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Diana Jannetta reviews "Made in Pennsylvania: A Folk Art Tradition" - Sep 18, 2007

Diana Jannetta reviews "Made in Pennsylvania: A Folk Art Tradition" at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, which showcases almost 400 significant examples of fraktur, salt-glazed stoneware, tanware, textiles and painted furniture.

Nonpareil Wind Band, Part 1 - Sep 5, 2007

Nonpareil Wind Band co-founders Howard Hillyer and PSO Principal Bass Clarinet Richard Page talk with Jim Cunningham about the band's purpose and players. Hillyer recalls his PSO audition for William Steinberg, and talks about arrangements of The Star-Spangled Banner. Audiences chose the Nonpareil Wind Band for an encore appearance at 'First Fridays at the Frick,' Sep. 7, 2007 at 7:00 pm.

Nonpareil Wind Band, Part 2 - Sep 5, 2007

The Nonpareil Wind Band's Howard Hillyer and Richard Page talk with QED's Jim Cunningham about the repertoire for their free concert, Sept. 7, 2007 on the lawn of the Frick Art & Historical Center.

Diana Jannetta reviews William Bouguereau - Aug 29, 2007

In the Studios of Paris: William Bouguereau & His American Students; Frick Art Museum, through October 14, 2007; Once famous, then disregarded, French academic painter William Bouguereau taught a succeeding generation of Americans, including Cecilia Beaux, Minerva Chapman and Robert Henri. A recent revival of interest brings together 50 works that illustrate Bougereau's influence.

Ed Ochester, Part 1 - Aug 24, 2007

Ed Ochester, editor of the anthology "American Poetry Now," talks with Jim Cunningham. Celebrating 40 years of the renowned Pitt Poetry Series, this collection of 48 poets from the University of Pittsburgh Press includes several who became Poets Laureate of the United States. Discussion includes the historical role of rhyme, today's most accessible poets, the health of published poetry, and the diversity of writers in the Pitt Poetry Series.

Ed Ochester, Part 2 - Aug 24, 2007

Ed Ochester reads Ted Kooser's "How to Make Rhubarb Wine"

Ed Ochester, Part 3 - Aug 24, 2007

Ed Ochester reads Billy Collins' "Three Blind Mice"

Ed Ochester, Part 4 - Aug 24, 2007

Ed Ochester reads Peter Everwine's "Drinking Cold Water"

Ron Carnevali, Part 1 - Aug 23, 2007

Ron Carnevali talks about the history of the Johnstown FolkFest.

Ron Carnevali, Part 2 - Aug 23, 2007

Ron Carnevali discusses the vibe at the FolkFest, as well as discovering how much great music is being made.