art and music coming to uptown
Local artist Brita Thompson at Mt. Lebanon Artists’ Market 2015
The Mt. Lebanon Artists’ Market, sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Partnership in the Academy Avenue Parking Lot September 24 and 25, will feature top quality crafts from all over the country—and much more. From noon to 3 both days, patrons can listen to live music from the Hewlett-Anderson Band.
Singer Pete Hewlett has toured and recorded with The Who, Billy Joel, Cheap Trick, Elton John, Carly Simon, Joe Jackson, Julian Lennon, Amy Grant and Eric Carmen. Hewlett won an Emmy in 2007 as host/performer of WQED’s Live from Studio A and in 2008, he was part of the Last Play at Shea Concerts with Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, John Mayer, Roger Daltrey, Garth Brooks, Don Henley, John Mellencamp, Steven Tyler and Paul McCartney.
Composer, music director, producer and keyboard player Scott Anderson, from McKeesport, received an Emmy in 2006 for scoring the documentary From Pittsburgh to Poland: Lessons from the Holocaust. In 2007, he won an Emmy and a Telly as music director and co-producer of “Live from Studio A” and again in 2010 for music he wrote for the film In Service. He was the organist for the Pittsburgh Penguins and a member of the Penguins’ house band The Blue Line Band for three years.
He has played with Joe Negri, Maureen Budway, HB Bennett, Eric DeFade, Lisa Bleil, Pete Hewlett, Chizmo Charles, Billy Price, Kenny Blake and Benny Benack. He also has logged time with the Temptations, the Drifters, Bo Diddley, Kristin Chenoweth, The Coasters, Ronnie Spector, Lou Christie, Leslie Gore, the Shirelles, Little Anthony and a long list of others. His style ranges from jazz to big band to rock ‘n’ roll. He is keyboardist and music director of Cityscape.
Admission to the Artists’ Market is free. Food will be available to purchase and free kids’ activities are part of the event. Info: www.mtlebanonartistsmarket.com.