Monday, March 25, 2013
Do you know where this photo was taken in Upper St. Clair? Guess in the comments section!
Like Patch on Facebook. | Follow Patch on Twitter. | Sign up for the daily email newsletter. Do you know where this photo was taken? Then tell us in the comments section! We’re traveling around Upper St. Clair looking for the interesting places and features that make this area so special. So if you know where this landmark is, offer your guesses or upload your own photos or discuss some of your other favorite places around town!
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Winning artwork will be showcased in U.S. capitol.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) invites high school artists across the 18th Congressional district, including Upper St. Clair, to participate in his annual Congressional Art Competition. Each year, members of Congress are asked to submit one piece of artwork that best represents their district to be displayed in the walkway between the Capitol Building and the House office buildings for a period of one year. “The exceptional talent of our young local artists continues to impress me year after year,” Murphy said. “I’m especially excited to view 2013 submissions under our new patriotic theme. I urge our young artists to take part in this unique opportunity to demonstrate their talents and promote the southwestern Pennsylvania region…
There are performances on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Learn how to make Paula Deen's recipes—the healthier way.
Bobby Deen, the host of the Cooking Channel’s Not My Mama’s Meals, will make a special appearance and conduct cooking demonstrations at the Bethel Park Market District at 11:30 a.m. on March 23. Deen’s appearance is free to the public; however, tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advance ticket registration is available online at marketdistrict.com. Bobby Deen remakes recipes from his famous mother, Paula Deen, eliminating calories but adding flavor. Bobby went to work for his mother when he was 18 as the delivery man and an integral part of the now-legendary home business in Savannah, GA, that launched Paula Deen on the road to success. Bobby brought “lunch-and-love-in-a-bag” to customers and the praise …
Friday, March 1, 2013
A jazz concert fundraiser at August Wilson Center will feature Tony Mowod, as well as Upper St. Clair jazz performers, and will benefit Familylinks.
Anyone for a little jazz to clear away the end-of-winter blues? Pittsburgh performers are in the lineup for the Just Jazz concert at the August Wilson Center on March 6, hosted by Familylinks, with Honorary Chair Chuck Sanders. Tickets are available now for this fundraising event, which benefits FamilyLinks. “I think this is such a worthwhile organization,” said Claudia Benack, who grew up in Upper St. Clair and who helped organize the event. “This is the first event like this and we’re hoping to do it annually.” Vocalist Lisa Yvonne Ferraro, a native Pittsburgher who now lives in the state of California, will bring back the swing of the Big Band era to the stage, performing with Mike Tomaro and the Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra. Benny …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Where you can see the Academy's 'Best Picture' 'Argo,' and a variety of other films.
It's Thursday—practically the weekend—and it's time to start planning what you and your family are going to do! Below are the movies playing at local theaters this weekend. Type in 15241 in the widget above to find out showtimes. (Editor's note: If you do not see the red MovieFone widget above, use a different Internet browser.) Carmike 10 Carmike Galleria 6 Chartiers Valley Stadium 18 (Formerly Destina) TELL US: Patch wants your movie reviews! Come back and tell us in comments the movie you saw, what you thought about it and how many stars out of five you would give the film.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' was filmed in Pittsburgh.
Upper St. Clair native Stephen Chbosky won the Film Independent Spirit Award for best first feature for The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Other nominees included Fill the Void, Safety Not Guaranteed, Sound of My Voice and Gimme the Loot. Chbosky, a 1988 Upper St. Clair High School graduate, was the screenwriter and director of the film, based off his novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The movie was shot in and around Upper St. Clair. Some of the familiar locations shown in the movie included Kings, Peters Township High School, Hollywood Theater and the Fort Pitt Tunnel. "When I wrote the novel, this (Pittsburgh and Upper St. Clair) is what I saw. There is no other place I would have wanted to film it," Chobsky told Upper St. Clair …
A number of movies filmed in whole or in part in Pittsburgh have been nominated through the years in various categories for the Academy Awards.
Tonight's a red carpet night—the time when people around the world wait to see which motion pictures and actors/directors win a coveted Oscar in the 85th Academy Awards. Through the years, a number of films shot on location (or at least in part) in Pittsburgh have received nominations from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a variety of categories. The only ones to emerge as Oscar winners for "best picture" are "The Deer Hunter" and "Silence of the Lambs." Here's a quick glimpse at movies filmed in Pittsburgh that made it as Academy Award winners or nominees: (Editor's note: The list has been changed slightly due to new information but it does not affect the voting statistics.) Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
There are four musicals planned this spring.
The Upper St. Clair School District is seeking donations from businesses or individuals for a $14,000 wireless microphone system to enhance the sound quality of the Upper St. Clair High School, Fort Couch Middle School and Boyce Middle School musical productions. Organizers are seeking show underwriters to donate $1,000 or more for each musical production or a single diamond sponsor to donate $5,000 for all of the spring musicals. Every underwriter and the sponsor will receive advertising in some of the musical programs, a large display outside the Upper St. Clair High School Theater and/or Boyce Middle School Theater, permanent recognition on a plaque mounted in the Arts Lobby of the high school and a very personal congratulatory …
Grindhouse-genre films from around the world will be shown this weekend in a 13-hour marathon at Hollywood Theater.
This weekend, the nearby Hollywood Theater will host 13 hours of gritty drama, in a special that features grindhouse-genre films from around the world. If you've got a strong stomach, a love of cheesy dialogue, and a passion for the underground genre directors like Quentin Tarantino have resurrected, this series is for you. The following movies are scheduled to show: Most films are unrated, but all films being shown during the event are "R" in nature. Children younger than age 17 will not be admitted unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission is $15 for an all-day pass, or $5 for a single movie. Doors open at 11 a.m., and the first feature begins at 11:30 a.m. Vendors will be on hand in the theater’s lobby and lower level, …