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Pittsburgh cigar shop offers laid-back vibe

By Ben Wyland, Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh’s Strip District can be an overwhelming and a chaotic place for a first-time visitor. Leaf and Bean, a cigar and coffee shop, offsets that chaos and provides a laid-back and slower-paced environment for the busy Strip. Owner Jim Robinson, also known as “Island Jim,” wanted to open a place where he could hang... Read More

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre prepares for upcoming season

By Kim Roberts Point Park News Service During a break in rehearsals for the classic drama “Giselle,” Alexandra Kochis spoke of her excitement at having the opportunity to dance in the ballet that tells a story of love, madness and revenge. “(The role of) Giselle has been one of my all-time dreams to perform because of the blend of acting... Read More