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Actress and model loving life in the Steel City

By Hillary Maglin The Pioneer While Kristin Spatafore has been a model for nearly two decades, the poses photographers sought always seemed to require her to act out specific roles. “When you model, you are acting,” she said. The 35-year-old, who just landed her first starring role in the locally-filmed movie, “Since I Don’t Have You,” said that her modeling... Read More

Pittsburgh’s Light Up Night, holiday festivities to attract close to 1 million

By Hillary Maglin Point Park News Service Pittsburgh Light Up Night is quickly approaching, and construction of the PPG Place ice rink to open the night of the festivities has filled city-goers with anticipation of other forthcoming holiday events. One of these proceedings is the assortment of musical performances on three separate stages downtown. For the first time, the celebration... Read More

Local talent keeps busy with various projects

By Hillary Maglin Point Park News Service Boston-native-turned-Pittsburgher Erika May, better known by her stage name, EMay, knew from early childhood that she would settle for nothing less than an artistic and musically focused life. She spent part of her childhood around one of the most iconic bands of the past century. “I grew up in Boston, and my mom... Read More

Local theater undergoes restoration, seeks monetary support

By Hillary Maglin Point Park News Service When The Hollywood Theater on Dormont’s Potomac Avenue opened in 1933, it was expected to be a local entertainment hotspot for the remainder of its existence. However, lack of funds forced the independent theater to close its doors to the public in 1998. After reopening and closing several more times over the next... Read More