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Photography, Jazz and Dance Collide In A Great Way.

Two powerful exhibits are running at The August Wilson center until February 26th, showcasing one famous photographer’s journey through Pittsburgh’s delicate social fabric, and one artist’s representation of prolific icons throughout the history of dance. Teenie Harris Photographs: Erroll Garner and Jazz from the Hill Charles (Teenie) Harris was one of Pittsburgh’s most well-renowned, and celebrated black photographers over the past 100 years. The son of hotel owners, Harris purchased his first camera in the 1930’s and began his…

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“Points of View” Gleams at Bar Marco

Lisa Bergant Koi and Lauren Braun opened a joint exhibit at Bar Marco entitled “Points of View”, a rigid, yet fluid display of our varying perspectives. Koi and Braun’s work, both in drawing and painting, create a fictional atmosphere of reality; an almost twilight-zone experience as you stare down undulating movements in space. The vast nature of each piece possesses a labyrinth of scenarios that speak to a dark sense of normality with captivation as its muse. A muted…

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Seth Ledonne: How To Get Back

Seth Ledonne opened his solo show, “How to Get Back” at The Mine Factory this past week to a packed house of art lovers. His work, simplistic in nature, roots into various elements of the human psyche with his narrative catalogue of creations. As you peruse the industrial atmosphere of the space, it can throw even the most seasoned art enthusiast for a loop. What seems to be just painted words, transforms into a standoff of wills, searching for…

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“Something Pretty” Dance Preview at Stack PGH

Anyone interested in bold art and modern dance is invited to see Something Pretty next Monday. Before opening at the Kelly Strayhorn Theatre on August 18th and 19th, local dance artist Alexandra Bodnarchuk will be previewing her new, original show, Something Pretty at Stack PGH next Monday, July 25th, at 7pm. Popular area restaurants Poros and Bar Marco will be serving food; conceptual photographs for the show, taken by local photographer Hannah Altman, will be available to view and purchase. The new…

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Artist Michael Walsh Returns to Pittsburgh

Michael Walsh, a Pittsburgh native, recently returned to Pittsburgh after seven years in Oakland, California working on sculptural projects in the Bay area. His latest exhibit, “Intersection-Dissection-Connection,” is being featured at Box Heart Gallery on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield until April 22. Walsh’s work captures the natural dynamism and explosive elements of graffiti art in the three-dimensional realm of sculpture. Walsh: “I started out as a graffiti artist— it just made sense to me, this stuff, applying it to sculpture—…

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The Indie Oaks Film Festival

According to Ruthy Stapleton: “Pittsburgh Filmmaking is worth taking seriously.” That said, The Indie Oaks Film Festival run by Stapleton, Lance Parkin, and hosted by owner of The Oaks Theatre Joe Wichryk II promises to be a fun-filled night full of Pittsburgh short films. Although Stapleton is serious about filmmaking, she and the festival runners just want to throw “A fun, silly party for Pittsburgh filmmakers.” Stapleton and Parkin will Emcee the event aka The Oscars complete with funny…

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For Pittsburgh Opera’s “Barber of Seville”, Kevin Glavin Knows How to Bring Out Laughs

Kevin Glavin may admit he’s “feeling it now” when he considers how long he’s been performing opera, but will just as quickly say he’s never sounded better. Glavin, who began his career with Pittsburgh Opera at the age of 25, has been a local favorite since his debut in 1985. Playing basso buffo roles—the comedic relief in opera productions—Glavin has become just as admired for his powerful voice as his funnyman schtick. Glavin plays the role of Bartolo, the…

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A New Dynamic Comedy Duo Drops The Bomb…Literally.

Long before there was ever a New Bomb Entertainment, there was a guy and his best friend who just loved comedy.  Then comedy team Vincent “Vinny” Bombara and Craig Newham had been filming sketches and trying to make each other pee themselves long before youtube took note. What started as a quest for laughs for creator Vinny Bombara became a company. Headed by Mr. Bombara and Raquel Bouvy, the dynamic duo produces multiple Youtube hilarities. Their sketches like “Compliments” …

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