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Albany Down The Outer Reach - 2016-06-16 22:27:08.002-04



The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus Music Podcast
Hosted by Lou Lombardi aka Loudini & Katie Simone
Featured Album: Albany Down The Outer Reach





Lou and Katie discuss and play some samples from the new album London Rockers Albany Down. Featured artists are Albany Down,  Typhoid Rosie , and Dead27s





Albany Down
http://www.albanydownband.com/
London-based Albany Down are a contemporary rock band with influences ranging from classic acts like Led Zeppelin and Thunder to modern bands such as The Black Keys and Clutch.  They combine a vintage rock-blues sensitivity with a contemporary aggressive energy.

Albany Down are Paul Muir on vocals, guitarist Paul Turley, drummer Donna Peters and bassist Billy Dedman and they have already recorded two albums with award-winning producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, INME, Super Furry Animals).

These guys are really going somewhere; make sure they take you with them!" Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2

The band is a hard-working, road-tested outfit, which has been well received at various UK festivals including the Maryport International Rock and Blues Festival; The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival (Colne); and The Great British Rock and Blues Festival (Skegness); as well as at venues like Barfly Camden and the legendary 100 Club.

< div style="text-align: justify;">In 2014, they toured the UK supporting New Jersey's Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, which included the highlight of their year when they played at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.  This was followed by appearances at festivals in Belgium and the Netherlands before a very successful tour of Germany with The Brew.

Blues Rock Review offered a fair assessment of both the band and their 2011 debut album: South of the City is a solid debut album from Albany Down and they will be an interesting band to watch develop in the coming years .  The album clearly showcased what the band are capable of ranging from the superbly arranged Mercy to the low-down dirty, slide-led blues epic of the title track.

Their formidable second album, Not Over Yet , released in 2013, is full of their strongest songs, lingering melodies and great musicianship.  And where vocalist Paul Muir could previously have been compared to the likes of Paul Rodgers, he stamps his own personality on this album, while guitarist Paul Turley produces a virtuoso impassioned performance.  Traditionally a band's second album is regarded as being problematical but Albany Down turned that notion on its head.

Their live show never disappoints.  The band run on pure adrenalin, unrelenting energy and raw emotion and soon have any crowd entranced.  The music is based on thunderous guitar riffs and pounding drums juxtaposed with soulful, soaring, emotionally-charged ballads.

Rock blogger Neil Mach p robably got it right, when he recently described the band; As hot as volcanic ash and yet as cool as snow slippers.

Not Over Yet is an aptly titled album and an accurate barometer of a band on the up-escalator currently tearing up venues around the UK and Europe.  Having already generated over 7,500 Facebook fans, the band are due to start work on their third studio album in 2015. 

Both Albany Down albums, South of The City (2011) and Not Over Yet (2013) are available for download on iTunes and Amazon.

Albany Down is the new voice of British rock music.  A blend of contemporary rock and blues with added brill iance on top.  See for yourself.





Typhoid Rosie
http://typhoidrosie.com/
BROOKLYN BASED INDIE/POP-ROCK ACT, TYPHOID ROSIE, RELEASED ITS NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM ENTITLED HEARTS BLEED GOODBYE ON MARCH 25, 2016. TYPHOID ROSIE HAS BEEN FEATURED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST, PASTE MAGAZINE, BUZZFEED, BAEBLE MUSIC, POP DOSE, HYPE MAGAZINE, AUDIO FUZZ, POPWRAPPED, SHE KNOWS, THE BIG TAKEOVER, EAT SLEEP BREATHE MUSIC, VENTS MAGAZINE, NEWSWHISTLE,  THIRTY R OSES, PENS EYE VIEW, SKOPE MAGAZINE, RAW RAMP MAGAZINE, INDIE BAND GURU, MPIRE MAGAZINE, INDEPENDENT ARTIST BUZZ, WORDKRAFT, COMIC POP LIBRARY, AND MANY MORE. THE ALBUM IS NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES, AMAZON, GOOGLE PLAY, AND SPOTIFY.

TYPHOID ROSIE IS THE MUSICAL EVOLUTION OF COMEDIENNE-TURNED-SINGER-SONGWRITER ROSIE REBEL AND THE EPIC LOVE-CHILD SHE SHARES WITH HER DRUMMING HUSBAND, PHIL WARTELL. FOR MOST OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP, ROSIE MADE COMEDY AND PHIL MADE MUSIC. IT WASN'T UNTIL 2011 THAT ROSIE STUMBLED UPON A HIDDEN SONG-WRITING TALENT WHILE TAKING A MANDATORY MUSIC CLASS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. IN THAT SAME YEAR, SHE FORMED TYPHOID ROSIE, GRADUATED FROM COLUMBIA WITH HONORS, AND MARRIED PHIL. IN 2012, THE TWO PRODUCED THEIR FIRST-BORN MUSICAL OFFSPRING, THE MUSIC ALBUM.

THEREAFTER, ROSIE BE GAN WRITING NEW SONGS FOR A SECOND ALBUM, BUT IN OCTOBER OF 2013, TRAGEDY PAID A VISIT WHEN ROSIE'S LAST REMAINING GRANDPARENT PASSED AWAY. ON THE DAY OF THE WAKE, HER MOTHER SUFFERED A SEVERE ANEURYSM AND DIED THAT SAME NIGHT. ROBBED OF THE CHANCE TO SAY GOODBYE TO THE WOMAN SHE LOVED MOST, AFTER A YEAR OF CRIPPLING DEPRESSION, ROSIE BEGAN TO WRITE MUSIC AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF 2014 . PHIL ROUNDED UP A BAND THAT CONSISTED OF JUSTIN ROTHBERG AND MATT KURSMARK ON GUITARS, AND HIS BROTHER DEAN WARTELL ON BASS, . IN 2015, THE FIVE MADE THE PILGRIMAGE TO SEASIDE LOUNGE STUDIOS IN BROOKLYN TO LAY THE TRACKS FOR THIS MUSICAL TAJ MAHAL. FOR THE MONTHS FOLLOWING, ROSIE AND PHIL HIBERNATED WHILE PHIL, WITH THE HELP OF THE INCREDIBLE JIMMY SWEETSOUNDS AT THE CONTROLS, PERFECTED AND COMPLETED THE RECENTLY RELEASED FULL LENGTH ALBUM HEARTS BLEED GOODBYE. THE CURRENT LIVE LINE UP OF THE BAND CONSISTS OF ROSIE REBEL ON VOCALS, MATT KURSMARK ON GUITAR, PHIL WARTELL ON DRUMS, LEAH FA RMER ON KEYBOARDS, CHRIS POTTER ON GUITAR, AND STEVE CAPECCI ON BASS.
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Dead27s
http://www.dead27s.com/
On their first-ever attempt at writing together, Dead 27s came up with a batch of songs that perfectly embody the Charleston-based band's powerfully charged blend of rock-and-soul. Sprung from an all-night songwriting session on the coast of Sout h Carolina, several of those songs made their way onto Dead 27s' acclaimed debut EP Chase Your Devils Down. With the rest of the tracks set to appear on the band's first full-length album (due out this year), Dead 27s have brought a sharp sense of songcraft to the loose but potent musicality that's propelled the band since the first time they shared a stage.

The earliest incarnation of the band came to life in spring 2012, when Francis, Mullinax, Evans and Goldstein teamed up for a set at a local festival. Although the four had never played together, they instantly felt an undeniable chemistry that turned what was meant to be a one-time collaboration into a series of shows and”once Crider joined the lineup”the eventual founding of the band. Seeking a name for the event, the band began to brainstorm ideas and decided to pay homage to the dead 27s, a group of musicians known for leaving an indelible mark on American music. The name stuck more for the appreciation of pushing musical boundaries and leaving nothing on the table at live shows, than a direct mirroring of any of the 27s club members sound.
In the music of Dead 27s, a mutual appreciation for early American blues (Johnson), psychedelic rock-and-roll (Hendrix), punk-minded modern rock (Cobain), and painfully charged soul (Winehouse) merges with a shared passion for pushing into new sonic terrain. In the making of Chase Your Devils Down, that meant forging a groove-powered sound that's gutsy and urgent but graced with a sophisticated lyrical sensibility. One of our goals is to take people on a ride, says Francis of Dead 27s' ever-shifting dynamic. We wanna smack you in the face with some heavy guitar, then take it down with something quieter and softer and much more intimate.

The emotional element of Chase Your Devils Down also proves complexly textured, with Dead 27s exploring themes of overcoming struggle in love and everyday living. All the songs are based on the idea that no matter what life throws at you”whether it's in your job, your relationships, or just struggles you may have internally”you've got to take what you can from the experience, and don't let it get the best of you, Francis says.

Released in spring 2014, Chase Your Devils Down earned Dead 27s the Charleston City Paper Music Awards' Song of the Year prize two years in a row, thanks to the breezy heart-on-sleeve R&B of Don't Want to Live My Life Without You and the riff-driven swagger of Don't Comfort Me. Since the EP's release, Dead 27s have also found themselves ranked in the top 24 of VH1's Make a Band Famous competition and touring with the likes of Galactic, The Revivalists, Earphunk, Marcus King Band and Tab Benoit.
For Dead 27s”who've fast gained a reputation as an incendiary live act”each show serves as a breeding ground for creativity and a vessel for sonic expansion. Fueled by their unabashed belief in delivering a kinetic, thrillingly unpredictable set night after night, the band revels in the transcendent imperfection that comes from fully immersing themselves in the moment. And more often than not, says Mullinax, those beautiful mistakes help guide the band to their next creative breakthrough. Playing a song live takes it out of the vacuum of the practice room, and provides a connection with an audience that informs how the song wi ll be used in the future, he points out.

With their following on the rise and the band supporting bigger acts and performing at larger festivals (including FloydFest this July), Dead 27s' love of playing live ultimately connected them with Ben Ellman, the Grammy nominated New Orleans-based producer and member of the funk/rock act Galactic. Ellman was enlisted as producer on their forthcoming full-length debut and”in creating the album”dedicated themselves to capturing the raw, untamable energy of their live show. With the new record, the one thing we knew for a fact was we didn't want to make it all shiny-clean”we wanted big guitars, big drums, a whole spectrum of feeling, notes Evans. The album also finds Dead 27s further broadening their sound by diving deeper into merging elements of psych-rock, throwback-soul and fuzz -funk. One of the coolest things about this band is we always want to evolve, try new things, go in new directions we haven't tried before, says Mullinax. It's what keeps the music fresh, and what keeps the whole experience exciting for everyone involved.


Critics are saying...

"Anyone who claims that rock and soul ain't what it used to be clearly hasn't heard of these stunning musicians. This will remind you of soul and blues from the late 60's with rock from the early 70's. But probably the most compelling quality of the Dead 27s is how seamlessly they stay true to the pure, old school rock and soul sounds while making their music cutting edge relevant to toda y's listeners."  
JamSphere - 2015

"...Creative and timeless music with impassioned veracity...a refreshing blend of song-craft and musicianship..."
Terry Adams, Charleston Magazine, May 2014  

"I want to hear it in an American-made car, with the top down, tearing down the highway...it's something special...a no frills straight forward rock and soul album that showcases the talents of one of Charleston's best live bands"
Devin Grant, Charleston Grit, May 2014

"...the album incorporates some delicious musical influences with a fresh approach that leaves you wanting more and h itting the replay button often."
Robert Loughry, Bright Lights Big City Talent Management, May 2014

"(Don't Want To Live My Life WIthout You)...comes off like a perfect hit ” it's catchy and infectious, yet so guilt-free that it could only be created by a band who bows down at the altar of Hendrix, but isn't afraid to write a pop song a la Mayer Hawthorne."
Stratton Lawrence, Charleston City Paper, March 06, 2013

"Dead 27s are developing their own sound, and they credit their own relaxed attitude, the ease with which they jam with each other, and the addition of the talented Trey Francis as major factors in shaping their latest original material."
Jared Bo oth, Charleston City Paper, August 01, 2012
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Birthday Shout Outs for June 18
1942, Born on this day, Paul McCartney, The Beatles Wings, solo. The most successful rock composer of all time. McCartney first met John Lennon on July 6th 1957, who was impressed that Paul could tune a guitar. With The Beatles he scored 21 US No.1 & 17 UK No.1 singles plus McCartney has scored over 30 US & UK solo Top 40 hit singles. He has written and co-written 188 charted records, of which 91 reached the Top 10 and 33 made it to No.1 totalling 1,662 weeks on the chart.
1942, Born on this day, Carl Radle, bass, Derek and the Dominoes, (1972 UK No.7 single 'Layla'). Died of kidney failure June 30th 1980, aged 38. Also worked with George Harrison and Delaney And Bonnie.
1942, Born on this day, Richard Perry, US producer. Member of The Legends during the 60's. Worked with Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr, Captain Beefheart, Leo Sayer, Diana Ross, The Pointer Sisters.
1952, Born on this day, Ricky Gazda, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, (1978 album 'Hearts Of Stone').
1953, Born on this day, Jerome Smith, guitarist, KC and the Sunshine Band, (1975 US No.1 single 'Get Down Tonight', 1983 UK No.1 single 'Give It Up'). He died on August 2nd 2000 after being crushed by a bulldozer he was operating.
1961, Born on this day, Alison Moyet, singer, Yazoo, (1982 UK No.2 single 'Only You'). Solo (1985 UK No.2 single 'That Ole Devil Called Love').

1963, Born on this day, Dizzy Reed, keyboards, Guns N' Roses, toured and recorded since 1990.
1969, Born on this day, Simon Rowbottom, guitarist, The Boo Radleys, (1995 UK No.9 single 'Wake Up Boo').
1971, Born on this day, Nathan Morris, Boyz II Men, (1992 US & UK No.1 single 'End Of The Road').
1973, Born on this day, Ga ry Stringer, vocals, Reef, (1996 UK No. 6 single ˜Place Your Hands', 1997 UK No.1 album ˜Glow).
1976, Born on this day, Blake Shelton, American country music singer and television personality. Blake Shelton has charted over 20 country singles, including 11 No.1's. He is the husband of country singer Miranda Lambert.
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Loudini Interviews FROOMADOR - 2016-06-20 06:38:38.623-04



Combining an acoustic sound with the electrical pulse of Indie Rock, Froomador's unique songwriting approach leaves room for the listener's own interpretation. His latest album, Can't This Wait includes the single Solar Energy for which there is a climatic music video that has been filmed in the Arizona desert, and has just been released in early 2016.






Orlando native Ryan Froom credits his passion for music to his father whom he watched simultaneously play the guitar and sing at church during his early childhood. By the age of 10 he had his first guitar and was 12 years old when he wrote his first song. His father introduced him to the The Doobie Brothers , Beach Boys", and The Beatles during his early teens in which Ryan also began to sensationalize the sport of surfing. Heavily influenced by the beachy tunes, Ryan acquired a palate for the soothing sounds of the ukulele, and began to incorporate them into his songs. During his early high school days, he recalls sneaking into his older brother's melancholy record collection and discovering the sound of The Cure , The Smiths , and Nirvana . It was then that Ryan also began to incorporate the electric guitar into his songwriting sessions.


At the age of 23, Ryan moved to Argentina and would spend the next eight months learning Spanish and being surrounded by Latin Jazz and Flamenco. By the age of 24, he lived a few months in Brazil where he would also learn to speak Portuguese and develop an interest in Brazilian samba and the sassy Latin tunes, inspiring him to write and record his album Pavement Ends several years later. In 2009, he enrolled in the prestigious school of music Berklee in Boston where he would focus on Jazz Composition and classical arrangements for the next year and a half.

Froomador has performed live in several cities including Hollywood and Claremont, CA, Washington D.C., and countless venues in his hometown Orlando, FL, where he currentl y resides. Along with the release of his album Can't This Wait , his performance schedule will also be announced.


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Dear Boy Kicks-Off Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator in June

Pittsburgh, PA  June 14, 2016. On Monday, June 27, 2016, MTAP--Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh launches Hot Metal Musicals Incubator with Dear Boy, book and lyrics by Jeanne Drennan and music by David Berlin, to be presented as a reading at 7:00pm at the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh.

Stephanie Riso, producer
Dear Boy has seen much development since its debut reading in 2010 under the guidance of producer Stephanie Riso while at Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre (PICT).  The piece has continued to grow and evolve, benefitting from workshops of act one and act two at the University of Pittsburgh and MTAP respectively. 

Librettist and lyricist Jeanne Drennan, who also serves as MTAP's Managing Director, commented on the direct impact that the Hot Metal Musicals Incubator will provide. 

Since that initial reading David and I have made huge changes to the work: to the music, to what parts of the story get pulled into the foreground, to the inherent theatricality and the comedy that goes along with it. But since 2010 we haven't had the opportunity to see the entire show presented as seamlessly as possible. So that, and the immediate audience response to the show, will tell us what more we need to do before the show is ready for production.

Jeanne Drennan (book/lyrics) comes to musical theatre naturally through her work as a 12 Dogs and Get out of Dodge, with the latter play to be produced this November at the Venice Theater in Venice, FL. Drennan has had plays produced or developed in a range of theatres from tiny places in New York to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
playwright, with seven fellowships from the PA Council on the Arts to her credit along with awards for her plays


David Berlin (composer) has collaborated extensively in dance-theater and multi-artist performances, and Dear Boy marks his first foray into musical theatre. Primarily a teacher and educator with orchestral compositions performed nationally and internally by such groups as the Philadelphia Classical Symphony Orchestra, the Renaissance City Woodwind Quintet, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Sterbrooke Ensemble at NYC's Carnegie Hall and Galapagos ArtSpace in Brooklyn, his experience collaborating with artists such as dancers and poets position him well for the extensive reworking involved in bringing a new musical to life.


About Dear Boy
Dear Boy presents the true story of parental love gone haywire in the 18th century.  The Earl of Chesterfield, a man who in the 1740s was in reality a significant political player in England, is remembered chiefly today for his many letters to his illegitimate son, Stanhope, a boy he sent off to be raised as a gentleman and scholar. As was the case through his letters, Chesterfield in Dear Boy seeks to control every detail of his son's life, from his education and training to his choice in love.  In fact, he knows nothing of his son's secret life as a husband to Eugenia and father to two children. This news, when it comes, leaves the family in jeopardy unless the earl can overcome a profound sense of betrayal.


About The Cast
The cast features Michael Marra as the Earl of Chesterfield, Stanley Graham as his son Stanhope, and Hilary Caldwell as Eugenia. Cyndi Plyler as Mrs. Gimlet leads an ensemble that includes Hope Anthony as Companion and Sara Fisher as Mlle. du Bouchet, plus Rob James, Ryan Patrick Kearney and Nick Mitchell.

Michael Marra (Chesterfield), a Butler resident, has performed on Broadway in Les Miserables - subsequently joining the 3rd national tour with the show. He also was in the first national tour of Jekyll & Hyde, and worked regionally with Pittsburgh CLO in The Producers. In addition to live industrials, theme park, and cruise ship work, Marra's credits include Off-Off Broadway appearances and regional roles with The Strand Theater, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Performing Arts Center, Harlequin Dinner Theatre, Weathervane Playhouse and Mountain Playhouse.

Stanley Graham (Stanhope) graduated from Point Park University Oklahoma!, Percy Brown in The Boyfriend and Joseph Surface in The School for Scandal. Regionally, Graham has performed twice with the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops, with the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, and recently played John Wilkes Booth in Assassins at Stage 62.
in 2015 with a B.F.A. in musical theatre. While at Point Park he played leading roles such as Curly in

Hilary Caldwell (Eugenia) appeared in MTAP's reading of new musical in development Kitty in November 2015. A graduate of Penn State, Caldwell performed with No Refund Theatre, Penn State Thespians and the Penn State School of Theatre. Recent Pittsburgh credits include: Pitti-Sing in The Mikado with Pittsburgh Savoyards, Hope Langdon inSomething's Afoot with South Park Theatre, and was the swing for A Grand Night for Singing with Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center and company member with the 2016 Pittsburgh CLO Gallery of Heroes touring show.

Hope Anthony (Companion) is a Point Park University Conservatory graduate. Recent stage credits include Mona in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Georgia in The Exonerated, Vivian in A Lesson Before Dying, Alma in The Music Man, Bessie in The Civil War, A Dynamite in Hairspray, Gladys in Lunch Lady Cabaret, Lillith in Cult Classic at Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, and Tess in A Pirate's Tale on the Gateway Clipper Fleet.

Sara Ashley Fisher (Mlle. du Bouchet) is the Producing Artistic Director of 12 Peers Theater.  Sara was previously in the ensemble for the private reading of Dear Boy for MTAP.  Sara has performed with 12 Peers Theater, Unseam'd Shakespeare, Pittsburgh Playwright Theater, Prime Stage Theatre, Pittsburgh New Works Festival and The Theater Factory.  Up next, Sara will be performing in The Birds by Conor McPherson for 12 Peers Theater August 4-21 at the Pitt Studio Theatre in Oakland.
Rob James (ensemble) works for the Pittsburgh CLO Creative Vision Program. Some favorite roles have been Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q, Roger Debris in The Producers, Dave in The Full Monty, and most recently Sam Byck  in Assassins all at Stage 62 in Carnegie. Next adventure with Stephen Santa: Raph/Darth Cancer in Dani Girl at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Ryan Patrick Kearney (ensemble) was recently in the Saint Vincent's Summer Theater production of Route 66 in Latrobe and Off the Wall Theater's production of The Musical of Musicals (the Musical!) in Carnegie! Other theater credits and staged readings have been with The Pittsburgh CLO (Plaid TidingsThe Invention of Edison), Prime Stage (The Great GatsbyFahrenheit 451), South Park Theater (Forever Plaid,Nuncrackers), Stage 62 (TitanicEvita) and others.
Nick Mitchell (ensemble) originated roles in Cactus (12 Peers), The Next Galileo (Pittsburgh CLO Gallery of Heroes), and will again direct for Cup-a-Jo Productions at Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Since moving to the area nine years ago, Nick has been an active actor/director in the area. He was previously the Associate Artistic Director for The Company of Pittsburgh where he directed The Last 5 Years and [title of show]. He directs for South Park Theater, The Pittsburgh Savoyards, Stage 62, Mckeesport Little Theater, Mon River Arts, Americana Theater in Plymouth, Mass., and is resident director at Plum High School.
Cyndi Plyler (Mrs. Gimlet) has performed with many area theatres in the Cranberry Township area including An Amish Family Christmas. Roles include several runs as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Johnston in Blood Brothers, Patsy Cline in AlwaysPatsy Cline, Maggie in The Shadow Box, and Jean in Good People.  Recently she has been seen at the Strand Theatre in Zelienople in their productions of Oliver (Mrs. Sowerberry), Eulalie Shin in The Music Man, A USO Christmas and Frosty Grinch & Friends.   
Comtra Theatre, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center and the Canadian tour of 
The Creative Team

The reading will be directed by Stephen Santa who previously directed the MTAP reading of Off With Her Maidenheadin 2013 which was the same year he was named one of the top directors in Pittsburgh by CBS Local On-line. Santa has staged over 30 productions in the Pittsburgh area and beyond including UNCHARTED: The Music of Anna K. Jacobs and a concert workshop of TEETH a New Musical both performed at Arts Nova Theatre, NYC.
Music-direction will be by Nick Stamatakis, who has music directed, composed and accompanied for collegiate, community and comedic theater organizations throughout the Pittsburgh area including: Arcade Comedy Theater, Throughline Theatre Company, Sewickley Area Theater Company, Alarum Theatre, Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh and UPStages/Pitt Reparatory Theatre.  Nick also serves as Music/Vocal Director for productions at Montour High School, and serves on the Executive Board of the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival (Aug 25-27).
This Incubator reading of Dear Boy will be produced by MTAP member Vince Ventura, Artistic Director of 12 Peers Theater, with stage management by Mia Rosenfeld. The 2016 Incubator readings are being presented with extensive cooperation and support from the Pittsburgh CLO.



About MTAP

MTAP--Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh--brings together a group of local and regional artists working in a wide range of musical theatre expression, from solo cabaret to full-length narrative musical theatre. The group exists not only to support the development of work members bring in, but also to be an incubator where new works of musical theatre come into being and are nurtured.

MTAP meets monthly between September and May for networking, collaborations, new work development and presentations of work in progress. We are seeking aspiring or established composers, lyricists, librettists, playwrights, performers, professionals, producers and anyone interested in new musical development. To receive regular emails from MTAP about meetings, special events, and opportunities, send an email to mtapgh@gmail.com.

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Who:     MTAP Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh
What:    Hot Metal Musicals Incubator, Dear Boy book/lyrics by Jeanne Drennan, music by David Berlin
Where: Charles Gray Auditorium, CLO Academy, 130 CLO Academy Way 8th Floor, Pgh, PA 15222
When: Monday, June 27, 2016, 7pm
Cost:      Free and Open to the Public
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Details: The Incubator allows a public audience to become involved in the early stages of a new musical's long and often arduous journey toward full production. Featuring musical works in development by area artists. Visit mtap.weebly.com for more details on the specific presentations. 

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Contact: Khari Mosley, 412-254-3839 (mobile)  or khari@luminousstrategies.com 
Dock Ellis' former agent, national and local journalists join celebration for former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher


(Pittsburgh, PA) Dock Ellis' former agent Tom Reich, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Brian O'Neill and nationally acclaimed journalist Brentin Mock will join panel discussion at inaugural event commemorating the life
and legacy of Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis on June 12, 2016, the 46th anniversary of Dock Ellis' historic no-hitter in San Diego.

WHAT: Since1887.com, Hyperboy Media & Films and The Josh Gibson Foundation to host inaugural Dock Ellis Day Celebration commemorating the life and legacy of Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis. The event will include entertainment from legendary Pittsburgh DJ/WYEP-FM radio personality Selecta, a panel discussion and a special screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film: No-No A Documentary.  Proceeds will benefit the Josh Gibson Foundation.
WHO: Dock Ellis Day is a project of since1887.com, a Pittsburgh Pirates fan website started by Khari Mosley, Hyperboy Media & Films, led by Chris Ivey, an award winning Pittsburgh based filmmaker and the Josh Gibson Foundation, a local non-profit organization, led by Sean Gibson Executive Director

WHERE: Culture Restaurant, 130 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222.

WHEN: Sunday June 12th, from 12pm to 4pm.
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  • Screening of No No: A Dockumentary1:30pm
WHY: The purpose of the event is to commemorate the life and legacy of Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis, a one of a kind personality who, as a player, made a lasting impact on sport and popular culture. In addition, we aim to highlight and honor the work Dock Ellis did to transform many lives in a positive way as a drug and alcohol counselor later in life. We believe the anniversary of his historic no-hitter is a great opportunity to celebrate the full life and legacy of Dock Ellis while benefiting the Josh Gibson Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing academic programs, athletic programs and baseball training facilities benefiting the youth of the Pittsburgh community. 

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2016 JazzFest
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
NEW PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR
6TH ANNUAL PITTSBURGH JAZZLIVE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
 CITIZENS BANK
CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC CHOOSES TO SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
JUNE 24-26, 2016 | CULTURAL DISTRICT | PITTSBURGH, PA
Pittsburgh, PA The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce that for the first time in its six year history, the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) will have a presenting sponsor.  The free festival that offers two ticketed performance options will be held June 24-26, 2016.  For three-days, internationally-renowned musicians will perform at one of the most highly anticipated festivals in the country in Pittsburgh's Cultural District.
We are thrilled to partner with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to support such an iconic cultural event, said Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, President of Citizens Bank for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  At Citizens Bank, we believe in giving back to the communities where we live and work, which is why we're proud to help continue the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival's tradition of offering free access to performances by some of the most well-known jazz 
artists in the world.




The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is grateful for the generous support of Citizens Bank, shared Janis Burley Wilson, Vice President of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships and Director of Jazz Programs for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  Citizens' commitment to community involvement and to enhancing the quality of life for all citizens is parallel to the vision and goals of the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival.  We are honored to have them on board as a presenting sponsor for the Festival.  Together we will continue contributing to the region's art and culture while strengthening the communities that both our organizations serve.

The new presenting sponsorship will enable the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to maintain a level of overall accessibility and inclusion at the annual festival that increasingly attracts and present internationally renowned artists and vendors.  Visibility of the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival will also increase as a result of promotions available throughout the region and nation at participating Citizens Bank locations.  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will provide increased visibility for Citizens through its marketing and advertising initiatives.  The Trust will also assist in providing festival attendees with access to appropriate financial information offered by Citizens.
Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Performances will take place in a variety of settings: outdoor stages, ticketed special engagements and indoor gigs at over 20 small venues throughout the Cultural District.  The festival is a free event that includes two ticketed performances (to be announced in late May) and is open to the public. The ticketed special engagement performances will take place indoors. All three outdoor stages, the Artist Market and opening night Jazz Crawl are free and open to the public.

The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival attracts more than 20,000 attendees from around the country each year.

Pittsburgh JazzLive International FestivalThe Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. This festival, aimed at connecting the community to jazz, will bring prominent jazz musicians and visual artists to Pittsburgh's Cultural District to present Grammy-winning performers, jazz and jazz-influenced musical performances, and visual art. More than 20,000 visitors will visit the Cultural District to partake in this year's event. For more information, visit TrustArts.org/JazzLiveFest.




About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.Citizens Financial Group, Inc.is one of the nation's oldest and largest financial institutions, with $140.1 billion in assets as of March 31, 2016. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens helps its retail customers bank better with mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 Citizens Bank branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Citizens also provides mortgage lending, auto lending, student lending and commercial banking services in select markets nationwide. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance.
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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.
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"39 Steps is Non-Stop Hilarity."

by Good News Reporter, Joanne Quinn-Smith

If you want side splitting laugh a minute entertainment then see Tony Award Winning Hit Comedy thriller, "39 Steps" at the Cabaret Theater.  What an uproarious experience in minimalistic stage effects with maximum hilarity. Four players take you through the twists and turns of a comedic plot using 1940's or Mel Brooks type music spots to hi-light the intense "drama."  Sorry, no drama just madcap hysteria. 


It's interesting to note that everything old is new again as the original globe theater had no curtain to rise and fall between scenes and 39 Steps was not much different.  The Cabaret Curtain fell possibly once during intermission.   In Shakespeare's time a wall and a door were used to signify comings and goings, in this slapstick comedy there was no wall, just a door. For comings and goings and quick changes of characters costumes and being able to actually see some of that going on, added to the comedic impact of the actors.

Allan Snyder and Luke Halferty, photo:  Matt Polk

There is no lack of talent either on the part of the actors, Quinn Patrick Shannon and Allan Snyder are the perfect clowning partners reminiscent of old time comedy such as the Keystone cops and Abbot and Costello playing multiple parts of spies, law enforcement and husband and wife (yes wife) villains and innkeepers.  Please don't discount the element of outrageous drag in this play.  Did I say 39 Steps has something for everyone? And it' s hard to believe that with all this hilarity the show could be G rated, not even PG.


The femme fatale of the play, Megan Pickrell also moves easily between three parts from the manipulative spy to the farmer's wife and the aloof career woman. On the other hand Richard.  Luke Halferty as Richard Hannay only plays one part through multiple assumed identities that allows for everything from comedy to drama and slow motion silent film effects.

Luke Halferty and Quinn Patrick Shannon, photo by Archie Carpenter

The Director Guy Stroman deserves huge commendation for a great work of comedic art.  This is also the one time that I must mention the technical side of the show and all deserve equal kudos.  Scenic Desinger Tony Ferrieri, loved "the car and its lights."  Lighting Designer, Andrew David Ostrowski, were you responsible for the dancing stick puppets?  Costume Designer Stephanie Shaw, what genius in designing quick changes for comedic transition of characters!  Sound Designer Bob Bollman's precision with sounds at the mention of "39 Steps" and the scenes behind the opening and closing of doors!  And not to be left out Production Stage Manager Tim Brady!  All I can say is, "wow." 

The cast, photo by Archie Carpenter

Enough! Enough, I could write for hours about this play.  This reviewer personally thinks it is the best play that the CLO has done at the Cabaret.  Just go see it, it runs thru August 14, 2016.  And bring the out of town visiting relatives, they will love it too.



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Pirates join with Crisis Center North to say No More  

Second Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Night at PNC Park, Sat., June 4

Crisis Center North and nine other non-profit agencies are partnering with the Pittsburgh Pirates to say NO MORE to domestic violence during the 2nd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Night at PNC Park.

Prior to the Pirates and Angels game on Sat., June 4, Crisis Center North will be on hand for an information fair
picture from http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/pit/community
sponsored by the Pirates on at PNC Park on Federal Street from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Attendees can learn how gendered violence impacts their community and how they can take a stand.


"Crisis Center North is excited to continue our partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates in an effort to shape community perceptions about domestic violence, says Grace Coleman, executive director of Crisis Center North. The partnership stresses the importance of male engagement in the issue and underscores the fact that domestic violence is everyone's business."

The awareness night is part of the Father's Day Pledge to End Gender Violence, a month-long campaign by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.

With the support of local agencies, community members, and organizations, the campaign is geared toward spreading awareness of domestic violence issues and resources for victims.

All of Pittsburgh needs to come together. Now, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says. I applaud the Pirates and the Pennsylvania coalition against domestic leadership on this critical issue.

We salute the local, civic religious and business leaders who are working together to make Pittsburgh a model for our state in the campaign to end gender violence for the next generation, says PCADV executive director Peg Dierkers.

Interested community members can also support the campaign on social media using the hashtag #FathersDayPledgePA.

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ABOUT CRISIS CENTER NORTH

Crisis Center North aims to empower victims of domestic violence and cultivate community attitudes and behaviors that break the cycle of violence. Crisis Center North's counseling and advocacy services provide aid to nearly 2,000 domestic violence survivors and prevention education to over 17,000 youths each year. Free services also include a 24-hour hotline, counseling, medical and legal advocacy, and prevention education programs for schools and the community.

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PITTSBURGH” Experts and educators reveal exciting family pastimes that do double-duty: they're fun and educational. In this demonstration-packed episode of the Emmy Award-winning iQ: smartparent, the focus is on the all-important STEM and STEAM skills that are crucial for 21st century kids but there's no reason why mom and dad can't join in the fun, too.

iQ: smartparent The Family Fun Guide premieres Thursday, May 26 at 8:30pm on WQED and is hosted by Darieth Chisolm.
In segments 1 and 2, experts and kids demonstrate the high-tech treasure hunt known as geocaching. Lo Hutelmyer of the non-profit Venture Outdoors and Amber Rooke of the Brashear Association are joined by two children from Brashear Kids to explain how the popular pastime of geocaching promotes critical thinking and math skills.
In segment 3, the guest is Brian Stamford, a curriculum expert from the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, a branch of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. He shows three fun experiments that blend art and design with science and math exploration.
And in segment 4, guest Shawn Grimes, Director of Technology at Baltimore's Digital Harbor Foundation, reveals tips for parents and kids to learn and collaborate together in a maker space.
This episode also includes a video segment on STEAM education in schools, and provides tips for more effective key word searches for parents who want to learn more about these topics online.
WQED's signature parenting series, iQ: smartparent, seeks to empower parents with new knowledge, tools, and abilities to successfully guide their children in the use of 21st century digital media and technology. 
WQED launched iQ: smartparent in response to a research study of regional parents (conducted by WQED in spring 2012) who expressed their desire to build their confidence with educational, 21st century media and expand their capacity for co-learning with their digitally savvy children. Through a series of television broadcasts and a robust online community, iQ: smartparent equips parents and caregivers with tools and resources to aid their understanding and use of digital media and technologies for learning. To sign up for more information go to iqsmartparent.org
About Host Darieth Chisolm
Chisolm has worked in the television industry for over 20 years, as news anchor for WPXI-TV Pittsburgh, an NBC-affiliate station, and Channel 11 News on Fox 53. She also owns her own fitness studio, Fullbody Fitness Club, and is passionate about personal health and wellness. She is a seasoned speaker and leader in the Pittsburgh community providing individuals and organizations with strategies and solutions to bring out their best performance and affect positive change. She sits on the board of several community and charitable organizations and has received numerous awards for her news coverage, community service, and professional affiliations. She is also the proud mother of a college freshman.
WQED changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains, and inspires. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED Create; WQED WORLD; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqedfm.org; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED's Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).
iQ: smartparent benefits from the expertise of Common Sense Media, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping parents find age-appropriate, quality media. Parents can join the conversation online with WQED EDU and #iqsmartparent onFacebookPinterest and TwitteriQ: smartparent is brought to you by WQED Multimedia with generous support from an anonymous donor and The Grable Foundation.




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WQED Multimedia
4802 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
412-622-1366 office
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May 21, 2016


Passion defeat Detroit 63-8 to Clinch the NFC Colonial Division Title

The Passion opened up the scoring tonight on a 43 yard run by Catone.  Other 1st half touchdowns were a 40 yard by Catone, a 30 and 34 yard pass from Horton to Hieb, 41 yard punt return by Baker, 40 yard Interception return by Daman and a 33 yard pass from Horton to Baker. The Passion led at the Half 49-8.

Masters opened up the 2nd half scoring on an 8 yard run and Baden closed out the scoring on a 4 yard run.

Offensive leaders tonight were Quarterback Lisa Horton who had 140 yards passing for 3 touchdowns.  Running Back Tara Catone had 4 carries for 142 yards for 2 touchdowns.  Kia Foster
Quarterback Lisa Horton, photo, pittsburghpassion.com
had 6 carries for 87 yards and Laura Baden had  4 carries for 27 and a touchdown.  Wide Receiver Peyton Hieb had 2 receptions for 64 yards and 2 touchdowns.  

The Defensive line of Zubovic, Niedermeyer, Nelko and Zahn kept control of the line of scrimmage all night.  Defensive leaders tonight were Linebacker Hannah Daman who had 8 tackles (1 for loss) and an Interception returned for a touchdown.  Linebacker Jessica Nelko had 9 tackles (4 for loss) and 4 sacks.  Safety Kim Beaver had 4 tackles and 1 interception. Santana Ramsey had 5 tackles, Kim Zubovic had 9 tackles and Chelsea Zahn had 5 tackles.

On Special Teams, Amy Fallon was 9/9 on PAT's and pinned Detroit deep on all of her kickoffs.  Angela Baker had 2 punt returns for 69 yards and a touchdown.

The Passion won the NFC Colonial Division with this victory and it is their 6th Division title in team history.

After a bye week next weekend, the Passion travel to Chicago on June 4, 2016.

For more information and updates on the team, you go to www.pittsburghpassion.com, Like us on Facebook (Pittsburgh Passion) and Follow us on Twitter @pghpassionFB.

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WQED MONTHLY ELECTION SPECIALS CONTINUE WITH
ELECTION 2016: EDUCATION

Election initiative includes website with background information

PITTSBURGH WQED's Chris Moore hosts the fourth in a series of local discussion programs focusing on important issues this election year. Election 2016: Education airs Thursday, May 26 at 8pm on WQED-TV.


In this month's Election 2016 program, the focus is education. Host Chris Moore and panelists will take a closer look at subjects like Common Core, the National School Lunch Program and the escalating costs of higher education.

WQED's Chris Moore will moderate a panel discussion that includes:

       Linda Hippert, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Allegheny Intermediate Unit

       Ashley Woodson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Each month, WQED's Election 2016 devotes the entire 30-minutes to a specific topic - chosen based on election polling and issues that are of interest to the Pittsburgh region.

Viewers can access www.wqed.org/election2016 to view past episodes and other election-related content, including an interview with Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes on the importance of voter registration.

The first special Election 2016: The Economy and Jobs aired February 25 followed by Election 2016: Health Care on March 31 and Election 2016: National Security on April 21.

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WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 151 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including three Emmy Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation's first community-supported broadcaster.  WQED changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains, and inspires.  It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED World; WQED Create; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED's Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).
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CLOE Award to be Presented at the Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball
Pittsburgh, PA · May 20, 2016  The Pittsburgh CLO Guild is proud to announce that Joseph and Kathleen Guyaux will be honored with the CLOE Award for Community Service at the 61st Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball on June 4 at the
Wyndham Grand Hotel.  The CLOE award was established in 2011 to recognize and celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to our community.
Joe and Kathy Guyaux have devoted their lives to philanthropic efforts that have benefited Pittsburgh CLO and other notable organizations in our region, such as the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Duquesne University. This year, after a distinguished career of more than 40 years in pivotal senior leadership positions, Joe is retiring from PNC and from his role as Chairman of the Board of Pittsburgh CLO, which he held for 9 years, leading the organization to a new level of unprecedented achievement, including the Paris and Broadway premieres of An American in Paris, and the founding of the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret Theater and The National High School Musical Theatre Awards.
The 61st Annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball, co-chaired by Heidi and Joe Orlando and Laurie and Rich Mushinsky, will be held on Saturday, June 4 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel and will showcase our summer production of CHICAGO with a themed evening titled Razzle Dazzle'em. This incredible evening will include the sale of Pink Boxes, a Silent Auction, dynamic performances highlighting the 2016 Pittsburgh CLO Summer Season, dinner and dancing.
Proceeds from the Ball support Pittsburgh CLO's arts education programs such as the Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater, CLO Summer Internship Program and the CLO Mini-Stars. The Guild also offers college scholarship assistance to deserving students pursuing the performing arts.  For additional information or ball reservations, please contact Andrew Frey at 412-281-3973x234 orafrey@pittsburghclo.org.
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Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 20 Broadway shows (29 Tony Awards) featuring the current productions of On Your Feet, An American in Paris, Kinky Boots and Matilda The Musical. Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academy, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award, the National High School Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and the CLO Cabaret.

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WAGNER PRAISES PAT MOVE TO ADD TRIPS TO UNDERSERVED AREAS


MEDIA CONTACT: Lou Takacs, Communications Director


(Pittsburgh) May 19, 2016    Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner lauded today's recommendation by the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) administration to bolster service
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to neighborhoods in Wilkinsburg, Penn Hills, and Pittsburgh.

I am extremely pleased that PAT's leadership has agreed to the repeated requests of residents of these neighborhoods and their advocates for more service. For many in these communities and others, public transit access is not a luxury, but is essential to getting to jobs that do not fall within regular business hours. A ˜most livable' city cannot leave whole neighborhoods cut off from opportunity, and this decision takes encouraging steps toward meeting the needs of some of these areas, Wagner said.

Last week, Wagner issued a financial report showing that the County's Alcoholic Beverage and Vehicle Rental taxes have produced a $16 million surplus in a fund that by law must be used for public transit. She urged that these funds be put to immediate use for service improvements.

New state funding and the increased local economic activity that has produced the transit fund surplus give us the opportunity and the obligation to connect all of our communities to areas that are prospering. More neighborhoods remain where this need must be addressed, and we also must continue steps to modernize the system so that it attracts new ridership. PAT has taken encouraging steps with the upcoming fare changes and now with this announcement, but further advances must continue to be made, Wagner said.


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Pittsburgh has many jewels in its cultural crown. One of the brightest jewels is the Pittsburgh Opera.  The 77th season began  with the Pittsburgh premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's 27.  Spotlighting larger than life novelist, poet, playwright, and Pittsburgh native Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas27 will delight you with Ricky Ian Gordon's "tuneful score" and Royce Vavrek's "quick-witted libretto." 

 


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Cool Events!  2 FESTIVALS! Amazing Charity Concert! AN OUTDOOR HAPPY HOUR! + Free Movies N Free Concerts!PLUS BARK IN THE PARK!

These events are re-posted with permission by Meet up Group, Free and Almost Free in Pittsburgh.  Who says you have to have a bundle of money to have a great time in Pittsburgh.



ADDITIONAL cool thing: Adopt an animal in the Month of May from Animal Friends for $31 http://www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org/atf/cf/%7B32C033F0-027C-4586-9002-3E76FC319C4C%7D/$31AdoptionCoupon.pdf  (just found this and thought it was cool, no connection to Animal Friends other than I have four fur kids).

FIRST THE TWO FESTIVALS:
Sat. May 21st 11am to 10pm! CELEBRATION OF HOPE FESTIVAL! 4 BANDS, TONS of KIDS ACTIVITIES, Wonderful Food, FIRE TRUCK, Crafters N MORE!
WESTMORELAND COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS http://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/231139555/



Sat. May 21st VENTURE OUTDOORS FESTIVAL! ALL FOR FREE! http://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/230443970/



THE OUTDOOR HAPPY HOUR!
Fri May 27th 6pm-9pm BIG OUTDOOR HAPPY HOUR At Sunny Jim's Tavern Outdoor Patio! GO TO THIS! http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/231018217/
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BARK IN THE PARK! AWESOME DOGGIE EVENT in NORTH PARK!
Sat. May 28th 9am to NOON!  BARK IN THE PARK in NORTH PARK! http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/231167565/



THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL STARTS! 10 DAYS OF FREE CONCERTS AND ART!
Fri Jun 3rd 7pm FREE CONCERT Three Rivers Arts Concert at the POINT! Michael Franti, Spearhead, Caroline Rose!http://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/230976366/



AMAZING CHARITY CONCERT AND BASH!
Sat. Jun 4th ROCKIN FOR AMY's ANGELS 3: 12 Bands for 10 bucks! Norm Nardini and the Granati Brothers are playing in addition to TEN OTHER BANDS!
http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/229240230/  GOING TO BE HUGE!
This benefits the 3 lil girls (see fb link) who have lost their parents, this is the third time we are doing this charity event.
NO TICKET PRE-SALE JUST SHOW UP!
June 4th 11am til late night!
12 Bands for Ten Bucks! + Motorcycle and Jeep Rally! Auctions!Awesome Lineup!
#Žamysangelspt3

THE BANDS: (in no particular order)
Michael Todd
NICKY MO AND THE MAMALUKES
Bill Toms AND THE HARD RAIN
ANGEL BLUE AND THE PROPHETS
THREE CAR GARAGE
Katie Simone
Soul Village
CHROME MOSES
SMOKING GUN
THE Granati BROTHERS
Norman Nardini
BILLY THE KID AND THE REGULATORS
FB LINK FOR MORE INFO! https://www.facebook.com/events/1685178281767000/

FREE CONCERTS AND MOVIES!
Sun Jun 5th FIRST FREE CONCERT AT HARTWOOD ACRES! Boilermaker Jazz Band! http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/230981165/



Sun Jun 5th FIRST FREE SUNDAY MOVIE AT SCHENLEY: "Minions" (PG) http://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/230980464/

Sun Jun 12th FREE Hartwood Acres Concert! Beauty SlapMemphis Hill Go to this!!! http://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/230988751/

CHEERS

Frank ;-)

aka BIG KAHUNA of FIVE MEETUPS!

 

Publish Date: 05-16-2016 22:20:00
 


2016 Entrepreneur's Growth and Networking Conference
 
Jeff Broadhurst
President & CEO of Eat'n Park Restaurants
Mark Your calendar for June 2
Join us for networking,12 workshops, a business building tradeshow and a luncheon keynote by Jeff Broadhurst

Register with Promo Code SMILEY to receive $20 off ticket price
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Becoming a Breakout Brand: Five Characteristics of Companies Doing it Right
Speakers:
Meredith Klein -- Brunner
Dan Droz -- Droz and Associates
Once you've developed your brand, how do you promote it? A brand is a powerful device that differentiates your business from the competition and tells your customers who you are and what you promise. But how do you define it, and then share it with your key stakeholders? Join us to learn how to utilize an effective brand through consistency in your public relations outreach, social media and customer interactions.

Ready, Set, Launch: How to Get Your New Business Up & Running
Speakers:
Dr. Mary McKinney -- Duquesne University SBDC
John Halpern -- AthleteTrax
Join us for a step-by-step guide on taking your idea from your imagination to the market. Launching a business can be overwhelming so we've broken it down into a weekly to-do list that will help you get your business ready for launch and positioned for success.
The Million Dollar Start-up: Stories from Successful Entrepreneurs
Speakers:
Barry Young -- Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries
Wendy Mascio -- Workscape, Inc.
Nicole Naraez Manns -- Nikkis Magic Wand
Jack Mason -- Duquesne University
Ever wonder how someone made their first million? How they convinced a lender to give them money? Or how they were able to create a product that is now a household name? Admit it, most of us are little more than curious when we hear about entrepreneurial success stories. Here is your chance to take a behind-the-scenes tour of some incredible success stories. Listen as local entrepreneurs discuss their biggest successes and mistakes.
Got Google Game?: The Latest & Best Tools For Managing, Running & Growing A Small Business
Speakers:
Sean McQuaide -- LunaMetrics
Joe Polk -- Thirteen Ball
Obviously, Google is a search engine powerhouse but the global company is also an innovator at creating tools that are critical to small businesses...and new ones are coming out all the time. If you want to boost productivity, find new ways to communicate with employees, customers and vendors and manage your business more efficiently 24/7 - Google tools may be your solution.
A Western Pennsylvania Guide to Finding Capital to Start & Grow a Business
Speakers:
Sam Bozzolla -- Allegheny County Economic Development
Emily Keebler -- Kiva City
Natalia Olson -- Small Business Administration
Rebecca Harris -- Chatham University, Center for Women's Entrepreneurship
Randy Heranic -- Dollar Bank, FSB
Looking for capital? Join us for an opportunity to meet with lenders and investors. This is your chance to learn what loan programs this region has to offer and what investors are interested in funding. What are the requirements? What do they want to see from you? How long is the process? Get the answers you need about financing to move your company to the next level. Have more questions? Most speakers will be available at lunch and during the tradeshow to discuss your specific business needs.

A Tax & Legal Playbook for Small Business
Speakers:
David Wilke -- Wilke & Associates
Mike Silverman -- Cohen & Grigsby
It may not be the most glamorous aspects of running a business, but legal and tax strategies are absolutely mission critical. We've assembled a team of experts from the region to help you get you on the right track to save time, money and headaches down the road. Join us to build your tax and legal IQ.

Focus on the Horizon: Why Leaders Need to Lead
Speakers:
David J. Baker -- Human Capital Advisors, LLC.
Brian Cubarney -- ClearBrand, Inc.
Steve Shivik -- SMC Business Counsels
Business Owners wear many hats from operations to accounting to marketing. AS a result, innovation and entrepreneurial thought takes a backseat to the day-to-day running of the business. Listen as local business leaders discuss how to break these habits and go from managing your business to leading it.

Why Greening Your Business Makes Cents
Speakers:
Marc Mondor -- EvolveEA
Michael Barnard -- Oxford Devlopment Company
Brad Morris -- Giant Eagle, Inc.
Gonzalo Manchego -- Duquesne University SBDC
Sustainability is a buzz word in business but it's more than just doing better for the planet...it is helping business get a marketing edge while cutting costs. If you want to figure out the ROI on a green project, hear the short and long-term benefits of green business practices and learn what businesses like yours have done, join us to understand some simple strategies for a more profitable, and eco-friendly company.

A Small Business Guide to Social Media Marketing
Speakers:
Jennifer Cario -- SugarSpun Marketing, Inc.
John Dobransky -- University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence
With the abundance of new social media channels and evolving practices, it can be overwhelming to small business owners short on time and cash. If you want to get the biggest bang out of your marketing budget and your time, join us to learn what channels and strategies are paying big dividends for businesses like yours. You don't have to chase all the channels that are available, but leverage a few that work best for you so you'll get better results by working smarter, not harder.
Sales POWER Hour - 3:15-4:15 new this year!
Speakers:
J. Scot Teachout -- Superior Selling
Kevin White -- Formerly with Small Business Administration
John Laslavic -- ThistleSea Business Development
Larry Lewis -- Client Builder Sales & Marketing
Tom Joseph -- BooksMinders, Inc.
Marilyn D. Landis -- Basic Business Concepts, Inc.
Kick it Up a Notch - Sell More!
What does every entrepreneur have in common? They have to sell and the goal is always to sell more! Hear how to boost sales, increase your pipeline of qualified prospects, find the right decision maker within an organization and shorten your sales cycle. Our experts will offer tips and strategies for making more in less time. Join us for this unique Sales Power Hour that is guaranteed to ramp up your sales game and your income! 
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Publish Date: 05-16-2016 21:24:00
 





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media ContactsShaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578 / Miles@TrustArts.orgDiana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717 / Roth@TrustArts.org
Images available: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press RoomSearch: 2016 SNC
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
STRAIGHT NO CHASER
I'LL HAVE ANOTHERWORLD TOUR
WORLD RENOWNED A CAPPELLA GROUP
LAUNCHES 20TH ANNIVERSARY TREK
DATES GET UNDERWAY OCTOBER 14 IN RENO, NV
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 | BENDEUM CENTER | PITTSBURGH, PA
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

photo credit LeAnn Meuller


Pittsburgh, PA”Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced early details of the I'll Have AnotherWorld Tour. The North American leg which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the a cappella group's formation in 1996 and first show at Indiana University begins October 14th at Reno, NV's Grand Theatre and then continues into 2017 with a January 3rd finale at Kahului, HI's Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
In Pittsburgh, Straight No Chaser will appear at the Benedum Center on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices range from $49.25 to $74.25. For information, visit www.TrustArts.org, call (412) 456-6666, or visit the Theater Square Box Office in person at 655 Penn Avenue. This event is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Straight No Chaser will fly and cover hotel costs for two lucky winners to attend any Straight No Chaser show of their choosing within the Continental US. For complete ticket information and other news, please see www.sncmusic.com/tour.

Meanwhile, Straight No Chaser's hugely successful The New Old Fashioned Tour concludes with a series of upcoming summer shows, highlighted by a two night weekend spectacular at Los Angeles' historic Hollywood Bowl with the one and only Weird Al Yankovic, set for July 22nd and 23rd.

The I'll Have AnotherWorld Tour follows Straight No Chaser's most recent release, 2015's THE NEW OLD FASHIONED. The album sees the renowned group bringing their unique touch and inimitable vocal style to a stunning range of contemporary standards spanning The Weeknd's Can't Feel My Face and Hozier's Take Me To Church to Radiohead's Creep and Bob Dylan's tender Make You Feel My Love. THE NEW OLD FASHIONED further features a number of Straight No Chaser's incomparable medleys, including Beggin'/Counting Stars (blending favorites from Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons and One Republic) and On The Road Again/I Play The Road (originally by Willie Nelson and Zac Brown Band, respectively).
THE I'LL HAVE ANOTHERWORLD TOUR 2016-2017
OCTOBER
14        Reno, NV  Grand Theatre
15        Las Vegas, NV  The Smith Center
16        Riverside, CA  Fox Performing Arts Center
17        Tucson, AZ  Fox Tucson Theater
19        Colorado Springs, CO  Pikes Peak Center
21        Denver, CO  Paramount Theatre
22        Cheyenne, WY  Cheyenne Civic Center
23        Manhattan, KS  McCain Auditorium
26        Fort Smith, AR  Fort Smith Convention Center
27        Oklahoma City, OK  Civic Center Music Hall
28        Dallas, TX  McFarlin Auditorium
29        Austin, TX  Long Center
30        Houston, TX  Cullen Theater
NOVEMBER
1          Pensacola, FL  Saenger Theatre
2          New Orleans, LA  Civic Theatre
3          Knoxville, TN  Tennessee Theatre
4          Toledo, OH  Stranahan Theater
6          St. Louis, MO  Fox Theatre
10        Erie, PA  Warner Theatre
11        State College, PA  Eisenhower Auditorium
12        Allentown, PA  Miller Symphony Hall TWO SHOWS
13        Wilmington, DE  Grand Opera House TWO SHOWS
15        Roanoke, VA  Berglund Center
16        Macon, GA  Grand Opera House
17        Nashville, TN  Ryman Auditorium
18        Charlotte, NC  Ovens Auditorium
19        Atlanta, GA  Fox Theatre
20        Durham, NC  Durham Performing Arts Center
25        Grand Rapids, MI  DeVos Performance Hall
26        Appleton, WI  Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
27        Minneapolis, MN  Pantages Theater
29        Montreal, QC  Theatre Maisonneuve
DECEMBER
1          New York, NY  Beacon Theatre
2          Uncasville, CT  Mohegan Sun
4          Hershey, PA  Hershey Theatre
6          Pittsburgh, PA  Benedum Center
7          Normal, IL  Braden Auditorium
8          Milwaukee, WI  Riverside Theater
9          Rockford, IL  Coronado Theatre
10        Detroit, MI  Fox Theatre
11        Cleveland, OH  State Theatre TWO SHOWS
13        Fort Wayne, IN  Embassy Theatre
14        Bloomington, IN  Indiana University Auditorium
15        South Bend, IN  Morris Performing Arts Center
16        Columbus, OH  Palace Theatre
17        Chicago, IL  Civic Opera House TWO SHOWS
18        Evansville, IN  Old National Events Plaza
20        Cincinnati, OH  Aronoff Center
21        Indianapolis, IN  Murat Theatre at Old National Center
22        Indianapolis, IN  Murat Theatre at Old National Center
23        Indianapolis, IN  Murat Theatre at Old National Center TWO SHOWS
27        Seattle, WA  Paramount Theatre
28        Portland, OR  Keller Auditorium
29        San Francisco, CA  Davies Symphony Hall
31        Phoenix, AZ  Mesa Arts Center
JANUARY
2          Honolulu, HI  Blaisedell Concert Hall
3          Kahului, HI  Maui Arts & Cultural Center
19        Paris, FR  Salle Pleyel
20        Paris, FR  Salle Pleyel
21        Paris, FR  Salle Pleyel TWO SHOWS
22        Paris, FR  Salle Pleyel TWO SHOWS
More dates to be added. www.sncmusic.com/tour
Contact: Ashley White, Atlantic Records 512.436.9260
Ashley.White@atlanticrecords.com
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.  Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.
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About this Blog:  Dreamweaver Marketing Associates provides this blog as a service to the community, friends, clients and business associates.  Feel free to use this blog as a resource and also to send in your press releasesDreamweaver Marketing Associates is a full service marketing company that specializes in online and digital branding.  For additional information you can contact the host of this blog, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-444-5197.Podcasts that come under the umbrella of Dreamweaver Marketing are PositivelyPittsburghLive, TheTechnoGrannyShow ,MondayMorningMarketeer and AuthorAuthorShineOutLoud.

 

Publish Date: 05-16-2016 21:09:00
 




DARRELL SCOTT
Scott's rich voice turns every lyric”about love, loss, work, hanging out, and more love”into nuggets of wisdom -Acoustic Magazine
 
(PITTSBURGH, PA)” CALLIOPE WELCOMES DARRELL SCOTT TO THE ROOTS CELLAR (SHADYSIDE) ON THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016 AT 7:30 PM.
Tickets and information are available online at www.calliopehouse.org or by calling the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915. Tickets: $30* / $10* (full-time student ID) **PLUS handling fee

Darrell Scott is a Grammy-nominated performer and recording artist, a highly demanded multi-instrumentalist (he plays 13 instruments!), and an ASCAP songwriter of the year. Darrell delivers his soulful performances in solo, duo, trio, band, and string quintet configurations, all equally dynamic and powerful. Darrell will be touring in 2016 in support of his new CD Couchville Sessions. Songwriting credits include the Grammy Award winning Long Time Gone and Heartbreak Town. When not on tour with his own shows, Darrell plays in Robert Plant's Band of Joy.


Darrell Scott from Darrell Scott.com

Career Highlights:
Grammy Nomination for Best Country Song  Long Time Gone Dixie Chicks 2003
Grammy Nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance  The Second Mouse 2001
Americana 2007 Song of the Year  Hank Williams' Ghost
Rolling Stone Magazine listed Theatre of the Unheard as one of the 2003 Critics Top Albums
ASCAP Songwriter of the Year 2002
NSAI Songwriter of the Year 2001
 
Songs recorded by over 70 artists including: Dixie Chicks, Keb Mo, Faith Hill, Guy Clark, Sam Bush, Maura O'Connell, Kathy Mattea, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Garth Brooks, Patty Loveless, Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw
Recorded With: Steve Earle, Kate Rusby, Joan Baez, Jim Lauderdale, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jon Pousette-Dart, Ginny Hawker, Malcolm Holcombe, John McCusker, Allison Moorer, Jessie Alexander, Randy Travis
Production: Guy Clark, Susan Werner, Wayne Scott
Visit his website at http://www.darrellscott.com/.


Founded in 1976, Calliope is a non-profit music organization that organizes and administers a variety of concert series, a folk music school, and educational outreach programs.  As the premier promoter of roots music in southwestern Pennsylvania, Calliope's mission is to promote and preserve traditional and contemporary heritage-based music and its allied arts.  Calliope programs are supported in part by the A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Allegheny County sales tax revenues awarded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, University of Pittsburgh Library System, and an anonymous donor. Calliope also thanks the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
-- 
Lisa Alexander, MFA
PR Marketing Manager
Calliope
6300 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-361-1915
www.calliopehouse.org

About this Blog:  Dreamweaver Marketing Associates provides this blog as a service to the community, friends, clients and business associates.  Feel free to use this blog as a resource and also to send in your press releasesDreamweaver Marketing Associates is a full service marketing company that specializes in online and digital branding.  For additional information you can contact the host of this blog, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-444-5197.Podcasts that come under the umbrella of Dreamweaver Marketing are PositivelyPittsburghLive, TheTechnoGrannyShow ,MondayMorningMarketeer and AuthorAuthorShineOutLoud.

 

Publish Date: 05-16-2016 05:49:00
 




For Immediate Release
May 9, 2016

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DEPARTS FOR EUROPEAN TOUR ON MAY 17

Orchestra will be joined by soloists Daniil Trifonov, Martin Grubinger, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Leonidas Kavakos

PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck depart for a 14-concert European Tour on May 17. The orchestra will return to Pittsburgh on June 5. Along with concerts in four countries, this tour includes a collaboration with the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, a live simulcast to Heinz Hall and a chamber music performance at a former concentration camp.

The tour will take the orchestra to Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. The concerts on the tour include:
        May 20: at the Kuppelsall in Hannover, Germany, with percussionist Martin Grubinger
        May 21: at the Die Glocke in Bremen, Germany, with pianist Daniil Trifonov
        May 22: at the Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany, with Daniil Trifonov
        May 23: at the Albertinum Museum in Dresden, Germany, with Daniil Trifonov
        May 25: at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany, with Daniil Trifonov
        May 26: at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, with Martin Grubinger
        May 27: at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, with Daniil Trifonov
        May 28: at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, with violinist Leonidas Kavakos
        May 29: at the Festival House in Bregenz, Austria, with Daniil Trifonov
        May 31: at the Stadt-Casino in Basel, Switzerland, with Daniil Trifonov
        June 1: at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium, with Daniil Trifonov
        June 2: at the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Germany, with Daniil Trifonov
        June 3: at the Philharmonie Am Gasteig in Munich, Germany with Daniil Trifonov
        June 4: at the Philharmonie Am Gasteig in Munich, Germany with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter

Grubinger, photo credit Felix Broede

The tour program features Tchaikovsky's Symphonies No. 4, 5 and 
6; Beethoven's Coriolan Overture; DvoЕ™Гk's Carnival Overture; Haydn's Symphony No. 93; Hartl's Percussion Concerto (with Grubinger); Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 (with Trifonov); Berg's Violin Concerto (with Kavakos); DvoЕ™Гk's  Violin Concerto (with Mutter); and Strauss's Elektra Symphonic Rhapsody ” arranged by Manfred Honeck and TomГs Ille.  

Trifinov

The concert at the Berlin Philharmonie on May 22 will be simulcast via satellite on the big screen at Heinz Hall at 2 p.m. EST. The program features Beethoven'sCoriolan Overture, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, PathГtique. The concert is free but reservations are required. Tickets can be reserved online at pittsburghsymphony.org/berlin or by phone at 412-392-4900. The concert will also be livestreamed on the Pittsburgh Symphony's website.The Pittsburgh Symphony would like to thank and recognize Echo International and the German American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh chapter, for their sponsorship of the Berlin live stream at Heinz Hall.

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During the tour, the Clarion Quartet, a quartet of Pittsburgh Symphony musicians ” Jennifer Orchard and Marta Krechkovsky, violins; Tatjana Mead Chamis, viola; and Bronwyn Banerdt, cello ” will perform at the Terezin Memorial in the Czech Republic on May 24. Terezin was a Jewish ghetto, prison and transit station to death camps in the East during World War II. The quartet's focus is entartete (degenerate) music, music by composers who were suppressed during the Third Reich. The performance will begin at 3:30 p.m. CET at the Attic, which hosted many cultural events while the camp was active. The concert will include Viktor Ullmann's Quartet No. 3, which was written at Theresienstadt when Ullmann was a prisoner there.


The 2016 European Tour marks the eighth collaboration between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Allegheny Conference on Economic Development/Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, representatives from which will join the symphony during its tour and host events around the symphony's concerts in Brussels and Munich to promote economic development in Pittsburgh.

International touring is made possible, in part, by the Hillman Endowment for International Performances. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 2016 European Tour is dedicated to the memory of Elsie Hillman. The Pittsburgh Symphony would like to thank and recognize Ensinger for its supporting sponsorship of the Stuttgart concert and BNY Mellon for its supporting partnership of the Frankfurt and June 4 Munich concerts. The engagement at the Dresden Music Festival is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

MANFRED HONECK has served as music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008-2009 season. Together with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Honeck's widely celebrated performances and distinctive interpretations continue to receive international recognition. To great acclaim, Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra regularly perform in major music capitals and festivals, among them the BBC Proms, Musikfest Berlin, Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Grafenegg Festival, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have also built a close relationship with the Musikverein in Vienna. Following a week-long residency in 2012, they will return once again for three performances in the course of an extensive tour of Europe in spring 2016.  

Honeck's successful work with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been extensively documented on recordings with the Reference and Exton labels. The first SACD released by Reference Records of Strauss tone poems, drew rave reviews. The second recording, of DvoЕ™Гk's Symphony No. 8 and the Symphonic Suite from JanГД ek's opera JenЕfa, conceptualized by Honeck himself, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 was released in February 2015 to critical acclaim, including a second Grammy nomination, and Beethoven 5 & 7 was released in November 2015. The next recording, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 and a suite of DvoЕ™Гk's Rusalka, will be released on May 13. Several recordings, among them Mahler's Symphony No. 4, which won a 2012 International Classical Music Award, are also available on the Japanese label Exton.

As a guest conductor, Honeck has worked with the world's leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome. In the United States, Honeck has conducted the New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra. He is also a regular guest at the Verbier Festival. In 2013, Honeck gave his successful debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, resulting in a CD recording of DvoЕ™Гk together with Anne-Sophie Mutter for Deutsche Grammophon, which received an Echo Klassik award in 2014. The 2015-2016 season sees him return to Bamberg, Stuttgart, Rome, Stockholm and New York, as well as the Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, among others.

Born in Austria, Honeck received his musical training at the Academy of Music in Vienna. Many years of experience as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and at the helm of the Vienna Jeunesse Orchestra have given his conducting a distinctive stamp. Honeck began his career as assistant to Claudio Abbado in Vienna. Subsequently, he was engaged by the Zurich Opera House, where he was bestowed the prestigious European Conductor's Award in 1993. Honeck was one of three main conductors of the MDR Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig and in Oslo, he assumed the post of music director at the Norwegian National Opera and was engaged as principal guest conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2000 to 2006, he was music director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm and, from 2008 to 2011, principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he resumed for another three years at the beginning of the 2013-2014 season.

From 2007 to 2011, Honeck was music director of the Staatsoper Stuttgart where he conducted premieres including Berlioz's Les Troyens, Mozart's Idomeneo, Verdi's Aida, Richard Strauss's Rosenkavalier, Poulenc's Dialogues des CarmГlites and Wagner's Lohengrin and Parsifal, as well as numerous symphonic concerts. His operatic guest appearances include Semperoper Dresden, Komische Oper Berlin, ThГГctre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Royal Opera of Copenhagen, the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg and the Salzburg Festival.

Honeck has received honorary doctorates from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and, most recently, from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Moreover, he has been artistic director of the International Concerts Wolfegg in Germany for more than 20 years.



The PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, celebrating 120 years of music in 2016, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004).  This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah in 1944 and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series Previn and the Pittsburgh. The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900”including international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America”the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras. Visit pittsburghsymphony.org
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In PittsburghContact: Louise Sciannameo, Vice President of Public Affairs
Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org

Contact: Joyce DeFrancesco, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: 
jdefrancesco@pittsburghsymphony.org

In Europe Contact: PR2 classic
Gabriele Schiller
Phone: +49 221 38 10 63 
| email: office@pr2classic.de

Twitter: @pghsymphony |Facebook: facebook.com/PittsburghSymphonyOrche

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Publish Date: 05-16-2016 01:53:00
 

SBA Locally Recognizes Philadelphia's FINANTA as SBA National Award Winner on May 10th



FINANTA is SBA's #1 Mission-Focused Lender for Facilitating Assistance to Small Businesses in Underserved Markets  

PHILADELPHIA  U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta locally recognize SBA national award winner, Philadelphia-based FINancing And Technical Assistance (FINANTA), with FINANTA President Luis Mora-Rechnitz on May 10 at 2 p.m. FINANTA is the second-ever recipient of SBA's Jody C. Raskind Lender Award, a recognition presented to a mission-focused lender that has distinguished itself in helping small businesses start, grow and expand. Media are invited to attend.
The award was jointly presented May 1 by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Associate Administrator for Capital Access, Ann Marie Mehlum, to FINANTA's President, Luis E. Mora-Rechnitz in Washington, D.C.
WHO: Natalia Olson-Urtecho, U.S. SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator
Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director
Luis Mora-Rechnitz, President, FINANTA
WHAT:   FINANTA locally recognized as SBA's number one mission-focused lender; media tour with interview and photo opportunities
WHEN:    May 10 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: 1301 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19122

It's absolutely wonderful to see our local partner, FINANTA, receive such a prestigious award for the great things they do for small businesses, particularly those in underserved markets, said Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director. I'm very proud to see Philadelphia's own FINANTA garner this exceptional distinction for the work Luis and his team do, and for the incredible impact of the role that they play, in helping small businesses start, grow and succeed.

SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Deputy District Director Michael Kane, seen here with FINANTA President Luis Mora-Rechnitz


The Jody C. Raskind Award was presented for the first time in 2015 to honor mission lenders that demonstrate extraordinary commitment to the creation, growth and expansion of small businesses in underserved markets with a demonstrable impact on the communities it serves. Jody Raskind led the SBA Office of Microlending for many years, and was widely known in the microlending community for her commitment and dedication to small businesses, particularly in underserved areas. She died in 2014.
FINANTA was created in 1996, and has since distinguished itself for delivering services such as access to capital, technical assistance and credit building to low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs and first-time homebuyers in Philadelphia who face cultural, social and language barriers. This approach has allowed FINANTA to help economically disadvantaged businesses to succeed for the long-term and create 1,500 jobs, and individuals and families who are borrowing for the first time, with more than 1,200 loans totaling over $45 million.

For 20 years, FINANTA has economically empowered Philadelphia-area entrepreneurs through its lending and technical assistance services, said FINANTA President Luis Mora-Rechnitz. We have distinguished ourselves by delivering services in a way which is acutely conscious of the cultural, social, and language barriers many of our clients encounter. FINANTA's innovative approach to economic self-sufficiency comes from years of research that led us to emphasize credit-building as the foundation for growth. The Jody C. Raskind award is a great honor for us and I'm very proud that FINANTA has won it.
FINANTA participates in SBA's Microloan and PRIME Programs, and is a Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution.  In FY2015, FINANTA closed 185 SBA Microloans for $1.6 million, making it the fourth highest-ranking SBA Microlender in terms of both number and dollars of microloans closed in the country. 
As part of its PRECAPS (PRE-CAPital = credit building training + borrowing) lending model, FINANTA has made 796 loans ranging from $600 - $25,000, totaling $4 million since it established this model. Ninety-seven percent of these loans were directed to minority borrowers ranging from low-income to extremely low-income. This focus on very low income populations is widely acknowledged as some of the most difficult but critical microlending to do successfully.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
National Small Business Week is an annual event organized by SBA to recognize the achievements of the top small businesses in the nation and recognizes the small business community's contribution to the American economy. Since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. This year's National Small Business Week was recognized from May 1-7 with national events planned in Washington, D.C., New York, Atlanta, Denver, Phoenix, Oakland and San Jose, Calif. SBA's Eastern Pennsylvania awards are local observances of the annual Presidentially-designated National Small Business Week.
SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta will present the 2016 Small Business Week Awards at the annual SBA Day at the Ballpark eventJune 8The event is open to the media. The awards ceremony begins at 10 a.m.June 8 with a luncheon at the XFINITY Live! Philadelphia restaurant at 1100 Pattison Ave. (tickets available: www.xfinityLive.com/SBADay) followed by a 1:05 p.m. Phillies game at nearby Citizens Bank Park (tickets available:www.phillies.com/sbaday). The event is cosponsored by Constant Contact and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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To request interviews or photos, contact Robert Goza, SBA's Public Information Officer in the Eastern Pennsylvania District Office, at 610-382-3084 orrobert.goza@sba.gov.
Cosponsorship Authorization #16-0303-111. SBA's participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Robert Goza, 610-382-3084.


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Publish Date: 05-12-2016 21:42:00
 

Cirque de la Symphonie
PNC Pops 2015-2016

reviewed by Good News Reporter, Joanne Quinn-Smith

Cirque de La Symphonie which performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony orchestra April 29 thru May 1, 2016 is a breathtaking bucket list addition if you have not seen it.  It is quite simply a marriage of exciting movement and music with unique elements of danger and comedy when the aerial hoop and aerial silk artists swing out over the symphony crowd.
The sound track other than the music were gasps, chuckles and sighs of relief just when you thought an aerial movement would not make it.  This performance had something for everyone both the casual circus crowd and the elegantly dressed regular symphony devotees. 

Every time I attend I think "oh my granddaughter would love this but I am always so excited to attend myself that I do forget to see if she can come out on a school night.  Sorry Anaiyah.  Next year,
remind me.

Many of the performers perform double acts as Ms. Gavre and Mr. Binayamin.  Talk about role reversals, in their performance to "Por Una Cabeza," in an acrobatic tango.  Ms. Gavre lifts Mr. Binayamin proving that a petite woman can actually balance a muscle bound man.
Mr. Tsarkov is quite resplendent in the most colorful and comedic sequined jester's outfit as he performs to "Devil's Dance," juggling like you have never seen it before.


If you studied geometry in high school or college you might wonder how Mr. Streltsov managed to twirl large cubes on the palm of his hand to the upbeat tempo of "Les Toreadors."
Ms Gavre again proves her strength and dexterity with the spinning hoops dangling high above the stage and the audience. Not to be outdone Ms Tsarkove does a ballet on the uneven pedestals with spinning acrobatics and poses.  The audience is
sure she would have no trouble getting a date as she poses very sensually to "Bacchanale" from "Samson and Delilah"  She is also the quick change artist, donning six different outfits right on stage.

But the PSO is not to be outdone by all of this "big top" excitement and performs stupendously on their own with "Espana." and later "A Comedy Tonight" from "A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."

Mr. Steltsov and Ms Van Loo are spectacular on the aerial silks performing dreamily to the Waltz from Swan Lake and also sprach Zarathustra, Opus 30.

The big moment though as you can see from the pictures was the big top finale of Jarek and Darek acrobatics, what feats of strength and synchronicity and seemingly impossible acrobatic poses.  Some will remember Jarek and Darek from "America's Got Talent."

For those who stayed for the post symphony talk, the conversation from performers and conductor Jack Everly was both humorous and informative.  Conductor Everly's banter in between numbers during the performance kept the audience enthralled with not only his symphonic ability but his glib sense of humor.

In a town where sports is king and the symphony is like the regal Queen of England, both symphony audiences and sports fans cheered so loudly it could have been over one of our hometown teams having a big win.  This was definitely a big win for the Pittsburgh Symphony and La Cirque.




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Publish Date: 05-12-2016 19:28:00
 


Le Corsaire
A Pirate Saga with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Orchestra
April 15, 2016

by Roving Pittsburgher Reporter, Joshua Kurnot 

                My love affair with ballet begins with Le Corsaire. Friday April 15, 2016 was my second, live, full-scale, professional ballet theater experience. I was quickly seduced with its dynamic and explosive character, movement, and scenery. In contrast, I did not fall in love with ballet during my first experience during the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater's season opening performances showcasing William Forsythe's work. That stuff was way over my head, too modern and stark for my understanding as a novice ballet spectator. Le Corsairse's classic themes made it easy to sympathize with.
                The stunning sets for this performance were made in Germany and brought from Uruguay after only their first use there. Most striking was the grotto where the pirates hid out after stealing their prize girl and looting the village. The rippling rocks of the cave walls sparkled with gem stones and the allure of its hidden treasures within while the captain of pirates, his bare chested slave, and his newly stolen beauty danced to entertain the troops, but mutiny quickly ensued.


                The obvious crowd favorite that night was the bare-chested slave to the pirate captain being
danced by Ruslan Mukhambetkaliyev. This guy was the muscle behind stealing the prized beauty for the pirates and also stealing the entire show that night. It was a shame that the ladies didn't even have the chance to really captivate the audience, but that's because the ballet wasn't created to showcase the female dynamic. This Russian style ballet showed off the power and strength of the male dancers. Ruslan's training at the Almaty Ballet Academy in Kazakhstan and later performances as a soloist with the Moscow City Ballet and principle with the Russian National Ballet made him perfect for his role. His jumps were the highest, his lines were the strongest, and his endurance was obvious as he effortlessly performed big trick after big trick while being fueled by the excitement and cheers from the audience. The coolest part of having a live orchestra in the pit was that when Ruslan or any other dancer got on a role breaking out the really impressive moves, the maestro could sense the excitement from the audience and direct impromptu repetitions in the musical arrangements to accommodate and accentuate their performances. The synergy between the dancers, musicians, and audience was totally and completely electrifying.




Anna-Marie Holmes was the night's guest of honor. In some way she owns Le Corsaire legally, but artistically she is the absolute authority on its creative subtleties. Talk-back discussions after the performance revealed her humble dedication to the original ideals of the ballet, but also highlighted her passion to perfect it. Many questions were about the originality of the sets, music scores, and choreography. Anna-Marie's eloquent response to these prying questions was honest statements that exemplified how many of the world's greatest artistic performances were conglomerations of artistic collaboration through many decades of dedication and hard work.

Joshua Kurnot is a West Virginia University Graduate of the School of Engineering.  He was also part of the student team of West Virginia University engineering students who won the 2014 24-hour innovation competition held by Ecole de Technologies Superieure in Montreal Canada.  Joshua now makes his home in Pittsburgh and hopes to do his small part to reduce the brain drain in the Pittsburgh area by securing a job as a mechanical engineer. Contact Joshua

 

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Media Contacts:
PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh
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 PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
 PNC BROADWAY IN PITTSBURGH
20162017 SEASON



Pittsburgh, PA” The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh season.  The series proudly features four major 2015 Tony Award Winners for Best Play (A CURIOUS INCIDENT OF A DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME), Best Musical (FUN HOME), Best Musical Revival (THE KING AND I) and Best Choreography (AN AMERICAN IN PARIS).  AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is presented as part of the Pittsburgh CLO 2017 Summer Season and the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh 2016-17 series. The stellar season also includes the brand new original comedy smash SOMETHING ROTTEN! 


The 2016-17 season features season special favorites, like the return of the timeless love story, DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE and KINKY BOOTS following its hugely successful first engagement in 2015.  And, by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played record breaking and sold out runs in 2013 and 2014 also returns to Pittsburgh's Cultural District.  Additional Season Specials include the Irish dance phenomenon RIVERDANCE and CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE, the new classic comedy featuring the most memorable moments from the Emmy Award-winning classic hit TV series Cheers.

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The PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Broadway Across America and features new touring Broadway shows and revivals direct from New York City stages. The season regularly showcases the most current Tony Award-winning performances along with returning blockbuster events and time-honored classics to all ages. Offering something for everyone, these seven season presentations and five Broadway specials contribute to the city's reputation as a major destination for arts, culture, and entertainment, attracting millions of visitors each year. The PNC Foundation is the presenting sponsor of this series that distinguishes this region and demonstrates the richness of Pittsburgh's cultural amenities. The series not only serves as an engine of economic growth but showcases Pittsburgh to residents and visitors alike.


2016 - 2017 SEASON EVENTS
FINDING NEVERLAND
Benedum Center
October 18 - 23, 2016
Broadway's biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash captures the kid-at-heart, saysTIME Magazine. Directed by visionary Tony-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award-winning film starring Johnny Depp, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is far and away the best musical of the year! (NPR).

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A CHRISTMAS STORY
Benedum Center
November 22 27, 2016
A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (You'll shoot your eye out kid! ). An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family. The New York Times writes I was dazzled. You'd have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face. A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL premiered on Broadway in 2012 and was nominated for three Tony Awards including Best New Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Heinz Hall
January 3 8, 2017
Hailed as One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway by The New York Times, this dazzling (Associated Press) adaptation is the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott.  Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

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SOMETHING ROTTEN!
Benedum Center
January 31 February 5, 2017
Welcome to the ˜90s ” the 1590s ” long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as The Bard. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self and all that jazz. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals ” those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything's better with an exclamation point! From the director of Aladdin and the co-director of The Book of MormonSOMETHING ROTTEN! is Broadway's big, fat hit! (New York Post). 

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THE KING AND I
Benedum Center
April 4 9, 2017
Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I directed by Tony Award-Winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. THE KING AND I features sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber; lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as Getting To Know You, I Whistle a Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance and Something Wonderful. Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

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FUN HOME
Heinz Hall
April 11 16, 2017
Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. The groundbreaking, life affirming and exquisite new musical FUN HOME was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL and making history along the way. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, FUN HOME is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway. (The New York Times)

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Benedum Center
May 30 June 11, 2017
Presented in collaboration with the Pittsburgh CLO, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season!
The New York Times raves, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is a triumph! Pure joy! and the Wall Street Journal declares, Once you've seen it, you'll find it hard to settle for less ever again. Don't miss this stunning Broadway hit when it arrives in Pittsburgh on its first national tour!
PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh season ticket holders will be seated May 30-June 4.

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 2016 2017 SEASON SPECIALS
Season ticket holders receive exclusive deals on great seats. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust invites patrons to take full advantage of all season ticket holder perks, including the ability to secure seats to season specials at the best price before they go on sale to the public. Season specials”listed below”are not part of the 2016-17 ticket season.
Season ticket holders are permitted to swap tickets from one of the season shows into another season show or one of the specials.
Some restrictions may apply. Additional charges for differences in ticket price may apply. Call the Cultural Trust's guest services department at 412-456-1390 for more information.



KINKY BOOTS
Benedum Center
September 20 25, 2016
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.
Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory's future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS! CBS News

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CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE
Heinz Hall
December 27, 2016 January 1, 2017
Take a break from all your worries. Go where everybody knows your name. Join Sam, Diane, Coach, Carla, Cliff and Norm onstage as they play out the best and most memorable moments from the Emmy Award-winning classic hit TV series in Cheers Live on Stage.
A classic comedy performed in two acts, Cheers Live on Stage will feature the interior of the iconic neighborhood bar, where drinking all day is the Norm!  Audiences will get to laugh along with Carla, Coach, Cliff and Norm, as Sam Mayday Malone and Diane Buzzkill Chambers meet for the first time, share a first kiss and a first fight!   A special VIP package will allow patrons to get in on the action and join the cast up on stage pre-show for a photo and a beer.
Cheers, ranked one of TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, aired for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993.  It garnered top 10 ratings for seven of its eleven seasons and often earned the number one ranking in the weekly Nielsens.   The show received 26 Emmy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards.
The live show adaptation will be brought to life on-stage by Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment. 

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THE BOOK OF MORMON
Benedum Center
February 21 26, 2017
The New York Times calls it the best musical of the century.  The Washington Post says, It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals. And Entertainment Weekly says, Grade A: the funniest musical of all time. Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal. It's THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical.  This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.


RIVERDANCE
Benedum Center
March 17 March 19, 2017
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.  Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.  www.riverdance.com.



DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
Heinz Hall
May 23 28, 2017
DIRTY DANCING THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE returns to Pittsburgh!  The unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music played live by an eight piece onstage band, passionate romance and sensational dancing has been seen by millions across the globe.  This timeless love story features the hit songs Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I've Had) The Time Of My Life. London's Sunday Express says This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!
It's the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances ˜Baby' Houseman is on vacation in New York's Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort's staff quarters, Baby can't wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort's sexy dance instructor. Passions ignite and Baby's life changes forever when she is thrown in to the deep end as Johnny's leading lady, both on-stage and off.
Don't miss your chance to see this record-breaking and adventurous theatre sensation.  You'll have the time of your life!  For more information, please visithttp://us.dirtydancingontour.com/.

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TICKETS 
Season tickets range from $162-$568.  Single tickets will go on sale approximately 6-8 weeks in advance of the show's opening for most events.  Group discounts apply to orders of 10 tickets or more for most events.
SEASON TICKETS: TrustArts.org/Broadway | 412-456-1390
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PRE-SHOW TALKS The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to offer pre-show talks for the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series.  How do you prepare to see a Broadway musical? And how do you know you've had a good time?  Ticket holders are invited to join Christopher Rawson, senior theater critic for KDKA-TV and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for Know The Show Before You Go.  Know The Show Before You Go provides educational and background information on each of the Broadway performances, aiming to further deepen each patron's theatrical experience.  Select company members are interviewed at the Trust Arts Education Center (805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) on certain nights of PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series performances.  Know The Show Before You Go does not take place for Season Special performances.  For more information, please visit www.TrustArts.org/KnowTheShow.
Do not miss the TONY AWARDS VIEWING PARTY on Sunday, June 12 at the Cabaret at Theater Square.The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents this special evening celebrating Broadway's biggest night. This event includes a broadcast viewing, drinks, appetizers, games, giveaways and more!  Doors open at 7 pm. Broadcast begins at 8pm. Must be 21+ to attend. Trust Members can purchase discounted tickets. For questions, contact members@trustarts.org
Please note: Cabaret menu service will not be available prior to the event.


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Starting at the $50 level, you can join us at complimentary cast parties, meet and greets and other fantastic events all year long! Every time that you come to the theater, take pride in knowing your support helped to make these exceptional productions possible. We rely on the generosity of people like you to maintain this level of programming.
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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners.  Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District.  The District is one of the country's largest landmasses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization.  A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.  Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life.  Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.  For more information, visit TrustArts.org.
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Join Founder and Organizer of Each One Teach One Conference, Kevin Amos tonight as he previews this Saturday's day long event. | Please join us for Pittsburgh's one and only home grown music-tech- radio conference. Admission is free of charge and open to the public. The Each One Teach One Music and Radio Conference brings together incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. | WHEN Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)|r WHERE: Bloomfield - Garfield Community Center - 113 S. Pacific Avenue (at Dearborn), Pittsburgh, PA 15224| Positively Pittsburgh Live is a media sponsor for this event and host Joanne Quinn-Smith aka TechnoGranny wil speak at the conference on extending the life of radio and podcast shows using the twitter app, Periscope. | Listen in as Kevin and TechnoGranny hi-light all of the other great speakers and presentations.| If you think you have a "face for radio" don't miss this preview or the Each One Teach One Conference on Saturday.

 

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