/2017: Pam Slomiany and Jessica discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

YX: Prime Stage Theater Production “1984”

March 4, 2017 – 10:35 am | 115 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.

YX: Center for Young Musicians Violins

March 4, 2017 – 10:05 am | 146 views
IMG_3144 From 03/04/2017: Racheal Finke (12, Quaker Valley), Josephine Reiter (13, Pittsburgh CAPA), Alexa Bronkaj (9, Mary Queen of Apostles), and Ava Heinricher (12, Marshall Middle School) of the Center for Young Musicians perform three selections as a violin quartet along with their instructor, Rochelle Agnew.

YX: Abbey and Alena

February 25, 2017 – 10:05 am | 403 views
From 02/25/2017: Abbey Fisher (13, Montour Middle School) and Alena Lach (10, Burkett Elementary) discuss their interests in music and dance.

YX: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

February 18, 2017 – 10:05 am | 301 views
BBBS_ChaeLyn_Blaise From 02/18/2017: Big sister and BBBS staffer, Blaise, and little sister, Chae'Lyn (10th grade, City High), talk about their relationship forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.