Farewell, Good Shepherd of the Braddock Bells and Songbirds

  The pews are filling thirty minutes before the start of 4:00 Mass on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Today’s Mass at Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, located across Braddock Avenue from the historic Edgar Thomson Steel Works, celebrates Herb Dillahunt’s final dance with the organ that he loves almost as much as the parish Chamber Choir [...]

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A Rainy Night in Johnstown

A chilly, wind-blown downpour hit Johnstown, PA, at around 10:20 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014, bringing the performance of headliner, Boz Scaggs, to an abrupt end, after about seven songs. Up to that point the day had been partly to mostly sunny with temps in the high 70’s, and a hat and sunscreen were advisable [...]

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