Yes, the population is continuing to drop in Pittsburgh, and the Post-Gazette writes that "a three-headed demographic monster" is responsible for the region's declining population: more people here die than are born each year, our unemployment rate is higher than the national average and international immigration is less significant than in similar-sized metros. "Rather than a melting pot, think of the smallest saucepan you have available," the PG writes.
For transgender people living in Pittsburgh — or almost anywhere for that matter — changing one's name is difficult and an often dizzying process. WESA reports on the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and its Name Change Project, which helps people connect to services that help them legally change their names and shed their deadnames. In Pittsburgh, attorneys at Reed Smith law firm and in BNY Mellon’s legal department are at the forefront of this effort. They’ve recruited about 150 volunteer attorneys and completed more than 110 name changes, but it's a complicated process. Here's what it entails.
After an uneasy offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates have come out of the gate with a vengeance. And with Monday's win over the Twins at home, the Pirates are 4-0 and seated atop the NL Central. Yes, you read that correctly. AP sports writer Will Graves said it's just the third time the team has been 4-0 since 1983. But it's early, and there are 158 games left to play, so you'll forgive the fanbase if it's not beside itself just yet. In fact, Monday's home opener was only the second non-sellout for a home opener in PNC Park's 18-year history, WTAE reports. But we're sure that had as much to do with the weather as anything else.
This evening of Opera in the Bar will take on a theme celebrating "all things binding Shakespeare and song — from West Side Story's 'Tonight' to Kiss Me Kate's 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare.'" Singers will transport the audience through tragedies and comedies contrasting operatic and art house song sequences.
Where: Wallace's Whiskey Room + Kitchen at 123 N. Highland Ave. (East Liberty)
When: April 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission
The Incline Likes
Looking for a way to give back to Pittsburgh this spring? In one week, meet with more than 30 local nonprofits at Spring into Action to find ways to volunteer and help our community. Be sure to reserve your free tickets now. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, so bring your whole family, and enjoy light refreshments and treats. This volunteer and involvement fair is sponsored by The Incline and Pittsburgh Cares in celebration of National Volunteer Month.
Here, in our latest Who’s Next class, presented by S&T Bank, we're highlighting 14 fashion-forward and style-adroit individuals, from interior designers to fashion and costume designers to manicurists and more, all of them changing Pittsburgh’s own sense of style and the outside world’s sense of our style, as well. Meet Who's Next: Style here, and be sure to snag a ticket to celebrate with them at a happy hour in their honor.