Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The concert series kicks off on Friday, May 31.
Allegheny County officials have announced the line-up for the 2013 Summer Concert Series. The Pittsburgh CLO will kick off the concert series on Friday, May 31, with “A Gleeful Evening, Vol. 3” featuring Gene Kelly Award winners at the South Park Amphitheater. Pittsburgh Opera will begin the season on Sunday, June 2 at the Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater. Summer performances include Grammy Award winners Sarah Watkins, the Yellowjackets and Rickie Lee Jones at Hartwood Acres, as well as Grammy Award nominees Monty Alexander, Sixpence None the Richer and James Hunter at South Park. The concert series will come to an end on Sept. 1 with the Allegheny County Music Festival featuring Rusted Root and special guest Joel Plaskett at Hartwood …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Tickets are on sale now for the event at Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts
This is sure to send you on your way Pittsburgh’s Rusted Root is known for its unique beats and now drummer Jim Donovan, one of the band’s founding members, is readying to share his musical experience with others. Donovan will lead a drum and chant workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. March 8 at Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts in Harmony. Beginners are welcome at the event. The drums will be provided. A musician, teacher and certified Reiki practitioner, Donovan believes in using the power of musical expression to motivate people to step more fully into their lives. The drum and chant workshop will show participants how to: The tools used will be: Tickets to the event are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. To register, call 724-452-0539 or …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Rusted Root plays to a large crowd for the Allegheny County Music Festival; proceeds benefit underprivileged children.
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Monday, August 27, 2012
The forecast was iffy for Sunday, but the actual weather couldn’t have worked out better for everyone who attended the Allegheny County Music Festival at Hartwood Acres. Headliner Rusted Root had fans dancing to the band’s percussion-heavy sound, some forming a conga line to weave through the crowd as the group played old favorites and new numbers of its soon-to-be-released album. Opening were an assortment of acts: students from the We Rock program, conducted by Rusted Root singer-percussionist Liz Berlin; the bands Lightning Box and The Red Western; and young North Hills singer Jaira Burns. The concert had a tremendous turnout, with the proceeds going to the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund, _____________________ Keeping up with …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Both celebrations will offer great family fun.
After the packages are open and the dust settles post-Christmas, it’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve celebration. Of course, Pittsburgh has a great "First Night" celebration every year on Dec. 31. Thousands of people gather in the city for a safe, fun way to welcome in the New Year. Officially called Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2012, this year's event has some great entertainment acts lined up. Things will kick off at 6 p.m., and early visitors can take in the holiday decorations that still are up and glowing around our beautiful city. First Night buttons allow access to all of the activities slated for New Year’s Eve. The buttons are $8 if purchased in advance and $10 the night of the event. When you buy the buttons, you …