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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Monday, August 27, 2012

Tar Beach
A workshop production written by Tammy Ryan and directed by Sheila McKenna. It's July 1977 in sweltering New York City. Sixteen year old  friends Mary Claire and Mary Francis start the day sunning themselves on the roof.  Younger sister Reenie is searching for her prize-winning Greek Mythology Class Project: The Head of Medusa, while their parents are consumed by the battles of their troubled marriage. The Marys hatch a plan to stay out all night with a bonfire on the beach, but the unexpected happens: the biggest blackout since 1965, a chance encounter with Son of Sam and a sudden loss of innocence.
08/27/2012
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: 937 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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A Talent for Murder
In this merry murder mystery, mayhem ensues when the family of cigar smoking suspense novelist Anne Royce McClain plots her death in order to get their hands on her art collection. A cast of quirky characters rounds out this exciting comic thriller.
08/30/2012 - 09/09/2012
Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Rd., Delmont, PA
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Come Blow Your Horn
Neil Simon's first Broadway comedy smash. Alan Baker, a 30-ish swinging bachelor with time, money and women to spare, welcomes rebellious and eager 21-year brother Buddy into his den of iniquity while their horrified parents can only watch and pray. This farcical 60's romp became a hit movie starring Frank Sinatra.
08/30/2012 - 09/08/2012
279 Shapiro Rd., Loretto, PA
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Morales play Grieg
Music Director Walter Morales solos in Grieg's Piano Concerto with guest conductor Maria Sensi Sellner.
08/30/2012
Katz Performing Arts Center, JCC, 5738 Darlington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA
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The Tempest
Alan Irvine directs FREE outdoor performances of Shakespeare's The The Tempest is a revenge play – but also about family, and, of course, romance – with comical results. PSIP serves up rough-and-tumble, contemporary Shakespeare plays using the parks' environs as the set and the audience as part of the action. Bring a blanket and be prepared as the show must go on in any kind of weather.
09/01/2012 - 09/23/2012
09/08 - 2:00 pm
09/09 - 2:00 pm
09/15 - 2:00 pm
09/16 - 2:00 pm
09/22 - 2:00 pm
09/23 - 2:00 pm

Location: Frick Park, Beechwood Blvd. at Nicholson St., Pittsburgh, PA
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David Harrison, piano
Pianist David Harrison plays favorite piano classics spanning nearly 200 years of great music.
09/02/2012
Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Steinway Piano Gallery, 445 S. Main St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Music Under the Stars
Maestro André Raphel and the Wheeling Symphony with master trumpeter Rodney Mack present these annual free outdoor concerts: Sunday at the Anne Kuchinka Amphitheatre in Oglebay Park in Wheeling, and Monday at McQuain Riverfront Park in Morgantown, WV.
09/02/2012
09/02 - 7:30 pm
09/03 - 6:00 pm

Location: see description
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