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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, February 13, 2001
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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2001 C-3 and other ROCK FROM PAGE C-2 you wonder what's going to happen, but things started taking off. People here were starving for reggae, the true reggae. There were a couple bands, but they weren't playing in the true style." The hip-hop scene, while still looking for its home turf, has produced the Hill District's Melvin Bradford (better known as Mel Man), who records with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label and did production work for Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" The splinter groups Some bands that never sold out consecutive nights at Graffiti and never got much radio support beyond the colleges (WPTS-FM and WRCT-FM) had more luck elsewhere. Bashing out a glorious racket inspired, in part, by such earlier local garage acts as the Swamp Rats, the Cynics emerged in 1983 and soon Weddings a Engagements n Anniversaries , To place an ad, call 263-1236 or ENGAGEMENTS AUTIERI - LUCEY Michael and Camille Autieri of Scott Township announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacqueline Autieri, to Michael Lucey, son of Denis and Sheila Lucey of Cork, Ireland. Jackie is a 1994 graduate of Chartiers Valley High School and has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Michael received his B.S. in electrical engineering at the National University of Ireland, University College Cork, and an M.S. from Cornell University. Jackie and Michael are employed by Procter&Gamble in Jackson, Tenn. She is a production team manager, and he is a controls technology engineer. A September 1, 2001, wedding will be held in Pittsburgh. BAYLOR - NEWPHER Mr. and Mrs. David Baylor of Wexford are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Janine Baylor, to Thomas Mark Newpher, son of Rev. and Mrs. Robert Newpher of Gibsonia. The bride-to-be, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bell of Mars, Pa., is a 2000 graduate of Westminster College currently enrolled in the master of educationguidance counselor program at Slippery Rock University. Her fiance, a 2000 graduate of Thiel College, is pursuing a doctorate in biomedical sciences at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Leslie and Thomas are both 1996 graduates of Pine-Richland High School. They plan to marry in June 2002. BOND - MILANAK James and Vicki Chandler, and Daniel Bond, all of Meadville, Pa., are pleased to announce the engagement of daughter Valerie Lynn Bond, to Mark Andrew Milanak, son of Sandra and the late Andrew Milanak of Pittsburgh. Valerie, a graduate of Meadville Area Senior High School, obtained a B.S.N, from Ed-inboro University of Pennsylvania. She is employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a research nurse. Mark is a graduate of Brashear High School with a B.S. in elementary education from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. He is a fourth-grade teacher for the Pittsburgh Public School District. The couple will be married in Meadville on August 18, 2001. Si fragments became our garage-rock ambassadors to the world. Their first release? A fan-club-only 45 on which they covered the Arondies' "69." In 1987, the group released its debut album, "Blue Train Station," on Get Hip, a label that Cynics' guitarist Gregg Kostelich, of Canons-burg, had started from his bedroom, feeling, "No one else could do it right" At the time, the guitarist complained that while the record had sold more than 4,000 copies, only 400 or so had been sold in Pittsburgh. The group followed it up in 1988 with "Twelve Flights Up," a college radio hit. "The bands we were up against at the time were the Replacements and Suicidal Tendencies," Kostelich recalls. "But still, a lot of people listened to it. And they played it." As did European radio, resulting in several tours that took the band from France to Germany. By 1990, the label and the band were enough of a force that together they moved 10,000 units of "Rock and Roll." ENGAGEMENTS CALLAHAN - JOHNSTON Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Callahan of South Park are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Callahan, to Stephen A. Johnston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Johnston of North Wales, Pa. Lindsay is a graduate of South Park High School and has received a B.S. in molecular biology from Grove City College. She is currently a second-year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh. Stephen is a graduate of North Wales High School and will graduate from Grove City College in May with a degree in accounting. He has accepted a position with Deloitte and Touche, LLP. A June 2001 wedding is planned. COLO - WATT Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Colo of Moon Township are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ann Marie Colo, to Mathew Eric Watt, son of Mrs. Barbara Watt of Bethel Park. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Bucknell University and is employed by Bayer Corporation, Health, Environment and Safety Department, as a product safety representative. Her fiance is a graduate of Robert Morris College and is employed by The Fra-gasso Group as a financial planning analyst. The couple will be married on September 15, 2001. JOHNSON - REDPATH Jim and Sue Johnson of Franklin Park and Roberta Johnson of Ben Avon announce the engagement of their daughther, Heather Johnson, to Tyson Redpath, son of Ed and Joan Redpath of Oxford, Ohio. Heather graduated from North Allegheny High School, and both she and Tyson are recent graduates of Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. Their wedding is planned for late June 2001 at Heinz Chapel. v v M on the rock And all the while, Get Hip was giving other local bands a shot. The label released 45s by early female-fronted groups the Barbed Wire Dolls and Pleasure Heads, and full-length albums by garage-rock greats the Mount McKinleys, the Steel Miners (featuring Eric Vermillion of Gumball) and beginning with a classic 45 that found them covering "Search and Destroy" the Iggy-indebted Heretics (led by Mike Michalksi, whose amp went to 1 1 and who went on to the grungier Kelly Affair and the poppier power of Honeyburst with Pittsburgh's greatest frontman since Nardini, once and future Cynic Michael Kastelich). Michalski explained the band name to the Post-Gazette in 1988. "We're here to change things," he said. "Like the Martin Luther of music." Along the way, Get Hip has gone beyond garage to feature the glam-mier sounds of Trash Vegas; the hardcore assault of what was once the biggest punk-rock band in Pitts a Birth Announcements toll free, 1 -800-242-1 692, ext. 1 236. ENGAGEMENTS KINGSBURY - BURKE Mr. and Mrs. Frederick G. Kingsbury of Canton, Ohio, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rita Kathleen Kingsbury, to Timothy M. Burke Jr., son of Mr, and Mrs. Timothy M. Burke Sr. of West Mifflin. The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Louisville, Ohio, and a 1999 graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland. She is employed by National City Corporation in Cleveland as an internet and EC analyst. Her fiance, a 1994 graduate of West Mifflin Area High School, is also a graduate of John Carroll (1998) and received a master's degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2000. He is currently a portfolio manager at National City Commercial Finance, Inc., also in Cleveland. The couple will exchange vows on June 9, 2001, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Canton. LUBAS - LECCI Mrs. Ann Lubasof McKees Rocks is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Nancy Lubas, to Jeno Lecci, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeno Lecci of Johnstown, Pa. Nancy is a graduate of The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and LaRoche College. She is currently employed at Highmark Blue CrossBlue Shield in Pittsburgh. Jeno is a graduate of Johnstown High School and Rosedale Technical Institute. He is presently employed by Joseph B. Fay Company in Pittsburgh. A May 2001 wedding is being planned. SANFORD - LEONE William and Jane Sanford of Camp Hill, Pa., and Linda Jarrell of Beckley, W.Va., are pleased to announce the engagement of daughter Maegan Danielle Sanford, to Samuel Mark Leone, son of Samuel and Linda Leone of Pittsburgh. The bride-to-be and her fiance are both graduates of Edinboro University. Maegan, a graduate of Camp Hill High School, is employed as a iob coordinator for Bath, Kitchen & Tile in Newport, Del. Samuel, a graduate of Fox Chapel High School, is a project manager employed by Wingspan.com in Wilmington, Del. The couple will exchange vows in September 2002. 1 V-V" T scene burgh, Half Life; rockabilly from Highway 13, leaders of a scene that goes back to the 8 Balls; and two acts Pilsner and Silver Tongued Devil whose members signed to Metal Blade when they were young and thrashy in Eviction. Not every significant band on the local underground would find a Get Hip logo on its sleeve. The metal scene that spawned Eviction also found success with Necropolis, Doomwatch and Dream Death, while the other metal scene rocked out to Triple X. Meanwhile, the punk scene grew from Half Life to such touring acts as Submachine, Aus Rotten, Wormhole and the intensely political Anti-Flag, who joined the Warped Tour last summer after being hand-picked to open for Rage Against the Machine on a number of East Coast dates. Last year, the Ultimatics stormed Graffiti and added a Rock Challenge victory to the punk scene's growing resume. And through it all, an indie scene o Personal Greetings ENGAGEMENTS MAYS - MATHEWS Diana Carol Mays of Pittsburgh and Bruce Charles Mathews of Hartford, Conn., announce their engagement and upcoming marriage, to be held on Saturday, June 30, 2001, at the Petra International Ministries in Pittsburgh. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dennis and Edith Mays of Wilkinsburg. Diana is a graduate of Robert Morris College, where she obtained a B.S. in computer information systems. She is currently employed as a software engineer with Sapphire Technologies. Her fiance is the son of I. Charles and Ruth Mathews of West Hartford, Conn. Bruce graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Clark Atlanta University, where he received his M.B.A. He is working as a financial analyst for PNC Financial Services Group, Pittsburgh. NEIPORT - STROMPLE Ms. Catherine Neiport and Mr. James Neiport Sr., both of Pittsburgh, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelley Lyn Neiport, to Ronald C. Strom-pie Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Stromple Sr., also of Pittsburgh, and grandson of Mrs. Helen Stromple. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, and her fiance is a Central Catholic High School graduate. Shelley is employed as a financial advisor, and Ronald works for UnumProvident as a senior sales consultant. Both are graduates of Du-quesne University currently residing in Charlotte, N.C. Their wedding will be held on May 12, 2001, at St. George Church, Pittsburgh. ijour good news with western ennsulvania. Make your announcement in "Celebrations" published every Tuesday in the Post-Gazette. For more information, call (412) 263-1236. beginning at places like the Sonic Temple produced such major acts as Merge recording artist Karl Hendricks and Don Caballero, whose pioneering brand of brainy yet muscular instrumental rock has earned the band respect around the world. The Don released its Touch and Go debut, produced by indie legend Steve Albini, in '93 and has emerged, in the words of Magnet, as "America's premier instrumental-rock combo." Hendricks hit the scene with "Jolly Doom" in '88 as a solo act, forming the Trio in time for 1991's "I Hate This Party" 45 and eventually signing to Merge, which took his message to the world in '95 by re-releasing the "Some Girls Like Cigarettes" record. His work is hailed as "neurotic and noisy" in "The Trouser Press Guide to '90s Rock," which also tips its hat to the Don, along with Wimp Factor 14, Thee Speaking Canaries (with Damon Che of Don Cab and Hendricks) and the Frampton Brothers, who last year became the first Pittsburgh rock group to perform at the South by Southwest music conference. (Local folk singer Leslie Smith had appeared there a few years earlier.) Other significant indie-label acts to emerge in the '80s and '90s include Blunderbuss, Storm and fBill ENGAGEMENTS ORLOWSKI - MILLER Theodore and Catherine Orlowski of Ross Township are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Beth Orlowski, to B. Pete Miller, son of Brad and Carole Miller of Cranesville, Pa. Melissa is the granddaughter of Catherine Doyle and is currently working at Dollar Bank as a recruiting administrator. Pete is the grandson of Theresa Wargo and Larry and Edna Miller. He is presently working at U.S. Filter as an electrical engineering supervisor. A June 2002 wedding is being planned by the couple. PARKER - EANNACE Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Vinisky of Raccoon Township and Mr. Richard Parker of Chippewa Township are pleased to announce the engagement of daughter Tracy Lynn Parker, to Patrick Charles Eannace, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Eannace of Findlay Township. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Dolor-is Mittner, and her fiance is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Lido Petrucci. Tracy, a graduate of Hopewell High School, is employed in Accounts Payable at Allegheny Valley School. Patrick, a graduate of Burgettstown High School, received a B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A. from Robert Morris College. He is working for FedEx Services as a senior technical analyst. The wedding will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Robinson Township, on June 2, 2001. Pittsburgh post-daicttc CLASSIFIEDS tvV; ..... Stress, Meisha, Pollen, HurL Weird Paul, the Northern Bushmen, Box Step, computer-rockers Operation Re-Information, goths lowsunday, industrial-rockers Venus in Furs, emo-core band Juliana Theory, Christian metal's Zao and the Rickety bands including the Johnsons, Dirty Faces and the Viragos. "The underground is split into myriad fragments," says promoter Manny Theiner. "Everyone has their own thing, whether it's rockabilly, your garage punk, your drunk punk, your crusties, your indie rockers, the Goths, the rivetheads vs. ethereal goths, garage, psych, laptop electronica. Often those people don't talk to each other at all. I didn't even mention the ravers; that's another matter entirely." That's only made it harder for any one scene to emerge from Pittsburgh. "In D.C. you have emo. New York, hardcore. With Chicago you have post-rock. With Austin you have alt-country." Theiner says. "Pittsburgh has no identifiable sound. You can't pin it to Rusted Root You can't pin it to Joe Grushecky." And the music scene is filled with long-suffering artists who don't look good in belly shirts and would rather you didn't pin it to Christina Aguilera. Get your FREE copy of the new PG Bridal Planner! Call (412) 263-1708 or log on to our Web site at www.post-gaztttc.combridal. fittsburjl) Post-Cazcttr ENGAGEMENTS PIAWLOCK - CRUM Mr. and Mrs. James Piawlock of Leesburg, Va., are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kristen Sue Piawlock of Shadyside, age 31, to Mr. Timothy William Crum of Greenfield, age 32. Mr. Crum is the youngest of four sons of Mr. and Mrs. William Crum of Greenfield. Miss Piawlock is the resident relations director at Atria Assisted Living in Baldwin. She attended the University of Maryland in Munich and Shippensburg University, where she earned a B.A. in sociology. Miss Piawlock earned her M.S.W. from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work and is a licensed social worker. Her fiance, Mr. Crum, is director of development and public relations for the Animal Rescue League in Pittsburgh and attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a B.A. in architecture and studio arts. He serves on the board for the Greenfield Organization. A fall 2001 wedding is being planned. SHEETZ - CARIATI Arthur D. and Jo-Ann Tanberg of Hummelstown, Pa., are pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Michaela Sheetz, to John Charles Cariati, son of Samuel and Nancy Cariati of Plum Boro. Jennifer is employed as a mortgage analyst with Dollar Bank, and John is currently an investment consultant with PNC Bank. The couple met while they were both employed at PNC Mortgage in February of 1998. John proposed to Jennifer while they vacationed in North Carolina on June 3, 2000. They plan to marry on June 23, 2001, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum Boro, with a reception to follow at the Ramada Inn. The couple will honeymoon on a cruise in the Western Caribbean. SMITH - MACORIEN A. J. and Cissy Smith of Allison Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurie Lynn Smith, to John Magorien, son of Gary and Mary Magorien of Erie, Pa. The bride-to-be is a 1994 Hampton High School graduate and works in the IMS Department of UPMC Passavant. Her fiance, a graduate of McDowell High School, is a senior adjuster for Allstate Insurance. Laurie and John also attended Mercyhurst. The couple will marry on March 17, 2001, ot St Catherine of Sweden; Wildwood, Pa'

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