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.

CORNINGWORKS celebrates 5th anniversary with AT ONCE THERE WAS A HOUSE

(Pittsburgh, PA) CORNINGWORKS, directed by Beth Corning, opens its celebratory 5th anniversary season with the world premiere of Pittsburgh’s 7th annual GLUE FACTORY PROJECT — AT ONCE THERE WAS A HOUSE, starring a multidisciplinary cast of local Pittsburgh celebrities including critically acclaimed actor JOHN GRESH, Squonk Opera’s JACKIE DEMPSEY, Attack Theatre’s MICHELE DE LA REZA,… Read more »

Point Park University mourns the death of long-time dance professor Ron Tassone

  PITTSBURGH – It is with profound sadness that Point Park University and the Conservatory of Performing Arts announce the passing of dance legend Ron Tassone. Tassone, 76, a full-time professor of dance, died Tuesday. He started at Point Park in September 1974. Tassone began his career in summer stock and upon graduation made his Broadway… Read more »

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Presents Free “Ballet Under the Stars” Performance at Hartwood Acres this Sunday

  Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presents its free performance and picnic in the park at the Hartwood Acres Middle Road Concert Area on Sunday, Aug. 17. “Ballet Under the Stars” begins at 5 p.m. with free children’s activities and a ticketed pre-show picnic dinner followed by the 7:30 p.m. performance.  As part of the Allegheny County… Read more »

JENNIFER MARINO – Artistic Director, Jemeena Bellydance

Performer and Jemeena Bellydance Artistic Director Jennifer Marino takes us on a multicultural journey through the art of bellydance, noting its benefits, dispelling its misconceptions, and assuring us that “anyone can bellydance” – a statement that is taken to task when host Brian Edward and some of your favorite ‘Burgh Vivant contributors attempt to shake… Read more »

Conservatory Dance Company at the Byham Theater showcases work by visionary, internationally acclaimed choreographers

PITTSBURGH – Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company continues its acclaimed tradition of featuring the work of some of the most visionary and internationally recognized choreographers with the Conservatory Dance Company at the Byham Theater, April 17-19. The performances begin at 8 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, at the Byham… Read more »

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presents “Don Quixote” with orchestra

2013-2014 Season Finale Features Festive, Grand-scale Classic April 11-13, at the Benedum PITTSBURGH, PA – A ballet for the adventurous and imaginative, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre concludes its 2013-2014 Season with the daring “Don Quixote,” presented with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra April 11-13, at the Benedum Center. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s production of “Don Quixote,” staged… Read more »

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to Present Pittsburgh Premiere of “Ketubah”

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Jewish Community Centers to Present Discussion Series Exploring the Heritage of the Ballet PITTSBURGH, PA – As one of three featured works in its March mixed repertory performance, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will present the Pittsburgh premiere of Julia Adam’s “Ketubah” – inspired by traditional Jewish wedding rituals – March 7-16, at… Read more »

‘Burgh Vivant host Brian Edward to emcee cabaret at Off The Wall

CARNEGIE, PA – This Valentine’s weekend, ‘Burgh Vivant host Brian Edward will emcee the first in a series of variety cabarets sporting acts of music, comedy, dance, poetry, and more, produced by Off The Wall Productions. The cabaret will feature performances by Hotep the Artist (pantomime and spoken word), Vocalist Rebecca Covert, comedian Derek Minto, and Off The Wall’s… Read more »