Brian Siewiorek http://wesa.fm en Summertime in Pittsburgh, Sweet Simplicity and Spectacle http://wesa.fm/post/summertime-pittsburgh-sweet-simplicity-and-spectacle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The July Fourth holiday weekend saw a number of activities in the city, from the Regatta to the annual visit of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Furries</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Betsy Benson, publisher of </span><a href="http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Pittsburgh Magazine</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says big summer events, such as the reopening of the Point State Park fountain and the arrival of the large rubber duck of last summer, have been big in Pittsburgh because of the attention they receive. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She says Pittsburghers really know how to enjoy the simplicity of these events, no matter how small.</span></p><p>“More people are swarming into the city, through tunnels and across rivers, for weekday and weekend activities. Yes, there are a couple of big events coming to town this summer, notably the USA gymnastics visit in August, but a lot of the activity is small stuff that just adds up. Like <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/fittsburgh-brings-health-and-fitness-market-square">hundreds of people showing up to do yoga in Market Square</a>. And the Furries, their <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/updated-furries-converge-downtown-pittsburgh-anthrocon-2014?nopop=1">presence makes any routine trip downtown a potentially odd and remarkable experience</a>.”</p><p><strong>Exploring 80 Years of a Summertime Classic with 91.3 WYEP Host Brian Siewiorek</strong></p><p>Part of what makes any summer truly great is a catchy summer tune. <a href="http://www.wyep.org/">91.3 </a><a href="http://www.wyep.org/">WYEP</a> production director and host Brian Siewiorek guides us through the historic popularity of a classic summer song composed 80 years ago, <em>Summertime </em>by George and Ira Gershwin. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:20:31 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 32250 at http://wesa.fm Summertime in Pittsburgh, Sweet Simplicity and Spectacle Arts & Culture and Brian's "American Originals" http://wesa.fm/post/arts-culture-and-brians-american-originals <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.warhol.org">Andy Warhol</a> museum's newest exhibits feature local and national artists with unique styles, perfect for the Warhol. Arts and Culture contributor <a href="http://www.wyep.org/about/who-we-are/brian-siewiorek">Brian Siewiorek </a>talks about what you can look forward to with this summer's artists.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Marcus Charleston 11660 at http://wesa.fm Arts & Culture and Brian's "American Originals"