Communications Specialist, Ronnell Hunt from the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, talks about how the food bank meets peoples needs across 11 counties in the area, the changes the pandemic brought to the organization, and their award as a Community Champion from Giant Eagle and WQED. We also discussed the new opening of their Marketplace in Duquesne last year.
Hill Dance Academy Theatre Founder and Director Dr. Ayisha Morgan-Lee, and Director of Operations, Jennifer Phillips, discuss what the Hill Dance Academy does as a non-profit based in the Hill District, their new 29,000 square foot facility acquired in 2021, and the community events happening throughout the year. Their open house is on Saturday August 5th, and features a performance by their summer dance intensive class and opens up registration for their fall classes as well.
WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with Artistic Director of Quantum Theatre, Karla Boos. They talk about Quantum's upcoming performance of Hamlet at the Carrie Blast Furnace from August 4th-27th. They will have a special matinee of the performance on the 23rd at 11am.
The North Pittsburgh Symphonic Band is this week's performer at the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events Bach, Beethoven and Brunch - Sunday July 23rd, 10:30am at Mellon Park. Their Music Director, Tad Greig, stopped by to chat about the band, how much they enjoy playing at BBB, what they'll play and more.
Carnegie Museum of Art presents their "Inside Out: Summer Exhibition Celebration" on Thursday July 20th featuring free museum admission, a party inside and outside the museum honoring the season’s exhibition; and featured artists with music, performances, community, and conversation! Plus, WQED-FM will broadcast from the event. CMOA's Katie DelVerne stopped by to talk with Anna Singer about the event.
The Allegheny Brass Band is scheduled to play at this week's Bach, Beethoven and Brunch concert on Sunday July 16th from 10:30am to noon at Mellon Park. The Bands President and Euphonium player, Art Craft, talked about the band's history, performing at Bach, Beethoven and Brunch in the past, and what you can expect to hear on this Sunday's program.