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Couple enchants with handmade Christmas display

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Couple enchants with handmade Christmas display

  By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: In 1988, James Buzard built his first Christmas display in his Zelienople, Butler County, front yard: a small box display that showcased a model living room complete with Mr. and Mrs. Claus sitting in rocking chairs. As time wore on, Buzard added 11 more displays that included scenes such […]

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Company dazzles Zelienople with holiday lights display

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Company dazzles Zelienople with holiday lights display

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Back in the 1930s, the employees at Universal Manufacturing in Zelienople started a holiday tradition by adorning one of their custom scaffolds with Christmas lights. The magical production then went away for many years until 1997 when an employee of the long-standing company found old photos of the […]

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‘Kiss My Apps’ exhibit gets interactive in Lawrenceville

| November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
‘Kiss My Apps’ exhibit gets interactive in Lawrenceville

By Justin Varney, Point Park News Service: “Kiss My Apps” is a new art exhibit with pieces inspired by media apps. The concept behind artist Andi Irwin’s exhibit in the show is to incorporate everyday mobile apps into one-of-a-kind art pieces. The exhibit can be seen at BE galleries, 3583 Butler St., through Nov. 15. Her […]

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‘Dance Moms’ choreographer celebrates lifetime of dance

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
‘Dance Moms’ choreographer celebrates lifetime of dance

By Madeline VanHorn, Point Park News Service: Gianna Martello, 25, of Forest Hills, works as a choreographer at the Abby Lee Dance Company and can be seen on Lifetime’s hit series “Dance Moms.” Martello graduated from Point Park University in 2011 with a degree in advertising and public relations. Q: How long have you been […]

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Music videos raise new body image debate

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Music videos raise new body image debate

By Keontá Bender, Point Park News Service: In Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” the rapper and her cast are constantly shaking their butts to the beat of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” Another big hit, “Booty,” depicts Jennifer Lopez revealing all of her curves in various scenes, covered in oil and water. Singer Megan Trainor’s  “All About […]

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Producer touts ‘Foxcatcher’ in Three Rivers Film Festival

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Producer touts ‘Foxcatcher’ in Three Rivers Film Festival

By Emmy Whitehill, Point Park News Service: Film producer Megan Ellison, 28, founded Annapurna Pictures and has received three Academy Awards nominations for Best Picture, on the films “Zero Dark Thirty,” “American Hustle” and “Her.” She is the daughter of Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle Corporation, and Time magazine named her among the 100 […]

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Technology-free concerts gain popularity, debate

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Technology-free concerts gain popularity, debate

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Sheena Ekas loves going to concerts, but she has started to find the other fans in attendance irritating. It seems like every time she goes to a show lately, everyone around her spends more time on their phones rather than watching the performance. “There are times you can’t […]

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Allison Park student creates haunted trail

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Allison Park student creates haunted trail

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: As three children approached his location, Michael Byrnes waited on the pitch black trail, jumped out and took an elbow to the face. Two vistors were looking away when Cory Mahony sneaked up behind them and yelled in their ears, which left one visitor screaming expletives. While waiting […]

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Row House Cinema highlights zombies, horror films

| October 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
Row House Cinema highlights zombies, horror films

By Justin Varney, Point Park News Service: Despite its single screen, Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville has mastered the week-long retrospective, whether focusing on a single actor or actress or a specific genre of film. “Picking the retrospectives comes from all the employees brainstorming together and choosing the best one,” said Deena Hower, assistant manager […]

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ScareHouse actors set stage for frights

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
ScareHouse actors set stage for frights

By Amanda King, Point Park News Service: Kevin Poelcher shaved his head to commit to the intensity of his character at ScareHouse, a Millvale haunted house. Also: ScareHouse raises the bar on fear this season “Actors have to mentally prepare to leave their everyday real lives to get into the character they are playing,” the […]

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