Point Park Globe

‘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...

‘Let’s Go! Fest’ unites fans, students, bands

Written By Phil Trona

June 29, 2016

 On Wednesday, April 14, Point Park University hosted "Let's Go! Fest," a live performance featuring the band I Can Make a Mess like Nobody's Business, which is one of several side projects by Ace Enders of five-piece pop-rock group The Early November.  Co-headlining the show was 27-year-old Anthony Ra...

Zombies, vampires find home in horror class

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016

An outbreak of ghastly, flesh-eating creatures is headed directly toward Point Park University. Students must find ways to barricade the doors and create homemade weapons from the items in their backpacks to ward them off.            During the zombie section of the Literature, Film and Fe...

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

Written By Emily Bastaroli

June 29, 2016

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

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

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...