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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Thursday, January 30, 2014

Madagascar
Sheila McKenna directs the regional premiere of J.T. Rogers' play Madagascar, winner of the American Theatre Critics Association's 2004 Osborn Award and the 2005 Pinter Review Prize, starring Helena Ruoti, Larry John Meyers, and Melinda Helfrich. About the nature of memory, the Rashomon-style play puts the audience in a sort of jurists' box, as the three characters tell their stories in direct address, weaving an interlocking web designed to reveal the elusive truth.
01/30/2014 - 02/16/2014

Location: The Carlyle, 306 4th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA
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Asana Utsava: A Celebration of Music and Movement
Come celebrate yoga as a breathtaking artistic expression.  OvreArts has collaborated with several area yoga studios to create music inspired by each studio's philosophy, and each studio will demonstrate the beauty of bridging mind and body with music.
01/30/2014
Time: 7:30pm
Heinz Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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Bach, Beethoven, & Brahms
Originally for organ, Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor was orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski who conducted it in Disney's Fantasia. With its fiery, rich harmonies and powerful spirit, Beethoven's fourth is surprisingly one of his lesser-known works. With playing touted as "superb, tightly controlled and forcefully articulated" by the L. A. Times, pianist and wildlife conservationist Helene Grimaud returns in Brahms' Piano Concerto #1.
01/31/2014 - 02/02/2014
01/31 - 8:00 pm
02/01 - 8:00 pm
02/01 - 8:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Heads
An American engineer. A British embassy employee. A network journalist. And a freelance photographer. As hostages in a war zone, each responds to the unbearable situation differently, with stark reality and difficult choices. Written by EM Lewis and directed by John Shepard, Heads is a heart-wrenching story about finding hope and intimacy in an environment with seemingly no way out.
01/31/2014 - 02/16/2014
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue Pittsburgh, PA
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Oscar Shorts
The annual program featuring Oscar nominees in the Live Action and Animated categories. Nominees will be announced Jan. 16th.
01/31/2014

Location: Regent Square Theater
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Asana Utsava: A Celebration of Music and Movement
Come celebrate yoga as a breathtaking artistic expression. OvreArts has collaborated with ten area yoga studios to create music inspired by each studio's philosophy, and each studio will demonstrate the beauty of bridging mind and body with music.
01/31/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Bloomfield-Garfield Community Center, 113 N. Pacific Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Asase Yaa African-American Dance Theatre
The members of Asase Yaa have traveled to around the world, bridging the gap between African and African-American culture. They've worked with VH1 Hip Hop Honors Awards, Stars of New York Dance, and the premiere of the HBO "Sing your Song" documentary with Harry Belafonte. Presented by Kente Arts Alliance.
02/01/2014
Time: 8:00 pm
6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA
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Compagnie Kafig
This innovative hip-hop ensemble has become an international phenomenon. Inspired by an encounter with eleven young dancers from the shantytowns of Brazil, director and choreographer Mourad Merzouki created Correria and Agwa—two heart-stopping works that showcase a sensational combination of athletic samba, hip-hop and capoeira dance styles. The all-male company from Brazil exhibits theatrical intelligence and is gifted with irresistible personality and astonishing dancing. Bursting with fun, humor and vitality, this show is set to an energetic soundtrack of samba and bossa nova music.
02/01/2014
Time: 8:00 pm
Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Gershwin Valentine
A pianist praised for her “vivid and beautiful playing,” (New York Times) Joyce Yang performs Gershwin's Concerto in F with the Westmoreland Symphony and music director Daniel Meyer. Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 5 completes the evening.
02/01/2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Palace Theater, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA
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"PSO Musicians Care" Fund Benefit Concert
The musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra present a concert to fund public school music programs. Donations will aid in the repair and purchase of musical instruments, transporting students to Heinz Hall for the PSO's education concerts, and music career scholarships. Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts the program of Bach, Haydn, Strauss, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky.
02/01/2014
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Upper St. Clair High School, 1825 McLaughlin Run Rd., Pittsburgh, PA
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