Published on Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:56 am by Scott Mervis
eric-leeds-hundreds-of-prince-songs-in-the-vaultEric Leeds was gracious enough to spend an hour on the phone with me on Saturday recounting his days as a member of Prince's band. The saxophonist, who was raised in Pittsburgh and played in the Keystone Rhythm Band, talked in detail about how he got into the Revolution and what it was like to record and tour with Prince.   There was one thing, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:42 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-capitals-game-1-04-27-16A preview of the Capitals. When and where: 8:08 p.m., EDT. MCI Center Verizon Center. TV: NBC Sports, CBC. Leading Postseason scorer: Center Nicklas Backstrom, 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists). Last Game: 1-0 road win against the Flyers in Game 6 of their first round series Sunday. Goaltender Braden Holtby (right) made 26 saves for ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
jawsCruz and Kasich decided to combine their forces to stop Trump from reaching the magic number of delegates. It didn't work on Tuesday when Trump won five states by more than 50% in all of them. Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 28 April 2016 2:35 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-28-16Playoff StuffPenguins-Capitals -“I’m always working to prove myself and prove that I belong here … I’m really trying to look at things one day at a time. Each day I get to play is an opportunity to prove I belong at this level.” - Goaltender Matt Murray (right). -Left winger Conor Sheary skipped practice for the second consecutive day for what was ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 1:10 pm by Scott Mervis
lucius-boy-bear-will-play-wyep-summer-music-festival The 19th annual WYEP Summer Music Festival in Schenley Plaza on June 25 will be headlined by Brooklyn indie-pop band Lucius, joined by Australian rockers Boy & Bear and singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy. Here is the schedule 3 p.m.: WYEP’s Reimagination Showcase featuring teen band Hatco, Funky Fly, The Incandescents (Main Stage) 6 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 12:57 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-fehr-a-farmer-04-27-16Eric Fehr has had plenty of job descriptions in his short-time with the Penguins. Fourth-line center. Third-line right winger.First-line left wingerPenalty killerNet-front presence. Currently, he finds himself on the right wing of which ever number you want to designate to the line Evgeni Malkin currently centers.  He's also a farmer of ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:15 am by Scott Mervis
nikki-sixx-talks-axl-rose-in-ac-dc-loss-of-prince In a not-so-subtle acknowledgment that not everyone wants to see a replacement singer, even if it is Axl Rose, British ticketing company See Tickets announced Tuesday that it was offering refunds for the June 4 AC/DC concert at London Olympic Stadium. It is one of 12 European dates on the tour set to start May 7 in Portugal. Singer Brian Johnson ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:57 am by Mike White
south-fayette-hires-mislan-woodland-hills-finds-success-in-baseball-other-notesThis, that and the other thing in high school sports: Dave Mislan resigned as boys basketball coach at Brentwood after this past season. But he wasn't out of a job for long. This morning, South Fayette called Mislan and informed him that he is the school's new boys basketball coach. South Fayette did final interviews late into last night and Mislan ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 3:14 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-27-16Playoff StuffPenguins -The NHL finally got around to releasing a schedule for the second round.  -“You know what’s coming. You know what to expect. You can scout it as much as you want. But they have one more guy on the ice, and it makes it pretty tough to cover everyone.” - Center Eric Fehr on facing the Capitals' power ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 5:11 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
capitals-penguins-preview-04-26-16Capitals vs. Penguins Capitals Leading Postseason Scorer: Center Nicklas Backstrom (right), 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists). Penguins Leading Postseason Scorer: Center Sidney Crosby, 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists). Capitals Expected Starting Goaltender: Braden Holtby, 4-2, 0.84 GAA, .968 SV%. Penguins Expected Starting ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
unbound-delegateThe story of the unbound delegates in Pennsylvania was a nice distraction while it lasted. Unfortunately for Cruz and Kasich, Trump swept 5 states last night (including Pennsylvania) and it looks like the "Stop Trump" folks may not have a real play in Cleveland.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 5:37 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
lightning-islanders-preview-04-26-16Lightning vs. Islanders Lightning Leading Postseason scorer: Right winger Nikita Kucherov, 8 points (5 goals, 3 assists). Islanders Leading Postseason Scorer: Center John Tavares, 9 points (5 goals, 4 assists). Lightning Expected Starting Goaltender: Ben Bishop, 4-1, 1.61 GAA, .950 SV%. Islanders Expected Starting ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 1:36 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
murray-s-mask-inspired-by-herron-04-26-16 Like a lot of Penguins fans in his age group, rookie goaltender Matt Murray doesn't know who Denis Herron is.  But he sure likes his mask. In his first career home playoff game Saturday, a series-clinching 6-2 rout of the Rangers in Game 5 of a first-round series, Murray, 21, debuted a very retro and familiar looking mask to match the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 4:25 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-26-16Playoff StuffPenguins -“It’s one of the toughest things I’ve been through. Some good days, when you think you’re back, and some bad days, when you think it’s never going to get fixed.” - Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (above) on his struggles with concussion symptoms.  -“I definitely don’t have his shot. I don’t score the way he does, so I’m not ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
one-man-one-votePennsylvania's primary day is finally here! Don't forget to go out and vote ... even if that vote can be ignored by an unbound delegate! Think of it, Pennsylvania could be the last great hope for a contested GOP convention! Yippee!  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 April 2016 3:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
do-extra-days-off-really-help-in-the-playoffs With Game 7 of the Blues-Blackhawks series as well as Game 6 of the Ducks-Predators series each being played tonight, the NHL won't release any portion of the schedule for the second round until every first-round series is completed. As a result, the Penguins don't know for certain when their next game will be. After wrapping up their first-round ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 April 2016 1:16 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
fleury-still-experiencing-concussion-symptoms-04-25-16  Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury participated in an optional practice at the team's workout facility in Cranberry today. Afterwards, he held court with media and admitted he is still experiencing symptoms from the concussion which has sidelined him for 10 games. --- Any update on his status: “Pffffff ... that's a good answer right? ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 25 April 2016 10:32 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-25-16Playoff StuffPenguins   -The Penguins will face the Capitals in the second round. -“It’s different. Anytime you’re playing against your old friends, it’s a little bit different.” - Penguins center Eric Fehr on facing his former team, the Capitals. -A look at the basic statistics between Penguins and Capitals players this season in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 24 April 2016 6:12 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-to-face-capitals-in-second-round-04-24-16  With the Capitals eliminating the Flyers after a 1-0 win in Game 6 of their first-round series, the Penguins will face the Capitals in the second round. The long-time rivals have not faced off in the postseason since 2009 when the Penguins beat the Capitals in an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, 4-3. In 2015-16, the Penguins won the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 24 April 2016 3:06 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-24-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Rangers -The Post-Gazette's recap from yesterday's game. “It was fun. That’s the only thing I can say about it.” - Defenseman Kris Letang on winning the series.  -The Associated Press' recap. "We are obviously all aware of what's happened in the past. There's guys who obviously weren't there. We wanted to fight ... Read More and Comment