Tamiko Stanley and State Rep. Ed Gainey celebrating Brian’s birthday at Lounge 7101 in Homewood.
This week I visited Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church in Schenley Heights, Ace and Deuces Lounge in Uptown Pittsburgh, Macy’s Department Store in Downtown Pittsburgh, Tim’s Bar in the Hill District and Lounge 7101 in Homewood.
My first stop was at Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church in Schenley Heights where everyone came out to celebrate the life and legacy of Laura Adams-Hunt. She will be missed by everyone who knew her, but never forgotten.
My next stop was at Ace and Deuces in Uptown Pittsburgh where birthday girl “Peenie” celebrated her big day with friends, family, music and boatloads of food for everyone to eat. This will be a party that no one will ever forget.
My next stop was at Macy’s Department Store in Downtown Pittsburgh where everyone came out to celebrate the life of photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks for Black History Month. Pittsburgh-area veteran writer/producer Joseph Lewis, actor Terrell Tilford, actress Malinda Williams and Pittsburgh-area Emmy-winning producer Emmai Alaquiva led the spirited discussion on Gordon Parks' influence on film and the future of African-American cinema.
My next stop was at Tim’s Bar in the Hill District where everyone goes to get their party on for the weekend and everyone knows your name just like “Cheers.”
My final destination was at Lounge 7101 where the owner, Brian Stanton, celebrated his birthday in grand style with three different events that included a viewing party for the television show “Scandal,” live band and birthday bash.
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