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A&E notebook: 'Voices' event to include D-Day veterans' stories

| Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 9:00 p.m.

First-hand accounts from the D-Day invasion of Europe are among the features planned during a day of activities June 6 at the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District.

“Voices in the Archives: Capturing WWII Veteran Stories” will include readings from veterans' accounts of the invasion and discussion of how their stories are to be preserved. Representatives of the Veterans Breakfast Club and the Tuskegee Airman Memorial Project of Greater Pittsburgh will discuss their work at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.

Between the two talks, veterans will be on hand at the “We Can Do It: WWII” display to discuss their service.

The program is included with admission, which is $15, $13 for seniors, $6 for students and ages 5 to 17, and free for those under 5. All veterans or those on active duty will be admitted free that day.

Details 412-454-6426 or

— Bob Karlovits

Get free dance lessons on Friday evenings in Market Square

Ballroom dancing is coming back to Market Square for Friday nights in June.

Through the Dancing in the Square program, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and the Pittsburgh chapter of USA Dance, people can get free lessons in ballroom dancing, and watch performances by students and professionals from local dance studios.

Sessions will be from 5 to 7 p.m., with different instructors and performers each week. The dance sessions also will include group dances like the mambo line dance and the Electric Slide.

Pros from the Arthur Murray Downtown Dance Center will lead the dancing June 5, and Chris Roth of Steel City Ballroom will lead on June 12. Pros from Absolute Ballroom will lead on June 19, and Adam Glatz of Art & Style Studio will lead on June 26. Details:

— Kellie B. Gormly

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