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Fences

Fences

Adapted from a play written by August Wilson, Fences is the story of a middle-aged black man and his extended family during the 1950s. It is set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh against the backdrop of the racial realities of that time. The story pits the forces of bitterness versus the desire for love. Fences, ultimately, leaves the audience with a sense of hope. […]

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The Curse of the Kick – Murder and Misery in McKees Rocks

The Curse of the Kick – Murder and Misery in McKees 						Rocks

“Yes, definitely,” said Pittsburgh spiritual intuitive Jack Kaine, when he was asked whether he believed an incident at Indian Mound in McKees Rocks could have triggered events that made life miserable for a McKees Rocks man and his family. Jack’s specialty is detecting spiritual energy, whether it’s a positive force or not, and seeing to it that it goes on to its greatest good. Drawing […]

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App-solutely Essential Apps for Living in Pittsburgh

App-solutely Essential Apps for Living in Pittsburgh

In spite of all the criticism lodged against cell phones for their addictive qualities and tendency to distract people from relating to each other, we must admit that smart phones and their handy apps help to make life more manageable, convenient, and, in some cases, economical.  Here are more than a dozen free apps that we find helpful and app-solutely essential for living in Pittsburgh. […]

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Pittsburgh Pigeons: Love Them or Hate Them

Pittsburgh Pigeons: Love Them or Hate Them

There are two topics so controversial; it’s recommended that to avoid arguments you don’t bring them up in polite company. They are religion and politics. However, if you are in Pittsburgh, you may want to add a third subject to that list: pigeons. People in Pittsburgh either love or hate pigeons. Unlike their gray feathers, there is no gray area when it comes to these […]

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Bald Eagles: The Birds Are Back in the ‘Burgh

Bald Eagles: The Birds Are Back in the 'Burgh

You’ve got to feel for the poor peregrine falcons in Pittsburgh. They were all the sensation when they began nesting in Pittsburgh in 1991, but recently, they’ve been shunted from the limelight by the return of bald eagles to the Pittsburgh area.  The Audubon Society is excited to announce that, in addition to the Hays Bald Eagle Nest WebCam that’s been running the past few […]

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Neighborhood Notes: Punxsutawney, PA – “Punxsutawney Phil: Often Imitated, Never Duplicated”

Neighborhood Notes: Punxsutawney, PA - "Punxsutawney Phil: Often Imitated, Never Duplicated"

He has no weather radar, no weather maps, no wind speed meters, yet Punxsutawney Phil is the most famous weather prognosticator in the land. Others, like Staten Island Chuck from New York City, General Beauregard Lee from Lilburn, Georgia, and Buckeye Chuck from Marion, Ohio have tried to swipe some of Phil’s forecasting fame. Phil is an original. He is often imitated, but never duplicated. […]

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Pittsburgh’s City Steps

Pittsburgh's City Steps

Pittsburgh is a city like no other for many reasons, one of which is our terrain. Our hilly, and in some cases, mountainous peaks as well as our numerous creeks, streams, and three rivers have shaped our landscape and our culture. Our geography has resulted in more bridges than Venice, Italy, inclines to shuttle people up and down hillsides, a system of color-coded beltways for […]

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A Chat with Christopher Whitlach Host of PCTV’s Into Pittsburgh

A Chat with Christopher Whitlach Host of PCTV’s Into Pittsburgh

Christopher Whitlach is most well known for his work at the Pittsburgh Foundation, where he serves as the nonprofit’s manager of Marketing and Communications. Recently, he has channeled his considerable knowledge and experience gained from working there and with numerous other nonprofits into a new venture, television host. In addition to his work at the Pittsburgh Foundation, Christopher is now the host of PCTV’s show […]

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Ben Ramsey – From PCTV to Hollywood

Ben Ramsey – From PCTV to Hollywood

Ben Ramsey, screenwriter and film director, has lived in Hollywood since 1996. He wrote The Big Hit, which starred Mark Wahlberg. He has also written Dragonball Evolution and the direct-to-video films Blood and Bone and Love and a Bullet. Before Ramsey “went Hollywood,” he cut his screenwriting and film directing teeth in Pittsburgh.  Popular Pittsburgh was pleased when Ramsey recently took the time to tell […]

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PCTV’s Paul Eugene Fitness Gospel Aerobics: a Workout for Your Whole Being

PCTV’s Paul Eugene Fitness Gospel Aerobics: a Workout for Your Whole Being

If you’ve ever watched PCTV’s Paul Eugene Fitness Gospel Aerobics, you know that the host, Paul Eugene, is a bundle of positive energy. His show is not only a workout for your body, but also your mind and spirit. The program airs bi-weekly on the channel, and can also be accessed by live streaming on PCTV’s website. Paul Eugene reflected on his unique career with […]

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