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Friday, June 4, 2021

'The Current War' opens as a musical in Westinghouse Park by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The battle over electricity between George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison featured skullduggery, electrocuting an elephant and titanic egos.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Friday, May 21, 2021

Van Kaplan, longtime Pittsburgh CLO chief executive, retiring in September by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Marc Fleischer, who joined the arts group in 2014, will succeed Mr. Kaplan and have the title of executive producer

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:12PM
Thursday, May 6, 2021

Broadway shows to return Downtown in October by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Traveling Broadway production of “The Band’s Visit” returns to Pittsburgh in October; a lineup of seven shows will play here through 2022.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 11:47AM
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

10 local artists create artwork for August Wilson House by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An annual block party to celebrate August Wilson’s birthday will showcase his influence in artists’ contributions to his childhood home.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, March 1, 2021

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council offers teaching grants by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Fine Foundation funds educational grants for teaching artists in 13 Western Pennsylvania counties

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:39AM
Friday, February 5, 2021

CMU, local arts groups receive $240,000 in NEA grants by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CMU and 10 Pittsburgh arts organizations share a total of $240,000 in grantsfor this year from the National Endowment for the Arts 

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:47PM
Sunday, December 27, 2020

$456,000 awarded in 'transformational' Advancing Black Arts grants by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Record funding by Heinz Endowments and Pittsburgh Foundation includes cash grants of $500 each to 79 artists during the pandemic.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Sunday, November 29, 2020

Most arts lovers will return to live shows with COVID-19 vaccine, survey shows by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh arts groups learn about audiences’ attitudes about when they will feel safe to return to live events 

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:30AM
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Bloomfield Garden Club puts eclectic artists on a backyard stage by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A dancer, a drag diva, a musician, a multimedia artist, a sculptor and a vocalist entertain backyard audiences in the Bloomfield Garden Club.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Friday, August 14, 2020

Down to just 50 employees, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust faces $6 million deficit by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Due to COVID-19, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has canceled more than 4,000 events and cut its full-time staff to 50 employees.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Bloomfield Garden Club cultivates artists for backyard performances by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Independent curator Tina Dillman organizes a series of outdoor performances by artists in Bloomfield during August, September and October.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Monday, July 6, 2020

State arts council distributes $2.3 million to arts groups by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In Western Pennsylvania, 68 arts groups will each receive $1,930 in federal funds to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 02:30PM

From sculpture to poetry, $10,000 grants will help 7 local artists create new works by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The funds will seed projects highlighting issues like race, climate justice, heritage, homelessness and Black queer identity

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:30AM
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

NEA gives $10,000 grant to Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Grant will cover the cost of authors’ visits to public and private schools for discussion of their books with students of all ages. 

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Arts council helps local artists with $500 relief checks by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For local artists, emergency funding of $500 helps pay bills, buy books and keeps them afloat while they hustle for new gigs.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

$10 million fund to help artists affected by COVID-19 pandemic by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. artists who are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 pandemic can apply for unrestricted $5,000 relief grants from a new fund.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 10:00AM
Friday, November 1, 2019

Tamburitzans to donate or sell costumes, instruments and recordings by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Tamburitzans are selling their Uptown building and seeking a new home for thousands of costumes, musical instruments and recordings.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 04:50PM
Friday, September 27, 2019

'Carnegie Swings!' this weekend to benefit historic library by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New York tap dancer and vocalist join Boilermaker Jazz Band for “Carnegie SWINGS!” benefit at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall 

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 11:06AM
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Indian comic moved from the heartland to La La Land by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Procter & Gamble marketer left Cincinnati and corporate America and moved to L.A. where he started life anew as a stand-up comedian.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:15AM
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Longtime artistic director for Pittsburgh Ballet to retire in 2020 by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

He has led the creative side of the Pittsburgh Ballet for 22 years and will leave after celebrating the company’s 50th season.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 05:47PM
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Leslie Odom Jr. evangelizes at CMU's graduation ceremony by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Author, actor and singer Leslie Odom Jr. encourages college graduates to make sure their actions are in sync with their honest intentions.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 04:03PM
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

In 1794, some Western Pennsylvanians despised Alexander Hamilton for creating the whiskey tax by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Maryland history professor Richard Bell outlines the contradictions in Alexander Hamilton’s character and analyzes the Broadway musical.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Friday, September 14, 2018

The Moth returns with a lineup of 5 storytellers by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The manager of an organic cooperative and a Chatham University professor are among five people appearing at The Moth at the Byham Theater.  

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Friday, October 13, 2017

Search is on to replace women who broke glass ceiling at three Pittsburgh-area museums by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In a single week last month, a trio of veteran arts executives announced their departures, launching the search for a new executive leader at Fallingwater and at two major art museums in Wes…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 09:24AM
Friday, November 4, 2016

New president named for Chautauqua Institution by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Michael E. Hill, a nonprofit management executive, has been named president of Chautauqua Institution and will start his new job on Jan. 1, 2017. Mr. Hill succeeds outgoing president Tom Bec…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 04:02PM
Monday, September 26, 2016

Cultural venues ask patrons to keep eyes on the show, security by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If you notice something suspicious at a play, musical or concert Downtown, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust wants you to alert an usher or call 911.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 05:07PM
Monday, September 12, 2016

Sharing financial services is key to success for Pittsburgh arts groups by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hard times can make it harder for small nonprofits to stay afloat, but five small arts groups in Pittsburgh have found a creative way to collaborate by sharing the services of a certified pu…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:00AM
Monday, August 29, 2016

Preview: Next edition of Moth Mainstage goes 'Between Worlds' by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Catherine Palmer had never attended a Moth story slam until a friend invited her to the Rex Theater on the South Side. As a university professor, she is quite comfortable talking to a room f…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:00AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wilkinsburg parklet will host weekly Art in the Park by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Art in the Park, a weekly summer event held at the Penn Avenue Parklet in Wilkinsburg, starts Thursday with painters, poets and singers gathering at 743 Penn Ave. The parklet is across the s…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:06PM

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