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KST Global Stream: Down with ODD featuring LoRen

Every Wednesday at 2:00pm, KST Deputy Director Orlana Darkins Drewery takes to Instagram Live for conversations with the KST community in Pittsburgh, and across the USA. Join us to see how folks are managing the impact of COVID-19. To kick things off, Orlana was joined by Artist LoRen for a great conversation. Check out LoRen here: https://www.lolandmusic.com/ Listen to LoRen’s music on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-m-…

LoRen is influenced by a wide range of vocalists from soul artists including Lauryn Hill and Sam Cooke, and compared to the sweet country singing of Taylor Swift, LoRen (Guest – Wednesday, April 8) has a sound that is unlike any other. LoRen has been writing her own music since the age of 8 and is trained in both classical and Broadway music. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, LoRen has participated and won numerous talent shows, and has performed in front of thousands. In 2016 LoRen was featured in a Maybelline New York campaign as an artist and model that “Makes it Happen.” LoRen later collaborated with a house music producer in the Netherlands, for an international house music project. In 2018, LoRen was selected to be a panelist for the Advancing Black Arts Pittsburgh grants program. LoRen is currently studying Music production at Full Sail University. Down with ODD is a part of KST Global Stream, KST’s COVID-19 responsive online programming initiative.

Below is video of the conversation between Orlana Darkins Drewery and performer and 2019 Kelly Strayhorn Theater Futuremaker Loren Check out the full schedule of upcoming guests here.