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    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.
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Releases Filed Under: Community Engagement

VOLUNTEERS IN THE ARTS (VITA) TO BE RECOGNIZED AT ANNUAL LUNCHEON
The Dominion Foundation and WQED Present A Year of Volunteers A special luncheon celebrating the contributions of the 2014 Dominion VITA Awards winners Friday, October 10, 2014 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. David L. Lawrence Convention Center Downtown Pittsbur

CELLO FURY TO PERFORM IN DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH'S MARKET SQUARE IN CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
Join Classical WQED-FM 89.3 & Cello Fury on September 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Market Square Farmers Market

2014 press releases in Community Engagement


OPEN CALL FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS TO HONOR REGIONAL VOLUNTEERS
26th Annual Dominion Volunteer in the Arts (VITA) Awards to honor volunteers on Friday, October 10, 2014

2014 GRAMMY NOMINEE FOR BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM ALASTAIR MOOCK TO PERFORM AT THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL

COMMUNITY CINEMA SERIES CONTINUES WITH "THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI"
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Noon

LOCAL AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES TO BE HONORED AT AWARDS CEREMONY
Yearlong Initiative Concludes With BMe Awards to Honor Local Men Making a Positive Impact in Our Communities

2013 press releases in Community Engagement


A NEW WQED WEB SERIES SHOWCASES PITTSBURGH INNOVATORS

SIX-FILM COMMUNITY CINEMA SERIES BEGINS WITH LOOK AT OBSTACLES TO EDUCATION FOR LATINA ADOLESCENTS
WQED's Community Cinema Series Launches Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6 p.m.

PBS, SUNDANCEPRODUCTIONS, SMOKING DOG FILMS AND CACTUS THREE ANNOUNCE THE MARCH, NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE HISTORIC MARCH ON WASHINGTON
WQED Profiles Pittsburgh Residents Who Were There Online

WQED TO DRAW MAJOR CROWD TO THE THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL
WQED Pittsburgh will have a major presence at this year’s Three Rivers Arts Festival. iQ Kids Radio will bring a multitude of events to the festival and Classical WQED-FM 89.3 will broadcast live from the festival on June 10 and will also provide highl

PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE NEW WQED INITIATIVE THROUGH A GRANT FROM THE HEINZ ENDOWMENTS

WQED and SLB RADIO PRODUCTIONS, INC. LAUNCH COMMERCIAL-FREE KIDS RADIO
Free online radio service for children and families launches

2012 press releases in Community Engagement


WQED AND DOMINION FOUNDATION CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERS IN THE ARTS
WQED and the Dominion Foundation Present a Year of Volunteers

PENNSYLVANIA SECURITIES COMMISSIONER JOINS FINRA FOUNDATION AND AARP REPRESENTATIVES FOR PANEL DISCUSSION AT WQED
Trick$ of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud Screening and Panel Discussion Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:15 a.m. WQED Multimedia 4802 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 R.S.V.P. to 412-622-1512

OPEN CALL FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS TO HONOR REGIONAL VOLUNTEERS
24th Annual Dominion Volunteer in the Arts (VITA) Awards to honor volunteers on Friday, October 12, 2012

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION SERIES TO AIR MONTHLY ON WQED'S 4802 PROGRAM
"4802: Road to the White House" airs the last Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. on WQED-TV

2011 press releases in Community Engagement


GET "PITTSBURGH'ED UP" FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH A SPECIAL DOUBLE FEATURE EVENT
"Pittsburgh From the Air" Makes Its Theatrical Debut In A Double Feature With "My Tale of Two Cities" Hollywood Theater 1449 Potomac Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15216 Friday, December 16, at 7:00 p.m.

WQED PITTSBURGH AND THE DOMINION FOUNDATION CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERS IN THE ARTS
WQED Multimedia and The Dominion Foundation Present A Year of Volunteers

WQED T0 HOST SCREENING AND DISCUSSION OF NOT IN OUR T0WN: LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
Not In Our Town National Week of Action Kicks Off September 18, 2011

MANAGING MARCELLUS: A YEAR-LONG EFFORT IN PUBLIC EDUCATION
Public invited to participate in deliberative theater event at WQED regarding Marcellus Shale

NOMINATE ARTS ORGANIZATION VOLUNTEERS FOR 23rd ANNUAL DOMINION VOLUNTEER IN THE ARTS (VITA) AWARDS

FREEDOM RIDERS DOCUMENTARY AND ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES HAVE TIES TO TRI-STATE AREA
Civil Rights Programming to Air on WQED-TV This May In Recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Riders

WQED SHOWING THREE COMMUNITY CINEMA SCREENINGS TO CLOSE 2010-2011 SEASON

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW ANNOUNCES 2011 PRODUCTION TOUR NEW BROADCAST SEASON STARTS TONIGHT ON PBS
Antiques Roadshow Visits Pittsburgh in August 2011

2010 press releases in Community Engagement


WQED's COMMUNITY CINEMA SERIES WELCOMES THE PUBLIC TO FREE SCREENINGS
WQED Community Cinema Series to be held once a month through June 2011

GOODWILL OF SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA PARTNERS WITH WQED FOR JANUARY'S COMMUNITY CINEMA
Independent Lens: For Once In My Life Challenges What It Means to Live With Disabilities

WQED PITTSBURGH AND THE DOMINION FOUNDATION CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERS IN THE ARTS
WQED Multimedia and The Dominion Foundation present A Year of Volunteers A special luncheon celebrating the contributions of the 2010 Dominion VITA Award winners

NOMINATE ARTS ORGANIZATION VOLUNTEERS FOR 22ND ANNUAL DOMINION VOLUNTEER IN THE ARTS (VITA) AWARDS

PBS STATION WQED, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND FILMMAKER HOST DISCUSSION ON FUTURE OF PITTSBURGH'S URBAN COMMUNITIES
Building Community Connections: A Film Screening and Community Engagement Dialogue About Revitalizing Pittsburgh's Core Communities

CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF THE REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WITH WQED AT PITTSBURGH'S LIGHT OF LIFE RESCUE MISSION

2009 press releases in Community Engagement


WQED and the Dominion Foundation Celebrate Volunteers In The Arts
Six local people honored for their service to non-profit arts organizations.

MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD OF MAKE-BELIEVE PUBLIC STUDIO TOURS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 7 & 8
Free public tours of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Fred Rogers Studio at WQED Pittsburgh thanks to sponsorship from The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh

Diversity Awareness Month Program to Air on WQED-TV
UCP/CLASS and WQED are partnering for Disability Awareness Month to hold a press screening of the film called "Including Samuel."

THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF MAKE-BELIEVE RETURNS TO WQED FOR FIRST TIME IN 8 YEARS
Not since Mister Rogers' Neighborhood ceased production in 2001 has the public seen King Friday XIII's Castle the Owl's Tree and other set pieces together which transformed WQED's Studio A into Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

2009 Dominion Volunteer in the Arts Award (VITA)
The VITA Award recognizes the efforts of volunteers of all ages who give of themselves to help keep nonprofit arts organizations in the region alive and thriving.

WQED plans major presence at Three Rivers Arts Festival
WQED Pittsburgh will have a major presence at this year's Three Rivers Arts Festival - as sponsor of the WQED Family Entertainment Tent and with Classical WQED-FM 89.3 broadcasting live with highlights from the Festival during its ten-day run.

Duquesne Light African American Leadership Awards
WQED and Duquesne Light celebrate the 19th Annual Duquesne Light African American Leadership Awards to showcase the extraordinary accomplishments of those who influence the success of the African American community in western Pennsylvania.

2008 press releases in Community Engagement


MARYLAND COLLEGE STUDENTS WIN 2ND ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS
The Fall Tide from Frostburg State University won the college Battle of the Bands competition presented by WQED Pittsburgh and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center.

Battle of the Bands
The second annual Battle of the Bands presented by WQED and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will take place November 2, 2008.

WQED Offers Free Digital Television (DTV) Workshops
The antionwide switch to digital television is coming in February 2009 and WQED is helping viewers prepare with a series of free digital television (DTV) workshops.

African American Leadership Awards
WQED partners with Duquesne Light to showcase the extraordinary accomplishments of those who influence the success of the African American community in western Pennsylvania

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