Monday, June 15, 2009

June 15, 2009 – Trolleys, Labyrinths, Shaft and Free and Legal Downloads

Artist Lorraine Vullo's new installation, the Homestead Labyrinth, lies adjacent to the community's historic Pump House near the sprawling Waterfront shopping complex serves as a memorial to those who died in the 1892 Battle of Homestead, fought between striking workers and Pinkerton guards - the most prominent labor conflict in U.S. history.

Amazon is selling the Shaft soundtrack for $1.99

Presque Isle Gallery Coffeehouse is looking for musicians and visual artists for their location.  Call 814-790-5615 for an appointment.

Take the old man on a Trolley Tour of Historic Butler for Father’s Day this Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 1:15 pm at the Butler County Symphony office (259 South Main St.).   For more info visit

All proceeds will benefit the Butler County Historical Society and Butler Downtown. The tour is sponsored by the Butler County Historical Society, Butler County Symphony Association, and Rocky Mountain Deli.

Blog A Hamburger in Today reviews Tessaro's in Pittsburgh

In 1924 and 1925, while stationed at an American hospital in Addis Ababa, Dr. Wilmoth served as personal physician to Halie Selassie, who was emperor of Ethiopia from 1930-74 and collected art.  Now his collection is being liquidated. 

The auction preview is at 9 a.m. at the doctor's home, 1035 King Ave. The auction, by Samantha Parish, begins at 10 a.m. For more information, visit

Meadville’s Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic Museum is inviting folks to take a look back 98 years to the day when the town of Meadville caught its very first glimpse of an airplane in this historic event.

Forbes examines poets making a living in a tough economy.

8 Documentary Dos & Don’ts

The Globe and Mail profiles troubadour Todd Snider’s ode to the late Dock Ellis, from Snider's new album The Excitement Plan .

Ellis was the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher who threw a no hitter while tripping on LSD.

Daniel Pinkwater, creator of some of the best-drawn geek characters in children’s literature, offers free downloads of some of his older books, including the classic Lizard Music. (via)

Photographers: How to Approach Strangers

Free and Legal Downloads:

  "Sodom, Gomorrah, Washington D.C. (Sheep In Shepherds Clothing) " – Anti –Flag

  Ropeadope Label Sampler

  The Decemberists Live at Radio City on June 10, 2009

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