100 Black Men of Western PA, Pittsburgh Public Schools host African American History Challenge
A question about Pittsburgh's first Black college stumped participants in the 30th African American History Challenge Bowl: A Legacy of Academic Excellence. The longtime collaboration between Pittsburgh Public Schools and 100 Black Men of Western PA, Inc., took place on Friday at Pittsburgh Greenway. Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Wayne N.
Singing Our History: Music for Black History and Women's History Months
The East Liberty Presbyterian Church is hosting "Singing Our History: Music for Black History and Women's History Months" this Sunday, February 25.
Starting at 3 p.m., the event will feature the ELPC Chancel Choir, Dr. Edward Alan Moore the music director/organist, Gerald Savage on piano, James Johnson on drums, and Lorenze Jefferson on bass, commemorating Black History Month and Women's History Month.
Virtual attendance is also available. Click here to learn more and see the virtual attendance links.
East End Community Thrift- #FixTheFloor
East End Community Thrift is calling on community members to help out with some cleaning up of the store after its 30 years of service to the community.
The building and storefront needs new flooring in 2024 and has an abundance of thrifted goods that need to be organized. These fixes will make the shopping experience even better for fans of Community Thrift, which has had some of the lowest second-hand prices in the area.
With the hashtag #FixTheFloor and this Donation Link, others have already contributed, but East End Community Thrift needs more. You can also click here to sign up to be a volunteer and process donations.
Pittsburgh-Filmed UNSINKABLE: Titanic Untold Launches National Distribution; Tickets on Sale for Screenings at The Lindsay April 11-18
UNSINKABLE: Titanic Untold, the Pittsburgh-made, never-before-told story of the investigation into the Titanic sinking, begins national distribution in April"coinciding with the 112th anniversary of the tragedy"and will open locally Thursday, April 11, exclusively at The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center in Sewickley.
A true-life account of political interference, greed, conspiracy and a desperate search for the truth, UNSINKABLE: Titanic Untold follows Sen. William Alden Smith and investigative journalist Alaine Ricard as they delve into the tragedy of Titanic and pursued accountability, woven with heart-wrenching flashbacks of the historic maritime disaster.
Shot entirely in Pittsburgh, the exhilarating true-life account stars Cotter Smith (Mindhunter, X-2), Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Fiona Dourif (The Blacklist), Jayne Wisener (Jane Eyre), and many Pittsburgh-based actors. The film is based on Titanic to All Ships, a play written by Beaver County author Eileen Enwright Hodgetts.
Locations appearing in the film include the wave pool at Settler's Cabin county park, the Grand Concourse restaurant and the Omni William Penn Hotel.
The April 11 screening will also include a Q&A with director Cody Hartman, producer Brian Hartman (Cody's father), star Smith, and possible additional guests from the film's production team. Tickets are on sale for the premiere and all shows in the film's April 11-18 run.
"We are very much looking forward to the theatrical release of a film that was completely shot and produced in our region. UNSINKABLE supported the local economy and boosted the region's position in the cultural landscape," said Carolina Thor, CEO of The Lindsay.
"We encourage a strong show of appreciation, not just at The Lindsay, but everywhere this film is screening. The Lindsay strives to strengthen the film industry through our work with local and emerging filmmakers. Very few screenings are more exciting than the ones where filmmakers, crew, family and friends are present."
Director Hartman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that The Lindsay was an ideal venue for the film, calling it "a first-class theater that has shown unwavering support for independent film and the community in general."
In addition to The Lindsay, UNSINKABLE will also screen in Belfast, London and Southampton, UK; New York City and Knoxville, Tenn., home of the Titanic Museum Attraction, before going into wider national release.