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Kayia Baker leads a piano class for beginners at Pianos for People on Cherokee Street.
Carolina Hidalgo | St. Louis Public Radio

There’s music in the air at Al Chappelle Community Center.

The St. Louis Housing Authority facility, which serves residents of the adjacent Clinton-Peabody housing complex, recently received a heavy delivery: a Kawai upright piano. The instrument is only about 13 years old and in excellent condition.

It was a donation, courtesy of Pianos For People.

The St. Louis-based nonprofit has distributed more than 250 pianos to private homes and public spaces since it began taking piano donations in December 2012.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Aug. 27, 2013 - If you’re a fan of the HBO television series, “Treme,” you know that over its first three seasons, the show’s episodes have been filled with an array of musical artists from the New Orleans music scene, including Doctor John, Allen Toussaint, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Irma Thomas and Kermit Ruffins to groups like the Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic and the Treme Brass Band.

PianoFest has a winning lineup

Nov 3, 2009

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 3, 2009 - The Artist Presentation Society is ready to kick off PianoFest 2009-10, a series of solo recitals by three young Midwest pianists who were winners of the 2009 APS auditions held in April.

The recitals, Nov. 8, March 7 and April 25, will feature Zsolt Bognar, Graciella Kowalczyk and Andrew Sheffield, respectively.