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Emmy Award-winning iQ: smartparent Presents
The Family Fun Guide May 26 at 8:30p.m. on WQED-TV

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

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

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George Hazimanolis
Senior Director of Corporate Communications
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4802 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
412-622-1366 office
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May 21, 2016


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WQED MONTHLY ELECTION SPECIALS CONTINUE WITH
ELECTION 2016: EDUCATION

Election initiative includes website with background information

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WAGNER PRAISES PAT MOVE TO ADD TRIPS TO UNDERSERVED AREAS


MEDIA CONTACT: Lou Takacs, Communications Director


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

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

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

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


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Publish Date: 05-16-2016 23:25:00
 


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

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



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

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



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



THE OUTDOOR HAPPY HOUR!
Fri May 27th 6pm-9pm BIG OUTDOOR HAPPY HOUR At Sunny Jim's Tavern Outdoor Patio! GO TO THIS! http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/231018217/
So far 107 YES RSVP's!  DJ & DANCING!

picture by Matthias Zomer


BARK IN THE PARK! AWESOME DOGGIE EVENT in NORTH PARK!
Sat. May 28th 9am to NOON!  BARK IN THE PARK in NORTH PARK! http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Social-Club/events/231167565/



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



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

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

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



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

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

CHEERS

Frank ;-)

aka BIG KAHUNA of FIVE MEETUPS!

 

Publish Date: 05-16-2016 22:20:00
 


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

Register with Promo Code SMILEY to receive $20 off ticket price
Click Here to Register  
 


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

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

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

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

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

A Small Business Guide to Social Media Marketing
Speakers:
Jennifer Cario -- SugarSpun Marketing, Inc.
John Dobransky -- University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence
With the abundance of new social media channels and evolving practices, it can be overwhelming to small business owners short on time and cash. If you want to get the biggest bang out of your marketing budget and your time, join us to learn what channels and strategies are paying big dividends for businesses like yours. You don't have to chase all the channels that are available, but leverage a few that work best for you so you'll get better results by working smarter, not harder.
Sales POWER Hour - 3:15-4:15 new this year!
Speakers:
J. Scot Teachout -- Superior Selling
Kevin White -- Formerly with Small Business Administration
John Laslavic -- ThistleSea Business Development
Larry Lewis -- Client Builder Sales & Marketing
Tom Joseph -- BooksMinders, Inc.
Marilyn D. Landis -- Basic Business Concepts, Inc.
Kick it Up a Notch - Sell More!
What does every entrepreneur have in common? They have to sell and the goal is always to sell more! Hear how to boost sales, increase your pipeline of qualified prospects, find the right decision maker within an organization and shorten your sales cycle. Our experts will offer tips and strategies for making more in less time. Join us for this unique Sales Power Hour that is guaranteed to ramp up your sales game and your income! 
Workshops offered Sales POWER Hour:
A Blueprint for Bigger, Faster B2B Sales
A Blueprint for Bigger, Faster B2C Sales
A Blueprint for Bigger, Faster Sales to Big Business

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Publish Date: 05-16-2016 21:24:00
 





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

photo credit LeAnn Meuller


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

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

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

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

 

Publish Date: 05-16-2016 21:09:00
 




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

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


Darrell Scott from Darrell Scott.com

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


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

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

 

Publish Date: 05-16-2016 05:49:00
 




For Immediate Release
May 9, 2016

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DEPARTS FOR EUROPEAN TOUR ON MAY 17

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

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

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

Grubinger, photo credit Felix Broede

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

Trifinov

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

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


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

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

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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Gabriele Schiller
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| email: office@pr2classic.de

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Publish Date: 05-16-2016 01:53:00
 

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



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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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Publish Date: 05-12-2016 21:42:00
 

Cirque de la Symphonie
PNC Pops 2015-2016

reviewed by Good News Reporter, Joanne Quinn-Smith

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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




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Publish Date: 05-12-2016 19:28:00
 


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

by Roving Pittsburgher Reporter, Joshua Kurnot 

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


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




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

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

 

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



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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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


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



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

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TICKETS 
Season tickets range from $162-$568.  Single tickets will go on sale approximately 6-8 weeks in advance of the show's opening for most events.  Group discounts apply to orders of 10 tickets or more for most events.
SEASON TICKETS: TrustArts.org/Broadway | 412-456-1390
GROUP ORDERS: TrustArts.org/GroupSales | 412-471-6930
For more information, please visit www.TrustArts.org.
PRE-SHOW TALKS The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to offer pre-show talks for the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series.  How do you prepare to see a Broadway musical? And how do you know you've had a good time?  Ticket holders are invited to join Christopher Rawson, senior theater critic for KDKA-TV and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for Know The Show Before You Go.  Know The Show Before You Go provides educational and background information on each of the Broadway performances, aiming to further deepen each patron's theatrical experience.  Select company members are interviewed at the Trust Arts Education Center (805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) on certain nights of PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series performances.  Know The Show Before You Go does not take place for Season Special performances.  For more information, please visit www.TrustArts.org/KnowTheShow.
Do not miss the TONY AWARDS VIEWING PARTY on Sunday, June 12 at the Cabaret at Theater Square.The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents this special evening celebrating Broadway's biggest night. This event includes a broadcast viewing, drinks, appetizers, games, giveaways and more!  Doors open at 7 pm. Broadcast begins at 8pm. Must be 21+ to attend. Trust Members can purchase discounted tickets. For questions, contact members@trustarts.org
Please note: Cabaret menu service will not be available prior to the event.


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Starting at the $50 level, you can join us at complimentary cast parties, meet and greets and other fantastic events all year long! Every time that you come to the theater, take pride in knowing your support helped to make these exceptional productions possible. We rely on the generosity of people like you to maintain this level of programming.
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BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, On Your Feet, The Producers and Waitress.  Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.




PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST 
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners.  Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District.  The District is one of the country's largest landmasses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization.  A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.  Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life.  Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.  For more information, visit TrustArts.org.
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Pittsburgh has many jewels in its cultural crown. One of the brightest jewels is the Pittsburgh Opera.  The 77th season began  with the Pittsburgh premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's 27.  Spotlighting larger than life novelist, poet, playwright, and Pittsburgh native Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas27 will delight you with Ricky Ian Gordon's "tuneful score" and Royce Vavrek's "quick-witted libretto." 

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San Francisco based Hard Piano Rock duo, Sit Kitty Sit, takes the stage. It?c??s a pretty girl in a cocktail dress and a handsome guy in black jeans. Simple. Unassuming. Armed only with piano and drums, this fiery team lets loose an expertly manipulated balance of blow-your-mind power rock and virtuosic intricacy that leaves audiences screaming.

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For over two decades, Lost Souls On Broadway visionary Mark Sarro has valiantly persevered as a professional in the finicky music industry through intrepid artistic exploration and reinvention. Now, he announces the culmination of his journey with the album Anthems For The Fallen by his new band, Lost Souls On Broadway. 

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Join Founder and Organizer of Each One Teach One Conference, Kevin Amos tonight as he previews this Saturday's day long event. | Please join us for Pittsburgh's one and only home grown music-tech- radio conference. Admission is free of charge and open to the public. The Each One Teach One Music and Radio Conference brings together incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. | WHEN Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)|r WHERE: Bloomfield - Garfield Community Center - 113 S. Pacific Avenue (at Dearborn), Pittsburgh, PA 15224| Positively Pittsburgh Live is a media sponsor for this event and host Joanne Quinn-Smith aka TechnoGranny wil speak at the conference on extending the life of radio and podcast shows using the twitter app, Periscope. | Listen in as Kevin and TechnoGranny hi-light all of the other great speakers and presentations.| If you think you have a "face for radio" don't miss this preview or the Each One Teach One Conference on Saturday.

 

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WSBA announces the nominees for the 2016 Honoring Extraordinary Woman awards!!!

The winner will be announced at 7th annual Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Conference, which hosts the Honoring Extraordinary Women award ceremony. The event will be held was on April 6, 9:00 - 3:30, at the Holiday Inn - Monroeville, Pa. Tickets are still available for this event at www.WSBAconference.com

2016 Best Business Woman of Pittsburgh
And the nominees are:
- Tonya Edinger‹ - Owner of Weddings of Pittsburgh
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- Joyce Opfermann - Owner of The Window Shoppe, Inc.
- Rachna Jain‹ - Owner of the Playdate4kids and CafГ
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2016 WSBA Business Woman of the Year
And the nominees are:
- Heather Olsavsky‹ - Consultant for Monat International
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- Annette Locke‹ - Consultant for Premier Designs Jewelrywww.annette.mypremierdesigns.com
- Stephanie Steiger‹ - Consultant for Mary Kay
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Community Service Award of Pittsburgh presented by WSBA
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- Victoria Livingstone - Lighting Lives with Green Lights
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- Dr. Shellie Hipsky - Founder of Global Sisterhood of Empowering Women
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- Judy Woodring Schafer - Founding Member of Angela's Angels
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- Pamela Jo Frank - Advocate for animal rescue leagues

 

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Publish Date: 03-30-2016 17:28:00
 


Great Hilighted Events from Meet Up.com's Free and Almost Free in Pittsburgh
Reprinted as a "Good News"  Partnership with the group co-ordinator.  Please consider supporting this group with a small donation.  Free meet-ups really are free but getting them out to you, the attendees is not.  See request for help below.

FIVE HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS! SHARE THIS with Friends that complain there is nothing to do ;-) (there is too much to do).

In the PS (POST SCRIPT):
PS 40 Free things to do in Pittsburgh
PPS. NEED SOME HELP

Great First EVENT to meet other MEETUP PEOPLE!
Sat. March 26th!
1.  BIG MULTI MEETUP Happy Hour + (NEW)DJ & DANCING at Hambones in Lawrenceville! Normally our HAPPY HOURS GET 100+ people!!!
Already have 90+ RSVPs overall and  26+ RSVPs from Free & Almost Free Meetup!

Thurs.  March 31st 3pm to 8pm! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS!
2.  FREE MUSEUM  CARNEGIE MUSEUM FOR FREE! It's FREE from 3pm to 8pm EVERY THURSDAY this Month!
So it's FREE Thurs 31st of March! (NON-HOSTED EVENT still AWESOME)JUST SHOW UP

Fri, April 1st  Happy April Fool
3. Multi-Meetup Happy Hour at NEW BAR/Restaurant "SCRATCH!" 6pm-9pm
Great First EVENT to meet other MEETUP PEOPLE!
Normally our HAPPY HOURS GET 100+ people!!!

4.  Let's have Dinner at Big Jim's Restaurant! Greenfield! Cross-Posted with Eastern Suburbs Meetup Group.

Tues. April 2nd 
5. FREE! 15th Annual Brazilian Festival at William Pitt Union! (NON-HOSTED EVENT still AWESOME)

TWO BONUS EVENTS cause they are interesting and FUN!

Sun. April 3rd
6. FREE! Dagorhir: LIVE ACTION Role Playing (LARP) - Schenley Park! 

TUES. APRIL 5TH   GREAT FIRST MEETUP EVENT! 
7.  FREE COMEDY NIGHT - Buckhead Saloon in Station Square! has All-Pro Comedy Night where you get Local Professional Comedians and the occasional out of Town Headliner or Local Media Personality.  NO COVER!
WE HAVE FIVE TABLES RESERVED FOR THE MEETUPS AND IT'S FREE!

Cheers

Frank ;-)

Big Kahuna (ADMIN) of 5 Meetups!

PS. NEED SOME HELP: The BILL for the Meetup Groups is due at the end of APRIL.(Meetups cost the Main Organizer of a group $180 a year).  Just asking for some donations... You can "CHIP IN" here: https://secure.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/contribute/ OR just GO TO THE MULTI-MEETUP HAPPY HOURSMEETUP MEET N GREETS that Occur once a month and throw me a couple of dollars (cause the above link, meetup takes a cut).

PPS. 40+ Free things to do in Pittsburgh http://uncoveringpa.com/free-things-to-do-in-pittsburgh

 

Publish Date: 03-29-2016 23:40:00
 

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Media Contact:
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Show Publicist: Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
 

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Search: 2016 The Illusionists
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY„c
COMES TO PITTSBURGH

HEINZ HALL | APRIL 19th-24th, 2016
 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 
Pittsburgh, PA” On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY„c will visit Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh on April 19 through April 24, 2016 during a 25 city U.S. tour. The New York Times raved the show is, A High-Tech Magic Extravaganza.  THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY„c is a season special part of the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Broadway Across America. 


THE ILLUSIONISTS is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, Road Show Entertainment LLC, and The Production Office. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show's creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson, director Neil Dorward and creative director Jim Millan. 
Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS hasshattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages witha mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. This blockbuster theatrical show has dazzled sold-out audiences worldwide. 
Creative Producer Simon Painter said, We can't wait to bring this electrifying show to Pittsburgh for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage. For more information visit www.theillusionistslive.com
In Pittsburgh, performances of THE ILLUSIONISTS at Heinz Hall will be Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($26-$72) are available for purchase by calling (412) 392-4900, visiting the Heinz Hall Box Office, (600 Penn Avenue) or online at www.TrustArts.org


For more information about the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, please call 412-456-6666 or visit www.TrustArts.org.  For more information about subscriptions to the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, please call (412) 456-1390 or email: subscriptions@TrustArts.org.  Groups of 10 or more may call (412) 471-6930, email groupsales@TrustArts.org or visit www.TrustArts.org/groupsales


About The Performers 
The seven stars, each a master in their own field, are as follows. 
The Anti-Conjuror
The ManipulatorYu Ho-Jin
Considered a rising superstar in the world of magic; Yu Ho-Jin was recently named the 2014 Magician of the Year, by Academy of Magical Arts and was the first Asian to win the Grand Prix at the FГdГration Internationale des SociГtГs Magiques, also known as the Olympics of Magic.
  
The Anti-ConjurorDan Sperry
Described as Marilyn Manson meets David Copperfield, Dan combines the art of magic with the macabre and is one of the top-10 most Googled people, thanks to a legendary America's Got Talent appearance.  

The TricksterJeff Hobson 
Jeff Hobson is the epitome of glamour and showmanship. Don't be fooled by his innocent appearance; Jeff has audiences laughing long after the curtain goes down.  

The EscapologistAndrew Basso
Italy's star escape artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world's most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini's famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers.  

The InventorKevin James
Kevin James known for innovative illusions, is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century.  


The Weapon MasterBen Blaque
Ben Blaque has established himself as America's foremost master of the crossbow after appearing four times on America's Got Talent. He performs incredibly dangerous acts of dexterity using highly powerful crossbows to shoot various objects supported by his assistant. 


The DeceptionistJames More
James More's modern approach to magic, involving fast-paced, high-risk illusion, combined with his good looks and charisma, have been witnessed by millions of people around the world. No camera tricks or special edits what you see is what you get. He takes the art of illusion to new heights, with a performance that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.
For more information visit www.theillusionistslive.com
Stay connected with the magic and follow the official Instagram, Facebook and YouTube (@TheIllusionistsLive) and Twitter (@Illusionists7); #TheIllusionists. 



SIMON PAINTER, CREATIVE PRODUCERSimon Painter is a visionary creative theatrical producer who hails from London.  Simon started his career on stage as a classical violinist, and performed the lead role for Spirit of the Dance in Las Vegas. The first show he produced, Le Grand Cirque smashed box office records at the Sydney Opera House selling over 40,000 tickets in 10 days. His two subsequent productions, Aerial Dreams and Adrenaline also broke records in Sydney and across the world and achieved critical acclaim. In 2010 Simon had five versions of Le Grand Cirque playing concurrently.  In late 2010 Simon joined forces with Australian producer and close friend Tim Lawson and began assembling the greatest magical minds from a wide spectrum of disciplines. His production of The Illusionists has already performed to record breaking crowds in theatres and arenas across the globe including Australia, Mexico, Latin America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to The Illusionists: Witness The Impossible, Simon's current projects include Le Noir (The Dark Side of Cirque) and Illusionists 2.0, both of which are currently playing extensive international tours. Simon also presented a third installment of The Illusionists (The Illusionists 1903) in January 2015. 


TIM LAWSON, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Tim Lawson is the CEO of TML Enterprises, servicing Australia and international territories with first class musicals and family entertainment with productions spanning across over 100 cities in 20 countries. Australasian theatrical touring credits include Sweet Charity, Buddy The Musical, Jolson starring Rob Guest, Spirit of the Dance, Oh! What A Night, Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol, It's A Dad Thing!, Weary The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop, Shout! The Musical, Brave Men Run In Our Family, Jekyll and Hyde starring Brad Little and The Rocky Horror Show narrated by Richard O' Brien. Tim's award winning production of A Chorus Line transferred to the prestigious London Palladium, and his production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang recently completed a 13 month tour. With partner Simon Painter, credits include Le Grand Cirque, Ariel Dreams, Adrenaline, Le Noir The Dark Side of Cirque, The Illusionists and The Illusionists 2.0, all enjoying record breaking success and extensive international arena and theatrical touring. The Illusionists 1903 - The Golden Age of Magic premieres in Australia in January 2015. www.tmlenterprises.com


MagicSpace EntertainmentMagicSpace Entertainment is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 30 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in North America, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces and presents more than 250 events in 75 cities per year.  Broadway credits include Donny & Marie A Broadway ChristmasThe Who's TommyAmerican Idiot and RAIN - A Tribute To The Beatles On Broadway.  National tour credits include Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage starring in Mythbusters - Behind The MythsAlton Brown LiveMannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, Donny & Marie ChristmasRAIN A Tribute to the Beatles, David Copperfield, Jesus Christ SuperstarA Chorus Line and concert tours by Janet Jackson, Cher, and Fleetwood Mac to name just a few.  Museum exhibitions produced on the road include the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition, Titanic: The Exhibition and Diana A Celebration. MagicSpace Entertainment has offices in Park City and Salt Lake City, UT.  www.magicspace.net 


BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets. Current and past productions includeBeautifulChicago, Fiddler on the RoofFinding NeverlandMillion Dollar QuartetHairspray, On Your FeetThe Producers and Waitress.  Broadway.com is the premier theaterwebsite for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.  Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. 

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Publish Date: 03-26-2016 13:17:00
 







PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES 
THE NEW NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION OF
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp
Directed by JACK O'BRIEN
PREMIERES IN PITTSBURGH, MARCH 22-27, 2016
AT THE BENEDUM CENTER
TICKETS ARE ON SALE! 
Pittsburgh, PA” Tickets are on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Pittsburgh premiere March 22-27, 2016, at the Benedum Center,
Kerstin Anderson as 'Maria Rainer'
Photo: Matthew Murphy
237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, as part of a North American tour.
Performance times are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($45-$95) for THE SOUND OF MUSIC can be purchased at the Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue and online atTrustArts.org/Broadway. To charge tickets by phone, call (412) 456-4800, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from Noon 4:00 p.m. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling (412) 471-6930.
On Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m., PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh ticket holders are invited to attend a 30 minutes free pre-performance talk, Know the Show Before You Go, held at the Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Avenue.  To make a reservation and for more information, visit: www.TrustArts.org/knowtheshow.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC is part of the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Broadway Across America. For more information about the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, please call 412-456-6666 or visitwww.TrustArts.org.

Ben Davis, Captain von Trapp
BEN DAVIS (Broadway's Violet, A Little Night Music, La BohГme) will play Captain Georg von Trapp and MELODY BETTS will play The Mother Abbess with MERWIN FOARD as Max Detweiler, TERI HANSEN as Elsa Schraeder, DAN TRACY as Rolf and PAIGE SILVESTER as Liesl. The von Trapp children will be played by JEREMY MICHAEL LANUTI (Friedrich), MARIA SUZANNE KNASEL (Louisa), QUINN ERICKSON (Kurt), SVEA ELIZABETH JOHNSON (Brigitta), MACKENZIE CURRIE (Marta) and AUDREY BENNETT (Gretl).
THE SOUND OF MUSIC is also introducing Jack O'Brien's brand new discovery, KERSTIN ANDERSON as
Maria Rainer. A current student at Pace University, Ms. Anderson won the coveted role from hundreds who auditioned.  This is her first national tour.
Director O'Brien had this to say about his leading lady. In looking over a great American classic, like THE SOUND OF MUSIC, sometimes you stumble on something you wonder if anyone ever saw before.  For instance, I was privileged to actually see Mary Martin in the original production ” as I was myself just a junior at the University of Michigan.  She was a great star, and she was giving a ˜great star's' performance.  She was at the apex of her career, and she was both brilliant and 46 years old.  But in reading it privately, something caught my eye:  Maria is probably, as a postulant, no more than six or seven years older than Liesl!



 She may be many things ” a country lass, a climber-of-trees, a young renegade, but she is clearly NOT an established star!  How interesting!  I've always believed Maria was a ˜star-making' part, rather than the leading role we remember from the movies and our experience; so I went looking for someone with star-making magic.  And in through the audition door one day walked Kerstin Anderson, still studying at Pace University in New York.  She opened her mouth, she sang, and the tears welled up in my eyes.  If ever there were an enchanting young woman standing on the brink of discovery ” this was it!  And now, the discovery is about to be all of ours!  Please, as I do ” welcome her!
The ensemble includes Carey Rebecca Brown, Ronald L. Brown, CГitlГn Burke, Christopher Carl, Kyla Carter, Patton Chandler, Daniella Dalli, Elisabeth Evans, Donna Garner, Meghan Hales, Jenavene Hester, Adam Hill, Darren Matthias, Kelly McCormick, Julia Osborne, Andrea Ross, Brent Schindele, Jim Schubin and Lucas Schultz.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. This new production is directed by Jack O'Brien (credits include: Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Coast of Utopia), choreographed by Danny Mefford (Fun Home, The Bridges of Madison County and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and music supervision by Andy Einhorn (Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Brief Encounter, The Light in the Piazza). The design and production team is comprised of Douglas W. Schmidt, set design (Tony Award nominee: 42nd Street, Into the Woods); Jane Greenwood, costume design (2014 recipient of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), Natasha Katz, lighting design (Five-time Tony Award winner: An American in Paris, Once, Aida, The Coast of Utopia, The Glass Menagerie) and Ken Travis, sound design (Aladdin, Newsies, Memphis). Casting by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, CSA.

"Do, Re, Mi"

According to director Jack O'Brien, THE SOUND OF MUSIC has been in our ears for decades, as it deserves to be. But it might be time to look once more, and more closely, at this remarkable work which, I feel, begins to reveal itself as deeper, richer, and more powerful than ever. It's no longer ˜your mother's' familiar SOUND OF MUSIC. We are tearing off the varnish of the past from one of the great glories of our theatergoing experience and making it fresh! This is an opportunity we've all longed to create!
Producer Beth Williams (Grove Entertainment) said, It's a great privilege to bring this beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical to theaters across North America. We hope that people of all ages will continue to fall in love with it for the first time, or all over again, and that it will truly become one of their ˜favorite things.' From our distinguished team led by the creative master Jack O'Brien, audiences can expect a truly magnificent production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
"Edelweiss"

In the words of Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein, THE SOUND OF MUSICcontinues to be the world's most beloved musical.  When a major national tour was suggested, I not only agreed, but was willing to roll up my sleeves and do whatever I could to fashion a new stage production that would re-engage today's theatergoing public. The show was originally created for Broadway, and seeing it on stage only reinforces the power of the story and the score. And with Jack O'Brien at the directorial helm well, we simply couldn't do better. Landing somewhere between The Coast of Utopia and Hairspray (shows for which Jack won the Tony), his production is smart, focused, and surprising.  
THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when The Sound of Music Live! aired on NBC in December, 2013; and 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with such songs as My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Edelweiss and the title song.
For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com.
www.instagram.com/SoundOfMusicOnTour 


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27
A modern Opera
Gertrude Stein and Alice Tobias
The Talk of Paris
Music by Ricky Ian Gordon, Libertto by Royce Varvrek
2425 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
 Presented by the Pittsburgh Opera
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters
 Reviewer:  JoAnn R. Forrester, Empress of Biz,  

Pittsburgh has many jewels in its cultural crown. One of the brightest jewels is the Pittsburgh Opera.
Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas
The 77th season began with the Pittsburgh premiere of 
Ricky Ian Gordon's 27.  Spotlighting larger than life novelist, poet, playwright, and Pittsburgh native Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas27 will delight you with Ricky Ian Gordon's "tuneful score" and Royce Vavrek's "quick-witted libretto." 
 The production of 27 was held at the Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, located at 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip District.  This is an amazing well designed renovated space that is the ˜ training ground for the next generation of Opera Stars.  The building and the resident artist program alone deserves its own review.  What a sparkling jewel in our cultural scene crown. 
I was mesmerized by the production of 27 , the life and times of Gertrude Stein and Alice Tobias and their influence on the development of 20th century arts.  I thoroughly enjoyed score of Mr.  Gordon, evoking jazz, foxtrot and musical theater. 
 The opera 27 is in five acts and portrays the life of Gertrude Stein and Tobias from 1910 to 1946.  It demonstrates their influence and impact on the world of art through their stimulating art challenging Parisian saloon.   It was fascinating to watch Gertrude and Alice living in pre War World I  Paris creating a saloon that hosted the emerging 20th century painters, Picasso and Henri Matisse . 

Gertrude and Alice created their own world excluding those who did not accept them including   Gertrude Stein brother, Leo Stein.  Who left 27 rue de Fluerus, when Alice Tobias became a permanent part of the household.  Gertrude and Leo never spoke again. 

World War I comes and goes with all its hardships and sacrifices.  After World War I Gertrude and Alice host emerging writers of the Lost Generation such as Hemingway, Fitzgerald and the photographer Man Ray.  This period sandwiched in between two World Wars is lived at a frenetic pace with all are trying to make up for the upheaval and destruction of the past war.  Meantime the Great Depression is on horizon and the drums of war start to beat softly and then louder and louder until they thunder and burst on the world stage and War II erupts. 




 World War II brought a drastic change to Gertrude Stein.  Her goal for her and Alice to be safe causes her to do what is necessary to be safe and survive occupied France.  After the war the end come quickly for guilt consumed Gertrude Stein.  The last act features Alice Tobias and Picasso as they say goodbye, pack and send Picasso's picture of Gertrude Stein to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 


I thoroughly enjoyed the resident artists as they delivered this Pittsburgh premiere of 27 I was impressed with Laurel Seerdjian (mezzo-soprano) portrayal of Gertrude Stein and Adelaide Boedecker (soprano) as Alice.  Their duets together conveyed great warmth, affection and devotion to one another.  The men, Adam Bonanni, (tenor) Matthew Sciollin (bass baritone) and Brian Tobias (baritone) were versatile and in good voice in their many faceted roles.  The Pittsburgh Opera's Residence artist program is a boon to Pittsburgh and to Opera.   All those in this production of 27 are on the path to artistic success.   

It's a good bet for your money to support and enjoy the Pittsburgh opera.  If you have never attended the opera, you might start with The Barber of Seville, opening on April 2.  

Written By: JoAnn R. Forrester
Host of Empress of Biz
Anchor Internet Radio Show on PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com
JoAnn R. Forrester is co-host of the Empress of Biz Talkcast and co-founder, president and partner in S. I. Business Associates, Small Business Solutions, LLC and Celebrate and Share. She is an entrepreneur, writer, business growth specialist, teacher, columnist and award winning writer. JoAnn specializes in helping small businesses grow and prosper. She is the co-developer of the PRICE IT PERFECT„c cost management system for small business, and has secured over 40 million dollars in loans and investment for her clients.

 

Publish Date: 03-19-2016 12:08:00
 


MEDIA ALERT:

Glass Slipper Ball Featuring the Best of the Chefs Presented by Diehl Toyota


What: This Premier Chef Event is a Magical Evening of Food, Wine, Live Music, Dancing and Fairy Tales come true.  The Glass Slipper Ball featuring the Best of the Chefs is designed to build Awareness and Funding for effective, grass roots Women's Initiatives providing Education Opportunities for Women and Girls and keeping them safe, happy and healthy.

Who:  Thirteenth Annual Glass Slipper Ball, Organized by Team Effort Events

Why: The Glass Slipper Ball featuring the Best of the Chefs provides Critical Visibililty, Increased Awareness and Beneficial Relationships, greatly improving the chances for success of organizations who are on the front lines working hard to combat such atrocities as Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Female Genital Mutilation.

Who Should Attend: Those who want to "Party with a Purpose"

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016, 7 PM to Midnight
Where: Double Tree by Hilton, Cranberry 

Media Contact:

Debra Dion Krischke
Team Effort Events
251 Westvue Road
Wexford, Pa. 15090
724-935-6100
debra@teameffortevents.com

Additional Information:  http://glassslipperball.com

Other Annual produced around the country by Team Effort Events include The Glass Slipper Ball featuring the Best of the Chefs established in Pittsburgh in 2004, in Colorado Springs in 2006 and Naples in 2009;  The Inspried Women's Conference established in 2011 and Cocktails and Cuisine for Women in Crisis first produced in 2007.

Upcoming Events in Pittsburgh:  

Inspired Women Paying it Forward

April 6, 2016
July 14, 2016
October 6, 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Cranberry
910 Sheraton Dr, Mars, PA 16046

http://www.inspiredwomen.com/

9th Annual Cocktails & Cuisine for Women in Crisis 
 Friday, May 20, 2016 
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Director of SBA Office of Women's Business Ownership Keynote Speaker at Women's Summit in Reading, PA

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA Erin Andrew, director of the Office of Women's Business Opportunities for the U.S. Small Business Administration, is keynote speaker at the W.E. R.O.A.R. Summit (Women Entrepreneurs, Relationships, Opportunities, Assistance and Resources). The free event is Wed., March 30, from5 to 8 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, in Reading, Pa. Media are invited.


Women business owners and entrepreneurs attending the event have the unique opportunity to access resources and learn ways to make their businesses grow and prosper. The program is a collaboration among State Senator Judy Schwank, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center, Pennsylvania Community Development and Finance Corporation, and Tompkins VIST Bank. 

The SBA is committed to identifying opportunities to the challenges women entrepreneurs continue to face. As Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women's Business Ownership, I have met women entrepreneurs around the country and they've told me about the challenges they face including access to capital, access to markets, and limited resources to scale their businesses, Andrew said. Women business owners and entrepreneurs are critical to the strength and vitality of our local, state, and national economies.  Our SBA programs, coordinated through the District Office, help women overcome the unique challenges and obstacles in achieving success.  
The SBA is excited to support and participate in W.E. R.O.A.R. Women owned small businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the small business community, and opportunities continue to grow for women in Federal contracting and other area, said Antonio (Tony) Leta, director of SBA's Eastern Pennsylvania District Office. This conference is a great opportunity for women business owners to learn about many of the resources that exist to support their efforts.
WHATFREE W.E. R.O.A.R. Summit featuring keynote speaker Erin Andrew,director, Office of Women's Business Opportunities, U.S. Small Business Administration. Breakout sessions feature: Starting and Growing a Business; Securing Financing; Strategic Planning; and Taking Your Business to the Next Level.  Media are invited.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 305-8 p.m.
WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 701 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601
REGISTRATION:  Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required by calling610-898-6151 or enrolling online at https://weroar2016.eventbrite.com.
Assistant Administrator Andrew is director of the SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership.  She oversees the agency's efforts to promote the growth of women-owned businesses through advocacy and programs that provide business training and counseling, access to credit and capital, and multiple business and networking opportunities.
Andrew manages a nationwide network of women's business centers that provide training, counseling and mentoring to hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs in every state and two U.S. territories.  Her office also works with representatives in every SBA district office to oversee operations of the Women's Business Centersand to coordinate services for women entrepreneurs.
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Publish Date: 03-09-2016 18:14:00
 


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Announce the Pittsburgh Premiere of An American in Paris




Most Awarded Musical of 2015 to Play the Benedum Center, May 30 - June 11, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA · March 1, 2016  AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play the Benedum Center for a two-week engagement May 30-June 11, 2017. The first national tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will be presented as part of the Pittsburgh CLO 2017 Summer Season and the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh 2016-17 series.
We created the world premiere of the new musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Paris and then on Broadway, with the ultimate destination being our Pittsburgh CLO subscribers," said Executive Producer Van Kaplan. Half of our sizeable cast made their Broadway debut in our show, including our Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, which for me is Pittsburgh CLO at its best: creating professional opportunities for young artists in new musicals that become tomorrow's revivals. Our desire for this show was of course the same as it for all of our subscription productions, to provide our audiences with the unique thrill of satisfyingly big-musicals without having to go to New York. They're in for a treat with this one.  
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to collaborate with the Pittsburgh CLO to bring this truly beautiful production to Pittsburgh, shared Marc Fleming, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is filled with the music and romance set to a captivating story that will delight Pittsburgh audiences.
Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. 

Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, this production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS brings this classic tale to the stage for the first time, with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and book by Craig Lucas. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS won four 2015 Tony Awards; four Drama Desk Awards; four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical; the Drama League Award for Best Musical; three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards; and two Theatre World Awards. 
The creative team is comprised of Tony Award-winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), Jon Weston (sound), 59 Productions (projections) with the musical score adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher, orchestrations by Christopher Austin, dance arrangements by Sam Davis, musical supervision by Todd Ellison with additional orchestrations by Don Sebesky and Bill Elliott. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A.  
The score of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS includes the songs "I Got Rhythm," "Liza," "'S Wonderful," "But Not For Me," "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise," and orchestral music including "Concerto in F," "Second Prelude," "Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture" and "An American In Paris." 
The production opened to widespread critical acclaim at the Palace Theatre on Broadway on April 12, 2015 after its world premiere at the ThГГctre du ChГctelet in Paris November 22, 2014-January 4, 2015.
The producers are Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and ThГГctre du ChГctelet.  
For more information, visit www.AnAmericanInParisBroadway.com.
TICKETSSubscribe to the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Series by calling 412-456-1390 or visit TrustArts.org/Broadway. The full 2016-17 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh season will be announced on Monday, March 28 at the Byham Theater.  Subscriptions will go on sale Tuesday, March 29, 2016.  For Pittsburgh CLO Season Ticket information call 412-281-2822 or visitwww.pittsburghCLO.org.  The remainder of Pittsburgh CLO's 2017 Summer Season schedule will be announced in early fall.
Individual tickets will go on sale to the public at a later date and can be purchase by calling 412-456-6666, by visiting CulturalDistrict.org/Paris online or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh.  

Advanced reservations for groups of 10 or more for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS are now being taken. Interested parties should call 1-844-PGH-SHOW and press option 2 or 3. 
For additional information, visit: 
http://www.anamericaninparisbroadway.com/ 
Twitter: @AmericanInParis  
http://www.facebook.com/AmericanInParisBway
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BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets. Current and past productions include BeautifulChicago, Fiddler on the RoofFinding Neverland,  Million Dollar QuartetHairspray, On Your Feet ,The Producers and Waitress.  Broadway.com is the premier theaterwebsite for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.



PITTSBURGH CLO 
Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 20 Broadway shows (29 Tony Awards) featuring the current productions of On Your Feet, An American in Paris, Kinky Boots and Matilda. Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academy, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award, the National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and the CLO Cabaret.

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 landmasses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org. Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.


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