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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Think you have the cutest pet? Find out in this year's Cutest Pet Contest, presented by the Pittsburgh City Paper and Petagogy.

Enter a photo of your dog, cat, bird, or snake (in the appropriate category), and let Pittsburgh do the rest! The three pets voted cutest will win prize packages from Petagogy and have their photo featured in the paper.

Photos can be submitted until Wed., Oct. 30. Voting starts Thu., Oct. 31 and ends Wed., Nov. 6.

Good luck! May the cutest pet win.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Posted By on Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 5:49 PM

click to enlarge James Conner waits to take the field inside the tunnel for introductions. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
James Conner waits to take the field inside the tunnel for introductions.

No, this isn't a general game story. If you're a Steelers fan, you know they lost a wild game in overtime filled with turnovers and injuries to the Baltimore Ravens.

Instead, I wanted to share the one of the best piece of photo advice I ever received: "Go where everyone isn't."

Every week, photographers shoot photos as players are introduced one by one and enter the field through a cloud of smoke. We're fairly limited as to where we can stand for these, and it's typically in less than ideal spots. Last week I was able to take a bad spot I was given and make something (thankfully). But this week, I wanted to try something different.

I went up into the stands early and found a spot that gave me a different vantage point as the players waited inside the tunnel. They aren't groundbreaking photos and they probably won't win any awards, but it feels good to see something different at an event I've covered dozens of times. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. But I had fun and met some wonderful fans in the process!

click to enlarge Alejandro Villanueva waits in the tunnel before being introduced. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Alejandro Villanueva waits in the tunnel before being introduced.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 11:22 AM

Emerging from Seattle’s burgeoning mid-1990s grunge scene, Candlebox found mainstream success with deep, lyrically driven melodies and big radio hooks. Power anthems like “Far Behind” and “You,” from the debut, self-titled album, exploded onto the charts, propelling the album to sell more than four million copies worldwide.

Later albums would showcase the band's versatility between emotionally charged, brooding ballads like “Cover Me” and groove-infused, straight-up rock 'n’ roll tunes, including “Change” and “Arrow”. The 2016 release of Disappearing In Airports found Candlebox revealing a more classic rock vibe with songs like “Vexatious” and “Supernova,” driving the album to debut at No. 9 on the Billboard Charts.

In 2019, the band will be touring domestically and internationally to support its 25th Anniversary, and the group has announced plans to start
writing and recording new music in the year ahead.

Enter to win tickets to see Candlebox at the Roxian Theatre Oct. 20! Buy tickets here.



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Posted By on Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 12:23 AM

click to enlarge Jaylen Samuels #38 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates his second half touchdown. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Jaylen Samuels #38 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates his second half touchdown.
Hopefully the Steelers season ends the same way their 27-3 win over the Bengals did on Monday night. Down 3-0 early to the Cincinnati Bengals following a fumble made it seem like Pittsburgh would continue its losing streak. Luckily the defense stepped it up and kept the Bengals from scoring while their offense slowly figured out how to move the ball down the field. Some timely sacks and turnovers coupled with a run game that opened up in the second half between James Conner and Jaylen Samuels gave the Steelers its first win of the season, improving to 1-3 on the year so far.

The Steelers next game will be at home on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens at 1 p.m.

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