Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October 16, 2008 - Upcoming shows, The War for Empire and vanished sleaze

Just a quick note to invite you to the Butler Area Public Library's Author Symposium (pretty fancy sounding, huh?) on Saturday November 22 from 10 am - 1pm (218 N. McKean St, Butler PA 16001 (724) 287-1715). I'll be there selling and signing books as well giving a short presentation and some sneak peeks at my new work-in-progress. Hope to see you there! You can find out more information at the BAPL website .


Pete Greene writes on venangoland that that "This weekend a strange and varied assortment of people will converge on Franklin to mark the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War." I'll nitpick with the organizers of the event, since the only real 250 anniversary of the War for Empire I could find is the Battle of Fort Ligonier in Loyalhanna Township, Pennsylvania. Regardless, I'll probably drop by to take some photos.


PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 is this weekend


Iba Ndiaye, African Modernist Painter, Is Dead at 80. He, along with others, founded the École de Darkar art movement , which was aligned with the literary movement of Négritude.

Novelst Mylene Dressler will read from her work at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the Tillotson Room of Allegheny College's Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall. The program is free and open to the public.




NPR lists The Best Foreign Books You've Never Heard Of


Marvel has canceled Spider-Girl. The character who's getting her plug pulled is the only female superhero in Marvel's 70-year history who's managed to carry her own book for more than 100 issues. Oh fellow nerds, when will you stop fearing strong women?




This Friday marks the start of the 23rd annual Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, set to run through Sun., Oct. 26




the speckled band
checks in with a scene report from Monday's Poetry for Obama event.




Lots of people talk about how much cooler Times Square was when it was seedy, but who mourns Pittsburgh's Liberty Avenue?:
Years ago, Pittsburghers interested in the city's underside had a simple, seedy destination: Liberty Avenue. The Downtown thoroughfare was practically a one-stop-shop for strip clubs, 24-hour magazine joints, massage parlors and adult films. Little by little, though, the district's been reformed into a mecca for highbrow culture, hosting art galleries and art films.




Upcoming Shows of Local Interest:

Bruce Squared plays Seneca's Brother Bean Friday with a newly shuffled lineup from 7-9 pm. No cover.

a voice like rhetoric 10-18-2008 18:00 at Edinboro's Hangout (216 W. Plum St., Edinboro, 16412) with amplexus, arms, manokin, and weekends. $7 cover. Show starts at 7pm.

Dennis McCurdy and the Lonesome No More band play Oil City's Latonia Theatre (1 East First Street, Oil City, PA 16301) Saturday. Show starts at 7:30 with a $5 Children under 12 free.

Pittsburgh opera offers a Free Brown Bag Opera Saturday at noon Featuring the Resident Artists of Pittsburgh Opera (2425 Liberty Avenue) For information: (412) 281-0912

The Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour (including a screening of Major Organ and the Adding Machine) plays Pittsburgh's Brillobox (4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield) Saturday Show starts at 9. $10 cover. For more infor call (412) 621-4900





Free and Legal Downloads:




Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Live at Liberty Hall on 1998-06-15 (June 15, 1998)

Drive-By Truckers Live at Summerfest, Harley Davidson Stage on 2008-07-03 (July 3, 2008)

Okkervill River - the Planet Claire Sessions March 7, 2007

2 comments:

Peter A. Greene said...

Okay, that's entirely my bad, and I will flagellate regularly for the next 48 hours, but the French and Indian War column is a repeat from 2004. Don't make plans for this weekend!! Sorry!!

Dittman said...

Oh no! I told my Am Lit students!