Rachel Cohen Contributing Editor
B-PEP Jazz Marathon. Holiday Inn Pittsburgh University Center. 5:30 p.m.
Local television and radio personalities will host a night of performances by regional jazz legends. Pianist Howie Alexander and saxophonist Don Aliquo Sr. are among the performing musicians. Proceeds benefit the Black Empowerment Project (B-PEP).
TUESDAY4.10.12Pillbox | April 9, 2012
Gestures exhibit experiments with space
The Mexican War Streets district of Pittsburgh’s North Side is the unlikely host of many small artistic treasures. Along Sampsonia Way, the fenced-in backyards and cratered streets stand alongside historic row houses painted with colorful murals. Among these hidden treasures is the Mattress Factory, a museum that specializes in installation art.Pillbox | April 2, 2012
In Remembrance of Trayvon Martin. The Fence. 12:30 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon’s Black Graduate Student Organization commemorates Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American youth, who was killed by a Sanford, Fla., neighborhood watch captain last month in what many consider to be an incident based on racial profiling.
TUESDAY3.27.12Pillbox | March 26, 2012
PSO features world-renowned pianist
Featuring a world-class guest soloist, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO)’s program added another success to the list of excellent performances in its 2011–12 season last Friday night. With Juilliard-educated and world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax featured in the program, the orchestra once again showed its ability to bring in high-profile soloists while demonstrating its own musical prowess.
...Pillbox | March 5, 2012
MOSAIC: annual conference on gender issues
From street harassment to religious gender implications, Sunday’s MOSAIC Gender Conference brought rare but important discussions of social gender constructions to center stage. Every year, the MOSAIC conference tackles issues of gender and explores them in unconventional ways. This year’s conference featured sessions led by faculty, staff, students, and guest speakers — each exposing attendees to...Pillbox | February 27, 2012