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Welcome to the ‘Burgh Vivant archives. Here you can scroll through years of features and commentary on Pittsburgh arts & culture. Or search by keyword for segments on a particular company, organization, artist, restaurant, event, or performance.

Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Pitt Stages


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Nick Mitchell on gardening and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at University of Pittsburgh Stages, directed by Reginald L. Douglas, February 8th through 18th, 2018. For more information, visit www.play.pitt.edu

ERIC FERRING – Tenor, ASHES & SNOW, Pittsburgh Opera


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TONIGHT: Tenor Eric Ferring talks about his role in the world premiere of the daring new opera ASHES & SNOW, by Douglas J. Cuomo, directed by Jonathan Moore, at Pittsburgh Opera for four performances only: February 17th, 20th, 23rd, and 25th. For tickets and more information, visit www.pittsburghopera.org. 

Review: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, City Theatre


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Lonnie the Theatre Lady is on tonight with her review of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written by James Lecesne, directed by Laura Savia, and starring Keith Randolph Smith, runs through February 25th, 2018 at the City Theatre. For tickets and more information, visit www.citytheatrecompany.org 

KEITH RANDOLPH SMITH – Actor


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TONIGHT: Actor Keith Randolph Smith, currently starring in THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY by James Lecesne, extended through February 25th, 2018 at the City Theatre! For tickets and more information, visit www.citytheatrecompany.org 

KRISTIN BAIR and KEVIN HAMMONDS – UP AND AWAY, the new musical


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What’s it take to mount a world premiere musical? Kristin Bair and Kevin Hammonds know. Get the scoop here! UP AND AWAY premieres January 25th, 2018 and runs through April 15th at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets and more information available at www.clocabaret.com. 

Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY, Bricolage


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Cocktails, conversation, and Christmas – all over Bricolage’s Midnight Radio presentation of A CHRISTMAS STORY, written by Philip Grecian, directed by Jeffrey Carpenter, and playing at Bricolage, Downtown through December 23rd, 2017. For tickets and more information, visit www.bricolagepgh.org  

Review: THE CAROLS, Carnegie Stage


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Lonnie The Theatre Lady takes us back in time to Christmas 1944, as she revisits this latest holiday offering at Carnegie Stage. See THE CAROLS, directed by Robyne Parrish, at Carnegie Stage, through December 17th, 20017. For tickets and more information, visit www.carnegiestage.com.  

Review: LOVE LOVE LOVE, Kinetic Theatre


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Lonnie The Theatre Lady brings some holiday sparkle, along with her cocktail hour thoughts on Kinetic Theatre’s production of Mike Bartlett’s LOVE LOVE LOVE, performing at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater through December 17, 2017. For tickets and more information, visit www.kinetictheatre.org. 

LIZ BERLIN – Co-Owner, Mr. Smalls Theatre


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TONIGHT: get to know Liz Berlin, co-owner of Mr. Smalls Theatre, and member of the band Rusted Root! All topics are on the table, including Snoop Dogg, how the theatre got its name, and the upcoming Social Justice Disco on December 14th, 2017. Also, how do you desanctify a church? All this and more tonight… Read more »