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Joe Turner’s Going to School: high school student set to direct August Wilson play

By Mia Crow Point Park News Service DeVaughn Robinson caught the acting bug in the 7th grade in 2008 when he co-directed a production of Snoopy at the Urban League Charter School. His love of theater grew when he won third place honors in the national August Wilson Monologue competition in New York. Now at 17 and a junior at... Read More

Nehemiah Brazil’s background mirrors life of North Side children

By Mia Crow Point Park News Service When he finished a professional basketball career in France, Nehemiah Brazil thought back to his days on the mean streets of Pittsburgh’s North side where he not only experienced trouble but saw it all around him. As a 15-year old, he was lured to those streets, but somehow managed to leave them for... Read More

August Wilson Center hosts 1936 Nazi Olympics exhibit

By Mia Crow Point Park News Service There are pictures of Olympic hero Jesse Owens making his gold medal winning long jump in front of Adolf Hitler, defying the Nazi leader’s theory of a “master race.” Also, pictures showing black Connellsville native John Woodruff winning the 800 meter run in the 1936 Olympic Games in plain view of Hitler. The... Read More

Port Authority moves closer to Connect Card transition

By Mia Crow Point Park News Service A new method of paying for public transportation called the Connect Card has been tested in the marketplace since last spring and transit officials hope to launch this electronic pay process soon. Port Authority (PAT) hopes the new Connect Card, which will have ATM-like machines placed near stops all over the region, will... Read More