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

April 10, 2010 – 5:54 pm | 4,313 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 | 1,865 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 | 1,548 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.

Animal Friends visit

April 3, 2010 – 10:34 am | 3,780 views
2010-04-03-Sat Show Pics 002 Ann Ensminger of Animal Friends drops by our studios once again, bringing down a little puppy in hopes of finding it a home. If you'd like to adopt a cuddly little creature, Animal Friends is a great place to start!

Joseph Vresilovic and Andrew & Eric Smith

April 3, 2010 – 10:23 am | 2,571 views
2010-04-03-Sat Show Pics 005 We're pleased to host these three childhood friends who are also musicians, artists and entrepreneurs. They'll join us live in our studios to play select musical pieces and discuss their new book, How to Start a Business--for Kids!

Ortner-Roberts Trio

March 27, 2010 – 3:06 pm | 3,586 views
2010-03-27-Sat Show Pics 006 We're pleased to welcome back this famous duo, who, along with drummer Tom Elrick, becomes a swinging trio as they delightfully explore the jazz of Benny Goodman's days with Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa. Live in our studios.

Big Brother Eric O’Brien and Little Brother Amir

March 27, 2010 – 2:38 pm | 2,108 views
Big Brother Eric O'Brien and Little Brother Amir 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 Brother Eric O'Brien and Little Brother Amir, along with BBBS staff member Erin O'Brien. Sponsored by Supercuts.

Gemini Theater previews Little Mermaid

March 27, 2010 – 2:28 pm | 1,769 views
Gemini Theater 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 Little Mermaid as they preview their production live in our studios.

Kids & Technology Showcase

March 20, 2010 – 2:37 pm | 4,091 views
Kids & Technology Showcase Mac Howison of The Sprout Fund joins us to discuss their Spark grants, aimed at educating children through exposure to technology, along with students from HHOL, Joe Wos of the Toonseum, and Deren Guler from RePlayMyPlay.

Theatre for Young Audiences feature: Alice with Buddy Nutt

March 20, 2010 – 2:08 pm | 2,246 views
Alice Cast members from Alice, inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic tale, join us to preview a scene, along with music director Buddy Nutt, who will provide the soundtrack, live on SLB.