Pittsburgh’s very own Margot Bingham has finally hit it big. After attending CAPA high school and Point Park, she decided to move to New York City. In 2011, she starred in the revival of Rent. But now, at the age of 25, she has scored her biggest role: Daughter Maitland on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. With her skills as a jazz singer and actress, Margot has secured a recurring role on the series. We got the chance to interview this rising star. Here’s what she has to say. Continue reading
Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, a network of artists committed to social change, has no central location. With members working from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Justseeds operates as a collaborative jumping off point for a group of printmakers, as well as a loose collective of uniquely-minded artists.
Deeply committed to the power art has to illicit social change, Justseeds contributes graphics to grassroots struggles for justice, works collaboratively both in and outside the co-op, builds large sculptural installations in galleries, and pastes on the streets – all while offering each other daily support as allies and friends.
The Trailer Park Boys franchise has continued past the original run of the television series almost without interruption. And it’s about time they made their way to Pittsburgh! Stopping in the 412 on December 9th at the Benedum Center, the boys are back with a brand new live show different than anything they’ve ever put on before. Continue reading
Circa Survive front man Anthony Green‘s expansive solo career is a true testament to his talent and supportive fan base. His latest album, Young Legs, dropped earlier this month, arriving at the tail end of a year that consisted mostly of touring with Circa Survive. After sharing stages with the likes of Minus the Bear, Jane’s Addiction and Coheed & Cambria, Green is about to embark on a tour of his own, which begins here in Pittsburgh and wraps up in Philly on December 14. Whether or not you’re a fan of any of his other bands, such as Saosin, this guy’s hustle transcends any judgement.
The owners of Fire K Studios, Matt Firek and Andy Wilds, who built it from the ground up, are excited to announce their new endeavor. With the help of acoustic engineer, Greg Vizza, they’ve designed a state-of-the-art recording studio that offers musicians analogue and digital recording, plus a unique hybrid of the two. It uses “old-school” gear while recording everything to a computer where it can be more easily mixed and edited. Another reason to record at Fire K Studios is their collective experience. They understand what artists want, as before Matt and Andy were business partners and co-owners of a recording studio, they were also band-mates.
It’s that time of year again! Some of you may look forward to it for months, while others complain the ‘season’ continues to start earlier and earlier each year. That’s right, this weekend is the ‘official’ beginning of the holiday shopping season. If you’re like us, you would rather give your friends and family a special handmade piece of art instead of another lame gift card. If that’s the case, we have the perfect event for you. Handmade Arcade of DIY (HA) has you covered with tons of unique handmade treasures from regional artists. Pittsburgh’s first and largest indie craft fair is also celebrating their 10th anniversary this year!