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  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    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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JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS CELEBRATED BY CLASSICAL WQED-FM 89.3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 27, 2010

CONTACT:
Rosemary Martinelli
412-622-6433
rmartine@wqed.org


JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS CELEBRATED BY CLASSICAL WQED-FM 89.3

PITTSBURGH – Classical WQED-FM 89.3 (WQEJ-FM 89.7 in Johnstown, PA) will broadcast several programs to commemorate the history, music and performances of the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah (9/9) and Yom Kippur (9/18) including:

• Tuesday, September 7th, 9-10 p.m. - Birthday of the World: Part, 1 Rosh Hashanah

Leonard Nimoy hosts inspirational music in the Jewish liturgical tradition performed by vocal ensemble, The Western Wind in the first-half of this two-part series

• Friday, September 10th, 7-10 p.m. - Performance in Pittsburgh

WQED-FM 89.3 host Stephen Baum presents highlights from the Pittsburgh Foundation’s 2010 Jewish Music Festival. Performance in Pittsburgh is heard every Friday night at 7 p.m. http://www.wqed.org/fm/

• Saturday, September 11th, 8-9 p.m. – Remember Us Unto Life

In celebration of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary talks about the history, liturgy and meaning of these holidays featuring music from the High Holy Days

• Monday, September 13th – Thursday, September 16, 9 p.m. – Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival

Highlights from the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival

• Thursday, September 16th, 9-10 p.m. - Birthday of the World: Part 2, Yom Kippur

Leonard Nimoy hosts more inspirational music in the Jewish liturgical tradition performed by vocal ensemble, The Western Wind in the second-half of this two-part series


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