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07.23.2015 by Alex Oliver
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Contemporary Craft is easily one of the most under appreciated cultural venues in the city.  There, I said it. Just in case you needed a reason to go there, how about this: here, the art isn’t made of anything so mundane as oil on canvas. Here, ma ... [more]
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Weather Permitting @ Shadyside Nursery - 08/02/2015 Weather Permitting is a weekly outdoor concert series held at the Shadyside Nursery. Each Sunday, the nursery transforms into a vibrant event space that features bands, beer from local breweries, food trucks and a farmer’s marketplace. We also have been known to have squirt gun battles and hula-hoop fun for kids of all ages. More than just an event, this collaboration of local folks was built with the intention of supporting and promoting small businesses. With a permit that allows for expansion, this year Weather Permitting is growing and able to offer additional space for local farm stands and other vendors to promote and sell their goods on site. May 31 - Slim Forsythe & His New Payday Loners June 14 - Coronado & Grand Piano & Haygood Paisleys June 21 - Truth & Rites & Working Poor June 28 - Beauty Slap & Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands July 5 - Union Rye & Chet Vincent and Big Bend July 12 - Machete Kisumontao & Shelf LIfe String Band + Guests July 26 - Robin Vote, Dream Phone & Turpentiners Aug 2 - Arlo Aldo & TBA Aug 16 - Wreckids Aug 23 - Armadillos Aug 30 - Red Western Sept 6 - Matthew Tembo[more]
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Kinky Boots w/ Tony Award Winner Billy Porter @ Benedum Center - 08/04/2015 KINKY BOOTS IS THE EXHILARATING BROADWAY MUSICAL THAT WILL LIFT YOUR SPIRITS TO NEW HIGH-HEELED HEIGHTS! For this engagement only, Pittsburgh native BILLY PORTER will reprise his Tony Award-winning role of Lola! KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Sons. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony®Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News  [more]
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Arts & Drafts @ Trust Arts Education Center - 08/06/2015 Join the PGH Cultural Trust on August 6th for the second edition of their new happy hour series in the Cultural District. Featuring light bites and drafts (don’t worry – we’ll have cocktails, too!), with live art, music and more.  Proceeds benefit the mission of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, which seeks to enrich the region’s vibrancy and prosperity through the arts and make downtown Pittsburgh a destination where millions live, work, and play.[more]
In the Beginning
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Tyler Haak, Creator/Owner, Yinzstore
What projects have you worked on in the past? My first project was the blog, Yinzster, which moved from the original aim of describing a 20-something’s life in the city with words to celebrating everyone else’s with their pictures.  Photo projects with Yinzster like “Pixburgh” and “May Days” led me to work with @steelcitygrammers on […] [more]