Friday, May 31, 2013

World Music Day

Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles – Pittsburgh Cultural Trust,
412-471-1578 / miles@TrustArts.org

Diana Roth –
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust,
412-471-1578 / roth@TrustArts.org

Saul Markowitz – Markowitz Communications,
412.577.5140
/412-977-8517 (cell)


For More Information:
3riversartsfest.org

For Immediate Release

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
hosts World Music Day
in Collaboration with
Global Beats &
sponsored by Vibrant Pittsburgh
Point State Park | Cultural District | Gateway Center
Friday | June 14, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA:  On Friday, June 14, 2013 the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in collaboration with Global Beats will present Pittsburgh first’s “World Music Day” at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. Two major world music acts, Red Baraat and Jontre, representing traditional and contemporary music of India and Colombia respectively, will debut at the Festival.


“At the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, we envision the festival as a safe place for the open exchange of creativity and dialogue, ideas and participation. World Music Day is an opportunity for festivalgoers to learn about different cultures through different art forms. We’re grateful to Vibrant Pittsburgh and our partners at Global Beats for the support,” shared Veronica Corpuz, Director of Festivals and Special Projects for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Carla Andréa Leininger, President of Global Beats, a regular presenter of world music events, says the focus of the collaboration with the Trust is “to create a welcoming environment where being different is being equal, and contemporary world music is celebrated amongst thousands of spectators in the heart of the city – at no cost and for the whole family."  Lenininger recently won the Brazilian International Press Award for her years of dedication to the Brazilian Radio Hour (Cantinho Brasileiro no Rádio), on WRCT 88.3 FM Pittsburgh.

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is one of the biggest summer events in Pittsburgh, annually attracting between 300,000 and 500,000 people to downtown, Pittsburgh, during the festival’s ten-day run. With this project, the partnership plans to continue to expand the city's diverse artistic and cultural programming while attracting groups from different ethnicities, countries and cultures to network, mingle and enjoy music and culture.

World Music Day is supported by a grant from Vibrant Pittsburgh, a nonprofit organization committed to attracting, retaining, elevating and educating people of all backgrounds, including new Americans, and creating an environment that is inclusive and welcoming.

World Music Day Concerts include:
Jontre | Dollar Bank Stage | 12pm & 6:30pm
In his US premier, Jontre will open World Music Day, performing Latin and African-American grooves with Colombian flavor. Jontre has recently been featured in the “Latin Beat” collection of “Putumayo” world music label.

Red Baraat

Red Baraat | Dollar Bank Stage | 7:30pm
This NYC group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound – a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop – that manifests joy and unity in audiences everywhere.

Other World Music Day Events:
Lungs Face Feet | Katz Plaza | 5 - 7 pm
Move to the original music of this Pittsburgh-based 9 piece brass band.


DJ Pandemic Pete | Katz Plaza| 5 - 7 pm
Dance to a hybrid of traditional folkloric music with contemporary dance music from around the world.


Machete Kisumontao | Second Stage at Gateway Center | 5 - 6 pm
Enjoy the sounds of Afro--Caribbean roots music.

Floating Echo | Point State Park Portal Bridge | Daily
Artist: Chang-Jin Lee
Floating Echo is a transparent inflatable statue of Buddha sitting in lotus position on the water.  The clear giant sculpture floats like an invisible being.  It coexists and contradicts with nature, material and the Self.  The piece was originally commissioned by Socrates Sculpture Park.

Conflict Kitchen | Point State Park Food Court | June 14 | 12 – 9 pm
Jon Rubin, Dawn Weleski and Robert Sayre
A take-out restaurant that serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict.  This local favorite is on-site at the Festival for one day only offering Cuban specialties. Cuisine is augmented by discussions that expand public engagement with culture, politics, and issues at stake within the rotating focus country.

About Global Beats
Global Beats is a leading producer of global music events in Pittsburgh, PA. It was created to foster multicultural exchanges and to be an agent of social change through the sounds and fusion of world music. It features lounge and dance music from around the world, because quality music comes in all shapes, languages, colors, and sounds.

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.
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Calliope Announces Concerts Series

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Lisa Alexander, PR Coordinator
Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society
(412) 361-1915, lalexander@calliopehouse.org


(Pittsburgh, PA)- Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society is proud to announce its 2013-14 Calliope 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.

Subscriptions are available now for $245.00 plus a $6.00 handling fee.
Flex-plans and single tickets will go on sale in late July.

Subscriptions can be purchased through the Calliope office—(412) 361-1915.
For additional information on the series, please visit our website: www.calliopehouse.org.

All concerts are held at Carnegie Lecture Hall (Oakland)
on Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM.

CALLIOPE CONCERTS SERIES 2013-14

October 26—Vieux Farka Touré
Acclaimed Malian Singer-guitarist, son of legendary Ali Farka and protégé of Ry Cooder, Vieux Farka is an exceptional musician of hypnotizing African blues.

November 16—Blue Highway
Grammy-nominated, award-winning contemporary bluegrass artfully balanced between tradition and innovation.
Bruce Cockburn

December 7—Bruce Cockburn
Legendary singer-songwriter. Multi-award-winning dazzling guitarist and poetic lyricist with a remarkable career spanning over 35 years.

January 25—True Blues:
Corey Harris, Guy Davis, Alvin Youngblood Hart
Three artists in their own right come together for the first time to chronicle the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation in a round-robin-style performance.

March 8—Karan Casey Band
Formerly of Solas and now with 5 solo albums under her belt, Karan Casey has won a wealth of awards with her stellar voice interpreting contemporary and traditional material.

Jake Shimabukuro

March 29—Jake Shimabukuro
Acclaimed ukulele virtuoso, Jake Shimabukuro is a master of controlled emotion, pulling an unimaginable range of sounds impeccably from the instrument and blowing away audiences across the planet.

April 5—The Steel Wheels
A dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.

Martha Redbone Roots Project

April 26—Martha Redbone Roots Project
An award-winning folksinger who blends Native American elements with indie-soul while illuminating her own deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues.

Detailed Descriptions:
October 26, 2013—Vieux Farka Touré http://www.vieuxfarkatoure.com/
Acclaimed Malian Singer-guitarist, son of legendary Ali Farka and protégé of Ry Cooder, Vieux Farka is an exceptional musician of hypnotizing African blues. Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Toure was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure, who died in 2006. While remaining true to the roots of his father’s music he uses elements of rock, Latin music, and other African influences.

His live performances are highly energized and Vieux is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar, as well as his palpable charisma and luminous smile, both of which captivate all audiences in spite of any language barriers. With each new project, Vieux expands his horizons, embraces new challenges and further entrenches his reputation as one of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians. A workshop will precede this evenings concert.

This tour engagement of Vieux Farka Touré  is funded through the American Masterpieces program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

November 16, 2013—Blue Highway http://bluehighwayband.com/
Grammy-nominated, award-winning contemporary bluegrass artfully balanced between tradition and innovation.Formed in 1994, Blue Highway has, from the start, featured a deep bench of songwriters and lead vocalists, stellar harmonies, dynamic arrangements, and flat-out instrumental virtuosity. Composed of Jason Burleson (banjo, guitar, mandolin), Rob Ickes (Dobro and Weissenborn-style slide guitars), Shawn Lane (mandolin, fiddle, guitar), Tim Stafford (guitar), and Wayne Taylor (bass), the group has developed a robust contemporary take on the bluegrass tradition that makes them among the most influential bands in the genre today. Each member is among the most distinguished performers on his instrument, and the band has garnered numerous awards from IBMA and SPBGMA, two Grammy nominations and a Dove Award.

December 7, 2013—Bruce Cockburn http://brucecockburn.com/
Over 35 years, the Ottawa-born musician Bruce Cockburn has recorded almost as many albums while earning respect for his charitable and activist work. He was indicted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and was also made an Officer of the Order of Canada and has been the recipient of honorary degrees in Letters and Music from several North American universities, including Berklee and Toronto’s York University. His many other awards have included the Tenco Award for Lifetime Achievement in Italy and 20 gold and platinum awards in Canada.

As a songwriter, Cockburn is revered by fans and musicians alike. His songs have been covered by such diverse artists as Elbow, Jimmy Buffett, Judy Collins, the Skydiggers, Anne Murray, Third World, Chet Atkins, k.d. lang, Barenaked Ladies, Maria Muldaur and the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia. As a guitarist, he is considered among the world’s best. ‘The New York Times’ called Cockburn a “virtuoso on guitar,” while ‘Acoustic Guitar’ magazine placed him in the esteemed company of Andrés Segovia, Bill Frisell and Django Reinhardt.

January 25, 2014
True Blues: Corey Harris, Guy Davis & Alvin Youngblood Hart
http://www.corey-harris.com/
Three artists in their own right come together for the first time for a round-robin-style performance. Hosted by Corey Harris, a MacArthur Grant recipient, and featuring renowned roots musician Guy Davis and Alvin Youngblood Hart, True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation.

Both Corey Harris and Alvin Youngblood Hart were featured in Martin Scorcese’s “The Blues: A Musical Journey,” which followed Corey on a roots journey to West Africa. Alvin contributed, as well, to Wim Wenders’ ” The Soul Of a Man” and Denzel Washington’s “The Great Debaters.” Guy has often followed in the Thespian footsteps of his parents, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, most recently in the Broadway revival of “Finian’s Rainbow,” and earlier in “Mulebone” and “Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil.” A workshop will precede this evening’s concert.

This tour engagement of True Blues is funded through the American Masterpieces program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

March 8, 2014—Karan Casey Band http://www.karancasey.com/
A legend in her own right, Karan Casey has long been one of the most innovative provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music. Her career has spanned twenty years from the early days as a jazz performer in Georges bistro in Dublin to her heady days in New York with the band Solas to her now blossoming solo career she has sold over half a million albums. Karan released her first album with the group Solas, which quickly became the most celebrated Irish band in the U.S., and her four years with the group were pivotal. Following their groundbreaking early releases Casey struck out on her own.

Since embarking on her solo career Karan has released 5 solo albums as well as an album for children and numerous contributions to other artists' projects. She has toured constantly throughout North America, Europe and Japan, performing with her own band as well as with such diverse musicians as Tim O’Brien, Karen Matheson (Capercaille) the Michael McGoldrick Band and Lunasa.
Karan has won awards for “Best Folk Album” and “Best Folk Female” from Irish Music Magazine and been nominated for the BBC Folk Awards and the Danish Grammys and was a key member of Paul Winter’s Grammy-award winning “Celtic Solstice”.

March 29, 2014—Jake Shimabukuro http://jakeshimabukuro.com/home/
"Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can't see anybody else catching up with." - Eddie Vedder

In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England.

With his new record Grand Ukulele, Shimabukuro’s star may burn even brighter. An ambitious follow-up to 2011’s Peace, Love, Ukulele (which debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Charts), the Hawaiian musician’s new record finds him collaborating with legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons, best known for his work on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, The Beatles’ Abbey Road and his own highly successful solo project.

April 5, 2014—The Steel Wheels                         http://www.thesteelwheels.com/fr_home.cfm
Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival. The band is renowned for their raw energy and chemistry on stage, where they often cluster tightly around a single microphone to adorn Trent Wagler’s unmistakable tenor with bell-clear four-part harmonies inspired by their shared Mennonite heritage. Add to this Eric Brubaker’s lively and evocative fiddle, Brian Dickel’s grounded yet buoyant upright bass, and Jay Lapp’s signature mandolin style, and it’s no surprise that The Steel Wheels have enthralled the contemporary Americana scene.

The Steel Wheels were nominated for five Independent Music Awards in 2010, with “Nothing You Can’t Lose” taking top honors as Best Country Song. The Steel Wheels continue to take the Americana scene by storm with their latest album, Lay Down, Lay Low, which lingered for 10 weeks on the AMA’s Top 40 Chart. NPR named “Rain in the Valley” their Song of the Day, marveling that
the “heavy hymn […] is sparse and dense all at once.” Already celebrated as the darlings of Merlefest 2012, the band looks forward to further accolades during a phenomenal festival line-up.

April 26, 2014—Martha Redbone Roots Project                   http://www.martharedbone.com/
Martha Redbone is an award-winning figure in contemporary Native American music. Since the establishment of her career in London and New York City, has humbly and steadfastly earned a solid reputation as a sought-after collaborator – whether in the guise of Warner Chappell-minted songwriter, behind the console guide or earnest guest voice -- amongst her peers. Working with rising comers like Brit Grammy winner Shola Ama or such legends as Redbone’s Ohio Players/P-Funk mentor Walter “Junie” Morrison, she and UK-bred partner Aaron Whitby consistently provide essential direction and soulful support to knit track and artist into an indelible whole.

Redbone’s music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues favored by the matriarchy that raised her on a rich sojourn from Clinch Mountain, Virginia to Harlan County, Kentucky and beyond to Brooklyn’s Dodge City-esque mean streets. Indeed, Garden Of Love seamlessly evokes the mid-20th century old timey gold rush when such artists as her fellow Kentuckians Jim Ford and Jackie DeShannon fearlessly infused their down home blues between canyon air ballets and retronuevo cabin essence – before their followers developed newgrass and Redbone’s twangy forebears Buffy Sainte-Marie and Rita Coolidge brought Indigenous concerns to the rock & roll arena in the 1970s.

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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Talus: Lindsay Merrill and Paul Rouphail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today's date: May 29, 2013
Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, miles@trustarts.org, 412-471-1578
Diana Roth, roth@trustarts.org, 412-471-8717


Talus: Lindsay Merrill and Paul Rouphail
May 31-June 30, 2013
707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District

Pittsburgh, PA:  Talus, at 707 Penn Gallery from May 31 - June 30, 2013, features works by Lindsay Merrill and Paul Rouphail.  Monolithic skyscrapers, grounded airplanes, vacant bus stops. They are portals to literal and allegorical spaces. Paul Rouphail and Lindsay Merrill's meticulously crafted paintings can be seen as faithful renderings of urban architecture and mechanical flight. On a different level, the images contemplate what is not represented; a building without inhabitants, a sky without a horizon.

Work by Lindsay Merrill
 Lindsay Merrill received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009.  She lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.  www.lindsaymerrill.com


Paul Rouphail received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010.  He lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.  www.paulrouphail.com

GALLERY DETAILS
707 Penn Gallery is located on 707 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Opening reception, Friday, May 31, 6-9pm.

Hours: Wed. & Thurs. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun.11 a.m.–5 p.m.  The gallery is free and open to the public.

707 Penn Gallery is a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
http://www.trustarts.org/visualarts/galleries/

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SRU's Kengor Earns More Honors

Kengor earns two more All-America honors

Rock junior shortstop Will Kengor was named Wednesday as a third-team All-American by both the American Baseball Coaches Association and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association

5/29/2013

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University junior shortstop Will Kengor collected his second and third All-America honors Wednesday when he was named to third-team status by both the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Wednesday's honors came on the heels of Kengor's selection last Friday as a second-team Daktronics, Inc. All-America performer in voting by the nation's NCAA Division II sports information directors.

Missouri Western State University's Michael Schulze was named as the top shortstop in the nation by all three organizations. Mount Olive College's Mike Mercurio was the ABCA second-team All-America shortstop, while Benedict College's Lydell Moseby earned second-team NCBWA honors.

Kengor led the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and ranked second among all NCAA Division II hitters with a .449 batting average last spring. Kengor's average was 33 points higher than his closest PSAC rival in 2013 and was the fourth-best single-season mark in Rock history.

A left-hand-hitting leadoff hitter for The Rock, Kengor led the PSAC and tied for second nationally with eight sacrifice flies and ranked second in the PSAC in total hits (79) and on base percentage (.502), third in triples (5), fourth in slugging percentage (.597) and sixth in doubles (16). His hits total was the seventh-best in Rock history. In addition, Kengor led SRU in runs batted in (28) and stolen bases (12 of 15) in 2013.

Prior to being named to the three All-America teams, Kengor was named to first-team All-Atlantic Region honors by the ABCA, NCBWA and SIDs and was a first-team All-PSAC-Western Division selection.

Kengor led SRU to a 31-21 final record, a fourth-place finish in the PSAC-Western Division final standings and a conference-best, eighth-consecutive appearance in the PSAC's postseason tournament during the 2013 season.

The Rock, under the leadership of 28-year head coach Jeff Messer graduate only three members of their 2013 squad.

Kengor was one of only four Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference student-athletes who earned ABCA All-America honors, one of five PSAC players who earned NCBWA All-America honors and one of six conference players who earned Daktronics All-America honors.

A native of Pittsburgh and graduate of Central Catholic High School, Kengor was joined on the ABCA third-team All-America list by Shippensburg University infielder Pat Kregeloh, California (Pa.) catcher Kyle Petty and Millersville University pitcher Chris Murphy.

Murphy and Petty both received first-team NCBWA All-America honors, as did Shepherd University outfielder Ryan Messina, while Pitt-Johnstown second baseman Jake Warner and Millersville first baseman Zach Stone were second-team selections. Joining Kengor on the NCBWA third-team list were Winston-Salem State's Tyler Hickernell (designated hitter) and Travis Moore (outfielder), along with Shippensburg pitcher-first baseman Pat Kregeloh.

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Bob McComas
Sports Information Director
Slippery Rock University
1 Morrow Way - Room 201 Old Main
Slippery Rock, Pa. 16057
Office: 724.738.2777
Cell: 724.421.5658
Email: robert.mccomas@sru.edu
www.sru.edu

A ROCK SOLID Education
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YWCA Women Leadership Award Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  

CONTACT:    
Laura Harwin
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
412-255-1279


YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Announces the 2013 Tribute to Women Leadership Awards
Awards Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, May 30

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 28, 2013):  The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh will recognize seven extraordinary women for their demonstrated excellence and leadership in the workplace and in the community as part of the 31st annual Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon to be held on Thursday, May 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Avenue.

Awardees for 2013 include:
•         Allerton Lifetime Achievement Award: Peggy B. Harris, President & CEO, Three Rivers Youth
•         Business & Professional Services: Justice Debra Todd, Justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
•         Civic & Community Service: Cathy Raphael, Chair, Board of Directors, Ms. Foundation for Women
•         Communications: Betsy Benson, Publisher & Vice President, Pittsburgh Magazine
•         Education: Linda S. Lane, Ed.D., Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools
•         Health & Human Services: Candi Castleberry-Singleton, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, UPMC Center for Inclusion
•         Young Leader: Alka A. Patel, Esq., Managing Director & Senior Counsel, BNY Mellon

“I am truly impressed and inspired by the contributions these seven women have made to their professions and to the Pittsburgh community,” said Magdeline E. Jensen, CEO, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh.  “We are fortunate to have such remarkable women as role models for other women and girls. The honorees are all deserving of the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Leadership Award and exemplify what the award truly represents.”

The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh launched the Tribute to Women Leadership Awards in 1983 to affirm its mission to empower women and girls to reach their personal and professional goals. Since then, the YWCA has honored the accomplishments of more than 200 exceptional women, saluting them for helping to shape the direction of our region and improve the lives of others.

The Allerton Award, named after the first president of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, Mrs. O.H. Allerton, was created to honor a woman for lifetime achievement.  Mrs. Allerton served as president of the YWCA’s board on three separate terms; from 1878 to 1881, 1895 to 1896, and 1915 to 1916.  This special award is given, at the discretion of the Selection Committee and with approval of the YWCA Board of Directors, to a woman who epitomizes the philosophies and concepts of the YWCA.  This year’s Allerton Award recipient, Peggy B. Harris, is only the 12th such recipient of this honor since the inception of Tribute to Women.

Jennifer Abney, News Anchor, WPXI – Channel 11, is serving as Mistress of Ceremonies during the luncheon.  Proceeds from the event benefit the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s programs and services.  For more information about Tribute to Women, call 412-255-1261 or email ttw@ywcapgh.org.

The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh strengthens our community by creating and advancing opportunities for all women to seek equality and self-sufficiency.  For more information about the YWCA’s programs and services, visit
www.ywcapgh.org or call 412-391-5100.

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Laura Harwin
Director of Development and Marketing
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
305 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-255-1279 (phone)
412-391-5109 (fax)

lharwin@ywcapgh.org
www.ywcapgh.org

…for every woman
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Children Sought for REP Productions

The REP announces children’s auditions for fall productions

PITTSBURGH – The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, is accepting children’s auditions by appointment for the upcoming production of All My Sons by Arthur Miller and the world premiere of Soldier’s Heart by Tammy Ryan.

All My Sons will be directed by Robert A. Miller. Rehearsals begin Aug. 6, 2013. All My Sons runs from Sept. 5 – 22, 2013 in the Rauh Theatre at Pittsburgh Playhouse. The director seeks to fill the role of Bert, a neighborhood boy who plays cop-and-robber games with Joe Keller.

Soldier’s Heart will be directed by John Amplas. Rehearsals begin Aug. 27, 2013. Soldier’s Heart runs from Sept. 26 – Oct. 13, 2013 in the Studio Theatre at Pittsburgh Playhouse. The director seeks to fill the role of Sean, 10 years old, bi-racial.

Appointments will be accepted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sides will be provided. For an appointment, please call the Pittsburgh Playhouse audition hotline at 412.392.8141 or email kmartin@pointpark.edu.

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Contact:
Ramesh Santanam | Director of Marketing & Public Relations
rsantanam@pointpark.edu | 412.392.8106

Laura Greenawalt | Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
lgreenawalt@pointpark.edu | 412.392.3175

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WQED Brings Multitude of Events to Arts Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 30, 2013

CONTACT: George Hazimanolis
412-622-1366 ghazimanolis@wqed.org


Maria Pisano
412-622-1459 mpisano@wqed.org



WQED TO DRAW MAJOR CROWD TO THE THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL

PITTSBURGH – WQED Pittsburgh will have a major presence at this year’s Three Rivers Arts
Festival.  iQ Kids Radio will bring a multitude of events to the festival and Classical WQED-FM
89.3 will broadcast live from the festival on June 10 and will also provide highlights from the
Festival during its ten-day run.

On June 10 at 1 and 5 p.m. the Dollar Bank Stage will be the site of performances by the winners from WQED-FM’s Musical Kids classical music competition: Rebecca Chen, Joey Comella, Suvir Merchandani, Nathan Pallotta, Fiona Stauffer, and Lily Wang.  Also that day, the internationally recognized Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform on the Dollar Bank Stage at 7 p.m.

iQ Kids Radio, a new web-based radio station that streams every Saturday at iqkidsradio.org, will host numerous events on June 15 and 16 at the Family Stage in the Giant Eagle Creativity Zone.  On both June 15 and 16 at 4 p.m. award-winning children’s artist Kira Willey will perform her acoustic themed songs so that kids can sing along.  After each performance, Kira will sign autographs, with iQ Kids Members getting top priority to meet her.

iQ Kids Radio will also host two themed dance parties over the weekend.  The first is the Sand and Surf Dance Party on June 15 and 16 at noon, which will feature music that will make anyone want to come down and boogey (board).  The second dance party, the Jungle Animals themed dance, is on June 15 at 3 p.m. and is guaranteed to have everyone in attendance monkeying around.  At 1:30 p.m. on June 15, the Pittsburgh Puppet Works will perform “Recipe for a Clue” a play based finalists’ stories from PBS Kids Go! Writer’s Contest.  Finally, local singers and songwriters will put on an acoustic performance for kids on Sunday called AcoustiKids.

Below is the complete schedule of WQED activities:

Monday, June 10 (Classical Music Day)

1:00-1:30 p.m. and 5:00-5:30 p.m — Winners from the Musical Kids classical music competition will perform on the Dollar Bank Stage.

7:00-8:30 p.m. — WQED-FM 89.3 will broadcast the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Live from the Dollar Bank Stage.

Saturday, June 15

12-1 p.m. — The waves are high for this iQ Kids Radio Dance party at the Family Stage!

1:30-2:30 p.m.—Come to the Family Stage to see the Pittsburgh Puppet Works put on “Recipe for a Clue,” based on stories created by finalists of the PBS Kids Go! Writer’s Contest.

3-4 p.m. — Join us for a roarin’ good time at the iQ Kids Radio Jungle Animals themed dance party at the Family Stage!

4-5 p.m.—Kira Willey will perform acoustic, feel-great music on the Family Stage presented by iQ Kids Radio.

5-6 p.m. — iQ Kids Club members will have an opportunity to meet Kira Willey and get her autograph.  Also, feel free to bring a blanket and some food for a picnic after the show.

Sunday, June 16

12-1 p.m. — The waves are high for this iQ Kids Radio Dance party at the Family Stage!

1-2 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.—Kira Willey will perform acoustic, feel-great music on the Family Stage presented by iQ Kids Radio.

5-6 p.m. — iQ Kids Club members will have an opportunity to meet Kira Willey and get her autograph.  Also, feel free to bring a blanket and some food for a picnic after the show.

2-4 p.m. — Come enjoy music by the best new singer-songwriters in Pittsburgh during
AcoustiKids at the Family Stage.

WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 134 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).

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The REP Announces 2013-2014 Season

The REP announces 2013-2014 season

Season includes world, Pittsburgh premieres; opens with Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’

PITTSBURGH – The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, will produce four works, including a world premiere and a Pittsburgh premiere, in the 2013-2014 season. The season begins Sept. 6 and runs through April 6, 2014, at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

The season opens with Arthur Miller’s post-World War II drama, All My Sons, directed by his son, Robert A. Miller, Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts Distinguished Master Artist-in-Residence. Other productions include the Pittsburgh premiere of EM Lewis’ Heads, directed by John Shepard, the world premiere of Pittsburgh playwright Tammy Ryan’s Soldier’s Heart, directed by John Amplas, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, directed by Tome’ Cousin.

The REP 2013-2014 season subscriptions, which save patrons up to 35 percent off single ticket prices, are available now and can be purchased for $64-$72. Single tickets, ranging from $24-$27, will go on sale at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 19. Those who purchase three subscriptions get the fourth free. To order a season subscription, contact the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office by phone 412.392.8000, or online www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

The REP’s 2013-2014 season:

All My Sons
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Robert A. Miller

Friday, Sept. 6 – Sunday, Sept. 22
Rauh Theatre

Arthur Miller’s first commercial success, All My Sons, is the story of a seemingly All-American family, the Kellers, caught up in the struggle between personal responsibility and their duty to the nation.

Acclaimed Hollywood producer, director and screenwriter, Robert A. Miller, is best known for producing The Crucible, nominated for two Academy Awards and featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Joan Allen and Paul Scofield. Miller also produced Focus, starring William H. Macy, Laura Dern and David Paymer. His directorial credits includeCompany of Angels in Hollywood, and Bend in the River, a live PBS broadcast featuring Ken Kesey. Miller directed several plays for The REP, including his first-ever production of his father’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Death of a Salesman in 2008. He also directed The REP’s world premieres of The Umbrella Man in 2010 and A Child’s Guide to Heresy in 2011, and is a producer of the movie The Umbrella Man, filmed in 2012 in Pittsburgh and Dallas.  Miller has served as a Distinguished Master Artist-in-Residence at the Conservatory of Performing Arts since 2009.

Soldier’s Heart
By Tammy Ryan
Directed by John Amplas

World Premiere
Friday, Sept. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 13
Studio Theatre

In a Soldier’s Heart, an American soldier leaves her son behind to defend the country she loves. When her commanding officer becomes her assailant, she returns home to face her greatest test, bringing back more than she bargained for.

Tammy Ryan’s award-winning plays have been produced across the country and internationally. She won the 2012 Francesca Primus Prize awarded by the American Theater Critics Association for Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods, which was produced at The REP in 2011.  Her work has been commissioned, produced and developed at numerous theatre companies, including The REP, Alliance Theater Company, Dorset Theater Festival, Florida Stage, Marin Theater Company, City Theater, Bricolage, and the Lark Play Development Lab. Her plays for young audiences have twice received the National Playwriting for Youth Bonderman Award.

Director John Amplas has been teaching all levels of acting and directing at Point Park since 1982, and has served as both an actor and director in countless Pittsburgh Playhouse productions dating back to 1972. He is an accomplished film actor with more than 20 films to his credit, most notably starring in the title role in George A. Romero’s horror classic, Martin. He also appeared in other Romero films, including Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, Day of the Deadand Creepshow, and had a featured role in Melissa Martin’s film, The Bread My Sweet.  On stage, he has appeared inAh Wilderness, The FBI Girl, The Visit (world premiere), Breaker Morant, Le Bête, Knights of the Round Table, Brecht on Brecht, Glengarry Glen Ross, Hair, and Off-Off Broadway productions of Look Back in Anger and Streamers. He has directed several Conservatory Theatre Company and The REP productions, including Confluence of Dreaming (world premiere), Antigone, No Place to Be Somebody, The Threepenny Opera, The Elephant Man, The Third Lie (world premiere), Quills and When Ya Comin’ Back Red Ryder. In 2007, Amplas and actor Bill Nunn established the Pittsburgh Regional August Wilson Monologue Competition.

Heads
By EM Lewis
Directed by John Shepard

Pittsburgh Premiere
Studio Theatre
Friday, Jan. 31 – Sunday, Feb. 16

In this prize-winning contemporary hostage drama, a British embassy worker, an American engineer, a network journalist and a freelance photographer must decide what each is willing to do to survive.

EM Lewis won the 2008 Francesca Primus Prize for an Emerging Female Theater Artist for Heads, a play Edward Albee called “provocative and wonderfully threatening.” The Los Angeles Times named it one of the top 10 productions of 2007. The Denver Examiner remarked, “If you are looking for an evening of theatre that will get you thinking, that will leave an indelible impression long after the show has ended, and that will move you to tears – then this is for you. …Heads is a welcome, intelligent, and moving drama that is a must see.”

Lewis’ award-winning plays have been produced around the country, and around the world.  In addition to winning the Primus Prize for Heads, Lewis won the 2009 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for her play Song of Extinction, and 2010-2011 Hodder Fellowship in playwriting from Princeton University. Lewis is a member of Moving Arts Theater Company, the Dramatists Guild, the International Centre for Women Playwrights, and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.

Director John Shepard appeared on Broadway in David Mamet’s American Buffalo with Al Pacino (as well as the subsequent national tour and on the West End), and Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge (with Tony LoBianco). For The REP, Shepard has directed Buried Child, The Chicken Snake (World Premiere), One Flea Spare, The Visit, Mother Courage and, most recently, August: Osage County, which was named “Best of 2012” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Shepard teaches acting and directing at Point Park and has directed several Conservatory Theatre productions, including Evita, Marat/Sade, Candide, and Joined at the Head, among others. He has directed locally for Off the Wall (Shining City) and at theatres across the country. As an actor, he appeared in the world premieres of The Electric Babyfor Quantum and Mid-Strut for The REP, and was chosen as Performer of the Year by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for his performance as Willy Loman in The REP’s 2008 production of Death of a Salesman.

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Tome’ Cousin

Friday, March 21 – Sunday, April 6
Studio Theatre

“A dazzling comedy about racial identity in Hollywood” (New York Post), Lynn Nottage’s hilarious satire chronicles the 70-year journey of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold onto her career. When circumstances collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with a controversial legacy scholars will debate for years to come. By The Way, Meet Vera Stark enjoyed an extended run Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre (Lily Award, Drama Desk Nomination) and, most recently, at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. “As delightful to look at as a Valentine's Day box of candy ... ebulliently comic,” The Los Angeles Times raved.

Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club and Goodman Theatre (OBIE, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Audelco, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play).  She won the 2010 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, inaugural Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play (Ruined), and Helen Hayes Award (Ruined). Her other honors include the 2007 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant,” National Black Theatre Festival’s August Wilson Playwriting Award, 2005 Guggenheim Grant for Playwriting, and the 2004 PEN/Laura Pels Award for Drama.

Point Park University graduate Tome’ Cousin is an internationally recognized director, choreographer, educator, performer and creator of musical theater works, ballets, films, new opera, song cycles and art installations, as well as a published author. Cousin has appeared on Broadway in Contact, A Free Man of Color, and Dreamgirls, national tours of Dreamgirls, My One and Only, and A Chorus Line, and internationally in Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity (Switzerland), The Who’s Tommy, La Cage aux Folles, Starlight Express, and Tabaluga und Lilli (Germany). He serves as the directing supervisor for original director/choreographer Susan Stroman’s Tony Award-winning musical Contact, having staged 12 companies worldwide including premieres in Hungary, Korea and Poland. In 2007-2008, he directed the revival of the Susan Stroman, David Thompson, Harry Connick Jr. musical, Thou Shalt Not, at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Last season, he co-directed/co-authored the workshop revival of June Havoc’s Marathon 33 (M33), at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Cousin teaches at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama and has been commissioned by the estate of the famed Harlem Renaissance photographer James VanDerZee to create and direct an original new multimedia opera based on his life and works.

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The REP Holding Auditions for Equity Principals for Two Productions

For immediate release
May 29, 2013

The REP announces Equity Principal auditions for fall productions

PITTSBURGH– The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, is accepting Equity Principal auditions by appointment for the upcoming production of All My Sons by Arthur Miller and the world premiere of Soldier’s Heart by Tammy Ryan.

All My Sons will be directed by Robert A. Miller. Appointments will be accepted on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rehearsals begin Aug. 6, 2013. All My Sons runs from Sept. 5 – 22, 2013 in the Rauh Theatre at Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Soldier’s Heart will be directed by John Amplas. Appointments will be accepted on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rehearsals begin Aug. 27, 2013. Soldier’s Heart runs from Sept. 26 – Oct. 13, 2013 in the Studio Theatre at Pittsburgh Playhouse.

For an appointment, please call the Pittsburgh Playhouse audition hotline at 412.392.8141 or email kmartin@pointpark.edu. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day as time permits.

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Contact:
Ramesh Santanam | Director of Marketing & Public Relations
rsantanam@pointpark.edu | 412.392.8106

Laura Greenawalt | Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
lgreenawalt@pointpark.edu | 412.392.3175

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Maestro:Leonard Bernstein

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For information contact:
Ed Gilchrist
Director of Marketing and Communications
216-400-7020



 

HERSHEY FELDER RETURNS TO CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE IN
MAESTRO: LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Felder brings the story of the great artist to the stage in a special CPH summer engagement

July 17 – August 4, 2013
Press Opening Night: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Calendar Editors: See Fact Sheet for Performance Schedule

CLEVELAND, OH (May 28, 2013)—Cleveland Play House proudly presents a live summer production of Hershey Felder in Maestro: Leonard Bernstein, in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare.  Mr. Felder has previously awed Cleveland audiences with his creations of Beethoven As I Knew Him, Monsieur Chopin, George Gershwin Alone, and The Great American Songbook. Maestro: Leonard Bernstein, a play with music, will run in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare starting Wednesday July 17 through Sunday, August 4, 2013. Tickets are available by calling 216-241-6000 or online at www.clevelandplayhouse.com.

“Hershey Felder has been one of the most popular performers on our stage,” says Cleveland Play House Managing Director Kevin Moore. “It’s a pleasure to welcome him back as one of America’s greatest musical talents.”

With a story spanning the entire 20th century, Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story, Candide) is one of America’s greatest musical artists. During his long career, Bernstein broke through every artistic ceiling to become the world’s musical ambassador. Conductor, composer, pianist, teacher, librettist, television star…for Leonard Bernstein, boundaries simply did not exist. Mr. Felder combines first-person narrative with the music of Mr. Bernstein and the artists who inspired him in Maestro: Leonard Bernstein.  



Playwright and performer Hershey Felder has appeared on Broadway and London's West End in George Gershwin Alone. His “Composer Sonata” – George Gershwin Alone, Monsieur Chopin, Beethoven, As I Knew Him and Maestro: Leonard Bernstein – has been presented at dozens of theatres across the U.S. and around the world.  He also performed Monsieur Chopin for the Polish Ambassador to the United States. His compositions include Aliyah, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Fairytale, Les Anges de Paris, Suite for Violin and Piano, Song Settings, Saltimbanques for Piano and Orchestra, Etudes Thematiques for Piano and An American Story for actor and orchestra. George Gershwin Alone received worldwide live broadcasts in July 2005 and May 2011. Felder’s current projects include the new musicals An American Story and Hershey Felder as Franz Liszt in The Piano Show.  Felder has been a Scholar in Residence at Harvard University's Department of Music.

Director Joel Zwick directed My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the highest-grossing romantic comedy film of all time, produced by Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Gary Goetzman.  He has directed on Broadway, Off Broadway and Broadway touring companies. Mr. Zwick is recognized as one of Hollywood’s most prolific director of episodic television, having the direction of 525 episodes to his credit. These include having directed 21 pilots which have gone on to become regular series.  He directed the Broadway production of George Gershwin Alone. Previous New York productions have included Dance With Me (Tony nomination), Shenandoah (Broadway national tour), Oklahoma (national tour) and Cold Storage (American Place Theater). He directed Esther (Promenade Theater, NY), Merry-Go-Round (Chicago, Las Vegas), Last Chance Saloon and Woycek (West End, London). Mr. Zwick has taught drama at the Yale School of Drama, Brooklyn College, Queens College, Wheaton College, and USC.  A graduate (B.A., M.A.) of Brooklyn College, he is currently directing “Shake It Up” for the Disney Channel.

About Cleveland Play House
Founded in 1915, Cleveland Play House is America's first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, Cleveland Play House has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. It has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,300 CPH productions. Today, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Bloom and Managing Director Kevin Moore, Cleveland Play House looks toward its centennial while performing in three state-of-the art venues at PlayhouseSquare in downtown Cleveland.

Cleveland Play House is funded through the generosity of Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and The Ohio Arts Council helps to fund Cleveland Play House with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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FACT SHEET

Hershey Felder in Maestro: Leonard Bernstein
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Written by Hershey Felder
Directed by Joel Zwick

Synopsis: Leonard Bernstein broke through every artistic ceiling possible to become the world’s musical ambassador. Mr. Felder combines first-person narrative with the music of Mr. Bernstein and the artists who inspired him.

Runs: July 17-August 4
Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, 1407 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

Tickets: $39-69, available now through www.clevelandplayhouse.com, the State Theatre Ticket Office at PlayhouseSquare, or by calling 216-241-6000. Tickets for anyone under age 30 are $30 and students under 24 are $15 each.

Cast: Hershey Felder

Performances:
July        17           WED      7:00 pm - SOLD OUT
July        18           THU       7:30 pm - PRESS OPENING NIGHT
July        19           FRI          7:30 pm
July        20           SAT        2:30 pm
July        20           SAT        7:30 pm
July        21           SUN       2:30 pm
July        23           TUE        7:00 pm
July        24           WED      7:30 pm
July        25           THU       7:30 pm
 July       26           FRI          7:30 pm
July        27           SAT        2:30 pm
July        27           SAT        7:30 pm
July        28           SUN       2:30 pm
July        30           TUE        7:00 pm
July        31           WED      7:30 pm
Aug        1              THU       1:30 pm
Aug        1              THU       7:30 pm
Aug        2              FRI          7:30 pm
Aug        3              SAT        2:30 pm
Aug        3              SAT        7:30 pm
Aug        4              SUN       2:30 PM – CLOSING PERFORMANCE


Media contact: Ed Gilchrist, Director of Marketing and Communications, Cleveland Play House, egilchrist@clevelandplayhouse.com, 216-400-7020.


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Showcase Noir: Artist and Designer Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today's date: May 30, 2013
Media Contacts:  Shaunda Miles, miles@trustarts.org / 412-471-1578
                                Diana Roth, roth@trustarts.org / 412-471-8717


The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents

Showcase Noir: Artist and Designer Market
June 8 & 9, 2013
Corner of 8th Street & Penn Avenue
Downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District

Pittsburgh, PA:  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Showcase Noir is an exhibit that celebrates the works of artists and designers of the African Diaspora. 2013 marks the 10th year the Cultural Trust has presented this exhibit showcasing works for sale: paintings, sculptures, photographs, fiber art, jewelry, pottery and art in various mediums, from some of most talented emerging and established artists, both local and national.

The exhibit will be located under a spacious tent at the corner of 8th Street and Penn Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.  Exhibit hours are Saturday, June 8: Noon to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 9: Noon to 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information visit:http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/event/5284/showcase-noir-african-american-designer-market

 “We are proud to bring Showcase Noir artisans and their fine works, both local and national, to Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.  Artists are traveling from New York, Nashville, South Carolina and other cities across the US.  New this year to the Showcase exhibit is featured artist in residence, Al Bright who will have his work on display at 709 Penn Gallery.  The show is titled Abstract Jazz Works.  Art and music will provide an exciting blend of visuals and activity for visitors to enjoy”, comments Janis Burley-Wilson, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement and Director of Jazz Programs with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  The opening reception for Abstract Jazz Works is  May 31st from 6-8pm at 709 Penn Gallery.  There will be an artist talk on Sunday, June 9 at Noon, 709 Penn Gallery.

Showcase Noir will be complimented both days with live entertainment from the stages of the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival.  For a complete schedule visit www.pittsburghjazzlive.com

Showcase Noir and  Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival are presented in conjunction with theDollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival (June 7-16). www.3riversartsfest.org

Showcase Noir, Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival and Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival are projects of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  For more information, visit www.TrustArts.org, or call 412-456-6666.

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Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration

THE MUSIC OF JERRY GARCIA COMES TO HEINZ HALL!
Tuesday, June 18 • 7:30PM



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NAACP Johnstown Underground Railroad Recognition

NAACP Johnstown Invites You to Our
Juneteenth Celebration & Recognition!
National Park Service
Underground Railroad Recognition
@ Sandyvale Memorial Garden
in Johnstown PA 15902
Sunday, June 16, 2013 

Johnstown is being recognized
as an Underground Railroad Station (UGRR)
by the National Parks Service on
Sunday, June 16th, 2013
at Sandyvale Memorial Garden (Hornerstown)
1 pm to 5 pm

FREE |  Community Family picnic | FREE
Bring blankets, chairs, picnic baskets
and umbrellas (for the sun)
There will be a DJ, children’s activities
(sponsored by the NPS),
Gospel music and a puppet show



Sandyvale Memorial Garden
is at the corner of Hickory Street Bridge and Horner Street
in Hornerstown. (10.6 acres of flat grassy lawn)

Sandyvale Cemetery, a commemorative site for Underground Railroad activity, is located in the Hornerstown section of the city of Johnstown and became a cemetery in 1856. According to newspaper obituaries, the only remaining source of information, buried in Sandyvale are several conductors of Johnstown's Underground Railroad network; specifically, James Heslop, Charlotte Heslop, John Cushon, Benjamin Slick, and William Slick. It was James Heslop, John Cushon, and William Slick who were involved in the 1837 incident involving two runaway slaves, Patrick and Abraham, who were brought to Johnstown after a harrowing escape from John Sherrard's farm in Bath, Virginia (present-day West Virginia) The abolitionists who worked to save Patrick and Abraham were also responsible for others who managed to obtain freedom with their help. Their story can only be remembered and told at Sandyvale; a cemetery that itself has almost been lost to time due to the ravishing of three major floods in 1889, 1936 and finally 1977. Both Sandyvale and the story of the UGRR are critical to the history of this region.
We invite you to celebrate with us!

We are located 1 hour 20 mins from Pittsburgh.

For More Information & Directions Contact
Alan G. Cashaw
NAACP Johnstown President
814.341.5111
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