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Rick Sebak Introduces You to Pittsburgh's Circus King October 2018

Rick Sebak Introduces You to Pittsburgh's Circus King

Multi-talented performer Dan Rice may be “the most famous man you've never heard of.”

Rick Sebak Details the Town Named for Eleanor September 2018

Rick Sebak Details the Town Named for Eleanor

The First Lady's many area trips endeared her to the region — and one community in particular.

Czechoslovakia was Forged in Pittsburgh July 2018

Czechoslovakia was Forged in Pittsburgh

Rick Sebak details how the establishment of the European nation began with a meeting Downtown.

Remembering Bruno Sammartino: “The Italian Superman” June 2018

Remembering Bruno Sammartino: “The Italian Superman”

The storied grappler captured the imagination — and the hearts — of generations of Pittsburghers.

Four Soldiers from McKeesport Carried Lincoln at the End May 2018

Four Soldiers from McKeesport Carried Lincoln at the End

A quartet of local soldiers played a role in Lincoln’s final hours.

Rick Sebak Digs Up Distant Carnegie-Trump Connection April 2018

Rick Sebak Digs Up Distant Carnegie-Trump Connection

Research into Andrew Carnegie’s marriage reveals an unlikely, albeit tenuous, connection between the Pittsburgh icon and the 45th President.

Jack Kerouac: Manager of the Pittsburgh Plymouths March 2018

Jack Kerouac: Manager of the Pittsburgh Plymouths

In a league of his own making, the famous writer cast himself as the skipper of a (fantasy) Pittsburgh ball club.

Billy Strayhorn Wasn't Born Here, but that Doesn't Matter February 2018

Billy Strayhorn Wasn't Born Here, but that Doesn't Matter

A look back at the the Pittsburgh journey of jazz great Billy Strayhorn.

Why Pittsburgh Used to Hate Alexander Hamilton January 2018

Why Pittsburgh Used to Hate Alexander Hamilton

The musical “Hamilton” made its subject a hero again, but Alexander Hamilton wasn’t always beloved in western Pennsylvania.

For You the Red Sky Shone December 2017

For You the Red Sky Shone

Exploring the role Pittsburgh played in the life of the quirky songwriter Loudon Wainwright III.

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