TJ ARTScast Season 1: Episode 1: August Wilson

In our first episode, our listeners are introduced to the format of TJ ARTScast and the following features:

  • Karen Suszynski, founder of TJ Arts, talks about the mission of TJ Arts and the reason for creating the TJ ARTScast podcast.
  • “City Snapshot”: Jessica Cook takes us to the Hill District of Pittsburgh and the boyhood home of August Wilson, one of Pittsburgh’s finest artists.
  • Christopher Rawson, theater critic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and KDKA-TV and expert on the late August Wilson, talks about Wilson’s legacy to Pittsburgh and the American theater.
  • “The Big Picture”: Julia Malecki questions a Washington, D.C. theater director about Wilson’s broader significance to our nation.

Listen to this episode through the iTunes store or on Stitcher.

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Music Credits

Theme music for TJ ARTScast: “The Way You Look Tonight”

composed by Jerome Kern, arranged by Ray DeFade, from Timeless album by John Paterra & The Tuesday Night Big Band

Music Spot for March 1 TJ ARTScast: “Soul Searchin'”

composed by Ray DeFade, from No One Claps for the Low Notes by Soiree Band



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