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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s Anwen and Aviana

January 8, 2011 – 5:02 pm | 2,540 views
2011-01-08-Sat Show Pics 004 This week we're joined by PBT School students Anwen David and Aviana Adams, both of whom were selected to compete in the prestigious Prix de Lausanne 2011 in Switzerland. The competition's goal is to reveal the potential of exceptionally talented young dancers from around the globe. These gifted teens will discuss their art and aspirations live in our studios.

Read Connolly

January 8, 2011 – 1:45 pm | 1,938 views
2011-01-08-Sat Show Pics 007 This week we're pleased to welcome the very talented multi-instrumentalist Read Connolly, who will perform solo instrumental picking on guitar and dobro.

University Prep: Letters to the Editor

January 5, 2011 – 3:56 pm | 2,473 views
IMG_0419 Following the resignation of PPS Superintendent Mark Roosevelt, students in the 9th grade at University Prep wrote letters to the editor regarding what they would like to see in a new superintendent.

Gateway High School – Personal Narratives

January 5, 2011 – 2:41 pm | 1,594 views
gateway class Students from Gateway High School open up with some personal anecdotes.

New Years Hopes

December 29, 2010 – 5:29 pm | 2,946 views
Hopes Storyboxes Look for six new SLB StoryBoxes featuring the voices of sixty children expressing their hopes for 2011 at First Night Pittsburgh. Created in conjunction with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Hear Me project, these StoryBoxes will be installed at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Center, 805/807 Liberty Avenue, Downtown from New Year's Eve through late January.

Sydney Wolff

December 18, 2010 – 4:51 pm | 15,770 views
2010-12-18-Sat Show Pics 002 Sydney Wolff stops down to our studios to share her holiday song with our listeners.

Rosa Colucci

December 18, 2010 – 2:53 pm | 4,367 views
2010-12-18-Sat Show Pics 005 This week we're proud to welcome back the very talented Rosa Colucci and her band, who will play some holiday favorites, live in our studios

Big Couple Eron and Becky McMillen and Little Brother Skylar

December 18, 2010 – 2:51 pm | 1,976 views
2010-12-18-Sat Show Pics 001 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 Couple Eron and Becky McMillen and Little Brother Skylar, along with BBBS staff member Kristine Pace.

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra

December 18, 2010 – 10:46 am | 2,749 views
2010-12-18-Sat Show Pics 003 As part of our ongoing series with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, this week we proudly welcome a string quartet comprised of talented teens.

Joseph Merchant & Laura Rollick

December 11, 2010 – 1:17 pm | 14,928 views
2010-12-11-Sat Show Pics 004 As part of our ongoing series with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, we proudly welcome the talented Joseph Merchant and Laura Rollick, on bassoon and oboe, respectively.