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Oakland house shows offer cheaper, more intimate live music

Oakland house shows offer cheaper, more intimate live music

By Shawn Cooke and Lucy Clabby / A&E Staff

September 17, 2014

Forty kids, bobbing their heads together in a narrow North Oakland basement — it might sound like the awkward early hours of a college house party, but there isn’t any Avicii or “Turn Down For What” blaring over the speakers. Instead, Onward Progress, an experimental post-hardcore band from Cra...

Plant to Plate an urban garden ‘oasis’ for Oakland, Pittsburgh

Plant to Plate an urban garden ‘oasis’ for Oakland, Pittsburgh

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer

July 15, 2014

Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou crouched by the wooden planter box picking beets and kale. While this sounds like a scene from a rural or suburban landscape, she harvests these vegetables from a lot on Oakland Avenue. Kaloyeropoulou, a Pitt junior majoring in Africana studies and history, is co-president of the student organization Plant to Plate,...

Oakland Restaurant Week offers cheap trials of fast and fresh eats

By Dan Willis / For The Pitt News

June 3, 2014

When talking about Pitt’s nearby campus eateries, two words come up again and again: fast and fresh. Oakland is no place for a sit-down restaurant. Profit here comes from midnight snacks and hurried, between-class lunches. But that doesn’t mean students have lowered their standards for the food.As local, o...

Craig Street’s Ava Lounge brings nightlife back to Oakland

Craig Street’s Ava Lounge brings nightlife back to Oakland

By Sam Bojarski / Staff Writer

April 9, 2014

The dining room at the Ava Lounge is small and intimate. A lone poet mutters his cryptic verse into a microphone in the corner of the room, which is full of old Ava Lounge faithfuls, as well as artists. People at the long, expansive bar turn their bodies toward the sound, one hand on their drinks. Mos...

A community effort

A community effort

By LaKesha Silver / MLK Project Staff

August 18, 2013

Local youth participated in a five-week program to create murals depicting themes selected by the Oakland community.

Portrait of the artist as a mentor

Portrait of the artist as a mentor

By LaKesha Silver / MLK Project Staff

August 18, 2013

Olga Brindar was the artist chosen to design the Semple Street murals.

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