Point Park Globe

‘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...

‘Mercy and the Firefly’ inspired by life in Homestead

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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Even though Cassidi Parker was not cast in the Pittsburgh Playhouse premiere of "Mercy and the Firefly," she had developed such a connection with the play that she stuck around as assistant director in case something opened during production. Parker's intuition proved correct when she was cast as an...

Handmade wares ‘Pop Up’ at Burgheoisie

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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While living in Philadelphia, Lauren Stauffer contributed to pop-up projects – community initiatives that promote revitilization by opening exhibits and businesses in vacant storefronts."It makes the city a little more vibrant," Stauffer, 26, said.When she moved to Pittsburgh last July, Stauffer ma...

Modern dance professor brings ‘fresh perspective’

Written By Alexandra Zegar

June 29, 2016


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For Garfield Lemonius, nothing compares to being in a studio and teaching. The newest associate professor of Modern Dance has used his teaching talents in a variety of schools across the country.  Now, he brings his unique philosophy to the students of Point Park University's dance program. Lemonius re...

Hanlon’s Cafe relocates, keeps oldfashioned flavor, ‘loyal’ customers

Written By Julia Marasco

June 29, 2016


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Walking through the doors of Hanlon's café, one is overwhelmed by the sound and smell of sizzling bacon and eggs on the grill. Sitting in the shiny red vinyl booths or at the counter on a spinning stool, it seems this eatery is from another era. This may seem out of place in the middle of Downtown Pi...

Horrible Movie Organization ‘takes bad to whole new level’

Written By Camelia Montoy

June 29, 2016


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A prehistoric shark, thought to be extinct, terrorizes a beach resort in Mexico with unrealistic footage, deliberate dialogue and absurdly bad humor.Shouts of terror, commentary and even applause littered the screening room in mockery during "Shark Attack 3: Megalodon."Welcome to the Horrible Movie Or...

Indie band Minus the Bear to play at Mr. Small’s

Written By Justine Bennett

June 29, 2016


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Cliff Chien, a huge follower of Minus the Bear, attended the band’s almost sold out 10 Year Anniversary Tour show in 2011 and said it was a “nearly life-changing event.” He promised himself he would see the band every time they returned to Pittsburgh — luckily for him that time is coming up so...

Interactive, ‘cabaret-style’ variety show part of upcoming Gallery Crawl

Written By Richelle Szypulski

June 29, 2016


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Several of the exhibits in the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's upcoming Gallery Crawl were constructed using the latest technological advances, like the 30 human-sized interactive robots in the Wood Street Galleries' "Hysterical Machines."However, one artistic attraction rewinds technology all the way ba...

Jeanne Beveridge finds niche in decade of nursing at Point Park

Written By Kelly Cline

June 29, 2016


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A quarter past eight in the morning, and two female Point Park University students waited in the health services office, located on the second floor of Thayer Hall, to be examined for health problems. One student displayed symptoms of the flu while the other was in search of a heating pad. The two wa...