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Festival! The nation's premier free arts festival returns June 5 14 to downtown Pittsburgh. Unseen/Unheard, this year's Festival theme, aims to explore and vocalize narratives that are not typically heard, or are marginalized. The complete 10-day schedule featuring nearly 1,000 artists is available at TrustArts.org/TRAF.


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Publish Date: 06-05-2015 05:27:00
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.orgDiana Roth, Communications Manager, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org  
Images available: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press RoomSearch name:  2015 TRAF

THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
JURIED VISUAL ART EXHIBITION RECIPIENTS
BEST IN SHOW AND JUROR'S AWARD
PART OF THE
56TH ANNUAL DOLLAR BANK THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL
UNSEEN/UNHEARD 
POINT STATE PARK | CULTURAL DISTRICT | GATEWAY CENTER
10 DAYS OF FREE music + art | JUNE 5 14, 2015 

Pittsburgh, PAThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce
the recipients of ˜Best in Show' and ˜Juror's Award' from the Juried Visual Art Exhibition, part of the 56th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  
The Juried Visual Art Exhibition ˜Best in Show' was awarded to Ivette Spradlin (Pittsburgh, PA) and Athena Frances Harden (Pittsburgh, PA) for their video You are Gone, I am Here (2014); and the ˜Juror's Award' was presented to Robert Sholties (Glenshaw, PA) for his painting Out of Balance (2014).   

I'm happy to be part of this year's Juried Exhibition and grateful to these artists, near and far, who shared their work with us, commented Astria Suparak, Juror for the 2015 Juried Visual Art Exhibition. These are the works that captured my attention during the 'blind' jury process, without knowing who the artists were or anything about their careers. From painting and sculpture, to fiber work and carved wood furniture, to relational aesthetics and digital landscapes, you'll see a range of work from here to Tehran.
Ivette Spradlin and Athena Frances Harden's video You are Gone, I am Here (2014) is a collaborative project that serves as a "representation of connection," the artists write. Despite their distance during the making of this video, they each shot daily footage of the sky, something that they both saw every day, and sent the videos (shot on iPhones) to each other as postcards. What is revealed beyond their different surroundings and lives is their visual tendencies as well as their desires. To watch the video You are Gone, I am Here, visit: https://vimeo.com/129478583.
Artist Robert Sholties describes his hyper-detailed dream landscape painting Out of Balance (2014),When thoughtfulness, logic and reason are abandoned.  It is one of three allegorical paintings of his in this year's Juried Visual Art Exhibition. 



Astria Suparak, Juror for the 2015 Juried Visual Art Exhibition, has curated exhibitions, screenings, live music events and performances for art spaces, film festivals, and academic venues internationally. She was previously the director and curator of Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery, where she curated The Yes Men's first solo exhibition, Whatever It Takes: Steelers Fan CollectionsRituals, and Obsessions, and the nationally touring Alien She, among other exhibitions. www.astriasuparak.com

The Juried Visual Art Exhibition is free and open to the public during the festival (June 5-14, 2015), from Noon to 8:00pm in the Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Avenue, 4th Floor, downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District.

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a 10-day celebration of the arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is unlike any other in the nation, recently being nominated by USA Today.com for being the Best Art Festival in the nation. 

This year, the Artist Market, Juried Art Exhibition, and Festival Special Projects will draw from a unique Festival theme of UNSEEN/UNHEARD. This theme speaks to the idea of the exploration and vocalization of narratives that are not heard, or are marginalized. Topics related to the theme may include and are not limited to historical and colonial narratives never heard before, social justice issues, homelessness, or mental illness.  The theme is also inherently geared towards emerging artists and the artistic possibilities involved in UNSEEN/UNHEARD are endless.



About The Juried Visual Art Exhibition
This is the first year in nearly two decades that the exhibition, founded in 1962, opened its applications to artists living outside of the Pittsburgh region. The expanded call resulted in 500 entries from 39 states and from as far as Tehran. This is also the first time in several years the entire festival has an overarching framework: Unseen/Unheard. Under this motif, artists who had never exhibited at TRAF were encouraged to apply, and artworks that explored unheard narratives or brought into greater visibility individuals, cultures and social issues were welcomed.  From this great pool of entries, 36 works by 28 artists were selected through a blind jury process, with the artists' identities undisclosed and regardless of resume or career level.


From painting and sculpture, to fiber work and carved wood furniture, to relational aesthetics and digital landscapes, the projects on view run a gamut of contemporary art and craft. Astria Suparak served as the 2015 JVAE Juror and the exhibition was designed by Carin Mincemoyer, JVAE Exhibition Coordinator. 
2015 JVAE Artists: Susan Baus, Thomas Bigatel, Jacob Brown, David Burke, Cynthia Cable, Carolyn Carson, Zhiwan Cheung, Lawrence Cwik, Steve Gurysh, Faraz Habiballahian, Lindsey Hayakawa, Anna Kell, Colleen Kelsey, Saberah Malik, Julie Mallis, Matthias Neumann, Quoctrung Nguyen, Meghan Olson, Keunho Peter Park, Rachel Rampleman, Melissa Riggatire, Robert Sholties, Bill Snyder, Gerri Spilka, Ivette Spradlin and Athena Frances Harden, Julian Stropes, Ronald Wasiluk and Shawn Watrous. 

People's Choice Award - Voting Open to the Public
The Juried Visual Art Exhibition provides the public with an opportunity to vote for their favorite artwork on display during this year's festival.  The ˜People's Choice' award vote can be done on-site using the convenient tablets and by smartphone or online at TrustArts.org/voteTRAF. The ˜People's Choice' award-winning artist will receive a cash prize as well as the opportunity to show new work at the 2016 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.



The multi-disciplinary festival is free to attend and is open to the public. Attracting over 400,000 visitors annually, the Festival begins on the first Friday in June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh's famed three rivers in Point State Park, throughout picturesque Gateway Center, and in the city's world-renowned Cultural District. 

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is made possible by the generous support of Peoples Natural Gas (Artist Market Presenter), Giant Eagle (Creativity Zone Presenter); Foundation Partners including The Bessie F. Anathan Charitable Trust of the Pittsburgh Foundation, Buhl Foundation, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Colcom Foundation, FISA Foundation, The Grable Foundation, The Laurel Foundation and The Pittsburgh Foundation.  Festival Supporters include Calgon Carbon and Sensodyne. 

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is also supported by several festival and media partners, all of who can be found on the current supporter's page at TrustArts.org/TRAF.
For up to date information and a full schedule (including locations, dates and times) for the festival, visit www.TrustArts.org/TRAF

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a celebration of the arts in downtown Pittsburgh unlike any other in the nation. Each of its world-class, multi-disciplinary performing and visual arts attractions is free to attend and open to the public! The Festival begins on the first Friday in June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh's famed three rivers in Point State Park, throughout picturesque Gateway Center, and in the city's world-renowned Cultural District.

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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Contact
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The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5890
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UPCOMING PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM
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EXHIBITIONS

Exposures

Through June 28, 2015
For the second installment of Exposures, The Warhol presents Pittsburgh-based
artist Cecilia Ebitz's Good Intentions, an installation inspired by the work and
teachings of artist Corita Kent. With existing work I Wanna be free (2011), and two
new works, Try Trusting it for awhile and Joyous Revolution, Ebitz uses Kent's
teachings to shape her practice while maintaining her aesthetic. Using a playful
palette bright with the colors of childhood and ordinary objects and materials, Ebitz
reminds the viewer of the beauty and poetry in the everyday. The exhibition's
accompanying selection of artist-designed objects available in The Warhol Store
feature ceramics by Brooklyn-based Cassie Griffin, lamps by Pittsburgh artist Ron
Copeland, and tin works by Pittsburgh-based Workerbird.
Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York
Through September 6, 2015

This exhibition explores the work of Philip Pearlstein, Dorothy Cantor, and Andy
Warhol as students in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon
University), and as aspiring artists in New York City. This early period was one of
close association between Warhol and Pearlstein as they were fellow students,
roommates in New York, and eager artists working in commercial illustration.
Cantor, one year behind them in school, was equally looking to pursue her work, but
left her practice when she started a family with Pearlstein. This exhibition is the first
to study this important period for the three artists. The exhibition also features
Pearlstein's most-recent paintings”a brand new series that has never before been
exhibited.

One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
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GLYCERINE and ROSE WATER

Through October 4, 2015
The Warhol presents a site-specific artwork by the German/Dutch artist Stefan Hoffmann. Hoffmann uses his process of vertical silkscreen printing to transform the museum's entrance space windows and doors during the month of June. The sites Hoffmann chooses for his installations span the globe from a contemporary art center in Tokyo, to a neighborhood shop and cafГ in the United Kingdom, to a youth gymnasium in Rankin, PA. He has also worked on projects at museums in Shanghai, Amsterdam, and Quebec City. Like Warhol, Hoffmann appropriates everyday imagery as source material for his work, challenging audiences to critically reflect on our shared visual culture.

EVENTS

Good Fridays sponsored by Cohen & Grigsby
Fridays through October 31, 2015
510 p.m.
Each Good Friday from May 1 to October 31, 2015, is sponsored by Cohen & Grigsby. For a more social experience, the museum is open late with a cash bar in the entrance gallery and half-price regular museum admission.
Half-price museum admission

Half-Pint Prints

Saturday, June 6, 2015
10 a.m.
Education studio
This monthly silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old takes place the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families work with The Warhol's artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in studio program.
Free with museum admission

Pittsburgh Youth Pride Prom: There's No Place Like Candyland

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Upcoming Public Programs at The Andy Warhol Museum
6 p.m.

GLSEN Pittsburgh and The Andy Warhol Museum co-host the annual Pittsburgh Youth Pride Prom at The Warhol. 

The Pride Prom is a youth-organized social event in its eighth year for young people ages 1320 throughout the region, and it is the only all-youth event during Pride month. This year's theme There's No Place Like Candyland is a festive cross between The Wizard of Oz and Candy Land.
Tickets $10 advance / $15 at the door; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300
Summer Camps
Andy Warhol: Pop Portraits and Selfies, June 812, 2015
Vertical Silkscreen Printing with Stefan Hoffmann, June 1519, 2015
Ultra Violet Pop, July 2731, 2015
The Warhol offers summer camps for children ages 810. Camps may be combined with Aftercamp Adventures for a complete day of programming. Camps include a variety of content, from working with our visiting artist to designing pop portraits. Summer Camps are held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Aftercamp Adventures are available each day from 1 to 4 p.m. For a complete list of programs and to register, please visit www.warhol.org/camps. Space is limited.
Summer Camps are $175 per week ($140 members); Aftercamp Adventures are $125 per week ($100 members); visit www.warhol.org/camps or call 412.237.8356
Sound Series: Betty Douglas & Co.
Friday, June 19, 2015
8 p.m.

The Warhol theater

The Warhol welcomes Betty Douglas & Co., for an evening of jazz, presented in connection with the exhibition Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York. Ms. Douglas is a Pittsburgh-based artist and musician, who studied in Carnegie Tech's Department of Painting and Design, overlapping with Philip Pearlstein, Andy Warhol, and Dorothy Cantor, and she became the program's first African-American graduate in 1951. She and her band have developed a set reflecting the era of the late 1940s and early 1950s, including classics by such iconic performers as Billie Holiday, Eartha Kitt, and Mabel Mercer.
Tickets $10 / $8 members & students; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300
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Teacher Workshop
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
4:30 p.m.
The Warhol hosts a teacher workshop to coincide with the exhibition Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York. This exhibition is the first to explore the work of Philip Pearlstein, Andy Warhol, and Dorothy Cantor as students at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), and as young artists breaking into the 1950s New York art world. Through hands-on studio and silkscreening projects, teachers explore the path that all three artists took from their early Pittsburgh roots to their ambitious start in New York. Three ACT 48 Credit hours are available to teachers. Tickets $35; visit www.warhol.org/education/school/workshops/ or call 412.237.8365

Half-Pint Prints

Saturday, August 1, 2015
10 a.m.
Education studio
This monthly silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old takes place
the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families work with The Warhol's artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in studio program.
Free with museum admission
Josh & Gab
Saturday, August 8, 2015
2 p.m.

The Warhol theater

Josh & Gab is a Pittsburgh-based musical comedy duo, best known for its award-winning anti-bullying school programs, which has been featured in more than 200 Pittsburgh-area schools and in six states. The team provides a high-energy mix of original pop songs, interactive stand-up comedy, and family-friendly theater. The program is presented in connection with Year of the Family at The Warhol.
Free with museum admission
Sound Series: Anime'BOP! Ensemble
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Saturday, August 15, 2015
2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Warhol theater
The Warhol partners with Anime'BOP! and MAC (Mid-Atlantic Contemporary) Ballet to present OF ORDINARY THINGS, 


Inspirations from Warhol. As part of the museum's Year of the Family celebration, this multimedia project features Anime'BOP!, which stands for bassoon, oboe, and piano, performing a series of short compositions, accompanied by MAC dancers and inspired by Warhol images and quotes projected behind the performers on stage. The family-friendly 2 p.m. performance is an hour long and offered free with support from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and The Sprout Fund. The 7 p.m. full performance is ticketed with open seating.
Tickets for the 2 p.m. performance are FREE; Tickets for the 7 p.m. performance are $15 / $10 students & seniors; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300

KID CITY Dance Party with DJ KellyMom

Saturday, August 22, 2015
10 a.m.
The Warhol entrance space
At KID CITY, Pittsburgh's own DJ KellyMom spins indie rock kids love to dance to, featuring artists like DEVO, The Velvet Underground, The Cars, The Smiths, Blondie, Talking Heads, Beastie Boys, James Brown, The Clash, and Martha and the Vandellas, among others. The program is presented in connection with Year of the Family at The Warhol.
Free with museum admission

Half-Pint Prints

Saturday, September 5, 2015
10 a.m.
Education studio
This monthly silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old takes place
the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families work with The Warhol's artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in studio program.
Free with museum admission
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Trans-Q Live!
Friday, September 18, 2015
8 p.m.


The Warhol theaterTrans-Q Live! presents a queer evening of performance, dance, poetry, comedy, resplendent fantasies, music, and so much more. 


The event is hosted by Joe Hall, with performances by Blakk Rapp Madusa, Cindy Crotchford, Jasmine Hearn/Alisha Wormsley, Moonbaby/Mario Ashkar, Bekezela Mguni, Slowdanger, and The
Bang Gang. A reception and dance party take place after the performance with DJ Sassy Suggestions, and a cash bar is available. The event is co-presented with Trans-Q Television, a project of Carnegie Mellon University's Center for the Arts in Society, and it is produced by Scott Andrew, Adil Mansoor, and Suzie Silver. Tickets $10 / $8 members & students; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300

Television

Friday, September 25, 2015
8 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall (Oakland)
The Warhol welcomes Television to the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland for a rare North American
performance and much anticipated follow-up to Tom Verlaine's solo performance at the Hall last October as part of Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films. The current band, which features Verlaine and Jimmy Rip on guitar, Fred Smith on bass, and Billy Ficca on drums, has been active again in the past two years, playing such notable festivals as Big Ears and All Tomorrow's Parties.
The event is co-presented with WYEP 91.3FM.
Tickets $30 / $25 members & students; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300


RADical Day 2015, Featuring FREE admission

Sunday, September 27, 2015
10 a.m.
As part of RADical Days 2015, The Warhol is offering FREE admission from 10 a.m.5 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2015. RADical Days is an annual event celebrating the region's assets with free admission, musical and dance
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and family activities offered by arts and culture organizations, parks and recreation, and sports and attractions that are funded by RAD.
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Half-Pint Prints
Saturday, October 3, 2015

10 a.m.
Education studio
This monthly silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old takes place the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families work with The Warhol's artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in studio program.
Free with museum admission

Sounds Series: An Evening with Luna

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
8 p.m.
The Warhol entrance space
The Warhol welcomes back the highly influential indie rock band Luna for an intimate show in the museum's entrance space during its 10 year reunion tour. The band last performed at The Warhol in
the museum's parking lot in 2000. Over the past 15 years, the museum has developed a strong relationship with band members Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, including their involvement with the performance commissions 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests and Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films.
Tickets $25 / $20 Members and students; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300
Richard Maxwell / New York City Players: The Evening
Friday, October 23, 2015
8 p.m.

New Hazlett Theater

The Warhol partners with the New Hazlett Theater to present The Evening by playwright-director Richard Maxwell, who The New York Times recently referred to as perhaps the greatest American experimental theater auteur of his generation.

The Evening is considered the first installment of a Divine Comedy-inspired triptych that features signature Maxwell elements such a minimalist aesthetic and live music. This performance contains adult subject matter and strong language. This performance was commissioned by the 2014 Spalding Gray Award and supported in part by an award through the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets $15 / $12 Members & students; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300

Half-Pint Prints
Saturday, November 7, 2015

10 a.m.
Education studio
This monthly silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old takes place the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families work with The Warhol's artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in studio program.
Free with museum admission

KID CITY Dance Party with DJ KellyMom
Saturday, November 14, 2015

10 a.m.
The Warhol entrance space
At KID CITY, Pittsburgh's own DJ KellyMom spins indie rock kids love to dance to, featuring artists like DEVO, The Velvet Underground, The Cars, The Smiths, Blondie, Talking Heads, Beastie Boys, James Brown, The Clash, and Martha and the Vandellas, among others. The program is presented in connection with Year of the Family at The Warhol.
Free with museum admission
Half-Pint Prints
Saturday, December 5, 2015
10 a.m.
Education studio
This monthly silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old takes place the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families
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with The Warhol's artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in studio program.
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ONGOING PROGRAMS
GOOD FRIDAYS
Every Friday, 510 p.m.
For a more social experience, the museum is open late with a cash bar in the entrance gallery and special half-price regular museum admission. Many Good Fridays also feature special programs including music, film, performances, and more. Be sure to check our online calendar for specific weekly special programming (additional ticket pricing may apply).
The Factory (Underground Studio)
TuesdayFriday, 1:305 p.m.; SaturdaySunday, 125 p.m.
Visitors to our underground studio The Factory are encouraged to try out some of Warhol's signature art-making techniques like blotted line drawing, acetate collage, and silkscreen printing.
Free with museum admission

Daily Gallery Talks

Experience a tours and discussions on a wide range of topics including Warhol's work practices, his life, and more. The 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. gallery talks are led by either Donald Warhola, artist educators, collections staff, or curatorial staff. The 1 p.m. talks are silkscreen demonstrations led by artist educators. These 30 minute talks include time for visitors to present their own insights and ask questions.
Free with museum admission
Pop Generation
Last Thursday of each month, 11 a.m.
For the generation that inspired Warhol, Pop Generation is a new program exclusively for older adults, age 65 and over, which takes place the last Thursday of
month and features educational tours and complimentary refreshments. For a list of tour topics, please visit http://www.warhol.org/whatson/publicprograms/.
Tickets $10/members free
The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

About The Andy Warhol Museum

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol's birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol's artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Additional information about The Warhol is available at www.warhol.org.

About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Established 120 years ago by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.3 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.
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While PPLMag.com is revamping their calendar process, and even when we are not, this is a great place to find free events in Pittsburgh,  Meet Up Group, Free and Almost Free in Pittsburgh.


FYI all of these are posted on FREE & ALMOST FREE in Pittsburgh on the Calendar if you want a centralized source of what is going on DAY TO DAY in the burgh! (although still catching up on posting some of these ;-) ).
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MCG JAZZ, PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY COLLABORATE TO PRESENT
˜PITTSBURGH JAZZ CELEBRATION' ON JUNE 16

PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra joins the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's JazzLive International Festival and WQED Multimedia to present The Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration at Heinz Hall on June 16 at 8 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration, hosted by television, film and Broadway singer and actress Gloria Reuben, brings together the best
David Budway, photo Jimmy Ryan
of Pittsburgh's jazz legacy with internationally renowned artists like Ramsey Lewis, Kurt Elling and Roger Humphries, and collaborations between the Pittsburgh Symphony, Sean Jones and David Budway.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. with a jazz ensemble featuring MCG Jazz Pittsburgh Jazz Legend Roger Humphries along with David Budway on piano, Joel Frahm on saxophone, Jay Ashby on trombone, Dwayne Dolphin on bass and Sean Jones on trumpet. The second half of the concert features the Pittsburgh Symphony, under the baton of Jeff Tyzik, performing newly arranged pieces specifically for NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling.  Pittsburgh Symphony bassist Jeff Grubbs will be the featured soloist on Ray Brown's orchestral work, Afterthoughts. David Budway and Sean Jones will also perform selections with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Immediately following the concert, a CD signing with several featured artists will be held in the Heinz Hall lobby.
Pittsburgh Jazz Legend Roger Humphries
In anticipation of its airdate on WQED later in 2015, excerpts from a feature-length documentary celebrating Pittsburgh's jazz legacy will be screened during the performance.
Guests will be welcomed to the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild gala reception at 6 p.m. in the Heinz Hall Regency Rooms with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as well as live music from the Center of Life Jazz Band.  MCG will honor a new class of Pittsburgh Jazz Legends, adding four to the current roster of 20 honorees.
Tickets to the gala and concert are $250 and can be purchased by calling 412-322-0800 or visiting mcgjazz.org.  Concert tickets, ranging in price from $24.75 to $79.75, can be purchased by calling
Dwayne Dolphin
the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org
MCG Jazz would like to thank and recognize PNC as the lead sponsor of the Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, known for its artistic excellence for more than 119 years, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and
Joel Frahm, photo by Tony Williams
Mariss Jansons (1995-2004).  This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah in 1944 and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series Previn and the Pittsburgh. The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians
Sean Jones
of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900 ” including 36 international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America”the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras.



MCG Jazz is a social enterprise supporting the education programs of the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, a nonprofit in Pittsburgh, PA whose mission is to preserve, present and promote jazz. In addition to presenting one of the nation's longest running jazz subscription series, the MCG Jazz label has won five GRAMMY Awards. For more information about Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, please visit their web site at mcgjazz.org.

The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The Festival features
local, emerging and national and international musicians in a variety of performance settings, including outdoor performance stages and indoor performance locations within local restaurants, coffee shops and galleries. For more information, visit TrustArts.org/JazzLiveFest.

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

WQED Multimedia changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains, and inspires. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED's Educational initiative (wqed.org/edu.)

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

Editors please note:
Tuesday, June 16
Gala Reception, 6 p.m.
Concert, 8 p.m.

Heinz Hall
PITTSBURGH JAZZ CELEBRATION
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MANCHESTER CRAFTSMEN'S GUILD JAZZ
JEFF TYZIK, conductor
GLORIA REUBEN, host
RAMSEY LEWIS, piano
KURT ELLING, vocalist
SEAN JONES, trumpet
DAVID BUDWAY, piano
JEFF GRUBBS, bass
DENNIS MACKREL, drums
ROGER HUMPHRIES, drums
JOEL FRAHM, saxophone
JAY ASHBY, percussion/trombone
DWAYNE DOLPHIN, bass

The first half of the program features a performance by the Roger Humphries Sextet (Joel Frahm, Sean Jones, Jay Ashby, David Budway, Dwayne Dolphin and Roger Humphries) without orchestral accompaniment. 
The program's second half features the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with various soloists.
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Contact: Louise Sciannameo, Vice President of Communications and External Relations
Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org
Contact: Joyce DeFrancesco, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: jdefrancesco@pittsburghsymphony.org
Twitter: @pghsymphony |Facebook: facebook.com/PittsburghSymphonyOrchestra

 

Publish Date: 06-02-2015 22:43:00
 


Roving Pittsburgh Report,  Cocktails and Cuisine, 

A Magical Night in an Idyllic Setting

by

Kelli Robbins, President Contact One




The judge said: ˜Lady, just because he hurt you, doesn't mean he'll hurt his own kids.' But then, he murdered my little babies.

These words hung quietly in the warm spring air over the hundreds of people gathered for Cocktails and Cuisine , the popular annual fundraiser for Crisis Center North, which was held on May 15th from 6-pm at The Woodlands of Bradford Woods.  Crisis Center North is a nonprofit domestic violence counseling and educational resource center, which has served the community since 1978. Their mission is to empower victims of domestic violence and cultivate community attitudes and behaviors that break the cycle of violence. All monies raised from this event goes toward providing victims of domestic violence the advocacy and support needed to chart a path toward safety and self-sufficiency.

The 8th CCN Cocktails and Cuisine is an exceptional grazing and sipping event with fabulous food from top restaurants, including local favorites such as Bella Frutteto, Wood Fired Flatbreads, John Marshall Catering, Aladdin's Eatery, The Tuscan Inn, Willow and The Walnut Grill. Participants compete for the Best Overall Taste Treat; and the coveted title of People's Choice Award for Overall Favorite. This year's Celebrity Foodie Judges included Christina French, publisher of Table Magazine; Amanda Smith, Talent Competition Winner in the Miss America Pageant 2015;  and Doug Oster, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Backyard Gardner and co-host of KDKA Radio's The Organic Gardners.

Libations were plentiful and provided by the generosity of sponsors
First Commonwealth Bank; Bird Dog Whiskey; Fuhrer Wholesale; Soergel Orchards; Achieve Realty, D'Andrea Wine & Liquor Imports; State Farm Insurance and Turo Family Chiropractic.

The evening's festivities under the tents included live music from one of Pittsburgh's favorite jazz singers, Antoinette. Jon Burnett, broadcaster at KDKA TV, served as Master of Ceremonies for The Northern Star Awards Presentation. Every year, Crisis Center North recognizes the contributions of key individuals and community groups who support and further the mission of CCN.  This year's honorees included Individual Honoree Lisa Wagner, for her fundraising and community awareness efforts;  Community Award Honoree UPMC Health Plan for their community support and advocacy programs; System Honoree Shaler Township Police Department, for their multiple large-scale projects for education and prevention initiatives, as well as betterment of the criminal justice system; and Lifetime Achievement Honoree Anna Belle-Few, who has provided vision and leadership to CCN for 37 years.


The live auction, hosted by the renowned husband and wife emcee duo, Paul and Beth Kelly of Orlando Florida, included such crowd pleasers as an all expenses paid trip to the Castles of Ireland. Guests also enjoyed an eclectic array of upscale items in the silent auction including jewelry, spa baskets, jewelry, sports collectibles, a barrell of booze, theater tickets and weekend get-away packages.



This much anticipated fundraising event draws celebrated chefs from local caterers and fine dining restaurants throughout the region to compete for
Best Overall Taste Treat and Overall Favorite .






Silent Auction Guests were treated to a wide array of goodies, including spa packages, jewelry, sports collectibles, a barrell of booze, theater tickets and get-away packages.



Wine hosts, John McClay and Scott Vidovich of First Commonwealth Bank, and guests Kelli Robbins of Contact One Communications and Roxanne Buckels of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County enjoy a Chardonnay under the stars.
The early spring Pittsburgh weather could not have cooperated more for the evening's festivities!
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(PPT) paramount anniversary, is a time- honored and recognized dramatization of humanness. Othello, one of Shakespeare's most emotive and prototypical tragedies, boasts a dazzling cast and is sure to be a performance you won't forget. 

Live theater, especially Shakespeare, is an opportunity to bear witness to the enormous expression of human emotion.  Who is better, at verbally exposing the vast range of humanity, than Shakespeare?   PPT's cast of Othello delivers a near 3 hour account of erroneous relationships heavily laced with all the elements that make a classic tragedy mesmerizing.

Othello's world is filled with deceit and rage, injustice and passions beyond a normal scope. Under the directorial influence of Ted Pappas the cast play their parts perfectly. Initially, it appears the sensational characters are charming but as the story unfolds, they quickly turn to reveal themselves as teetering on the edge of insanity.  The Shakespearean players, Teagle F. Bougere as Othello, Jeremy Kushnier in the role of Iago, Amanda Lee as Desdemona and Jessica Wortham who plays Emilia, Iago's wife and Desdemona's maid appear comfortable in their part and absolutely  in tune with the traditional melodrama. 

Othello begins as Iago and Rodergio, (Christopher Michael McFarland) cunningly expose the recent elopement of Othello the moor and general to the lovely and chaste Desdemona.  By exposing the secret marriage to Brabantio, (Edward James Hyland) Desdemona's father, Iago begins his conspiring manipulation in hope of seeking revenge upon Othello, for choosing Cassio, (Paul Terzenbach), as lieutenant, over him.  The story progresses rapidly as Iago devises a scheme to ruin Othello, in any way possible, as repayment for his slight.  Iago plots retributions, which draw each character into a web of shame and lies and emotional anguish. 

Bougere's performance as Othello's is a powerhouse of uncensored emotional flares.  In the presence of his arousing turmoil I shirked
slightly in my seat as he spread his arms and strut across the stage.  The anguish in his roars and his steady decline into insanity is expertly crafted.  Othello is dark skinned and muscular. His voice is deep and commanding, much like you would expect from a man with military rank and authority.  Bougere uses his physical appearance to bolster his part as Othello. 

Cobb's performance as Desdemona the unwavering devotee, to her lord, captivates. Her final scene, a moment that will not leave my mind, brings the idea of martyrdom to the forefront of my thoughts.  The instant she begins to panic; fearing she may lose her love- I am moved almost to tears.   Cobb keeps her voice steady yet gentle.   Desdemona is not afraid to challenge Othello with her questions. She remains strong even in his weakest hour.  

The guile of Iago and all the characters susceptibility to his deviousness is striking.  Kushnier designs Iago to be dark and manipulative.  His primary role is to inflict pain, both physical and mental, upon Othello and anyone else who might possibly have a
vested interest in Othello's happiness and success. Iago's soliloquies are callous but enthralling.  In the final scene, Iago raises his head and looks out toward the audience, his jaw drops slightly and his lips part as if ready to say speak the final word and I realize I am holding my breath; waiting.   Although, as audience we are not supposed to ˜like' the villain, based on the applause Kushnier received, it is safe to say he was very well received. 

Emilia is not just Desdemona's maid.  They are confidants;   Emilia empathizes with Desdemona over the tribulations of marriage, she is a shoulder to lean on and always has an ear to lend.  Emilia is a protector too, looking out for Desdemona, trying to guide her by offering sound advice.  Wortham plays the part of the level headed maid, but soon enough, we learn she too is a victim of Iago's scheme.  When it comes time for Emilia to confess her involvement, she is an accessory; her exaggerated laments give rise to Wortham's stage status; soaring her from supporting cast to star. 

PPT's cast of Othello draw you in with their embellished gestures, overstated facial expressions and crisp, clear delivery of Shakespeare's poetry.  The stage is sparse but full.  A wooden stage, two benches and two oversized, handsome wooden doors do not allow the audience to make any presumptions about the performance or the performers. There are very few props to move on and off of the stage which keeps the focus solely on the cast. 


Othello is about pure raw emotion.  Good or evil, right or wrong, Shakespeare doesn't worry about the moral so much as that it exists.  Pappas discovered a cast that executes the passion behind the play with precision. Othello will surely be considered one of PPT's most memorable productions. 


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Free Movie:"The Hundred Foot Journey" at Schenley Park Flagstaff

Sunday, June 21, 2015

8:00 PM

See a Great View and a Great Movie, No Charge

  • Schenley Park Flagstaff Hill

    4500 Schenley Dr.
    (Across from Phipps Conservatory)
    Pittsburgh, PA (map)



  • Movies start at DUSK! (around 9pm then it gets earlier toward August)  
    Remember there are other parks that have the same movies on different days: Arsenal Park, Mt. Washington Grandview Park, Overlook Park in the West end, Brookline, Highland Park, Riverview Park and more...    
    ALSO GO TO FREE ALMOST FREE IN PITTSBURGH for FREE CONCERT info for Hartwood Acres, South Park, Greensburg, Butler! http://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/
    This is the lineup for Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park:
    Sun 21-Jun The Hundred-Foot Journey
    Wed 24-Jun The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
    Sun 28-Jun The Boxtrolls
    Wed 1-Jul The Fault in Our Stars
    Sun 5-Jul Cantinflas
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    Sun 12-Jul The Lego Movie
    Wed 15-Jul X-Men: Days of Future Past
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    Wed 22-Jul Godzilla
    Sun 26-Jul Big Hero 6
    Wed 29-Jul The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
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    Wed 5-Aug Interstellar
    Sun 9-Aug When the Game Stands Tall
    Wed 12-Aug Selma
    Sun 16-Aug The Princess and the Frog
    Wed 19-Aug Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    Sun 23-Aug McFarland, USA
    Wed 26-Aug Guardians of the Galaxy
    Sun 30-Aug Disney Nature's Bears
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First Annual Author Zone Awards with Pat Avery and Joyce Faulkner of Red Engine Press in Bridgeville, Pa.
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#40WisePghWomen DONNA M. BAXTER (#25)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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April 27, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, known for its artistic excellence for more than 119 years, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004).  This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah in 1944 and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series Previn and the Pittsburgh. The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900”including 36 international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America”the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras.
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For Immediate Release:
May 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA NAMES MELIA PETERS TOURANGEAU AS PRESIDENT AND CEO

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

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

 

Publish Date: 05-02-2015 23:55:00
 







Adventures of Robin Hood

Visbile Fictions Scotland


Multiple dates and times  

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

Manxmouse

Theatergroep Kwatta The Netherlands


Multiple dates and times  

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

Umbo

Teatro Al Vacio Mexico


Multiple dates and times  

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

Tangle

Polyglot Australia


Multiple dates and times  

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

Spot

Theater Terra The Netherlands


Multiple dates and times  

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

Hansel & Gretel

Gruppe 38 Denmark


Multiple dates and times  

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

Lego Derby

Steel City Lego User Group


Multiple dates and times  

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

MARY POPPINS Temporary Tattoo Application

Pittsburgh CLO


Multiple dates and times  

Get creative with Pittsburgh CLO, MARY POPPINS and CINDERELLA!

Spot the Dog Craft!


Multiple dates and times  

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

Patterns and Pixels


Multiple dates and times  

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

Giant Jenga and Connect Four Games

EQT Children's Theater Festival and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership


Multiple dates and times  

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

Be An Engineer

EQT Foundation


Multiple dates and times  

Kids can become an EQT Junior Engineer!

SLB Radio Digital Audio Playground

SLB Radio Productions, Inc.


Multiple dates and times  

Experiment with microphones, mixers and voice altering technologies.

Robin Hood


Multiple dates and times  

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

Magnolias for Pittsburgh


Multiple dates and times  

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

Words All Around Us!

Buzzword Pittsburgh


Multiple dates and times  

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

Kid Flix Mix

New York International Children's Film Festival


Multiple dates and times  

Best of New York International Children's Film Festival

Citiparks Roving Art Cart interactive 3-D digital

Citiparks Roving Art Cart


Multiple dates and times  

Express yourself at Citiparks Roving Art Cart digital photography station.

The World Revolves Around You

Wood Street Galleries


Multiple dates and times  

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

Folktales of Pennsylvania

Sean K Miller -- Folkteller


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

Stories and Fun for one and all.

International Playground Games

City of Play


Multiple dates and times  

Playground games from around the world for all ages!

Daydreaming Through A Child's Eyes

Future Tenant


Multiple dates and times  

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

Frog Stop Scavenger Hunt


Multiple dates and times  

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

Out of Many, One People

709 Penn Gallery


Multiple dates and times  

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

Self-Face Painting and Temporary Tattoos


Multiple dates and times  

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

Eyeball Art


Multiple dates and times  

Create fun, wearable eyeball art in Katz Plaza

Stick, Stuck, Chalk


Multiple dates and times  

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

Festival Photo Booth


Multiple dates and times  

Smile with Spot the Dog and Manxmouse

Vascular Caverns

707 Penn Gallery


Multiple dates and times  

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

Sandbox


Multiple dates and times  

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

Imagination Playground

Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC)


Multiple dates and times  

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

Curiouser and Curiouser


Multiple dates and times  

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

Pinball Lounge

Bradish Street Pinball Lounge


Multiple dates and times  

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

Hula Hooping

Rosie's Hoops


Multiple dates and times  

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

Superhero Buttons


Multiple dates and times  

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

Up in the Air

Carnegie Science Center


Multiple dates and times  

Be blown away by our amazing wind devices and experiments!

Weird Eric: Here to Have Fun With Everyone!

Pittsburgh Magician & Balloon Artist Weird Eric


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

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

Tales of Scheherazade

Moquette Volante (Kristin Ward)


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

Silk Road storytelling through dance, music and spoken word

Songs by Jessica Bitsura


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

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

RR&P: Repetition, Rhythm and Pattern

SPACE


Multiple dates and times  

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

Lego Installation

Steel City Lego User Group


Multiple dates and times  

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

Balloon Time is Fun Time

Sean K Miller -- Folkteller


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

Balloons and Fun for one and all.

Interactive Library Activities

Allegheny County Library Association and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


Multiple dates and times  

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

Land of a Thousand Dances and other repertoire

Pittsburgh Minadeo Elementary School Chorus


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

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

Tales That Travel the World

Joanna Demarest, Storyteller


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

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

CAPA Extravaganza

Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12


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

A showcase of Pittsburgh CAPA's students.

Pittsburgh CAPA Senior Visual Artist Exhibition


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

Exhibition of Senior Visual Artwork and Opening Night Face Painting

Creative Creatures & Amazing Animals

PF/PCA Artists in Schools & Communities


Multiple dates and times  

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

Citiparks & USTA 10&Under Tennis

Citiparks Tennis Program


Multiple dates and times  

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

Al Mazing Magic Show

Al Mazing


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

All ages family magic show

Sensory Friendly Improv Comedy Games

Open Up Pgh in partnership with the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival


Multiple dates and times  

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

Saturday Music Concert

River City Brass / Pittsburgh Public Schools Saturday Music Ensembles


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

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

Face Painting

EQT Children's Theater Festival Face Painters


Multiple dates and times  

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

Shared Story Adventures

Interactive Story Adventures, LLC


Multiple dates and times  

Families will create and share stories about improving Pittsburgh.

Hungarian Folk Singing & Dancing

William Penn Association Magyar Folk Dancers


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

Our group sings and dances in traditional Hungarian folk styles.

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

The Squirrel Hillbillies


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

Acoustic folk, country and blues

Penny Arcade

Arcade Comedy Theater


Multiple dates and times  

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

Storytelling for all ages

Storyteller Alan Irvine


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

Fun stories from all around the world.

National Aviary Feathered Friend


Multiple dates and times  

Join the National Aviary for our Feathered Friend live bird presentation

Bellydance

La Belle Sultana


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

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

Music and Comedy!

Josh and Gab


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

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

Hand Drumming

Vince will perform fun rhythms and beats on percussion instruments.


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

Vince will perform fun rhythms and beats on percussion instruments.

Family Cultural District Hike

Venture Outdoors


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

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

Family-friendly Traditional Jazz

The Chiodi Trio


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

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

 

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Publish Date: 04-23-2015 09:58:00
 


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

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

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

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



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

 

Publish Date: 04-23-2015 09:44:00
 


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

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

MARY POPPINS, June 9 - 21

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

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


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

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

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

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

 

Publish Date: 04-23-2015 04:54:00
 

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









 

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

 
Pittsburgh, PA, April 22, 2015 ”

Midnight Moment
May 1 30, 2015

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



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

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

 

Publish Date: 04-22-2015 03:00:00
 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Cast of Pittsburgh CLO's BOEING BOEING

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

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

Connor McCanlus in Pittsburgh CLO's BOEING BOEING

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Public Allies Pittsburgh, a program of Coro Pittsburgh and Public Allies National Office, is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Since 2006, Public Allies Pittsburgh has connected over 200 diverse young leaders to opportunities to serve communities throughout Southwestern PA. Applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 program year, operating from September 2015 through June 2016.
Over the 10-month duration of the program, Public Allies Pittsburgh places participants in full-time, paid apprenticeships at local nonprofit organizations, provides weekly skill-building and leadership development trainings, as well as one-on-one professional development coaching. In addition, smaller teams of Allies combine their time and talents to plan and execute a service project that addresses a common concern, determined by building consensus among the group and community members.
Allies will use their new leadership skills to help strengthen the organizations they are placed with, as well as connect to leaders and organizations in their community to help address real issues. In addition, Public Allies receive a monthly stipend of $1,400, access to health care and child care, student loan deferment, and an education award of $5,730 after completing the program to pay back student loans or pay for future education. Applicants must be at least 17 years old, have a high school diploma or G.E.D. by 9/2015, and be eligible to work in the U.S.
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April 9, 2015
THE TEXAS TENORS RIDE INTO HEINZ HALL
WITH PNC POPS APRIL 24-26
PITTSBURGH A one-of-a-kind classically trained country trio, The Texas Tenors join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall for a weekend of PNC Pops performances on April 24-26. 
Following their star-making turn on America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors ” John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher ” have evolved into the country's favorite tenors with an eclectic repertoire consisting of Broadway hits, classical, gospel and country music.  Audiences will hear classics like God Bless the USA, Amazing Grace, Unchained Melody and Nessun Dorma, all performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and led by Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh.
The Texas Tenors will be signing merchandise in the Grand Lobby following each performance.

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




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



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

Editors Please Note:

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

Heinz Hall
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PNC POPS: THE TEXAS TENORS           
LAWRENCE LOH, conductor
JOHN HAGEN, vocals
MARCUS COLLINS, vocals
JC FISHER, vocals
TIM LEE, keyboard
LARRY HANSON, electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, keyboard
RYAN HURN, drums
MARCUS WILLETT, bass
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Contact: Louise Sciannameo, Vice President of Communications and External Relations
Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: 
lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org
Contact: Joyce DeFrancesco, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: 
jdefrancesco@pittsburghsymphony.org
Twitter: @pghsymphony |Facebook: facebook.com/PittsburghSymphonyOrchestra

 

Publish Date: 04-11-2015 19:58:00
 

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

 

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



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

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



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



Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. www.TrustArts.org
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Publish Date: 04-07-2015 09:47:00
 



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