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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.

Diana Jannetta reviews "Made in Pennsylvania: A Folk Art Tradition" - Sep 18, 2007

Diana Jannetta reviews "Made in Pennsylvania: A Folk Art Tradition" at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, which showcases almost 400 significant examples of fraktur, salt-glazed stoneware, tanware, textiles and painted furniture.

Nonpareil Wind Band, Part 1 - Sep 5, 2007

Nonpareil Wind Band co-founders Howard Hillyer and PSO Principal Bass Clarinet Richard Page talk with Jim Cunningham about the band's purpose and players. Hillyer recalls his PSO audition for William Steinberg, and talks about arrangements of The Star-Spangled Banner. Audiences chose the Nonpareil Wind Band for an encore appearance at 'First Fridays at the Frick,' Sep. 7, 2007 at 7:00 pm.

Nonpareil Wind Band, Part 2 - Sep 5, 2007

The Nonpareil Wind Band's Howard Hillyer and Richard Page talk with QED's Jim Cunningham about the repertoire for their free concert, Sept. 7, 2007 on the lawn of the Frick Art & Historical Center.

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