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Live Music: Avi Diamond

July 8, 2017 – 11:05 am | 313 views
IMG_3754 From 07/08/2017: Pittsburgh-based songwriter and jazz singer Avi Diamond accompanied by Al Jeffe (guitar) and Kevin Lynch (cajon)

Live Music: Bryan McQuaid

July 1, 2017 – 11:05 am | 381 views

From 07/01/2017: Live acoustic/folk with local songwriter Bryan McQuaid

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Live Music: Jess Klein

June 24, 2017 – 11:05 am | 170 views
IMG_3654 From 06/24/2017: Live music with singer-songwriter, Jess Klein

In-Studio Pop Up: Pittsburgh Festival Opera

June 24, 2017 – 8:35 am | 223 views
IMG_3638 From 06/24/2017: Anqwenique Wingfield and Lori Carrau perform a duet, with piano accompanist, Anthony Gray, for the Pittsburgh Festival Opera production of Hansel and Gretel, Winchester Thurston School, Oakland (7/1, 7/8 and 7/15 at 11 am)

Live Music: Mike Berginc, As Ladders

June 17, 2017 – 11:05 am | 360 views
IMG_3633 From 06/17/2017: Live music with local singer-songwriter Mike Berginc from As Ladders.

Live Music: Mitch Littler

June 10, 2017 – 11:05 am | 430 views
IMG_3572 From 06/10/2017: Blues writer and performer, Mitch Littler, with original and classic blues songs.

Live Music: Jacob Klein

June 3, 2017 – 11:05 am | 837 views
IMG_3557_Banner From 06/03/2017: Live music with local singer-songwriter Jacob Klein.

In-Studio Pop Up: Front Porch Theatricals

May 20, 2017 – 8:35 am | 253 views
IMG_3491 From 05/20/2017: Front Porch Theatricals with a live in-studio preview of the musical Violet, running 5/19 to 5/21 and 5/25 to 5/28 at the New Hazlett Theater.

The Social Network, Hip-Hop Concert

May 12, 2017 – 6:00 pm | 235 views
The-Social-Network-22 On May 12, 2017, The KRUNK Movement, YMCA Lighthouse, Hazelwood Media Justice, 1Hood and Arts Greenhouse collaborated with Youth Express and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh to present a live hip-hop show with music written by the youth in those programs.

Live Music: Low Down Brass Band

May 6, 2017 – 11:05 am | 401 views
IMG_3418_banner From 05/06/2017: Chicago's Low Down Brass Band with a preview of Pittonkatonk 2017, 5/6 (1 to 11 pm), Vietnam Veterans Pavilion, Schenley Park.