Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rock Men's B-ball Rolls over Ohio U Eastern


Eric Raleigh
Rock men's basketball team rolls past Ohio University Eastern, 113-72



SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. ­ Junior forward Eric Raleigh recorded a 29-point, 10-rebound ³double-double² Sunday afternoon to lead the Slippery Rock University men¹s basketball team to an easy 113-72 win over visiting Ohio University Eastern.


Raleigh was one of two Rock players to have 10 or more points and 10 or rebounds in the game. Redshirt sophomore swingman Jordan Grady finished the game with 16 points and 13 rebounds.


The Rock also got double-digit scoring efforts from junior guard Matej Delinac, who scored 14 points, and redshirt sophomore guard Maxx Rynd, who had 10 points.


Rock head coach Kevin Reynolds (102-52 career record) substituted liberally throughout the game as reflected by the fact each member of the starting five only logged a total of eight minutes of action.


SRU tied a school record for most points in an opening half of action in the process of building a 71-38 advantage at the intermission.


Sunday¹s win was SRU¹s fifth consecutive and improved the NCAA Division II Green and White¹s season record to 5-1.


Ohio University Eastern, a member of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference, saw its season record drop to 1-5.


SRU, after playing two games in less than 48 hours, are idle until Nov. 30 when it will host Lake Erie College in a 3 p.m. game in Morrow Field House.


The Rock won a 74-55 decision last Saturday at Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division rival California (Pa.).


The Nov. 30 game is the second of three consecutive home games The Rock will play. SRU hosts PSAC-West rival Gannon University in an 8 p.m. game Dec. 4.


The Rock made 54% (42 of 78) of their field-goal attempts vs. Ohio University Eastern, hit 15 of 33 (45%) shots from 3-point range and made 14 of 16 (88%) free throws. SRU also held a dominating 57-23
rebounding advantage but were on the high side of a 14-6 turnover comparison.


Ohio University Eastern shot 36% (22 of 62) from the field, 50% (11 of 22) from 3-point range and 71% (17 of 24) from the foul line.


Sunday¹s win was The Rock¹s eighth in as many meetings with Ohio University Eastern. SRU has scored 100 or more points in six of those games. The Green and White have surpassed the century mark in scoring nine times in Reynolds¹ six seasons as their head coach.
 

Bob McComas
Sports Information Director
Slippery Rock University
1 Morrow Way - Room 201 Old Main
Slippery Rock, Pa. 16057
Office: 724.738.2777Fax: 724.738.4761
Cell: 724.421.5658
Email: robert.mccomas@sru.edu
www.sru.edu

A ROCK SOLID Education

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Auditions for The Devil's Arithmetic

Prime Stage Theatre Announces Auditions for World Premiere of The Devil’s Arithmetic
From the Newbery Award Winning novel by Jane Yolen
     
                                                                       
PITTSBURGH – Prime Stage Theatre is excited to announce the auditions for the world premiere of The Devil’s Arithmetic from the Newbery Award Winning novel by Jane Yolen.

Adapted by Barry Komhauser and directed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith, auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11 from 6 to 9 pm at The Oakland School, 362 McKee Place.

We are seeking male and female actors from the ages of 14 to adult. Actors should prepare a one to two minute dramatic monologue, a resume and headshot.

The project includes seated readings of the script. The show opens May 10 running to May 18 at The Hazlett Theater. Performances include four weekday student matinees.

To schedule an audition, visit our website at www.primestage.com.

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Puppet Making Workshops for Kids of All Ages

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PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES

PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOPS IN DECEMBER
 FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE
FEDEX GROUND PARADE
 PART OF HIGHMARK FIRST NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2014

PITTSBURGH, PA:  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces two Puppet Making Workshops, one for adults (21+) and one for children and families, will be held in December.  The puppets will be part of the FedEx Ground Parade that takes place on Tuesday, December 31st during the 20th anniversary of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.


The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Education and Community Engagement Department will host the workshops taught by Cheryl Capezzuti, owner of Studio Capezzuti and creative director for the parade.  The Puppet Making Workshops will focus on this year’s parade theme, Special Delivery.  Participants will design, build, and paper mâché their work all in one workshop and their creations will be showcased as part of the FedEx Ground Parade on December 31st, at 8:00 p.m., along Penn Avenue in the Cultural District.


PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
Workshop For Adults 21+:
Puppet Making Happy Hour for the FedEx Ground Parade,
part of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2014
Thursday, December 12, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh
This workshop, for adults 21+ and IDs required for entry, will include food, drinks and DJ SMI.  This workshop is free; advance registration is recommended.


Workshop For Children and Families:
Family Puppet Making Workshop for the FedEx Ground Parade,
part of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2014.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh
This workshop for children and families is free; advance registration is recommended.
 To register for a workshop, visit: www.TrustArts.org/FirstNightPgh or call 412-471-6079.


About Highmark First Night Pittsburgh
Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is an arts-focused and family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.  It is the largest single-day celebration in the region offering around 150 events at nearly 50 indoor and outdoor locations within the 14-block Cultural District.  The celebration offers something for everyone.  For more information visit: www.TrustArts.org/FirstNightPgh

Highmark First Night Pittsburgh is a licensee of First Night® USA, the national association of community-based New Year’s Eve arts festivals.  First Night® promotes, licenses, and supports the development of First Night® festivals in communities across the United States through First Night® USA. There are currently about 75 First Night® festivals presented by a broad range of nonprofit organizations and municipal agencies in cities and towns across the United States.  First Night® organizers share a commitment to promoting the performing and visual arts as catalysts for unifying their citizens on New Year’s Eve (and beyond) through creativity, imagination, and participation.

About 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 Earns Playoff Berth

Rock football team earns NCAA playoff berth

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – After watching other teams have all the fun for the last 13 seasons, the Slippery Rock University football team is going dancing again.

The Rock were the No. 5 seed in the six-team NCAA Division II Super Region 1 field announced Sunday afternoon by the NCAA office via a videoconference on www.ncaa.com.


As a result, the Green and White, who earned their first NCAA tournament berth since 1999, travel to fourth-seeded Winston-Salem State University for a first-round game Saturday.

SRU, which lost a 42-38 decision at Bloomsburg University in last Saturday's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship Game, takes a 9-2 record into the NCAA opening-round game.

Winston-Salem State, last year's national runner-up, owns a 9-1 record. The Rams' final game, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association title game, was canceled last Saturday in the wake of an altercation at the pre-game banquet last Friday.

Virginia State, which was the No. 6 team in the super region ranking a week ago, received a postseason ban after one of its student-athletes was arrested for assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback.

The Rock, one of only 24 Division II teams that punched their dance ticket Sunday, had a seven-game win streak snapped by last Saturday's loss in Bloomsburg.

Winston-Salem State has won nine consecutive games after losing its season opener to UNC-Pembroke.

Shepherd University of West Virginia, the super region's only unbeaten team (10-0), received the No. 1 seed in this year's Super Region 1 competition. PSAC champion Bloomsburg (10-1) earned the No. 2 seed with its win over The Rock last Saturday.

American International College (9-2), the Northeast-10 Conference champion, earned the No. 6 seed and will travel to third-seeded West Chester (10-1) for a first-round game Saturday.

Shepherd and Bloomsburg, as the top seeds in the super-region competition, earned first-round byes.

The winner of the Rock-WSSU game travels to Shepherd for a second-round game Nov. 30, while the West Chester-American International winner goes to Bloomsburg for a second-round game.

The highest-seeded team at the conclusion of second-round action hosts the super-region championship/national quarterfinal game Dec. 7. The national semifinal is scheduled for Dec. 14 with the national championship game set Dec. 21 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Ala.

The NCAA playoff appearance will be the fourth for a George Mihalik-coached Rock team. SRU competed in three consecutive playoffs from 1997-99, highlighted by a regional championship in 1998.

The Rock earned the No. 1 seed in the region in 1997, 1998 and 1999, when they hosted and won a first-round game each season. SRU also hosted and won second- and third-round games in 1998 before losing an opening-round game to PSAC-Western Division rival Indiana (Pa.) in 1999.

SRU's bid for the national championship ended with a second-round loss at New Haven (Conn.) in 1997 and a national semifinal loss at Carson-Newman (Tenn.) in 1998.

Bob McComas
Sports Information Director
Slippery Rock University
1 Morrow Way - Room 201 Old Main
Slippery Rock, Pa. 16057
Office: 724.738.2777
Fax: 724.738.4761
Cell: 724.421.5658
Email: robert.mccomas@sru.edu
www.sru.edu

A ROCK SOLID Education

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Undercroft Opera Presents Norma

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Undercroft Opera presents Bellini tragedy Norma
A fiery love triangle set among ancient, warring planets

(Pittsburgh, PA—November 12, 2013)  Love. Revenge. War. And the masterful music of Vincenzo Bellini propels Norma, a tragic romance, set by Undercroft Opera in ancient times on another planet. Norma, the high priestess of a sacred order and her lover, leader of enemies from a warring planet, ignite a turbulent chain of events.

Charlene Canty and Kelly Lynch (Norma)

Undercroft Opera opens its 2013-2014 season, TALES OF MYTH AND MAGIC, with Norma, Thurs., Fri., and Sat., Nov. 21, 22 and 23 at 7 pm and Sun., Nov. 24 at 2 pm, Seton Center Auditorium, 1900 Pioneer Ave., in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Brookline (15226). Tickets and information at:www.undercroftopera.org. Call 412.422.7919. Admission is $15-38, with discounts for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted at half price. Tickets are on sale atwww.undercroftopera.org and at the door.

Norma is directed by Patrick Brannan and accompanied by the Undercroft Orchestra, conducted by Walter Morales.
Charlene Canty

“Norma depicts an explosive love triangle set in an unfamiliar world,” says Brannan, who is directing his third Undercroft production, after staging Carmen, Barber of Seville, and Susannah for the company.

Norma, high priestess of an ancient sacred order, has secretly broken her vow of chastity for the love of a soldier, Pollione, who happens to be the leader of the enemy's occupying force. The people are calling for war, but Norma urges patience. When Pollione abandons Norma (and their secret children) for another priestess, Adalgisa, Norma swears revenge.

Kelly Lynch

“But something proves stronger than vengeance,” says Brannan, “and Norma's fate propels this bel canto masterpiece to an unbelievable finale.”

"Norma is truly the pinnacle of the bel canto genre,” says Mary Beth Sederburg, Undercroft artistic director. “This is an exciting event because Norma has not been seen by local audiences since Pittsburgh Opera's 1997 production. It has never been attempted by a smaller company in Pittsburgh until now, and boasts not one, but two full casts, a large chorus and full orchestra.

“Not only do we plan to bring Norma back to Pittsburgh audiences,” says Sederburg, “we are taking it to a whole other world. Our production will evoke the ancient world with a sci-fi twist." The production features a multi-level set and laser effects.  A three-dimensional "floating" medallion represents the energy source of Norma and her people.

“We are consulting with Dr. David Snoke, head of the laser lab at the University of Pittsburgh,” Sederburg says.  “He is working with our lighting designer Carolyn Jones, and her assistant Macklin Stanley to create some thrilling effects.”

THE COMPANY
Norma is sung by Kelly Lynch and Charlene Canty. Diana Cantrelle and Mary Beth Sederburg sing the role of Adalgisa, a priestess and Norma’s companion who is wooed by Pollione. Pollione, the Roman proconsul in Gaul who leaves Norma for Adalgisa, is sung by Robert Frankenberry and Seth Gruber.
The cast also includes: Milutin Lazich and Jonathan Stuckey as Oroveso, Norma’s father; Jessica Spafford as Clotilde, Norma’s friend; and William Strom as Flavio, Pollione’s companion.

The artistic team includes: Chorus Master - Ben Filippone; Rehearsal Accompanist/Vocal Coach – Lucas Barkley; Stage Manager – Dennis Robinson; Set Designer – Christine Lee; Lighting Designer – Carolyn Jones; Costume Designer - Robin Geisler; Surtitles Engineer – Sean G. Donaldson; Technical Director – Neil Sederburg.

ABOUT THE OPERA
A tragedia lirica in two acts, Norma was composed by Vincenzo Bellini with libretto by Felice Romani after Norma, ossia L'infanticidio (Norma, or The Infanticide) by Alexandre Soumet. First produced at La Scala on December 26, 1831, it is generally regarded as an example of the supreme height of thebel canto tradition. "Casta diva" is one of the most familiar arias of the nineteenth century. The title role is generally considered one of the most difficult in the soprano repertoire. It calls for tremendous vocal control of range, flexibility, and dynamics. It contains a wide range of emotions: conflict of personal and public life, romantic life, maternal love, friendship, jealousy, murderous intent, and resignation.

ABOUT UNDERCROFT OPERA
Undercroft Opera exclusively showcases local talent in traditional operatic productions. The vision of Undercroft, founded in 2006, is to provide Pittsburgh area singers and instrumentalists with an artistic outlet and a greater sense of community, while giving Pittsburgh audience members the opportunity to discover and experience the operatic talent that is literally in their own backyard.

THE UNDERCROFT SEASON CONTINUES
The TALES OF MYTH AND MAGIC season continues with Undercroft Opera’s production of Mozart’s charming adventure The Magic Flute, sung in English, May 29-June 1, 2014 at Antonian Theatre, Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Conducted by Walter Morales and Directed by Patrick Brannan, sorcery and symbolism are the backdrop for this enchanting love story.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Join the Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus for Christmas Carols

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HELLO LADIES OF ALL AGES.
Do you love Christmas?  Do you love Christmas Carols?  So does the Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus!  And we are inviting you to join us singing three familiar carols on our annual show Saturday, December 14th.  The show will be at the Rea Auditorium of Sewickley Academy.  In addition to performing with us you will be admitted free to enjoy our performance and the hilariously funny quartet, The Hot Air Buffoons.  Rehearsals for the performance will be Monday evenings from 7:00-7:45 at the Coraopolis United Methodist Church, 1205 Ridge Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108.  For more information please contact Mary Ann at 412-279-6062 or masember@mac.com.

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Prime Stage Theatre Presents The Kennedy Legacy on 50th Anniversary of Assassination


Prime Stage Theatre Remembers JFK in The Kennedy Legacy
Remember JFK through his speeches and sharing at this 50th Anniversary Tribute
                                                                             
PITTSBURGH – Prime Stage Theatre is honored to present The Kennedy Legacy as part of 2nd Stage at Prime Stage on the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Directed by Dek Ingram, The Kennedy Legacy engages the audience in excerpts from powerful speeches of JFK read by local actors. The audience will get to share where they were and what they remember on that Friday 50 years ago: November 22, 1963.

Make Nov. 22 a special day - Enjoy hor's doerves at Max’s Allegheny Tavern, located at 537 Suismon Street on the North Side, beginning at 7:00 pm with the presentation running from 7:30-8:30pm. Then enjoy the fireworks of Light Up Night after.

Limited seating is available.

Tickets are $15 and available in advance only.

For more information on the show or to buy tickets, visit www.primestage.com.


                                                                                                             
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Honeck to Conduct NY Philharmonic

For Immediate Release
Nov. 12, 2013



PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSIC DIRECTOR TO GUEST CONDUCT WITH NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

PITTSBURGH—On December 10, 2013, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the New York Philharmonic in an all-Dvoøák program featuring German violin superstar Anne-Sophie Mutter. Honeck made his conducting debut with the New York Philharmonic last season.
Following the successful European Festivals tour that brought the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to five countries in August and September, Maestro Honeck’s upcoming U.S. conducting schedule also includes his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra on November 14-16 and his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on November 21-23, followed by performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on February 20-22, and the return of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Carnegie Hall for the final performance of Spring for Music on May 10.


In Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, Honeck will conduct the orchestra in a program featuring the Carnival Overture, the tuneful, dancing Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” which originally premiered with the New York Philharmonic. Honeck and Mutter have a long, collaborative history of creating music together. Mutter was a featured soloist on the Pittsburgh Symphony’s most recent European tour and her latest CD, “Dvoøák,” was recorded with the Berliner Philharmoniker under the direction of Honeck. This month, Honeck’s latest CD with the Pittsburgh Symphony—“Strauss”—was issued by Reference Recordings.

More information about or tickets for this concert can be found at www.nyphil.org

Manfred Honeck was appointed the ninth music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in January 2007, and began his tenure at the start of the 2008-2009 season. After a first extension in 2009, his contract was extended for the second time in February 2012, now through the 2019-2020 season. Honeck was born in Austria and studied music at the Academy of Music in Vienna. An accomplished violinist and violist, he spent more than 10 years as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra.  He began his career as conductor of Vienna's Jeunesse Orchestra, which he co-founded, and as assistant to Claudio Abbado at the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in Vienna. In 2010, Honeck was awarded an honorary doctorate from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. Apart from his numerous tasks as conductor, he has been artistic director of the “International Concerts Wolfegg” in Germany for more than 15 years. Honeck served as principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra from 2008 to 2011, a position he has resumed for another three years at the beginning of the 2013-2014 season. As a guest conductor, Honeck has worked with major orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic and in the United States with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington and Boston Symphony Orchestra.

For more than 35 years, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has sustained a career of exceptional musicianship with an unwavering commitment to the future of classical music. Since her international debut at the Lucerne Festival in 1976, followed by a solo appearance with Herbert von Karajan at the Salzburg Whitsun Concerts, Mutter has performed in all the major concert halls of Europe, Asia and North and South America. In addition to performing and recording the established masterpieces of the violin repertoire, Mutter champions 20th- and 21st-century violin repertoire for both orchestral and chamber music settings. She also devotes her time to numerous charity projects and supports the development of young, exceptionally talented musicians. In 2013, Mutter performs in Asia, Europe and North America. The world premiere of Currier’s Ringtone Variations for violin and double bass, a work commissioned by The Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, provides the prelude for a tour of Asia with the Mutter Virtuosi. That ensemble, under the musical direction of Mutter herself, consists of 14 of the foundation’s current and former scholarship students. Additional highlights throughout the year include a concert in Warsaw in celebration of Lutos³awski’s 100th birthday and a recital in Carnegie Hall on the 25th anniversary of Mutter’s debut there. Her honors include the Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award, European St. Ulrich’s Prize, Brahms Prize, Erich Fromm Prize, Gustav Adolf Prize, Cristóbal Gabarrón Foundation’s International Scenic Arts Award, International Ernst von Siemens Music Prize and Leipzig Mendelssohn Award, as well as an honorary doctorate from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

Editors Please Note:

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.

“ALL-DVOØÁK PROGRAM FEATURING ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER”
AVERY FISHER HALL, NEW YORK, NY
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
MANFRED HONECK, conductor
ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER, violin

Antonín Dvoøák:             Carnival Overture
Antonín Dvoøák:             Violin Concerto
Antonín Dvoøák:             Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

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Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org
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Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: jdefrancesco@pittsburghsymphony.org


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Christine Lavin & Uncle Bonsai at The Roots Cellar

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


CALLIOPE PRESENTS
CHRISTINE LAVIN & UNCLE BONSAI
JUST ONE ANGEL

(Pittsburgh, PA)- Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society welcomes Christine Lavin & Uncle Bonsai in Just One Angel to THE ROOTS CELLAR, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Shadyside, on Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:30 PM.

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

“Christine Lavin is wildly entertaining.” -The New Yorker

“Uncle Bonsai’s exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop”   -The New York Times

Celebrate the holidays at one of the funniest and most musically satisfying concerts you’ll ever experience. Singer-Songwriter Christine Lavin and the Seattle trio Uncle Bonsai share an equally angelic and wicked sense of reality when it comes to the holidays, particularly on behalf of those among us skating on thin ice for most of the season!  Together in concert, they deliver some of the most clever and unflinching lyrics in folk-pop music. So expect fans' favorites and new holiday songs in a concert that coincides with the release of their new recording, Just One Angel, v.2. It’s a sublime and sublimely humorous compilation of original holiday songs by Lavin, Uncle Bonsai and fellow singer-songwriters across the country.


Christine Lavin is the best guest anyone could invite to a holiday party. Her ability to rouse the audience to their feet, to the stage, and to the problem-solving areas of their brains is unmatched. A multi award winning performer, she’s written some of the funniest, sweetest and most lethal songs on relationships, social truths, faux pas, and those devilish thoughts that orbit our minds even about those we love most. While her silver-light voice moves easily to songs of poignant realism, it is clear her audiences come wanting to laugh. She never disappoints. http://www.christinelavin.com/


Seattle super-harmonizers and humorists Uncle Bonsai are the Tim Burtons of folk music – dark and hilarious, but with moments of great insight and beauty.  With three strong voices and a guitar, Bonsai delivers an often dizzying vocal relay in exquisite harmonies, with rapid-fire lyrics on the topic of first-world problems, jobs for America, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, keeping your pets alive, and getting your kids to stay in bed. Like Stephen Sondheim crossed with the Beatles, or Zappa in therapy with Peter, Paul and Mary.  http://www.unclebonsai.com/
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Founded in 1976, Calliope is a non-profit music organization that organizes and administers a variety of concert series, a folk music school, and educational outreach programs.  As the premier promoter of roots music in southwestern Pennsylvania, Calliope’s mission is to promote and preserve traditional and contemporary heritage-based music and its allied arts.  Calliope programs are supported in part by the A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Allegheny County sales tax revenues awarded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, University of Pittsburgh Library System, and an anonymous donor. Calliope also thanks the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
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Lisa Alexander, MFA
PR Coordinator
Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society
6300 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-361-1915
www.calliopehouse.org

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Time for Fun Showcases Russian Puppetry

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 Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org      
 Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
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AWARD-WINNING RUSSIAN THEATER COMPANY TO PERFORM ORIGINAL PUPPETRY
TIME FOR FUN
PRODUCTIONS SCHEDULED AT SIX LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT PITTSBURGH

PITTSBURGH, PA:  Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, presents Hand Made Theatre, from Russia, in the Pittsburgh premiere of Time for Fun, November 14-24, 2013, at six performance locations throughout Pittsburgh.   Citizens Bank is the season sponsor of Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater.  

“Presenting outstanding live theater for children to experience at an early age is at the heart of our goals. These Russian performers will delight and amaze audiences with their intricate skills of puppetry,” commented Pamela K. Lieberman, Manager of Children’s Theater Programming-Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Executive Director-Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater.

Ten performers from St. Petersburg take the stage with an exuberant burst of energy before rolling up their sleeves to create a captivating and unique magical world.  In Time for Fun, the performers’ hands and arms interlock and entwine to create trains, boats, ticking clocks, flocks of birds and more. Time for Fun is created by Amdrei Kniazkov under the direction of Viktoria Shepel and Ekaterina Georgievskaia.

LOCATIONS:
City: Byham Theater, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. (open to the general public) and November 18 at 10:15 a.m. (student matinee school groups only)
East: Penn Hills High School, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.
North: Marshall Middle School, November 21 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.
West: Moon Area High School, November 22 at 7:00 p.m.
South: Upper Saint Clair High School, November 23 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Butler: Seneca Valley Intermediate School, November 24 at 2:00 p.m.

TICKETS: Single tickets can be purchased in advanced by subscribers at $9, and non-subscribers at $9.50.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $11. Tickets can also be ordered online at www.TrustArts.org/kids, by calling (412) 456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. Group tickets can be ordered by calling (412) 471-6930.


ABOUT HAND MADE THEATRE
Hand Made Theatre, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, was formed in 2009 by a group of actors from the State Theatrical Academy of Puppetry.  The company’s creative expression through puppetry and ability to choreograph uniqueness in ordinary things is at the heart of their performance.  Hand Made Theatre has performed throughout Europe.  In 2009, the company represented Russia in the Cannes Russian Season and received an official invitation to open The Carnival of Venice in Italy. In August 2012, Hand Made Theatre debuted in the United Kingdom performing at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  In September 2012, the company was recognized for their performance excellence at Poppenspel Festival in Meppel, Netherlands.

ABOUT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S THEATER
Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, opens the door for children to experience professional performing arts programming which inspires, challenges, educates, and stimulates respect for and an understanding of all cultures in an entertaining and enlightening way.  The Family Series, now in its 44th season, introduces children to the arts early in life sparking their interest and appreciation so they continue to enjoy and support the arts as they grow up.  Upcoming performances in the 44th Family Series include:  Stuck (January 12-19, 2014), Teacher from the Black Lagoon (February 16-23, 2014), Junie B. Jones (March 14 & 15, 2014), Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch (April 11 & 12, 2014).

 In addition to the Family Series, the Children’s Theater division also presents the annual Pittsburgh International Children's Festival, one of only four international children's theater festivals in the nation.  Now in its 28th year, the Children’s Festival will take place May 14-18, 2014.  www.pghkids.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.

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The Musical Box Restages Genesis '73 Tour

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Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
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PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES CANADIAN BAND
THE MUSICAL BOX
TO PERFORM THEIR EXCLUSIVE RESTAGING OF
GENESIS' 1973 CONCERT TOUR
SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND 


BYHAM THEATER | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 | 8:00 P.M.

PITTSBURGH, PA:  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Canadian band, The Musical Box, at the Byham Theater inPittsburgh, PA on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.   The Musical Box will perform their exclusive and meticulously restaged Genesis’ 1973 concert tour, Selling England by the Pound.  Ticket prices start at $39.25.  For information, visit www.TrustArts.org, call (412) 456-6666, or in person: Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. This event is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.

About Genesis’ Selling England by the Pound
In the autumn of 1973, the concept of a rock show was redefined by Genesis, touring Europe and North America to promote the release of their fifth album, Selling England by the Pound.  Both the theatrical imagination of Peter Gabriel, original band member from Genesis, and the intricacy and intensity of Genesis' music reached their apexes and were enhanced by surrealistic sets and special visual effects, leaving audiences spellbound. For what proved to be one of the first-ever multimedia performances, Selling England by the Pound remains a vivid memory for those privileged to have attended it.


About The Musical Box’s restaging of Selling England by the Pound
Now, officially licensed by Genesis and Peter Gabriel, Canadian band, The Musical Box reproduces the 1973 classic in painstaking detail.  The show’s quality is a result of years of work by musicians, technicians, and collectors who used hundreds of photos and slides of the original concerts, videos, amateur films, newspaper and magazine articles, and information offered by numerous people who worked on or attended the Genesis shows 40 years ago.  These sources allowed for the masks, costumes, make-up, accessories, sets, lighting design, special effects, choreography, and musical presentation to be meticulously duplicated, including the use of the instruments that characterized the Genesis sound – the Mellotron, Hammond organ, Leslie cabinets, Hohner Pianet, Rickenbacker double-neck guitars, bass pedals, and more.

The band’s name-The Musical Box- originated from the Genesis song, of same title, from the 1971 album Nursery Cryme.  The Musical Box has presented restaged Genesis’ 1973 and 1974 concert tours Selling England by the Poundand The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway to audiences throughout North America and Europe.

The Musical Box’s creative team includes: Denis Champoux (acoustic and electric guitars); Denis Gagné (lead vocal, flute, percussion); Sébastien Lamothe (bass, bass pedals, 6-string and 12-string guitars, backing vocals); Martin Levac(drums, percussion, backing vocals); David Myers (keyboards, 12-string guitar, backing vocals); Sébastien Lamothe(musical direction); and Serge Morissette (artistic direction).
Peter Gabriel Nominated for 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Peter Gabriel was recently announced as one of 16 nominees for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "This year's nominees represent the broad definition of 'rock 'n' roll' and include an array of artists whose fans are deeply passionate about the possibility of induction," shared Joel Peresman, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement posted on MercuryNews.com.  To be eligible, nominees had to have recorded an album or single in 1988 or earlier. Voting by the fans will take place in December of this year.

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 at the Top Panel Discussion

Executive Women's Council Presents:

"Women at the Top"

Wednesday November 20, 2013
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Rivers Club, Oxford Centre
301 Grant Street

Please join the EWC for an exciting lunchtime conversation with three Executive women featuring panelists A.J. Drexler, an entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in strategic marketing, advertising and media plan development, Chris Cieslak, top engineer at Oxford Development & Afghan veteran, and Michele Rice, CO-CEO of Rice Enterprises, a company that owns 15 McDonald's franchises that employ between 800 and 1,000 people annually. Moderator for our panel will be Abby S. Bolton, Consultant at TiER1
Performance Solutions.

Cost: $35 for Members
$55 for Non-members
Click here to register: Women at the Top

Read about their accomplishments:
 
 Panelist:  A.J. Drexler
A.J. is an entrepreneur, and the former Principal at “Big Picture Communications” with 20+ years of experience in strategic marketing, advertising and media plan development. Her clients have included Range Resources, McDonald’s restaurants and Larrimor’s. She has had leadership roles with the YMCA, Womens Center and Shelter, and Pittsburgh Food Bank, helping them further their missions through effective marketing, planning and strategic tools.

A.J. is an engaged advocate for women in business and is a member of the Women’s Presidents Association.


Panelist:  Christen Cieslak, P.E., LEED AP
Chris Cieslak currently serves as Project Director at Oxford Development Company, as well as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves. A respected engineering and real estate professional, Chris has helped to improve the Pittsburgh region by overseeing the construction of PNC Park, the creation of the North Shore Riverfront Park, and the design and construction of CONSOL Energy Center. Chris’ entrepreneurial spirit led her to the oversight of the construction of the High School for Creative and Performing Arts, the AW Beattie Career, and a number of Pittsburgh elementary schools.

Chris has been a long-time champion of green building initiatives, and is particularly proud of the LEED Gold certifications of both CONSOL Energy Center and AW Beattie Career Center. While deployed, she mentored a newly established Operational Energy Office to reduce fuel consumption in the combat zone.

Chris’ awards include the 2009 World Class Engineer award from Penn State and a Bronze Star from the US Army.


Panelist: Michele Rice
With 15 McDonald's franchises that employ between 800 and 1,000 people in any given year, the Bethel Park-based Rice Enterprises is one of the region's largest minority-owned businesses.

While running her first restaurant, she became enamored with what was going on with the restaurants such that community outreach and business networking efforts were left largely to her father. Today, Ms. Rice said she makes it a point to engage other businesses, participate in community service initiatives and make sure the company maintains a positive image. The key to maintaining that image for any business, she said, is for leaders to remain committed to customers' needs and to try to anticipate them.

Michele was one of 2012’s Pittsburgh Courier’s 50 Women of Excellence and serves on the board of the National Black McDonald’s Operators, CCAC Educational Foundation and the South Hills Chamber of Commerce.
 

Moderator: Abby S. Bolton
Abby S. Bolton is a Consultant at TiER1 Performance Solutions, a seven-year "Best Place to Work" and "Inc. 5000" company that helps organizations define, build, and maintain a high-performance culture. Abby guides businesses through strategic change initiatives, using leadership alignment, clear communication, and optimized training to smooth employee transitions and enable their best work. TiER1 clients include PPG, PNC, FedEx Ground, Westinghouse, Macy’s, NASA, and Kroger. Prior to TiER1, Abby specialized in marketing communications at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and was Associate Producer of WPXI-TV’s Our Region’s Business.

A graduate of Smith College and Leadership Pittsburgh (LDI XVI), Abby is passionate about serving our community and empowering women. She is a 2012 "40 Under 40" and "Western PA Rising Star" recipient, a board member at City Theatre, Board Chair & Past President of the New Pittsburgh Collaborative (NPC), and a college mentor with Strong Women Strong Girls.


For more information contact: EWC Administrator
Email: ewcpittsburgh@gmail.com

Executive Women's Council of Greater Pittsburgh
P.O. Box 23095, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


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Relish in the Hollandaise Season

RELISH IN THE HOLLANDAISE SEASON WITH WQED
WQED to premiere cooking shows in November and December for the holiday season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 7, 2013

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

RELISH IN THE HOLLANDAISE SEASON WITH WQED
WQED to premiere cooking shows in November and December for the holiday season

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw

PITTSBURGH—Join us for any of our upcoming cooking programs! We kick off November with a new cooking marathon, follow it up with the last episode in the three-part series of Sendall Style, cap it off with a behind-the-scenes look at chefs and restaurants of Pittsburgh, go back into the archives for some Cookbook Favorites and lastly, continue on with Memories From the Table in late December.

Hungry? We have a full course lineup of savory shows planned this holiday.

Holiday Sides premieres Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and will encore from 1-4 p.m. As everyone knows, the turkey, roast beef, ham, or other main course may get top billing but what we look forward to the most are the side dishes that become family traditions throughout the years. Side dishes are not just for Thanksgiving or Christmas day meals. There are family favorites associated with every holiday from New Year’s Day to the 4th of July and Passover to Chanukah.

WQED asked viewers to send in their favorite side dish recipes and we’ve filled a whole new cookbook that will be available as a gift for membership in WQED. Several of the people who sent in recipes will be with us in the studio to demonstrate dishes like Sour Mushroom Soup, Pumpkin Dumplings, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Noodle Kugle and Baked Artichoke Hearts.

For those looking for some holiday cooking inspiration, tune in on Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m. for Sendall Style: No Bones About It. November’s all-American feast gets the Sendall treatment with a turkey that’s anything but traditional. Bob Sendall shows us how to “deconstruct” a turkey from wings to wishbone, creating a delicious main dish that’s easier than it looks. But there’s more to the holiday than talking turkey, so Bob gives us tips on delicious sides and special decorations to make your gathering extra special. After the premiere ends, the program will encore at 8:30 p.m. For those who missed previous episodes of Sendall Style: “Farm Fresh” and “Paella Party” will repeat on Saturday, November 23 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Also on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, the Sendall Style: No Bones About It will encore at 8 and 9:30 p.m.

On Thursday, November 28 at 8:30 p.m. join us as we take a closer look at a few of Pittsburgh’s most gifted and dedicated chefs in a sixty-minute special, Behind the Line. In the restaurant business, “the line” is what separates the cooking staff from the front of the house. Normally, only chefs go “behind the line.” But in this documentary, Chris Fennimore takes viewers inside the kitchens of some of the Pittsburgh region’s most talented chefs to see what feeds their passion for creative cooking.

On Saturday, December 8 at 10 a.m. we’re back in the kitchen with Chris Fennimore as he goes into the archives to retrieve some of the most popular holiday recipes from past specials. We’ll show excerpts from Gifts from the Kitchen, H Is for Holiday Cooking, Cookie Table, Feast of the Seven Fishes, and C Is for Chocolate. Then viewers will have a chance to get a special deal on the cookbooks that are sure to be popular holiday gifts.

Later that month, join us for Memories From the Table, which premieres at Thursday, December 19 at 8 p.m. This documentary celebrates our deep connections to food through family, friends, and traditions. Featured segments include a yearly gathering to make pierogi for Christmas, a student’s tribute to the culinary delights of her Italian and Hispanic grandmothers, a group of fraternity brothers who conduct an annual sausage making event, and more.

WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 140 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. WQED changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains and inspires. 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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Bruce Cockburn at the Carnegie Lecture Hall

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


CALLIOPE PRESENTS
Bruce Cockburn

(Pittsburgh, PA)- Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society welcomes Bruce Cockburn to the Carnegie Lecture Hall (Oakland) on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7:30 PM.

Tickets are available by contacting the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915, or by visiting our website: www.calliopehouse.org. $49 (includes handling fee) / $20 (student rush w/ID).  For additional information, contact Calliope at (412) 361-1915.

The best live albums create the illusion of being there, witnessing an artist in a memorable performance. Bruce Cockburn has recorded three previous live recordings: ‘Circles in the Stream’ (1977), ‘Live’ (1990) and ‘You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Chance’ (1997), each critically acclaimed and featuring Cockburn in concert with a backing band. Now, the celebrated musician-activist delivers something new: his first-ever live solo album.  

 

Recorded last spring over a series of dates in the northeastern United States and one in Quebec, ‘Slice O Life’ is a double CD that showcases a cross-section of Cockburn’s finest songs and some of his most dazzling guitar work. The album, produced by longtime associate Colin Linden, also includes one new song, ‘City is Hungry,’ three tracks recorded at sound checks on the tour and some between-song banter that shows Cockburn to be both a quick wit and an engaging storyteller.  
     
‘Slice O Life’ features such hits as Cockburn’s controversial ‘If I Had a Rocket Launcher,’ his classic ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time’ and his breakthrough ‘Wondering Where the Lions Are,’ which he rightly quips may be the only song ever to make the Billboard chart that includes the word ‘petroglyph.’ Originally recorded with a full band, these and other songs like ‘World of Wonders’ have been rearranged and performed on acoustic guitar—often with stunning results. In particular, the polyrhythmic solo on ‘Rocket Launcher,’ full of complex, cascading notes, is especially mesmerizing.      
   
Besides the hits, the album recasts lesser-known songs such as ‘Wait No More’ and ‘Celestial Horses,’ both originally featured on Cockburn’s 2003 album ‘You’ve Never Seen Everything’, in a dramatic new light. The latter, full of slow, haunting reverb, now seems like an overlooked psych-folk masterpiece, while the former, played in a fast, bluesy drone on a Dobro guitar, takes on a compelling urgency. Similarly on ‘Tibetan Side of Town,’ Cockburn’s single guitar conveys a full, rich accompaniment—fluid, jazzy treble notes and Big Bill Broonzy-style droning bass notes—for his vivid tale of sensory nights in Katmandu.
Cockburn has often cited the influence of the blues on his music, especially the work of country-blues pioneers like Mississippi John Hurt. The blues tinge shines through in several other performances on ‘Slice O Life’, including Cockburn’s gut-wrenching rendition of Blind Willie Johnson’s ‘Soul of a Man’ and ‘City is Hungry,’ an hypnotic urban blues number in which Cockburn warns “hear that rumbling underground/better think twice before you go downtown.”

Meanwhile, the sound checks and introductions to songs reveal another side of the award-winning artist. One sound check involves Cockburn jamming wildly on his 12-string guitar before segueing into ‘The Trains Don’t Go There Anymore,’ a rare track he co-wrote in the 1960s with Ottawa poet Bill Hawkins. Cockburn’s humor comes across in anecdotes about panhandlers who claim to know his music and a mercenary who once offered him a summer job as a gun-runner while he was a student at Boston’s prestigious Berklee School of Music.

Fortunately for us, Cockburn turned down the job and stuck with music. Over 35 years, the Ottawa-born musician has recorded almost as many albums while earning respect for his charitable and activist work. “My job is to try and trap the spirit of things in the scratches of pen on paper, in the pulling of notes out of metal,” Cockburn said when he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2001. He 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. With ‘Slice O Life’, all of Cockburn’s formidable gifts are on full display.
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Founded in 1976, Calliope is a non-profit music organization that organizes and administers a variety of concert series, a folk music school, and educational outreach programs.  As the premier promoter of roots music in southwestern Pennsylvania, Calliope’s mission is to promote and preserve traditional and contemporary heritage-based music and its allied arts.  Calliope programs are supported in part by the A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Allegheny County sales tax revenues awarded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, University of Pittsburgh Library System, and an anonymous donor. Calliope also thanks the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
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Lisa Alexander, MFA
PR Coordinator
Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society
6300 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-361-1915
www.calliopehouse.org

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