Thursday, May 14, 2009

Positively Pittsburgh Live News, Vol 4, 4-27-09

Three Rivers Youth Nellie Leadership Awards Gala
April 30, 2009
5:30 PM
The Twentieth Century Club

This wonderful event begins with a red-carpet entrance and only gets better!  You'll meet scholarship winners and community volunteers as well as learn more about the incredible work Three Rivers Youth has done for more than 125 years. 

August Wilson Center for African American Culture
and Pittsburgh Dance Council

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence in
One Shot: Rhapsody in Black & White
Saturday, May 2, 2009, 8 p.m. – Byham Theater
PITTSBURGH, PA – The August Wilson Center for African American Culture and the Pittsburgh Dance Council proudly co-present One Shot: Rhapsody in Black & White by Ronald K. Brown/Evidence on Saturday, May 2, 2009, 8 p.m. at the Byham Theater. Inspired by the photographs of legendary Pittsburgh documentary photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, Brown’s One Shot infuses traditional African dance, modern choreography, and spoken word to explore struggle and loss, hope and triumph, and the incredible sense of identity exhibited in Harris’s documentation of Pittsburgh’s African American communities.
Lokua Kanza, one of the most accomplished Congolese recording artists on the scene is on a rare US tour with his band.  Lokua Kanza is a prolific singer, songwriter, and composer known for his soulful folksy sound, unusual in the land of Soukous. Lokua's music incorporates many natural sounds from the Congo rainforest including the symphonic chants of the pygmies as well as his own pop melancholic acoustic style of Soukous Music.
Featuring WACONGO Dance Company, a traditional performing arts group from the Democratic Republic of Congo, this concert series aims to promote awareness and raise funds for the tens of thousand women and girls in conflict zones who are kidnapped, tortured, brutally raped and sexually enslaved daily in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s intractable civil war.

LIVE in Pittsburgh
Saturday May 23, 2009 8PM
@ The Byham Theatre, 101 Sixth Street
Appearing live with WACONGO Dance Company

From EWC:
YWCA Tribute to Women Leadership Luncheon

Honoring EWC Member Ellen Roth as well as seven additional women of achievement.
Join fellow EWC members and guests at a reserved table for the YWCA Tribute to Women Leadership Luncheon.  The 2009 Honorees include EWC member Ellen Roth along with Deborah Acklin, Sally Wiggin, Olga Welch, Joyce Rothermel, Sylvia Hill Fields, Aggie Brose and Valerie McDonald Roberts.  For more information, please visit the YWCA's website at
Event Info
Wed, May 20th
Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Avenue
12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM
Fee: $65 for EWC members; $75 non-members
From EWC
EWC Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting and Women Voices Women Votes Update
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
Six Penn Kitchen Rooftop Terrance
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Registration Information to Follow! 

Network Now

A Business Networking and Social Media Event

Professionals are invited to come out and participate in open
networking and meet valuable business contacts. Make sure
to bring at least a few hundred business cards and your
appointment book.  This mega 1-day business networking
event is produced  in different cities in the Midwest and on East
coast.  Attendees are business owners, entrepreneurs, managers,
trainers, consultants, independent contractors, investors, executives,
marketing experts, coaches, social media experts, web 2.0
professionals and SEO experts.

Promote and showcase your business at a sponsor or
exhibitor table.  Reserve your table before April 30th to
receive the early bird exhibitor fee of $125.
Date: May 27, 2009
Time: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Place: Syria Shrine, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA
Host: Network Now Events 
Cost: Free
For more info, contact Greg Leffel at 888-833-7610 or

From Pittsburgh Women’s Yellow Pages Publisher, Ann Marie Gire

I would like to congratulate Amber Ligget, one of the young entrepreneurs featured on this year's Women's Yellow Pages (WPY/SWP), for being selected as the 2009 Guardian Life Insurance Company's Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award recipient.This event, Girls Going Places, is produced by Hurley Associates and held at Chatham University, for more information , contact Carol Hurley at info
Hurley Associates is listed on page 25 of the WYP/SWP.
Ms Liggett is an outstanding student and entrepreneur, giving back a great deal to her community, is a superior student and runs a
successful business.
Amber attended this years Girls Going Places with her mother, Marcia Ligget, a mentor at the event. Both are from Beaver County
Ms. Liggett's business is Amber's Amazing Balloons, her profile is on page 45 of the WYP/SWP and ad is on page 43.
Next time you are planning a special event, remember this young women who will make your event even more special,
 Amber's Amazing Balloons.

Roving Pittsburgher Report

"One Night Stand, Machine Improvisations"
I had made arrangements to go to “One Night Stand” and start out at Wood St. Galleries with Mary Ann Barnes. Well the exhibit was a noisy assault on the senses using computer generated images. I interviewed people outside and one gentleman from LA said he had come all this way to see it, and that all art was an assault on the senses. I never hooked up with Mary Ann but she did attend and when she got home was delighted that I suggested she go. We both went also to the Barbie art exhibit and the Czech exhibit and also the Apocalypse exhibit. The most Positive thing that I can say about is that this event celebrated our diversity in art expression here in Pittsburgh and the crowd was friendly and interactive with each other which was a great thing. So now I have written my roving Pittsburgher report about One Night Stand. Until Next week's report: JQS

Make the Connection

30 men and women honored at Sheraton Station Square by NAWBO with amazing diversity in gender, race and age, 85, 86 and 91 and still going strong. Received proclamations from Pittsburgh City Council sponsored by Council President Doug Shiels, Proclamation from the Mayors office and Proclamation from Senator Jane Orie’s office. Emceed by 986 Lineman of the Year Edmund Nelson, with musical entertainment by Marla Dean, next year’s event, April 21, 2010
Pittsburgh Irish Classical Theatre—Desolato
Comedy interpretation about life in Communist Czechoslovakia, Dark references to “them” and when “they” will come, repetition of wordy existentialism makes for comedic fun and as a survivor of the sixties I found the reading of the play including the stage directions hysterical as did most of the audience. It’s a rare treat in an off beat genre, the cast is stellar and there is no scenery so you are faced with the stark reality of communist Chzechoslovakia while assaulted continually by Vaclav Havel’s existential humor. Word of caution, procrastinators beware you may decide that the excuse making Leopold, the philosopher protagonist is a self portrait. And as always there are no bad seats in the intimate Henry Heyman Theatre.

After theatre we went to Folino’s/ Tom’s Diner for a Tuscan frittata, yes a frittata filled with artichokes and roasted red peppers and asparagus for dinner.

Steeltown Hero-Woman of Steel

Kathy Brophy, Think Pink Pittsburgh
Arizona’ s lost is Pittsburgh gain. Kathy Brophy, with
her husband and daughter, relocated to Pittsburgh six
years ago. Shortly thereafter, she meet Sharon Oliver,
Founding director of Think Pink, Inc and catching
Susan’s enthusiasm and passion for fund raising for
Hillman Cancer Patient Assistant Fund, she joined the
board and then later agreed to help Sharon by
becoming Director of Think Pink, Pittsburgh. Kathy is
the owner of A Perfect You, which integrates wellness services into Spas, Day
Spas, Salons and Dr.’s offices and also working with clients’ one-on one to help
them created their own custom cosmetic style and image.

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