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Richard Armstrong leads Guggenheim Foundation - Dec 29, 2008

After twelve years as Director of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Richard Armstrong is now the Director of the Guggenheim Foundation, whose museums have an expanding global presence. Richard Armstrong talks with Classical QED's Jim Cunningham.

PICT's "St. Nicholas" - Dec 15, 2008

Actor Martin Giles and director Andrew Paul discuss Conor McPherson's monodrama "St. Nicholas," in which a vitriolic theater critic's infatuation with an actress draws him into a pact with a vampire.

Southminster Bells - Don Morrison - Nov 20, 2008

Bells of Allegheny County have been recorded for the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass CD "Songs of Christmas," including the bells at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon. Ringing Master Don Morrison reveals the arcane art of change ringing.

Lady with All the Answers - Nov 14, 2008

Dear 'Curious in the Cultural District.' You asked whether or not you'd enjoy "The Lady With All the Answers" starring Helena Ruoti at the Public. My advice is to listen to this podcast.

Stephen Schultz - Nov 10, 2008

Baroque flutist and CMU faculty member Stephen Schultz talks about his new CD of concertos by Boismortier, and his November 23 concert with Carnegie Mellon Baroque.

Virginia Madsen - Nov 3, 2008

Actress Virginia Madsen, an Oscar nominee for her role as Maya in the 2004 film "Sideways," at WQED to conclude her "Freedom of Expression Through Film" campaign, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

Antony Walker on "Samson and Delilah" - Oct 15, 2008

Pittsburgh Opera Music Director Antony Walker comments on the company's 2008-2009 season opener, "Samson and Delila."

Ted Pappas - "Radio Golf" and more - Oct 1, 2008

"Radio Golf," the final play in August Wilson's "Pittsburgh Cycle" comes to Pittsburgh Public Theater. Ted Pappas, Producing Executive Director at the Public, talks about Wilson's play and the other offerings in the 2008-2009 season.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers - Oct 1, 2008

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Director Andrew Swensen talks with QED's Jim Cunningham about several projects in October: the Global Lens series, Pittsburgh Narratives, Pittsburgh Reframed, and a series highlighting the cigarette in cinema.

Chautauqua - Jonathan Schmitz - Jul 31, 2008

Archivist Jonathan Schmitz talks about the history of Chautauqua Institution, from famous visitors such as FDR, George Gerswin, and Thomas Edison, to Chautauqua's long-forgotten roller coaster.

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