Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Purchase for Purpose

Sigmas Conference & Event Center to Host Benefit for Hair Peace Charities
Benefits Local Women and Girls Fighting Cancer

PITTSBURGH, PA, November 28, 2014 -- On December 4, 2014, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sigmas Conference & Event Center (www.sigmasconference.com) will host a special shopping event to benefit Pittsburgh’s Hair Peace Charities (www.hairpeace.org). This event will raise money for women and girls to purchase wigs while in chemotherapy treatment for cancer. Sigmas Conference & Event Center is located at 1717 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh 15209.

 “We expect about 30 vendors to be on hand to provide a stress-free shopping experience in a welcoming atmosphere,” said Sharon Gregory, Owner of Sigmas Conference & Event Center. “Guests will enjoy complimentary drinks, free gift wrapping, free parking, food delicacies from vendors, DJ entertainment, hand massages and the opportunity to win prizes.”

“During chemotherapy, it’s important to try to look normal for working women, mothers and girls in school, but doing so can be a financial hardship, considering the co-pays and loss of work while in treatment. That’s one reason I started Hair Peace Charities -- to pay for wigs for them,” said Bonny Diver, Founder of Hair Peace Charities. "As a breast-cancer survivor myself, I decided I wanted to be a resource for those going down that same road."

The cost to attend this fun event for a great cause is only $5, and all ticket proceeds will be donated to Hair Peace Charities. Guests are asked to reserve their tickets by Dec. 1, by calling 412-821-2530, by emailing s.gregory@sigmasconference.com, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PurchaseforPurpose.

Sigmas Conference and Event Center is a truly unique venue that offers unsurpassed amenities for social and corporate events that are sure to result in satisfaction for their guests. Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, PA, the center’s retreat-like, distraction-free environment facilitates productivity for business meetings, trainings and team-building events. Its warm and welcoming atmosphere is ideal for banquets and social events. And there is plenty of free parking with easy access from all areas in Western Pennsylvania.
Hair Peace Charities raises money to help women and girls buy wigs while undergoing chemotherapy treatment for any type of cancer. Hair Peace Charities also fights cancer with educational support groups and faith. Hair Peace Charities is Hair, Prayer, Care.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dreamweaver Marketing News and Views, PRE-SHOW EDUCATION PROGRAM PREPARES PATRONS FOR 2014-2015 PNC BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA-PITTSBURGH SERIES


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
PNC BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA-PITTSBURGHShaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.orgDiana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
PRE-SHOW EDUCATION PROGRAM PREPARES PATRONS FOR2014-2015 PNC BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA-PITTSBURGH SERIES
KNOW THE SHOW BEFORE YOU GO
PITTSBURGH, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Know The Show Before You Goprogram schedule for the 2014-2015 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh Series. Hosted by Christopher Rawson, senior theater critic for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and KDKA-TV, this program allows patrons to gain deeper insight on each production that graces the Pittsburgh stage this Broadway season.  PNC Broadway across America-Pittsburgh is a presentation of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Broadway Across America and Pittsburgh Symphony.
We are pleased to present this program for the 2014-2015 Season; it gains more and more popularity each year,” shared Tracy Edmunds, Director of Arts Education for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “We appreciate the personal relationships Mr. Rawson has forged with so many artists throughout his career. His experience and relationships add to the unique and special exchange.”
Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Irving Berlin's White Christmas

November 18, 2014 - November 23, 2014
Presented By: PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh
Venue: Benedum Center

“I enjoy participating in the program,” adds Christopher Rawson. “It enables me to provide a non-critical analysis of the productions. I love theater, and I love sharing insightful information with patrons who share in in the same.”
Admission to Know The Show Before You Go is completely free for all ticket holders and occurs approximately one hour before the show starts, at the Trust Arts Education Center, located at 805-807 Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh.  Cast, creative and company member attendance is subject to availability and varies for each production. Times are subject to change. Light refreshments will be served.
The following dates are scheduled for the 2014-2015 Know The Show Before You Go series:
  • IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS – Tuesday, November 18, 2014
  • DISNEY’S NEWSIES – Tuesday, November 25, 2014
  • MOTOWN THE MUSICAL – Tuesday, December 30, 2014
  • PIPPIN – Wednesday, January 21, 2015
  • CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA– Wednesday, February 18, 2015
  • DIRTY DANCING THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE –Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Disney's Newsies

Disney's Newsies

November 25, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Presented By: PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh
Venue: Benedum Center

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

Motown

Motown

December 30, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Presented By: PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh
Venue: Heinz Hall

Pittsburgh Cultural TrustThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. www.TrustArts.org
Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.
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Dreamweaver Marketing News and Views, Camel Press Announces the February 2015 Release of Johnnie Come Lately, by Kathleen M. Rodgers


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT:
Catherine Treadgold
Publisher
Camel Press
P.O. Box 70515
Seattle, WA 98127
206-414-7673
catherine@camelpress.com
www.camelpress.com
Camel Press Announces the February 2015 Release of Johnnie Come Lately, by Kathleen M. Rodgers

Seattle, WA.—On February 1, 2015, Camel Press will release Johnnie Come Lately ($14.95, 292 pp., ISBN: 978-1-60381-215-3), a work of Women’s Contemporary fiction by Kathleen M. Rodgers. Despite an outwardly happy existence as a wife and mother, Johnnie Kitchen yearns for a way to fulfill her dreams and end her nightmares.
Rodgers is the winner of the 2009 MWSA Silver Medal Award for Fiction and the 2010 William E. Mayer Literary Award. Her first novel, The Final Salute, was featured in USA Today, The Associated Press, and Military Times. It reached #1 on Amazon’s Top-Rated War Fiction list and was a Book of the Month selection for the Army Wife Network.
“Johnnie Come Lately is a thoroughly compelling story of a family in crisis. Rodgers has combined humor, tragedy, and ultimately love, in what is an uplifting story of the human spirit. There were times that I laughed and cried and shouted for joy, and I am not ashamed to say it.” —Dwight J. Zimmerman, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Lincoln’s Last Days


“The remnants of Johnnie Kitchen’s childhood traumas threaten the life she needs and wants now—a deep and enduring love, children, and an orderly family life. Award-winning author Kathleen Rodgers has written a brave and uplifting novel that will move anyone who has faced a long, lonely road back from disaster and despair.” —Joyce Faulkner, past president of Military Writers Society of America and award-winning author of Windshift and In the Shadow of Suribachi Johnnie Come Lately, by Kathleen M. Rodgers Press Release—Page 2 

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Dreamweaver Marketing Associates, Body Beautiful Laser Medi-Spa Launches Body Rejuvenatation Program



Media Inquiries:
Mark Fleis M.Ed., C.O.O.
MarkRFleis@gmail.com
724-987-3221

Body Beautiful Laser Medi-Spa Launches New
Body Rejuvenation Program” Including Four New Procedures
            Relief for Highly Sensitive Problem Areas         

Pittsburgh, PA – September 16, 2014 – Pittsburgh’s leading cosmetic treatment center, Body Beautiful Laser Medi-Spa, announces its newest service package. The Body Rejuvenation Program includes four new procedures for delicate body areas. The program was inspired by an increased amount of requests to repair earlobes, belly buttons and vaginal alteration, and also deep wrinkles, scars and stretch marks.

“We’re extremely excited to offer relief, improve the quality of life and restore self-confidence with our new Body Rejuvenation Program,” Senior Executive Mark Fleis said. “We noticed a surge in scarring, stretch marks, earlobe, belly button and vaginal rejuvenation consultations over the past five years, so in order to best serve our patients, we created an innovative customized treatment package for both men and women.”

Body Beautiful Laser Medi-Spa begins the process with a confidential consultation where they determine the optimal corrective steps for each individual. From there, their team delivers safe and trusted treatments ensuring each patient’s distinct cosmetic needs are met. All procedures are performed in state-of-the-art facilities by board-certified surgeons.

Damage to earlobes, such as stretching or tearing from earrings and gauges, can be repaired by a simple cosmetic procedure. The 30-minute process causes minimal discomfort and healing takes approximately one week.

Belly button piercings can cause infections, scarring and tearing of the skin more often than one may realize. Belly buttons can also develop an unsightly skin “hood” due to weight changes and pregnancies. Extreme issues can be fixed with cosmetic belly button surgery, or umbilicoplasty, which is a procedure designed to improve the appearance of the belly button. Performed in less than one hour, patients are able to resume regular activities within 24 to 48 hours.
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Like all other body parts, the vagina and labia undergo changes during childbirth and aging, which can vary from slight to drastic depending on each woman’s circumstance. Some women are born with elongated, uneven or irregularly shaped labium and in certain instances, it can interfere with physical activities. Libiaplasty and vaginoplasty strengthen, firm and reshape tissues for youthful appearance.

The newest Fractional and Semi-ablative lasers effectively improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, skin textures, acne and sunspots. This treatment has long lasting effects almost anywhere on the body and is a safe, FDA approved technology.

For more information about these procedures or Body Beautiful Laser Medi-Spa, please visit www.BBLMspa.com, www.AdLipoCenter.com or call 724-987-3221 for a free consultation.

About Body Beautiful Laser Medi-Spa
Body Beautiful Medi-Spa delivers safe treatment and consultations to provide the most up to date information to ensure we meet each individual patient’s needs. Body Beautiful features the ultimate skin care professionals and aesthetic treatments in a spa-like atmosphere. Our professional staff works with both women and men who want to look and feel younger. We incorporate the newest, safest and most effective technology in our cosmetic treatments programs and are constantly researching and educating our staff on the best practices available.


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Monday, September 8, 2014

Skippyjon Jones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Show Publicist: Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org      
Other Contact: Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
Images available: TrustArts.org/press
Search: 2014 Skippyjon


PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S THEATER
PRESENTS
THEATREWORKS USA IN
SKIPPYJON JONES

OCTOBER 19 ̶ 26, 2014 | SIX PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS IN PITTSBURGH!
Pittsburgh, PA ̶   Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, presents Theatreworks USA’s Skippyjon Jones from October 19 ̶ 26, 2014, at six performance locations throughout the area.  Tickets go on sale September 8th at 9:00am.

“A popular book brought to life on stage opens our season and we are excited to host this award-winning theater company so that children and families throughout the region can experience live professional performances in their neighborhood,” commented Pamela K. Lieberman, Manager of Children’s Programming from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Executive Director of Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater.


Citizens Bank is the 2014-2015 season sponsor of Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater.
Theatreworks USA’s Skippyjon Jones, based on the book of same title by Judy Schachner, is an enchanting musical for younger audiences that tells a story about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams.  Devanand Janki is the director and choreographer for this current tour.  The scenery is designed by Rob Odorisio, with costumes by Tracy Christensen and features a libretto and lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila (Drama Desk nominee for ALTAR BOYZ and Theatreworks USA’s Click, Clack, Moo!).  Theatreworks USA’s Skippyjon Jones was nominated for a 2013 Lucille Lortel Award in the Outstanding Musical category.  This 60-minute musical is recommended for ages 4 and up.

Photo Credit:  Jeremy Daniel
Skippyjon Jones tells the tale of a Siamese cat with big dreams and an even bigger will to be anything but a cat! “Holy guacamole,” Skippyjon exclaims. “My ears are too big for my head, my head is too big for my body. I am not a Siamese cat – I am a CHIHUAHUA!” Take an adventurous ride as Skippyjon Jones struggles to find himself and is faced with one of the biggest decision of his life; will he help save his “fellow” Chihuahua’s or will he soon realize that he may be the wimpy little Siamese cat that he’s been hiding from.

To view a sample of this stage production, visit: http://www.theatreworksusa.org/show_detail.cfm?show=1546

Individual tickets ($11 at the door; $9.50 in advance) can 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.  Subscriptions and Flex Ticket Packages to the Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater series are available by calling 412-456-1390.

Illustration from Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachter. ©Theatreworks USA.
Performance Locations

City: Byham Theater | Sunday, October 19 | 2:00 p.m.
Students only matinee | Byham Theater | Monday, October 20 | 10:15 a.m.
East: Penn Hills High School | Wednesday, October 22 | 7:00 p.m.
North: Marshall Middle School | Thursday, October 23 | 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.
West: Moon Area High School | Friday, October 24 | 7:00 p.m.
South: Upper St. Clair High School | Saturday, October 25 | 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Butler: Seneca Valley Intermediate High School | Sunday, October 26 | 2:00 p.m.

Theatreworks USA
Theatreworks USA is America's largest not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences. Since 1961, Theatreworks USA has engaged and educated over 85 million people in 49 states and Canada, now performing for about three million people annually.  Theatreworks USA has a reputation providing young audiences with their first theater experiences as well as providing young actors, writers, directors, and designers with experience and training within this field.

Read more about Theatreworks USA
Page to Stage: Turning Children's Books into Theater Productions, By Raven Snook | Publisher’s Weekly, April 5, 2013

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/56695-page-to-stage-turning-children-s-books-into-theater-productions.html

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 45th 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.

The 2014 ̶ 2015 Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater series also includes:
Skink | November 16 ̶ 22, 2014 | Six locations
Big Nate (Season Special) | November 23 ̶ 24, 2014 | Byham Theater only
Click, Clack, Moo!  | January 11 ̶ 18, 2015 | Six locations
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse   | February 22 ̶ March 1, 2015 | Six locations
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley | April 4 ̶ 10, 2015 | Byham Theater only
In addition to the Family Series, the Children’s Theater division presents the annual Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival, one of only four international children’s theater festivals in the nation.  Now in its 29th year, the Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival will take place May 13 ̶ 17, 2015.  For more information, visit www.TrustArts.org/kids.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Show Publicist: Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/ Roth@TrustArts.org
Other Contact: Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org

Images available: TrustArts.org/press
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PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST PRESENTS
AWARD-WINNING VOCALIST AND BROADWAY PERFORMER
LINDA EDER

AS PART OF THE TRUST CABARET SERIES
SERIES TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 | 7:30 p.m. | CABARET AT THEATER SQUARE

Pittsburgh, PA— The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder, at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of the TRUST Cabaret Series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. This series provides a unique and intimate opportunity for audiences to experience the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry.

Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz. As the tragic character “Lucy” in the Broadway musical JEKYLL & HYDE, from composer Frank Wildhorn, Eder blew the roof off of New York’s Plymouth Theatre each night as she belted out signature songs “Someone Like You” and “A New Life.”  Ms. Eder was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination for her Broadway debut.

Linda Eder, Photo Courtesy of the Artist
Born in Tucson, Arizona, and raised in Brainerd, Minnesota, Linda Eder began her career singing in her home state and eventually landed a gig at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City. But it was her appearances on the 1987 season of Star Search, where she won for an unprecedented 12 weeks, which attracted the attention of audiences and record companies alike. Ms. Eder launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album and soon established a vital niche as America’s most popular and acclaimed new interpreter of pop standards and theatrical songs with 15 solo albums and 12 musical recordings.

Linda Eder has performed at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall, The Kennedy Center, Davies Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Wolftrap and the Ravinia Festival. Always touring in good company, her collaborations include the late Oscar-winning composer and pianist Marvin Hamlisch, Tony-winner Michael Feinstein and Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.

For tickets ($50.00-$60.00) and information, visit www.TrustArts.org, call 412-456-6666, or visit in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. To purchase ten (10) or more tickets at discounted rates, please call 412-471-6930. Season Tickets packages include tickets for all five shows for the price of four with table seating for $240 and theater seating for $200. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Cabaret at Theater Square. Tickets for the TRUST Cabaret Series go on sale this Friday, September 12 at 9:00 a.m.

The 2014-2015 TRUST Cabaret Series will also include performances by Brain D’Arcy James on November 10, 2014; Norm Lewis on March 16, 2015; Ann Hampton Callaway on April 13, 2015; and a special “Broadway Showstoppers” performance featuring Telly Leung and Mandy Gonzalez on May 4, 2015.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust gratefully acknowledges the Benter Foundation and Richard E. Rauh for their generous support of the TRUST Cabaret Series, which is arranged in cooperation with rj productions.  For more information about upcoming performing artists in the TRUST Cabaret Series, visit www.TrustArts.org/CabaretSeries.

About The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

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

Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, like us on Facebook.
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Jackie Evancho to Perform with PSO

For Immediate Release
Sept. 2, 2014


PITTSBURGH SENSATION JACKIE EVANCHO RETURNS TO HEINZ HALL TO PERFORM WITH MEMBERS OF THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PITTSBURGH – Jackie Evancho, the 14-year-old vocal sensation from Pittsburgh, returns to her hometown to perform with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on February 13, 2015.

Evancho, who first gained fame as a runner up on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” at 10 years old, releases her third studio album, “Awakening,” on September 23. Her performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony will feature the lush classical-crossover compositions for which she has become known, as well as the more contemporary material that can be found on her new album. Evancho also will sing several original songs and music from Broadway.

“Of course there are always going to be some classical pieces but I wanted to reinvent the pop songs and make them my own,” said Evancho of the new album. “The only thing that mattered was that the song spoke to me.”

Tickets, ranging in price from $39 to $179, go on sale September 8 and can be purchased through the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or pittsburghsymphony.org.

Jackie Evancho dazzled American television audiences at age 10, gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” She was immediately signed to Columbia Records where she released a string of successful recordings including “O Holy Night,” “Dream With Me,” “Heavenly Christmas” and “Songs From the Silver Screen.” She has since acted in Robert Redford’s “The Company You Keep” alongside Susan Sarandon, Shia LeBeouf and Nick Nolte, and performed as a special guest in Cirque du Soleil’s “One Night for One Drop” benefit at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. She also starred in the fall 2012 GUESS Kids clothing campaign, and in June, she performed the classic film song “Over the Rainbow” at the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Evancho has participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., where she delighted President and Mrs. Obama. She performed before 100,000 people in Russia with opera stars Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Sumi Jo prior to the opening of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, and has performed in Japan before the Royal Family at the Imperial Palace. Her first PBS special was one of the top pledge producing performances in PBS history. Her wide-ranging achievements caused Billboard to include her on its list of “music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21 in 2011 and 2012.

Editors Please Note:

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

JACKIE EVANCHO WITH THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Heinz Hall
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
JACKIE EVANCHO, vocalist

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Contact: Louise Sciannameo, Vice President for Communications and External Relations
Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org
Contact: Joyce DeFrancesco, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: jdefrancesco@pittsburghsymphony.org
Twitter: @pghsymphony |Facebook: facebook.com/PittsburghSymphonyOrchestra

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Book of Mormon Announces Lottery Ticket Availability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh:
Show Publicist: Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717 / Roth@TrustArts.org
Other Contact: Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578 / Miles@TrustArts.org      

Images available: TrustArts.org/press
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“THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY.
Heaven on Broadway!  A celebration of the privilege
of living inside that improbable paradise called a musical comedy.”
Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES

THE BOOK OF MORMON

ANNOUNCES LOTTERY TICKET POLICY

PERFORMANCES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 23 AT HEINZ HALL


Pittsburgh, PA– THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins Tuesday, September 23 at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, PA and plays a limited two week engagement through Sunday, October 5, 2014.  In Pittsburgh, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 per ticket.

The wildly popular lottery for the Broadway production has attracted as many as 800 entries at some performances.  The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON are pleased to offer low-priced lottery seats for every city on the National Tour.  

Entries will be accepted at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award®-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, AVENUE Q.  The musical is choreographed by Tony Award®-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
Book of Mormon
National Tour Company
Photo Credit:  Joan Marcus

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical; the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan.  Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus.  Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.  

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.

For more information, visit www.BookofMormonTheMusical.com

Follow THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter and on Facebook.

In Pittsburgh, THE BOOK OF MORMON will play September 23 through October 5, 2014 at Heinz Hall. This tour is being offered as a ‘season special’ from the 2014-2015 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $45 and are available for purchase through these official ticketing outlets, by calling (412) 315-3155, visiting the Heinz Hall Box Office, (600 Penn Avenue) or online at www.TrustArts.org and www.CulturalDistrict.org. Single ticket sales are limited to 9 per customer.

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 visitwww.TrustArts.org/groupsales.  
PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series is a presentation of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.

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

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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Dance Council Season Tickets on Sale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations: 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org
Diana Roth, Communications Manager: 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
Images available at: TrustArts.org/press
Search name:  2014-2015 Dance


PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES

TICKETS ON SALE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014

2014–2015 PITTSBURGH DANCE COUNCIL SEASON

Pittsburgh, PA—  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces single tickets go on sale, Friday, August 29, at 9AM, for the 2014–2015 Pittsburgh Dance Council season.  Pittsburgh Dance Council is a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  All performances will take place at the Byham Theater located at 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

The 2014–2015 Pittsburgh Dance Council Season includes the following six performances.  Also, two special dance events presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: Royal Ballet of Cambodia and Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host are additional recommendations to dance patrons.

Photo Courtesy of the Artist
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Saturday | October 11, 2014 | 8PM | Byham Theater

Simply breathtaking. – Chicago Sun Times

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision focuses on presenting groundbreaking work from the world’s most exciting, emerging choreographers. Square None, the company’s first commission by Norbert De La Cruz III, is an ambitious and expansive piece that explores themes of youth and naiveté. The Aspen Times says, “It felt like a thrill, like a discovery of something new.”  Beautiful Mistake, a stunning piece by Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto, expertly exhibits the gorgeous physicality of this incredible company through dynamic partnering. The newest work, Heart(s)pace by company-favorite Nicolo Fonte, gives audiences a distinctively unique experience as the stage glows with exuberant light and color. Influenced by love and compassion, this abstract piece illuminates the importance of touch.

Michael Clark Company
Saturday | November 1, 2014 | 8PM | Byham Theater

A thunderous electrifying evening of attention-seeking sound, stimulating visuals, and impressive fine-tuned focused dancers. Don’t expect to be transported; expect to be jolted out of your seats.
– British Theatre Guide

Photo Credit:  Jake Walters

The rebellious sensibilities of British dance iconoclast Michael Clark have catapulted him to the forefront of innovative contemporary dance. Fusing extreme elements of classical and punk, Michael Clark’s technical rigor and unabashed experimentation consistently breaks new ground to provoke and electrify audiences. Michael Clark’s critically-acclaimed work come, been and gone features the music of 1970s rock legends David Bowie and Iggy Pop. At once sensual and damaged, Clark’s masterpiece Swamp is drenched in exquisitely textured patterns of movement. Program contains partial nudity. Presented in partnership with the British Council.

Ron K. Brown Evidence
Saturday | February 7, 2015 | 8PM | Byham Theater
Photo Credit:  Ayodele Casel

If there is any company working today whose dancers pack a more sophisticated and vibrant kinetic punch than those of Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, I can’t think of it.
– The New York Times

Ronald K. Brown masterfully threads elements of African, modern, ballet and social styles, elevating dance as a medium to communicate the human experience. The Brooklyn-based company Evidence poignantly executes Brown’s signature vision of forging contemporary choreography rooted in the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. In the extraordinary work The Subtle One, set to the music of jazz musicians Jason Moran and Tarus Mateen, Brown transcends the human struggle and aspirations for connection between spiritual beings and mortals. In On Earth Together, Stevie Wonder’s music deepens Brown’s exploration of love and compassion and features dancers from the Pittsburgh community working alongside dancers from Evidence.

Union Tanguera
Saturday | March 28, 2015 | 8PM | Byham Theater
Photo Credit:  Guillermo Monteleone

Extremely seductive and ravishing. – The Oregonian

French Argentinean ensemble Union Tanguera brings the sensuality and art of tango to life with their original, stimulating interpretation of the social dance style reimagined for the stage. Featuring live music performed by one of Buenos Aires’s finest quartets, the French Argentinean ensemble of seven dancers presents savory, stylized dance theater with dramatic flair.  Set in a nameless nightclub at the end of a traditional tango show, Nuit Blanche illuminates the wanderings, desires, and fears that surface during one sleepless night—unveiling a seductive, late night world where dancers express themselves through intimate, uninhibited dance.

Pontus Lidberg
Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 8PM | Byham Theater

Pontus Lidberg is an exquisite dancer. Lidberg explores movement qualities and relations in a form that is easy to embrace. Something vulnerable, innocent and at the same time volatile…
– Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden
Photo Credit:  Petrus Sjovik

Movement-wise, the freely flowing combinations of recurrent falls, slides and lifts give a feeling of weightlessness. – Västerbottens-Kuriren, Sweden

A rising star on the international dance scene, Swedish choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker Pontus Lidberg has created more than 35 works for major dance companies such as Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, SemperOper Ballet Dresden, Morphoses, and his own company, Pontus Lidberg Dance. His brand-new work, Snow, is a turbulent choreographic composition set in a ceaseless snowfall. The choreography presents a poetic look at the fragile human reality of existence, in contrast to the relentless power of nature. Four world-class dancers, including Lidberg himself, will take the stage together with a lifelike, highly expressive Japanese-style Bunraku puppet to tell a dynamic and poetic story of human experience.

Photo Credit:  Andrew Ross
Scottish Ballet
Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 8PM | Byham Theater
Crackles with Southern heat and sexual tension. – The Independent

The result is everything you could hope for— florid, poetic, poisonously beautiful.
– London Evening Standard

Scotland’s national dance company presents a bold interpretation of the Tennessee Williams’s masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire. Dance meets drama in this powerful collaboration between award-winning theater/film director Nancy Meckler and internationally-acclaimed choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The iconic, heartbreaking tale of human frailty is set to a saucy, jazz-inspired score and aptly dressed in striking vintage-styled costumes. The retelling of Streetcar is exemplary of Scottish Ballet’s niche for re-imagining classic stories with fresh relevance for contemporary audiences.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

Photo Credit:  Thommy Keat
Recommended Performance: Royal Ballet of Cambodia
Friday | November 7, 2014 | 8PM | Byham Theater
Single tickets start at $25.
Sweet and seductive. – The Dance Insider

Renowned for its graceful hand gestures and stunning costumes, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia has been closely associated with the Khmer court for more than 1,000 years. The traditional style celebrates graceful, subtle movement that is absolutely spellbinding.

*This performance is not part of the subscription season. Subscribers receive priority access and a $5 discount on tickets to this Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents presentation.

Photo Credit:  David Bazemore
Special Event: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host
Saturday | February 28, 2015 | 8PM | Byham Theater
Single tickets start at $25.
Out of this unexpected union of dance and radio comes a show that, like the work of its collaborators, blends moments of delight and hilarity with glimpses of the soft underbelly of human experience. It’s magic.    – Santa Barbara Independent

“This, I’ll be completely sincere, is one of my favorite things I have ever been a part of,” says This American Life host Ira Glass of his collaboration with dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. The show includes radio interviews restaged as dance pieces, plus stories from the lives of each of the three performers. Don’t miss this fun, quirky event where radio meets dance in an unlikely, wonderful evening that gives the feeling of an amazing dance performance and a heartfelt This American Life episode.

*This performance is not part of the subscription season. Subscribers receive priority access for tickets to this special event.

TICKETS
Single tickets start at $19 for the 2014-2015 Pittsburgh Dance Council season and are available at www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue.  Subscription packages are available for: $64-$240. Subscriptions can be purchased in packages of 4 shows or 6 shows. To subscribe, call 412-456-1390.  Groups of 10 or more tickets, please call 412-471-6930.
For more information visit, www.TrustArts.org/dance.
About the Pittsburgh Dance Council
The Pittsburgh Dance Council joined Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as a programming division 2002. The mission of Pittsburgh Dance Council is to bring the best contemporary dance companies from around the world to the Cultural District. Each season, Pittsburgh Dance Council presents diverse, world-class contemporary works, including U.S. and world premieres.

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

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Fragments Fractals At 709 Penn Gallery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Jessica Warchall, Visual Arts Publicist, 412-471-8712/Warchall@TrustArts.org
Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org        
Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
Images available: TrustArts.org/press
Search: Quilt 2014

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST PRESENTS
FRAGMENTS, FRACTALS: WRITE IT, PRINT IT, SEW IT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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