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Sia gives California Dreamin' a mournful twist in San Andreas disaster movie

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Sia gives "California Dreamin' " a haunting treatment in "San Andreas," a new disaster movie starring Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) and featuring spectacular visual effects. It opens Thursday night in most theaters and everywhere Friday in both 2-D and 3-D. 

 
 

 

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Pittsburgh-based designer Kiya Tomlin to be featured on Aspire TV show 'Exhale'

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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Pittsburgh-based designer Kiya Tomlin's journey in fashion will be featured tonight on the Aspire TV network's show "Exhale."

On the program, viewers will learn about Ms. Tomlin's career path and what it's like to be an entrepreneur in the fashion industry. In advance of the show, the network released the following about Ms. Tomlin's background:

Kiya Tomlin discovered her love of fashion at a young age when she began making dresses for her dolls from homemade paper towels. At eleven Kiya was given a sewing machine. She has been designing ever since and has turned her talent into a decade-long career in fashion with her ready-to-wear apparel brand Uptown Sweats by Kiya Tomlin and a flagship boutique.

Throughout her childhood fashion was always a creative outlet and passion but not something Tomlin considered a career goal. She attended The College of William and Mary on a competitive gymnastics scholarship and had plans to become a doctor. Her life changed course when she met fellow student Mike Tomlin, currently the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The pair married right after graduation and Mike’s trajectory in the world of football began to take off.

While Mike coached at a college level and the Tomlins became parents, Kiya utilized fashion design and sewing as a creative outlet. She studied formally for several years at the universities where her husband was coaching and took classes in fit and garment construction honing her skills and developing her own creative voice as a designer. Kiya would frequently get stopped on the street by women asking about her outfit. Her natural entrepreneurial instinct kicked in and Kiya realize she might be on to something. So when Coach Tomlin joined the NFL in 2001, Kiya launched her business, first with a focus on custom design and in 2013 with a ready to wear collection, Uptown Sweats by Kiya Tomlin.

The program begins at 9 p.m. Information: exhale.aspire.tv/about (Photo: Kiya Tomlin, right, with her assistant Brittany Meyer in the flagship boutique Ms. Tomlin shares with Sandra Cadavid handbags and jewelry in East Liberty. Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)

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Empty Netter Assists - Rangers force Game 7 - 05-27-15

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

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-WPNT-TV (i.e. Channel 22) is expected to broadcast more Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins games next season.

-Happy 39th birthday to former Penguins forward Richard Park (right). The second native of South Korea to play for the Penguins as well as in the NHL (Jim Paek being the first), Park was a second round pick in 1994 and spent parts of four seasons in Pittsburgh over two stints. He made his NHL debut in 1994-95 by appearing on one game and recording one assist. He played in three playoff games that postseason and failed to record a point. In 1995-96, he played in 56 games and recorded 10 points. During that postseason, he played in one game and did not score a point. He appeared in one game in 1996-97 before being dealt to the Mighty Ducks at the trade deadline in exchange for Roman Oksiuta. After bouncing between the Mighty Ducks, Flyers, Wild, Canucks, Islanders and HC Geneve-Servette of Switzerland's NLA, Park returned to the Penguins as a free agent in the 2011 offseason. In 54 regular season games during the 2011-12, Park scored 14 points. He appeared in two postseason games and recorded one assist. During the 2012 offseason, he joined Ambrì-Piotta of Switzerland's NLA. In 112 regular season games with the Penguins, Park has scored 25 points. In six postseason games, he has recorded one assist. He is currently a player development coach for the Wild.

-Happy 75th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Ed Van Impe. An all-star with the Flyers during their "Broad Street Bullies" days, Van Impe came to the Penguins late in the 1975-76 season along with Bobby Taylor in a deal which sent Gary Inness and cash to Philadelphia. He spent parts of two seasons in Pittsburgh. He finished 1975-76 by appearing in 12 games and recording five assists. He appeared in all three of the team's playoff games and netted one assist. In 1976-77, he was limited to 10 games and three assists and retired in midseason.

-After the Jump: The Rangers force a Game 7.

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WPIAL AAA baseball final might start earlier

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Anyone planning to go to the second game tonight of a WPIAL baseball championship doubleheader, get there earlier than planned.

The WPIAL had set game times tonight at Consol Energy Park of 5 p.m. for the Class AAAA championship (Norwin vs. Central Catholic) and 8 p.m. for the Class AAA game (West Allegheny vs. Knoch). But the WPIAL decided this morning that, because of the chance of thunderstorms later tonight, the second game will start a half hour after the conclusion of the medal ceremony for the first game.

This could mean the second game could start possibly by 7:30. The WPIAL had a championship doubleheader last night at the same times and the first game (Neshannock vs. Quaker Valley) was over by 6:20. After the awards ceremony, if there was a half hour wait, the second game could have started possibly around 7:15. But the WPIAL stayed with the 8 p.m. start.

"The weather is calling for some bad weather possibly after 10 o clock tonight," said WPIAL executive director Tim O'Malley. "So we thought why wait around. It might not be a major difference, depending on how the first game goes."

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Brewed On Grant: Open Streets

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The city will be shutting down Penn Ave. on Sunday for something called Open Streets PGH to encourage more biking and moving. 

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