Thursday, July 18, 2013
Brooklyn Rider: A Walking Fire - Musical Excursions to Clejani, Budapest, and Esfahan
Experience the excitement of Brooklyn Rider's musical excursion through Romania, Hungary, and Persia while enjoying complimentary food and drink! Praised for its “stunningly imaginative” performances (Lucid Culture), the adventurous, intrepid string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that continues to attract legions of fans and draw critical acclaim from classical, world, and rock critics. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble,” and Vice likens Brooklyn Rider to “motocross daredevils who never screw up a stunt.” For tickets and information, visit http://pittsburghchambermusic.org/BrooklynRider.php
In December Pittsburgh City Council voted to establish a dedicated trust fund for affordable housing, with a goal of raising $10 million a year. Intended to supplement federal investments, the Mayor suggests financing the trust fund with an increased deed transfer tax on large commercial sales exempting homeowners. The Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh opposes the tax increase calling it unjust targeting a limited number of real estate consumers and violates the uniformity clause of the state constitution.
Would you be in favor of MLB having a :20 pitch clock to shorten the games?