Daily Archive: October 31, 2012

Entertainment

Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 1 STOMP PNC Broadway Across America presents STOMP at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. This is an explosive, provocative, sophisticated show that appeals to audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The show will run through Nov. 4. For more information, call 412-392-4900 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Entertainment

Out & About with Brotha Ash

This week I visited Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District, Art’s in the Strip District, CJ’s in the Strip District, Kelly’s Bar in East Liberty, Shadow Lounge in East Liberty and Tim’s Bar in the Hill District. My first stop was at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District where comedian Coco performed and had the crowd in stitches. Comedian Mike Bonner was the host of the show. John Bettis of Savoy Restaurant hanging out with comedians Coco and Mike Bonner at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District.

Business

Halloween mask sales predict Obama win

by Emily Jane FoxFor New Pittsburgh Courier (CNN)—Polls may show a hotly contested presidential election. But sales of Halloween masks of the candidates are already calling the race. President Obama masks have been outselling those of his Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a 60 percent to 40 percent margin, according to Spirit Halloween, the country’s largest seasonal Halloween retailer. ELECTION PREDICTION—Halloween mask sales of presidential candidates have accurately predicted election outcomes in the last four elections. President Obama masks are in the lead this year.

Business

Business Calendar

Business Series NOV. 1—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “Public Speaking: Tips, Tools and Techniques.” Dennis Snedden, of Time Management Services of the Carnegie Library, will facilitate this session and teach attendees how to prepare, practice and present more effectively; to increase one’s speaking comfort and confidence; and how to overcome fears and reduce nervousness. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email business@carnegielibrary.org.

Sports

Attack of the Killer Bees

“I’m a king bee buzzing round your hive I’m a king bee baby buzzing round your hive. Together we can make honey now baby If you let me come inside. I’m a king bee I want you to be my queen. Well I’m a king bee, baby. Want you to be my queen. Well together we can make honey, baby, the world has never seen.” (lyrics by Slim Harpo)

Sports

Steelers, Giants should be classic; Another must game for Pittsburgh

The Steelers, wearing their 1934 throwback uniforms for the first time, played perhaps their best all around game of the season against RGIII and the Washington Redskins. The 27-12 win pulled their record above .500 but they will have to duplicate that against the NFL champs New York Giants this Sunday in New York. END ZONE CELEBRATION—Steelers tight end Leonard Pope (45) celebrates a touchdown catch in the first quarter on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Sports

McIlroy beats Woods in China exhibition

ZHENGZHOU, China (AP)—Rory McIlroy outdueled Tiger Woods in the first one-on-one exhibition match between golf’s two biggest names. Woods thinks he’ll have plenty of chances to get revenge. No.1 and No. 2 SQAURE OFF—Tiger Woods of the United States, left, and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, right, hold their trophies with Feng Changge, chairman of Harmony Group at the Lake Jinsha Golf Club in Zhengzhou, in central China’s Henan province, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)