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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: Obvious Productions celebrates its two-year anniversary

Event production, artist management and streetwear designer, Obvious Productions celebrates its second birthday with a show featuring electronic musician Natasha Kmeto.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Arcade Fire at the Consol Energy Center

Grammy-award winning rock band, Arcade Fire plays in Pittsburgh for the first time in 10 years on Wednesday.

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.

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: (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: 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.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Downtown unveils new attractions for Light up Night & Holiday Market

Be there when Light Up Night and the Peoples Gas Holiday Market switch on the lights downtown, unveiling new attractions and setting the festive spirit in motion at one of the country's largest holiday light celebrations.

Pop Stars: 3 people making Pittsburgh pop

From energy to food to music, here are three people in Pittsburgh making a difference: Randy Francisco, Jamilka Borges and Fawzi Haimor.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: 32nd annual Three Rivers Film Festival lights up screens around town

With nearly 80 films, 16 program packed days and a new venue added to the mix, the 32nd annual Three Rivers Film Festival is the best local place to explore and experience the cinematic arts. Read on for the reel highlights.

The Three Tenures: A tale of the Pittsburgh Opera

What happens when three Pittsburgh Opera general directors, past and present, reunite to celebrate the Opera's 75th anniversary? Having worked with all three--Tito Capobianco, Mark Weinstein and Christopher Hahn--this writer knew her reunion with them would be filled with glorious memories and an inspired look to the future. Encore!

Pop Filter Hot Pick: 4th annual VIA Music & New Media Festival remixes Pittsburgh

The 4th annual VIA Music & New Media Festival is popping up all around town, producing its most expansive event to date, including new collaborations with the Carnegie International and TechShop. Experience performances by top international musicians and visual artists, try out the latest in 3D scanning technologies and become avatars during live showcases.
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