Tonight’s guest: SANTA CLAUS

We’re honored that Santa Claus took time out of his busy yuletide schedule to pay a visit to ‘Burgh Vivant. But are we on his naughty or nice list? All your queries on Cringle will be answered here! AND if you should like to schedule a visit from “the Claus” you can hit him up on Facebook: Ho-ho-ho and happy holidays! Continue reading “Tonight’s guest: SANTA CLAUS”

Tonight's guest: SANTA CLAUS

Brian Edward hosts the 2017 AIA Pittsburgh Design Awards

On Thursday, October 19th, 2017, Brian Edward, host of ‘Burgh Vivant, served as emcee for the 2017 American Institute of Architects Pittsburgh Design Awards held at The August Wilson Center for African American Culture. This video was the comedic opener for the ceremonies, produced by ‘Burgh Vivant, and featuring Nick Mitchell in a very special cameo. Thank you to AIA Pittsburgh for a very enjoyable evening, and congratulations to all the winners and nominees.   Continue reading “Brian Edward hosts the 2017 AIA Pittsburgh Design Awards”

A love letter to Pittsburgh

“The secret to what makes Pittsburgh truly great is in its people.”  As ‘Burgh Vivant approaches its 100th weekly feature, a look back at the past two years reads as a glorious love letter to the city of Pittsburgh from its creative artists, newsmakers, visitors, and cultural leaders.  Here’s to many more from Pittsburgh’s cultural talk magazine!  

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‘Burgh Vivant: The Year in Review, 2014

Happy New Year, Pittsburgh! For the last 52 weeks you’ve given us some of your brightest stars of Art, Theatre, Music, Film, Food, Dance, Culture, and Style. Take a look back at all of ‘Burgh Vivant’s 2014 featured guest artists, entrepreneurs, cultural leaders, newsmakers, and even a few notable out-of-town visitors in a mega-montage that’s a testament to all that makes this city great. Thank you for watching! Here’s to a glorious 2015! Continue reading “‘Burgh Vivant: The Year in Review, 2014”

PICT Plays… Witches and Wizards Gala 2014

For one night, on the eve of Halloween, October 30th, PICT Classic Theatre will cast its spell and transform J. Verno Studios into a den of dastardly delights! Dinner, dancing, and “spirits” of all sorts will set the scene as we celebrate our brilliant season and this year’s PICT honorees – emceed by Brian Edward, host of ‘Burgh Vivant, Pittsburgh’s Cultural Talk Magazine! Here in this promo, he and the witches from PICT’s production of MACBETH are preparing a special brew for the big night – don’t miss it! Tickets available at

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GoodTaste! Pittsburgh’s first annual PITTSBURGH BREW ‘N CHEW

No tap was left unturned when ‘Burgh Vivant loosed contributors Lonnie Jantsch and Andy Coleman on the Monroeville Convention Center January 11th for the first annual Pittsburgh Brew ‘N Chew event presented by GoodTaste! Pittsburgh.  The debonair duo sampled beers from numerous breweries, both local and national in this tour de force of fun and flavor.  Many of Pittsburgh’s favorite neighborhood bars and food-crafters were on hand with generous tastings of everything from pulled pork sliders to gelato infused with…beer??  Watch the laughter unfold while the beer flows as Lonnie and Andy make new friends, challenge each other to a game of portable water polo, and nearly drive off with a brand new car!  Who held their beer the best throughout the day?  You be the judge! Continue reading “GoodTaste! Pittsburgh’s first annual PITTSBURGH BREW ‘N CHEW”