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Of Mice and Men opens at Pittsburgh Playhouse

Of Mice and Men opens at Pittsburgh Playhouse

Written By Mia Rupani
June 29
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Point Park University will kick off its 2014-15 theater season with Of Mice and Men, a play written by John Steinbeck and adapted from the 1937 novel of the same name. The University’s professional theatre company The REP will be performing the show Sept. 5-21. Robert A. Miller, son of famous Americ...

Musical theater major joins Broadway cast

Musical theater major joins Broadway cast

Written By Ty Smith
June 29
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photo by Mike Guo Kaley Ann Voorhees, a  musical theater major, made her Broadway debut in “The Phantom of the Opera” in New York City on Monday. “Phantom” is Broadway’s longest running musical.    When Kaley Ann Voorhees received a call from her manager t...

Charities join together for a spectacle event

Charities join together for a spectacle event

Written By Tyler Polk
June 29
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A year ago, arts planner Nina Sauer of Most Wanted Fine Art met the socially conscious owners of Penn Avenue Eyewear at an event at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont. They began to explore ways that the eyewear company could help starving artists build collections and find health care.  A year ...

Small businesses profit from World Festival

Small businesses profit from World Festival

Written By Kariann Mano
June 29
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Acclaimed pianist opens PSO season

Written By Kim Roberts
June 29
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Internationally acclaimed Chinese pianist Lang Lang tours and performs in venues all over the world, and his next stop is Pittsburgh.The musician will perform his Year of the Dragon concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and music director Manfred Honeck to start off the orchestra's 2012-2013 se...

Actress conquers criticism

Written By Sarafina M. Brooks
June 29
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 Lachele Carl has covered a great deal of territory in her acting career.  She has performed here in the United States as well as in Europe, Japan and South Africa."You wake up one morning and you never know what's going to happen by the end of the day," Carl said. "You could still be out of work or...

Alumna takes role in HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Written By Kineen Dillard
June 29
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 After eight auditions, Margot Bingham finally got the call that she landed a role on the HBO show, Boardwalk Empire. Bingham was so excited about it that nothing could ruin her day.“I got the call and then my phone got pick-pocketed later that day but other than that it was a really good day,” sa...

Alumnae co-author new book

Written By Kim Roberts
June 29
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Growing up, Julia Gongaware and Sarah Sudar never had any intentions of becoming writers. Today, the Point Park alumni are two of four co-authors of the“Food Lovers' Guide to Pittsburgh,” which was published on Sept. 4.The book is a guide to over 200 restaurants in the Pittsburgh area. It is curre...

Alumnus brings new twist to old favorite

Written By Kelli Murphy
June 29
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Ever since the 1930s, the salsa has quickly gone from becoming the meeting point between Spanish and African culture to a worldwide phenomenon, starting in Cuba and traveling with rhythmic movements and upbeat melodies to the United States.As of last Monday, Point Park University played host to this un...

Alumnus returns to Pittsburgh in ‘Sister Act’

Written By Kim Roberts
June 29
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 When Point Park University alumnus E. Clayton Cornelious won a role in the Pittsburgh Playhouse's production of "Brigadoon" in 1995, he knew he was doing something right. As an African-American playing the role of a Scottish groom, Cornelious knew the atypical casting choice was a reflection on hi...

Pop culture collides with the obscure at Tekko

Pop culture collides with the obscure at Tekko

Written By Eddie Trizzino
March 30
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photo courtesy of Tekko marketing and communications department  A group of cosplayers gathers outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center last year. Thousands of people bring different characters to life from anime to video games by creating costumes. A crowd of Japanese culture enthusiasts and ...

Slow Clap improv club gears up for comedy jam

Slow Clap improv club gears up for comedy jam

Written By Eddie Trizzino
March 16
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It may be hard for some people to find ways to relieve the stress that comes with being in the middle of a college semester. For others, all they need is a laugh which they can get with one simple ingredient: jam. Point Park University’s premier improv squad, Slow Clap, will host an improv jam o...

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