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Film to focus on young adults’ struggles with drugs, abuse

Film to focus on young adults’ struggles with drugs, abuse

By Liz Palmer, Point Park News Service: Jonathan Morelli struggled with drug addiction throughout high school in Hempfield Area School District. His mother thought he had overcome his issues until the morning of Feb. 6, 2013, when he was found dead of a heroin overdose. Dr. Gary Cuccia was unaware of the abuse his 16-year-old […]

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Social media gives everyone ’15 minutes of fame’

| February 10, 2014 | 2 Comments
Social media gives everyone ’15 minutes of fame’

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: When hip-hop artist Jay-Z came through Pittsburgh last month, he took the time to check out the North Side’s Andy Warhol Museum and kicked back on a red velvet couch similar to one the pop art creator once owned. After being posted to Instagram, the photo went viral. […]

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Fort Pitt Museum houses region’s early history

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fort Pitt Museum houses region’s early history

By Joel Anderson, Point Park News Service: Nestled next to the modern on-ramps of the highway, along the reflection pool and portal bridge of Point State Park, the Fort Pitt Museum sits. Behind its brick façade and mural of British red coats and Native Americans lies a world of knowledge about the developing years of […]

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Vinyl still ‘hip’ after 60 years

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vinyl still ‘hip’ after 60 years

By Kris Lancaster, Point Park News Service: On the ground floor of Dave’s Music Mine on the South Side, the newest record by indie rock band The Head and Heart plays as customers flip through records by Justin Timberlake and The Weeknd. In the basement, classic vinyl by the likes of Peter Frampton, Johnny Cash […]

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Playwright promotes women’s empowerment through theater

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Playwright promotes women’s empowerment through theater

By Laurie Smith, Point Park News Service: As an author, director and actress, Virginia Wall Gruenert noticed gender bias in business, education and science, and the creative worlds of cinema, media and theatre arts. When she and her husband opened their own theatre, Off the Wall Theatre Productions, they made sure to encourage, foster and […]

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Baron Batch paints new path after football

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Baron Batch paints new path after football

By Kristopher Lancaster, Point Park News Service: Sundays in the fall used to be a little more chaotic for Baron Batch. The South Side resident spent parts of three seasons as a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers before being released at the end of training camp in August. Now away from the bright lights […]

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CLO’s ‘Plaid Tidings’ star talks about his new role

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
CLO’s ‘Plaid Tidings’ star talks about his new role

By Harrison Buzzatto, Point Park News Service: Brandon Lambert, a Point Park University graduate, stars in Pittsburgh CLO’s “Plaid Tidings.” The show runs Nov. 7 through Jan. 12 at The Cabaret at Theater Square. How do you feel about getting a role in a show like this right out of college? B: I’m so blessed […]

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An unusual happenstance: Monsters remake history

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
An unusual happenstance: Monsters remake history

By Lauren Dantella, Point Park News Service: Whenever Matthew Buchholz watched his friend’s Lawrenceville gift shop, he would send her emails saying, “Everything is alright” – along with computer-edited images of monsters wreaking havoc. Interested in history, the New York University film graduate would research old maps and prints while working at the store. Then […]

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Gallery Crawl drives up interest in mobile art

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Gallery Crawl drives up interest in mobile art

By Liz Furrer, Point Park News Service: Four parked cars that have been morphed into a tiki bar, a demolition car and a bedazzled auto canvas will call Eighth Street and Penn Avenue home for one night this fall. With initial popularity in the southern United States, these artists aim to increase mobile art interest […]

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Photographer captures old Pittsburgh on film

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Photographer captures old Pittsburgh on film

By Kris Lancaster, Point Park News Service: To most, a billboard or a sign on the side of the road might not mean much. But to photographer Mark Perrott, these signs seem like art. “One of the themes of my work is always an interest in things passing,” Perrott said. “Things that are ignored, things […]

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