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Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Young Artist Winners Showcase: Chelsea Lane

April 17, 2010 – 1:50 pm | 2,304 views
PCS As part of our ongoing series, we welcome harpist Chelsea Lane, a very talented senior high school student from Upper St. Clair, live on SLB.

Prime Stage Theater previews Romeo and Juliet

April 17, 2010 – 1:45 pm | 1,645 views
Romeo and Juliet We're pleased to welcome actors from Prime Stage Theatre as they perform a scene from their latest production of the classic, Romeo & Juliet.

Mon River Ramblers

April 17, 2010 – 1:41 pm | 5,449 views
Mon River Ramblers We're pleased to welcome one of Pittsburgh's best bluegrass bands, Mon River Ramblers, back to our studios. They'll be joined by Paul Dvorchak, who will preview the 12th Annual Bluegrass Benefit Concert for St. Joseph's House of Hospitality.

Chris Wells

April 17, 2010 – 12:53 pm | 1,395 views
Plakadis-P1 Chris Wells, PARS president, joins us to discuss the annual Tri-State Antique Radio Festival.

Lincoln Elementary: Earth Day

April 14, 2010 – 12:16 pm | 2,012 views

After an invigorating discussion of how our planet works, Pittsburgh Lincoln K-8 students share with us why they think it’s important to save our environment.

Autumn [audio:]

Deon [audio:]

Naukeya [audio:]

Raymon [audio:]

Syrria [audio:]

Zaire [audio:]

Greenfield Elementary: Earth Day

April 12, 2010 – 12:29 pm | 1,991 views

After an invigorating discussion of how our planet works, Greenfield Elementary students share with us why they think it’s important to save our environment.

Arina [audio:]

Asia [audio:]

Chloe [audio:]

Danair [audio:]

Destiny [audio:]

Jayde [audio:]

Jazmine [audio:]

Mikayla [audio:]

Mustard’s Retreat

April 10, 2010 – 6:03 pm | 1,503 views
Mustards Retreat We're pleased to welcome the wonderful Ann Arbor folk duo, Mustard's Retreat, featuring David Tamulevich and Michael Hough, live in our studios.

Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Young Artist Winner’s Showcase: Teja Badami

April 10, 2010 – 5:54 pm | 4,084 views
Teja Badami

As part of our ongoing series, this week we welcome pianist Teja Badami, a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School, live in our studios.

Teja Badami [audio: Badami.mp3]

Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s Fame

April 10, 2010 – 5:30 pm | 1,848 views
PMTfame “Fame—The Musical” is a bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work.

Christopher Jones

April 3, 2010 – 3:17 pm | 1,534 views
2010-04-03-Sat Show Pics 009 This week we're joined by singer-songwriter Christopher Jones, who will be playing songs from his latest record, Heartland Variations, an album which explores American rural themes.