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Entertainment briefs: Jazz concerts; origami tribute

Sidney Davis | Trib Total Media
Bassist Dwayne Dolphin performs with Roger Humphries band at CJ's in the Strip District on Dec. 29, 2011.

A concert program to introduce jazz to children ages 11 to 15 will begin Oct. 7 and continue the first Monday of the month at the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks.

The center, at 420 Chartiers Ave., is part of the Focus on Renewal civic-improvement program, founded by the Rev. Regis Ryan, namesake of the center.

The program will feature concerts and discussions by local performers such as bassist Dwayne Dolphin. They will be from 6 to 8 p.m. and are free. Details: 412-254-3844 or

— Bob Karlovits

The Carnegie Science Center this week is honoring the memory of the victims of last December’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

Starting Oct. 3, the North Side center is inviting visitors to participate in “Folding for Good, Operation Sandy Hook: Peace,” a global initiative led by 17-year-old Calista Frederick-Jaskiewicz. The project aims to dedicate 10,000 origami peace cranes — symbols of hope, healing and peace — to the victims of the tragedy.

The center will display about 5,000 of the cranes the project has already collected, and host workshops so visitors can learn to make their own cranes. The workshops, free with general admission, will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 3; and noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 5, 12 and 19. You don’t need to register in advance. The display will be up through Nov. 3. Details: 412-237-3400 or

— Kellie B. Gormly

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