Laurence Glasco, a professor in the History Department at the University of Pittsburgh, pays tribute to August Wilson during a 70th birthday celebration of the author at the Hill House Association's Kaufmann Center in the Hill District on Saturday. The event was part of WQED's August Wilson Education Project.
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Laurence Glasco, a professor in the History Department at the University of Pittsburgh, pays tribute to August Wilson during a 70th birthday celebration of the author at the Hill House Association's Kaufmann Center in the Hill District on Saturday. The event was part of WQED's August Wilson Education Project.

August Wilson 70th birthday celebrations abound

Monday is the 70th birthday of the Pittsburgh-born playwright many now refer to as the American Shakespeare.


 Crown Prince Alexander II and Princess Katherine, of Serbia, visited Pittsburgh at the home of Dr. Robert and Eugenia Friedlander of Shadyside.

Crown prince of Serbia seeks Pittsburgh medical expertise for his homeland

On Saturday afternoon, the man who would be king of Yugoslavia was sitting in a Shadyside living room talking about telemedicine.



 The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Homewood branch hosted the first Buzzword Pittsburgh event on Saturday.

Buzzword Pittsburgh gets the word out in Homewood

An early childhood education program, supported by the PNC Foundation, engages kids to build vocabulary.



 Blue Belt's COO Craig Markovitz, left, and CTO Branislav Jaramaz point out some of the highlights of the Strip District company’s rapid growth.

Blue Belt Technologies taking its robotics worldwide

The Strip District-based company’s Navio system is taking hold in the surgical world.



 The Zimba Twist Snare collection is inspired by the designs of Art Institute of Pittsburgh fashion design student Hayley Stewart and is made with actual confiscated snare wire.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh student raises awareness of poaching crisis with jewelry collection

Hayley Stewart, 20, won the Dsenyo Design for Change competition for her designs that mix snare wire with semi-precious stones.



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How churches cope with the Pittsburgh Marathon

Pittsburgh churches ranging from cathedrals to start-ups have had to make lemonade of the lemons handed to them on the first Sunday of May.



Jefferson Awards: Volunteer works to inspire black youth

Ronald Lawrence, who learned a strong work ethic from his parents, passes on those skills to black youth in the Pittsburgh area.


 

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Fashion designer Kiya Tomlin at her junior prom at Morristown High School in Morristown, New Jersey.
Prom night — there’s nothing quite like it.

From style and social media to manners for being a good date, here are a few tips on how to have a prom night that’s perfection (or pretty close!), according to some prominent Pittsburghers, including fashion designer Kiya Tomlin, pictured above at her junior prom.

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Defense wins day in West Virginia spring game

Coach Dana Holgorsen is OK with his offense taking a backseat for now and thinks the Mountaineers will become a better all-around team.



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Reliever Jared Hughes gets updated fitness routine to stay healthy.


 



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In Astoria, Oregon, visit the 'Goonies' house and more

“Goonies” locations and charm abound in scenic, sleepy Astoria, Ore., which is also near the end point of the Lewis and Clark expedition.



Previewing the 2015 Jefferson Award finalists

Seven Pittsburghers are among 48 Jefferson Award winners who will be recognized as super volunteers at a ceremony on May 4.


 



Lecture preview: Novelist Richard Flanagan recounts the plight of WWII POWs at hands of Japanese

The Australian author who devoted 12 years to writing “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” speaks Wednesday in Oakland.



Concert preview: Brentano String Quartet avoids autopilot

Presented by Chamber Music Pittsburgh, the Brentano String Quartet and Todd Palmer will perform works by Charpentier, MacMillan and Brahms.


 

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