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Live Music: Vida Chai

September 24, 2022 – 11:05 am | 24 views
Vida-Chai_Banner From 09/24/2022: Live music and conversation with Vida Chai, previewing their CSA performance of their album Somewhere Strange at New Hazlett Theatre (8pm on 10/13, 11am and 8pm on 10/14). 

Interview: Council of Three Rivers Annual Pow Wow, Mike Simms

September 24, 2022 – 8:20 am | 9 views
From 09/24/2022: Mike Simms from the Council of Three Rivers 43rd Annual Pow Wow (at Singing Winds, 120 Charles Street on 9/24 from Noon - 9 and 9/25 from Noon - 7).

Interview: John Flynn, SongSpace Performance

September 24, 2022 – 7:20 am | 36 views
John-Flynn2 From 09/24/2022: A conversation with folk singer-songwriter John Flynn, who will be performing at SongSpace at First Unitarian at 7:30 on 9/24. 

Live Music: Jess Klein

September 17, 2022 – 11:05 am | 17 views
Jess-Klein_Banner From 09/17/2022: Live music and conversation with singer-songwriter Jess Klein (performing at The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls on 9/17 from 7 - 11PM).

Youth Express: Industrial Arts Workshop

September 17, 2022 – 10:05 am | 36 views
20220917_100818 From 09/17/2022: Students of the Industrial Arts Workshop Anthony Minniefield, Chyonna Symms, Hannah George, Paloma Pelfry, and Zen Levin.

Interview: Charlie Chaplin’s Red Letter Days, Dan Kamin

September 17, 2022 – 8:35 am | 23 views
Charlie-Chaplins-Red-Letter-Days From 09/17/2022: Dan Kamin previews his presentation Charlie Chaplin's Red Letter Days, which will be at the Harris Theater for National Silent Movie Day (9/29 at 7:30 pm).

Interview: Mother Jones in Heaven, L.E. McCullough

September 17, 2022 – 8:20 am | 22 views
Mother-Jones From 09/17/2022: L.E. McCullough previews Mother Jones In Heaven (8PM on 9/17 at Henry Heymann Theatre), a production sponsored by Battle of Homestead Foundation and Calliope House.

Live Music: Evan Lybrand

September 10, 2022 – 11:05 am | 41 views
Evan-Lybrand_Banner From 09/10/2022: Live music and conversation with singer-songwriter Evan Lybrand.

Youth Express: Do the Write Thing Challenge

September 10, 2022 – 10:05 am | 25 views
Deahmi-Jaia From 09/10/2022: Jaia Harrison (Grade 9, Northgate Senior High School) and Deahmi Mobley (Grade 9, Central Catholic) were named Pittsburgh Do the Write Thing Challenge Ambassadors for their essays on the impact of gun violence on young people.

Interview: Friends of the Riverfront, Kelsey Ripper

September 10, 2022 – 8:20 am | 30 views
Friends-of-the-Riverfront_logo From 09/10/2022: Kelsey Ripper on Friends of the Riverfront trail development and their upcoming Allegheny River Clean Up Series in collaboration with Allegheny Cleanways (from 9am - Noon on 9/10 in Natrona and 9/11 in Tarentum).