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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Friday, February 1, 2013

Pittsburgh Gospel Choir
Shout for joy as the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir welcomes Black History Month. The Choir is a multi-age, multi-ethnic musical ensemble whose concerts are designed to uplift, edify, and entertain audiences through Gospel music and other sacred choral repertoire. Under the direction of Dr. Herbert Jones, the choir will fill the sanctuary with the stirring sounds of soulful song.
02/01/2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Pl, Pittsburgh, PA
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Shen Yun Returns
Discover the culture of classical China, brought to life through dance and all-original orchestrations. Magnificently costumed dancers move in poetic arrangements that evoke pastoral beauty, imperial drama, and the glory of an ancient civilization.
02/01/2013 - 02/03/2013
02/01 - 7:30 pm
02/02 - 7:30 pm
02/03 - 2:30 pm

Location: Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Soap Opera
Soap Opera is an evening-length mashup of original contemporary dance  with opera classics and live performances by Pittsburgh Opera resident artist Nicole Rodin. Soap Opera tells a Scheherazade-inspired tale of a talented musical couple as she prepares herself and her husband for his expected death, holding witness through the stories and adventures before embracing his inevitable departure.
02/01/2013 - 02/10/2013
Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Ten Solo and Collaborative Exhibits
Ten separate exhibits of selected tri-state artists represent a cross-section of today's best emerging and established region contemporary artists. The collaborative artists are: David Bernabo and Emily Walley; Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino; Eli Blasko, Eric Charlton and Ian F. Thomas. The solo artists are: Stephen Chalmers, Jonathan Chamberlain, Lizzy DeVita, William McAllister, David Montano, Lenore D. Thomas, and Kara Ruth Snyder.
02/01/2013 - 04/07/2013
6300 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA
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Grand Halle Performance Series
Seven talented vocalists from Richland High School will perform "The Love of Broadway."  The program includes selections from Oklahoma, Annie Get Your Gun, Aida, South Pacific, Kiss Me Kate, Guys and Dolls, and Finian's Rainbow.  Seating is limited.  814 536-7986
02/01/2013
Time: 7:30pm

Location: The Grand Halle, 306 Broad St., Johnstown's Cambria City


Beethoven's Pastorale
This concert includes African-American composer George Walker's Lyric for Strings, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole featuring Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, and Beethoven's Symphony #6, "Pastoral."
02/02/2013
Palace Theater, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA
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Duets: Music for Viola and Piano
Chatham's Chamber Music Series presents Pittsburgh Symphony violist Erina Goldwasser and pianist Gerald Lee in the Viola Sonata by Shostakovich, Ravel's Piece en Forme de Habanera, and other works by Glinka and Liszt.
02/02/2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Trillium Ensemble - Echoes
The Trillium Ensemble (flute, clarinet & piano) welcomes Pittsburgh Opera violinist Dawn Posey for a music program featuring "Eleven Echoes of Autumn" by George Crumb and trios by Aram Khachaturian, Bohuslav Martinu, and local composer Federico Garcia, as well as John Adams' "Gnarly Buttons."
02/02/2013
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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Carnegie Mellon Chamber Orchestra
Ronald Zollman conducts a dance-inspired program featuring the Simple Symphony by Benjamin Britten, Symphony #2 for Strings and Trumpet by Honegger, Orawa by Wojciech Kilar, and Ancient Airs & Dances, Suite 3, by Respighi.
02/03/2013
Time: 2:00 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Rebecca Skloot and David Lacks
Rebecca Skloot and David “Sonny” Lacks appear with the unforgettable story of David’s mother, Henrietta, the subject of Skloot’s best-seller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Henrietta, a poor farmer who died of cancer in 1951, left behind an immortal line of cells known as HeLa. These cells, taken without her knowledge, have been used for decades in ground-breaking medical research. Skloot traces her own ten-year writing journey to uncover a mystery about race, class and bioethics in America.
02/04/2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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