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Live Music: Mark Williams

October 23, 2021 – 11:05 am | 11 views
Mark-Williams_FB-Banner From 10/23/2021: Mark Williams, a gifted teacher, storyteller and songwriter joins us for live music and conversation.

Youth Express: Poet Shivani Watson

October 23, 2021 – 10:35 am | 102 views
shivani-watson From 10/23/2021: Shivani Watson (Allderdice High School) is a Youth Poet Ambassador of Allegheny County 2021-22 for City of Asylum @ Alphabet City.

Interview: de MOOR, Joyce Meggerson-Moore

October 23, 2021 – 8:20 am | 11 views
de-Moor_Poster_banner From 10/23/2021: Joyce Meggerson-Moore previews New Horizon Theater's production of de MOOR (10/29 - 10/31). 

Interview: Mary Lou’s Mass, Deanna Witkowski

October 23, 2021 – 7:50 am | 10 views
Mary-Lou-Bio_Banner From 10/23/2021: Deanna Witkowski is a pianist-composer-vocalist who wrote jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams' biography. Deanna will perform Mary Lou's Mass - as well as selections from her own Evening Mass - with twelve singers and an instrumental quartet on 10/24 at 7:00 PM (Sacred Heart Church, Shadyside).

Interview: World Affairs Institute, Conner Dalgaard

October 23, 2021 – 7:20 am | 17 views
World-affairs-logo-frame From 10/23/2021: Connor Dalgaard, Youth Voice & Innovation Fellow, co-facilitated the student design committee for the 51st Annual World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders. This event will take place virtually on 11/16, and registration is free and open to all high school students and educators.

Live Music: Slim Forsythe & Gene Gelblum

October 16, 2021 – 11:05 am | 97 views
Slim-Gene_banner From 10/16/2021: Live music and conversation with America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Famer, Slim Forsythe, along with fiddle player, Gene Gelblum.

Youth Express: TRYPO Symphonette

October 16, 2021 – 10:05 am | 50 views
IMG_2429 From 10/16/2021: An outdoor performance by Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (TRYPO) at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

In Studio Pop-Up: CSA Performance Series, Meanwhile

October 16, 2021 – 8:35 am | 49 views
IMG_2437 From 10/16/2021: Mandolinist Bryce Rabideau’s performance “Meanwhile” (10/28 - 10/29 at 8:00 PM) is part of the New Hazlett CSA, a community supported art performance series at New Hazlett Theater.

Interview: Wilkinsburg Arts Festravaganza

October 16, 2021 – 7:50 am | 25 views
popup-arts-fest From 10/16/2021: Jennifer Salmans of Hosanna House shares details about the Wilkinsburg Arts Festravaganza (10/16, 1-4pm)

Live Music: Lindsay Merrow

October 9, 2021 – 11:05 am | 9 views
Lindsay-Merrow_Banner From 10/09/2021: Live fiddle music and conversation with musician and teacher, Lindsay Merrow.