There’s a lot of sitting and waiting, on a day like this. The water in the Ohio is calm, running chocolate-​brown like something out of Willy Wonka’s Factory. Clear, blue sky. A handful of cottony clouds skirting by. Nothing like the winter, when the damned ice ensures you can barely move. When you…

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2017
It’s not a secret, but I actually was born in Pittsburgh. I don’t talk about it, not because I’m not proud of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh is great. But in Pittsburgh, if you say you were born here, everybody expects you to know everything about it. When I was a little kid, my family moved,…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
  • Sidebar Title J. Kevin McMahon
  • Sidebar Sub Title Arts & Culture Executive
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    • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, President & CEO (2001 – present)
    • Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College, Adjunct Professor (present)
    • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., Executive Vice President (19922001)
    • New School for Social Research, New York City, Vice President for Development (19831992)
    • City University of New York, MBA (1990)
    • Hiram College, BA, economics & psychology (1974)
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