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Interview with Ethan Rafal

December 14, 2015

Ethan Rafal is a San Francisco-based artist whose new book is called Shock and Awe.

Shock and Awe is a project that unfolded over the course of a twelve-year journey throughout the United States. What resulted is an autobiographical narrative that combines images, short stories, and found objects. Told from the perspective of a young adult coming of age in America in the wake of September 11th, 2001, Rafal addresses the parallels between war abroad and an increasing sense of disillusionment domestically. Rafal’s work falls within the traditions of documentary photography and American traveling artists, and the book itself is a replica of the hand bound journal that he carried with him during his journey.

I was able to speak with Ethan Rafal about the processes that drove the creation of his new book. The following segments aired on WRCT on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

For more information about Ethan and his work, please visit his website at http://www.ethanrafal.com/.

Ethan is also currently on a book tour. Check out upcoming events and connect with him at http://www.ethanrafal.com/tour/.

Interview and post by Marcy Held.


Live interview with MaryLeigh Roohan: Tuesday 12/8 at 3pm

December 7, 2015

Pinkney Hall’s Kenny Joe will be interviewing singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan live at 3 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 8. Roohan will be performing that night at Club Cafe at 8 p.m. More info at clubcafelive.com


Pinkney Hall: December Themes

December 3, 2015
Every Friday morning, tune into Pinkney Hall. During December, you will hear music with the following themes, along with newly released music and music from artists appearing in Pittsburgh. All ​in​ the space of one hour!

December 4 - December’s Children.
December 11 - Balkan Brass Bands and their progeny.
December 18 – Notable 2015 releases.
December 25 - Forget those treacly Xmas songs you’ve been hearing since before Thanksgiving. As we do every year, we’re going to put the “Christ” back in Christmas by playing songs about Jesus of Nazareth. Warning: there will be songs both sacred and profane!

If you have any requests, please call 412-268-9728 during the show.


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