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01.17.2017 by Michael McAllister
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The road to Penn Ave’s explosion of openings has been a rough one.  Rewind five years back and driving down the stretch in Garfield felt more akin to a leisurely ride in a war-torn country with pot holes serving double time as kiddie pools for ... [more]
Sharing Knives: Sisters Dinner @ Ace Hotel - 01/18/2017 Whitfield's Sharing Knives is a monthly collaborative dinner series from our culinary partner, Brent Young, and executive chef, Bethany Zozula, featuring guest chefs and food friends from Pittsburgh and other cities. Siblings Bethany Zozula (Whitfield) and Hilary Zozula (Eden) are back in the kitchen together to serve up a vegan, seven-course Sisters Dinner for the first Whitfield's Sharing Knives event. An optional $25 pairing will be available with wine from different female-owned and operated vineyards. It's going to be a veritable sister act — though no traditional trifle will be served.  [more]
The Royale @ City Theatre - 01/21/2017 Jay “The Sport” Jackson is a legend in the making. He has his eyes set on becoming the heavyweight champion of the world, but the Jim Crow reality of 1905 America might just be his fiercest opponent yet. This thrilling drama by Marco Ramirez(Netflix’s Daredevil, Orange is the New Black) goes ringside for the fight of the century. Inspired by the true story of trail-blazing boxer Jack Johnson, The Royale follows one man’s quest for victory against all odds. Directed by Stuart Carden PERSONS UNDER 30 x $15 advance tickets, excluding Fridays 8pm/Saturdays 5:30pm. x $15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show. x Tickets will be held at Will Call. Must present valid ID. One ticket per ID. [more]
Hedwig & the Angry Inch @ Benedum Center - 01/24/2017 Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. It’s about finding your other half; it’s the story of the origin of love.  Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) and starring Tony and Olivier Award-nominee Euan Morton,  HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. It played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take Pittsburgh by storm with what Rolling Stone proclaims is “the best rock musical ever!”[more]
In the Beginning
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Wendy Downs, Owner, Moop
What projects have you worked on in the past?  I am a formally trained artist and photographer. When I finished graduate school, I had moved to western Massachusetts where the landscape is incredible, the space I was living/working from was inspiring, the area is fiercely independent & very academic…but there were no jobs. I had […] [more]