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Parade Day Preview

March 11th, 2017

With St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for March 11, a week in advance of the actual  St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Pittsburgh has the opportunity to celebrate all week long.

Last night at Riley’s Pour House, bagpiper John Walsh kicked off the weeklong celebration by marching through the pub in advance of our 8:00 show. John will be returning to Riley’s today along with the likes of Young John Gallagher, Mike Gallagher Himself, the Irish Belly Dancers, and … [more at The 21st-Century Scop].

Parade Day & St. Patrick’s Day Shows

March 5th, 2017

March 11 (Parade Day)

  • 6:00 – 7:30: Riley’s Pub Stage with bassist Duane Davis.
  • 8:00 – 10:00: Riley’s Pub Stage with bassist Duane Davis and vocalist-mandolinist Lauren Connolly-Moore.

March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day)

  • 5:00 – 7:30: Riley’s Garden Center Stage.
  • 8:00 – 11:00: Riley’s Pub Stage with bassist Duane Davis.

March 18

  • 8:00 – 11:00: Riley’s Pub Stage with bassist Duane Davis.

Details are still coming together, but the above are some dates, times, and details that we have so far. For more info, click here!

Writer at Work: Trusting the Process

February 10th, 2017

There’s a scene in Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Le Mystère Picasso, a 1956 documentary that shows the artist Pablo Picasso at work. The artist starts with random lines, splashes of color. There seems to be no method in what he’s doing, but as he paints, the details coalesce, but just as everything seems to come together, something goes wrong.

[Read more at 21st-Century Scop.]

Writer at Work:
Santas, Wizards, & Life behind the Curtain

December 23rd, 2016

jl-santaSo it’s December 1997. I’m driving north out of Oakland, toward Bigelow Boulevard and downtown Pittsburgh. It’s a gray day, light snow falling. Colored lights trim some of the buildings, and then I see him … (read more at The 21st-Century Scop).