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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.

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.

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: Pittsburgh to host Women in Film and Television International Summit

The Pittsburgh chapter of Women in Film and Television International will host the organization's 14th annual summit at the Westin Convention Center Hotel this weekend.

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Where to dine around Market Square? Here's your guide.

Market Square's recent renovation has led to a surge of new restaurants in the square and beyond. Here's a list that have opened in the last few years. Try them all!

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Photo Slide Show: My impressions of Pittsburgh in 120 seconds

Before presenting on Bristol where he is mayor, George Ferguson entertained those at the Remaking Cities Congress with his astute and humorous observations of Pittsburgh. From our bridges--there are bridges under bridges!--to our walkability, here's how he viewed our green "left field" city. TIP: click on captions to see his remarks!

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Pop Stars: 3 people making Pittsburgh pop

From energy to food to music, here are three people in Pittsburgh making a difference: Randy Francisco, Jamilka Borges and Fawzi Haimor.

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Why I moved to Downtown Pittsburgh

She's a writer and yoga instructor and a New Yorker who was looking to move somewhere after 10 years in the Big Apple. Why Pittsburgh and why downtown? Because it's on the verge. Like her.

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The Three Tenures: A tale of the Pittsburgh Opera

What happens when three Pittsburgh Opera general directors, past and present, reunite to celebrate the Opera's 75th anniversary? Having worked with all three--Tito Capobianco, Mark Weinstein and Christopher Hahn--this writer knew her reunion with them would be filled with glorious memories and an inspired look to the future. Encore!

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Video: Doug Aitken's Station to Station features The Garment District

When the Art Train rolled into town last weekend, producers caught up with Pop City's own Jennifer Baron of The Garment District and talked about Pittsburgh's influence on her art.

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Q&A with Dr. Vonda Wright, the Mobility Doctor

She's a rock star, appearing on Dr. Oz and The Doctors, and writing books and blogs on why it's so vital to stay in good health. UPMC's Dr. Vonda Wright, who wants to change the paradigm on aging, thinks there's nothing better than aging well. You can be an athelete into your 50s and beyond, she says. Her question: how far do you want to go?

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Moth Mainstage presents On Point: Stories of Balancing Acts

Back and bigger than ever, The Moth Mainstage brings the art of storytelling to its new home at the Byham. Spinning tales via the evocative theme, "On Point: Stories of Balancing Acts," includes everyone from American Spirit author Dan Kennedy, to a local favorite with a "speedy delivery." So what's the story?

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Co-working spaces in Pittsburgh: cheap digs and collaboration

Looking for your own office space that's cheap, convenient and makes you feel part of something bigger? For a range of reasons, including the chance to cross-pollinate, many are opting for co-working spaces which are popping up all over Pittsburgh.

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Photo slide show: The yarnbombing of the Warhol Bridge

In an amazing feat of collaboration, persistence and fiber art, artist Amanda Gross and group of 1,847 volunteers created the largest yarnbombing project ever, covering the Andy Warhol Bridge with bright, multi-colored panels. See it here and then get downtown and gawk for yourself.
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