Live Music

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The Roxian Theatre opened its doors in 1929 – in the waning days of vaudeville, the very art form it was built to house. The McKees Rocks theater became primarily a movie house, a use that lasted until 1979, when the rise of suburban multiplexes forced it to change again, this time into a banquet facility called the Emerald Room. 

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Proper classroom accommodations for students on the autism spectrum can be hard to come by. One local group hopes to provide better access to environments where students have the best chance at a good education. 

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The opportunities for playing – and hearing – live music Downtown are expanding.

The Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation announced Wednesday that nine venues will add music or expand existing offerings.

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Women account for 50.5 percent of the population of the United States, but across the country, that number is not reflected in boardrooms, which are only 12 percent female. In Pittsburgh that number is a little higher, hovering now at 17.5 percent. Despite the evidence that diverse boards make for stronger companies, corporate culture has been slow to change