By Patrick Varine:
Lucy Pollock, like many a good baker, is ahead of the game when it comes to preparation. For those streaming her baking lessons, here’s what you’ll need to make her “Nutty Nut Rolls.”
FOR THE DOUGH:
1 teaspoon sugar
Half cup warm water
2 ounces cake yeast or 3 packets (6 and three-qtrs. teaspoons) active dry yeast
16 ounces sour cream
2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Half teaspoon salt
9 to 10 cups all-purpose flour
FOR THE FILLING:
3 pounds walnuts (finely ground)
3 cups granulated sugar
Canned milk (about a cup)
Put out eggs and sour cream in the morning as well as butter, to get everything to room temperature. Nothing can be cold or too hot.
Pollock’s stream is on Facebook.com/maryellen.raneri. You must be logged into Facebook for the link to work properly.
Source: 97-year-old Latrobe woman livestreams baking lessons on Facebook | TribLIVE.com
Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81 peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.
Source: Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers Dies at 81
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tonight ordered all casinos in Las Vegas, Reno and elsewhere to close for 30 days as part of an effort to stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading.
All non-essential businesses were ordered b Sisolak to close starting at noon on Wednesday. As with other states that have gone to a lockdown, the edict applies to all bars, gyms, beauty salons, barber shops, malls and restaurants that do not provide takeout and delivery services.
However, Nevada employment relies on the gaming taking place in Las Vegas and Reno, Although several casinos previously announced a decision to close, the final blow could devastate the Nevada economy.
Sisolak said at a press conference that all hotels and casinos will get time to remove guests before closing. Gaming machines are to be emptied and shut down as well. “My ultimate goal here is to come together as Nevadans to save lives,” Sisolak told reporters in Las Vegas. “That requires aggressive strategies aimed at limiting community spread.
Source: All Nevada Casinos Ordered To Shut Down For 30 Days By Governor – Deadline
Artists don’t sit idly by in times of crisis. They make things happen, for themselves, for each other, for their audiences.
In response to COVID-19 closings of shows and venues, starting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., the Live at 25 Pandemic Series — a variety show of Western Pennsylvania bands, actors, painters and more — will live-stream daily performances through March 30 on the YouTube channel Live at 25.
COVID-19 precautions have disrupted every aspect of live entertainment and the other businesses that arts help to support. With the edict Friday from Mayor William Peduto that gatherings of 250 people or more must cease, any question of whether “the show will go on” was halted. The dominoes that had been falling all day Thursday, from museums to concerts to theater, all came down with the finality of a door bolted shut.
Source: Local artists shut down by COVID-19 prep 25 days of live-streamed shows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Greensburg area bars say coronavirus won’t prevent them from celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.
All Saints Brewing, Mr. Toad’s and the Parkwood Inn are among the local establishments planning parties, and they say their events will go on as scheduled.
“As far as I know, all the bars are still OK with that,” said Mr. Toad’s general manager Natalie Rizzi, who said the bar is “100%” moving forward with its Kegs and Eggs event scheduled for Saturday morning and concert with the band Habatat that night.
Mr. Toad’s will make sure it’s well-stocked with soap and hand sanitizer, Rizzi said.
“We don’t forsee any problems,” she said.
Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday discouraged all “mass gatherings,” especially those with more than 250 attendees, and said people should avoid recreational activities in public places.
All Saints Brewing Company founder Jeff Guidos said the brewery is still planning to hold its ShamRock&Roll event Saturday afternoon and evening, which will feature food trucks and live music.
Source: Greensburg St. Patrick’s Day events to continue despite coronavirus concerns | TribLIVE.com
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Celine Dion is postponing her world tour stop in Pittsburgh because of a cold.
The news was announced on Tuesday night by PPG Paints Arena officials.
She was scheduled to be at PPG Paints Area on Friday as part of her “Courage World Tour.”
The show has been rescheduled to Nov. 18, 2020.
Source: Celine Dion Postpones World Tour Stop In Pittsburgh Due To A Cold – CBS Pittsburgh
With production well underway, more and more details are surfacing for the highly anticipated Batman reboot. After getting out first glimpse of the new suit a few weeks ago, fans were treated to an official look at the Dark Knight’s new ride. Dan springs into action to break down all the latest on today’s Nerdist News!
Veteran MSNBC host Chris Matthews said he’s retiring from his show “Hardball,” citing his inappropriate comments about women.
Matthews opened his program with the announcement he was ending his run on the political hour that he started in 1997.
He said compliments on a woman’s appearance that some men, himself included, thought were OK “were never OK.”
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Matthews’ retirement comes three days after a journalist accused him of making inappropriate comments to her when she was a guest on his show. After the accusation was published last Friday in GQ, Matthews was noticeably absent from MSNBC’s coverage of the South Carolina primaries on Saturday.
Late last month, Matthews also garnered criticism for comparing Bernie Sanders’ Nevada caucus win to the fall of France to Nazi Germany in 1940, leading the MSNBC host to issue an apology. His post-debate interview with Elizabeth Warren, where he questioned why Warren believed a female employee of Mike Bloomberg’s who accused the former mayor of pressuring her to have an abortion, also received pushback.
Matthews’ on-air announcement ends his 23-year tenure as the host of “Hardball.” The show began in 1997.
Source: Chris Matthews abruptly retires from MSNBC, cites comments to women | TribLIVE.com
The Roaring ’20s of a century past will meet the 2020s during a retro dinner dance March 7 at Ferrante’s Lakeview in Hempfield.
Those attending are encouraged to dress in Prohibition-era attire while enjoying a buffet dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Wally Gingers Orchestra.
The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets cost $35; visit facebook.com/TWGOBB or call 412-670-3233. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Source: Roaring ’20s-themed dance to benefit Westmoreland County Food Bank | TribLIVE.com
Live coverage of the 92nd Academy Awards, from winners to red carpet to best and worst moments. The show airs Sunday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Source: Oscars 2020 live updates: Brad Pitt wins best supporting actor; Obama-produced “American Factory” wins best documentary feature
Kennywood Park has a new job opening.
The company is doing a nationwide search for the next general manager.
Source: Kennywood Park’s general manager steps down
The long-running TV show “Cops” will use footage filmed last summer in Pittsburgh in upcoming episodes, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman Cara Cruz.
Promotion for the Pittsburgh-based episodes started Tuesday on Twitter, when the show tweeted, “Pittsburgh we have arrived.”
Source: New ‘Cops’ episodes to feature Pittsburgh police in action | TribLIVE.com
Kirk Douglas, the legendary actor who was one of the last remaining stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, has died at the age of 103.
Source: Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas dead at 103
All eyes were on Jennifer Lopez on Sunday as she and Shakira took the field at the center of the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami for the Super Bowl halftime show. It was a triumphant return for Lopez after her Oscar snub, as she proved her vocal and dance talent performing songs from her 21-year-long music career. She showed her range, exploding with Bronx charm as she opened with “Jenny from the Block,” commanding the stage in a perfectly choreographed rendition of “Get Right,” joining Shakira in a salsa number and welcoming her daughter on centerfield for a duet of “Let’s Get Loud” and “Born in the USA”—while donning a cape with both the Puerto Rican and American flags. At other points J Balvin and Bad Bunny took the stage, continuing the celebration of Latinx musicians.
Source: Super Bowl Halftime Show 2019: Twitter Reacts To Jennifer Lopez
One of two jackpot-winning Cash 5 tickets was sold at the Golden Dawn supermarket on Freeport Road in New Kensington, the Pennsylvania Lottery announced Thursday.
The other ticket was sold at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood.
The ticket was sold in the hospital’s cafeteria, a UPMC spokeswoman said.
The winners will split the $400,000 jackpot. Each ticket matched all five balls drawn — 1, 12, 14, 25 and 32 — to win $200,000 each.
Source: Winning Cash 5 tickets sold in New Ken, Pittsburgh; $400K jackpot will be split | TribLIVE.com
Someone who played the Pennsylvania Lottery at a Sheetz store is holding a winning ticket worth $1 million.
Source: $1 million winning Powerball ticket sold at Sheetz
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)
- Chuck Brinkman (KQV, WTAE, WFFM-WMYG)
- Porky Chedwick (WAMO, WEDO)
- Jeff Christie a.k.a.Rush Limbaugh (KQV)
- Chris DeCarlo (WYDD, WDVE, Y108)
- Steve Hanson (WDVE, WMYG, 3WS)
- George Hart (KQV, WXKX, 3WS, WPNT)
- Sean McDowell (WYDD, WYTK, WRRK, WDVE)
- Larry O’Brien (WTAE, WHTX)
- Scott Paulsen (WHTX, WDVE, WRKZ)
- Jimmy Roach (WDVE, WMYG, Y108)
- Cris Winter (WXXP, WDVE, WISH)
Source: Who Is Your All-Time Favorite Pittsburgh Disc Jockey? | Pittsburgh, PA Patch
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?
Those who play the lottery in Pennsylvania will now be able to purchase Powerball and Mega Millions tickets online.
Source: Pennsylvania Lottery makes Powerball, Mega Millions tickets available online