Shadyside http://wesa.fm en Shadyside To Come Alive With Fringe Festival Shows http://wesa.fm/post/shadyside-come-alive-fringe-festival-shows <p>Twenty-six theater shows might seem like a day on Broadway, but the first Pittsburgh Fringe Festival is putting on these shows for two weekends.</p><p><a href="http://pghfringe.org/">The Pittsburgh Fringe Festival </a>is part of an international project that started in Edinburgh Scotland, which celebrates the performing arts by putting on shows, workshops and forums.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 16:51:00 +0000 Jess Lasky 28457 at http://wesa.fm 3 New Spray Parks Set to Spout in Pittsburgh This Summer http://wesa.fm/post/3-new-spray-parks-set-spout-pittsburgh-summer <p>Pittsburgh leaders are following up on the success of two miniature water parks, known as "spray parks," by building more of the facilities to open in three city neighborhoods this summer.</p><p>After the Act 47 state financial oversight team found that the city was spending too much money on swimming pools in 2004, Pittsburgh was forced to close 13 pools. One of those reopened a few years later thanks to a nonprofit organization, but the others remained unused for years.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:53:18 +0000 Noah Brode 7887 at http://wesa.fm Man Killed in Pittsburgh Fire Set for Eviction http://wesa.fm/post/man-killed-pittsburgh-fire-set-eviction <p>A man killed in a Pittsburgh apartment fire was set to be evicted and may have started the blaze by disconnecting the gas line to his stove.</p><p>Witnesses reported hearing an explosion before just after 7 a.m. in the nine-story, 170-unit Amberson apartment complex in the city's Shadyside section.</p><p>The Allegheny County medical examiner has identified the dead man as 60-year-old Mark A. Williams. An autopsy shows he died of external burns and from inhaling superheated air.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:02:42 +0000 The Associated Press 5049 at http://wesa.fm