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For the record, Monday is 'Jerry Weber Day' in Pittsburgh

Written by Scott Mervis on .

 

Jerry-Weber-and-his-son-WillieWillie and Jerry Weber with their R. Crumb drawingYou won’t see the smiling face of Jerry Weber behind the counter of Jerry’s Records on Monday morning (it's closed on Mondays anyway).

He’s been summoned to city council chambers, where he will be honored with the proclamation of Jerry Weber Day, in advance of Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19.

It’s kind of a make-good for Weber who has been in the business for almost 40 years and owns one of the nation’s most prestigious stores.

Last year, City Council President Bruce Kraus commemorated Record Store Day by recognizing Dave’s Music Mine, the South Side store within his District 3.

Weber says was he was giving Kraus, a longtime Jerry’s customer, a hard time, in a joking way, saying, “I gave Dave his start and he’s getting a proclamation!”

This year, Kraus called Weber and told him it was his turn.

“I was like, ‘Bruce, I was jagging you. I don’t care about a proclamation,” Weber says.

Nonetheless, he’ll be there happily on Monday morning, with son Willie, to accept.

Then, he’ll get back to the business of Jerry’s, which includes a Record Store Day giveaway on Saturday of 25,000 LPs and an expanded $1 sale at the Squirrel Hill vinyl mecca.

 

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Pittsburgh-based EMY MACK, byLangley kick off spring with cocktails, shopping

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

Amid sunny skies and 70-degree weather, EMY MACK shoes and byLangley on Walnut St., in Shadyside, opened their doors Thursday evening to guests and passersby for a kick off to spring/summer shopping season event.

EMY MACK shoes by Emily Mack Jamison has had a showroom there for about a year and a half. byLangley loungewear and lingerie by Mollie Lang has set up a pop-up shop in the space for the month of April.

At the event, the designers showed off their collections, which for EMY MACK includes the debut of belts. The brand also will have a pop-up shop in Sewickley this spring. byLangley's latest looks are rich with prints and are extraordinarily soft to the touch. 

Couldn't make it to the party? See some of the designers' apparel and accessories below (photos by Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette) or visit their websites at www.emymack.com or www.bylangley.com.

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Kitten heels by EMY MACK.


EMYMACK PumpsBelt

EMY MACK leopard print pumps with belts.


EMYMACK flats

EMY MACK flats.


EMYMACK wedges

I got the chance to try on a pair of wedges. Very comfortable!


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Cozy chic separates from byLangley.


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byLangley apparel -- suitable for sleep or accessorize it for an afternoon out.


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More separates from byLangley.

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Allegiant split into 2 movies

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

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The “Divergent” trilogy is getting the “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” treatment. Lionsgate has announced it will split the third book in the series into two movies.

 

The second “Allegiant” film will open on March 24, 2017, which means Shailene Woodley (soon to be seen in “The Fault in Our Stars”) will be living with Beatrice or Tris Prior for a very long time.

 

“Divergent,” also starring Theo James, opened on March 21 and is still playing in theaters. “Insurgent,” based on the second book in the Veronica Roth series, is due in theaters March 20, 2015.

theojamesThe first “Allegiant” will arrive March 18, 2016 and the second a year later. After cataclysmic events in “Insurgent,” Tris and Four enter a dangerous new world in “Allegiant – Parts 1 & 2” that they no longer recognize. As new truths are revealed about the past and future, Tris must face impossible choices about courage, allegiance and love to protect the people closest to her.

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger said in a statement: “Veronica Roth brings her captivating story to a masterful conclusion in ‘Allegiant,’ a rich, action-packed book with material that is ideally suited to two strong and fulfilling movies.

“The storytelling arc and world of the characters lend themselves perfectly to two films, a storytelling strategy that has worked very well for us on the two ‘Twilight Breaking Dawn’ films and about which we’re tremendously enthusiastic for the two upcoming ‘Mockingjay’films of ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise.”

“The Hunger Games” and “The Twilight Saga” franchises have grossed more than $5 billion worldwide, with “Mockingjay –Parts 1 & 2” scheduled for Nov. 21, 2014, and Nov. 20, 2015.

Photos by Jaap Buitendijk, Summit Entertainment

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Empty Netter Assists - 04-11-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

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-The Penguins' third and fourth lines are still a work in progress.

-James Neal is getting a look at the right wing on Sidney Crosby's line.

-"If I didn't take it seriously, I wouldn't be here. I'm going to be as focused on the game as if I was playing in Pittsburgh or in playoffs in the NHL. Playing this long and being around, I've played on different levels. Every game I play, I don't care if it's today four-on-four after practice, you're trying hard. That never changes." - Tomas Vokoun (right) on being in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on a conditioning assignment.

-Former Penguins forward Dan Lacouture is one of nine former NHL players who filed a lawsuit against the NHL in regards to concussions they suffered during their careers.

-Happy 63rd birthday to former Penguins defenseman Ron Jones. Claimed from the Bruins in the 1973 intra-league draft, Jones appeared in 25 games for the 1973-74 Penguins and recorded three assists. Midway through the 1974-75 season, he was traded to the Capitals in exchange for Pete Laframboise.

-After the Jump: Mike Rupp injuries T.J. Oshie and a frantic finish in the Frozen Four.

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LBJ

Written by Rob Rogers on .

It has been fifty years since Lyndon Baines Johnson managed to wrangle Congress into passing major civil rights legislation. Some historians ask why Obama hasn't had the same kind of influence on Capitol Hill.

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