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Indie bridal show Hitchburgh debuts, with unique local vendors in one spot

Hitchburgh is Pittsburgh’s new artisan wedding vendor show. Read how to get an invitation to this intimate and unique showcase.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Heat up Downtown with JazzLive

Escape the polar vortex at JazzLive, a weekly music series that is heating up stages throughout Downtown's Cultural District. Kicking off its 2014 season, JazzLive features free concerts by local and national musical luminaries at Backstage Bar, as well as special ticketed events, including a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras pre-party, at The Cabaret at Theater Square.

Pomp and (freezing) circumstances for the new mayor: a slideshow

Pomp and circumstances – very cold circumstances – marked the inaugural of Mayor Bill Peduto, and Pop City was there. Photographer Brian Cohen offers these colorful glimpses of the man and the crowd as they hear from spoken-word artist Vanessa German, Rev. Randy Bush of East Liberty Presbyterian Church and Bishop David Zubik, the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts choir and Rocker Joe Grushecky, and from many others, in and surrounding the ceremony.

Happy Holidays to all as Pop City takes a break


As we take off during these two weeks, until Jan. 8, we hope you are having wonderful holidays. We want to thank you for another great year, with hundreds of weekly stories about the people and places moving our city forward. Thanks to you and our generous sponsors for making it all possible. We look forward to more in 2014.

Why I serve: Bringing healthcare to the world

How to think globally and act locally from right here in Pittsburgh? Mary Tuttle shows how Global Links does it, and how you can help.

The next Airbnb? From sculpture gyms to Parking Panda, it's a national movement

The rise of the sharing economy has created a new class of entrepreneurs. Their startups are monetizing everything from tool swaps to unused parking spots in cities, and one of them might just be the next Airbnb.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Ring in 2014 and 20 years at Highmark First Night Pittsburgh

There are two milestones to mark on New Year's Eve--ringing in 2014 and celebrating 20 years of First Nights Downtown. With 150 arts-centric family-friendly events in 50 indoor and outdoor venues throughout the Cultural District, Highmark First Night Pittsburgh boasts everything from a massive ice labyrinth to a miniature city constructed from medicine cabinets, desk lamps, Victorian dollhouses and repurposed junk. Read on for your guide to the history-making revelry.

Pittsburgh media partners spotlight the region's drive to remake learning

Pittsburgh's education revolution is being televised -- and printed, web-published, and broadcast on radio -- by four media organizations through "Spotlight on Learning Innovation."

The Children’s Innovation Project: Building blocks of learning

WQED highlights the Children's Innovation Project, which uses technology as a way for kids to learn how to learn.

Multimedia project aims to share success stories of people and projects within growing sector

Spotllight on Learning innovation creates a new, year-long partnership between WQED Multimedia, Pop City, 90.5 WESA and Pittsburgh Magazine to showcase the people and projects involved in the learning-innovation sector. 

'Message from Me' -- new ways for youngest kids to communicate with parents

“Message from Me” lets kids in childcare learn communication skills and really let their parents know what's going on in their daily lives. 

Melissa Butler: Q&A with a top innovative teacher

Children's Innovation Project founder Melissa Butler talks about how her project started and where it is today.

How green can you go? How about forever?

How about using homemade diapers? Seeking a "green burial?" Too far? Not for these local entrepreneurs -- and the owner of a green-powered taco truck, the founders of Organic Theater, and more of Pittsburgh's greenest businesses.

Finding out just what 'human services' means

East Liberty's Mark Mulshine, a CMU grad student, discovers why "human services" might just be a viable career option after all -- and what it takes to attract more workers who resemble his fellow students.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: 'Tis the season for WYEP's (Ho Ho) Holiday Hootenanny & Pajama Jam

Local music luminaries, classic holiday tunes, the world's largest cookie table and pajamas for a cause will converge on Thursday, December 12th at WYEP's Holiday Hootenanny & Pajama Jam. Debuting a new venue, along with expanded programming, the annual merrymaking moves to Stage AE.
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