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Organizer apologizes for trying to throw satirical celebration of Hitler’s birthday at Pittsburgh LGBTQ bar

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:19:00 -0400

(image) On April 16, Brewer’s Bar in Lawrenceville added an event to their Facebook page called the “Fuhrer Festival.” The event was to be held on April 18 as part of Brewer's Bar’s Nightshift dance-night series, and was meant as a satirical take on the rise of white supremacy and dictatorships across the world, according to the event’s organizer. Adolf Hitler, known as the Fuhrer in Nazi Germany, was born April 20, 1889.

“A party fit for a Fuhrer’s birthday!” was written in the event’s description.…



Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy breaks ground on Allegheny Commons fountain project in North Side

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:14:00 -0400

(image) Allegheny Commons in the North Side is the oldest park in Pittsburgh, and understandably, it’s a bit worse for wear.

But things are looking up for the park.…



Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival pulls into Downtown

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:47:41 -0400

(image) Celebrate Earth Day this weekend with Pittsburgh Earth Day's festivities on April 20 and 21. First, you may need some sustenance to get you through the work day and Pittsburgh's downtown workers are in luck.…



Real or Fake: Derby Horse Names

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0400

(image) Is Brangelina just another divorced celebrity couple, or a well-groomed racehorse?  Place your bets to find out with How Well Do You Know Kentucky Derby Horse Names?



Cruel Noise Records' John Villegas on cassettes and Record Store Day's shortcomings

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:47:00 -0400

(image) Record Store Day takes place on April 21. The idea of the event is that labels come out with a list of rare releases, new releases or re-releases and sell those records in independent stores around the country.

The problem is that, to be a part of those RSD specific releases, you have to pay in.…



Pittsburgh wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino passes away at 82 years old

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:42:00 -0400

(image) Bruno Sammartino, a Pittsburgh-raised and -based wrestling icon, has passed away at the age of 82. Sammartino was a second generation Italian-American immigrant who began his wrestling career at 24 with local TV program Studio Wrestling and later went on to compete in the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF, which became the WWF, now WWE).…



Local comic Day Bracey clashes online with alt-right comedian Owen Benjamin over canceled Pittsburgh show

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:08:29 -0400

(image)
Owen Benjamin is a well-known comedian in the conservative-media world. Benjamin is white and one of his signature bits is singing a song called “that [n-word] stole my bike.” Benjamin has defended his takes on race as tackling political correctness.…



Your Essential Cinco De Mayo Playlist

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:26:00 -0400

(image) Music can make or break a party, and there's nothing worse than a lifeless fiesta. Pittsburgh City Paper has your back this Cinco De Mayo with the hottest Latin hits of today and yesterday.…



Recommended: virtual reality escape-the-room game I Expect You To Die

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) In the first mission, you’re trapped in a car that's trapped inside an airplane. I Expect You to Die Schell Games www.schellgames.com…



Come Holy Spirit releases Asters And Disasters

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) Come Holy Spirit isn’t afraid to think outside the sonic box. Come Holy Spirit Asters and Disasters Water Wing Records www.comeholyspirit1.bandcamp.com…



Nailed It! on Netflix is the absurd reality-TV cooking show you need

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) Three amateur bakers enter; everyone fails The ingredients for Netflix’s new baking show, Nailed It!, are simple.…



City Paper explores the complex nature of Record Store Day

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) Who is Record Store Day for? “Wow, you don’t see that very often.”…



A Bright Room Called Day at Carnegie Mellon University has a timely message

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

American theater is resolutely non-political so it’s electrifying to grapple with such huge political ideas. Nearly a decade before his 1993 Broadway explosion with Angels in America, Tony Kushner debuted A Bright Room Called Day and even here his enormous imagination and intellect are apparent. The show’s never been seen in Pittsburgh, a situation rectified by a remarkable Carnegie Mellon University production directed by Jed Allen Harris.…



The White Chip portrays one man’s struggle with alcoholism

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) The production is handsomely constructed, making terrific use of myriad sound effects and musical riffs, all impeccably timed. Once upon a time, the playwright/director Sean Daniels got a good review in The New York Times.…



Dinosoul releases new record Eleven at Mettā on Sat., April 21

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) “We want to bring people together.” Dinosoul has been through a lot.…



Conservatory Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert runs April 19 – 22

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) “Life ceases to be so oppressive: we are free to give our own lives meaning and purpose, free to redeem our suffering by making something of it.” Native American mysticism, a nod to “Furry fandom” and a lamentation over the loss of imagination, all play a role in Conservatory Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert, happening April 19 – 22 at Point Park University’s George Rowland White Performance Studio.…



Carnegie Museum of Art releases artist list for Carnegie International

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) “The International is sort of about checking in on the mediums of contemporary art.” One independent exhibition-maker, six art collectives and collaborations, 13 individual artists who use the pronoun “he” and 17 individual artists who use the pronoun “she.” That’s the breakdown of artists whose work will be included in the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018.  The triennial event, which runs Oct. 13, 2018 to March 25, 2019 at the Carnegie Museum of Art, will feature artists from more than 25 nations including Austria, Bahamas, Cameroon, Cherokee Nation, Colombia, England, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Navajo Nation, Nigeria, Nonuya Nation, Pakistan, Palestine, Scotland, Senegal, Switzerland, United States of America and Vietnam.…



Pittsburgh Earth Day kicks off with Fourth Annual Ecolution Fashion Show

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) There can be sustainability in art and fashion.” According to a recently released report by the American Council for Energy Efficient Economy, Pittsburgh and the state as a whole still have some of the poorest air quality in the country. But despite current pollution levels, previous characterizations of the city as a toxic hub, complete with a smog-covered skyline, are increasingly becoming a thing of the past. …



Danish government taps Pittsburgh for renewable-energy partnership

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) “Pittsburgh has a name for itself in the innovation realm, which Denmark also has a reputation for” While Katrina Kelly-Pitou was working in London at the World Energy Council from 2014 to 2016, she saw potential for Pittsburgh to be an international leader in affordable, renewable resources.…



A Pittsburgh chapter of the Sex Workers Outreach Project opens amid new legislation

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) “When these platforms shut down, traffickers aren’t going to stop, they’re going to make the girls work on the streets.” On April 11, President Donald Trump signed into law a measure that its supporters say is necessary to combat human trafficking.…



Natural-gas proponents and renewable-energy advocates disagree on fracking’s potential to grow jobs in Pittsburgh

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) “How are we going to bring [Amazon] into Western PA, where the trajectory is defined by natural gas? That is where there is a disconnect.” Each year, more and more studies from environmental groups show how natural-gas drilling, also called fracking, is harming the environment.…



Top 5: Things Al Hoff Won’t Miss About Reviewing Movies

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) Watching screeners on a laptop with my name burned into the image.…



7 Days of Concerts

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) We at City Paper would like to think our publication is a reminder that there’s always something going on in Pittsburgh, and if you think there isn’t, just check out this handy list and challenge yourself to go to a different Earth Day or mindful event every day.…



Biogas needs real consideration as a truly clean alternative to natural gas

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) The only byproducts here are clean water and fertilizer. Since 2004, there have been more than 11,000 natural-gas wells drilled in Pennsylvania. …



Free Will Astrology

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) ARIES (March 21-April 19):…