Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Nov 30, 2006
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  • Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2006
  • Vol. 16, No. 49

News

  • This City Is a Dump!
  • This City Is a Dump!

    Pittsburgh's "Redd Up" program is making an impact, but contractors and others still treat poor neighborhoods as their own private trash heap
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  • Oaxaca on the Barricades
  • Oaxaca on the Barricades

    It was people defending themselves. And then things went to hell when the federal police returned and began shooting.
  • Casino Protestor Protests Innocence

    Residents of a Missouri city near which casino company Isle of Capri had once studied putting a casino "had protested the casino since it was approved in July 2000 by the Missouri Gaming Commission," says the St. Louis Business Journal.

Food+Drink

Music

  • The Shrinking Islands
  • The Shrinking Islands

    There's no reason why a song like "Swallowed in Grace" shouldn't be played on WYEP before or after the obligatory Stipe rotation.
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  • Neo-Goths Psyclon Nine keep up with the End Times
  • Neo-Goths Psyclon Nine keep up with the End Times

    Even though Hot Topic darlings like Amy Lee are making the spooky vibe safe for suburban schools, a band like Psyclon Nine can still give soccer moms twitchy fits when blaring from a son's upstairs bedroom.
  • The Sun Kings
  • The Sun Kings

    The Sun Kings probably aren't the most original thing you've ever heard, but it's a polished, fully realized and fun sound.
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  • EMS
  • EMS

    The arrangements on the CD are loose and fluid: For this, EMS tapped both local and international talent.
  • Brazilian Girls' genre-bending international pop
  • Brazilian Girls' genre-bending international pop

    More playful than seductive, more multilingual than multiculti, Brazilian Girls is built around tight international pop and lounge grooves and the five-language word stew of siren Sabina Sciubba.

Film

  • Faces of Democracy
  • Faces of Democracy

    These 11 foreign films (along with short films and guest speakers) offer windows into various versions of democracy, from struggles for national identity, human rights and economic justice, to the costs of democracies imposed under threat.
  • The Nativity Story
  • The Nativity Story

    Director Hardwicke faces several challenges -- to make a familiar story interesting; to keep it respectful; and, to not gloss up the whole affair like a sentimental Christmas card.
  • Shut Up and Sing

    It hardly matters whether you like the Dixie Chicks; Shut Up is an engaging but stinging indictment of our culture. (Capsule review.)

Arts+Entertainment

Stage

  • Theater
  • Which Side Show Are You On?

    As director of a new production of Side Show by Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, Ramoon Maharaj wants to explore the critically favored show's darker side.
  • LABCO dance company grows <i>Ripe</i>.
  • Dance
  • LABCO dance company grows Ripe.

    Ritchie's "Soul Carrier" revolves around the cycle of life and the universal feelings of separation associated with birth and death.

Views

  • Ex-Context
  • Pols Apart

    How politicians like ex-sheriff DeFazio fare in the justice system

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Spotlight Events

  • Pandemic : Global Dancehall, Cumbia, Bhangra, Balkan Bass @ Brillobox

    • First Friday of every month, 9:30 p.m. and Third Saturday of every month, 9:30 p.m.
  • Steel City Slam @ Capri Pizza and Bar

    • Tuesdays, 7:45 p.m.
    • 1 going/interested
  • Pittsburgh Banjo Club @ Allegheny Elks Lodge #339

    • Wednesdays, 8 p.m.

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