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.

DAVID DIETZ – Actor, Filmmaker

‘Burgh Vivant spent Halloween with actor and horror filmmaker David Dietz. What evils lurk in the darkness of DVD – find out here! And how it all gets done! AND – would you believe that this episode of ‘Burgh Vivant isn’t the scariest thing that’s been filmed at The Smiling Moose? Listen to “The Full… Read more »

‘Burgh Vivants spoof classic movie posters for 29th Annual Reel Q Film Festival

PITTSBURGH, PA – October 10th, 2014.  The Graduate‘s Mrs. Robinson with an unshaven, tattooed leg.  A drag interpretation of Uma Thurman’s Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction.  The ads have been appearing all around Pittsburgh – in local papers, at T-stations, and in social media.  The 29th Annual Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival opens this… Read more »

KAHMEELA ADAMS – Producer, 48 Hour Film Project, Pittsburgh

Live from the Hollywood Theater in beautiful downtown Dormont, it’s Kahmeela Adams! Learn about this unique Pittsburgh event, some insider tips from the Producer, and where you can see this year’s mini-movies! Listen to “The Full Martini” – the complete, unedited interview in audio podcast, to hear more on Kahmeela’s artistic contributions to the city,… Read more »

JUDY KNAIZ – Actress, “Hello, Dolly!” (1969)

‘Burgh Vivant host Brian Edward sits down for cocktails in front of a live audience at Point Park University’s George R. White Theatre with stage and screen actress Judy Knaiz. Attendees were treated to a lively conversation with the delightful Ms. Knaiz, followed by a screening of the film she is perhaps best known for,… Read more »

Point Park University-produced movie ‘The Umbrella Man’ to premiere at Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival

  PITTSBURGH – The Point Park University-produced feature film, “The Umbrella Man,” will premiere next month at the Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival. Directed by Michael Grasso, “The Umbrella Man” will be screened at 1:45 p.m., Sunday, June 22, in the Baverso Theater at the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks.  “The Umbrella Man” is… Read more »

HARISH SALUJA – Executive Director, Silk Screen Film Festival & Arts Organization

An in-depth cultural exploration of Pittsburgh with Silk Screen Executive Director and co-host of WDUQ-FM’s Music From India, Harish Saluja.  In addition to being a dynamic artist, filmmaker, and entrepreneur, Harish considers himself a storyteller in all that he does – as host Brian Edward quickly discovers!  Get to know Silk Screen through this year’s… Read more »

‘Burgh Vivant presents an Evening with Judy Knaiz

Pittsburgh, PA  – On Sunday, March 16th, ’Burgh Vivant will host a live, on-stage interview with actress and Pittsburgh native Judy Knaiz, who is perhaps best known for her role as Gussie Granger (aka Ernestina Simple) in the 1969 film musical Hello Dolly, directed by Gene Kelly, starring Barbara Streisand, Walter Matthau, Tommy Tune, and… Read more »