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Lightwave International has designed laser sets for artists like Lady Gaga, Pink Floyd and Madonna.

Lightwave International designs laser sets for concerts all over the world

Lightwave International, based in Eighty Four, Washington County, travels the globe designing concert lasers for big-time performers like Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Pink Floyd. 

Larimer Community Garden

Larimer welcomes home some long-overdue hope

Led by a $30 million grant from the federal government and businesses like East End Brewery and community development nonprofit GTECH putting down roots, the East End neighborhood of Larimer is reasserting itself as a green, sustainable community. 

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: A Q&A with the Pittsburgh filmmakers behind "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin"

We spoke with Pittsburgh-based filmmaker Nicholas Mross and his brother Daniel, a Pittsburgh-based computer programmer, about their documentary "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin," which premiers at the SouthSide Works Cinema on Oct. 7.

Artist Jessie Rommelt is one of the founders of Bunker Projects, an experimental gallery in Pittsburgh's East End.

Bunker Project experimental gallery offers live/work space for artists

Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh's East End is an experimental gallery that offers live/work space for artists to engage the community.

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Boosting train travel in Pennsylvania is a complicated challenge

A push to improve and repopularize passenger train routes has had varying degrees of success across the state. Fortunately, riding the rails is still one of the most relaxing, greenest ways to travel.

Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Tech Crawl

Meet the brains behind the city's brightest tech ideas

Follow along on a four-day whirlwind of technological innovation, creative invention and mind-blowing possibility. The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance's Tech Crawl unveils the brains behind the city's best and brightest ideas for the future.

The Strip District is Pittsburgh's destination for one-of-a-kind wholesale and retail finds.

Take a trip through the Strip

As the Strip District expands its business district into neighboring Lawrenceville, the city's go-to marketplace for exotic foods, one-of-a-kind shopping and locally made spirits is evolving beyond its wholesale roots. 

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Ennui album release show at Space Gallery

Pittsburgh native Jim Doutrich readies the release of his fourth album "Telepathic Beat" under his Ennui moniker with a performance at the Space Gallery in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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Can small ideas add up to big change for cities? 13 projects that prove they can (VIDEO)

Urban revitalization is not built on stadiums and skyscrapers alone. Vibrant cities begin with passionate people working on the ground, doing the creative heavy lifting to make their communities better. Leading up to Urban Innovation Exchange Sept. 24-26 in Detroit, we take a look at 13 small projects with big potential.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pop City Presents Blood Simple at Row House Cinema

Pop City is partnering with Row House Cinema, Lawrenceville's new single-screen movie theater, to bring you the first film from the Coen brothers, Blood Simple.

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Community development corporations give power to the people (part 2 of 2)

From thriving communities like Oakland and Lawrenceville to hilltop communities seeking to fulfill basic needs, CDCs address their neighborhoods' individual concerns.


Robin Fusco takes notes during the first residency.

Point Park University's new low-residency MFA program attracts students from around the world

Point Park University's new Master of Fine Arts program in screen- and playwriting allows students to benefit from Pittsburgh's rich cultural history without leaving their hometown.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: The Thrival Music + Innovation Festival is finally here

The Thrill Mill-run Thrival Music + Innovation Festival gears up for its second year with a week's worth of innovation and business programming capped off by a weekend of live music and great food.

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Creating place: The role of Community Development Corporations in Pittsburgh's neighborhoods

From implementing civic projects to the general betterment of a neighborhood, CDCs bridge the gap between city funding and the community to create unique, livable spaces.

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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.
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