The Vivant Vault

Culture

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.

JOE WOS – Executive Director & Founder, ToonSeum


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We all want to be Snoopy, but most of us are just scraping by as Charlie Brown. This week on ‘Burgh Vivant, Executive director and founder of Pittsburgh’s ToonSuem Joe Wos describes how cartoons reflect all of us – the good, the bad, and the funny. Find out why our fair city is the birthplace… Read more »

MICHAEL BUZZELLI – Author, Comedian, Columnist

MICHAEL BUZZELLI - Comedian, Author, Columnist

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The laughs are inevitable as comedian and author Michael Buzzelli sits down for a cocktail to promote his new book and discuss the mechanics of humor. It’s one of ‘Burgh Vivant’s most riotous interviews to date! Listen to “The Full Martini” – the complete unedited interview in podcast to catch all the hilarity including Mike’s… Read more »

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


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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 »