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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Gershwinter Night
In collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, a tribute to the music of George and Ira Gershwin includes selections from Porgy and Bess – featuring the Sean Jones International All-Star Quintet with special guest Eli Degibri, the famed Israeli saxophonist and Director of the Red Sea Jazz Festival, plus drummer Roger Humphries, bassist Dwayne Dolphin, pianist Alton Merrell, and trumpeter Sean Jones.
12/29/2012 - 12/30/2012
12/29 - 8:00 pm
12/30 - 2:00 pm
August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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First Night Pittsburgh 2013
An alcohol-free, family friendly, arts-oriented celebration of the New Year with lots of indoor as well as outdoor activities. Detailed schedule available online. First Night buttons, required for indoor performances, are available in advance at many locations.
12/31/2012
Time: 6:00 pm - late

Location: Cultural District, downtow, Pittsburgh, PA
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Auld Lang Syne Gala
Cocktails, dinner, concert, and dancing into 2013 are ticketed independently. Come for the concert at 9:30, just the dancing, or get the full VIP package. Tickets available online. Antony Walker leads the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and resident artists.
12/31/2012
Time: 6:30 pm-1:00am

Location: Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Flashdance - The Musical
Based on the hit movie, Flashdance–The Musical tells the unforgettable story of Alex, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality. It is only appropriate that the national tour premieres in the city that help set the stage for this unique musical.
01/01/2013 - 01/06/2013
Time: various

Location: Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Chief
Starring Tom Atkins and directed by Ted Pappas, The Chief offers stories about the founding of a legendary football dynasty, and a great American city. Back for a 10th anniversary celebration, this made-in-Pittsburgh play about Arthur J. Rooney, Sr., by Rob Zellers & Gene Collier is the best-selling and most beloved production in Public Theater history.
01/03/2013 - 01/12/2013
O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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