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Roots Cellar Concert Series Announced
Calliope Roots Cellar Series 2014-15

For Immediate Release                  
Contact:  Lisa Alexander, PR Coordinator
Calliope House Inc.
(412) 361-1915, lalexander@calliopehouse.org    
 

(Pittsburgh, PA)- Calliope is proud to announce its 2014-15 Roots Cellar Concerts Series, featuring the best in acoustic music, from legends of American music to up-and-coming artists who are making a mark on the genre.

Held in the acoustically-sound subterranean room at The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, The Roots Cellar presents a unique and intimate atmosphere for an up-close experience with the best folk musicians the world has to offer.

The club-like environment allows for high-top or low-top tables situated around the room, or take a seat in one of the couches placed throughout. Wine, beer and soda are available for purchase from the bar (proceeds benefit the PCA).

Tickets can be purchased on our website at www.calliopehouse.org, or by calling the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915.

All concerts are held at The Roots Cellar, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (Shadyside)

THE ROOTS CELLAR CONCERTS SERIES 2014-15

Ellis Paul

September 25, 2014”Ellis Paul
Award-winning singer songwriter and inspiring folk musician. 

October 9, 2014”Spuyten Duyvil
This group's brand of original and traditional American Roots music blends Olde Time, Blues, 2nd Line, Bluegrass, and Folk Rock with a pinch of Punk Rock energy to create a uniquely modern mix.

October 23, 2014”Long Time Courting
All-women super group offering an extraordinary blend of neo-traditional Irish, Scottish and American music.

 November 14, 2014”Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle CD Release
This event marks the tenth anniversary of the Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle album series with performances by dozens of participating Pittsburgh songwriters.

 March 19, 2015”Harpeth Rising
Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft yet soulful lyrical perspective.

 April 2, 2015”Duo Eamon
Fiddler Cassandra Cleghorn and guitarist Jeffrey Eamon Levine are Duo Eamon, playing the lilting and rhythmic tunes of Quebec, Ireland and New England.

 May 3, 2015---Tom Russell
Acclaimed singer songwriter and master storyteller known for chronicling the life of blue collar America.

 September 25, 2014”Ellis Paul                   http://www.ellispaul.com/       
Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music. The New York Times
Ellis Paul's songwriting credentials are unassailable. They are as genuine as the 14 Boston music Awards he has earned, as indelible as the tattoo of Woody Guthrie that adorns his arm, and as authentic as the musical roots he draws upon with every note he plays.

 October 9, 2014”Spuyten Duyvil                    http://www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com/
They're a mighty powerhouse¦.All the playing is hot.   Stephen D. Winick, The Huffington Post
Seeing a Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced SPITE+en DIE+vil ) show for the first time is like throwing a cherry bomb into a lake (Rich Warren, WFMT).  It wakes you up. Their brand of original and traditional American Roots music blends Olde Time, Blues, 2nd Line, Bluegrass, and Folk Rock with a pinch of Punk Rock energy to create a uniquely modern mix. Lead by song-writing couple, Mark Miller and Beth Kaufman, this seven piece powerhouse brings barn burning energy to venues throughout the Northeast.
  
October 23, 2014”Long Time Courting                  http://www.longtimecourting.com/
Enchanting vocals, top-rank musicianship, and well-conceived, intelligent arrangements.      -Boston Irish Reporter
Boston-based band Long Time Courting is an all-women supergroup featuring Shannon Heaton (flute, accordion, vocals) of Matt & Shannon Heaton and Childsplay, Liz Simmons (guitar, vocals) of Annalivia and the John Whelan Band, Valerie Thompson (cello, vocals) of Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards and Fluttr Effect, and newest member Katie McNally (fiddle, vocals), also of Childsplay. Together as Long Time Courting, these four talented women offer an extraordinary blend of neo-traditional Irish, Scottish and American music that showcases each musician's versatility, creativity, and mastery. 

 November 14, 2014”Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle CD Release                                                            http://calliopehouse.org/event/pittsburgh-songwriters-circle-cd-release-pt-2-2/
 This event marks the tenth anniversary of the Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle album series, marking the release of the group's 2015 CD and a commemorative retrospective CD including one song from each of the series' 10 albums. Performances by dozens of participating Pittsburgh songwriters.
  
March 19, 2015”Harpeth Rising                        http://www.harpethrising.com/home
The vanguard of a new species of progressive folk music. Jason D. Hamad, The No Surf Review
Harpeth Rising chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music created by the three women Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is organically unique.

 April 2, 2015”Duo Eamon                                https://www.facebook.com/DuoEamon/info
Fiddler Cassandra Cleghorn and guitarist Jeffrey Eamon Levine are Duo Eamon, playing the lilting and rhythmic tunes of Quebec, Ireland and New England.


May 3, 2015”Tom Russell                                http://www.tomrussell.com/
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.
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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, J. Robert Izod Memorial 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.
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Lisa Alexander, MFA
PR Marketing Manager
Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society
6300 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-361-1915
www.calliopehouse.org

Posted on behalf of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates.  Joyce Kane is the owner of Cybertary Pittsburgh, a Virtual Administrative support company, providing virtual office support, personal and executive assistance, creative design services and light bookkeeping.  Cybertary works with businesses and busy individuals to help them work 'on' their business rather than 'in' their business.  www.Cybertary.com/Pittsburgh

 

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Publish Date: 08-29-2014 21:04:00
 
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Jessica Warchall, Visual Arts Publicist, 412-471-8712/Warchall@TrustArts.org
Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org        
Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
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PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST PRESENTS
FRAGMENTS, FRACTALS: WRITE IT, PRINT IT, SEW IT

September 12 November 16, 2014 | 709 Penn Gallery | 709 Penn Avenue
Exhibition Opening & Reception | September 12, 5:30 9 p.m.

Pittsburgh, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Fragments, Fractals: Write It, Print It, Sew It, an exhibition of story quilts by artist Tina Williams Brewer. The exhibition is on view September 12November 16, 2014, at the Trust's 709 Penn Gallery. An opening reception and artist talk take place September 12, 2014, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Brewer's ten quilts”with titles such as Natural Migration, Cosmic Endeavors, and Rosetta Stone”tell stories of the natural movement of migration, from a simple view of water migration to a more complicated visual approach to forced migration. The layered, overlapping, and decorative imagery is achieved through quilting fabrics that have been printed with Brewer's designs.

Everything gets lost in the movement of migration, Brewer says. In order to simplify so that we may understand, there is a need to peel back the layers and explore the beginnings of the original water currents.

As an artistic inspiration, Brewer used fragments of novelist John Edgar Wideman's Cry In from Briefs: Stories for the Palm of the Mind and Rachel Goldstein's poetry to inform her work. The inspiration from both artists are in integral part of the exhibition.

Tina Williams Brewer is known for her artistic exploration of African-American history and the personal experiences associated with it. She uses symbolism, textile, and fabrics to create story quilts that are motivated by issues focusing on family, women and children, and the spirituality of the culture. Her work has been displayed internationally at the United States Embassy in Ghana, and in more than 50 major venues across the United States, including Tampa Museum of Art and Science, Tampa, FL; Heinz Regional History Center, Pittsburgh, PA; African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA; African American Museum, Dallas, TX; Reginald Lewis Museum of African American Art in Baltimore, MD; and Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV. Brewer is a member of the Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh, Women of Visions, Inc., and an emeritus board member of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and she earned a bachelor of arts from Columbus College of Art and Design.

Posted on behalf of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates.  Joyce Kane is the owner of Cybertary Pittsburgh, a Virtual Administrative support company, providing virtual office support, personal and executive assistance, creative design services and light bookkeeping.  Cybertary works with businesses and busy individuals to help them work 'on' their business rather than 'in' their business.  www.Cybertary.com/Pittsburgh

 

Publish Date: 08-29-2014 20:38:00
 
For Immediate Release                  
Contact:  Lisa Alexander, PR Marketing Manager
Calliope
(412) 361-1915, lalexander@calliopehouse.org        

CALLIOPE PRESENTS
ELLIS PAUL



(Pittsburgh, PA)- Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society welcomes Ellis Paul to THE ROOTS CELLAR, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Shadyside, on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 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.

Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music.
The New York Times

Ellis Paul's songwriting credentials are unassailable. They are as genuine as the 14 Boston music Awards he has earned, as indelible as the tattoo of Woody Guthrie that adorns his arm, and as authentic as the musical roots he draws upon with every note he plays.

Since emerging from the Boston music scene, Ellis Paul's music has been consistently recognized and celebrated worldwide, his 16 releases and loyal, enthusiastic audiences reinforce this acclaim and have since cemented his place as one of America's most talented songwriters.

Happily, his music has been shared with a wider audience as well, through commercials,
documentaries, TV shows and in the soundtracks of several blockbuster films, among them three by the Farrelly Brothers -- Hall Pass (starring Owen Wilson and Alyssa Milano), Me, Myself, & Irene (starring Jim Carrey) and Shallow Hal (starring Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow). Peter Farrelly summed up the sentiments of all those who have come to know and appreciate Paul's music by referring to him as a national treasure.

Ellis Paul

Not surprisingly, Paul's consistently been heralded by others as well. One writer noted that it reminds you how much we need storytellers back in pop music -- storytellers with empathy, fine eyes and an understanding that even though we live in a soulless, indifferent would, out music doesn't have to reflect our culture." Another reviewer was even more pointed. Ellis Paul is one of the best singer/songwriters of his generation, she commented. And for many of us he is the face of contemporary folk music. Few are as smart, as literate, as poetic as Paul. I cannot think of another artist on the acoustic music scene is better loved by fans, or more respected by his contemporaries.
Indeed, he is all that, and in a very real sense, even more. He's an observer, a philosopher, and an astute storyteller who shares with his listeners the life lessons he's learned, and in turn, life lessons they ought to heed as well. By affirming and defining who he is, Ellis Paul affirms and uncovers the essence of us all.

With 16 CD's, a concert DVD, and a book of poems and short stories to his credit, Ellis' songs have been featured on the soundtracks to documentaries, TV shows and big Hollywood films such as The Farrelly Brother's ˜Hall Pass', ˜Me, Myself & Irene', and ˜Shallow Hal'. Ellis is a true American troubadour, performing over 150 tour dates a year, for over 20 years all around the world. He has shared the stage with some of the top names in the music world including: Pete Seeger, John Mayer, Arlo Gutherie, Richie Havens, Dar Williams, Shawn Colvin and multi-platinum band Sugerland, among others.

Ellis has a voice that's so powerful that you know who it is the second he comes through your radio. His music and songs are a new birth in American sound that makes me want to go see concerts again. -Kristian Bush / Sugerland

Here's his website: http://www.ellispaul.com/
_________________________________________________________________________
Founded in 1976, Calliope is a non-profit music organization that organizes and administers a variety of concert series, a folk music school, and educational outreach programs.  As the premier promoter of roots music in southwestern Pennsylvania, Calliope's mission is to promote and preserve traditional and contemporary heritage-based music and its allied arts.  Calliope programs are supported in part by the A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Allegheny County sales tax revenues awarded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, University of Pittsburgh Library System, and an anonymous donor. Calliope also thanks the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
--
Lisa Alexander, MFA
PR Marketing Manager
Calliope
6300 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-361-1915
www.calliopehouse.org
Posted on behalf of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates.  Joyce Kane is the owner of Cybertary Pittsburgh, a Virtual Administrative support company, providing virtual office support, personal and executive assistance, creative design services and light bookkeeping.  Cybertary works with businesses and busy individuals to help them work 'on' their business rather than 'in' their business.  www.Cybertary.com/Pittsburgh

 

Publish Date: 08-29-2014 20:32:00
 
For Immediate Release
Aug. 14, 2014

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT EXPANDS TO INCLUDE THREE SEPTEMBER NEIGHBORHOOD CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS


PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Music for the Spirit program is expanding to include three chamber music concerts at local churches in the North Side, East Liberty and Wilkinsburg in September.

The Music for the Spirit program explores the connection between music and spirituality during free Pittsburgh Symphony concerts, at both Heinz Hall as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics series and in rotating community venues. In September, the Music for the Spirit program adds three concerts featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brass and which follow the Music for the Spirit concert format, melding music, poetry, readings and other spoken word pieces.

Monday Night Neighborhood Concerts will take place at Allegheny Center Alliance Church on the North Side on September 8, East Liberty Presbyterian Church on September 15 and Deliverance Baptist Church in Wilkinsburg on September 22. Each Monday Night Neighborhood Concert will present the same program.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brass includes Craig Knox, tuba; Murray Crewe, bass trombone; Neal Berntsen, trumpet; William Caballero, horn; Peter Sullivan, trombone; and George Vosburgh, trumpet.

All concerts start at 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made at pittsburghsymphony.org/neighborhoodseries or 412-392-8991.

The annual Music for the Spirit concerts will take place on November 20 at Westminster Presbyterian in Upper St. Clair and November 22 at Cardinal Wuerl High School in Cranberry. More details about these concerts will be released in the fall.

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Contact: Louise Sciannameo, Vice President for 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: 08-29-2014 19:57:00
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Show Publicist: Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-1578 / Miles@TrustArts.org
Other Contact: Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-8717 / Roth@TrustArts.org
Images available:  TrustArts.org/Press
Search: 2014 Trombone



 PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
WYEP AND THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST PRESENT
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

 Pittsburgh, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced that WYEP and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will present Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, performing at the Byham Theater on Thursday, November 6th at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets start at $45.25 and are on sale now.  Tickets are available at www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or by visiting in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He is currently the front man for his own ensemble Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. Together, Trombone Shorty and the band have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy®-nominated "Backatown," followed by "For True" in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, "Say That to This," was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans.

Photo Courtesy of the Artist

Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO's Treme, and has recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At this year's Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert.

In 2012, he received the President's Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation. In collaboration with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Trombone Shorty Foundation donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.

About WYEP 91.3 FM

WYEP (91.3 FM) is an independent music station with an eclectic mix of programming, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014. It is an NPR affiliate.

About the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

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

Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.
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Publish Date: 08-29-2014 19:51:00
 
For immediate release:
Pat Martin
724-743-0949

OPEN HOUSE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014


Discover how much fun it is to sing with the Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus.

Our chorus is part of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of women singers who meet regularly to rehearse, socialize, perform and sing a cappella music, barbershop style.  Each week, Sweet Adelines International encourages women all over the world to reach their full singing potential.  There are unlimited training and educational opportunities as well as spectacular performance and entertainment possibilities.

Join us any Monday evening at 7 pm to experience the joy of singing with 65 other women.

Rehearsals are at the Coraopolis United Methodist Church, 1205 Ridge Ave., Coraopolis, PA 15108.

To see and hear us, visit www.soundsofpgh.org.  For more information please call our toll free 412-945-SING (7464).

Posted on behalf of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates.  Joyce Kane is the owner of Cybertary Pittsburgh, a Virtual Administrative support company, providing virtual office support, personal and executive assistance, creative design services and light bookkeeping.  Cybertary works with businesses and busy individuals to help them work 'on' their business rather than 'in' their business.  www.Cybertary.com/Pittsburgh

 

Publish Date: 08-29-2014 19:47:00
 
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Media Contacts:
Show Publicist: Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-1578 / Miles@TrustArts.org
Other Contact: Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-8717 / Roth@TrustArts.org
Images available:  TrustArts.org/Press
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PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
LEGENDARY CONCERT PROMOTER PAT DICESARE
TO COMMEMORATE
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATLES IN PITTSBURGH

SEPTEMBER 13 CONCERT WITH BEATLEMANIA NOW AND INTRODUCTION OF
DICESARE'S NEW MEMOIR BOOK COMPLETES BEATLES WEEK TRIBUTE

Pittsburgh, PA”Fifty years ago, the Beatles came to America¦. and made their only Pittsburgh appearance at the Civic Arena on September 14, 1964.  Legendary concert promoter Pat DiCesare, who brought the band to Pittsburgh for its historic performance, will reprise his role by hosting a series of events, including a tribute concert featuring Beatlemania Now, on September 13th at 8pm, at the Benedum Center.

This event is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in collaboration with Pat DiCesare Productions, LLC.  Tickets start at $36.95 and are available at www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.

The impact of the Beatles cannot be overstated, said DiCesare. The Fab Four startled the ears and energized the lives of virtually all who heard them.  Their arrival triggered the musical revolution of the sixties, introducing a modern sound and viewpoint that parted ways with the world of the previous decade.

The American Tour '64, the name of DiCesare's tribute concert featuring Beatlemania Now, will feature all the classic Beatle's hits live with a full stage, light and multimedia show.  Imagine it is Saturday night, September 14, 1964 and you are part of an audience of more than 12,000, watching four mop-topped kids from Liverpool, England perform live on the stage of the Civic Arena, said DiCesare.  Imagine further that you are able to fast-forward the rest of the 1960's, with all of its turbulent history, while the Beatles mature from bubblegum tunes like 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' and 'She Loves You' into a band that reflects the social consciousness of the decade with 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' 'Abbey Road' and 'Let It Be.'

That, said DiCesare, is Beatlemania Now, a show starring Scot Arch (as John Lennon), Chris Colon (as George Harrison), Eric Smith (as Ringo Starr), and Davey Justice (as Paul McCartney), with a performance that dusts off the cobwebs to recall teens screaming from the balcony of the Civic Arena and other theaters across the United States.

The Beatles explosion onto the American musical landscape is one of the most spectacular events in music history, said DiCesare.  And through the magic that is Beatlemania Now, the audience can become a part of that history 50 years later.

The show begins with the memorable youthful exuberance and scrubbed clean faces of the young Beatles as the band sings the original hits without a care in the world while”as if from an old copy of Life Magazine”scenes from the 1960's are projected on a screen above the stage.  Beatlemania Now brings historic scenes to life and just like the original musicians; the stage band matures from the teen heart throbs of 1964 into the most important band of the 20th Century.

Beatlemania Now runs the gamut of songs from the early days to 'Strawberry Fields Forever,' 'Here Comes The Sun,' 'Come Together,' 'All You Need Is Love,' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,' 'Hey Jude,' 'Penny Lane,' and a special tribute to Lennon's later solo work 'Imagine.'

For many weaned on Nirvana and Green Day, this is an exhilarating history lesson about the triumphs, the tragedies and the music of the 60's that you don't want to miss, said DiCesare.
This show will also include tribute acts of musicians that influenced the Beatles including Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, and Elvis Presley.  

The Beatles 50th Anniversary Week of September 5-14 will also include The Beatles Rock Art Show, a traveling art exhibit featuring more than 150 framed drawings, paintings, animation, and album art as well as other authentic art forms from rock artists including McCartney and Starr, will be on display September 5, 6, and 7.  The art show will also feature Ron Campbell, an artist and animator of the motion picture Yellow Submarine and the Beatles cartoon series.  Art viewings are free and open to the public and will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, located at 107 Sixth Street, downtown Pittsburgh.

The Beatles changed my life and their arrival in Pittsburgh started my 40 year concert promotion career, said DiCesare.  The Beatles came into our lives at a time when we needed them, the talk about war, love and loss.

In a career that lasted less than a decade, the Beatles changed the course of rock and roll and popular music.  After launching the British Invasion of the United States and scoring twenty Number One hits, the Beatles went on to indulge their creative energies in the studio, layering sounds and crafting songs, in a way that was experimental yet still accessible.  This retreat from the ceaseless mayhem of pop celebrity yielded such musically expansive and lyrically sophisticated albums as Rubber Soul (1965) and Revolver (1966).  The group retired from touring in August 1966, and ten months later, they released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, an album that has almost universally been cited as the creative apotheosis of rock and roll, a watershed event in which rock became serious art without losing its sense of humor.  The group continued to break new ground with the White Album and Abbey Road before calling it quits in 1970.  All of the band members went on to successful solo careers.  The Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

Show Contacts:        
Dick Roberts                                                  
New Perspective Communications                                        
v:  412-681-1600                                                                  
dick.roberts@new-perspective.com                                      

Ed Traversari
v:  412-779-3112
EdTraversari@hotmail.com

About the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust


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

Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.
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Logo Courtesy of Pat DiCesare Productions, LLC

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Publish Date: 08-29-2014 19:39:00
 
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Ranks Second in Pittsburgh Highmark Walk

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CONTACT:      
Amie Hackimer
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
412-255-1261
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YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Ranks Second
Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community Helps Pittsburgh Nonprofits Raise $500,000





PITTSBURGH, PA (August 7, 2014):  YWCA Greater Pittsburgh raised $24,324 in its first year as a Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community participant. The YW's efforts ranked as the second top fundraising nonprofit for the Pittsburgh Walk and fifth in all of Pennsylvania. Over 160 staff and board members, as well as friends and family, formed the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh team to raise money for the YW's programs and services.

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh CEO Magdeline Jensen said, I am so pleased with the impressive accomplishments of our staff, board and volunteers during our first year participating in the walk. They all rose to the occasion and demonstrated support for the organization they care about.

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community in Pittsburgh provided an opportunity for the community to support 69 local nonprofits on May 17th, 2014. The primary goal of the walk, which includes both a 5K route and a one-mile fun walk option, is to help charitable health and human service organizations raise money for their individual missions. Highmark underwrites all of the costs associated with the walks, so 100 percent of funds raised by community members are donated to the charity they select. The Pittsburgh walk raised approximately $501,700 through the participation of 8,500 walkers.

View YWCA Greater Pittsburgh's album of photos from the 2014 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.

View Highmark release with coverage of all five Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community locations.

For more information, contact the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh at 412-255-1261.
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About YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
Since its proud beginnings in 1869, the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh has worked to empower women and their families, advocate for fair and equitable conditions, and challenge social and racial injustice. As society has changed, so have the challenges we face. But women's underlying need for support and encouragement that empowers them to take command of their lives and their families remains. For more information, visit www.ywcapgh.org.

About Highmark Inc.
Highmark Inc. is among the largest health insurers in the United States and the fourth-largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated company. Highmark and its diversified businesses and affiliates operate health insurance plans in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia that serve 5.2 million members. Its diversified health businesses serve group customer and individual health needs across the United States through dental insurance, vision care and other related health businesses. Highmark is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.

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Publish Date: 08-29-2014 19:34:00
 
Media Contacts:
Show Publicist: Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
Other Contact: Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org
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PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCED
TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR
NICKELODEON'S THE FRESH BEAT BAND TOUR

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 | 6:30 P.M. | BENEDUM CENTER

The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live Presented by Nickelodeon Will Feature New Songs Plus Fan Favorites and Travel To Cities Across the U.S.

Pittsburgh, PA  The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's preschool music group and stars of the Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name, head back on the road for a brand-new nationwide concert tour November 5, 2014 February 15, 2015.  The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live presented by Nickelodeon will travel to nearly 40 cities including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit and more.  The show will feature Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout performing the band's greatest hits including Bananas, Here We Go and a remixed version of Great Day, plus new songs including the pop classic, Walk Like An Egyptian.

In Pittsburgh, The Fresh Beat Band tour will perform on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., at the Benedum Center.  This event is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.  Tickets start at $33.25 and are available at www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.

The Fresh Beat Band is back on the road to give kids a chance to see their favorite rock stars live in concert, says Doug Cohn, SVP, Music, Nickelodeon. This reimagined, high-energy production features the band's biggest hits, never-before-performed songs, and fun surprises that will deliver an unforgettable experience for families.

Nickelodeon is currently in production on Fresh Beat Band of Spies, a brand-new animated preschool series based on the hit live-action show, The Fresh Beat Band.  In the new series, Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Marina (Tara Perry), Twist (Jon Beavers) and Shout (Thomas Hobson) are bandmates and also undercover spies.  The pop band uses their individual talents and the coolest transforming spy gadgets to outwit a goofy cast of bad guys and solve wild and wacky mysteries.  The series, which teaches problem-solving to preschoolers, is created by Nadine van der Velde and Scott Kraft (The Fresh Beat Band).  Fresh Beat Band of Spies will premiere in 2015.

The Fresh Beat Band soundtracks The Fresh Beat Band: Music From The Hit TV Show and The Fresh Beat Band: More Music From The Hit TV Show Vol 2.0 are currently available on iTunes and in stores everywhere.  For more information, visit the tour website at http://www.freshbeatbandlive.com and for Fresh Beat activities and fun go to http://www.nickjr.com/the-fresh-beat-band/.

In each episode of The Fresh Beat Band preschoolers sing and dance along as they help The Fresh Beat Band solve everyday challenges.  Preschoolers learn the fundamentals of music such as melody, rhythm, tempo and performance styles and the importance of friendship, working together, and respecting each other's differences.  Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Jason Mraz, Wayne Brady and Sarah Chalke have all hung out with the Fresh Beats and the group is beloved by many celebrity parents.
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com.  Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

Ticket information for the national tour, along with Fresh Beat Band VIP packages with meet and greets, are available atwww.freshbeatbandlive.com and www.ticketmaster.com. Citi® card members through Citi's Private Pass Program can obtain ticket information at www.CitiPrivatePass.com.

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

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Publish Date: 08-29-2014 19:24:00
 

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates 10th Anniversary of free city park performances with AS YOU LIKE IT, weekends in September

Contact:  Yvonne Hudson 412-512-0589

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks offers up comedy As You Like It to celebrate 10th Anniversary of free Shakespeare in city parks

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks marks its 10th season of presenting free Shakespeare plays in city parks by reprising its inaugural 2005 production  of As You Like It, one of the Bard's finest comedies which takes place in the ˜Forest of Arden' and deals with the familiar themes of gender-disguising and mistaken identities.

Free performances for all ages run Saturday and Sunday afternoons (rain or shine), Sept. 6-28, in five different city parks. Audience members are invited to bring blankets and chairs. Picnics are welcome!

Visit www.pittsburghshakespeare.org or email info@pittsburghshakespeare.org. Event phone: 412-512-0589.

RAIN OR SHINE! PSIP performs rain or shine, as long as there is an audience with an exception for thunder or lightning which immediately stops the show.

SHOWTIMES for FREE performances of AS YOU LIKE IT, running each Saturday and Sunday in September 2014.

Sept. 6 and 7 at 2 pm
Frick Park, Blue Slide Playground, Beechwood Blvd. & Nicholson Street, Squirrel Hill
Sun. 1:40 pm Alan Irvine Storytelling Pre-show
Venture Outdoors Urban Hikes in association with AYLI: on  Sat., Sept. 6

Sat., Sept. 13 at 2 pm
Allegheny Commons West Park, Ridge Ave & Arch St, North Side (behind the Aviary)
1:40 pm Alan Irvine Storytelling pre-show

Sun., Sept. 14 at 2 pm: Arsenal Park, 40th and Butler Streets, Lawrenceville
1:40 pm Alan Irvine Storytelling Pre-show

Sat., and Sun., Sept. 20 and 21 at 2 pm
Sat. 1-1:45 pm Falstaff's Fellows - youth troupe pre-show Performance
Sun. 1:40 pm Alan Irvine Storytelling Pre-show
All at Schenley Park, Flagstaff Hill at Frew St.
Venture Outdoors Urban Hikes in association with AYLI:  on Sun., Sept. 21
http://www.ventureoutdoors.org/

Sat, Sept. 27  New! Two-performance day!
Shows at BOTH 11 am and 2:30 pm
Frick Park, Blue Slide Playground, Beechwood Blvd. & Nicholson St., Squirrel Hill

Sun., Sept. 28 at 2 pm
Frick Park, Blue Slide Playground, Beechwood Blvd. & Nicholson St., Squirrel Hill
1 pm Falstaff's Fellows - youth troupe pre-show performance

Venture Outdoors Urban Hikes in association with AYLI:  on two dates:
Sat., Sept. 6
Sun., Sept. 21
http://www.ventureoutdoors.org/

Directed by local favorite Lisa Ann Goldsmith and featuring PSIP Artistic Director Jennifer Tober as Rosalind, the spunky female protagonist, PSIP's 10th anniversary offering employs the First Folio text, using Shakespeare's original language as it was first published a few years after the playwright's death.

PSIP promotes its own unique brand of engaging, physical classical theater outdoors in public parks, using no set except the natural environs.

AS YOU LIKE IT is arguably Shakespeare's finest comedy," says Tober. "And where better to play the Forest of Arden than in the parks of Pittsburgh? Filled with love, deception, gender reversals and laugh-out-loud comedy, As You Like It is a great late-summer offering for theatre-goers of all ages."

Really, nothing makes me happier than doing or seeing Shakespeare outdoors on a beautiful day or even a yucky day. It really has been a joy to see how the company has grown over the past 10 years," Tober adds.

THE CAST OF AS YOU LIKE IT

In addition to Tober, the cast features Andrew Miller as Orlando, Elizabeth Ruelas as Celia, John Michnya as Jacques, Drew Palajsa as Touchstone, and Tonya Lynn as Audrey. The cast also includes: Chuck Beikert, Nicholas Benninger, Eric Davidson, Adrienne Fischer, Anthony Gullickson, and Adam Rutledge

ABOUT PITTSBURGH SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS

What PSIP offers our audience is so different from what we think of as ˜typical' theater we use the grass, trees, woods and bring the text to life in an exciting way, often right up in the audience's face," Tober says. "Our style is vibrant and our language understandable; we make Shakespeare accessible to those brand new to the Bard (even tiny children) as well as seasoned theatre-goers."

Tober, a New York transplant, started the company upon arriving in 2005.  The inaugural production of As You Like Itran for two weekends in Frick Park in November, right before Thanksgiving when one show ended in light snow flurries.

Pittsburgh had been missing outdoor Shakespeare, and thus I started the company outdoor Shakespeare has been such a huge, and fantastic, part of my creative life for so many years, Tober says.

ABOUT JENNIFER TOBER & LISA ANN GOLDSMITH
Tober's professional experience includes appearances at such companies as Quantum Theatre, The REP, PICT,UnSeam'd Shakespeare, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, the Shakespeare Project, and New York Classical Theatre.

Goldsmith and Tober are happy to be working together again, having both performed in UnSeam'd Shakespeare Company's 2009 production of Macbeth 3, directed by Michael Hood.  Goldsmith is fresh off playing Rachel in Quantum Theatre's Pantagleize as well as directing The Devil's Arithmetic for Prime Stage Theatre.

www.pittsburghshakespeare.org
Like Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks on Facebook.
Twitter:  @Pgh Shakespeare

Bringing you free Shakespeare since 2005.
Bring a blanket, a loved one, and a thermos.

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Publish Date: 08-29-2014 19:16:00
 
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Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org
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PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
TICKETS ON SALE - FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL SEASON OF WORLD-CLASS,
ONE-OF-A-KIND PERFORMANCES FOR ALL AGES
20142015 COHEN & GRIGSBY TRUST PRESENTS SERIES

Pittsburgh, PA М¶   The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 22, at 9:00 a.m., EDT, for an exceptional season of events featuring area premieres and returning favorites by national and international performing artists for the 20142015 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.  Music, dance, comedy, theater, and more will take place at various venues in Pittsburgh's Cultural District, as presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  Tickets are available at www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. For groups of 10 or more, call 412-471-6930.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to bring these outstanding performers from around the globe to the Cultural District.  This diverse series represents an opportunity for people of all ages, in and around the region, to experience the vitality of live performances, comments Paul Organisak, Vice President of Programming for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

20142015 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents events going on sale Friday, August 22, include:

SpokFrevo Orquestra
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
This high energy 17-piece Brazilian big band is enthralling audiences worldwide with the swinging, rhythmically infectious sounds of frevo, a music genre born from the joyful carnival culture of Brazil. SpokFrevo Orquestra pushes musical boundaries, threading Brazilian traditions through compelling jazz improvisation.

Photo Credit:  Mike Reynes
 
The Capitol Steps
Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 4 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
Cleverly putting the mock in democracy, The Capitol Steps began as a group of U.S. Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them, and there is never any shortage of fresh, comedic material.








Royal Ballet of Cambodia 



Friday, November 7, 2014 | 8 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
Renowned for its graceful hand gestures and stunning costumes, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia has been closely associated with the Khmer court for more than 1,000 years. Their traditional dance style lends itself to exquisite, subtle movement that leaves audiences spellbound.

360 ALLSTARS
Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 8 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
A breathtaking theatrical sensation, 360 ALLSTARS skillfully explore forms of rotation live on stage. Boasting a stellar cast of world class athletes, dancers and musicians, 360 ALLSTARS connects the street with the elite to present an exhilarating urban circus for audiences of all ages.

The Intergalactic Nemesis
Friday, November 14, 2014 | 8 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
A brilliant mash-up of the epic adventure comic book and a 1930s era radio broadcast performed live on stage. The popular, period-sci-fi-horror-suspense-comedy-romance is presented in a whole new way. Three actors, one Foley artist and one keyboardist perform all the voices, sound effects and music, while 1,000+ hand-drawn, full-color comic-book images blast onto a large screen.


Photo Credit:  Ines Kaiser
Maceo Parker
Friday, January 16, 2015 | 8 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
The funkiest saxophonist on the planet, Maceo Parker is revered for his impeccable pedigree and leading the world's tightest orchestra. Maceo Parker has played alongside R&B titans James Brown, George Clinton and Prince, among others. His collaborations with Ani Difranco, Dave Matthews and Red Hot Chili Peppers have introduced Maceo Parker to an ever expanding fan base.





Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 | 3 & 6 pm | Benedum Center
Tickets start at $20.25.
Live on stage traintastic adventures await in the modern world of Chuggington. Wilson, Brewster and Koko take on exciting challenges, learn new skills and discover a sense of achievement through teamwork, courage and determination.

Zap Mama & Antibalas
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $25.
The captivating Afro-European singer Zap Mama collaborates with Brooklyn's premier Afrobeat band, Antibalas, to celebrate the evolution of contemporary Afro music. Zap Mama mixes African vocal techniques with European polyphony, while Antibalas effortlessly weaves Afrobeat, Latin funk and the traditional drumming styles of Cuba and West Africa.

ABBA the Concert
Thursday, February 12, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $30.
Audiences and critics agreed, ABBA the Concert is the closest to ABBA you'll ever get. This special tribute brings one of the greatest pop phenoms in the history of music back to life.






Tiempo Libre
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $35.
The GRAMMY®-nominated Tiempo Libre has introduced audiences from all over the world to the rich musical traditions of Cuba. The Miami-based band is known for its sophisticated performances of Timba, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of R&B, jazz and Cuban son.

The Peking Acrobats 
Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $20.
Redefining audience perceptions of acrobatics, The Peking Acrobats defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. The Peking Acrobats push the envelope of human possibility with astonishing dexterity, showcasing their tremendous skill and daring ability.

Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey
Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $30.
Film, television and stage star Jasmine Guy and world-class jazz bassist Avery Sharpe pay homage to the Harlem Renaissance. Raisin' Cane beautifully brings to life the words and thoughts of Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois and other poignant voices from this extraordinary period of artistry and activism in Harlem, as revealed through text, song, music, movement and imagery.


POTTED POTTER - The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff
May 57, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Byham Theater
Tickets start at $35.
Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into one hilarious performance.  A fabulously funny parody. Will tickle the funny bone of every age group. The London Daily Telegraph

Photos courtesy of the artist unless otherwise noted

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Publish Date: 08-13-2014 15:58:00
 

Music: Yanni, Benedum Center

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
YANNI: WORLD TOUR 2014
August 16, 2014 | 8 p.m. | Benedum Center
Pittsburgh, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the Yanni: World Tour 2014. The Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series welcomes fans to experience Yanni in concert. Yanni's orchestra composed of top musicians and vocalists from around the world will perform music selections from the beginning of his career to his latest album. Tickets are currently on sale ranging from $42.25 $152.25.  The performance begins at 8:00 p.m., at the Benedum Center, on August 16. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit TrustArts.orgor call 412-456-6666.
Yanni is an acclaimed performer and composer who has influenced multiple genres of music through his talents. His
Yanni photo by Silvio Richetto
performances have grasped the attention of the world and continue to leave audiences in amazement. The 2014 world tour is traveling to over 20 countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Belarus, United States, and Canada.
Yanni is a Kalamata, Greece native who taught himself how to play the piano. Spending 15 hours a day on a piano and having perfect pitch contributed to his successful music career. His latest instrumental and vocal album, Inspirato, was released in April 2014 after four years of preparation. The music for this album took over 30 years because the creative inspiration stems from all of Yanni's past loves. Inspirato reached the number one spot on Billboard's Top New Age Album category for 2014. Other albums that have topped the charts are Yanni's Yanni Mexicanisimo, released in October 2010 and Truth of Touch, released in February 2011. With more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide, two Grammy nominations, and over 25 million albums sold globally, Yanni is a living legend.
Yanni photo by Krystal Ann
About The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest landmasses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.
Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.
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Publish Date: 08-08-2014 15:25:00
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Aja Jones
412-281-3973 ext. 224
ajones@pittsburghCLO.org



Pittsburgh CLO to Hold Auditions for
Tony Award-winning Comedy Boeing Boeing

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

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

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

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

Callbacks Monday, September 8, 2014. Time TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 19 Broadway shows (25 Tony Awards®) featuring the current productions of Cinderella, Kinky Boots and Matilda. Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academy, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, theRichard Rodgers Award the National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and theCLO Cabaret.

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Publish Date: 08-08-2014 15:17:00
 
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Media Contacts:
PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-1578 / Miles@TrustArts.org
Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-8717 / Roth@TrustArts.org

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

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


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

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

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


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

Cast of Newsies (Photo Credit:  Joan Marcus)

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

About Broadway Across America
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO).  BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring musicals and plays in North America, operating in 40 markets.  As a leading Broadway producer, BAA is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre.  Current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Bullets Over Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. Past productions include Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis, Promises, Promises and The Producers.  Broadway.com is the premier theaterwebsite for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com andBroadway.com.

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

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

About The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.  www.TrustArts.org
Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.
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Publish Date: 08-08-2014 15:02:00
 
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Contact: Aja Jones
412-281-3973 ext. 224
ajones@pittsburghCLO.org
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Tony Award-Winning Broadway Hit & Audience Favorite to Complete
10th Anniversary CLO Cabaret Season!

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

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

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

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

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

ONE MAN + THREE STEWARDESSES = NON-STOP COMEDY!
This Tony Award®-winning swingin' ˜60s farce features Bernard, a wannabe-Casanova, with Italian, German, and American fiancГ©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. A riotous hit comedy that recently enjoyed hit revivals in London and New York, Boeing Boeing is now set to arrive in Pittsburgh - fasten your seatbelts!

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

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




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

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

Pittsburgh CLO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our 2014-2015 CLO Cabaret Series Sponsor: the Charity Randall Foundation.
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Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 19 Broadway shows (25 Tony Awards®) featuring the current productions of Cinderella, Kinky Boots and Matilda. Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academy, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, theRichard Rodgers Award the National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and theCLO Cabaret.

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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 20:12:00
 
For Immediate Release
July 23, 2014

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS

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


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

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

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

About Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller

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

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

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis is produced by MagicSpace Entertainment. The company is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 30 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in North America, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces and presents more than 250 events in 75 cities per year.  They have offices in Park City and Salt Lake City, UT.  www.magicspace.net

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Editors Please Note:

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

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

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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 19:53:00
 
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Search: No Limits 2014


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

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

Courthouse 2013 (Joshua Franzos)

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

Metropolitan Life Insurance 2013 (Annie O'Neill)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 19:33:00
 
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July 14, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

Louis Corsaro | Managing Director, Marketing & Communications, Point Park University
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Point Park University-produced documentary series ˜The Chair' will begin Sept. 6 on Starz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh CLO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of PNC for its sponsorship of the PNC Spotlight Series and our Season Sponsors: the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WTAE-TV.
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Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 19 Broadway shows (25 Tony Awards®) featuring the current productions of Cinderella, Kinky Boots and Matilda. Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academy, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award the National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and the CLO Cabaret.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHEN:  Monday, Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m.

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

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

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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 19:09:00
 
Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust / 412-471-1578 / Miles@TrustArts.org      
Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust / 412-471-8717 / Roth@TrustArts.org
Images available: TrustArts.org/press
Search: Simple Ingredients

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS TO ADD FRESH FOOD OPTIONS
IN PITTSBURGH'S DOWNTOWN CULTURAL DISTRICT


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

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

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

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

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

Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.
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Publish Date: 07-31-2014 19:03:00
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Aja Jones
412-281-3973 ext. 224
ajones@pittsburghCLO.org



A CRAZY, CLEVER COMEDY
comes to the CLO Cabaret!
The Pittsburgh Premiere of Murder For Two Opens October 22

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

More about the Mystery¦

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

*Select Thursdays at 1pm with optional buffet lunch.  Call Group Sales for details.
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Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 19 Broadway shows (25 Tony Awards®) featuring the current productions of Cinderella, Kinky Boots and Matilda. Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academy, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award the National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and the CLO Cabaret.

Posted on behalf of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates.  Joyce Kane is the owner of Cybertary Pittsburgh, a Virtual Administrative support company, providing virtual office support, personal and executive assistance, creative design services and light bookkeeping.  Cybertary works with businesses and busy individuals to help them work 'on' their business rather than 'in' their business.  www.Cybertary.com/Pittsburgh