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Jackie Jonas and Middle Passage

October 2, 2010 – 4:11 pm | 1,693 views
2010-10-02-SatShowPics 002 Jackie Jonas joins us to preview her benefit performance of Middle Passage. This evening of stories and music celebrates the Black American experience and features drumming, gospel music, original and traditional stories. Jackie will be joined by Middle Passage singer Raphael Kelly. Proceeds from this performance, held at the Union Project in Highland Park.

Lucy Crelli

October 2, 2010 – 3:48 pm | 1,768 views
2010-10-02-SatShowPics 001 We're pleased to welcome the talented pianist, Lucy Crelli on our program. Lucy, an East End resident, is 15 years-old and attends the Ellis School.

Washington County Children’s Expo

October 2, 2010 – 3:32 pm | 1,436 views
Washington Hear Me - Trinity HS tennis team-5193 SLB visited the Washington County Children’s Exposition and captured stories from children and teenagers about a variety of topics.

Big Sister Rachel Davis and Little Sister Alayzia

October 1, 2010 – 4:25 pm | 1,878 views
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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 Sister Rachel Davis and Little Sister Alayzia, along with …

Sleep-In for the Homeless

September 25, 2010 – 3:14 pm | 1,819 views
helphomeless Coordinator David King joins us to preview Sleep-In for the Homeless, a unique fundraising event that assists Pittsburgh's homeless population. The Sleep-In takes place in the lobby of the City-County Building, downtown Pittsburgh.

City Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival

September 25, 2010 – 10:41 am | 1,361 views
2010-09-25-SatShowPics 003 City Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival includes six performances of new works by middle and high school students, as well as workshops on various aspects of theatre. We'll be joined by a few of the winning playwrights, along with actors who will perform a select scene.

Candelvia Trio

September 25, 2010 – 10:12 am | 2,608 views
Candelvia We're quite pleased to welcome The Candelvia Trio, whose specialize in traditional Venezuelan folk music.

Erik Cochran & Joshua Scherrer

September 18, 2010 – 11:14 am | 5,688 views
2010-09-18-SatShowPics 002 This week we're pleased to welcome two young and talented pianists, Erik Cochran and Joshua Scherrer, live in our studios.

Koslosky Family

September 18, 2010 – 11:02 am | 3,294 views
2010-09-18-SatShowPics 003 We're proud to host the Kosloskys of Plum Borough, as they join us to perform the Fiddler's Polka and other tunes, live in our studios. This family band is made up of 8 year-old Victoria on violin, her 12 year-old sister Sandra on violin, and their father Randy on accordion.

Bill Weiner & Charlie Barath

September 18, 2010 – 10:53 am | 2,139 views
2010-09-18-SatShowPics 004 Bill Weiner is a tremendous country-blues and old time folk guitar picker and singer. He is a rare commodity these days and we are lucky to have him in our neighborhood. He'll be joined by the talented Charlie Barath on harp and vocals.