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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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Publish Date: 04-19-2015 11:55:00
 

Roving Pittsburgher Report, If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It, Slapstick Rule Boeing Boeing


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

Cast of Pittsburgh CLO's BOEING BOEING

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

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

Connor McCanlus in Pittsburgh CLO's BOEING BOEING

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


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

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

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

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

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

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One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Upcoming Public Programs at The Andy Warhol Museum¦Page 2 -moreteachings of artist Corita Kent. With existing work I Wanna be free (2011), and two new works, Try Trusting it for awhile and Joyous Revolution, Ebitz uses Kent's teachings to shape her practice while maintaining her aesthetic. Using a playful palette bright with the colors of childhood and ordinary objects and materials, Ebitz reminds the viewer of the beauty and poetry in the everyday. The exhibition's accompanying selection of artist-designed objects available in The Warhol Store feature ceramics by Brooklyn-based Cassie Griffin, lamps by Pittsburgh artist Ron Copeland, and tin works by Pittsburgh-based Workerbird
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Public Allies Pittsburgh, a program of Coro Pittsburgh and Public Allies National Office, is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Since 2006, Public Allies Pittsburgh has connected over 200 diverse young leaders to opportunities to serve communities throughout Southwestern PA. Applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 program year, operating from September 2015 through June 2016.
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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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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.

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



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

Editors Please Note:

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

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

 

Publish Date: 04-11-2015 19:58:00
 

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

 

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



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

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



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



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

 

Publish Date: 04-07-2015 09:47:00
 



Contact Publisher and Host Joanne Quinn-Smith at

412-444-5197

Email for Additional Information



 

Publish Date: 04-05-2015 11:30:00
 


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

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

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

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

 

Publish Date: 04-05-2015 11:20:00
 








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

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

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


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


For tickets ($50.00-$60.00) and information, visit online www.TrustArts.org, call 412-456-6666, or visit in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue.  To purchase ten (10) or more tickets at discounted rates, please call 412-471-6930.  Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Cabaret at Theater Square. 
The 2014-2015 TRUST Cabaret Series will complete the season with a special Broadway Showstoppers performance featuring Telly Leung and Mandy Gonzalez on May 4, 2015.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust gratefully acknowledges the Benter Foundation and Richard E. Rauh for their generous support of the TRUST Cabaret Series, which is arranged in cooperation with rj productions.  For more information about upcoming performing artists in the TRUST Cabaret Series, visit: www.TrustArts.org/CabaretSeries. 
Pittsburgh Cultural TrustThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners.  Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District.  The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization.  A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.  Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life.  Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. 
Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, like us on Facebook

 

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

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




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

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

 

Publish Date: 04-04-2015 09:39:00
 


    

40WisePghWomen

#40WisePghWomen JOHNNETTE YOUNG 

(#24)

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

MANNS (#23)

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

(Day 22)

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

(Day 21)


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

(Day 20)

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

(Day 19)

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




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

(Day 16)

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


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

By Tamar Cerafici

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

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

Michaela fends off Morales
David Bachman Photography


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


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

Escamillo greets the ladies
David Bachman Photography


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

Carmen Dances for Jose
David Bachman Photography


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

Gypsies surround Zuniga
David Bachman Photography

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

Carmen accepts her fate.
David Bachman Photography


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

 

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


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











 

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

 
Pittsburgh, PA, March 24, 2015 ”

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

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

EXHIBITION RELATED PROGRAMS

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

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



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

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Media Contacts:Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
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Search name: 2015 EQT Children's Theater Festival


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

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

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

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

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

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

FEAUTURED TICKETED EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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




Children's Theater Series and FestivalThe Children's Theater Series and Festival, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, opens the door for children to experience professional performing arts programming which inspires, challenges, educates, and stimulates respect for and an understanding of all cultures in an entertaining and enlightening way.  The Children's Theater Festival (celebrating its 29th year in 2015) is one of only four international children's festivals in the nation.  The Children's Theater Series (2014 М¶ 2015), now in its 45th season, introduces children to the arts early in life sparking their interest and appreciation so they continue to enjoy and support the arts as they grow up.  For more information, visit: www.TrustArts.org/kids


Pittsburgh Cultural TrustThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.  www.TrustArts.org
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Contact Margie Romero, Communications Manager at Pittsburgh Public Theater
412.316.8200 ext. 707 or mromero@ppt.org

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

 

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Search name: 2015 RAISIN' CANE 



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

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

The words and thoughts of Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois and many others, became the voice of a new generation of African-Americans, looking forward but still struggling with the past and present.  These thoughts, songs, and images are woven into a panoramic experience that spans this extraordinary outpouring of artistic endeavor.  Raisin' Cane is a window on this critical point in our history.
Starring the award winning actress, singer, and dancer Jasmine Guy, a modern day Griot, and the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio, Raisin' Cane celebrates and honors the legendary voices of the Harlem Renaissance through text, song, music, movement, and imagery.  Raisin' Cane was written and conceived by Harry Clark with adaptation by Jasmine Guy and original musical score by Avery Sharpe. Production design was created by Gregg Bellon, with theatrical projection design by Daniel Foster.  The show is directed by Dan Guerro and produced by Jade Enterprises LLC.
Jasmine Guy has a regular presence on film, television, and stage.  She was the star of the Bill Cosby spin-off A Different World for which she won six consecutive NAACP Image Awards.   Recent television work includes The Vampire DiariesMelrose Place, NYPD Blue, and Dead Like Me.  A former dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, she has also appeared in a range of Broadway and national productions including ChicagoGrease, and The Wiz. On film, she starred in Spike Lee's School Daze, as well as in Harlem Nights, and Stompin at the Savoy.  Her collaborations over the years, from Bill Cosby to Spike Lee to Kenny Leon to the Atlanta Ballet, show her to be a multi-faceted star.  Ms. Guy is not only recognized as an accomplished actress, singer, and comedienne, but also as a director, writer and speaker.

Avery Sharpe is considered one of the greatest Jazz bassists of his generation.  He has performed and toured with many of the world's top jazz musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway, Bobby McFerrin, Pay Metheny and others.  Sharpe's extraordinary composition skills are on display in Raisin' Cane.  His exceptional works have been performed in every musical configuration from orchestras to the Grammy Award winning jazz recordings of Michael Brecker and McCoy Tyner. For performances of Raisin' Cane, Mr. Sharpe is joined by the renowned percussionist Kevin Sharpe and acclaimed jazz violinist Diane Monroe.
To watch a video clip of Raisin' Cane, visit: https://vimeo.com/102130750.

Pittsburgh Cultural TrustThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest landmasses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.
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Publish Date: 03-27-2015 19:48:00
 

RAY DAY
CALLIOPE'S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

(Pittsburgh, PA)- Calliope welcome to The Roots Cellar at The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6:00-10:00 PM
More information is available online at www.calliopehouse.org or by contacting the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915.Tickets are $50 *plus handling fee.
This Calliope Annual Fundraiser is in honor of Ray Werner, past president and frequent contributor to Calliope. Ray is an ex-ad man and agency owner, responsible for such gems as You've Got a Friend in Pennsylvania. Since retiring from the ad business, he has become Pittsburgh's own renaissance man: bread baker extraordinaire, musician, playwright, filmmaker, artist, teacher, volunteer, and trailblazer.
So please join us! Enjoy live music provided by the members of Hooley and other Pittsburgh acoustic music luminaries. Also included in the ticket price: good brew, fine wine, soda, and top-notch food. Don't miss the acoustic music event of the year! And support a great cause to boot.


Ray Werner was born in 1938 in Freedom, PA, in a house on the side of a hill, and raised in a loving family by Chuck and Pauline Werner, the two most memorable people in his life.  The stories he tells -- in plays, films or music -- had their beginning at their kitchen table.
After a stint in the Army in Alaska, Ray graduated from Duquesne University in 1964 and studied playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. Then copywriting grabbed him, and he eventually became creative director at Pittsburgh's largest ad firm, Ketchum, where he wrote and produced campaigns for H. J. Heinz, Alcoa, National Geographic, the telephone company, PA Tourism and others.  His You've Got a Friend in Pennsylvania was recently named the most memorable ad campaign in Pittsburgh's history.

In 1986 Ray started his own agency, with clients like Mellon Bank, UPMC and PA State Tourism.  A good while back, he sold the agency to pursue other writing, other projects.  In 2003 Ray was elected into the American Ad Federation Hall of Fame. He had a good run, and is still running, as a writer and consultant.  His business card reads, Writer, Baker, Music Maker.
A filmmaker, Ray wrote and produced the film Tommy and Me, that was part of the Pittsburgh Neighborhood Narratives feature film celebrating Pittsburgh's 250th birthday. 



Ray is a playwright and member of the Dramatists Guild.  His short play, Night Song, was selected for the 2009 Source Festival in Washington, D.C., His trilogy Elder Hostages had a staged reading in 2011 at the Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh and The Theater in the District in Cape Town, South Africa.  It premiered at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater in The Cultural District. He has had three one-acts in their annual Black and White Festival, and his Redneck Revenge was named audience favorite. His full-length play, Christmas Star, premiered in December, 2014, and featured the new song Christmas Takes Me Back, co-written with singer, songwriter Mike Gallagher.

Ray plays the anglo concertina and is a founding member of Hooley, Pittsburgh's first Irish traditional music group.  Two of his songs were recorded by the late Frank Patterson, one of Ireland's greatest tenors.

He was first Chairperson of Anne Mullaney's Friends for Haiti, a campaign that built two schools in Delandes, Haiti, managed by Partners in Progress, in memory of the incomparable Anne.
Ray is past President of the Board of the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater (PICT), and Calliope, Pittsburgh's Folk Music Society.  Ray was awarded the first Spirit Award by PICT in 2013. He's a former board member of the Pittsburgh Public Theater, the Leadership Board of The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh, and others.  He serves on the Marketing Committee of the Pittsburgh History Center and the board of The Magic Woods.
Ray and wife Susan have been blessed to help their St. Bede Parish build Our Lady of Apostles school in Uganda, which they visited in 2007.  And worked with Anne Mullaney's Friends for Haiti to build two new school buildings in Delandes, Haiti, managed by Partners in Progress, in memory of the incomparable Anne.

His most important community effort today is Helping Cancer Patients Make Ends Meet, inspired by his late brother Larry Werner.  He invites you to check out Larry's Legacy at thepittsburghfoundation.com.

Ray is a serious home bread baker and a member of The Bread Bakers Guild of America.  His first community brick oven is in Braddock, PA and he hopes others will follow. He participated in the Mattress Factory's Gestures exhibit with his art installation, "Bricks and Bread."  In September, 2014, with fellow baker Rich Jones, they conducted a brick oven building workshop at Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, PA, where they'll be teaching classes on how to use a brick oven.

Ray and his Susan received an AIA Award for the restoration of The No. 7 Engine Company in the Strip (Architect, John Martine). They helped pioneer the first organic farmer's market in Pittsburgh, Farmers @ Firehouse, now in its fourteenth season. 
They have four children and five grandchildren and live in Point Breeze, near St. Bede Parish, where Susan serves on various committees and Ray sings in their magnificent choir.

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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: 03-27-2015 13:47:00
 


How I Learned What I Learned;  

An Evening With August Wilson.

By Megan Grabowski

The Pittsburgh premiere of How I Learned What I Learned introduces today's generation of theatergoers to 1960's Black America and pointedly offers Pittsburgher's an intimate moment with Wilson, listening to him tell the tales of growing up poor in an urban ghetto.  Yes, I claim to heave heard Wilson himself speak- his mannerisms; linguistic style and body language  channeled on stage through a great medium, actor Eugene Lee. 

A satisfying continuation of the commemorative 40th season, Pittsburgh Public Theater (PPT) has once again stroked the spirt of Pittsburghers.  How I learned What I Learned, August Wilson's final drama is running for a full month of performances.

The one-man show is an enhancement of Wilson's stories about growing up and coming of age in Pittsburgh's Hill District neighborhood.  The stories are reminiscent of the types of stories you hear in the corner bar or at parties and I imagine many anecdotes were often shared with his family and friends - but these biographical accounts were not fully conceived in dramatic form until Wilson requested the assistance of Todd Kreidler.   Collaborating with Kreidler, Wilson created a collection of stories for the stage, which mimic many themes commonly threaded throughout his other works.  He addresses social, economic, racial and familial subjects while simultaneously encompassing an audience with the art of storytelling.  How I Learned What I Learned was intended to be performed by Wilson himself.   After the shows initial run in Seattle, Wilson became ill and passed away before having a chance to tour the country as actor.   PPT's performance of How I Learned What I Learned is directed by Todd Kreidler, bringing an emotional depth to the stage that carries on a legacy which will move the audiences at their core. 

It appears to me, native Pittsburghers typically maintain a unified essence of their city, claiming ownership to all things Pittsburgh: Andy Warhol, Fred Rogers, Heinz Ketchup.  Wilson too fits in this list of notables, yet his characters and stories are indicative of you and me; the average guy, living day to day, striving to survive.

The great prodigious energy of August Wilson, pours from the lips of actor Eugene Lee, on stage at the O'Reilly Theater behind a backdrop of 8.5x11 sheets of paper.  He sits on a platform, covered in detritus and litter, perhaps a simulation of the stoop outside Wilson's basement apartment in the mid-1960's.  As Lee enters, the sounds of a typewriter, tap, tap, tapping, spell out the first chapter of the show, ˜My Ancestors'.   For more than 90 minutes Lee stands sits, paces and dances to the tales of Wilson's life, his only props being the stoop, a stool, a desk and a glass of water.  The set is simple yet significant; each story is introduced on the sheets of paper and the ambiance enhanced by lighting changes.  Sometimes music is added to complement a particular subject.  Lee speaks Wilson's stories- his experience with autodidacticism by way of the Carnegie Library, memories of his mentors, recollection of members of the Hill Art Society and frequently his drive to stand toe-to-toe with racism whenever and wherever he is confronted by it. 

The show is racially charged and should it be.  Wilson's account reflects upon a time in America when blacks were struggling to move past our nation's verbal and physical brutality against their race.  Wilson, intellectually understood humanity despite all of the injustices and insults, and does not cast blame. The message Wilson conveys to his audience is matter of fact.  These are stories about growing up black in America in the 1960's.  The way Wilson tells it; that's just how it was.   How did he cope?  How did his friends survive?  How did they overcome?  How did some, inevitably succumb?  We hear about his first few jobs, his time in jail, his friends, the women he loved the music that healed and moved him and the community where he lived.  It is the culmination of these experiences that shaped his art.  Each chapter title is typed letter by letter onto the sheets of paper hanging above the stage, ˜Jail', ˜Coltrane', ˜Hill District 1965', and in conclusion,  ˜How Do You Know What You Know'. 

How I Learned What I Learned completes what is commonly referred to as The Century Cycle .  Wilson penned one play for each decade of the 20th century, 9 of them set here in Pittsburgh.  As a play, How I Learned What I Learned is different.  Lee, incredible in his interpretation of Wilson, never struggles with a lack of energy, despite his 1.5 hour monologue, nor is there dearth in representation of character.  He appears to have resurrected the playwright, granting Pittsburgh a moment in time with August Wilson.

How I Learned What I Learned runs through April 5, 2015.  Ticket information is available HERE


Reviewed by Megan Grabowski
Income Maintance Caseworker at State of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Positively Pittsburgh Good News Reviewer, Professional writer, Social-Media Junkie, Community Fundraiser and Pittsburgh Enthusiast. 



 

Publish Date: 03-22-2015 12:12:00
 




As part of our promotion for celebrating 40 years, NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh is looking for 40 wise quotes from wise local women business owners to share with our networks!
Your quote can be:
  • something you learned in business
  • a life lesson
  • a tip for success
  • or just words to motivate
Just looking for a sentence or two (Your own original quote).  Not too long as we will create 40 different graphics for each quote.  Please include your name, business, title, twitter name or website, etc., along with a photo of yourself.  We will custom design an awesome graphic that you can post on your social media sites as we share it with all of ours.
You do not have to be a NAWBO Member, just an awesome business woman.  Great exposure and good Karma!
Email your PHOTO, QUOTE & BUSINESS INFO topresident@nawbogreaterpittsburgh.org ” Please put #40WisePghWomenin the EMAIL subject line!
Check out this sample below.  Your photo will be converted to an artistic drawing, along with your quote and business info.  You can use this on your website, post on Facebook, etc.  Remember graphic quotes have high share and like rates.  There is no charge to participate.  However, we are only accepting 40 quotes for this 40 day promotion that will begin on March 2 and run until April 9 (Weekdays) and will be promoted in the order that we select.


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#40WisePghWomen LISA FREEMAN (Day 15)

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Giving Back Keeps you Moving Forward.   Lisa Freeman
Lisa Freeman
Vice-President Freeman Realty
Member of the Board of Directors, Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh
Trustee, The Foundation, RAMP
Contributor AXS.com
Style Columnist: Examiner
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#40WisePghWomen YVONNE PHILLIPS (Day 14)

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Not to worry if you don't know how to do it!  Just place one foot in front of the other and the process will begin right in front of your eyes.  ” Yvonne Phillips
Yvonne Phillips-President
Creative Color & Design Feng Shui
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www.twitter.com/yvonnejean
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#40WisePghWomen DANA RAMSEY (Day 13)

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Be Your BIGGEST Cheerleader!  ” Dana Ramsey
Dana Ramsey
Owner Danas Styling Salon
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Instagram: HAIRDIVASUPREME
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#40WisePghWomen JOANNE QUINN-SMITH (Day 12)

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Good News is all around you, spread it instead of promoting bad news.  ” Joanne Quinn-Smith
Joanne Quinn-Smith
Publisher,
PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com
Dreamweaver Marketing Associates
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#40WisePghWomen FELICIA MYCYK (Day 11)

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Perception is reality until you show them different.  ” Felicia Mycyk
Felicia Mycyk
Ambridge Connection
Owner
www.ambridgeconnection.com
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#40WisePghWomen RENEE P. ALDRICH (Day 10)

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Leaving your success to chance minimizes your chances of succeeding
Achieve your purpose on PURPOSE.  ” Renee P. Aldrich
Renee P. Aldrich, Founder
Softer Side Seminars
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#40WisePghWomen PATRICIA SALLIE (Day 9)

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As Women we must be Ok within Ourselves. Grounded in who we are¦in order to Move Forward and Genuinely Connect with other Women. ” Patricia Sallie
Patricia Sallie
President/ Founder of Women Entrepreneurs of Pgh
Ind. Manager for Legalshield
www.womeneopgh.com
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#40WisePghWomen CAROL A. BRINEY (Day 8)

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You will never know how many people you will inspire just by daring to be you.   Allow your light to shine.  ” Carol A Briney
Carol A. Briney
Speaker, Author,
The CEO Of Unlimited Possibilities
at Carol A. Briney International
www.CarolABriney.com
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#40WisePghWomen TAMMY TERRELL THOMPSON (Day 7)

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Losing my fear of failure has been my greatest success. Tammy Terrell Thompson
Tammy Terrell Thompson
Owner-operator
Thompson Real Estate Consulting
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#40WisePghWomen CINDY MENDOZA (Day 6)

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Just like in motherhood, in business the people who you're serving are your greatest asset. Cindy Mendoza
Cindy Mendoza
Pittsburgh Brown Mamas,
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#40WisePghWomen LATOYA JOHNSON-RAINEY (Day 5)

#40WisePghWomen  LATOYA JOHNSON-RAINEY (Day 5)
Be present, Enjoy the process, and Cherish the ah-ha moments ” LaToya Johnson-Rainey
LaToya Johnson-Rainey
A Hair Boutique Owner
Author of The Hair Commandments
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#40WisePghWomen LISA DONNELLY (Day 4)

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Focus your energy on the journey, while executing your plan, to achieve your goals and live your dream. ” Lisa Donnelly
Lisa Donnelly
Advanced Unit Leader and
Fundraising Manager with AVON
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#40WisePghWomen MERECEDES @moviescenequeen HOWZE (Day 3)

Movie Scene Queen
I kick open a lot of doors and ease the entry with a smile!
Merecedes J. Howze
Merecedes J. Howze
Movie Scene Queen, Owner
Twitter: @MovieSceneQueen
www.moviescenequeen.com
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#40WisePghWomen ANNA MARIE GIRE (Day 2)

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Find your path, and your journey will be clear. ” Anna Marie Petrarca Gire
Anna Marie Petrarca Gire
OwnerWomen's Independent Press/Women's Yellow Pages
PO Box 9687-Pittsburgh PA. 15226
412-563-6712/ wip@fastmail.fm / www.womensindependentpress.com
www.theauthorszone.com
https://www.facebook.com/authorszone
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#40WisePghWomen TIFFANY HUFF (Day 1)

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Do not despise small beginnings, to begin at all is BIG. ” Tiffany Huff
Tiffany Huff, Founder
The Best You
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Publish Date: 03-22-2015 10:40:00
 


"Folly of the Marketing Plan in Your Head truly will give you a 101 Reasons to Write One. And the K.I.S.S. List will make it simple for you. There are even downloadable templates to help you keep track of your information. You will learn where to start with goals and self evaluation. Both very important tools because if you don't know where you are going, you will never figure out how to get there. 

There are important lessons about 
· defining your product 
· whose needs it will satisfy 
· how to get your message out to them. 

In simple laymen's terms you will also learn 
· how to determine your best customer
· your target market 
· and your pricing strategy--the lost component of marketing.

In addition included are lessons on 
· super data and how it can help you to segment your market, 
· how to utilize long term evaluations of your sales results progress 
· and ways to eliminate your customers' obstacles in doing business with you. 

This book covers everything from social media, customer appreciation and of course the personal touch. Come away with multiple ways to "touch" your clients so that you are "first on their mind" and their money is "in your bank account." 

Important Take Away from this book:
· Why you need a written marketing plan
· What you will learn about your business in the process of writing your marketing plan
· How writing and then implementing your plan will increase your bottom line sales and profit
· How to use your market data to keep your business fresh, growing and sustainable
· Resources that will help you with your marketing plan and in your business

Author and publisher, Joyce Faulkner says, "It's a quick read but you will go back many times to read again and garner more in depth information."


Folly of Marketing Plan in Your Head, 101 Compelling Reasons to Write One with K.I.S.S. List [Kindle Edition]

Joanne Quinn-Smith 

Kindle Price:$4.99

If you would like your book featured here, contact publisher 

Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-444-5197 or CONACT

 

Publish Date: 03-21-2015 22:08:00
 





PositivelyPittsburghLive, A Reception for Women's Voices, Hear Them Speak





A POSITIVELY PITTSBURGH LIVE SPONSORED EVENT-SEE YOU THERE!











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Publish Date: 03-21-2015 22:03:00
 




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Co Host, JoAnn Forrester, Co-Founder Celebrate and Share to speak abou PositivelyPittsburghLive Sponsored Event "Women's Voices,Hear Them Speak." | CULTURAL CLUES: Geri Allen| Pittsburgh Rockin Reunion| Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Bach's Coffeehouse| WQED Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies| Matilda, the Musical| JazzLive International Festival | Earth, Wind & Fire| Pittsburgh Symphony 2015-16 Grand Classics| Pittsburgh Symphony 2015-16 PNC Pops Season| KIDZ KORNER: Computer & Electronic Recycling Day| My Bike; Custom Bikes for Kids| WOMEN AND GIRLS ADVANCEMENT : Inspired Women Paying it Forward! | BUSINESS BUZZ: Pittsburgh Selected for The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice| Arts & Cultural Employment and Establishments Rise| JoAnn Forrester and Joanne Quinn-Smith each interviewed on Big Pitch Radio in special on Pittsburgh Business Women| NON-PROFIT EVENTS SPONSORED BY BLACKTIE PITTSBURGH: 12th Annual Glass Slipper| The 5th Annual Legacy Awards Luncheon| NEIGHBORHOOD HI-LIGHTS: http://445photography.com/| POSITIVE PITTSBURGHERS: Kribel's Bakery| Patrick Jordan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's 2014 Performer of the Year| ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT SPONSORED BY PITTSBURGH TRADE ALLIANCE: How I Learned What I Learned at PPT| NAWBO Networking Event| PITTSBURGH LOCAL SPORTS: Pittsburgh Donnybrook| VETERANS VET and MILITARY METTLE: Feathered Friends program at the VA Medical Center | WWII posters-on display for a limited time in the Gallery of Pew Fine Arts Center| WQED Producer Connects More WWII Veterans and Families Wit Pittsburgh Artist's Sketche in Follow-Up Documentary

 

Publish Date: 03-20-2015 16:49:00
 


NEWS RELEASE
December 17, 2014
Contact:              Anthony Calvano
                              Soccer Shots Pittsburgh
                              Anthony@soccershots.org
                              724-705-5044

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOCAL CHILDREN'S SOCCER PROGRAM, SOCCER SHOTS, HONORED WITH #1 CHILDREN'S FITNESS FRANCHISE IN AMERICAAWARD

(PITTSBURGH, PA)  -  Soccer Shots was recently named by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Children's Fitness Franchise in America.  Companies were honored based on their strength and system size, as well as stability and growth rate. 
Anthony Calvano, founder and owner of Soccer Shots Pittsburgh said, The award is a source of great pride to our entire organization and shows our dedication to creating the best possible soccer experience to children ages 2-8.  


Soccer Shots Pittsburgh has been offering its unique Children's Soccer Experience throughout Pittsburghfor approximately 4 years.  Its distinctions include caring and professionally-trained coaches, acclaimed and age-appropriate curricula, and meaningful character development lessons woven through every lesson plan. Soccer Shots Pittsburgh served approximately 6,000 children and has grown by over 30% in 2014.
Soccer Shots Pittsburgh is part of Soccer Shots Franchising, a national system of 150+ franchises serving over 150,000 children across 30+ states. This is the 3rd time in 4 years that Soccer Shots has been honored with this award.  More information about Soccer Shots can be found on their site at www.soccershots.org/pittsburgh



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Publish Date: 03-20-2015 14:57:00
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Charlie Pappas, cpappas13@verizon.net / 724-350-2380
SPOTLIGHT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
PITTSBURGH ROCKIN' REUNION
BRINGS PITTSBURGH'S HIT-MAKERS
TOGETHER FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
BENEDUM CENTER | SATURDAY, APRIL 4 | 4:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.


Pittsburgh, Pa”Six Pittsburgh Hit Makers will band together for one night only, to perform a historic event at the Benedum Center on April 4, 2015 at 4:00 and 8:00 pm. The PITTSBURGH ROCKIN' REUNION will celebrate the hits that launched Pittsburgh onto the national music scene.
PITTSBURGH'S ROCKIN' REUNION will feature Hit-Maker's Lou Christie, Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, Donnie Iris, Chuck Blasko's Vogues, The Marcels, and Jimmie Ross and the Jaggerz. Even though all of the artists are friends who have performed together on the road from time to time, they have never performed all together on one stage”until now.
When I first started to explore this project a few years ago, I had doubts that it could even be done, shared Charlie Pappas of Spotlight Productions, producer ofPITTSBURGH'S ROCKIN REUNION. The logistics of getting all of the Acts to agree to the project, finding a date that worked for every group involved, and a venue of choice was a real challenge”but the stars aligned and the REUNION is set for April 4, 2015 at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
The concept of the PITTSBURGH ROCKIN' REUNION is to bring together the Pittsburgh greats performing all of the hits that made them known as the Pittsburgh Hit- Makers. This show, a once in a lifetime event, will never be done again and promises to make Pittsburgh proud.
Tickets for the PITTSBURGH ROCKIN' REUNION will go on sale, Friday, January 9, 2105 at 9:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Theatre Square Box Office, 665 Penn avenue, online at www.TrustArts.org or by calling 412-471-6930. Group tickets for 10+ are available.



Artist Biographies


Lou ChristieLou Christie's chart topping, multi-million selling career as a singer, songwriter, recording artist and performer started in a two week track studio in Glenwillard Pennsylvania, his rural hometown near Pittsburgh.  Lou's first million selling song, The Gypsy Cried, transformed a local choir boy into a national teen idol.  Over the decade of the sixties, Lou followed success with greater success.  Two Faces Have I, was his next big hit featuring his stratospheric falsetto.  His #1 multi-million selling song, Lightnin' Strikes, forever embedded hi unique voice into America's consciousness.  Lou's chart topping success continued with two additional million-selling hits, Rhapsody in the Rain and I'm Gonna Make You Mine.





Jimmy Beaumont and the SkylinersBack in 1958, a young Pittsburgh singer by the name of Jimmy Beaumont began singing
with a group called the Crescents that soon combined with a South Hills group by the name of The Elrios.  Under the management of the young Pittsburgh native promoter, Joe Rock, they became The Skyliners.  Joe Rock and Skyliner's lead singer Jimmy Beaumont soon began to write songs.  Their first song, Since I Don't Have You went to the top of the chart and is known today as the quintessential fifties ballad.  The song has been covered by scores of artists including Ronnie Millsap, Art Garfunkel, Trini Lopez, Chuck Jackson, Don McClean and Guns n' Roses.  Other top 40 hits and classics by the group include This I Swear, Pennies from Heaven, It Happened Today, Close Your Eyes, Comes Love, The Loser and Where Have They Gone.

picture courtesy DonnieIris.com

Donnie IrisDon Iris is an American rock musician known for his work with the Jaggerz and Wild Cherry during the 1970s, and for his solo career beginning in the 1980s with his band, the Cruisers.  He wrote the #2 Billboard hit The Rapper, with Jaggerz in 1970 and was a member of WILD Cherry after the group had a #1 hit with Play That Funky Music.   Iris also achieved fame as a solo artist in the early 1980s with the #29 hit Ah! Leah! and Love is Like a Rock.








courtesy Chuck Blasko.com
Chuck Blasko's VoguesThe Vogues began as a four man vocal group in Turtle Creek originally known as The Val-Aires, while at Turtle The Tonight Show, The Ed Sullivan ShowShindigAmerican BandstandHullabaloo and the Mike Douglas Show.
Creek High School.  In the late fifties, they quickly gained popularity and soon landed a contract with the local Co and Ce Record Label.  The Val-Aires changed their name to the Vogues and became a national sensation in September of 1965 with a #4 hit, You Are the One.   Nine weeks later, the group followed up with another hit, Five O'clock World followed by Magic Town, Land of Milk and Honey, Turn Around Look at Me and My Special Angel.   The Vogues made several appearances on television programs including the


courtesy Marcels.com
The MarcelsIn 1959, five racially mixed guys from Oliver Allegheny High School began singing on the North Side.  They soon took the name of a popular wavy hair style and The Marcels were born.  After a year's worth of practicing, Twist Around the Clock and their rendition of Blue Moon has been used in four major motion picture and various television shows.  Today, The Marcels include Jules Hopson, Richard Harris, Ted (Reno) Smith and Kenny Mitchell.
they found themselves at Copix Records, a record subsidy of Columbia Pictures in New York.  At their first recording session, they recorded a remake of an old Rogers and Hart song, Blue Moon.   The song went straight to #1 on the Billboard charts and remained there for three weeks, selling a million copies and earning them a gold record.  Later that Fall, they scored again with Heartaches, which reached #7.  The group appeared with Chubby Checker in the film

Jimmie Ross and the JaggerzAround 1964, six talented guys from Beaver Valley joined together and began playing local night clubs and
courtesy Jaggerz.com
regional venues as far as the Sunken Bar at Geneva on the Lake, Ohio.  Managed by the Skyliner's manager, Joe Rock, the Jaggerz signed with Gable Records, where the legendary Philadelphia Soul music team of Gamble and Huff produced their first album.  The album included (That's Why) Baby I Love You, Together and Gotta Find My Way Back Home.   In 1970, the Jaggerz switched labels and their second album produced the groups' chart-topping hit The Rapper, which hit #2 on the Billboard hot 100 and remained there for 13 weeks.  The record was certified gold by the RIAA, selling over 2.5 million copies.  Original members, Jimmie Ross and Benny Faiella, along with current members Hermie Granati, Dennis McAbee, Paul Martello and Chris Patarni continue to perform the soulful sounds of the Jaggerz.
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TITLE:                          Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Bach's Coffeehouse

CATEGORY:              Classical music

DATE:                         March 20 & 22
           
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In 1943, during World War II, ordinary little girls are expected to learn to cook, sew, and play with dolls. But Pam wants to do more, to be more to help her brother and all the other soldiers. When Pam meets the Women's Air Force Service Pilots, she discovers exactly what she ... 

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