FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Jersey Boys is "Working Its Way Back" to Pittsburgh! It's the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons. Watch how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history with such hits as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don’t Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You."
09/04/2012 - 09/21/2012
Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Music of Golijov and Ljova
Klezmer and gypsy inspired works including Asha, Love Potion, and Expired by Ljova (Lev Zhurbin), then The Dreams and Prayers of Issac the Blind by Osvaldo Golijov. Free admission. Donations welcome. Cash bar.
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Bar Marco, 2216 Penn Ave., Pitttsburgh, PA
August: Osage County
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, Tracy Letts' August: Osage County is a wild ride that tells the story of the Westons, a hysterical yet horrifically dysfunctional clan that comes together at their Oklahoma home when the patriarch disappears. Forced to confront unspoken truths and secrets, the family must also contend with Violet, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled woman at the center of this storm. Directed by John Shepard.
09/06/2012 - 09/23/2012
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue Pittsburgh, PA
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River City Swing Band
The Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership's Farmers Maket Lunchtime Concert Series presents the River City Swing Band complete with a swing dance duo.
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA
First Fridays: Ancient Future
The music of Ancient Future is an exhilarating fusion of exciting rhythms and exotic sounds featuring virtuoso musicians from around the globe. Their music combines contemporary jazz and rock with the irresistible rhythms of Africa, Bali, India, the Middle East and South America, the rich harmonies of European classical music, and the melodic knowledge of the whole world.
Time: 7:00 pm
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA
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A Fair in the Park
Over 100 regional and national American contemporary craft artists exhibit clay, textile, jewelry, metal, glass, wood and mised media works of art. Featuring creaft demonstrations, live music, performance art, kid's activities, and a variety of foods.
09/07/2012 - 09/09/2012
Location: Mellon Park, Fifth and Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
The Dukes of Dixieland
The best of traditional Dixieland jazz woven together pop. gospel and country. Bright, brassy and smooth, with more than 38 years of tradition behind them, the Dukes bring a time-honoredauthenticity to all of the hits of Dixie's yesteryear. "The audience is really in love with you."–Keith Lockhart, Conductor, Boston Pops Orchestra.
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: University Union, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
Two Ballet Premieres
The premiere of two ballets by founding directors Blake Ragghianti and Luke Mayernik, with orchestra conducted by Ryan Keeling and Alejandro Pinzon -- The Alkonost, with music by Mayernik, and Infinity, with music by Ragghianti. Choreography is by Alan Obuzor, Kelsey Bartman, and Pearlann Porter featuring Texture Contemporary Ballet Company and The Pillow Project. Mention WQED and get a 25% discount on tix, online or at the box office!
Time: 4 & 8pm
Location: CAPA Theater, 111 Ninth Street, Downtown Pittsburgh
East Winds Symphonic Band
The Saxonburg Arts Festival presents this East Pittsburgh-based community band in patriotic works including America the Beautiful, You're a Grand Old Flag and Armed Forces Salute; marches On the Mall and Americans We; Broadway favorites including Seventy-Six Trombones and selections from Chicago; plus movie music from Aladdin and by John Williams. Free admission.
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: 365 Saxonburg Blvd, Saxonburg, PA
Michael Jackson, baritone
Baritone Michael Jackson performs with guest mezzo-soprano Adele Grabowski and organist Martin Barstow. The program will include Josef Rheinberger's Six Religious Songs, Op.157, Max Reger's Op.105 for Organ and Voice, and J. S. Bach's Cantata #57 "Selig ist der Mann," which will feature singers from the Covenant Church of Pittsburgh.
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Heinz Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA