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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Monday, February 10, 2014

Helene Cooper
Helene Cooper is White House correspondent for The New York Times, with a unique perspective on America's first African-American president. Her memoir The House At Sugar Beach, is the story of an idyllic childhood in Liberia--until it became a nightmare.
02/10/2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Adam Liu, cello
Cellist Adam Liu is joined by pianist David Allen Wehr in a recital celebrating Mr. Liu's 10th anniversary in Pittsburgh, and welcoming the Chinese Year of the Horse. The program includes works by Boccherini, Saint-Saens, Chopin, Faure and Brahms, plus the evocative Chinese erhu showpiece Sai Ma (The Horse Race) played by Mr. Liu. Free admission.
02/10/2014
Time: 7:30 pm
PNC Recital Hall, School of Music, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Mamma Mia!
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!The music of ABBA, the story and the characters make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good Broadway show with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. A mother confronts her past as three men return to the Greek Island they've not visited for 21 years - just as her 20-year-old daughter is about to be married.
02/11/2014 - 02/16/2014

Location: Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Av., Pittsburgh, PA
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Swan Lake with the Orchestra
One of Tchaikovsky's most famous ballets, Swan Lake symbolizes more than 100 years of tradition and some of the most revered roles in classical ballet. In a performance of emotional intensity and technical mastery, the ballerina captures the essence of both eternal love and deception in the coveted dual role of Odette and Odile.
02/13/2014 - 02/16/2014
02/13 - 8:00 pm
02/14 - 8:00 pm
02/15 - 8:00 pm
02/16 - 2:00 pm
237 Seventh St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Agamemnon
Agamemnon returns home from the Trojan War victorious, only to discover the deadliest enemies waiting in his bed. Relatives battle for succession and the right to rule in the original Game of Thrones. Ted Hughes' masterful translation of Aeschylus' classic recasts the tragedy to explore themes of remorse, survivors' guilt, and the need to grasp at significance after a tragic death in the family. Holly Thuma directs.
02/13/2014

Location: Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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A Steady Rain
barebones stages another edgy, thought-provoking Pittsburgh premiere: Keith Huff's A Steady Rain, which starred Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig on Broadway. Joey and Denny, best friends since kindergarten, work together as Chicago cops and are practically family: Joey helps out with Denny's wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. But when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line as trust and loyalty struggle for survival against a sobering backdrop of pimps, prostitutes, and criminal lowlifes. Melissa Martin directs David Whalen and barebones artistic director Patrick Jordan.
02/13/2014 - 03/02/2014

Location: New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square E., Pittsburgh, PA
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Music for the Spirit
The PSO and Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh invite the public to a free concert featuring works by Schubert, Dvorak, Schmidt, Ullmann, and others, conducted by Manfred Honeck. Guest artists include the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, directed by Betsy Burleigh; the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts' Concentio directed by Kathryn Barnard; and PSO Associate Principal Viola Tatjana Mead Chamis in Boris Pigovat's instrumental requiem, "The Holocaust."
02/13/2014
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Fauré String Trio with Tara Yaney, flute
Flutist Tara Yaney joins the trio in Mozart's Flute Quartet in D Major, KV 285. The Faure String Trio also plays Mozart's Divertimento in E-flat major KV 563, and Schubert's String trio in B flat major, D.471.
02/13/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Old St. Luke's Church, 330 Old Washington Pike, Carnegie, PA
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Una Voce: The Chamber Choir of Seton Hill
Free concert directed by Mark A. Boyle. Info at 412 835-7720.
02/13/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: St. Valentine Catholic Church, 2710 Ohio St., Bethel Park, PA
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Awakening
Duquesne University’s Red Masquers present Awakening, a one-act play by German expressionist August Stramm. It's a whirlwind journey full of disaster, destruction and chaos.
02/13/2014 - 02/15/2014
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Peter Mills Auditorium, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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