Philo Vance: S.S. Van Dine’s Forgotten Sleuth – mysteryscenemag.com

February 24, 2018 wpanews 0

  By Michael Mallory Solve the mystery of what to read next In all of mystery, no major writer has fallen from grace as completely as S.S. Van Dine, the creator of Philo Vance. In the late 1920s and into the 1930s, Van Dine was one of the most popular and successful writers around, in or out of the mystery genre. The public demand for his aristocratic amateur detective seemed insatiable, […] READ MORE

Shakespeare comes to forefront in number of productions – thebrunswicknews.com

February 19, 2018 wpanews 0

Ian Mairs is a big fan of the eclectic vibe of downtown Brunswick.New Jersey The director of the Apex Theatre Studio Inc., based in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., has many reasons for liking the area, not the least of which is a personal connection to the city. He is well acquainted with Brunswick’s first lady of theatre, Heather Heath, who serves as executive director of Golden Isles Arts and Humanities, […] READ MORE

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‘The Addams Family’ takes to the Geyer Performing Arts Center stage | TribLIVE

November 16, 2017 wpanews 0

The strange but lovable extended family will take the stage Nov. 16 to 19 at Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale. Source: ‘The Addams Family’ takes to the Geyer Performing Arts Center stage | TribLIVE Presented by AAFC – In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of […] READ MORE

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How this $100M da Vinci masterpiece flew under the radar for centuries | New York Post

November 15, 2017 wpanews 0

.It was hanging in Buckingham Palace back when it was still called Buckingham House in 1703.It survived the Nazis’ 1940 London bombings. The long, strange journey of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterwork “Salvator Mundi” takes its next turn Wednesday at Christie’s, when it goes under the hammer for a hoped-for $100 million. Source: How this $100M da Vinci masterpiece flew under the radar for centuries | New York Post

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Millvale’s three-day street festival to celebrate community | TribLIVE

September 7, 2017 wpanews 0

The event, featuring food vendors, rides, games and music, is slated for 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 14; 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15; and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 16 at locations throughout Millvale. Source: Millvale’s three-day street festival to celebrate community | TribLIVE

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Things To Do In Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

September 2, 2017 wpanews 0

Photo courtesy of Douglas Duerring Photography Sat., Sept. 2 – Festival Fire and metal: Those are your themes at Rivers of Steel Arts’ annual Festival of Combustion. Today, in the shadow of the decommissioned blast furnaces of the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark, observe the practice of various fire-based crafts — glass-flame working, raku ceramics, metal fabrication, welding, aluminum and iron casting — and even sword-swallowing and fire-breathing by CoffinBox Sideshow Team. Go […] READ MORE

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Former police officer Keleman to discuss new book, ‘Paranormal PA’ | TribLIVE

August 22, 2017 wpanews 0

A former police officer who enjoys researching local history and writing about crime and hauntings will introduce his latest book Aug. 26 in the Cafe at Craftique, 770 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. Ed Kelemen, 72, of New Florence, will discuss and sign copies of “Paranormal PA” from 1 to 3 p.m. as part of the “Meet Your Local Authors” series presented byLigonier Valley Writers and Craftique Collections. Ed is an author, […] READ MORE

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Best of the ‘Burgh: Activities & Experiences – Pittsburgh Magazine – July 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA

June 29, 2017 wpanews 0

From banjo night to moonlit horseback rides to taking a 10-meter plunge ––our favorite things to do in the ‘Burgh. Best Oasis in the City CHODERWOOD Nestled along the Allegheny River in Highland Park awaits a little piece of Eden that makes the grind of the city feel as though it’s an entire world away Once inside, everything — from the lush gardens and koi ponds to a greenhouse-enclosed swimming […] READ MORE

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Pittsburgh Opera receives $1.2 million donation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

June 17, 2017 wpanews 0

Pittsburgh Opera has received a $1.2 million donation from Pat and Michele Atkins. The Pat and Michele Atkins Audience Development Fund will be distributed over four years. The opera, headquartered in the Strip District, described it as “one of the largest gifts in its 78-year history.” The gift has funded a new digital marketing position and also allows the opera company to bolster “our ability to engage in the audience […] READ MORE

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At $110.5 Million, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Painting Becomes Priciest U.S. Artwork Ever Sold : The Two-Way : NPR

May 19, 2017 wpanews 0

Jean-Michel Basquiat joined “joined the pantheon of great, great artists” Thursday night, when the late painter’s 1982 work Untitled sold for a record-breaking $110.5 million at auction — the highest sum ever paid at auction for a U.S.-produced artwork Source: At $110.5 Million, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Painting Becomes Priciest U.S. Artwork Ever Sold : The Two-Way : NPR

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13 Can’t-Miss Looks From the 2017 Met Gala

May 3, 2017 wpanews 0

The stars pulled out all the stops with their looks for fashion’s biggest night in New York City! The theme of the night was “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art Of The In-Between,” honoring the bold, architectural creations of Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo, and Katy Perry gave her best take on the motif in a bright red Maison Margiela ‘Artisanal’ dress designed by John Galliano, which she paired with […] READ MORE