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Pittsburgh activist Blak Rapp Madusa starts crowdfund for legal fees following North Versailles arrest while filming police

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:32:00 -0400

(image) Wilkinsburg activist and hip-hop artist Blak Rapp Madusa (real name Melanie Carter) has been a key player in Pittsburgh's Black Lives Matter movement. She has participated in many protests, rallies and artistic fundraisers to uplift the region's black community.…

Odd Pittsburgh Sports Facts

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:49:00 -0400


I’ve been a sports fan for as long as I can remember.

Two traditionally Republican suburbs in the South Hills were key for Conor Lamb’s special election victory

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:49:00 -0400

(image) U.S. congressional candidate Conor Lamb (D-Mount Lebanon) apparently secured a narrow victory in the March 13 special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th U.S. Congressional District by outperforming former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton just about everywhere. In fact, Lamb won 172 district precincts in PA-18 that voted for President Donald Trump in 2016.…

As part of National Walkout Day, Pittsburgh-area students demonstrate, call for stricter gun laws

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:24:15 -0400

(image) On March 14, thousands of students across the Pittsburgh region walked out of their classes to express their frustration with inaction from state and federal legislators on gun control. More than two dozen schools in the area participated in some kind of demonstration as part of National Walkout Day, whether it was an actual walkout, a discussion or a rally in the name of protesting gun-violence and mass shootings.…

More New Films: These films are opening on March 16 in Pittsburgh

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400


7 Days in Entebbe

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) José Padilha’s docudrama is a straightforward re-telling of the 1976 hijacking Back in the so-called “golden age of airline hijackings” in the late 1960s and 1970s, one of the more notorious skyjackings was Air France Flight 139 in the summer of 1976. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Paris, it was taken over, after an Athens stop-over, by four hijackers — two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and two Germans from the Revolutionary Cells.…

Love, Simon

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) Everything is great, but Simon would rather not come out as gay just yet For years, the coming-out film was a staple of the gay-film-festival circuit. Some were dramas, but many were comedies that mined the awkwardness of telling friends and family for knowing laughs.…

Kristine Irwin's Voices of Hope

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) Kristine Irwin Voices of Hope Incredible Messages Press…

New Local Release: Astrology Now's Semi-Hollow Review

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) Astrology Now Semi-Hollow Review Self-released…

The Haters Roast — The Shady Tour brings insult-slinging drag queens to town

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) The live comedy show features eight stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race If you’re attending the Haters Roast — The Shady Tour, a touring stage show featuring drag queens from the hit TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, be forewarned.…

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s New Works program brings dancer-choreographed works to life

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) “New voices and fresh ideas are incredibly important to the progression and vitality of our art form.” While there have been many notable examples of dancers launching their choreographic careers while still members of ballet companies — Justin Peck and Christopher Wheeldon, at New York City Ballet; Crystal Pite, at Ballett Frankfurt; and Matthew Neenan, at Pennsylvania Ballet to name a few — putting the works of essentially novice choreographers on stage as part of a mainstage production can be a risky endeavor for a professional ballet company.  Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has embraced that risk and taken things a step further by presenting an entire program of ballets created by its dancers.…

A Wrinkle in Time

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) The film is big-hearted and colorful, but missed the mark on magical It’s tricky business, taking a beloved classic children’s book — which finds its real power inside the reader’s mind — and translating that wonder to a box-office-friendly Disney film. Ava DuVernay (Selma) makes a go of it with A Wrinkle in Time, an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel.…

Pittsburgh-based podcast I Got the Hell Out details 10 years spent in an Old Testament, polygamous, doomsday cult

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) “Well, you remember I was in a cult, right? Is that worth anything?” Laura and Debby are sticking with first names for this story. They’re the hosts and creators of the Pittsburgh-based podcast I Got the Hell Out, which recounts Debby’s 10 years living as a member of an “Old Testament, polygamous, doomsday cult.” She got the hell out in October 2003 and has no interest in being found or going back, hence the first-name basis.…

Uptown’s Eco-Innovation District is slated for three public-art projects

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) This month, the city issued the first RFP for the new art installations Calling all artists. The city is currently seeking proposals for a public-art project in Uptown. …

Jonathan Finlayson performs at City of Asylum Tue., March 20

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) “I like to think of making an arc to a composition — balancing out certain elements like complexity versus groove.” Some trumpet players might pursue a career after hearing legendary players like Clifford Brown or Dizzy Gillespie, or iconoclasts like Lester Bowie, of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.…

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings at New Hazlett Theater

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) All of the upsetting storylines from the book are there on stage, but the acting, staging and delivery bring an unexpected levity and charm to the story Having not read Maya Angelou’s memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings for many years, the humor and charisma of the stage performance surprised me. All of the disturbing storylines from the book are there on stage — racism, sexism, sexual abuse, the dreary loneliness of teenage life — but the acting, staging and delivery bring an unexpected levity and charm to the story.…

Clarion Quartet releases Breaking the Silence, music of composers suppressed by Nazi Germany

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) “I think there’s an assumption in classical music, that if something is good, it will be known. … Question those assumptions.” Theresienstadt looked like a normal Czech village when the Red Cross visited it for inspection in June 1944. There was a bank, a bakery and children singing and performing.…

U.S. Senate candidate Lou Barletta is pushing his anti-immigrant agenda in online ads and mailers

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) “We have seen him do this for more than a decade.” A Feb. 2 immigration article on the Kansas City Star website provided an interesting contrast for Pennsylvania readers.…

7 Days of Concerts

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) Thursday…

What’s Playing on Pittsburgh Screens: March 14-22

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) Sci-fi films at Row House, The Wizard of Oz on the Giant Screen, and Documentary Salon LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN.…

Free Will Astrology

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):…

Top 5: Pittsburgh artists to follow on Instagram

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) @caldwellbeads…

Savage Love

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) So, your boyfriend’s not a psychopath. I’m a 33-year-old woman from Melbourne, Australia, dating a 24-year-old man. We’ve been dating for about eight months; it is exclusive and official. He’s kind and sweet, caring and giving.…

Judge’s courtroom conduct sends wrong message to victims of abuse

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) What is the message to this and other victims? With the recent historic increase in the number of victims reporting past sexual and domestic violence, questions arise as to why victims wait so long before reporting such incidents.…

Warmer spring weather is a great match for light, crisp lagers

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400

(image) The Pilsner is one of the world’s most popular lagers Spring is nigh, which means it’s time to return to gardening, baseball and good lager beer.…