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We are dedicated to bringing out the soul of grassroots culture in the city of bridges and helping build a community interconnected with the elements beneath the surface. Our goal is to promote collective creativity through a fluid intersection of people, places, ideas and vibrations. In doing so, we seek to connect independent arts and culture to the urban development of Pittsburgh and unlock the potential energy through the poetry of people in motion....


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new   Jan 4th, 2003 Update   Our year in review, in brief.  Red Hot + Momentum sure lived up to its name - a fiery night of music, art, & culture completely turned the MF out.   2003 was the year of the "afterparty", countless nights of dancing + merriment until the dawn. MiniM sparked the momentum towards a community-based jazz festival. And a literal explosion in cultural activity all across the inner city - for the first time in recent memory, there was always something interesting to do each day of the week other than a mere pitcher of beer and basket of wings.   And with that, a number local musicians and artists shined beyond the 412 and onto the international stage.  Community-based summer cultural festivals were aplenty in this city and the "DJ meets live musician" scene became the new "drop-in" center for a large community to nucleate.  These are just a few of our favorite things. What were yours? We'd love to hear. Please feel free to drop us a message anytime - element5ive@yahoo.com.  All the best for you and yours in 2004 and as always, keep your good vibes strong!

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Our Community messages will be back online soon. Do continue to send us your messages for posting. We are in the process of adding some new online features to make this section much more interactive.  In the meantime, feel free to browse the community message archive to see 2003 in review.




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        ·       city paper

        ·       pulp

        ·       post-gazette

        ·       tribune-review

        ·       new pittsburgh courier

        ·       wrct 88.3 FM

        ·       wpts 92.1 FM

        ·       wduq 90.5 FM

        ·       wyep 91.3 FM

        ·       pittsburgh independent media center

        ·       art of news

        ·       CLOH.org

        ·       pctv cable 21






        ·       Ground Zero  [Jan 7th, 2004]

        ·       Bridgespotters [Dec 26th, 2003]

        ·       Emayhem [Jan 4th, 2004]

        ·       Pitt Arts [Jan 7th, 2004]

        ·       Greater Pittsburgh Arts Alliance Jan 7th, 2004]



Event Listings


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Our weekly event listings are temporarily offline as we are working to add an interactive cultural calendar for this section.  Please do continue to send us your event info for listing. We will soon be adding an online event submission form, however, feel free to continue sending us your event info via email. Thanks.


Some Upcoming January Events:

AMP 2004:  Music
Jan 2nd-31st @ Club Cafe

Technoir-Audio: Live
Fri Jan 9th@ The Andy Warhol Museum

Sat-Sun Jan 10-11
@ The Andy Warhol Museum

Tues Jan 13th

Titonton Duvante
Sat Jan 17th
@ The Shadow Lounge

Ouve + Soma Mestizo
Sat Jan 17th
@ The Quiet Storm


Fri-Sat Jan 10-11th
@ The Quiet Storm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Mon Jan 19th
@ The Mattress Factory

Lotus w/ Moonraker
Sat Jan 23rd
@ Mr.Smalls Funhouse

Exhibition: Allure
Jan 23rd-March 6th
@ The Wood Street Galleries

Sat Jan 31st
@ Mr.Smalls Funhouse



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