Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Oct 25, 2007
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  • Oct 25-31, 2007
  • Vol. 17, No. 43

News

  • Whiskey Rebellion II
  • Whiskey Rebellion II

    County wants to fund Port Authority with drink tax, but tavern owners aren't bellying up to the bar without a fight
  • Horns of a Dilemma
  • Horns of a Dilemma

    Progressives face a tough choice this November -- the devil you know, or the one without a snowball's chance in Hell?
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Food+Drink

  • Lo Bello's Fifth Avenue Spaghetti House
  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Lo Bello's Fifth Avenue Spaghetti House

    Those who are blessed enough to have Italian grandmothers have assured us that the clichés about always having a tray of lasagna at the ready and pinching young cheeks to a rosy sheen are all true. For the rest of us, there's Rose Lo Bello.

Music

Film

  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Lars and the Real Girl

    This is the story of a withdrawn, 27-year-old Wisconsin office drone who has a bittersweet relationship with an inflatable doll that he buys on the Internet. Really.
  • Into the Wild
  • Into the Wild

    This is Sean Penn's adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best-selling account of McCandless' curious odyssey -- from dropping out of suburban life to his eventual death, alone in the woods of Alaska.

Arts+Entertainment

Stage

  • The America Play
  • Theater
  • The America Play

    Maslow imaginatively stages parts of this as almost vaudevillian, or a minstrel show, with actor Garbie Dukes displaying amazing virtuosity as the narrator and Lincoln impersonator.
  • Theater
  • Good Black Don't Crack

    This routine of under-rehearsed, awkwardly staged plays is getting tiresome, if only because we expect more from Pittsburgh's oldest existing African-American company.
  • Aristocratic Folk
  • Theater
  • Aristocratic Folk

    As is traditional with this region's dances, the women maintain an air of aloofness while the men do all the showing off, from acrobatic flips and bravura leaps to deep-knee-bend kicks and dancing on their tip-toes.
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre takes on <i>Don Quixote</i>.
  • Dance
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre takes on Don Quixote.

    Kumiko is a rising star at PBT: She shot from apprentice to the second-highest rank of soloist in just four years, and is fast approaching that blend of experience, stage presence and technique that will propel her to the rank of principal.

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