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August Wilson Center celebrates ‘Black Dance’

Written By Richelle Szypulski
June 29, 2016
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"Go," exhaled Kendra Dennard, igniting fellow members of the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble (AWCDE) into their next phrase of movement, and their bodies flowed in complete unison through the vigorous choreography as if they shared one collective brain. Even their breaths, heard over the electronic ac...

Cosplay sparks creativity

Written By Akasha Brandt
June 29, 2016
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Casey Trojanowski morphed into a 902-year-old space and time traveler just by crossing the threshold of the Tekkoshocon convention.Suddenly, he spoke in a British accent and referred to himself as “the Doctor,” a character from the BBC series “Doctor Who.”However, Trojanowski does not have a ...

Awesome Books ‘Pops Up’

Written By Sara Payne
June 29, 2016
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Another storefront has "popped up" Downtown as a part of Project Pop Up: Downtown created by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.  "I always thought it would be a good idea to have a store Downtown, but this seemed like a really good opportunity," Bob Ziller said Friday morning at the store.Ziller, of...

Born Yesterday

Written By Alexandra Zegar
June 29, 2016
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Pittsburgh Public Theater transforms into a swanky 1940s hotel next week when the theater presents its newest comedy production “Born Yesterday.” The 1940s play, by Garson Kanin, follows shady businessman Harry Brock (Ted Koch) as he travels to Washington with his entourage to conduct corrupt bu...

Broadway star directs Conservatory’s ‘Oklahoma!’

Written By Mandy Toledo
June 29, 2016
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Patrick Cassidy is best known for his time on stage, but for his latest show he will be found in the director’s chair.“Being able to pass on something that you’ve learned throughout your life and [giving] that to somebody else, that’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever been able to do,” sa...

Burqa ban creates debate amongst Muslims, students

Written By Emily Petsko
June 29, 2016
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For one Muslim student, wearing an enveloping robe, called an abaya, and a veil that conceals her face is a choice of "religious and personal freedom."            Yet many people, like Kimberly Sawor, feel that the niqab and burqa, veils that cover the face, represent the oppression of wo...

Burton Morris’ art “Pops” into the Heinz History Center

Written By Elizabeth Furrer
June 29, 2016
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Renderings of bright, iconic images such as the Statue of Liberty and a Volkswagen Beetle will accent the historic brick walls of the Senator John Heinz History Center, greeting patrons upon exiting the fourth floor elevator doors.Poptastic! The Art of Burton Morris will take center stage as the newest ex...

CAB makes changes, new student discounts

Written By Shanah Hupp
June 29, 2016
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When senior Aja Smith is with her fellow Campus Activities Board [CAB] members, she feels as if the group is a second family. As the vice president of marketing, Smith used this feeling as inspiration for CAB’s new logo: a pineapple.“[I chose a pineapple] to represent how CAB is different but [h...

Campus restaurant keeps prices low

Written By Akasha Brandt
June 29, 2016
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Tucked away in Village Park between the waterfall and the Boulevard Apartments, Osteria 100 offers a casual, fine dining experience on a budget. Point Park University welcomed the eatery, which is the sister restaurant of Osteria 2350 in the Strip District, onto campus this summer as an alternative di...

Campus Superstar, students showcase performance talents

Written By Richelle Szypulski
June 29, 2016
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Courtney Bassett belted her rendition of Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel," substituting "high-tops" for "high heels" and throwing in an obligatory "hee-hee."Connor Russell's "Hey Jude" by The Beatles was well-received as an audience of 400 clapped along.Luke Minx playfully averted his ey...

Chilean creates cultural confluence

Written By Emily Petsko
June 29, 2016
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When Jose Olavarria Baeza first came to the United States, he stayed inside his house for days trying to read a single chapter of a novel in English.            He did not speak to anyone in class, fearing that he would be laughed at for not knowing the language.            Th...

Cirque Dreams Pop Goes the Rock’ will use pop music, visuals ‘to blend emotion with motion’

Written By Emma Kramer
June 29, 2016
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When one thinks of Pittsburgh, the performing arts are normally not the first thing to come to mind. However, this may change in the upcoming years. Pittsburgh has been chosen to host the world premiere of Cirque Dreams Pop Goes the Rock, the newest production by world-renowned creator and producer, Ne...

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