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Pittsburgh makes list of Top 10 American Comeback Cities

Pittsburgh's third Renaissance is underway, says our mayor in this Forbes article on comeback cities. From the recent net gain in migration to the Pittsburgh Promise, a long list of reasons are cited.

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Pittsburgh highlighted as Ron Paul's birthplace in article on Presidential candidates

In an article on travel and birthplaces of presidential candidates, Pittsburgh is mentioned as Ron Paul's place of birth (specifically, Green Tree.) "Pittsburgh is host to some impressive museum collections. The Frick Art & Historical Center features Pittsburgh's Gilded Age, courtesy of Helen Clay Frick, daughter of Henry Clay Frick, one of America's greatest industrialists and art collectors. The museum of Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol has more than 8,000 of the artist's works. Nearby Meadowcroft Rockshelter, a National Historic Landmark, is the oldest site of human habitation on the North American continent. Tours of Rockshelter, featuring the 16,000-year-old rock overhang used by our ancestors for shelter, start again for schools in April and for the general public in May."

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How a Clevelander fell in love with Pittsburgh

Not only did this Clevelander fall in love with our city but so did her parents when they came to visit. "The San Francisco of the midwest," proclaimed her father. Find out why she fell so hard.

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Pittsburgh makes list of new hipster cities (ok, we're runner up. We're not that new.)

We admit it. We get a kick out of these hipster cities list and like this one for the choices--Burlington,Baltimore, Richmond--and the cheeky way it's written.

Pittsburgh is mentioned as a runner up (as in, and of course, Pittsburgh).

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Pittsburgh Symphony wows them at Avery Fisher Hall

In a review of the Pittsburgh Symphony's performance at Avery Fisher Hall, Manfred Honek and the symphony are praised for their "vigor and ingenuity" not to mention the "fire-breathing" finale.

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The story of Pittsburgh's transformation, as inspiration to other cities

Here's your chance to learn the collaborative story of Pittsburgh's transformation over the last three decades and the rise of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, the Tech Council, meds and eds and much more. Hey, it didn't happen overnight.

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Knight Vision opening first of its kind studio outside Hollywood, in Pittsburgh

A Pittsburgh film studio struck a deal with the creators of the computer animation used in the movie "Avatar" and other groups to open a new motion-capture production facility that is the first of its kind outside of Hollywood.

Chris Breakwell of The 31st Street Studios announced the deal that involves "Avatar" animators Knight Vision, Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center and Paramount On Location, a division of Paramount Studio Group that moves lighting, rigging and other movie-making equipment to remote shooting locations across the country.

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Pittsburgh youth, owner of Amber's Amazing Animal Balloons, featured on PBS BizKids.

Amber Liggett started her now successful animal balloon business at the age of 9. As her business grew, she had to overcome her fear of math to make a go of it. "Don't let your business deflate because you're afraid of bookkeeping!"  she advises. Now the Bridgewater, PA, youth is winning Youth Entrepreneur competitions and lighting up the tube in this appearance on PBS BizKids. We're ready to hire her for our next party.

Read about Amber and don't miss her video (scroll down to see).

To learn more about the Youth Entrepreneur Regional Business Plan Competition, which Amber won, click here.


Pittsburgh architect on how to speak to an architect

How do you talk to an architect? No punch line to follow but instead, a thoughtful piece on working with an architect where Jerry Morosco is quoted often.

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Who's curating quality children's digital media? The Fred Rogers Center, for one.

So, who is curating content and where can we go at the moment to try to work our way through the overwhelming amount of digital material and tools out there for our children? Thanks to the Fred Rogers Center and their statement on the quality of digital media, and also PAYEC, this author does his best to come up with a reasonable short list.

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Awesome Books, new in downtown, profiled in Shelf Awareness

The newly-opened Awesome Books, downtown Pittsburgh's only bookstore, is profiled in a recent issue of Shelf Awareness. The 1000-foot space holds 3000 titles with plans to expand up to 10,000.

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Carnegie Mellons seeks solutions to transit cuts

With the possible demise of the 28x, the bus that loops from Oakland to the airport, and other important bus routes that face the knife, Carnegie Mellon is already organizing meetings to seek solutions to how to get students to get around.

See the full story here from their campus newspaper.

Infinite Family featured in how volunteering can change your life

Infinite Family, an Internet mentoring program based in both Pittsburgh and New York, was featured in this profile of a volunteer who corresponds with a young child in Africa through the group's program.

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Aquion Energy chooses the old Sony facility for its first manufacturing plant

Once a Carnegie Mellon startup, Lawrenceville-based Aquion Energy announced plans to buy the former Sony manufacturing facility in New Stanton to make its sodium ion batteries and energy storage systems.

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(Another) 10 reasons to visit Pittsburgh list

Yes, it's another 10 reasons to visit Pittsburgh list, this one in Pop Candy at USA Today.

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