TJ ARTScast Season 1: Episode 12: Acting in Film, Theatre & TV

Interview with Tom Atkins, acclaimed Pittsburgh actor, by Jay Suszynski and Dawn Walters

The Big Picture – an interview with Mark Deklin, a 1986 TJHS alumnus and actor currently living in Los Angeles, by Julia Malecki

Additional Music – “Love, Love, Love” by Steel Blossoms, a new country music duo featuring TJHS alumna Hayley Prosser and Pittsburgher Sara Zebley, who will perform at TJ Arts’ fundraiser event August 7, 2016!

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TJ ARTScast Season 1: Episode 11: Best Moments from 2015

Karen’s Pick – Chris Rawson
Julia’s Pick – Natasha Snitkovsky
Dawn’s Pick – Dan Foytik
Jay’s Pick – Sam Hazo
Mark’s Pick – Mary Culbertson Stark
Jay’s Pick – Barron Batch
Dawn’s Pick – Ray DeFade
Karen’s Pick – Mark Fallone
Mark’s Pick – Greg Rempel & Len Caric

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TJ ARTScast Season 1: Episode 10: Television & Film Arts, Part 2

Interview with Len Caric – founding partner of AmericanArk Films – and Greg Rempel – a writer/director/producer of several award-winning films, by Jay Suszynski

City Snapshot – Interview with Patrick Jordan, Pittsburgh Actor and founder/director of Barebones Productions, by Jessica Cook

The Big Picture – A look at The Hollywood Reporter‘s list of the “Top 25 Film Schools in the United States 2015,” by Julia Malecki

Additional Music – Stanley Turrentine’s “Sugar” featuring Mike Tomaro on saxophone and the TJ Alumni Big Band, led by Ray DeFade Sr. at the 2015 Sweet Sweet Jazz concert

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Help us keep the music alive – make a tax-deductible donation to TJ Arts by December 31 so we can continue providing arts opportunities for students and residents in WJHSD.

Here’s how:
  1. Donate through Paypal.
  2. Donate through our new Generosity.com page.
  3. Do your holiday shopping on Amazon through Amazon Smile and select “TJ Arts,” and Amazon will make a donation based on your total purchase price.
  4. Send a check to TJ Arts, c/o Karen Suszynski, 220 Orchard Court, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025.

Thank you for supporting the arts in West Jefferson Hills!

TJ ARTScast Season 1: Episode 9: Television & Film Arts, Part 1

Interview with Mark Fallone, Cinematographer and Video Producer for Phenomenon Post – producer, director and photographer (www.markfallone.com and www.phenomenonpost.com), by Dawn Walters

Additional Music – “Lullaby of Birdland” by George Shearing performed by Ray DeFade, Eric DeFade, Ray DeFade, Jr., Anton DeFade, and Kelley Krepin DeFade from the Sweet Sweet Jazz Concert 2015

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TJ ARTScast Season 1: Episode 8: Jazz Music

Interview with Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Famer Ray DeFade, by Dawn Walters and Jay Suszynski

City Snapshot – Interview with Max Leake about the jazz scene in Pittsburgh, by Jessica Cook

Additional Music – Max Leake “Both Sides Now” from Trios album (www.maxleakemusic.com)

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Featuring SIX Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame musicians
on ONE stage!

  • Sunday, October 11, 2015
  • TJ Auditorium
  • Tickets: $20
  • Desserts served at 5:30pm
  • Music begins at 6:30pm

Special Guest Roger Humphries

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Roger Humphries

Hosted by Mike Tomaro
Featured Director Ray DeFade
Featured Performers Max Leake & Eric DeFade
Including current TJHS Student Jazz Band directed by Jim Mirabella, and more than 25 TJHS alumni musicians!

Tickets available at the door.

TJ ARTScast Season 1: Episode 7: Visual Artists Part 2

Interview with Pittsburgh artist Baron Batch (www.studio-am.com)

Big Picture – Julia Malecki talks with two graphic designers from Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

Additional Music – Ray DeFade (“Big Band Classics” from Sweet Sweet Jazz 2011 concert album)

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TJ ARTScast Season 1: Episode 6: Visual Artists Part 1
Interview with Local Artist Mary Culbertson Stark  (www.mculbertson-stark.com)
City Snapshot – Jessica Cook talks about Society of Contemporary Crafts
Additional Music – Kevin Kindlin (“Here’s to Life” from Sweet Sweet Jazz 2011 concert album)

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