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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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Students compete to show cool side of manufacturing

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students compete to show cool side of manufacturing

By Emily Fava, Point Park News Service: Southwestern Pennsylvania companies have a history of providing industries with the tools and supplies that they need to continue operations. Actuators, home alarm systems and packaging that are used by companies across the country are made in Pennsylvania, yet very few people get a behind-the-scenes look at how […]

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Play engages audience with issues of justice and race

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Play engages audience with issues of justice and race

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: A play opening Friday in Pittsburgh aims to challenge audiences and bring diversity to the local theater scene. “A Lesson Before Dying,” opening at the New Hazlett Theatre Performing Arts Center on March 4, tells the story of a young African American man named Jefferson who finds himself on death […]

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Young librarian helps public trace roots

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Young librarian helps public trace roots

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Michigan native Margaret Hewitt always loved history, so it was only natural for her to become a librarian. At just 28, the librarian said she has found her dream job by helping people track their genealogy and other historical topics at the Butler Area Library. “Whether you are […]

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Pioneer Records’ first recording artist follows her dreams

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pioneer Records’ first recording artist follows her dreams

By Mackenzie Sugrue, Point Park News Service: On a family vacation in the Outer Banks in North Carolina, Hannah Jenkins at age 9 shyly declined all offers of those trying to get her to participate in karaoke night — until her mother offered her a $20 incentive. In front of 200 strangers, Jenkins sang “Don’t Cry Out Loud” […]

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