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City Paper 2015 Music Issue

As you can see from this week's covers (collect all four!), some kids are just natural…

Pittsburgh Dining


This sleek Mount Washington fine-dining restaurant offers creative, complex and sometimes confounding fare

These two apps will make your next home cocktail night a little more fun

Mixology raids your liquor cabinet; Drinkify matches cocktails to music artists

Bread and Salt Bakery is a new addition to Bloomfield

It's back to basics: crusty loaves made with flour, salt and water


At the PCA, three artists take things apart to put it all together

Each artist deconstructs, rebuilds or reconfigures in order to challenge comprehension

On Stage

The Dance of Death at Kinetic Theatre Co.

A stellar cast rips each other to shreds with elegant depravity

A Streetcar Named Desire at Point Park Conservatory

Director Martin Giles' version begins at a fevered pitch and maintains the intensity throughout

Album at Duquesne Red Masquers

Young performers salvage a nostalgic play

Dance elements don't live up to an ambitious performance installation

The Pillow Project's (a) Long Here runs 16 consecutive nights


Terrance Hayes' new poetry collection a strong follow-up to his National Book Award-winning Lighthead

The locally based poet moves in new and interesting directions.


Raul Malo and The Mavericks hit Pittsburgh with an eclectic sound, and a new record

"This record is the kitchen sink and everything in the middle."

Malo on Mono

Mavericks front man on the magic of recording in mono

Todd Rundgren discusses his new record, artistic freedom, and his distaste for willful ignorance

"If that's your answer, then you just shouldn't have an opinion at all — just shut up from there on."

Donnie Iris, Lou Christie, Porky Chedwick to receive Pittsburgh Legends Award

"I always bragged about Pittsburgh when I was on the road."

After becoming label-mates with Tech N9ne and E-40, Eddie Barnz dreams big

"You may be homeless today, but a month or a year down the line, you might be rich."

Critics' Picks, April 23-29

Concerts by Pile, Portland Cello Project, Speedy Ortiz and a benefit for the Afro American Music Institute

On Screen

Ex Machina

A hard sci-fi drama powered by theoretical arguments, a locked-box set-up and ever-shifting psychodrama


All the world's a screen, when social media turns deadly

Aspie Seeks Love

Local documentarian Julie Sokolow follows one man's search for romance

Merchants of Doubt

A new doc looks at how PR spin helps spread disinformation about serious issues like climate change

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

First-person accounts of the rise and assorted successes of the women's liberation movement of the 1960s and '70s

Short List

Short List: April 22 - 30

Cultural District Gallery Crawl; cartoonist Roz Chast; novelist Richard Flanagan; Jacquel Brel at PICT Classic


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City Paper 2015 Music Issue

Music isn't the only lesson students learn at rock camp

"We're really trying to instill core life skills with music as a vehicle."

So You Want to Make a Record ... A pro's tips on how to handle your first studio session

A pro's tips on how to handle your first studio session

Four Pittsburgh artists give their secrets to writing the perfect song

"Try to find your own story, and be as true and bold as you can possibly be in telling it."

Tour Diary: On the Road With Matt Miller

"I wasn't in the parking lot more than five minutes before I was somewhere else."

What's on our MP3 players: A look at what CP staffers listen to

"I do admit to a major love affair with sad songs."

Behind-the-scenes of City Paper’s Music Issue cover shoots

These kids are rock stars

For the past three years, the Steelers and the casino have been paying for rides to their front doors; now the ride could be on you

"It's an unfair burden to say Port Authority should eat the cost of that free fare."


Lynn Cullen Live 4/24/15

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Lynn Cullen Live 4/23/15

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Savage Love

"Make it clear beforehand that you're his girlfriend and not his counselor or spiritual adviser."

Lynn Cullen Live 4/22/15

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Lynn Cullen Live 4/21/15

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