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 ( will host a special shopping event to benefit Pittsburgh’s Hair Peace Charities ( 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, or on Facebook at

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


Media Contacts:
PNC BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA-PITTSBURGHShaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.orgDiana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/
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
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 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. is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit and



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.
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Dreamweaver Marketing News and Views, Camel Press Announces the February 2015 Release of Johnnie Come Lately, by Kathleen M. Rodgers

Catherine Treadgold
Camel Press
P.O. Box 70515
Seattle, WA 98127
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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