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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 11:01 AM

We're revealing the top 10 nominees for this year's Best of Pittsburgh readers' poll. Below our finalists for Best Local Music Venue. Check back here on August 8 to see who took the top three spots, and click here to get your tickets to this year's Best of Party before it sells out!

Pittsburgh Dad

Missing your father? Tune into Pittsburgh Dad and it'll be like you're 12, back at home, listening to your dad's "hilarious" jokes.

Lily Whispers

If you need help sleeping, Lily Whispers is for you. Lily creates different soothing sounds, lulling her 220,500 subscribers into relaxation.

Weird Paul

A proclaimed "prehistoric vlogger," Weird Paul entertains the masses with his 80s-style videos and music.

Benstonium

The place for Pittsburgh's viral media.

Leechburgh Lights

Holiday cheer never ends with the Leechburg Lights.

Crap My Dad Makes Me Watch

Movie reviews by a charismatic 11-year-old.

Yeah, you like this

The brainchild of comedians and filmmakers.

Hip-Hop on L.O.C.K.


Teaches students Leadership skills, Organizational skills, Cooperative economics and Knowledge of the music business. 

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Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 9:04 AM


Think you know everything and anything about CBD and THC? Test yourself with this quiz!
  

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Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM

We're revealing the top 10 nominees for this year's Best of Pittsburgh reader's poll. Below are finalists for Best Milkshake. Check back here on August 8 to see who takes the top three spots, and click here to get your tickets to this year's Best of Party before it sells out!

Burgatory

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Which came first, the burger or the milkshake?

Page Dairy Mart

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2018 marks Page Dairy Mart's 67th year in business—the shakes just keep getting better!

The Milkshake Factory

55 flavors? How can you choose?

Sarris Candies

An ice cream parlor straight out of the 50s.

Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor

Walking into Klavon's is like time-travel. You can still see flood marks from the 1930s!

Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company

Don't limit yourself to JUST a milkshake. Check out Sinful Sweets' edible cookie dough and gourmet chocolates!

Victory Pointe Arcade and Gaming Cafe

Who knew an arcade could create such amazing milkshakes?

Fudge Farm

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The Fudge Farm knows: it matters what goes on top of a milkshake.

Millie's Homemade Ice Cream

Vegans, Millie's even has shakes for you!

Stack'd Burgers & Beer

Burgers and milkshakes... a replacement for burgers and beer?

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM

We're revealing the top 10 nominees for this year's Best of Pittsburgh reader's poll. Below are finalists for Best Bakery. Check back on August 8 to see who took the top three spots, and click here to get your tickets to this year's Best of Party before it sells out!

Jean-Marc Chatellier's French Bakery

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Since 1992, Chatellier's macarons have been seducing Pittsburghers and Parisians alike.

Oakmont Bakery

The pastry case at Oakmont is endless, overflowing with cupcakes, doughnuts, bagels, fresh bread, pastries— you name it, they have it.

Prantl's Bakery

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Have you actually been to Pittsburgh if you don't eat Prantl's Burnt Almond Torte?

La Gourmandine

Find yourself a corner of France in the 'Burgh with one of La Gourmandine's delicious croissants.

Gaby et Jules

Gaby et Jules takes macarons to the next level with flavors like Mojito, Blue Hawaiian and White Basil Chocolate.

Lincoln Bakery

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Need a specialty cake? Linoln Bakery is the place to go.

The Butterwood Bake Consortium
Late night cake. LATE NIGHT CAKE. 

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 10:00 PM

click to enlarge Wiz Khalifa at KeyBank Pavilion on Thu., July 26 - CP PHOTO BY JARED WICKERHAM
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Wiz Khalifa at KeyBank Pavilion on Thu., July 26
Hometown favorite Wiz Khalifa returned to Pittsburgh on Thursday night, bringing The Dazed and Blazed Tour to KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown.

Feeling nostalgic? Take a look back at our 2006 profile on the musician, back when Wiz was only 19 years old and playing smaller venues like Mr. Small's Theatre.

CP photographer Jared Wickerham was there on Thursday to capture the scene in Burgettstown as the hometown boy-turned-big proved his talents yet again.

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Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Jesse Novak, host of WYEP's The Roots & Rhythm Mix - PHOTO COURTESY OF BENJAMIN PRISBYLLA
Photo courtesy of Benjamin Prisbylla
Jesse Novak, host of WYEP's The Roots & Rhythm Mix
Like your rock music with a good beat and the occasional twang? Turn your radio dial to 91.3FM on Sundays and try not to stomp your feet. It's nearly impossible to sit still. Don't believe me? I've been a fan for years:

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Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 2:56 PM

A pinball machine at the Pacific Pinball Museum.


It’s Mario time.


Replay FX, a festival dedicated to arcade, console and tabletop games makes Pittsburgh its home for the weekend.


The festival hosts the largest pinball tournament in history, Pinburgh. Over the three day event, 840 competitors will pinball on over 300 machines.


64 women will compete for a $5000 prize in the first ever women’s pinball competition. Catch the final on July 29 at 2:30pm.

Nostalgic? Replay FX has the classic, 1980 bad-graphic games. Beat your middle school high scores on games like Pac-Man, Tetris and Mario Bros. Bring back your skills from 4th grade with The Oregon Trail Challenge. Live out your NFL dreams on an Xbox 360.

This arcade and gaming extravaganza neglects nothing. Entire rooms of the festival are dedicated to tabletop games.


Take a trip through the Candyland forests or strategize over The Resistance.


Listen to seminars by pinball designers.


Dress your best to compete in the cosplay competition.


Hear some of your favorite theme songs reimagined through rock with Replay’s live music lineup.

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Replay FX has it all, no tokens needed.


Replay FX continues through July 29. Buy tickets and day passes here.

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Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 1:22 PM

click to enlarge Radiohead performs at PPG Paints Arena on Thu., July 26. - CP PHOTOS BY MIKE PAPRIELLA
CP photos by Mike Papriella
Radiohead performs at PPG Paints Arena on Thu., July 26.
After 21 years of skipping over Pittsburgh on its North American tours, Radiohead finally returned to the city last night for a nearly sold-out performance at PPG Paints Arena.

CP's Associate Editor Alex Gordon was lucky enough to see them in 2008, but he had to go all the way to London to do so on a study-abroad trip. Read about that here.

Last night's show was part concert, part light show. Over on Instagram, favorite songs of the night ranged from "Pyramid Song" from their 2001 album Amnesiac to "Fake Plastic Trees," from 1995's The Bends.

Photographer Mike Papriella was there to capture the scene.

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Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM

We're revealing the top 10 nominees for this year's Best of Pittsburgh readers' poll. Below are finalists for Best Local Music Venue. Check back here on August 8 to see who takes the top three spots, and click here to get your tickets to this year's Best of Party before it sells out!

Stage AE

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Stage AE, located on Pittsburgh's North Shore, has hosted artists like Marilyn Manson, Rusted Root and Tyler the Creator. See a show before winter hits to check out their outdoor amphitheater!

Club Cafe

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Want to hear live music, but don't want to sit with 5,000 other people? Club Cafe is perfect for you. The small, intimate club has live music every night.

Mr. Smalls Theatre


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Mr. Smalls turns religion into rock, rap and more in a de-sanctified Catholic church.

Jergel's Rhythm Grille

A cigar and scotch bar, outside seating, a full restaurant AND live music? Is there anything that Jergel's doesn't have?

Rex Theater

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The Rex Theater has taken its Vaudeville roots and become a fixture of everything theater in the Southside.

Cattivo

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Tucked into Lawrenceville, Cattivo offers a live music that caters to every taste.

Howlers Coyote Cafe

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Howlers will make you a part of their family at your first show. The Bloomfield dive bar features local and touring artists.

Belvedere's Ultra-Dive

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Come for the roller-skating, stay for the live music.

The Stage at Karma

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Two rooms! Multiple levels! 

Black Forge Coffee House

Are you a new artist who needs a stage? Look to Black Forge, where new talent is always welcome. 

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Posted By and on Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 5:26 PM

click to enlarge Staff and intern artist educators at The Andy Warhol Museum celebrate Warhol's 90th birthday. - CP PHOTO BY JARED WICKERHAM
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Staff and intern artist educators at The Andy Warhol Museum celebrate Warhol's 90th birthday.

Birthday cards are intimate. They’re little folded pieces of customized paper that wish your loved ones happiness and call for celebration. 

For Andy Warhol's 90th birthday, The Warhol Museum invites you to find your inner artist to decorate birthday cards, take a ridiculous photo of yourself in a blonde wig at a photo booth, and have a cupcake or twenty. Because what kind of party is it without some kind of cake?

Warhol staff and intern artist educators invited us in for a sneak peek of the upcoming birthday festivities coming to the museum on Sat., Aug. 4. Catch our video below, then look for a longer preview in next week's City Paper.

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