February 2017

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In Concert: What's Next for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra?

Melia Tourangeau, CEO and president of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, looks to lead the ensemble forward after a discordant strike.

Restaurant Review: Umami in Lawrenceville

Umami sets the bar for izakaya openings in Pittsburgh. But its owners still have steps to take to keep raising the standard.

Daytripping: Have Musket, Will Travel

The rest is history at ye olde Colonial Williamsburg, the former capital of Virginia and now a restored Revolutionary War-era village.

Talk of the Tahn: The Consequences of Trespassing

I snuck into a steel mill. Bethlehem, Pa. I’d been bragging about how big Pittsburgh’s industrial ruins were when a woman in a bar told me, “Bethlehem’s are bigger.” Size matters.

She is Robert Morris University's Colonial Ace on Ice

RMU women’s hockey star Brittany Howard is racking up points and school records — and could lead her team to an NCAA title.

Remembering Dr. King's Visits to Pittsburgh

Rick Sebak documents Dr. Martin Luther King’s trips to Pittsburgh, including the still-resonant words from his final visit.

Pittsburgh's Distillers Launch A Spirited Comeback

Long before Kentucky was bourbon country, whiskey’s home was southwestern Pennsylvania. Even the federal militia that suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion couldn’t dry up Old Monongahela; it took Prohibition to do that. Now a new generation of distillers is still-crazy, after all these years.

The Wine Experts: Meet Pittsburgh's Super Sommeliers

Restaurant wine experts help to break down stereotypes associated with their profession.

Battle to the Top

Veteran bartender Nicole Battle continues a career of mentorship as the new president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild.
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