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90s TV legend discusses overcoming obstacles

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: Kevin Sorbo, the Minnesota native, author, and television/movie star will be visiting Pittsburgh this upcoming weekend for the Pittsburgh Comic Con at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The second annual Pittsburgh Comic Con, sponsored by Wizard World, will host over a dozen celebrities, writers, illustrators and geek centric personalities including the cast... Read More

Musicians get involved in politics during the presidential election

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Music doesn’t exist without politics for the drummer of Pittsburgh-based punk-rock group Anti-Flag, who goes by the name Pat Thetic. The band has been playing politically charged music around the world for more than 25 years. Their music draws uniquely on sociological and political issues. “We’ve lived here our whole lives, and Pittsburgh... Read More

Point Park student continues coverage on campaign trail

By Mark Dovi, Point Park News Service: Once word got out that President Obama was going to be making a stop in Pittsburgh on Thursday, October 13 for the White House Frontiers Conference, I immediately contacted the press office at the White House. In similar fashion to the presidential debate, I had to supply them with all sorts of information... Read More

Brothers’ bakery legacy continues to thrive

By Tyler Polk, Point Park News Service: Nancy Mantsch married into the bakery business. She fell in love after World War II with her husband, Elmer, the youngest of three brothers who all owned their own bakery shops. The older brothers have closed their shops in recent years, and Elmer died in 2011. Mantsch now runs the Mantsch Blue Bonnet... Read More

Editor of The Incline lives journalism

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: The Incline, a Pittsburgh news curation site, launched on Sept. 13 under editor Lexi Belculfine. A Beaver County native, she graduated from Penn State University, where she was the editor of The Daily Collegian, an independent daily newspaper. She worked there during perhaps the university’s most turbulent times, covering the indictment of Jerry Sandusky,... Read More

Smokey Bellows plays ‘heavy, weird rock-n-roll blues’

By Andrew Henderson, Point Park News Service: Nick Bigatel is the front man of Smokey Bellows, a electro-country band that was formerly known as Dick Whiskey & the Bottle Openers. The band has gained some attraction from the Pittsburgh music scene as it recently signed with First Flight Records and released a first official album, “Half Lucid and the Other... Read More

Satisfaction comes from informing people: WTAE’s Michelle Wright

By Nicholas Vercilla, Point Park News Service: Michelle Wright, a Lynchburg, Va., native, has been in broadcasting since 1984. She has interviewed many politicians, celebrities and athletes, and she has covered some of the country’s biggest news stories. Wright graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a double minor in journalism and television. She worked... Read More

Pulitzer winners discuss race and diversity

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: When Keith Alexander and Wesley Lowery took on the challenge of covering fatal police shootings in 2015, they never imagined the magnitude of work that was before them, let alone that their team’s work would be honored with a Pulitzer Prize. For them, it was a story that needed to be told and... Read More

What to do with 252 images of John Riegert?

By Edward Trizzino, Point Park News Service: The recent closing of a local art exhibit has 252 pieces of art in need of a permanent home. The SPACE gallery located in Downtown Pittsburgh recently closed its summer-long “John Riegert” exhibit, which contained submitted portraits of Riegert by hundreds of local artists. Of the 252 portraits, Riegert personally kept almost 50... Read More

‘Falling Man’ photographer remembers 9/11 attacks

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Richard Drew spoke to a room of about 90 people Thursday night about his iconic photographs of the “Falling Man” taken during the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. “The ‘Falling Man’ photograph represents, for me anyway, an unknown solider of the lives lost that day,” Drew said. Drew’s presentation... Read More