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Black History Month: Where to honor Pittsburgh's Negro League baseball teams

Black History Month: Where to honor Pittsburgh's Negro League baseball teams

It was rumored that Josh Gibson once hit a curve ball with one hand, driving the ball 375 feet for a home run.

News

Controversial editorial director Keith Burris promoted to executive editor of Post-Gazette

Burris has received criticism for his editorials on race and other editorial decisions, as well as rebukes from the union representing P-G employees.

U.S. Senate passes bill extending funds for Carrie Furnaces and other Pittsburgh heritage areas

The nonprofit Rivers of Steel will receive more funding through 2021 if the National Resources Management Act is signed into law

Post-Gazette labor union officially files NLRB complaint against publisher John Block

The guild's lawyer expects the NLRB to make a decision on the case within a couple of weeks.

Pennsylvania solar jobs increased amidst a national decline

Pennsylvania added more than 1150 solar industry jobs over two years, outpacing growth in other energy industries like coal.

Music

#MusicMonday Wrap-up: Feb. 18

Pizza, festival announcements, and Gallagher brother drama

Concert Announcements: New shows coming to Pittsburgh

Don't miss out; presale for most of these shows begins Friday.

Carnegie Library launches new digital music streaming platform STACKS

Artists receive a one-time $200 stipend for albums of at least 10 minutes long, or four tracks


Arts+Entertainment

Black History Month: Where to honor Pittsburgh's Negro League baseball teams

It was rumored that Josh Gibson once hit a curve ball with one hand, driving the ball 375 feet for a home run.

Black History Month: Celebrating Toni Morrison's 88th birthday

There is no better way to celebrate her legacy than by diving into her bibliography.

Black History Month: Pittsburgh artist Wavy Wednesday seeks help taking Protect Black Women on the road

The artist's Kickstarter rewards include an illustrated zombie Barbie lighter and framed prints

Stage

Backstage with operations manager Joanna Obuzor

“There is an art to the administration of the arts.”

University of Pittsburgh looks at a lost era of Black history with Flyin’ West

Based on a true story, the play follows African-American women settlers in 1898

An Elvis impersonator finds success as a drag queen in Florida in barebones productions’ 2019 season opener

The Legend of Georgia McBride marks the theater's first production with musical numbers, dance, and drag


Food+Drink

Nancy B.'s and Allegheny City Brewing partner up, and more of the best food stories of the week

Closures, openings, and how to properly reheat pizza

Fermentation Festival offers free fun, education, and sauerkraut

“We don't want it to be so much of a commercial commitment, like if you're not going to spend money you're not going to have a good time.”

Know Your Bartender: Satya from Tessaro’s

“If ol’ robot pal could also greet me at the door with my preferred cocktail of the evening…I would be just tickled pink.”

Film

Black Bottom Film Festival begins at Row House Cinema

Look for a preview of the AWCC events in next week’s City Paper, but for now check out what’s coming to the Lawrenceville theater.

Russian Doll is a funny, dark, and confusing journey into the abyss

Sure, the outfits are wild and so is the bathroom door that looks like a blue vagina, but it’s not any more absurd than having infinite lives

Movies to watch on Valentine’s Day that aren’t corny or bad

It’s time to curl up with your beloved person or bag of chips and watch a romantic flick

Blogs

Five questions with Pittsburgh City Paper contributing writer Charles Rosenblum

Architecture critic and journalist presents "A Short Discussion of Architecture and Time" on Tue., Feb. 19.


Books

Writer’s Digest editor-at-large Jessica Strawser brings newest novel to Penguin Bookshop

As a writer, Strawser has carved a niche for herself through in-depth stories about young women facing life-altering situations

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