Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 5:10 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
reza-vali-s-the-ancient-call-calligraphy-no-13Carnegie Mellon University School of Music faculty members Reza Vali (composition) and Neal Berntsen (trumpet) have joined forces for what looks to be an intriguing world premiere at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. On Wednesday, CMU alumnus Keith Lockhart will conduct the Brevard Festival Chamber Orchestra in Mr. Vali's "The Ancient Call ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 3:02 pm by Sam Werner
a-few-notes-on-pitt-s-2015-rosterPitt updated its online roster for the 2015 season this week, and there are a couple of things worth noting... - First off, the best news for the Panthers is that all scholarship players are listed and accounted for. Obviously, plenty can still change before and during training camp (remember the Trenton Coles situation last year) but having everyone ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 2:37 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-announce-development-camp-07-07-15 The Penguins announced they will be holding a development camp for prospects next week at Consol Energy Center. The camp will be held July 14 through 18. The camp will conclude with a scrimmage July 18, 3 p.m. The scrimmage is open to the public. Two forwards - Tyler Biggs and Scott Wilson - will not skate during the camp. Biggs, acquired as part ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 1:08 pm by Craig Meyer
introducing-10-for-10-the-10-most-important-wvu-games-of-the-past-decade Time can do many strange things, but one of its most dependable qualities is passing at a rate that raises eyebrows. For West Virginia fans, it may not seem all that long ago, but this upcoming season marks the 10-year anniversary of the 2005 Mountaineers team that went 11-1 and defeated Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. That season, and that bowl win, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 12:56 pm by
corman-this-is-going-to-be-a-whileLeaving a meeting with the governor this afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman did not sound optimistic about a quick resolution to the impasse over the state budget."This is going to be a while," he told reporters. "The governor's holding to the fact that he needs a broad-based tax increase. We don't believe that we do. And until that...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 11:53 am by Craig Meyer
karl-joseph-named-to-bednarik-watch-list (Photo: USA Today) Nothing signals the impending start of a college football season more than the release of a slew of award watch lists. On Tuesday, a pair of those lists were revealed and one included the name of a West Virginia player. Mountaineers safety Karl Joseph was named to the preseason watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 10:52 am by Elizabeth Bloom
pso-invites-brass-community-to-come-on-stageThis is an awesome opportunity: The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is welcoming brass players of all ages to join the brass and percussion sections for a neighborhood concert later this summer. More information from the PSO:  PITTSBURGH – As part of Neighborhood Week, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is offering community brass players of all ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 5:07 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-07-15Penguins -Penn State goaltender Matthew Skoff, a native of McKees Rocks, will participate in the Penguins' development camp next week. -Happy 41st birthday to former Penguins goaltender Patrick Lalime (right). A sixth-round pick in 1993, Lalime made his NHL debut in the 1996-97 season. He would go 14-0-2 in his first 16 starts and establish an NHL ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 06 July 2015 3:44 pm by Craig Meyer
duquesne-attendance-decreased-in-2015The NCAA released attendance figures from the 2014-15 season on Monday and while there was an uptick in the number of people who went to college basketball games, Duquesne experienced a notable decrease. The Dukes' average attendance last season was 2,270, down from the 2,990 figure that they posted during the 2013-14 season. It marked the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 06 July 2015 2:48 pm by Barbara Vancheri
minions-in-your-morning-cereal-and-soon-local-theaters The Minions seem to be everywhere, including in your morning cereal. That's if you or your children eat Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Trix, Reese's Puffs or Golden Grahams. Six of the Minions, including the popular Kevin, Bob and Stuart, are tucked inside specially marked boxes of the General Mills cereals. The movie, featuring ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
cuba-libreDespite the warming of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, there is still the matter of human rights violations. We could NEVER normalize relations with a Communist country that violates the human rights of its own people ... unless, of course, that country was China.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 06 July 2015 12:04 pm by Doug Oster
lilies-are-the-queen-of-the-summer-garden'Altari' is just one of the great oriental trumpet lilies on the market. Photos by Doug Oster The heavy perfume of 'Altari' lily hangs in the humid air in the summer garden. The intoxicating fragrance can be enjoyed from 30 feet away.   These double oriental lilies were sent to me for a trial and I love them.'Altari' is one of my all-time ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 06 July 2015 12:02 pm by Craig Meyer
mountaineers-in-midst-of-busy-recruiting-monthDuring a time of year when college football storylines are typically hard to come by, West Virginia has been creating more than its fair share. In a 32-day stretch from June 2 to July 4, the Mountaineers landed commitments from eight players in the class of 2016, including five in an 11-day period. While this is certainly a time of year when players ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 06 July 2015 7:09 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-06-15Penguins -Happy 39th birthday to former Penguins forward Greg Crozier. A third-round pick in 1994, Crozier didn't make his NHL debut until he appeared in his only NHL game in the 2000-01 season. He signed with the Bruins in the 2001 offseason. -Happy 71st birthday to former Penguins coach Pierre Creamer. Hired in the 1987 offseason, Creamer coached ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 06 July 2015 5:20 am by
perry-on-politics-trumping-the-field(Associated Press photo)Donald Trump -- yes, the legendary The Donald -- is tied for second in polls in both Iowa and New Hampshire in his much-derided bid for the Republican presidential nomination. He's also running second to Jeb Bush nationally in a CNN-ORC poll."I am a person of faith," declared the wily campaign strategist Paul Begala, "and...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 06 July 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
jurassic-statePennsylvania governor Tom Wolf vetoed a plan to privatize liquor. He says the LCB can make "modifications" that would be better than privatization. Unless I can go to every mini-mart, drug store and grocery and buy wine, beer and alcohol, then it isn't modern enough!  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 05 July 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
trump-of-julyDonald Trump has been doubling and tripling down on his hateful comments about Mexicans coming across the border. I think he would make a great Xenophobe-in-Chief.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 05 July 2015 8:02 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-rutherford-happy-with-offseason-07-04-15Penguins -So far, so good for general manager Jim Rutherford this offseason. -“A lot of people are asking me if I know any of the guys. I played against them so much over the years it seems like I do, even though we haven’t met yet.” - New Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Steve Oleksy. Oleksy previously played for the rival Hershey ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 05 July 2015 5:13 am by Doug Oster
battling-slugs-organically  A slug climbs over a garden tomato. Photo by Doug Oster By Doug Oster/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A long brownish-orange slug slowly slides across a cabbage leaf, pausing occasionally to feed on the tender foliage in my garden. Usually they attack under a shroud of darkness, causing gardeners to wonder what’s causing the holes in their plants’ ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 04 July 2015 5:01 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-04-15Penguins -The Penguins re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Reid McNeill (right) to a two-year, two-way contract. Coming off the last year of his entry-level contract with a salary cap hit of $575,000, McNeil's new deal will have an identical cap hit. McNeill, 23, appeared in 54 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last season and ... Read More and Comment