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Who Is Your All-Time Favorite Pittsburgh Disc Jockey? | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

PITTSBURGH, PA – National Disc Jockey Day occurs every January 20 to commemorate the death date of Alan Freed, one of the nation’s early influential DJs. Freed is credited with popularizing the term “rock and roll” while working at radio stations in Akron, Cleveland and New York in the 1950s.

Pittsburgh has had numerous talented DJs since Freed coined that term. Given that today is meant to honor them, it’s an appropriate time to ask: Who is your all-time favorite DJ and why?

  • Randy Baumann (WDVE)
  • Big Bob (96.1 KISS)
  • Jack Bogut (KDKA, WTAE, WSHH, WJAS)
  • Bubba (B-94, Star 100.7)
  • Chuck Brinkman (KQV, WTAE, WFFM-WMYG)
  • Bill Cardille (WJAS)
  • Porky Chedwick (WAMO, WEDO)
  • Jeff Christie a.k.a.Rush Limbaugh (KQV)
  • Rege Cordic (KDKA)
  • Chris DeCarlo (WYDD, WDVE, Y108)
  • John Garry (WTAE, WHTX)
  • Steve Hanson (WDVE, WMYG, 3WS)
  • George Hart (KQV, WXKX, 3WS, WPNT)
  • Jim Krenn (WDVE)
  • Terry Lee (WMCK, WIXZ)
  • Sean McDowell (WYDD, WYTK, WRRK, WDVE)
  • Jim Merkel (WPEZ, 3WS)
  • Michele Michaels (WDVE)
  • Mikey (96.1 KISS)
  • Larry O’Brien (WTAE, WHTX)
  • Scott Paulsen (WHTX, WDVE, WRKZ)
  • Clark Race (KDKA)
  • Jimmy Roach (WDVE, WMYG, Y108)
  • Cris Winter (WXXP, WDVE, WISH)

Source: Who Is Your All-Time Favorite Pittsburgh Disc Jockey? | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

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Google News – Despite RDJ, Dolittle Is Failing At The Box Office: Did Bad Reviews Sink Kids’ Movie?

Initially, Dolittle was tracking to win MLK weekend with an estimated $40 million, with Bad Boys for Life close behind at $29 million. This time around predictions did not end up panning out. The long-awaited sequel to Bad Boys is looking at a record-breaking $70 million four-day haul with Oscar hopeful 1917 expected to take second place and Dolittle taking in just $31 million, per Box Office Mojo.

Source: Google News – Despite RDJ, Dolittle Is Failing At The Box Office: Did Bad Reviews Sink Kids’ Movie?

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Pennsylvania Lottery makes Powerball, Mega Millions tickets available online

Those who play the lottery in Pennsylvania will now be able to purchase Powerball and Mega Millions tickets online.

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Helicopters Over City Part Of Jason Momoa’s Netflix Movie Shoot – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you noticed helicopters flying and hovering over the city last night, there was no cause for alarm; it was just film crews continuing work on Jason Momoa’s newest Netflix movie.

“Sweet Girl” started filming right here in and around the Pittsburgh area in late 2019. Production is now continuing into the new year.

Crews were spotted near the Golden Triangle over the weekend.

A camera rig, attached to the back of a car, was set up along Stanwix Street and Liberty Avenue.

There were also lighting crews and service trucks in Gateway Center.

The helicopters flying over PNC Park and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center were also part of the excitement.

However, there were no Momoa sightings.

IMDb says he will play a grieving father protecting his daughter while trying to get justice in his wife’s death.

Source: Helicopters Over City Part Of Jason Momoa’s Netflix Movie Shoot – CBS Pittsburgh

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Neil Peart has died; Rush drummer and lyricist dies at 67 after battling brain cancer – CBS News

Neil Peart, the longtime drummer and lyricist of the band Rush, has died at age 67. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer died in Santa Monica, California, on January 7 after battling brain cancer, CBS Los Angeles confirmed.

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The type of tumor Peart had, glioblastoma, is a brain tumor that often recurs after it is initially treated. Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy died of the same cancer.

Source: Neil Peart has died; Rush drummer and lyricist dies at 67 after battling brain cancer – CBS News

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Edd Byrnes, ‘Grease’ and ’77 Sunset Strip’ star, dead at 87 | Fox News

Edd Byrnes has died. He was 87.

The “Grease” and “77 Sunset Strip” star died unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday at his Santa Monica, Calif., home, a press release, shared by his son, Logan Byrnes, said.

“His is the story of an ambitious young kid who, in his 20s drove out to Hollywood from New York City with a few hundred dollars and a dream of making it big in the entertainment business,” read the release.

BUCK HENRY, A SCREENWRITER OF ‘THE GRADUATE,’ CO-CREATOR OF ‘GET SMART,’ DIES AT 89

It continued: “He soon landed a staring role on the wildly popular TV series ’77 Sunset Strip’ as the cool-talking ‘Kookie.’ He went on to star in dozens of motion pictures and television series popular around the world, including playing the suave and debonaire ‘Vince Fontaine’ in ‘Grease.'”

Source: Edd Byrnes, ‘Grease’ and ’77 Sunset Strip’ star, dead at 87 | Fox News

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Hundreds Of Paid Extras Needed For Just-Announced Movie Filming In Pittsburgh Starring Kristen Stewart – CBS Pittsburgh

A new movie starring Kristen Stewart has been announced, and hundreds of paid extras are needed when it comes to film in Pittsburgh.

For more information, including how to apply, you can visit Movie Casting PGH’s website.

Source: Hundreds Of Paid Extras Needed For Just-Announced Movie Filming In Pittsburgh Starring Kristen Stewart – CBS Pittsburgh

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Local man nets deal in appearance on ‘Shark Tank’

A local man got the attention of the sharks on Sunday night’s episode of “Shark Tank” on ABC.

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$1 million winning ticket in Pennsylvania Lottery sold at GetGo store

A $1 million winning lottery ticket was sold at the GetGo store on Route 22 in Delmont, Westmoreland County.

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The Golden Globes: ‘1917’ And ‘Once Upon A Time’ Win Big, And Tom Hanks Is Loved : NPR

Sam Mendes’ war epic 1917 won’t be in theaters until Friday, but it’s already won the big Golden Globe. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Fleabag, Succession, and Tom Hanks also had big nights.

Source: The Golden Globes: ‘1917’ And ‘Once Upon A Time’ Win Big, And Tom Hanks Is Loved : NPR

 

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Ron Howard Calls Donald Trump a ‘Self-Serving, Dishonest, Morally Bankrupt Ego Maniac’

Ron Howard responded to a fan’s question about Hollywood’s perception of Donald Trump, whom the director called “morally bankrupt”

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Don Imus, former Fox Business host and radio legend, dead at 79

Radio host and former FBN morning host Don Imus has died

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$1.28 million winning lottery ticket sold at Shop ‘n Save

A Pennsylvania Lottery ticket that was sold at a Shop ‘n Save grocery store on Universal Road is worth more than $1 million from Sunday’s drawing.

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The Top 10 Films of 2019 | Pittsburgh Magazine

PM Film Critic Sean Collier counts down the 10 best films of 2019.

December 18, 2019

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As the decade turns, we find ourselves surveying a remarkable and vibrant cinema landscape.

If you’re a movie lover, there is an awful lot to love.

10 — Parasite
Bong Joon Ho’s gripping work of genre defiance is as powerful as it is wry.
How to See It: “Parasite” is now playing in select theaters.

9 — The Irishman
If Martin Scorsese’s elegy to mob movies weren’t almost absurdly over-indulgent, it would probably rank higher on this list.
How to See It: “The Irishman” is now streaming on Netflix.

8 — Little Women
Greta Gerwig’s masterful adaptation of the classic novel is a warm and comforting embrace.
How to See It: “Little Women” opens in wide release on Wednesday, Dec. 25.

7 — Ad Astra
James Gray’s somber, atmospheric sci-fi marvel easily topped my rankings when I saw the film back in September. It has slipped a bit in the intervening months;
How to See It: “Ad Astra” is available on Blu-Ray and digital services.

6 — The Farewell
Ingrained cultural differences are difficult to dramatize, which makes Lulu Wang’s semi-autobiographical narrative all the more impressive.
How to See It: “The Farewell” is available on Blu-Ray and digital services.

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5 — Us
Jordan Peele followed “Get Out,” his earthquaking debut, with a sophomore effort heavier on the horror and rife with evocative symbolism.
How to See It: “Us” is available on Blu-Ray and digital services.

4 — 1917
“American Beauty” director Sam Mendes takes one of the showiest concepts in filmmaking — the (apparently) one-shot feature — and uses it to make a thrilling and bold war epic.
How to See It: “1917” enters limited release on Dec. 25 and is scheduled to expand to Pittsburgh on Jan. 10, 2020.

3 — The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Joe Talbot’s fable of gentrification is a sobering portrait of life pushed out from the roots
How to See It: “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” is available on Blu-Ray and digital services.

2 — A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
I promise: This is not a hometown pick. I didn’t include last year’s Mister Rogers documentary among my year-end selections, and I didn’t anticipate that “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” would impress me as much as it did.
How to See It: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is now playing in wide release.

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1 — Marriage Story
On its surface, “Marriage Story” is a somewhat simple film; it’s the story of two people going through a divorce and custody battle.
How to See It: “Marriage Story” is now streaming on Netflix.

Honorable Mentions
Avengers: Endgame; Booksmart; Her Smell; High Life; Jojo Rabbit; Pain and Glory; Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am; Queen & Slim; Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker; Waves

Source: The Top 10 Films of 2019 | Pittsburgh Magazine

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Hambone’s reopened after paying over $13,000 in delinquent drink taxes | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

The Lawrenceville bar Hambone’s has reopened after being shut down yesterday for not paying its county Alcoholic Beverage Tax payments.

Yesterday, several local outlets reported that Allegheny County Treasurer John Weinstein closed the bar and venue for delinquent drink taxes totaling more than $13,000.

Now, a day after Hambone’s doors were padlocked, Michael G. McCabe, a solicitor for the treasurer, confirms with Pittsburgh City Paper that the owners paid the fees in full this morning (Dec13).

Source: Hambone’s reopened after paying over $13,000 in delinquent drink taxes | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Hempfield casino to feature FanDuel sports betting partnership | TribLIVE.com

As one of the first approved mini casinos in the state, Live! Casino Pittsburgh at Westmoreland Mall will jump on another growing trend once it opens: sports betting.

The Hempfield casino, which is expected to open next year, will be home to the FanDuel Sportsbook. The sports area will be one of the first to open under that name since FanDuel Group, a fantasy and sports betting operation, struck a partnership this week with The Cordish Companies, a Maryland-based firm that operates the Live! Casino umbrella.

Source: Hempfield casino to feature FanDuel sports betting partnership | TribLIVE.com

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Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe coming to Pittsburgh in 2020 | TribLIVE.com

The bands will co-headline “The Stadium Tour” with support from Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in 2020, with dates from July to September.

The tour comes to PNC Park on Aug. 16.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 13, with pre-sales starting Dec. 9.

Source: Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe coming to Pittsburgh in 2020 | TribLIVE.com

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Jason Momoa Spotted At The Gateway T Station Filming Downtown – CBS Pittsburgh

Actor Jason Momoa, best known for starring as DC Comics’ “Aquaman,” is coming to Pittsburgh to shoot a new feature film for Netflix.

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Lottery ticket worth more than $1 million sold at Walmart in Westmoreland County

Someone who played the Pennsylvania Lottery in Westmoreland County is now holding a winning ticket worth $1 million.

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‘Frozen 2’ nabs highest-grossing weekend in Thanksgiving history – CNN

New York (CNN Business)Another week, another box office record broken by Disney.

“Frozen 2,” the studio’s sequel to the 2013 animated phenomenon, set the record for the highest-grossing weekend in Thanksgiving history. It made $123.7 million domestically over the five day holiday weekend, breaking the record held by “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which made $109 million in 2013.
The film, which continues the adventures of Princess Anna, Queen Elsa and Olaf the snowman, has made $738.6 million globally in just 12 days.
The animated movie broke records when it opened last weekend, pulling in $130 million domestically. That was the highest-grossing debut for Walt Disney Animation Studios. The sequel also set the record for the biggest global opening for an animated film ever, making $358 million worldwide.

Source: ‘Frozen 2’ nabs highest-grossing weekend in Thanksgiving history – CNN