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For Immediate Release
November 30, 2016

”MEDIA ALERT”

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S ˜MUSIC OF PRINCE' CONCERT RESCHEDULED



PITTSBURGH Due to a conflict with artist availability, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Music of Prince concert will move from Friday, December 16, 2016 to Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Ticketholders should keep their tickets as they will be honored for the new date. Refunds are available to those who are unable to make the March 4 date by returning tickets to the Heinz Hall Box Office. Please contact the box office at 412-392-4900 with any questions.
The Music of Prince is presented with Windborne Music, who also brought the sold-out Music of Led Zeppelin and Music of Queen concerts to the Pittsburgh Symphony. Music of Prince will feature the Pittsburgh Symphony with a live band in a symphonic tribute to Prince's greatest hits, such as Purple Rain, When the Doves Cry, Kiss and more.
Tickets, which range in price from $25 to $65, are available online at pittsburghsymphony.org/prince, by phone at 412-392-4900 or at the Heinz Hall box office at 600 Penn Ave., downtown.


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Contact: Louise Sciannameo, Vice President for 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
Twitter: @pghsymphony |Facebook: facebook.com/PittsburghSymphonyOrchestra

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Publish Date: 12-03-2016 17:39:00
 




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                CONTACT:              George Hazimanolis
December 1, 2016                                                                                                             412-622-1366
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WQED's A Christmas Cookie Story Celebrates Local Traditions



PITTSBURGH -- For many western Pennsylvanians, a day of cookie baking is as celebratory as the holidays. WQED's new local documentary A Christmas Cookie Storywill have multiple airings during the month: December 8 at 8pm; December 12 at 7:30pm; December 13 at 12:30am; and December 29 at 8pm.

Families gather in kitchens throughout the Pittsburgh region to mix dough, whip frostings and scatter sprinkles. It's also a time to embrace ethnic traditions and remember loved ones who handed down creased and crumbling recipes. This holiday documentary features everything from colorful cutouts and Italian pizzelles to intricate gingerbread houses. It also shows how ordinary people become culinary artists during the holidays.


About WQED
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 161 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 atwww.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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For Immediate Release
December 2, 2016

HEINZ HALL CHRISTMAS TREE AND MENORAH DISPLAY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



PITTSBURGH”The public is invited to visit Heinz Hall to enjoy the traditional Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah displays this holiday season.
The tree and menorah are displayed in the Grand Lobby and will be open to public viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the following days: December 7-9, December 12-16 and December 22-23. The holiday decorations also can be viewed by ticket holders attending performances at Heinz Hall this month.

The 22-foot Fraser fir comes from Rossman Farm in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. It has been decorated in red and green with gold musical instrument ornaments. The tree was trimmed by Plantscape and was delivered and set up by Eichenlaub Inc.


Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is the holiday sponsor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
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Contact: 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
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Publish Date: 11-25-2016 20:31:00
 





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Contact: Aja Jones
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Take an All-American Road Trip Down Highway 57 
with the Multi-Talented Cast of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES!
Pittsburgh Premiere · January 26 April 15, 2017



Pittsburgh, PA ˆ™ November 16, 2016  Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of PUMP BOYS & DINETTESJanuary 26 April 15, 2017 at the CLO Cabaret. A high-octane feast for the ears, this full-blown musical experience features the talented men and women of Grand Ole Opry country - a downhome group who love a slice of homemade pie and great music. Equipped with guitar, piano, bass, cello, ukulele, banjo and more, they're serving up a night of fun in this concert-style show about life's simple pleasures that received rave reviews both on and off Broadway, along with a Tony Award Nomination for Best Musical. Tickets start at $38.75 and are available online at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square.



THE CAST
JUSTIN BENDEL (Eddiebegan his association with the CLO Cabaret during its inaugural show, Forever Plaid, for which he played 400+ performances. Last year, he returned for the hit comedy First Date. With over sixty musicals to his credit, he is certainly no stranger to musical theater. As a professional bassist, he is active in many genres including various orchestras, jazz groups, singing competitions such as Campus Superstar, and studio work. These vast opportunities have allowed Mr. Bendel to collaborate with the highest-caliber of musicians from around the globe. Career highlights include: Patrizio Buanne tour, Elaine Stritch, Tom Rocco, and legendary Ray Charles.

JON ROHLF (Jacksonwas last seen at the CLO Cabaret in Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. He is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Band Leader) and Huck Finn (Huckleberry Finn). He also devotes much of his time to education and student outreach as a teaching artist and substitute teacher throughout the tri-county area.
of Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts as well as California University's Masters of Teaching program. Mr. Rohlf's other credits include

JULIA SMOLKA (Understudyis making her Pittsburgh CLO debut. Ms. Smolka works independently as a musician (singer/songwriter), and she performs at local restaurants, cafГs, festivals and weddings. She has worked as a performer for RWS & Associates, an entertainment agency based in New York City. Favorite stage credits include Carrie: The Musical (Split Stage Productions), The Little Mermaid, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera (Stage Right!), Into the Woods and Children of Eden (Seton Hill).  Ms. Smolka is a graduate of Point Park Conservatory where she received a BA in Acting.

LUKE STEINHAUER (LM) is making his CLO Cabaret debut in Pump Boys & Dinettes. Regional theater credits include: The Muny, Music Singin' in the Rain at Pittsburgh CLO. He is a recent graduate from The University of Michigan.
Theatre Wichita, Theatre Aspen and Pittsburgh CLO. Growing up, Mr. Steinhauer attended the Pittsburgh CLO Academy, was a Mini-Star, and eventually got his Equity card

ERIKA STRASBURG (Prudie Cuppwas last seen at the CLO Cabaret in Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, and has also played Belle in Pittsburgh CLO's A Musical Christmas Carol for the past 3 years. Other Pittsburgh credits include: Three Days in the Country, Cock (Kinetic Theater), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(barebones), Pantagleize (Quantum). NYC: St. Joan of the Stockyards (Off-Broadway, Broadway World Performance of the Year) Regional: Gypsy, Pirates of Penzance (Bristol Riverside Theater), Last 5 Years (Island Theater Workshop), The Sound of Music (Millbrook Playhouse), Ellis Island (national tour). Graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.

DAVID TOOLE (Jimrejoins the CLO Cabaret after appearances in The Toxic Avenger and First Date (Reggie, Gabe, Casey's Father & Stoner Guy). Past credits include Pittsburgh CLO's The Student Prince ; Front Porch Theatrical's The Last 5 Years (Jamie Wellerstein) and Pittsburgh Musical Theater's Tarzan (Tarzan), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), RENT (Roger), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), West Side Story (Tony) and High School Musical (Troy Bolton). Outside of theater, Mr. Toole is one of five rotating National Anthem Singers for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He is a private voice instructor based out of the North Hills and is the front man for the Rock/Alternative band Identity X.

DREW LEIGH WILLIAMS (Rhetta Cuppis making her CLO Cabaret Debut. Although she's a Pennsylvania native, her theater performance background includes Chicago's Stage 773, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Profiles Theatre, Pride Films & Plays and Fremont St., to name a few. Favorite roles include Sara Jane Moore in Assassins, Cathy in The Last Five Years, Lucienne in A Flea in her Ear, Dionyza in Pericles and Mrs. Walker in The Who's Tommy.  Outside of theater, Ms. Williams is on faculty at Clarion University and Clarion Center for the Arts. MFA in Acting from the Chicago College of Performing Arts.

REED ALLEN WORTH (Understudyis a Point Park University graduate Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Grover). Others: Beauty and the Beast(Lumiere), Cabaret (Clif), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Andrew Jackson), Oklahoma (Will Parker).
originally from Lisbon, Ohio. National Tour:

THE CREATIVE TEAM
http://www.broadwayworld.com/people/Benjamin-Klein/
BENJAMIN ENDSLEY KLEIN (Directorwas born in Charlotte, NC and graduated from the University of Michigan. Director of Annon Broadway First Date at Pittsburgh CLO, Bend in the Road at New York Musical Theatre Festival (included in Huffington Post's The Best Shows of 2013 ), the world premiere musical Hello Out There at The Adirondack Theatre Festival, the East Coast Premiere of Sickby Zayd Dohrn at New Jersey Repertory, Hairspray at Charlottetown Festival (Prince Edward Island, Canada), Notes to MariAnne at the Eugene O'Neill Musical Theatre Conference, and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Old Globe in San Diego, California.
starring Tony Award-Nominated actress Holland Taylor as Governor Ann Richards. Selected credits as director include

ISAAC HARLAN (Music Directoris a graduate of Penn State University where he studied classical piano with Steven Smith. For the past six years, he has been living in NYC where he works as a pianist, music director, arranger and orchestrator. Mr. Harlan has played concerts with Norm Lewis, Eden Espinosa, Patina Miller, Renee Goldsberry and Michael McElroy, and has also been fortunate to work with other vocalists such as Leslie Odom Jr., Liz Callaway, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Angela Lansbury. Mr. Harlan also frequently works as an arranger and pianist for the Broadway Inspirational Voices.

KIESHA LALAMA (Choreographer) has created more than 50 works for stage, film and television. Ms. Lalama choreographed feature films, The Perks of Being a WallflowerSorority Row, the hit television documentary series Broadway or Bust (PBS) and upcoming television series Outsiders (WGN). Theatrical credits include National High School Musical Theatre Awards (Broadway), All Shook Up (North Shore Music Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar(Kansas City Starlight Theatre), Into the Woods (Arsht Center), Judge Jackie Justice, Ruthless! The Musical and A Grand Night for Singing (Pittsburgh CLO). Concert dance highlights include Shed(DCDC), Catapult (Dance Kaleidoscope), Alegria (Giordano Dance Chicago) and Torque (August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble). She has created two full-length contemporary dance theater productions. The Bench received rave reviews and was named by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Best of Dance Top Ten list in both 2009 and 2010. The Bench is currently under development with Titus Theatrical with a world premiere set for Fall 2017. As an educator, Ms. Lalama serves as an Associate Professor in the Point Park University Dance Department and as the Education Director for Pittsburgh CLO. 

TONY FERRIERI (Set Designerreturns to Pittsburgh CLO: The Toxic Avenger, The 39 Steps, First Date. City Theatre: Feeding the Dragon, Hand to God, Sex with Strangers. Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre: Miss Julie. barebones: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center: The Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid. Quantum: The Master Builder. Other credits include designs for: Milieu Theatrics NY, Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Opera, Carrnivale, PICT, Emelin, Northlight, Madison Rep, TheatreWorks, 1812 Productions, Playhouse REP & Conservatory, Tuesday Musical Club, Hartwood, Gargaro, Physical Theatre, Spur of the Moment, Chatham, Pitt, International Poetry Forum, Dana Phil Productions, Development Dimensions International, Saltworks and Unseam'd.

STEPHANIE SHAW (Costume Designer) returns to the CLO Cabaret where she previously designed costumes for The 39 Steps. Ms. Shaw is new to Pittsburgh, moving here from her previous job as Instr. Asst. Professor of Costume Technology for the University of Mississippi, Ole Miss. Some of her costume design credits include:  The Spitfire Grill (Ole Miss 2015), World Builders (Contemporary American Theatre Festival 2015), Blood Brothers (Texas Shakespeare Festival 2012), The Taming of the Shrew (TSF 2011), and Hamlet (Reduxion Theatre Company NYC 2006).

KEITH A. TRUAX (Lighting Designerreturns to the CLO Cabaret after The Toxic Avenger, First Date and Altar Boyz. Additional credits include PICT Classic Theatre's Two Tales of Terror, Oliver TwistSharon's GraveHow the Other Half Love and Women and Scarecrow, and Sherlock's Last Case and Romance for Kinetic Theatre Ensemble. In NYC: Good Girl Gone Bad and Walken on Sunshine Fringe Festival. Mr. Truax recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an MA in Lighting Design.

Performance Schedule for PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Thursdays at 1:00pm* 7:30pm           
Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

*March 23 and April 6
TICKETS
Tickets start at $38.75 and are available online at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Groups of 10 or more can call the Group Sales Hotline at 412-325-1582 to learn more about special discounts, priority seating and corporate discounts.
Pittsburgh CLO graciously acknowledges the generosity of The Charity Randall Foundation for its sponsorship of the 2016-2017 CLO Cabaret Series.

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Publish Date: 11-25-2016 17:51:00
 






Broadway: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, Benedum Cener


PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRMUST ANNOUNCES
PNC BROADWAY IN PITTSBURGH SERIES
A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
COMES TO PITTSBURGH
PLAYING AT THE BENEDUM CENTER, NOVEMBER 22-27, 2016




Pittsburgh, PA”This holiday season, for the first time in Pittsburgh, the award-winning Broadway hit, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, brings the beloved classic movie to life at the Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, from Tuesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 27, 2016.  This tour is part of the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, a presentation of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.

Performances are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday evening at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  On Wednesday, November 23, at 6:30 p.m. PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh patrons are invited to join us for a free pre-show talk, Know The Show Before You Go, held at the Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  For more information visit: www.TrustArts.org/KnowTheShow.


Tickets ($26-$77) to A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at the Benedum Center are available at these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-4800 or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.  For information about the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh subscription series, visit TrustArts.org or call 412-456-1390.  Tickets for Groups of 10+ are available online at TrustArts.org or call 412-471-6930.

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.


Hailed by The Associated Press as a joyous Christmas miracle,  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 MUSICALpremiered on Broadway in 2012 and was a critical and commercial success. The musical was nominated for three TONY Awards including Best New Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical. 
A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL features a festive and nostalgic holiday themed score by composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, with a book by Joseph Robinette, based on the writings of radio humorist Jean Shepherd and the 1983 holiday film favorite.  The tour features direction by Matt Lenz, and TONY Award winner Warren Carlyle's Broadway choreography will be reset for the tour by Jason Sparks. A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL features scenic design by Mike Carnahan, with costume design by Lisa Zinni and lighting design by Charlie Morrison. The hounds will play themselves.


A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL is produced by Big League Productions, Inc. Led by President and Executive Producer Daniel Sher, Big League is celebrating its 27th season of producing, general managing and booking Broadway musicals and special attractions for touring throughout North America and the world. For more information visit www.bigleague.org.


Broadway Across AmericaBroadway Across America is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel.  Led by 9 time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 41 markets with over 270,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include BeautifulCats, Chicago, Fiddler on the RoofFinding NeverlandMillion Dollar QuartetHairspray, On Your Feet!School of Rockand The Producers. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.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 Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.


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Publish Date: 11-25-2016 17:05:00
 



Contact:

Meghan Swartz                                                          
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
412-454-9117
mswartz@pittsburghballet.org                                     
Kristy Cramlet
Highmark Health
304-424-9888
kristy.cramlet@highmarkhealth.org

More than 1,500 Students, Educators to Kick off 15th Annual ˜The Nutcracker'Highmark & Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Present Dec. 2, Student Matinee Performance


PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 7, 2016)  Kicking off the 15th anniversary run of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker, more than 1,500 students and educators will fill the Benedum Center for the 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2, Student Matinee performance sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. 

The performance is the first of 26 performances of Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr's Pittsburgh-inspired interpretation, onstage through Dec. 27, at the Benedum. Just before the curtain rises, Neil Parham, director of community affairs for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, will present a $50,000 check to PBT Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr and Executive Director Harris Ferris.

Highmark has been a longstanding supporter of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Student Matinee Program, Parham said. As the lead sponsor of this program, we want to make sure that our children have the resources they need to be healthy and succeed, and education is a great place to start. We are hopeful that this program will create opportunities for children who otherwise would not have access to the arts.
The Highmark sponsorship makes it possible for PBT to offer discounted ticket prices for schools, professional development workshops for teachers and curriculum guidance for the classroom. During the Student Matinee performance, PBT will offer students a behind-the-scenes peek at production by raising the curtain during intermission so students can view set changes with commentary from Mr. Orr.



Highmark's support makes a strong statement about how important the arts are to a well-rounded education, Orr said. For many at our Student Matinee performances, this is their first-ever ballet experience. I don't think we can underestimate the power of live performance to inspire ideas, aspirations and personal expression.
PBT's The Nutcracker has been a Pittsburgh tradition for 15 years. Set to Tchaikovsky's sublime score, the story journeys through a moonlit snowscape to a whimsical Land of Enchantment, reminiscent of the historic amusement parks of Pittsburgh. More than 100 dancers bring to life iconic choreography from the waltz of the snowflakes to the Sugarplum Fairy pas de deux. PBT's The Nutcracker laces the familiar story with references to Pittsburgh's landmarks and history.
In addition to PBT's 30 company dancers, more than 130 PBT School students, ages 7 and up, will perform throughout the run as toy soldiers, clowns and other fairy tale characters.


PBT will present 26 performances of The Nutcracker, Dec. 2-27, at the Benedum Center. Tickets start at $28 and are available at www.pbt.org, 412-456-6666 or the Box Office at Theater Square.
About Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, serves approximately 3.3 million members through the company's health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the Blue card program. It employs more than 4,200 people in western, north central and northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.
About Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
One of the most exciting ballet companies in the United States, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has built a legacy of excellence and innovation since its founding in 1969. Its eclectic style has been shaped by a series of distinguished artistic directors over four decades. In the 1980s, former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Patricia Wilde led the Company to new heights and national acclaim with an emphasis on virtuosic technique and works by the modern masters, including her mentor, George Balanchine. Since 1997, the Company has flourished under the direction of Terrence S. Orr, former American Ballet Theatre ballet master and principal dancer. Mr. Orr has created a powerful repertoire, including fresh versions of traditional ballets, original works commissioned to contemporary American music and dramatic works that push the boundaries of ballet as an art form. Through more than 50 performances each year at home and on tour, PBT audiences discover the passion and joy of ballet. 


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Publish Date: 11-25-2016 13:55:00
 





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Ed Traversari, edtraversari@hotmail.com / 412-779-3112
Images available: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Pressroom
Search: Michael W. Smith

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES 
RICH ENGLER PRESENTS 
MICHAEL W. SMITH UNITES FOR POPULAR 2016 CHRISTIMAS TOUR WITH JORDAN SMITH, WINNER OF THE VOICE 
DECEMBER 14 | 7:30 PM | BENEDUM CENTER


picture from http://www.jordansmithofficial.com/

Pittsburgh, PA Coming live to the Benedum Center on Wednesday, December 14th, 7:30pm, Rich Engler Presents Michael W. Smith joined by Republic recording artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of NBC's The Voice.
Incorporating a 53 piece symphony orchestra at each performance, this seasonal crowd-pleaser will travel to nearly 20 major markets across the U.S., including Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Little Rock, Indianapolis, Detroit, Dallas, Tulsa, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Baltimore and more.

Michael W. Smith draws hundreds of thousands of people to his concerts each year, and having Jordan Smith on his tour this year makes this tour one of the most anticipated holiday events of the season.

With a vast collection of critically-acclaimed holiday albums, the 2016 Christmas tour will showcase selections from Michael's extensive Christmas repertoire. Additionally, the Christmas tour will help benefit Operation Christmas Child, known for distributing over 135 million shoeboxes of Christmas gifts to children in need in 150 countries.




Being on stage with a full symphony orchestra, performing some of my all-time favorite songs, is a dream come true , says Michael W. Smith. And I have to say, I have never heard a voice quite as pure and beautiful as Jordan Smith's. It's going to be a great night! Christmas is my favorite time of year, and performing these holiday shows each November and December is a major highlight for me.
"One of my favorite things about Christmas is the music that accompanies the season," shares Jordan Smith.





Don't miss this wonderful family oriented Holiday Show December 14th at the Benedum Center. Tickets are reserved at $45.75, $55.75 and $65.75. Some limited gold circle seats are also available for $125.75, and are on sale now at the Theatre Square Box Office, by phone at 412-456-6666 or online at www.trustarts.org.

Media Contact:Velvet Kelm & Courtney Hyder
the media collective
velvet@themcollective.comcourtney@themcollective.com(615) 591-7989
www.themcollective.com
Tour Publicity Contact:Debra Akins
Southside Entertainment
debra@debraakins.com(321) 747-0077
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Guest Bonnie DiCarlo, Celebrate & Share, Event Organizer and Celebrate & Share partner JoAnn Forrester discuss the reasonging behind the awards and the mission of the Thomas Merton Center. | They will also give a preview of the honoree, Frida Berrigan, Activist, Author & Parent who will share her story of growing up in an activist family and the IMPACT on Family life when a parent goes to Jail.| Mission of the Thomas Merton Center: works to build a consciousness of values and to raise the moral questions involved in the issues of war, poverty, racism, classism, economic justice, human rights, and environmental justice. TMC engages people of diverse philosophies and faiths who find common ground in the nonviolent struggle to bring about a more peaceful and just world. The Thomas Merton Center is currently engaged in over 15 projects in the Greater Pittsburgh area. For additional information go to www.thomasmertoncenter.org| This podcast episode of Positively PittsburghLive is generously sponsored by DARLENE KRUTH, NORTHWOOD REALTY, UPPER ST. CLAIR MRS. CARDIOLOGY PODCAST AND MRS. CARDIOLOGY.COM POSITIVE PITTSBURGHERS.COM BLACKTIE PITTSBURGH "THE GIFT OF HOLIDAY VALLEY" BY JoAnn Forrester

 

Publish Date: 10-28-2016 14:37:00
 



CONTACT: Meghan Swartz
Associate Director of Communications 
Office: 412-454-9117 | Cell: 412-527-8953
mswartz@pittsburghballet.org



10-Year Principal Dancer to Take Final Bow Oct. 29at ˜Giselle'Christopher Budzynski to Dance Opposite Wife in Farewell Performance


WHO:
  Retiring Principal Dancer Christopher Budzynski, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre & the PBT Orchestra
WHAT: After 10 seasons with PBT and 22 as a professional dancer, Principal Dancer Christopher Budzynski will retire following the company's October season opener, Giselle with the PBT Orchestra. On Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m., he'll dance his last leading role - Giselle's ill-fated lover, Albrecht - opposite his real-life wife, Principal Dancer Alexandra Kochis. At the close of the show, the company will celebrate Budzynski's final bow, which is open to media for photographing and filming during the curtain call. 

Although he is retiring from the stage, Budzynski will remain an active part of PBT. Starting this fall, he'll join the full-time faculty of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, the company's official training institution, where he'll play a leadership role in the Men's Division in addition to instructing student dancers of the Pre-professional Division and Student Division.



WHEN: Christopher Budzynski's final bow: Performance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Final bow will take place at approximately 9:45 p.m. 

Other public performances of Giselle: Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2  p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
TICKETS: Tickets start at $28, and are available online at www.pbt.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square in the Cultural District. 


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Publish Date: 10-27-2016 11:01:00
 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Lily Rybarczyk, Communications Coordinator, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Rybarczyk@TrustArts.org / 412-41-5196
Images available at: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Pressroom
Search: Peace On Earth
THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
CROWN ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
A HOLIDAY CONCERT EVENTPEACE ON EARTH MIR NA ZEMLJI  
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 | 7:30 PM | AUGUST WILSON CENTER
Pittsburgh, PA The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Crown Entertainment presents Peace on Earth Mir na Zemlji,  a holiday concert event featuring the Croatian National Radio Television Tamburitza Orchestra. The performance will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.



For the second year in a row, the Croatian National Radio Television Tamburitza Orchestra will celebrate the holiday spirit in Pittsburgh! World music takes over Pittsburgh during this special performance, as the Orchestra, hailing from the country voted the best Advent destination in Europe 2016, shares the sounds of a traditional Croatian Christmas.Tickets ($53.25-$63.25) are available at www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.


The Orchestra will be joined by special guests: world-renowned Croatian cellist, Ana Rucner, soprano Renata Sabljak, tenor Djani Stipanicev, and the popular Croatian folk singer, Stjepan Jersek-Stef, accompanied by the vocal quartet, Gubec. Their exceptional repertoire spans centuries-old traditional Croatian folk songs to the well-known holiday songs of today. This extraordinary concert will get you in the holiday spirit!
This is the Orchestra's third visit to the USA, having spread the holiday spirit in 2015 and performed six sold-out concerts in 2004. Founded in 1941, the Orchestra has toured Australia, Malaysia, Canada and dozens of European cities. Through their Tamburitza performance, the Orchestra shares the tradition and cultural heritage of Croatia across the globe. The Tamburitza is a stringed instrument related to the Russian balalaika, the Ukrainian bandura and the Italian Mandolin. A national instrument, it is the most popular and most common among the Croatian people.
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Publish Date: 10-27-2016 10:47:00
 


Free and Almost Free in Pittsburgh Meet Up News


Some MEETUP NEWS.
Some HIGHLIGHTED UPCOMMING EVENTS, that i think are worth your time and will have a decent amount of people at them...
And lastly Need Some Help...

Meetup News:
We've been getting decent amounts of people showing up to events...
Sept. Meetup Happy Hour at Cadillac Ranch had 130+ people
Oct.  Meetup Happy Hour at Perrytown Drafthouse (Tavern) 50+ people
The Halloween Bar Crawl in Station Square had 110-120 People!



The North Hills Socializers Meetup which has 812 members, will be shutting down.  The main Organizer is stepping down.  When that happens... MEETUP will let someone else take it over if they do so within 10 days.  ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE OF BEING A MEETUP MAIN ORGANIZER???    It's a good meetup, it just needs a decent amount of event organizers and events, give it a try if you can...

Once it hits November.  FRANK (Big Kahuna) will be starting his Cathedral of Learning Stairclimbs once a week.  It's looking to be tuesdays or wednesdays at 7pm (when on street parking turns to free parking).  Where we climb the cathedral as many times as possible in an hour then afterwards go for a bite to eat.   Cross-posted with Hiking and PAL Groups in addition to Frank's Other 5 groups.  Usually 20+ climb and 10+ go for a bite to eat afterwards, look for the event it's worth it.

Don R.  has been doing Steeler Game Parties at different Sport Bars in the Area.  If you get a chance GO! It's worth it.  It's a low key and FUN way to watch the steelers games or not watch them and socialize.   Hope to see you at one of the Steeler's Game Meetup Parties, look for them!

HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS:
Sat. Oct 29th Chuck Noll: His Life's Work (Steelers) - Meet the Author http://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/234969877/

SUN. Oct 30th 10am to 5pm LAST DAY FOR TRAX FARMS FALL FESTIVAL!  Pumkin Carving Contest! Hayrides, 4 acre corn maze, Petting Zoo, Multiple cool Food Trucks and Food Vendors! FREE ADMISSION! Kid and Adult Friendly! Frank (Big Kahuna) is working the TACO Stand close to the Petting Zoo!  http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/235081921/

SUN. Oct 30th New World Trio at James St. to benefit Pittsburgh's only non-profit coffeehouse!
https://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/234925528/

WHAT CAN YOU DO ON PPL MAG

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START YOUR OWN PITTSBURGH GOOD NEWS DISCUSSIONS, TOO 


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POSTIVE PITTSBURGHERS NETWORKING SITE HERE
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AKA TechnoGranny, Talkcast Host
Publisher, PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com
2010 Stevie Award Finalist for Best Media Website or Blog
Creative Energy Officer, Dreamweaver Marketing Associates, Full Service Marketing Company Specializing in Digital Branding.

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Publish Date: 10-25-2016 11:17:00
 




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                CONTACT:              George Hazimanolis
October 21, 2016                                                                                                               412-622-1366
                                                                                                                                                ghaziman@wqed.org


WQED's Filmmakers Corner Begins Eighth Season
of Featuring Local Independent Productions




PITTSBURGH -- Filmmakers Corner returns for its eighth season, presenting original work by some of the region's most talented students, independent artists and filmmakers.

Filmmakers Corner is hosted by WQED's Minette Seate and airs on Saturday nights at 9pm.  The season premiere airs Saturday, October 29 at 9pm on WQED-TV. 

Four films will be screened in the season premiere:
       Guardians, featuring Rejeana Palma, is the story of a couple with dangerous ambitions.
       The poignant and beautifully shot The End of Blessings is by Point Park University's John Rice.
       The Beat Goes On is Randy Kovitz' tale of a broken heart finding the right rhythm. 
       The Carnegie Screenwriters' Happy Birthday To Me took first place in this year's 48 Hour Film Project.

For details on upcoming episodes, visit www.wqed.org/filmmakers and on Facebook at Filmmakers Corner. 

About WQED
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 161 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 atwww.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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Publish Date: 10-24-2016 09:01:00
 

PositivelyPittsburgh #Podcast Celebrates 10 Years in April, 2017 of the Good News in Da Burgh

Joanne Quinn-Smith, host of PositivelyPittsburghLive Podcast has been broadcating the Good News in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas for 10 years in April.  


The Mission of PositivelyPittsburghLive Podcast is to spread so much good news about Pittsburgh and surrounding areas that soon good news in the Greater Pittsburgh Area becomes an everyday occurrence. You just don't know how much good news there is in Pittsburgh until you listen in every week to PositivelyPittsburghLive #Podcast-- all the good news about Pittsburgh. 




Each week is a weekly broadcast with sixteen features in all: 
  • POSITIVELY PITTSBURGH SPONSORED EVENTS, 
  • CULTURAL CLUES, 
  • KIDZ KORNER, sponsored by "The Gift of Holiday Valley, author JoAnn Forrester,
  • WOMEN AND GIRLS ADVANCEMENT , 
  • BUSINESS BUZZ, 
  • BURGH BIZ SHOWCASE returning as an additional Weekly Show on PositivelyPittsburghLive
  • HIGH SCHOOL and UNIVERSITY NEWS, 
  • PITTSBURGH HISTORICAL HITS, 
  • NON-PROFIT PUSH sponsorede by BlackTie-Pittsburgh, 
  • NEIGHBORHOOD NUGGETS Sponsored by Darlene Kruth of Northwood Realty, 
  • POSITIVE PITTSBURGHERS sponsored by PositivePittsburghers.com
  •  ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT 
  •  PITTSBURGH LOCAL SPORTS, 
  • PITTSBURGH GOOD NEWS FORUM sponsored by Mrs. Cardiology.com
  •  STEELTOWN HERO, 
  • VETERANS VET and MILITARY METTLE,
  •  HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Host: Joanne Quinn-Smith, CEO, Dreamweaver Marketing Associates akaTechnoGranny, National Small Business Administration Journalist of the Year, had a vision of Good News since her mother told her in the late fifties to turn on the news for the weather and then turn it off because there was no Good News on. |She then recalled the messages started during World War II who used to come on the air nightly with the slogan, "There's Good News Tonight" until the local  news went to "If it Bleeds it Leads" format.
PositivelyPittsburghLive has morphed into Pittsburgh's First Internet Radio and TV Network and now Pittsburgh's Premier Podcasting Portal at http://pplmag.com  PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com is Free to the public to use where businesses can purchase their own audio or video channel podcast) or page. There is an online community calendar and a Pittsburgh specific press release site. 



Check it out at: http://pplmag.com

For all the good news about Pittsburgh. Don't just observe the news, "Be the News!"| 

PositivelyPittsburghLive was a 2010 Finalist for American Business Stevie Award for Best Media Website or Blog. Joanne Quinn-Smith is the Founder of Hug-A-Thon Pittsburgh, September 6, 2012 Another Good News Event 
PositivelyPittsburghLive is World Record Holder at RecordSetter.com for the Largest Group Hug in a Tent.
PositivelyPittsburghLive is the anchor podcast of http://pplmag.com | PPL Mag inspired 2.95 visitors last year. 
PositivelyPittsburghLive was also featured in the top locally produced podcasts about Pittsburgh by CBS Local.  Read Full Article Here


Help Us Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of PositivelyPittsburghLive in the following Ways:

Just click on this link on our Good News Blog



Send in your good news for any of the above segments by clicking contact button at pplmag and also get info on sponsoring a particular segment

WHAT CAN YOU DO ON PPL MAG

1. REGISTER FOR PPL MAG 
POST YOUR PERSONAL OR BUSINESS PHOTO AND BIO IN THE MEMBERS AREA.

2. CHECK OUT THE PPL MAG CALENDAR
POST YOUR OWN EVENTS AND VIEW OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE CITY. 

3. READ THE LATEST GOOD NEWS FORUM POSTS
START YOUR OWN PITTSBURGH GOOD NEWS DISCUSSIONS, TOO 


YOU CAN ALSO CONNECT ON THE

POSTIVE PITTSBURGHERS NETWORKING SITE HERE
 AND CREATE YOUR OWN PAGE.

Don't Just Watch or Listen to the News, "Be the News!"

Attention Business Owners

FRONT PAGE RESULTS GREATER PITTSBURGH AREA RESULTS!

LEARN HOW 29 DOLLARS  A MONTH GETS YOUR OWN INTERNET RADIO OR TV SHOW.
  ALL DONE FOR YOU.  CALL 412-444-5197 OR EMAIL INFO@PPLMAG.COM

If you would like to have your own channel at: PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com, Pittsburgh's First Internet Radio and TV Network contact Publisher, Joanne Quinn-Smith 

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS!

Remember  podcasts are now available in cars through phone blue tooth technology and digital radio, so PPLMag channels have invaded drive time which has been the secret of the success of terrestrial radios longevity and popularity.


Contact Joanne at

412-444-5197

Joanne Quinn-Smith
412-444-5197
2009 National SBA Journalist of the Year
AKA TechnoGranny, Talkcast Host
Publisher, PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com
2010 Stevie Award Finalist for Best Media Website or Blog
Creative Energy Officer, Dreamweaver Marketing Associates, Full Service Marketing Company Specializing in Digital Branding.

Take advantage of the PositivelyPittsburgh Alliance:
Post your Positive Events and Use Discussion Forum
Get Your Own Syndicated Pittsburgh Internet Radio or TV Channel at:http://www.pplmag.com
twitter: http://twitter.com/pospittsburgh
http://twitter.com/technogrannysh

photo
Joanne Quinn-Smith
Publisher Pittsburgh's First Internet Radio and TV Network, National Small Business Administration Journalist of the Year, Dreamweaver Marketing Associates, PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com
       

 

Publish Date: 10-24-2016 07:45:00
 




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 CONTACT:        George Hazimanolis
October 21, 2016                                                                                412-622-1366
                                                                                                                   ghaziman@wqed.org


WQED PARTNERS WITH ART OF DEMOCRACY FOR THINK!

Public is invited to two community forums October 27 and 29
to kick off first topic: Guns in a Free Society

PITTSBURGH -- WQED partners with the Art of Democracy and the League of Women Voters on the first of an ambitious original series of multi-platform (in-person, online, social media and broadcast) initiatives beginning with the role of guns in a free society. 

THINK! is a call to action and interaction that invites a broad spectrum of voices and organizations to join together and collaborate around issues that confound and divide us.
The first topic in this ongoing series is Guns in a Free Society.  Our conversations will not focus on politics or Second Amendment issues. Instead, we hope to explore productive ideas for living with guns in a free society.
The discussions will focus on the following three areas:
       Mental Health and Guns
       Promoting Gun Safety as a Cultural Norm



  • The Economic Impact of Guns in Our Communities
About Think!
THINK! seeks to optimize public interaction, and, to do so, WQED is partnering with the Art of Democracy, an award-winning organization that fosters informed and inclusive public engagement. The Art of Democracy, working closely with WQED, is developing a community engagement process that will enlist a diverse and inclusive group of civic organizations.
Our community partner for Guns in a Free Society is the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh. This historic organization is a dedicated proponent of strategies that will increase gun safety and reduce gun violence.
WQED will spread the word and encourage participation in thoughtful, productive conversations that matter to the entire community. Those conversations will happen at our virtual public square at www.wqed.org/think, in the social media realm and in real time, at face-to-face community forums.
The many voices taking part in the initiative will coalesce in hour-long broadcast specials from the WQED studios where experts, civic leaders and community members come together.
Think! Guns in a Free Society premieres November 17 at 8pm on WQED-TV with host Chris Moore.

Subsequent topics in the Think! initiative will examine criminal justice reform, followed by a third topic that will be chosen as the project progresses.

The public is invited to join the conversation at one of two community forums by registering to attend at www.wqed.org/think
Thursday, October 27, 2016
5:30 8:30pm
Koppers Building
436 Seventh Avenue
9th Floor Conference Room
Downtown Pittsburgh
Saturday, October 29, 2016
1:30 4:30pm
Citizens Library
55 South College Street
Washington, PA
About WQED
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 161 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 atwww.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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The story of a fallen woman with a noble heart has inspired theater and opera goers for centuries. The Pittsburgh Opera opened their 2016-2017 season this month with Verdi's La Traviata , as did the Florentine Opera. La Traviata translates as The Fallen Woman , a subject that may seem a little trite and sexist in this day and age. The heart of the story, however, deals with the life choices made by young people of every age, the decision to lead a life of hedonistic pleasure, or a life of true devotion.

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Whoawait a minute here. Wasn't it only a few years ago that the hit movie BACK TO THE FUTURE was released?   And now in 2016 it is being proclaimed a classic!  And it being shown as one in a series of shows in the Summer with the Symphony Series performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony. What happened? Have I somehow been transported to the future?

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Nirvana's Nevermind The Record that Started a Revolution

This week Lou has a special guest... Kevin returns to the Loudini Rock and Roll Circus filling in for Katie! Lou and Kevin talk about the now classic album from Nirvana that launched the grunge and post grunge movement. The kids play some highlights and reveal some little know facts about Nirvana and the making of Nevermind. It's hard to believe that this piece of the revolution is 25 years old this year! Featured Loudini Artists: Gov't Mule, Alabama Thunderpussy, Mississippi Bones


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Born in Mangalore, Vijay's talent was imminent at an early age having won several local guitar and singing competitions. Music, though took a back seat for six years due to the pressure of academics. But destiny had other plans and brought him back to where he belonged - playing music. The journey from an acoustic folk guitarist to an accomplished Rock Lead/Rhythm guitarist has brought with it experience in Rock & Soul bands to which he blends in pop and ethnic sensibilities. Some of his guitar heroes and influences are Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore and Angus Young. "The journey to musical fulfillment is endless " he says.

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The Empress of Biz, aka JoAnn Forrester interviews Susan Miller founder of the Women's Small Business Assoiation on their upcoming conference on: How do you get funding for your small business? Learn how to get your hands on money to start a new business, or funding for a new or ongoing business venture. Entrepreneurs will hear from financial and funding experts in bootstrapping, cloud funding, business lenders and much more. Get details and register at www.bizfundingconference.com The Empress of Biz will be one of the speakers...sharing the secrets of fudning...what the banker says and what he does ...are two different worlds. Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are still available!


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Tracked in an illegal Brooklyn apartment over a two year jaunt, the burnished urban organic art-rock of MXB, transmutes the listener's reality to madcap flights through a cosmic metropolis. Sounding like a glowing multi-colored back room of a dive bar, and you sitting there having imbibed some firey distillate, Diamond Hits mixes up a stylistic cocktail of back beat drum licks, distortion guitar groove, well turned lyrics and layered leather coat vocals.

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Publish Date: 10-19-2016 11:10:00
 

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Work Against Violence
Week Without Violence: October 16 22, 2016

 

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 13, 2016):  YWCA Greater Pittsburgh invites the public to work against violence during the 21st annual Week Without Violence: October 16 22, 2016.

The Week Without Violence is a signature initiative created by the YWCA USA 21 years ago to mobilize people in communities across the United States against all forms of violence, wherever it occurs. YWCA Greater Pittsburgh joins YWCAs nationwide in hosting local Week Without Violence events that raise awareness about and put an end to violence in all forms.


The facts are appalling, said Chaz Kellem, Senior Director of Advocacy for Race and Gender Equity, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. Kellem refers to the statistic showing that 46 women are shot to death every month by a current or former partner in domestic violence-related homicides. This week, choose to stand up. We cannot continue to lose our family and friends to violence.

Violence should not be the answer to our problems, said Magdeline E. Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. As a community, we must come together and look for alternative solutions. That's what the Week Without Violence is all about. I urge everyone to get involved.

YWCA Week Without Violence gives you practical, sustainable, non-violent alternatives through a week-long series of events. For more information, call 412-255-1466 or go to ywcapgh.org.

EVENT LINE-UP

Sunday, October 16: Day of Remembrance
Show your support for individuals whose lives have been lost to the daily reality of violence. Share a story, a memory or simply the name of a victim of violence by using the hashtag #YWremembers. Let them know we haven't forgotten. 

Monday, October 17 - Fun with the Force
Mingle with police, SWAT team, bomb squad, K9 officers, and more. Learn more about safety and violence prevention through truck tours, viewing safety gear, games and interacting with our Federal, State and local first responders.
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm 
Location: YWCA, Homewood Brushton Center, 6907 Frankstown Avenue

Tuesday, October 18 - You Belong to Me
YWCA, Prime Stage Theatre and Community College of Allegheny County collaborate to present a performance of You Belong to Me for local high school students. Discover the warning signs of dating violence and engage in dialogue about violence prevention.
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Location: CCAC Allegheny Campus, Foerster Auditorium (CLOSED EVENT)

Wednesday, October 19 - Purple Nail Project
Visit YWCA Greater Pittsburgh to "Proclaim in Purple" and paint one fingernail purple as a pledge (and conversation piece) to help end domestic violence and violence against women.
Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
TWO Locations: 305 Wood Street, 15222; 6907 Frankstown Avenue, 15208

Wednesday, October 19 Domestic Violence Kit Stuffing
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Pirates are teaming up to raise awareness around domestic violence prevention by creating emergency kits for area domestic violence shelters and women's programs. Special guests include members of the Pittsburgh Pirates staff and mascot team.

The organizations are asking for the public's help with the donation of new/unopened mini hygiene and personal care items. Donations will be accepted until 8PM On Tuesday, October 18 at the YW's Headquarters 305 Wood St., Downtown Pittsburgh

Thursday, October 20 - Fight Like a Girl
This isn't a workout session!  It's a hands-on self-defense class that provides practical self-defense moves you'll feel comfortable using. All do-able for everyone - no age, height, weight, or strength limit! Come as you are - no gym clothes necessary. Led by Attorney Maria Danaher from the Ogletree Deakins Pittsburgh office. To register: call 412-255-1466; email mstevencosnek@ywcapgh.org.
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM or 6:45-7:45 PM  
Location: YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, 305 Wood Street, 15222 

Thursday, October 20 - Southwest PA says No More
Discussion by Southwest PA says No More Campaign.
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM 
Location: YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, 6907 Frankstown Avenue, 15208  

Friday, October 21 - Law Enforcement Round Table
FBI will provide a brief presentation and lead discussion about hate crimes for local law enforcement and non-profit organizations.
(CLOSED EVENT)
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We envision a community that advances education, opportunity, and equity regardless of gender, race, or background. For more information about YW programs and services, visit ywcapgh.org or call 412-391-5100. To learn about the YWCA Center for Race and Gender Equity, call 412-255-1466.

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Publish Date: 10-18-2016 10:38:00
 

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CASTING ANNOUNCED 
FOR THE NATIONAL TOUR OF
THE 2015 TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL 


Pittsburgh, PA”Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce casting for the first National Tour of FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical.  The tour will premiere in Pittsburgh at Heinz Hall (600 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh) Tuesday, April 11 through Sunday, April 16, 2017.  FUN HOME is part of the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, a presentation of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.
Season Tickets and Groups 10+ are on sale now. For group sales, call (412) 471-6930 or emailgroupsales@TrustArts.org.  Individual tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  To purchase tickets, visit TrustArts.org, call (412) 392-4900 or visit the Box Office at Theater Square (655 Penn Avenue). Ticket prices start at $26.

In Pittsburgh, FUN HOME performances are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday evening at8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
For information about the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh subscription series, please call (412) 456-1390.
For more information on the production, please visit FunHomeBroadway.com.

Robert Petkoff
ROBERT PETKOFF (Broadway's Ragtime, All The WayAnything Goes) will play Bruce, SUSAN MONIZ(Broadway's Grease, Chicago's Marriott Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater) will play Helen and KATE SHINDLE (Broadway's Legally Blonde, Cabaret, and Miss America 1998) will play Alison.
Joining them will be ABBY CORRIGAN as Medium Alison, ALESSANDRA BALDACCHINO (Broadway'sFun Home) as Small Alison, KAREN EILBACHER as Joan, ROBERT HAGER as Roy, LENNON NATE HAMMOND as John, PIERSON SALAVDOR as Christian, ANTHONY FORTINO, AMANDA NAUGHTON, SOFIA TRIMARCHI and MICHAEL WINTHER. At certain performances, CARLY GOLD will play the role of Small Alison.
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

A RARE BEAUTY THAT PUMPS FRESH AIR INTO BROADWAY. Ben Brantley, The New York Times
An uplifting musical drama of rare intensity, honesty and beauty. Fun Home speak universally about BIG THINGS THAT MATTER: LIFE, LOVE, FAMILY, SURVIVING. It's unconventional, to be sure, and musical theatre is better for it. - New York Daily News
 EXQUISITE. AN EMOTIONAL POWERHOUSE.  Chicago Tribune
One of those ˜don't miss it' musicals.  The Huffington Post 

Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to
Susan Monz
Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood that connect with her in surprising new ways. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, FUN HOME is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.


FUN HOME features music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and direction by Sam Gold, whose work on this production earned them Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book and Best Direction.  With this win,Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori also made history by becoming the first female writing team to be awarded the Best Score Tony Award.

FUN HOME was also nominated for 2015 Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design of Musical (David Zinn), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Ben Stanton) and Best Orchestrations (John Clancy). The creative team also includes Danny Mefford (Choreography), Kai Harada (Sound Design), David Zinn (Costume Design) and Chris Fenwick (Music Direction).

Tony Award-winning director Sam Gold, who staged both the Off Broadway and Broadway productions of FUN HOME, will be restaging the national tour.
The Broadway production of FUN HOME opened on Broadway on April 19, 2015 and is currently playing at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre through September 10, 2016.
The Grammy nominated Original Broadway Cast Recording of FUN HOME is now available on PS Classics,psclassics.com.



Broadway Across America is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets.  Current and past productions include Beautiful, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, On Your Feet!, The Producers, and Shuffle Along.  Broadway.com is the premier theaterwebsite for news, exclusive content and ticket sales.  For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.


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 Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.
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Publish Date: 10-15-2016 06:40:00
 

The Fallen Woman Theme Inspires Once Again in "La Triviata."

by Hometown Tourist, Clarine Lizana

The story of a fallen woman with a noble heart has inspired theater and opera goers for centuries. The Pittsburgh Opera opened their 2016-2017 season this month with Verdi's La Traviata , as did the Florentine Opera. La Traviata translates as The Fallen Woman , a subject that may seem a little trite and sexist in this day and age. The heart of the story, however, deals with the life choices made by young people of every age, the decision to lead a life of hedonistic pleasure, or a life of true devotion. Whether to another person, a cause or an ideal, this sublimation brings the fullness of life and joy. Sadly for Violetta, this realization comes too late in life.



The performances of the cast and orchestra were excellent. Danielle Pastin as Violetta sets the bar for any who would follow her on the Pittsburgh stage. Her voice is not only strong and precise, but has a certain melodic quality that makes one wish that she were available to lullaby them to sleep at night. Every note that issued from her throat mesmerized me. The pairing of the two lovers, Danielle Pastinas Violetta and Cody Austin  as Alfredo Germont was powerful and touching but could not compare to that of Sebastian Catana as Giorgio Germont.  I look forward to hearing more from him in the future.




The minimalistic set design created a stark contrast to the ornate costumes of the era. A large framed painting, present during the first and third act, made to resemble a fresco created an excellent backdrop to the story. It gave an old world feel to the opera setting. My only complaint was with some of the staging, which allowed performers to be turned from the audience or blocked by other performers.  

Sung in Italian with English subtitles, this two hour and twelve minute opera with two intermissions left you wanting more instead of wondering when it would end.
For late comers, you can still see La Traviata on Sunday at October 16 at 2PM.  Well worth the trip.

As an opera enthusiast, my greatest joy of the night was the size of the crowd. For a Tuesday night, the theater was quite full. Even more exciting was the fact that a good portion of those in attendance appeared to be 30 years and younger. Perhaps the millennials will bring a revival in the arts.


Clarine Lizana is a retired electrical engineer who is a former native of Republic, Pa and returned to Pennsylvania after retirement. She was formerly a training director at Crater Lake Electrical. She now lives in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and spends her retirement crafting, visiting family, golfing and travelling, having just returned from a trip to Italy where "La Trviata" of course was playing.

 

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Songwriting Secrets Of Your Favorite Artists

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Celebrating the masterpiece "Who's Next" by The Who

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Back to the Future
A Retro Blast to the Past! 
Film with Orchestra
Performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
 Summer with the Symphony Series
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh  
Reviewer:  JoAnn R. Forrester, Empress of Biz, Listen, Learn, Prosper





Whoawait a minute here. Wasn't it only a few years ago that the hit movie BACK TO THE FUTURE was released?   And now in 2016 it is being proclaimed a classic!  And it being shown as one in a series of shows in the Summer with the Symphony Series performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony. What happened? Have I somehow been transported to the future?

 Nope! It is just something that happens along the way when one is raising a family, starting and running a business and just living life.  Ok, now that I am somewhat over 30 years that has come and gone in a blink of an eyelash let's focus on the review.
 
Back to the Future is celebrating a 30 year anniversary.  It was a mega hit when it debut in 1986.  To celebrate its 30th anniversary the Pittsburgh Symphony in its Summer with the Symphony has come up with a fun and captivating way to present it.  The movie was shown on a big hi-def screen with a full symphony orchestra performing Emmy and Grammy Award composer Alan Silvestri's dazzling musical score in synch with the movie.  As a special treat Silvestri composed an additional 15 minutes of music to enhance a live performance with an orchestra. 

live characters opening show

It was fun to go Back to the Future and watch another grand escapism adventure by Steven Spielberg.  It was very enjoyable to relive the performance of the exceptional cast, Michael J.Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover as they deal with various twists and turns and quirks of time travel.  The movie hods well and does not appear out of date..it fits admirably into our gadget loving crazed era.  Young and old in the audience were enthralled, calpped and cheered periodcially and gave a rousing ovation at the end.  

As usual the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by
Francesco Lecce-Chang performed superbly.  And it was fun watching a few members posing as the main characters with a real DeLorean for photo opps.   The Summer with the Symphony series is a hit.  It is a great way for people to come downtown and become familiar with our excellent Pittsburgh Symphony. 

The most amazing thing about the show was being able to see the symphony play right below the screen and feeling disappointed for them that they had to concentrate on the music and not enjoy the show.  

Now if I could just find those 30 years that flew byewhere is my flux capacitor?  

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 PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES 
CITIZENS BANK CHILDREN'S THEATER SERIES
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ARTSPOWER INDOG LOVES BOOKS 
NOVEMBER 13-20, 2016 
SIX PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS



Pittsburgh, PA” The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces ArtsPower's musical touring production Dog Loves Books will open the 2016-2017 Citizens Bank Children's Theater Series. Performances take place November 13 through 20, 2016 at six different locations throughout the area. 
Dog Loves Books, produced byArtsPower, is based on Louise Yates' New York Times best seller.  Dog Loves Bookscelebrates the power of the imagination and the satisfaction that comes from sharing books with others.  The musical features songs and choreography that bring to life the story of Dog and his love of books that leads him to open a book store.  In order to convince people to buy his books, Dog acts out some of his favorite stories, including a modern version of Little Red Riding Hood .  The performance is recommended for ages 3-10 years and is 55 minutes in length. 
ArtsPower was founded in 1985 by brothers Gary and Mark Blackman.  Greg Gunning is the artistic director and Karen Bibbo is the company and production manager.  The company has presented original musicals and dramas to children and families across the country in 49 states for the past 31 years.  In 2015, ArtsPower was named as one of America's top 12 touring theatre companies that make a difference across the United States by Backstage.com.
For more information, visit www.artspower.org, follow on www.facebook.com/ArtspowerInc.
To watch a scene from ArtsPower's Dog Loves Books, visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWBO19bkcNQ orartspower.org/shows/dog-loves-books/

Ticket InformationIndividual tickets ($10.50 in advance; $12.00 at the door) can be ordered online at www.TrustArts.org/kids, by calling412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Group tickets can be ordered by calling 412-471-6930.  Subscriptions and Flex Ticket Packages to the Citizens Bank Children's Theater Series are available by calling 412-456-1390.  Children under 2 are free but require a lap pass. 

Dog Loves Books performance locations include: City: Byham Theater, November 13 at 2:00 p.m.; East: Penn Hills High School, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.North: Marshall Middle School, November 17 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.West:Cornell High School, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.South: Mt. Lebanon High School, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.; and Butler: Seneca Valley Intermediate High School, November 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Animal Friends and Therapy Dogs to visit Byham Theater, Sunday, November 13, 2016
Animal Friends and a group of therapy dogs and their handlers will be joining children and families on Sunday, November 13 at the Byham Theater in the lobby before the performance of Dog Loves Books that begins at 2:00 p.m.  Animal Friends' Pet Assisted Literacy Services (PALS) program helps promote a love of reading through the animal-human bond. The canine reading specialists and their handlers provide children with a non-judgmental and supportive environment that helps to make reading a more fun and positive experience. Learn more about the PALS programs atwww.ThinkingOutsidetheCage.org/Rover.


Upcoming shows in the 2016-2017 Citizens Bank Children's Theater Series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, include: Theatreworks USA in Pete the Cat (January 8-15, 2017); Galumpha (February 14-19, 2017); Circo Comedia (March 5-12, 2017); The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour: Elephant and Piggie's We Are In a Play! (May 18-21, 2017, also presented as part of the EQT Children's Theater Festival).  

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents a variety of family programming including the following series and festival.  For more information please visit www.TrustArts.org.


The Citizens Bank Children's Theater (now in its 47th season), a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, opens the door for children to experience professional performing arts programming which inspires, challenges, educates, and stimulates respect for and an understanding of all cultures in an entertaining and enlightening way.  The series introduces children to the arts early in life sparking their interest and appreciation so they continue to enjoy and support the arts as they grow up. 

The EQT Bridge Theater Series (now in its 2nd season, 2016-2017), for ages 7 and up, expands upon the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's mission of bringing artistic opportunities to children of all ages through culturally diverse performances that will continue to engage young audiences through participation, encouragement of and respect for their creative ideas and develop their interest in the arts.



The EQT Children's Theater Festival (celebrating its 31st year in 2017; May 18-21, 2017) is one of only four international children's theater festivals in the nation. For the fourth year, the EQT Foundation, the charitable affiliation of EQT Corporation, will serve as the lead and title sponsor of the Children's Theater Festival. The festival is known for performances and area premieres from artists around the world, free outdoor arts, music and installations, and unique free hands-on activities for any age. The festival welcomes everyone to participate in the educational and cultural experiences that bring people together while enjoying elements of fun and surprise.


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. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.
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September 6, 2016 - For Immediate Release




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Pittsburgh Opera presents Verdi's La traviata
The most popular opera in the world, at the Benedum for the first time in five years

What:
Verdi's La traviata
Where:
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Pittsburgh
When:
Saturday, October 8th, 8:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, October 11th, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 14th, 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, October 16th, 2:00 p.m.
Run Time:
2 hours 12 minutes, including 2 intermissions
Language:
Sung in Italian with English texts projected above the stage
Tickets:
Single tickets start at $12 for all performances.
Group Discounts available.
Call 412-456-6666 for more information or visit pittsburghopera.org/tickets.

Media Events
Please contact ccox@pittsburghopera.org for reservations
Photo Call (9/26, 12:30 PM) Artifacts Antique Store, 110 S Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Full Dress Rehearsal (10/6, 7:00 10:00 PM), Benedum Center
Related Events
See pages 6-7 of this release.
Opera Up Close (9/25)
WQED Preview (10/1 & 10/7)
Meet the Artists (10/11)
Audio Commentary (10/11)

Party time! Photo: Eric Antoniou for Boston Lyric Opera  2014
Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Opera opens its 78th season with the Giuseppe Verdi favorite La traviata, at the Benedum Center October 8th -16th.





La traviata  the fallen woman is a compelling tale of love, intrigue, money, and power in 19th century France.

It tells the heart-wrenching story of courtesan Violetta ValГry, played by Pittsburgh favorite Danielle Pastin. Alfredo Germont played by Cody Austin in his Pittsburgh Opera debut wins Violetta's love and his father's displeasure. His father, going behind Alfredo's back, coerces Violetta into breaking up with Alfredo because their relationship threatens his daughter's engagement and his family's reputation.




Violetta will not disclose his father's role in their breakup, so Alfredo erroneously believes she loves someone else. He publicly denounces her, leaving them both grief-stricken. Will they reconcile before it's too late?

Pittsburgh Opera will be performing a production of La traviata which is new to Pittsburgh. Set in 19th century Paris, it does not shy away from some of the more ribald aspects of that society.

From the rousing Brindisi drinking song to touching arias, La traviata's singing and music are sure to delight.


La traviata features a superlative cast, including:


       Danielle Pastin (Violetta ValГry), a favorite of Pittsburgh Opera audiences, who last performed here in 2015's CosГ fan tutte. Praised by Opera News as having one of the most sheerly beautiful voices on the scene today, the former Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist continues to gain critical acclaim for her engagements across the country and internationally. Ms. Pastin made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2011. 


       Cody Austin (Alfredo Germont), described as beautifully talented and charismatic, is making his Pittsburgh Opera debut. In March 2016, he sang this role with Opera Tampa, where the Tampa Bay Times said it was a part he might have been born to play. Mr. Austin has sung across the country to high praise.


       Sebastian Catana (Giorgio Germont), also making his Pittsburgh Opera debut. Originally from Romania, Mr. Catana first performed at the Metropolitan Opera in La bohГme in 2003. Despite the fact that most of his performances are in Europe, Mr. Catana and his family live in Bethel Park.  

On stage October 8, 11, 14 & 16, La traviata is an unforgettable way to open the opera season. Tickets start at just $12 and are available online.  

Find further details and download the press release as a PDF here.

Three facts about La traviata

  1. La traviata is the opera that Richard Gere took Julia Roberts to see in the hit movie Pretty Woman. In the movie, Julia Roberts plays a prostitute who falls in love with a wealthy man, and La traviata moved her character deeply enough to exclaim it was so good I almost peed my pants.
  2. As the most popular opera in the world, even non-opera fans know the music from La traviata. It's been featured in TV commercials for all things Italian, and the Brindisi drinking song was the bedrock of a classic Heineken commercial.
  3. Violetta wears a white camellia flower on her dress, which she removes in the first act and tosses to Alfredo. In the book Lady of the Camellias by Alexander Dumas, fils, which La traviata is based on, the Violetta character, also a prostitute, wears a white camellia to signify she is ˜available' for customers, and a red one to signify she is not.

The story, in brief
Pittsburgh Opera's production of Verdi's La traviata takes place in France during the mid-1800s.

The story opens in Paris. Violetta ValГry has been out most of the night running from party to party with her friends, who are now continuing the festivities in her luxurious apartment.

An admirer of Violetta's, Alfredo Germont, who has long adored her from afar, flirts with her in a rousing drinking song, the famous Brindisi Libiamo ne'lieti calici.

Alfredo then proceeds to confess to Violetta that he has loved her for more than a year. Moved, Violetta attempts to warn Alfredo, saying that she doesn't know how to love. Besides, as you'll hear in a stunning aria, Violetta wants to be ˜sempre libera' always free. Free and aimless she must flutter, from pleasure to pleasure.

Alfredo eventually wins Violetta over, and they move to a house in the country. Alfredo sings about how happy he has been ever since Violetta told him I want to live, faithful to you alone.  



However, Alfredo's father Giorgio Germont disapproves of Violetta's relationship with Alfredo, because it threatens his family's reputation and also his daughter's engagement. He coerces Violetta into breaking up with Alfredo, then returns to console his son and remind him of his loving family back home in Provence.

Alfredo confronts Violetta at a party. She will not disclose his father's role in their breakup, so Alfredo erroneously believes she loves someone else. Angry, he scorns her and storms off.

Violetta and Alfredo are both miserable. Six months later, Germont finally confesses his plot to Alfredo. Alfredo regrets the way he mistreated Violetta and attempts to reconcile. Violetta, however, is sadly succumbing to tuberculosis, and bids farewell to happy dreams of by-gone days. Alfredo's father enters with a doctor, regretting what he has done. However, it is too late she dies in Alfredo's arms. 
For additional information, videos, musical samples, and cast biographies, visit pittsburghopera.org/traviata.



  • Group discounts are available. For discounted group tickets (6 or more), contact Regina Connolly at 412-281-0912, x 213

Sponsors


Cast and Artistic Team

Violetta ValГry                                          Danielle Pastin**
Alfredo Germont                                       Cody Austin+
Giorgio Germont                                       Sebastian Catana+
Flora Bervoix                                            Leah de Gruyl*
Baron Douphol                                          Brian Vu*
Doctor Grenvil                                          Matt Scollin**
Gastone de Letorieres                             Eric Ferring*
Annina                                                      Claudia Rosenthal*
Marquis d'Obigny                                      Andy Berry*          

Conductor                                                 Christian Capocaccia
Stage Director                                          Chas Rader-Shieber
Set Designer                                             Julia Noulin-MГrat
Costume Designer                                  Jacob Climer
Lighting Designer                                    Mike Inwood
Wig & Make-up Designer                          James Geier
Stage Manager                                         Cindy Knight
Asst. Conductor                                       Glenn Lewis
Chorus Master                                          Mark Trawka
Associate Coach/Pianist                          James Lesniak
Asst. Stage Director                                 Frances Rabalais*
Asst. Lighting Designer                           Todd Nonn
Asst. Stage Manager                               Sarah Cowing
Asst. Stage Manager                               Attitra Lelehuta

+    Pittsburgh Opera debut

Related Events for La traviata 

Opera Up Close: La traviata
Sunday, September 25 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM George R. White Opera Studio, Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue

Opera Up Close is an in-depth look at the music and story of Verdi's La traviata, with singers and the production's conductor. Admission is $5; free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera and $50+ donors. Handicapped parking is available by reservation. For more information: 412-281-0912 or http://www.pittsburghopera.org/calendar/detail/opera-up-close-la-traviata

La traviata - Previews on WQED-FM 89.3 and WQED.ORG
Saturday, October 1st from 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM and
Friday, October 7th from 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Hosted by WQED, and broadcast over the airwaves on WQED-FM 89.3 as well as the WQED website, the La traviata Preview gives listeners an engaging introduction to the singers, music, and story of the opera. For more information: http://www.pittsburghopera.org/calendar/detail/wqed-preview-la-traviata

Pre-opera Talks for La traviata
One hour prior to each performance
Benedum Center

Ticketholders are invited to attend a free Pre-Opera Talk one hour before each performance's curtain in the Main Floor/Orchestra section of the Benedum Center. Learn about the composer, the story and some juicy details about the opera!

Pre-Opera Talks are free to all ticketholders at all performances.

Audio Commentary: La traviata
Tuesday, October 11th, 7:00 PM
Benedum Center

Ticketholders with visual impairments are invited to use Pittsburgh Opera's Audio
Description service at our Tuesday performances. Trained volunteers describe the scenery, costumes, and stage action. The listeners hear these descriptions via assistive listening devices. Those wishing to use Audio Description should reserve seats to the Tuesday, October 11th performance by contacting Regina Connolly at 412-281-0912, ext. 213 or groups@pittsburghopera.org. Braille and large-print programs are also available.


Meet the Artists of La traviata
Tuesday, October 11th
Immediately following the opera, in the Benedum Center's Lower Lobby

Ticketholders for the Tuesday, October 11th performance of La traviata are invited to gather in the Benedum Lower Lobby immediately following the performance for interviews with General Director Christopher Hahn and the stars of the opera. This event is free to all Tuesday performance ticketholders.
October Brown Bag concert
Saturday, October 15, 2016 Noon - 1:00PM
George R. White Opera Studio, Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue

You're invited to Pittsburgh Opera's free October Brown Bag concert. The program includes some of our 2016-17 Resident Artists' favorite selections. It's free and open to everyone. Bring a friend and bring a lunch! Meet the Resident Artists afterward in an informal reception.

Doors open at 11:30AM. Handicapped parking is available by reservation. For more information: 412-281-0912 or http://www.pittsburghopera.org/calendar/detail/october-brown-bag-concert1

COMING UP NEXT for Pittsburgh Opera:


Pittsburgh Opera celebrates its 78th season in 2016-17. Established by five intrepid women in 1939, Pittsburgh Opera is viewed as one of the most vibrant opera organizations in the U.S., with a rich artistic tradition, outstanding educational programs, an acclaimed artist training program, and a progressive outlook toward the future. Its green initiative culminated in LEED Silver certification for its Strip District headquarters, and its capacity as a true community partner has increased significantly under General Director Christopher Hahn's leadership.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
BNY MELLON JAZZ PRESENTS JAZZLIVE
FALL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
EVERY TUESDAY | 5:00 PM 7:00 PM | BACKSTAGE BAR




Pittsburgh, PA The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and BNY Mellon Jazz Presents JazzLive, a year-round FREE live jazz series taking place at the Backstage Bar, Cabaret at Theater Square and Katz Plaza. Open to the public, this popular Pittsburgh Cultural Trust music series showcases some of the region's finest jazz musicians every Tuesday from 5:00 7:00 PM in the heart of the Cultural District. From September to May, all performances take place in the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.
We are excited to announce our JazzLive Tuesdays fall lineup and continue growing our local jazz community through these free performances. BNY Mellon JazzLive showcases our talented community of jazz artists and brings internationally renowned jazz stars to the Backstage Bar and Cabaret Theater, shared Janis Burley Wilson, Vice President of Strategic Partnership and Community Engagement and Director of Jazz Programs. The fall JazzLive Series began on September 13, 2016 and continues every Tuesday night until December 6, 2016. This season will feature local favorites, as well as flavors from every genre, including Latin and reggae. The fall season will end with a holiday performance by Benny Benack III, a Pittsburgh-born musician who, at the age of the 25, is heralded as one of the most versatile and virtuosic voices of his generation. 
The following is a schedule of the fall JazzLive performances:

October 4, 2016  Michele Bensen
October 11, 2016  David Throckmorton
October 18, 2016  Kevin Howard
October 25, 2016  Stevee Wellons
November 1, 2016  DK Cypher
November 8, 2016  Jevon Rushton
November 15, 2016  Kenny Blake
November 22, 2016  Dr. Nelson Harrison
November 29, 2016  Thomas Wendt
December 6, 2016  Yoko Suzuki
December 13, 2016  Poogie Bell
December 20, 2016  Roger Humphries
December 27, 2016  Benny Benack III: The Holiday Session
For more information and a full schedule of the fall JazzLive performances, call 412-456-6666.

Michele Benson Born in Chicago and raised in Pittsburgh, Michele Bensen began singing professionally at age 16, performing in various Pittsburgh jazz nightclubs, theaters, hotels and restaurants. She studied trumpet for eight years in addition to taking lessons in dance, piano and musical comedy at the renowned Pittsburgh Playhouse. Michele has sung to audiences on the East coast including being the headline act on the Queen Elizabeth II and M/S Westward Cruise Liners. Bensen has been the opening act for Tony Bennett, the Four Freshmen, Lionel Hampton, Diane Schurr and Herbie Mann as well as being the headline act with her own band, "The Bensen Burners." More than 30 million children hear her as the voice of "Sara Bear" on the children's "Sticky Bear" software. Her radio voiceover work includes a national commercial for A Drug Free America . Her recording of "At Last" featuring the Pittsburgh based Bensen Burner Band was recorded in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The Bensen Burner Band consists of Chris Pangikas on piano, Mike Houlis on bass, Steve Trerrel on drums, Mark Strickland on guitar and Robbie Klein on sax and flute.

David Throckmorton David Throckmorton is an American-born drummer. Picked up for the band for jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. He did two years on tour. After two years with Ferguson's band, Throckmorton returned to Pittsburgh, setting up with bands here. In the late 90s, hit main vehicle was the mostly-improv fusion band Electric Eel Servie; in the 2000s, he focused on Beam, an improve live-band hip-hop hybrid with two bassists, and MC and a DJ. In 2003, Throckmorton started playing with Bill Deasy.



Kevin Howard Kevin Howard is a world class keyboardist, writer, composer, producer, and businessman. Born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Kevin is President and CEO of Key Chapter Entertainment a company which includes full service recording and production. Kevin has received several awards which include three Best Jazz Performer Awards from renowned local urban radio station WAMO; the WQED Harry Schwab Excellence in the arts award; Best Jazz Performer Champions Association; Pittsburgh City Paper top three jazz performers . Kevin, along with his band served as the PittsburghКs WJJJ Smooth Jazz Band for more than two years, performing at various events sponsored by the radio station.

photo Kevin Howard.net



Stevee Wellons Each of the musicians in this group have spent years playing blues, soul, jazz and rock music around the country. The band members have known each other forever
photo steveemusic.com
and talked off-and-on about how much fun it would be working together - some day. Finally, the time was right and The Stevee Wellons Band (SWB) came to life. Working together has led the group in some unexpected directions. The Blues Society of Western Pennsylviania gave SWB the honor or representing the region for the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. That experience provided encouragement and inspiration for the group to work on creating their own mix of blues and soul music. The band is taking their music out on the club and concert circuit in Pennsylvania, and working toward their first full-length CD for release later in 2016.


DK Cypher DK Cypher aka DK Anderson is a veteran Tenor Saxophonist of the Roger Humphries Big Band, RH Factor, and the Boogie Hustlers; and has been hailed as an "unique voice" and "artist to watch" by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. He debuted under the name DK Cypher with the Cypher band at the Pittsburgh JazzLive Festival 2016.
Jevon RushtonDrummer and percussionist, Wm. Jevon Rushton was born on July 10, 1984 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. By the age of six, Jevon Rushton was already mesmerizing those around him with his dexterity as a young drummer. At age 14, Jevon made the decision to cultivate his playing by studying at the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) under the tutelage of jazz legend, Roger Humphries.
Along with explosive power, blinding speed and mastery of complex rhythms and time signatures, Jevon brings a rare and unique sense of elegance, chilled composure, and gritty street grooves to his music. His artistic ingenuity expresses itself in his incomparable technique, sweltering sense of swing, and an extraordinary ability to imbue his music with majestic grace and elegant repose.
Jevon has a strong dedication to community and education. He currently spends his time teaching at The Pittsburgh Project on Pittsburgh's North Side. Wm. Jevon has received many awards; The Judah Project's Excellence in Leadership, AUBA Community Dedication Award. In 2008, he was honored and inducted into the Westinghouse High School Hall of Fame. He has had the pleasure of performing with artists such as Kirk Franklin, Sean Jones, Dwayne Dolphin, Carolyn Perteete and more.

Cypher Band at Katz Plaza

Kenny BlakeInternationally acclaimed saxophonist, Kenny Blake, has been performing for over 30 years. Kenny's smooth saxophone sound has thrilled audiences worldwide yet he keeps his roots and his home here in Pittsburgh. With five CD's to his credit his wide range of styles cover everything from swing, Latin, ballads, and standards of all kinds. Kenny works with an array of top musicians and can perform as a duo, trio, quartet and can even add a vocalist to provide a one of a kind evening of entertainment.


Dr. Nelson Harrison Veteran of the Count Basie Orchestra, Nelson
Harrison is a musician, composer and avid jazz historian. Nelson Harrison has played with Kenny Clarke, Billy Eckstine, Earl Fatha Hines, Jay McShann, Slide Hampton and recorded with Walt Harper and Nathan Davis. He as composed more than 400 original compositions, including movie scores and soundtracks.  Dr. Harrison invented the instrument, the Trombetto, has written many articles on Pittsburgh's jazz history and is currently writing a book. During the month of April, he will be a guest lecturer at the Pittsburgh Cultrual Trust's National Jazz Appreciation Month events, discussing Pittsburgh's rich jazz legacy.

Thomas Wendt Thomas Wendt has been playing the drums professionally since the age of 14. A graduate of The Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, he has studied with master drummers Roger Humphries, Joe Harris, and Kenny Washington. Thomas maintains a busy freelancing schedule with Pittsburgh's top jazz artists such as Dwayne Dolphin, Joe Negri, Sean Jones, Dave & Maureen Budway, Kenia, the Latin jazz group, Salsamba, and the newly re-formed Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. He has also played with many visiting international artists like David Fathead Newman, Donald Byrd, James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Benny Golson, Freddy Cole, Monty Alexander, Curtis Lundy, Wycliffe Gordon, and Javon Jackson. In 2008, Thomas played on the Emmy Award winning soundtrack for the PBS documentary, Fly Boys and in 2010 he recorded an album featuring trombonists Jay Ashby and Steve Davis. Thomas has also recorded albums with Gene Ludwig, Sandy Staley, Salsamba, David and Maureen Budway, and Joe Negri. Recently, he appeared at The 2012 Litchfield Jazz Festival with jazz legend Hubert Laws and in 2013 performed with pianist Alan Broadbent for the Nyack NY Library Concert Series. Since 1998 he has been on the faculty at the Afro-American Music Institute in Homewood.

Yoko Suzuki Yoko Suzuki is an alto saxophonist working in Pittsburgh and New York City. She started to take classical piano lessons at the age of six and continued on until graduating from high school. Throughout middle school and high school, she also played the trumpet in school brass bands. Then she finally switched to the alto saxophone upon joining a jazz ensemble at Osaka University in Japan, teaching herself jazz theory, improvisation and repertoire. After working as a musician in Osaka, Japan and New York City, she moved to Pittsburgh in 2006. She received an MA in musicology at Rutgers University in 2005 and Ph.D. in ethnomusicology and women's studies at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. Currently, she teaches jazz history, jazz arranging, and jazz ensemble at the University of Pittsburgh.

Poogie BellPoogie Bell is an outstanding drummer, composer, arranger, and record
 producer.  He has performed and recorded with Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross, Roberta Flack, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Erykah Badu, David Bowie, John Scofield, David Sanborn, Angelique Kidjo, Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, Vanessa Williams, Stanley Turrentine, Victor Wooten, Randy Crawford, and many more.  Poogie co-wrote with Victor Bailey Touch and Go the title track of Force MD's debut album that won the ASCAP Urban Music Writers award for Top 10 Singles in 1998.  He now leads the Poogie Bell Band.

from PoogieBell.net

Roger Humphries Roger Humphries is rated by music critics as one of the most exciting percussionists in the business. He has provided the rhythmic beat for music legends as Ray
from RogerHumphries.com
Charles, Horace Silver, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Stanley Turrentine, James Moody, among many others in his brillant career. Roger has performed at Carnegie Music Hall, the Village Gate and the Apollo Theatre in New York. He has also played at the Bohemian Caverns and Shelly Manne's Manhole in Los Angeles; the Penthouse in Seattle, Wash.; Pep's Lounge and Showboat, Philadelphia; the Jazz Workshop, Boston; Ronny Scott's in London and many other great jazz destinations worldwide. He has played with a who's who of jazz titans, including Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan, Coleman Hawkins, Grant Green, Billy Taylor, Bill Doggett, Benny Green, Richard " Groove" Holmes, Lionel Hampton, , Clark Terry, J.J. Johnson, Billy Preston, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Jack McDuff, Gene Harris, George Harris, George Benson, John Faddis, Slide Hampton, Johnny Griffin, Herbie Mann, Randy Brecker, Joe Williams, Milt Jackson and Jimmy Witherspoon. In Pittsburgh, Roger has performed with Sean Jones, Nathan Davis, Frank Cunimondo, Pete Henderson, Dwayne Dolphin and too many others to mention.
After playing with various groups around the country, in 1972, Roger organized his own band, R H Factor, and in 1996, he assembled Roger Humphries' Big Band.

Benny Benack III At the age of 25, Pittsburgh-born musician Benny Benack III has been hailed by Nate Chinen of the New York Times as a charismatic young tempeter who maintains an earnest sideline as a singer. As a dual-threat, he's quickly established himself as one of the most versatile and virtuosic voices of his generation. He first made his mark internationally through competitions, winning the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Soloist Competition (2011), National Trumpet Competition for Jazz (2010), International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition (2010), and was most recently a Finalist for the prestigious Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition (2014). Demonstrating his versatility, he also was a Finalist in two vocal competitions, the Gentlemen Sing Competition (2012) and the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Vocalist Competition (2014).

from bennybenackjazz.com

Backstage BarThe Backstage Bar at Theater Square is a favorite Cultural District hotspot for drinks, a quick bite to eat, live entertainment, and great company through the evening.  It's the perfect place to meet before a performance, or lounge after a show, or just a great gathering place with friends and colleagues. The Backstage Bar serves an outstanding list of premium wines, spirits, specialty drinks and beers to complement the fun and casual food menu and often features live entertainment with no cover charge.
The Backstage Bar is open before and after shows and for Happy Hour (911 pm Tuesdays Fridays).  Often called a hidden treasure, you can enter the bar from behind the fountain in Katz Plaza, or through the main entrance to the Cabaret at Theater Square, under the Theater Square marquee.
For more information and a full schedule of events occurring at the Backstage Bar, visit trustarts.org/visit/facilities/backstage/.



Pittsburgh Cultural TrustThe 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. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.
Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Media Contact:Diana Roth, Communications Manager, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
Images available at: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press RoomSearch: 2016 Pedal Punk 
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST
ANNOUNCES 
COHEN & GRIGSBY TRUST PRESENTS SERIES
PRESENTS 
CIRQUE MECHANICS
IN
PEDAL PUNK


Charivari

OCTOBER 24, 2016 | 7:00PM | BYHAM THEATER

Pittsburgh, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Cirque Mechanics will perform Pedal Punk on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA.  This performance is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Pedal Punk combines traditional circus disciplines with bicycles on a cycling inspired set and follows a zany bike shop mechanic as he meets cyclists, repairs their bikes and creates innovative pedal powered machines.  The troupe describes their show as a rowdy circus where the mischief is on wheels!


Penny Farthing Flies
Creative Director Chris Lashua had no trouble incorporating cycling into this new show, since his career has always revolved around wheels, either on a BMX bike or an acrobatic German Wheel.  In Pedal Punk, Lashua and Cirque Mechanics explore the connection between man and machine in an exciting performance.
Lashua founded Cirque Mechanics in 2004 and is based in Las Vegas.  The group delivers productions that bring together the circus arts, the theater and the mechanical for shows that blend realism with American ingenuity.  
Spectacle Magazine says Cirque Mechanics is the greatest contribution to American circus since Cirque de Soleil.
For more information about Pedal Punk and Cirque Mechanics, visit http://www.cirquemechanics.com/pedal-punk/

For more information about the Cirque Mechanics creative team, visit http://www.cirquemechanics.com/about/creative-team/.
To watch a performance clip of Pedal Punk,visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlYqCt_pteY

Siren Cycle

To watch behind the scenes Making of Pedal Punk, visit https://vimeo.com/106325642.  
TicketsTickets ($25-$45) are available through these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. For groups of 10 or more, call 412-471-6930




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. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              CONTACT:              George Hazimanolis
September 30, 2016                                                                                                       412-622-1366
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WQED ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL LIBRARIES


EQT Foundation sponsor of initiative at three community libraries

PITTSBURGH  WQED announces the kick-off of Inquire Within, a program in partnership between two key community institutions WQED and local libraries in southwestern Pennsylvania.  Inquire Within aspires to re-imagine media-first partnerships that create impactful educational experiences in learning for children and families. 

The Inquire Within libraries powered by EQT are excited to launch their programing with kick-off events that are full of family fun. 


Dates and locations are as follows:  


Citizens Library, Washington County                                 Monday, October 24, 5-6:30pm
Flenniken Public Library, Greene County                         Saturday, October 29, 1-3:00pm




WQED is working with local and national library partners to create and implement PBS-themed curriculum that leverages public trust with a thirst for innovation in service of 21st Century learners, by developing a community of practice that can experiment, lead and sustain a new approach to educational public media.

Collaborating Libraries choose from a menu of program options including, but not limited to: Martha Speaks Reading Buddies programs; watch parties and discussion groups around the WQED national television program, iQ: smartparent; screenings and premieres of beloved PBS shows; and Parent App-A-Thons where all parents receive free PBS apps on their smart-device and coaching on how to use them with their child.  WQED, in turn, provides the collateral, advertising, training, media and materials specific to conducting the programs.  Inquire Within is designed to encourage family engagement and love of learning through hands-on, family centered activities. 




The partnership, made possible by local financial support from The EQT Foundation empowers librarians to create innovative, imaginative programing using researched-based, parent-trusted content from PBS.

EQT has always been committed to new and innovative ways to bring education to our communities, and we are excited to be part of this new partnership linking PBS-themed content to early-childhood learners, said Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation Manager.  By providing librarians with the tools to help engage children and parents, we anticipate a new experience in libraries and community events throughout Greene & Washington counties.

This is an opportunity for WQED to impact family engagement like never before.  Our partnership with EQT Foundation and local libraries gives us boots on the ground that allow parents and their children to interact together with beloved PBS characters and programs that they have been watching for generations, said Deborah L. Acklin, president and chief executive officer of WQED Multimedia.  Visit www.wqed.org/education/inquirewithin to find programing near you.



About EQT Foundation
EQT Corporation and the EQT Foundation are committed to the social and economic vitality of our operating regions. For more than the past decade, the EQT Foundation has made a difference by supporting local programs and initiatives that involve education, community and economic development, the arts, and the environment. Together with a variety of non-profit organizations, the EQT Foundation develops strong partnerships that enrich the diversity and viability of our communities, sustain the principles of continuous learning, and focus on environmental protection efforts.

About WQED
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 161 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 atwww.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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Publish Date: 10-11-2016 15:16:00
 



Interesting Meetup NEWS and  EVENTS for OCTOBER 

reprinted by permission of admin Frank aka Big Kahuna
of Free and Almost Free in Pittsburgh Meet Up Group.

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PLEASE RSVP TO EVENTS, it helps convince others to GO! plus it helps the Event Planners with the LOGISTICS of the EVENTS!

OCTOBER HAS A TON OF GOOD EVENTS TO MEETUP AND INTERACT WITH OTHERS AND DO COOL STUFF.  STEELER GAME MEETUP, Co-hosted Meetup/Fine Drinking Society Happy Hours, Our BIG MEETUP MONTHLY HAPPY HOUR in the North Hills, A HALLOWEEN COSTUME BAR CRAWL in Station Square/Mt. Washington (don't miss this, you gotta up your game the costumes are amazing).  And teaming up with PITTSBURGH FINE DRINKING SOCIETY.

In Meetup News,




BIG BLOCK PARTY it's in the NORTHSIDE at RIVERVIEW PARK in OBSERVATORY HILL: free sponsored by Buhl Foundation:http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/234562763/


We had 110 people show up at the September Meetup Monthly Happy Hour at Cadillac Ranch in Robinson.   The OCTOBER Monthly Meetup Happy Hour is at Perrytown Drafthouse (ye olde Perrytown Tavern, got remodeled and has 28 Taps) on Oct 15thhttp://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/234267465/


Also MEETUP is Teaming up with the Facebook Group: "Pittsburgh Fine Drinking Society" which has a WEEKLY Thursday HAPPY HOUR all year round.
THIS MONTHS HAPPY HOUR THEME is HAUNTED WING NIGHT (we're eating wings at some of the best rated wing places in the city off the beaten path).

Thurs Oct 13th Krista's Cantina in the North Side http://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/234488626/

Thurs Oct 20th Bigham Tavern 6-9pm http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/234486767/
Thurs Oct 27th at Gooski's Polish Hill 6-9pm http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/234487100/



FYI: Trax Farms is having their TRAX FARMS FALL FESTIVAL every Sat and Sun in October.   Lots of Activities to do for the Kids and some cool stuff for Adults including beer n wine tasting.  Pumpkins, 4 acre Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Giant Hamster Balls and more.  Big Kahuna (aka Frank) is vending food TACOS out there, stop on by to visit.  Here is the posting for Sat. Oct 15th https://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/234494430/

BIG KAHUNA (Frank) organizes several things outside of meetup that i happen to POST on Meetup on the side. one of them is my bar crawls, we don't get many meetup people but we do get a ton of people.   Having a HALLOWEEN COSTUME BAR CRAWL in Mt. Washington/Station Square.   About 200 people have fun, get dressed up, ride the incline and have a blast on Oct 22nd.  See yinz there. http://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/233922162/

Other cool interesting events going on the meetups...


$5 Salsa Dancing Lessions!!! (Squirrel Hill) EVERY THURSDAY!
https://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/234192048/


Sat. Oct 15th LET'S MEETUP: Oct. Meetup Happy Hour/Meet N Greet at Perrytown Drafthouse (North Hills)
https://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/234267465/


Thurs. Oct 20th Soldiers & Sailors Over 21 Event: Tribute to the Movie "Silence of the Lambs" http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/234296126/



BIG EVENT (200+ people): Sat. OCT 22nd.  Halloween Costume Bar Crawl (Costume Mandatory) (station square/Mt. Washington)
http://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/233922162/

SECRET SQUIRREL EVENT (expensive and very fun charity parties, worth going too and dressing up): Pittsburgh's 5th Annual James Bond Weekend: part 1 Fri, Oct 28: "Casino Royale & Beyond" Global Bond SoirГe
http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/234015230/

AND Pittsburgh's 5th Annual James Bond Weekend: part 2 "Behind the Spectre" 007 Halloween Party http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/234015242/



FrankBig Kahuna (ADMIN) of 5 Pittsburgh Meetupsincluding Free and Almost Free ($5 n under) in Pittsburgh Meetup (13,100 Members)andPittsburgh Social Club Meetup (3,800 members)




 

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PPL Co-Host: Jo Ann Forrester to talk about WSBA Money, Money, Money Conference| WHERE IN THE WORLD IS TECHNOGRANNY? Mama Lena's Mc Kees Rocks| POSITIVELY PITTSBURGH SPONSORED EVENTS: WSBA Money, Money, Money Conference| Christmas in October, Books and Bling| CULTURAL CLUES: Finding Neverland| Rickey Smiley| Basetrack Live| Alan Cumming From "Scandal"| Odd Squad Live| Gino Vanelli| BNY MELLON JAZZ PRESENTS JAZZLIVE| Bill T Jone, Arnie Zane Company| Pittsburgh Artist Registry | Cirque Mechanics in Pedal Punk| Cheers Live on Stage | KIDZ KORNER SPONSORED BY "THE GIFT OF HOLIDAY VALLEY" BY JoAnn Forrester: WQED Innovative Partnership with Local Libraries| Autumnfest Weekends| WOMEN AND GIRLS ADVANCEMENT : 2016 International Day of the Girl| Girls on the Run | BUSINESS BUZZ: TechConnect: Craigslist Basics| SBA Awards| HIGH SCHOOL and UNIVERSITY NEWS: The Center for Urban Education: Fall Lecture| Reflection Into Action: Connecting Communities and Schools| Educating Teens: Focus on Boys & Young Men Symposium - Violence Prevention| PITTSBURGH HISTORICAL HITS: Hometown-Homegrown | NON-PROFIT PUSHSPONSORED BY BLACKTIE PITTSBURGH: Sounds of Silence Charity Concert| Hair Peace Monthly Groups | Jewish Healthcare Foundation Film Screening: Pink and Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer | NEIGHBORHOOD NUGGETS SPONSORED BY DARLENE KRUTH, NORTHWOOD REALTY, UPPER ST. CLAIR: Brookline Block Watch | Hell on Hills 5K Race | Seldom Seen Stream Cleanup | Bites and Brews at the Carrick Dairy District | Zone 3 Public Safety Meeting | South Pittsburgh Development Corporation | City Wide Public Safety Meeting | Lifespan Immigrant and Refugee Wellness Festival | Overbrook Community Council | Carrick Halloween Costume Contest | Brookline Halloween Parade | POSITIVE PITTSBURGHERS SPONSORED BY POSITIVE PITTSBURGHERS.COM: Riverview Homes, Inc. | ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT : Mama Lena's McKees Rocks| David Harriman Booksigning at Holocaust Center| PITTSBURGH LOCAL SPORTS: Greensburg Central Catholic Girls Volley Ball | PITTSBURGH GOOD NEWS FORUM SPONSORED BY MRS. CARDIOLOGY PODCAST AND MRS. CARDIOLOGY.COM: URA Receives Two Exellence inEconomic Development Awards| STEELTOWN HERO: Fred Brown and the Homewood ChildrenГc??s Village | HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS: 47th Annual Fall Festival at Historic Trax Farms | Spooky Hike at North Park's Haunted Blue Mist Road| The ScareHouse | Phantom Fright Nights | Hundred Acres Manor | Ghost Hunt at Carrie Furnaces | Tribute to Silence of the Lambs | Zoo Boo at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium | Owl-o-Ween at the National Aviary| Midnight Movies at the Manor Theater | The Rocky Horror Picture Show | Haunted Pittsburgh Ghost Tours|

 

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