Tuesday, July 30, 2013

NAWBO Pgh Pay Tribute to Mary Pam Kilgore

    

CONTACT:
Joanne Quinn-Smith, PR Director
NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh
Jqsdreamweaver@aol.com
412-444-5197

Members of the National Organization of Women (NAWBO) Pittsburgh Chapter
Mourn the Passing of Mary Pam Kilgore as They Celebrate Her Life and Achievements

Mary Pam Kilgore

PITTSBURGH, August 00, 2013 – Mary Pam Kilgore, CMP, President of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Pittsburgh Chapter, 2013-2014, passed away on July  23, 2013, with husband, Robert, daughter, Sarah, and son, Sebastian, by her side at her home in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, following one of many bouts with metastatic cancer.

Valiant woman that Kilgore was, she refused to let her disease define her. In a recent blog, she wrote, “But I am more than my disease. I am a wife, a mother to two grown children, Sarah and Sebastian. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, friend, and business owner. I volunteer. I mentor.”

As NAWBO members now mourn Mary Pam’s passing, they celebrate her life as a wife, mother, businesswoman, and as the founder of her firm, Kilgore Events and Meetings. On July 27, 2013, members of the Pittsburgh Chapter held a memorial service in her honor.

Kilgore joined NAWBO in 2005 and steadily contributed to the effectiveness of the organization during her eight years as a member. In 2008, she received the “Make the Connection” award from NAWBO for making organizations assets to the community.  She rose to President Elect of the Pittsburgh Chapter in 2011, and was elected President for the 2013-14 program year.

She was a key player in the success of Hug-a-Thon Pittsburgh 2012 that won feature coverage in Pittsburgh’s news dailies and coverage by the city’s three, top television stations.

Kilgore also maintained active memberships in a number of other organizations, including Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Business Network International (BNI)  South Hills Chamber of Commerce, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Calliope The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society. Mary Pam was one of the founding volunteers of the annual Pittsburgh Blues Festival Mary Pam was also one for which continued to work throughout 2012

On July 27,2013 at an event at Urban Mountain Gathering Place, NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh awarded Mary Pam Kilgore the Gillian Rudd Founder’s Award.

Gillian Rudd Founder's Award

Nationally, NAWBO Gillian Rudd Business Leadership Award recognizes a woman business owner who has made a significant contribution to the status and visibility of women-owned firms and to the empowerment of women entrepreneurs both nationally and internationally. This award was named after Gillian Rudd, who served as NAWBO’s national president (1987-88) and contributed both strategy and personal charm to NAWBO’s early political advocacy activities. She also was instrumental in helping NAWBO establish the National Foundation for Women Business Owners—now known as the Center for Women’s Business Research.

NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Gives the Gillian Rudd Founder's Award in the same vein, as this award is for someone who contributes unselfishly -- both to NAWBO and the business and nonprofit community.

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by: Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community; creating innovative and effective change in the business culture; building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers.

The Greater Pittsburgh Chapter is the fifth oldest chapter in the country, established in 1975.
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Return of the Zucchini on WQED

COMMUNITY COOKING PROGRAM COMMEMORATES 20 YEARS ON TELEVISION BY REVISITING ORIGINAL SHOW TOPIC
"Return of the Zucchini" premieres Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 22, 2013

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

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

COMMUNITY COOKING PROGRAM COMMEMORATES
20 YEARS ON TELEVISION
BY REVISITING ORIGINAL SHOW TOPIC
Return of the Zucchini
Saturday, September 14, 2013
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

PITTSBURGH—20 years ago, Chris Fennimore would never have guessed that a little garden plot would lead to producing over 100 cooking programs, raising thousands of dollars for public television and causing a major career change.

In the summer of 1993, Fennimore was asked by a friend from church if he’d like to share a plot in a community garden located in Homewood Cemetery. He planted peppers, tomatoes, basil, and three zucchini plants. By mid-July the garden was blooming and there was an abundance of zucchini.

Fennimore asked Nancy Polinsky, then director of continuity at WQED to make a spot asking members of the community for zucchini recipes.

“So I asked Nancy Polinsky, director of continuity at the time if she’d make a promo asking people for zucchini recipes. She asked if it was legal, haha! Turns out it was, and the rest is history as they say,” said Fennimore.

“I thought we’d just get recipes. But we got so much more.”

Photo Credit:  Dave Hallewell
One recipe for Zucchini Boats stands out in Fennimore’s mind. A woman wrote in about her Aunt Margaret who had never married so she joined the family every Thanksgiving for dinner. Not wanting to be a burden she brought Zucchini Boats every year. The family “hated” them, but never said anything since they didn’t want to hurt her feelings. Now that Aunt Margaret is gone, they still make them every Thanksgiving.

“People think they’re just recipes, but they’re not,” said Fennimore. “They are people’s family and cultural history. They’re stories. And the person who sends them holds them in great value. Recipes get into our lives.”

To commemorate that original program, WQED is asking members of the community to send in new zucchini recipes now through the first of September. We’ll print them in a new cookbook and select cooks who will demonstrate their recipes on the air.

Recipes can be e-mailed to recipes@wqed.org or sent by mail to: Zucchini, WQED-TV, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213. Return of the Zucchinis premieres LIVE on WQED-TV Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m.

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.wqedfm.org; 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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Jerry Seinfeld Live Onstage at the Benedum

For Immediate Release
Media Contacts:

Teri LaPlante, JS Touring: teri@jstouring.com
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Miles@TrustArts.org
Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Roth@TrustArts.org


JERRY SEINFELD
TO APPEAR ON STAGE AT THE BENEDUM CENTER
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 at 7:00 p.m.

TICKETS ON SALE, FRIDAY, JULY 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Pittsburgh, PA:  America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the Benedum Center. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2013.

Seinfeld’s tour will visit the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets to this show are on sale Friday, July 26, at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets will be available online at www.TrustArts.org, in person at Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, or charge by phone 412-456-4800.

This event is a JS Touring production.

Photo Credit:  John Shearer

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. The Benedum Center is a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. www.TrustArts.org

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SRU Student Athlete Grady Named to NABC Honors Court

SRU's Jordan Grady named to NABC Honors Court

Rock redshirt sophomore men's basketball student-athlete Jordan Grady was named Wednesday as a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Honors Court for his academic performance

7/17/2013


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Slippery Rock University redshirt sophomore men's basketball student-athlete Jordan Grady was named Wednesday as a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Honors Court.

The Honor Court recognizes "collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2012-13 season," according to an NABC press release, and pays tribute to "the talents and gifts these men possess off the court, and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom."

In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must academically be a junior or senior on an NCAA Division I, II or II or NAIA Division I or II varsity basketball team and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year.

Grady, a junior from Cumberland, Md., appeared in 13 Rock games last winter after transferring from Garrett College in his home state.

A 6-foot-4, 215-pound graduate of Allegany High School, Grady averaged 1.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game last winter for The Rock's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference runner-up and NCAA tournament-qualifying squad.

Grady was named as the PSAC-Western Division "Freshman of the Week" after he recorded season-high totals of 11 points and 12 rebounds in The Rock's home win Dec. 30, 2012 over Ohio University Eastern.

A junior business-finance major academically at SRU, Grady is the younger brother of Rock Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Ian Grady.

Grady was the second Rock men's basketball student-athlete to earn NABC Honors Court recognition in the last two seasons. He joined John Bossle, a senior on the 2011-12 Rock squad, in that elite group.

All told, more than 700 student-athletes from 287 colleges and universities were named as members of the 2012-13 NABC Honors Court. Grady was one of only five PSAC student-athletes honored.

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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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Peter and the Starcatcher Coming to Pgh

For Immediate Release
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

Images available: http://TrustArts.org/press
Search: Star Catcher

Winner of 5 Tony Awards®
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

ANNOUNCES NATIONAL TOUR CAST
TOUR TO LAUNCH IN DENVER ON AUGUST 15

Pittsburgh, PA:  (July 18, 2013) The producers of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the five-time Tony Award®-winning musical play written by Tony Award® nominee Rick Eliceand directed by Tony® Award winner Roger Rees and Tony® Award nominee Alex Timbers, are pleased to announce casting for the National Tour, which kicks off in Denver, CO on August 15, 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.


The PETER AND THE STARCATCHER National Tour cast features Joey deBettencourt (Boy), Megan Stern (Molly), John Sanders (Black Stache) Harter Clingman (Alf), Jimonn Cole (Slank), Nathan Hosner (Lord Aster), Carl Howell (Prentiss), Ian Michael Stuart (Captain Scott), Benjamin Schrader (Mrs. Bumbrake) Luke Smith (Smee), Edward Tournier (Ted), Lee Zarrett (Fighting Prawn), Ben Beckley, Robert Franklin Neill, Rachel Prather and Nick Vidal.


In Pittsburgh PETER AND THE STARCATCHER  will play May 20-25, 2014 at Heinz Hall.  Performances are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday evening at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Single tickets will go on sale in January 2014 and available for purchase by calling (412) 392-4900, visiting the Box Office at Theater Square (655 Penn Avenue) or online at www.TrustArts.org.

For more information about the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh subscription series, please call (412) 456-1390 or email: subscriptions@TrustArts.org. Groups of 10 or more may call (412) 471-6930 or email:groupsales@TrustArts.org or www.TrustArts.org/groupsales.  PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh series is a presentation of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.

The tour route includes the following markets:

2013:
Denver, CO (Denver Center for the Performing Arts)                Aug. 15 – Sept. 1,
Dallas, TX (AT&T Performing Arts Center)                                Sept. 17 – 29
Houston, TX (The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts)       Oct. 15 – 20
San Antonio, TX (Majestic Theatre)                                             Oct. 22 – 27
Seattle, WA (The Moore Theatre)                                                 Oct. 30 – Nov. 3
San Francisco, CA (Curran Theatre)                                              Nov. 5 – Dec. 1
Los Angeles, CA (The Ahmanson Theatre)                                 Dec. 3 – Jan. 12, 2014

2014:
Tempe, AZ (Gammage Auditorium)                                                    Jan. 14 – 19
East Lansing, MI (Wharton Center for the Performing Arts)         Jan. 22 – 26
Washington, DC (Kennedy Center)                                                   Jan. 28 – Feb. 16
Hartford, CT (The Bushnell)                                                                Feb 18 – 23
Providence, RI (Providence Performing Arts Center)                      Feb. 25 – March 3
Utica, NY (Broadway Theatre League of Utica)                                March 4 – 5
St. Louis, MO (Peabody Opera House)                                              March 7 – 9
Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre)                                                 March 11 – 16
Folsom, CA (Harris Center)                                                                   March 25 – 26
Palm Desert, CA (McCallum Theatre)                                                  March 28 – 30
Chicago, IL (Bank of America Theatre)                                               April 2 – 13
Charlotte, NC (Knight Theater)                                                             April 29 – May 4
Baltimore, MD (Hippodrome Theatre)                                                  May 6 – 18
Pittsburgh, PA (Heinz Hall)                                                                    May 20 – 25



In the spirit of the PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Tony Award®-winning sustainable set design, the producers invited the venues on the tour route to contribute reusable items to help build the tour proscenium. Denver sent in Coors bottle caps, Seattle collected wine corks from the bars at their theater and Dallas arranged a special collection drive at Klyde Warren Park to collect items. Additional items donated by the PETER AND THE STARCATCHER tour markets include small children’s toy figures, old silverware, used rope, buttons and whopper poppers, cords, aluminum can lids, old cooking tools, tin can tops, balls and paper tubes.

Set Designer Donyale Werle, who won the 2012 Tony Award® for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, is a leader at the Broadway Green Alliance and has gained much acclaim for her use of salvaged materials in her sets. The Broadway set for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER was made almost entirely of recycled materials.

The rest of the design team for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER includes Paloma Young (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), who all won Tony Awards® for their work on the show, along with Steven Hoggett (Movement), Wayne Barker (Music), Jacob Grigolia‐Rosenbaum (Fight Direction) and Marco Paguia (Music Supervision).


PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, a grown up’s prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best‐selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century‐old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER won five 2012 Tony Awards® (the most of any play of the 2011-2012 season) and was named one of The New York Times, New York Magazine andThe New Yorker’s Top 10 Shows of the Year.

The New York Times hails PETER AND THE STARCATCHER as “the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” New York Post exclaims it is “the gold standard of Peter Pan shows” and Entertainment Weekly calls the show “an absurdly funny fantastical journey.”

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is produced by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes and Disney Theatrical Productions.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for those 10 and up.

Additional show information can be found at www.peterandthestarcatcher.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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Oh Boy! Buddy on Stage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aja Jones
ajones@pittsburghclo.org
412-281-3973 x224


OH BOY!
BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
COMES TO PITTSBURGH JULY 30-AUGUST 4

STAGE MUSICAL INCLUDES OVER TWENTY OF
BUDDY HOLLY AND ROCK & ROLL’S GREATEST HITS



Pittsburgh, PA • July 12, 2013 – Pittsburgh CLO is thrilled to bring the musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story to the Benedum Center July 30 – August 4. Tickets are available online at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square.

In just three short years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock and roll.  Buddy – The Buddy Holly Storycharts his meteoric climb, legendary adventures and tragic fall on the fateful day the music died.  Armed with a Fender Stratocaster guitar, his signature specs and a charismatic blend of rockabilly swagger, Buddy explodes onto the stage in this jukebox musical fully loaded with classics “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Well All Right,” “Not Fade Away” and many more with an encore that will have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles.

Buddy is directed and choreographed by Norb Joerder with creative consultation by Matt Salisbury and music direction by John Banister.

Currently alternating in the title role of Buddy Holly are Andy Christopher and Kurt Jenkins.  The cast also features Joe Cosmo Cogen (Jerry Allison),Ryan G. Dunkin (The Big Bopper), Ryan Jagru (Ritchie Valens), and Sam Weber (Joe B. Mauldin) with Eric Scott Anthony, Greg Bosworth, Jennifer Drew, Steve Gagliastro, Noellia Hernandez, Carrie A. Johnson, Carolyn Malfa, Sean McGibbon, Lacretta Nicole and T. Scott Ross.

About Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
One of the first jukebox musicals, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story has been seen by millions of fans in fifteen countries around the world, including the United States.  The musical premiered in London’s West End in October, 1989, where it ran for twelve years and over 5,000 performances, A Broadway production followed in 1990.  The score includes over twenty of rock and roll’s greatest hits by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and more.

Performance Schedule
Tuesday, July 30 8pm
Wednesday, July 31 8pm
Thursday, August 1 8pm
Friday, August 2 8pm
Saturday, August 3 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, August 4 2pm & 7pm

Tickets
Tickets start at $45.75 and 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 our Group Sales Hotline at 412-325-1582 for more information. Visit pittsburghCLO.org for further information.

Pittsburgh CLO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our Season Sponsors: the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WTAE-TV.

Media members may also access photos and other show materials by visiting the Press Room at pittsburghCLO.org. When prompted, simply enter “pressroom” as the username and “pittstadium” as the password.

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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 18 Broadway shows (24 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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The 2013 Moth Mainstage

For Immediate Release
Media Contacts:

Jenelle Pifer - Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, 412-979-4549 / jenelle.pifer@gmail.com    
Shaunda Miles – Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-1578 / Miles@TrustArts.org
Diana Roth – Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-1578 / Roth@TrustArts.org

Images available at: http://TrustArts.org/press
Search name:  The Moth

THE 2013 MOTH MAINSTAGE
On Point: Stories of Balancing Acts
With Beloved Pittsburgh Actor David Newell of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the fifth-annual local appearance of the New York City storytelling sensation, The Moth, Thursday, August 22, 2013, 7:30 p.m., at Pittsburgh’s Byham Theater. This is the first time the Moth Mainstage show has been presented in the Cultural District, through a new partnership between Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Once again the Moth Mainstage title theme features a Pittsburgh symbol or place: “On Point: Stories of Balancing Acts.” In keeping with this theme, the new and larger venue at the Byham Theater puts The Moth audience closer to Pittsburgh’s famous geographic “Point” than ever before.

Consistently a sell-out, each Mainstage show features five storytellers, a local musician to act as timekeeper, and a charismatic host. The 2013 Moth Mainstage will be hosted by comedian Dan Kennedy, author of three books including his new novel American Spirit, described by one Goodreads reader/reviewer as “an amusing guy-version of an Eat, Pray, Love odyssey.” Kennedy is also known to Moth fans everywhere as the regular host of The Moth’s popular weekly podcast, downloaded more than 15 million times a year, as well as a contributor to McSweeneys.net and GQ magazine.

Joy Ike (Photo Credit:  Joy Ike)
Local storytellers include Pittsburgh actor David Newell, who played Mr. McFeely, the beloved “speedy delivery” man on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. A longtime friend of Fred Rogers, Newell continues to serve as director of public relations for The Fred Rogers Company and travel the world making appearances as Mr. McFeely. Four additional visiting and local storytellers are to be announced. Pittsburgh singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joy Ike, with a new album and a national fan base, will perform musical accompaniment and keep the tellers to their time limits on stage.

Called “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” by the Wall Street Journal, The Moth is an acclaimed nonprofit dedicated to the art of storytelling. The Moth has presented more than 10,000 stories by people of all walks of life via stage shows, weekly podcasts, and a Peabody Award-winning radio special, The Moth Radio Hour (broadcast locally on 90.5 WESA).

Following the success of the first three Mainstage events, The Moth debuted a Pittsburgh branch of its beloved StorySLAM, a monthly open-mic storytelling competition, in October 2011. Pittsburgh is one of 13 cities nationwide to host a StorySLAM, and sell-out crowds of over 300 have packed venues in Pittsburgh’s South Side as 10 interested locals, chosen randomly and live, take the stage each month.

This special event is presented in partnership with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. Media sponsors are Pop City and WESA 90.5fm. Tickets are available online at www.pittsburghlectures.org, by phone at 412-622-8866, or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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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SRU Football Quintet Garner All American Honors

Rock football quintet garners Pre-Season All-American honors

Quindell Dean, Jaimire Dutrieuille, Anthony Saunders, LaQuinn Stephens-Howling and Derek Walker were among the players named to the 25th Annual USA College Football Division II Pre-Season All-Americans team

ROSELAND, N.J. – Five members of the 2013 Slippery Rock University football team were recently included on the 25th Annual USA College Football Division II Pre-Season All-Americans roster.

Derek Walker
Senior defensive end Derek Walker and senior cornerback Anthony Saunders were both named to third-team honors, while senior linebacker Quindell Dean, sophomore return specialist Jaimire Dutrieuille and senior wide receiver LaQuinn Stephens-Howling each earned honorable mention status.

The preseason honors came on the heels of the Rock quintet earning second-team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division honors last fall.

Walker, a native of Pittsburgh and graduate of Brashear High School, recorded 37 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss (-38 yards) and 3.5 quarterback sacks (-36 yards) in 2012. Walker also batted down one pass and was credited with one quarterback hurry.

Anthony Saunders
A native of New Kensington and graduate of Valley High School, Saunders led the PSAC in passes defended with 17 and ranked eighth in interceptions with three. Saunders returned two INTs for touchdowns, 50 yards at Seton Hill in the season opener (Aug. 30) and 42 yards vs. Gannon (Sept. 15), and ranked fourth on the team with 62 total tackles.
Quindell Dean

Dean, a native of Uniontown and graduate of Uniontown High School, was The Rock’s second leading tackler last fall with 79 total tackles. Included in his takedown total were seven tackles for loss (-45 yards) and four QB sacks (-35 yards). Dean also intercepted one pass, which he returned 27 yards, broke up nine passes and recorded one QB hurry.
JaimireDutrieille

Dutrieuille, who hails from Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Woodland Hills High School, averaged 28.6 yards on 24 kickoff returns, including a 92-yarder for a touchdown vs. Gannon (Sept. 15), as a true freshman in 2012. Dutrieuille also caught 28 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns in The Rock’s spread offense.

LaQuinn Stephens-Howling

A Johnstown native and graduate of Greater Johnstown High School, Stephens-Howling, was The Rock’s top pass receiver last fall with 37 catches for 464 yards and five touchdowns.

Dean, Walker and Saunders headline a group of eight Rock defensive starters returning for the 2013 season. Led by Stephens-Howling, The Rock also return eight starters on offense, and Dutrieuille is one of two specialists returning.

The Rock, under the leadership of 26-year head coach George Mihalik, finished the 2012 season with a 6-5 overall record and tied for third place in the final PSAC-Western Division standings.

The Green and White open their 2013 schedule Sept. 7 with a road game at Northwood University in Midland, Mich. before hosting Shippensburg University the following week in the home opener at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.
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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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Acclaimed Potted Potter at the Byham

For Immediate Release
Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org

Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org



 CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HARRY POTTER PARODY 
IS COMING TO PITTSBURGH
 POTTED POTTER- 
THE UNAUTHORIZED HARRY EXPERIENCE
A PARODY BY DAN AND JEFF
 Byham Theater
  November 20-24, 2013

SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
& HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY POTTER!

Pittsburgh, PA:  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the hit off-Broadway show Potted Potter - The Unauthorized Harry Experience-A Parody by Dan and Jeff, at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh, PA from November 20-24, 2013.   Single tickets are on sale Wednesday, July 31 and happy birthday Harry Potter!  Ticket prices start at $35.  For information, visit www.TrustArts.org, call (412) 456-6666, or in person: Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.  This performance is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.

Performance schedule: Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 22, 8:0 0p.m.; Saturday, November 23, 2:00 &8:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 24, 1:00 & 6:30 p.m.

A critic's Pick by the New York Times, New York Magazine, and Time Out London, Potted Potter won the prestigious 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment & Family Show; playing to sold out houses worldwide.  “Potted Potter casts the perfect spell over the audience" raved the New York Times.
Potted Potter is written and performed by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner with direction by Richard Hurst.  The creative team includes Simon Scullion (Sets),Tim Mascall (Lighting), Phil Innes (Music), Richard Hurst (additional material) and Hanna Berrigan (Associate Director).

Corey Ross/Starvox Entertainment and James Seabright/Potted Productions are the producers of Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff. Said Corey Ross, president of Starvox Entertainment,“After a wildly successful extended run at New York’s Little Shubert Theater we are delighted to finally hit the road.” Adding., “Potted Potter is a wonderfully entertaining time for all ages, both fans and neophytes of the Harry Potter phenomenon alike and we are planning for even more tour dates into 2013.”
Potted Potter - Wand Duo Courtesy of Potted Potter:  The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff

Written and performed by former BBC Television hosts Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the play takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing, or “potting”, all seven Harry Potter books into 70 madcap minutes, aided only by multiple costume changes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. The show also invites audiences to engage with a real life game of Quidditch, but according to Clarkson and Turner’s unique set of rules.

Whether you camped outside a bookstore for three days awaiting the release of the Deathly Hallows or you don’t know the difference between a Horcrux and a Hufflepuff, the comedy, magic and mayhem of Potted Potter makes for an entertaining and hilarious visit to the theatre. The fast-paced show, which has made audiences aged six to Dumbledore roar with laughter all over the world, is perfect for the entire family. The Daily Telegraph raves, “A fabulously funny parody…will tickle the funny bone of every age group.” The New York Post writes the show is  “…a zany hoot!” while Time Magazine for Kids simply declares that Potted Potter is"...an AWESOME show!"

Dan Clarkson graduated from Bretton Hall in 2000 with a spring in his step and a smile on his face. He is best known for being one half of the double act Dan and Jeff, creators of both Potted Potter and Potted Pirates. Last year with Jeff, Dan had a fantastic time presenting on CBBC, appearing on Blue Peter and TMI as well as getting his first ever piece of fan mail! Other TV credits include Big Brother’s Little Brother, Where the Heart Is, Coronation Street and Emmerdale. Film includes The Usual Children, The Guilty Hunter and Finding Beckham. Theatre includes Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Little Shop of Horrors, Art and Sketch Machine.

Jefferson Turner graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2002, and after three years of various TIE, fringe and panto appearances met and started working with Dan in 2005. In the last five years, he has been an Ugly Sister, co-written and starred in Potted Potter and Potted Pirates, appeared on Newsnight, Richard & Judyand Big Brother’s Little Brother. With Dan he has carved a successful children’s TV career, starting with regular appearances on Blue Peter in 2005, and has since appeared on The Slammer and TMI, as well as being a permanent resident of the CBBC office for over a year, starting in 2008.

What are you waiting for!?  Now is the time for all good Potter fans to discover this hilarity firsthand!

Visit Potted Potter
 www.PottedPotter.com
and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PottedPotter.

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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Women of Achievement Awards Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE
Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 5, 2014 for the 8th Annual Celebrate & Share Women of Achievement Awards ~ A Celebration of Women’s History Month.

Each year the Women of Achievement Awards committee, hosted by Allegheny County District Attorney and Mrs. Stephen and Mary Zappala, extends a request to past attendees to submit nominations for this annual event in celebration of the outstanding achievements and contribution of women in the Pittsburgh region.

If you would like to submit a nomination, please go to our website and complete our new online form at http://cribsforkids.org/womenofachievementawards/ ; or download the form attached and fax to (412)322-5686; or mail to the address below.   The deadline to submit your nomination is Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

It is our great pleasure to honor amazing women in our region each year who contribute so immensely to our community and we welcome your referrals.  If you are interested in a sponsorship role for the 2014 event please see information also provide on the event page or contact Heather Glaser at 412.322.5680 ext 5, hglaser@cribsforkids.org.

Thank you!


Heather R. Glaser
Director of PR and Development
Cribs for Kids®
810 River Ave., Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: (412) 322-5680 x 5
Fax: (412) 322-5686
www.cribsforkids.org
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Rodriguez Dennehy to Deliver Duquesne's Commencement Address

Contacts        
Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy                Hank Walshak
Rodriguez and Associates                   412-831-3023
412-298-1733                                    hankwalshak@verizon.net
erodriguezandassociates.com


Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy, Founder and President
Of Rodriguez & Associates, To Deliver Commencement Address at
Duquesne University’s at School of Leadership and Professional Advancement

PITTSBURGH, July 26, 2013 — Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy, Founder and President of Rodriguez & Associates, lead faculty at the Duquesne University Women’s Executive Leadership Program, and author of Can You Afford to Ignore Me, will deliver the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class of the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at the A.J. Palumbo Center.  Ms. Rodriguez Dennehy has served as adjunct faculty at Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement for the last 10 years, teaching Business Ethics, Information Ethics, and Diversity in the Workforce.

Rodriguez & Associates is an international, strategic consulting firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The firm specializes in customized, leadership-development programs for women related consulting services to help organizations manage and develop female talent.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Buddy Holly Story At Benedum


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aja Jones
ajones@pittsburghclo.org
412-281-3973 x224





OH BOY!

BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY

COMES TO PITTSBURGH JULY 30-AUGUST 4



STAGE MUSICAL INCLUDES OVER TWENTY OF

BUDDY HOLLY AND ROCK & ROLL’S GREATEST HITS



Pittsburgh, PA • July 12, 2013 – Pittsburgh CLO is thrilled to bring the musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story to the Benedum Center July 30 – August 4.  Tickets are available online at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square.

In just three short years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock and roll.  Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story charts his meteoric climb, legendary adventures and tragic fall on the fateful day the music died.  Armed with a Fender Stratocaster guitar, his signature specs and a charismatic blend of rockabilly swagger, Buddy explodes onto the stage in this jukebox musical fully loaded with classics “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Well All Right,” “Not Fade Away” and many more with an encore that will have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles.

Buddy is directed and choreographed by Norb Joerder with creative consultation by Matt Salisbury and music direction by John Banister.

Currently alternating in the title role of Buddy Holly are Andy Christopher and Kurt Jenkins.  The cast also features Joe Cosmo Cogen (Jerry Allison), Ryan G. Dunkin (The Big Bopper), Ryan Jagru (Ritchie Valens), and Sam Weber (Joe B. Mauldin) with Eric Scott Anthony, Greg Bosworth, Jennifer Drew, Steve Gagliastro, Noellia Hernandez, Carrie A. Johnson, Carolyn Malfa, Sean McGibbon, Lacretta Nicole and T. Scott Ross.

About Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

One of the first jukebox musicals, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story has been seen by millions of fans in fifteen countries around the world, including the United States.  The musical premiered in London’s West End in October, 1989, where it ran for twelve years and over 5,000 performances, A Broadway production followed in 1990.  The score includes over twenty of rock and roll’s greatest hits by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and more.

Performance Schedule

Tuesday, July 30 8pm

Wednesday, July 31 8pm

Thursday, August 1 8pm

Friday, August 2 8pm

Saturday, August 3 2pm & 8pm

Sunday, August 4 2pm & 7pm

 Tickets
Tickets start at $45.75 and 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 our Group Sales Hotline at 412-325-1582 for more information. Visit pittsburghCLO.org for further information.

Pittsburgh CLO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our Season Sponsors: the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WTAE-TV.

Media members may also access photos and other show materials by visiting the Press Room at pittsburghCLO.org. When prompted, simply enter “pressroom” as the username and “pittstadium” as the password.

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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 18 Broadway shows (24 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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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Productive Machine Multimedia Exhibit at 709 Penn Gallery


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org
Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org

MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT ANNOUNCED  
709 PENN GALLERY
Chris McGinnis: The Productive Machine
July 12 – September 1, 2013

Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced multimedia exhibit opening at 709 Penn Gallery, Chris McGinnis: The Productive Machine.  The exhibit will be open to the public from Friday, July 12 through Sunday, September 1, 2013.  McGinnis’ multimedia exhibit will feature oil paintings and video installations that explore American optimism and utopianism through the lens of industrial culture, past and present.  Artworks from this series draw inspiration from Marx's theory of reification, scientific management and examples of collective optimism including Busby Berkely's dance routines and the 1939 New York World’ s Fair.  McGinnis’ exhibit references 20th century entertainment including films and musical productions and the extent to which mechanical thought infiltrated the minds of both the country's most creative thinkers and their audiences.  “20th century American modernity came to embody the characteristics of industrial democracy, which centralized the role of the worker and his family within an endless chain of mass-production and consumption, ”  says McGinnis.  “These characteristics have since become a recognizable part of national identity.  I am interested in the reciprocal influences that created this phenomenon and the unlikely relationships that provide evidence of an entirely mechanical culture. ”


Chris McGinnis earned a Master of Fine Arts from University of Arizona and published his thesis “Progress and the Great Productive Machine.”  McGinnis participates nationally and internationally with artist-in-residence programs, such as LOMEA Arts Symposium in Rousse, Bulgaria. His work has been published in National Studio Visit Magazine, European Art Magazine, The MFA Now, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  McGinnis’ works have been on exhibit in museums, galleries and universities throughout the United States and abroad.   As both artist and educator, McGinnis has taught at Carnegie Mellon University and University of Arizona, as well as other institutions in the U.S.   McGinnis is currently Assistant Professor of Art and Director of the Kipp Gallery at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  For more information about the artist, visitwww.chrismcginnisart.com

ABOUT 709 PENN GALLERY

709 Penn Gallery is a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  The gallery is located at 709 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.  Gallery 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.  For more information about all gallery exhibits featured in the Cultural District, please visit:www.TrustArts.org.

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.

Photos Courtesy of Chris McGinnis
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Diana Ross Greatest Hits Tour

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, AT HEINZ HALL 


































Diana Ross
Heinz Hall   Presented by Ed Atamian   412-392-4900 
August 20, 2013
Presented by Ed Atamian
Artists
Diana Ross, vocalist

About This Performance
The one and only Diana Ross will be making summer nights red hot as she comes to Heinz Hall on August 20th at 8 p.m. The legendary icon will perform her greatest hits in a spectacular live show. Ms. Ross will be pulling out all the stops with breathtaking costumes and stage designs.

Venue Details
Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave | Pittsburgh, PA | 15222 |

Performance Dates
Tue, Aug 20, 2013
8:00 PM

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Trivino Gets First Pro Start


Ex-Rock standout pitcher Lou Trivino set for first professional start

Former Rock pitching standout Lou Trivino, the 11th-round pick of the Oakland Athletics in this year's amateur baseball draft, is scheduled to make his first professional start tonight (Monday) at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio

7/15/2013


NILES, Ohio – Former Slippery Rock University pitching standout Lou Trivino said Sunday he's "eager and excited, but not anxious" to make his first professional start.

First pitch for tonight's New York-Penn League, short-season Class A game between the Trivino-led Vermont Lake Monsters and hosting Mahoning Valley Scrappers at Eastwood Field is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Vermont is the short-season Class A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, while the Scrappers are members of the Cleveland Indians' organization.

Trivino said he will be limited to 65 pitches or five innings, whichever comes first, in his initial pro start.

Trivino prepared for tonight's start by pitching four and one-third innings in his last outing, a July 10 relief performance at Batavia (N.Y.). He allowed two earned runs on two hits, struck out three and walked one in that outing.

A 6-foot-5, 225-pound right-hander who pitched three seasons at SRU, Trivino has compiled an 0-1 record and 3.86 earned run in four relief appearances to date. He has recorded eight strikeouts and walked six in 11.2 innings thus far.

The 11th-round (341st overall) pick of the A's in this year's amateur baseball draft, Trivino made his professional debut June 23 in a home against the Boston Red Sox's single-A affiliate, the Lowell(Mass.) Spinners. He struck out one and gave up one hit in two innings.

"I was working on pure adrenalin that night," Trivino said. "I was throwing hard, but I really didn't know where the pitch was going. I was too excited. The next game, I settled down and I've been fine ever since."

Coming out of the bullpen has "definitely been a different experience" for Trivino, who said "I think I've pitched in relief maybe three times before this summer."

The biggest difference, according to Trivino, is the amount of time he gets to warm up. "You have to make sure you're always stretched and ready to go. Thus far, I've been able to do that."

The bottom line, Trivino said, is "no matter whether you are the starter, reliever, closer or middle-inning guy, you're living the dream. You're playing professional baseball."

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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