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130 people Multi-meetup Steeler Game Party @ Corner Market & Ale!

Updated 11 hours ago
Don Rohsner and Frank Halling invited 11 meetup groups and setup some Facebook Events to watch the Steelers Playoff Game vs the Patriots. We were at the NEW Bar Restaurant Corner Market and Ale in 
Greentree. Had 130+ people overall and had a decent time.
with DJ & Dancing! 5-
Thanks to Corner Market and Ale for having us! We look 
Hope to see you at the Next Large Meetup Events coming upPLEASE RSVP, it helps convince others to go to the events!9pm https://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/236552848/


Pittsburghers will use any excuse to party and even though the Steelers lost to the Patriots, there was still the unique Pittsburgh closeness and friendly environment. 

Here are some of the Better Events coming up! (20-100 meetup people showing)
MULTI-MEETUP HAPPY HOUR AT SOUTHSIDE STEEL CACTUS Thurs Jan 26th
https://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Events-Social-Meetup/events/236977097/
Cross-Posted on 9 meetups n 2 Facebook events should have 40-70 people which is good for a thursday.

FREE ADMISSION to the WARHOL MUSEUM for the Good Friday's Party at the Warhol!
Friday, Jan 27th
Good Fridays Party at the Warhol, has Free Admission (normally they charge) a Bar, DJ and Food and free run of the Warhol Museum!  Non-Hosted Meetup event, just something awesome n fun! https://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/236905611/

Multi-Meetup Happy Hour for Friday February 3rd at Dorthy 6 in Homestead w DJ and Dancing https://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/236552848/
Cross-Posted on 11 meetups n 2 Facebook events should have 80-120 people which is normal for a friday meetup happy hour w DJ & Dancing.

Tuesday February 7th Free Comedy Night at Buckhead Saloon plus one dollar tacos! https://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/236552848/    Good Comedy 4-5 comedians for FREE.   We normally get 20-40 meetup people to show up to this event.

MEDICAL MARJIUANA CONVENTION at David L. Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh.  April 21st-22nd 
NFL STAR Ricky Williams will be there and speaking!  For Patients, Caregiver, Doctors, Nurses and others interested in PA's Medical marijuana industry.  Use code Frank20 to save 20 on entry fee.  Pass this on if you know anyone with Chronic Pain, Autism, PTSD, Glaucoma etc.https://www.meetup.com/Medical-Marijuana-Compassionate-Certification-Centers/events/235275842/


This Meetup is for EVENTS that have a ticket/cover of $5 or LESS or even FREE! 
5-10% of the Events here on FREE & Almost FREE are SOCIAL
90-95% of the Events here are just informing you about cheap/cool/awesome stuff happening in the burgh region.  
So when there is a SOCIAL EVENT on this page with a HOST expect a couple extra emails to help make that meetup WORK and have a decent critical mass of people to make it decently fun! 
        There are a lot of activities in Pittsburgh that are free, or almost free - free days at museums, free concerts and films, free outdoors festivals, free cultural events ... . In addition to these (can't beat the price!), we'll post "almost free" ones where the cost is low (at most $5) compared to the fun that can be had.

         We're always looking for more ideas. YOU CAN POST YOUR OWN EVENTS HERE. If you have one, please click "+Schedule a New Meetup" and we will add it to our calendar as a "suggestion" ... and let me know so that I can turn it into a Meetup event.





 

Publish Date: 01-23-2017 13:24:00
 


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THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
AMERICA'S FAVORITE FAST-TALKING TUPPERWARE LADY
DIXIE LONGATE



IN HER NEW HIT COMEDY
NEVER WEAR A TUBE TOP WHILE RIDING A MECHANICAL BULL
(AND 16 OTHER THINGS I LEARNED WHILE I WAS DRINKING LAST THURSDAY)
FEBRUARY 23-25, 2017 | BYHAM THEATER

Pittsburgh, PA Audiences will never stop laughing, when America's favorite fast-talking Tupperware lady Dixie Longate brings her new hit comedy Never Wear A Tube Top While Riding A Mechanical Bull (And 16 Other Things I Learned While I Was Drinking Last Thursdayto the Byham Theater. Presented by 35 Concerts and scheduled for a strictly limited engagement, the production will open on February 23 and play through February 25 in Downtown Pittsburgh.  

A singular phenomenon (The Des Moines Register) and an uproarious time, filled to the brim with mile-a-minute jokes (Buffalo News), Dixie Longate's newest show swaps Tupperware for a mechanical bull as she takes audiences back to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama. Put on your cowboy boots and walk into her favorite honkytonk as Dixie shares lessons learned after a hard night of drinking.


For over 10 years, theatre-goers and critics around the world have hailed Dixie's Tupperware Party as a non-stop laughter hit, so it's no surprise that Ms. Dixie has dreamed up a follow-up show that has reviewers cheering and audiences on their feet begging for more fun! Developed by Denver Center for the Performing Arts in the spring of 2014, Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull offers up some real food for thoughtwith a down-home earthy realness that is especially loveable (Star-Telegram).



Tickets ($49.75-69.75) are available online at TrustArts.org, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office (655 Penn Avenue, Downtown). Performances will take place at 8:00 p.m. on February 23, 24 and 25, with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on February 25.
For more information about Dixie Longate and her shows, please visit http://www.dixiestubetop.com/.



For more information about 35 Concerts, visit: www.35concerts.com.



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


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We just couldn't get through all of the Bests of 2016 in the previous episode so this is part 2.| Best of Da Burgh Picks for 2016 by PositivelyPittsburgh & the TechnoGranny, Joanne Quinn-Smith and PPLMag anchor podcasters and guest co-hosts JoAnn Forrester and Sunita Pandit have chosen 104 BESTS of 2016 for Da Burgh and surrounding areas. Some we have attended or visited, others we have reported on at PositivelyPittsburghLive podcast and some our listeners and viewers have sent in. |But be prepared and take notes because next year 2017, the votes will come directly from you. | 51. Best International Festival| 52. Best Invention| 53. Best Italian Restaurant| 54. Best Kidz Organization | 55. Best Kidz Event| 56. Best Local Celebrity| 57. Best Music Festival| 58. Best Organic Restaurant| 59. Best Medical Podcast| 60. Best Men's Organization| 61. Best Middle Eastern Restaurant| 62. Best Mediterranean Restaurant| 63. Best Movie Theater| 64. Best Middle School Event| 65. Best Musical | 66. Best New Venue| 67. Best Non Musical Cultural Event| 68. Best Non Profit| 69. Best Non Profit Event| 70. Best Neighborhood Event| 71. Best Neighborhood Business Event| 72. Best Opera| 73. Best Organic Food| 75. Best Outdoor Cultural Event| 76. Best Parade| 77. Best State Park| 78. Best Party| 79. Best Pizza| 80. Best Pittsburgh Book| 81. Best Publisher| 82. Best Pittsburgh Photographer| 83. Best Travel Photographer| 84. Best Event Site| 85. Best Pittsburgh Web Site| 86. Best Restaurant| 87. Best Restaurant Late Night| 88. Best Restaurant Mexican| 89. Best Sandwich Shop| 90. Best Saririst| 91. Best Science Exhibits| 92. Best Social Media Move| 93. Best Symphony Orchestra Performance | 94. Best Symphony Pops Performanc 95. Best Sports Event | 96. Best Sports Team| 97. Best Thrift Shop| 98. Best Technology Podcast| 99. Best Upscale Consignment| 100. Best Women's Organization| 101. Best Women's Event| 102. Best Women's Publication| 103. Best WQED Show| 104. Best You Might Be a Pittsburgher Saying|

 

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PPL Co-Host: Co-Host, EmpressofBiz, JoAnnForrester| WHERE IN THE WORLD IS TECHNOGRANNY? Alexnder's Italian Bistro, Bloomfield| Angkor in Noble Manor| Central Diner, Robinson Rte. 60| POSITIVELY PITTSBURGH SPONSORED EVENTS: 2nd Annual Just for Valentine Gift & Craft Expo| CULTURAL CLUES: Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, "Cerebral Sorcery"| CAPA Presents: Ma Rainey's "Black Bottom"| Glow Night 21+ Night Carnegie Science Center| Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District| City Theatre "The Royale"| Something Rotten Musical| KIDZ KORNER SPONSORED BY "THE GIFT OF HOLIDAY VALLEY" BY JoAnn Forrester: Wheel Mill in Homestead| Fun Slides Carpet Skate Park in Allison Park| Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Leetsdale| Climb North in Hampton| Climbing Wall in Point Breeze| Zombieburgh Lazer Tag | Laser Storm in Ross| Mellon Park Tennis Center| WOMEN AND GIRLS ADVANCEMENT: Girls Coalition January Breakfast Meet & Greet| Girls Coalition February Networking Happy Hour| BUSINESS BUZZ: BetaBurgh is seeking inventors, entrepreneurs, and start ups!| 2017 MWDBE Governmental Committee Conference| 6th Annual 2017 Shale Gas Innovation Contest| HIGH SCHOOL and UNIVERSITY NEWS :"Music in a Great Space" PITTSBURGH HISTORICAL HITS Workshop: Modern Retrofits for Old Houses| NON-PROFIT PUSH SPONSORED BY BLACKTIE PITTSBURGH: Saint Sebastian Parish | 2017 Winter Gala| WOMEN AND GIRLS ADVANCEMENT: Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series Speaker: Eve Picker, Founder/CEO of Small Change| CWBC Growth Workshop: Is Your Business Bankable?| Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series Speaker: AJ Drexler, CEO/Chief Strategist of Campos Inc| NEIGHBORHOOD NUGGETS SPONSORED BY DARLENE KRUTH, NORTHWOOD REALTY, UPPER ST. CLAIR: Strawberry Way Wins StreetsBlog Award| Elizabeth Forward School District in Allegheny County, Rethinking Education| ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT : Alexnder's Italian Bistro, Blooomfield| Angkor Restaurant | Central Diner Robinson| Curious Incident of the Dog at Night| PITTSBURGH GOOD NEWS FORUM SPONSORED BY MRS. CARDIOLOGY PODCAST AND MRS. CARDIOLOGY.COM: Burgh America's Most Underrated City| STEELTOWN HERO: Survey says Pittsburgh is 7th best city for 'active lifestyle'

 

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The ABC's of Delegation
by Joyce Kane, Cybertary, Pittsburgh

Do you know someone who desperately needs to learn how to delegate but just flat out can't?  Or even worse, won't?  Cybertary has pulled together a short tutorial to share with that harried individual to make their life a little less harried.  The tutorial starts with ABC



Analyze and Assign     Schedule some time in that busy schedule to review all of your daily, weekly, monthly tasks, ˜to-do's', routines and yes, even time wasters.  Put them on a  sheet of paper based on what you are good at or what you like to do cross referenced with those items that you can or cannot delegate.  You should have 4 quadrants at the end of the exercise, upper left with Good/Like /Can't Delegate, upper right with Good/Like/Can Delegate, lower left Not Good/Don't Like/Can't Delegate and lower right with Not Good/Don't Like/Can Delegate.   The analysis should generate something like this:

Good/Like/Can't Delegate
1.
2.
3.

Good/Like/Can Delegate
1.
2.
3.
Not Good/Don't Like/Can't Delegate
1.
2.
3.

Not Good/Don't Like/Can Delegate
1.
2.
3.
                                               
 Be ruthlessly honest with yourself.  Pay close attention to those tasks where you make the proverbial excuse that it is just easier to do it myself .
Once you have your items listed in the quadrants, highlight or note those tasks that are not moving your business forward.  It could be that you are spending the time updating your contacts list instead of calling those contacts and making an appointment that could lead to a new sale. Or, you are organizing your receipts for tax time instead of invoicing your clients to generate cash flow.  Whatever you are spending your time on should be those responsibilities that will grow your business.  For any others, see the next step.


Begin the Balance   Here is where you take small steps it can seem like a tightrope, after all. Once you have analyzed and assigned the tasks, start to give some of those items in the lower right quadrant (Not Good At and Don't Like, but CAN Delegate) that are not contributing to growing your business to another person, either a trusted employee or a contractor.  By taking small steps, you start getting comfortable with the concept.  An added plus is that you don't like doing these jobs anyway.  Because you don't like them or aren't good at doing them, you have likely avoided tackling these responsibilities altogether.  With proper delegation, you have the opportunity to complete them by giving them to someone else to perform.
It can be enormously freeing to turn over the reins to someone whom you trust.  Ah, but you are saying, how do I find such a paragon?  Here is where Cybertary will put in a shameless plug.  Our network of virtual administrative professionals is poised to help you handle those tasks and help you get out from behind your desk, with a commitment to delivering quality, professional services.


Continue/Commit   Once you get your feet wet with delegation, you will find it surprisingly easy to continue.   Move through the list, tackling those items that you like to do and are good at, but that may not be propelling you or your business in a positive direction.  The time you have freed up by delegating the tasks that you can should be invested in those responsibilities that build your business.  
 Commit to reviewing the lists on a regular basis, perhaps monthly at first, then quarterly or semi-annually, as you continue to grow in your comfort level.  Add new tasks as they arise and continue to analyze and assess what you are doing and whether someone else could do them as well (or, horrors, better, faster, cheaper!).  You may also find tasks that simply do not need to be done anymore another WIN in the Quality of Life game.
Analyze and Assign, Begin the Balance, Continue/ Commit = the Primer to helping you grow your business through delegation of the tasks that are not helping you progress.  It's as easy as ABC!



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Publish Date: 01-13-2017 00:38:00
 


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Diana Roth, Communications Manager, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-8717 / Roth@TrustArts.org  
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PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
GALLERY CRAWL IN THE CULTURAL DISTRICT
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 | 5:30PM-10:00PM | CULTURAL DISTRICT
FEATURING NEW WORKS BY VISUAL ARTISTS, ALONG
WITH AN EVENING OF MUSIC, DANCE, COMEDY AND MORE

Pittsburgh, PA The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the next Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, Downtown Pittsburgh, will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017, from 5:30pm to 10:00pm.  CrawlAfterDark events begin at10:00 p.m. at venues throughout the Cultural District.

Now in its 13th year, the Gallery Crawl presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust takes place quarterly and is free and open to the public.  The Crawls showcase exhibit openings at various locations, continuing exhibits, and a variety of other free happenings of music and dance performances, comedy and more.  Indoor locations will keep everyone warm and the footprint within the Cultural District is just a quick walk from place to place. 
For more information and a map of the Gallery Crawl events, visit TrustArts.org/Crawl or call 412-456-6666.
Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District events for Friday, January 20, 2017 include:
Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood StreetPermutations of Light, by David Spriggs and Matthijs Munnikhttps://trustarts.org/exhibit/11350/permutations-of-light-david-spriggs-and-matthijs-munnik


Wood Street Galleries welcomes US debuts of light Installations by the young Canadian artist David Spriggs and Amsterdam based Matthijs Munnik. Dramatic, immersive, and contemplative, both installations are newly commissioned works specifically for Wood Street Galleries.

The Lantern Building
600 Liberty AvenueLuminous / Weightless, work by Hannah Altmanhttps://trustarts.org/pct_home/visual-arts/galleries/lantern-building/Luminous / Weightless is a series of photographic and installation work that celebrates the female form. The pieces are created to let physical light exhale from the body, celebrating the light that exists within the soul of a woman.


SPACE
812 Liberty Avenue
The Domesticity of Abandonment, curated by Carolina Loyola-Garciahttps://trustarts.org/exhibit/11314/the-domesticity-of-abandonment-curated-by-carolina-loyola-garciaThe Domesticity of Abandonment is an international exhibition exploring the idea of abandonment from a broad socio/political and economical context and how it is represented in domestic ways, meaning how it impacts regular people in their everyday lives in various parts of the world. What happens to civilians caught in civil war, occupations, genocide? How do families get displaced due to industries being moved to foreign countries? How does it look when whole communities have to leave their homes to become environmental or political refugees? These are some of the questions being explored through this multimedia exhibition.
The show is guest curated by Carolina Loyola-Garcia.  Artists: Aysu Arsoy, Joey Behrens, Nicholas Childers, Rose Clancy, Dragana Crnjak, T. Foley, Stephen Grebinski, Christine Holtz, Deborah Hosking, Bashar Alhroub , Oualid Khelifi, Maritza Mosquera, Cigdem Slankard, Susanne Slavick, Hyla Willi


Shaw Galleries
805 Liberty Avenue
A Monk's Numiosum


http://crawl.trustarts.org/events/1198
The spiritual and surreal works of Fr. Robert Keffer OSB.
Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue
3rd Floor
Trust Arts Education: A Year in Review
The Trust Arts Education Department has had a successful year of integrating arts into classrooms around the Pittsburgh region and providing arts education programs throughout the Cultural District. This interactive gallery exhibit will highlight some of the inspiring arts experiences in a photographic journey of programs. Join in the fun with engaging art-making activities for all ages as you explore the impact of the Trust Arts Education Department on the community.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Friends
The Library wants you to know that we are a place to try new things! So, at the Gallery Crawl, you can play with our Makey Makey, make yourself a keepsake button to take home, or buy a book to call your own! All proceeds from sales go to Friends of the Downtown and Business branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Arcade Comedy Theater
811 Liberty Avenue
Laugh and play along with some of the best improvisers in the city at Arcade Comedy Theater. The theater's talented cast takes audience suggestions and uses them for inspiration in hilarious games and scenes. Shows every half-hour, 5:30pm-10:00pm.


Winter Night Market
925 Liberty Avenue
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents the 2017 Winter Night Market - an indoor market featuring some of Pittsburgh's most creative independent vendors. Warm up with hot beverages, treats, jewelry, crafts, music, and more!
Catholic Charities
212 9th Street
Street Photography
http://crawl.trustarts.org/events/1203
High school student photography from Xyza Cruz Bacani workshop.


Urban Pathways Charter School
914 Penn Avenue
Steel Pan Performance and Gallery Exhibit
Urban Pathways 6-12 Charter School is pleased to present our student artwork and performance by our Sounds of Steel steel pan band. Family-friendly art activities will be provided.
Pittsburgh CAPA School
111 9th Street
Visual Art Gallery, grades 6-12
Partners in Print: An exhibition of prints by Creative Citizen Studio artists after a residency at Artists Image Resource
Future Tenant
819 Penn Avenue
For, Fore, Four, curated by Jamie Earnest
http://futuretenant.org/calendar-of-events/forforefour


Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue
Parallel Mutation
How do you transition comics from a commodity form to a community form? How do you facilitate the growth of the medium past the needs of the market?  This exhibition will show how a community of interconnected creators is doing just that through the Pittsburgh Comics Salon.
ColorPerfect Printing
804 Penn Avenue
Window Display: Present Day
A collaborative window installation by Brad Bianchi and Megan Shalonis.
709 Penn Gallery
709 Penn Avenue
Bougainvillea: A Botanic Permutation, by Don Dugal
This showy bit of flora, overlooked by artists, is examined by Dugal in compositions that reference perceptual color theory and psychological states as well as symphonic music.
707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue
Off Road, work by Sarah Keeling
https://trustarts.org/exhibit/11342/off-road-work-by-sarah-keeling


Image making that diverts boundaries and follows an associative thought process, Off-Road describes themes within the work and the spirit in which it is made. Images and hand-made objects explore subtext within the representation of landscape scenes. Playful photographs bring the outdoors into a portrait studio and images borrow from classic portrayals of idealism and nature in relation to the female figure. The work addresses landscape as a timeless place where solutions are sought and asks, is it misguided to look? Off-Road presents a creative process that parallels a search at the heart of landscape imagery.

Backstage Bar at Theater Square
655 Penn Avenue
Performance: 
Daryl Shawn, 5:00pm-7:30pm
Daryl Shawn plays world-infused, dynamic solo acoustic guitar.
Exhibit: Behind it
Verve360
142 6th Street
bombyx collective, Passage
Children can play in a free flow of imagination and in-the-moment interactions. As we grow into adults, we often harden into our roles and live more in the past and future than the present. Who are we when we return to that unfettered flow of childhood? Does the path lead us back to the same adult that we were before?

Outdoor Installations/Public Art
Along the way to various indoor Crawl locations, be sure to stop and see some outdoor public art installations: 


Water Cube

Penn Avenue at 8th Street
https://trustarts.org/pct_home/visual-arts/public-art/water-cube/The Water Cube is an artist-designed water fountain that dispenses both still and sparkling water. Located at the parklet of the 8th Street block of Penn Avenue, this new permanent installation opened during the 2016 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival and adds to the functional public art work presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust throughout the Cultural District. The Water Cube was designed through a collaboration of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and GBBN Architects / EdgeStudio with generous support by Colcom Foundation.
Art Bike Racks
various locations: Cultural District

https://trustarts.org/pct_home/visual-arts/public-art/bike-racks/
http://artbikeracks.weebly.com/The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust installed 16 artist-designed bike racks between 2014 and 2015. The project was produced in collaboration with Bike Pittsburgh, and the Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Pittsburgh. The Cultural District Public Art Bike Racks have been made possible through the generous support of the Colcom Foundation.


Magnolias for Pittsburgh
Agnes R. Katz Plaza


Tito Way


Haas Mural



Ft. Duquesne Blvd., between 6th Street and 7th Street
https://trustarts.org/pct_home/visual-arts/public-art/haas-mural/


CrawlAfterDark

Arcade Comedy Theater
811 Liberty Avenue
10:00-11:30pm
Comedy Royale (ticketed event: $12 general admission; $7 students)
Four talented performers are pitted against one another in a series of quick improv games. Points are awarded by audience judges and one player emerges victorious.
August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Avenue
Jarrod Lawson
9pm-11:00pm (ticketed event, tickets start at $25) 
Portland-based soul singer, songwriter and pianist, Jarrod Lawson will make his Pittsburgh debut. Lawson's original material is expressive, sophisticated and soulful. JazzFM in London named Lawson "Soul Artist of the Year" in 2015, commenting that whether he plays funk, folk, R&B, rock or jazz, everything he touches turns to soul.


AccessibilityThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is committed to making our performances and facilities available to all of our guests.  All locations participating in the Gallery Crawl are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted.  For more information, visit https://trustarts.org/pct_home/visit/accessibility or call 412-456-6666.
All Gallery Crawl locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted.

Car Free Fridays
Walk, bike, bus or carpool to the Gallery Crawl and celebrate another Car Free Friday with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Port Authority and BikePGH. 
All official Gallery Crawl locations will be marked with a Cultural District Stop sidewalk sign. 
TEXT CRAWL TO SMASH (76274) to receive special exclusive offers and more! 
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust thanks the following sponsors: City Paper, WYEP 91.3 FM and Kreider Printing.  

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


About this Blog:  Dreamweaver Marketing Associates provides this blog as a service to the community, friends, clients and business associates.  Feel free to use this blog as a resource and also to send in your press releases.  Dreamweaver Marketing Associates is a full service marketing company that specializes in online and digital branding.  Run exclusively by Joanne Quinn-Smith, aka TechnoGranny and specializing in organic search content, like blogs, video and audio podcasts and searchable social media.  For additional information you can contact the host of this blog, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-444-5197.Podcasts that come under the umbrella of Dreamweaver Marketing are PositivelyPittsburghLive, TheTechnoGrannyShow ,MondayMorningMarketeer

 

Publish Date: 01-10-2017 16:51:00
 

Dreamweaver Marketing News, THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST PRESENTS I AM NOT SAM A ONE MAN PLAY






Media Contact: Lily Rybarczyk, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-5196 / Rybarczyk@TrustArts.org
Image Available: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Pressroom
Search: I Am Not Sam
THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST PRESENTS
I AM NOT SAM
A ONE MAN PLAY
BY AWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT
MICHAEL PHILLIP EDWARDS






JANUARY 27 & 28 | 8:00 PM | AUGUST WILSON CENTER
Pittsburgh, PA The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces I AM NOT SAM, a timely and critically acclaimed play by playwright, director, actor and screenwriter Michael Phillip Edwards. The one-man play will be performed at the August Wilson Center (980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh) on January 27 and 28 at 8:00 p.m.
I Am Not Sam is written and performed by Michael Phillip Edwards, winner of the Edinburgh Fringe First Award and the NAACP Award, and directed by Tamika Lamison. This hard-hitting multi-character solo performance highlights the current climate of race relations in America, eloquently depicting the psychological and spiritual damage sustained by men of color.
Michael Phillip Edward's fiery one-person play is a blistering rumination on identity and race, and the toll racism takes on American men of color. Its urgency erupts from the inner dialogue of an elderly black man named Sam who burns with racial pride and shame, comments Deborah Klugman of L.A. Stage Raw Magazine. Edward's characters include Sam, his white middle-class son-in-law, and his mixed-race grandson, Benjamin. Though Edwards alternates among these, it is Sam who commands the stage most often, deliberating on the question, What is black? posed by his grandson. The urgency of the play spawns not from the unfolding of events, but from inner dialogue and turmoil. The play's explosive language and compelling rhythms are matched by a fevered performance and an exploration of the manifestation of race in society through familial relationships.
Tickets ($28.25) are on sale now, and may be purchased at the Theatre Square Box Office (655 Penn Avenue, Downtown), by calling 412-456-6666 or online at TrustArts.org.




August Wilson Center
The sleek and modern August Wilson Center offers multiple exhibition galleries, a 472-seat theater for performances in all genres, an education center for classes, lectures and hands-on learning, and dazzling spaces for community programs and events.  The African American Cultural Center is the non-profit organization that owns the August Wilson Center. For rental inquiries, visit the African American Cultural Center pages on CulturalDistrict.org.  For more information and a calendar of events presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust taking place at the August Wilson Center, call 412-456-6666or visit www.TrustArts.org,www.trustarts.org/visit/facilities/august_wilson.





Pittsburgh Cultural TrustThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.
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For Immediate Release
December 22, 2016

FINNISH CONDUCTOR JUKKA-PEKKA SARASTE JOINS
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY FOR FIRST BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS CONCERTS OF NEW YEAR

PITTSBURGH”Acclaimed Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste returns to Heinz Hall for the first time since 1999 to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's Seventh and Sibelius' Fifth symphonies during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend on January 13 and 15.
First performed in 1813, the remarkable, energetic Seventh Symphony from Beethoven was met with immediate acclaim and, over the years, many different interpretations of its meaning, including a recent critically acclaimed recording from the Pittsburgh Symphony on the Reference Recordings Fresh! label.
Composed a little more than 100 years after Beethoven's symphony, Sibelius' Symphony No. 5 premiered in celebration of the composer's 50th birthday in 1915. The work opens with a four-note theme in the horns that is developed seamlessly throughout, expanding into an exhilarating rush of energy to the end. 
A pre-concert talk, open to all ticketholders and led by Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, will occur on stage one hour before each concert. Program notes for the weekend are available online at pittsburghsymphony.org/Seven and on the PSO mobile app the day of the concert.
The Youth Chamber Connection ensemble will perform in the Grand Lobby beginning one hour prior to the concert start on Sunday, January 15. This performance is free to ticketholders.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. on Friday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets, ranging in price from $20 to $94, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org/Seven.
The Pittsburgh Symphony would like to recognize and thank BNY Mellon for its 2016-2017 title sponsorship of BNY Mellon Grand Classics. Fairmont Pittsburgh is the official hotel of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Delta Air Lines is the official airline of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Radio station WQED-FM 89.3 and WQEJ-FM89.7 is the official voice of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

About the Artists
JUKKA-PEKKA SARASTE has established himself as one of the outstanding conductors of his generation, demonstrating remarkable musical depth and integrity.

Born in Heinola, Finland, he began his career as a violinist before training as a conductor with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. An artist of exceptional versatility and breadth, Saraste feels a special affinity with the sound and style of late Romantic music. Equally, he maintains a strong connection with the music of our time, such as that of Dutilleux, Lindberg, Salonen and Saariaho, among others. He recently conducted world premieres by Wolfgang Rihm, Friedrich Cerha, Pascal Dusapin, Philippe Schoeller and Carmine Emanuele Cella.

Saraste has served as chief conductor of the WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne, since 2010. In April 2015, he extended his contract until the 2018-2019 season. He was music director and chief conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra from 2006 to 2013, and at the end of his tenure there was made conductor laureate, the very first such title bestowed by that orchestra. His previous positions have included BBC Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He founded the Finnish Chamber Orchestra, of which he is still artistic advisor, and the orchestras annual Tammisaari Festival, of which he is artistic director.

His guest engagements have led him to the major orchestras worldwide, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and the leading Scandinavian orchestras, among others. In the United States, he has conducted the Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic.

Sarastes extensive discography includes the complete symphonies of Sibelius and Nielsen with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has made a number of critically acclaimed recordings for Toronto Symphony Orchestra of works by BartГk, Dutilleux, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev for Warner Finlandia, most notably a recording of Dutilleux's Second Symphony. His recordings of Mahlers Sixth Symphony with the Oslo Philharmonic and Mahlers Ninth Symphony with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne have received widespread acknowledgement. His recordings with WDR Symphony Orchestra for HГnssler have earned him high critical praise, and include Schoenberg's Pelleas and Melisande, Stravinsky's The Firebird, Brahms' Symphonies No. 1 and 3 as well as Mahler's Fifth Symphony.

Saraste has received the Pro Finlandia Prize, the Sibelius Medal, and the Finnish State Prize for Music. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from York University, Toronto and an honorary doctorate from the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki.


The PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, known for its artistic excellence for more than 120 years, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), AndrГ Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004).  This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah in 1944 and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. Its Pittsburgh Live! series with Reference Recordings has resulted in back-to-back Grammy Award nominations in 2015 and 2016. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series Previn and the Pittsburgh. The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900 ” including international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America”the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras.



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 hosts many events that do not feature its world-renowned Orchestra including Broadway shows, popular touring artists, comedians, speakers and much more. For a full calendar of upcoming non-symphony events at the hall, visit heinzhall.org.

Editors Please Note:

Friday, January 13, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 15, at 2:30 p.m.

Heinz Hall
BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS: Beethoven's Seventh
JUKKA-PEKKA SARASTE, conductor

Ludwig Van Beethoven                                      Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92
I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Presto
IV. Allegro con brio

Intermission

Jean Sibelius                                                         Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Opus 82
I. Tempo molto moderato - Allegro moderato - Presto
II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto
III. Allegro molto Misterioso       

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Publish Date: 12-20-2016 13:58:00
 



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DECADES REWIND A MAGICAL ROCK-MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA  (EXAMINER)PERFORMS AT THE BYHAM
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
 

Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 7:00pm
Pittsburgh, PA Experience the greatest music of the 60s, 70s and 80s with Decades Rewind - a new concert extravaganza featuring a live 14-piece band performing medleys of hit songs spanning 30 years. 

Featuring over 60 songs, Decades Rewind effortlessly blends unique medleys from the most prominent decades in music history and had the audience singing along, dancing in their seats and down the aisles (Examiner) all night long. This fully live concert experience features an 8-piece rock band and 6 vocalists surrounded by rock and roll stage lighting, poignant videos of American culture, and over 100 costume changes.  From Abba to Aretha, Cyndi to Chicago, Madonna to Marvin Gaye, Decades Rewind delivers an unforgettable soundtrack and pays tribute to the biggest and best hits of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.



Decades Rewind comes to the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh on Sunday, January 22 at 7:00pm. Tickets ($46.75 - $51.75) are available online at TrustArts.org, by phone at 412-456-6666 and in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 665 Penn Avenue.
Based in Tampa, Decades Rewind made its stage debut in November 2015. Since then, the production has toured all across Florida and has planned its first extensive tour along the East Coast to New England in 2017.
Decades Rewind Promo Video: https://youtu.be/yn90k8IbDUk




Itinerary
1/6 Ormond Beach, FL  Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center
1/19   Glenside, PA  Keswick Theatre
1/20   Easton, PA   State Theater
1/21   Williamsport, PA  Community Arts Center
1/22   Pittsburgh, PA  Byham Theatre
1/25 & 26 Concord, MA  Capital Theater
1/27  Lynn, MA Lynn Auditorium
1/28  Worcester, MA  Hanover Theater
1/29  New Haven, CT  Shubert Theatre
2/15  Syracuse, NY Crouse Hinds Theater
2/16  Binghamton, NY  Broome County Forum
2/17  Rochester, NY  Auditorium Theatre
2/18  Red Bank, NJ  Count Basie Theatre
2/22  Charlottesville, VA  Paramount Theater
2/23  Hagerstown, MD  The Maryland Theatre
2/24  Norfolk, VA  Harrison Opera House
2/25  Richmond, VA  Carpenter Theatre
2/26  Manassas, VA  Hilton Performing Arts Center - Merchang Hall
3/9    Memphis, TN The Orpheum Theatre
3/17  Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman Place
3/19  Dubuque, IA Five Flags Center
3/25  Rockford, IL  Coronado Performing Arts Center


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Publish Date: 12-12-2016 13:51:00
 


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Mikayla Moyer / MikaylaMoyer@LiveNation.com 
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust:
Diana Roth, Communications Manager, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-8717 / Roth@TrustArts.org 
Images available at: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press Room
Search name: Second Show: Chris Rock 2017 

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES 
CHRIS ROCK
THE TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017 
The Acclaimed Comedian's First Tour in 9 Years Starts February 14 in Durham, North Carolina 
COMING TO PITTSBURGH IN MAY, 2017!



SECOND SHOW ADDED
 
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 | 8:00PM | BENEDUM CENTER
TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 10:00AM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016
 
Pittsburgh, PAGrammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock, announced today a highly anticipated return to live comedy with an all-new tour. The TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017kicks off on February 14, 2017 in Durham, NC at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The first leg of the TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017 will be the acclaimed comedian's first tour in over 9 years and will visit cities throughout the U.S. including Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, Detroit and more. More dates will be announced soon.  A full list of tour dates is below.  Tickets go on sale Friday, December 9 at www.livenation.com and other outlets.  This event is presented by Live Nation.  

In Pittsburgh, Chris Rock The Total Blackout Tour 2017 will perform on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. (sold out), and a second show has been added by overwhelming demand for Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., at the Benedum Center, 237, 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  Tickets go on sale for the second show on Friday, December 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. ($49.50-$125.00) and will be available through the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's ticket sources online at www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. 
Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation's strongest comedic voices. As an actor, director, producer and writer he has created many memorable moments. 


Rock returned in 2016 to host the 88th Annual Academy Awards. In the past year, he has directed HBO's comedy special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.  
With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.  In 2014 he led the ensemble cast of Top Five, a critically acclaimed comedy feature that he also wrote and directed.  In 2009 Rock ventured into the documentary world as a writer and producer of Good Hair, and in 2014 he executive produced Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip, a documentary recounting the history of one of New York's most famous comedy venues.  His feature acting credits include the Grown Ups and Madagascar franchises, Head of State, Nurse Betty, CB4 , Death at a Funeral, I Think I Love My Wife, 2 Days in New York, Dogma and New Jack City.  

His television work includes serving as executive producer, writer and narrator for the series Everybody Hates Chris, which ran from 2005 to 2009, and as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1989-1993. 


from Chris Rock, "Everybody Hates Chris."


Rock has won four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. In addition, he received two nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Director for a Variety Special for Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, and Outstanding Special Class Program for the 88th Annual Academy Awards. 


Chris Rock at the Oscars


CHRIS ROCK THE TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change. 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017Durham, NCDurham Performing Arts Center
Thursday, February 16, 2017Cincinnati, OHAronoff Center
Saturday, February 18, 2017Columbus, OHPalace Theatre
Tuesday, February 21, 2017Niagara Falls, ONFallsview Casino Resort*
Wednesday, February 22, 2017Niagara Falls, ONFallsview Casino Resort*
Thursday, February 23, 2017Niagara Falls, ONFallsview Casino Resort*
Friday, February 24, 2017Reno, NVReno Events Center
Saturday, February 25, 2017Phoenix, AZComerica Theatre
Friday, March 3, 2017Denver, COBellco Theatre
Sunday, March 5, 2017Richmond, VAAltria Theater
Friday, March 10, 2017Minneapolis, MNOrpheum Theatre
Friday, March 24, 2017Birmingham, ALBJCC Concert Hall
Saturday, March 25, 2017New Orleans, LASaenger Theatre
Wednesday, March 29, 2017Hollywood, FLHard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino*
Thursday, April 6, 2017Tulsa, OKRiver Spirit Casino Resort*
Friday, April 7, 2017Thackerville, OKWinStar World Casino*
Saturday, April 8, 2017St. Louis, MOPeabody Opera House
Friday, April 14, 2017Tampa, FLTampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, April 19, 2017Cleveland, OHState Theatre
Saturday, April 22, 2017Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun*
Friday, April 28, 2017Detroit, MIFox Theatre
Wednesday, May 3, 2017Indianapolis, INMurat Theatre
Saturday, May 13, 2017Sugar Land, TXSmart Financial Centre
Sunday, May 14, 2017Austin, TXBass Concert Hall
Wednesday, May 17 & 18, 2017Pittsburgh, PABenedum Center
Thursday, May 25, 2017Cherokee, NCHarrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Event Centre*
Friday, May 26, 2017Atlanta, GAFox Theater
Saturday, June 3, 2017Atlantic City, NJBorgata Hotel Casino*
* - Not a Live Nation promoted show 


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust





The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners.  Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization.  A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.  Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life.  Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.  For more information, visit TrustArts.org.
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Publish Date: 12-12-2016 13:11:00
 

Review of Homemade Food and Hometown Hospitality at PapaGallo's

by

Good News Reviewer Joanne Quinn-Smith aka TechnoGranny


PapaGallo friendly rooster
When Chef Len Spampinato decided to open PapaGallo in July 2010, he realized that, in order to make PapaGallo a breakfast and lunch restaurant that would truly stand out, he could use only the freshest ingredients. To make a breakfast that really rises and shines means that he has to offer more than just the classics.
The experience has a sweetness all of its own, with its irresistible food and friendly atmosphere, it is quickly becoming a favorite spot among locals and visitors to the area. As a child, Chef Len's grandfather used to sing a song about roosters to him and his 7 siblings. This fond memory has made its place in the PapaGallo name and rooster-themed decor. Located in Collier Town Square (1597 Washington Pike in Bridgeville), it is a ray of sophisticated sunshine in the middle of many fast-food establishments. With its rooster-themed decorations, PapaGallo is sure to become one of your favorite breakfast and/or lunch destinations.


The above paragraphs are straight from the PapaGallo website but we couldn't have said it better.  Len seems to live by the Will Rodgers motto:  "A stranger is just a friend I haven't met yet."  Once you come back you are greeted with a handshake or a hug from this smiling chef who will come back from behind his open space chef area. Yes you can watch Len cook your food.
It's not just the rooster themed decorations that will send you into admiration but the celebrity autographed pictures on the walls also.
Some unique things you will find to let you know you are welcome:  strawberry candies in the spotless ladies room along with a notebook to leave a note about your visit.  I "borrowed" it from the ladies room on one visit and all the comments are lovely and positive. In case you missed it, on the way out the front door is a side table with another notebook that you can leave comments on.
Here are some of my favorites from Len's breakfast menu:
The Phil Henry Omelette* $10.95
Julienne vegetables fire-seared, w/asparagus, zucchini, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes & spinach. Served with your choice of toast.
Crisp Bacon, Italian or Turkey Sausage, Grilled Ham $3.50
Chorizo & Eggs* $11.95
Grilled peppers, onions and tomatoes w/melted Jack cheese w/warm tortillas, with a side of home fries.
PapaGallo Soup to Go
Len also has a Gluten Free Menu and takes requests so substitutions are given joyfully and if you ate a special there on a visit before and it's not on the specials menu and Len has the ingredients he will make it up special for you.  Of course made to order means you must have some time to wait for it but it's always worth the wait.  So bring along a friend with whom you can have some great covnersation but if you can't get a lunch date then bring your tablet or Ipad and enjoy his free Wi-Fi.

Recently the soup of the day was Butternut Squash Soup and since both my guest and I had early dinner plans we just had that, yummy.  


And one of his special gourment oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with cranberries and nuts and other healthy stuff.  Yes, I said healthy, that's how I determine that it's okay to eat something so decadent but since I am off sugar I only reward myself with half a one occasionally.  They are rich enough to share with a friend but if you know you are going order them in advance as he runs out early. Did I mention that all of his delectable soups are available to go?

Some of my lunchtime favorites.

Vine-ripe Vegetable Panini $9.95
Balsamic grilled vegetables with fresh mozzarella. Served with freshly-made salad.
Crab Cakes $12.95
Jumbo Crabcake sandwich with tartar or cocktail sauce and fresh lemon. Can also be served as a salad.
Soup to Go has picture on website
Pesto Chicken Panini $9.95
Grilled chicken with basil pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.
Golden Fish Tacos $11.95
Fresh fish with Asian cilantro vinagrette and chili lime cream served with creamy coleslaw, and crisp fries.
Freshly Baked Gourmet Cookies $1.00


PapaGallo Roasted Vegetable


Breads and Muffins
Cranberry Bread $1.95
Fruited Muffins and Cinnamon Rolls $2.10

Interactive Gourmet Culinary Class with Chef Len
Savor the idea of selecting your favorite culinary delicacies from a menu or hors d'oeuvres, entrГe and dessert.  Imagine savory aromas wafting throughout the warmth of your home or PapaGallo's CucГna. Hear music, friends' laughter and the sounds of corks popping as you celebrate creativity.


PapaGallo Mushroom Prosciuto Asiago


Len's Custom Gourmet Catering

PapaGallo has always been known for gourmet breakfast and lunch and that quality continues with our gourmet catering. Whether it is a corporate event, birthday party, first communion or a bar/bat mitzvah, you can depend on Chef Len's custom gourmet catering to make a lasting impression on your guests.
Oh by the way, if you are expecting dinner, you will not get it at PappaGallo's as Len closes at 2:30PM thru the week and 1:30 on Saturdays.  He reserves the rest of the time for family and of course his amazing private catering.  You could get him to cook dinner at your house for family and friends!  Just saying! If you invite me that wouldn't make me mad.
Great parking:
Collier Town Square
1597 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA 15017

Hours of Operation

Mon Fri: 7 AM to 2:30 PM
Sat: 8 AM to 1:30 PM


http://www.papagallo.us/


 

Publish Date: 12-10-2016 12:46:00
 

Reviewed by Good News Reviewer
Clarine Lizana

As the curtain goes up on the Pittsburgh Opera's 2016 presentation of Strauss's " Salome" the audience was immediately drawn in by the exquisite set design of Boyd Ostroff. Creating the illusion of fluidity and change in a one-act Opera is not easy, but between the beautiful bas-relief of the set design and the ever-changing mood reflected in the moon, the stage becomes a vibrant part of the production.

Based on the play by Oscar Wilde, Salome reimagines the biblical story of King Herod, his stepdaughter Salome and John the Baptist - Jochanaan. "Salome" provides one interpretation of why exactly Salome forced Herod to give her John the Baptist's severed head on a silver platter.



Salome, Op. 54, is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of the French play SalomГ by Oscar Wilde. Strauss dedicated the opera to his friend Sir Edgar Speyer.[1]

Salome is not an opera that needs much help holding the audience's attention, however, steeped as it is in some of the vilest characteristics of the human race lust, incest, and necrophilia. It is truly amazing that the opera was not banned in major cities when originally released because of the notorious dance of the seven veils. Nudity pales in comparison to the desires of the main characters of Herod, Herodias and Salome.

Patricia Racitte's Salome was outstanding, not only for her musical ability, but also for the physicality she brought to the role. When she is on stage she rules the stage and she holds the audience's attention throughout her performance. Her actions seem neither forced nor stilted, but create a moving montage of lust, anger and desire. This was her Pittsburgh debut so we hope to see her again.



Dance of the Seven Veils could have been long and painful but was so expertly choreographed by Michele de la Reza of Attack Theatre that it held the audience spellbound.

     Jonathan Boyd as Narraboth and Two-time Grammy winner Nmon Ford as Jochanaan both gave excellent performances. Boyd's voice and diction were exceptionally clear and even off stage Ford's voice was commanding. Robert Brubaker as King Herod had some comical moments despite the tragic them and Michaela Martens is absolutely imperious as Herodias.

Pittsburgh Opera had not performed Salome since 2001, and is performed a different production than the previous.  The production is ˜traditional'- meaning that the sets and costumes make it look like the biblical era in which it takes place.



     Although the story is extremely tragic, the actions and reactions of the characters were often comedic. Overall it was an interesting and pleasurable opera.  It would be a shame to wait another fifteen years to bring it back.  



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

 

Publish Date: 12-09-2016 21:15:00
 


If you were in Market Square at the Holiday Market on December 5, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, you may have wondered if you were in a time warp that took you back to Halloween. Unsuspecting visitors to the Market Square Christmas Village were treated to a new kind of holiday experience.  Interspersed among the merry making shoppers and visitors were, creatures that appear to be the antithesis of Christmas.





The Krampus Krawl participants who dress as Krampi wear anything from a mask and set of horns to a full blown goat-man costume. Some of the ladies come as fauns. The wild creatures make quite an impression as they visit each of the taverns on the often improvised route. 


This was the start of the Third Annual Krampus Crawl in Pittsburgh.  Some horror story enthusiasts may remember the movie "Krampus" released December 4, 2015, by Universal Pictures.[3][4] It's an American Christmas comedy horror film based upon the eponymous character from Germanic folklore, directed by Michael Dougherty and written by Dougherty, Todd Casey and Zach Shields. The film stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen and Krista Stadler.

In the movie, a boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home.  When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family's home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

Krampusnacht, a European tradition that honors Krampus, a horned "half-goat, half-demon" who is said to punish misbehaved children during the Christmas season, took place in Market Square on December 5.


What is Krampus?
In German-speaking Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure. According to traditional narratives around the figure, Krampus punishes children during the Christmas season who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts.


Revelers dressed up as Krampus and posed for photos before embarking on the Krampus Krawl, a bar crawl following the old European tradition called "Krampuslauf." According to the event's Facebook page, "the procession often takes on the appearance of a parade, with the hairy beasts performing for onlookers." There was also a balloon artist and the band The Cheer'ly Men performed for onlookers.


Some 100 people showed up for the miscreant revelry for in many cases, was their first glimpse of Krampus, the horned anthropomorphic figure known in Germanic folklore at St. Nicholas' counterpart.
Krampus is a hundred year old European holiday that Mark Menhold brought to Pittsburgh.  Mark wore an elaborate Krampus costume at ˜Krampusnacht,' Pittsburgh's first-ever Krampus celebration. Mark is also known for his creative work with Pittsburgh's popular Zombie Fest.



It's a little Halloween, a little bit of Christmas.  Santa Claus rewards the good childrenand Krampus punishes the naughty ones. Mark was heard to tell onlookers.

Krampusnacht is traditionally celebrated in many European countries on the Eve of St. Nicholas.  This goat like creature is the exact opposite of Santa Claus and Krampusnacht was followed not by milk and cookies but by a Krampus Crawl, a pub crawl that made its way to several downtown bars and taverns where patrons were expected to buy Krampus schnapps for the Krampus impersonators. 
Reviewer Buddy Smith dressed as Krumpus







Krampusnacht in Market Square was for the naught and the nice to celebrate the holidays in a unique way and for some children to discover that there is a sidekick of Santa Claus who would not just withhold gifts but would also punish them for bad behavior.  




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Publish Date: 12-09-2016 14:41:00
 

Reviewed by Pittsburgh Good News Reviewer Angel Quinn

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



This hysterical musical presents that he will do whatever it takes to make it known that he really wants one. From writing a story about it in school, leaving notes around the house for his parents to even asking Santa-who thinks it's a horrible idea. Thus, the "You'll shoot your eye out kid!" comment.  He'll have to wait until Christmas morning to see if he gets what he wants. This comical rendition of A Christmas story is for all ages and will definitely put you in the Christmas spirit.  It's no wonder that the TV movie version has traditionally amused and entertained families down through generations for years.

In a pre-war 1940 in small-town Indiana, Christmastime turns 9-year-old Ralphie (Austin Molinaro) into an almost maniacal, bespectacled, obsessed child fiend because of his rampant wish that Santa leave an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot BB gun on Christmas Eve.

A Christmas Story, the Musical, has been adapted from the ever popular nostalgic Christmas movie of the same never.  Ever popular with baby boomers, the desire to see this movie has been passed on from grandparents to grandchildren and even great grandchildren.  Like the movie the musical takes us back to a time when stay-at-home moms were cooks and dressed like Donna Reed.  Pardon the baby boomer mention, for us millennial, look it up.  My mother in law had to tell me this one. Mothers of the time, wiped noses, scolded, ran up to the school which was close enough to do then when the children got into trouble and dispensed sage advice about bullies.

The songwriters, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and book writer Joseph Robinette sentimentally stayed close to the movie that runs endlessly on TV during the holidays. But they added their own individuality to with big production numbers by choreographer Warren Carlyle and a dozen singing, dancing kids.

The most fun thing about this musical was the kids.  Often the two Ralphies are onstage together singing about disasters and triumphs and being an older brother and bullies and the general would be malaise of childhood.  
You'll shoot your eye out, is an oft-repeated phrase and the title of a big second-act dance number for Miss Shields. Ralphie fantasizes that Miss Shields is a sexy flapper and his schoolmates do a Gene Kelly type tap with an impressive tap solo by Lucas Marinetto.
Just like the movie there are allusions to the horrendously gauche leg lamp that emits the soft glow of electric sex, as Ralphie puts it; his pal Flick getting his tongue stuck on a flagpole, the ridiculously fru-fru pink bunny suit sent to Ralphie by a well-meaning aunt and the Old Man's mumbled curses. 

What a musical funfest for the entire family, young and old.  It was a bit edgy and your mind could wonder to adult unsaid content if you let it and there is of course the hysterical slide scene with the bad Santa in the department store but overall it's a funny story narrated by the adult Ralphie which recounts his hysterically amusing childhood which wasn't so hysterical to him.  And then there were the kids and I wonder if they will be as nostalgic about their performances as fans are about the movie and the musical.  Another great feather in the cap of Pittsburgh as it brings grand theater and musicals to Pittsburgh.


 Angel Quinn is a graduate pharmacy technician and business student at Carlow University, a wife, mother and sometimes Wonderwoman and also Hometown Tourist Reviewer for Roving Pittsburgher Report and pplmag.com

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PITTSBURGH Due to a conflict with artist availability, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Music of Prince concert will move from Friday, December 16, 2016 to Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Ticketholders should keep their tickets as they will be honored for the new date. Refunds are available to those who are unable to make the March 4 date by returning tickets to the Heinz Hall Box Office. Please contact the box office at 412-392-4900 with any questions.
The Music of Prince is presented with Windborne Music, who also brought the sold-out Music of Led Zeppelin and Music of Queen concerts to the Pittsburgh Symphony. Music of Prince will feature the Pittsburgh Symphony with a live band in a symphonic tribute to Prince's greatest hits, such as Purple Rain, When the Doves Cry, Kiss and more.
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PITTSBURGH -- For many western Pennsylvanians, a day of cookie baking is as celebratory as the holidays. WQED's new local documentary A Christmas Cookie Storywill have multiple airings during the month: December 8 at 8pm; December 12 at 7:30pm; December 13 at 12:30am; and December 29 at 8pm.

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

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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Publish Date: 11-25-2016 17:51:00
 






Broadway: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, Benedum Cener


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




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

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


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

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (You'll shoot your eye out kid! ).  An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family.


Hailed by The Associated Press as a joyous Christmas miracle,  The New York Times writes I was dazzled. You'd have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.  A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICALpremiered on Broadway in 2012 and was a critical and commercial success. The musical was nominated for three TONY Awards including Best New Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical. 
A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL features a festive and nostalgic holiday themed score by composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, with a book by Joseph Robinette, based on the writings of radio humorist Jean Shepherd and the 1983 holiday film favorite.  The tour features direction by Matt Lenz, and TONY Award winner Warren Carlyle's Broadway choreography will be reset for the tour by Jason Sparks. A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL features scenic design by Mike Carnahan, with costume design by Lisa Zinni and lighting design by Charlie Morrison. The hounds will play themselves.


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


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


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


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Publish Date: 11-25-2016 17:05:00
 



Contact:

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

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


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

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

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



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


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


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Publish Date: 11-25-2016 13:55:00
 





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

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


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

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

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

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




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





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

Media Contact:Velvet Kelm & Courtney Hyder
the media collective
velvet@themcollective.comcourtney@themcollective.com(615) 591-7989
www.themcollective.com
Tour Publicity Contact:Debra Akins
Southside Entertainment
debra@debraakins.com(321) 747-0077
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All the great Burgh good news segments plus huge segment on early holiday stuff and stuff to do with the kids.

 

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

 

Publish Date: 10-28-2016 14:37:00
 



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



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


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

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



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

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


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Publish Date: 10-27-2016 11:01:00
 



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



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


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


Free and Almost Free in Pittsburgh Meet Up News


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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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