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'The Chair' project demonstrates the film industry's impact on the Pittsburgh economy

The Chair, a 10-part documentary film series, depicts two directors making a film from the same script here in Pittsburgh. Hollywood producers partnered with Steeltown Entertainment and Point Park University to showcase the Steel City's versatility for shooting a feature film and benefit our local economy.

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What smart cities can learn from Memphis

The City of Memphis is on the rise thanks to a growing startup community, investments in bike lanes, a burgeoning arts district and people moving back to the city. Through it all, the city has listened to its residents and embraced ‘lean urbanism.’

Geek Art Green Innovators Festival Returns to Penn Avenue for Fifth Year

Pop Filter Hot Pick: The Geek Art Green Innovators Festival

The fifth anniversary of the Geek Art Green Innovators Festival brings together arts and culture, tech, education and economic development for one weekend on Penn Avenue.

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Developing a place for new Pittsburghers

Mayor Peduto has a goal to bring 20,000 new residents within the Pittsburgh city limits over the next 10 years. How does he plan to do it? By investing in residential development and thinking young.

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Connecting local businesses with the Pittsburgh community: A Q&A with Rachel Carlson of Yelp!

Carlson uses her passion for Pittsburgh to bring the online experience of Yelp! offline, connecting business owners with their communities in a visceral way.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Obvious Productions celebrates its two-year anniversary

Event production, artist management and streetwear designer, Obvious Productions celebrates its second birthday with a show featuring electronic musician Natasha Kmeto.

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What's on your Pittsburgh bucket list?

There are so many wonderful things in Pittsburgh that have nothing to do with fries on a sandwich. Here's a short list of what repatriated Pittsburghers said they missed most about Steel City, and would be on their list of things to do should they ever leave again. Also, we want to know, what's on your Pittsburgh bucket list?

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Four young female entrepreneurs building networks in Pittsburgh

Four young women entrepreneurs, with work that spans from political fundraising to opening a local market, say Pittsburgh is a great city to start a company and make business relationships.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Arcade Fire at the Consol Energy Center

Grammy-award winning rock band, Arcade Fire plays in Pittsburgh for the first time in 10 years on Wednesday.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittsburgh Public Theater presents a new adaptation of Homer's epic poem

Pittsburgh Public Theater continues its masterpiece season with an award-winning new adaptation of Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles. Starring Teagle F. Bougere as the gods and mortals of the Trojan War in this new one-man show, the Pittsburgh premiere of An Iliad is directed by Jesse Berger.

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A letter from the editor of Pop City

Pop City's new editor, Erin Keane Scott introduces herself and talks about the state of Pop City.

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Sixteen Pittsburgh social media mavens to follow

Because eight is never enough, this week we bring you eight more Pittsburgh social media-ites who are using the power of their networks for good.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Conservatory Theatre Company rocks out with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

History, politics, romance and rock music will converge in Point Park Conservatory Theatre Company's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, running through March 2 at Pittsburgh Playhouse. Don't miss this raucous chance to experience America's seventh president (aka Old Hickory) re-imagined as a contemporary rock star.

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National Roundup: Pittsburgh's young entrepreneurs, Denver's newest breweries

Pop City is one of 22 publications run by Issue Media Group, a Detroit-based media company. Our sister sites such as Model D in Detroit, Confluence in Denver, Fresh Water in Cleveland and Elevation in Washington D.C. have also been covering the latest in urban innovation and development. This is the first in a monthly series that will aggregate top news from around our network and profile what’s next for cities.

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Sixteen Pittsburgh social media mavens to follow

In part one of a series, Pop City points your browser to the city's top bloggers, tweeters, Instagram-ists and others, as we survey newcomers and veterans, the celebrated or those who should be, who are using social media to make Pittsburgh better – or just make us laugh.
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