The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh’s Sat., Nov. 3 event “Countdown 2 Vote" with headliner Kesha is now “Stronger Than Hate: A Concert with Kesha.”
In the aftermath of the shooting that took place on Saturday at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, the foundation, along with Kesha and her management team, made the decision to change the name and donate proceeds to the Jewish Federation's Our Victims of Terror
“We believe that now is the time to bring all of Pittsburgh's LGBT community, businesses, organizations, and our allies together as one and support our friends in the Jewish community,” said Christine Bryan, director of marketing and development of the Delta Foundation, in an email to Pittsburgh City Paper.
A nonprofit advocacy organization for the LGBT community, The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh organizes the annual Pittsburgh Pride festival. Originally, the concert was meant to encourage people to get out and vote during the upcoming Nov. 6 midterm elections. Kesha was chosen because she is an advocate for the support of the LGBT community and is outspoken on issues like gun control.
The event will include full-service bars and numerous food options.
(1/2) My heart is filled with sadness following the horrible events this past weekend in Pittsburgh. I’m so sorry for the pain and suffering that so many are going through.— kesha (@KeshaRose) October 31, 2018
I will still be coming to Pittsburgh this Saturday to play my show and deliver as much peace pic.twitter.com/CMPejyHKp5
(2/2) and positivity as I can. And I want you—-anyone who feels up to it—to come and celebrate Pride with me. Let’s show the world that there is only love and always hope in Pittsburgh.— kesha (@KeshaRose) October 31, 2018
Local fans of HAMILTON: An American Musical have been waiting for the announcement for some time: tickets for the tour’s Pittsburgh stop go on sale Mon., Nov. 5 at 9 a.m.
If you've somehow missed the headlines for the past three years, HAMILTON is the story of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who rose to prominence during the Revolutionary War and was the nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Telling American history by blending hip hop, jazz, blues, showtunes. and R&B, the producers describe the show as “the story of America then, as told by America now.” It was nominated for a record-setting 16 Tony Awards in 2016.
HAMILTON’s stay in Pittsburgh will consist of 32 performances from Jan. 1 through Jan. 27, 2019 at the Benedum Center. General tickets for the performances range from $81-190, with a select number of premium seats available for $420.
Thirty three voting precincts have changed locations in Allegheny County since the May primary. Allegheny County sent letters to voters in affected districts notifying them of the changes. However, those letters had incorrect information.
Voters in Baldwin, Carnegie, McCandless, Mount Lebanon, Penn Hills, Pittsburgh, Plum, Shaler, Stowe, Upper St. Clair, and Wilkinsburg are affected by the letters, and a full list follows.