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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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A little beauty product company with a Hollywood success story

When Ben Stiller and his wife, model Christine Taylor, got behind this little known organic beauty company in Beaver Falls, it was a major coup for Sensible Organics. Great things keep happening for this maker of "certified organic" products.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Attack Theatre's Histoire du Soldat

Dance, the devil and a baroque breakdown will converge in Attack Theatre's latest production, Histoire du Soldat. Tapping into the talents of Chatham Baroque, the PSO and Carnegie Mellon's School of Music, Attack's dancers bring a world premiere and an audience favorite together for four nights of creative collaboration.

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Hot Metal Blues grabs Pittsburgh by the hips

The blues dancing scene has new adherents swaying to old-school beats in Oakland and around the world.

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Shaving bucks off your ride: Lyft's pink mustache cars roll into Pittsburgh

Lyft, an app-based ridesharing program popular in several U.S. cities, has come to Pittsburgh, providing competition for other forms of transportation and excitement for residents looking for a ride. 

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Romeo Delivers: Startup creates real love connections

Hey guys: Romance-challenged? Stuck with buying flowers and candy again this month? One woman's local startup, Romeo Delivers, is already delivering the goods -- DIY monthly romance kits -- for Pittsburgh men who want expert help.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittsburgh Opera continues 75th anniversary programming, unveils new season

From Willa Cather's Paul's Case and Puccini's La bohème, to a gala concert and new Second Stage Project, Pittsburgh Opera is continuing its 75th anniversary programming and unveiling plans for its 76th season.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Robert Qualters retrospective and six solo shows open at PCA

From an immersive dome of synchronized light and sound to a first-of-its-kind retrospective of an acclaimed local artist, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is set to unveil seven new exhibitions. You're invited to the art party on Friday, February 7th, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

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All aboard: Urban train stations redeveloped as neighborhood amenities

Transit hubs across the country have the potential to be more than just places we pass through on our way to somewhere else -- all it takes is a little imagination.

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Your guide to unique, local home decor shops -- even on a budget

When it comes to stylish home decorating on a budget, Pittsburgh has small-store gems for every taste.
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