Pittsburgh Fountains: There’s Something in the Water

Pittsburgh Fountains: There’s Something in the Water

Whether bubbling, spraying, dancing, or cascading, there’s something inviting, relaxing, and hypnotic about a fountain. Pittsburgh has no shortage of fountains. In fact, the calling card to our city is a water fountain—the Point State Park fountain—and fittingly so, since our city’s founding hinged upon the favorable location of being near our three large, navigable rivers. The landmark fountain at the point is majestic, with

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Slap Shot Review

Slap Shot Review

The Charleston Charlies are a second rate minor league hockey team. Player/coach Reggie Dunlap realizes that unless they start winning games and stop playing to mostly empty seats, this will be his, and the team‘s, last season in hockey at any level.   Winning games would seem like something within reach if it wasn’t for the fact that the level of talent on the Charlies

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Theater Venues in the Pittsburgh Area

Theater Venues in the Pittsburgh Area

The Pittsburgh area is home to several impressive theatrical venues such as Heinz Hall, the Benedum and Byham theaters. However, there is a thriving theater culture beyond the Cultural District. The following are some of the other theatrical venues in the area that help to create a vibrant cultural scene. Apple Hill Playhouse The Apple Hill Playhouse is a community theater located in Delmont and

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The Iconic Cathedral of Learning

The Iconic Cathedral of Learning

Whether University of Pittsburgh Chancellor John G. Bowman knew in 1921 when he commissioned the Cathedral of Learning to be built that it would become the symbol of the university, we don’t know. What we do know is that the cathedral is a remarkable educational edifice like no other in the country. At 535-feet tall with 40 stories, it is the tallest educational building in

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Centennial+ Pittsburgh Businesses

Centennial+ Pittsburgh Businesses

It is estimated that only 56% of businesses make it past their fifth year. How fortunate is Pittsburgh, then, that the city has numerous businesses that have been around for more than 100 years. Many of them are now large, multi-national corporations—household names–but there are some smaller, lesser-known entities that have survived for more than a century that you should know. The following are some

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An Interview with Brooklyn Based Band Charming Disaster

An Interview with Brooklyn Based Band Charming Disaster

Embodying both the devilish and divine, Brooklyn based goth-folk duo, Charming Disaster, is set to perform at the Wigle Whiskey Barrel House and Beer Garden on 1055 Spring Garden Avenue from 7-9pm on July 27th. This is not Charming Disaster’s first time playing in Pittsburgh, but their return is greatly anticipated from fans and local music lovers alike as they will perform songs from their

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Wizard World is taking over Pittsburgh July 26-28th

Wizard World is taking over Pittsburgh July 26-28th

Get ready for one of Pittsburgh’s most supernatural events with Wizard World! Featuring a star-studded panel and celebrity appearances, Wizard World is  a once-in-a-lifetime experience that Pittsburghers of all ages will enjoy. The lineup features actors from a wide variety of cinematic works including Zachary Levi from Shazam, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Thor: The Dark World, Teddy Sears from CW’s The Flash and American Horror

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The Henry W. Oliver Building

The Henry W. Oliver Building

At a height of 25 stories, the Henry W. Oliver building at 535 Smithfield Street is not the tallest building in downtown Pittsburgh.  Nor is it the oldest building in the city, but with its neoclassical style, impressive stone columns, and grand lobby, it would be difficult to find a more beautiful one in the city. Designed by renowned architect Daniel Burnham, who also designed

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Pittsburgh’s Heart: Point State Park

Pittsburgh’s Heart: Point State Park

There is probably no more valuable and coveted plot of land in the area than the 36 acres known as Point State Park. Two rivers, the Allegheny and the Monongahela, converge here to form the Ohio river. The triangular-shaped land where the rivers merge has been desired ever since humans have laid eyes on it. So much so that this area was battled over by

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PNC Park All Star Craft Beer and Wine Fest was a Blast!

PNC Park All Star Craft Beer and Wine Fest was a Blast!

PNC Park sprung to life Saturday as the All Star Craft Wine and Beer Festival settled in for a full day of festivities. Just as promised, guests were welcomed with a complimentary bag filled with a handy sampling glass, a map of vendor locations, and a full list of beers, wines, and cocktails available. While every stand was packed with pleased event-goers, the star of

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