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Pop-up Performance: Brad Yoder, Songspace Concert

September 26, 2020 – 8:35 am | 6 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 | 25 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 | 15 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 | 27 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.

Interview: BOOM Concepts, D.S. Kinsel

August 22, 2020 – 8:20 am | 21 views
Boom-Concepts From 08/22/2020: D.S. Kinsel of BOOM Concepts joins us to talk about Count it Up 2020, an effort to make certain that people who are millennials or part of Generation Z take part in the U.S. census before the 9/30 deadline. If you have not yet taken part, you can do so in 10 minutes -- even if you lost your form or did not receive one -- at

Interview: Time in a Tunnel, James Brown

August 8, 2020 – 8:20 am | 17 views
Time-in-a-Tunnel From 08/08/2020: James Brown from The YMCA Lighthouse Project on how youth ages 16 -22 can take part in Time in a Tunnel, a photo essay project and workshop series where youth will use creativity and voice to bring meaning and perspective to the pandemic and systemic racism through a series of 6 virtual workshops (8/15 to 9/19) and earn a commission for completed works.

Interview: Propel Northside Free Store, Caroline Barmen

July 11, 2020 – 8:35 am | 58 views
From 07/11/2020: Carrie Barmen with details on the Propel Northside Community Wellness Center Free Store, providing fresh produce, bread, personal care items, clothing, and healthy living activities to the Northside.

Interview: TRYPO Camp Crescendo, Jim Rodgers

June 27, 2020 – 10:05 am | 41 views
TRYPOs-Virtual-Summer-2020 From 06/27/2020: Jim Rodgers, Principal Contrabassonist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with music samples and info on Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras Camp Crescendo.

Interview: Max Emiliano Gonzales, GEMS

June 20, 2020 – 8:35 am | 36 views
GEMS_Art From 06/20/2020: Artist, activist and educator Max Emiliano Gonzales a.k.a."GEMS" discussing his recent Black Lives Matter collaborative mural along the Allegheny River

Interview: Joseph Hall, Hotline Ring! Virtual Fundraiser

June 20, 2020 – 8:20 am | 44 views
joseph-hall-300x200 From 06/20/2020: Joseph Hall (Executive Director, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater) with details on upcoming programming as well as Hotline Ring! A Virtual Fundraiser benefiting 1HOOD Media, Boom Concepts, Dreams of Hope, The Legacy Arts Project, PearlArts Studios, and Braddock Carnegie Library Association, 7/16 (5:00pm to midnight)