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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hope and Gravity
Tracy Brigden directs the world premiere of Michael Hollinger's play in which lives overlap and elevators stop on random floors as ten characters are compellingly revealed in a nonlinear comedy about fate. From a backyard squabble to an unlikely hotel hookup, chance encounters and rocky relationships unfold through nine stories and one momentous leap of faith.
05/03/2014 - 05/25/2014
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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Big Band and Beyond
Thrill to the music that defined the American Century. Susan Medley directs the PCC with the Jazz Conspiracy Swingtet in hits by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and more.
05/03/2014 - 05/04/2014
05/03 - 7:30 pm
05/04 - 4:00 pm

Location: various
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Happy 125th Anniversary, Johnstown
Istvan Jaray conducts Lucas Richman's A Time for Heroes, Nancy Galbraith's Fantasy for Orchestra, and two works by Johnstown's own early-20th century master of Americana, Charles Wakefield Cadman: "My Own Johnstown" and "Pennsylvania Symphony."
05/03/2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown, PA
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Cassandra Wilson
Cassandra Wilson has been described as "a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field" by incorporating blues, country and folk music into her work. Her awards include: two Grammys, the Django D'Or, The Edison Music Award, a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail, and the 2012 Echo Award for Jazz. She also performed a lead role in Wynton Marsalis' "Blood on the Fields," the first jazz work to receive a Pulitzer Prize.
05/03/2014
Time: 9:30 pm
1815 Metropolitan St, Pittsburgh, PA
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PYCO Concert
Rossini: William Tell Overture; Elgar: Serenade for Strings; Khatchaturian: Adagio from Spartacus; Delibes: Waltz from Coppelia; Leroy Anderson: The Typewriter; Tchaikovsky: Symphony #3, Finale; Duke Ellington: A Medley for Orchestra
05/04/2014
Time: 5pm

Location: North Hills Middle School
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Sounds Upstairs - James Ferla & Roger Zahab
Guitarist James Ferla and violinist Roger Zahab play sparkling, fiery and elegant duo and solo music including David Leisner's Dances in the Madhouse, compositions by Piazzolla, Zahab and others.
05/04/2014
Time: 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Music 101 - Noah Bendix-Balgley
PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley gives an informal lecture, titled "Concertmaster: The Symphony's Quarterback."
05/07/2014
Time: 12:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Comfort Zone
Marlon Youngblood's "Comfort Zone," featuring Tony Award nominee Anthony Chisholm and directed by Mark Whitehead, is about the aftermath of a shooting and how it impacts a community. "Comfort Zone" is based on the searing hit production from last year's Theatre Festival in Black & White.
05/09/2014 - 05/31/2014
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, 937 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Doubt, A Parable
In this brilliant and powerful drama by John Patrick Shanley, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.
05/09/2014 - 05/18/2014
05/09 - 8:00 pm
05/10 - 8:00 pm
05/11 - 2:00 pm
05/16 - 8:00 pm
05/17 - 8:00 pm
05/18 - 2:00 pm
Carnegie, PA


The Devil's Arithmetic
In this adaptation of Jane Yolen's Newbery Award-winning novel, Hannah, a modern day teenager, has to celebrate yet another Jewish holiday with her family – but this year will be different. Little does she know her world is about change. She is mysteriously transported back to the Holocaust. With Hannah, we become caught up in a world of deceit, discoveries, friendship, faith and family. Lisa Ann Goldsmith directs.
05/09/2014 - 05/18/2014
New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA
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