Pittsburgh is hosting international performance and visual artists in this groundbreaking festival - and it gets better: these exhibits are "firsts" - North American premieres! OnQ contributor Beth Dolinar spotlights the artists and the local curators who brought them to town.

He was a ceramics craftsman, teacher and mentor. The late Frank Ross is remembered at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild on Pittsburgh's North Side with a special exhibition that showcases the work of Ross, his students, colleagues and friends.

Economic recovery is an important issue for G20 leaders, and Pittsburgh leads by example. When steel mills and factories closed, the region was left with vacant, often contaminated tracts of land. Known as brownfields, many of these sites were cleaned up and transformed. OnQ's Chris Moore tours former brownfields, now deemed commercial and residential successes. (From 9-22-09)

This unique program helps to build self-esteem in young girls. OnQ's Tonia Caruso explains how tennis shoes, track and teamwork are making a big difference in the lives of so many local girls.

That's Gardening, Responsibility, Once Weekly. OnQ reports on this farm-based environmental education program in Lawrence County where children in grades 1-3 learn valuable lessons through growing a garden.

Paying for health insurance on your own can be costly and for many families, unaffordable. OnQ's Chris Moore talks to a once self-employed husand and wife team from Bloomfield about their healthcare options.

This 30-minute special profiles the PSO's new conductor and music director, Manfred Honeck. The Austrian-born Honeck takes OnQ's Michael Bartley on a tour of his beloved Vienna, and in return we showed the new maestro the best of the 'burgh!

There's lot of talk these days about developing alternative sources of energy. OnQ's Tonia Caruso finds out what's on the horizon and takes a closer look at Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's energy independence strategy.

33-year-old Independent mayoral candidate Kevin Acklin has knocked on almost every door in Pittsburgh, hoping he can use the personal touch to upset incumbent mayor Luke Ravenstahl. OnQ's Michael Bartley tours Acklin's boyhood neighborhood of South Oakland with Acklin as he lays out his vision of economic prosperity for Pittsburgh's neighborhoods.

The Frick Fine Arts Cloister at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland is home to some of the finest art reproductions of the Italian Renaissance period. OnQ's Michael Bartley tours the paintings of Russian artist Nicholas Lochoff.