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State of play: Record Store Day in year eight

Pittsburgh area record stores are gearing up for the eighth year of national Record Store Day. But is the holiday helping or hurting their businesses?

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Laugh into the abyss with the Wham City Comedy Tour

Baltimore's Wham City Comedy Tour brings their deconstructive, multi-media sketch comedy show to Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room on Wednesday.

'The Chair' project demonstrates the film industry's impact on the Pittsburgh economy

The Chair, a 10-part documentary film series, depicts two directors making a film from the same script here in Pittsburgh. Hollywood producers partnered with Steeltown Entertainment and Point Park University to showcase the Steel City's versatility for shooting a feature film and benefit our local economy.

A letter from the editor of Pop City

Pop City's new editor, Erin Keane Scott introduces herself and talks about the state of Pop City.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Conservatory Theatre Company rocks out with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

History, politics, romance and rock music will converge in Point Park Conservatory Theatre Company's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, running through March 2 at Pittsburgh Playhouse. Don't miss this raucous chance to experience America's seventh president (aka Old Hickory) re-imagined as a contemporary rock star.

Sixteen Pittsburgh social media mavens to follow

In part one of a series, Pop City points your browser to the city's top bloggers, tweeters, Instagram-ists and others, as we survey newcomers and veterans, the celebrated or those who should be, who are using social media to make Pittsburgh better – or just make us laugh.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Attack Theatre's Histoire du Soldat

Dance, the devil and a baroque breakdown will converge in Attack Theatre's latest production, Histoire du Soldat. Tapping into the talents of Chatham Baroque, the PSO and Carnegie Mellon's School of Music, Attack's dancers bring a world premiere and an audience favorite together for four nights of creative collaboration.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittsburgh Opera continues 75th anniversary programming, unveils new season

From Willa Cather's Paul's Case and Puccini's La bohème, to a gala concert and new Second Stage Project, Pittsburgh Opera is continuing its 75th anniversary programming and unveiling plans for its 76th season.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Robert Qualters retrospective and six solo shows open at PCA

From an immersive dome of synchronized light and sound to a first-of-its-kind retrospective of an acclaimed local artist, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is set to unveil seven new exhibitions. You're invited to the art party on Friday, February 7th, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Fellowship 14 international photography competition winners at Silver Eye

Explore the intersection of human and nature, and discover what happens when a photographer subjects his entire photographic library to Google's "search by image" algorithm. Meet the winners of Silver Eye's 2014 Fellowship 14 international photography competition—who hail from San Francisco to Istanbul to right here in the Burgh—and help them celebrate on January 31st.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: (Gallery) Crawl into art, before and after dark

On Friday, January 24th, the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District goes late-night, marking 10 years of arts programming Downtown and launching CrawlAfterDark to promote the city's late-night cultural scene.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Celebrating MLK Day in and around Pittsburgh

There are many ways to celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Whether you prefer a personal experience or a public celebration, we suggest you try one of the many creative, meaningful and free events happening around town on Monday, January 20th--from East Liberty to Schenley Park to the North Side.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Heat up Downtown with JazzLive

Escape the polar vortex at JazzLive, a weekly music series that is heating up stages throughout Downtown's Cultural District. Kicking off its 2014 season, JazzLive features free concerts by local and national musical luminaries at Backstage Bar, as well as special ticketed events, including a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras pre-party, at The Cabaret at Theater Square.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Ring in 2014 and 20 years at Highmark First Night Pittsburgh

There are two milestones to mark on New Year's Eve--ringing in 2014 and celebrating 20 years of First Nights Downtown. With 150 arts-centric family-friendly events in 50 indoor and outdoor venues throughout the Cultural District, Highmark First Night Pittsburgh boasts everything from a massive ice labyrinth to a miniature city constructed from medicine cabinets, desk lamps, Victorian dollhouses and repurposed junk. Read on for your guide to the history-making revelry.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: 'Tis the season for WYEP's (Ho Ho) Holiday Hootenanny & Pajama Jam

Local music luminaries, classic holiday tunes, the world's largest cookie table and pajamas for a cause will converge on Thursday, December 12th at WYEP's Holiday Hootenanny & Pajama Jam. Debuting a new venue, along with expanded programming, the annual merrymaking moves to Stage AE.
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