The Vivant Vault

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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.

You’ve seen the best… now here’s the rest! Occasionally ‘Burgh Vivant will produce an outtakes reel, a commercial, a behind the scenes segment, or just a hilarious homage to the ‘burgh itself. We know you wouldn’t want to miss a beat, so we’ve collected the odds and ends here. Bottoms up!

“Let it be known…”


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Let it be known: ‘Burgh Vivant has a “new” contributing reviewer. He owes it to culture!

Tonight’s guest: SANTA CLAUS


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We’re honored that Santa Claus took time out of his busy yuletide schedule to pay a visit to ‘Burgh Vivant. But are we on his naughty or nice list? All your queries on Cringle will be answered here! AND if you should like to schedule a visit from “the Claus” you can hit him up… Read more »

Brian Edward hosts the 2017 AIA Pittsburgh Design Awards


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On Thursday, October 19th, 2017, Brian Edward, host of ‘Burgh Vivant, served as emcee for the 2017 American Institute of Architects Pittsburgh Design Awards held at The August Wilson Center for African American Culture. This video was the comedic opener for the ceremonies, produced by ‘Burgh Vivant, and featuring Nick Mitchell in a very special… Read more »

EXTRA: “I Hate a Chocolate Fountain”


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with Nolan Sanders. And a special shout out to Sinful Sweets!  Catch the full interview HERE.

Extra: “DOG HEARING”


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with Nancy Mimless.

A love letter to Pittsburgh


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“The secret to what makes Pittsburgh truly great is in its people.”  As ‘Burgh Vivant approaches its 100th weekly feature, a look back at the past two years reads as a glorious love letter to the city of Pittsburgh from its creative artists, newsmakers, visitors, and cultural leaders.  Here’s to many more from Pittsburgh’s cultural… Read more »

‘Burgh Vivant: The Year in Review, 2014


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Happy New Year, Pittsburgh! For the last 52 weeks you’ve given us some of your brightest stars of Art, Theatre, Music, Film, Food, Dance, Culture, and Style. Take a look back at all of ‘Burgh Vivant’s 2014 featured guest artists, entrepreneurs, cultural leaders, newsmakers, and even a few notable out-of-town visitors in a mega-montage that’s… Read more »

‘Burgh Vivant on the red carpet: PICT Witches and Wizards Gala, Oct. 30, 2014


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‘Burgh Vivant was live on the red carpet of the 2014 PICT Plays: Witches and Wizards Gala on October 30th at J. Verno Studios. Brian Edward was the evening’s emcee. Were YOU there? www.picttheatre.org

PICT Plays… Witches and Wizards Gala 2014


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For one night, on the eve of Halloween, October 30th, PICT Classic Theatre will cast its spell and transform J. Verno Studios into a den of dastardly delights! Dinner, dancing, and “spirits” of all sorts will set the scene as we celebrate our brilliant season and this year’s PICT honorees – emceed by Brian Edward,… Read more »