Youth Expression Showcase

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Youth Express: “I’m Not that Person”

September 14, 2019 – 10:35 am | 24 views
DSC_0010 From 09/14/2019: Matt Sgro (15, South Fayette) and Josh Milteer (18, CCAC) on "I'm Not That Person", their FBI PSA Video Contest award-winning video exploring the stigma of drug addiction stigma

Youth Express: Tune it! Tuesdays!

September 14, 2019 – 10:05 am | 38 views
DSC_0003 From 09/14/2019: Phat Man Dee with a sample of what you'll hear at Tune It! Tuesdays!, a youth oriented community jam session at Black Forge Coffeehouse along with Gabriella Salvucci (14, Lincoln Park Performing Arts) and Windafire (16, home-schooled)

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

September 7, 2019 – 10:05 am | 33 views
IMG_0144 From 09/07/2019: Chris Thyberg and Jasai (10, Pittsburgh Minadeo) on their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Kara Kimicata.

Youth Express: Author Abbigayle Grace

August 31, 2019 – 10:05 am | 35 views
IMG_0096 From 08/31/2019- Author Abbigayle Grace (18, graduate of Heritage Grove Academy Homeschool in Kentucky) on her book Elfboy (The Pizza Shop Chronicles Book 1)

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Joseph Sandler

August 24, 2019 – 10:35 am | 32 views
IMG_0029 From 08/24/2019- Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Award winning baritone Joseph Sandler accompanied on the piano by Jamie Cohen

Youth Express Pittsburgh Musical Theater

August 24, 2019 – 10:05 am | 73 views
IMG_0009  From 8/24/10- Charlotte Kinslow (12, Chartiers Valley Middle School), Allison Presutti (12, West Allegheny Middle School), Ilyssa Bails (12, Community Day School), Ellie Tongel (15, Plum High School) and Gia Marinacci (16, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School) with a preview of the Pittsburgh Musical Theater production Broadway at the Overlook, 9/4 to 9/8 (7:30 pm), West End Elliot Overlook

In-Studio Pop Up: 2019 Kindergarten, Here I Come!

August 17, 2019 – 11:00 am | 34 views
IMG_9948 From 08/17/2019: Live coverage of the 15th Annual Kindergarten Readiness Celebration at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, including kindergartners from the Class of 2032

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Skyler Moon

August 17, 2019 – 10:35 am | 19 views
IMG_9941 From 08/17/2019: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Award winner Skyler Moon with selections on harp.

Youth Express: Seton Center Musicians

August 17, 2019 – 10:05 am | 20 views
IMG_9934 Guitarist Horacio Ruiz (9, St. Bernard School) and violinists Ethan von Hedemann (16, Keystone Oaks High School) and Evan Koepfinger (16, Achievement House Cyber Charter School) with instructors John Ott and John Tyillian of Seton Center School of Music

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Emily Gallagher

August 10, 2019 – 10:35 am | 19 views
IMG_9927 From 08/10/2019: Pittsburgh Concert Society honoree soprano vocalist Emily Gallagher (Carnegie Mellon) accompanied by Jaime Cohen on piano.