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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Concert photos: Paul Simon at PPG Paints Arena

He just slipped out the back, Jack; Made a new retirement plan, Stan; the concert was a hit, Kit; Then he got himself free

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:47 AM

Paul Simon performs at PPG Paints Arena on Mon., Sept. 17, 2018. - CP PHOTO: MIKE PAPARIELLA
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  • Paul Simon performs at PPG Paints Arena on Mon., Sept. 17, 2018.
Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon brought his Homework Bound — The Farewell Tour to PPG Paints Arena last night for his assumed last concert stop in Pittsburgh.

“I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end," Simon says of his farewell tour. "Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief."

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Monday, September 17, 2018

#MusicMonday Wrap-up: Sept. 17

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 1:58 PM

Steelers running back James Conner honors the late Mac Miller on Sunday - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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  • Steelers running back James Conner honors the late Mac Miller on Sunday
Every Monday, CP staff writer Jordan Snowden wraps up the weekend in local and national music news with #MusicMonday.


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Pylon Pics: Kansas City Chiefs 42, Pittsburgh Steelers 37

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 1:25 PM

Antonio Brown enters through the tunnel during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field on Sun., Sept. 16, 2018. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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  • Antonio Brown enters through the tunnel during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field on Sun., Sept. 16, 2018.

Pylon Pics is a digital feature that will appear after Steelers home games throughout the NFL season. Photographer Jared Wickerham tells the story of a Steelers game through his images.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

One person’s trash is a Garbage Olympics team’s treasure: A local competition returns to tackle Pittsburgh’s litter

Posted By on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 12:27 PM

Lawrenceville team at the 2017 Garbage Olympics - PHOTO: GARBAGE OLYMPICS
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  • Lawrenceville team at the 2017 Garbage Olympics

Teams of volunteers from all over Pittsburgh are ready to clean up the streets for the second annual Garbage Olympics.

Garbage Olympics co-organizer Alicia Carberry, describes it as a “friendly competition to get as much litter out of Pittsburgh as possible” and as a way to raise awareness of the fact that neighborhood groups are able to receive cleanup resources from the Department of Public Works.

“It’s a driven effort to complement what the [City of Pittsburgh] already does and is getting better at,” says Carberry, who co-organizes the event with Lena Andrews.

She points out how the city has tried to eliminate litter with the launch of smart receptacles that use sensors to tell when a block needs more trash cans. But more can be done.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

After historic rains deal a "severe blow" to Irish Fest, the nonprofit seeks donations

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 3:11 PM

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The Pittsburgh Irish Festival fell on some tough luck this weekend.

The festival, originally set to start Friday with events through Sunday, was flooded. A record-setting rainfall drowned out the festival’s third day; directors canceled Sunday’s events for safety of the vendors, performers, and patrons.

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Remembering Mac Miller Playlist

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 2:06 PM

Mac Miller grew so much as an artist during his tragically brief career. As Pittsburgh prepares for tonight’s memorial at Blue Slide Park, CP writer Jordan Snowden compiled her favorite gems from his discography, from 2010’s K.I.D.S. mixtape to his latest, Swimming.


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After half a century in business, Alan's Pets and Plants gets a new owner

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 1:25 PM

Alan Cohen and Sara Smith - PHOTO: MRS. COHEN
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  • Alan Cohen and Sara Smith
Children's drawings dot the walls at Alan's Pets and Plants, the longtime pet shop and nursery in Squirrel Hill. The pictures are gifts the owner Alan Cohen has received from young clientele over the past 49 years of business. Those kids now have kids of their own, and some are grandparents, but they still come to visit Cohen at his store.

Now, after a half century serving Squirrel Hill, he's stepping down from ownership and handing the keys over to someone new: a 24-year-old wildlife and fishery expert named Sara Smith.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Mac Miller: Tributes

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 1:27 PM

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Mac Miller was a legend. This late Pittsburgh-native rapper, singer, and producer was known for his candid lyrics and genre-bending style. As the news of Miller's death spread, his true cultural impact came into focus. Artists, celebrities, and Pittsburghers have offered love for his legacy.

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How to Make an Aperol Citrus Sipper

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 12:05 PM

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In anticipation of our Fall Guide coming out this Wednesday (Sept. 12), Wigle Whiskey and Pittsburgh City Paper bring you a delicious Fall-inspired cocktail you can create at home.

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#MusicMonday Wrap-up: Sept. 10

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 11:53 AM

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It was a somber, rainy one in Pittsburgh this weekend. Here’s a brief recap:
After the news of Mac Miller’s death on Fri. Sept. 7, Pittsburghers remembered the local rapper on social media.

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