Saturday, November 28, 2009

Positively Pittsburgh News, Vol XXXI

Volume XXXI
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 7:30 PM

The Night Chaser is the story of

a family who receives a video game as a gift.

The game draws them into an adventure that requires them to show courage and responsibility.

The production includes:

Acting, Music, Mime, Dance, African Drumming and Sign Praise.

Special guests include:

The Hill Dance Academy Theater, Enyimnyam, Artistree, and others.

The New Hazlett Theater,

6 Allegheny Square East (Northside), Pgh, PA 15212

(412) 320-4610

Tickets are FREE

for children 12 and under

when accompanied by an adult.

Adult tickets:

$10.00 (Preferred Seating)

and $5.00 (General Admission).

The Perfect Gift for the beer connoisseur or wine aficionado in your life

Our popular Craft Beer School and Wednesday Wine Flights events are now available by subscription! These unique series combine expert knowledge, beverage samples and light fare from CafĂ© Zao. Each hour-long event is held at the Cabaret at Theater Square. You won’t want to miss a class, so guarantee your favorite table today by purchasing a subscription.

To become a subscriber, call 412-456-1390.

January 19 Texas Drink ‘Em: Shiner Beers

February 16 Meet the Brewer: Yards Brewery

March 16 Don’t be Afraid of the Dark (Beers)

April 20 Funny Labels/ Serious Beers

May 18 Noble Pilsener: The Beer of Kings

Individual tickets for Craft Beer School go on sale Wednesday, December 16

January 6 Wines of Argentina

February 3 The Heart of Provence

March 3 Unusual Wines

April 14 Wines of the Loire Valley

May 5 The Art of Sangria

Individual tickets for Wednesday Wine Flights go on sale Thursday, December 3

Menopause the Musical, $8.00 off per ticket

January 5 to 10

Byham Theatre

Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black-lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This joyful musical parody set to 25 classic baby-boomer songs from “Puff, My God I’m Draggin’” to the disco favorite “Stayin’ Awake, Stayin’ Awake” will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! It’s definitely not “The Silent Passage” anymore! Come see what nearly 11 million fans across the world are laughing about!

Use promotional code BINGES to receive an $8 discount for MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL.

*Discount offer expires November 30. Limit 4 tickets. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or with any other offers. Subject to availability. Service

To become a subscriber, call 412-456-1390.

The Business Women of the Ujamaa Collective Present

The Black Bazaar on Black Friday

Friday, November 27, 2009 from 9AM to 9 PM

One Hope Square, 1901 Centre Avenue, Hill District

(next to Hill House Association)

“During the days of Black Wallstreet (aka Little Africa),

the dollar would circulate 36 to 100 times, sometimes taking a year for currency to leave the community. Now a dollar leaves the community in 15-minutes. Let’s get Back to Black!"

Shop handmade gifts for the entire family!

Enjoy delicious food and good music!

Music, games for children.

Get your holiday gifts

Chapeaux Etc.

Fahrenheit 212

Down Low Clothing

Hill District First Source Center

Natural Body Care Products

Original Artwork, Handmade Cards

Jewelry, Gift Baskets

Delicious & Gourmet Foods

For More Information:

412.512.2680 or 412.969.3260


Roving Pittsburgher

Racial Justice Awards

Actually did a live show interviewing guests, board members and awardees at the Racial Justice Awards. Be sure to listen to the show on Racial Justice Awards on Monday, Magdeline Jensen, Executive Director speaks knowledgeable about the 140 years of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh and also interviewed the 2009 honorees for the Awards. This show aired live on November 4 as a special edition. You can hear it archived at:

All of the winners had motivating stories.

Community Engagement

Grace Robinson, LUTC, MBA

Agent, State Farm


Tomorrow’s Future, Inc.


WQED Multimedia

George L. Miles, Jr.

President and CEO


Laurence Glasco, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

History Department

University of Pittsburgh


Father Regis Ryan

Executive Director

Focus on Renewal

Health Care

Nueve Lunas Health Care

Nueve Lunas [pronounced noo-ay’-vay]

President, Laura Macia

Public Safety

Lisa Thorpe-Vaughn

President and CEO

Non-Profit Leadership

Training Institute

Event information:

Live Show on November 16, 2009 direct from the event with all the excitement as icing on the cake, interviewing former honorees, political figures YWCA board members and staff and current awardees. Listen to both shows on the Racial Justice, Special Edition and Live at:

Entrepreneurial Thursdays, Women Took Over Last Week

Fashion Entrepreneurs and Fashionistas took over Entrepreneurial Thursdays. Haute Metals displayed their jewelry around Little E’s and we heard about Designer Bibs, used from Classic Chic to be used to protect clothing or as fashion accessories. Also make up demonstration of special effects make up and Jill Kummer of Donncaster talked about investment clothing.

NSA (National Speakers Association) Meeting with TAlkShoe Developer Dave Nelson, Wow

21 Tips for Social Media

Sarah Palin was in town, didn’t get to that because I can read the book but I can’t always hear Dave Nelson speak.

What a way to spend a Saturday morning and definitely worth getting up for. Consensus comment, gave the group CEO relevant information on how and why business owners from small to large need to engage in Social Media.

Steeltown Hero

Mark Milovatz

Mark has appeared on television, radio and in print campaigns. He alsohas been the MC for beauty pageants like Miss Indiana, corporate awards shows and many more. Mark has performed with country music legends like Boots Randolph, (“Yakity Sax” ... “Benny Hill”) Rascal Flatts and has opened for Frank Sinatra, Engelbert Humperdink, Barry Manilow, Perry Como, as well as having numerous leading roles in Musicals.

Mark has been a repeat performer for Arnold Palmer and many other celebrities. He was the creator and producer of 7 Sold Out holiday shows to raise monies for the Children's Miracle Network and other Children's Hospitals.

Born in Trafford, Pa. East of Pittsburgh, Mark is a true Steeltown Hero for all he does for the Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Addditional info at

Positively Pittsburgh Live will broadcast live testimonials from the show on Sunday, November 29, 2009 starting at: 8:25 PM.

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