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Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

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Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

    Shori Sims

    Shori Sims

    On today's episode, Flora Kelly talks with Pittsburgh-based, multi-skilled artist Shori Sims. A recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Shori discusses their plans for the future, the intention behind their work, and what it's like having their first solo show in a gallery.
    You can see Shori's exhibit "Dream of a Black Planet" at Pittsburgh Creative Corps Gallery at 8th Street and Penn Avenue Downtown until August 6th. You can also catch their exhibit "Little Girl Urn" at the 707 Gallery on Penn Avenue until August 7th. 
    You can find Shori online at the links below!
    Website: https://shorisims.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shorisms/?hl=en

    Organist Brian Gurley

    Organist Brian Gurley

    St. Paul Cathedral Oakland organist and Choir Director Brian Gurley provides details on his program for the free recital Sunday August 7th at 3:30 pm including Buxtehude and finishing with JS Bach. He has some insight into the role the Cathedral plays in religious life in Western Pennsylvania and has some details on the final concert in the current series.  

    Alejandro Pinzon

    Alejandro Pinzon

    Alejandro Pinzón sat down with Avery Barrera to discuss his upcoming performance at the Highline on August 9th. The two also discuss the uncommon instrument that Alejandro performs with, the bandoneon.

    Jonathan Brader - Pittsburgh Speaker Series

    Jonathan Brader - Pittsburgh Speaker Series

    Jonathan Brader, the Vice President of Operations for the Pittsburgh Speakers Series, speaks with Jim Cunningham about the upcoming season at Heinz Hall presented with the support of the University of Pittsburgh. Appearing  this year will be Loretta Lynch, John Brennan, Scott Kelly, Maria Ressa, Erik Larson and the single most requested speaker Tom Friedman with the final event Anthony Ray Hinton. Jonathan remembers great moments from the two decades of visits at Heinz Hall by prominent speakers and explains why you should subscribe. Jonathan also fills us in on the plans for the renovation of St Louis Symphony home Powell Hall in Saint Louis his hometown and his work in the box office there before joining the speakers series.

    Organist Richard Konzen

    Organist Richard Konzen

    Dr, Richard Konzen, organist and choir director of St John’s Episcopal Church in Youngstown Ohio and also the Mayor of Mercer Pa. plays for the summer series of organ recitals at St Paul Cathedral in Oakland on Sunday July 31 at 3:30pm in a free recital which includes music by Bach and his contemporaries and Florence Price as well as Cesar Franck to celebrate the Franck Bicentennial year.  Dr. Konzen joins Jim Cunningham and Organist Choir Director at St Paul Cathedral Brian Gurley in a conversation about their work together as teacher and student. Dr. Konzen provides suggestions regarding what to do on a visit to Mercer Pa and how he became mayor. He talks about his study at Depauw University and Yale and the special history of his church which includes as one its founders the sister of Stephen Foster who taught Sunday school there.

    Gena

    Gena

    Geña, a local singer and percussionist, sat down with Avery Barrera to discuss her upcoming performance at the Thunderbird Cafe on Saturday July 30th as well as her event series with Rumbón de la Calle on August 28th and September 25th.

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This is a great way to stay up to date on the cultural scene around the Pittsburgh region. WQED FM hosts, led by Jim Cunningham and Anna Singer, interview a wide variety of creative types and cultural influencers to hear their insights and anecdotes. With exclusive interviews, Voice of the Arts connects listeners with local talent, leaders and scene-makers, as well as national and international artists who come to town.

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