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Young professionals flock to Pittsburgh for film jobs

Young professionals flock to Pittsburgh for film jobs

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Emma Watson standing on the bed of a truck as she bursts through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, the Batmobile casually parked in a spot on Fifth Avenue and Matt Damon hanging out in a field in suburban Avonmore. All of these, notably uncommon, occurrences could be seen in […]

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Space Upstairs offers innovative performances

Space Upstairs offers innovative performances

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Couches in every color. Walls covered in words and designs. A bar with a hodge-podge of mugs, glasses and bottles. Books piled up in every corner of the square-shaped room. These, among many others, are all things found in The Space Upstairs. Situated on the side of a […]

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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 | 2 Comments
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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