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Millions of people have seen Cats since 1981 and have just purred over the Jellicle cats and their salute to immortality.  The performance of this weekend at the Benedum Theatre was purrfect.  The audience was immediately in love with the performance from the very talented Broadway quality cast.  They were singing joyfully and dancing exuberantly.  In a nonstop musical acrobatic, twisting, somersaulting, cartwheeling performance that put permanent paw prints of joy into everyone hearts.
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Pittsburgh's debut of Footloose brings to stage  idyllic, youthful and perpetually  poignant  teenage strife with a musical score that is toe tapping and finger snapping.  So long as there are teenagers, there will be rebellion, a question of  authority and a free- spiritedness that teeters between innocence and blind stupidity for years at a time.
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Yanni Brings Agape, "Love" to Benedum 

YANNI: WORLD TOUR 2014August 16, 2014 | 8 p.m. | Benedum Center

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Yanni GRACED the Benedum Stage last night with his mesmerizing smile and consummate rapport with the audience who were raucous and appreciative and never faltered in their unity with the performance. The audience was captivated as Yanni took the stage and seemed to say, "Excuse me while I make love to my piano and you can watch and listen as I am accompanied by my 'United Nations' of musicians."

For those few who do not know who Yanni is.  He is a Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer and music producer who has spent most of his adult life in the United States while managing to still travel the world and appear in such historic places as the Acropolis, the Taj Mahal, China's Forbidden City, Russia's Kremlin, Puerto Ricco's El Morro Castle and last night, the world famous Benedum in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Yanni continues to use the musical shorthand that he developed as a child blending jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to create predominantly instrumental works. As this genre of music was not well suited for commercial pop radio and music television, Yanni achieved international recognition by producing concerts at historic monuments and by producing videos that were broadcast on public television.  That was my first experience with Yanni on PBS, "Yanni, Live at the Acropolis," which by the way yielded the second best-selling music video of all time.

I must tell you it is nothing like sitting in an orchestra seat in a theatre as intimate as the Benedum which, Yanni mentioned how cool it was to be so close to the audience and he took full advantage in engaging and interacting with the audience throughout the evening.  At least fourteen of Yanni's albums have peaked at No. 1 in Billboard's "Top New Age Album" category and two albums (Dare to Dream andIn My Time) received Grammy Award nominations.

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Yanni's musicians represent 11 different nationalities including England, Germany, Venezuela, Cuba, Paraguay, China, Canada, USA, Russia, Armenia and Greece.  The talents from each member surpass anything you can imagine prior to attending a performance, and they are all brought to you on one stage under the guidance of a true modern day orchestrator.  The first thing you notice about this orchestra is how much fun they are having and the smiles on their faces. 

The music is at once uplifting, calming, romantic and often intensely sensual and erotic. My nephew had not even heard of Yanni when I asked him to attend at the last minute but became an instant fan coming away from the concert slightly hoarse from cheering.

My nephew Josh (an engineering student form WVU) and I immediately zeroed in on Victor Espinola, the harpist from Asuncion Paraguay.   We were amazed at the octaves that his Paraguayan harp was able to reach with its 36 strings and also excited to discover with research that the harp is Paraguay's national instrument.  His World Electronic Acoustic Music brings a blend of flamenco and gypsy style to the music of the Yanni orchestra.

Yanni, photo by Whit Padgett.
About half way through the concert Yanni features Alexander Zhiroff from Russia on the cello.  We decided that we never knew that the cello could issue such sounds and be such "fun."  The solo was an experience in pure, light-hearted amusement.

From amusement to the international language of music,  Samvel Yervinyan, Violinist from Yerevan, Armenia clearly knew how to make his instrument speak and have it understood in any language. He shows all the signs of beginning his studies at the age of 7 and graduating from Tchaikovsky's Music Conservatory, perhaps inheriting Tchaikovsky's penchant for gypsy melody.

From the bigness reminiscent of Tchaikovsky to the sounds of the the violin played by the diminutive Mary Simpson, Violin, Virginia, USA who brings a touch of bluegrass to Yanni's orchestra.  From row E we could see her constant smile and hear her making her violin smile also.  Her hi-lighted performances were both energetic and musically endearing.

Other Hi-lights of the concert:


Yanni describes this song as something he wrote about the learning that took place rather than initial reactions like frustration and anger.


Charlie Adams brought down the house with his drum solo.  We weren't timing it but it seemed at least ten minutes long without a hint of boring the audience.  Charlie with his Steeler t-shirt and "Pittsburgh Coffee" used his high energy stage performance and stamina in what was probably the best drum solo the audience had ever heard.

Yanni, photo by Whit Padgett.

Played with the orchestra bathed in red light, you could feel the agape love that Yanni speaks of in his introduction about his mother knowing about "healing" love.  The music wraps around you like a mother's arms and encourages the audience to at once feel loved and excited to be alive.

Santorini
This rendition is so LARGE that it makes you feel as though something epic is about to happen not only from the stage but in your life and at times let you languish in the victory. This piece puts you in the mind of running through open fields, ascending the mountain and then triumphantly observing the beauty of the view.

Yanni didn't tell the story but the world knows he was inspired to help protect giant pandas after he adopted a two-month old panda cub at the Chinese Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in October 2011. Yanni was the first western artist to be given the honor of symbolically adopting one of Chengdu's pandas (a privilege reserved almost exclusively for nations, rather than personalities). He named the panda Santorini after one of the most beautiful islands in his native Greece.

Lauren Jelencovich joins Yanni for 'Nightingale' with its oriental theme with her effortless soprano very realistically portraying the song of the Nightingale which Yanni says has the sweetest song of any bird in the world.

The concert was just too full of too much to talk about and after this review is published I will remember more dynamic moments.  I should not neglect to mention outstanding solos by Jason Carder; Trumpet from Arizona and moments of grandeur fromYoel Del Sol; Percussion, Cuba and the duets of Yanni with keyboard player,  Ming Freeman, Taiwan; and also some very unique runs and scales from Gabriel Vivas, Bass from Caracas Venezuela.

There is just not one musician in the group who is not a consummate professional and cannot or has not shown brightly on their own on the international music scene.  I attended the concert under physical duress coming straight from my new daughter-in-law's bridal shower which I had been preparing for three days.  I had told my nephew to nudge me if I fell asleep.  Fat chance!  I arrived exhausted and spent and from the time the orchestra hit the stage began to revitalize.  I left like all of the rest of the audience with a feeling of absolute joy and elation at hearing "art" personified in music with passion, verve, compassion and style.



Joanne Quinn-Smith, Award winning internet radio broadcaster, blogger, author and internet radio and TV network editor and publisher. Joanne is the owner and CEO, Creative Energy Officer, of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates, a successful Pittsburgh-based marketing company. She is a grandmother and great grandmother, an unlikely trendsetter for online journalism and broadcasting. Joanne is internationally known as the Get Your Google On Gal. But better known as Techno Granny„c to over one million accumulated online listeners worldwide. Joanne has created a revolutionary online NEW MEDIA platform in Internet broadcasting, blogging and other social media participation that represents the new second generation of World Wide Web interactions, known in technology circles as Web 2.0. JQS is the online publisher of PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com, an online community magazine to disseminate the Positive News for Positive Pittsburghers. PPL Mag is Pittsburgh's First Internet radio and TV network with syndicated channels and online radio and TV capabilities. 

 

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closed their 2014 summer season on Saturday, August 2nd, with a concert entitled Triple Play.  For a baseball loving family, we thought the concert was a home run.  With my partner's children visiting for the summer, this was a great concert to take the whole family to.  It featured opera and operetta overtures in the first third, a stunningly played piano concerto in the second, and for the final third movie music from some of our favorite action blockbusters.  Now I normally report mostly on the music and just a little on the experience, but for this review I will share how fun it can be to take the whole family to the symphony.
Millions of people have seen Cats since 1981 and have just purred over the Jellicle cats and their salute to immortality.  The performance of this weekend at the Benedum Theatre was purrfect.  The audience was immediately in love with the performance from the very talented Broadway quality cast.  They were singing joyfully and dancing exuberantly.  In a nonstop musical acrobatic, twisting, somersaulting, cartwheeling performance that put permanent paw prints of joy into everyone hearts. 

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Invites You to a Special Presentation by
PA Attorney General
 Kathleen G. Kane
At the
6th Annual Breakfast at the Rivers Club 
Celebrate the 94th Anniversary of the
Passage of the 19th Amendment! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 
Rivers Club, Oxford Centre Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA 
7:45 am - 9:30 am 
Proceeds to Benefit the
Pennsylvania Women's Hall of Achievement
Donation - $45 
Honorary Sponsors- $94.00 
Table of 10: $450 
Founding Sponsors $1,000
Hosted by: Celebrate & Share, Bonnie DiCarlo & JoAnn R. Forrester

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW
Bonnie DiCarlo: bonnie255@aol.com   412.480.5247
JoAnn Forrester: selfimagebz@aol.com 412.440.6969

Dear Friends:

Since its inception in 2002, Celebrate & Share has worked to raise funds for organizations
that focus on the needs of women and children, and to highlight the achievements of women
in the Greater Pittsburgh area and the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to this effort, we
have created a 501C 3, The Pennsylvania Women's Hall of Achievement.



 We would like you to join us in honoring one of the greatest achievements of women: The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of gender. Please join us on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, as we Celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment with our special guest,
Pennsylvania's FIRST woman Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, and Share in the founding
of the Pennsylvania Women's Hall of Achievement.
Thank you for your faith and support.


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Music: Yanni, Benedum Center

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
YANNI: WORLD TOUR 2014
August 16, 2014 | 8 p.m. | Benedum Center
Pittsburgh, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the Yanni: World Tour 2014. The Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series welcomes fans to experience Yanni in concert. Yanni's orchestra composed of top musicians and vocalists from around the world will perform music selections from the beginning of his career to his latest album. Tickets are currently on sale ranging from $42.25 $152.25.  The performance begins at 8:00 p.m., at the Benedum Center, on August 16. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit TrustArts.orgor call 412-456-6666.
Yanni is an acclaimed performer and composer who has influenced multiple genres of music through his talents. His
Yanni photo by Silvio Richetto
performances have grasped the attention of the world and continue to leave audiences in amazement. The 2014 world tour is traveling to over 20 countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Belarus, United States, and Canada.
Yanni is a Kalamata, Greece native who taught himself how to play the piano. Spending 15 hours a day on a piano and having perfect pitch contributed to his successful music career. His latest instrumental and vocal album, Inspirato, was released in April 2014 after four years of preparation. The music for this album took over 30 years because the creative inspiration stems from all of Yanni's past loves. Inspirato reached the number one spot on Billboard's Top New Age Album category for 2014. Other albums that have topped the charts are Yanni's Yanni Mexicanisimo, released in October 2010 and Truth of Touch, released in February 2011. With more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide, two Grammy nominations, and over 25 million albums sold globally, Yanni is a living legend.
Yanni photo by Krystal Ann
About The 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.
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Pittsburgh CLO to Hold Auditions for
Tony Award-winning Comedy Boeing Boeing

What: Auditions for the comedy, BOEING BOEING by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
Directed by Van Kaplan

Principals must be available beginning January 19, 2014 and continuing through April 26, 2015.

Where: CLO Academy of Musical Theater, 130 CLO Academy Way, 8th Floor.

When: Sunday, September 7, 2014; 11:00 am 7:00 pm.

Callbacks Monday, September 8, 2014. Time TBD

About the Show:
BOEING BOEING is a classic farce written by the French playwright Marc Camoletti. The English language adaptation, translated by Beverley Cross, was first staged in London at the Apollo Theatre in 1962 running for a total of seven years. In 1991, the play was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most performed French play throughout the world. The most recent revival on Broadway in 2008 won the TONY for best play revival.

It's the 1960s, and swinging American bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous Air Hostesses (Stewardesses) all engaged to him without knowing about each other. Bernard manages to juggle his dance card with careful planning and the reluctance of his acid tongued French Housekeeper Berthe. But Bernard's perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert from Wisconsin comes to stay, and a new and speedier Boeing jet is introduced to the airlines which throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. A riotous farce that recently enjoyed hit revivals in London and New York.

Seeking:
All actors must possess the ability to play both physical and verbal comedy.

Bernard
30s-40s. Successful American architect, living in Paris. Handsome, well-educated, charming. Engaged to three air hostesses whom he manages to keep in the dark about one-another by managing their visits on a strict timetable. Takes boyish pleasure in the success of his devious doings, until his careful planning starts to fall apart, deflating his confidence.

Berthe
French, 40s-60s. Bernard's long-time live-in maid and cook. Although devoted to Bernard, she is wearying of keeping up with Bernard's revolving-door lifestyle, and by play's end she has been pushed as far as she will go. Dry and fantastically sarcastic; never afraid to say what's on her mind. French accent.

Robert
30s-40s. Bernard's schoolmate from back in the States; hasn't seen Bernard in close to 20 years. Shy, small-town, mid-western and sweet”somewhat a nerd by today's standards. Views Bernard's whirlwind juggling act of three fiancГ孟 with awe and admiration until he gets wrapped up in it himself and his anxiety spins out of control.

Gloria
Bernard's American fiancГ委, late 20s-30s. Air hostess for TWA. Epitome of a go-getter American woman; has a vigorous appetite for food and love. Completely adorable and supremely confident, but she might punch you if you dared call her cute . Southern accent.

Gretchen
Bernard's German fiancГ委, late 20s-30s. Air hostess for Lufthansa. Has an intense Teutonic passion that can spin on a dime”one moment she might be soft and cuddly, and the next barking out orders and breaking furniture. Inspires equal amounts of lust and fear in those around her. German accent.

Gabriella
Bernard's Italian fiancГ委, late 20s-30s. Air hostess for Alitalia. Sultry and full of fire, she is much smarter and more self-reliant than she first appears. Italian accent.

Requirements:
· Head shot and resume stapled together.
· Auditioners should prepare a one-minute comic monologue.
· Completed CLO Audition Application
Audition Process:
· Set up a time for your appointment using the audition request email. We will email your confirmation time back.
· (If this link does not automatically generate an email in your browser, please click here for detailed instructions on submitting an audition request.)
Download and complete the Audition Application. You will need to bring this to your audition appointment.

*If you are having trouble downloading the application, please call us at 412-281-3973 ext 234 to have one mailed to you.

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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 19 Broadway shows (25 Tony Awards) featuring the current productions of Cinderella, 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, theRichard Rodgers Award the National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and theCLO Cabaret.

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            ANNIE, DIRTY DANCING, PIPPIN, DISNEY'S NEWSIES & MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
TO BE FEATURED ON LIFETIME TELEVISION'S
THE BALANCING ACT
                                               
BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA
Six-part miniseries will take viewers behind-the-scenes of 
some of the most beloved Broadway Musicals  

Pittsburgh, PA:  Broadway Across America has announced that ANNIE, DIRTY DANCING, PIPPIN, Disney's NEWSIES and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will be featured on Lifetime Television's award-winning morning show The Balancing Act as part of the six part series Broadway Balances America.


ANNIE, DIRTY DANCING, PIPPIN, Disney's NEWSIES and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL are part of the 2014-2015 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Broadway Across America and the Pittsburgh Symphony.  ANNIE performances are October 28-November 2, 2014 at the Benedum Center; Disney's NEWSIES performances are November 25-30, 2014 at the Benedum Center; MOTOWN THE MUSICAL performances are December 30, 2014-January 4, 2015 at Heinz Hall; PIPPIN performances are January 20-25, 2015 at the Benedum Center and DIRTY DANCING performances are April 7-12, 2015 at the Benedum Center.   For more information about the 2014-2015 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series, visit www.TrustArts.org, in person: Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue or call (412) 456-4800.

Patrice Covington (center) as Martha Reeves in Motown the Musical (Joan Marcus)

Broadway Balances America segments will air on The Balancing Act as follows, ANNIE will air on August 12 and 19; DIRTY DANCING will air on September 9 & 16; PIPPIN will air on October 29 and November 5; Disney's NEWSIES will air on November 6 and 13; and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will air on November 8 and 25.


Broadway Balances America will provide exclusive behind-the-scenes excerpts and interviews with ANNIE, DIRTY DANCING, PIPPIN, Disney's NEWSIES and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL casts, creatives and crews, even experiencing what it's like to dance in their shoes.

Cast of Newsies (Photo Credit:  Joan Marcus)

 Host Olga Villaverde had the time of her life when she traveled to Orlando and danced with Johnny Castle, the star of DIRTY DANCING.  She even learned the iconic leap that stole people's hearts in the original movie classic. Balancing Act correspondent Amber Milt hit the boards on Broadway for a unique look at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Disney's NEWSIES, ANNIE and PIPPIN.

Amber Milt goes backstage for a Supreme transformation at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, which tells the behind-the-hits story of Motown founder Berry Gordy and the launch of legendary girl group The Supremes, The Jackson Five and more. Disney's NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical, tells the true and captivating story of the 1899 newsboys' strike and a band of underdogs who fight for what's right while staying true to themselves.  The segment focuses on Disney's new national campaign, the Get Up and Go! program, which promotes fun ways for kids to lead more active and healthier lifestyles through NEWSIES' Tony Award winning choreography and music.  The ANNIE segment puts a spotlight on young kids (and their parents) going through the audition process to show what it takes to play one of Broadway's most cherished roles in the iconic musical about everyone's favorite orphan.  PIPPIN takes us into a captivating world of aerial acrobatics and temptation in this brand new Tony Award winning production in which a young prince must decide whether he should risk it all in a blaze of glory or choose a simpler path as he searches for the meaning of life.

Josef Brown and Amanda Leigh Cobb (Photo Courtesy of National Broadway Tour)

 We are really excited to partner with Broadway Across America so together we can take our viewers behind-the-scenes of the most popular Broadway shows now touring all across the country and meet some of the actors, directors and choreographers who bring it all to life.  Also, with ˜the Arts' being taken out of so many school curriculums it's great that Broadway Classroom provides students an opportunity to connect with the art community. We're thrilled that Broadway Across America shares our passion for helping empower adults and kids alike and to instill and cultivate an appreciation for the Arts, said Dr. Thomas C. Deters, President and CEO, O2 Media„c, producers of The Balancing Act.

Broadway musicals are not just the New York art form; they are the great American art form.  We thank our network of local theater partners nationwide and The Balancing Act for helping us share Broadway with that wider audience across the country, said Lauren Reid, CEO Theater Division, Broadway Across America.



The final segment takes viewers into Broadway Classroom where students are introduced to all elements of the Broadway industry in collaboration with performers and industry professionals.  Classes range from Broadway 101, an introduction to Broadway, to Musical Theatre Song and Movement, a master class where students learn the music, choreography and staging from a current Broadway musical.

To learn more about the Broadway Balances America series, please visit: www.broadwaybalancesamerica.com

About Broadway Across America
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 musicals and plays in North America, operating in 40 markets.  As a leading Broadway producer, BAA is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre.  Current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Bullets Over Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. Past productions include Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis, Promises, Promises and The Producers.  Broadway.com is the premier theaterwebsite for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com andBroadway.com.

About The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television
Now in its 7th year, The Balancing Act continues to empower women in all aspects of their lives. The mission at The Balancing Act is simple -- the show strives to help today's modern woman balance it all by bringing them exceptional solutions to everyday problems. Entertaining, educational and trusted by women, viewers can watch America's premier morning show The Balancing Act weekday mornings on Lifetime television at 7 am (ET/PT).

 For additional information or to view a segment visit:  www.thebalancingact.com.

About The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.  www.TrustArts.org
Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.
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Tony Award-Winning Broadway Hit & Audience Favorite to Complete
10th Anniversary CLO Cabaret Season!

Pittsburgh, PA · July 29, 2014 Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce that Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Boeing Boeing will join the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway hit Murder For Two and audience favorite Girls Only The Secret Comedy of Women to complete the 2014-2015 CLO Cabaret Series.  

CLO Cabaret Series packages are now on sale and can be purchased by calling our Season Ticket hotline at 412-281-2822.  Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets by calling 412-325-1582 or emailing Groups@pittsburghCLO.org.

Murder For Two
October 22, 2014 - January 18, 2015
Music by Joe Kinosian
Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Book by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair

EVERYONE IS A SUSPECT AT THE CLO CABARET!
Murder For Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder!  In this witty and winking musical homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries, 2 performers play 13 roles ” not to mention the piano!  The New York Times calls this hilarious 90-minute whodunit INGENIOUS!  A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs.  You won't want to miss this killer musical comedy!

Boeing Boeing
February 5-April 26, 2015
By Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverly Cross
Revised by Francis Evans
Directed by Van Kaplan

ONE MAN + THREE STEWARDESSES = NON-STOP COMEDY!
This Tony Award-winning swingin' ˜60s farce features Bernard, a wannabe-Casanova, with Italian, German, and American fiancГ委s, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent layovers. He keeps one up, one down and one pending until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time. A riotous hit comedy that recently enjoyed hit revivals in London and New York, Boeing Boeing is now set to arrive in Pittsburgh - fasten your seatbelts!

Girls Only The Secret Comedy of Women
May 27-August 16, 2015
By Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein

A MUST-SEE FOR GIRLS OF ALL AGES!
Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women is a hilarious hit about two women discovering their childhood diaries and the sweet, awkward, embarrassing and heartwarming stories they inspire. A combination of sketch comedy, improvisation and musical numbers with a little audience participation thrown in Girls Only is the perfect way to celebrate all things girly. Don't miss what the Denver Post calls truly brilliant! and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said, Keep the laughs coming!




The CLO Cabaret Series Subscription is available for $100 and includes:
· Tickets to Murder for Two, Boeing Boeing and Girls Only The Secret Comedy of Women
· Choice of show dates and times
· Convenient ticket exchange
· The above price includes up to a 25% discount

CLO Cabaret Series Performances
Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Select Thursdays at 1:00pm

Pittsburgh CLO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our 2014-2015 CLO Cabaret Series Sponsor: the Charity Randall Foundation.
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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 19 Broadway shows (25 Tony Awards) featuring the current productions of Cinderella, 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, theRichard Rodgers Award the National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and theCLO Cabaret.

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Publish Date: 08-05-2014 18:20:00
 

Family Night at the Symphony is a Home Run
Review of Triple Play the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Aug. 2nd 2014 Performance

From:  Roving Pittsburgher Report and PositivePittsburghLiveMagazine.com
Written By:  Stephanie Curtice  |  Aug. 02, 2014


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closed their 2014 summer season on Saturday, August 2nd, with a concert entitled Triple Play.  For a baseball loving family, we thought the concert was a home run.  With my partner's children visiting for the summer, this was a great concert to take the whole family to.  It featured opera and operetta overtures in the first third, a stunningly played piano concerto in the second, and for the final third movie music from some of our favorite action blockbusters.  Now I normally report mostly on the music and just a little on the experience, but for this review I will share how fun it can be to take the whole family to the symphony.

We have only been here for a year, so this was the first opportunity to bring the kids to Heinz Hall and it was so fun to see their reaction walking into the beautiful hall.  They were in aw just as we were the first time.  But the most quote of the evening came as we were getting seated.  We had two sets of seats: two media seats fifth row/stage left, and four towards the back/center section/isle seats - still main floor mind you.  First, we got Dad (Mike VanStipdonk), Martin (15), Josie (13), and Quinn (10) seated and then Nina (7) and I proceeded to find our seats.  After we at least located them I asked Nina if she wanted to go back and hang out with the rest of the family until the concert started.  She replied, No I don't think I want to go way back there.  These seats are WAY better.  And with that we now have a seven year old, prime seating connoisseur.  Instead we practiced reading the concert notes, which proved to be very good concert preparation even for her.

Christian Capocaccia
(photo courtesy: PSO)
With a countdown of the side stage doors closing one by one, we were tuning up for our first family PSO experience.  As a result of her pre-concert reading, Nina was able to point out the evil dwarf played by the basses in Glinka's Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla.  Next was one of my favorites of the evening, Franz Von Suppe's Overture to The Beautiful Galatea.  Nina thought she might have been familiar with the third piece, Intermezzo and Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann.  But at its conclusion, said Maybe I know one of his other songs, because I did not know that one after all.  To close out the first section of the concert, the PSO played Rossini's Overture to William Tell.  Guest conductor Christian Capocaccia playfully reminded us that we should also recognize it from many cartoons, like Looney Tunes.  During this piece Nina nudged me and perceptively pointed to the words thunderstorm, countryside, and triumphant return during each of the respective sections.  During the first intermission we met up with the rest of the troops for a leg stretch and work out the wiggles walk.  Quinn noted that he heard lots of cymbals during the Bugs Bunny song.

Xiayin Wang
(photo courtesy: PSO)
Next on deck was Ravel's Concerto in G major for Piano and Orchestra.  As we readied for the second part of the concert and enjoyed a rootbeer barrel, Nina noted how beautiful the pianist Xiayin Wang is and that she studied from another person named Nina (Svetlanova).  Miss Wang played exquisitely.  The program notes used the perfect words to describe each of the movements, the first sparkling, the second graceful, and the third whirling.  Wang's care in how she played each note was stellar and her interaction and balance with the PSO was perfect.  As we got up for the 7th inning stretch (yes, exactly after seven movements) Nina again pointed out how primo our seats were and that we could actually see Miss Wang playing each note even in high heals and a pretty purple dress with sparkly gems.

Reluctantly Nina, shared her great seats with Martin and Josie for the last section of the concert.  Leading off was a Medley from Pirates of the Caribbean by Hans Badelt and then Hans Zimmer's Music from Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.  And finally, as maestro Capocaccia pointed out, no movie music section is complete without John Williams.  The concert concluded with Suite from Star Wars including The Imperial March, Princess Leia's Theme, and the Main Title.  Watching the older kids from afar made Mike and me smile to see how engaged they were enjoying the music.

As we were exiting the concert hall we got many compliments on how well behaved everyone was and that we brought them at all.  As a note to other parents who might be thinking this all happened in the twilight zone of perfection the evening was not without little reminders to not have our feet in the chairs or that you can read the program but not whip it around like a fan.  We took potty breaks, exploration walks, and had a piece of hard candy before the show and at each intermission.

There was something for everyone in the family at our night at the symphony.  Other than the music being very pretty and the PSO being really good, the kids noted the hall is beautiful, the 12 chandelers are very sparkely, the main stair case is really old and cool, and the small round red couch in the ladies lounge is so fun.

On the ride home, we went around the car and all shared our favorite pieces from the concert.  Here are the final stats:
Nina (7) Overture to William Tell AND Star Wars: The Imperial March
Quinn (10) Star Wars
Josie (13) Medley from Pirates of the Caribbean
Martin (15)  Music from Batman: The Dark Knight Rises
Dad Ravel Piano Concerto and Star Wars: The Imperial March
Miss Stephanie Overture to The Barcarolle and Ravel Piano Concerto

So if you are on the fence about taking your children or grand children to the symphony, our advice is to take them.  It is an experience they will always remember, and you will too.  The PSO has two great series that are extra family friendly PNC POPS! And Fiddlesticks Family Concerts presented by Macy's.  As for our experience, we all thought our evening at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was an out of the park home run.


Fiddlesticks Family Concerts presented by Macy's Recommended for children ages 3 to 8
Introduce your children to music at these special Saturday morning concerts with your world-class Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra!  During the pre-concert DISCOVERY TIME ADVENTURES, children will have the opportunity to sing, dance, create a take-home craft, meet musicians and listen to stories all unique to each concert.  PittsburghSymphony.org

PNC POPS! Rated E: For Everyone
Welcome to a season of big pictures, accompanied by big sounds. Popular movies, beloved Broadway musicals, animated Disney adventures, successful television shows and award-winning jazz artists take front and center stage in the 2014-2015 season of PNC POPS! It's entertainment for the ages. For all ages.  PittsburghSymphony.org

By:  Stephanie Curtice
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Publish Date: 08-04-2014 02:05:00
 

Positively Pittsburgh Live! News 07-21-14
Summertime Dining, Movies in the Park
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PPL Co-Host
Kelli Robbins
Kelli Robbins is the owner and President of Contact One Communications, Inc. Founded in 1985, Contact One specializes in telephone answering service and custom call center applications for commercial, medical, e-commerce and web applications for companies in the Pittsburgh region and all across North America. Her firm's clients are top leaders in business, from Fortune 500 to small and midsize companies and professional services firms. In addition, Kelli works in the arena of marketing, advertising and branding with entrepreneurs of all sizes. Her special emphasis is on creating and printing collateral materials; direct and electronic mailings; web design and product fulfillment. Kelli's firm provides top corporate clients - and budding entrepreneurs alike - with a total communications solutions package for rapid business growth and development.

Kelli is also an author, trainer, speaker, entrepreneur and former president of the Pittsburgh Business Development Alliance. She leads a firm that delivers information and business results through better communication. For over 25 years, Kelli has worked across the country and, over her career, has set up thousands of clients that range from political leaders, to CEOs, to small business.

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS TECHNOGRANNY?
Central Diner in Robinson, Casa Reyna Restaurante Mexicano in the Strip District,
and Cats at the Benedum

POSITIVELY PITTSBURGHER SPONSORED EVENTS
6th Annual Celebrate and Share Breakfast  |  Pistols-n-Pink Monthly MeetUp  |  Eighth Anniversary of The Woman's Interactive Network of Pittsburgh Summer Cocktail Party

CULTURAL CLUES
PSO Closes Summer Season with Two Classical Concerts  |  The Book of Mormon The Musical  |  Monty Python's Spamalot at CLO  |  Pittsburgh Premiere of Murder For Two   |  Yanni: World Tour 2014

KIDZ KORNER:  Best Theme Park Nominee - HERSHEYPARK in HERSHEY, PA.

BUSINESS BUZZ
Pittsburgh Cost of Living Still Among Least Expensive  |  Business Opportunity: PLS Limousines Service   |  Pittsburgh Growing Jobs Again

PITTSBURGH HISTORICAL STUFF
Downtown's Best" on Wednesdays in July  |  Northside Group Hosting Ghost Walks 

NEIGHBORHOOD HI-LIGHTS:  Free Movies in Arsenal Park

ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT
Celebrate Downtown!  |  CATS: A Four Star Meow  |  Scarecrow and Woman at PICT  |  Central Diner Delights  |  Meat Me at Texas de Brazil

VETERANS VET and MILITARY METTLE:  Three New Videos from MWSA, Military Writers of Society



POSITIVELY PITTSBURGHER SPONSORED EVENTS

6th Annual Celebrate and Share Breakfast 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014  |  7:45 - 9:30 AM  |  Rivers Club, Oxford Centre Downtown
Celebrate the 94th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment with a special presentation by PA Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane.

Since its inception in 2002, Celebrate & Share has worked to raise funds for organizations that focus on the needs of women and children, and to highlight the achievements of women in the Greater Pittsburgh area and the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to this effort, we have created a 501C 3, The Pennsylvania Women's Hall of Achievement.

We would like you to join us in honoring one of the greatest achievements of women: The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of gender. Please join us on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, as we Celebrate the passage of the 19th  Amendment with our special guest, Pennsylvania's FIRST woman Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, and Share in the founding of the Pennsylvania Women's Hall of Achievement.

Proceeds to Benefit the Pennsylvania Women's Hall of Achievement.

Donation $45 - Honorary Sponsors $94
Table of 10 $450 - Founding Sponsors $1,000
Hosted by: Celebrate & Share, Bonnie DiCarlo & JoAnn R. Forrester

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW
Bonnie DiCarlo: bonnie255@aol.com   412.480.5247
JoAnn Forrester: selfimagebz@aol.com 412.440.6969


Pistols-n-Pink Monthly MeetUp
Friday, August 15 2014  |  6 - 8 PM  |  Millvale Sportsmen's Club
Join us as Guest of Pistols n-Pink at the Millvale Sportsmen's Club located at 170 Sunnyhill Rd, Wexford, PA 15090.  After we have a good time shooting on the range, we kick back, unwind and feature a woman-owned business.

Experienced and non-experienced shooters welcome. Instructors will be present; firearms and protection will be available.  This is a great excuse to hone your shooting skills or if you are a novice, a wonderful opportunity to learn about firearms in a relaxed atmosphere!

Special Guest Speaker:  Matt Shipley, speaking on Second Amendment Rights.  Matt Shipley Retired Navy SEAL Commander, Constitutional Lecturer/Writer, GE 6Г MBB Process Expert, Published Author


Eighth Anniversary of The Woman's Interactive Network of Pittsburgh Summer Cocktail Party
July 29 2014  |   5:30 - 7:30 PM
Gaetano's Restaurant, 1617 Banksville Rd

(NOTE: Was previously scheduled the 22nd, but changed to the 29th due to Liberty Tunnel closures)

Network with other professional women and celebrate with us!

Assorted appetizers, soft drinks and cash bar available.

Individual Registration     $15.00 (Members Only)
Individual Registration     $20.00 (NON WIN Members)
Vendor Table WIN-Pittsburgh Members Only     $35.00

For more information and to register, visit Pittsburgh.na-WIN.com.


CULTURAL CLUES

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer Season with Two Classical Concerts
July 25, 2014 and August 2, 2014  |  7:30 PM  |  Heinz Hall
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closes its summer season with two one-night-only classical concerts on July 25, Symphonic Celebration, and August 2, Triple Play.  Pittsburgh Symphony Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra throw a musical party during Symphonic Celebration, a concert featuring Dvorak's Carnival Overture, Brahm's Symphony No. 3 and a breathtaking performance of Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2 with Russian pianist Olga Kern.
On August 2, Chinese pianist Xiayin Wang and Italian guest conductor Christian Capocaccia present a concert with a unique format and a little musical something for everyone! This concert features several light classical favorites, virtuoso piano fireworks from Wang and music from the silver screen with two intermissions. The Tales of Hoffmann, suites from Pirates of the Caribbean and Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, Ravel's Concerto in G major for piano and orchestra, and much more will be performed.

For both concerts, tickets are $25 and $50 and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org.


Back By Popular Demand - The Book of Mormon The Musical
September 23 - October 5, 2014  |  Heinz Hall
Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement.  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces that single tickets will go on sale Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 9:00 a.m for the Pittsburgh engagement of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Heinz Hall, September 23-October 5, 2014.

The Book of Mormon National Tour
Photo Courtesy: Joan Marcus 2014
THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, South Park. Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q.  The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python's Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan.  Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus.  Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.

In Pittsburgh THE BOOK OF MORMON will play September 23 through October 5, 2014 at Heinz Hall. This tour is being offered as a ˜season special' from the 2014-2015 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
 Single ticket sales are limited to 9 per customer.  For more information about the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh subscription series, please call (412) 456-1390 or email: subscriptions@TrustArts.org. Groups of 10 or more may call (412) 471-6930 or email groupsales@TrustArts.org or www.TrustArts.org/groupsales.   PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series is a presentation of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.

Tickets ($40-$150) are available for purchase through official ticketing outlets, by calling (412) 315-3155, visiting the Heinz Hall Box Office, (600 Penn Avenue) or online at www.TrustArts.org and www.CulturalDistrict.org.


Find Your Grail with Pittsburgh CLO and Monty Python's Spamalot
July 29 - August 3, 2014  |  Benedum Center
The Quest for the Holy Grail Begins at the Benedum Center July 29-August 3
Pittsburgh, PA ˆ™ July 21, 2014 Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards  by storm in 2005.
Cast of Pittsburgh CLO's Monty Python's Spamalot
Photo Courtesty: Archie Carpenter

Winner of the Tony Award  for Best Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and The Holy Grail. This hilarious retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail features flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers including The Song That Goes Like This and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life!

Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. According to Eric Idle, one of Spamalot's original creators, the title of the show comes from a line in the movie: "We eat ham, and jam and Spam a lot."

Tickets are available online at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square.


A Crazy, Clever Comedy Comes to the CLO Cabaret - The Pittsburgh Premiere of Murder For Two 
Opens October 22, 2014  |  CLO Cabaret
Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce the Pittsburgh Premiere of the Off-Broadway sensation Murder For Two, October 22-January 18 at the CLO Cabaret.  Everyone is a suspect in this exciting production where classic musical comedy meets Agatha Christie.  In this witty and winking musical homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries, TWO performers play THIRTEEN ROLES ” not to mention the piano.  Murder For Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder!

More about the Mystery
Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed圩atally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills”with the help of his silent partner, Lou.  But whodunit?  Did Dahlia Whitney, Arthur's scene-stealing wife, give him a big finish?  Is Barrette Lewis, the prima ballerina, the prime suspect?  Did Dr. Griff, the overly-friendly psychiatrist, make a frenemy?   Marcus has only a short amount of time to find the killer and make his name before the real detective arrives地nd the ice cream melts!

Murder For Two was developed at Adirondack Theatre Festival and 42nd Street Moon. Chicago Shakespeare Theater presented the World Premiere Production in May, 2011, which was extended four times and ran for more than six months. Murder For Two opened at Second Stage Theatre's uptown home, the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, in July, 2013. It was extended twice due to popular demand. The Second Stage production transferred to New World Stages in 2013.

Tickets to this Pittsburgh premiere will go on sale in late July and will be available online at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office.


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Yanni: World Tour 2014
August 16, 2014  |  8 PM  |  Benedum Center
Yanni World Tour 2014
Photo Courtesy: Krystal Ann
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the Yanni: World Tour 2014. The Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series welcomes fans to experience Yanni in concert. Yanni's orchestra composed of top musicians and vocalists from around the world will perform music selections from the beginning of his career to his latest album. Tickets are currently on sale ranging from $42.25 - $152.25.  The performance begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Benedum Center on August 16.

Yanni is an acclaimed performer and composer has influenced multiple genres of music through his talents. His performances have grasped the attention of the world and continue to leave audiences in amazement. The 2014 World Tour is traveling to over 20 countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Belarus, United States, and Canada.

Yanni is a Kalamata, Greece native who taught himself how to play the piano. Spending 15 hours a day on a piano and having perfect pitch contributed to his successful music career. His latest instrumental and vocal album, Inspirato, was released in April 2014 after four years of preparation. The music for this album took over 30 years because the creative inspiration stems from all of Yanni's past loves. Inspirato reached the number one spot on Billboard's Top New Age Album category for 2014. Other albums that have topped the charts are Yanni's Yanni Mexicanisimo, released in October 2010 and Truth of Touch, released in February 2011. With more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide, two Grammy nominations, and over 25 million albums sold globally, Yanni is a living legend.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit TrustArts.org, or call 412-456-6666.


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Best Theme Park Nominee - HERSHEYPARK in HERSHEY, PA.
From: USA Today 10 Best
Nothing says "summer vacation" quite like a day at a theme park. You have until AUG 11 at NOON to vote for your favorite theme park from our list of 20 awesome nominees, and you can vote once per day. From coast to coast, the USA is dotted with some of the world's top amusement parks, many featuring heart-pumping thrill rides, elaborate theming and plenty of family-friendly live entertainment. Vote daily, and make sure your favorite gets the glory it deserves.

The theme park of every chocolate lover's dreams, Hersheypark features 110 acres with 70 rides (including 12 roller coasters), five strolling shows, six stages, three additional performance areas, a waterpark and an 11-acre wildlife park, all accessable via a single admission. Fahrenheit, one of the park's most popular thrill rides, is a vertical lift coaster with a 90-degree, 121-foot lift followed by a breathtaking 97-degree drop.

Vote for HersheyPark HERE.


BUSINESS BUZZ

Pittsburgh Cost of Living Still Among Least Expensive
From: PittsburghTODAY  |  Written By: Douglas Heuck
Southwestern Pennsylvania continues to be among the least expensive places to live among our benchmark regions, the latest cost of living data suggest. That's particularly true when it comes to housing, grocery and utility prices.

Pittsburgh's Composite Cost of Living Index for the 1st Quarter of 2014 is well below the benchmark average and is the third-lowest after St. Louis and Charlotte.

Among benchmark regions, the Grocery, Housing and Utility components are the third lowest. The Transportation component, which includes the price of one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline and the average price of auto maintenance, is the fourth highest among benchmark regions.

The Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan, equals 100, and each participant's index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.



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Pittsburgh Growing Jobs Again
From: PittsburghTODAY  |  Written By: Douglas Heuck
After having essentially no job growth in 2013, the Pittsburgh metro area has added 10,700 jobs between June 2013 and June 2014. The .9 percent increase places Pittsburgh below the benchmark average of 1.6 percent job growth. Leading the regions was Indianapolis with 3 percent job growth; Kansas City added jobs at the lowest rate at .2 percent.

According to the preliminary numbers, manufacturing jobs declined by 3.2 percent, the second-largest decline among all benchmark regions. Government jobs declined by .8 percent and financial activities jobs declined by .6 percent.

Sectors doing well include leisure and hospitality (up 8.1 percent and the largest increase among all benchmark regions), natural resources, mining and construction (up 3.2 percent) and transportation and utilities (up 1.4 percent). To view particular sectors, please click on the sectors on the table at the right of this page.

Click HERE to see how the various sectors of Pittsburgh's economy performed compared to the benchmark regions.


PITTSBURGH HISTORICAL STUFF

Downtown's Best" on Wednesdays in July
Bring your friends and make reservations for PHLF's ultimate downtown walking tour, "Downtown's Best." Staff and docents are offering the two-hour walking tour every Wednesday in July, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, for groups of about 10 people.

You'll see more than 25 architectural landmarks, spectacular interiors, and significant urban spacesand receive Whirlwind Walk, a handsomely illustrated 100-page guidebook.

The tour is $20 per person and advance paid reservations are required. For reservations and tour details, please contact Mary Lu Denny (412-471-5808, ext. 527).


Northside Group Hosting Ghost Walks 
Aug. 8-9, 2014 in Brownsville
Taking advantage of the cool summer evenings and a Supermoon to light the way, the Northside Beautification Committee will host a ghost walk Aug. 8-9 in Brownsville.

A Supermoon historically occurs every 13 months and 18 days and is 30% brighter, according to NASA. This summer is particularly rare because Supermoons are occurring in July, August and September. In January, there were two Supermoons. But of them all, the August Supermoon is predicted to be the largest of the year.
This unaltered image was taken by a paranormal investigator in one
of the homes on the walk.  Note the face of the grandfather clock as the "mist,"
determined to be a spirit, envelops the timepiece and swirls throughout the room
The clock's face is in focus, unlike other visible areas in the room.

The walk will feature tales of paranormal activity and unusual occurrences in 16 historic homes, where property owners and spirits quietly respect each others' presence and peacefully co-exist. The summertime stroll will begin promptly at 9 p.m. at Brownsville Fire Co. 1, 520 Market St. Tickets are $7. Proceeds benefit the committee's ongoing beautification efforts on the Northside.

Did these spirits fail to make it to the other side because they have unfinished business or are they just so comfortable in their "homes" that they don't want to leave? Listen to homeowners relate first-hand experiences and answer questions about sharing spaces with their "friendly" spirits.

The August walk will be held rain or shine. Advance tickets may be purchased through Jeff Wilhelm at 724-880-6528 or jeffrey.wilhelm@verizon.net. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring flashlights.


NEIGHBORHOOD HI-LIGHTS

Meet Up, Free and Almost Free in Pittsburgh
Free Movie in Arsenal Park - "Big Miracle"
Friday, July 25, 2014  |  8:30 PM  |  Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville
"Big Miracle" is rated PG and runs 107 minutes. IMDB states "In small town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle." Starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski.

Free Movie in Arsenal Park - "Frozen"
Friday, August 1, 2014  |  8:30 PM  |  Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville
Disney's "Frozen" is rated PG and runs 102 minutes. IMDB states, "Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter."

Free Cinema in Arsenal Park - "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
Friday, August 8, 2014  |  8:30 PM  |  Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville
The original "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" is rated G and runs 100 minutes. IMDB states, "A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all." Starring Gene Wilder.

Free Cinema in Arsenal Park - "The Smurfs 2"
Friday, August 15, 2014  |  8:30 PM  |  Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville
"The Smurfs 2" is rated PG and runs 105 minutes. IMDB states, "The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs." Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Katy Perry.

Free Cinema in Arsenal Park - "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2"
Friday, August 22, 2014  |  8:30 PM  |  Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville
"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" is rated PG and runs 95 minutes. IMDB states, "Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids." Starring Bill Hader, Anna Faris and Will Forte.

Free Cinema in the Park sponsored by Citiparks. Movies start at dusk(around 8:30) and are shown near the 40th street entrance.  Please see http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-arsenal for more information, including links to ratings and synopsis.


ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT

Celebrate Downtown!
This past week has been a whirlwind of activity, where the PDP and many of our partners in making Downtown an exciting, vibrant neighborhood, presented 8 straight days of programming! We hope you were able to participate in some of the fun events. We've included some pictures above, including Project Pop Up: Picnic, Downtown Dine Around, Salsa in the Square, our Christmas in July themed Market Square Farmers Market and Project Pop Up: Fashion. We also celebrated with Open Streets, All Access Downtown - featuring insider tours of great Downtown locations and residences, a volunteer event, Kids Play and more!

And believe it or not, it's not quite over yet. Tomorrow, Monday, July 21, at lunch time, the Market Square Merchants Association presents singer-songwriter Corey James for Mellow Mondays. Then, if you happen to be attending the Pirates game, be sure to get there early, the PDP Clean and Street Teams will be recognized for their tireless work in assisting to keep Downtown safe and clean, before the game. We hope to see you there!


CATS: A Four Star Meow
From: Roving Pittsburgher Report
Written By: JoAnn R. Forrester  |  July 24, 2014
CATS - Jenna Nicole Schoen as Demeter,
Lily Emilia Smith as Jellylorum
and Ashley Chasteen as Bombalurina
Photo Courtesy: Matt Polk
Millions of people have seen Cats since 1981 and have just purred over the Jellicle cats and their salute to immortality.  The performance of this weekend at the Benedum Theatre was purrfect.  The audience was immediately in love with the performance from the very talented Broadway quality cast.  They were singing joyfully and dancing exuberantly.  In a nonstop musical acrobatic, twisting, somersaulting, cartwheeling performance that put permanent paw prints of joy into everyone hearts.

Read the entire review at Roving Pittsburgher Report


Scarecrow and Woman at PICT
Who is the mysterious Scarecrow in this amazingly well done dark comedy on death where it takes the protagonist two and a half hours to die amidst chastisement and cajolery from Scarecrow.  Is she the altar ego, the guardian angel, the conscience, theatre goers all had their own version.  Despite that another well done feather in the cap of PICT although the play gets progressively darker so if you are not sure where you are on your own demise, be wary of attending.  For entertainment value, well done and takes a very close look at many of theories and conceptions, sorrow and yes, the humor of death.


Great Mexican Down in the Strip
Casa Reyna Mexicana Restaurante in the heart of the strip with a Mexican specialty store and bakery in the back where homemade chips, tortillas and tostados are made daily.  Just added the sidewalk cafe with picnic tables and all of the excitement of the strip traffic passing by.  But oh, the made tableside, guacamole. fresh and authentic.  Also try ceviche shrimp, mini tacos with lamb and marinated pork and many other authentic Mexican dishes.  If it rains there is a beautiful restaurant downstairs with approximately 30 ethnically decorated tables and delightful Mexican ambiance.


Central Diner Delights
Central Diner  avolegmo like "ya ya" made and moussaka and the ultimate comfort food, rich creamy rice pudding, delectable fried calamari, amazing spanakopita (spincah pie) and the best balkava in the city of Pittsburgh. The owner, Demetri,  has transplanted,yes transplanted this highly efficient and wonderfully epicurean delight in the heart of Robinson Township directly from a successful restaurant in New York City.


Meat Me at Texas de Brazil
Texas de Brazil is carving out a new experience in fine dining. The restaurant is an authentic Brazilian-American Churrascaria , or steakhouse, that combines the cuisines of Southern Brazil with the generous spirit of Texas.

Treat yourself to our 50-60 item seasonal salad area that includes appetizers, gourmet vegetables, soups, and salads. Wonderful imported cold cuts, cheeses and amazing lobster bisque.  The salad area caters to vegans and gluten free eaters also.  For those of you not serious carnivores this could be enough especially in the summer.  However for those who delight in clogging their arteries with meat upon meat, try the garlic fillet, chicken wrapped in bacon, parmesan pork and yes the succulent baby lamp chops.

As you dine endlessly on Brazilian fare, let one of our in-house wine connoisseurs select the perfect pairing from our extensive, award-winning wine lists, or sip on a freshly-made signature cocktail ” the Caipirinha.
perfection that is uniquely, Texas de Brazil.  Caipirinha (pronounced kie-purr-REEN-yah) roughly translates to "country bumpkin" and it is the national drink of Brazil, where it originated, and is a common Carnavale drink.  It is made with cachaГ吧, an intensely sweet Brazillian style of rum that is made from sugarcane juice. The market is changing and now it is possible to easily find a premium cachaca to use in this drink, which is highly recommended because it is the main component of the drink.

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VETERANS VET and MILITARY METTLE

Three New Videos from MWSA, Military Writers of Society
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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 20:12:00
 
For Immediate Release
July 23, 2014

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra partners with CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER FOR 21+ Night To EXPLORE ˜THE SOUNDS OF SCIENCE'


PITTSBURGH, July 23, 2014 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with the Carnegie Science Center for a special adults-only evening, featuring symphonic sounds with a scientific twist. The Sounds of Science is the theme of the Science Center's next 21+ Night on Friday, Aug. 1, from 6 10 pm.
Throughout the evening, musicians will demonstrate their instruments, including a double bass and a bassoon. They'll even hook up instruments to the Science Center's Rubens' Tube, which visually demonstrates an instrument's sound waves and pressure by shooting flames into the air.

Visitors can dance on a giant floor piano and play a tune with Boomwhackers, hollow percussion tubes. Stations throughout the building will offer the materials for DIY musical instruments, including a one-note harmonica. Guests can test their musical knowledge at a live action Trivial Pursuit game, complete with a prize giveaway. Visitors can pose with a Mozart-cut out and enter to win a Mozart prize pack. Fiddlesticks, the orchestra's fiddlin' feline ambassador, will make a special appearance.

As always, 21+ Night features music, cash bars, and the chance to experience four floors of hands-on exhibits with no kids!

Participants get a discount on Omnimax films and laser shows that evening. The cost of the event is just $10 with advance registration before noon on the day of the event or $15 after noon at the door. Guests will receive a voucher for $15 in free slot play at the Rivers Casino when they arrive, while supplies last.
21+ Nights are sponsored by Trib Total Media, and Bob and Q92 Radio.

For more information or to register, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org or call 412.237.3400.

About Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center's goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh's premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes, and off-site education programs.

About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. Annually, the museums reach more than 1.2 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.

About Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
For more than 116 years, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been an essential part of Pittsburgh's cultural landscape. The Pittsburgh Symphony, known for its artistic excellence, 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. This tradition was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras. The Pittsburgh Symphony has made 40 international tours, including 20 European tours, eight trips to the Far East, and two to South America. Under the baton of Gilbert Levine, the PSO was the first American orchestra to perform at the Vatican in January 2004 for the late Pope John Paul II, as part of the Pontiff's Silver Jubilee celebration. The PSO has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the PSO broadcast coast-to-coast, receiving increased national attention in 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International (PRI). The PRI series is produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3 in Pittsburgh and is made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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Contact: Susan Zimecki, Carnegie Science Center
Phone: 412.237.1657 | email: ZimeckiS@CarnegieScienceCenter.org

Contact: Rossilynne Culgan, Carnegie Science Center
Phone: 412.237.1537 | email: CulganR@CarnegieScienceCenter.org

Contact: Louise Sciannameo, Vice President of Communications & External Relations
Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org

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

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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 20:08:00
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    
Media Contacts:
Show Publicist: Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
Other Contact: Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org
Images available:  TrustArts.org/Press
Search Name: 2014 Mannheim Steamroller


PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN JULY!
 TICKETS ON SALE NOW
THE NATIONAL TOUR BEGINS ON
NOVEMBER 12 AND CONTINUES THROUGH DECEMBER 28, 2014


Pittsburgh, PA:  Grammy Award winner Chip Davis and co-producer MagicSpace Entertainment are celebrating Christmas in July!  Tickets went on sale on Friday, July 25, 2014 in cities across America for Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, the longest running tour in the music industry.  Join us for this holiday tradition as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of the group's very first holiday CD, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category.   It's also the 40th Anniversary of Davis' first album in his Fresh Aire series which pioneered a brand new category in the music industry.  For more information about the national tour, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, visitwww3.mannheimsteamroller.com/events/.

In Pittsburgh, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis will perform on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., at the Benedum Center.  This event is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.

Single tickets are on sale!  Tickets ($37.25 - $82.25) are available at TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.

About Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller

From his longtime home in Omaha, Neb., Mannheim Steamroller creator Chip Davis makes innovative music inspired by the sounds of another age.  This former teacher and jingle writer founded the music industry's largest independent recording label, American Gramaphone, in 1974 when industry executives said Davis' innovative 18th century instrumental rock sound would never sell.  Davis revolutionized the making and marketing of holiday music with the release of his first Christmas album in 1984. The album's success made Christmas records a must do for all music artists.  With more than 40 million total records sold including 28 million Christmas albums, Mannheim Steamroller founder Chip Davis is the #1-selling Christmas artist of all time.

Davis, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry, offers a rich array of lifestyle products onwww.mannheimsteamroller.com including hot chocolate, food, apparel and novelty items.  His latest achievement is creating a cutting edge psychoacoustic technology that is being used in major medical institutions such as Mayo Clinic and is also being studied by NASA for potential use in space.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis is produced by MagicSpace Entertainment. The company 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.  They have offices in Park City and Salt Lake City, UT.  www.magicspace.net

AS OF FRIDAY, JULY 25 TICKETS ARE ON SALE IN THE FOLLOWING CITIES:
Performance Date    City                                         Theatre
11/12/2014                  Pensacola, FL                         Saenger Theatre
11/13/2014                  Loveland, CO                          Budweiser Event Center
11/14/2014                  Colorado Springs, CO           Pikes Peak Center
11/15/2014                  Jacksonville, FL                     Moran Theatre
11/15/2014                  Salina, KS                               Bicentennial Center
11/19/2014                  Sarasota, FL                           Van Wezel
11/20/2014                  Bemidji, MN                           Sanford Center
11/22/2014                  Atlanta, GA                            Fox Theatre
11/22/2014                  Sioux City, IA                        Orpheum Theatre
11/23/2014                  Charlotte, NC                         Blumenthal
11/23/2014                  Kansas City, MO                  Kauffman Center
11/24/2014                  North Charleston, SC            N Charleston PAC
11/26/2014                  Davenport, IA                        Adler Theatre
11/28/2014                  Providence, RI                       Providence PAC
11/28/2014                  Saginaw, MI                           Dow Events Center
11/29/2014                  Atlantic City, NJ                    Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
11/30/2014                  Hershey, PA                           Hershey Theatre
  12/3/2014                   Bethlehem, PA                      Sands Bethlehem
  12/4/2014                   South Bend, IN                     Morris PAC
  12/5/2014                   Fort Wayne, IN                     Embassy Theatre
  12/6/2014                   Cedar Rapids, IA                  US Cellular Center
  12/7/2014                   Detroit, MI                             Fox Theatre
  12/7/2014                   Minneapolis, MN                 Orpheum
  12/9/2014                   Orono, ME                             Collins Center for the Arts
12/910/2014              St. Louis, MO                         Fox Theatre
12/11/2014                  Paducah, KY                           Carson Center
12/11/2014                  Stamford, CT                           Palace Theatre
12/12/2014                  Waterbury, CT                        Palace Theatre
12/14/2014                  Milwaukee, WI                       Riverside Theatre
12/14/2014                  Richmond, VA                        Landmark Theatre
12/16/2014                  Bowling Green, KY                Southern Kentucky PAC
12/16/2014                  Pittsburgh, PA                        Benedum Center
12/17/2014                  Muncie, IN                              Emens Auditorium
12/18/2014                  Dubuque, IA                           Five Flags Center
12/19/2014                  Cleveland, OH                        State Theatre
12/19-20/2014             Des Moines, IA                     Civic Center
12/21/2014                  Columbus, OH                        Palace Theatre
12/21/2014                  Wichita, KS                            Century II Concert Hall
12/22-23/2014             Omaha, NE                             Orpheum Theater
12/23/2014                  Birmingham, AL                     BJCC Concert Hall
12/26/2014                  Austin, TX                             Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
12/26/2014                  Tempe, AZ                              Palace Theatre
12/27/2014                  Houston, TX                          Jones Hall
12/28/2014                  Dallas, TX                               Music Hall at Fair Park
12/28/2014                  San Diego, CA                       Civic Theatre
 IN ADDITION, TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE IN THE FOLLOWING CITIES:
 Performance Date   City                                         Theatre
11/14/2014                  Lakeland, FL                          The Lakeland Center
11/16/2014                  Gainesville, FL                       Phillips Center
11/18/2014                  Sioux Falls, SD                       Washington Pavilion
11/25/2014                  Newport News, VA               Ferguson Center
11/30/2014                  Wisconsin Dells, WI            Crystal Grand Music Hall
  12/1/2014                  Winston-Salem, VA              LJVM
  12/2/2014                   Durham, NC                           DPAC
12/12/2014                   Joliet, IL                                  Rialto Square Theatre
12/13/2014                  Bethesda, MD                        Strathmore
12/13/2014                  Normal, IL                               Braden Auditorium
12/20/2014                  Rosemont, IL                          Rosemont Theatre
12/27/2014                  Tucson, AZ                            Centennial Hall

For more information about the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis tour, visit www3.mannheimsteamroller.com/events/.

About The 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.

Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.

Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis.  Photos courtesy of the Artist
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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 20:00:00
 
For Immediate Release
July 30, 2014


STAR TREK STAR GEORGE TAKEI TO HOST PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S ˜SCI-FI SPECTACULAR' PNC POPS CONCERT IN NOVEMBER

PITTSBURGH Oh myyyyyyyyy.the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced today that George Takei, who first came to fame as Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek television show, will host the PNC Pops concert Sci-Fi Spectacular on Nov. 14-16 at Heinz Hall.

Takei ” who is an actor, social justice activist, social media mega-power, star of the Broadway musical Allegiance, host of the AARP-produced YouTube series Takei's Take and subject of the documentary To Be Takei ” will host and narrate an out-of-this-world concert experience. Led by Jack Everly, Sci-Fi Spectacular features music from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and much more!

Widely recognized for his vocal talents, Takei has been a guest narrator with numerous symphony orchestras. He narrated "A Survivor from Warsaw" with the Nashville Symphony conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero in February 2013 and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Philip Mann in 2012. He narrated "Sci-Fi Spectacular" with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in January 2014, North Carolina Symphony in June 2013, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in June 2012, Toronto Symphony Orchestra in May 2012, Detroit Symphony Orchestra in March 2012, Kansas City Symphony in January 2012, Naples (Florida) Philharmonic Orchestra in January 2011, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in July 2010, Cleveland Orchestra in August 2009, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra in April 2009, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in January 2009, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in January 2008 and February 2014, and Seattle Symphony in September 2007. Takei narrated "Look to the Future" with the San Francisco Symphony in July 2009. In 2008, he hosted "To Boldly Go" with the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Sarah Hatsuko Hicks. In November 2004, Takei narrated Copeland's Lincoln Portrait with the Honolulu Symphony conducted by Samuel Wong. He has narrated Johan de Meij's Symphony No. 1: The Lord of the Rings with the Springfield, Mass., Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kevin Rhodes as well as with the Long Island Philharmonic, Denver Symphony Orchestra, Orange County California Wind Orchestra and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra of Lakeland, Fla., all conducted by David Warble.

Single tickets for the 2014-2015 PNC Pops season go on sale on Aug. 25 and season tickets to the seven-concert series are available now. Tickets can be purchased at pittsburghsymphony.org or 412-392-4900.
The Pittsburgh Symphony would like to recognize and thank PNC for its 2014-2015 title sponsorship of PNC Pops. Fairmont Pittsburgh is the official hotel of the Pittsburgh Symphony.

With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. Takei starred in three seasons of Star Trek and later reprised his iconic role in six movies. To Be Takei, a Jennifer M. Kroot documentary on the life and career of Takei, premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2014 and will have a theatrical release on Aug. 22, 2014. Takei's Take, produced by AARP, is a new YouTube series where Takei explores the world of technology, trends, current events and pop culture. Mashable.com in 2012 reported Takei is the #1 most-influential person on Facebook, currently with more than 7.3 million likes. Takei has more than 1.2 million followers on Twitter. Takei authored Lions and Tigers and Bears: The Internet Strikes Back and Oh Myyy! There Goes the Internet, released in e-book and paperback in 2012, and it ranked #10 on the New York Times E-book nonfiction list. Takei and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga are developing "Allegiance A New American Musical. The musical is an epic story of love, family and heroism during the Japanese American internment. Allegiance's world premiere at the Old Globe theatre in San Diego in 2012 will be followed by a Broadway run. In addition to a busy acting career, Takei regularly appears on Howard Stern's Sirius XM satellite radio show. Takei has brought his voiceover talent to hundreds of characters in film, television, video games and commercials during his prolific career. Takei, a Japanese American who from age 4 to 8 was unjustly interned in two U.S. internment camps during World War II, is an outspoken supporter of human right issues and community activist. He is chairman emeritus and a trustee of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. The openly gay Takei has served as the spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign "Coming Out Project," and was cultural affairs chairman of the Japanese American Citizens League.  He was appointed to the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission by former President Clinton and the government of Japan awarded Takei the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, for his contribution to U.S.-Japanese relations. In 2007, Asteroid 7307 Takei, located between Mars and Jupiter, was named in the performer's honor in appreciation for his social work. Takei lives in Los Angeles with his husband, Brad Takei.

Editors Please Note:

Friday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m.

HEINZ HALL
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PNC POPS: SCI-FI SPECTACULAR
JACK EVERLY, conductor
GEORGE TAKEI, host
KRISTEN PLUMLEY, vocalist

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Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org
Contact: Joyce DeFrancesco, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: jdefrancesco@pittsburghsymphony.org
Twitter: @pghsymphony |Facebook: facebook.com/PittsburghSymphonyOrchestra

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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 19:53:00
 
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Media Contacts:
Jessica Warchall, Visual Arts Publicist, 412-471-8712/Warchall@TrustArts.org
Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org        
Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
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Search: No Limits 2014


PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE NO LIMITS ARTIST
ALEXANDRE ARRECHEA
ARTIST TALK, FILM SCREENING, AND PUBLIC ART TOUR
August 25, 6 p.m. | Talk & Screening | Peirce Studio | 805 Liberty Avenue
August 26, Noon | Public Art Walking Tour | Penn Avenue & 10th Street

Pittsburgh, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Cuban-born artist and sculptor Alexandre Arrechea will be in Pittsburgh August 25 & 26, 2014, discussing his public artwork on view throughout downtown Pittsburgh through September 5, 2014. Three monumental sculptures that are part of Arrechea's series No Limits were installed during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival in Gateway Center and at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, with generous support from The Fine Foundation. The events are hosted in partnership with the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art. Reservations can be made online at publicartpittsburgh.org or by calling 412-391-2060, ext. 237.

Courthouse 2013 (Joshua Franzos)

A free artist talk and documentary screening of No Limits will be held in the Peirce Studio, Trust Arts Education Center, 805/807 Liberty Avenue, Monday, August 25, at 6 p.m. The evening features Arrechea”winner of the Fund for Park Avenue Award in 2013”discussing his sculptural work No Limits. There will also be a screening of the artist's documentary No Limits (USA, 2013/26 min.), which examines the relationship between architecture and power, covering the entire process of fabrication and installation of these monumental sculptures. No Limits was directed and written by Juan Carlos Alom, Armando SuГ〉ez CobiГ》, and Ismael de Diego.

Metropolitan Life Insurance 2013 (Annie O'Neill)

On Tuesday, August 26, at noon, Arrechea will lead a free public art walking tour of his works. Participants should meet at Penn Avenue and 10th Street, in front of the Seagram sculpture, near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The walking tour will visit each of the artist's three installations in addition to public artworks along the walking route, including Tony Tasset's Magnolias for Pittsburgh and Romare Bearden's Pittsburgh Recollections. The tour will last approximately one hour.

Arrechea's No Limits is series of ten large-scale sculptures representing iconic New York City buildings that plays on the idea of elastic architecture as a metaphor for the challenges and opportunities of shifting conditions and new realities. Through his art, Arrechea entices the viewer to explore his or her own role in such concepts as control, power, and surveillance.

The buildings portrayed in No Limits are twisted, turned, and rotated, and are fused to spinning tops, or tompos (toy tops popular in Latin America), resulting in the idea of a building in perpetual motion”a building that can continuously spin, fall, or rise again.

Seagrams 2013 (Renee Rosensteel)
With this installation, I have created a set of works that confront dynamism vs. static, the whole vs. the fragmented, control vs. chaos, utopia vs. reality, says artist Alexandre Arrechea. The series provides a new point of access from which to understand the dialog between art and architecture and how this relationship can evolve and open new doors.

Sculpture Locations: Metropolitan Life Insurance, Four Gateway Center, near Liberty Ave. & Stanwix St.; Courthouse, Four Gateway Center, in upper level plaza; Seagram, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, near Penn Ave. & 10th St.

Alexandre Arrechea (born Trinidad, Cuba, 1970) graduated from Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, Cuba, in 1994. He was a founding member of the collective Los Carpinteros (19912003). As a solo artist, Arrechea represented his homeland in the first ever Cuban Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2011), as well as the 11th Havana Biennial (2012). Arrechea was the spring 2011 BAMbill cover artist as well as featured in Hola Havana for the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of ﹖i Cuba! Festival (2011). A key source for this work is the prominence of surveillance systems and the accompanying obsession with control during our time. Works such as the Garden of Mistrust(20032005) and Perpetual Free Entrance (2006) deal with troubles of accessibility or approach to artwork. An installation he created for the 2009 Havana Biennial consisted of a steel house divided into eleven sections, the separation between walls changing daily, depending of the rise or fall of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. In March 2010, Arrechea was chosen to create a public art program in New York City's Times Square. The video work Black Sun (2009) was a 3-D animated wrecking ball that continuously hit the NASDAQ Billboard. Arrechea's work is ultimately a provocative exercise of criticisms to the known structures of power in our time.

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

Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.
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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 19:33:00
 
For Immediate Release
July 14, 2014


STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF FORMER PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSIC DIRECTOR LORIN MAAZEL

PITTSBURGH” The entire Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra organization was saddened to learn of the passing Maestro Lorin Maazel, who served as the orchestra's music director from 1984 to 1996. Maazel, age 84, died on July 13, 2014 in Virginia from complications following pneumonia.

Maazel was a world-renowned conductor, as well as a composer, mentor, father and husband, who devoted more than 75 years of his life to music-making. He took the baton of the Pittsburgh Symphony during a critical time in its history, following the departure of Andre Previn. The symphony developed an unrivaled international following under his leadership, gathering future stature as he led tours of Europe, Asia and the Americas, added first-rank players to vital positions and programmed season-long retrospectives that appealed to audiences and critics alike.

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Maestro Lorin Maazel. There can be no doubt that he had a significant impact on the musical life of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the music world as a whole. I, myself, played many times under his baton and was struck by his prodigious talent and quest for perfection, said Manfred Honeck, current music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. He left behind a core of musical leaders that still define the Pittsburgh Symphony today and an incredible standard of playing. As one of his successors, I am deeply indebted to him for creating the ideal culture of musicians and the music-making exemplified in this orchestra. All of us at the Pittsburgh Symphony and our audiences, both here and around the world, continue to benefit from the work he did in Pittsburgh. I would like to express my deepest condolences to his family and his many friends and fans. We have truly lost one of the world's greatest conductors.

Born in Paris in 1930, Maazel began violin lessons at age five, and conducting lessons at age seven. He and his family moved to Pittsburgh so that he could study conducting with Vladimir Bakaleinikoff, who had become associate conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1939. Between ages nine and 15, he conducted most of the major American orchestras, including the NBC Symphony at the invitation of Arturo Toscanini. In the course of his decades-long career, Maazel conducted more than 150 orchestras in no fewer than 5,000 opera and concert performances. He made more than 300 recordings, including symphonic cycles of complete orchestral works by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Mahler, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Richard Strauss, winning 10 Grands Prix du Disques.

During his career, Maazel served as artistic director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and general manager of the Vienna State Opera, as music director of the Radio Symphony of Berlin, the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic, with whom he made an unprecedented visit to North Korea in 2008. He also was a highly regarded composer, with a wide-ranging catalog of works written primarily over the last 15 years.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra joins the international music community in mourning the passing of a Pittsburgh native who began his music career as a child prodigy and grew to become the most prolific conductor of perhaps all time. He conducted some 150 orchestras during his lifetime and we, in Pittsburgh, benefited from and deeply respected his time with us as music director. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Maazel family, said James Wilkinson, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
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Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org
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Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: jdefrancesco@pittsburghsymphony.org
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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 19:29:00
 
CONTACT:
Ramesh Santanam | Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Conservatory of Performing Arts
rsantanam@pointpark.edu |412.392.8106

Louis Corsaro | Managing Director, Marketing & Communications, Point Park University
lcorsaro@pointpark.edu | 412.392.6190

Point Park University-produced documentary series ˜The Chair' will begin Sept. 6 on Starz

The 10-episode series will air at 10 p.m., Saturdays; follows competing film directors making 2 movies, ˜Not Cool' and ˜Hollidaysburg'

PITTSBURGH The Point Park University-produced documentary series, The Chair, will begin airing on Saturday, Sept. 6, on STARZ as the channel's first original unscripted series.

The 10-episode series will air at 10 p.m., on Saturdays.

Created by veteran Hollywood producer Chris Moore, The Chair is a STARZ original filmmaking experiment that follows two first-time directors, Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci, as they compete to make two separate feature films from the same script, How Soon Is Now?

The Chair will document the creation, marketing and theatrical release of both films - Hollidaysburg directed by Martemucci, who grew up in State College and attended Penn State, and Not Cool, directed by Dawson. Through multiplatform voting, viewers will ultimately determine which director will be awarded $250,000. Both films will also air on STARZ.

More than 100 Point Park students and alumni from a variety of majors supported the TV series and two feature films as interns, employees, and through class projects. Additionally, production offices were located on Point Park University's campus in downtown Pittsburgh.

Point Park University is proud to be a partner on ˜The Chair,' and we are excited for Starz viewers to see a finished product that employed a number of University students and alumni, said Paul Hennigan, president of Point Park. This project acts as an economic driver and incubator for original entertainment that boosts the local economy while giving our students the kind of experience they need to thrive in the real world.

The University plans to hold weekly screening parties of The Chair on campus.

We are excited that the start of the show coincides with the start of our new academic year, said Nelson Chipman, associate professor of cinema arts at Point Park University.  It will be thrilling to not only see Point Park and the City of Pittsburgh profiled on the national stage, but also a great way to highlight all the work current students and alums have done on the project and to share it with the University community at large."

The Chair is also produced by Pittsburgh native and renowned actor, Zachary Quinto, and his production company, Before The Door Pictures.

Written by Dan Schoffer, the film is a coming-of-age comedy about a group of former high school classmates who return home from college for Thanksgiving.

The directors will have creative leeway to develop their respective films using their own ingenuity and distinct experience. While they are both first-time feature film directors, Dawson is an Internet superstar whose YouTube comedy channels boast more than 10 million subscribers and more than a billion views. Martemucci is a writer, actor and filmmaker who most recently received critical recognition for her independent film "Breakup at a Wedding," which she co-wrote, produced and starred in.

Moore has served as producer or executive producer on such films as Good Will Hunting, Glory Daze, Best Laid Plans, Joy Ride, American Pie, Waiting and Reindeer Games.  He formed LivePlanet alongside Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Sean Bailey, and was the creator of Project Greenlight. Since 2005, Moore has directed or produced American Reunion, The Adjustment Bureau, The People Speak, The Last Resort, and Promised Land, which also was filmed in Pittsburgh. He's currently the co-founder and managing director of The Media Farm.

Quinto graduated from Central Catholic High School and Carnegie Mellon University.  His television roles include Adam Kaufman on the Fox series 24 and Sylar on the science fiction series, Heroes.  He also played Spock in the remake of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek into the Darkness (2013).  He recently starred on Broadway as Tom in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. His production company, Before the Door Pictures, produced the Academy Award-nominated film, Margin Call, in which Quinto also starred, and last year's critically acclaimed film, All is Lost, starring Robert Redford.

About Point Park University Founded in 1960, Point Park University is a comprehensive master's-level university with a strong liberal arts tradition.  Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park enrolls 3,841 full- and part-time students in 82 undergraduate programs and 17 graduate programs offered through its School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication and the Conservatory of Performing Arts.

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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 19:24:00
 
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Join Pittsburgh CLO for
Practical, Dramatical, Fanatical CATS!
You are Cordially Invited to Attend the Jellicle Ball, July 18-27


Pittsburgh, PA ˆ™ July 10, 2014 Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball July 18-27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. 

Featuring your favorite Jellicle Cats on the night of their annual gathering, this song and dance extravaganza is the purrfect opportunity for the entire family to create a memory that will live forever! Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies including Mr. Mistoffelees and the multi-million selling hit Memory. It holds as one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history!

ABOUT THE CAST
Elizabeth Stanley (Grizabella) last appeared at Pittsburgh CLO as Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde.  Broadway original roles: Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne), Cry-Baby (Allison), and Company (April - 2007 Tony Award).  First National Tour: Xanadu (Kira). NY: Merrily We Roll Along (Gussie) at New York City Center, Encores! Off-Broadway: Hello, Again (The Nurse - Drama League Nomination). TV: The Black Box, Made in Jersey, Fringe, The Chappelle Show, and PBS Great Performances.  Regional: Barrington Stage Company, Goodspeed, Sacramento Music Circus, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Rep. of St. Louis, O'Neill, La Jolla Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse.

Ken T.  Prymus (Old Deuteronomy) started at the age of 16 with the Academy Award-winning documentary The Young Americans. He has appeared in many films, including In Cold Blood, The Model Shop and M*A*S*H. Broadway credits include The Wiz (The Lion), Ain't Misbehavin' and 71/2 years of CATS as Old Deuteronomy. He has performed in London and throughout Great Britain performing The Greatness of Ray Charles, in Vermont at Northern Stage as the Lion in The Wizard of Oz and just completed working at Chicago's Goodman theatre in Mary.

Michael Brian Dunn (Gus/Growltiger) last appeared in Pittsburgh CLO's productions of CATS andThe Full Monty. Broadway: The Life, CATS, Guys and Dolls, Big River, Baby, Sweeney Todd. National/International Tours: Amadeus, HMS Pinafore, If This Hat Could Talk, Stratford Festival Canada:HMS Pinafore, (Ralph Rackstraw) Nina and the Twelve Months, Tokyo, (performed in Japanese) Off Broadway: Perfect Crime, Ensemble Studio Theater, Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Love In Two Countries, Lenny and The Heartbreakers & Death Of Von Richthofen both at New York Shakespeare Festival, Gifts of the Magi, Kenedy's Children. Regional Theaters: All over the country. Television: Law and Order CI, Trial by Jury, S.V.U.  Film: Julie & Julia (Ivan Cousins) starring Meryl Streep.

Kevin Loreque (Rum Tum Tugger) recently filmed co-starring roles on Boardwalk Empire, Elementary and Person of Interest. He played Tugger in the Broadway tour of CATS, and worked off-Broadway in The Poisoned at NYTW and In the Theatre at The York. International tour: I Am My Own Wife (Africa, UK, US). He's an Ovation Award and Kevin Kline Award nominee and a Drama-Logue Award winter.
Daniel J. Self (Munkustrap) makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. Previously appearing in the 30th Anniversary North American Tour of CATS and the 1st National Tour of Catch Me If You Can, Daniel received his training at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts on the Central Coast of California. Favorite roles include Gabe in Next to Normal and Andy Lee in 42nd Street.

Andrew Wilson (Mr. Mistofelees) hails from Grove City, PA, where he studied gymnastics and dance at Butler Gymnastics Club & Dotty McGill's School of Dance. National tours: Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan(MSG), CATS (25th Anniversary), Seven Brides. He originated the role of the Magic Carpet in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular on the recently opened Disney Fantasy cruise ship. Favorite credits: Miss Saigon(Dragon Acrobat/Dance Captain), Cav/Pag (Featured Gymnast, NYC Opera), Wizard of Oz (Sac. Music Circus) and Toy Story: The Musical original cast (Dance Captain).

Sara Blodgett (Victoria) has appeared in Pittsburgh CLO productions of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Alice), Phantom (Belladova) and 42nd Street.  International tour: West Side Story. National tour: The Music Man. Professional ballet: Ballet West and Ballet West II, Connecticut Ballet (soloist). She holds a B.S. in Business and Marketing, University of San Francisco.

Jesse Carrey (Skimbleshanks) returns for his second season with Pittsburgh CLO. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon in Musical Theater in 2013.

Ashley Chasteen (Bombalurina) credits include Catch Me if You Can First National Tour, CATSNational Tour, Castle Walk, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Lucas Fedele (Coricopat) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh. Past Pittsburgh CLO credits includeSingin' in the Rain, Legally Blonde the Musical, Footloose, Phantom, 42nd Street, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Fiddler on the Roof. National Tours: Hello, Dolly! Starring Sally Sruthers, Irving Berlin's White Christmas.

Jeff Kuhr (Plato/Macavity) returns to Pittsburgh after graduating from Point Park University with a B.A. in Dance. Credits: Sacramento Music Circus, Cape Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter, Riverside Theater, Pioneer Theater, North Shore Music Theater, NCL, HAL.

Mara Newbery (Rumpleteazer) returns to Pittsburgh CLO after appearing in 42nd Street as Anytime Annie. Credits include A Christmas Story, the Musical (Broadway), On Your Toes (Encores!), and Shrek the Musical (1st Nat'l Tour). BFA University of Michigan.

Will Porter (Mongojerrie) will make his Pittsburgh CLO debut. Previous credits include CATS (National Tour), A Chorus Line, Cabaret and Bye Bye Birdie.

Amanda Pulcini (Jennyanydots) last appeared this summer in Pittsburgh CLO's productions of Singin' in the Rain and Legally Blonde The Musical. Credits- NY: Lend Me A Tenor (Maggie), Fiddler on the Roof (u/s Tzietel), Nine starring Robert Cuccioli (Swing), Legally Blonde (Chutney). Regional: Annie Get Your Gun (Annie), Cats (Jennyanydots, BroadwayWorld.com nomination for Best Supporting Actress)
Ethan Saviet (Tumblebrutus) is a rising senior musical theatre major at Syracuse University. Most recent regional credits include: Mary Poppins (Neleus), Legally Blonde, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Jenna Nicole Schoen (Demeter) makes her Pittsburgh CLO debut. Regional: Theory of Relativity(Goodspeed), La Cage Aux Folles, CATS (Theatre by the Sea). NYC Premiere of Le Cabaret Grimm(NYMF). BFA, The Boston Conservatory.

Paige Silvester (Silabub) recently made her Pittsburgh CLO debut in Evita as an ensemble member in the First National Tour.  Other credits include The Sound of Music, Oliver! and A Little Night Music at Sacramento Music Circus, Chicago at MUNY and CATS at North Carolina Theatre.

Lily Emilia Smith (Jellylorum) is a native of Mount Lebanon, PA, and a recent graduate of Syracuse University drama.

Kathryn Terza (Tantomile) will perform in her 15th Pittsburgh CLO production. Most recent: NY City Center Encores! production of Most Happy Fella. Broadway tour of West Side Story as Fernanda, understudying Maria (also in Canada, Japan, Paris). Favorite regional credits: Lysistrata Jones(Cleonice), Cats (Demeter), Grease (ChaCha), Hello, Dolly! (us Minnie Fay) at Goodspeed and Meadow Brook Theater.

Tory Trowbridge (Cassandra) made her Pittsburgh CLO debut earlier this season in Singin' in the Rain, Legally Blonde the Musical and Footloose. Favorite credits include: National Tour: CATS. Other:Funny Girl (Bubbles) A Chorus Line (Val), Hairspray (Luanne), Legally Blonde (Pilar), West Side Story(Maria), Street Scene (Mae).

CATS  is complete with a talented vocal ensemble, including Tsilala Graham-Haynes, Stephanie Maloney, Connor McRory, Zach Miller and Liz Schmitz.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
Richard Stafford (Director/Choreographer) has multiple Pittsburgh CLO credits, including Oliver!, Joseph刑reamcoat, CATS, On the Town, Phantom and Camelot.  Broadway: choreographer for In My Life (Music Box Theatre), dance supervisor for CATS (Winter Garden Theatre). International: The Full Monty, Joseph Dreamcoat (Mexico City), CATS (Copenhagen, Sao Paulo, Rio). National Tours:CATS, My Fair Lady, Joseph Dreamcoat (starring Debbie Gibson and Patrick Cassidy). Recent Regional: classics such as The King and I, Crazy for You and Annie Get Your Gun as well as musicals such as Miss Saigon, Curtains, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at premier theatres around the country. Mr. Stafford won the Barrymore Award for outstanding choreography for La Cage aux Folles at the Walnut Street Theatre.

Tom Helm (Music Director) returns for his 19th season with Pittsburgh CLO. His theater credits include the Broadway productions of Souvenir, Les MisГ姅ables, Me and My Girl, Cats and Brigadoon. He has also contributed his talents to television programs such as Crazy For You and the Today Show. Mr. Helm has conducted at Radio City Music Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse and many other regional and national theaters.

Andrew David Ostrowski (Lighting Designer) recently completed work on Pittsburgh CLO's Singin' in the Rain, Legally Blonde the Musical, Footloose and Ring of Fire at the CLO Cabaret. He has designed for every local company in Pittsburgh. National credits include: The Asolo, Virginia Stage Company, North Shore Music Theatre, Merrimack Reparatory Company, The Arden Theatre Company, Spoleto Festival USA, Dallas Summer Musicals, Theater of the Stars, Madison Opera, as well as others. International credits include productions in Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, France, and touring all of Western Europe.

HISTORY OF THE SHOW
CATS first premiered in 1980 as a collection of songs, with lyrics based off of T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and music arranged by Andrew Lloyd Webber. When Webber debuted the songs at the Sydmonton Festival in London, Eliot's widow Valerie Fletcher approached the composer with a collection of her late husband's unpublished work. It was then that the idea to transform the series of songs into a full-scale musical was born.

Later that same year, Webber collaborated with director Trevor Nunn to create a story from the famous book for poems that would translate to the stage. Three of the unpublished poems that were given to Webber by Fletcher were incorporated into the show in their entirety, including Grizabella the Glamour Cat.

Since its debut on the West End in 1981, CATS has become an international phenomenon and holds the current record as the second-longest running Broadway musical of all time, surpassed only by Webber's own The Phantom of the Opera. The show has been translated into 10 different languages and performed in 26 countries. It has won numerous awards, including the 1981 Laurence Olivier award for Musical of the Year, the Evening Standard award for Best Musical, and seven 1983 Tony awards, including Best Musical.

ABOUT THE ORIGINAL COMPOSER
Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music) is the composer of The Likes of Us, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Evita, Variations and Tell Me on a Sundaylater combined as Song & Dance, CATS, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love,Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game, The Woman in White and Love Never Dies. He composed the film scores of Gumshoe and The Odessa File and a setting of the Latin Requiem mass. Recent producer credits include A.R. Rahman's Bombay Dreams, The Sound of Music,The Wizard of Oz and films of The Phantom of the Opera and the acclaimed Australian production of Love Never Dies. He pioneered television casting for musical theatre with the Emmy Award-winning "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? His awards include seven Tonys, three Grammys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers and the Kennedy Center Honor.

Performance Schedule for CATS
Friday July 18 8 p.m.
Saturday July 19 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday July 20 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tuesday July 22 8 p.m.
Wednesday July 23 8 p.m.
Thursday July 24 8 p.m.
Friday July 25 8 p.m.
Saturday July 26 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday July 27 2 p.m.
TICKETS
Tickets are available online at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Groups of 10 or more enjoy exclusive discounts and specialty packages. Call ourGroup Sales Hotline at 412-325-1582 for more information. Visit pittsburghCLO.org for further information.

Pittsburgh CLO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of PNC for its sponsorship of the PNC Spotlight Series and our Season Sponsors: the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WTAE-TV.
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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 19 Broadway shows (25 Tony Awards) featuring the current productions of Cinderella, 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.

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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 19:17:00
 
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Release Date:  July 14, 2014      Contact:  Janet Heyl (412) 395-6560, ext. 103 | Janet.Heyl@sba.gov
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Kelly Collier stitches together stylish back brace business weaving biomedical engineering and athletic background
Western Penna. SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year lauded on Aug. 4

PITTSBURGH Her clients might not walk the red carpet donning her creations, but Kelly Collier, 25, founder and CEO of ActivAided Orthotics has a loyal following of more than 500 customers, including Harrison Ruopp, a defenseman with the Pittsburgh Penguin organization.

Collier's efforts enabled her to collect honors as the U. S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Western Pennsylvania Young Entrepreneur of the Year for a design that revamped the traditional rigid back brace into a functional, flexible shirt.

It [this award] is pretty amazing, Collier said.  It's a big testament to the many mentors and advisors who have helped me develop my products.

An avid swimmer, Collier's back pain problems became the catalyst for the project which was developed by a physician Dr. Gary Chimes, Collier and her peers as a senior project at Carnegie Mellon University.  Unlike her classmates, Collier gave herself additional homework when she incorporated the assignment into a post-graduate business.

The West Mifflin area entrepreneur, who always did well in school, found she was on pins and needles when developing the product prototype.  The only B's I ever received were in home economics, so it took me about 15 hours to personally stitch each of the first five prototypes using my mom's sewing machine, she stated.

Her prototype enabled Collier to utilize Pittsburgh's AlphaLab accelerators, funded in part through SBA grants, to grow her business.  SBA funding helps ensure that local manufacturers are equipped to handle the supply-chain needs of new companies housed at the AlphaLab accelerators.

Kelly is the type of entrepreneur we love to see come into AlphaLab and grow after completing our training program, said Jim Jen, director.  Kelly's business has gone from a rough prototype, which was a college project, into a dynamic, growing company with medical distributors all over the country.

Collier said the posture-corrective shirt enables the body to naturally align the spine leading to better posture resulting in less pain, a better appearance, confidence and breathing.

Ruopp, who at the start of the hockey season experienced a lot of back pain, was told by a physician he would need a back brace. Ruopp said his first reaction was Whoa!  -- until he saw the shirt.

It's stylish, not restrictive and I could put it on and go out, he said. I have poor posture from playing hockey and working on our grain farm back home, but, wearing the shirt for a few hours a day personally helped me.

"The shirt and its correction straps, stabilization belt and posture panel is comprehensive and targets the lower back and shoulders, it focuses on total alignment of the spine, Collier explained. It's an undershirt but it rehabilitates the back it's not restrictive or immobilizing, but more of a performance sportswear shirt worn a few hours a day.

Ruopp said the straps on the shoulders helped straighten his torso upright.

Collier added running a business is more difficult for her than obtaining degrees in biomedical engineering and materials science.  This is real-world responsibilities and the stakes are higher, Collier exclaimed. But when patients, like Ruopp, love and appreciate the product, it makes the hard work worth it.

According to White, Collier is an entrepreneur who saw herself as the solution to a problem. Her back problems led her to turn this project into a business that helps correct posture in a non-restrictive form, White said. It's incredible that a simple shirt will be able to help so many athletes plagued by back pain.

Once she receives her award, Collier, will be doing more than just thanking her peers and mentors she's inviting them to a free physical medicine symposium hosted by her.

I will be speaking about treatment through innovation and will preview prototypes of our newest products: a device that stabilizes and balances hip muscles along with a sock that designed to rehabilitate Achilles Tendinopathy, Collier explained.  James Lomuscio of Hability is discussing provider-patient relationships, while Bob Wanovich from Highmark is addressing reimbursement which pays for value and efficient patient care.

WHAT:   Clinicians, community leaders and media representatives are invited to the Riverside Center for Innovation, where Ms. Kelly Collier, founder and CEO of ActivAided Orthotics, not only will receive her SBA award but also host a medical symposium. To interview Kelly Collier or Kevin White, Western Penn. SBA acting district director, please call Janet Heyl at 412-395-656 x103

WHEN:  Monday, Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15212

REGISTRATION: ActivAided Orthotics at 412-573-9791 or info@activaided.com

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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 19:09:00
 
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SIMPLE INGREDIENTS TO ADD FRESH FOOD OPTIONS
IN PITTSBURGH'S DOWNTOWN CULTURAL DISTRICT


PITTSBURGH, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced today that Simple Ingredients, a moderately priced take-out restaurant, will offer fresh salads and wraps made daily as well as homemade soups available this fall.  Simple Ingredients will open July 2014 in a storefront on Liberty Avenue, between the Harris Theater and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Education Center at 807 Liberty Avenue, in a property owned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

The owner of the Simple Ingredients, Michael Tarquinio, also owns Sal's City Deli, which was founded in 2012 and opened in Pittsburgh's Cultural District with great success.  The Pittsburgh City Paper called Sal's City Deli the perfect getaway for lunch outside of New York.  Simple Ingredients will be a sister location to Sal's City Deli and will also include higher end fresh and organic ingredients within its menu options.
Some people may prefer a quick beverage and a salad to an overflowing potato-pancake Reuben, shared Tarquinio.  We also want to offer good food for those who may be seeking a somewhat healthier alternative.  Simple Ingredients will be a great addition for fast business lunches as well as a healthy alternative for the many new Cultural District residents.

We are thrilled to welcome Simple Ingredients with its quick and healthy menu options for residents, professionals and entertainment seekers in the Cultural District, said J. Kevin McMahon, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust president and chief executive officer. Central to the Trust's mission is attracting people downtown to enjoy outstanding shows and exhibitions, and making sure that they can enjoy a comprehensive experience, including dining at a broad array of restaurants.

Simple Ingredients will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturdays.  The store will open for extended hours during Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawls, and other special events.

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

Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.
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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 19:03:00
 
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A CRAZY, CLEVER COMEDY
comes to the CLO Cabaret!
The Pittsburgh Premiere of Murder For Two Opens October 22

Pittsburgh, PA · July 15, 2014 Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce the Pittsburgh Premiere of the Off-Broadway sensation Murder For Two, October 22-January 18 at the CLO Cabaret.  Everyone is a suspect in this exciting production where classic musical comedy meets Agatha Christie.  In this witty and winking musical homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries, TWO performers play THIRTEEN ROLES ” not to mention the piano.  Murder For Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder!

More about the Mystery

Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed圩atally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills”with the help of his silent partner, Lou.  But whodunit?  Did Dahlia Whitney, Arthur's scene-stealing wife, give him a big finish?  Is Barrette Lewis, the prima ballerina, the prime suspect?  Did Dr. Griff, the overly-friendly psychiatrist, make a frenemy?   Marcus has only a short amount of time to find the killer and make his name before the real detective arrives地nd the ice cream melts!

INGENIOUS! A SNAZZY double-act! by The New York Times and a HILARIOUS musical whodunit by the New York Observer.  It is a A MUST-SEE 90-minute jolt of CAFFEINATED CREATIVITY, according to NY 1-TV.


Murder For Two was developed at Adirondack Theatre Festival and 42nd Street Moon. Chicago Shakespeare Theater presented the World Premiere Production in May, 2011, which was extended four times and ran for more than six months. Murder For Two opened at Second Stage Theatre's uptown home, the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, in July, 2013. It was extended twice due to popular demand. The Second Stage production transferred to New World Stages in 2013.

About the Creative Team
Murder For Two is the creation of the talented writing team of Joe Kinosian (music and book) and Kellen Blair (lyrics and book), who first met in the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, where they're currently Advanced Members. Kinosian and Blair's song "If He Knew Me" recently had its Broadway debut at the 2013 Theatre World Awards. They're proud members of ASCAP and recipients of the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers / Lorenz Hart Award. Their work has also been showcased at the York Theater's 2012 NEO concert, Adirondack Theater Festival's Second Act Cabaret, The Kennedy Center's "Broadway Today and Tomorrow" series, the Kauffman Center's "Bound for Broadway" concert, and a November 2012 New York Theatre Barn Concert.  Their past work includes Pirates Don't Change Diapers for TheatreWorks USA and two Christmas songs for the 2009 and 2010 Lincoln Center Annual Holiday Songbooks. They also took part in the 2010 Johnny Mercer Songwriting Project, where their song, "You're Mine Until," was selected to be part of a gala concert honoring Stephen Schwartz. They received a 2011 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical for Murder For Two. Currently, Kinosian and Blair are in development on several new musicals, including The More Things Change, a backstage musical comedy about two middle-aged actors battling to set the record straight about their shaky romantic past.

Joining Pittsburgh CLO for the first time to direct is Scott Schwartz, who will return to the director's chair after directingMurder For Two off-Broadway and in its run at Second Stage Uptown.  On Broadway, he directed Golda's Balcony andJane Eyre (co-directed with John Caird). His Off-Broadway work includes Bat Boy: The Musical (Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk Award nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical), tick, tick冰OOM! (Outer Critics Circle, Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical); Rooms: A Rock Romance; The Foreigner starring Matthew Broderick (Roundabout Theatre Company), Kafka's The Castle (Outer Critics Circle nomination, Outstanding Director of a Play), and No Way to Treat a Lady. He also directed Golda's Balcony on tour, in London, in Los Angeles at the Wadsworth Theatre and in San Francisco at American Conservatory Theater.

Mr. Schwartz directed the world premiere of SГ奄nce on a Wet Afternoon at Opera Santa Barbara and subsequently at New York City Opera. His other recent credits include the world premiere of Secondhand Lions (5th Avenue Theatre), the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against (Alley Theatre), Arsenic and Old Lace starring Tovah Feldshuh and Betty Buckley (Dallas Theater Center), Othello and Much Ado About Nothing (Alley Theatre), A Room With A View (Old Globe), and a re-envisioning of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Paper Mill Playhouse, Theatre Under The Stars, Theatre on the Square and North Shore Music Theatre; 2008 IRNE Award, Outstanding Director of a Musical). He is the Artistic Director of Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY and is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an Associate Artist at the Alley Theatre, and a graduate of Harvard University.
Tickets

Tickets to this Pittsburgh premiere will go on sale in late July and will be available online at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office.  Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets now and should call 412-325-1582 for information on group discounts and special event planning.

Murder for Two Performances
Wednesdays                7:30pm
Thursdays*                 7:30pm          
Fridays                        7:30pm                                                                                                    
Saturdays                    2:00pm & 7:30pm        
Sundays                       2:00pm

*Select Thursdays at 1pm with optional buffet lunch.  Call Group Sales for details.
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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 19 Broadway shows (25 Tony Awards) featuring the current productions of Cinderella, 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.

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PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
YANNI: WORLD TOUR 2014
August 16, 2014 | 8 p.m. | Benedum Center

Pittsburgh, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the Yanni: World Tour 2014. The Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series welcomes fans to experience Yanni in concert. Yanni's orchestra composed of top musicians and vocalists from around the world will perform music selections from the beginning of his career to his latest album. Tickets are currently on sale ranging from $42.25 - $152.25.  The performance begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Benedum Center on August 16. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit TrustArts.org, or call 412-456-6666.

Yanni is an acclaimed performer and composer has influenced multiple genres of music through his talents. His performances have grasped the attention of the world and continue to leave audiences in amazement. The 2014 World Tour is traveling to over 20 countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Belarus, United States, and Canada.


Yanni is a Kalamata, Greece native who taught himself how to play the piano. Spending 15 hours a day on a piano and having perfect pitch contributed to his successful music career. His latest instrumental and vocal album, Inspirato, was released in April 2014 after four years of preparation. The music for this album took over 30 years because the creative inspiration stems from all of Yanni's past loves. Inspiratoreached the number one spot on Billboard's Top New Age Album category for 2014. Other albums that have topped the charts are Yanni'sYanni Mexicanisimo, released in October 2010 and Truth of Touch, released in February 2011. With more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide, two Grammy nominations, and over 25 million albums sold globally, Yanni is a living legend.

About The 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.

Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.

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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 18:47:00
 
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Find Your Grail with Pittsburgh CLO's
Monty Python's Spamalot
The Quest for the Holy Grail Begins at the Benedum Center July 29-August 3


Pittsburgh, PA ˆ™ July 21, 2014 Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards  by storm in 2005.

Winner of the Tony Award  for Best Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and The Holy Grail. This hilarious retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail features flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers including The Song That Goes Like This and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life!

ABOUT THE CAST
Robert Creighton (Mayor) appeared on Broadway in: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Durdles), Anything Goes (Purser/Moonface) Chicago (Amos), The Lion King (Timon), The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis),Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Laughing Room Only  TV: Elementary, Law & Order, Life on Mars. Co-author and star of CAGNEY the award winning new musical about film legend James Cagney. Debut album: AIN'T WE GOT FUN!

Michael Brian Dunn (Sir Bedevere) starred in Pittsburgh CLO's productions of CATS and The Full Monty. Broadway: The Life, CATS, Guys and Dolls, Big River, Baby, Sweeney Todd. National/International Tours: Amadeus, HMS Pinafore, If This Hat Could Talk, Stratford Festival Canada:HMS Pinafore, (Ralph Rackstraw) Nina and the Twelve Months, Tokyo, (performed in Japanese) Off Broadway: Perfect Crime, Ensemble Studio Theater, Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Love In Two Countries, Lenny and The Heartbreakers & Death Of Von Richthofen both at New York Shakespeare Festival, Gifts of the Magi, Kenedy's Children. Regional Theaters: All over the country. Television: Law and Order CI, Trial by Jury, S.V.U.  Film: Julie & Julia (Ivan Cousins) starring Meryl Streep.

Tyler Hanes (Sir Galahad) preformed on Broadway/NY in: A Chorus Line (Larry), A Bed & A Chair: A New York Love Affair, Hairspray (Link), Juno (Johnny Boyle), Sweet Charity (Charlie), The Frogs, The Boy From Oz, Urban Cowboy, Oklahoma! Other favorites: Mary Poppins (Bert), On The Town (Gabey),All Shook Up (Chad), Cabaret (Cliff), Les Miserables (Enjolras), CLO's 42nd Street (Billy), Footloose(Ren), Fosse (first national tour).

Tom Hewitt (King Arthur) has been  seen on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago, Dracula; The Musical, Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), The Lion King.  National tours:  Urinetown, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Peter Pan.  Off Broadway:  Treasure Island,Jeffery, Beau Jest (Outer Critics nomination).  Recent Regional Credits:  Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots(La Jolla Playhouse),  Kiss Me, Kate (Muny, Reprise! LA), Travesties (Long Wharf, CT Critics Award).  Film and TV:  Law and Order, All My Children, Julie Taymors' Fools' Fire.

Adam Pelty (Sir Lancelot) has performed on Broadway in: Cyrano The Musical, Steel Pier, Joseph,A Christmas Carol, Titanic, The Scarlet Pimpernel (original choreographer). Regional: The Drowsy Chaperone (Jeff nom); Putting It Together (Jeff nom); Spamalot at Drury Lane, Fulton Theatre and Maine State (Robin and Lance). Current: Professor of Theatre at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, Billy Elliot at Ogunquit Playhouse (choreographer).

Brian Shepard (Prince Herbert) appeared in the original Broadway companies of Spamalot, Young Frankenstein and the most recent Broadway revivals of Follies, Guys & Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun andPeter Pan. He just played Bud Frump in H2$ at Walnut Street.

Elizabeth Stanley (The Lady of the Lake) starred in the role of Lucy in Pittsburgh CLO's production ofJekyll and Hyde. Broadway original roles: Dyanne-Million Dollar Quartet; Allison-Cry-Baby, and April-Company (2007 Tony Award).  First National Tour: Kira-Xanadu. NY: Gussie- Merrily We Roll Along at New York City Center, Encores! Off-Broadway: The Nurse-Hello, Again (Drama League Nomination). TV:The Black Box, Made in Jersey, Fringe, The Chappelle Show, and PBS Great Performances.  Regional: Barrington Stage Company, Goodspeed, Sacramento Music Circus, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Rep. of St. Louis, O'Neill, La Jolla Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse.

Jeremy Webb (Sir Robin) has been seen in Pittsburgh CLO productions of Camelot and The Full Monty. His Pittsburgh credits include: The Glorious Ones (premiere) at Pittsburgh Public. The Visit(Broadway, The Actors Fund); Lincoln Center Theater: The Glorious Ones (Original Cast Recording);The Baltimore Waltz; Tabletop (Drama Desk Award); Photograph 51, BFF, Reading Under The Influence. Also Williamstown, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Alley, O'Neill, McCarter, LA Theatre Works, New York Stage and Film; The Old Globe, Long Wharf Theatre; Hangar Theatre, and Sir Robin inSpamalot at TUTS, Theatre Under The Stars and Fulton. His film and television credits include: Love Walked In, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order: Criminal Intent.

Spamalot is complete with a talented ensemble, including Sal Bucci, Jesse Carrey, Lucas Fedele,Tsilala Graham-Haynes, Stephanie Maloney, Connor McRory, Mara Newbery, Will Porter, Ethan Saviet, Liz Schmitz, Jenna Nicole Schoen and Katie Terza.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
Marc Robin (Director/Choreographer) has staged over 300 shows throughout the country, including theatres such as Walnut Street, Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf, Marriott, Skylight, Maine State, TUTS and The Fulton theatre where he has served as Artistic Director for the past 5 seasons.  He has received many awards and honors. (54 Jeff nominations, 16 Jeff Awards, 13 After Dark Awards, 4 Barrymore nominations, 6 Broadway World Nominations and one Broadway World award, 3 Arizoni Awards, A lifetime Achievement Award and others.).

Tom Helm (Music Director) returns for his 19th season with Pittsburgh CLO. His theater credits include the Broadway productions of Souvenir, Les MisГ姅ables, Me and My Girl, Cats and Brigadoon. He has also contributed his talents to television programs such as Crazy For You and the Today Show. Mr. Helm has conducted at Radio City Music Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse and many other regional and national theaters.

Andrew David Ostrowski (Lighting Designer) recently completed work on Pittsburgh CLO's Ring of Fire at the CLO Cabaret, as well as Hope and Gravity at City Theatre. He has designed for every local company in Pittsburgh. National credits include: The Asolo, Virginia Stage Company, North Shore Music Theatre, Merrimack Reparatory Company, The Arden Theatre Company, Spoleto Festival USA, Dallas Summer Musicals, Theater of the Stars, Madison Opera, as well as others. International credits include productions in Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, France, and touring all of Western Europe.

HISTORY OF THE SHOW
Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. According to Eric Idle, one of Spamalot's original creators, the title of the show comes from a line in the movie: "We eat ham, and jam and Spam a lot."

Previews of the show began in Chicago's Shubert Theatre February 14, 2005 and the show officially opened March 17, 2005. The original Broadway production in 2005, directed by Mike Nichols, won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical and received 14 Tony Award nominations. During its initial run of more than 1,500 performances, it was seen by more than two million people and grossed over $175 million.

A London production of Spamalot opened at the Palace Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End on September 30, 2006, with tickets on sale booking to November 2008. The show has continued to tour in more than 15 different countries around the world.

ABOUT THE ORIGINAL CREATIVE TEAM
John Du Prez (Music) is a musician and composer best known as a past member of 1980's multi-hit New Wave Salsa group Modern Romance (1981-83). After his time with the band, Du Prez concentrated on composing music scores for films like the Rob Lowe vehicle, Oxford Blues (1984), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990). He has since collaborated with ex- Modern Romance frontman David Jaymes a number of times, most notably on the feature film Fascination(2004), and their single 'Best Years of Our Lives' featured in Shrek (2001). John is friend to Eric Idle and has worked with him on numerous Monty Python projects including Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983). He and Eric wrote and performed the song 'Really Nice Day' in the animated movie The Wild (2006).

Eric Idle (Book & Lyrics) was one of the core members of the comedy troupe who starred in the hit TV show Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-74) and one of "The Rutles," a satirical rock band based on The Beatles. The success of Monty Python's television show led to several feature films that Idle appeared in and co-scripted, including Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) and Life of Brian (1979). Apart from Monty Python, Idle created the mockumentary TV feature The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash(1978) and has appeared in several television and movie roles, including voice work in features such as 102 Dalmations (2000, with Glenn Close) and Ella Enchanted (2004, with Anne Hathaway). In 2005 Idle's stage adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, titled Spamalot (starring Tim Curry), earned him the Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and for Best Original Score.

Performance Schedule for Spamalot
Tuesday July 29 8 p.m.
Wednesday July 30 8 p.m.
Thursday July 31 8 p.m.
Friday August 1 8 p.m.
Saturday August 2 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday August 3 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
TICKETS
Tickets are available online at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Groups of 10 or more enjoy exclusive discounts and specialty packages. Call ourGroup Sales Hotline at 412-325-1582 for more information. Visit pittsburghCLO.org for further information.
Pittsburgh CLO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our Season Sponsors: the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WTAE-TV.
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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 18:39:00
 
For Immediate Release
July 17, 2014


PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CLOSES SUMMER SEASON WITH TWO CLASSICAL CONCERTS

PITTSBURGH ” The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closes its summer season with two one-night-only classical concerts on July 25, Symphonic Celebration, and August 2, Triple Play.

Lawrence Loh (Rob Davison)

Pittsburgh Symphony Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra throw a musical party during Symphonic Celebration, a concert featuring Dvorak's Carnival Overture, Brahm's Symphony No. 3 and a breathtaking performance of Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2 with Russian pianist Olga Kern.
Olga Kern (Chris Lee)

On August 2, Chinese pianist Xiayin Wang and Italian guest conductor Christian Capocaccia present a concert with a unique format and a little musical something for everyone! This concert features several light classical favorites, virtuoso piano fireworks from Wang and music from the silver screen with two intermissions. The Tales of Hoffmann, suites from Pirates of the Caribbean and Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, Ravel's Concerto in G major for piano and orchestra, and much more will be performed.
For both concerts, tickets are $25 and $50 and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or visitingpittsburghsymphony.org.

Guest Conductor Christian Capocaccia

Pianist Xiayin Wang





Resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Loh is one of the most exciting young talents on the classical music scene today.  He was brought to national attention in February 2004, when he substituted last-minute for an ailing Charles Dutoit with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Conducting Stravinsky's Petrouchka and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Loh received enthusiastic acclaim from orchestra players, audience members and critics, alike. Since his appointment as music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in 2005, the orchestra has flourished artistically, defining its reputation as one of the finest regional orchestras in the country. His leadership has attracted such artists as AndrГ Watts, Anne Akiko Meyers, Jon Nakamatsu, Zuill Bailey and Sharon Isbin.

Olga Kern was born into a family of musicians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff and began studying piano at the age of five. In 2001, she became the first woman in more than 30 years to receive the Gold Medal at the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Kern is a laureate of 11 international competitions including her first place win at the first Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition at the age of 17 and has toured throughout her native Russia, Europe and the United States, as well as in Japan, South Africa and South Korea. Kern was the recipient of an honorary scholarship from the president of Russia in 1996 and is a member of Russia's International Academy of Arts. She studied with Sergei Dorensky at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Boris Petrushansky at the acclaimed Accademia Pianistica Incontri col Maestro in Imola, Italy. Kern's performance career has brought her to many of the world's most important venues, including the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Symphony Hall in Osaka, Salzburger Festspielhaus, La Scala in Milan, Tonhalle in Zurich and the ChГctelet in Paris. She has appeared as a soloist with the Kirov Orchestra, the Bolshoi Theater, the Moscow Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Symphony, Russian National, China Symphony, Belgrade Philharmonic, La Scala Philharmonic, Torino Symphony and Cape Town Symphony Orchestras. Kern has collaborated with many prominent conductors in the world today, including Valery Gergiev, Leonard Slatkin, Manfred Honeck, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Termirkanov, Pinchas Zukerman and James Conlon.

Italian conductor Christian Capocaccia has distinguished himself as an artist of keen insight and musicianship. His ease on the podium and comfortable coaching style with singers has made him a favorite with orchestras, opera companies and vocalists. The 2013-2014 season continues a run of company debuts for Capocaccia, beginning with the Welsh National Opera. In his second season as music director of the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic, Capocaccia continues to expand the scope of the organization and realize his vision of a summer festival featuring symphonic and operatic performances. He made his company debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony, assisting on several performances in December and February, including a recording of Bruckner 4th Symphony, with Manfred Honeck, and covering Schumann 2nd Symphony with Gianandrea Noseda. In April, he makes his debut with the Manhattan School of Music conducting the rarely performed Haydn opera, Orlando Paladino. He concludes the season with another company debut, at the Cincinnati Opera, covering performances of Madame Butterfly. As a guest conductor he appears both in the United States and in Europe in venues such as the New Auditorium Parco della Musica and the Teatro Farnese in Rome and the Lyric Opera House of Baltimore at the head of the Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio, The Moscow Ballet Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica CittГ di Grosseto, Orchestra CittГ Aperta, International Chamber Ensemble, Orchestra da Camera delle Marche and Orchestra Sinfonica di Pesaro among others. Born in Rome, he began studying the violin at the age of 9. He attended the Santa Cecilia Music Conservatory. He earned his Diploma under Paolo Ciociola and completed his studies with world-renowned violinist Nina Beilina in New York. Subsequently he studied composition under Boris Porena and Luciano Pelosi, and conducting with Piero Bellugi and Donato Renzetti. A graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington under David Effron he has participated in master classes with Herbert Blomstedt, Gustav Meier and Leonard Slatkin.

As recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist in such venues as New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Xiayin Wang has already achieved a high level of recognition for her commanding performances. In January 2014, Wang performed Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with the National Gallery of Art Orchestra in Washington, D.C. Engaged as soloist in Gerard Schwarz's acclaimed All-Star Orchestra, Wang was featured as part of a nationally broadcast series of performances on syndicated PBS stations throughout the United States in fall 2013. Wang was the focus of a five-part concert series at the Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, where she was heard with such ensembles as the Escher Quartet, Fine Arts Quartet and the Washington Soloists Chamber Orchestra under the baton of conductor Vladimir Lande. Wang's latest recording, American Piano Concertos, featuring the Barber, Copland and Gershwin piano concertos, which she performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, was released on the Chandos label late last year. Wang has been heard as guest soloist with the Santa Barbara Symphony, CA, and toured South America with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. In 2011-2012, she made her London debut at Cadogan Hall in a program of Haydn, Liszt, Wild, Rachmaninoff and Ravel. Other concert and recital commitments have taken Wang throughout the United States to such venues and locations as Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Jordan Hall in Boston, Tanglewood, the University of Miami, Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples Florida, the Caramoor Center in Katonah, NY, Saratoga Arts Festival, Coastal Carolina Arts Festival, the Meyer Concert Series at The Smithsonian in D.C. and the East Hawaii Cultural Center on the island of Hawaii. Xiayin Wang completed studies at the Shanghai Conservatory and garnered an enviable record of first prize awards and special honors for her performances throughout China, most notably in the Fu Zhou National Piano Competition, Hang Zhou Instrumental Competition, Zhe Jiang Competition and the National Piano Competition in Beijing. She began piano studies at the age of five, and subsequently came to New York in 1997 and, in 2000, was awarded the Certificate of Achievement by the Associated Music Teacher League of New York, winning an opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall. She also pursued studies at the Manhattan School of Music and won the school's Eisenberg Concerto Competition in 2002, as well as the Roy M. Rubinstein Award. Xiayin Wang holds Bachelor's, Master's and Professional Studies degrees from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Solomon Mikowsky and Nina Svetlanova.

For more than 116 years, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been known for its artistic excellence. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians. This tradition was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900, the Pittsburgh Symphony is critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras. They have made more than 35 international tours, and recently returned from their 2013 European Festivals Tour, where enthralled audiences filled the PSO's concerts in Grafenegg, Berlin, Bucharest, Paris, DГ廣seldorf, Frankfurt, Lucerne and Bonn.

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

Editors Please Note:
Friday, July 25, 7:00 p.m.

Heinz Hall
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION
LAWRENCE J. LOH, conductor
OLGA KERN, piano

Antonin Dvorak                          Carnival Overture, Opus 92
Johannes Brahms                        Symphony No. 3 in F major, Opus 90
                                                            I. Allegro con brio
                                                            II. Andante
III. Poco allegretto
IV. Allegro

Sergei Rachmaninoff                   Concerto No. 2 in C minor for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 18
                                                            I. Moderato
                                                            II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Allegro scherzando
Ms. Kern

Saturday, August 2, 7:35 p.m.

Heinz Hall
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION
CHRISTIAN CAPOCACCIA, conductor
XIAYIN WANG, piano

Mikhail Glinka                           Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Franz von SuppГ                        Overture to The Beautiful Galathea
(Ross Jungnickel)

Jacques Offenbach                      Intermezzo and Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann
Gioachino Rossini                       Overture to Guillaume Tell
Maurice Ravel                            Concerto in G major for Piano and Orchestra
I. Allegramente
II. Adagio assai
III. Presto
Ms. Wang
Klaus Badelt (Ted Ricketts)          Medley from Pirates of the Caribbean
Hans Zimmer (Ralph Ford)           Music from Batman: The Dark Knight Rises

John Williams                            Suite from Star Wars
                                                            Imperial March
                                                            Princess Leia's Theme
                                                            Main Title


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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 18:28:00
 
For Immediate Release
Media Contacts:
PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh:
Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-8717 / Roth@TrustArts.org
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-1578 / Miles@TrustArts.org      
Images available: www.TrustArts.org/press
Search: 2014 Book of Mormon


WINNER! TONY AWARD BEST MUSICAL
WINNER! NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD BEST MUSICAL
WINNER! DRAMA DESK AWARD BEST MUSICAL
WINNER! OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD BEST MUSICAL
WINNER! DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD BEST MUSICAL
WINNER! GRAMMY AWARD BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM

 THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY.
Heaven on Broadway!  A celebration of the privilege
of living inside that improbable paradise called a musical comedy.
Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
THE BOOK OF MORMON

Performances begin September 23 at Heinz Hall

Tickets On Sale July 17, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA:  Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement.  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces that single tickets will go on sale Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 9:00 a.m for the Pittsburgh engagement of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Heinz Hall, September 23-October 5, 2014.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, South Park. Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q.  The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python's Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.


THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan.  Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus.  Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.
For more information, visit www.BookofMormonTheMusical.com.

Follow THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter and on Facebook.

Monica L. Patton, David Larsen, Cody Jamison Strand
In Pittsburgh THE BOOK OF MORMON will play September 23 through October 5, 2014 at Heinz Hall. This tour is being offered as a ˜season special' from the 2014-2015 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Tickets ($40-$150) are available for purchase through official ticketing outlets, by calling (412) 315-3155, visiting the Heinz Hall Box Office, (600 Penn Avenue) or online at www.TrustArts.org and www.CulturalDistrict.org. Single ticket sales are limited to 9 per customer.  For more information about the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh subscription series, please call (412) 456-1390 or email: subscriptions@TrustArts.org. Groups of 10 or more may call (412) 471-6930 or email groupsales@TrustArts.org orwww.TrustArts.org/groupsales.   PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series is a presentation of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.
Denee Benton, Cody Jamison Strand

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA
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 musicals and plays in North America, operating in 40 markets. As a leading Broadway producer, BAA is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Bullets Over Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. Past productions include Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis, Promises, Promises, The Producers and War Horse. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

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

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Publish Date: 07-30-2014 17:37:00
 
Positively Pittsburgh Live
Small Biz Saturday Showcase 07-05-14
Handyman, Loans, Rock n Roll, Kid's Author
Hosted By Joanne Quinn-Smith
Listen to the show online HERE

Today's Guests:
Lou Lombardi
Rock N' Roll Philanthropist, Musician, Band Leader and Online Business Expert
Brian Fallet
Handyman, He's Pretty Handy
Emily Keebler
Pittsburgh Lead, Kiva City
JoAnn R. Forrester
Empress of Biz, Business, S. I. Business Associates, and Author of The Gift of Holiday Valley



Lou Lombardi
Rock N' Roll Philanthropist, Musician, Band Leader and Online Business Expert
Lou Lombardi is not just in the business of live music entertainment! His business is marketing entertainment, creating fun filling venues.  He creates win-wins for venue, artist, and the ultimate audience experience.  Lou's imaginative approach to creating an audience experience is changing the face of the "live entertainment" business.

Lou's stellar method is:
Creating interactive, audience participation and Good chemistry socially, business and artistically!

Lou works his magic by creating success for other musicians and those in the live entertainment business such as:
  • Other musicians
  • Indie artists
  • Venue owners
  • Those looking to promote and profit from live entertainment
  • AND Entertainment seekers who are looking for a live music experience that has them "saving the date" for the next one. 
Talking Points:
  • Being a musician... working with non-profits
  • Using Internet Lifestyle Network, How I am using the Facebook Graph Search to generate leads and
    the importance of outsourcing.
  • New Radio Show
  • Video Marketing
We zig zag our way to success
Video marketing is the top skill that I see as most beneficial to this position. I became interested in video about a year ago and decided to learn as much about it as possible. Video requires various skill sets; there is more to it than just making videos that look and sound good.

Effective video marketing requires a good screen presence and solid video persona. It has taken me some time to develop these. While I learned a lot from watching masters like Andy Jenkins, there was also a lot of trial and error. I would do a video; watch it, usually get disgusted for a bit, and the get back to it, working on it again and again. I had some amateur flaws to overcome. I would look away from the camera at inappropriate times. I would talk too fast. I also had a bad habit of repeatedly blinking. With some work and persistence, I was able to smooth these things out and develop quality on-screen presence. My videos are now shorter and much more to the point. I come across cool and confident, yet fun and "down to earth". Developing my video presence has been key to creating a growing internet presence. As of this writing my YouTube channel has 71,689 views and that is primarily organic traffic.

I work hard to combine solid content with casual product mentions. The best videos are subtle - they do not sound like a sales pitch. This is more of an art than a science. Admittedly, I do some pure sales videos as well, but those are usually to get people to take advantage of a free offer, followed up by emails and Facebook interaction.

The other side of video marketing is how you market the actual videos themselves. This includes everything from deciding what to name the video, to the text that appears below the video on Youtube, to deciding what keywords to use and how to embed the video on a capture page and how to drive traffic to that capture page. These are only a small portion of the things that a video marketer must consider when doing video marketing. Learning all I can about video marketing and putting it into action has become a driving part of my life and online success strategy.

Lou's Band,  "Strangelove"
Lou has a unique way of combining personal development content with marketing.  His on screen presence is one of the best I've seen ~ Matt Tomsho, The Effective Detective
    Entrepreneur Tip:
    There will always be ups and downs. I have learned that we zig zag our way to success . The most important thing is to never give up.

    What stands in the way becomes the way.
    There are many challenges facing the online entrepreneur and I am no exception. Some of these challenges are simply inherent to the business but the biggest challenges are inherently human.

    As a personal development coach, I often have to tap in to my own advice and coach myself - to stop and
    refocus on the idea of vision. For me, vision means being able to see the possibilities within challenges or problems. One of my favorite quotes is by Marcus Aurelius What stands in the way becomes the way. I am always looking for the opportunity. I ask myself, How can I make something out of this? I look for the path through. I look for the path that will utilize not only my gifts, skills and talents but external resources as well. Who or what is in my life at this moment to get me to where I want to go?

    Vision also means being able to look at myself honestly. This can be tough sometimes. I have to admit where I am. That is the only place for me to start. Then I look at where I want to go and ask What do I need to get from where I am to where I want to go? What is the fastest path? And most importantly, Who can help get me there? I have learned to consider everything and everyone as a possible resource.

    Finally, vision is inextricably linked to leadership. Pushing forward with a goal in mind means constantly improving my leadership skills. This was something that I had a mental block about for many years. Carrying the vision, like it or not makes you the leader. I had to get over myself and take charge if I was ever going to create the life that I wanted. Learning to rally people, to give clear and concise direction without being overbearing or overly critical has become invaluable.

    As a leader, I have had to learn to keep a close eye on what is and what IS NOT working. I have had to learn when to cut losses and change direction in order to stay the course toward the vision.




    Contact:
    Lou Lombardi
    YouTube: Your Guitarist
    Blog: Your Guitarist
    LL Strangelove.com
    LL Strangelove Videos
    LinkedIn: Lou Lombardi
    7 Days To Profit With Lou Lombardi
    Awaken the Rock Star Within


    Brian Fallet
    Handyman, He's Pretty Handy
    I was born in Johnstown, Pa, and raised in the small town of Cassandra, Pa. I graduated from Portage High in '78 and then joined the Navy. I was stationed on board the USS Donald B Beary out of Norfolk, Va, for 4 years. After that, I married a shipmate's sister as she was joining the Air force. We were stationed in San Antonio Texas, and then Dover Delaware. We had 2 Beautiful boys, but it ended in divorce in 1990. After the divorce, I moved to Pittsburgh where I have been ever since.

    I have 32 years of Mechanical and electrical background. I am retired from the military after serving 28 years, 4 active and 22 reserves in the Navy and then 6 years reserves in the Air force. I have an Associates degree in Business and another in HVAC from CCAC and a Bachelors degree in Marketing from Robert Morris University. I worked as an HVAC tech in Texas, Delaware and did Maintenance in Apt complexes and colleges and Base housing.

    I started my handyman business as a side business in 1995. Then in 2011 after being laid off from a sales position with a window/door company I decided that rather diving back into corporate America I would prefer to work for myself so I made my handyman business my primary job.

    Talking Points:
    I serve primarily residential customers and some small commercial. The services I provide are many, mechanical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning it would be hard to list them all.  Mainly, "If it's broke, I'll fix it." This can include: 
    • Installing a new faucet 
    • Replacing a light switch
    • Replacing a ceiling fan 
    • Hanging a wall mount for a tv 
    • Clean & Check furnace/air conditioner 
    • Installing smoke detectors 
    • Patching drywall 
    • Pressure washing decks 
    • Hanging shelves 
    • Replacing a garbage disposal 
    • and much, much more!
      Entrepreneur Tip:
      Avoid debt like the plague. Start small, take your time growing, do not undercharge. Follow a 5 year business plan. Do everything as if it were your mother's house.  Take a business course, hire a bookkeeper, accountant and put a lawyer on retainer.

      Consumer Tip:
      As a consumer you should always try to get 3 estimates for a job.  Make sure that your handyman is insured / licensed.

      And Remember to call me first if you have any handyman questions or need advice on a repair. My advice is always free 24/7.

      Positively Pittsburgh Live Special Offer:
      Call and and mention that you heard Brian on this show and receive 10% off labor for 6 months from date of this show (07/05/14).

      Contact:
      He's Pretty Handy
      www.BrianFallet.com
      I am located in the South Side of Pittsburgh, which makes it easy for me to travel anywhere in and around the Pittsburgh area.
      (412) 431-1498 (h)  |  (412) 886-4348 (c)
      brian@brianfallet.com
      Facebook: HesPrettyHandy


      Emily Keebler
      Pittsburgh Lead, Kiva City Pittsburgh Lead
      Emily Keebler works to inform entrepreneurs and their supporters in the Pittsburgh area about Kiva Zip's 0% interest, crowdfunded micro-loans as the Kiva City Pittsburgh Lead.  Kiva, the world's first microlending website, empowers small businesses in Pittsburgh and around the world by connecting them to lenders who collectively fund loans and provide a network of support for each business.

      Talking Points:
      • Over the course of her career, Emily has served the communities and residents of Pittsburgh via her work for several non-profit organizations and the City of Pittsburgh.  In each position, she has particularly enjoyed opportunities to help individuals navigate resources and systems within the world of personal finance.   
      • In February 2014, Emily began helping entrepreneurs in the Pittsburgh area to utilize Kiva Zip to obtain 0% interest microloans to develop their small businesses.  
      • In March 2014, Kiva City Pittsburgh was launched.  A Kiva City is a focused initiative led by Kiva.org to build awareness of the opportunity that Kiva Zip provides to a particular metropolitan area. It requires the support of a network of partners including local politicians, funders, small business technical assistance providers, as well as Kiva Zip trustees, borrowers, and lenders.  
      • As the Kiva City Pittsburgh Lead, Emily works to inform three broad groups about Kiva Zip: current and potential borrowers, trustees, and lenders
      • Borrowers: Current and soon-to-be business owners can benefit from Kiva Zip by using the online platform to crowdfund loans of up to $5,000 at 0% interest.  By using Kiva Zip, small businesses can access capital to help them develop or grow their business, and do so at 0% interest, allowing them to use their hard-earned dollars for direct business expenses rather than finance charges.  
      • Trustees: The Kiva Zip model relies on individuals and organizations who aim to assist entrepreneurs and have existing relationships with small business owners.  Trustees benefit from being involved with Kiva Zip by promoting the good work that they already do for area businesses and helping entrepreneurs to access capital.  
      • Lenders: The Kiva Zip crowdfunding model would not work if it weren't for the generous lenders that contribute to collectively fund loans for Kiva Zip borrowers.  As Kiva Zip spreads to new cities, such as Pittsburgh, it is essential that the number of lenders keeps up with the growing demand for this alternative capital.  
      • Small business owners in the U.S. cite ˜access to capital' as one of their top three business constraints.  Kiva Zip's alternative funding provides a platform for entrepreneurs that face this constraint to crowdfund a small loan to help them start or expand their business.    
      • Because Kiva Zip loans are crowd-funded by individuals who believe in a small business owner's character and reliability as endorsed by a Kiva Zip trustee, lenders do not ask for a borrower's credit score, cash flow, or collateral.  By removing those criteria, Kiva Zip is able to help new and innovative businesses that might not otherwise qualify for a traditional loan, as well as borrowers with a short or damaged credit history.  
      • A benefit to crowdfunding loans is the connection that is made between lenders and borrowers.  Kiva Zip lenders become cheerleaders, potential customers, and brand ambassadors for the businesses they've also supported financially.  
      • Kiva Zip loans are all offered at 0% interest and without any fees, giving an advantage to small businesses that could use a hand.   
      • First-time borrowers on the Kiva Zip website may borrow up to $5,000 and may choose a repayment term of up to 24 months.  Once this amount is repaid, there is an opportunity to borrow progressively larger amounts.
      Entrepreneur Tip:
      Most people genuinely want to see others do well, so don't be afraid to ask people in your network, even those you don't know well, for help.

      Consumer Tip:
      Remember that finding a rock bottom price is not always the most important thing when shopping.  Supporting local businesses, by lending on Kiva Zip or as a customer, has many positive impacts on the community, some of which may even have direct or indirect financial benefits for you.


      Contact:
      Kiva Zip
      KivaZip.org
      contactzip@kiva.org
      Twitter: @KivaZip
      social media addresses  |  social media addresses
      Kiva City Pittsburgh
      Kiva.org  |  Kiva.org/Pittsburgh
      (412) 204-7410  |  emily.keebler@fellows.kiva.org
      Twitter: @EmilyPGH  |  Facebook: KivaCityPittsburgh
      social media addresses  |  social media addresses


      JoAnn R. Forrester
      Empress of Biz, S. I. Business Associates
      Author of The Gift of Holiday Valley
      Once upon a time there was business consultant by the name of JoAnn R. Forrester who worked very hard for her small business clients, raised them lots of money ($40 million), taught hundreds of classes, seminars and workshops to thousands of clients and students, won many awards for her accomplishments and helped her clients gain national recognition for their accomplishments  and even had her own podcast show, The Empress of Biz, Listen, Learn, Prosper and had helped many organizations that served women and children存omething was missing地nd she was beginning to become  bored and sad宅ery sad.  She was tired of doing cost analysis, business plans and having to joust with bankers to help her clients.she wanted some fun, she wanted to play and just be happy.

      Then one day she woke up and felt inspired to set down at her desk and figure out what else she could do to besides  serious business stuff .  Well she sat  and   wrote,  and sat and wrote some more.and Oh My she discovered that  she loved to write and had lots  of stories in her head妃any of them children's stories that had been waiting to be told  for a long time.  And the more she wrote the stories .the happier she was.
      JoAnn's  first children's book,  The Gift of Holiday Valley is one that she has carried in her heart for a long time and now being shared with you.  Come and read  about  Holiday Valley.  A special  place where we would all like to be安here no matter who you are, what you look like, or where you came from尖ou belong  and everyone wants to be your friend and help you.  Although圯ven in a perfect place like Holiday Valley there are some new things to learn and different  ways to be helpful and share the joy and happiness of everyone there.

      Award winning Small Business Growth Management Specialist for over 30 years.  Story teller since I was a child.  Have written hundreds of business plans, profiles for clients, marketing and strategic plans   two business workbooks and business advice columns, raised millions of dollars 戌but in my heart I wanted to be an author and write stories and NOW I AM.

      Talking Points:
      • Started in 1975, I was the junior partner, had an opportunity and grabbed it with two other men, Jim Martin and Bob Masse.   Immediately had a major corporate client Allegheny Ludlum Industries and Allegheny Ludlum Steel
      • Wrote book, The Gift of Holiday Valley, to give us a gift to family and friends when I had very little money and did not know what to do for gifts. That Christmas everyone got a handwritten copy of the story and homemade gifts of cookies and candies.  It was one of the nicest Christmases I had
      • My Mother saved the story and everything I gave to her  over the years and when she passed I found it again  and read it and I could hear her saying to me妃aybe I could illustrate this for you.  She never did because she devoted her time to taking care of my Dad, who was an invalid for years.  She always wanted me to write and I am doing this for many reasons圩or personal joy, share the message of Holiday Valley and open a new avenue for work for me.
      • My day to day business Concentrate on business and strategic and professional development for large and small to mid size companies.  Much prefer to work with the small businesses吃ou can deal with the owners and management and they are quicker to respond and act to solve a problem字ather than deal with all the layers in between and not have a problem solved or be able to help people quickly  was not for me.
      • We serve small to medium businesses who do not have a CFO and help to eliminate waste and create a strategic plan for profit.
      • When needed we raise fund for the businesses多ave raised over $40 million dollars and work with them to manage the direction of the company once they obtained their financing.  
      • We serve small to medium businesses who do not have a CFO and help to eliminate waste and create a strategic plan for profit.
      Entrepreneur Tip:
      Money is  a tool use it wisely夷t allows you to pursue your dreams存uch as my dream of being an author and writing books

      Consumer Tip:
      Buy my book吋he Gift of Holiday Valley.

      Positively Pittsburgh Live Special Offer:
      The Gift of Holiday Valley: 1 book and a unique Holiday Valley Gift in a delightful gift box just in time for Christmas for $39.95 personally signed and mailed to you.  Price includes tax and shipping.  Being offered on You Miight Be a Pittsburgher.

      Contact:
      Empress of Biz, S. I. Business Associates
      Author of The Gift of Holiday Valley
      Empressofbiz.com
      P. O. Box  472
      Oakmont, PA
      Office: (412) 440-6969  |  Cell: (412) 670-4322
      selfimagebz@aol.com  |  empressofbiz@gmail.com
      Facebook: JoAnnRForrester




      Hosted By:
      Joanne Quinn-Smith
      Joanne Quinn-Smith is the Creative Energy Officer of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a full service marketing company specializing in Web 2.0 Gorilla Branding„c. Known as the Techno Granny she offers her clients unique, creative and energetic marketing and management plans. Joanne's expertise is in creating online platforms that create perpetual buzz. 

      Joanne is an author, prolific blogger and talkcaster with over 800 shows. She has interviewed over 2000 prominent business owners, non-profit executives and celebrities. Her flagship website, PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com garners 220,000 hits per month, 62,000 unique page views per week and in 1 year had 2.25 million visitors. 

      Joanne Quinn-Smith has been designated nationally, 2009 Small Business Journalist of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration for her advocacy and reporting on small business using New Media. Her good news reporting at PositivelyPittsburghLive was a finalist for best website or blog in Media for the American Business Stevie Award in 2010.  

      Listen to the show HERE

      Thank you for your viewing and listening support. If you would like your business featured on the Small Biz Saturday Showcase please contact us HERE.

      Posted By: Stephanie Curtice
      This was reported as a reproduction of PositivelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith.
      (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLive(TM) 2014 All rights reserved.

       

      Publish Date: 07-28-2014 03:19:00
       

      Positively Pittsburgh Live! News 07-14-14
      Downtown Pittsburgh Partners & Burgh Blues Festival
      Listen to the show online HERE


      PPL Co-Host
      Dawn Pomaybo
      Executive Director, Women's Networking Association
      WIN-Pittsburgh, a NA-WIN Affiliate
      Women's Interactive Network (WIN) offers an opportunity to meet women whom are successful in all aspects of business, from the corporate ranks to entrepreneurs. Every meeting and event allows ample opportunity to hone networking skills while enjoying the company of business-minded women. WIN-Pittsburgh is an affiliate of the National Association of the Women's Interactive Network (NA-WIN). Visit www.winpitt.org and www.na-win.com to learn more.

      WHERE IN THE WORLD IS TECHNOGRANNY?
      Double Wide Grille

      POSITIVELY PITTSBURGHER SPONSORED EVENTS:  Eighth Anniversary of The Woman's Interactive Network of Pittsburgh Summer Cocktail Party

      CULTURAL CLUES
      CATS!  |  Book of Mormon the Musical  |  PSO Remembers Former Director Lorin Maazel  |  The Harambee Black Arts Culture Festival  |  Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2014-2015 Season  |  Christmas In July  |  Pittsburgh Blues Festival Offers 20th Year of Great Blues and Feeding the Hungry  |  Boyz II Men Reunites with the PSO  |  Ring of Fire

      KIDZ KORNER
      Activities For All Ages at the History Center  |  3D for Kids

      WOMEN AND GIRLS ACHIEVEMENT
      79th National Convention of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs  |  Eighth Anniversary of The Woman's Interactive Network of Pittsburgh Summer Cocktail Party  |  Pistols-n-Pink Monthly MeetUp  |  Allegheny County MWDBE Open House  |  WIN Professional Development Day地 Half Day Workshop  |  Patient Navigation: Why It's Important

      BUSINESS BUZZ
      Kiva Zip Trustee Information Session  |  Authors' Zone First Author/Publisher/Editor/Proofreader Gathering  |  Business Opportunity: PLS Limousines Service

      PITTSBURGH HISTORICAL STUFF:  Film Screening: The Rise and Fall of Penn Station

      NON-PROFIT EVENTS SPONSORED BY BLACKTIE PITTSBURGH:  Pittsburgh Blues Festival Offers 20th Year of Great Blues and Feeding the Hungry

      NEIGHBORHOOD HI-LIGHTS
      OpenStreetsPGH 2014  |  Navigating the Health Care System  |  Celebrate Downtown Pittsburgh!

      POSITIVE PITTSBURGHERS:  Kiva City Pittsburgh Borrowers

      ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT
      Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille  |  Double Wide Grille, Southside  |  Downtown Gallery Crawl and Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh

      PITTSBURGH LOCAL SPORTS
      BPW Scholarship Fundraiser  |  Golf Instruction

      POSITIVELY PITTSBURGHER SPONSORED EVENTS

      Eighth Anniversary of The Woman's Interactive Network of Pittsburgh Summer Cocktail Party
      July 29 2014  |   5:30 - 7:30 PM
      Gaetano's Restaurant, 1617 Banksville Rd

      (NOTE: Was previously scheduled the 22nd, but changed to the 29th due to Liberty Tunnel closures)

      Network with other professional women and celebrate with us!

      Assorted appetizers, soft drinks and cash bar available.

      Individual Registration     $15.00 (Members Only)
      Individual Registration     $20.00 (NON WIN Members)
      Vendor Table WIN-Pittsburgh Members Only     $35.00

      For more information and to register, visit Pittsburgh.na-WIN.com.



      CULTURAL CLUES

      Practical, Dramatical, Fanatical CATS! - You are Cordially Invited to Attend the Jellicle Ball
      July 18-27, 2014  |  Benedum Center
      Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball July 18-27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage.

      Featuring your favorite Jellicle Cats on the night of their annual gathering, this song and dance extravaganza is the purrfect opportunity for the entire family to create a memory that will live forever! Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies including Mr. Mistoffelees and the multi-million selling hit Memory. It holds as one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history!

      Tickets are available online at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Groups of 10 or more enjoy exclusive discounts and specialty packages. Call our Group Sales Hotline at 412-325-1582 for more information.

      For more tickets or more information, visit pittsburghCLO.org.


      Its Not Church, But It Is the Book of Mormon the Musical
      September 23 October 5 2014  |  Heinz Hall   
      The New York Times calls it the best musical of this 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. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry. It's THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park. Contains explicit content. For more information, visit BookOfMormonTheMusical.com.

      Enter promo code ARNOLD2014 to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public on Thursday, July 17.
       
      For more tickets or more information, visit online at TrustArts.org or call 412-315-3155.


      The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Remembers Former Director Lorin Maazel
      The entire Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra organization was saddened to learn of the passing Maestro Lorin Maazel, who served as the orchestra's music director from 1984 to 1996. Maazel, age 84, died on July 13, 2014 in Virginia from complications following pneumonia.

      Lorin Maazel
      Photo Courtesy:  http://vilanova.cat
      Maazel was a world-renowned conductor, as well as a composer, mentor, father and husband, who devoted more than 75 years of his life to music-making. He took the baton of the Pittsburgh Symphony during a critical time in its history, following the departure of Andre Previn. The symphony developed an unrivaled international following under his leadership, gathering future stature as he led tours of Europe, Asia and the Americas, added first-rank players to vital positions and programmed season-long retrospectives that appealed to audiences and critics alike.

      I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Maestro Lorin Maazel. There can be no doubt that he had a significant impact on the musical life of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the music world as a whole. I, myself, played many times under his baton and was struck by his prodigious talent and quest for perfection, said Manfred Honeck, current music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. He left behind a core of musical leaders that still define the Pittsburgh Symphony today and an incredible standard of playing. As one of his successors, I am deeply indebted to him for creating the ideal culture of musicians and the music-making exemplified in this orchestra. All of us at the Pittsburgh Symphony and our audiences, both here and around the world, continue to benefit from the work he did in Pittsburgh. I would like to express my deepest condolences to his family and his many friends and fans. We have truly lost one of the world's greatest conductors.

      Born in Paris in 1930, Maazel began violin lessons at age five, and conducting lessons at age seven. He and his family moved to Pittsburgh so that he could study conducting with Vladimir Bakaleinikoff, who had become associate conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1939. Between ages nine and 15, he conducted most of the major American orchestras, including the NBC Symphony at the invitation of Arturo Toscanini. In the course of his decades-long career, Maazel conducted more than 150 orchestras in no fewer than 5,000 opera and concert performances. He made more than 300 recordings, including symphonic cycles of complete orchestral works by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Mahler, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Richard Strauss, winning 10 Grands Prix du Disques.

      During his career, Maazel served as artistic director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and general manager of the Vienna State Opera, as music director of the Radio Symphony of Berlin, the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic, with whom he made an unprecedented visit to North Korea in 2008. He also was a highly regarded composer, with a wide-ranging catalog of works written primarily over the last 15 years.

      The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra joins the international music community in mourning the passing of a Pittsburgh native who began his music career as a child prodigy and grew to become the most prolific conductor of perhaps all time. He conducted some 150 orchestras during his lifetime and we, in Pittsburgh, benefited from and deeply respected his time with us as music director. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Maazel family, said James Wilkinson, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.


      The Harambee Black Arts Culture Festival
      Sat and Sun, July 19-20 2014

      This Saturday and Sunday Come Out to the Harambee Black Arts Festival.

      There are opportunities to volunteer and be a vendor at the festival.

      If you are interested in volunteering please call Marteen Garay at 412-737-2133.

      For those interested in vending please contact Lawanda Long at 412-606-1997.

      For more information, visit www.harambeeujima.org.


      Roberto Clemente Musical World Premiere, 2 More Beloved Musicals, Tennessee Williams Classic, and a Shakespearean Comedy Highlight Conservatory Theatre Company's 2014-2015 Season
      Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will produce five works, including the world premiere of a new musical about the life of the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, in the 2014-2015 season.

      The season begins Oct. 17 and runs through April 26, 2015, at the Pittsburgh Playhouse in the city's Oakland neighborhood.

      Written by Alki Steriopoulos, 21 will be directed by Richard Sabellico, who has directed Off-Broadway, national tours, and several Pittsburgh CLO productions, including The Music Man (starring Jeff Goldblum and Ed Begley Jr.), The Pajama Game, and Bells Are Ringing.

      The season's other productions are William Shakespeare's pastoral comedy, As You Like It, directed by John Amplas, the musicals Urinetown, directed by Zeva Barzell, and The Boy Friend, directed by Jack Allison, and Tennessee Williams' timeless classic, A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Martin Giles.

      The Conservatory Theatre Company 2014-2015 season subscriptions, which save patrons up to 35 percent off single-ticket prices, are available now. Five-show season packages are $50-$70. Those who purchase three subscriptions get the fourth free. Single tickets are $18-$20 and go on sale at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2.

      For more information, contact the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office at 412.392.8000, or visit www.pittsburghplayhouse.com


      Christmas In July
      Thursday, July 17  |  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM  |  Market Square
      The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Christmas in July, a special event being held during the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's Market Square Farmer's Market on Thursday, July 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Pittsburgh.  Christmas in July promises an afternoon of entertainment and special offers as the holiday season arrives early in Pittsburgh. Featuring performances by cast members from IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, coming to the Benedum Center this November 18-23, and the CLO Mini Stars, the event is hosted by Ron Antill and Sara Lockard of the WISH 99.7 FM Morning Crew.

      Christmas in July is part of The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's Celebrate Downtown! initiative being held from July 14-21. The week-long celebration will include 8 days of programming designed to highlight the many facets that make Downtown Pittsburgh the most vibrant and unique neighborhood in the City. The celebration coincides with the 20th Anniversary of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

      PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS AND SPECIAL OFFERS
      A number of special offers will be available at the Christmas in July event, including a special priority ticket offer to Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, playing at the Benedum Center this November. Don't miss out on the opportunity to get tickets to this holiday classic.

      Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker
      Location: Benedum Center  |  Dates: December 11-28, 2014  |  Special Offer: 20% OFF

      Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's presentation of Irving Berlin's White Christmas
      Location: Benedum Center  |  Dates: November 18-23, 2014  |  Special Offer: Priority Ticket Offer

      Annie
      Location: Benedum Center  |  Dates: October 28-November 2, 2014  |  Special Offer: Priority Ticket Offer

      Pittsburgh Public Theater presents The Second City
      Location: O'Reilly Theater  |  Dates: January 6-7, 2015  |  Special Offer: 50% off

      Pittsburgh CLO's A Musical Christmas Carol
      Location: Byham Theater  |  Dates: December 5-21, 2014  |  Special Offer: Priority Ticket Offer

      Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Highmark Holiday Pops
      Location: Heinz Hall  |  Dates: Dec. 13, 20, 21 at 2:30 PM and Dec. 20 at 7:30 PM  |  Special Offer: 50% off

      Special offers are good for two days only.  Ticket buyers should use promo code XMASINJULY which will be valid at the Cultural District tent on Thursday, July 17 and online on Friday, July 18 only.  Please visit CulturalDistrict.org for full performance descriptions and information on restrictions that may apply to the offers.  For more information, visit culturaldistrict.org.

      For more information, visit TrustArts.org.


      Pittsburgh Blues Festival Offers 20th Year of Great Blues and Feeding the Hungry
      July 19 - 21 2014  |  Hartwood Acres - Hampton, PA
      In a radio interview with WDVE 102.5 FM's Sean McDowell this afternoon, the line-up for the 19th Annual Pittsburgh Blues Festival, presented by Peoples Natural Gas, was announced by Ron Moondog Esser, who chairs the Blues Festival Committee. The Pittsburgh Blues Festival will open on Friday, July 19, 2013 at its current home at Hartwood Acres (Hampton, PA) with the Slide Brothers, and close on Sunday night, July 21 with Tab Benoit. In between, a host of local and national acts will fill two stages. All proceeds from the Blues Festival benefitGreater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

      We always try to include some classic blues bands and some new people, and different blues styles, and we certainly have done that this year, said Esser. There's Louisiana bayou and New Orleans funk, Texicana roots, R&B and steel slide: something for everybody.   Friday's admission is FREE with a bag of nonperishable groceries to donate to the Food Bank. The Slide Brothers are four of the best slide guitarists living today, a dynamic, house-rocking blend of blues, gospel, rock and soul that respects faith and funk. Friday gets even funkier with Big Sam's Funky Nation, a walking, talking, funking class in the history and myriad styles of funk宇hat most grooving and gritty stepchild of blues, soul and classic R & B.

      Saturday is a full day of music that starts with Gina Sicilia, the 2008 Best New Artist at the International Blues Challenge, with a throaty dark-honey powerful voice. Next is Eric Lindell, a Festival favorite who has brought his soulful New Orleans roots blues to the Festival before. Later on, Joe Louis Walker will take the stage. A consummate bluesman, Joe Louis Walker has been around long enough to have played with Mike Bloomfield. His gritty heavy blues-rock sound has critics calling him a legendary blues icon.
      Saturday night's headliner is Los Lonely Boys, currently enjoying a resurgence of popularity with their critically-acclaimed new release Rockpango. Like previous releases, the band jumps from Latin-tinged funk to bluesy, Stevie Ray Vaughan styled guitar blowouts to sweet, acoustic melodies, while the brothers' charismatic harmonies remain a constant selling-point throughout.

      And Sunday features J. D. McPherson, The Nighthawks with Billy Price, and Tab Benoit. McPherson is new on the blues scene, having just released his first CD in 2010, and is known for mixing and matching blues styles with a sound all his own. The Nighthawks are from the other end of the age spectrum, a quartet with decades of success still going strong with some original and some new members. Mark Stutso, a well-known Pittsburgh musician in the Norman Nardini/Glenn Pavone circle, is the latest addition to the Nighthawks. With Billy Price at the front of the stage, this act is sure to remind the audience that Pittsburgh has produced an amazing number of great musicians.

      The musical menu will also be filled out by an additional six or seven local bands. Pittsburgh Blues Festival is an all-weekend music extravaganza, a family-friendly green event with food, merchandise, a kids' activity tent, zero-waste recycling, and best of all it embraces a great cause. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank helps provide food for more than 120,000 children, seniors and working families every month.

      Admission to Saturday and Sunday of the Blues Festival is $35 each day; discount advance tickets and weekend passes can be purchased atwww.pghblues.com, or by calling the Blues Hotline at 412-460-BLUE. Children under 12 enter free, and parking at Hartwood Acres is free as well. Over 18 years, the Blues Festival has raised more than $1.5 million to help the Food Bank fight hunger in our region.


      Boyz II Men Reunites with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in One-Night-Only Performance
      July 23 2014  |  7:30 PM  |  Heinz Hall
      From Motownphilly to On Bended Knee, the iconic music of ˜90s supergroup Boyz II Men combined with the masterful sounds of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra promise one soulful evening when they return to the Heinz Hall stage on Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m.

      Boyz II Men members Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman met as students at the prestigious Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. In a career that has spanned more than 20 years and 15 albums, the group's distinctive R&B sound has made a mark with their individual voices and peerless harmonies. Led by Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh, audience members will enjoy hits like Water Runs Dry, It's So Hard to Say Goodbye, I'll Make Love to You and many others with full orchestral accompaniment.

      This concert features tweet seats, a seating section (Grand Tier, rows C-T) where audience members are encouraged to share their concert experience in real time via social media with the hashtag #BoyzIIMenPGH.

      Tickets, ranging in price from $25 to $110, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org


      Pittsburgh Premiere Extended!  Ring of Fire Will Rock the CLO Cabaret Through August 24 
      Due to popular demand, Ring of Fire The Music of Johnny Cash has been extended through August 24 at the CLO Cabaret.  The show was previously scheduled to close August 17.

      Ring of Fire by the Numbers:
      • Over 5,000 audience members have enjoyed Ring of Fire since it opened at the CLO Cabaret May 22. 
      • Instrumentation featured in Ring of Fire includes: Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Snare Drum, Electric Guitar, Harmonica, Washboard and Upright Bass.  
      • Ring of Fire features over 30 of Johnny Cash's hits including Country Boy, Folsom Prison Blues, Five Feet High and Rising, Daddy Sang Bass, I Walk the Line and I've Been Everywhere." 
      • Cast members Jon Rolf, Paul Koudouris and Santino Tomasetti used their musical prowess and Ring of Fire instrumentation to become one of just three national finalists in Dairy Queen's S'mores Music Video Contest.  Voting concludes July 18. 
      Performance Schedule for Ring of Fire:
      Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays 7:30 PM
      Saturdays 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
      Sundays 2:00 PM

      For more information, visit CLOCabaret.com.


      KIDZ KORNER

      Activities For All Ages at the History Center
      Discovery Place, a hands-on laboratory, covers more than 250 years of Pittsburgh history and culture.

      Located on the History Center's third floor, above the Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation exhibition, Discovery Place uses hands-on experiences to depict the lives of Western Pennsylvanian children over the past 200 years. The kids-centered area also includes "Get to the Point," an interactive trivia game focused on Pittsburgh innovations.

      Kidsburgh, a two-story play place in the museum's first floor Great Hall, immerses the history fans of tomorrow in fun, interactive Pittsburgh-themed activities.

      Alongside an interactive model of Pittsburgh, kids can design their own city using models of buildings, boats, and sports stadiums, serve up Isaly's "ice cream," and milk a mooing "cow" at Reymer's Old-Fashioned Deli. Then zoom down the Liberty Tube, a 12-foot spiral slide that kids love.

      The Pittsburgh's Lost Steamboat: Treasures of the Arabia exhibition begins with an introduction to steamboat building in Western Pennsylvania. At each of five stations, children can learn how to build a steamboat including the hull, boiler, and the engine, from the paddlewheel to the deck and pilothouse. Finish the boat by giving it a name!

      Then kids can try their hand at navigating the western waters with the Steamboats West board game. Can you steer your steamboat from St. Louis to Council Bluffs, Iowa safely? Spin the wheel to find out.

      And don't forget to snap a photo with the Steamboat Arabia mule. Use #ArabiaMule in your tweet or Instagram photo so everyone can see it.


      Digital Storytelling Workshops for Teens
      Tues., July 22, Thurs., July 24, Tues., July 29, & Thurs., July 31 | 9 AM to noon 

      Tell stories from Pittsburgh's past your way, in your voice, through new media skills. Uncover images and objects to create a digital story that brings history to life for visitors.

      The History Center's Digital Storytelling summer learning experience allows teens to create vibrant multimedia stories about people and places in Pittsburgh history. These digital projects will illuminate objects and stories within the History Center's archival and museum collection, allowing teens to curate the collection in their own voice. The digital stories will be shared with visitors through a "New Voices for the Past" gallery guide.

      The workshop is designed for teens age 12-16. In order to participate, students must attend all four sessions. The cost of the workshop is $50 and includes the use of digital equipment, drinks, and a light snack.

      Registration is required by July 17. Please register here.  For more information please contact Mariruth Leftwich, education manager, 412-454-6390 ormaleftwich@heinzhistorycenter.org.  This project is part of Pittsburgh City of Learning, an initiative of The Sprout Fund.

      Hop into History as we play and explore together in this hands-on session designed for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. Kids will be transported back in time through music, dance, and games.

      Wed., July 16 - Hop Into History: Moving Around Pittsburgh
      Wed., Aug. 20 - Hop Into History: Down by the River

      Time: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
      Cost: Children free, adults regular museum admission, which is good for the entire day. Hop Into History is free for History Center members.
      RSVP: Space is limited, so please register in advance by emailing Mariruth Leftwich atmaleftwich@heinzhistorycenter.org or calling 412-454-6390.


      3D for Kids
      Want to make 3D art at home? Join award-winning filmmaker/musician Jeff Boller from The Simple Carnival (www.simplecarnival.com ) as he reveals the magic tricks behind making 3D (stereoscopic) art.

      You'll learn how 3D works. You'll learn how to turn a regular 2D camera into a 3D camera. You'll learn how to draw 3D comics. You'll participate in 3D photography demonstrations. You'll see how ordinary art supplies can be used to make sophisticated animated 3D cartoons.

      Prepare to be amazed...and to have fun!  More info here: www.3dforkids.net

      This FREE workshop is intended for kids ages seven and up (and their parents).

      To sign up, contact the Penn Area Library at 724-744-4414 or go to  www.pennlib.org.


      WOMEN AND GIRLS ACHIEVEMENT


      79th National Convention of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs
      From Our Friends at The Soul Pitt
      July 21 - 26, 2014  |  Omni William Penn Hotel

      Blazing New Pathways: Moving Forward With A Purpose!

      Members from all parts of the country should attend this ground breaking convention to learn about how they can "Blaze New Pathways" in their corner of the globe. Family, friends, business professionals and guests interested about what The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. has to offer are welcome to come and enjoy the great public events that are taking place all week

      If you are seeking employment, join us at the "Tracks to Success Pathways to Opportunities" Career Summit where jobseekers will also have the opportunity to participate in workshops designed to strengthen their job seeking skills.

      For more information, visit www.nanbpwc.org or call 516-356-4654.


      Eighth Anniversary of The Woman's Interactive Network of Pittsburgh Summer Cocktail Party
      July 29 2014  |   5:30 - 7:30 PM
      Gaetano's Restaurant, 1617 Banksville Rd

      (NOTE: Was previously scheduled the 22nd, but changed to the 29th due to Liberty Tunnel closures)

      Network with other professional women and celebrate with us!

      Assorted appetizers, soft drinks and cash bar available.

      Individual Registration     $15.00 (Members Only)
      Individual Registration     $20.00 (NON WIN Members)
      Vendor Table WIN-Pittsburgh Members Only     $35.00

      The Women's Interactive Network is a dynamic organizations that offers an opportunity to meet women whom are successful in all aspects of business, from the corporate ranks to entrepreneurs.

      WIN-Pittsburgh was established in 2006 as a networking organization for professional women in the Greater Pittsburgh area. As the organization developed, members expressed the desire to network with other professional women across the nation. In May, the National Association of the Woman's interactive networked was formally launched.

      For more information and to register, visit Pittsburgh.na-WIN.com.


      Pistols-n-Pink Monthly MeetUp
      Friday, August 15 2014  |  6 - 8 PM  |  Millvale Sportsmen's Club

      Join us as Guest of Pistols n-Pink at the Millvale Sportsmen's Club located at 170 Sunnyhill Rd, Wexford, PA 15090.

      After we have a good time shooting on the range, we kick back, unwind and feature a woman-owned business.

      Experienced and non-experienced shooters welcome. Instructors will be present; firearms and protection will be available.

      This is a great excuse to hone your shooting skills or if you are a novice, a wonderful opportunity to learn about firearms in a relaxed atmosphere!

      Special Guest Speaker:  Matt Shipley, speaking on Second Amendment Rights.  Matt Shipley Retired Navy SEAL Commander, Constitutional Lecturer/Writer, GE 6Г MBB Process Expert, Published Author


      Save the Date, Allegheny County MWDBE Open House
      Thursday, September 18 2014  |  5:30  - 7:30 PM
      Two Chatham Center, Suite 500  |  4th Floor, North Room   |  112 Washington Place


      WIN Professional Development Day地 Half Day Workshop
      Friday, September 12 2014  |  7:30 AM - 1:00 PM  |  Gaetano's Restaurant - 1617 Banksville Rd

      Be The Change! A day Filled With How To's吁ave The Date!  & Stay tuned for more details!

      Early bird discounts prior to August 20th

      For more information, click HERE.


      Patient Navigation: Why It's Important
      From Addagio Health
      Numbers have recently been escalating in the arena of "lost to follow-up" - when a client does not respond to a healthcare provider such as Adagio Health "following up" after being identified as having an abnormality in their Pap test or breast exam.

      In 2013, Adagio Health was awarded a grant from the National Susan G. Komen Foundation. Money provided by the grant allows Adagio Health to target vulnerable populations in the state of Pennsylvania. Adagio Health was only one of six organizations in the country to receive it. Funded to the Alliance of PA Councils, it is administered by Adagio Health.

      This two-year grant, supported by the PA Department of Health, will help Adagio Health venture into the future of cancer care, says Lou Ann Jeremko, Adagio Health's director of statewide cancer programs for Adagio Health. The grant is for clients involved in Komen programming and the PA Department of Health (PADOH) HealthyWoman program.

      Cathy Pate, the Statewide Patient Navigator, was hired March 2014 to be the person fully dedicated to helping clients and the process of following up with abnormal test results. As the liaison between client and healthcare provider, it is Cathy's job to help patients break down barriers that are preventing them from receiving treatment and get them the resources they need. This could include consulting with patients, their family members, providers, the county office and even pharmacies.

      Read the entire story HERE.

      BUSINESS BUZZ

      Kiva Zip Trustee Information Session
      Held in Partnership with Pittsburgh Mayor's Office
      Potential Kiva Zip trustees had the opportunity to learn what the role of trustee entails, as well as more information about Kiva City Pittsburgh, at a Trustee Information Session held in partnership with the Office of Mayor Bill Peduto. Speakers included representatives from current trustees: Operation Better Block and Christian Evangelist Economic Development (CEED), as well as Leslie Parr, a borrower endorsed by CEED for a loan for her business, Shining Stars Creative Childcare and Learning Center.

      Loans by the Numbers
      Kiva City Pittsburgh keeps growing! Thus far...
      · 39 loans have fully funded
      · 23 Trustees have endorsed a borrower
      · More than $179,000 has been invested in local businesses!
      · No loans have expired and 3 are currently fundraising

      Thank you and welcome to our newest trustees: Regina Johnson, Tonya Edmonds, and the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation.

      For a list of all 23 Pittsburgh trustees and a link to our fundraising borrowers, visit www.kiva.org/Pittsburgh.
      Good News for Local Agriculture Businesses!

      Kiva has raised the introductory loan amount for agricultural businesses from $5,000 to $10,000!  Local farmers need our help more than ever, so help spread the word.

      You can also support farmers by going to Kiva Zip's newly created agriculture page and lending!

       For more information, visit www.kiva.org.


      Authors' Zone First Author/Publisher/Editor/Proofreader Gathering
      August 8th 2014  |  6:30 - 8 PM  |  Max & Erma's in Greentree
      We will provide an interesting evening which will bring you right up to date with the latest information about all aspects of producing a book.

      We will also give you an opportunity to meet other authors/aspiring authors/publishers/editors/proofreaders.

      There will also be time for hors d'oeuvres and perhaps a drink with good conversation.

      Please RSVP to wip@fastmail.fm  by August 4th.

      No Charge to attend.

      For more information about The Authors' Zone, visit www.theauthorszone.com.


      Business Opportunity: PLS Limousines Service 
      Start your own business today,. this is a good time to be your own boss and be in charge of your destiny!! Buy 7 vehicles including the licensing to start up immediately. I will show you the tricks of the trade and refer business to you and get you started today!!!! Good business and great opportunity to network with BIG BUSINESS!!!! The possibilities are endless. "LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT"


      ASSETS:
      1 Cadillac DTS 2006  |  1 Cadillac DTS 2007  |  1 Lincoln 10 pass Limousine black

      PUC LIMOUSINE AUTHORITY FOR PENNSYLVANIA
      BONUS: Book of Business including new retail call will be referred.

      For more information, call (800)292-2525 or visit www.plslimo.com.


      POSITIVELY PITTSBURGH LIVE! PERKS
      Please Support these Local Pittsburgh Businesses
      Who Promote the Good News in Pittsburgh

      Ebony Harris of Mary Kay, Matt Tomsho, The Effective Detective, Dr. Santosh Pandit, Cardiologist and others


      PITTSBURGH HISTORICAL STUFF

      Landmarks Preservation Resource Center Events
      Film Screening: The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
      Tuesday, July 22 2014  |  6 - 8 PM
      In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad successfully accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East rivers, connecting the railroad to New York and New England, knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States. The tunnels terminated in what was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station. Penn Station covered nearly eight acres, extended two city blocks, and housed one of the largest public spaces in the world.

      But just 53 years after the station's opening, the monumental building that heralded and represented the American Empire was slated to be destroyed. The destruction of this important landmark was one of the defining moments in American history that gave birth to the modern preservation movement in America. Join us for a screening of this documentary for a comprehensive look back at this defining moment in historic preservation.


      NON-PROFIT EVENTS
      SPONSORED BY BLACKTIE PITTSBURGH
      Pittsburgh Blues Festival Offers 20th Year of Great Blues and Feeding the Hungry
      July 19 - 21 2014  |  Hartwood Acres - Hampton, PA
      In a radio interview with WDVE 102.5 FM's Sean McDowell this afternoon, the line-up for the 19th Annual Pittsburgh Blues Festival, presented by Peoples Natural Gas, was announced by Ron Moondog Esser, who chairs the Blues Festival Committee. The Pittsburgh Blues Festival will open on Friday, July 19, 2013 at its current home at Hartwood Acres (Hampton, PA) with the Slide Brothers, and close on Sunday night, July 21 with Tab Benoit. In between, a host of local and national acts will fill two stages. All proceeds from the Blues Festival benefitGreater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

      Admission to Saturday and Sunday of the Blues Festival is $35 each day; discount advance tickets and weekend passes can be purchased atwww.pghblues.com, or by calling the Blues Hotline at 412-460-BLUE. Children under 12 enter free, and parking at Hartwood Acres is free as well. Over 18 years, the Blues Festival has raised more than $1.5 million to help the Food Bank fight hunger in our region.


      NEIGHBORHOOD HI-LIGHTS

      OpenStreetsPGH 2014
      July 20 2014  |  8 AM - 12 PM  |  Downtown Pittsburgh - Market Square to the Clemente Bridge
      OpenStreetsPGH 2014 is a free event that will close the roads to cars so that people can walk, skate, dance, play, and be social. Downtown streets open for everyone. Enjoy free activities including yoga, Zumba, dance classes, and a climbing wall. Rain or Shine!

      For more information about Open Streets, sign up for the email list at OpenStreetsPGH.com. Everyone who signs up for the email list will be entered to win a free bicycle (a sweet Fairdale Flyer).

      The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to collaborate with Bike Pittsburgh, Allegheny County,
      City of Pittsburgh, No Wall Productions, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Let's Move Pittsburgh,
      and Three Rivers Inline Club.


      Navigating the Health Care System
      An informed patient is a patient that gets good care. Knowing how our health care system works is the only way to make it work for you.

      From applying for insurance, to paying your premiums, to finding a doctor, to advocating for your needs with your providers -- it all starts with education. Knowledge is power!
      PHAN is here to help bring that information to you and your community, through ACA 101 and Proactive Patient trainings. Click here to tell us what you'd like to see in your community.

      We've also got a fantastic team of PHAN Certified Trainers ready and waiting to table at local events, so take note next time you visit your local farmer's market or see notice in the paper of a community fair. We'd love to be there to table, but need you to let us know when and where events are happening!

      Let's use this summer time to get our friends, families and communities armed with the information they need to take control of their health care.


      Celebrate Downtown Pittsburgh!
      July 14 - 21 2014
      Downtown Dine Around on Tuesday, July 15, at 5:00 p.m., seven Downtown restaurants, each a participant in the PDP's Paris to Pittsburgh FaГ吧de Grant Program, will offer a food and drink tasting event. Restaurants include Sonoma, Ten Penny, Seviche, PerlГ, Grit and Grace, Nine on Nine and Sienna Mercato.Tickets are available for purchase here.

      Market Square Farmers Market on Thursday, July 17, the Market will celebrate Christmas in July, featuring performances from Pittsburgh CLO Ministars and the upcoming White Christmas theater show, booths showcasing vendors from the Peoples Gas Holiday Market, and even a special summertime visit from Santa himself.

      Project Pop Up: Fashion Market - on Friday, July 18 from 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m., Downtown fashion retailers, mobile fashion trucks and other local fashion vendors will fill Market Square with the most fashionable wares available in the city.

      Downtown Living Expo occurring in Market Square in conjunction with Project Pop Up Fashion, on Friday, July 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., stop by to meet with representatives of premier residential properties in Downtown Pittsburgh. Representatives will be on hand to talk about the latest in amenities offered in Downtown living.

      Project Pop Up: Picnic also on Friday, July 18, from 11:30 1:30 p.m. in the Upper Mellon Green, located at Ross and Sixth Avenue, the new Downtown Pittsburgh restaurant Hundred Wood will offer three pre-ordered picnic lunches. The PDP will provide the picnic blankets and entertainment by local signer, Joel Lindsey. To pre-order your picnic lunch, click here.

      Salsa in the Square Finish off Friday'sactivities at 5:00 p.m. in Market Square, with live music by salsa band Machete and free dance instruction by Las Sabras Dance Company.

      Downtown Community Clean Up Saturday, July 19, from 9:00 a.m. until noon, the PDP's Clean and Safe team will lead the largest volunteer day yet, with more than 150 volunteers completing projects to clean and green Downtown Pittsburgh. If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to Rich Dethlefs.

      All Access Downtown also on Saturday, June 19, Downtown will open the doors to a wide variety of properties that many people have never visited and offer insightful tours of unique art and historical locations. Pittsburgh History and Landmarks will offer all five of their Downtown Walking Tours, the Office of Public Art will provide a special tour of Downtown Public Art, many Downtown churches will be open and available for tours, as will the rooftop of the US Steel Building, a Cultural District Theater, and Downtown residential properties, both model units and currently lived-in properties. Tickets are free but required for most tours, details and links to reserve tickets are available on the PDP website.

      Open Streets Pittsburgh on Sunday, July 20 from 8:00 a.m. noon. Along with Bike Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the PDP will host Open Streets Pittsburgh. This free event will close Sixth and Market Streets from the Clemente Bridge to Market Square to cars so that people can walk, skate, dance, play, and be social. This will include a half mile of Open Streets and programming will include Yoga, Zumba, dance classes, climbing walls and much more. Visit OpenStreetsPGH.com for complete details and the opportunity to sign up to win a bike!

      For more information click HERE


      POSITIVE PITTSBURGHERS

      Kiva City Pittsburgh Borrowers
      Congratulations to the three borrowers who recently reached their fundraising goals (pictured at left): Justin of Ava Lounge, Geoff of Open Floor, and Micah of Shoutside Media.

      And best of luck to the Pittsburgh businesses fundraising now: Leslie of The Ultimate Beauty Spa, Chantel of System 4 cleaning service, and Marita of AdmINtrinsic.

      If you would like to receive an e-newsletter directly from Kiva City Pittsburgh and don't want to miss future editions and notifications, please subscribe at http://eepurl.com/SUAU5.

      If people go to www.kiva.org/Pittsburgh, the borrowers scroll through the upper right hand corner and then they can see other info about the program below.  The link that goes straight to the borrower page isn't quite as pretty, but it is more direct - zip.kiva.org/loans/s/Pittsburgh.


      ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT

      Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille
      You have to try out their new frozen fruit drinks and also the Wild Caught Mussels in Marinara.  What a treat!  We had guests from Mumbai, India and they loved it also.

      Double Wide Grille, Southside
      Frozen mohitos with loads of fresh mint.  What an afternoon with old friends.  Also one of our guests tried, "The Marriage Counselor" with pineapple juice, cucumber rind, basil and gin.  She found it delightful.  Loads of choices on the menu from vegetarian, which we had to "diner fair" like wings and burgers.  The huge menu is overpowering.  We literally gourged ourselves on seitan wings, coconut tofu, sesame and peanut tofu and a huge California salad with avocoado and sprouts and just about every fruit and vegetable in season.  AND they have for real cornbread.

      Downtown Gallery Crawl and Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh
      Downtown was awash with people for the free gallery crowd and iside the August Wilson Center, the VIP Cosmopolitan Party and post VIP dance party was sold out.  What a night.

      Read more reviews at Roving Pittsburgher Report

      If you would like to share your review and pictures of an event,
      please email info@pplmag.com


      PITTSBURGH LOCAL SPORTS

      BPW Scholarship Fundraiser
      Hope you can join us on Saturday afternoon, August 9th as we watch the Lady Rebellion Pro Softball team play in Washington, Pa. at the WildThings Stadium.  We will be in a box (with airconditioning!) and enjoy a buffet lunch & enjoy the women's softball game.  Cost is only $40.00 and includes your buffet lunch & soft drinks/ice tea, a seat in air-conditioned comfort, or you can sit out in the bleachers right in front of home plate!

      This is a fundraiser for District 12 BPW Scholarship Fund.  Please come out and help us raise money to enable us to give out scholarships next Spring to deserving women from our area!

      The deadline is approaching to make your reservations, so please do so today!

      Call me with any questions 724-557-5552.

      Hope to see you there for a fun afternoon supporting women in sports!!!


      Bored playing the same course? Try these tips.
      Debbie Constantin Golf Instruction - Men, Women, Juniors; Private and Group; Golf Fitness, Ladies Golf Leagues, Disability Golf

      On Course Management. Playing from different tee boxes will help work on different parts of your game. Some days, play from the forward tees - it helps you work on the short game. On other days, play from the back tees to help work on your longer clubs. Playing from a combination of different tees will help you see the course from a different perspective. If you are always playing the same course from the same tees, it can be b-o-r-i-n-g!! Challenge yourself!!

      For more information click HERE

      Listen to the show HERE

      Thank you for your viewing and listening support. If you have a Good News story you would like us to share on PostitivelyPittsburghLive! or would like your business or event featured please contact us HERE.

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      This was reported as a reproduction of PositivelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith.
      (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLive(TM) 2014 All rights reserved.

       

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      As we resume from a brief summer break we have some unique business today from an Adoption Help Agency to a Publishing Company, Women's Awards Hall of Fame and a Home Based Business. Today's Guests: Ebony Harris, Image Consultant to Successful Business Women, Senior Inpendendent Beauty Consultant |Tomilyn Ward, Founding Executive Director, Maya Organization,503(c) organization, whose mission includes providing emotional support to birth parents in times of crisis. |Gia Tatone of Red Engine Press, River Road Press, and Onward Publications, Independent Publishers | JoAnn Forrester first Presdient of PA Women's Hall of Achievement