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Part two: Fashion Bloggers Take the Pittsburgh Scene by Storm

By: Brittany Maniet, Point Park News Service This story is the second part of a series about local fashion bloggers. Read the first part here. Jessa Gibboney, known as Wavy Alabaster (http://wavyalabaster.com), started blogging when she and her husband moved to Pittsburgh. “My husband Ben and I made a big life decision about a year and a half ago when... Read More

Fashion Bloggers Take the Pittsburgh Scene by Storm

By: Brittany Maniet, Point Park News Service This story is the first part of a series about local fashion bloggers. Read Part 2 here. Sydney Carver took a chance starting a fashion blog after taking a marketing and public relations class at James Madison University. Forsaking the corporate world when she moved to Pittsburgh, Jessa Gibboney began blogging, styling customers... Read More

Turning Empty Storefronts into Art venues

By: Krista Marple, Point Park News Service Pittsburgh is one of the many cities that are making better use of empty storefronts by transforming them into art galleries joining cities like Chicago, Vermont, Connecticut and New York City making this cultural change. Artists are being offered temporary spaces to showcase their work at a discounted or even no cost price... Read More

Denis Theatre renovation continues

By Matt Petras and Lauren Ortego, Point Park News Service: Alex Parrish loves movies so much that he shows classics such as “Casablanca” to his children – even when they said it bored them. Now, Parrish has joined a nearly-10-year effort to resurrect the Denis Theatre, a movie theater located in Mt. Lebanon with a history that spans back to... Read More

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Dracula: Not for the Faint of Heart

By April Osburn, Point Park News Service: For those who enjoy being spooked and live for Halloween, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s production of “Dracula” will return for the 2017-2018 season opener gracing audiences at the Benedum Center over Halloween weekend.   The dynamic performance, based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker, takes you on a journey with Count Dracula to fulfill his... Read More

Q & A with CollegeFashionista’s Melissa Levin

By: Brittany Maniet, Point Park News Service  Melissa Levin is the Editorial Director for CollegeFashionista, which is an online community of college-aged fashion and beauty influencers, or “Style Gurus.” CollegeFashionista’s Style Gurus are the sites interns which submit articles monthly to appear on the site showcasing their school’s style and trends. According to the CollegeFashionista website, the mission of their site is to “introduce college-age students to the inner workings... Read More

Pittsburgh attracts young artists with a wealth of opportunities

The city sees a rising number of millennial creators as affordability remains central  A version of this article first appeared in Pittsburgh City Paper.  By Tyler Dague, Point Park News Service: Bowen Schmitt didn’t recognize Pittsburgh. After five and a half years as a student at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art then and founding director of the Great Far... Read More

Pittsburgh: Where Pierogi Dreams Come True

By Krista Marple, Point Park News Service:  If you know anything about Pittsburgh, you know the city has a love for food. But more specifically, you know their love for pierogies.   One of Pittsburgh’s newest food spots in town really has people talking. Stuff’d, which opened in August, is still in its soft opening stage but is the first pierogi bar in the area. Although it hasn’t been around for... Read More