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Meet the western Pennsylvania women who played in the All-American Girls Professional League

The new series is an updated remake of the 1992 classic "A League of Their Own" Grab your baseball gloves and head to the sofa. A new television series shot in Pittsburgh and based on the All-American Girls Professional League premieres this week. Fourteen women from western Pennsylvania played in the real-life league during the 1940s and 50s in teams across the country.
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Here’s how you can see Metallica at their Pa. concert this week

Heavy metal group Metallica is performing only two stadium shows this summer, and one of them happens to be in Pennsylvania. The group behind hits such as “Master of Puppets,” “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” “Nothing Else Matters,” “Enter Sandman” and “The Unforgiven” will play at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Aug. 14. Greta Van Fleet and Ice Nine Kills will also be performing.
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TV Q&A: Is that a WPXI-TV reporter in a WQED-TV documentary?

Question: My wife and I were watching WQED-TV’s “Portraits for the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black,” which originally aired in 2013. Elizabeth was a well-known portrait artist from Pittsburgh who joined the American Red Cross during World War II. Much of her lost creations were uncovered by the work of one of her sons and daughter-in-law. There is a portion of the documentary at approximately 39:00-41:00 that shows interns from colleges around Pittsburgh working on finding families to help get portrait prints to them.
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Spotlight on Music: A Who’s Who of Jazz Descends on Pittsburgh

The city is about to be filled with the sweet sounds of jazz as the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival draws in more than 100 musicians from around the world. The festival, presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, will take place Sept. 16-18 at Highmark Stadium and the August Wilson Center. Featured throughout the festival will be an all-star lineup of some of the biggest names in jazz music, including Ledisi, Stanley Clarke, Samara Joy, the Average White Band, Vanisha Gould and dozens of others.
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Andy Warhol’s Relatives Are Auctioning His Paintings From College

This fall, members of Andy Warhol’s family plan to auction a group of early paintings he produced while enrolled in art school that have been left behind as part of his relatives’s estate. Estimated values of the tranche of early paintings have not been disclosed. Warhol’s nephew, James Warhola (the Pop artist dropped the “a” in his surname), is tasked with selling the works alongside his six siblings. Warhola, who works an an illustrator and is based between Clinton Corners, New York and Oakland, Pittsburgh, and his siblings inherited the works from his father and mother, Paul and Anne Warhola, who...
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New Kensington planners support proposed downtown art project

New Kensington planners recommend approving a proposed project that would decorate a downtown alley and two intersections with artwork. The city’s planning commission voted 3-0 Tuesday in favor of the “Art in the Alley” project for Ivy Alley and the painting of crosswalks on Fifth Avenue at Eighth and 10th streets. Commission members Michael Keyes and Randi Shank were absent.
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A World Of Art Comes to Pittsburgh

Works from more than 100 artists will converge in Pittsburgh in the longest-running North American exhibition of contemporary art. The 58th Carnegie International, which has been presented every three-to-four years since 1896, begins Sept. 24 and runs through April 2. Works, ranging from those made in 1945 to new pieces, are meant to situate “international” within a local context and examine how art is shedding light on the current issues of the world.
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Pittsburgh Playwrights staging August Wilson's 'Jitney' at his childhood home

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company will join in celebrating the revitalization of the August Wilson House by staging Wilson’s “Jitney” at the historic property in Pittsburgh’s Lower Hill. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s childhood home has been renovated as a community art center. Grand opening activities will be...
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My Best of the ‘Burgh: Mikey Hood

Hood’s lifelong love for TV news is plain not only in her work on PTL, but in her other projects as well — among them, an online show called “PghSpot” and a live show called “Neighborhood Conversations,” where she transforms local businesses into a broadcast studio for a day and interviews local legends in front of a live studio audience. So, we wanted to know: What’s Mikey Hood’s Best of the ’Burgh?
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Pittsburgh CLO delivers glitzy good time with Sister Act

Pittsburgh CLO finishes its summer 2022 season with Sister Act, a rollicking musical adaptation of the hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg. Playing now through Sun., Aug. 14 at the Benedum Center, the musical — set in ‘70s Philadelphia, as opposed to the film’s setting of ‘90s San Francisco — follows a flashy nightclub singer who goes into Witness Protection as a nun in a stuffy convent, only to discover a higher calling for her showmanship.
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Pittsburgh Playwrights commits to the Hill District with Jitney and new project

Ride-share services should properly thank Black jitney drivers for creating their business model. This is according to Mark Clayton Southers, the founder and producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company. “Uber and Lyft need to give some of these African-American jitney drivers a pension,” Southers says with a...
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FOX 53 Insider: Alexis Warr & Keaton Kermode

PITTSBURGH — On this week's FOX 53 Insider, Darren Zaslau chats with So You Think You Can Dance finalists Alexis Warr and Keaton Kermode. The two will each perform five dances on the season 17 finale to win $100,000 and earn the title of "America's Favorite Dancer." Warr is 22 years old and is from Utah. Kermode is 20 years old and is from Indiana.
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On Location: The Lawn at the Cathedral of Learning

In “The Mothman Prophecies,” writer John Klein (Richard Gere) gazes out over the lawn of the Cathedral of Learning at the Carnegie Museums on a wintry Pittsburgh afternoon. The supernatural thriller from 2002 is one of the films where Pittsburgh doesn’t play itself; it stands in for Washington,...
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Stories of Our Neighbors: When Things Don’t Work, I Want To Fix Them

The goal of all art, Albert Camus said, is to gain access to those one or two images that first gained access to our hearts. Visitors to 1flychicken creations can gain access to Pittsburgh’s heart — from the bus-eating pothole to Picklesburgh, from the many incarnations of “jagoff” to the beauty and history of the city’s legendary bridges — courtesy of artist, writer and maker Meghan Tutolo.
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