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.

On the Town: Pittsburgh New Works Festival 2013, Opening Night

‘Burgh Vivant sponsored the post-show mingle for last night’s opening of the 2013 Pittsburgh New Works Festival at Off The Wall Theatre in Carnegie.  Host Brian Edward, and contributors Mike Buzzelli and Lonnie Jantsch were on hand to party with the patrons and dish out exclusive ‘Burgh Vivant gift packages.  Notable visitors included actor Bingo… Read more »

Ben Dunigan – Curator of Horticulture, Phipps Conservatory

The “post-mortem” on Phipps Conservatory’s rare CORPSE FLOWER!  ‘Burgh Vivant host Brian Edward catches up with Phipps Curator of Horticulture, Ben Dunigan during the Corpse Flower’s ultra-limited once-per-decade 48 hour bloom period.  If you missed it, catch the exotic plant in action here – as well as the scoop on the flower’s unique attributes, horror… Read more »

The Dietrich / Pittsburgh Connection

Silver screen legend Marlene Dietrich is discussed (and perhaps even scandalized) in this week’s episode of ‘Burgh Vivant.  Did you know that Dietrich starred opposite John Wayne in a 1942 film entitled “Pittsburgh?”  And it was partially shot on location here in our fair Steel City!  The film is worth a look – especially to… Read more »