Published on Saturday, 19 April 2014 10:04 am by Scott Mervis
ghost-makes-the-underworld-seem-so-pleasant  And the winner for "Band That Looks Least like it Sounds" goes to ... Ghost. The Swedish group dresses for a black mass with five Nameless Ghouls and an evil pope, Papa Emeritus II, but rather than sounding like a Darkthrone or a Mayhem, Ghost sounds like they were weaned on Blue Oyster Cult records, with their smooth vocals and melodic ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 19 April 2014 9:50 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-19-14Playoff StuffPenguins - Blue Jackets -"It was a pretty physical game. But there wasn't that hate against each other." - Jussi Jokinen on Game 1. -"They try to finish their hits and take your time and space away. I don't think [it's] anything that you wouldn't typically see." - Sidney Crosby (above) on facing Blue Jackets forward Brandon ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 5:33 pm by John Hayes
post-gazette-trout-photo-contest Phil Coffin caught this 22-inch 5-pound golden rainbow at Loyalhanna Creek. Jeff Coles of Greensburg caught five trout at Twin Lakes, Greensburg.   Luke Fotta, 15, of Ross released nine trout, including a 20-inch brown, at North Park Lake.   On opening day, Alyssa Harris of Butler caught two 21-inch rainbows at Deer Lakes using ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 5:37 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
bruins-red-wings-preview-04-18-14Bruins vs. Red Wings Bruins Leading Regular Season Scorer: David Krejci (right), 69 points (19 goals, 50 assists). Red Wings Leading Regular Season Scorer: David Legwand, 51 points (14 goals, 37 assists). Bruins Expected Starting Goaltender: Tuukka Rask, 26-15-6, 2.04 GAA, .930 SV%. Red Wings Expected Starting Goaltender: Jimmy Howard, 21-19-11, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 3:47 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
direction-in-philip-glass-s-orpheeI had a great conversation today with Sam Helfrich, the stage director of the Pittsburgh Opera production of Philip Glass's "Orphee." Mr. Helfrich is no stranger to Pittsburgh. He directed a staged production of Handel's "Messiah" with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 2011, as well as two operas ("Eugene Onegin" and "The Turn of the Screw") and an ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 2:00 pm by Sara Bauknecht
this-weekend-in-pittsburgh-style-society-fashion-trucks-hats-and-a-salute-to-soldiersIt may be a holiday weekend, but there's still plenty to talk about on this week's Setting the SEEN. SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and I have the scoop on Pittsburgh's fashion trucks, charity events and other hot spots in the city. Plus we have hats on the brain with the Parks Conservancy hat luncheon and Kentucky Derby coming up. For all the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 12:58 pm by Mike White
serra-freshman-pitcher-excels-pitt-recruit-rowan-gets-honor-canes-at-pncA young kid named Cole is making waves as a pitcher. But this time, we're not talking about the Pirates' Gerrit Cole. The subject is Serra Catholic Cole McCombs, who is making quite the impact as a freshman. Cole has a 3-1 record. While that's impressive for a ninth-grader, his other statistics jump out at you. McCombs has pitched 24 1/3 innings and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 29 November -0001 7:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
little-differences-for-bennett-between-first-and-third-line-04-18-14 Beau Bennett's performance in Game 1 against the Blue Jackets Wednesday was something of a rarity. A goal and an assist (as well as a big hit on Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray) aren't rare occurrences by themselves for a team which has had its fair share of offensive superstars over the years. That fact that a forward drafted by the current ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 11:39 am by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-video-blog-trucks-and-taxis-with-a-twistWhat another fantastic week full of events and style trends! Enjoy this week's video blog with my co-host, Sara Bauknecht.   And don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @NBSeen and @SaraB_PG Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 10:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-18-14Playoff StuffPenguins - Blue Jackets -Expect the Penguins' third line to have multiple looks. -Can the Penguins and Blue Jackets finally become a true rivalry? -"I didn’t like the response form Kris on the penalty he took on Jenner there. I think he got a message, whether it was a voice or not playing or a nice talk. He got a message." - Dan Bylsma ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
sharks-kings-preview-04-15-14Sharks vs. Kings Sharks Leading Regular Season Scorer: Joe Pavelski, 79 points (41 goals, 38 assists). Kings Leading Regular Season Scorer: Anze Kopitar, 70 points (29 goals, 41 assists). Sharks Expected Starting Goaltender: Antti Niemi, 39-17-7, 2.39 GAA, .913 SV%. Kings Expected Starting Goaltender: Jonathan Quick (below), 27-17-4, 2.07 GAA, .915 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
putin-s-saloonWhy is it up to the USA to step in and fix the Ukraine situation? Because Europe is too busy worrying about the economic implications of going against Russia.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 9:20 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
q-a-duquesne-s-ovie-soko It's on to the professional ranks for Duquesne's Ovie Soko. Had a chance to chat with Soko this week to discuss this season, his future and a lot more. He signed recently with Sean Kennedy of Excel Sports Management and will soon begin training in New York City. Here's the full transcript: So, what's next for Ovie Soko? "Well, I just ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 4:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
avalanche-wild-preview-04-15-14Avalanche vs. Wild Avalanche Leading Regular Season Scorer: Matt Duchesne, 70 points (23 goals, 47 assists). Wild Leading Regular Season Scorer: Jason Pominville, 60 points (30 goals, 30 assists). Avalanche Expected Starting Goaltender: Semyon Varlamov (right), 41-14-6, 2.41 GAA, .927 SV%. Wild Expected Starting Goaltender: Ilya Bryzgalov, 12-9-8, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 2:27 pm by Doug Oster
an-hour-in-the-life-of-a-crocus-a-feast-for-insectsA honeybee covered in pollen flies from on 'Pickwick' crocus to another. Photos by Doug Oster The warmth of the spring sun shining on a patch of 'Pickwick' crocuses unfurled their blossoms inviting a host of insects to feast on pollen and nectar. There were European honeybees, native bees, flies, hoverflies and things I couldn't identify. Some would ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 2:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
blues-blackhawks-preview-04-15-14Blues vs. Blackhawks Blues Leading Regular Season Scorer: Alexander Steen (right), 62 points (33 goals, 29 assists). Blackhawks Leading Regular Season Scorer: Patrick Sharp, 78 points (34 goals, 44 assists). Blues Expected Starting Goaltender: Ryan Miller, 25-30-4, 2.64 GAA, .922 SV%. Blackhawks Expected Starting Goaltender: Corey Crawford, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:30 am by Seth Rorabaugh
rangers-flyers-preview-04-17-14Rangers vs. Flyers Rangers Leading Regular Season Scorer: Martin St. Louis, 69 points (30 goals, 39 assists). Flyers Leading Regular Season Scorer: Claude Giroux, 86 points (28 goals, 58 assists). Rangers Expected Starting Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist, 33-24-5, 2.36 GAA, .920 SV%. Flyers Expected Starting Goaltender: Ray Emery, 9-12-2, 2.96 GAA, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:07 am by Diana Nelson Jones
photo-show-the-beautiful-and-the-haunting  A few years ago, photographer David Aschkenas invited me to view an exhibition of his work at the Jewish Community Center and I met him there to look at them.   The images mesmerized me. They were from Eastern Europe. They were stark; I remember them as black and white, or sepia.    They homed in on pieces of a scene and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:01 am by Doug Oster
hyacinth-loveHyacinths fill the garden with their sweet fragrance. Photo by Doug Oster 'Woodstock' is one of my favorite varieties.The intoxicating fragrance of hyacinths fills the air in late afternoon as the flowers give up their greatest gift. Spring wouldn't be the same without hyacinths. I have them growing along the sidewalk which leads to the front ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 9:46 am by Admin
warm-up-moves-from-mayor-peduto-rich-fitzgerald  h/t thenextpittsburgh Read More and Comment