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What smart cities can learn from Denver

Fueled by collaboration, the Mile High City is investing in transit-oriented development while also preserving its historic neighborhoods. Denver has gained 50,000 new residents in the past four years, outpacing its suburbs and most other metro areas.

The nearly two ton chandelier in the Benedum Center's auditorium is lowered for it's annual cleaning.

The art of preservation: What it takes to maintain the Cultural District's historic theaters

From cleaning a 4,700-pound chandelier to finding the perfect match for decades-old upholstery, keeping the historic theaters of the Cultural District in good condition is a delicately choreographed dance.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Girls Rock! Pittsburgh benefit concert

Support the local chapter of the rock and roll school aimed at empowering young women to use their creative voices. The Girls Rock! Pittsburgh benefit concert is Saturday at Assemble on Penn Avenue.

Edgar Thomson works in Braddock.

Are yinz breathing easy? The road to cleaner air in southwestern PA

Allegheny County is among the top 2 percent of regions in the U.S. with the most hazardous air pollutants. Though our steel days may be over, the atmosphere in Pittsburgh still needs improving.

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Alternate Histories: Q&A with pop artist Matthew Buchholz

A love of sci-fi kitsch led Brooklynite-turned-Pittsburgher Matthew Buchholz to populate historic, public domain images with space creatures and UFO for a line of cards and posters. Now, he's gotten his hands on some old film scripts that he's turned into pocket-sized editions with the help of Kickstarter.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittsburgh Comedy Festival

The 'Burgh is beginning to make its own contributions to the national comedy scene and this weekend's Pittsburgh Comedy Festival is ready to showcase the funny people of Steel City.

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Craft beer might just be southwest PA's next big thing

In a post-industrial region packed with ready-to-be-repurposed spaces, the craft beer industry is booming. Whether you're looking to brew your own, grab a growler to-go, or settle in for some suds and sparkling conversation, the next generation of breweries has you covered.

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Small scale, big deal: UIX invites urban innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit

Cities are reinventing themselves in creative new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join the Urban Innovation Exchange this Sept. 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation and trade ideas for the future.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: The premier of David Bernabo's 'Ongoing Box'

Local art polymath David Bernabo unveils his documentary, Ongoing Box at Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room Thursday. The film explores the creative process with a handful of Pittsburgh artists.

At Downtown's Seviche, you'll find Teresa Fera shaking up custom craft cocktails.

Great bartenders in the 'Burgh

We polled numerous bartenders and attended multiple drinking establishments to find five of the best barkeeps in the city. From picking the ideal vintage to crafting a custom cocktail, these experts make Pittsburgh a great place to grab a drink.


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Point Breeze: Pittsburgh's artsy, earth-friendly neighborhood

From Construction Junction to Shakespeare in the Park, Point Breeze is more than just a great place to get some brunch.

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How local is your beer? Brewers add more fresh, locally grown ingredients

Despite our love of local brews, many of the ingredients in our favorite beers are not sourced locally. Learn how brewers in Toronto, The Twin Cities, Cleveland and Philly are tapping into the local farming movement in their communities to add more fresh ingredients.

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Pittsburgh famous: Davon Magwood

Local comedian Davon Magwood is on the brink. He's about to record his first album at the Rex then move to New York. Flying the nest means taking a risk, but it's one he is willing to chance given the prospect of bringing his brand of subtle, race-conscious comedy to the masses.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Drusky and VIA bring Kuenta i Tambu to Cattivo

Forward thinking production crew VIA lines up another excellent concert with internationally renowned island dance crew Kuenta i Tambu.

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Ridin' foodie: A day in the life of a Pittsburgh food truck

The words "street food" have gained new meaning in recent years with the advent of the modern food truck. Writer Caroline Gerdes boards new-on-the-scene Mac & Gold Truck for a day to find out what it means to run a restaurant on wheels.
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