About an hour agoFlip flops, a moving stage, multiple musical performances and lots of art will be part of the 60th anniversary of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. The city staple presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust takes place June 7-16 at Point State Park, Gateway Plaza, and the cultural district in Downtown Pittsburgh. “60 years. Wow,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said Tuesday. “Pittsburgh is a community of arts and culture and nothing demonstrates that more than the Three Rivers Arts Festival.” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto recalled being part of the event when he was in high school. He and a friend drew faces on balloons because they wanted to be artists. “The Three Rivers Arts Festival has become a part of the fabric of this city,” Peduto said. “It is the beginning of summer around here and welcomes everyone into the living room of our city.” Through programming on the Dollar Bank Main Stage, Acoustic … [Read more...] about Three Rivers Arts Festival announces details of 60th anniversary
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John Martin Evansville Courier & Press Published 7:00 AM EDT Apr 7, 2019 EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On the verge of another busy spring and summer of activities, Haynie’s Corner Arts District continues to evolve and change. Evansville Brewhouse and Dapper Pig are transitioning to new ownership. Mo’s House is expanding, and other restaurants, bars and shops show steady traffic. The Rathbone, a former retirement home, is becoming an apartment complex that will bring a new batch of nearby residents. And, although it’s taking a long time, a future use is still seen for the empty Alhambra Theatre. Haynie’s Corner businesses love seasonal festivals and events, but they say the area has become a destination even when there’s no special event. It’s also growing in popularity as a place to live. “The commercial investment got people excited to visit; then people started renting here,” said Ken Haynie III, who in 2017 became owner of the … [Read more...] about Haynie’s Corner Arts District continues to evolve, change
A diverse music line-up is promised for the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, coming June 7-16 to Point State Park, Gateway Plaza and the Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh. “Embarking on our 60th year, the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Art Festival continues to attract a broad range of entertainment from our own region and around the globe, all free and open to the public,” says Sarah Aziz, director of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival and Festival Management for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “I know our audiences will not be disappointed with the caliber and diversity of our Festival artists in 2019.” The full festival line-up — including local and touring artists appearing on the three stages, dance, film, literary art, gallery exhibitions, public art and creative activities — will be revealed April 16. In the meantime, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, producer of the festival, has announced these featured performers: India.Arie, … [Read more...] about India.Arie, Marty Stuart top list of Three Rivers Art Festival acts
By Greg Morago Published 1:02 pm CDT, Monday, October 22, 2018 Rack of lamb with goat cheese and lamb neck Shepherd's Pie at Bisou. Rack of lamb with goat cheese and lamb neck Shepherd's Pie at Bisou. Photo: Kirsten Gilliam Tomahawk riveye a la Fiorentina (stea with rosemary, garlic, olive oil, lemon zest and Maldon salt) at Bisou. Tomahawk riveye a la Fiorentina (stea with rosemary, garlic, olive oil, lemon zest and Maldon salt) at Bisou. Photo: Kirsten Gilliam Steak au poivre at Bisou. Steak au poivre at Bisou. Photo: Vicheka Im Mint to be Melon, a cocktail at Bisou at River Oaks District. Mint to be Melon, a cocktail at Bisou at River Oaks District. Photo: Kirsten Gilliam window._taboola = window._taboola || … [Read more...] about First look: Bisou restaurant at River Oaks District
Northrup King Building property manager Debbie Woodward first noticed the anxiety among artists when the building was being remodeled to add more rooms for people to rent. More space in the building, some artists worried, would attract more people with money — putting at risk the look and feel of the DIY neighborhood in northeast Minneapolis that for years served as the only affordable option for artists in the area. “We’re done. It’s over — gentrification,” Woodward recalled tenants saying. That was in 1998. Flash forward two decades. Minneapolis is in the midst of a construction boom that has seen building permits exceed $1 billion this year alone, and concerns over Northeast’s changing landscape have become even more pervasive. Researchers, community leaders and even elected officials at City Hall are paying attention. Young homeowners and renters, suburban empty nesters and visitors seeking craft beer and vintage shops are transforming the … [Read more...] about There’s a lot of beer, boutiques and luxury apartments in Minneapolis’ ‘Arts District’ these days. How much longer will it have any artists?