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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
By Ligaya Scaff | Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl features an evening of art exhibitions, music, food, comedy and dance.
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 […]
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.
By Marc S. Witkin, Point Park News Service: For the categories of fan relations, fan appreciation and stadium experience, ESPN The Magazine’s 2013 Ultimate Team Standings ranked the Pittsburgh Penguins No. 1 in the National Hockey League. When it comes to fan relations specifically, the Pens rank second only to basketball’s Memphis Grizzlies, out of 122 […]
Haley Wisniewski, Point Park News Service: Marlene EnDean discovered her passion for music at 18 months old when she belted out an entire song she heard her sister singing, leading to her first radio broadcast at the age of 3. After her performance at her high school’s prom, Marlene EnDean was asked to join the […]