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.

Excitement builds for “ROGER HUMPHRIES Pass it On” premiere

by ‘Burgh Vivant Michael Buzzelli Local jazz legend and educator Roger Humphries was honored at the Savoy Restaurant on Thursday, February 06, 2014. Humphries is the subject of a new documentary, “Roger Humphries: Pass it on,” directed by Billy Jackson. The Savoy was hopping with local luminaries such as WQED’s Chris Moore, KDKA’s Lynn Hayes… Read more »

NOMMO Productions presents Roger Humphries documentary in red carpet premiere

PITTSBURGH, PA—January 28, 2014— NOMMO Productions announces the Red Carpet screening of Roger Humphries Pass It On, a film documentary directed by Billy Jackson.  Honorary Co-Chairmen Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto and Bill Strickland will head this black tie event. The fundraiser will benefit four Pittsburgh non-profits who educate musically gifted youths: The Afro-American Music Institute, The… Read more »

DAN KAMIN – International performer, Author, Chaplin expert

Internationally known performer Dan Kamin wears many hats: magician, pantomime artist, and author, to mention a few.  He’s also the world’s leading expert on Charlie Chaplin.  Here on ‘Burgh Vivant he recounts coaching Robert Downey Jr. for his Oscar-nominated role as the silent movie star, and “creating magic” for the film “Benny and Joon” with… Read more »