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Juicy Tale: What Really Happened to Bob Hope at the Omni William Penn February 2015

Juicy Tale: What Really Happened to Bob Hope at the Omni William Penn

Busting the myth of an A-List wedding proposal at one of Pittsburgh's historic hotels.

We Three Kings of Pittsburgh January 2015

We Three Kings of Pittsburgh

Rick Sebak discovers a post-Christmas secret — an enduring carol has deep local roots.

All Roads, Even Some Royal Ones, Lead to Pittsburgh December 2014

All Roads, Even Some Royal Ones, Lead to Pittsburgh

Rick Sebak reveals the gig that might’ve kept Wallis Simpson away from King Edward VIII — hawking steel in Pittsburgh.

'That's Life' in the Steel City November 2014

'That's Life' in the Steel City

Rick Sebak recalls Frank Sinatra’s encounters with legions of Pittsburgh fans, as well as Myron Cope, Franco Harris — and Peggy Sebak.

Trick or Treatment October 2014

Trick or Treatment

The scariest visitor to Pittsburgh wasn't a who — but a what. Rick Sebak recaps some of our microscopic adversaries.

The Beatles Never Slept Here September 2014

The Beatles Never Slept Here

Despite drawing a sell-out crowd for the group's September 1964 concert, no local hotels welcomed The Fab Four to stay overnight.

Joan Baez's Night of Music and Peace August 2014

Joan Baez's Night of Music and Peace

Rick Sebak recounts the time the singer played a free show in the Steel City.

Bill Gates: Honorary Pittsburgher July 2014

Bill Gates: Honorary Pittsburgher

Rick Sebak catalogues the Microsoft founder’s trips to the Steel City.

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