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Pittsburgh Miller Pre-K-5 Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009 – 4:56 pm | 1,895 views

What are you thankful for? After personal reflection, these students from Pittsburgh Miller Pre-K-5 outlined, wrote and recorded these short essays. Their answers are wide-ranging and uplifting.

Jonathan [audio:]

Nasan [audio:]

Quentell [audio:]

Tre [audio:]

Dalon [audio:]

Desjorda [audio:]


Pittsburgh Lincoln K-5 Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009 – 4:53 pm | 1,662 views
What are you thankful for? After personal reflection, these students from Pittsburgh Lincoln K-5 outlined, wrote and recorded these short essays. Their answers are wide-ranging and uplifting.

Brian Ashley Jones

November 21, 2009 – 5:36 pm | 1,896 views
brianashleyjones2 We're pleased to welcome Brian Ashley Jones, a soulful singer, accomplished lead guitarist, and versatile touring Americana songwriter. Originally from South Carolina, Brian is now based out of Music City, USA, otherwise known as Nashville. Tisha Simeral will be joining him live on upright bass.

Rick Bruening

November 7, 2009 – 4:34 pm | 20,317 views
acoustic-guitar-small Acoustic folk picker and storyteller Rick Bruening live in our studios.

St. Thomas’ Episcopal School Pipe Band

November 7, 2009 – 4:07 pm | 3,603 views
stthomasschoolpipeband In anticipation of their Balmoral Classic appearance, the award winning St. Thomas' Episcopal School Pipe Band joins us for a live radio performance. This five-time Junior World Champion band electrifies the audience with traditional and contemporary music performed by pipers and drummers, supplemented with keyboard, percussion, fiddle, and guitar.

My Favorite Dessert

October 24, 2009 – 3:55 pm | 2,539 views
pyrcGreenLogo-01 Students from Manchester Elementary and Greenfield Elementary school's 4th and 5th grade ESW workshops met for the first time this week and lent their voices to a fun piece about their favorite dessert.

Rob Stewart: Transit Authority Figures

October 24, 2009 – 2:18 pm | 2,437 views
robstewartgazettepic Northampton, MA resident and graphic designer Rob Stewart joins us to discuss his very unique project, Transit Authority Figures, in which he develops beautiful, yet hypothetical subway maps for unlikely locales.

Pittsburgh Musical Theater: Les Misérables

October 24, 2009 – 1:35 pm | 3,152 views
PMT2009-10-24 Pittsburgh Musical Theater previews Les Miserable, the timeless story of revolution and love that has touched lives around the world. This production combines the students of PMT's Richard E. Rauh Conservatory with CAPA's 80-piece student orchestra.

Gordon Neidinger Young Mandolin player

October 17, 2009 – 5:05 pm | 5,381 views
gordonneidinger Fourteen-year-old mandolin player, Gordon Neidinger, performs live for us! Gordon is a Ben Avon resident and member of the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra. He has made guest appearances with The Great American Gypsies. Gordon also studies acoustic guitar. He is enrolled in the PA Cyber Charter School.

Prime Stage Theater: Our Town

October 10, 2009 – 12:05 pm | 1,769 views

Prime Stage Theater presents an American Classic: Our Town.

Prime Stage’s founder, Wayne Brinda and some cast members, stop by our studio to read a scene from the play. All perforances of Prime Stage’s 2009/10 season are presented at …