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.

7 with Sue: JILL SOBULE

by Sue Kerr, ‘Burgh Vivant.     Welcome to the second edition of Seven with Sue, a Q&A series with local creators and artists. Each edition will ask seven questions (plus demographics) exploring the creator’s experience and views on all things arts and culture in Pittsburgh. The questions are crafted by our in-house Q&A contributor, Sue… Read more »

ANNA ELDER – Soprano, Director of Development, Kamraton

Tonight’s guest is dynamic soprano Anna Elder discussing Kamraton and the group’s latest endeavor, HER HOLINESS: THE WINTERDOG, a new opera by Curtis Rumrill and Zachary Webber, premiering May 30 and 31, 2019 as part of the New Hazlett Theater’s CSA series. For tickets and more information, visit

Preview: Chatham Baroque, 2018/2019 Season

Take a look inside what Chatham Baroque has in store for its 2018/2019 Season with Andrew Fouts, violinist and Artistic Director. The season kicks off with Vivaldi’s FOUR SEASONS on September 21st, 2018, and reaches its finale in 2019 with Battles and Ballets – with a Spanish Christmas and Cupid’s Harp in between! PULS –… Read more »

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater presents August Wilson’s MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM for Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company, in cooperation with the August Wilson Center-African American Cultural Center, will produce August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom for the first annual Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival. The play focuses on businesswoman and entertainer Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, known as “The Mother of the Blues,” and one of the most popular blues singer/songwriters of the… Read more »

BECKI TOTH – Actor, Vocalist, Educator

TONIGHT: the dynamic and hilarious Becki Toth talks about her upcoming role in Front Porch Theatricals’ A NEW BRAIN, accordion lessons, and growing up farm-style. See A NEW BRAIN May 18 through 27 at the New Hazlett theater. For tickets and more information, visit