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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.
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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.


 Ronald Lawrence, the local chapter president and a founding member of 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania, talks to students during a meeting of the group at Allegheny County Community College on the North Side.

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.



 Latasha and Charlie Batch, Best of the Batch volunteers and 2014 Jefferson Award winners.

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.



Kane taking UPMC-Highmark consent decree dispute to court

The state attorney general plans to file a motion Monday to enforce the consent decree between UPMC and Highmark


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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.



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.


 
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    Docs with Pittsburgh ties prepare for high-profile surgery

    They will remove up to 100 pounds of excess skin from a man who once weighed nearly 900 pounds but has since lost 650 pounds.



    Upper St. Clair Lawyer pleads guilty to drug conspiracy charges

    Lawyer Guy Amantangelo pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy and another count of possession of a gun by a drug user.


     



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