Emily Frontino, left, of Monongahela, embraces Nikki Davis, of Pittsburgh, after the Penguins scored against the Predators on Sunday, June 11, 2017, during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final at PPG Paints Arena. View The Gallery >
Billy Scheirer of the West End takes a celebratory drink from an imitation Stanley Cup after the Penguins scored against the Capitals in Round 2 Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Carson City Saloon on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in the South Side.
Rachel Wolfe, center, 25, of Beaver, kicks her feet up as she wait for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ playoff game against the Columbus Blue Jackets to start on the big screen outside of PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Pittsburgh.
Bishop Canevin girls won over West Shamokin and Sewickley Academy boys won against Bishop Canevin in the high school basketball state semifinals on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at North Allegheny Senior High School. Winners advance to Hershey, PA for the state finals this weekend. Photos by Stephanie Strasburg.
Outside the red door to the Allegheny Elks Club, two of Cheryl Capezzuti’s shimmering puppets dance to the quiet street sounds of a Tuesday night in February. Open the red door, and the brass and drums of big band music pour out the door, setting the mood for revelers draped in shiny beads and feather boas, their eyes shadowed by glittery masks. The line for jambalaya and shrimp po’ boys runs to the back of the wood paneled room. In time, Jack “Johnny Angel” Hunt calls 2016 Northside Mardi Gras King Rick Sebak to the stage to pass over his beads, scepter and crown to his 2017 successor, Randy Gilson of local Randyland fame. As the crowd cheers and cameras flash, Seback reluctantly allows Gilson to pry the crown from his head, and the start of the 2017 Northside Mardi Gras is officially proclaimed. View The Gallery >