Published on Thursday, 30 July 2015 11:05 am by Natalie Bencivenga
seenontv-august-events-are-heating-upThe summer is in full swing and August is going to be full of great events to check out throughout the city. I was fortunate enough to be a guest on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live with Brenda Waters today as we chatted about Pittsburgh parties! Check it out! Follow me on Twitter @NBSeen and on Instagram @NatalieBenci to keep up with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 July 2015 6:57 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-30-15Penguins -“Based on what we went through last year with a number of injuries and everything, I like our depth at forward now." - Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford. -"There’s not a single part of Crosby’s game that we can take advantage of. He’s simply an all-around unbelievable hockey player." - Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick on Penguins ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
great-hitlerMike Huckabee is trying to give Donald Trump a run for his money in terms of inflammatory and offensive comments during a GOP primary. Huckabee, criticizing the Iran deal, said that Obama was marching Israelis "to the door of the oven." Hmmm. Don't let the "door of the oven" hit you on the way out, Mike!  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 4:19 pm by Barbara Vancheri
see-trailer-for-next-michael-keaton-movie-spotlight If you’re curious about what’s next for Pittsburgh native and Oscar nominee Michael Keaton, here is the trailer for “Spotlight,” in which he plays an editor at the Boston Globe leading reporters investigating abuse by priests. He stars alongside Mark Ruffalo, who filmed "Foxcatcher" here, Rachel McAdams from "Southpaw," Liev Schreiber, Stanley ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 2:44 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
vic-firth-1930-2015Vic Firth, the legendary percussionist and drumstick-maker who served as the principal timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for almost half a century, has died at the age of 85. Check out the New York Times' excellent and colorful obituary. I grew up playing drum set and percussion in the Boston area. Boston percussion and Vic Firth were ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 1:31 pm by Craig Meyer
10-for-10-no-2-a-sugar-bowl-upset-uplifts-a-program-a-conference-and-a-state  In this college football desert of July, and with this upcoming season marking the 10th anniversary of West Virginia’s 2005 team that won the Sugar Bowl, I’ve decided to count down the 10 most important Mountaineers games of the past decade. Over the next three weeks, we’ll work from 10 to one, with one entry appearing every few days. Lists ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 1:24 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
saad-brings-the-stanley-cup-home-07-29-15 Gibsonia native Brandon Saad's summer has been interesting. In the span of a few weeks, he won the Stanley Cup then was the centerpiece in a blockbuster trade which sent him to the Blue Jackets. Today, the power forward celebrated the Stanley Cup, which he has won twice with Chicago, at the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township with approximately 200 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 2:10 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-penguins-deal-sutter-add-bonino-clendening-fehr-07-29-15Penguins -The Penguins traded Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third-round draft pick to the Canucks in exchange for forward Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round pick. Additionally, they signed former Capitals forward Eric Fehr (above) to a three-year contract worth $2 million. -Commentary: These moves make the Penguins deeper and more ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
training-campThe Pittsburgh Steelers have been holding their summer training camp at St. Vincent College for the last 50 years. That is quite a history. Here's to 50 more!  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:12 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-deeper-more-flexible-after-dealing-sutter-07-28-15 The Penguins swung some moves today with the aim of getting deeper among their bottom six forwards and gaining some flexibility with their salary cap. Center Brandon Sutter (above) and a 2016 third-round pick were sent to the Canucks in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 third-round pick. That trade freed up ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 7:03 pm by Barbara Vancheri
gyllenhaal-pic-to-open-toronto-film-festival-michael-keaton-movie-among-galas-special-presentations    If you are considering a trip to the Toronto International Film Festival, here is the first look at the galas and special presentations (a fraction of the movies that will play).    Jake Gyllenhaal, whose filmed-in-Pittsburgh “Southpaw” just arrived in theaters, stars in the opening night movie called "Demolition," and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 6:44 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
clendening-on-the-move-again-07-28-15 Like Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening (above) has been traded twice recently.  Both players were part of a trade today which sent Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks. Unlike Bonino, Clendening will likely be set to start next season at the AHL level. A second-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2011, Clendening has spent most of his three-year ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 4:26 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
fehr-sought-stability-in-signing-with-penguins-07-28-14Even before joining the Penguins as an unrestricted free agent signing today, Eric Fehr had a unique place in Pittsburgh hockey history. He's the all-time leading goal scorer at Heinz Field. Fehr, as a member of the Capitals, scored two goals in a 3-1 win against the Penguins in the 2011 edition of the Winter Classic. "That's a home game now," Fehr ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 3:20 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
trade-to-penguins-a-shock-for-bonino-07-28-15For the second consecutive offseason, Nick Bonino is on the move. Today, the Penguins acquired the 27-year-old center from the Canucks, along with defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round draft pick in exchange for center Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third-round pick. During the 2014 draft, the Canucks acquired Bonino as part of a deal which ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 1:03 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-trade-sutter-to-vancouver-sign-fehr-07-28-15 The Penguins restructured their bottom two lines in a major way today. The team traded third-line center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick in 2016 to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for center Nick Bonino (above), defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick in 2016. Additionally, the Penguins signed former Washington Capitals center ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 12:15 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
liner-notes-vol-xviiSome goodies from the music journalism world: From NPR, the revival of Pakistan's classical music scene http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2015/04/18/400409262/in-song-of-lahore-a-race-to-revive-pakistani-classical-music  From the Guardian, how music became free ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 2:14 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-28-15Penguins -The schedules for NBC's and NBC Sports' slates of games next season was released. The Penguins' games on the networks are: (Note: All times are listed as Eastern.) Oct. 28 - Penguins at Capitals, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports)Nov. 11 - Canadiens at Penguins, 7:30 p.m. (NBC Sports)Nov. 17 - Wild at Penguins, 7:30 p.m. (NBC Sports)Dec. 1 - Penguins at ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
trumpnadoDonald Trump has a far better chance of landing a cameo in the next "Sharknado" sequel than he does landing the GOP nomination. That said, until his campaign officially implodes, it will be a cheesy thrill-ride worthy of a made-for-TV disaster movie!  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:38 am by Craig Meyer
nakye-sanders-to-miss-ireland-trip    (Photo: SILive.com) Duquesne freshman forward Nakye Sanders will not participate in the team's upcoming trip to Ireland while recovering from a surgery. Last week, Sanders underwent a procedure to treat a bone chip in his left knee. Aside from the chipped bone, there was no structural damage and even one week removed from the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 July 2015 2:05 pm by Craig Meyer
10-for-10-no-3-comeback-win-against-louisville-launches-pat-white-era In this college football desert of July, and with this upcoming season marking the 10th anniversary of West Virginia’s 2005 team that won the Sugar Bowl, I’ve decided to count down the 10 most important Mountaineers games of the past decade. Over the next three weeks, we’ll work from 10 to one, with one entry appearing every few days. Lists like ... Read More and Comment