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Future Tenant premieres performance exhibition ‘Trespass 2012’

Written By Adelyn Biedenbach

June 29, 2016

Lasers, fog and black light merge into improvisational sound. Percussion music with household objects is created on the spot. And then there are puppets.            Each of these artistic expressions combine to create Future Tenant Art Gallery's three part performance residency entitled Tr...

Cultural District preps for Gallery Crawl, festival launch

Written By Liz Furrer

June 29, 2016

This Friday night, four parked cars morphed into tiki bars, demolition cars and bedazzled auto canvasses will call Eighth Street and Penn Avenue home.With initial popularity in the Southern United States, these artists aim to increase mobile art interest in the Northeast, debuting at Pittsburgh’s qu...

Ghosts haunt Downtown pizza place

Written By Jane McAnallen

June 29, 2016

 Frank Wazni does not believe in ghosts, but he certainly respects them.Wazni, an employee at Downtown’s Papa J’s for more than 18 years, was first employed after his predecessor quit in a rage, throwing his apron down and swearing he would never return after seeing “her” again.Who was this my...

Dancers kick into high gear for Rockettes audition

Written By Alexandra Zegar

June 29, 2016

Every year, hundreds of girls from across the country audition for a spot in one of the most famous dance companies in the United States, the Radio City Rockettes.  This year, several Point Park girls will have a chance to add their gams to the prestigious kickline when they attend the company’s Ne...

Go Pretzel brings new twist to town

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016

Food service-savvy couple Rob and Genalle Day look for business trends in big cities to get ideas for future endeavors."We visit different retail stores in different cities to get inspired," Rob, 32, said. "We go to New York City, Philadelphia and D.C., and we figure out what Pittsburgh does not have so...

Dancers prepare for Byham show

Written By Alexandra Zegar

June 29, 2016

From April 19 to 21, Point Park University dance students will take the stage at the Byham Theater as part of the dance department’s annual spring performance. The concert will feature several diverse works, including “Heretic” by Martha Graham, “Sky” by Kevin Iega Jeff, “Bow Out” by Va...

Graduate blends love of travel, photography in Grand Canyon

Written By Sarah Cunningham

June 29, 2016

Imagine having college classes outside with the sun shining, surrounded by natural earth tones and breathtaking views.  Madeline McKain spent her final semester with Point Park in the Grand Canyon living this scene.With the help of journalism professor and Director of the Honors Program, Helen Fallon, Mc...

DIY, inexpensive gift ideas for the holiday season

Written By Denise Tristan and Cayla Dameron

June 29, 2016

The holidays are fast approaching, and it may be hard for college students to get their loved ones gifts this season.Students often find themselves without money or at least low on funds during the holiday season which means looking for alternatives to expensive gift giving such as homemade, do-it-yourself (D...

Downtown eateries dance after sunset

Written By Nikki Williams

June 29, 2016

When Nicolette Pawlowski moved from Chicago to Pittsburgh, the first thing on her mind was not where she could shop or the best places to eat; it was where she was going to salsa."About two and a half years ago, a friend of mine took me … to a salsa dancing club and I thought,  ‘Let's just check it...

Dream Cream Ice Cream opens Downtown

Written By Lori Pometo

June 29, 2016

Dream Cream Ice Cream co-founder Alecia Shipman's vision is to "serve others while serving ice cream." Dream Cream Ice Cream, an ice cream shop set to open in downtown Pittsburgh on Liberty Avenue this spring, aims helps individuals and organizations raise money to achieve their dreams.Her idea stemmed fr...

Engineering alumna works on international projects

Written By Kim Roberts

June 29, 2016

Abby Virag spends her days as a mechanical engineer working on projects ranging from New York City's subways to transit systems for major airports in Saudi Arabia.Point Park alumna had the opportunity to explore different fields in engineering since her 2007 graduation. Now, she is excelling as an en...

Chilean creates cultural confluence

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016

When Jose Olavarria Baeza first came to the United States, he stayed inside his house for days trying to read a single chapter of a novel in English.            He did not speak to anyone in class, fearing that he would be laughed at for not knowing the language.            Th...