Friday, June 16, 2017
PNC Pops: Ella & Louis: All That Jazz
Louis Armstrong. He gave jazz its swing. Ella Fitzgerald. She gave jazz its greatest voice. Be there for this tribute to Ella and Satchmo. Featuring the sultry voice of Marva Hicks, and the blazing brass of Byron Stripling. It don't mean a thing if you ain't there to swing!
Thom Pain (based on nothing)
A moving solo show and Pulitzer Prize Finalist He's just like you, except worse. He is trying to save his life, to save your life—in that order. In his quest for salvation, he'll stop at nothing, be distracted by nothing, except maybe a piece of lint, or the woman in the second row. Thom Pain (based on nothing) is one man's attempt to mythologize the loss of innocence we all experience when we shift, sometimes in a single moment, from child to adult.
Urban Garden Party
Don't miss the Mattress Factory's signature fundraiser and the hottest party in Pittsburgh! Enjoy over 40 food and drink vendors, dance the night away to live music, and party the night away with 1,400 other guests. All proceeds from this event benefit the Mattress Factory's artistic programs, exhibitions and education outreach. Tickets TBD
In a report by the state recovery coordinators, responsible for guiding the city governments financial comeback, is recommending Pittsburgh exit distressed status under state Act 47 designed to help struggling municipalities steady their finances. The guidance comes after Mayor Peduto's announcement that he would seek to remove the designation by early 2018. The report said "The city has strategies in place to address its primary legacy costs — employee pensions, retired employee health care and workers' compensation — while maintaining its workforce and increasing the necessary investment in Pittsburgh's infrastructure."
KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll Should colleges abolish social fraternities and sororities on their campuses?