Legendary director George Romero, one of Pittsburgh's favorite adopted sons, died Sunday at age 77 from lung cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported. Romero was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and went on to set many of his films — including "Night of the Living Dead" — in Western Pa. He also worked for "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood." Romero was honored in Pittsburgh earlier this year at the Elly Awards.
Musicians care about other musicians in this city. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians showed that last week when they voted unanimously to donate $10,000 to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre orchestra endowment, which officials say will help sustain and expand live dance accompaniment. “We believe that all ballet performances should have a live orchestra,” said Micah Howard, PSO Orchestra Committee chairman and double bass player.
So far, the globetrotting Stanley Cup has visited children in a Canadian hospital, hit the links, gone shopping and served as a cereal bowl, KDKA reported. Every player gets a day with Lord Stanley's cup, so earlier this summer, we went to social media to ask Pittsburghers what you would do on a day with the cup. The responses ranged from using it as the collection plate at church to parading it around Philadelphia "drinking mad liquor out of it."
|What||Celebrate all things Irish through music, food and dancing at the 27th annual Celtic Celebration. Other activities include an intro into Irish genealogy, cultural Hedge school, and a chance to hang out with Irish pups, such as setters, wolfhounds.|
|Where||Riverplex at Sandcastle at 1000 Sandcastle Dr. (West Homestead)|
|When||September 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm to September 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm|
|How much||Ticket prices vary|
|What||Take on a DIY project, and create your own terrarium. Pop Craft will provide all the materials — containers, succulents, decorative trinkets and expert guidance — and Hough's will offer drink specials.|
|Where||Hough's at 563 Greenfield Ave. (Greenfield)|
|When||July 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
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Former Pittsburgh Steeler Wes Lyons opened a bakery where the sweet mission is two-fold. In addition to serving up tasty treats, he'll also offer jobs to local students to give them real-world experience. The bakery, called Cakery Square, opened at the Waterfront in Homestead this weekend, WTAE reported.
Where is the largest collection of religious relics outside of the Vatican? Pittsburgh, of course. A chapel in Troy Hill is home to more than 5,000 items of religious importance. Smithsonian Magazine chronicles the history of the chapel and the man who brought the treasures to Pittsburgh.