Voice of the Arts

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Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble - Week 2 - Jul 1, 2008

Kevin Noe talks about performing on July 4; also the solo works Arches for violin by Kevin Puts and Etudes by Ryan Francis; Time Gallery by Paul Moravec, and Arrows by David Heuser. Noe is Executive Artistic Director and Conductor of the PNME.

Cathy Rigby in "Peter Pan" - Jun 27, 2008

Cathy Rigby tells why she returned to her signature Broadway role for Pittsburgh CLO two years after her 2006 "Peter Pan" farewell tour. She talks about the art of flying, learning to sing, and her other theater projects.

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble - Week 1 - Jun 26, 2008

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble Executive Artistic Director Kevin Noe talks about the first concert of the 2008 season, a ticket policy change, and the keys to PNME's success.

"Salome" director Alan Stanford - Jun 23, 2008

Legendary Irish actor and director Alan Stanford of Dublin's Gate Theatre talks about the history of Oscar Wilde's "Salome," and his reimagining of the play for Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater.

Pittsburgh CLO Season Overview - Jun 19, 2008

Producing Director Van Kaplan previews CLO's 2008 shows: Peter Pan, Mame, Smoky Joe's Café, Annie Get Your Gun, and West Side Story. Kaplan recalls the 2008 Richard Rogers Awards, won by CLO alumni and siblings Rob & Kathleen Marshall.

Joan Rivers - Jun 10, 2008

Multi-talented comedienne Joan Rivers talks about her comedy act, philanthropic work, her new play, performing for Queen Elizabeth, working with Fred Rogers and Betty Aberlin, Marvin Hamlsich, Johnny Carson, amateur painting, and her love of opera.

Three Rivers Arts Festival - Jun 6, 2008

An overview covering the "greening" of this year's event, the "Contained" project's reuse of shipping containers, the Fourth River Project, plays, performances, the Artists' Market and more with festival spokeswoman Lauren Bracey.

"Life on Mars" review by Diana Jannetta - Jun 2, 2008

Art Critic Diana Jannetta reviews "Life on Mars," the 55th Carnegie International, curated by Douglas Fogle and now on view through Jan. 11, 2009. The International is America's longest-running and most prestigious periodic exhibtion of contemporary art.

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival - May 26, 2008

Festival founder and director Aron Zelkowicz talks about Israeli connections for the 2008 Festival's "Israel at 60" theme, the orchestral concert on May 28th and the chamber concert on June 1st.

Bach's Lunch: Becky Billock - May 16, 2008

Pianist Becky Billock plays for the Bach's Lunch series on Tue., May 20th in downtown Pittsburgh. She performs in our studio and discusses her background and repertoire. For info on reserving a complimentary lunch, see the QED Cultural Calendar