The Vivant Vault


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.

“Sit down, have a drink, let’s talk.” The heart of ‘Burgh Vivant is its candid and off-beat interviews with the people who contribute to make this city truly unique. Artists, cultural leaders, entrepreneurs, and news-makers let their hair down over cocktails with host Brian Edward for an entertaining and informative look into what’s happening in Pittsburgh. No subject is sacred, no secret is safe! See the video highlights here, or follow the links to “The Full Martini;” unedited and uncensored podcasts of each interview in its glorious entirety.

BECKI TOTH – Actor, Vocalist, Educator

TONIGHT: the dynamic and hilarious Becki Toth talks about her upcoming role in Front Porch Theatricals’ A NEW BRAIN, accordion lessons, and growing up farm-style. See A NEW BRAIN May 18 through 27 at the New Hazlett theater. For tickets and more information, visit  

ERIC FERRING – Tenor, ASHES & SNOW, Pittsburgh Opera

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 


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 

Liz Berlin: Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh performs at Mr. Smalls

This January, two Pittsburgh musical giants collide: Mr. Smalls Theatre and The Mendelssohn Choir! Liz Berlin, Co-Owner of Mr. Smalls (which typically hosts the likes of Snoop Dogg and Pittsburgh’s own cosmic Jazz Chanteuse, Phat Man Dee), chats about the Choir’s upcoming venture into the words and music of legendary folksinger, Bob Dylan. It’s a… Read more »

Tonight’s guest: SANTA CLAUS

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 »