Youth Expression Showcase

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YX: The Electric Army

September 16, 2017 – 10:35 am | 128 views
IMG_4768 From 09/16/2017: Live music with local teen rock band The Electric Army, featuring Mason Miller (16, Winchester Thurston), Zack Wolynn (14, St. Edmunds), Shane Cranor (16, Pittsburgh Sci-Tech) and brothers Finn and Riley Deringor (13 and 16), Pittsburgh Sci-Tech.

YX: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

September 16, 2017 – 10:05 am | 236 views
IMG_4765 From 09/16/2017: Big Brother John Poglinco and Little Brother Vinny (12, Natrona Heights) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

Youth Express: The Golden Quintet

September 9, 2017 – 10:35 am | 168 views
IMG_4690 From 09/09/2017: The Golden Quintet featuring saxophonists Luke Will (14, Peters High School), Dante Compagni (13, Ringgold Middle School), Matthias Feitt (11, McMurray Elementary) and Brenden Stilwell (16, Canonsburg Middle School) along with David's Music House instructor, Ben Barson.

Youth Express: Lyra

September 9, 2017 – 10:05 am | 1,207 views
IMG_4684 From 09/09/2017: Lyra, featuring singer-songwriter Abbey Fisher (14, Montour High School).

Youth Express: Seton Center School of Music, Violins

September 2, 2017 – 10:35 am | 158 views
a From 09/02/2017: Seton Center School of Music violinists Evan Koepfinger (14, Achievement House Cyber Charter School), Rocco Tobul (10, Banksville Elementary) as well as Colin Cimino (13), Isabella Carimen (13), Sarah Buzzard (10) and Marko Buzzard (8) from Holy Trinity School with instructor John Ott.

Youth Express: Sunburst School of Music Explore Program

September 2, 2017 – 10:05 am | 365 views
IMG_4667_web From 09/02/2017: Sunburst School of Music Explore program featuring Brandon Kandun Browning-Dias (6, The Campus School at Carlow University) on drums, Emma Zett (7, St. Bernard's School) on guitar, Martin Gallagher-Karelitz (7, Sunnyside Academy) on bass, Ethan Johnson and Sathya Krishnan (both 8, Pittsburgh Colfax) on vocals and keys along with instructor, Alex Stanton.

YX: Art and Moneer, AFS-USA

August 26, 2017 – 10:35 am | 586 views
IMG_4653 From 08/26/2017: Art Vula (16, of Kosovo) and Moneer Ghanem (16, of Palestine) discuss their experiences as part of the AFS-USA international cultural exchange and scholarship program along with program host and volunteer Dar Frederickson

YX: Queen of the West

August 26, 2017 – 10:05 am | 185 views
IMG_4649 From 08/26/2017: Queen of the West featuring fiddle-playing sisters Josephine (7), Lillian (8) and Camille (14) of Pittsburgh's South Side.

Youth Express: Investing Now

August 19, 2017 – 10:35 am | 230 views
IMG_4527 From 08/19/2017: Mohannahas Fitch-Pennybaker (15, Pittsburgh Brashear), Eliyah Roberts (14, Shadyside Academy), Michael Magnotti (16, Baldwin HS), Haajar Ahmad Ali (15, Homeschooled), Jada Woods (15, Pittsburgh CAPA) and Sydney Williams (14, Chartiers Valley HS) are part of the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering Investing Now pre-college diversity program along with Pitt's Emiola Jay Oriola.

Youth Express: The Palisade Playhouse production of “Annie”

August 19, 2017 – 10:05 am | 223 views
IMG_4518 From 08/19/2017: Rachael Parsons (12), Nicole Parsons (9), Danielle Parsons (6), of Jefferson Hills, Zoie Beckas (10, Bellevue) and Maggie Belliston (7) are cast members of The Palisade Playhouse production of Annie, running 8/17 to 9/2.