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					Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 1 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type

Program Type: Artists Market
Artists Market
Location: One, Two & Three Gateway Center Plaza & Point State Park A Three Rivers Arts Festival perennial favorite, the 2009 Artists Market features 260 artists selling original, handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces of art. The Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market is ranked as one of the top 100 shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist magazine, and each year, hundreds of artists from around the country apply to display in Pittsburgh through a rigorous jury process. Artists are accepted in a wide variety of media, from jewelry to painting, woodworking to photography. The Artists Market features completely different artists during its two sessions. New artists arrive on June 5 and June 10, so patrons should plan to make two visits to the Market in order to see every artist. The 2009 Market is located at One, Two and Three Gateway Center Plaza every day of the Festival, and expands to include 40 additional booths at Point State Park on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Hours: One, Two & Three Gateway Center Plaza Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 14: 12pm - 8pm New artists arrive June 5 & 10 Point State Park Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 7: 12pm - 8pm Friday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14: 12pm - 8pm New artists arrive June 5 & 12

Schedule subject to change.

Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 2 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type

Program Type: Children’s Activities
CLO MiniStars
Location: EQT Plaza Created in 1982, the CLO MiniStars showcase their talents at home in Pittsburgh and beyond. This talented group of young people illuminates every event with its full-scale, dazzling, high-energy revue of Broadway's most memorable moments. The MiniStars have been featured performers at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center and in CLO productions including Disney's High School Musical, 42nd Street, Grease and Bye Bye Birdie. Friday, June 5: 12pm

Our Future: Visuals and Voices
Location: Catholic Charities - 212 Ninth Street A collaborative presentation of visual, video and audio work by local youth that presents powerful insights and a strong collective message of hope, renewal, adversity and strength. Featured work includes: o

Voices: Visual Testimonies from the Hearts of Children : Artwork created by the students
of Holy Family Institute‘s After-School Art Program led by Resident Artist, Amy DiMichele

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Saturday Light Brigade StoryBoxes: Listen to recordings of Festival visitors discussing what
they love about Pittsburgh

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PhotoVoice: A beautiful marriage of the original words and photography of young women. Created
through social and arts mentoring aimed at raising self-esteem and awareness, resulting in portraits and original quotes that speaks to the heart of our future. Produced by Office of Child Development, University of Pittsburgh.

Festival Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday (including June 5): 4pm - 8pm Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm - 6pm

Stories for the Seasons
Zany Umbrella Circus Location: 7th Street Lot, Cultural District Every season has its own personality and provides a different perspective on life and the natural world. This show is comprised of four short circus stories that celebrate the change of the seasons, human growth, and the different way stories can be told throughout the world. The show includes performances on the aerial fabric, trapeze, masks, and puppetry. Zany Umbrella Circus exists to build and strengthen communities through education and folk artistry - particularly puppetry, circus, music, storytelling, street theatre and visual arts. Bringing together large, diverse audiences, we strive to reintegrate art into daily life through shows that tickle the imagination and teach important life lessons. Fridays at 7:30 pm Saturdays & Sundays at 4pm and 7:30pm Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm

Schedule subject to change.

Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 3 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Running Through the Sheets
Joann Kielar - Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Location: Children‘s Area, Point State Park Join artist Joann Kielar and the Children‘s Museum of Pittsburgh for interactive art installation that encourages you to rediscover the idea of community. Looking back to yesteryear, the simple task of washing clothes was a time for the community to gather and work together. The pleasure of this nearly extinct undertaking will be recreated complete with the physical, visual, aural, and aromatic sensations—use traditional washtubs and washboards; help one another to hang wet clothing on the line with big wooden clothespins; feel the sun as you work and run among the clothing as it flaps in the breeze; take down and fold the crisp, clean sheets; and breath in the fresh smell of clean fabric dried under the sun! Saturday, June 6: 12pm - 5pm Sunday, June 7: 12pm - 5pm Saturday, June 13: 12pm - 5pm Sunday, June 14: 12pm - 5pm

Story Boxes
The Saturday Light Brigade Location: Children‘s Area, Point State Park The Saturday Light Brigade, a radio program broadcasted from Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, brings fun for the entire family to this year's Three Rivers Arts Festival. Record your story with Saturday Light Brigade staff each weekend. Children will have the opportunity to learn about audio recording equipment while participating in a fun, interactive storytelling situation. Stories are transferred to Story Boxes in the "Visuals and Voices" exhibit, located at Catholic Charities, 212 Ninth Street, where anyone can listen. Saturday, June 6: 12pm - 5pm Sunday, June 7: 12pm - 5pm Saturday, June 13: 12pm - 5pm Sunday, June 14: 12pm - 5pm

Community Garden
Creative Reuse Pittsburgh Location: Children‘s Area, Point State Park It's time to plant the garden - the art garden, that is! Make your mark at the 2009 Three Rivers Arts Festival by making a flower, plant, butterfly, bird or other creature to inhabit our garden. Creative Reuse Pittsburgh provides all the materials, in the form of surplus office supplies and discarded materials that may have otherwise gone to a landfill. Creative Re-Use Pittsburgh's mission is to get re-usable materials which are ordinarily discarded back into circulation, through programs that explore and encourage new ways of utilizing these wasted resources. Creative Reuse Pittsburgh collects reusable discards from businesses and other organizations in the region and offers unique hands-on creative arts programs and activities. Saturday, June 6: 12pm - 5pm Sunday, June 7: 12pm - 5pm

Schedule subject to change.

Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 4 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Geocaching & Bike Bowling
Venture Outdoors Location: Children‘s Area, Point State Park Explore Point State Park through geocaching, the exciting high-tech scavenger hunt. We'll show you how to use a GPS unit to discover "caches," hidden treasure chests with special prizes. Back at the Venture Outdoors tent, you've never experienced bowling like this! "Bike Bowling" puts a new, outdoorsy spin on the traditional sport. Test your skills and win fun prizes. Be warned, it's more challenging than it looks! Adults and children alike will delight in this wacky game. Saturday, June 6: 12pm - 5pm Sunday, June 7: 12pm - 5pm Saturday, June 13: 12pm - 5pm Sunday, June 14: 12pm - 5pm

Carnegie Science Center
Location: Children‘s Area, Point State Park Hands-on activities Saturday, June 6: 12pm - 5pm

Caribbean Vibes
Location: WQED-TV Family Entertainment Tent, Point State Park Try your hand at steelpan when the sounds of the islands come to Three Rivers Arts Festival with Caribbean Vibes. Saturday, June 6: 12:15pm & 3:15pm

Puppet Show
Flounder Puppet Theater Location: 905 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh puppeteer Gregory Knipling‘s company will be presenting a show that could be anything from Jonah & the Whale to the original Chinese version of Cinderella. We don‘t know for sure because the cast has gone fishing. Saturday, June 6: 1pm

Story Time with The Queen of Hearts & Clifford the Big Red Dog
Location: WQED-TV Family Entertainment Tent, Point State Park Have fun while learning important lessons with WQED‘s storyteller ―The Queen of Hearts‖ and Clifford the Big Red Dog®. A ―meet and greet,‖ picture opportunity and Clifford puppet-making activity will follow the story-time at the WQED Activities Tent. Saturday, June 6: 1:15pm - 3pm

Schedule subject to change.

Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 5 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Martha Speaks Story-Time
Location: WQED-TV Family Entertainment Tent, Point State Park Did you know ―Martha Speaks™‖? Join a special WQED guest for story-time with Martha, the dog who ate alphabet soup and talks! Stay afterwards to meet Martha, have your picture taken and find out what Martha says when she eats something good. Saturday, June 6: 4:15pm Sunday, June 7: 2:15pm

Renaissance Tent
Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival Location: Children‘s Area, Point State Park Step back into the 16th century as the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival rolls out the royal welcome mat for all princes and princesses. Kids are invited to decorate their very own crown and mingle with our cast of villagers. Sunday, June 7: 12pm - 5pm

Fish Puppets
Tom Sarver Location: 905 Penn Avenue Make your own fish puppet at Sarver's Bait & Tackle. Sunday, June 7: 12pm - 2pm Sunday, June 14: 12pm - 2pm

Magic Workshop & Performance
Magician David Lawrence Location: WQED-TV Family Entertainment Tent, Point State Park Have a little magic up your sleeve? Magician David Lawrence will show you magic tricks that you can do at hom e, then wow you with some special tricks of his own. Sunday, June 7: 12:15pm & 3:15pm Sunday, June 14: 12:15pm & 3:15pm

Super Why! Story-Time
Location: WQED-TV Family Entertainment Tent, Point State Park Calling all Super Readers: Join Princess, Pig, Red and Whyatt from Super Why! for story-time with a special WQED guest. A ―meet and greet,‖ picture opportunity and fun activities will follow the story. Sunday, June 7: 1:15pm Saturday, June 13: 4:15pm Sunday, June 14: 4:15pm

Story Time with Clifford the Big Red Dog
Location: WQED-TV Family Entertainment Tent, Point State Park Clifford the Big Red Dog will be on hand for stories and fun! Come get your picture taken and make your very own Clifford puppet. Sunday, June 7: 4:15pm

Schedule subject to change.

Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 6 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Shark Hats & Sidewalk Chalk
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Location: Children‘s Area, Point State Park Saturday, June 13: 12pm - 5pm Sunday, June 14: 12pm - 5pm

African Drum & Dance Workshop
UMOJA African Arts Company Location: WQED-TV Family Entertainment Tent, Point State Park The name of UMOJA African Arts Company is synonymous with the explosive beats, insistent rhythms and haunting melodies of African music, drumming and dance. Drummers and dancers from UMOJA teach you about the community spirit of African drumming and dancing - and you get to try it! UMOJA African Arts Company was formed in 1989 to promote the indigenous culture of African in the United States. In 1998, UMOJA, which means UNITY in the Swahili language of Africa, re-dedicated itself as non-profit arts organization to better convey its message of the universality of art as a bridge between cultures. Saturday, June 13: 12:15pm & 3:15pm

Puppet Show
The Schmutz Puppet Company Location: 905 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh Puppeteer Dave English and Company presents a family friendly puppet show about growing up along the river at Sarver‘s Bait & Tackle. Saturday, June 13: 1pm

Mr. McFeeley Puppet Show and Story Time
Location: WQED-TV Family Entertainment Tent, Point State Park Speedy Delivery! Mr. McFeeley of Mister Rogers‘ Neighborhood will bring stories to life with his puppet show. Come meet everyone‘s favorite neighbor, get your picture taken and make a puppet. Saturday, June 13: 1:15pm - 3pm Sunday, June 14: 1:15pm - 3pm

Schedule subject to change.

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Program Type: Music
Paul Luc
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park A WYEP 2007 local artist of the year, Paul Luc has that special something. With a sound that encompasses folk rock, pop and a bit of the blues, Paul Luc released his most recent album last year entitled The Shelly Street Anthems. His guitar and raspy vocals are anchored by pianist Whitey Rokosz, drummer Kevin Mulcahy and bassist Jake Horwat. Friday, June 5: 12pm

CLO MiniStars
Location: EQT Plaza Created in 1982, the CLO MiniStars showcase their talents at home in Pittsburgh and beyond. This talented group of young people illuminates every event with its full-scale, dazzling, high-energy revue of Broadway's most memorable moments. The MiniStars have been featured performers at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center and in CLO productions including Disney's High School Musical, 42nd Street, Grease and Bye Bye Birdie. Friday, June 5: 12pm

Ben Hardt and his Symphony
Location: Katz Plaza WYEP's 2007 Local Artist of the Year, Ben Hardt blends melodic rock with lush string arrangements. Backed by both a rock band and string quartet, Hardt released his first self-titled album in 2007. The ambitious project tells the story of two lovers in World-War-II-era London. It has already garnered critical acclaim for its complex instrumentation and sweet-but-never-saccharine lyrics. In addition to songwriting, Hardt plays guitar and coarranges the strings. Friday, June 5: 5pm

Soccer John
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Soccer John, half of the famous DJ duo Soulcialism, spins the best rhythm and blues, Motown and northern soul, covering more than just the hits. Friday, June 5: 5pm

Jessica Lea Mayfield
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Nineteen-year-old singer/songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield received her big break after being discovered by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. After hearing her first EP, White Lies, Auerbach asked if Mayfield would like to work with his band. The result was a duet between the two on the Keys' most recent album, Attack & Release. Mayfield‘s debut album, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, is a dreamy slice of country noir, heavy on the reverb and the melancholy. Her lyrics are mature beyond her years but her voice reveals her youthful vulnerability. Together they produce a complicated effect on the listener, endlessly listenable and compelling. Friday, June 5: 6:30pm

Schedule subject to change.

Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 8 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type The Black Keys
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park "While the sound of this blues-rock duo has been fleshed out, none of its grit has been glossed." - The New York Times Guitarist-vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney have built an empire from recordings produced in dank basements and abandoned rubber factories in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. The Black Keys have sold out concert halls from New York to Los Angeles, including a set in last summer's blockbuster New American Music Union right here in Pittsburgh. Blending sounds from Delta blues and British classic rock into a hard-hitting, contemporary hybrid, the Black Keys minimalist sound is driven by Auerbach's searing vocals and guitar work, and Carney's solid drumming. The duo's most recent album, Attack & Release, put them in the company of producer Brian Burton, better know as Danger Mouse of the Grammy-awarding-winning duo Gnarls Barkley. The Black Keys have been able to make something ferociously noisy, deceptively melodic, and surprisingly sincere out of the simplest tools and riffs. Friday, June 5: 8pm

Caribbean Vibes
Location: WQED-TV Family Entertainment Tent, Point State Park Try your hand at steelpan when the sounds of the islands come to Three Rivers Arts Festival with Caribbean Vibes. Saturday, June 6: 12:15pm & 3:15pm

AcoustiCafé
Location: One, Two & Three Gateway Center Plaza AcoustiCafé is a non-profit "angel" promotional organization with the goal to facilitate communications between venues and organizations that sponsor musical events, the media, music industry, and local music fans. AcoustiCafé represents a collective of the best regional singer-songwriters, and acoustic music supporters. AcoustiCafé has been promoting the local singer-songwriter scene since 2000, and continues to host the wildly popular AcoustiCafé Open Stage every Monday night at Club Cafe, fashioned after the high profile open stages found in Nashville and New York City. Performances by: Joy Ike, Heather Kropf, Mark Dignam, Ben Hardt, Joel Lindsey, Jason Kendall, Brad Yoder, Paul Tabachneck, Shay, and many many more. Saturday, June 6: 1pm - 4pm Sunday, June 7: 1pm - 4pm Saturday, June 13: 1pm - 4pm Sunday, June 13: 1pm - 4pm

Zee Avi
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Discovered after a year of posting on YouTube, Malaysian singer/songwriter Zee Avi has been signed to Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records. With charming lyrics and a sweet voice, Zee Avi's mellow brand of folk-pop is on the verge of being the next big thing. Her self-titled debut album will be released on May 19. Catch her before she starts appearing in iPod commercials. Saturday, June 6: 5pm

Schedule subject to change.

Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 9 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type The Wood Brothers
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park If the classic sounds of American music - blues, rock, folk and jazz - were distilled into the music of two musicians, it would sound like the Wood Brothers. Oliver Wood plays guitar and handles lead vocals while his brother Chris (of Medeski Martin & Wood) plays bass. Together, their rootsy version of American music has produced two critically-acclaimed albums, 2006's Ways Not to Lose and 2008's Loaded. Ways Not to Lose was the Amazon.com editors' number one pick in folk for 2006, while Loaded shows the band continuing to hone their sound, developing lyrically as well as musically. Saturday, June 6: 6:30pm

Medeski Martin & Wood
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Keyboardist John Medeski, bassist Chris Wood and percussionist Billy Martin have created a world of endless possibilities during their two decades of collaboration. Since meeting as students at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music, the New York-based trio has gone from playing one-off gigs in tiny clubs to signing with the legendary jazz label Blue Note Records to owning their own Indirecto record label. Through it all, they've built an empire on their signature improvisational format. Each Medeski Martin & Wood performance is a journey whose destination is unknown even to the artists, with the trio's signature sound defined by their audibly eclectic influences and inimitable chemistry. Saturday, June 6: 7:45pm

Best in the 'Burgh
Location: Theater Square Cabaret Best in the ‗Burgh is the ultimate music showcase highlighting Pittsburgh‘s most accomplished musicians. Familiar Pittsburgh favorites join with the region‘s freshest young talent to entertain late-night audiences with an eclectic mix of rock, jazz, folk and original songwriting. Hosted by London‘s Joel Lindsey, the new monthly event guarantees foot-tapping fun for music lovers of all ages. Move over New York and Nashville; this is the BEST IN THE ‗BURGH! Tickets: Only $5 at the door. Cash & credit accepted. District patrons can present their ticket stubs from an earlier show at any other theater to gain free admission to Late Night (after 10:15pm and while seats last). Doors open at 10pm / District Patrons seated after 10:15pm / Show begins at 10:30pm Saturday, June 6: 10:30pm

Boilermaker Jazz Band
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Boilermaker Jazz Band is an ecstatically fun band performing authentic hot jazz and swing. The group has a wide repertoire that can make an audience swing to a classic jazz standard, get sentimental over an old-time ballad, boogie to a hot jump tune, or get low-down with a gritty blues. From concert halls to dances, festivals to family parties, listeners and dancers agree - with their infectious beat and enthusiasm this band can make any crowd move. Sunday, June 7: 1pm

Schedule subject to change.

Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 10 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Rodney McCoy
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Featured at Pittsburgh's famous Crawford Grill, the smooth style of jazz violinist Rodney McCoy comes to this year's Arts Festival. His non-traditional approach to jazz is not to be missed. Sunday, June 7: 4:30pm

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Hailing from Tremé, the most musical neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews has made the leap from child prodigy to professional master musician. Andrews was playing trombone in brass band parades before his arms were even long enough to reach all the positions on the slide - earning him the nickname "Trombone Shorty." Now, at 23 years old, he has as much musical experience as most musicians three times his age, and the chops to prove it, dancing from jazz to R&B to rock on both trombone and trumpet. Andrews has played as a featured brass player with world-famous rock groups from Lenny Kravitz to U2, debuted at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and headlined the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Sunday, June 7: 6pm

The Christian Trich Band
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Putting songwriter Christian Trich‘s music on a map, you might find yourself at the intersection of American music and some small town. The Christian Trich Band‘s sound has been referred to as the ‗The Eagles meet The Allman Brothers; blending rock, blues, folk and traditional country music into their own unique sound. There is a common denominator of heritage and simplicity to the band‘s music. Trich tries mightily to weave together stories and melodies that are carefully aimed at entertaining particular feelings and emotions - which he says he believes is his ultimate goal as a songwriter. Playing live is what Trich and his band enjoy most, and it‘s apparent at their shows. Their set lists are constantly changing - mixing older originals with newer songs, often doing numbers by anyone from Elmore James to The Band. The Christian Trich band is: Scott Balles (drums and vocals), Andy Pribisco (guitar), Mike Mainier (keys and vocals), Jacob Horwat (bass), Christian Trich (guitar, vocal). Monday, June 8: 12pm

Scott Blasey
Location: EQT Plaza When talking about the Pittsburgh rock scene the Clarks are bound to come up, and at the center of the 'Burghs hardest rocking band is singer and guitarist Scott Blasey. The Clarks have been playing music since the 1980s but it wasn't until 1995 when Blasey released his first solo album entitled Don't Try This At Home. Blasey's solo career gave him the opportunity to explore a more stripped-down style of music. A number of Clarks' songs were first recorded as solo tracks, including fan-favorite "Born Too Late." His most recent release, Travelin' On, finds Blasey continuing to explore music outside of the scope of the Clarks' brand of hard rock, including a Sam Cooke cover and a piano ballad. Monday, June 8: 12pm

Schedule subject to change.

Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 11 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type KRUNK
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park The KRUNK (Kreating Realistic Urban New-school Knowledge) Movement is a student lead music and health initiative that uses jazz, hip-hop, dance, recording engineering, visual art and equipment management to communicate positive messages about physical and mental health to teens and pre-teens. Monday, June 8: 5pm

The Boogie Hustlers
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park The Boogie Hustlers are Pittsburgh‘s champions of all things funky. That nebulous place where jazz transforms into funk, where R&B morphs into hip hop, the Boogie Hustlers operate there. The eight musicians that make up the Hustlers keep trombones, saxophones, guitars, drums and basses within easy reach in case their blistering brand of funky soul is needed somewhere. First formed in 2003, the Boogie Hustlers have built a strong fan base thanks to heavy air-play on WYEP and the release of their first album, 2006's 122 Ellsworth. But their live show is where the band really shines, allowing for longer jamming and more improvisation than on a record. Monday, June 8: 6:30pm

Formula412
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Pittsburgh's own Formula412 returns to the Festival after being its first-ever hip hop headliner in 2008. By adding live guitar, bass and drums to the traditional set-up of a DJ and an emcee, Formula412 pushes the limits of the genre. Their 2008 album The Difference garnered Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards for 2009 Band of the Year and CD of the Year, keeping them at the top of the Pittsburgh hip hop scene. Monday, June 8: 8pm

Weird Paul Rock Band
Location: Harris Theater Weird Paul, the subject of Weird Paul: A Lo-Fidelity Documentary, performs live, giving filmgoers a taste of what makes him so special. It's one thing to watch the film, it's another to actually listen to Weird Paul in person. Monday, June 8: 8:45pm

Gramsci Melodic
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Pittsburgh newcomers Gramsci Melodic put a new spin on alt-rock, blending the sounds of a band like Weezer with a dash of new wave a la Talking Heads. The band already been named one of the top three "Rock Bands" in Pittsburgh (CP 12-08) and won The Joker Productions Rock-Off (10-08) since coming together in 2007. The music is the result of recording five musicians with vastly different musical backgrounds: an R&B keyboardist, a new wave guitarist, a jazz/fusion drummer, a prog-rock bassist, and an electro-rock synthesist. It's been described as being "out there," having "catchy hooks," exhibiting "pop-sensibility while creating something new," and displaying "a refreshingly original fusion of sound." Gramsci Melodic‘s live performances are a mix of catchy originals, a dancing mascot with an over-sized green head, after-hours electronica, and ardently faithful fans. Tuesday, June 9: 12pm

Schedule subject to change.

Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 12 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type COL Jazz Band
Location: EQT Plaza The COL Jazz band is a project of Center of Life. Center of Life is a Community Empowerment organization that serves to strengthen families, create opportunities for micro-enterprise and empower career renters to become homeowners. The COL Jazz band was established in 2000 by Tim Smith, Executive Director of Center of Life, along with his two sons: Tim Jr. and Isaiah Smith. The COL Jazz band has worked with contemporary jazz giants like Wynton Marsalis and Terence Blanchard to hone their sound. Tuesday, June 9: 12pm

Robbie Klein
Location: Katz Plaza Robbie Klein is a well known musical name in Pittsburgh. He is gifted with the ability to play many different styles of music from classical, latin, swing, funk to R&B. Robbie created and hosted the Jazz Cruises on the Gateway Clipper Fleet for 12Years and played the Kool Jazz Festival and Mellon Jazz Festivals. He has opened for John Scofield the Yellowjackets, CBS Allstars ,Chicago and many major R&B acts as well as being a solo act at Star Lake Ampitheatre for 3 years. Robbie has worked with the Cultural Trust for years, being involved with Playworks, Mary Miller Dance Co. Three Rivers Arts Festival and various cultural festivities. Robbie Klein & Friends has been his jazz logo for many years and his friends are the best musicians in Pittsburgh, always great for an improvisational experience. JazzLive is a year-round FREE live jazz series taking place at The Cabaret at Theater Square, Backstage Bar, and Katz Plaza. Open to the public, this popular Pittsburgh Cultural Trust music series showcases some of the region's finest jazz musicians every Tuesday from 5pm - 11pm in the heart of the Cultural District. Tuesday, June 9: 5pm

Meeting of Important People
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Meeting of Important People is a regionally touring three-piece indie-pop band from Pittsburgh. The band's debut single "Mothers Pay More!" ignited a media and blogging frenzy in the summer of 2008, and their brand-new fulllength debut LP is becoming a much talked-about 2009 release. MOIP's distinct blend of garage-rock and modern take on Britpop translate into an explosive stage show, with plenty of sing-along songs about how the suburbs are often just as creepy as the big city. Tuesday, June 9: 6pm

Apostle of Hustle
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Apostle of Hustle is the side-project of Andrew Whiteman, one of Canadian supergroup Broken Social Scene's guitarists. While Broken Social Scene often explores ambient, electronic music, Apostle of Hustle keeps things more streamlined, focusing on sunny indie rock with a Latin vibe. Formed after Whiteman spent time in Cuba, Apostle of Hustle has released two albums and has a third on the way. This is a quirky band with mucho indie credibility; don‘t miss it. Tuesday, June 9: 7pm

Schedule subject to change.

Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 13 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Donora
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park "Brother-sister team makes catchiest local record of the year." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Donora has been on the fast track since making a splash on the local scene less than three years ago. Brother and sister Casey and Jake Hanner and bassist Jake Churton write addictive melodies and complex, layered arrangements that feature Casey's unique vocals and the occasional made-up word. Donora's "Shhh" won second place in the 2008 Festival's Pittsburgh Rocks Battle of the Bands contest presented by post-gazette.com. Tuesday, June 9: 8:15pm

NewLanders
Location: EQT Plaza The NewLanders have researched and rediscovered songs that capture the American experience. By interweaving traditional instruments, including the Appalachian lap dulcimer, fiddle, and mandolin, with richly layered harmonies and electric guitar and bass, the NewLanders have created a contemporary sound, while honoring and preserving the inspiring stories of the past. A NewLanders' performance includes engaging narrations and real-life accounts from the mills, mines, rivers, and fields of their home region, western Pennsylvania, as well as haunting songs and poignant stories that celebrate the enduring spirit that built our nation. The bands latest CD, Born of Fire: Songs of Steel & Industry, is a collaboration with the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, that tells the human story of steel through art, song and history. The NewLanders are: Paula Purnell (vocal, guitar, bones and Appalachian dulcimer), Gerard Rohlf (vocal, jaw harp and guitar), Doug Wilkin (vocal and electric guitar) and Art Gazdik (vocal, mandolin, violin & octave violin), with Dave Yates (bass) and Jeff Berman (drums) Wednesday, June 10: 12pm

NOMaD
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Selected as Kenny Chesney's Next Big Star 2008, Pittsburgh's own NOMaD (North of Mason-Dixon) are rising country superstars that don't play it safe. After independently releasing their debut CD Born and Raised, NOMaD has been featured on nationally syndicated radio shows and continues to receive local and regional airplay. This innovative band combines infectious lyrics and melodies with an energy, passion, and ambition that promises to carry them far beyond the Mason-Dixon line, securing them a spot in the music industry of the future. Wednesday, June 10: 12pm

pANdEMIc (pete)
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park The three men that make up Pandemic are more ethno-musicologists than DJs. Their energetic, oddball sets consist of music from around the world, songs they found on YouTube or on a beat-up cassette they took from a taxi driver in Brazil. Some DJs dig deep through crates of vinyl looking for gems, but the boys of Pandemic are archeologists. Wednesday, June 10: 6pm

Schedule subject to change.

Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 14 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Jazzam
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Jazzam isn't satisfied unless the dance floor is packed. This high energy jazz/funk band skillfully integrates short quotes of current and traditional cover songs into their tight jams to keep the audience on their feet. Their genrehopping antics are sure to please everyone. Wednesday, June 10: 6:45pm

Toubab Krewe
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Blending American and West African influences into a sound all their own, Toubab Krewe has set a new standard for fusions of rock and West African music. The instrumental quintet blends its Southern roots with a love of West African sounds nurtured over numerous trips to Mali, Guinea and the Ivory Coast. The group routinely impresses critics with its ability to arrange traditional African songs with inventive, organic arrangements that highlight the musicians' technical fluency on African instruments and their unpretentious incorporation of Western influences. Wednesday, June 10: 7:45pm

Almost Astronauts
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park With more than a dollop of Ben Folds, Pittsburgh's Almost Astronauts are shooting for the stars. Their piano and guitar driven alt rock sound is a great way to jump-start your lunch break. Thursday, June 11: 12pm

8-TRACK: The Sounds of the 70s
CLO Cabaret Location: EQT Plaza 8-TRACK: The Sounds of the 70‘s is a joyous journey through the greatest hits of the 1970s, starring the music of The Emotions, The Carpenters, The Doobie Brothers, Labelle, Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, The Bee Gees, Helen Reddy and many more! Put on your polyester shirt, wrap-around skirt, platform shoes (don't forget your mood ring) and boogie on down. With its powerful rhythms and dazzling harmonies, 8-TRACK, The Sounds of the 70‘s is a rockin‘ good time. 8 TRACK is at the CLO Cabaret May 21 - September 27. Thursday, June 11: 12:15pm

Hayes Carll
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park A Texan with a drawling voice, Hayes Carll is a singer/songwriter just as gifted with a wisecrack as he is with a guitar lick. Carll is an artist that understands the value of humor, the way it can strip a heavy topic of its sentimentality so that you can really get to the heart of the matter. His most recent album, Trouble In Mind, has garnered much critical acclaim and drawn comparisons to greats like Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt. Carll's live shows are known for their stirring performances and entertaining anecdotes from the artist himself. It's perfect for a warm summer night. Thursday, June 11: 7pm

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Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 15 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Booker T.
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history… Booker T. Jones is one of America's most prolific, distinguished and instantly recognizable musical forces. Since the 1962 gold hit "Green Onions" as leader of the legendary Booker T & The MG's, this pillar of soul music has collaborated with everyone from Otis Redding to Neil Young to the Drive By Truckers. Booker T.'s 2009 "anti-album," Potato Hole, not only re-affirms his greatness, it also re-introduces the neglected all-instrumental format to a noisy, crowded marketplace. Thursday, June 11: 8:10pm

DoubleShot!
Location: EQT Plaza DoubleShot! is Pittsburgh's only all-vocal band. Using just mouths and mics, these men create over six decades of popular music in a show as fun for the audience and the performers alike. They have appeared live on Pittsburgh radio and television as well as Cultural District venues, Heinz Field, PNC Park, and the Pepsi Roadhouse. In the Harmony Sweepstakes, the nation's premier vocal music festival, they are 7-time honorees including top honors at Washington, DC's Mid-Atlantic festival and an appearance as a National Finalist in 2007, as well as special awards for Audience Favorite and Best Arrangement. Friday, June 12: 12pm

Harlan Twins
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Pittsburgh's answer to indie folk acts like Akron/Family and the Dodos, the Harlan Twins make music they describe as "yinzer pastoral." At times their folksy bluegrass sound recalls the Band. With banjos, violins and guitars, the Harlan Twins are keeping Pittsburgh green - green as grass, green as a valley. Friday, June 12: 12pm

J. Malls
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park J. Malls is a DJ with depth. Name an old-school soul jazz musician, someone who's name has been forgotten, and J. Malls will have his record. He'll probably have all of his records. Whether it's classic jazz, r&b, funk or soul, J. Mall is willing to scratch beneath the surface to unearth names you're never heard of, but will still love. Friday, June 12: 5pm

SpinCycle
Location: Katz Plaza SpinCycle celebrates the 60s, 70s and 80s - the golden age of rock and roll - with their own original twist. This six person band gives you a guided tour through three of music's most important decades, covering everything from British invasion to Motown to new wave. It's like spinning the dial on your radio while turning back the hands of your clock at the same time! Friday, June 12: 5pm

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Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 16 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Dana Fuchs
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park After landing a supporting role in Across the Universe as a Janis Joplin-esque character, Dana Fuchs is poised to capture the nation's attention. Hailing from a small-town in rural Florida, Fuchs grew up singing in a Baptist gospel choir. At 19 she left home for New York City to sing the blues. In between gigs, she found time to play Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway hit Love, Janis. With all these Joplin connections, it isn't hard to imagine what Fuchs sounds like. Her voice is raw and passionate, on the verge of shaking itself apart, ever accompanied by guitars squealing the blues and thunderous percussion. Her live show is sure to tear the shutters from windows, the roofs from houses. Friday, June 12: 6:30pm

Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Robert Randolph and the Family Band bring 70s funk into the here-and-now. Steeped in the "Sacred Steel" tradition of the Pentecostal church, Robert Randolph has redefined the possibilities of the pedal steel guitar at his foot-stomping live performances. Since emerging from the Church of God in Orange, New Jersey, Randolph and his group have made their mark on the jam-band circuit, opening for Dave Matthews Band, Eric Clapton. Randolph's virtuosity is the focal point of the Family Band's on-stage antics and improvisational grooves. Friday, June 12: 8pm

Fishing Jam Session
Location: 905 Penn Avenue Greg Lagrosa and Will Simmons as "Jammin' Lines," with, Pittsburgh favorite UkuLizzy to add a little campfire magic. Friday, June 12: 8pm 10pm

Pittsburgh Rocks! Battle of the Bands winners
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Online voting at post-gazette.com will decide which local bands are ready for the next level. Saturday, June 13: 12pm 3pm

Gary Beloma
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Saturday, June 13: 6pm Blues.

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Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 17 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Shemekia Copeland
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park While still in her 20s, Shemekia Copeland has opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival, been nominated for Grammy and scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic. Copeland‘s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heartpounding urgency. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland‘s shot at the eventual title of Queen of the Blues is pretty clear. By some standards, she may already be there. Saturday, June 13: 7:45pm

Mon Gumbo
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park By blending the smoothness of rhythm and blues with the spicy heat of New Orleans, Mon Gumbo has crafted a savory fusion of styles and sounds. Much like legendary artist Dr. John, Mon Gumbo has infused R&B with Cajun sensibilities, and the results are fantastic. Sunday, June 14: 12pm

Wizdom
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park Wizdom is all about having fun with reggae. Their relaxed vibes and smooth vocals conjure the spirit of a summer's day in Jamaica, the waves lapping at the sandy shore. They'll set the mood perfectly for the Wailers. Sunday, June 14: 4:30pm

The Wailers
Location: Dollar Bank Stage, Point State Park The 2009 Three Rivers Arts Festival ends with the smooth beats and relaxed melodies of reggae legends the Wailers. One of the last, great reggae institutions, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide with Bob Marley since forming in 1969. Outside their groundbreaking work with Marley, they've played such notable artists as Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder and Carlos Santana. The present Wailers revolve around the last original band member, Aston "Family Man" Barrett (bass), and lead singer Elan Atias, who together represent both the Wailers' historic legacy and fresh excitement that continues to attract enthusiastic audiences around the world. The Wailers are the perfect welcome for summer on the river's edge. Sunday, June 14: 6pm

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Program Type: Performance & Film
Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Reframed (at 250)
Location: Harris Theater As part of the year-long Pittsburgh 250 celebration, Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts has invited local artists to create Pittsburgh-themed short films (no longer than two minutes and fifty seconds) that incorporate clips from Pittsburgh, a rarely seen promotional film made 50 years ago for Pittsburgh‘s Bicentennial. Both the original film and the collection of short films will be screened. Friday, June 5: 6pm & 8pm Saturday, June 6: 3pm Saturday, June 13: 5pm

Play Development Lab
Pittsburgh Playworks Location: 907 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh Playworks' Play Development Lab series features readings from plays in development by awardwinning local playwrights. Plays-in-progress are read by professional actors, exposing the playwright's craft and creative process for theatre professionals and audience members alike. Friday, June 5: 7pm Saturday, June 6: 1pm & 4pm Sunday, June 7: 1pm & 4pm Monday, June 8: 7pm Tuesday, June 9: 7pm Wednesday, June 10: 7pm Thursday, June 11: 7pm Friday, June 12: 8pm Saturday, June 13: 1pm & 4pm Sunday, June 14: 1pm & 4pm

Fishing Stories
Mike Cuccaro Location: Sarver‘s Bait & Tackle, 905 Penn Avenue Mike Cuccaro reads a selection of freshwater fishing tales which cross over from contemplative sport to universal emotional touchstones such as aging, family, dignity, loss, and getting lost. With a mixture of humor, wit, and sadness, the stories will appeal to both experienced anglers and complete novices to the outdoors. The reading will feature the authors John Graves, Charlie Elliot, Le Anne Schreiber, Robert Traver and Sparse Grey Hackle. Saturday, June 6: 3pm - 5pm

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Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 19 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Neighborhood Narratives
Location: Harris Theater This collage of short films celebrates Pittsburgh. Each is made by a filmmaker with a connection to the neighborhood featured. The neighborhoods featured are Bloomfield, Downtown, Hill District, Homestead, Lawrenceville, Oakland, Regent Square, South Side and the Strip District. 100 min. Saturday, June 6: 5:15pm Thursday, June 11: 6pm Saturday, June 13: 7pm Sunday, June 14: 4pm

Stories for the Seasons
Zany Umbrella Circus Location: 7th Street Lot, Cultural District Every season has its own personality and provides a different perspective on life and the natural world. This show is comprised of four short circus stories that celebrate the change of the seasons, human growth, and the different way stories can be told throughout the world. The show includes performances on the aerial fabric, trapeze, masks, and puppetry. Zany Umbrella Circus exists to build and strengthen communities through education and folk artistry - particularly puppetry, circus, music, storytelling, street theatre and visual arts. Bringing together large, diverse audiences, we strive to reintegrate art into daily life through shows that tickle the imagination and teach important life lessons. Nightly at 7:30 pm (no show Monday, June 8) Saturdays & Sundays at 4pm and 7:30pm

Caught Looking
CMU & Pittsburgh Filmmakers Location: Harris Theater These new one-minute videos were first screened on the giant Jumbotron at PNC Park. The family-friendly shorts, made by CMU and Pittsburgh Filmmakers students, members, staff, and faculty were selected by Jacob Ciocci of CMU and Andrew Swensen of Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Saturday, June 6: 7:30pm & 8:30pm

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Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 20 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Corpo/Ilicito: The Post-Human Society #69
Roberto Sifuentes and Guillermo Gómez-Peña Location: Bricolage - 937 Liberty Avenue A US Premiere! Using their performance bodies as sites for political reinvention and poetic prophesying, Roberto Sifuentes and Guillermo Gómez-Peña explore both the legacy of fear of the Other, the criminalization of the brown body inherited by the Bush administration, and the emerging culture of hope, imagination and faith that has developed in response to the former world order. This piece premiered in Belgium in April. Audience warning: contains adult themes and partial nudity. Tickets: $10. For reservations, call (412) 381-6999 or visit www.webbricolage.org. Cash or check at the door. Credit cards accepted online only. ArtUp Funding for the La Pocha Nostra project was provided by the Robert C. Smith Fund and the Betsy R. Clark Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation as well as grant form the Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative. Presented by ArtUp in partnership with the Mattress Factory Museum and Bricolage. Saturday, June 6: 8pm

Duaneland
Location: Harris Theater For the first time, the artistic process of one of the world's foremost artists, McKeesport native Duane Michals, is captured on film. Michals is known for his narrative, sequential photography, as well as, his commercial work, including the cover art for The Police's Synchronicity album, Life magazine covers, and fashion spreads for Vogue magazine. Though mostly self-taught he‘s revered throughout the world of art photography. For this documentary Michals was asked to talk about his memories, his history, his work, his life and philosophy. He reluctantly agreed. The first interview was recorded in May 2003 and the focus soon centered on a new book, The House I Once Called Home, a work that Michals calls a photographic memoir. The film highlights yet another of the dynamic, creative, and successful talents who was born and nurtured in the Pittsburgh region. Directed by Steve Seliy and Joe Seamans; USA; 2004; 64min Sunday, June 7: 2pm Wednesday, June 10: 6pm

An Independent Portrait
Location: Harris Theater This locally made production begins with film director Robert Young sitting for his first formal portrait with the Spanish painter Félix de la Concha. The film unfolds in an artist's studio in Pittsburgh‘s Hill District. As we watch de la Concha at work, Young discusses his career filming subjects ranging from nomadic Eskimo tribes to Sicilian slum-dwellers. In the process, the two artists discuss their calling. What drives them to do independent work? How do creative people find their subjects? How are they supported, thwarted and inspired by what goes on around them? Sunday, June 7: 3pm Wednesday, June 10: 6pm

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Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 21 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Pittsburgh Filmmakers Senior Thesis Screening
Location: Harris Theater New work by advanced students Andrew Batista, Ben Boas, Brenden Gallagher, Josh Green, Amanda Hagy, Marina Pfenning and Jeremy Ungar Sunday, June 7: 4pm Saturday, June 13: 3pm

Local Shorts
Matt Day, Ben Hernstrom, Justin Crimone & Anna Hawkins Location: Harris Theater New work by Pittsburgh Filmmakers artist members Matt Day, Ben Hernstrom, Justin Crimone and Anna Hawkins. Sunday, June 7: 5pm Monday, June 8: 6pm

Weird Paul: A Lo-Fidelity Documentary
Location: Harris Theater A documentary on Pittsburgh singer/songwriter Weird Paul, the man behind such songs as "I Got Drunk at Chuck E. Cheese" and "I Dropped My Almond Joy Bar." Combining an off-kilter approach to song content with some ferocious guitar playing, Weird Paul is a Pittsburgh icon. But it isn't all just weird-for-the-sake-of-being-weird; Paul's songs pack tiny emotional truths that resonate in the listener long after the music has ended. Monday, June 8: 7:30pm Wednesday, June 10: 8pm Saturday, June 13: 4pm

Film Kitchen Competition
Location: Harris Theater Presented on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, this monthly series highlights regional independent film and video work. Film Kitchen's Annual Contest will take place on June 9 at the Harris Theater during the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Cash prizes are awarded that night. This year‘s film contest theme is "Old Wives Tales and Urban Myths." Admission: $5 at the door with 7pm reception Co-sponsored by City Paper, WYEP-FM, DH Creative, Rock Light Tuesday, June 9: 8pm

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Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 22 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Homeland Insecurity
Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes Location: Bricolage - 937 Liberty Avenue This new performance project will be created directly out of the workshop with Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes during Three Rivers Arts Festival. Collaborating artists from various disciplines, generations and ethnic backgrounds explore the dangerous borders surrounding culture, ethnicity, gender and language. Audience warning: contains adult themes and partial nudity. Presented by ArtUp in partnership with the Mattress Factory Museum and Bricolage. Tickets: $10. For reservations, call (412) 381-6999 or visit www.webbricolage.org. Cash or check at the door. Credit cards accepted online only. ArtUp Funding for the La Pocha Nostra project was provided by the Robert C. Smith Fund and the Betsy R. Clark Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation as well as grant form the Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative. Thursday, June 11: 8pm Friday, June 12: 8pm Saturday, June 13: 8pm

African Drum & Dance Workshop
UMOJA Location: WQED-TV Family Entertainment Tent, Point State Park The name of UMOJA African Arts Company is synonymous with the explosive beats, insistent rhythms and haunting melodies of African music, drumming and dance. Drummers and dancers from UMOJA teach you about the community spirit of African drumming and dancing - and you get to try it! UMOJA African Arts Company was formed in 1989 to promote the indigenous culture of African in the United States. In 1998, UMOJA, which means UNITY in the Swahili language of Africa, re-dedicated itself as non-profit arts organization to better convey its message of the universality of art as a bridge between cultures. Saturday, June 13: 12:15pm & 3:15pm

The Gong Show!
Trust Late Night Location: Theater Square Cabaret Aja Jones hosts another hilarious evening of professional amateurs showing off their...talents...for a raucous late night crowd! Comedians, singers, actors, magicians, puppeteers, variety acts, ventriloquists, stupid human tricks and many others make appearances and hope to make it through the Gong. Don't miss this Late Night favorite! Tickets: Only $5 at the door. Cash & credit accepted. District patrons can present their ticket stubs from an earlier show at any other theater to gain free admission to Late Night (after 10:15pm and while seats last). Doors open at 10pm / District Patrons seated after 10:15pm / Show begins at 10:30pm. Saturday, June 13: 10:30pm

Schedule subject to change.

Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 23 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Pride Week Short Films Program
Location: Harris Theater Sunday, June 14: 12pm - 3:45pm

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Program Type: Visual Art Demonstrations & Activities
Transforming Discarded Doohickies & Widgets Into Yard Art
Creative Reuse Pittsburgh Location: Point State Park Create items to decorate their yard, garden, lawn, porch...ranging from whimsical items such as whirligigs or decorative pieces, to wind-chimes, address markers, and more functional items. Creative Reuse Pittsburgh provides a variety of reclaimed materials to spark your imagination. Creative Re-Use Pittsburgh's mission is to get re-usable materials which are ordinarily discarded back into circulation, through programs that explore and encourage new ways of utilizing these wasted resources. Creative Reuse Pittsburgh collects reusable discards from businesses and other organizations in the region and offers unique hands-on creative arts programs and activities. Friday, June 5: 5pm - 8pm Friday, June 12: 5pm - 8pm

Artists in Action: Glass
Pittsburgh Glass Center Location: Point State Park Pittsburgh Glass Center will demonstrate flameworking to make unique glass beads. Flameworked glass beads are made by melting 4 to 12 mm thick glass rods in a propane and oxygen mix torch. Friday, June 5: 12pm - 7pm Saturday, June 6: 12pm – 7pm Sunday, June 7: 12pm – 7pm

Artists in Action: Wood
Turners Anonymous Location: Point State Park Turners Anonymous, the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, will demonstrate using their favorite machine tool: a lathe. The lathe rotates a piece of wood so that it can be cut and shaped symmetrically, which is perfect for making bowls, vessels, pens and furniture. Friday, June 5: 12pm - 7pm Saturday, June 6: 12pm – 7pm Sunday, June 7: 12pm – 7pm

Artists in Action: Calligraphy
Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh Location: Point State Park The Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh is a group of lovers of letters banded together in the shared desire to improve understanding of those letters and their applications and possibilities. Membership in the guild is open to anyone, hand-writer or not, who shares these goals. The guild provides an arena in which calligraphers of all levels, beginners to professionals, share experiences, ideas, and technical Friday, June 5: 12pm - 7pm Saturday, June 6: 12pm – 7pm Sunday, June 7: 12pm – 7pm

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Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 25 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Artists in Action: Artists Market Artists
Location: One, Two & Three Gateway Center Plaza Watch artists from the Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market demonstrate a variety of art forms and techniques with a different demonstration every hour. The Demo Tent is located at the rear of One, Two and Three Gateway Center Plaza. Saturday, June 6: 12pm 7pm

Artists in Action: Quilting
Location: Point State Park Artists from Pittsburgh's robust quilting community will showcase examples of quilts and demonstrate quilting techniques. They will also create a special quilt that will commemorate the Three Rivers Arts Festival in honor of our 50th anniversary. Friday, June 12: 12pm - 7pm Saturday, June 13: 12pm - 7pm Sunday, June 14: 12pm - 7pm

Artists in Action: Ceramics, Puppets & Animation
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Location: Point State Park Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, an arts campus that connects art to the community, will have artists demonstrate working with clay. They will also demonstrate flipbook animation and facilitate a hands-on puppet-making activity that you can do, too. Friday, June 12: 12pm - 7pm Saturday, June 13: 12pm - 7pm Sunday, June 14: 12pm - 7pm

Artists in Action: Screen Printing
Artists Image Resource Location: Point State Park Artist Image Resource, an artist-run organization whose focus is fine art printwork, demonstrates screenprinting. Friday, June 12: 12pm - 7pm Saturday, June 13: 12pm - 7pm Sunday, June 14: 12pm - 7pm

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Program Type: Visual Art Exhibitions
Three Rivers Arts Festival Retrospective
Location: 907 Penn Avenue As Three Rivers Arts Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2009, it presents an opportunity to celebrate the art and artists - past, present and future - that have helped to fulfill the event‘s mission to connect the community to culture. This exhibition explores the Festival through the decades. Using historical collateral materials, photography and slides, it documents the event‘s rich history and execution. The retrospective presents the work of artists in a variety of media who have played an integral part in making Three Rivers Arts Festival an annual destination for thousands of local citizens and visitors to the region, paying tribute to both the present and future of the Pittsburgh visual arts community. Festival Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday (including June 5): 4pm - 8pm Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm - 6pm

Now I Am the Master
Curated by Sonja Sweterlitsch Location: 937 Liberty Avenue - 2nd Floor ―The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the Master!‖ - Darth Vader Now I am the Master features the present-day work of artists and craftspeople who are past recipients of the Three Rivers Arts Festival Emerging Artist Scholarship. Artists include Daniel Baxter, Adalgisa Bosonetto, Kyle Ethan Fisher, John Flatz, Toby Fraley, Beth Gaertner, Dan Gaser, Alex Lobus, Aimee Manion, Olga Mihaylova, Maria Napoli, and Emily Reason. The exhibit is curated by the Three Rivers Arts Festival‘s Artists Market Coordinator Sonja Sweterlitsch. The Emerging Artist Scholarship Program grants local artists the opportunity to exhibit in the Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market for the first time. The scholarship provides recipients with tents, electricity, and basic display materials, and waives all fees to participate. Emerging artists are paired with experienced artist-mentors to prepare for their first outdoor show. Only six to eight artists are chosen each year to receive the scholarship. Since its inception in 2002, the Three Rivers Arts Festival‘s Emerging Artist Scholarship Program has been modeled by other fine art and fine craft markets across the country. Now I am the Master is the first indoor visual art exhibit exclusive to artists from the Three Rivers Arts Festival‘s Artists Market and features only a selection of the 50+ artists that have received the scholarship since 2002. The Emerging Artist Scholarship served as an important stepping stone for each of the twelve artists represented in the exhibit, and helped to advance their careers toward becoming the successful working artists they are today. They are represented in galleries, museums, and boutiques locally and nationally, and continue to be seen in Pittsburgh‘s beloved Three Rivers Arts Festival Artists Market. Festival Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday (including June 5): 4pm - 8pm Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm - 6pm

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Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 27 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Sarver's Bait & Tackle
Tom Sarver Location: 905 Penn Avenue Tom Sarver returns to the Three Rivers Arts Festival with a new installation exploring fishing in Pennsylvania. The environment, modeled in the theme of a ―bait and tackle shop,‖ will contrast Sarver‘s metaphorical vision of fishing with his documentary video The Fishing Report, in which Pennsylvania anglers share their experiences about the art and science of fishing. Sarver will occupy the installation for the duration of the Festival, conducting demonstrations and sharing his fishing knowledge. Pittsburgh artist Tom Sarver is known for producing large public art projects including Art Olympic Theatre, The Tom Museum and The Black Sheep Puppet Festival. Artists assisting on The Fishing Report and Sarver‘s Bait & Tackle project include Mike Cuccaro, Jeremiah Johnson and Rose Clancy. Funding for The Fishing Report and Sarver‘s Bait & Tackle was provided by the A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation. Special thanks to the Mattress Factory for providing support with this project. Festival Hours: Friday, June 5: 4pm - 10pm Saturday & Sunday, June 6-7: 12pm - 6pm Monday, June 8: 4pm - 8pm Tuesday, June 9 - Thursday, June 11: 11am - 2pm & 4pm - 8pm Friday, June 12: 11am - 2pm & 4pm - 10pm Saturday & Sunday, June 13 - 14: 12pm - 6pm

Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery Co-Op
Location: 901 Penn Avenue A retail center for local galleries. Participating galleries include: Box Heart Expressions Art Gallery, Eclectic Art & Objects Gallery, Gallerie Chiz, LaFond Galleries, Modern Formations Art Gallery, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Most Wanted Fine Art, moxie DaDa, Planet Art Gallery, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Union Project, Watercolors Gallery Festival Gallery Hours: Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 14: 12pm – 8pm

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Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 28 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Our Future: Visuals and Voices
Location: Catholic Charities - 212 Ninth Street A collaborative presentation of visual, video and audio work by local youth that presents powerful insights and a strong collective message of hope, renewal, adversity and strength. Featured work includes: o

Voices: Visual Testimonies from the Hearts of Children : Artwork created by the students
of Holy Family Institute‘s After-School Art Program led by Resident Artist Amy DiMichele

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Saturday Light Brigade StoryBoxes: Listen to recordings of Festival visitors discussing what
they love about Pittsburgh

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PhotoVoice: A beautiful marriage of the original words and photography of young women. Created
through social and arts mentoring aimed at raising self-esteem and awareness, resulting in portraits and original quotes that speaks to the heart of our future. Produced by Office of Child Development, University of Pittsburgh.

Festival Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday (including June 5): 4pm - 8pm Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm - 6pm

Machine Improvisations
Telcosystems Location: Wood Street Galleries Machine Improvisations brings together a body of work created by an international group of artists, musicians, designers and filmmakers who share a common interest in exploring unseen and unheard audiovisual territories. By means of hacking, coding and soldering, they built their own tools and instruments tailored to their specific needs and wishes. These tools allow complete freedom when interacting with the electronic signals and digital processes. In doing so, they have each created their own unique vocabulary of audiovisual expression and composition. The presented works are at times visually violent, sonically extreme and physically intimidating, but most of all they give intriguing insights into the machines and the omnipresent digital environments with which we interact on a daily basis. Festival Gallery Hours: Fridays: 11am - 8pm Saturdays: 11am - 8pm Sundays: 12pm - 6pm Monday: 4pm - 8pm Tuesday - Thursday: 11am - 8pm

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Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 29 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type A Threaded Line
Works by Lee Renninger Location: 709 Penn Gallery Lee Renninger's work has evolved from a fascination with repeated patterns and multiple units. Using ceramic as her primary material, she seek to challenge some of the long-standing beliefs associated with the use of clay--that it is a material confined to the realm of utility or conventional, sculptural forms. Renninger chooses to treat it antithetically, using the material in ways that defy its history and fundamental nature. In her current exploration of clay as fabric, Renninger uses fashion as a means to explore questions of personal, political, ethnic and historical identity. Couture fashion serves as a metaphorical bridge for the artist, exemplifying the blurring of historical lines between art and popular culture. Festival Gallery Hours: Fridays: 11am - 8pm Saturdays: 11am - 8pm Sundays: 12pm - 6pm Monday: 4pm - 8pm Tuesday - Thursday: 11am - 8pm

F295: Pinhole Photography
Location: 707 Penn Gallery Contemporary photography featuring works by some of today‘s most well-known photographers practicing historic or alternative methods Festival Gallery Hours: Fridays: 11am - 8pm Saturdays: 11am - 8pm Sundays: 12pm - 6pm Monday: 4pm - 8pm Tuesday - Thursday: 11am - 8pm

Revelations: A Post-Apocalyptic Emporium
C.B. Fisher Location: ArtUp, 820 Liberty Avenue Revelations: A Post Apocalyptic Emporium is an abstract satire that explores the beauty of survival after a devastating fate. The work is both a commentary of the current and an urgent warning of what may well be in regards to our own mythology, politics and nature. If and when humankind is a myth, what legacy will we have left behind?" Presented by ArtUp. Festival Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday (including June 5): 4pm - 8pm Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm - 6pm

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Three Rivers Arts Festival ● Page 30 of 31 2009 Detailed Program Listing by Type Collective Works
Members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Location: 929 Liberty Avenue An open exhibition featuring work by members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. All media, no restrictions! Festival Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday (including June 5): 4pm - 8pm Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm - 6pm

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Program Type: Special Event
Above Land
Location: 820 Liberty Avenue Opening reception for Revelations: A Post-Apocalyptic Emporium Friday, June 5: 6pm - 10pm

Sarver's Bait & Tackle Opening Reception
Tom Sarver Location: 905 Penn Avenue The Resistibles make their hometown debut with songs written about fishing, rivers, and other outdoorsy things. The Resistibles are Hille Frost (The Fearnots) and Mike Cuccaro (Lonely Planet Boy, the Hope-Harveys). "The Resistibles are a guitar-and-drums duo from Pittsburgh whose sound encompasses everything from the storyteller rock of the Silver Jews to the slowcore of bands like Karate. In between, much of their work is a straightforward, catchy indie rock a la Sleater-Kinney or any number of other '90s bands. They cut loose at times on songs that tend in the direction of novelty but aren't afraid to express real feelings. Did we mention that the drummer sometimes plays a trombone . . . while drumming?" - Andy Mulkerin Friday, June 5: 7pm - 10pm

Friday Salsa
Location: Theater Square Cabaret The city‘s best Salsa DJs heat up this downtown dance floor! Come see what the Latin craze is all about, but beware, you may become hopelessly addicted to the rhythms of salsa, mambo, merengue, bachata, and cha cha cha. Dip, spin and dance your way to the Cabaret for a hot Friday evening and cool, late night happy hour drinks. **Friday Salsa is an OVER 21 event.** Tickets: Only $5 at the door. Cash & credit accepted. District patrons can present their ticket stubs from an earlier show at any other theater to gain free admission to Late Night (after 10:15pm and while seats last). Doors open at 10pm / District Patrons seated after 10:15pm / Show begins at 10:30pm. Friday, June 5: 10pm Friday, June 12: 10pm

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