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Money and Politics

Written by Rob Rogers on .

The Supreme Court overturned a campaign finance law that limited the number of candidates an individual donor is allowed to support. This, on top of Citizens United (corporations are people too), will continue to pour money into political campaigns. Corruption can't be too far behind. 

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Empty Netter Assists - 04-02-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-Shelly Anderson's recap from last night's game. "We all felt like the first 10 [minutes] we were carrying the play. I think the shots were pretty evident of that. For whatever reason, we got away from that. Maybe we thought that came easy or thought we could get away with cheating. It didn't work." - Sidney Crosby.

-The Associated Press' recap. "I thought we kept it simple and kind of slowly frustrated them as it went on and it was a win we needed." - Hurricanes captain/forward Eric Staal.

-Highlights:

-The Penguins gathered near the bench:

-Carolina's Andrej Sekera battled Crosby for this puck:

-Beau Bennett battled with Carolina's John-Michael Liles for position:

-Dan Bylsma speaks:

-Crosby speaks:

-Kris Letang was named the Penguins' nominee for the Masterton Trophy.

-Should the Penguins rest players if and when they clinch the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division?

-The Penguins signed forward Bryan Rust, a third-round pick in 2010, to a two-year entry-level contract. Rust, 21, just finished his senior season at Notre Dame where he appeared in 40 games and scored 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists).

-The Penguins signed forward Scott Wilson, a seventh-round pick in 2011, to an entry-level contract. Terms were not reported. Wilson, 21, just finished his senior season at Massachusetts-Lowell where he appeared in 31 games and scored 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists).

-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Philip Samuelsson will be sidelined four to six weeks due to a "lower-body" injury.

-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goaltender Peter Mannino was named the AHL's goaltender of the month for March.

-After the Jump: Douglas Murray faces discipline for a dangerous hit.

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Bloomfield planning Saturday market

Written by Diana Nelson Jones on .

 

 
As part of its rebirth with funding from the state Neighborhood Partnership Program, the Bloomfield Development Corp. will be adding a seasonal amenity to the neighborhood in the form of a Saturday market starting May 31.
 
It will be held weekly until Nov. 1 in a parking lot at 5050 Liberty Ave. The scene will include locally grown and made produce and products and entertainment. The BDC is sponsoring this event with West Penn Hospital, which owns the parking lot.
 
The market will open at 8 a.m. and close at 1 p.m.
 
“The Bloomfield Saturday Market will be a great social event, while also providing residents with the opportunity to purchase good, healthy food,” said BDC board chairman Joey Vallarian. “Community health, both the health of the brick and mortar neighborhood, as well as the health of it’s residents, is very important to the BDC, and we think the Bloomfield Saturday Market will help accomplish these goals.”
 
The BDC hired Christina Howell to be the market program manager. She moved her focus to Bloomfield from Mount Washington, where she was involved in planning and outreach for the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation. She was previously a manager of Pedal Pittsburgh and served as president of the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library’s board.
 
“Christina’s experience managing a variety of events coupled with her passions for Bloomfield and community building make her a natural partner for the BDC as we launch the first year of the Bloomfield Saturday Market,” said Shelly Majcen, executive director of the BDC.
 
Farmers and vendors can apply to participate in the Bloomfield Saturday Market by visiting www.bloomfieldsaturdaymarket.org or contacting Christina Howell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 412-708-1277.
 

 

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Liner Notes Vol. VI

Written by Elizabeth Bloom on .

OK, I know I always say this, but this entry really does have a lot of fascinating stuff in music journalism, including some long-reads that are worth savoring. Enjoy!

From the L.A. Times, a Robert Ashley appreciation http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-robert-ashley-appreciation,0,2675910.story#axzz2va6X11do

From Wired, Amazon Prime pricing and music streaming http://www.wired.com/business/2014/02/one-way-amazon-ease-pain-prime-price-hike/

From Aeon, why we love repetition http://aeon.co/magazine/altered-states/why-we-love-repetition-in-music/

From Wired, turning colors into sound http://www.wired.com/2014/03/cyborg-neil-harbisson-teaches-musicians-play-color-sheet-music/

From the New York Times, the Detroit Symphony’s cutting-edge streaming service http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/22/arts/music/detroit-symphony-dives-headlong-into-streaming.html

From the Washington Post, the opera singer on “The Bachelor” http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/sharleen-joynt-between-the-bachelor-and-the-challenges-of-an-opera-career/2014/03/20/ed346a6a-ada8-11e3-a49e-76adc9210f19_story.html

From the New York Times, musicals spilling into opera companies http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/arts/international/opera-companies-turn-to-musicals.html

From Al Jazeera America, young black classical musicians http://projects.aljazeera.com/2014/detroit-music/

From the Wall Street Journal, the best composer-conductor you’ve never heard of http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304418404579463194137990718

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Brewed On Grant: Opening Day

Written by Rob Rogers on .

Finally, a new season of Pirates baseball that doesn't come on the heels of double digit consecutive losing seasons. How cool is that? 

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