This Weekend in Pittsburgh – Mmm Bop, Bocce and Gene Kelly's Birthday (Radio Round Up Aug. 20, 2010)

bocce fo' life!
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Here is the list of things we talked about on WDVE this morning. You can hear our weekend list most Friday mornings at 6:45 on 102.5FM.

  • Hanson @ Carnegie Music Hall
  • Friday, August 20, 2010 – 7:30pm
  • Monthly bike ride around the burgh
  • Meet at Dippy the Dinosaur in front of the museum in Oakland
  • Everyone is welcome – easy flat ride for those that are new to cycling in the city
  • Saturday, August 21, 2010
  • Rib Fest and Live Music at the Station Square Amphitheater
  • Saturday – Donnie Iris and tons of other live music – 2 stages

Stanton Heights Neighborhood Yard Sale

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First ever Stanton Heights Neighborhood wide yard sale! Over 40 families will be opening up their garages and bringing their stuff out to sell.

Saturday, August 21, 2010, 8am-2pm

Where: Stanton Heights … conveniently nestled between Morningside and Lawrenceville

You can be a fan of Stanton Heights on Facebook here and check out the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association blog here.

Here is a map of all of the homes who will be participating in the yard sale on Saturday – click on the map to go to the interactive google map.  Maps will also be available at the Stanton Heights United Methodist Church , located at 4721 Stanton Ave.


Links Worth a Look – August 19th

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Celebrate Gene Kelly's Birthday!

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Another fun Pittsburgh trivia fact is that Gene Kelly – the iconic American actor, dancer and singer in the rain – was born in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty is named after Gene Kelly and Billy Strayhorn (another Pittsburgher who is best known for collaborating with Duke Ellington).

The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater opened in East Liberty in 1914 as the Regent Theater and has had many different roles through out the years.  11 years ago the theater was reopened with the new name of the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.  You can read more about the history of the theater here. [Read more…]