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November 14, 2011

Western Pennsylvanians are familiar with the prestigious opera, ballet and theater productions in Pittsburgh's Cultural District - but what about the region's lesser-known arts organizations? WQED spotlights some of the "small arts" groups that fly under the mainstream radar, yet bring diversity and vibrancy to the cultural scene.


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Western Pennsylvanians are familiar with the prestigious opera, ballet and theater productions in Pittsburgh's Cultural District - but what about the region's lesser-known arts organizations? WQED spotlights some of the "small arts" groups that fly under the mainstream radar, yet bring diversity and vibrancy to the cultural scene.


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