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#40WisePghWomen DONNA M. BAXTER (#25)

#40WisePghWomen  DONNA M. BAXTER (#25)
It's not enough to just get your business ONLINE.  It's also about the QUALITY of your ENGAGEMENT.  ” Donna M. Baxter
Donna M. Baxter
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#40WisePghWomen LESLIE ASKERNEESE (#26)

 #40WisePghWomen  LESLIE ASKERNEESE (#26)
Your Health is Wealth, so treasure It, preserve It, invest in It and love It and It will love you back! ” Leslie Askerneese
Leslie Askerneese
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#40WisePghWomen NIKOLE LI ASTON (#27)

#40WisePghWomen  NIKOLE LI ASTON (#27)
Vision your success, accept the journey, no looking back. Onward and Upward.   Nikole Li Aston
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#40WisePghWomen TERINA J. HICKS (#28)

#40WisePghWomen  TERINA J. HICKS (#28)
Never allow anyone to direct your path, stay true to who you are and watch your dreams and passions unfold. ” Terina Jett Hicks
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#40WisePghWomen  TRACY LAWRENCE (#29)
The only person you hurt if you don't give your dream a try, IS YOU!!!! Dreams DO come true every day.  ” Tracy Lawrence
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#40WisePghWomen ISIS L. CHATMAN (#30)

#40WisePghWomen  ISIS L. CHATMAN (#30)
Despite your past or current situation, you CAN achieve a successful, virtuous future!   Isis L. Chatman
Isis L. Chatman
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#40WisePghWomen JAMILA TAYLOR (#31)

#40WisePghWomen  JAMILA TAYLOR (#31)
Working smart is just as important as working hard, being aware of the law of attraction is a great place to start.  ” Jamila Taylor
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#40WisePghWomen DEANNA DAVIS (#32)

#40WisePghWomen  DEANNA DAVIS (#32)
If we would only INVEST back into our own neighborhoods.  Only then can we make a difference.  ” DeAnna Davis
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#40WisePghWomen DARIETH CHISOLM (#33)

#40WisePghWomen  DARIETH CHISOLM (#33)
Hustlers are not afraid to fail, they're not afraid to go after what they want in spite of their doubts or the naysayers. ” Darieth Chisolm
Darieth Chisolm
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#40WisePghWomen DEIRDRA GROSS (#34)

#40WisePghWomen  DEIRDRA GROSS (#34)
There will always be only 24 hours in a day.  To be successful, we must manage ourselves and what we do with those 24 hours.   Deirdra Gross
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#40WisePghWomen KELLY FROST (#35)

#40WisePghWomen  KELLY FROST (#35)
If your goal is to always exceed a client's expectations you will always have satisfied clients, and that should always be your goal!   Kelly Frost
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#40WisePghWomen CASSANDRA BROWN (#36)

#40WisePghWomen  CASSANDRA BROWN (#36)
Passion for your product and/or service coupled with tenacity and a genuine concern for your customers equals success! ” Cassandra Brown
Cassandra Brown
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#40WisePghWomen JOANN R. FORRESTER (#37)

#40WisePghWomen  JOANN R. FORRESTER (#37)
Today is the result of yesterday's planning¦and tomorrow is based on what you do and plan today.  ” JoAnn R. Forrester
JoAnn R. Forrester
Empress of Biz , Listen, Learn, Prosper
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#40WisePghWomen JILL M. KUMMER (#38)

#40WisePghWomen  JILL M. KUMMER (#38)
Don't let anyone tell you that it can't be done. If you want it bad enough, you'll get it done.  ” Jill M. Kummer
Jill M. Kummer
President
Blacktie-Pittsburgh
www.blacktie-pittsburgh.com
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#40WisePghWomen KELLI ROBBINS (#39)

#40WisePghWomen  KELLI ROBBINS (#39)
A lost phone call is lost business. Make sure your phones are handled by helpful, congenial staff.   Kelli Robbins
Kelli Robbins
President
Contact One Communications Inc.
www.c1com.com
NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh
Membership Director
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#40WisePghWomen SUNITA PANDIT (#40)

#40WisePghWomen  SUNITA PANDIT (#40)
Tickle your Tongue! It is the Gateway to your Good Health!   Sunita Pandit
Sunita Pandit
aka Mrs. Cardiology
www.mrscardiology.com
Stuff your Doctor does not
have time to share with you!
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Tony Award-Winner Billy Porter toTrade his Boots for a Tux at the 2015 Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball!
Pittsburgh, PA · April 23, 2015 ” The Pittsburgh CLO Guild celebrates 60 years of the Guild Ball this year with their most exciting guest star yet!  This festive celebration will be highlighted by a special performance by Tony and GRAMMY Award-winning singer, actor, playwright and director BILLY PORTER.  A Pittsburgh native and CLO alumnus, Mr. Porter was honored with the 2013 Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical for his unforgettable turn as Lola in the Broadway smash hit KINKY BOOTS. Hailed as a force of nature by the New York Daily News and praised by the Associated Press for his touching, sassy, nuanced performance, often in 8-inch heels, Mr. Porter is an unforgettable talent you won't want to miss. He will return again in August to reprise his role in KINKY BOOTS for one week only, August 4 - 9!


The 60th Annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball, chaired by Christina O'Toole, will be held on Saturday, June 6 at the Omni William Penn in downtown Pittsburgh. This year's theme, These Boots are Made for Dancin', is a celebration of Pittsburgh CLO's upcoming premiere of KINKY BOOTS and the 2015 Summer Season.  The evening will include the annual sale of Pink Boxes and a silent auction featuring several luxury items.
Proceeds from the Ball support Pittsburgh CLO's Education and Outreach Programs, such as the Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater, CLO Summer Internship Program and the CLO Mini-Stars. The Guild also offers college scholarship assistance to deserving students pursuing performing arts training. For additional information or ball reservations, please contact Andrew Frey at 412-281-3973x234 or afrey@pittsburghCLO.org.

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April 27, 2015

THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2015-2016 SEASON FOR SCOTTISH RITE CATHEDRAL SERIES

PITTSBURGH”The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Scottish Rite Cathedral Series celebrates its 15th anniversary during the 2015-2016 season with a diverse selection of concerts that hits all the right notes.
The season opens on Friday, December 18 with one of the most festive nights of the year ” Holiday Pops! Guest conductor Daniel Meyer leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a sleigh full of guest artists in favorite carols, cherished holiday tunes, seasonal orchestral pieces and a Christmas sing-along.

Music Director Manfred Honeck comes to the Scottish Rite Cathedral on Thursday, February 25. He leads the Pittsburgh Symphony in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, PathГ©tique, which was recorded in the 2014-2015 season for future release. The orchestra also will perform Haydn's Symphony No. 93 in D major, the first of the 12 London symphonies he wrote during a two-year period in the English capital. The remaining piece on the program will be a surprise just for the New Castle audience!

The series wraps up on April 9, 2016 with a celebration of 50 years of movie scores in The Ultimate Oscars. This program features Oscar-winning scores from movies like The Godfather, Star Wars, Schindler's List and many more. Please note that film clips are not part of this performance.

Three-concert season packages go on sale May 1 and are $33-$150. Packages can be purchased by calling 800-743-8560 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org/src. Packages for the 2015-2016 season also can be purchased in person prior to the final concert of the 2014-2015 season, The Art of Music, on Wednesday, May 20. Tickets for individual concerts will go on sale this summer.
All concerts are held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle. Pre-concert dinners are held at the cathedral, beginning at 6 p.m., before each performance. Call 724-654-6683 for reservations.
2015-2016 Scottish Rite Cathedral Series at a Glance
Programs, artists and dates are subject to change

Friday, December 18, 2015
Holiday Pops!
Daniel Meyer, conductor

A sleigh full of favorite carols, cherished holiday tunes, seasonal orchestral pieces and a Christmas carol sing-along are headed to the Scottish Rite Cathedral. One of the most festive concerts of this year, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Daniel Meyer, will delight children of all ages ” from 1 to 92.

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Tchaikovsky and Haydn
Manfred Honeck, conductor

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony in Tchaikovsky's emotional and pain-filled Symphony No. 6, PathГ©tique, and Haydn's Symphony No. 93 in D major. The program includes a third work that will be a surprise just for the New Castle audience!

Saturday, April 9, 2016
The Ultimate Oscars
Celebrate 50 years of Oscar-winning scores”from John Williams to John Barry”with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, known for its artistic excellence for more than 119 years, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004).  This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah in 1944 and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series Previn and the Pittsburgh. The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900”including 36 international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America”the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras.
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Publish Date: 05-05-2015 01:33:00
 




For Immediate Release:
May 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA NAMES MELIA PETERS TOURANGEAU AS PRESIDENT AND CEO

PITTSBURGH”The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced today the appointment of Melia Peters Tourangeau as its new president and CEO. Tourangeau comes to Pittsburgh from Salt Lake City, Utah, where she has served as president and chief executive officer of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) for the last seven years.
Tourangeau, 43, will join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in August of this year. She succeeds James A. Wilkinson, who is retiring.
Throughout her tenures at orchestras in Utah and Michigan, Melia Tourangeau has shown herself to be a creative, collaborative and strong leader, said Richard P. Simmons, chair of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees. We are confident she is the right person to support and grow the world-class artistic excellence for which the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has always been known.
The search committee spent about eight months conducting a national search for Wilkinson's replacement. Tom Todd, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra trustee and chair of the search committee, said that Tourangeau met all of the committee's demanding criteria.
We were looking for someone with not only proven leadership skills, a passion for orchestral music and a track record of increased earned and contributed revenues, but also a leader who believes in our great Orchestra's commitment to becoming an increasingly vital part of the fabric of our community and has the capability to effectively communicate our strong case for support to all our diverse constituencies, said Todd. Melia fits that bill in all respects.
In 2008, Tourangeau became the head of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the only combined 52-week orchestra and opera organization in the United States. Under her leadership, USUO, which has an $19-million operating budget and 85 contracted musicians, increased ticket revenue by more than $1 million, returned its Annual Fund to pre-recession levels and secured millions in bridge funding over a four-year period while holding expense increases to a 6% increase over six years.
Prior to joining USUO, Tourangeau was president and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony in Michigan, where she was responsible for the overall financial, operational and administrative management of the organization. She joined that symphony in 1997 as education director and moved through ranks to director of operations and vice president and general manager before being named president. She began her administrative career with the Akron Symphony Orchestra as education coordinator.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome Melia Tourangeau as our next president and CEO, said Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  I am very excited about the future of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra given her sure-handed leadership, commitment and strategic vision. Melia's deep love and passion for music is obvious and I look forward to working closely together with her.
Tourangeau received her Bachelor of Music degree in 1994 from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music with a major in piano performance and a minor in musicology. In 2007, she earned a master's degree in public administration with an emphasis on nonprofit leadership from Grand Valley State University.
Having a president and CEO who has experience as both a musician and administrator and has shown a real commitment to open lines of communication with all constituencies is an exciting development for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, said Micah Howard, chair of the Orchestra Committee and member of the Search Committee. "The musicians are looking forward to working with a leader who has shown such dedication to advancing symphonic music." 

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of the finest ensembles in the world and it is an honor and privilege to be chosen as their new president and CEO, said Tourangeau.  I am thrilled to work with Maestro Honeck, the musicians, the staff and the Board in continuing to foster the international reputation of this exceptional orchestra, sharing our core work and building strong relationships with our current and future audiences, as well as creating new opportunities to have the orchestra engage in meaningful ways with the greater Pittsburgh community and beyond.
Tourangeau will move to Pittsburgh this summer with her husband, Mike, and two children, Olivia, 10, and Zacharie, 7.

 

Publish Date: 05-02-2015 23:55:00
 







Adventures of Robin Hood

Visbile Fictions Scotland


Multiple dates and times  

In a forest near you lives a band of brothers seeking to return hope to the poorly treated!

Manxmouse

Theatergroep Kwatta The Netherlands


Multiple dates and times  

The brave Manxmouse is unique but he doesn't mind being different!

Umbo

Teatro Al Vacio Mexico


Multiple dates and times  

Share a special moment with your little one in a colorful world filled with play, exploration, and discovery.

Tangle

Polyglot Australia


Multiple dates and times  

Play in and explore this unforgettable art installation, complete with live music!

Spot

Theater Terra The Netherlands


Multiple dates and times  

Go along with Spot, the most beloved dog based on the books by Eric Hill, to the farm where all of the animals are lost. He needs your help!

Hansel & Gretel

Gruppe 38 Denmark


Multiple dates and times  

Are you brave enough to hear the real story of Hansel and Gretel? The darkest of The Brothers Grimm fairytales is brought to hair-raising life.

Lego Derby

Steel City Lego User Group


Multiple dates and times  

Vroom! Vroom! Build your own car out of bricks and race it down the track!

MARY POPPINS Temporary Tattoo Application

Pittsburgh CLO


Multiple dates and times  

Get creative with Pittsburgh CLO, MARY POPPINS and CINDERELLA!

Spot the Dog Craft!


Multiple dates and times  

Make Spot the Dog craft and then see him live at the Byham Theater every day of the Festival!

Patterns and Pixels


Multiple dates and times  

This hands-on activity invites you to create incredible collaborative art.

Giant Jenga and Connect Four Games

EQT Children's Theater Festival and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership


Multiple dates and times  

You've never played Jenga and Connect Four like this!

Be An Engineer

EQT Foundation


Multiple dates and times  

Kids can become an EQT Junior Engineer!

SLB Radio Digital Audio Playground

SLB Radio Productions, Inc.


Multiple dates and times  

Experiment with microphones, mixers and voice altering technologies.

Robin Hood


Multiple dates and times  

Robin Hood and friends seek to rid the land of evil and armed with a very tiny bow and arrow craft!

Magnolias for Pittsburgh


Multiple dates and times  

Have you seen the fantastic Magnolias for Pittsburgh installation at 7th Street and Penn Avenue?

Words All Around Us!

Buzzword Pittsburgh


Multiple dates and times  

Use words to create & play - take home what you've learned & share it with your friends & family!

Kid Flix Mix

New York International Children's Film Festival


Multiple dates and times  

Best of New York International Children's Film Festival

Citiparks Roving Art Cart interactive 3-D digital

Citiparks Roving Art Cart


Multiple dates and times  

Express yourself at Citiparks Roving Art Cart digital photography station.

The World Revolves Around You

Wood Street Galleries


Multiple dates and times  

The World Revolves Around You is a study of light, shadow, and color by HC Gilje. Please note, this exhibition contains flashing lights and moments of darkness.

Folktales of Pennsylvania

Sean K Miller -- Folkteller


Thursday, May 14 , 10:00am - 10:30am

Stories and Fun for one and all.

International Playground Games

City of Play


Multiple dates and times  

Playground games from around the world for all ages!

Daydreaming Through A Child's Eyes

Future Tenant


Multiple dates and times  

Explore the limits of your imagination with Daydreaming Through A Child's Eyes!

Frog Stop Scavenger Hunt


Multiple dates and times  

Grab a scavenger hunt sheet, map, collect sites while exploring, and win a prize!

Out of Many, One People

709 Penn Gallery


Multiple dates and times  

Out of Many, One People features portraits of female subjects by artist Tamara Natalie Madden.

Self-Face Painting and Temporary Tattoos


Multiple dates and times  

Try your hand at Self-Face Painting and Temporary Tattoos!

Eyeball Art


Multiple dates and times  

Create fun, wearable eyeball art in Katz Plaza

Stick, Stuck, Chalk


Multiple dates and times  

Decorate this space the way that YOU want with colorful chalk and stickers!

Festival Photo Booth


Multiple dates and times  

Smile with Spot the Dog and Manxmouse

Vascular Caverns

707 Penn Gallery


Multiple dates and times  

Come experience a space transformed by paper and wander through a vast paper cutout cavern.

Sandbox


Multiple dates and times  

Come and play in our giant sandbox as you enjoy the atmosphere of the Children's Theater Festival!

Imagination Playground

Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC)


Multiple dates and times  

The Imagination Playground is a larger-than-life block system where children can create and imagine.

Curiouser and Curiouser


Multiple dates and times  

Mad Hatters, rabbits who are late, a boisterous deck of cards, and a queen!

Pinball Lounge

Bradish Street Pinball Lounge


Multiple dates and times  

Games will be on free play each day of the Festival courtesy of the Bradish Street Pinball Lounge

Hula Hooping

Rosie's Hoops


Multiple dates and times  

Combining hula hooping and dancing, this interactive experience is one that all ages can enjoy!

Superhero Buttons


Multiple dates and times  

Capture your very own superhero in a button! How? You'll need to bring your creativity to find out.

Up in the Air

Carnegie Science Center


Multiple dates and times  

Be blown away by our amazing wind devices and experiments!

Weird Eric: Here to Have Fun With Everyone!

Pittsburgh Magician & Balloon Artist Weird Eric


Thursday, May 14 , 12:30pm - 01:00pm

Weird Eric's wacky magic show has surprises, music, & goofiness!

Tales of Scheherazade

Moquette Volante (Kristin Ward)


Thursday, May 14 , 01:30pm - 02:30pm

Silk Road storytelling through dance, music and spoken word

Songs by Jessica Bitsura


Thursday, May 14 , 03:00pm - 03:30pm

Acoustic guitar/vocal performance of original music: Fun for the whole family!

RR&P: Repetition, Rhythm and Pattern

SPACE


Multiple dates and times  

Do you love shapes? Come see how these artists play with circles, squares, patterns, and more!

Lego Installation

Steel City Lego User Group


Multiple dates and times  

The Steel City Lego User Group shows their creations in a remarkable window display!

Balloon Time is Fun Time

Sean K Miller -- Folkteller


Friday, May 15 , 10:00am - 10:30am

Balloons and Fun for one and all.

Interactive Library Activities

Allegheny County Library Association and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


Multiple dates and times  

Create a book-related art project and sing family fun songs!

Land of a Thousand Dances and other repertoire

Pittsburgh Minadeo Elementary School Chorus


Friday, May 15 , 12:30pm - 01:00pm

Part of Pittsburgh Public Schools, the Minadeo Elementary Chorus is awesome! Come sing along!

Tales That Travel the World

Joanna Demarest, Storyteller


Friday, May 15 , 01:30pm - 02:00pm

Fairies, princesses, & critters come alive in this interactive storytelling program.

CAPA Extravaganza

Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12


Friday, May 15 , 03:00pm - 03:30pm

A showcase of Pittsburgh CAPA's students.

Pittsburgh CAPA Senior Visual Artist Exhibition


Friday, May 15 , 04:00pm - 07:00pm

Exhibition of Senior Visual Artwork and Opening Night Face Painting

Creative Creatures & Amazing Animals

PF/PCA Artists in Schools & Communities


Multiple dates and times  

Join PF/PCA and make a colorful creature or amazing animal!

Citiparks & USTA 10&Under Tennis

Citiparks Tennis Program


Multiple dates and times  

Citiparks and USTA get kids playing tennis in just a few minutes!

Al Mazing Magic Show

Al Mazing


Saturday, May 16 , 10:00am - 10:30am

All ages family magic show

Sensory Friendly Improv Comedy Games

Open Up Pgh in partnership with the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival


Multiple dates and times  

This improv workshop is open to everyone and welcomes those with special needs!

Saturday Music Concert

River City Brass / Pittsburgh Public Schools Saturday Music Ensembles


Saturday, May 16 , 10:00am - 11:30am

Concert by students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools Saturday Music Program.

Face Painting

EQT Children's Theater Festival Face Painters


Multiple dates and times  

Talented artists are waiting to meet you! Visitors may choose from an array of designs.

Shared Story Adventures

Interactive Story Adventures, LLC


Multiple dates and times  

Families will create and share stories about improving Pittsburgh.

Hungarian Folk Singing & Dancing

William Penn Association Magyar Folk Dancers


Saturday, May 16 , 11:00am - 12:00pm

Our group sings and dances in traditional Hungarian folk styles.

Acoustic Tunes from the Urban Forest of Pittsburgh's East End

The Squirrel Hillbillies


Saturday, May 16 , 01:00pm - 01:30pm

Acoustic folk, country and blues

Penny Arcade

Arcade Comedy Theater


Multiple dates and times  

Come to the Arcade for fun and games with Penny Arcade!

Storytelling for all ages

Storyteller Alan Irvine


Saturday, May 16 , 02:25pm - 03:15pm

Fun stories from all around the world.

National Aviary Feathered Friend


Multiple dates and times  

Join the National Aviary for our Feathered Friend live bird presentation

Bellydance

La Belle Sultana


Saturday, May 16 , 05:30pm - 06:00pm

La Belle Sultana will delight you with bellydancing and music from around the world!

Music and Comedy!

Josh and Gab


Sunday, May 17 , 10:00am - 10:30am

Josh and Gab are a rock-n-roll comedy band unlike any you've ever seen!

Hand Drumming

Vince will perform fun rhythms and beats on percussion instruments.


Sunday, May 17 , 01:00pm - 01:30pm

Vince will perform fun rhythms and beats on percussion instruments.

Family Cultural District Hike

Venture Outdoors


Sunday, May 17 , 01:00pm - 03:00pm

Join Venture Outdoors for a discovery walk in the Cultural District!

Family-friendly Traditional Jazz

The Chiodi Trio


Sunday, May 17 , 02:30pm - 03:10pm

Traditional jazz, sing-a-longs, polkas and a bit of Americana

 

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Publish Date: 04-23-2015 09:58:00
 


STEM-BASED ENGINEERING PROGRAM FOR
LOCAL STUDENTS CULMINATES WITH COMPETITION THIS MAY
PITTSBURGH”Over the last five years, WQED has engaged several hundred middle school students through its Design Lives Here program.

Participating educators and students of the program utilize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities and content from Design Squad Nation episodes (airs Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on WQED-TV) and

Made possible by ANSYS, MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA), Bombardier Transportation, and American Design Lives Here is presented by WQED in partnership with the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) and Inventionland.

On Friday, May 1, 2015 these students will come to Inventionland in RIDC Park for Invention Convention , a day-long competition event that includes three hands-on/minds-on engineering challenge activities and the opportunity to speak with engineering mentors and staff. Students will be grouped into teams across schools and given challenges such as Zip Line where they are challenged to design and build a carrier that can transport a Ping-Pong ball from the top of a zip line string to the bottom in four seconds or less using a limited supply of materials. The challenge activities are supported by local engineering mentors, giving students and teachers the opportunity to interact with professional engineers throughout the day. 



In addition to the on-site engineering challenges, students complete one final challenge the Invention Challenge. Prior to attending Invention Convention , students will identify a problem in one of eight invention categories: kitchen/culinary; outdoors; pets; sports/hobbies; toys (non-electronic); vehicles (transportation); wearables/fashion; and miscellaneous. In teams, they will invent a solution to that problem, and illustrate or build a specialized model (prototype) of their invention. Students will then have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and products to the professional inventors at Inventionland and receive specific feedback and coaching regarding those creative designs.
interactive resources, with support from local engineers, to learn about the engineering design process and complete a number of engineering challenges throughout the school year. Aimed at encouraging area kids to learn more about and consider a profession in engineering, this year's program includes seven returning schools with the addition of three new participating schools. Approximately 230 students in grades 5-8 will represent these different southwestern Pennsylvania educational stakeholders in preparation for the culminating competition.
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NOTE TO WORKING PRESS: Photo opportunities are available on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. at Inventionland located at RIDC Park, 585 Alpha Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15238. A copy of the day's agenda is available by request to mpisano@wqed.org. Please note that you will have to sign a waiver to enter the building. 

 

Publish Date: 04-23-2015 09:44:00
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Aja Jones
412-281-3973 ext. 224
ajones@pittsburghCLO.org
Images: Press Room
User: pressroom Pswd: pittstadium
 
Pittsburgh CLO's 2015 Summer Season to
Feature a GLEEful Cast Complete
with the Brightest Stars of Stage & Screen!
First Casting Announcement for
Summer Festival of Musicals

Pittsburgh, PA · April 22, 2015 ” Pittsburgh CLO's 2015 Summer Season will be highlighted by stand-out performances from Broadway's best and distinguished stars of film and television, including Jenna Ushkowitz from Fox's hit series Glee and the dynamic duo of Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman from "Guiding Light."

MARY POPPINS, June 9 - 21

from LindseyBliven.com
Lindsey Bliven joins Pittsburgh CLO for the first time in the title role of Mary Poppins. Her credits include the National Tours of Mary Poppins, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma! and The Wizard of Oz.  In addition, she appeared as Mary Poppins at The Walnut Street Theatre and Music Theatre Wichita.  She holds a BFA in Musical Theater Performance from The University of Oklahoma, Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre.

David Elder returns to Pittsburgh CLO as Bert after starring as Don Lockwood in Pittsburgh CLO's 2014 critically-acclaimed production of Singin' in the Rain.  Mr. Elder previously appeared in the Broadway productions of Curtains, 42nd Street; Kiss Me, Kate; Titanic; Once Upon a Mattress; Beauty and the Beast; Damn Yankees and Guys and Dolls. He recently starred as Bert at The Walnut Street Theatre and Music Theatre Wichita's productions of Mary Poppins where he showcased a big, broad smile that draws us into the wonder of this show! Kansas.com


Mason Park first burst onto the small screen in Nickelodeon's iCarly and has amassed a multitude of impressive credits in his young career spanning television, film and stage.  He was introduced to Pittsburgh CLO through the National High School Musical Theater Awards, during which time he was featured on PBS's reality series Broadway or Bust.   Mr. Alexander is making his Pittsburgh CLO debut in the roles of Miss Andrews, Miss Smythe and Queen Victoria.  He is currently a student at Point Park University and is the founder of P.A.R.K. Productions.
GYPSY, July 10 19

Robert Newman returns to Pittsburgh CLO to play Herbie after appearances in The Full Monty and A Little Night Music. He has guest-starred on several television shows including Homeland, N.C.I.S., Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Santa Barbara, General Hospital and his celebrated role as Josh Lewis on Guiding Light.  Mr. Newman has been nominated for four Soap Opera Digestawards for his role as Josh Lewis. In addition, he was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.Amanda Rose last appeared on the Pittsburgh CLO stage as Betty Schaefer inSunset Boulevard and returns to Pittsburgh in the role of Louise.  She previously starred as Nessarose in the Broadway and National Touring production of WICKEDin addition to her work on the National Tours of Doctor Dolittle and Oklahoma! Ms. Rose has starred in productions for Walnut Street Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Fulton Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus and Goodspeed Opera House in addition to many others throughout the country.

Kim Zimmer makes her Pittsburgh CLO debut as Mama Rose.  She is best known for her role as Reva Shayne on CBS's Guiding Light, for which she won four Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama.  She also appeared on Seinfeld, Babylon 5, University Hospital, Santa Barbara, Designing Women and countless other television shows.  Her work in the theater includes the National Tour of WICKED and countless regional roles.  She joins her former co-star on Guiding Light, Robert Newman, in this American musical masterpiece.
THE WEDDING SINGER, July 24 August 2Kirsten Scott is a Pittsburgh native and Carnegie Mellon University graduate who counts among her many credits Broadway roles in Jersey Boys, Big Fish, Follies andHairspray.  She returns to Pittsburgh CLO as Holly after appearing in Curtains in 2010.     
Matthew Scott charmed audiences last summer as Emmett in Pittsburgh CLO'sLegally Blonde The Musical.  He now returns as Robbie to join his wife Kirsten Scott, in the cast of The Wedding Singer. Mr. Scott appeared in the Broadway productions of Sondheim on Sondheim, Jersey Boys, A Catered Affair and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas in addition to regional roles in Beaches, Company, The Light in the Piazza, Sunset Boulevard (Pittsburgh CLO, opposite Liz Callaway), West Side Story, My Fair Lady, South Pacific and countless others. 
Jenna Ushkowitz is making her Pittsburgh CLO debut as Julia, the role first made famous by Drew Barrymore in the film The Wedding Singer.   Ms. Ushkowitz began her career at a very young age on the set of Sesame Street.   She went on to appear in episodes of Reading Rainbow, As the World Turns, and many other television series before making her Broadway debut in The King and I in 1996.  Ms. Ushkowitz returned to Broadway in Spring Awakening in 2008 alongside future co-star Lea Michele before they both rocketed to fame as cast members in the hit Fox television show Glee.

Additional casting news will be released in the weeks ahead, including casting details for MAN OF LA MANCHA!
Tickets for Pittsburgh CLO's 2015 Summer Season
Tickets are on sale now at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Groups of 10 or more enjoy exclusive discounts and specialty packages. Call our Group Sales Hotline at 412-325-1582 for more information. Visit pittsburghCLO.org for further information.
Pittsburgh CLO offers family-affordable and flexible Season Ticket packages to fit even the busiest summer schedule.  See three shows for under $50 when you buy Season Tickets today!
Full and partial packages are now available.  The 6-Show Premium Series allows season ticket buyers to see six award-winning summer musicals.  Flexible packages allow buyers to design their own season.  Season Ticket Buyers can choose a 3-Show Series or the Pick-3 Series.  A complete list of options is available atpittsburghCLO.org.  Season Ticket packages may be ordered online or by calling 412-281-2822.
Pittsburgh CLO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of PNC for its sponsorship of the PNC Spotlight Series, our Season Sponsors: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WTAE-TV, and Giant Eagle for its sponsorship of select half-price children's tickets for MARY POPPINS.

 

Publish Date: 04-23-2015 04:54:00
 

  
 
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Image: Andy Warhol, Screen Test: Bob Dylan [ST82], 1966, 16mm film, black-and-white, silent, 4.6 minutes at 16 frames per second, ©2015 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum.









 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM ANNOUNCES SCREEN TESTS ARE PART OF MIDNIGHT MOMENT IN NEW YORK'S TIMES SQUARE

 
Pittsburgh, PA, April 22, 2015 ”

Midnight Moment
May 1 30, 2015

The Andy Warhol Museum announces the public presentation of 10 rarely seen Andy Warhol Screen Tests on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight each night in May 2015. The screenings are part of the ongoing project Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. Among the Screen Tests shown are those of Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed, Harry Smith, and Edie Sedgwick.
Between 1964 and 1966, Warhol created almost 500 of these three-minute film portraits of famous and anonymous visitors to his studio, filming his subjects using a stationary Bolex camera loaded with 100-foot rolls of black and white 16mm film. During the 1960s, these films were seldom shown in public, but were often shown at his studio, The Factory.
Screen Tests featured in Midnight Moments include: Screen Test: Rufus Collins, 1964; Screen Test: Walter Dainwood, 1964; Screen Test: Bob Dylan, 1966; Screen Test: Allen Ginsberg, 1966; Screen Test: Donyale Luna, 1965; Screen Test: Nico, 1966; Screen Test: Lou Reed (Apple), 1966; Screen Test: Twist Jim Rosenquist, 1964; Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick, 1965; and Screen Test: Harry Smith, 1964.
The Andy Warhol Museum is delighted to bring Warhol's Screen Tests to the Times Square Midnight Moment, says Patrick Moore, The Warhol's managing director. Working with our partners at MPC, we now have high quality digital scans of Warhol films that allow us to show them in innovative ways, reflective of Warhol's own cutting edge experiments in cinema. These films, some of which have never been seen or rarely seen, document a moment of great creative energy in New York and sharing them with a new public in Times Square is surely a fitting tribute to the city where they were created.
Andy Warhol is one of 20th century New York's foremost icons, says Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance. It's an honor to showcase his rarely-seen snapshots into the lives of leading musicians and artists of the 60s and bring the era back to the present-day cultural center of Times Square.
We're excited to showcase the work of world renowned artist Andy Warhol in the Crossroads of the World; especially as the content of his work features some of the most iconic advertisements of the 1960s, says Harry Coghlan, chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition.
It's a unique experience to see the gritty, black-and-white nature of Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, harkening back to Times Square's past, displayed on the modern, high-tech digital screens. Visitors and locals will surely be intrigued by this month's Midnight Moment, says Fred Rosenberg, president of the Times Square Advertising Coalition.
The public is invited to participate in the project using #ScreenTestTSq and #MidnightMoment.



The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
 
About The Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol's birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol's artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.  Additional information about The Warhol is available at www.warhol.org.
About Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC)
Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC)is a trade association comprised of major advertisers, retailers, real estate firms, media companies and other businesses involved in the outdoor sign industry in Times Square, along with organizations representing Broadway and the community.   Members of TSAC include:  ABC Regional Sports & Entertainment Sales, Clear Channel Spectacolor, Daktronics, D3 LED, Digital Domination, Hines Management, Jamestown One Times Square, Lamar Advertising Company, Landmark Sign & Electric, Metro Media Technologies, Newmark Knight Frank, North Shore Neon, P.R.omotion!, Sherwood Outdoor, SL Green, Times Square Alliance, The WOW Factor and Thomson Reuters. Visit www.timessquareadcoalition.org for more information. Follow TSAC on twitter at@TSACNYC
About Times Square Arts
Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, collaborates with contemporary artists and cultural institutions to experiment and engage with one of the world's most iconic urban places. Through the Square's electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas and popular venues, and the Alliance's own online landscape, Times Square Arts invites leading contemporary creators to help the public see Times Square in new ways.  Times Square has always been a place of risk, innovation and creativity, and the Arts Program ensures these qualities remain central to the district's unique identity. Generous support of Times Square Arts is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Visitwww.timessquarenyc.org/times-square-arts/index.aspx for more information. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @TSqArts.
About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established 120 years ago by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.3 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.

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Hours:             Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, and Sun 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
                          Fri, 10 a.m. 10 p.m.
                          Mon closed
Admission:     Members free
                          Adults $20; Children/Students $10
                          Good Fridays 5 10 p.m., half-price museum admission
                          The Warhol Store/The Warhol CafГ© free

 

Publish Date: 04-22-2015 03:00:00
 

Quest for the Woman He Never Knew
Review of All the Names, Quantum Theatre's April 12th 2015 Performance

From:  Roving Pittsburgher Report and PositivePittsburghLiveMagazine.com
Written By:  Stephanie Curtice  |  April 14, 2015


With the sound of every eerie gong, the Quantum Theatre's world premiere of All the Names kept the audience moving towards the light, falling deeper and deeper into the life and mind of Senhor Jose. In this adaptation of Jose Saramago's Nobel Prize winning book All the Names, translated by Margaret Jull Costa, we are reminded that everyone has a story. Small objective parts of that story are kept in official records and the rest is in the hearts and minds of those we interact with over time.

He said he must know what happened to her. But it seemed more an obsession. And why her? Of All the Names? As a clerk at the National Registry, he had seen millions of names pass by, including celebrity names and information that he personally documented for hobby. But her file with discrepant and missing information, led Senhor Jose, played by James Fitzgerald, on a tangled investigation. It was a quest that would challenge the square introvert's inner sense of purpose and place in the vast world we live in. Answers led to more questions, and more questions started to cut deep and personal. The line between right and wrong became blurred as he justified abusing his access to official documents and avoided being caught by the stoic Registrar, played by CMU Assistant Professor Cameron Night.

As Senhore Jose's every decision and indecision is weighed out, his conscience is brought to life by actor and writer Mark Conway Thompson. Senhore Jose's conscience is always with him, like a shadow. As his quest grows more complicated and he becomes more emotionally entangled, it becomes hard to tell whether it is he or his conscience that is at the helm. Along his journey he meets two women, both played by Point Park Instructor Bridget Connors. In the course of providing leads for his investigation both women ruffle his square demeanor and challenge his emotional frailness. We see into one of the women's mind by her conscience also being personified, not mistakenly played by the same actor as the Registrar.

Actors playing multiple characters, omnipotent narration, and exaggerated sets that were almost like installation art, skewed the hierarchy of exactly which character's course we were seeing play out. At times the audience spied down on the characters from second floor balcony. We sat across an oversized desk from the Registrar staring down on us, feeling small, inconsequent, and judged, just as Sehore Jose. Other times we were amidst the journey in a huge dark room transformed into a dreary abandoned school, where a cachophony of ghostly whispers chilled the air and walls were covered with names in chalk of those who had been there before including mine now.

We walked amongst file boxes and documents seemingly suspended in midair. It transported the audience to a dream state where the line between reality and imagination blurred. The vastness and somewhat disorganization of the national registry poured over into the turmoil and chaos of the characters consciousness and the boundless ether of Senhor Jose's mind or even one's own. A trippy talking ceiling really brought the threshold of sanity into question. Becoming Senhore Jose, some audience members were instructed to sit, sit in his place to hear investigation testimonies. This world premiere adaptation of Jose Saramago's novel All The Names could not have been so exquisitely brought to life without artistic contributions of several talented people. Quantum's Artistic Director Karla Boos, and Dramaturge Megan Monaghan Rivas, were committed to bringing this complex story to life. Each member of the small cast was intense and commanding. The masterful scenic design in the original Carnegie Free Library by Barbara Luderowski and Narelle Sissons was technically enhanced with lighting effects by Cindy Limauro; fantastic and engaging multimedia projections by Joe Seamans and enriching sound production by Chris Evans and Sarah Pickett.

After staying for the post performance discussion, some audience members shared that they found the work to be akin to Kafka's works, filled with loneliness, inner turmoil, and the repressive confinement of societal convention. Artistic Director Karla Boos shared the inspiration and evolution of bringing this story to stage and it was clear that this project was an original and creative passion. And one that paid off. My friend Sandra, who went to the performance with me, said the real life little lambs were a nice touch. It is not your conventional play, it is absolutely excellent. The show is mesmerizing!

Additional Performances:
April 15th - May 2nd  |  8 PM  |  Heinz Hall
For more information and tickets visit quantumtheatre.com


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Most people don't realize when they attend Boeing Boeing at the Cabaret Theater presented by the CLO that there was a movie.
Boeing Boeing) is a 1965 American bedroom farce comedy film, based on the 1960 French play Boeing-Boeing, and starring Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis. It was released on December 22, 1965, and was the last film Paramount Pictures made with Lewis, who had made films exclusively with the studio since My Friend Irma (1949).
You could see the comic antics of Jerry Lewis and the physical comedy and body language translate into the CLO presentation as Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis roles are recreated by Connor McCanlus (Robert) and Tony Bingham (Bernard.)

Cast of Pittsburgh CLO's BOEING BOEING

Bernard Lawrence (TonyBingham) is a philandering three timing American journalist stationed in Paris, France. A serious womanizer, he has invented a devious system for juggling three different girlfriends: by dating stewardesses who are assigned to international routes on non-intersecting flight schedules.  For some time only one woman has been in the country at any given time! Bernard's romanced are run by a timetable of their landings and departures.
Tony Bingham and Connor McCanlus in Pittsburgh CLO's BOEING BOEING

Much of the real comedy is developed by the machinations his long-suffering, straight laced housekeeper Bertha (Elizabeth Ruelas). She swaps the appropriate photos and food in and out of the apartment to match the incoming girlfriend”none of the ladies is aware of each other's presence in the apartment. They regard Lawrence's flat as their "home" during their Paris layovers.

Connor McCanlus in Pittsburgh CLO's BOEING BOEING

But for those like Bernard operating on the edge of morality, all good things must come to an end.  His foolproof agenda is interrupted when his girlfriends' airlines begin using the Boeing aircraft. These faster flights change all of the existing route schedules and allow the stewardesses to spend more time in Paris. Without warning his three girlfriends will now all be in Paris at the same time. Fair warning at that time and now that it's important to pay attention to the news.  Although with a profession and three fiancГ©s the audience is left to wonder how he had much time for anything especially the news.


Robert Reed (Connor), a fellow journalist and an old acquaintance, arrives in town and is unable to find a hotel room. He insists on
Connor McCanlus and Amanda Pulcini in
Pittsburgh CLO's BOEING BOEING
staying in Bernard's apartment for a few days. When he sees Bernard's living situation, he clumsily begins to take over Bernard's apartment, causing even more chaos.

The comedy except for Berthe's adept one liners is slow until the arrival of Gretchen, the German stewardess played by Lisa Ann Goldsmith.  Her lusty, brash German antics seem to challenge all other players to come up to her level of both slapstick and verbal comedy.  But the broad antics that characterized 1950's comedy reins throughout Boeing, Boeing.
Director Van Kaplan managed to get perfect humorous timing, great body language, facial expression and sheer audience delight out of his actors.
The on stage comings and goings remind one of Feydaux's plays which ruled the Theater of the Absurd.
Boeing Boeing has an extended run at the Cabaret Theater through May 10, 2015.  The two gentlemen at my table, my companion and another's husband laughed so hard they had streaming tears.  The wife and I were given to unmitigated belly laughs.  So if mom loves to laugh this would be a great mother's day outing.  It might also be a cautionary tale to individuals who juggle women or men.

Lisa Ann Goldsmith, Tony Bingham and Kelly Trumbull in Pittsburgh CLO's BOEING BOEING

About the Show ONE MAN + THREE STEWARDESSES = NON-STOP COMEDY! This Tony Award®-winning swingin' ˜60s farce features Bernard, a wannabe-Casanova, with Italian, German, and American fiancГ©es, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent layovers. He keeps one up, one down and one pending until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time.
Performance Schedule
 Wednesdays 7:30pm Thursdays 1:00pm* & 7:30pm
Fridays 7:30pm Saturdays 2:00pm & 7:30pm Sundays 2:00pm
*With optional buffet at the CLO Cabaret on March 26 and April 23 Tickets Tickets start at $34.75 and are available online at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square.

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EXHIBITIONS Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent Closing April 19, 2015 This is the first full-scale survey covering more than 30 years of work by American artist Corita Kent (19181986). In her rich and varied career, she was a designer, teacher, feminist, and activist for civil rights and anti-war causes. Her thousands of posters, murals, and signature serigraphs reflect a combined passion for faith and politics. Kent became one of the most popular graphic artists of the 1960s and 1970s, and her images remain iconic symbols that address the larger questions and concerns of that turbulent time and continue to influence many artists today. Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York May 30 September 6, 2015

This exhibition explores the work of Philip Pearlstein, Dorothy Cantor, and Andy Warhol as students in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), and as aspiring artists in New York City. This early period was one of close association between Warhol and Pearlstein as they were fellow students, roommates in New York, and eager artists working in commercial illustration. Cantor, one year younger, was equally looking to pursue her work, but abandoned her practice when she started a family with Pearlstein. This exhibition is the first to study this important period for the three artists. The exhibition also features Pearlstein's most-recent paintings”a brand new series that has never before been exhibited. Exposures Through June 28, 2015 For the second installment of Exposures, The Warhol presents Pittsburgh-based artist Cecilia Ebitz's Good Intentions, an installation inspired by the work and

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One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Upcoming Public Programs at The Andy Warhol Museum¦Page 2 -moreteachings of artist Corita Kent. With existing work I Wanna be free (2011), and two new works, Try Trusting it for awhile and Joyous Revolution, Ebitz uses Kent's teachings to shape her practice while maintaining her aesthetic. Using a playful palette bright with the colors of childhood and ordinary objects and materials, Ebitz reminds the viewer of the beauty and poetry in the everyday. The exhibition's accompanying selection of artist-designed objects available in The Warhol Store feature ceramics by Brooklyn-based Cassie Griffin, lamps by Pittsburgh artist Ron Copeland, and tin works by Pittsburgh-based Workerbird
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Public Allies Pittsburgh, a program of Coro Pittsburgh and Public Allies National Office, is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Since 2006, Public Allies Pittsburgh has connected over 200 diverse young leaders to opportunities to serve communities throughout Southwestern PA. Applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 program year, operating from September 2015 through June 2016.
Over the 10-month duration of the program, Public Allies Pittsburgh places participants in full-time, paid apprenticeships at local nonprofit organizations, provides weekly skill-building and leadership development trainings, as well as one-on-one professional development coaching. In addition, smaller teams of Allies combine their time and talents to plan and execute a service project that addresses a common concern, determined by building consensus among the group and community members.
Allies will use their new leadership skills to help strengthen the organizations they are placed with, as well as connect to leaders and organizations in their community to help address real issues. In addition, Public Allies receive a monthly stipend of $1,400, access to health care and child care, student loan deferment, and an education award of $5,730 after completing the program to pay back student loans or pay for future education. Applicants must be at least 17 years old, have a high school diploma or G.E.D. by 9/2015, and be eligible to work in the U.S.
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April 9, 2015
THE TEXAS TENORS RIDE INTO HEINZ HALL
WITH PNC POPS APRIL 24-26
PITTSBURGH A one-of-a-kind classically trained country trio, The Texas Tenors join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall for a weekend of PNC Pops performances on April 24-26. 
Following their star-making turn on America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors ” John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher ” have evolved into the country's favorite tenors with an eclectic repertoire consisting of Broadway hits, classical, gospel and country music.  Audiences will hear classics like God Bless the USA, Amazing Grace, Unchained Melody and Nessun Dorma, all performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and led by Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh.
The Texas Tenors will be signing merchandise in the Grand Lobby following each performance.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets, ranging in price from $24.75 to $99.75, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or by visiting pittsburghsymphony.org. Learn more about the Texas Tenors at thetexastenors.com.




The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra would like to recognize and thank PNC for its 2014-2015 title sponsorship of PNC Pops. Fairmont Pittsburgh is the official hotel of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and music director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Loh is an engaging conductor of impressive range and talent. Beginning in the 2015-16 season, Loh will become the first music director of Symphoria, based in Syracuse N.Y., founded by former members of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.  As resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Loh works closely with Music Director Manfred Honeck and conducts a wide range of concerts including classical, educational and pops. He is active in the Pittsburgh Symphony's Community Engagement and Partnership Concerts, extending the symphony's reach into other communities. He made his debut on the main classical series conducting Handel's Messiah in December 2008. Loh led the enormously popular Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series where he played the part of host and conductor. 
In addition to his duties on the podium, he is an audience favorite in the Pittsburgh Symphony's Concert Preludes lecture series, edits radio broadcasts and makes many public appearances. His association with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra began as assistant conductor in 2005. He was promoted to associate conductor in 2006 and to resident conductor in 2007.  Since his appointment as music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in 2005, the orchestra has made its mark as an ensemble of superb musicianship, performing electrifying performances year-round. Off the podium, Loh is very active in the region as an arts leader and music advocate, and is constantly in demand as a guest speaker and clinician.  Loh's recent guest conducting engagements include the National Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC), Greater Bridgeport Symphony and return engagements with the Dallas and El Paso Symphonies. 
Other recent guest conducting appearances include the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony and the San Angelo Symphony. He has conducted the symphony orchestras of Portland, Cedar Rapids, Colorado Springs, East Texas, Fort Collins, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Plano, Shreveport, Sioux City, Spokane and Tallahassee among others.  He has led Korea's Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, the Binghamton Philharmonic, the Yale Philharmonia, Omaha Area Youth Orchestra, Ottawa's National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra. His summer appearances include the festivals of Bravo Vail Valley, Breckenridge, Las Vegas and Hot Springs, the Kinhaven Music School (Vt.), the Performing Arts Institute (Pa.) and the Carnegie Mellon Summer Strings Camp. 
Loh held the positions of assistant and associate conductor of the Dallas Symphony from 2001 to 2005. He led the Dallas Symphony in a variety of classical subscription and educational programs throughout each season. He was brought to national attention in February 2004 when he stepped in to conduct on short notice for an ailing Charles Dutoit, conducting Stravinsky's Petrouchka and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.  Prior to his Dallas appointment, Loh was appointed by Music Director Marin Alsop to be associate conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. From 1998 to 2001, he conducted more than 50 concerts annually, including classical subscription, pops and education performances, as well as family and outreach programs. While in Denver, he was also music director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, the premiere youth orchestra in the Colorado Rocky Mountain Region. Additionally, Loh served as the interim director of Orchestras and Head of the Orchestral Conducting Program at Denver University's Lamont School of Music in 2000-2001. 
In May 1998, Loh received his artist diploma in orchestral conducting from Yale University, also earning the Eleazar de Carvalho Prize, given to the most outstanding conductor in the Yale graduating class. During his years at Yale, he was selected to be the assistant conductor of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and apprentice conductor of the Hot Springs Music Festival. He received further training at the world-renowned Aspen Music Festival and School and has additional degrees from Indiana University and the University of Rochester. A dedicated teacher, Loh held the position of associate instructor in music theory at Indiana University and teaching assistant at Yale University in advanced hearing, conducting and orchestration. He was also the guest curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for What Makes Music? an interactive exhibit, offering the opportunity to explore the science of music and sound, as well as the role of music in culture.  Loh was born in southern California of Korean parentage and raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Jennifer have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Hilary. 
John Hagen has been described as astonishing, a superb tenor of deep musicality." He made his Lincoln Center debut in New York City in Teatro Grattacielo's mounting of Mascagni's Gulglielmo Ratcliff. Hagen created three tenor roles in the world premier of The Lost Dauphane for Pamiro Opera airing on PBS. He has performed a vast array of operatic roles ranging from Alfredo in La Traviata to the title role of Otello for Cleveland Opera on tour. Hagen is highly regarded for his performances of the Verdi Requiem and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, having performed these works with more than a dozen symphonies across the United States. He has received many awards throughout his career including finalist in the New Jersey Opera Association of Verismo Opera competition held at Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera Auditions Regional Finalist and winner of numerous other competitions. Hagen has taught voice and vocal pedagogy at Wartburg College and at his alma mater, the University of Northern Iowa.
Marcus Collins was born in a small town and began performing at the age of four. He first learned how to sing by emulating his favorite artists like Garth Brooks, George Michael and Freddie Mercury before training classically in college. Collins has performed throughout the world on cruise ships and numerous stage productions including a performance in Times Square with the Broadway cast of Hairspray, Off-Broadway's Altar Boyz as Matthew and Permission: A Rock Musical. He also starred in multiple productions of The Sound of Music in the roles of Kurt, Rolf and Uncle Max. Beyond music, he has worked extensively as an actor with appearances in more than 100 episodes of network television and 25 films including P.S. I Love You, Semi-Pro, Delirious, 30 Rock, Sex and the City, recurring roles on One Life to Live and As the World Turns, and a guest VJ on MTV's TRL. One of his favorite roles was appearing as Edward Carnby in the video game Alone in the Dark for Eden Games in 2008.
JC Fisher has entertained audiences around the world for the past 15 years. In high school, he had a passion for sports and also enjoyed singing in church. He discovered a deeper love for singing at Wichita State University where he earned his bachelor's degree in music. Fisher performed various roles including Rodolfo in La Boheme, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Henrick in A Little Night Music and even Miss America's duet partner at the 1997 Miss Kansas Pageant. After college, Fisher traveled to Lucca, Italy where he sang in the Puccini festival under the direction of acclaimed Italian maestro Lorenzo Malfatti. He then created a home base in Katy, Texas before sailing the high seas aboard more than 75 cruise ships worldwide as a guest entertainer. This allowed Fisher to create a show featuring many different genres of music and world class arrangements, which eventually led to his idea of forming The Texas Tenors. After many years of traveling and concerts, his most memorable performance is still one from college where he found his future wife. Jennifer Vannatta, Miss Kansas 1998, married Fisher in 2004 and they have three children.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, known for its artistic excellence for more than 119 years, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004).  This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah in 1944 and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series Previn and the Pittsburgh. The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900 ” including 36 international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America”the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras.



Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts is owned and operated by Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc., a non-profit organization, and is the year-round home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The cornerstone of Pittsburgh's Cultural District, Heinz Hall also hosts many other events that do not feature its world-renowned orchestra, including Broadway shows, comedians, speakers and much more. For a full calendar of upcoming non-symphony events at the hall, visit heinzhall.org.

Editors Please Note:

Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Heinz Hall
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PNC POPS: THE TEXAS TENORS           
LAWRENCE LOH, conductor
JOHN HAGEN, vocals
MARCUS COLLINS, vocals
JC FISHER, vocals
TIM LEE, keyboard
LARRY HANSON, electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, keyboard
RYAN HURN, drums
MARCUS WILLETT, bass
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Contact: Louise Sciannameo, Vice President of Communications and External Relations
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

 

Publish Date: 04-11-2015 19:58:00
 

For Immediate Release                    
Contact:  Lisa Alexander, PR Marketing Manager
Calliope Presents
(412) 361-1915, lalexander@calliopehouse.org  
       
Calliope presents
TOM RUSSELL
 Tom Russell 300
(Pittsburgh, PA)- Calliope welcomes TOM  RUSSELL to The Roots Cellar at The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Sunday, May 3, 2015, 7:30 PM.


More information is available online at www.calliopehouse.org or by contacting the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915. Tickets are $28 / $12 (w/ student ID) *handling fees included.

Tom Russell songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, among others. No less than Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the legendary poet, has said that he shares a great affinity with Tom Russell's songs, for he is writing out of the wounded heart of America.
Tom's 52 Track, double record "The Rose of Roscrae" - A Ballad of the West, is to be released April 14, 2015¦with guest artists: Johnny Cash, Leadbelly, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Guy Clark, Dan Penn, Gretchen Peters, Ian Tyson and dozens of others¦the reviews are piling in:
"The Rose of Roscrae: A Ballad of the West is the third in a series of extraordinary concept albums Tom Russell has delivered...yet another masterwork. It is a work of rare ambition and rare brilliance that is beautifully and artfully executed...Tom's performances are riveting throughout the long piece. So, too, are the other singers who take on various roles in the folk opera...There is an embarrassment of riches among the songs Tom composed for The Rose of Roscrae...Mike Regenstreif, Folk Roots"

"Russell's Roscrae masterpiece, as well as his back catalogue, totally outstrips (so much of) the music by contemporaries that masquerades as (Americana.) He open heartedly understands that historic context and musical tradition are inextricably linked....Approached very much in the panoramic spirit of classical composer Aaron Copland...Celtic blood courses through this writer's veins, and the sonically colorful melodies and richly poetic images embedded throughout The Rose Of Roscrae are the stuff of hair-raising chills and joyous optic moisture. Arthur Wood, No Depression, April 2015"

My career seems to have gone in the opposite direction from a lot of people whose notoriety came over their first half dozen records, says Russell. Mine didn't. My career built very slowly, and then I moved to El Paso in '97, further outside than anybody could imagine. By not plugging into the machine, the records I've made in the past 10 years have been my strongest and most outside records, especially the past two. It seems that the older I get, the more I've been able to keep on the outside.

Tom Russell has appeared on the David Letterman TV show five times in the last few years, and his songs have appeared in a dozen movies and television series including: The new Monte Hellman movie The Road To Nowhere, Tremors, Songcatcher and Northern Exposure.
Tom Russell has published three books: a detective novel (in Scandinavia), a compendium of songwriting quotes with Sylvia Tyson (And Then I Wrote - Arsenal Press), and a book of letters with Charles Bukowski: (Tough Company: Mystery Island Press).
Russell is also an established painter represented by Yard Dog Folk Art in Austin(www.yarddog.com), Rainbow Man in Santa Fe (www.rainbowman.com) and Liss Gallery (http://www.lissgallery.com) in Toronto.
 A book of Tom Russell`s art: Blue Horse/Red Desert was published by Bangtail Press in September 2011.


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

 

Publish Date: 04-11-2015 11:45:00
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts
Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org
Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
Images: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press RoomSearch name:  Lantern Building
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
PNC DONATES LANTERN BUILDING TO PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST
DONATION EXEMPLIFIES JOINT COMMITMENT TO ARTS
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE CULTURAL DISTRICT



Pittsburgh, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced today PNC's donation of the Lantern Building to the organization in support of its mission to culturally and economically revitalize the Cultural District.  The Lantern Building is located at 600 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh.  
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will continue to use the gallery to showcase and enhance artistic programming.  The Trust has a well-regarded track record of effectively managing resources while bringing art to local communities.  As more people migrate downtown and as the local arts community continues to grow, PNC's donation is timely and reflects the city's commitment to the arts.
PNC plans to move its Legacy Project from the Lantern Building to its new headquarters, The Tower at PNC Plaza, which is nearing completion.  Through access to the Legacy Project, employees, customers and visitors to the tower will have an opportunity to learn about Pittsburgh and PNC's contributions to the city.  The Tower at PNC Plaza will feature the exhibit's reader rail, as well as two interactive panels that display the Legacy Project website and Pittsburgh: Now and Then, a dynamic portrait of the city.

PNC has long supported the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust through programs including, but not limited to, PNC Grow Up Great, ArtsMasters: Masterclasses for the Community, and through the PNC Broadway Across America series. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's planned use of the space will be consistent with PNC's long-term vision for the PNC Campus, which is to create an aesthetically pleasing space for employees, neighbors and visitors.



PNCThe PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (www.pnc.com) is one of the United States' largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.



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. www.TrustArts.org
Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.

 

Publish Date: 04-07-2015 09:47:00
 



Contact Publisher and Host Joanne Quinn-Smith at

412-444-5197

Email for Additional Information



 

Publish Date: 04-05-2015 11:30:00
 


For Immediate Release                                   
Contact:  Lisa Alexander, PR Marketing Manager
Calliope Presents

CALLIOPE PRESENTS
The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long
(Pittsburgh, PA)- Calliope welcomes The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long to Carnegie Lecture Hall (Oakland) on Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Tickets are available by contacting the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915, or by visiting our website: www.calliopehouse.org$39 $23 student rush w/ ID, (prices include handling fee).
For additional information, contact Calliope at (412) 361-1915.
Sherman Holmes bass, vocals
Brooks Long guitar, vocals
Eric Kennedy drums, vocals

Visit their websites:  http://www.theholmesbrothers.com/

The year 2015 has brought loss and change to the acclaimed soul/blues/gospel band The Holmes
Brothers. Holmes Brothers drummer Willie Popsy Dixon died on January 9, 2015 of cancer. In April 2015, Wendell Holmes, vocalist, guitarist, pianist and songwriter, announced his retirement from touring and performing due to health concerns, having been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. Older brother, Sherman Holmes, vocalist, bassist, pianist, and songwriter with The Holmes Brothers, will continue to celebrate and explore The Holmes Brothers legacy, leading a new band: The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long.
In late 2013, Wendell began working with a young and talented guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Baltimore blues and soul musician, Brooks Long. Wendell has been formally mentoring Brooks with the assistance of a Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Award. The Award is a program of the Maryland State Arts Council's folklife program, and is designed to honor master traditional artists, while enabling them to pass their skills on to the next generation. The result has been transformative, enabling Brooks to move into a creative, collaborative space with one of R&B's wisest and talented singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists.
Sherman Holmes is renowned for his deeply soulful baritone voice and his unique, blues to jazz to funk, bass style, and he has been called an American Treasure. As a member of The Holmes Brothers, Sherman has released twelve albums and toured the world, performing in all fifty states and more than fifty countries. In 2005, The Holmes Brothers won Band of the Year from The Blues Foundation, followed by Soul Blues Album of the Year in 2008 for State of Grace. The most recent album is 2014's Brotherhood on Alligator Records. Sherman has performed and recorded with such artists as Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Joan Osborne, Odetta, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm, and Rosanne Cash. The Holmes Brothers were honored with a National Endowment for The Arts National Heritage Fellowship in 2014, the highest honor the United States bestows upon its folk and traditional artists.
The newest chapter in The Holmes Brothers story will feature a new trio, anchored and led by elder statesman Sherman Holmes on bass and vocals, joined by Wendell Holmes' protГ©gГ© and apprentice Brooks Long on guitar and vocals, and drummer / vocalist, Eric Kennedy. The Sherman Holmes Project will honor The Holmes Brothers repertoire with a blend of renewed energy, wisdom and youthful respect for timeless traditions.
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Founded in 1976, Calliope is a non-profit music organization that organizes and administers a variety of concert series, a folk music school, and educational outreach programs.  As the premier promoter of roots music in southwestern Pennsylvania, Calliope's mission is to promote and preserve traditional and contemporary heritage-based music and its allied arts.  Calliope programs are supported in part by the A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Allegheny County sales tax revenues awarded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, University of Pittsburgh Library System, and an anonymous donor. Calliope also thanks the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
-- 
Lisa Alexander, MFA
PR Marketing Manager
Calliope
6300 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-361-1915
www.calliopehouse.org

 

Publish Date: 04-05-2015 11:20:00
 








FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:Show Publicist: Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/ Roth@TrustArts.orgShaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org  
Images availablePittsburgh Cultural Trust Press Room
Search: 2015 Ann Hampton Callaway 
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST PRESENTS
MULTI-TALENTED AND AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY STAR
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY

AS PART OF THE TRUST CABARET SERIES
 MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015 | 7:30 PM | CABARET AT THEATER SQUARE

Pittsburgh, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust welcomes multi-talented and award-winning Broadway star, Ann Hampton Callaway, who will perform at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District, on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of the TRUST Cabaret Series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  This series provides a unique and intimate opportunity for audiences to experience the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry. 


Ann Hampton Callaway is a singer, pianist, composer, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She is best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway musicalSwing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the TV series The Nanny. Callaway is a Platinum Award-winning writer and the only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter. She also wrote songs with Barbara Streisand, Carole King, Rolf Lovland, Barbara Carroll and more. 
Ms. Callaway has sung with more than thirty of the world's top orchestras and big bands, has performed for President Clinton, and at President Gorbachev's Youth Peace Summit in Moscow. Her live performances showcase warmth, spontaneous wit and passionate delivery of standards, jazz classics and originals. Her performance at the Cabaret at Theater Square will feature songs from her new record, The Sarah Vaughan Project: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, such as Misty, Send in the Clowns, and Like Someone in Love.   For more information about the artist, visit www.AnnHamptonCallaway.com


For tickets ($50.00-$60.00) and information, visit online www.TrustArts.org, call 412-456-6666, or visit in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue.  To purchase ten (10) or more tickets at discounted rates, please call 412-471-6930.  Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Cabaret at Theater Square. 
The 2014-2015 TRUST Cabaret Series will complete the season with a special Broadway Showstoppers performance featuring Telly Leung and Mandy Gonzalez on May 4, 2015.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust gratefully acknowledges the Benter Foundation and Richard E. Rauh for their generous support of the TRUST Cabaret Series, which is arranged in cooperation with rj productions.  For more information about upcoming performing artists in the TRUST Cabaret Series, visit: www.TrustArts.org/CabaretSeries. 
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 Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. 
Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, like us on Facebook

 

Publish Date: 04-05-2015 11:07:00
 
For Immediate Release
April 3, 2015

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CINEMA SERENADE CONCERT
Concert features the return of renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman to Heinz Hall




PITTSBURGH ” The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2015-2016 season in grand style on September 12 at 7 p.m. with violin superstar Itzhak Perlman returning to Heinz Hall to perform some of the most moving songs from the Silver Screen with Music Director Manfred Honeck.
Perlman and the orchestra will perform selections from Cinema Serenade, a 1997 recording on which Perlman, the Pittsburgh Symphony and conductor John Williams collaborated.

Concert-only tickets range in price from $35 to $150 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Heinz Hall box office, online at pittsburghsymphony.org or by phone at 412-392-4900.
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Contact: Louise Sciannameo, Vice President of Communications and External Relations
Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: 
lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org
Contact: Joyce DeFrancesco, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: 
jdefrancesco@pittsburghsymphony.org

 

Publish Date: 04-04-2015 09:39:00
 


    

40WisePghWomen

#40WisePghWomen JOHNNETTE YOUNG 

(#24)

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Positive Change Doesn't Happen Overnight,
It's Not Easy And It Doesn't Always Feel Good,
But The End Result¦IS ALL GOOD!  ” Johnnette Young
Johnnette Young
Transformational Speaker
Founder/CEO
Serene Motivations, LLC
Twitter @JohnnetteYoung
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#40WisePghWomen NICOLE NARVAEZ 

MANNS (#23)

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Look for inspiration everywhere.  Surround yourself with people of all races, genders, ages, and stations in life. Everyday be a Mentor and a Mentee.  ” Nicole Narvaez Manns
Nicole Narvaez Manns
Nikki's Magic Wand
Founder/Owner
www.nikkismagicwand.com
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#40WisePghWomen TAMAR J. CERAFICI 

(Day 22)

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Failure is an event. Don't mistake it for a character trait.   Tamar J. Cerafici
Tamar J. Cerafici
Environmental Lawyer, Speaker
Author of Dominate! How Smart Lawyers CRUSH the Competition
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#40WisePghWomen BRENDA O'NEALE 

(Day 21)


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Dream it, write it, believe it and work it¦¦the vision will come to pass.  ” Brenda Washington-O'Neale
Romance Travel Specialist
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and Honeymoon Travel Agency
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HOLTSCHLAG 

(Day 20)

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Give it your BEST, even on days when you feel your WORST. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish!   Heather Holtschlag
Heather Holtschlag
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#40WisePghWomen CAROL MERIDETH 

(Day 19)

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If what you are doing is not working do something different! ” Carol Merideth
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Independent Travel Agent
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#40WisePghWomen TROI A. SIMPSON (Day 18)




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Do Not be afraid to be fearless, while proving you are definitely a force to be reckoned with.. ” Troi A. Simpson
Troi A. Simpson, Owner
SteelMindz Entertainment Agency
& Ladies of Steel, Ent. Network
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Learn the Power of Silence to Make Your Point Louder. ” Joyce Kane
Joyce Kane, President
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#40WisePghWomen ALICHIA R. PARKER 

(Day 16)

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Leadership is casting the vision that speaks to the multitudes of people.  Passion is the leg of the vision that establishes a lasting legacy. ” Alichia R. Parker
Alichia R. Parker
President/CEO
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Publish Date: 04-01-2015 12:58:00
 


TOO BIZET TO LOVE CARMEN?PITTSBURGH OPERA CHANGES THIS ROVING CRITIC'S MIND

By Tamar Cerafici

I live in rural New Hampshire. It's a hike to get to anything artsy. So when my friend Bunbury said, When you come to Pittsburgh, we'll go to Carmen, I sort of jumped at the chance.
To be frank, I'm not a fan of Carmen. My mother was a coloratura soprano with a specialty in the Bel Canto style, so I was raised on the works of Donitzetti and Puccini, where the mezzo soprano provides nice support in quartets, and the melodrama is all focused on the woman with tuberculosis. And I can never listen to Carmen without thinking of the Gilligan's Island Hamlet episode. But I was starved for culture so of course I went.

The Pittsburgh Opera's production changed my mind about Carmen. Here is a heroine full of fire and determination, played with dark fervor by Rinat Shaham. Not a hint of a cough in site. Not one asthmatic wheeze. She is a gypsy, used to the company of thieves. This is a character that lives right up to the moment she doesn't.
I guess this production is just different from the many others I've seen, or perhaps I was paying attention. Maybe the deft casting of an intense mezzo and fine actress (Ms. Shaham is both) against a rather aggressive (as opposed to lovesick) Don JosГ© underscored the violence that most productions hide.

Michaela fends off Morales
David Bachman Photography


Rinat Shaham +
Carmen
And this is a violent opera. Don JosГ© (AJ Glueckert) is violent man. He tells his lieutenant, Zuniga (sung superbly by Philip Gay), that he joined the army because he got in a fight with a man in his village given his jealous proclivities throughout, one assumes it was over a girl and he was forced to leave. JosГ© kills Zuniga to join Carmen and a band of thieves. But I wonder: did he kill Zuniga primarily because the officer had a rendezvous with Carmen? Then I wonder, what if he had to leave his village because he killed his victim in a jealous rage? Little acts of violence permeate Marc Astafan's bleak production, and they all lead to the ultimate act of violence. Carmen's world itself is violent; Carmen's murder seems a fait accompli. JosГ© is drawn to her like a moth to the flame: we know somebody's going to get hurt.


While Carmen is all fire and blood, Glueckert's Don JosГ© seemed a little pale. Glueckert's tenor is light and seemed out of proportion to Shaham's rich and vibrant vocals. On the other hand, this seems intentional, a result of Astafan's direction and not the lack of vocal skill or quality. His French diction could have been a little crisper, and he could have been more ardent in his more important arias. I applaud his effort to draw sharp contrasts between Carmen and her lover, though.

Escamillo greets the ladies
David Bachman Photography


Morgan Smith +
Escamillo
Speaking of Carmen's lovers, Morgan Smith's Escamillo was the highlight of this production. He is a presence to contend with - the only character that seems to match Shaham's Carmen. They are perfect together. If the Pittsburgh Opera want to bring him back, I can only say: Yes, please. This was his debut performance with the company, and I wonder why it took Christopher Hahn so long to find him. I would listen to him sing the phone book, or even the editorial page of the Tribune-Review. That's how good he is.

Carmen Dances for Jose
David Bachman Photography


Jasmine Muhammad *
MicaГ«la
The supporting cast was marvelous, but artist-in-residence Jasmine Muhammad gets my vote as a standout. Micaela is a thankless part. All she does is try to save Don JosГ© and remind the lost sheep of his fold back home. She is the Greek Chorus to the larger tragedy playing out on stage, and she really has no other job except to remind us that JosГ© had some worthy characteristics at one time. She Micaela, not Muhammad always seems a little co-dependent to me. But Muhammad played her character with clarity of voice and urgency that rose above the part. Her Micaela was a woman of purpose.

Gypsies surround Zuniga
David Bachman Photography

On the whole, this Carmen is a production worth seeing. The orchestra and chorus do solid credit to Bizet's music. I would have really like to see a flamenco or two (in that regard, Astafan fell short of the mark). I might have wished a more impassioned Don JosГ©. But I understood Astafan's spare style, and appreciated it. Really, this is a spare opera. It is stark and lush at the same time. The Pittsburgh Opera production gets that.

Carmen accepts her fate.
David Bachman Photography


Former Pittsburgher and Environmental Attorney, Tamar Cerafici is author of the book Dominate, How Smart Lawyers Crush the Competition  and the blog Legal Shoe.

 

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GEORGE BENSON RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015 | 8:00PM | BENEDUM CENTER
TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, MARCH 30 AT 10:00AM
Pittsburgh, PA”Rich Engler will present guitar great George Benson live in concert with a special guest at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets ($45-$65) go on sale Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.  Limited gold circle seats ($100) will also be made available.  Tickets are available online atwww.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue.  Limited gold circle seats will be made available.
Appreciated as both a musician and performer by millions, George Benson has always had the dual role of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer. He has consistently placed his keenly discerning art in the service of a rousing good time. Rounding out his singular approach with sly, seductive rhythm and blues, he's earned himself an impeccable reputation as one of music's most enterprising and engaging stars.
Few might have predicted that striking level of stardom some forty years ago, when Benson was a fledgling guitarist working the corner pubs of his native Pittsburgh. That's where his desire to please a crowd was born. I was an entertainer first, he says proudly.  As a kid I sang, danced, and played the ukulele in a nightclub. As my career has progressed, I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn't change my desire to entertain folks. That's really who I am.
With hits such as This Masquerade, On Broadway, The Greatest Love of All, Give Me the Night and Breezin, George Benson fans won't want to miss this incredible evening of great songs and great music up close in the Benedum Center.
For more information: http://www.georgebenson.com/
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Image: Leonard Kessler, Andy Warhol, Dorothy Cantor, and Philip Pearlstein on Carnegie Institute of Technology campus, ca. 1948, courtesy of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution


Image: Philip Pearlstein, Art Class, ca. 194647, courtesy of Betty Cuningham Gallery











 

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THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM ANNOUNCES PEARLSTEIN, WARHOL, CANTOR: FROM PITTSBURGH TO NEW YORK, OPENING MAY 2015

 
Pittsburgh, PA, March 24, 2015 ”

Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York
May 30 September 6, 2015

The Andy Warhol Museum announces its latest exhibition, Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York, opening to the public May 30, 2015.
This exhibition explores the work of Philip Pearlstein, Andy Warhol, and Dorothy Cantor as students at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), and as young, aspiring artists in New York City. This period of the late-1940s to early-1950s was one of close association between Warhol and Pearlstein as they were fellow students, roommates in New York, and enthusiastic artists working in commercial illustration. Cantor, one year behind them in school, was equally pursuing her work, but abandoned her practice to start a family with Pearlstein. This exhibition”co-curated by Jessica Beck, assistant curator of art, and Matt Wrbican, chief archivist”is the first to study this important early period for the three artists.
This exhibition sheds light on the student work of all three artists”a period of an artist's career that is usually reserved for research, says Beck. For the first time, audiences can see these early assignments and discover how the artists hesitantly and yet boldly found their way in the competitive art world. This glimpse into the past provides a new and exciting context for seeing their mature work.
With Pittsburgh as the starting point for all three, this exhibition features a collection of rarely seen paintings and drawings for the students' assignments from their Carnegie Tech professor Robert Lepper. The works include images of Pittsburgh cultural landmarks: the dinosaur fossil displays at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the interior of the Carnegie Music Hall, the old Duquesne Gardens arena, and others.
Pearlstein and Warhol graduated in 1949 and headed to New York City, where they both worked in graphic design. Warhol was immediately successful as a commercial illustrator with his blotted line drawings, whereas Pearlstein struggled to hone a marketable style, and instead began drafting book covers and industrial manuals, while working with some of the great graphic designers of the 20th century. Cantor struggled to find her way in the male dominance of New York; in 1950 she and Pearlstein married, and in the late 1950s Cantor abandoned her art to begin a family. Among other works, the exhibition presents her visual explorations of the built environment: bridges, highways, and Manhattan's labyrinthine subway stations.
Told alongside the story of the trio as they relocated from Pittsburgh to New York is Pearlstein's path from art school to the military, and back again. Pearlstein entered Carnegie Tech in 1942 before he was drafted in 1943 and assigned to the Training Aids Unit, where he first learned the screenprinting process and developed weapons assembly diagrams and map symbols. In 1944 he was sent to Italy, stationed near Naples, Rome, and then Florence, spending his leave time studying Italian Renaissance frescos.
Pearlstein first met Warhol when he returned to Carnegie Tech in 1946 on the GI Bill. He committed himself to carving out a distinct style, moving away from genre painting to experimenting with abstraction, a style he maintained until the late 1950s, when he progressed from painting landscapes to figures. Turning away from abstraction, Pearlstein became committed to figurative realism, his signature style. The current exhibition includes Pearlstein's most-recent paintings”a never-before-exhibited new series featuring nude models wearing antique animal masks. This late series represents what Pearlstein refers to as his most complex work to date.
Supplementing the exhibition are period photographs of Pearlstein, Warhol, and Cantor in Pittsburgh and New York. An illustrated exhibition catalogue supported by Betty Cuningham Gallery featuring Pearlstein's memories of those times accompanies the show.
Exhibition support is provided in part by The Fine Foundation.

EXHIBITION RELATED PROGRAMS

Public Opening: Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York
Friday, May 29, 2015
710 p.m.
Warhol entrance space and second floor
Join us for the reveal of our latest special exhibition Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York with a cash bar and swing-era jazz playlist provided by Mike Plaskett and Dale Abraham of Rhythm Sweet & Hot on 90.5 WESA. This opening is part of Good Fridays, offering half-price museum admission and a cash bar Fridays from 510 p.m.
Free with museum admission

Sound Series: Betty Douglas & Co.
Friday, June 19, 2015
8 p.m.
The Warhol theater
The Warhol welcomes Betty Douglas & Co., for an evening of jazz, presented in connection with the exhibition Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York. Douglas is a Pittsburgh-based artist and musician, who studied in Carnegie Tech's Department of Painting and Design, overlapping with Pearlstein, Warhol, and Cantor, and became the program's first African-American graduate in 1951. She and her band comprised of Lou Schreiber (keyboards), Rex Trimm (sax), John T. ("Smitty") Smith (drums) and Dave Pellow (bass), have developed a set reflecting the era of the late 1940s and early 1950s”the period covered in the exhibition”including classics by such iconic performers as Billie Holiday, Eartha Kitt, and Mabel Mercer.
Tickets $10 / $8 members & students; visit www.warhol.org or call 412.237.8300



The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
 
About The Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol's birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol's artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.  Additional information about The Warhol is available at www.warhol.org.
About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org
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Search name: 2015 EQT Children's Theater Festival


PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
THE 2015 EQT CHILDREN'S THEATER FESTIVAL
OFFERING EXTENDED HOURS, FLEXIBILITY AND A NEW VENUE
MAY 14 М¶ 17, 2015 
CULTURAL DISTRICT, DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH
Pittsburgh, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the 29th annual EQT Children's Theater Festival. This family-friendly festival will be held May 14 М¶ 17, 2015 throughout the Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh for kids of all ages. The festival is sponsored by the EQT Foundation, the charitable affiliation of the EQT Corporation.
Established in 2003, the EQT Foundation provides education for children, as well as adults, values the development of safe and diverse livable communities, and is committed to the preservation of natural resources. EQT Foundation prides itself on being a responsible corporate citizen and sponsors programs that promote an understanding of culture and heritage.

The EQT Children's Theater Festival brings diversity and unique experiences for everyone to enjoy. The festival is known for its ticketed performances from around the globe, free outdoor arts, music and installations, and unique free hands-on activities for people of all ages. The festival is opened to those of all ages, and it challenges and surprises the audience with the quality of the performances being offered. A full day can be planned that will range from theater to visual arts and more!

This year's festival will feature five sensational shows, along with one large-scale interactive art installation. While show times will occur throughout the day, many evening show times will be available. The Cabaret at Theater Square will be used for the first time for the ticketed performance of Umbo, a stimulating and colorful experience for the youngest audience members, ages 6 months through 4 years. The brand new outdoor, interactive installation will also be featured and announced at the press event being held on Monday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the Peirce Studio, downtown Pittsburgh. There will also be new and exciting activities on the festival grounds for people to discover, and the hours this year will be extended from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to allow flexibility for families who want to explore more of the festival shows. While the performances and activities are planned throughout the Cultural District, the center of the festival is located in a pop up park on Penn Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets. Again, crossing guards and volunteers will be on hand to help visitors navigate through the festival areas and directional signs will be posted, as well.
The 2015 EQT Children's Theater Festival features ticketed performances by artistic companies from Denmark, Netherlands, Mexico, Australia and Scotland, along with a variety of free events happening throughout the Cultural District. Theater venues include the Byham Theater, Trust Arts Education Center and the newest venue for this year's festival which includes the Cabaret at Theater Square.
For more information regarding the EQT Children's Theater Festival, please visit Trustarts.org/PGHKIDS.

SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCESThe most famous and beloved little dog in children's literature, SPOT, will be featured in sensory-friendly performances located at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. More information on this production is provided below.
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATIONPlease visit www.ParkPGH.org, for information regarding parking lots and garages in the Cultural District.
A number of convenient and affordable pre-paid parking vouchers are available for the Theater Square Parking Garage, entrance located on 7th Street. Call 412-456-6666 for more information.
The Cultural District is serviced by public transportation options through the Port Authority of Allegheny County.  For more information, visit http://www.TrustArts.org/visit/public_transportaion/
Crossing guards and volunteers will be on hand to help visitors navigate through the festival areas and directional signs will be posted, as well.  Please note that all of the featured performances and activities are within walking distance.

FOOD OPTIONSFood truck vendors will be offering food options on the Festival grounds. Vendors will only be accepting cash. Seating is available at the pop up LilyPad Park on Penn Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets.

TICKETS AND INFORMATIONTickets begin at only $5 for the new outdoor installation and $8 for stage shows. Multi-show packs are available and offered for as low as $6 per show! Visit www.TrustArts.org/PGHkids, call (412) 456-6666, or pick up tickets in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. For groups of 10+ call (412) 471-6930, or visitGroupSales@TrustArts.org.
The Festival grounds and featured performance venues are fully handicapped accessible. ASL interpreters are provided for featured performances upon request when requests are made at least 10 business days in advance. For information and questions, please call (412) 456-6666.
For information about the Cultural District, visit http://www.TrustArts.org/about/explore/

FEAUTURED TICKETED EVENTS

Adventures of RobinhoodVisible Fiction | ScotlandIn a forest somewhere near you, there is a band of brothers seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. They are lean, mean, trained justice-fighting machines. Armed with whatever comes their way, nothing is as it seems in Sherwood Forest, but one thing is for sure...no scoundrel is safe!
60 minutes
Best for ages 7+
www.visiblefictions.co.ukVenue: Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Thursday, May 14, 2015: 10:15 AM
Friday, May 15, 2015: 10:15 AM
Saturday, May 16, 2015: 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2015: 11:00 AM

ManxmouseTheatergroep Kwatta | NetherlandsBased on the book by Paul Gallico, Manxmouse is a play about being yourself told with puppets, animation, and music. The brave Manxmouse is one-of-a-kind. He has bright blue fur, huge rabbit ears, and a distinct lack of a tail. Follow Manxmouse on a journey filled with foxes, elephants, tigers, hawks, and cats big and small.
60 minutes
Best for ages 5+
www.kwatta.infoVenue: Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Thursday, May 14, 2015: 10:15 AM, 12:15 PM
Friday, May 15, 2015: 10:15 AM, 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015: 2:45 PM, 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2015: 11:00 AM, 4:30 PM

UmboTeatro Al Vacio | MexicoA joyous, playful and stimulating experience for the youngest of audiences. Share a special moment with your little one in a colorful world filled with play, exploration and discovery. Follow Umbo as he growsjust like you!
30 minutes
Best for ages 6 months-4 years and their grown-ups. All children require a ticket since the show is created for babies and toddlers ages 6 months-4 years and their companions. One adult will sit with each baby. Additional adult companions or guests will be seated in chairs surrounding the playing space.
teatroalvacio.blogspot.mxVenue: Cabaret at Theater Square
Food and beverage service is not being offered for these performances. 
Thursday, May 14, 2015: 10:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 2:30 PM

Friday, May 15, 2015: 10:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 2:30 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015: 10:00 AM, 11:45 AM, 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2015: 10:00 AM, 11:45 AM, 4:00 PM

SpotTheater Terra | NetherlandsWith books published for over 30 years around the world, Spot by Eric Hill is the most famous and beloved little dog in children's literature. Go along with Spot to the farm where all of the animals are lost. Spot and his friend Helen are going to need your help to find the animals and bring them back to the farm. Can you recognize the sounds of the animals and help find them?
50 minutes
Best for ages 3-7
theaterterra.nlVenue: Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
*Sensory-friendly performance time, including reduced sound, modified lighting, etc.
Thursday, May 14, 2015: 12:15 PM, 7:00 PM
Friday, May 15, 2015: 12:15 PM, 7:00 PM
*Saturday, May 16, 2015: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
*Sunday, May 17, 2015: 3:00 PM, 5:45 PM

Hansel and GretelTeatret Gruppe 38 | DenmarkThis production of Hansel and Gretel is based on the original by the Brothers Grimm. It stays true to the dark nature of the original story and is strictly for children ages 8+ and adults.  This production includes dim lighting, moments of complete darkness, potentially startling theatrical moments, and themes such as abandonment and potential harm.
40 minutes
Best for ages 8-adults. Children under the age of 8 will NOT be admitted. No late seating. Please arrive 10 minutes before show time.
www.gruppe38.dk/enVenue: Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Thursday, May 14, 2015: 7:00 PM
Friday, May 15, 2015: 12:15 PM, 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015: 11:45 AM, 5:30 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2015: 1:00 PM




Children's Theater Series and FestivalThe Children's Theater Series and Festival, 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 Children's Theater Festival (celebrating its 29th year in 2015) is one of only four international children's festivals in the nation.  The Children's Theater Series (2014 М¶ 2015), now in its 45th season, 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.  For more information, visit: www.TrustArts.org/kids


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 Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.  www.TrustArts.org
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Publish Date: 03-28-2015 11:21:00
 

Contact Margie Romero, Communications Manager at Pittsburgh Public Theater
412.316.8200 ext. 707 or mromero@ppt.org

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents
Othello
Amanda Leigh Cobb
Directed by Ted Pappas, Shakespeare's timeless tale of love and lies features Teagle F. Bougere in the title role and a superb cast of 18.
PITTSBURGH (March 26, 2015) Pittsburgh Public Theater's 40th anniversary Season of Legends continues withWilliam Shakespeare's great drama, Othello. Directed by Ted PappasOthello runs April 16  May 17, 2015 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org.
Jeremy Kushnier
Pappas has set his fast-paced new production of Othello in mid-19th century Venice and Cyprus. He has assembled an extraordinary cast to tell this thrilling and timeless story of jealousy, betrayal, and heartbreak. In the title role is Teagle F. Bougere, who received great acclaim last season for his performance here in An Iliad. Making his Public Theater debut as Iago is Jeremy Kushnier, who appeared on Broadway in Jersey BoysRentFootloose, and Jesus Christ Superstar.Returning to play Desdemona is Amanda Lee Cobb, who was last seen at The Public as Sibyl in Private Lives.
Also returning as Desdemona's father, Brabantio, is Edward James Hyland (ElectraHarry's Friendly Service). Paul Terzenbach, who performed
Teagle F Bougerie
in Good People, plays Cassio and Michael MacCauley, seen here last season in Noises Off, plays Montano.
Public Theater favorites include Daniel Krell as Lodovico, Larry John Meyers as Gratiano, and David Whalen as the Duke of Venice. The Public welcomes Christopher McFarland as Roderigo, Jessica Wortham as Emilia, and Robin Abramson as Bianca. Also featured are Shaun Cameron HallRoss KobelakJoseph MartinezAndrew William MillerGarrett Storm, and Michael Sullivan.
The designers for Othello are James Noone (Scenery), Gabriel Berry (Costumes), Kirk Bookman (Lighting), andZach Moore (Sound). Randy Kovitz is the Fight Director and Casting is by McCorkle CastingRuth E. Kramer is the Production Stage Manager and Caitlin Roper is the Assistant Stage Manager.
Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents
Othello
April 16 May 17, 2015
Performance Schedule
Tues. at 7 pm.
Wed. thru Sat. at 8 pm (except April 29).
Sat. at 2 pm (except April 18 & 25). Also 2 pm on Thurs., May 14.
Sun. at 2 & 7 pm (expect May 17 when the final performance is at 2 pm).
Press Night is Thursday, April 23. Opening Night is Friday, April 24.
Ticket prices start at $23.
Tickets for students and age 26 and younger are $15.75.
Discounts for groups of 10+ are available by contacting Katie Conaway at 412.316.8200 ext. 704 or kconaway at ppt.org.
For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org

 

Publish Date: 03-28-2015 10:12:00
 


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
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Diana Roth, Communications Manager, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
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Images available at:Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press Room
Search name: 2015 RAISIN' CANE 



THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
RAISIN' CANE: A HARLEM RENAISSANCE ODYSSEYSTARRING JASMINE GUY & THE AVERY SHARPE TRIO
HISTORICAL DRAMA HONORS 20TH CENTURY AFRICAN AMERICANSAND THEIR SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ARTS
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015 | 7:30PM | BYHAM THEATER

Pittsburgh, PA” The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the Pittsburgh premiere of Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey, starring Jasmine Guy and The Avery Sharpe Trio, which will be performed on Thursday, April
16, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh's Cultural District.  This event is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  The creative concept for this production was inspired by the classic 1923 Jean Toomer novel "Cane" and works by the musicians, composers, poets and actors of the Harlem Renaissance.  The Arizona Daily Star said, Cane is a sweet salute to Harlem's glory days and the Dayton Daily News wrote the performance was Lively, informative, motivating and entertaining¦
Tickets ($25-$50) are available online at www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at the Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.  Groups of 10 or more, please visit TrustArts.org or call 412-471-6930.
In the American Black community, during the years leading up to the Harlem Renaissance, there was a sense of building artistic expression.  Outlets and avenues for its poets, musicians, novelists, artists and actors were few.  But in 1918, as the first great World War concluded and thousands of African-American soldiers returned home victorious, this mountain of artistic expression was now ready to explode.

The words and thoughts of Jean