Frank Lloyd Wright http://wesa.fm en Five Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Buildings Within Driving Distance of Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/five-frank-lloyd-wright-designed-buildings-within-driving-distance-pittsburgh <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">If asked to identify a giant in American architecture, the name Frank Lloyd Wright may be the first person who comes to mind. This region has the good fortune to be within driving distance to one of his most famous buildings, the iconic Falling Water.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">This week, travel contributor Elaine Labalme</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;offered suggestions for Wright designed buildings, not far from Pittsburgh. Wright has more than 500 completed structures across the United States, and these are just a few of his designs.</span> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:07:30 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 26193 at http://wesa.fm Five Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Buildings Within Driving Distance of Pittsburgh Opera Theater and Fallingwater: Two Worlds Making Beautiful Music Together http://wesa.fm/post/opera-theater-and-fallingwater-two-worlds-making-beautiful-music-together <p></p><p>Celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright once drew up plans for the area occupied by Point State Park. While those plans didn’t come to fruition, the area is proud to boast two homes designed by the visionary architect – Kentuck Knob and the iconic Fallingwater. This weekend, which would have been Frank Lloyd Wright’s 146th birthday, the <a href="http://otsummerfest.org/">Opera Theater of Pittsburgh</a>, in conjunction with the <a href="http://www.paconserve.org/">Western Pennsylvania Conservancy</a>, will present <a href="http://otsummerfest.org/shiningbrow.html">Shining Brow,</a> an opera covering eleven years in the life of Frank Lloyd Wright, performed on the exterior terraces of Fallingwater. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:13:13 +0000 Marcus Charleston & Heather McClain 10944 at http://wesa.fm Opera Theater and Fallingwater: Two Worlds Making Beautiful Music Together