Friday, September 22, 2017
Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book”, reminds us to “be unique” and to “make music a part of your life.” In my quest to experience varied musical genres (see Days 15, 113, 140, and 122 ), I was excited when Stage AE brought the new music of Sylvan Esso, a duo of Nick Sanborn’s electronics and Amelia Meath’s unique voice, to Pittsburgh. Heladro Negro, a Latin singer from Ecuador who uses “performance art” opened the show. The mysterious sounds and performances of both of these artists made this enigmatic show such an enjoyable new experience!
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The August Wilson Center which has a small theater was the perfect intimate setting to experience Kaki King. She is a unique artist who fuses a visual experience with her distinctive inventive method of guitar playing. Just like Pink Floyd’s The Wall, her show is one that you have to see, hear and experience. It’s an escape with an explosion of light and music (see video) .
Monday, September 4, 2017
|Smokin Joes-a lot of spunk|
I am not even a meat person so to go to the Heinz Field Rib Festival is a little out of my comfort zone as well as a new experience. Pittsburgh has had a Rib Fest since 1990 when it was held at the now long gone, Three River Stadium. The pulse of this town is football and a rib festival seems like the appropriate kick-off to the season since footballs are made from pigskins. It also could be that ribs are a tailgate favorite and this town goes all out during Steelers and Pitt football tailgates. In any event, Labor Day and ribs seems to be a deep rooted Pittsburgh tradition. With free admission and also a great track record of free entertainment, I was off to try a bunch of ribs!