Point Park Globe

‘Phantom’ haunts Benedum with final tour in Pittsburgh

Written By Ashley Goodsell

June 29, 2016

“The Phantom of the Opera”, a Broadway musical that has been touring for 17 years in over 100 cities has made its final stop in Pittsburgh.With magical scenery and mind-blowing stage effects, this musical was crowd pleasing from start to finish. As the theater lights dimmed and the spectators se...

‘Moulin Rouge – The Ballet’ makes Pittsburgh debut

Written By Kim Roberts

June 29, 2016

This Valentine's Day weekend, a stage will be transformed into late 19th century Paris, and an artist and a dancer will fall in love in the romantic atmosphere of the Moulin Rouge cabaret.Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) will present five performances of the Pittsburgh debut of "Moulin Rouge - The Ba...

Photojournalist, Point Park alum starts job as new media specialist

Written By Abby Mathieu

June 29, 2016

Three shots were fired one April evening in downtown Pittsburgh near Point Park University's campus five years ago. A man was killed and left lying in the street in his own blood. As Kristopher Radder sat in his dorm room, he heard the shots. But while most stayed inside, Radder grabbed his camera an...

‘Music-driven’ rock opera brings history to life during ‘Evita’

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016

Justin Lonesome became fascinated with Eva Peron after learning about her on an episode of "Ripley's Believe It or Not" which described how her body disappeared for 17 years after her death but eventually emerged in a perfectly preserved state."I just thought that was so weird and fascinating," Lonesome, a ...

Pittsburgh band releases new EP

Written By Emily Bastaroli

June 29, 2016

Giuseppe Capolupo does not take “no” for an answer. Growing up, he thought being a musician would be the perfect job. Although everyone told him he could not do it, and he would need a backup plan, he refused to listen and followed his dream.“For me, music is a direct connection to human emotion,” Ca...

New club hopes to give back to community

Written By Kim Roberts

June 29, 2016

As a young girl, Victoria Robertson and her family received the gift of a house from the nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity. Ever since, the sophomore secondary education mathematics major has an interest in giving back to her community.Now Robertson will have the opportunity to volunteer fo...

New improv comedy club offers ‘outlet’

Written By Sara Payne

June 29, 2016

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

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

            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

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...

Nightmare on East Carson Street

Written By Richelle Szypulski

June 29, 2016

Most costume stores pack up their Halloween garb and shut their doors as soon as the calendar flips to November, but for Spotlight Costumes on East Carson Street in the South Side of Pittsburgh, it ia not even considered their busy season.Walking into the store, customers might experience a bit of se...

Noodles & Company opens in Market Square, serves variety of pasta dishes

Written By Akasha Brandt

June 29, 2016

Sitting at a table surrounded by empty bowls, a group of teenagers talk animatedly. Earlier, they had been slurping up the last bits of noodles from their bowls. The consensus of Point Park University students Ryan Bailey, Alesia Knott and friends was clear – they were satisfied with their bellies fu...