Friday, February 17, 2017
Environmental Film Series: Bringing it Home
7 - 9 p.m.
Join the designer of “America’s First Hemp House" on his mission to find the healthiest building materials to construct a safe environment for his daughter, who has chemical sensitivities. Learn about hemp’s past, present and future, and afterwards, join an enlightening panel discussion with Walnut Hill Farms Proprietor Michael Kovach, who will share firsthand knowledge about the benefits of chemical-free farming.
PNC Pops: Broadway Standing Ovations
The biggest showstoppers – from nearly two dozen smash Broadway hits! It's a tribute to "Broadway's Standing Ovations." Jack Everly leads the Pittsburgh Symphony's PNC Pops in your favorites from Oklahoma!, Camelot, South Pacific, West Side Story, Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera and more.
Alphabet City Tour
Tour Alphabet City, the new headquarters of City of Asylum. This former Masonic Hall is now dedicated to the arts and artists with a bookstore, restaurant and performance venue, and with elements designed by various artists. Visit publicartpittsburgh.org for more information.
The Pennsylvania Tourism Office reported to a state House Committee that efforts to market itself as a destination for tourists is falling behind neighboring states due to six years of funding cuts now a $10 million budget being outspent by New York 5-1 and Virginia 3-1. Reporting studies showing Pennsylvania losing 37 million visitors-spending $7.7 billion and over $400 million lost in state tax revenue due to underfunding tourism efforts. The report concluded that an investment in tourism generates more income for the Commonwealth.
KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll If Democrats decide to filibuster Judge Gorsuch nomination should Republicans deploy the nuclear option allowing his confirmation with a simple majority?