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Legendary comic book writer discusses love of characters

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Legendary comic book writer discusses love of characters

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: Legendary comic book writer and former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, Tom DeFalco attended the Pittsburgh Comic Con in November. DeFalco has worked on such prolific titles as “Dazzler” and “Thor,” but is most well-known for his time on “The Amazing Spider-Man” series. I was lucky enough to catch up with […]

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90s TV legend discusses overcoming obstacles

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
90s TV legend discusses overcoming obstacles

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: Kevin Sorbo, the Minnesota native, author, and television/movie star will be visiting Pittsburgh this upcoming weekend for the Pittsburgh Comic Con at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The second annual Pittsburgh Comic Con, sponsored by Wizard World, will host over a dozen celebrities, writers, illustrators and geek […]

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Musicians get involved in politics during the presidential election

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musicians get involved in politics during the presidential election

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Music doesn’t exist without politics for the drummer of Pittsburgh-based punk-rock group Anti-Flag, who goes by the name Pat Thetic. The band has been playing politically charged music around the world for more than 25 years. Their music draws uniquely on sociological and political issues. “We’ve lived here […]

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Smokey Bellows plays ‘heavy, weird rock-n-roll blues’

| October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Smokey Bellows plays ‘heavy, weird rock-n-roll blues’

By Andrew Henderson, Point Park News Service: Nick Bigatel is the front man of Smokey Bellows, a electro-country band that was formerly known as Dick Whiskey & the Bottle Openers. The band has gained some attraction from the Pittsburgh music scene as it recently signed with First Flight Records and released a first official album, […]

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What to do with 252 images of John Riegert?

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
What to do with 252 images of John Riegert?

By Edward Trizzino, Point Park News Service: The recent closing of a local art exhibit has 252 pieces of art in need of a permanent home. The SPACE gallery located in Downtown Pittsburgh recently closed its summer-long “John Riegert” exhibit, which contained submitted portraits of Riegert by hundreds of local artists. Of the 252 portraits, […]

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‘Falling Man’ photographer remembers 9/11 attacks

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘Falling Man’ photographer remembers 9/11 attacks

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Richard Drew spoke to a room of about 90 people Thursday night about his iconic photographs of the “Falling Man” taken during the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. “The ‘Falling Man’ photograph represents, for me anyway, an unknown solider of the lives lost that […]

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Gentrification can both threaten and help local artists

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Gentrification can both threaten and help local artists

By Andrew Henderson, Point Park News Service: Seth Clark sits in a beat-up, repurposed armchair, one of a mismatched set arranged around a makeshift meeting table.  He leans back and puts his feet on the table, the very image of relaxation.  And he should be comfortable.  He’s in his kingdom. Clark is the studio director […]

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9/11 photographer to reflect on iconic images and evolution of media

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
9/11 photographer to reflect on iconic images and evolution of media

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Richard Drew has always taken advantage of every opportunity that has quite literally happened right in front of his lens. His photography career began when an accident happened on the street he was driving on while on his way to school in Los Angeles. “I […]

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Millennials provide unique perspective for PointClickPGH

Millennials provide unique perspective for PointClickPGH

Editors of PointClickPgh know the cares and concerns about millennials because, well, that’s who they are. The latest edition of Point Park University’s online magazine features fresh takes from multiple perspectives on the issues facing this young generation… Looking around the room, we realized that we all had one thing in common. We are millennials, […]

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Local band, The SpacePimps, turns to fans for funding

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Local band, The SpacePimps, turns to fans for funding

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Rishi Bahl, vocalist and lead guitar player of the Pittsburgh based band, The SpacePimps, can pinpoint at least two or three times he was ready to call it quits since the band began in 2003. “I couldn’t exactly pinpoint a specific great moment (being in a band), but […]

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