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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess aqrrives in a stunning and stirring new staging, including such legendary songs as "Summertime," "It Ain’t Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty of Nothing." The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess features one of Broadway’s most accomplished creative teams, led by Tony-nominated director Diane Paulus (Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man), bringing George & Ira Gershwin's legendary masterwork to the Broadway stage for the first time in more than 35 years.
02/25/2014 - 03/02/2014
Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Fourth River Music Project
Featuring guest composer David Borden, Showcasing an eclectic mix of contemporary, classical and jazz fusion material, students perform on electronic keyboards, violin and cello; wind and guitar controllers, and electronic percussion. Lynn Purse, director.
02/27/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Pappert Center, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Soweto Gospel Choir
The two-time Grammy-winning choir visits Pittsburgh on a three-month, 30-city US tour to celebrate the launch of their latest album, "Divine Decade," celebrating the ensemble's past ten years of artistic collaborations and accolades.
02/27/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Golden Age of Hollywood Cabaret
Duquesne's Ballroom transforms into an old Hollywood supper club as Duquesne University’s Red Masquers present The Golden Age of Hollywood Cabaret, a one-night-only, black-tie showcase of dancing, food, drinks and performances of such Hollywood classics as Singin’ in the Rain, No Business Like Show Business and Blue Skies. Reservations required. Email lanej@duq.edu
02/27/2014
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Duquesne University Union Ballroom, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Joshua Bell & Symphonie Espagnole
Violinist Joshua Bell returns to the PSO for Lalo's daring concert piece, Symphonie espagnole, written at the beginning of a French fascination with Spanish-themed music. Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda leads the PSO in Liszt's rarely performed dramatic portrayals from Goethe's "Faust" - the fallen scholar Faust, his innocent love Gretchen, and the demon Mephistopheles.
02/28/2014 - 03/02/2014
02/28 - 8:00 pm
03/01 - 8:00 pm
03/02 - 2:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Gentlemen Sing: Three Generations of Song
This brand-new curated project by Marty Ashby and MCG Jazz features Allan Harris, Ernie Andrews and a brand-new artist who was chosen through a nationwide search.
02/28/2014
02/28 - 7:00 pm
02/28 - 9:30 pm
1815 Metropolitan St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Essence of Joy in Johnstown
Essence of Joy, directed by Dr. Anthony T. Leach, is a Penn State Department of Music choral ensemble performing sacred and secular music from African and African-American traditions.
02/28/2014
Time: 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., Johnstown, PA
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African Accents
Performances of African-influenced chamber music from Cuba and America including composers such as William Grant Still share a program with European classics by Austria's Franz Schubert.
02/28/2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Fiddlesticks Family Concert: "Carnival of the Animals"
Conductor Lawrence Loh joins Fiddlesticks onstage as cartoon artist Joe Wos from the Toonseum illustrates the animals in Saint-Saens' musical menagerie, from the royal lion to the graceful swan, as the PSO performs. Discovery Time activities at 10:00 am (concert at 11:15) will include tortoise races provided by the Pittsburgh Zoo, animal-themed arts and crafts, sing-a-long music, and dancing activities!
03/01/2014
Time: 11:15 am
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Pennsylvania Sings
Every hour, there are choices of singalongs or dancing/instrument making at downtown Greensburg churches: First Presbyterian, First Lutheran, First Reformed, and First Methodist. This event for all ages offers jazz, Broadway, shaped‑note, folk, children, country, eastern European, and other styles.
03/01/2014
Time: 1 pm - 9 pm

Location: Greensburg, PA
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