When the last Wisconsin glacial age reshaped North America more than 10,000 years ago, it excavated the Great Lakes and carved out the Middle Allegheny River Gorge southward from the current-​day Allegheny Reservoir in Warren County down to Emlenton in southern Venango County. There, far above the river, the steep slopes send streams…

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I’ll bet that I’m the only musician ever to record a CD simply titled “Pittsburgh,” which is a tribute to my beloved hometown. It’s a “miracle city,” really. When it comes to industry, culture and the arts, Pittsburgh has contributed more to the world than most people can begin to imagine.

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    Honorary Doctorate of Music, New England Conservatory (2015)

    Down Beat Hall of Fame, 76th Readers’ Poll (2011)

    Ordre des Arts et de Lettres, Government of France (2007)

    Living Jazz Legend, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2007)

    American Jazz Hall of Fame, New Jersey Jazz Society (2003)

    Gold Medallion, Steinway & Sons 150 Years Celebration (2003)

    American Jazz Masters Award, National Endowment for the Arts (1994)

Over the past 10 years, school gardens have been cropping up across the Pittsburgh region. Spurred by chef-​activist Alice Waters’ 1995 Edible School Yard, the school garden movement has been praised for yielding both a harvest bounty and hearty educational benefits. In these outdoor classrooms, students learn about everything from summer squash to…

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Editor’s note: Studies show that hundreds of thousands of people across southwestern Pennsylvania are nearing retirement or already have left the workforce. What the studies don’t tell us is how these new retirees will be spending their time and resources… and what impact those choices will have on the region. In this second…

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