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Pittsburgh Filmmakers - Oct 1, 2008

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Director Andrew Swensen talks with QED's Jim Cunningham about several projects in October: the Global Lens series, Pittsburgh Narratives, Pittsburgh Reframed, and a series highlighting the cigarette in cinema.

Ted Pappas - "Radio Golf" and more - Oct 1, 2008

"Radio Golf," the final play in August Wilson's "Pittsburgh Cycle" comes to Pittsburgh Public Theater. Ted Pappas, Producing Executive Director at the Public, talks about Wilson's play and the other offerings in the 2008-2009 season.

Chautauqua - Jonathan Schmitz - Jul 31, 2008

Archivist Jonathan Schmitz talks about the history of Chautauqua Institution, from famous visitors such as FDR, George Gerswin, and Thomas Edison, to Chautauqua's long-forgotten roller coaster.

Chautauqua - Tom Becker - Jul 26, 2008

Tom Becker, President of Chautauqua Institution talks about CSO Music Director Stefan Sanderling's inaugural season, facilities upgrades, and the Chautauqua Theatre Company's 25th anniversary celebration.

Chautauqua - Marty Merkley - Jul 26, 2008

Marty Merkley, Vice President and Director of Programming of Chautauqua Institution tells Jim Cunningham about managing a season filled with more than 2,000 scheduled concerts, lectures, art shows, worship services, and more over nine weeks.

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble - Week 5 - Jul 21, 2008

Artistic Director Kevin Noe describes "Just Out of Reach," the PNME's world premiere season finale for three actors and ensemble, inspired by Greek mythology.

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble - Week 4 - Jul 13, 2008

Artistic Director Kevin Noe previews a solo concert by sensational guest percussionist Steve Schick.

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble - Week 3 - Jul 7, 2008

Executive Artistic Director Kevin Noe explains two timeless 20th century milestones: Messaien's Quartet for the End of Time, and John Cage's 4' 33". Also featured: works by Frederic Rzewski and George Crumb.

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble - Week 2 - Jul 1, 2008

Kevin Noe talks about performing on July 4; also the solo works Arches for violin by Kevin Puts and Etudes by Ryan Francis; Time Gallery by Paul Moravec, and Arrows by David Heuser. Noe is Executive Artistic Director and Conductor of the PNME.

Cathy Rigby in "Peter Pan" - Jun 27, 2008

Cathy Rigby tells why she returned to her signature Broadway role for Pittsburgh CLO two years after her 2006 "Peter Pan" farewell tour. She talks about the art of flying, learning to sing, and her other theater projects.

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