Beyoncé approaches life's ruthlessness with an air of lightness. Formation, a song released in 2016, pairs a catchy melody with politically-charged lyrics. Her rhythms are upbeat, similar to Jump To It by Franklin; Both women love unconventional beats. Franklin contrasted melodic resolution with lyric unrest flawlessly.
One of Hudson's best known performances is And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going, an emotionally laden piece that requires a tremendous vocal range. Hudson's voice, a powerhouse of strength and tone, mimics Franklin's ability to sustain sound. Hudson has the same raw energy and rasp that Franklin brought to songs such as Respect and Think.
Keys takes cues from Franklin's commanding, storytelling inflections. Her vocal agility parallels Franklin's; both artists fluctuate between genres with ease. Keys mirrors Franklin's method of building the melody, yet holding back right at the climax, keeping dramatic tension. Songs like (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and If I Ain't Got You spotlight this.
David Resnik loves architecture and baseball, so his love of a well designed ballpark should come as no surprise. When the Cleveland native isn't at school studying architecture, he spends his time building miniature versions of America's great ballparks and arenas: Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Safeco Field in Seattle, Minute Maid ark in Houston, and Fenway Park in Boston.
Resnik’s latest project is a model of PNC Park, complete with working stadium lights, miniature video board, and the third-baseline view of the city skyline. All proceeds from the “Mini PNC Park” raffle will go to Miracle League of the South Hills. City Paper spoke with Resnik about his take on the iconic Pittsburgh stadium and how he got into the business of miniatures.
St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores will celebrate National Thrift Shop Day with a two-day sale on Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th. All items in the stores will be 20% off on Friday and 50% off on Saturday. Additionally on Saturday, the Monroeville store will have games, prizes, and a visit from Star 100.7.
Since its founding in 1852, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has provided vital support for individuals and families in need throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. That assistance comes in the form of food, housing, clothes, furniture, transportation, and many other everyday essentials. Last year, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provided assistance to 104,294 people, and every purchase made at their thrift stores support those individuals and many others in need.
“Our programs rely heavily on our thrift store donors and customers, and we’re so grateful for their continued support. We wanted to have this celebration as a way to say thank you for everything they do to improve our communities,” said Ricardo Luckow, Executive Director for the Society of
St. Vincent de Paul in Pittsburgh.
While St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores are a source of funding for the organization’s programs, they also provide a cost-effective, unique shopping experience for their customers. From vintage clothes and accessories to furniture and household appliances, there are always new items
“It’s always fun to hear from customers about how they’re going to redo or upcycle the items they find,” said Dawn Dietz, manager of the Monroeville St. Vincent de Paul. “And our affordability and quality allow our customers to help us help others – which is the most important part of what we
To celebrate National Thrift Shop Day, find a St. Vincent de Paul thrift store near you. Stores are located in Castle Shannon, Coraopolis, Monroeville, and Swissvale. For more information, visit www.svdppitt.org.
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores
Shannon, Coraopolis, Monroeville, & Swissvale
It’s not always bad when someone slides into your DMs.
At least it wasn’t for Jubilee, a performer at the 2018 Crosstown Cookout.
Derek Burnell, one of the faces behind the annual Crosstown Cookout (owner of El Burro, Umami Izakaya, and Round Corner Cantina), reached out to the artist about his event while in London and followed up with a meeting with Jubilee at an afterparty.
“I get a lot of weird messages on Instagram,” the Miami-raised, NYC-based and UK-resident DJ Jubilee laughed. “But [Burnell] came to an afterparty and I just thought, ‘this guy is so cool.’”
Jubilee is known as "The First Lady of Miami Bass" and is just one artist on Crosstown’s talent-filled lineup. She first discovered her love for drum-and-bass in Miami’s underground rave scene; now she runs a segment on BBC Radio 1’s Residency and plays regularly in the U.S. and U.K.
The stages will be headlined by A-Trak, a turntable prodigy recognized for his mission to ignore barriers and fuse genres.
At 22, A-Trak kickstarted his career by opening for Kanye West. Since then, the DJ has started a label, Fool’s Gold, producing artists like Kid Cudi and Onra. A-Trak is half of Duck Sauce, the disco duo behind the global sensation, “Barbra Streisand.”
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