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Barotse activist Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe presents Wade in the Water

On 30 September 2017 in Merida, Mexico, Barotse activist Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe will present her artistic project "Wade in the Water" for the first time. In what she describes as a "hybrid multi-generational archival encounter", the artistic producing director of Global Posse productions will pay tribute to her great grandfather King Lewanika of Barotseland, using photographs, a documentary, music and performances. This project will explore both her indigenous Barotse and her western identities.

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New Kensington to unveil Fifth Avenue as a Corridor of Innovation

Following years of effort, New Kensington's Corridor of Innovation will have its first official public debut Saturday, when organizers showcase their efforts during an Art and Music Festival.

That festival is part of an initiative to establish a zone of economic revitalization between the 700 and 1100 blocks of Fifth Avenue.

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Study: Fiscal Decay Accelerates in PA Municipalities

Findings in New Study have Dire Implications for the Commonwealth

Fiscal decay has accelerated in all types and sizes of Commonwealth municipalities over the last 24 years, jeopardizing Pennsylvania’s health and economic competitiveness, according to a compelling new Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL) report, “Communities in Crisis: The Truth and Consequences of Municipal Fiscal Distress in Pennsylvania, 1970 – 2014.”

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Catastrophes like Harvey and Irma trigger 'generosity gene'

With ongoing Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and the threat of devastation from Hurricane Irma, many Americans psychologically feel the need to help. Last week, the Pittsburgh Foundation donated $50,000  in disaster relief to the Texas coast  and asked area residents to join them in contributing. “We are Pittsburghers; we are Southwestern Pennsylvanians,” Foundation President and CEO Maxwell King said in a statement. “At a time such as this, it is what we are called to do.”

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Save Our Symphony Pittsburgh plans benefit concert

Save Our Symphony Pittsburgh will team with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestrafor a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Rodef Shalom Temple in Shadyside.

The program, which includes selections from Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano, Dohnanyi's Rualia Hungarica and Vivaldi's Concerto No. 1 (Spring), features Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians Lorna McGhee, Jennifer Orchard, Jeffrey Grubbs, Andrew Reimer and Marylene Gringas-Roy.

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Pittsburgh Foundation gives $50K for Hurricane Harvey recovery

The Pittsburgh Foundation is donating $50,000 to its Houston counterpart to help with recovery from the devastation in Texas from Hurricane Harvey. The money is going to an emergency fund, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, that was established at the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

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