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Koslosky Family

September 18, 2010 – 11:02 am | 3,386 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 | 2,251 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.

A Fair in the Park

September 11, 2010 – 11:37 am | 1,697 views
2010-09-11-AFairInThePark 005 Jeff Baron takes us live to A Fair in the Park. This free festival features over one hundred artists and craftspeople, food, music, children's activities and more.

Call Restaurants and Diner Lingo

September 4, 2010 – 11:37 am | 1,923 views
rosies_diner John calls in to give our listeners a sneak peak into the world of call restaurants.

Emily Rodgers

September 4, 2010 – 11:29 am | 1,641 views
2010-09-05-Satshowpics 002 This week we're pleased to welcome the very talented singer-songwriter Emily Rodgers. Emily will be joined by Erik Cirelli, whose inspired guitar playing creates an ethereal, ambient atmosphere to adorn her songs.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s Imagine Nation Studio Sundays

September 4, 2010 – 10:10 am | 1,675 views
2010-09-05-Satshowpics 001 Kirsten Testa, a talented 5th grade artist from Jeannette, along with Judy Ross, Director of Marketing at the WMAA, join us to discuss this exciting series. The Westmoreland will host free, themed art activities that will teach children of all ages about art and give them the opportunity to create their own art project in the studio of the museum.

T. Mitchell Bell

August 28, 2010 – 2:43 pm | 1,888 views
TMitchellBell T. Mitchell Bell grew up in a small steel town outside of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bell's musical roots run deep: his great-aunt taught piano, his grandmother played piano at his church, his great-grandfather made fiddles in WV, and his father is a jazz drummer. Absorbing this familial history has enabled Mitch to write timeless country-folk songs with meaningful lyrical content. We're happy to host him live on SLB.

Rachel Carson Homestead Bug Camp

August 28, 2010 – 2:12 pm | 1,948 views
bugcamp1430 Paula Purnell and Margaret Zak of Sense of Place Learning, along with young campers from the Rachel Carson Bug Camp, join us to discuss their experiences this summer learning about and caring for bugs, as well as creating art and music inspired by these tiny creatures.

Gemini Children’s Theater previews Sleeping Beauty

August 28, 2010 – 1:37 pm | 2,237 views
Sleeping-Beauty-Web-Banner-2010 The Gemini Theater produces original, interactive, children's musicals which focus on artistic, cultural and educational themes. This week we welcome members of the cast of Sleeping Beauty as they preview their production of this classic story.

Pittsburgh Manchester – “How To” Storybox

August 23, 2010 – 3:46 pm | 2,855 views
manchester how to storybox 2010 Listen and learn as Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8 4th and 5th graders share their expertise, from how to form tackle too how to make hot wings! This project was made possible with generous support from The Buhl Foundation.