On a painted mural behind the small stage of Pittsburgh’s newest jazz club, a singer in a dark red, strapless gown with a black bob hairdo sings to a sketched cityscape resembling Pittsburgh’s skyline at dusk. The real thing — Etta Cox — was there too, crooning standards “Teach Me Tonight” and “Misty” with the Harold Betters…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Jazz is alive and well — here’s where to find it
On a recent Friday evening, the balcony in the South Side’s Rex Theater was at a near fever pitch. Amid a buzzing crowd, models were sipping cocktails and slipping into their custom-​made outfits while a new rock band, Magdalene, jammed on the stage below.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Squeezed in after their day jobs, a collective of artists is creating a hotbed of out-​of-​way culture
Pittsburgh has always left vivid impressions on the mind of the outsider. For some reason, however, visiting writers have been less kind to Pittsburgh than visiting artists.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh continues to fascinate visiting artists
Kathleen “kit” McCafferty, a victim of childhood sexual abuse, has never discussed her trauma with anyone, and its residual rage and pain have left her estranged from her shell-​shocked husband and grown children. Now approaching death, Kit is determined to complete and bequeath to her family a series of confessional notebooks, in order…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Local authors on the shelf
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