Six Days on the Road:
Muddy Buck, Bear Mountain, Burns Pub, and back to Riley’s

July 17th, 2014

Connolly at Muddy BuckI’ve returned from a whirlwind tour of Colorado, one in which the spheres aligned to allow reunion performances with some of the musicians and performers who have helped define my world of music over the past few decades.

It also gave me the chance to meet some amazing musicians while discovering . . .  [More at The 21st-Century Scop].

Theatre Stories @ Riley’s (Part 2):
Sean Sears

July 1st, 2014

hqdefaultOne of the rewards of hosting Storytelling at Riley’s Pour House is getting the chance to feature the work of both seasoned and up-and-coming performers and showcasing their talents in a single night of spoken word performances. Such was certainly the case on June 24, when Storytelling at Riley’s featured tales by Pete Grubbs, Joe Culiccio, Hazel Leroy, C. S. Wyatt, Clint (who like Cher, Bono, and Sting requires no last name), Michael McBurney (whose story was featured on yesterday’s blog), and Sean Sears (whose story is being featured today).

[More at The 21st-Century Scop.]

Theatre Stories @ Riley’s (Part 1):
Michael McBurney

June 30th, 2014

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”

So says one of the characters in William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, and this month, at Riley’s Pour House, an impressive roster of storytellers got the chance to prove the wisdom of those words.

The event was Storytelling Night at Riley’s, he theme was Theatre Stories, and once again, the house was packed. In all, the night prove . . . [Read more at The 21st-Century Scop].

Theatre Stories @ Riley’s

June 18th, 2014

Lawrence C. Connolly performs at Riley's Pour HouseFollowing last month’s amazing night of storytelling, Riley’s Pour House will be presenting an evening of theatre stories on June 24, hosted by The 21st Century Scop and featuring storytellers from Pittsburgh’s Throughline Theatre. Think Moth Radio  with a thespian twist.

 Among the storytellers confirmed so far are. . . [Read more at The 21st Century Scop].