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Mac Miller's 'Circles' album: tears of sadness, tears of joy

Pittsburgh will be one of three cities, along with New York and Los Angeles, to host pop-up exhibitions celebrating the music and legacy of the rapper, launched in partnership with Amazon Music. Entry is free and all net proceeds from pop-up merchandise sales will go to The Mac Miller Fund, established at The Pittsburgh Foundation, to help emerging artists.

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Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards

The Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards stands out from the crowd by celebrating not just institutions and organizations that support the arts, but the individual artists. The award winners each receive a $15,000 grant provided by The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. #SEEN includes: Celeste Smith, Saleem Ghubril and Doug Root.

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Mac Miller Fund gives $100,000 boost to local YMCA youth music and job training programs

Mac Miller had a vision of helping give young people the chance to explore the arts and perhaps even build creative careers. He wanted to have this positive impact in his hometown of Pittsburgh and in communities throughout the country. In the wake of his untimely death at 26 in September of last year, the Mac Miller Fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation was set up to fulfill that vision. Last spring, two $50,000 grants to music programs in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles were announced.

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Pair Of Writers Wins Creative Achievement Award For Pittsburgh Artists

For the first time since their revival, in 2012, the Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards have gone to a pair of artists whose medium is words. Both nonfiction writer and performance poet Adriana Ramirez and poet Cameron Barnett explore the ways historical events resonate across time and geography. The awards are sponsored by The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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A tool to meet the government's tax rules on IRA distributions but also boost a charity

In the spirit of the holiday season — and the tax season that follows right after — some high-income senior citizens who can afford to donate money are using a loophole that allows them to make bigger charitable contributions. The planning technique known as qualified charitable distributions is a way to beat the tax system, helping those who have reached the age of 70½ to make cash donations directly from their individual retirement accounts to IRS-approved charities.

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Pittsburgher of the Year: Max King

Maxwell King sips tea in his elegant Squirrel Hill living room, a morning ritual for a man who’s working hard to get the hang of retirement. He means it this time — honest — even though his first three tries ended in miserable failure. Now 75, his signature beard more white than gray, King sits in a chair with his two large dogs, a poodle and a Labradoodle, sprawled at his feet. Paintings of famous Pittsburgh artists line the tan walls above him.

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$388,000 in grants awarded to advance Black arts in Pittsburgh

The New Pittsburgh Courier has learned that Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh, a joint program of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments, has awarded $388,000 to individual artists and art programs for the initiative’s fall 2019 grantmaking cycle. Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh is dedicated to supporting excellence in presenting and producing artwork rooted in the Black experience.

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Local writers to be honored at Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards

Two local writers with insightful worldviews are being recognized for their literary contributions. Adriana Ramirez and Cameron Barnett are the winners of this year’s Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards. They’ll be honored Dec. 9 during a public program at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 7 p.m. featuring a musical performance by Bernice Johnson Reagon and her daughter, Toshi Reagon. The accolades — named for Carol R.

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On Media: Post-Gazette Guild members withhold bylines to draw attention to working conditions

The Newspaper Guild’s byline strike at the Post-Gazette is entering its third week, and it’s getting harder to not notice. Unlike a strike in which employees stop working, employees in a byline strike continue to create content but they withhold their names. So far, the union says its members have withheld more than 657 bylines from stories, photographs and other content in the print and digital editions of the newspaper, not counting the website, mobile app or PG NewsSlide.

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