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Live Music: Howling Mob

May 14, 2022 – 11:05 am | 11 views
Howling-Mob-Banner From 05/14/2022: Live mountain music and conversation with trio Howling Mob.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Rebecca Mack

May 14, 2022 – 10:35 am | 6 views
IMG_2828 From 05/14/2022: Rebecca "Becky" Mack, winner of Pittsburgh Concert Society March 2022 auditions, performs selections on oboe.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Girls Choir, Via

May 14, 2022 – 10:05 am | 20 views
IMG_2822 From 05/14/2022: A live performance and interviews with Via from Pittsburgh Girls Choir featuring Lily Butler, Weverly Cohen, Maren Fitzgerald, Molly Frontz, Freya Gordon, Jessie Liu, Lucia Pelling, Eliza Sider-Rose, Orli Trumbull, and Vivienne Volek

Interview: Prime Stage Sprouts, Wayne Brinda

May 14, 2022 – 8:20 am | 13 views
From 05/14/2022: Wayne Brinda details Prime Stage Theatre's new program, Prime Stage Sprouts.

Interview: CROSSINGS, Anita Levels

May 14, 2022 – 7:50 am | 12 views
AkinLowmanCROSSINGS From 05/14/2022: Vocal and spoken word soloist Anita Levels previews the youth premiere of CROSSINGS,a choral ballet co-presented by The Pittsburgh Youth Chorus & Hill Dance Academy Theatre (5/15 at 2:30 at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater).

Interview: Folktale Fight, Kathy Maron-Wood

May 14, 2022 – 7:50 am | 8 views
Folktale-Fight-Semis From 05/14/2022: Kathy Maron-Wood of TELL Pittsburgh on their Folktale Fight (5/19 at 7:00 PM on Zoom).

Doors Open Pgh Open House

May 7, 2022 – 12:00 pm | 54 views
20220507_113912 On Saturday May 7th, self-guided tours of Pittsburgh's Northside from Doors Open Pgh led guests into SLB Radio's youth media center. Listen to recordings from their visit:

Interview: Friendship Flower & Folk Festival, Martha Terry

May 7, 2022 – 8:20 am | 11 views
Friendship-Neighborhood_logo From 05/07/2022: Martha Terry on the Friendship Flower & Folk Festival at Baum Grove (5/7 from 11:00 - 4:00 PM).

Interview: The Manhattans, Gerald Alston

May 7, 2022 – 7:50 am | 14 views
The-Manhattans-feat-Gerald-Alston-600x400-1 From 05/07/2022: Gerald Alston, lead singer of The Manhattans, joined by Joyce Meggerson-Moore on New Horizon Theater Presents The Manhattans (7:30 PM on 5/7 at Kelly Strayhorn Theater). 

Live Music: Halloway Williams

April 30, 2022 – 11:05 am | 20 views
Halloway-Williams_banner From 04/30/2022: Live music and conversation with indie pop singer-songwriter Halloway Williams.