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Published: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:01 -0500

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Pittsburgh-area U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle really wants to keep net neutrality alive

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:01:00 -0500

(image) Pittsburghers that follow their congressman closely know that U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Forest Hills) is pretty furious that the Federal Communications Commission wants to strip net-neutrality rules that govern the internet.

The FCC is proposing axing the rules, and FCC chair Ajit Pai announced a vote will take place today, Dec. 14.…

Critics' Pick: The Long Hunt at Brillobox

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) [POST-ROCK] + THU., DEC. 21…

Critics' Pick: Aimee Mann at Carnegie Lecture Hall

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) [FOLK] + SUN., DEC. 17…

Critics' Pick: The Early Mays at Old St. Luke's

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) [FOLK CAROLS] + SUN., DEC. 17…

Critics' Pick: The Pink Spiders at Smalls

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) [ROCK] + SAT., DEC. 16…

Critics' Pick: The Weak Days at Roboto

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) [PUNK] + FRI., DEC. 15…

New Local Release: Badluxe's Ribcage Xylophone

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) Badluxe Ribcage Xylophone Self-released…

New Local Release: Bindley Hardware Co.'s Ever Satisfactory

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) Bindley Hardware Co. Ever Satisfactory Self-released…

Matisyahu performs at Rex Theater Fri., Dec. 15

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) “That's what creativity is: entering into that unknown space and taking those risks.” Musician, rapper and beatboxer Matisyahu arrived at his singular style of music via an unusual route.…

Rachel Lynne’s dreamy indie rock EP fueled by heartbreak and uprooting

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) "I was like, 'Holy shit, I’m supposed to be doing this.'" Sometimes in life you have to burn everything down to get a fresh start. This is true of local musician Rachel Lynne, who moved to Pittsburgh from Georgia on a whim several years ago. …

Topshelf Records Showcase Tour of Slingshot Dakota, Prawn, Queen Moo and People Like You perform at Mr. Smalls Dec. 19

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) Bands on the tour recount their favorite Topshelf releases You can’t have a conversation about DIY rock music in the 2010s without mentioning Topshelf Records. …

Wait For Your Laugh

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) A new documentary recounts the nine-decade career of entertainer Rose Marie Stories of women struggling to find equal footing in the entertainment world are currently blowing up newsfeeds, and some of them have zeroed in on the extra difficulties of being a funny female performer. It’s tough now, but ladies, it has never been easy.…

Some Netflix suggestions to ease the holiday get-togethers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) Available for screening: surfing, artificial legs, bad cops and dancing elephants There’s a good chance you’re gonna get stuck with guests — or be a guest — in this upcoming holiday season.…

folkLAB reimagines folklore in the voices of the oppressed

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) “Folk tales are the building blocks of storytelling.” Folk tales are a rich source of narrative art and cultural wisdom.…

The Carols at Carnegie Stage

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) The trio’s vocals carry the memories and love of real sisterhood It is December 1944, and the VFW is empty as the final year of World War II rages on.…

The Gift of the Magi at Point Park Conservatory Theatre Co.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) It feels more like a let’s-put-on-a-show Christmas pageant than a play You can tell it’s Christmas when the tree goes up and the bank account goes down. But what if you don’t have a bank account?…

Pittsburgh’s slowdanger collaborates with New York’s MICHIYAYA Dance

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) “It felt organic and potent” In dance’s version of a fix-up, choreographer Sidra Bell introduced fellow New York dancemakers Anya Clarke and Mitsuko Verdery, of MICHIYAYA Dance, to Anna Thompson and Taylor Knight, of Pittsburgh’s slowdanger. Artistically, she thought, they had a lot in common.…

Nate Finkelstein’s Velvet Underground photos; Abe Lincoln in pictures; the dawn of photography

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) Reviews of exhibits at the Irma Freeman Center, Photo Antiquities and the Carnegie Though unheralded at first, the Velvet Underground would loom large in rock history.…

Pittsburgh ranked No. 30 on list of “Most Sinful Cities in America”

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) Sorry, sinners. We’ll just have to try harder next time. Last month, personal-finance website WalletHub released a ranking of the “Most Sinful Cities in America.” Pittsburgh originally landed at No. 17, but a shift in the data dropped it to 30th.…

Recognizing dearth of women in elected office, Allegheny County politicians form new PAC

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) “We have to stop asking the old-boys’ club for money, they’re not giving it to us.” Pennsylvania has never had a female governor or U.S. Senator, despite being one of the original 13 colonies and having had ample time to elect one.…

Speculators have been holding onto hundreds of properties in Uptown for years. What does that mean for the neighborhood’s future?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) “Unfortunately, you still have bad landlords that still own large swaths of the neighborhood.” Uptown, a Pittsburgh neighborhood of fewer than 1,000 residents, is ready to explode.…


Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Upon my table I will write and fight — with words and let them win — when sense they make out and in the lines — They will take their time, and I will take their sense, and at this table, together, something new may bring a little light.…

KDKA’s Marty Griffin’s troubling comments about this country’s sexual-harassment epidemic show how little he cares about the people he covers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

(image) I see a narrow-minded narcissist who refuses to see what effect his actions have on others I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no fan of KDKA reporter and radio host Marty Griffin.…

In Pittsburgh, the Steelers-Patriots game is the most anticipated holiday of the month

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0500

(image) Oh, how this town hates Tom Brady so much The only date on the December calendar more anticipated than the 25th is Dec. 17.…

This week in Pittsburgh Sports History

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0500

(image) A look back at events that you’ve either forgotten about or never heard of in the first place Dec. 16, 1972…