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Youth Express: “Black Lives Matter Here”, 1Hood Media Benefit Show

July 4, 2020 – 10:05 am | 11 views
1Hood_logo From 07/04/2020: Gabriella Salvucci (15, Lincoln Park Performing Arts), Shyheim Banks AKA Treble NLS and Phat Man Dee join us on the morning after their participation in a Black Lives Matter Here - A Concert to Benefit 1Hood Media ( 7/3 at 7 pm) in support of 1Hood Media as they work to build liberated communities through art, education and social justice

Youth Express: Bonnie Synclaire

June 27, 2020 – 10:35 am | 32 views
Bonnie-Synclaire From 06/27/2020: Teen writer Bonnie Synclaire (18, Plum High School Graduate)

Youth Express: Jazz Trio from Center of Life

June 20, 2020 – 10:35 am | 22 views
Center-of-Life-Logo From 06/20/2020: Center of Life youth jazz musicians Marcus Hicks (12th grade, Steel Valley, trumpet), Joseph Hodges (10th grade, Lincoln Park, keyboard), and Danny Evans (11th grade, Lincoln Park, drums)

Youth Express: The Berger Trio

June 20, 2020 – 10:05 am | 42 views
Berger Trio Picture From 06/20/2020: From Youth Chamber Connection, The Berger Trio featuring Jonah (senior, Harvard), Aaron (graduate, Pittsburgh Allderdice) and Gabriela (sophomore, Pittsburgh Allderdice) on their love of classical music and performance

Youth Express: Sloane Simon

June 13, 2020 – 10:35 am | 34 views
Sloan_in_flowers From 06/13/2020: Live remote performance with Sloane Simon (9th grade, Shadyside Academy)

Youth Express: Civic Activists from Pittsburgh Obama

June 13, 2020 – 10:25 am | 14 views
From 06/13/2020: Pittsburgh Obama Class of 2020 graduates Chazzlyn Burke, Jaiell Eleam, and Amila Nikšić on their participation in recent demonstrations against racial injustice including a sit-in at Bakery Square.

Youth Express: Katie Liu

June 13, 2020 – 10:05 am | 12 views
Katie_Liu From 06/13/2020: Katie Liu (11th grade, Montour High School) joins us via phone to discuss her experience as a competition-level pianist

Youth Express: Civic Activists from Pittsburgh Obama

June 6, 2020 – 10:35 am | 58 views
obama-eagle2 From 06/06/2020: Pittsburgh Obama Class of 2020 graduates Chazzlyn Burke, Jaiell Eleam, Kingston Cox and Amila Nikšić on their participation in recent protests against racial injustice as well as plans for a sit-in at Bakery Square (6/6, 3 pm)

Youth Express: Devin Moore

June 6, 2020 – 10:05 am | 19 views
Devin-Moore From 06/06/2020: Violist Devin Moore (rising senior at The Juilliard School) joins us remotely to discuss his recent battle with COVID-19 and highlights as a performer.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians Pianists

May 30, 2020 – 10:35 am | 26 views
From 05/30/2020: Youth pianists Hannah Singhi (11, Glen Montessori), Madeleine Fox (11, Providence Heights Alpha), Kenzie Bucchi (8, Marshall Elementary), Siena Smith (11, Pine Richland) and Clara Yuo (13, Providence Heights Alpha) from the Center for Young Musicians