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Final Day for "Parallel Lives" at CorningWorks

Looking for a show this afternoon? Try this one at the New Hazlett Theater; it's a good one, and it's also "pay-what-you-can" Sunday.

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In first press conference, new chief says 'reset' needed on homicide reduction strategy

At his first public appearance before assuming his role as chief of police, Cameron McLay laid out some principles for leading a bureau that he acknowledged is widely seen as dysfunctional and suffers from deficits in morale, accountability and diversity. "There’s a crisis in American policing right now and it’s playing out right here on the streets of Pittsburgh," McLay said at the outset, chalking up community mistrust partly to an overemphasis on arrests and citations as signs of doing good police work.

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An interview with former Pirates slugger Al Oliver; appearing at PNC Park this weekend

In advance of the September 30 release of his new autobiography, former Pirates slugger Al Oliver will sign copies of Life’s a Hit, Don’t Strike Out Saturday at the Majestic Clubhouse store in PNC Park from 1 p.m. to 2:30 PM and from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oliver joined the Pirates in 1968 before being traded in 1977 to the Texas Rangers.

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City Paper names Deitch as new editor

Today Pittsburgh City Paper announced the appointment of its new editor, Charlie Deitch, effective Sept. 16. "City Paper has been my home for most of the past 10 years, and I am honored to take over as editor," Deitch said.

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More routes added to PAT's real-time bus tracking system

Riders who take some of the city's most-ridden bus routes can rejoice: Port Authority today announced that effective immediately 17 new routes have been added to its real-time tracking system. Those routes include the well-travelled 61s and 71s as well as the 75 and 54N — all buses that serve Oakland (see below for a full list of routes with real-time tracking).

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Actor in Wolf commercial did horror flick; shit gets blown way out of proportion

While there have been no shortage of attack ads in recent months in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race, it has been lacking in one major area: moral outrage. That ended Monday afternoon, when the Chris Christie-led Republican Governor’s Association -- which has already donated well north of $5 million to Gov. Tom Corbett’s reelection campaign -- began circulating a story from Buzzfeed.com pointing out that an actor featured in a recent Wolf campaign commercial starred in an alleged “Torture Porn” film called Breeding Farm.

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City reaches agreement with Penguins on lower Hill District development

After months of community meetings, today the city announced they'd reached an agreement with the Pittsburgh Penguins on development of the 28-acre lower Hill District site. "It's goal is to build transformational wealth for the residents of the greater Hill District," said Mayor Bill Peduto.

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Shows this weekend: The Bots, Motel Beds and more

In this week's issue, we were able to cover a bunch of exciting stuff happening this weekend — chiefly, the weekendlong Thrival Festival, featuring Moby, Portugal. The Man, Talib Kweli and a host of others.

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Final Day for "Parallel Lives" at CorningWorks

The latest from choreographer and performer Beth Corning is an artful bit of social commentary that exploits both some beautifully conceived staging and the talents of dancer Arthur Aviles. Corning calls Parallel Lives "two 55-minute solos," and that's thematically appropriate: The show's about how our obsession with social media actually lessens our ability to connect to one another.

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