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Both U.S. Reps Conor Lamb and Keith Rothfus voted to weaken a Wall Street regulation

Both U.S. Reps Conor Lamb and Keith Rothfus voted to weaken a Wall Street regulation

Progressive politicians and some financial experts believe altering the Volcker Rule of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act could lead to big consequences.
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Natural-gas proponents and renewable-energy advocates disagree on fracking’s potential to grow jobs in Pittsburgh

“How are we going to bring [Amazon] into Western PA, where the trajectory is defined by natural gas? That is where there is a disconnect.”

A Pittsburgh chapter of the Sex Workers Outreach Project opens amid new legislation

“When these platforms shut down, traffickers aren’t going to stop, they’re going to make the girls work on the streets.”

Danish government taps Pittsburgh for renewable-energy partnership

“Pittsburgh has a name for itself in the innovation realm, which Denmark also has a reputation for”

Music

Dinosoul releases new record Eleven at Mettā on Sat., April 21

“We want to bring people together.”

City Paper explores the complex nature of Record Store Day

Who is Record Store Day for?

Come Holy Spirit releases Asters And Disasters

Come Holy Spirit isn’t afraid to think outside the sonic box.


Arts

Pittsburgh Earth Day kicks off with Fourth Annual Ecolution Fashion Show

There can be sustainability in art and fashion.”

Carnegie Museum of Art releases artist list for Carnegie International

“The International is sort of about checking in on the mediums of contemporary art.”

Recommended: virtual reality escape-the-room game I Expect You To Die

In the first mission, you’re trapped in a car that's trapped inside an airplane.

Stage

Conservatory Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert runs April 19 – 22

“Life ceases to be so oppressive: we are free to give our own lives meaning and purpose, free to redeem our suffering by making something of it.”

The White Chip portrays one man’s struggle with alcoholism

The production is handsomely constructed, making terrific use of myriad sound effects and musical riffs, all impeccably timed.

A Bright Room Called Day at Carnegie Mellon University has a timely message

American theater is resolutely non-political so it’s electrifying to grapple with such huge political ideas.


Food+Drink

Pittsburgh’s first food truck park opens for weekend service

“We were really happy with the turnout.”

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week kicks off its seventh year

“It’s collaboration and solidarity.”

Screen

Nailed It! on Netflix is the absurd reality-TV cooking show you need

Three amateur bakers enter; everyone fails

Blogs

Or, the Whale launches a no-waste happy hour

or, The Whale starts a sustainable happy hour.

Mikey Felice memorial to take place Thu., April 26 at Belvedere's

The event will serve as a memorial celebration for the local punk figure and friend to all, with proceeds going towards his funeral expenses.

Faith groups protest PNC and want bank to divest funds from nuclear weapon manufacturers

According to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, PNC has loaned about $1.2 billion to eight nuclear arms manufacturers since 2013


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