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Photo slide show: the North Shore Connector

See the North Shore Connector before it opens March 25th in this preview slide show. From the striking design of the T-stops to the restored Bearden mural to the under-river T, it's big city impressive. And the rides are free.

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At PDP annual meeting: PNC Legacy Project, holiday market, celebrating the city

From "truly frumpy" to transformed, Pittsburgh's downtown was celebrated at the annual meeting of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnerships on Tuesday where PNC's Jim Rohr provided the keynote address and announced the latest project in the new Lantern Building on Liberty.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Playing for Change promotes world peace through music

Music has long been a catalyst for advancing world peace. Now, The Playing For Change band--an all-star lineup of musicians hailing from Northern Ghana to New Orleans--will bring a global multimedia peace movement to the Byham for one vibrant night on the 29th.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Distinctively Dutch Festival launches Downtown

For the next three months, the cutting-edge culture of the Netherlands will converge on Downtown's Cultural District and arts venues around town. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is set to kick off its Distinctively Dutch Festival, packed with two dozen events, work by 75 artists, ambitious world premieres, and a festival buzz that can already be felt.

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A call for refinement. Not retirement.

Some people have a flair for living. Which is why this playwright suggests we rebrand retirement as refinement and dedicate ourselves to what he calls the pursuit. Fall in love with it, and that will decide "what seizes your imagination, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude." After reading this, you won't want to miss his new trilogy, Elder Hostages.  

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre unveils Uncommon

Uncommon moves: What happens when classical Baroque (think the three B's: Bach, Beethoven & Brahms!) meets contemporary ballet? Find out when Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre debuts a bold world premiere and a new partnership with the August Wilson Center.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District

There's the US debut of Norwegian artist HC Gilje's immersive light and video installation. And the toy theater parlor from the The Society for the Advancement of Miniature Curiosa. Not to mention burning poi, snakes and other pyro-props of Steel Town Fire. Get set for 34-plus venues forming a virtual arts hothouse Downtown.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

Tales of the "man behind the myth" have captivated audiences for ages. Now, pride, power and industrial design will converge when storytelling guru Mike Daisey brings his much-lauded "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" to town for a performance rarely seen outside of NYC.

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Best brunch spots in Pittsburgh

From E2 to Meat and Potatoes, Pittsburgh's brunch scene is better than ever. Find out who's doing what in the way of Sunday brunch (and is it too much to ask for Saturday, too?)

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Social innovation eXchange on civic design and placemaking

Our first SiX event is sold out but not to worry. We'll cover it here in Pop City and we'll have more Social innovation eXchanges to come this year. For those already registered, here's what to expect. 

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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.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: The Sprout Fund marks 10 creative years with TENACITY retrospective

How to mark 10 massively successful years supporting game-changing artistic, entrepreneurial and community-based projects in Pittsburgh? What began as a "10 artists, 10 minutes each" presentation has evolved into a one-night-only festival-style powerhouse featuring the city's most compelling and cutting-edge performances. Move over Hothouse, TENACITY is in (down)town.

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My ideal Pittsburgh weekend: Renee Piechocki

When her artist friend visited Pittsburgh, the director of the Office of Public Art showed her the artsy side of town, from a tour of the newly installed Romare Bearden mural at Gateway Station to a ceramic studio in Carnegie and two visits to the world-class Carnegie Museum of Art. Follow the fun with Renee and her group of friends.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Out Of Rubble premieres at Downtown's SPACE

One month after the US marked 10 years of war in Afghanistan--the longest war in our country’s history--a compelling new exhibition and publication is transforming Downtown's SPACE Gallery into a venue for thinking about the representation and the aftermath of deadly conflict--as well as the hope for survival and peace. And you are invited to make, think, act, and discuss.

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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.
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