Partake in an evening of entertainment at Arcade Comedy Theater
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Partake in an evening of entertainment at Arcade Comedy Theater
"Lads & Ladies of the Night", it's time to partake in an evening filled with laughter and fun at the Arcade Comedy Theater located on Liberty Ave. in Downtown Pittsburgh! You will witness the comedy talents of Envy Sinn, Asher O'Briant, Whitney Mor, Georgia Warder and headliner Joe Esch all together on June 15. The event, called 'Lads & Ladies of the Night,' will start at 5 p.m. and run till 6:30 p.m. For more information, you can check out Arcade Comedy Theater's website here. Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
The Lindsay Theater Taps Josh Axelrod as Director of Communications and Media Relations
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The Lindsay Theater Taps Josh Axelrod as Director of Communications and Media Relations
The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center has selected Josh Axelrod, former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter, as its new Director of Communications and Media Relations for the nonprofit organization. An award-winning journalist who spent most of the last five years covering sports, movies, TV, local media, theater and more for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Axelrod is a Rotten Tomatoes-certified critic. He has covered a slew of locally made films and interviewed Pittsburgh-connected celebrities such as Michael Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Billy Porter, Joe Manganiello, Rob Marshall, Antoine Fuqua, Billy Gardell, Gillian Jacob and Maddie Ziegler. After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in 2014, Axelrod continued with a master's degree in Media & Strategic Communication from George Washington University in 2019. This time spent in metro Washington, D.C. led to bylines everywhere from NBC Washington to the Washington Examiner and Military Times. "I moved back home in 2019 to further my journalism career at a newspaper that has been so important to my family and me for the last 50-plus years," Axelrod says. Instrumental in launching the Post-Gazette's Goodness section, Josh's work helped it earn a special "reader initiative award" at the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association's 2022 Keystone Media Awards. That year, his arts and culture criticism portfolio was recognized by the Society for Features Journalism, whose judges noted that his "reviews are entertaining and smartly connect the material back to local readers." In 2023, he received a Golden Quill award from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania for excellence in written arts/entertainment journalism. "Five years after joining the Post-Gazette, I'm ready for a new adventure," Axelrod shares. "I couldn't have asked for a better first foray into the world of communications than The Lindsay!" Axelrod came to know The Lindsay through his many Post-Gazette features, ranging from the Theater's name change to the Barbenheimer phenomenon and Unsinkable. "It seemed like every other local filmmaker who was screening their latest movie was doing so at The Lindsay," Axelrod recalls. "This Theater clearly has a sterling reputation in our region and among Pittsburgh's thriving film scene. I can't wait to let everyone know about all the awesome events and programs The Lindsay has in store for them!" The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center, formerly The Tull Family Theater, is an independent, film-driven arts nonprofit located at 418 Walnut St. in Sewickley.
Pittsburgh Public Schools name new chief of staff
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Pittsburgh Public Schools name new chief of staff
The Pittsburgh Public Schools board on Tuesday announced that it has a new chief of staff. Superintendent Wayne N. Walters said Lamar D. Blackwell's appointment became effective on May 23. Minutes from the May meeting indicate he will earn about $14,000 per month. "This appointment marks a significant step towards
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Interested in a multi-generational sustainable community?
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Interested in a multi-generational sustainable community?
Rachel Carson EcoVillage at Providence Heights is hosting a free in-person information session on Saturday, June 22nd from 11-1 pm at the Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd, Allison Park PA Attendees will hear from community members, and watch a slide presentation with a Q&A session about this multi-generational sustainable community. Those interested will have an opportunity to walk to the future site of the community. There will be light refreshments and an art activity for children. RSVP at www.rachelcarsonecovillage.org or text 412-573-1927
Pittsburgh to kick off 2024 Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebrations
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Pittsburgh to kick off 2024 Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebrations
Embracing one of the oldest nationally celebrated commermortions in U.S. history, the city of Pittsburgh will be celebrating Juneteenth again in a unique way! From June 14-16, Pittsburgh will kick off the Western Pennsylvania Juneteenth Homecoming Celebration in Point State Park and Market Square to mark the end of slavery in the U.S. Particpants will be able to celebrate by listening to speakers, enjoying live entertainment, trying a variety of foods from local vendors and and more! For more information, check out Visit Pittsburgh here. Photo Credit: Vidar Nordli-Mathisen, Unsplash
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Pittsburgh police arrest teen in Sheraden homicide
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Pittsburgh police arrest teen in Sheraden homicide
A Pittsburgh teenager was charged Monday with opening fire on a group of people at a Sheraden intersection late Friday night, killing one of them. Malachi Smith, 18, of Pittsburgh's Fairywood neighborhood, shot Israel Walker-Young, 18, of Pittsburgh, from the tailgate of a silver Dodge pickup that Smith and six
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Announces New Hotel Partnership Program
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Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Announces New Hotel Partnership Program
Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP), the nation's premier vintage motorsports events, is excited to announce a new hotel partnership program developed through a collaboration with EventConnect, a leader in event management software. This initiative, introduced by VisitPittsburgh, aims to enhance the experience for attendees and increase support for PVGP's charities. Through EventConnect's registration platform, the PVGP has established agreements with a selection of premier hotels to accommodate guests during the two highlight weekends of the event. For the Historic Races at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, participating hotels in Cranberry Township will offer special accommodations. Meanwhile, for "The Vintage" weekend at Schenley Park, guests can choose from several partner hotels located in the heart of Pittsburgh. These partner hotels will provide exclusive rates to PVGP attendees, and a portion of each room night booked will be directly donated to the PVGP's designated charities, supporting their ongoing missions. This partnership not only promises attractive rates for guests but also fosters community involvement and charity support, aligning with the PVGP's commitment to giving back through motorsport. "We are thrilled to launch this partnership with EventConnect and our hotel partners," said Bernard Martin, Director of Communicaitons of PVGP. "This program not only ensures that our attendees have access to quality accommodations at a special rate but also strengthens our support for charities that rely on our collective efforts to make a difference." Attendees are encouraged to book their accommodations through the links provided on the PVGP website to take advantage of these special rates and support the charitable causes. For more information about the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and to book your stay, visit the following hotel links for the PVGP Historic Races at Pittsburgh International Race Complex July 25-28 or the link to The PVGP Vintage Races at Schenley Park August 3-4.
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Weekly music bingo to take place at one local business in the Strip District
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Weekly music bingo to take place at one local business in the Strip District
Looking to mix your love of music and bingo together for a jam packed night? If that's the case then you'll want to head down to Aslin Beer Company! Recently opening at The Terminal located along 1801 Smallman St., Aslin Beer Co. will be hosting weekly music bingo nights every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, check out The Terminal in the Strip District's webpage to learn more about this and other events. Photograph by: Mick Haupt, Unsplash
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Continues Collaboration with Hosanna House for Youth Judging Program
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Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Continues Collaboration with Hosanna House for Youth Judging Program
ITTSBURGH, PA – On the evening of May 23, 2024, Bernard Martin, Director of Communications for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP), and Alberto Sanchez, Vice President at KeyBank, proudly announced the return of the Youth Judging Program at this year's Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, building on the success of last year's inaugural event. During the announcement, commemorative plaques where presented by Martin to Sanchez and to Leon Haynes, Founding Chief Executive Officer of Hosanna House, in recognition of their pivotal collaboration. This year, the Youth Judging Program is scheduled for August 3 at the Schenley Park events of the PVGP, where the iconic Mini will be featured as the Marque of the Year. Young judges from Hosanna House will have the opportunity to assess a collection of meticulously maintained Minis, engaging with the history and unique characteristics of this beloved automobile brand in collaboration with Mini of Pittsburgh. In 2023, the program successfully kicked off with Hosanna House youth judges evaluating the Ferrari showcase, last year's Marque of the Year. The event culminated in the presentation of a Best of Show award, chosen by the participants. This year promises to build on that enthusiasm and learning as the focus shifts to another iconic marque. "After trying to find an organizaiton that could staff a Youth Judging Program we where ecstatic the Leon and his team at Hosanna House stepped up to develop this program! The success at last year's event was a testament to the passion and dedication of everyone involved, and we are thrilled to continue this journey with Hosanna House," said Bernard Martin. "This initiative allows young participants to engage directly with automotive designers and aims to spark interest in automotive design, engineering, restoration, and repair " fields that are currently experiencing a surge in demand for skilled professionals." "We are proud to support a program that educates and inspires the next generation of automotive enthusiasts and professionals," stated Alberto Sanchez of KeyBank. "This initiative aligns perfectly with our commitment to community engagement and educational enrichment." The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, now in its 42nd year, continues to be a hallmark event that celebrates automotive history and culture, while fostering educational opportunities and community involvement through programs like the Youth Judging initiative. About Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Established in 1983, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is a staple of the automotive community in Western Pennsylvania, blending exciting motorsports with charitable events to benefit local organizations. About Hosanna House Hosanna House is a community cornerstone in Wilkinsburg, PA, providing educational, health, and recreational programs that empower families and children.
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"Evening of Speed" A Glamorous Prelude to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
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"Evening of Speed" A Glamorous Prelude to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is revving up excitement with the announcement of its "Evening of Speed" scheduled for Friday, August 2, 2024. This exclusive event marks a vibrant prelude to the weekend's racing festivities, drawing together PVGP race drivers, their crews, VIPs, and a select number of ticketed guests. The PVGP Driver Reception, traditionally held at Orr's Jewelry Store on Forbes Avenue, will transition to the elegant Frick Fine Arts Building on the University of Pittsburgh campus. With limited tickets available at $100 each, this event offers a rare opportunity to mingle with racers and enthusiasts in a historic setting. The day begins at 4:00 PM with the iconic GT40 race car taking pride of place on the Frick's front lawn, highlighting the same location where the Grand Prix hosted its inaugural car show in 1984. By 4:30 PM, Flagstaff Hill's gates will open for parking, setting the stage for a 5:00 PM parade of drivers and their vintage machines. This parade will begin at the PVGP paddock, winding around the track, over the Panther Hollow Bridge, and finishing at the Frick Fine Arts Building, weaving a path past the Ragtime Racers and Vintage Indy Displays in front of Phipps Conservatory. From 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Phipps becomes the center for interaction, hosting a meet and greet with the Ragtime Racers and Vintage Indy participants. The Frick Fine Arts Building, a landmark since its 1965 opening and dedicated to the memory of Henry Clay Frick by his daughter Helen Clay Frick, will offer guests a chance to enjoy its art and architectural marvels, including replicas of Florentine Renaissance artworks. The event will feature a 5:30 PM interview session in the Schenley Plaza Tent with University Formula SAE team students, including Panther Racing, Carnegie Mellon Racing, and Penn State's Nittany Racing. They will discuss their cutting-edge developments in EV-powered race cars alongside noted automotive engineers and designers Kip Wasenko and Brian Willis. The highlight of the evening, the "Legends of Schenley" Awards Presentation, is set for 6:00 PM, followed by remarks from this year's Grand Marshal, Bill Warner. A strolling dinner commences at 6:15 PM, allowing guests to relax and engage further in this unique setting. Bill Warner will captivate the audience again at 7:00 PM with his talk on "Motorsports Photography Then and Now," appealing especially to photography aficionados and social media enthusiasts. The vintage race cars will make their return to the paddock by 8:30 PM, ensuring they are securely in place before sunset. The "Evening of Speed" is more than an event; it's a celebration of automotive history, innovation, and the enduring spirit of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, promising an unforgettable start to "The Vintage" weekend of vintage racing and car shows at Schenley Park.

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