Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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TUESDAY

Fiction novelist Craig Bernier and poet Scott Silsbe will read excerpts from their works at the Duquesne University Coffee House Reading Series in the university's Barnes & Noble Cafe, 1015 Forbes Ave., at 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh-based writer Mr. Bernier is author of the award- winning "Your Life Idyllic." His stories have appeared in Creative Nonfiction and have been published in The Roanoke Review, Western Humanities Review, and the story anthology "Detroit Noir."

Mr. Silsbe has authored two poetry collections. His poems and prose have appeared in numerous periodicals including Third Coast, The Chariton Review, Kitchen Sink and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The free public series is aimed at developing the creative writing and arts community. Information: coffeehouse@duq.edu.

TUESDAY

It's classical music with a Pittsburgh accent: The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents Play N'at, a chamber music series taking place on three Tuesday evenings this winter. The opening act features two small ensembles from 5-7 p.m. at Franktuary, 3810 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Admission is free; a happy hour menu, classical music-themed cocktails, door prizes and discounted tickets for future concerts are available. Check aht additional information at www.pittsburghsymphony.org/playnat.

TUESDAY

The Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras will make their debut at New York's Carnegie Hall in June for the "Sounds of Summer" International Music Festival. To raise money for the trip, the youth orchestra is holding a benefit concert featuring musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, TRYPO's own young musicians and others. The chamber music program includes selections by Brahms, Haydn and Mozart. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham will be the guest announcer. It takes place at 7 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave., North Side. $15, $5 for students; more at www.trypo.org or 412-391-0526.

WEDNESDAY

Zap Mama and Antibalas will perform at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, at 7:30 p.m. The duo will perform together to celebrate the evolution of contemporary afro music. From afrobeat to afro-pop music, Zap Mama mixes African vocal techniques with European polyphony while Antibalas effortlessly seams Afrobeat with New York City Latin funk and traditional drumming of Cuba and West Africa. …

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