It is now known as the Benedum Center named after some wealthy Pittsburgh oil man from the 1930″s. However to us oldtimers it will always be the The Stanley Theather. Prince, King Crimson,Bob Marley, Syanley Clarke and dozens more performed at the Stanley in the 70’s and 80’s before the theater was closed and then remodeled in 1987. Now it is one of the theaters of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. It is still a wonderful place to see a concert and the new ceiling is magnificent.
I am going to be posting images that I may have posted before with a candidate # thereby collecting a list of what I feel would be likely candidates to print for a gallery show of new images of only digital photography. This is of Chris Wood while performing with Medeski, Martin and Wood at the Sherman Theather in Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. Please feel free to leave comments if you agree or disagree about including them in a “best of” list.
Larry Coryell is an amazing guitarist. We have been fortunate to see him a few times with other bands and as an acoustic solo artist. Here he is at the Stanley Theather in Pittsburgh in 1974 warming up the crowd for Stanley Clarke. You can see other concert images and buy a print of this one by clicking here.