Sunday, April 04, 2010

Yinz Cleveburgh And Random Art Links April1--4Th


Pittsburgh Technology Council Beating Off again. Time will tell, perhaps sooner than we think.

"Innovation and Collaboration equals continued growth for Pittsburgh’s tech sector in the new decade." Still, an article worth reading.

The Post profiles a the very influential composer and technical innovator, Paul Lansky.

Pittsburgh Artist, master woodworker blogs about month in India.

The artist and teacher Tadao Arimoto of Arimoto Design & Woodworking on the North Side will blog about his experiences conducting a monthlong workshop at the Indian Institute of Crafts & Design in the fabled "Pink City" of Jaipur.

Citywalkabout still talking about the Snow disaster--that shouldn't have been. A subject I still want to get back to.

Pitt hoops coach Jamie Dixon, signs two year contract extension.

Chris Briem of Null Space tries to tell some Pension Truth.

A new and probably amazing book out of W. Eugene Smith's New York photos focusing on the Jazz Scene so close by on Manhattan's West Side as well as the vibrant and ever changing life he saw from his streetfront window.

"Mr. Stephenson wrote "Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Project" and was a co-curator of the 2001 exhibition of Mr. Smith's city photography at Carnegie Museum of Art.

He spent 11 years culling Mr. Smith's massive archives, including nearly 4,000 hours of tape. This labor of love culminated not only in the book but also in the creation of the Jazz Loft Project, hosted by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. The website,, continues to research Mr. Smith's New York years.

The highlight of the book is the photographs of musicians in the passions of playing. In one photo, Monk is leaning back -- cigarette dangling from his mouth -- just as he lifts his right hand off the keyboard. He is drenched in shadow, but the light catches his face creating the stark contrast that distinguishes Mr. Smith's work."

Like Teeny Harris, Smith shot what at that time might have been considered mundane.

Kent Ohio

Jah Roots Rock Reggae Meltdown in Kent Ohio next weekend, April 9 -10.

"On Friday, more than a dozen venues — all within easy walking distance in downtown Kent — will feature local reggae and reggae-influenced bands and DJs playing reggae.

Admission is free to all clubs

Among the higher profile acts are Jah Messengers at Ray’s Place, Outlaws I & I at Dominick’s, reggae/funk/Afrobeat fusionists the Terry Barrett Band at Mugs and former Michael Stanley Band singer/guitarist Jonah Koslen, playing his island-style acoustic music at Venice CafĂ©."


Bioscience a bright spot in Northeast Ohio economy. (some data not up to date)

Rust Wire revues Youngstown Still Standing documentary.

While others are just talking, Youngtown advertises itself as the center of Cleveburgh in Wall Street Journal.


Cleveland to create a new Croatian Cultural Garden.

Low relative speeds are seen as a big flaw in the Ohio Rail plan.

"And while Ohio officials are quick to point out how the 3C could pick up speed, they aren't as quick to acknowledge the difficulties in reaching speeds above 79 mph on the state's existing freight lines.

Increased maintenance, crossing and signal upgrades are all federally mandated as you increase train speeds, which could send costs soaring as the top speed of the 3C moved from 79 to 90 to 110 mph.

Freight company CSX showed a concern with passenger trains moving faster than 90 mph when it signed a memorandum of understanding with state rail officials that called for new tracks to be built if passenger trains want to break 90 mph."

"It escalates costs, there is no question," said Husted. "ODOT has been talking out of both sides of its mouth on this issue -- they say that the proposal is the first step to 110 mph trains, but you could never do 110 on these tracks." looks at the art studio and nature sanctuary of Victoria and Norbert Koehn.

Artistically acclaimed Cleveland Chamber Symphony struggles to survive.

Banff Mountain Film Festival brings a hard core adventure fix to the cushy seats @ The Allen Theatre.

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