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The Mavericks' Live Album Reviewed: PG Music Podcast

Friday, 28 October 2016 06:09 AM Written by

 My review of the Mavericks' recently released All Night Live: Volume 1 on their own Mondo Mundo label.

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Post-Gazette online features editor Sharon Eberson and media writer Maria Sciullo joins me to discuss "The Walking Dead," "The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again" and "Hamilton's America."

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The Wheelmill - Pittsburghs MTB Skills Incubator

Thursday, 27 October 2016 07:06 AM Written by
  In my last post I was super psyched to share the link to all the outdoor MTB single track trails in the Pittsburgh area. Then, just as I was getting ready to do a “tour de trails”, the rains came. Argh *%#!! Undaunted, I found another way to keep…

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'Indoors' not so great on CBS

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 09:26 AM Written by

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How’s this for damning with faint praise: “The Great Indoors” (8:30 p.m. Thursday, KDKA-TV) is CBS’s best new comedy, but that’s not saying much considering the ultra-low bar competition.

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'Life in Pieces' lives on CBS

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 09:44 AM Written by

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I wasn't wild about CBS's "Life in Pieces" (9:30 p.m. Thursday, KDKA-TV) when it premiered last fall on CBS. It seemed like a stale "Modern Family" wannabe.

But compared to this year's awful new CBS comedies, "Life in Pieces" is a gem as its second-season premiere proves.

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You just dropped $500 on a PlayStation VR headset. Now you’ll need some games to go along with that shiny new piece of next-gen tech. Half a grand is no small purchase for a gaming peripheral. Crafty consumers will want to choose the games they buy wisely. Fortunately, Sony launched PSVR with a hefty launch lineup of titles, so there are a lot of options. Some of those experiences are better than others. Here are the games you should try, buy and skip for PSVR.

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Chuck Berry At 90: The Master Synthesizer

Monday, 24 October 2016 10:00 AM Written by


Last year, we looked at Chuck Berry's influence when he turned 89. Hitting 90 this year, with a new album with new material coming next year, it's time to take a look at Berry as a master synthesizer, a genius, like Duke Ellington, Bob Wills, Bill Monroe and others who were able to assimilate ideas from other artists and build them into their own distinctive musical identity. Everyone takes from other players, even those who deny it. We'll look at four aspects of Berry, where they came from and how he integrated them into his sound, and passed it forward.

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