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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Monday, February 18, 2013

East Winds Saxophone Quintet
Symphony East presents a lunch and music program with a saxophone quartet from the East Winds Symphonic Band. Reservations: 724-327-4295
02/18/2013
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, Murrysille, PA


American Idiot
Direct from Broadway, the musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day's album of hits including "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," and the title track, this show is directed by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreographed by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch) and orchestrated by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal).
02/19/2013 - 02/24/2013
Time: various

Location: Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Bowfire
Bowfire features the top violinists and fiddlers on the continent in an electrifying performance, taking its audience on a musical journey involving great sound, choreography, dramatic lighting, set design, and costumes. 
02/20/2013
Time: 7:30pm
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown, PA
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Chess
In the midst of the Cold War, Freddie Trumper of the USA and Anatoly Sergievsky of the Soviet Union face off in a world championship chess tournament. The two men, with the reputation of their countries at stake, prove weak in the face of love and loyalty. Released first as a concept album in 1984, Chess has a critically acclaimed score by ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson. Directed by Scott Wise.
02/21/2013 - 03/03/2013
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Spring Awakening
Directed by Tomé Cousin with Musical Direction by Thomas Douglas, Spring Awakening fuses the 19th century German expressionist ideas of Frank Wedekind with the modern angst and energy of the pop-music scene. This Tony award-winning musical follows a group of adolescent students as they struggle with sexual repression and double standards from teachers and parents, leading to more confusion and pain. (Contains adult themes and profanity.)
02/21/2013 - 03/02/2013

Location: Chosky Theater, Purnell center, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA
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Cabaret 2013
This restyled event showcases the versatile Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artists in Broadway numbers, novelty songs, show tunes, and hilarious surprises. The Opera's George R. White Studio becomes an intimate New York City-style cabaret, and emcee and pianist Mark Trawka brings his devilish sense of humor to each performance.
02/22/2013 - 02/26/2013
02/22 - 8:00 pm
02/23 - 8:00 pm
02/24 - 2:00 pm
02/26 - 7:00 pm

Location: Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA
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Whispers of Light: A Story of Hope
A world-premiere ballet by Maria Caruso in two acts, in tribute to The Highmark Caring Place. With an original score by Nancy Galbraith, the ballet is based on stories of the children themselves, examining the grieving process of children who are experiencing the loss of a parent or loved one.
02/22/2013 - 02/23/2013
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Dialogues of the Carmelites
Duquesne's Opera Workshop (Guenko Guechev, director) presents Poulenc's "Dialogues of the Carmelites."
02/22/2013 - 02/24/2013
02/22 - 8:00 pm
02/24 - 2:00 pm

Location: Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics
This exhibition provides a beautiful and fascinating look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia (what is now present-day Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan). Produced for both the luxury and middle-class markets, these vessels, bowls, pitchers, and bottles reflect numerous cultural and artistic influences and an aesthetic sensibility that seems startling modern.
02/23/2013 - 06/15/2013
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Asteria - Renaissance Love Songs
Asteria burst on the national scene in 2004, winning Early Music America's Unicorn Prize and praise from the New York Times. The duo of Eric Redlinger (tenor and lute) and Sylvia Rhyne (soprano) brings out the passion and emotional impact of late medieval and Renaissance songs.
02/23/2013
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Carey Performing Arts Center, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
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