Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Arts listings and free music

Illness, car trouble, finals and holiday malaise has kept me from doing anything. Including shopping which is where I'm headed today - I'll report back on my success at buying locally which so far has been limited to tea, mugs, t-shirts, and gift certificates at Brother Bean (they also have fabulous games, but no one plays with me because I cheat). Depending on my mood (which has been foul lo these past two weeks), everyone may be getting ham loaf.

I'd also be remiss if I didn't mention another local crafter on Etsy, me? like whoa!. I purchased one of her pieces for my daughter. Don't tell.

Less than six months after being put in place, the state's new film tax credits are supporting $37 million in spending by movie-makers working on films in the Pittsburgh area,

The Village Voice looks at the year in comics.

22books is dedicated to the creating, sharing, and viewing of book lists.

Monday was Lawrence Lucie's 100 birthday:
He is the last living person to have performed with Duke Ellington at New York’s legendary Cotton Club. He played with Benny Carter at the Apollo Theater in 1934, the year it opened its doors to black customers. He played with Louis Armstrong for several years and was the best man at his wedding.

Remora Deign plays an acoustic show at Brother Bean this Saturday at 7 pm. No cover. Additionally, anyone wearing a "silly" Christmas sweater will get 50 cents off coffeehouse drinks all night. They're also looking for a volunteer to MC the Christmas sweater "fashion show".

Ironically, the NYTimes also covers Xmas sweaters today.

Abigail from the Psalters will be offering hand drumming lessons and poi (fire dancing) lessons over the holidays. $8 per class. Class times to accommodate your schedule. Call her at 814-657-6339

Pittsburgh City Paper is currently taking applications for Spring/Summer interns. We are looking for motivated, outgoing, & dedicated individuals majoring in Film, PR, Communications, Journalism, Film, Photography, and Graphic Design.

Email your Resume and Cover Letter to

or sent to:

Pittsburgh City Paper
Attn: Laura Vrcek
650 Smithfield St., 22nd Floor
Pgh, PA 15222

interviews Gypsy Dave and the Stumpjumpers.

Belsapadore has forwarded a Christmas gift for venangago-go readers:

I present to you a brand new cover tune titled "Extraterrestrialistic" (originally performed by Dustin Miller).

To listen to this year's Christmas gift, please visit either one of these two sites:>Belsapadore 2007 Christmas Gift Player
or>Belsapadore @ Myspace

Belsapadore plays a free show with Dustin Miller Saturday at Edinboro's Eclectic Etceteras Coffee House (118 Erie Street, Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16412)

Poets, Musicians & Performers in the 60's, 70's, & 80's genre are wanted for the Age of Aquarius Exhibit at The Art Center... January 25th - February 15th, 2008.

Please email or call 724-283-6922 with your talent and information!

Etsy has created a shop local function (which I think should actually be locally, but...)

Handmade 2.0

Pinball in St Louis.

Mexico’s country music stars are being killed at an alarming rate — 13 in the past year and a half, three already in December.

The Erie Times News takes a look at Shotgun Jubillee - the band that rose from the ashes of the Yankee Zydeco Company.

Anti Flag plays an all ages Erie Show on Monday with the Code, Bomb the Music Industry, and Frank Lloyd Hype at 6 p.m. at Perry Hi-Way Hose Company (8270 Peach St., Erie PA) $15


Crystal Proper said...

Thank you for the shout out, I hope the holiday season becomes less stressful for you. (:

Anonymous said...

so did you give hamloaf to all your loved ones? i think you're supposed to feed that to them and still give them gifts actually. :)
merry christmas michael!