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It’s a bit early, but mark your calendars now for the 6th annual [Silk Screen] Asian American Film Festival on May 6th-15th. You can check for more updates and info at http://www.silkscreenfestival.org. Continue reading
If you’re looking to fill your Friday evening with music this week…you’re a very lucky person. There are two amazing musical acts coming to town and the only problem is that you can only pick one. I know…bummer.
First up is the amazing cellist Dave Eggar and his trio Deoro (which features Chuck Palmer on drums and bassist Tom Pirozzi) playing at The University of Pittsburgh’s Bellefield Hall at 8pm. All I can say is…wow, this guy is good. Oh…and the song ‘Itsbynne Reel’ from his Kingston Morning album has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement.
“Dave Eggar is well known to Pittsburgh audiences as the music director for Attack Theatre and has appeared worldwide as a solo cellist and pianist. A virtuoso of many musical styles, he has performed and recorded with artists in numerous genres including Evanescence, The Who, Michael Brecker, Josh Groban, Coldplay, Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Fall Out Boy, Dave Sanborn, Kathleen Battle, Ray Lamontagne, Roberta Flack, and many others.”
More info and tickets here.
Ever since I watched the documentary ‘Genghis Blues’ a few years ago I’ve been enthralled with Tuvan throat singing and the music of central Asia. Presented by Silk Screen, the world renown Huun Huur Tu bring their unique sound to the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh in Shadyside at 7:30pm.
“Huun Huur Tu come from the former Soviet Autonomous Republic of Tuva, a sparsely settled region of grasslands, boreal forests, and mountain ridges that lies 2,500 miles east of Moscow Russia, situated at the center of Asia, north of Mongolia. This indigenous music highlights rare instruments and preserves what is arguably some of the world’s oldest form of music making.” Continue reading
Tickets are on sale now for the 2010 Silk Screen Film Festival Opening Gala.
“Taste sensational sips and exotic ethnic dishes from Japan, China, India, Korea, and more. Dance with Pittsburgh’s premiere Asian performers. Mingle with celebrities, gaze upon international fashions, and enjoy a world of colorful fabrics and faces”
The Opening Gala will be held May 7th at The Omni William Penn in downtown Pittsburgh, and it sounds like a lot of fun. Tickets are $100, and go up to $120 after May 1st so you’d best get one now. The festival runs from May 7-16 and films (tickets on sale soon) will be shown at the Regent Square and Harris Theaters, as well as the Melwood Screening Room.
Get all the info you need at silkscreenfestival.org Continue reading