Thursday, April 8, 2010

This Saturday at the Little Flea Cultural Corner

This week's Cultural Corner line-up features American pop, Celtic, and modern folk music. We also have the great pleasure to have poet Sarah Williams-Devereux inaugurate poetry readings at Little Flea.

Yes, we know what you're thinking, this ain't your typical flea market. You're right. So, don't give it another thought - come on down and spend the day with neighbors. You'll be taking home a lot more than what you bargained for.

11 a.m. - Sarah Williams-Devereux
Sarah Williams-Devereux is a transformative language artist, mixed media artist, and educator. She lives in Pittsburgh and has read her work at local venues including the Choice Cuts Reading Series, The New Yinzer Reading Series, Incredibly Thin, She Said, and The Hungry Sphinx Reading Series.

Sunday Poetry and Reading Series
Romella Kitchens, with Sarah Williams-Devereux
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main
First Floor Quiet Reading Room
Sunday, April 18, 2-3 p.m.

Crafting poetry as a boat sailing out to explore the spiritual Odyssey nature of man, Romella Kitchens interfaces with her art with song, joy, performance and heart. Sarah Williams-Devereux explores the nature of family, the body, identity and race in her poetry. For more information, call 412.622.3151 or visit

Contact Sarah Williams-Devereux
Twitter: sejw
Facebook: sarah.williams.devereux

12 p.m. - Jess Sides
Jess is an extraordinary singer/songwriter. Uplifting, inspired, and from the heart. This is what life and music is all about for Jess.

"My original music is about staying up and finding love (especially self-love) while coping with the paradox of living a meaningful life. It is a mixture of a lot of influences: R&B, Soul, Rock, Folk, and Pop, and Classical. Every song is new, fresh, and exciting."

Apr 16 2010 6:00P Happy Hour @ BeerNutz (O’Hara), Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 17 2010 7:30P Keynote Cafe--with Milquetoast (Boston) and JWP (local) Jeannette, PA

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1 p.m. - Jack Puskar
One of Pittsburgh's favorite Irish solo artists, tenor Jack Puskar sings and plays Celtic and American folk music. He performs regularly throughout the area, in many pubs and also plays private functions. Jack has been referred to as the "Kilted Irish Folk Singer." Bring your dancing shoes!

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2 p.m. - Sean O'Donnell
Seán O’Donnell, a Pittsburgh-area native, started playing the bagpipes at age 7, and his obsession with music spread from there. After learning his first guitar chords from his father, he began spending unhealthy amounts of time making layered, two-track recordings on his parents’ multi-deck cassette player.

Today, his original recordings combine a DIY ethic and influences spanning decades and genres, but can be vaguely pinned down in the psych-folk vein. In his live performances, Seán trades in whistles and bells for passionate vocals and a distortion pedal. Imagine the Clancy Brothers covering the Violent Femmes, and you’ll start to get the picture.

Wednesday, April 21, 9 p.m., Howler's
Wednesday, May 12 5 p.m., Backstage Bar and Grill

Contact & info:, 412.298.8782
Website | MySpace


Every Saturday, the new Cultural Space at Little Flea presents local Western Pennsylvania artists who come out to share their talents with the community. From live music, dance, and spoken word to art exhibits, performance, and educational/wellness workshops, now at Little Flea you are sure to get your recommended daily dose of arts and culture.

The Cultural Space is a great opportunity for artists to promote and share their art, products and services with our diverse audience. Artists are invited to perform and/or give workshops for half-hour or hour sets. Participation is always free, and you are welcome to pass out flyers, sell products (CDs, books, art) and collect tips/donations.

Apply today at FYI: April is booked.

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