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Turning 50? Start a rock and roll band.

In his 50s, John Vento became lead vocalist of Nied's Hotel Band. And why not? Here's a sweet tale of Pittsburgh rock and roll and an admirable second act about never giving up on your dream.

Checklist: what's needed in Pittsburgh neighborhood business districts

The Strip District could use a pharmacy. Mt. Lebanon is in need of a Thai restaurant. Lawrenceville lacks two kinds of essential businesses. Read on to learn what our most walkable neighborhoods are missing when it comes to rounding out a robust business district. Where there's a need, there's opportunity. Any takers?

The updated guide to Lawrenceville

From the newest restaurant (Cure) to galleries, coffee shops and one of a kind stores, hip and eclectic Lawrenceville is a model of transformation. Here's your definitive guide to getting around the cool neighborhood which found its niche in arts and design.

Your all-local guide to great holiday shopping

Want to make a difference this holiday season? Give a gift to Pittsburgh and support your local, independent shops. You'll help boost our neighborhoods and contribute to the overall vitality of our city. And it's fun when you have this great guide to cool stores in town.

The Talent Dividend: How more college grads can add to Pittsburgh's bottom line

What's the best thing a city can do to achieve more economic success? Increase its number of college graduates. The most prosperous cities have the highest number of college grads. Read how the Talent Dividend calculates just how much college degrees add to a city's bottom line--think billions--and why Pittsburgh is one of 57 cities competing for the million dollar prize to boost college attainment.

Babs Carryer: Six cool ideas from Demo Day

We have a thriving early-stage entrepreneurial community, due in no small part to startup accelerator, AlphaLab, and Project Oympus, writes Babs in her first blog for Pop City. She spotlights six very cool ideas at the recent Demo Day.

Starting a business in a down economy

Despite the economic downturn, some brave and young entrepreneurial souls have opened their own businesses in Pittsburgh and are doing quite well, thank you. From new restaurants to combination stores, they're beating the odds--and loving life while they're at it.

Pittsburgh's street art, a yarn of epic proportion

Pittsburgh's street art scene is vibrant, from Andy Warhol flowers as window dressing to yarn bombs on parking meters and bike racks and tin can art on street poles. Just as we were about to ask what's next, a sweater for the Mr. Rogers statue?, a red sweater appeared.

Hear Me: Kids' voices ringing out

Giving kids a voice is what the Hear Me project is all about and now those youth voices can be heard all over Pittsburgh. From tin cans that you tip to hear stories to storyboxes, it's letting kids have a powerful say. And in some cases, it's already changing things for the better.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: It's Dirty Dancing Season at Attack Theatre

Grand-pliés and glam rock: They've danced on stages and everywhere in between--inside art museums, abandoned nightclubs and even shipping containers. Now's your chance to get down (and dirty) with them. So channel your inner Tina Turner or Jack Sparrow and don your most suggestive attire for the always devilish Dirty Ball.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: 24-hour pARTy People in Lawrenceville

This weekend, Art All Night transforms Lawrenceville's historic 19th-century Iron City Brewing complex into a 24-hour showplace for some 1,200 artworks and 35 performances. So just what are you and the other expected 12,000 revelers in for?

More Reasons Why Artists Should Move to Pittsburgh

Two weeks ago we ran the article Top Reasons Why Artists Should Move to Pittsburgh and now, as promised, we present part two. From an abundance of arts funding, to a long history of industry, to an atmosphere of support, here are five more ways Pittsburgh welcomes artists.

Top reasons artists should move to Pittsburgh

We have at least 10 reasons why artists should make their home in Pittsburgh, from the ease of making your mark to the revved-up café culture. We'll outline five reasons here and then five more in a future issue. Got your own reason? We want to hear it.

12 Steps to Making Pittsburgh a National Energy Leader

The crisis is for real but the solutions are right at hand. Pittsburgh has turned the corner as a region that is better withstanding the down economy than many others. What's next for us? How about becoming a national leader in energy solutions? Turns out we have everything it takes. Here's the 12 Steps to making it happen.

New Girl in Town: On Nemacolin and Falling Rock

Did you know there's a new five-star resort near  Pittsburgh? And that no one at Pop City has been there? We've been to Nemacolin, of course, but not the modern and lux Falling Rock with the 24/7 butler service and 10-pillow menu. So off we went with--who else--but New Girl in Town?
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