‘Access Pittsburgh’ (01/17)

Want the 411 on the 412? “Access Pittsburgh” has you covered with top stories!

Want the 411 on the 412? “Access Pittsburgh” has you covered with top stories!

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UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh transformed part of the hospital to a state-of-the art broadcast set Thursday with the grand opening of “Dream Big Studio.”

The studio was created for patients to develop broadcast skills by creating their very own content and escape from harder times.

And for those who can’t leave their rooms, the programs will be shown throughout the hospital on televisions or patients can join in on the shows by phoning in.

Dream Big Studio was funded entirely by the philanthropy of the Rossin Foundation.

The wait is finally over!

Mac Miller’s posthumous album, “Circles" is now available everywhere.

Pittsburgh is one of three cities hosting a pop-up listening party Saturday and Sunday on the Northside.

To attend, fans were asked to fill out a form that included an explanation of what the late rapper and his music meant to them

In addition to the listening party, multimedia fan art and “Circles” merchandise will be sold and proceeds will go toward the Mac Miller Fund.

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Circles. January 17.

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Miller’s family took to his Instagram last week to announce the upcoming album in conjunction with his previous album, “Swimming,” which was released just before he died in 2018.

The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has added another member to its family.

Nessie, an Introduction

We are so excited to introduce you to Nessie, our new rescued northern elephant seal. Beginning when she was just a pup, she was found by rescuers four separate times. Each time she was rehabilitated and released with no physical issues, but she would always turn up again. No one knows exactly why this kept happening to Nessie, but it's suspected that she just never learned how to forage for food on her own. After her 5th rescue, it was decided that she shouldn't be released again. When we heard that Nessie needed a home, we knew we had to come get her! We are currently the only Zoo in North America that houses northern elephant seals. Nessie recently completed her 30 days in quarantine at our Animal Care Center and has moved to Water's Edge, where she will be slowly introduced to our other female, Ellie Mae. As Nessie gets more comfortable in her new home, she will soon be introduced to the pool on exhibit. We can't wait for you to meet her! Full press release: https://pghzoo.me/389JQeV

Posted by Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Meet Nessie, a rescued northern elephant seal.

Zoo officials say she was rescued, rehabbed and released five times, and the Pittsburgh Zoo quickly welcomed her to the family as it’s the only facility to care for northern elephant seal.

Winter Restaurant Week is underway

It’s time to indulge at your favorite restaurants!

Winter Restaurant Week kicked off Monday with tons of eateries serving up delicious meals and deals.

There’s still time to get to your favorite restaurants, or try a new one, throughout the weekend.

For a list of participating restaurants, click here.

A new piano bar is popping up in Pittsburgh this weekend.

The Big Bang at Sing Sing opens Friday in the Waterfront and will feature high-energy piano shows based on audience requests.

The bar will be open Thursday through Saturday nights, starting at 7:30 p.m.

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