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House concerts earning multiple bookings

By Holly Tonini Point Park News Service Dwight Diller asked for no applause after he finished a song on his clawhammer banjo. The West Virginia strummer told his audience of about 20 that it’s easier for him to judge if they liked the song without clapping. The silence also made it easier for him to launch right into tales surrounding... Read More

Festival planned in Mt. Lebanon to celebrate books

By Holly Tonini Point Park News Service When women get together, they often talk about books, said Meredith Mileti, a fiction writer who lives in Mt. Lebanon. Mileti and her friend and fellow author, Gwyn Cready of Mt. Washington, should know: The two frequent book clubs and have started a festival to celebrate what they say are “the books that... Read More

Pittsburgh hosts international delegates at 2012 One World Summit

By Kimberly Smith, Audrey Prisk and Holly Tonini Point Park News Service When Pittsburgh put in a bid to host the 2012 One Young World summit, happening this weekend, it did so with a sense of determination, said Kate Robertson, co-founder of the summit. “They didn’t say, ‘We intend to bid, here’s the document, tell us what you think.’ What... Read More