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
Charlie Gard a terminally ill eleven-month-old British baby, whose lengthy court battle over his end-of-life care has raised uncomfortable questions about family, autonomy and trust for institutions in public health systems. The London hospital treating Charlie concluded it would be in his "best interest" to remove him from a ventilator rather than suffer needlessly. Charlie's parents disagreed, wanting him to undergo experimental treatments in the U.S., but relinquished this week once their Supreme Court ruled he should be taken off life support.
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