D.C. rapper Wale brings The Shine Tour to Stage AE

D.C. rapper Wale brings The Shine Tour to Stage AE

A night with Wale.
Amazing Cafe in Pittsburgh permanently closed after workers participate in one-day strike

Amazing Cafe in Pittsburgh permanently closed after workers participate in one-day strike

Owners of the South Side restaurant say the reasons for closure were financially motivated, workers say it was in response to the strike.
Documentaries on jazz legends John Coltrane and Lee Morgan

Documentaries on jazz legends John Coltrane and Lee Morgan

In the jazz canon, few musicians are as highly regarded as tenor saxophonist John Coltrane
Pittsburgh stakeholders disagree on how to fund affordable-housing programs

Pittsburgh stakeholders disagree on how to fund affordable-housing programs

“At some point, you have to take action if you honestly say you believe in this.”
Backyard Bioluminescence

Backyard Bioluminescence

It’s nearly firefly season in Western Pennsylvania

News+Features

Pittsburgh stakeholders disagree on how to fund affordable-housing programs

“At some point, you have to take action if you honestly say you believe in this.”

Pittsburgh nonprofits working to reduce transmission of HIV

“PrEP is for women, men, people of all genders and trans folks.”

Backyard Bioluminescence

It’s nearly firefly season in Western Pennsylvania

Music

Documentaries on jazz legends John Coltrane and Lee Morgan

In the jazz canon, few musicians are as highly regarded as tenor saxophonist John Coltrane

Baltimore’s Wildhoney hits Pittsburgh with a new record and a poppier sound.

“While we like guitars, and pedals are fun, it’s ultimately about the song.”

Pittsburgh’s Spectres having success doing more with less

“I just want to make rock ’n’ roll music that makes people dance.”

Critics' Picks, May 25-31

Check out shows this week from Cayetana, Old Crow Medicine Show, ’68 and more

New Releases

Serpentine's 'criminal hymnal'

Stage

Violet at Front Porch Theatricals

Front Porch has managed to summon the perfect person for every role

Ironbound at City Theatre

Rebecca Harris dominates the play as Darja

KG Dynasty premieres its debut showcase

Hip-hop dance troupe performs Infinity

A Conversation with Jim Breuer

The comic talks chemo, the Mets and online video

ABBEY: In the Red honors the legacy of jazz great Abbey Lincoln

Production by SPdp and Soy Sos combines dance and live music

Short List

Short List: May 25-June 1

SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque; Carnegie Museum of Natural History explores The Power of Poison; OpenStreetsPGH is back; City Theatre cultivates Momentum

Food+Drink

The Colombian Spot, on the South Side, offers the fare of this South American country

On the menu: arepas, corncakes stuffed with various fillings including, meats, cheese, beans and even fries

Substitute Cool Whip for Sweet-Tooth Cravings

For someone who is overweight, can’t swim and is as pale as a pile of snow, the beach has never been my scene

The Nonino family is distilling tradition

“She can only achieve this result with the help of other women in the wineries.”

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Spork vs. Apteka

Flowers and Tequila

Wheel and Wedge opens a new artisanal cheese shop in Lawrenceville

“I view it like the craft-beer movement 10 or 15 years ago.”

Chateau D’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé 2016

$21.99/750ml

Sound Bite: Spring Ephemerals

Seeking culinary spring jewels on the forest floor

Screen

Chuck

The Wedding Plan

An Israeli dramedy about a wedding that goes awry

Everything, Everything

Teen rom-com between a cute boy and a cute girl, who can’t go outside

The Lovers

A dramedy about a longtime couple torn between their marriage and their affairs

Sports

The Bandwagon Jumper’s Guide to Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey

Here are a few tips to get through the remainder of the postseason with some degree of authenticity and dignity

This week in Pittsburgh Sports History

A look back at events that you’ve either forgotten about or never heard of in the first place

Cheap Seats: Grading the Pittsburgh Pirates through their first 40 games

Gerrit Cole gets less support than a single mother who married a deadbeat dad

Blogs

Pennsylvania Senate to vote on bill to arm school teachers and staff

The legislation passed by the Senate Education Committee last month would allow teachers and staff to carry firearms in schools.

Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango led an effort on health-care reform, but is silent on GOP health-care plan

North Hills Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango is an expert on health-care reform, but hasn't share opinions on the American Health Care Act

Pittsburgh-based theater troupe seeks funding for overseas artist

"Angelmakers: Songs for Female Serial Killers" would premiere here in October

D.C. rapper Wale brings The Shine Tour to Stage AE

A night with Wale.

Opening yourself to chaos: Pharmakon performs at The Shop

Pharmakon is an experimental industrial noise artist whose albums come with artist statements. Her work is raw, powerful. It’s aggressive and harsh in a purely feminine way, a refreshing relief from a world of harsh noise built so much on the ugliness of masculinity.

Amazing Cafe in Pittsburgh permanently closed after workers participate in one-day strike

Owners of the South Side restaurant say the reasons for closure were financially motivated, workers say it was in response to the strike.

Wilkinsburg elementary students moving into previously closed high school building

Due to extensive renovations, Turner Elementary students will move to the Wilkinsburg High School building for the 2017-2018 school year.

Listen Up! May 24 Issue

Music from all the artists featured in this week's issue. We cover a lot of ground in that section so the playlist is a little jarring transition-wise.

MP3 Monday: AllegrA

Look, listen and observe: It's Monday and streaming new music from AllegrA.

Views

Lynn Cullen Live 05/25/17

Audio & Video Archive

Savage Love

“It was a pretty hard hit for us sexually and emotionally.”

The loss of Pittsburgh’s residency requirement for police officers could have a big impact on improved police-community relations

In 2013, more than 80 percent of city voters approved a measure making residency for police and fire personnel mandatory.

Lynn Cullen Live 05/23/17

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 05/24/17

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 05/22/17

Audio & Video Archive

Lynn Cullen Live 05/16/17

Audio & Video Archive

Books

The state of American magazines and more at Creative Nonfiction’s Writers’ Conference

We check in with editors at The New Yorker and Harper’s

Listings

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