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Lawrence Hall gains permanent art exhibit

Lawrence Hall gains permanent art exhibit

Written By Nicole Pampena, Copy Editor
October 18
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For 30 years, Jack Tomayko, former board of trustees member and CEO of the Tomayko Group, has collected the work of internationally renowned painter Frank Mason. Even better, he knew Mason and his wife personally. Through his connections and enthusiasm for art, Lawrence Hall Gallery, just outside...

Travelin’ McCourys to perform at Rex

Travelin’ McCourys to perform at Rex

Written By Carley Bonk
October 18
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The Travelin’ McCoury's, a bluegrass staple, will be performing with the Jeff Austin Band on their Grateful Ball tour stop at the Rex Theater. They will be paying tribute to the sounds of acclaimed folk band the Grateful Dead this Friday, Oct. 21. Though bluegrass may not be the most popular genre...

Photo exhibit displays daily life in Uganda

Photo exhibit displays daily life in Uganda

Written By Carley Bonk
October 11
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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is hosting a photography exhibit by Pulitzer Prize winner Martha Rial called “In Uganda, A School to Call Home” at the 937 Liberty Gallery. The photographs feature the organizations Bright Kids Uganda and the Great Kings and Queens Children’s Center and their humanitarian...

Guitarist starts band, founds annual music festival

Guitarist starts band, founds annual music festival

Written By Eddie Trizzino, Co-Features Editor
October 4
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From Led Zeppelin to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chase Barron had mastered songs by several famous bands by the end of middle school. By the time he entered high school, he decided it was time to ditch the Guitar Hero controller to learn the real thing. Since then, Barron, a junior multimedia major,...

Doors Open shows behind the scenes of historic buildings

Doors Open shows behind the scenes of historic buildings

Written By Cindy Hindle
October 4
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Pittsburgh native Bonnie Baxter left Pittsburgh for a short time and lived in Chicago.  During that time, she and her husband had the chance to participate in the event Open House Chicago, which allowed visitors to get a behind the scenes view of some of the city’s historic buildings. “We moved...

Bubble soccer comes back to PPU gymnasium

Bubble soccer comes back to PPU gymnasium

Written By Ian Brady
October 4
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Campus Activities Board (CAB) is bringing back the popular Bubble Soccer game for its second annual event, encouraging students to step out of their comfort zones and into a bubble. “It’s such a spectacle to see 50 students running at each other in bubbles, falling all over the place and just...

Absurd tirades and uncomfortable laughter: A theater review

Absurd tirades and uncomfortable laughter: A theater review

Written By Tyler Dague
October 4
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As the lights dim in the theater, choir music swells between car horns and subway brakes. Suddenly, David Berryman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway playwright, hurls epithets and insults in a blind rage against the state of the theater from his dated Upper West Side apartment. As her father rants...

Honors Program volunteers for The Great Race

Honors Program volunteers for The Great Race

Written By Nicole Pampena, Copy Editor
September 27
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When runners of the 39th annual Richard S. Caliguiri Great Race entered Point Park’s campus with only half of a mile to go, the sun was on their backs and Honors Program students were ready to greet and encourage them. The students stood ready with a water cup in one hand and a cowbell in the other....

Two-person show explores multi-faceted relationships

Two-person show explores multi-faceted relationships

Written By Kelsey Wolfe
September 27
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The REP Professional Theatre Company is continuing its season with the opening of another play this week, with director Robert Turano tackling the complicated relationship between a father and daughter in Halley Feiffer’s play “I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard.” “Halley’s writing is a brilliant...

Pittsburgh Public Theater opens season with ‘The Fantasticks’

Pittsburgh Public Theater opens season with ‘The Fantasticks’

Written By Karly Rivera, Co-Features Editor
September 27
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During Tony Bingham’s career at Point Park University, he landed a role in the production of “The Fantasticks.” Almost 25 years later, Bingham will take the stage again in “The Fantasticks,” joined by another alumnus of Point Park, Jason Shaver. “I’m still compelled by the story. I’m...

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