Pittsburgh’s Cultural District

Pittsburgh's Cultural District

The Cultural District as we know it today took shape in the early 1980s.  Pittsburgh was suffering from industrial decline and the downtown area was vacant.  It was at that time a group of leaders joined together to transform downtown.  One man that led this revitalization was the late John Heinz.  He was the chairman of the H.J. Heinz Company and an art lover.  Mr.

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Pittsburgh Movie History: You Ought to Be in Pictures

Pittsburgh Movie History: You Ought to Be in Pictures

When it comes to movies, Pittsburgh is no understudy.  Since the early 1900s, the city has played a starring role in the film industry.  Whether it’s movies about Pittsburgh or movies filmed in the area, Pittsburgh and the movies have a long and storied relationship. First Theater Dedicated to Movies: the Nickelodeon Although movies weren’t invented in Pittsburgh, the city boasts the first theater dedicated

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