Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dreamweaver Marketing News, MTAP-Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh Seeking Song Submissions






Media Contact: Stephanie Riso
(412)979-5750 (cell/text)

MTAP-Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh
Seeking song submissions for second edition of
Hot Metal Musicals
Pittsburgh, PA – February 1, 2017.  MTAP--Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh is asking regional artists and songwriters to submit songs to MTAPgh@gmail.com by March 1 to be considered for its second edition of Hot Metal Musicals, scheduled for June 5, 2017, at the Cabaret Theater at Theater Square in downtown Pittsburgh.  The showcase aims to raise the profile of new musical theatre work developed by current and prospective MTAP members, but songs unattached to a musical will also be considered. MTAP is open to all and invites and encourages submissions from artists working in many different musical idioms, from traditional musical theatre to pop, rock, jazz, hip hop, rap and musical languages still in the making.
                Interested artists are asked to send one or two song demos, either as mp3s or with a link to YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. If the song or songs come from a musical, a brief synopsis of the show (Word file or pdf) should accompany them. The demos must be sung; no electronic vocal lines. Artists may submit materials for more than one show but are asked to submit each show via separate email. Any songwriter looking to write something new may find inspiration in Pittsburgh itself. All materials must be submitted electronically to MTAPgh@gmail.com with one project per email (limit of 3 separate submissions) and must include the artist/s name, email and phone number on all submitted materials.
                Selected musical theatre artists will be asked to send additional materials by April 15, including a piano/vocal score or lead sheet for the selected song or songs. There is no fee to submit work, but since the purpose of Hot Metal Musicals is to showcase MTAP member work, selected artists will be asked to become core members of MTAP, which requires payment of modest dues (membership is currently $25.00/year, student membership is free, and all meetings are open to anyone interested whether a member or not). More information is available at MTAP’s website: mtap.weebly.com.
                MTAP has been established to foster collaboration between musical theatre artists in the region, and to create opportunities for the development, presentation, and production of new musical theatre. Besides the inaugural Hot Metal Musicals in 2015, MTAP has produced in its brief history six Incubator readings of members’ shows in development. It welcomes new members, including composers, librettists, lyricists, performers, musicians, directors and producers, and seeks the involvement of artists creating new musical theatre of all kinds. 
                Please email mtapgh@gmail.com for more information or to get involved.


Fact Sheet & About MTAP
Who:                     MTAP – Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh
What:                    Seeking song submissions for Hot Metal Musicals showcase
Deadline:             March 1, 2017
Event Date:        Hot Metal Musicals, Monday, June 5, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.
MTAP’s Hot Metal Musicals and the Hot Metal Musicals Incubator have received the generous cooperation and support from the Pittsburgh CLO throughout the past year.
MTAP--Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh--brings together a group of local and regional artists working in a wide range of musical theatre expression, from solo cabaret to full-length narrative musical theatre. The group exists not only to support the development of work members bring in, but also to be an incubator where new works of musical theatre come into being and are nurtured.

MTAP meets monthly between September and May for networking, collaborations, new work development and presentations of work in progress. We are seeking aspiring or established composers, lyricists, librettists, playwrights, performers, professionals, producers and anyone interested in new musical development. MTAP is committed  to being open to all and invites and encourages participation from artists working in many different musical idioms. To receive regular emails from MTAP about meetings, special events, and opportunities, send an email to mtapgh@gmail.com.



MTAP – Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit service organization, and has garnered support from individual donors and grant making entities including The Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative. The Heinz Endowments is devoted to the mission of helping Southwestern Pennsylvania prosper as a vibrant center of creativity, learning, and social, economic and environmental sustainability. Core to their work is the vision of a just community where all are included and where everyone who calls our region home has a real and meaningful opportunity to thrive. Contributions for the charitable purposes of MTAP must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. 
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Dreamweaver Marketing News, BRIT FLOYD PINK FLOYD IMMERSION WORLD TOUR 2017 in Pittsburgh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Diana Roth, Senior Communications Manager, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org 
Images available at: www.TrustArts.org/pressSearch: BRIT FLOYD 2017 



PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST
ANNOUNCES 
COHEN & GRIGSBY TRUST PRESENTS SERIES
PRESENTS 
BRIT FLOYD
PINK FLOYD IMMERSION WORLD TOUR 2017
 PERFORMMING ON TWO NIGHTS
FRIDAY, MARCH 10 & SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017
AT THE BENEDUM CENTER 
The perfect rock show.” ̶ LA Times



Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces BRIT FLOYD’s Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017, will perform at the Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222, at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, 2017.  This event is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, as part of the 2016-2017 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, with support from media partner 102.5 WDVE.  


TicketsTickets ($38.75-$73.75) are available at these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: online at TrustArts.org, by phone at 412-456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue.
The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as BRIT FLOYD brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017. The spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert experience is truly recaptured in high-definition sound, and with a stunning million dollar light show and state of the art video design. As well as performing the favourite moments from The Dark Side of the MoonWish You Were HereThe Wall andThe Division Bell, BRIT FLOYD will also pay special tribute to the Animals album, in its 40th anniversary year, with a show stopping rendition of Dogs, as well as a host of other Pink Floyd musical gems.

The BRIT FLOYD show has truly become a phenomenon, widely regarded as the world's greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd. Faithfully recreating the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Division Bell tour, complete with circle screen and multiple moving light design, lasers, inflatables and theatrics, a BRIT FLOYD show really is as close as fans will ever get to experiencing the magnificence of a Pink Floyd show live.  More than a tribute, it’s as good as they say. Believe the hype and don’t miss it! The new Pink Floyd Immersion show promises to be Brit Floyd's most ambitious and best production yet.  The BRIT FLOYD Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017is a Chas Cole for CMP Entertainment presentation.
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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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Dreamweaver Marketing News, "FENCES UP CLOSE" A PITTSBURGH STORY


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Lily Rybarczyk, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-5196 / Rybarczyk@TrustArts.org

THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
FENCES UP CLOSE: A PITTSBURGH STORY
AN EXHIBIT IN COLLABORATION WITH PARAMOUT PICTURES AND DENZEL WASHINGTON


OPENING RECEPTION | JANUARY 28 | 6:30 PM

Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of Fences Up Close: A Pittsburgh Story, created in collaboration with Paramount Pictures and director Denzel Washington. The exhibit will be on display in the 1839 Gallery at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, from January 28 through March 10, 2017. An opening reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, January 28th before Michael Phillip Edwards’ performance of I Am Not Sam, a one-man identity play about racism. The exhibit and opening reception are free and open to the public.
“The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is honored to have the opportunity to create an art experience for the August Wilson Center that celebrates this incredible film and provides a monument to the great playwright, August Wilson. We are so grateful to Paramount Pictures and Denzel Washington for their support in this project,” says Janis Burley Wilson, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement.
An ode to the award-winning production directed by Denzel Washington, originally a Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by August Wilson, the exhibit features original costumes, props, photography, video of interviews, and a setting from the movie. The set will be designed by Mark Clayton Southers of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company with video production by Emmai Alaquiva. The exhibit is co-curated by Jill Thompson and Janis Burley Wilson, with Thompson creating some key pieces for the installation.
The gallery will be open Wednesday-Thursday11 a.m.-6 p.m.Friday-Saturday11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday11 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, visit www.TrustArts.org or call 412-456-6666.



August Wilson CenterThe August Wilson Center is an architectural masterpiece, located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222, offering multiple exhibition galleries, a 472-seat theater for performances in all genres, an education center for classes, lectures and hands-on learning, and dazzling spaces for community programs and events. The building was designed by Allison Wililams, an African American architect.
The African American Cultural Center is the non-profit organization that owns the August Wilson Center. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust operates the Center on behalf of the building owners. For August Wilson Center rental inquiries, visitwww.TrustArts.org or email Devonne Goode, Program Manager-Pittsburgh Cultural Trust at goode@trustarts.org.
For more information and a calendar of events presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust taking place at the August Wilson Center, visit www.TrustArts.org or call 412-456-6666.


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