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"Opera Lady" on "The Elixir of Love" - Nov 14, 2007

Pittsburgh Opera's "Opera Lady," Beth Parker, tells QED's Jim Cunningham about the company's production of Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love" at the Benedum Center through Sunday, Nov. 18th.

The Candy Butchers - Nov 9, 2007

Half of the edgy, Australian 4-person circus troupe known as The Candy Butchers visits QED's Ted Sohier. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents their local debut, Nov. 7th - 10th, 2007.

Andrew Swenson of the Three Rivers Film Festival - Nov 8, 2007

The Three Rivers Film Festival continues through Nov. 15th. Andrew Swenson, director of Pittsburgh Filmmakers, previews coming attractions and special guests with QED's Jim Cunningham.

Richard Thomas in "12 Angry Men" - Oct 25, 2007

Actor Richard Thomas (John-Boy in TV's "The Waltons") talks about his role as Juror #8 in the courtroom drama "12 Angry Men," differences between the 1957 film and the touring play, and his lifelong involvement in New York theater.

Whirling Dervishes of Rumi - Oct 23, 2007

Who are the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi? Why do they whirl, and who was Rumi? Hakan Yildiz, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Dialogue Foundation, talks with Ted Sohier as the Whirling Dervishes return to Carnegie Music Hall, Oct. 23 at 8:00 pm.

Karla Boos of Quantum Theatre - Oct 11, 2007

Artistic Director Karla Boos explains why Quantum Theatre is staging a US premiere adaptation of Zola's Therese Raquin in the basement swimming pool of Braddock's Carnegie Library through Oct. 14.

Anna Singer in "The Marriage of Figaro" - Sep 27, 2007

QED 89.3 mid-day host and operatic soprano Anna Singer talks with Stephen Baum about her role as Marcellina in Opera Theater of Pittsburgh's English-language production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," September 24-30, 2007 at the Byham Theater.

Pianist Christopher O'Riley - Sep 27, 2007

Pianist Christopher O'Riley, host of NPR's "From the Top" and son of former QED 89.3 station manager Ceci Sommers, talks with Jim Cunningham about his current concerts, recordings and radio shows.

Brahms on the Bluff - Sep 21, 2007

Pianist David Allen Wehr, Artistic Director of Duquesne University's "Brahms on the Bluff" series, talks about the "other" version of Brahms's "Haydn Variations," and America's "go-to" hornist for the Horn Trio, launching the series's "Final Four" season on Sunday, 9/23/2007 at 3:00 pm at PNC Recital Hall.

Pittsburgh in Stages - Sep 19, 2007

Theater historian Lynne Conner, author of "Pittsburgh in Stages: 200 Years of Theater" (University of Pittsburgh Press) talks about people, performances and places, from British officers' Shakespeare at Fort Pitt to the opening of the O'Reilly Theater.

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