Essential Pittsburgh
1:44 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Friday Rundown: Savage Love and Pittsburgh Jazz

Dan Savage is host and curator of the Hump Festival Tour, a syndicated columnist featured in the Pittsburgh City Paper, and LGBTQ media leader.
Dan Savage is host and curator of the Hump Festival Tour, a syndicated columnist featured in the Pittsburgh City Paper, and LGBTQ media leader.
Credit Dan Savage / Wikipedia

These topics air Friday June 13, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Savage Love

A festival of independently made adult films will be shown this weekend in Lawrenceville. Known as the Hump Tour, the festival is curated by sex columnist, author, and lecturer Dan Savage. He joins us to discuss the festival and his It Gets Better Project created to inspire and give hope to LGBT teens.

Black Jazz Musicians Union

A group of local musicians meets every Saturday in the auditorium of the Homewood Library to play music and carry on the rich tradition of local jazz. They came into being with the dissolution of the Black Musician's Union in the 1960s. We'll talk about the group and a showing of the film "Local 471" about the union with Jackie Young, whose father Harold founded the group and historian Charlie McCollester.

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival

The 4th Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival gets underway in one week. The free festival consists of three days of jazz and jazz-influenced musical performances on outdoor stages and attracts more than 20,000 attendees from around the country. WESA jazz host Bob Studebaker joins us for a preview. 

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