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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Thursday, August 9, 2012

After Chekhov: Brian Friel's The Yalta Game & Afterplay
The Yalta Game : From a theme in Chekhov's famous short story "The Lady With the Lapdog," two strangers meet on holiday and almost manage to convince one another that disappointments are “merely the postponement of the complete happiness to come…”Afterplay: 1920's Moscow, a small run-down café. Uncle Vanya's niece Sonya Serebriakova, now in her forties, is the only customer…until the arrival of the Three Sisters' put-upon brother, Andrey Prozorov.
08/10/2012 - 08/26/2012
Stephen Foster Memorial Pittsburgh, PA
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2012 Artists of the Year
Known for images that address social and beauty/body issues and Artist of the Year, photographer Charlee Brodsky, presents all new work that explores a new subject: her West Highland White Terrier, Max. Emerging Artist Vanessa German is a scultor, poet, actress and singer who is inspired by African American/Black Folk Art. She will exhibit installations, sculpture and spoken-word performances.
08/10/2012 - 10/28/2012
6300 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA
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Bluegrass at Garrett Lakes Festival
The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival presents Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys.
08/11/2012
Time: 7:30pm

Location: Garrett College Auditorium, McHenry, MD
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East Winds Symphonic Band
Based in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh, the East Winds Symphonic Band performs a variety of music arranged for concert band, including symphonies, marches and popular melodies. The band is composed of approximately 70 amateurs who share a common interest in performing this music. Free admission.
08/12/2012
Time: 10:30 am
Mellon Park, Fifth & Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Amanda Plazek, organ
Amanda Plazek of St. Mary of the Mount Church, Pittsburgh, PA. Freewill offerings accepted.
08/12/2012
Time: 4:00 pm
St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Bellini's Norma
Bellini's Norma, including the infamously difficult soprano aria "Casta Diva," is considered the apex of the bel canto operatic style. The titular high priestess is filled with treasonous desire for a Roman soldier, forcing her to choose between duty and love. Shown in HD from the outdoor arena stage at the Teatro Antico Taormina, Italy.
08/12/2012 - 08/21/2012
08/12 - 2:00 pm
08/21 - 7:00 pm

Location: Oaks Theater, 310 Allegheny River Blvd. Oakmont, PA
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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Under the Stars
Free admission. PBT dances August Bournonville's Napoli Variations, Dwight Rhoden's Chromatic, and George Balanchine's Sylvia Pas de Deux. Free pre-performance activities for children and families begin at 5:00 pm. For info, and reservations to a pre-performance dinner with the dancers, visit PBT's web site or phone 412 281-0360.
08/16/2012
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Middle Road Performance Area, Hartwood Acres,
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