Bricolage Productions was burgled last weekend, and they need some assistance. More in Program Notes.
The acclaimed short-story author gave a funny and insightful talk last night at the Monday Night Lectures. Read on in Program Notes.
The Mary Roberts Rinehard Pittsburgh Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Inc., this week released Lucky Charms: 12 Crime Tales , a collection of stories by regional authors.
The stories range from police procedurals and suspensers to cozies and noirs.
The authors, all from the region, include Kathleen George, Martha Reed, Tamara Girardi, Liz Milliron, Gina Sestak, Lee Ann Dawson, Gail Oare, Annette Dashofy, Jennifer Little-Fleck, Kristine Coblitz, Paula A. Smith and Susan Thibadeau.
Mystery Lovers Bookshop is hosting a public book-launch starting at 5 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 8. The authors will attend for a signing.
Mystery Lovers is located at 514 Allegheny River Blvd., in Oakmont.
Sisters in Crime is an international organization that promotes the advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.
Three more performances for a provocatively titled play — plus some thoughts about this small company's place on the local theater scene. Hats off in Program Notes.
Sam Shepard's classic play about battling brothers and our mythology of the West has eight more performances. Go West in Program Notes.
Nine local artists have been chosen to represent Pittsburgh at the nationals of the RAW network of showcases for up-and-coming artists.
The Nov. 22 local semifinals show was a bustling affair, with 450 attendees filling the dozens of nooks, crannies and side rooms of sprawling Strip District nightclub Cavo. People lined the floors, and art lined the walls, behind tables staffed largely by the artists themselves.
And because RAW spotlights performers, fashion designers and hair and makeup artists as well as visual art, some of the art was people, or on them — musicians and dancers on the Cavo stage, and fantastically made-up and coiffed models, some of whom roamed the floor.
Here are Friday’s winners, as chosen by judges and announced by local RAW organizer Leigh Yock:
Filmmaker of the Year: Jake Mulliken
Visual Artist of the Year: Ashley J. Hickey
Photographer of the Year: Daniel K. Haas
Fashion Designer of the Year: Knewwd
Musician of the Year: Ricardo Iamuuri
Hair Stylist of the Year: Jameson Leigh
Make Up Artist of the Year: Maggy Pawlesh
Performance Artist of the Year: PLAY Parlour
Accessories Artist of the Year: Melissa Ciccocioppo
The People’s Choice Award (chosen by attendee ballot) went to hair stylist Stephanie Truchan.
Here’s more about RAW, as related by Kate Magoc in the Nov. 20 CP.
Portfolios of the semi-final winners from each of 50-plus RAW cities head on to judges in Los Angeles, who pick national finalists and final winners. Those winners will be announced Dec. 16 and honored Jan. 19 at a ceremony in L.A.
Know a teen or two who write their own songs and could use some exposure? A new program from Reimagine Media — an educational wing of WYEP — might be the place for them.
Reimagination 2014 is a project in which WYEP will match young musicians with professional producers so they can record their music and end up with a track on a compilation CD that the program will release. Participants will also have opportunities to perform live at events including the Three Rivers Arts Festival as well.
The kids have to write their own stuff, of course, and have to be age 13-19. Details here.
With the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s annual members meeting looming, some current and former members are clashing with the venerable group’s leadership. The conflict, though sparked by recent changes to the group’s by-laws, is rooted in longstanding tensions involving critics of AAP executive director Juliana Morris and the group’s board of directors.
A group calling itself Friends of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh plans to use the Nov. 24 meeting to try to overturn a recent membership vote amending the AAP’s by-laws. But AAP officials say that effort is based on misinterpretations of the rules governing Pittsburgh’s largest and oldest artist-member organization.
The conflict was expressed this week in a pair of emails sent to AAP’s mailing list of about 600 members, two weeks after more than 200 of them voted by mail on the proposed by-law changes.
On Tuesday, Friends of AAP’s Susan Sparks sent an open letter decrying “hostile acts against our members” by the AAP leadership. And while the by-law changes were passed by a vote of 190-19, Sparks urged members to attend this Sunday’s meeting, at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and to vote to “declare all proposed By-law changes null, void and invalid.” On Wednesday, AAP’s board of directors sent members an email condemning the arguments in Sparks’ letter as “false.”
The Pittsburgh-premiere staging of this acclaimed play has three more showings at The Phoenix. More in Program Notes.
Bricolage Productions’ play-reading series In the Raw launches what’s sure to be a solemn week marking the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination.
Tonight’s the free staged reading of Noah’s Ark, a new work by local playwright Ginny Cunningham. The play tells the story of a fictional White House military insider tortured by the thought that he might have been unwittingly complicit in the assassination.
Noah’s Ark spans the Kennedy presidency, including the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the build-up to U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
The play is inspired by James Douglass’ 2009 book JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, which posits that Kennedy was killed by forces within the American national-security state because he was turning away from a Cold Warrior stance and toward world peace. Fans of the book include Oliver Stone.
Tonight’s reading features a strong local cast including Jeffrey Carpenter and Tami Dixon (both of Bricolage), John Gresh, William Cameron, Jack Erdie, Wali Jamal and Matt Henderson.
The reading is directed by Nancy Bach. A talkback with playwright Cunningham will follow the performance.
Pittsburgh is one of eight cities where the play will be read this month to mark the 1962 assassination. Notably, the Nov. 21 reading, in Dallas, features actor and activist Martin Sheen.
Tonight’s reading is at 7 p.m. at the Bricolage space, at 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown. For more information, see here.
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