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Theater & art

Kyle Abraham plumbs personal history, loss in ‘The Radio Show’

In September 2009, Pittsburgh’s only urban-format radio stations, WAMO-FM and its AM affiliate, went silent. For dancer-choreographer Kyle Abraham, their closing was a palpable loss. Not only had the stations laid down the soundtrack for his Pittsburgh childhood, complementing everyday life at home, family get-togethers, and endless time in the car, but they also represented the voice of a community, providing a forum for local information that engendered discussion and brought people together.

In response to the stations’ demise, the New York-based Abraham, 35, did what he does best: He made a dance, the evening-length “The Radio Show,” which World Music/CRASHarts presents at the Institute of Contemporary Art Friday and Saturday. It will be the Boston debut of his seven-member company Kyle Abraham/Abraham

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