National Negro Opera Company
Preservationists are working to save the grand old Victorian home on Apple Street in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood - and for good reason. It was the birthplace of Mary Cardwell Dawson's National Negro Opera Company which launched careers and opened doors. Nicknamed "Mystery Manor," the house also hosted famous African-American entertainers, athletes and business people who were denied hotel rooms when visiting Pittsburgh. This Emmy winning report showcases Madame Dawson's Opera Company, the now-dilapidated home's glorious history and the efforts to preserve it. Writer/Producer: David Solomon. Camera/Editing: Frank Caloiero.
View more from WQED
He's conducted and performed in more than 150-musical theater and opera productions. He's also the first African American artistic director of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh. WQED-FM's, Jim Cunningham, profiles Douglas as part of OnQ's Pittsburgh People Changing Lives series.
Pittsburgh is all abuzz about urban beekeeping. OnQ profiles Burgh Bees, a group of urban beekeepers with innovative ideas to further environmental sustainability.
In this expanded interview, OnQ's Tonia Caruso talks with the Director of Operations at ALCOSAN about how the sewage treatment plant works, and how it hopes to prevent thousands of gallons of untreated sewage from getting into our rivers every time it rains.
The August Wilson Center is the latest addition to the Pittsburgh Cultural District. Named for celebrated playwright August Wilson, the center features a 486-seat theater and exhibit gallery for the performing and visual arts. Join OnQ's Chris Moore for a tour.