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The KST Blog serves as an alternative view of the KST programming, showcasing our artist talk series, press, and more!

  1. Sunstar 2020 Playlist!

    It was on Thursday, March 12 that KST leadership and staff realized that we would not be able to host the 2020 Sunstar Festival. While the events of this year’s festival have been indefinitely postponed because of COVID-19, we are thrilled to share a taste of what the festival will be via the playlist below. Listen to tracks by Anqwenique Wingfield, RHYME, Inez, Clara Kent, Brittney Chantele and more. KST Presents will bring back Sunstar 2020 as soon as we are able!

  2. 19 Minutes with Joseph Hall & Charles Rice-Gonzalez

    In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, KST Presents has launched KST Global Stream, a new series of online programming. As a part of KST Global Stream, we are pleased to bring you 19 Minutes with Joseph Hall, a conversation series on Instagram Live featuring KST Executive Director Joseph Hall in conversation with Arts Leaders from around the world.

    Check out our first conversation below between Hall and writer and Co-Founder of BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Charles Rice-Gonzalez. And check out the full schedule of upcoming guests here.


  3. KST Welcomes Joseph Hall as Executive Director

    KST is thrilled to welcome Joseph Hall back to Pittsburgh as the new Executive Director of Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Hall’s first day on the job was Monday, March 2. Check out the short message from Hall below and join us for his official community welcome reception as a part of Neighborhood Happy Hour on Thursday, March 19 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Kelly Strayhorn Theater. HUNY will be there DJing sounds! Check back for more details on Hall’s first 100 days with KST and exciting news about the future of the institution.

    Neighborhood Happy Hour: Homecoming and Welcome Reception for Joseph Hall

    Thursday, March 19
    7:00pm – 9:00pm

    Kelly Strayhorn Theater
    5941 Penn Ave. 15206

    Free & Open to the Public
    RSVP Now!

    This monthly social at the KST Lobby Bar brings the people of East Liberty together! Grab a drink, meet your neighbors and chat over a snack from a local food truck. Invited guest speakers spark conversation and each event offers community members an opportunity to share news, announcements, and information about other East Liberty happenings, events, and concerns!

    This season’s first Happy Hour will be a Homecoming and Welcome Reception for KST’s new Executive Director, Joseph Hall. Join us as we invite East Liberty and all of Pittsburgh to welcome Hall back to town! Enjoy music by one of Pittsburgh’s hottest DJ’s “HUNY,”  delicious appetizers, KST Lobby Bar cocktails and more!