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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.

The Buzz from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s (6/23 – 6/26)

Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant I Laugh, You Laugh Jessica Kirson comes to town on Friday, June 24. The comedian has been seen up and down the dial including Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” and more. She will be joined by local comedian Chrissy Costa.  There’s… Read more »

The Buzz from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s (6/16 – 6/19)

By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant Sketchy Sketch comedy troupe the Harvey WALLbangers return to the Carnegie Stage this weekend with “Luck it, We’ll do it Five.” They’ll be performing live in front of an audience. The L and the F may be reversed in the poster. They’ll be taking on conspiracy theorists, jilted lovers,… Read more »

THE CORPSE FLOWER – Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens


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Romero The Corpse Flower is in bloom again! Brian Edward caught up with the elusive plant for an intimate cocktail conversation at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens just prior to its 2016 re-bloom. The two reflect upon Romero’s 2013 debut, the plant’s unique life cycle, and a possible career in pictures! Visit Romero the Corpse… Read more »

The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s THIS WEEKEND (6/9 – 6/12)

By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant Awoke Songs, self-discovery and sexual awakenings are in store for Melchior, Moritz and Wendla in “Spring Awakening.” It’s the Broadway musical that sprang (pun intended) forth from a 19th Century German play. It’s at The Theatre Factory, 235 Cavitt Avenue, Trafford, PA 15085. For more information, click here.  … Read more »

New Script Woven from 150+ #AMPLIFY Participants

PITTSBURGH – Giving voice to LGBTQ neighbors in Western Pennsylvania, staged readings “Invisible in Plain Sight” will feature stories gathered throughout the 26-county Western Pennsylvania region, June 24 and 26 during LGBTQ Pride Month. The stories told by seven readers illuminate the joys and challenges of the LGBTQ community–from love, marriage and parenthood to discrimination,… Read more »

The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s THIS WEEKEND (6/2 – 6/5)

by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant Tudors Down In England, 1556, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer is visited by the ghosts of Queens Anne Boleyn and Katherine of Aragon, both who want his immortal soul. It’s a Tudor comedy, “The Consorts,” written by Tim Ruppert. The play was workshopped earlier in the year, but now it’s ready… Read more »

The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s THIS WEEKEND (5/26 – 5/30)

By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant The Grill Girl There’s a lot going on in the ramshackle diner in Gilead. The town’s residents and the employees of the Spitfire Grill will not only tell you all about it, they’ll sing about it in the musical, “The Spitfire Grill.” You can get down to the grill… Read more »

The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s THIS WEEKEND  (5/19 – 5/22)

By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant Games People Play May 19th make an appointment for “Serpentine: an Alternate Reality Game.” It’s a film-noir style mystery where you will travel to different locations, encounter strange characters and investigate a Pittsburgh cold case. For more information, click here.   Dirty Dancing Friday May 20, it’s the Down… Read more »