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Sean Luther is Using Pittsburgh as a Creative ‘Urban Laboratory’

Envision Downtown is experimenting with the fabric of the urban core.

Let It Rain

In the midst of its 20th anniversary, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is diving into the city’s neighborhoods.

He Helps Pittsburgh Children Get a Good Early Start

Fred Brown and the Homewood Children’s Village are creating a pipeline for success for Pittsburgh children, from birth through school and into the workforce.
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The Favorite Son of Indiana, Pa.

Rick Sebak notes the ongoing connection between beloved actor Jimmy Stewart and his hometown.

The Soundtrack to Downtown — by Chico Marx

Rick Sebak breaks down the many connections between the legendary pianist and comedic performer and Downtown Pittsburgh.

Sting’s Secret WQED Gig in Pittsburgh

In the early 1990s, Rick Sebak witnessed an exclusive Oakland performance by Sting, frontman for The Police.
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Great Minds

Tuba and Euphonium Players Invited to Join in Christmas Concert

Waynesburg University will present a TUBACHRISTMAS concert on Dec. 9.

Classic Christmas Tale Gets a Twist at Slippery Rock University

An adapted version of “A Christmas Carol” will be presented during a seven-show run.

CMU Gets $10 Million to Study Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

The grant from the K&L Gates law firm comes at a time of increasing concern about the impact of AI technologies.



Something big is going on with small companies in our region –– to the tune of $1.7 billion worth of additional investment in Western Pennsylvania. The heroes of this story are the men and women behind these companies. Click here for their stories.

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Why You Should Know: Paul Leu

The University of Pittsburgh associate professor has spearheaded research on solar energy and antimicrobial surfaces, but he also serves as adviser to a lighthearted college club.

40 Under 40: 2016

Meet our 2016 class of 40 Pittsburghers Under 40 who are changing our region – and the world – for the better.

Tales from The Old Silt: Life On the River in Pittsburgh

At 84, Vince Hammill still serves as the captain of the Katie H, a sternwheeler he refurbished in the 1980s and has been piloting up and down Pittsburgh's rivers ever since.

Latrobe and The Arnold Palmer Name

As Palmer’s fame rose throughout the 20th century, Latrobe and the region’s profile climbed with it.

Daytripping: Flight 93's Field of Sorrows

The national memorial in Shanksville is a place for somber reflection and remembrance.

Why You Should Know: William Phoennik

The WWII veteran has donated his memorabilia, including a wide collection of hand-drawn envelopes from his war correspondence, to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum.

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The 412

Meet Some Steelers, Get Some Autographs, Help Some Kids

Members of the Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive line and the team's entire rookie class will be signing autographs for charity later this week.

Richard DeShantz Shows You How to Make Pot Roast Like a Pro

The owner of Meat & Potatoes shares his delicious techniques with a national TV audience.

The Mosaic Stairway: You've Never Seen Steps Like These

When viewed from the foot of the South Side Slopes of Pittsburgh, the stairs ascending Josephine Street form a massive image that consists of more than 7,500 individual mosaic tiles.

Joe Manganiello Plays the Good Guy for Children’s Hospital

The actor, director and Mt. Lebanon native is joining the board of trustees of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.
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