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Pittsburgh furries talk about culture, costumes

Pittsburgh furries talk about culture, costumes

Photos and audio story by Marina Weis, Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh furries, people who dress up as cartoon animals, talk about their history, costumes, culture and characters during the local club’s bi-weekly bowling event.    

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Ballhawks snag flies, fouls and occasional fan backlash

| March 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Ballhawks snag flies, fouls and occasional fan backlash

By Alex Stumpf, Point Park News Service: Ian Weir does not remember when he went to his first baseball game, but he remembers what he brought. “I’ve taken my glove to every baseball game I’ve ever been to,” Weir, 20, of Oakmont, said. Weir used his glove to snag nearly 200 balls last year and […]

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Video: Black History Month Toonseum exhibit

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Black History Month Toonseum exhibit

By Brittany Lauffer, Point Park News Service: The City of Pittsburgh collaborated with the Toonseum to showcase the comics created by three African-American artists for Black History Month. The exhibit “Beyond the Funny Pages: The Works of Art and Life Captured in Comics” is on display 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 28 in the […]

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Actor moves from slinging subs to performing in ‘Shrek’

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Actor moves from slinging subs to performing in ‘Shrek’

By Marlee M. Schneider, Point Park News Service: When Jameson Corrie started working at Dibella’s subs in July, it was only a temporary day job until he made it in show business. Six months later, he landed a role in Pittsburgh Musical Theatre’s production of “Shrek: The Musical,” which runs at the Byham Theatre from […]

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Penguins organist plays to the fans

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Penguins organist plays to the fans

By Zachary Weiss, Point Park News Service: Tim DeBacco was a boy with an organ and a dream. He wanted to perform the National Anthem at a major sporting event, but it was not until he reached his 20s when he was working as a public address announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates that they asked […]

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Phipps’ exhibits take root after holiday rush

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Phipps’ exhibits take root after holiday rush

By Andrew Goldstein, Point Park News Service: Ben Dunigan selects the exhibits for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens like the curator at an art museum chooses a new art display. Dunigan, curator of horticulture at Phipps, said by mid-January people tire of the decorum on full display during the early winter months. He then picks […]

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Video: Peoples Gas Holiday Market in Market Square

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Peoples Gas Holiday Market in Market Square

By Brittany Lauffer, Point Park News Service: The second annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market, in Market Square, Downtown, offered Pittsburghers a European-style marketplace for holiday shopping.

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Video: Gallery Crawl blends traditional, avant garde

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Gallery Crawl blends traditional, avant garde

By Ligaya Scaff | Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl features an evening of art exhibitions, music, food, comedy and dance.

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Ireland native transforms CMU’s bagpipe program

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ireland native transforms CMU’s bagpipe program

By Carly McLeod, Point Park News Service: By 2010, Carnegie Mellon University employed two world-class bagpipe players to lead the world’s first bagpipe performance program — but there was little student interest. That was until a 24-year-old Irish lad named Andrew Carlisle crossed the Atlantic to spearhead the program. Since his arrival, the program has […]

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Video: Little Free Library Project in Pittsburgh area

| October 24, 2013 | 1 Comment
Video: Little Free Library Project in Pittsburgh area

By Alexandra Clemence, Point Park News Service: The Little Free Library Project started in Wisconsin but is now spreading all around Pittsburgh including Highland Park and Aspinwall. The Little Free Libraries are boxes outside of someone’s home or in other locations that hold books free for anyone to take.

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