Point Park Globe

New improv comedy club offers ‘outlet’

Written By Sara Payne

June 29, 2016


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Lara McCann-Moran's decision to take an improvisation class ultimately guided her to meeting Alex Tracy, a Point Park University graduate who was the president of Point Park's former improv club, Not Quite There."Since he left, the group basically just dissolved," McCann-Moran, 19-year-old acting so...

New ‘Rocky Horror’ production pushes boundaries

Written By Christopher Squier

June 29, 2016


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The Brisbane Management Group’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show” brings interaction to a whole new level.         In most theater shows, the audience is firmly planted in their seats facing the stage, but in a new take on Richard O’Brien’s cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Sh...

New U.K. study detects Autism at young age with brain scans

Written By Joel Brewton

June 29, 2016


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            Brian Willingham-McLain, an Oakland resident, is 12-years-old and enjoys Disney movies, swimming, and doing flips on his trampoline; all activities one would expect from a normal boy of his age. However, Brian’s life is far from, what people classify as, “normal.” When he...

New Toonseum exhibit honors ‘father of graphic novels’

Written By Akasha Brandt

June 29, 2016


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Sometimes called the "grandfather" of the graphic novel, artist Will Eisner felt comic books should stand alone as a medium, instead of simple weekly strips.His comic art, "The Spirit" and "A Contract with God," inspired the work of generations of graphic novelists and cartoonists.To showcase the 19...

Local band to perform ‘cohesive mix’ of pop/rock

Written By Emily Bastaroli

June 29, 2016


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Steve Foht took a trip to San Diego when he was hit with inspiration for his band’s newest album. He felt the rush of the plane lifting off as it flew off the track, feeling the excitement of the pressure in his chest as the plane ascended into the sky.From that, Music From Another’s Room’s, ...

Local victim-turned-advocate fights for funding of federal task forces

Written By Colleen Ferguson

June 29, 2016


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As Alicia Kozakiewicz stood behind a podium in December, addressing a small crowd of reporters with cameras and notebooks, the courtyard of the Downtown Allegheny County Courthouse echoed with emptiness. While Kozakiewicz delivered a message intended for state lawmakers on the need for funding for po...

Los Angeles lures summer interns

Written By Camelia Montoy

June 29, 2016


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Point Park University senior Megan Beavis spent the summer in Los Angeles working an internship at a top talent agency where she got to assist with scouting talent and experience life as a real talent agent.For Rachel Cullari, her summer internship on the West Coast at an events planning agency allowed he...

Halloween: the second best holiday of the year

Written By Colleen Ferguson

June 29, 2016


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The costumes are made, the decorations are hung, the candy bowl is overflowing and the candy corn is almost gone. Yes, it's Halloween, the second best holiday of the year, and it's time to start preparing for those many themed parties to be attended, or hosted, this weekend.Why is it only second best? It...

‘M33’ utilizes social media to attract audience

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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When Chris Hays faced creating a marketing plan for the Pittsburgh Playhouse world premiere of "Marathon 33," she had several factors working against the play's success. "It's a tough time of year," Hays said. "We're worried about the weather, the fact that it's a new show, and we don't have a huge ma...

Handmade Arcade introduces eco-friendly crafts

Written By Shannon McKenzie

June 29, 2016


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Flower vases shaped like World War II era hand grenades and clocks depicting the iconic Barack Obama “Change” image are some of the items thatcrafter Toby Fraley will display at an upcoming craft fair, Handmade Arcade.“While this is my first year participating it seems like a great event,” Fr...

Megabus offers eco-friendly transportation option

Written By Nikki Williams

June 29, 2016


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Looking for a cheap, fun way to get home for spring break?  Interested in an easy trip to New York City with some friends? There is currently a mode of transportation which allows simple travel from Pittsburgh to other select locations in the United States and Canada, and it is called Megabus. "Megabus is...

Handmade Arcade showcases indie craft community

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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A clock made out of recycled bicycle cogs, a scarf screenprinted with a chrysanthemum pattern and a baby onesie adorned with the words "p is for pierogi" are just a a few of the items independent crafter Amy Garbark makes for her handmade goods brand Garbella."My design style is based a lot on pattern," Ga...