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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SLB Radio’s Oral History Program connects teens with adult role models in their communities. Click here to listen.

Callers

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.

Performance

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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YES: Pittsburgh Musical Theater

October 17, 2015 – 12:40 pm | 1,955 views
IMG_0318 From 10/17/2015: Pittsburgh Musical Theater performers Rush Hodgin (17, Pine Richland), Sky Bennett (17, Allderdice), Sabina May (16, Moon Township), and Mia Schmidtetter (16, Fox Chapel), accompanied by music director, James Rushin, preview the upcoming show, Oliver, running October 22 to 25 at the Byham Theater.

YES: City Theatre Company Young Playwrights

September 26, 2015 – 1:30 pm | 1,092 views
IMG_0169 From 09/26/2015: City Theatre Company 2015 Young Playwrights award-winners Korey Grecek (13, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter), Tara Marsh (14, Lincoln Junior/Senior High School), Ciara Sing (15, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12), Michelle Do (16, North Hills High School), and Sasha Edwards (16, Washington High School) all have plays selected for the 2015 Young Playwrights Contest.

YES: Riversong String Band

September 19, 2015 – 1:19 pm | 1,345 views
IMG_0148 From 09/19/2015: The Arnold-Mages sisters of Southside Slopes, Josephine (5), Lillian (6), Camille (12), and Emily (15), are four fiddlers who perform as Riversong.

YES: Center of Life

August 29, 2015 – 1:34 pm | 2,409 views
IMG_0103 From 8/29/2015: Ellis Durham (17, Gateway), Skylar Thomas (15, Pittsburgh CAPA), and Milan Grayson (14, Pittsburgh CAPA) discussed their experience at Center of Life's summer jazz program and played tracks from a CD recorded at the camp.

YES: Pianists from the Pittsburgh Music Academy

August 22, 2015 – 10:40 am | 3,346 views
IMG_9917 From 8/22/2015: Pianists Isabella Sysak (7, Our Lady of Grace), school), Vyla Tomachesky (7, Our Lady of Grace), Sophia Muoio (7, Mt. Lebanon Montessori), Cindy Li (13, Wexford) and Ethan Li (5, Wexford) of Pittsburgh Music Academy.

YES: Pittsburgh Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment (PRYSE)

August 8, 2015 – 11:17 am | 1,344 views
From 8/8/2015: Reflections from Pittsburgh Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment (PRYSE)summer camp students Sharif Muzhimu (12, Arsenal Middle School), Niraj Nepal (14, South Brooks Middle School), Champa Phuyal (13, Beechwood Elementary School) and Chali Chhetri (15, Keystone Oaks High School).

YES: Candace and Bria discuss Big Brothers Big Sisters

August 1, 2015 – 12:55 pm | 1,271 views
From 8/1/2015: Candace and Bria discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS Staff Kristine Pace.

YES: Urban Impact Shakes preview The Merchant of Venice

July 25, 2015 – 12:17 pm | 1,442 views
From 7/25/2015: A scene from the Urban Impact Shakes production of The Merchant of Venice with Johnny Sikma and cast members J'Quay Gibbs (18, IUP), Marlo Hall (20, Cal U), Melannie Taylor (17, Pittsburgh CAPA) and Skyla Bruno (15, Pine Richland), 8/6 to 8/9, New Hazlett Theater.

YES: Students from the Nameless in August Summer Rock Academy

July 18, 2015 – 10:56 am | 1,289 views
From 7/18/2015: Students from the Nameless in August Summer Rock Academy, featuring Vyla Tomachesky (7, vocals, Thornburg), Sophia Kaulen (8, guitalele, Polish Hill), Henry Shaw (6, guitalele, Friendship), Oona Shaw (9, drums, Friendship), Evelyn Hertzog (9, cello, Upper St. Clair), and Estella Fritz (9, electric guitar, South Fayette).

YES: PCS Competition Winner, Pianist, Sora Hoppo

July 11, 2015 – 11:58 am | 3,321 views
From 7/11/2015: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Competition winner Sora Hoppo (10, Franklin Elementary School) with selections on piano.