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David Douglass of The King's Noyse - Jan 29, 2009

The director of The King's Noyse reveals whether his strings are really made of cat gut, and anticipates his ensemble's return for the 40th anniversary of Pittsburgh's Renaissance & Baroque series. David Douglass converses with Jim Cunningham for a January spotlight in PITTSBURGH magazine.

Keith Lockhart to conduct CMU students - Jan 16, 2009

Boston Pops maestro and CMU alumnus Keith Lockhart will lead the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic at NYC's Carnegie Hall. Noel Zahler, Head of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music, and violin professor Andres Cardenes talk about Lockhart's reunion with this student orchestra.

Pittsburgh Public Theater's Swimming Pool - Jan 7, 2009

Ted Pappas will direct Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses in a swimming pool on the Public Theater stage. But first, his production staff must navigate uncharted waters.

Richard Armstrong leads Guggenheim Foundation - Dec 29, 2008

After twelve years as Director of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Richard Armstrong is now the Director of the Guggenheim Foundation, whose museums have an expanding global presence. Richard Armstrong talks with Classical QED's Jim Cunningham.

PICT's "St. Nicholas" - Dec 15, 2008

Actor Martin Giles and director Andrew Paul discuss Conor McPherson's monodrama "St. Nicholas," in which a vitriolic theater critic's infatuation with an actress draws him into a pact with a vampire.

Southminster Bells - Don Morrison - Nov 20, 2008

Bells of Allegheny County have been recorded for the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass CD "Songs of Christmas," including the bells at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon. Ringing Master Don Morrison reveals the arcane art of change ringing.

Lady with All the Answers - Nov 14, 2008

Dear 'Curious in the Cultural District.' You asked whether or not you'd enjoy "The Lady With All the Answers" starring Helena Ruoti at the Public. My advice is to listen to this podcast.

Stephen Schultz - Nov 10, 2008

Baroque flutist and CMU faculty member Stephen Schultz talks about his new CD of concertos by Boismortier, and his November 23 concert with Carnegie Mellon Baroque.

Virginia Madsen - Nov 3, 2008

Actress Virginia Madsen, an Oscar nominee for her role as Maya in the 2004 film "Sideways," at WQED to conclude her "Freedom of Expression Through Film" campaign, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

Antony Walker on "Samson and Delilah" - Oct 15, 2008

Pittsburgh Opera Music Director Antony Walker comments on the company's 2008-2009 season opener, "Samson and Delila."

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