Youth Expression Showcase

Our weekly radio program invites students in Grades K-12 to perform live on the air. Hear young musicians, singer/songwriters, photographers, writers, poets and other people who express themselves through the arts.

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Since 1978, The Saturday Light Brigade has broadcast LIVE spontaneous on-air phone calls from kids and adults as part of its Saturday morning radio program. Now you can hear some of the most memorable calls from people participating in on-air games and other participatory features or simply calling to tell us about something exciting.

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Join us as we celebrate the original talent in our midst with these weekly archives of in-studio performances by regional and national musicians and artists. Folk, bluegrass, jazz, singer/songwriter, international, storytellers and more!

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Interview: Squirrel Hillbillies “On the Loose” Preview

January 23, 2021 – 11:05 am | 14 views
On-the-Loose The Squirrel Hillbillies join The Saturday Light Brigade as we feature songs from their 2021 release On the Loose.

Interview: A Lyrical Christmas Carol, Brady Patsy

December 19, 2020 – 10:05 am | 11 views
Brady-Patsy-Scrooge From 12/19/2020: Pittsburgh Musical Theater Conservatory Director Brady Patsy joins us live to talk about the origins and traditions of A Lyrical Christmas Carol, a musical version of Dickens’ classic tale of redemption. Created in 1991 by Ken and Jane Gargaro, Scrooge continues to delight audiences every year with a wealth of emotion and humor.

Interview: A Country Christmas Preview, Slim Forsythe

December 19, 2020 – 8:35 am | 10 views
Slim-Forsythe From 12/19/2020: Slim Forsythe with details on "A Country Christmas", a live-streamed benefit for North Hills Community Outreach on 12/19 (7 pm) organized by Jim Nied and Slim Forsythe.

Interview: ProjectArt Pittsburgh & The Education Partnership

November 21, 2020 – 8:20 am | 25 views
ProjectArt-The-Education-Partnership Nina Friedman of ProjectArt Pittsburgh and Josh Whiteside of The Education Partnership with details on their efforts to acquire and distribute school and art supplies for local students in the Sheraden and other West End neighborhoods at Pittsburgh Classical Academy.

Interview: Front Porch Society, Joyce Meggerson-Moore

October 31, 2020 – 8:20 am | 31 views
New-Horizon-Theater_screen From 10/31/2020: Joyce Meggerson-Moore of New Horizon Theater joins us to talk about the the 11/5 (7 pm) virtual screening of its production of Front Porch Society.

Interview: RADical Days, Shannon Musgrave

October 10, 2020 – 8:35 am | 21 views
From 10/10/2020: Shannon Musgrave of the Allegheny Regional Asset District with a preview of upcoming RADical Days events from area arts and cultural organizations.

Pop-up Performance: Brad Yoder, Songspace Concert

September 26, 2020 – 8:35 am | 15 views
Songspace-series-09-26-2020 From 09/26/2020: Brian Junker and singer/songwriter Brad Yoder with a preview of a virtual SongSpace concert on 9/26 (7:30pm) featuring Brad Yoder, Morgan Erina and Jason Rafalak. Brad will share a few tunes including his new song Pandemic Upsides.

Interview: CSA Performance Series, The Dragon of Polish Hill

September 19, 2020 – 8:20 am | 31 views
CSA7_WebGraphics_de-620x443-1 From 09/19/2020: Dave English and Will Schutze discuss The Dragon of Polish Hill, the story of two neighborhood residents who were destined never to know each other until Stanley Onion, a 115-year-old man, and Willy James, a rabbit-eared performance artist, are brought together by a chance encounter. Virtual performances are 9/24 and 9/25 (8 pm) and are presented by New Hazlett Theater as part of its Community Supported Art Performance series.

Interview: CSA Performance Series, The Mind-Body Problem

August 29, 2020 – 9:20 am | 26 views
CSA-Mind-Body-Problem From 08/29/2020: Gil Teixeira discussing his new production Mind-Body Problem, an interdisciplinary solo guitar performance that examines the relationships we make in light of rapid technological advancements that impose on our physical space. Virtual performances are 9/3 and 9/4 (8 pm) and are presented by New Hazlett Theater as part of its Community Supported Art Performance series.

Interview: Mustard’s Retreat

August 22, 2020 – 10:05 am | 31 views
From 08/22/2020: Mustard's Retreat, live from Michigan with music from their Defiantly Hopeful tour and a preview of their Sunday 8/23 livestream concert presented by Godfrey Daniels with special guest Katherine Rondeau.