Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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TUESDAY

Robert Edsel, author of "Rescuing da Vinci," opens the Town Hall South speaker series on Tuesday morning at the Upper St. Clair High School Theater, 1825 McLaughlin Run Road. He speaks from 10:10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. Doors outside the theater's lobby open at 9:30 a.m.

Mr. Edsel, who grew up in Dallas, sold his oil and gas exploration company and moved to Europe in 1996. While living in Florence, Italy, he became interested in the methods that were used to keep art out of the hands of Nazis during World War II. A year after his book was published, he created the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art in 2007. In 2009, he published "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History."

His third book, "Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures From the Nazis," was published in 2013. The book follows the Monuments Men as they try to protect great art treasures, including works by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

A subscription to Town Hall South, which presents five speakers, costs $145. To purchase a subscription, call Nancy Rex at 724-941- 6704. A limited number of subscriptions are still available.

TUESDAY

The Moth StorySLAM, celebrating its third anniversary in Pittsburgh, holds its monthly event at the Rex Theater, 1602 E. Carson St., South Side. The show's theme is hunger. Doors open at 7 p.m., stories start at 8 p.m., and the show has one short intermission. Tickets are $8 at the door. A small number of tickets can be purchased in advance for $16 at www.moth.org or on Facebook at Pittsburgh Moth StorySLAM: Hunger. The Moth StorySLAM is a monthly open-mic storytelling competition open to anyone with a five- minute story to share on the night's theme.

THURSDAY

Alex Ross, the classical music critic for The New Yorker, will give a lecture on "Phonographic Music: Composers and the Early Era of Reproduction" at Carnegie Mellon University, McConomy Auditorium, Jared L. Cohon University Center. Mr. Ross is the author of "The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century," a cultural history of contemporary music. The 7 p.m. talk is free and open to the public; a reception will follow. …

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