The Prime Stage Theatre Brings Literature to Life

The Prime Stage Theatre Brings Literature to Life

Prime Stage Theatre celebrated its 25th season in 2021. The theatre’s mission is to bring literature to life through theatre, but it doesn’t just stage plays—it provides experiences. The Prime Stage Theatre stages their productions at the New Hazlett Center for Performing Arts on the North Side, and with over 90 productions to date, Popular Pittsburgh wanted to delve deeper into Prime Stage’s unique mission,

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Taco Tuesday Review: 202 Hometown Tacos

Taco Tuesday Review: 202 Hometown Tacos

There’s no Tuesday like a Taco Tuesday. So, when we had the opportunity to turn our business meeting into lunch, 202 Hometown Tacos was at the top of our list. Located in Bellevue, 202 Hometown Tacos is a Tex Mex/American style taco shop and bar dedicated to being “that fun & tasty place that continues to be a driving staple” for the community. Taco Tuesday

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Headlines to Shake up Pittsburgh

Headlines to Shake up Pittsburgh

It’s not every day that a bunch of announcements will be made that will shake up Pittsburgh for a long time. But on the first of April of this year the following stories will break and who knows where we go from there. Primanti’s restaurant has decided to do away with putting french fries on their sandwiches and going for mashed potatoes instead. If you

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Condado Lawrenceville

Condado Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville has gone through some major revitalization over the past decade. Whole city blocks that were once desolate and full of empty store fronts are now home to new and thriving businesses. Take a walk down Butler Street and you’ll see the sidewalks bustling with people. Some are popping in and out of shops, while others are scouting out which restaurant or coffee shop to

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The History of the Pittsburgh Savoyards

The History of the Pittsburgh Savoyards

The Pittsburgh Savoyards began as a simple fundraiser and is now the oldest continuously operating theatre in Pittsburgh. In 1938, Harold Gaul of Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church choir in Shadyside decided to stage a production of The Pirates of Penzance as a fund raiser for a youth summer camp. After months of prep work, and negotiations with the D’Oyle Carte Opera Company to produce the

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Hopes and Wishes for 2022

Hopes and Wishes for 2022

The year 2022 is on the horizon, and, once again, I refuse to make any new year’s resolutions. I don’t believe in them because I would never keep them. But that won’t stop me from wishing and praying to see something different happen in 2022 from what I’ve seen over the last two years. Resolutions you can make happen, but with wishes and prayers you

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The Rolling Stones in Pittsburgh

The Rolling Stones in Pittsburgh

Often called the world’s greatest rock and roll band, The Rolling Stones formed in 1962 in London. The first year of “the Rollin’ Stones” consisted of members coming and going; the first stable line-up debuted Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts in January 1963. The group started out playing covers with roots in blues and early rock and roll. Back

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The Kelly Strayhorn Theater: A Place of Inspiration and Artistic Incubation

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater: A Place of Inspiration and Artistic Incubation

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty is named for two hometown legends: Gene Kelly and Billy Strayhorn. Gene Kelly—singer, dancer, actor, filmmaker, and choreographer—is best known for his role in Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and many other films. Billy Strayhorn was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger who collaborated with the likes of Duke Ellington. Both called Pittsburgh home during their

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Lunch at El Campesino

Lunch at El Campesino

What’s the best thing to do at work on a slow Friday afternoon? Take a lunch break and go out to eat must be the correct answer. I’m sure not everyone has the type of job where leaving for a long lunch break is accepted, but if you do I would advise checking out an El Campesino near you. When we arrived, a hostess greeted

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Pittsburgh Police Building Community Through Chess in the Square

Pittsburgh Police Building Community Through Chess in the Square

Police officers in Pittsburgh are engaging with the members of the community over games of chess. “The focus of this outreach is to build relationships with our neighbors, and the objective of the chess program is to bring people together in conversations and healthy competition. Playing a game of chess breaks down barriers that may exist between police and community members,” said Tiffany Kline-Costa, Sergeant,

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