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Checking up on the Pittsburgh Music Ecosystem Project eight months after its launch

Checking up on the Pittsburgh Music Ecosystem Project eight months after its launch

“When you read [the report], hopefully it will resonate that it’s not just our opinion. This is what you told us.”

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Tale of Two Promoters: Joshua Bakaitus and Brett Shumaker

Two prominent members of Pittsburgh’s music scene operate on different but important levels

Self-promotion as an art

“[Instagram] is like a free artist website that everyone is addicted to looking at.”

A how-to guide for musicians

What rules should a musician follow to get a journalist’s attention?


A new update of RUSafe app seeks to help victims of domestic violence

“I think our ability to use technology and mobile app capabilities is a real way to impact this problem.”

Southwestern Pa. United Way wants to help disadvantaged kids ride their first bike

The event encourages a healthy lifestyle and the importance of teamwork

Local psychiatrist Dr. Gary Swanson discusses rising suicide rates and how to help

"If a patient is depressed or a suicide risk, we are trying to reduce their access to firearms because that has been shown to be particularly helpful in reducing completed suicide."

Groups are the only good thing left on Facebook

While we’re all here in a hell of our own making, there are still ways to find community, or at least some spicy memes


Cool Like Dat to bring local black musicians together in Market Square

Four black artists will perform during the June 23 edition of the Downtown Sound Music Series

Fortune Teller releases self-titled, full-length debut

For fans of Black Sabbath, Sleep but faster, ’90s rock riffage

7 Days of Concerts


Feminist Zine Fest Pittsburgh fosters community for its participants and readers

“Zines are one way that we can hear each other and be heard”

American Planning Association podcast features Pittsburgh city planner Kristin Saunders

They discuss the key tenets from which the department operates, which includes the ability to live accessibly without a car and pedestrian safety


Take a trip to the Amalfi Coast with a sip of limoncello

This Italian liqueur is a perfect summer sipper

Spike your summer reading list

Summer offers a chance to kick back and catch up on some reading.


Hearts Beat Loud isn’t the movie it wants to be

It's a movie that likes the idea of itself – the aesthetics, the description – but doesn't go deeper than that

A new documentary explores the day-to-day life of Weird Paul

"[Paul] can come across as weird or goofy, but there’s a really deep person in there"


Pittsburgh rally for police-shooting victim Antwon Rose begs people to get politically involved

A Downtown rally attracted thousands of protesters who focused on getting justice for Rose, and political action so it doesn't happen again.

MP3 Monday: Bagger

This week's freebie is an ambient, lo-fi number that espouses a cool exhaustion from Bagger.

Where Southwestern Pa.’s delegation stand on Trump’s family-separation immigration policy

Trump administration is separating migrant parents from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border, drawing criticism from some area representatives.


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