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All year, TJ Arts has provided meaningful artistic opportunities for students and residents of West Jefferson Hills. We couldn’t do this without YOU and hope that you will continue your support with a tax-deductible donation to TJ Arts by December 31.

As TJHS English/Drama teacher Sandy Barker says, “I think we forget that there are still so many students in our school district who have never been to the Cultural District or had the opportunity to see a live performance.”  With your help, TJ Arts can continue to sponsor field trips, master classes and in-school arts assemblies so that all 3,000 students in WJHSD can experience the power of the arts.

Please help us continue this meaningful work!

  • Donate online through Paypal.

  • Send a check to TJ Arts, c/o Karen Suszynski, 220 Orchard Court, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025.

  • Do your holiday shopping through AmazonSmile and select TJ Arts as your charity of choice to receive a portion of your total purchase price.

  • Give through United Way of Allegheny County with code #12887774.

Thank you!

Photo of beat-boxer Mike Why encouraging a young student at Summer Rec and Reading. Photo by Bob Marlow of Prints Charming.

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Support TJ Arts to the MEX!

Join TJ Arts for food, fun and fundraising at Mad Mex in Shadyside!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Tickets $40 (including gratuity)
Includes full Mexican Fajita Buffet Dinner, unlimited chips, salsa and guacamole, wings, soft drinks, dessert and one Dos Equis draft beer or house margarita.

To reserve tickets, call 412-655-0747 by October 28.

All proceeds benefit WJHSD arts enrichment programs.

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TJ Arts’ 7th Annual Sweet Sweet Jazz on Sunday, October 9 will delight jazz aficionados and musical theatre-lovers alike! Join us for a Broadway-inspired evening including sweet desserts, alumni, Hall of Famers, local students, and the snazziest, jazziest tunes!

Mike Tomaro (Director of Jazz Studies at Duquesne University) will lead us through the evening as our emcee, with Ray DeFade, Sr. directing the TJ Alumni Big Band, Benny Benack, Jr. with the Benny Benack Band, the TJHS Jazz Bands led by Jim Mirabella, and the A Cappella JagChoir led by Julie Lucci. The vocals of Kevin Kindlin and Dorette DeFade will sweeten the night. Attendees can look forward to renditions from their favorite musicals such as The Phantom of the OperaEvita42nd Street and even the Tony Award-winning phenomenon Hamilton – just to name a few!

Hosted at Thomas Jefferson High School, doors open at 5:30pm to delightful desserts catered by local businesses, followed by music at 6:30pm. Tickets are just $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under and are available at the door.

Proceeds from Sweet Sweet Jazz support TJ Arts’ work in the WJHSD community. Can’t attend but want to support? Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Karen Suszynski at 412-655-0747 or ksuszyns@hotmail.com.

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TJ ARTScast Season 2: Episode 17: Living History

Interview with Dr. Carleton Young, author of the historical narrative Voices From the Attic, by Dawn Walters & Jay Suszynski

City Snapshot – Interview with Angela Ford, Heinz History Center Development Events Manager, by Jessica Cook

The Big Picture – Interview with Hayley Prosser, one of the Steel Blossoms country music duo, by Julia Malecki

Additional Music – “I Don’t Wanna Love You Anymore” by the Steel Blossoms

Tune in today to hear what it’s all about! Or check it out on iTunes or Stitcher.

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TJ ARTScast Season 2: Episode 16: Creative Community Arts Programs

Interview with Cynthia Haines, Executive Director of Focus on Renewal, which developed the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks, by Dawn Walters & Jay Suszynski

City Snapshot – Interview with Katie Conaway, Director of Education and Outreach for Pittsburgh Public Theater, about an arts residency hosted at TJHS that was sponsored by TJ Arts, by Jessica Cook

The Big Picture – Interview with Anita Maynard-Losh, Director of Community Engagement at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., by Julia Malecki

Additional Music – “Funk in Deep Freeze” on Trios album featuring Max Leake on acoustic piano

Tune in today to hear what it’s all about! Or check it out on iTunes or Stitcher.