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Live Music: Gray Buchanan

January 27, 2024 – 11:05 am
IMG_7105 From 01/27/2024: Morgantown-based fiddler, guitarist and singer/songwriter Gray Buchanan previewing her SongSpace show at First Unitarian with Bertha and the Belles, 1/27 (7:30 pm), Shadyside.

Youth Express: Student Actors, Chloe Gorman, Haylie Alivia King, Charlie Stull

January 27, 2024 – 10:35 am
IMG_7081 From 01/27/2024: Student actors Chloe Gorman (18, Bethel Park), Haylie Alivia King (13, PA Leadership Charter School), and Charlie Stull (13, home schooled) share monologues and thoughts about acting.

Youth Express: Youth Chamber Connection, Calliope Quartet

January 27, 2024 – 10:05 am
IMG_7066 From 01/27/2024: In collaboration with Youth Chamber Connection, a string quartet featuring Pearl Lee (12th grade, violin, Winchester Thurston), Michelle Yang (10th grade, violin, Mt. Lebanon), Claire Cho (12th grade, viola, North Allegheny), and Sarah Voigt (11th grade, cello, Shady Side Academy).

Interview: Friends of the Riverfront Litter League 2024, Greg Manley

January 27, 2024 – 8:20 am
litter-league-original From 01/27/2024: Greg Manley on Friends of the Riverfront Litter League 2024, a 6-week competition for the best litter collecting teams in Allegheny County.

Interview: UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Academy, Steven Jones

January 27, 2024 – 7:50 am
upmc-hillman From 01/27/2024 Steven Jones with details on UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Academy, a summer research and academic development program for high school students interested in STEM, biomedicine, and research careers.

Interview: Andrew Carnegie Free Library Cooking Class, Samantha Varela

January 27, 2024 – 7:20 am
CarnegieCarnegie-building-square From 01/27/2024: Samantha Varela discussing a kids' cooking class at Andrew Carnegie Free Library, hosted on 1/31 and 2/7 at 4 pm.

Live Music: The Outer Limits

January 20, 2024 – 11:05 am
The-Outer-Limits_banner From 01/20/2024: Instrumental surf rock trio The Outer Limits featuring Greg Constantino (guitar), Ryan Kanter (bass), and Gary Weiss (drums).

Youth Express: 18 under 18, Daniella & Kavya

January 20, 2024 – 10:35 am
Junior-Achievement From 01/20/2024: Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania 2024 18 Under 18 honorees Daniella Neve (6th grade, South Fayette Middle School) and Kavya Odari (12th grade, Baldwin High School).

Interview: Refugium Art Exhibit, James Brown

January 20, 2024 – 8:20 am
brian-cohen-refugium From 01/20/2024: James Brown on the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy art exhibit Refugium opening 1/25 (6 pm) at Frick Environmental Center.

Live Music: Reliable Child

January 13, 2024 – 11:05 am
Reliable-Child From 01/13/2024: Singer-songwriter Mike Berginc from Reliable Child.