Wednesday, February 23, 2011

PositivelyPittsburgh News Week of 2-21-11

Positively Pittsburgh News from February 21, 2011

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Amy Grant and Michael Smith
Thursday, March 3, 7:30pm at the Benedum Center
Two of Christian music’s most recognized and beloved artists reunite for the first time in more than two decades for a landmark concert tour.
ORDER TICKETS online at, Visit the Box Office at Theater Square, Call 412-456-6666. Groups 10+ Tickets 412-471-6930

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, co-founder of the Pittsburgh Promise and Promise board member, today issued a statement regarding the doubling of the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship from $20,000 to $40,000 per student over a four-year higher education program.

Sunday, February 27, 2011, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 1375 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017
$5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Kids Age 6-12, Free for Kids Under 6
Step back in time at Woodville Plantation as this living history museum explores the lives of the upper class in the 18th century. Guests are invited to “drop in” on the Neville family and their friends as they go about their daily routine at Woodville Plantation. For more information contact Rob Windhorst at 412-221-0348 or

Live Nation welcomes
Adam Carolla to the Byham Theatre
Thursday, March 31st, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
The Adam Carolla Show has been playing to sold out audiences on stages all around the country. The show remains the internet's most downloaded daily broadband show since its debut in March of 2009... #1 on iTunes with over 150,000 daily listeners.

Live Rhythm, Jazz, & Blues
"Entrepreneurial Thursdays"
With Vocalist Jessica Lee & Friends
Musical Networking Happy Hour EVERY THURSDAY 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Little E's Jazz & Blues
949 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 2nd Floor above Mahoney's Restaurant
Cover Charge: Only $5.00!

February 24, 2011
Pre-show networking session at 5:00 PM:
Informal matchmaking for job seekers, employers & new entrepreneurs!
Live music starts at 6:00 PM.
"Entrepreneurial Writers"
Featuring Interviews with: Co-host Chad Zwigart, Principal Business Consultant, The Write Plan, LLC, Tilda Comstock, Comstock Communications,, Maria Berdusco, Leadership International Strategist, Susan Paff, Owner Ideality Communications, LLC, and Ray Werner - Writer, creative consultant, playwright, and film maker

Shakespeare’s Shorts” BYOB
Thursday February 24 at 7 PM at The Te Cafe in Squirrel Hill
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks' BYOB ("Bring Your Own Bard") series presents “Shakespeare’s Shorts”. Celebrate the shortest month with an evening of short scenes, speeches and monologues from Shakespeare’s greatest plays (or his obscure ones!) A tax-deductible donation is suggested at the door.
THE TE CAFÉ, 2000 Murray Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15217, (412) 422-8888 or
Anyone interested in reading should contact or 412.404.8531, or visit us on Facebook at Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.
Read entire press release at:

Local Organization Recognized With Support From National Program
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $50,000 one-year grant to the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s ENCOREplus Program. The program is a community-based outreach program that provides education, screening, and support services. Since 1994, ENCOREplus has reached close to 90,000 women with information about the importance of early detection of breast cancer and has referred over 9,000 women for mammograms and clinical breast exams.
Contact: Laura Harwin, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, 412-255-1279
Karyn Margolis, Avon Foundation for Women, 212-282-5666,

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Ballet Hispanico at the Byham Theater
Saturday, March 5, 8pm
Ballet Hispanico’s dancers have roused audiences worldwide with their magnetic energy and eclectic choreography. “To miss one of their performances is to miss one of the great treasures in the world.” -Buenos Aires Herald
Join dancers from Ballet Hispanico at a salsa party at the Cabaret at Theater Square at 10pm. Dance to the salsa music of DJ Jeff Shirey, try salsa dance lessons and enjoy light bites.
ORDER TICKETS online at, visit the Box Office at Theater Square, or call 412-456-6666. Groups 10+ Tickets 412-471-6930.

February 24 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture 7:30-10:30
CASH BAR / FREE COFFEE AND TEA / FREE ADMISSION Hosted by Aki Jamal. Questions? Call 412.338.8730

8pm Feb. 25- March 12 at University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, 15213
Written by Vernell A. Lillie. Tickets $20. Available at Kuntu Administrative Offices 412-624-7298, Dorsey's Record Shop, 412-731-6607 and William Pitt Union at 412-648-7814.

NAWBO Members Set the Stage For International Women’s Business Development
The fourth annual festival—aimed at reaching out to women seeking to empower themselves with the tools and resources needed to succeed—is set for March 4-5th at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Two of NAWBO’s members, Mary Schnack (Mary Schnack & Associates President) and Patty DeDominic (DeDominic & Associates CEO/Founder) founded the event and play an integral role in its success.
For more information or to register for the 2011 Women’s Festival visit or email

Bridging the Cross-Cultural Communication Gap in the Multicultural Workplace
February 23, 2011, 8:30-11:00 a.m. at WPDI Office, 414 Grant Street, City-County Bldg, Room 920, Pittsburgh, PA  15219
$10.00 for Members, $20.00 for Non-Members
This interactive, participative workshop will provide guidelines and information on how to communicate more clearly, efficiently and considerately with people from other cultures, especially with those who speak English as a second language.
Rhonda Coast, President of International Development Resources and Lynda Stuckey , President of ClearlySpeaking, LLC are our two presenters for this event.

Finally a scholarship for Using a Cell Phone
High school seniors with a minimum 2.0 grade point average have an opportunity to win up to $5,000 in scholarship money just by writing about how technology has changed the world.
The top 3 winners also get a netbook and a DROID by Motorola with Verizon Wireless gift cards that may be used toward wireless service. Deadline is March 15, 2011.
Roving Pittsburgher Report
Fox Chapel Eat n Park
From Roving Pittsburgher, Angel Thomas
All of the ingredients were fresh tasting in this newly opened Eat n Park in the Wateworks, Fox Chapel.  The Marinara sauce tasted homemade and the staff was congenial and attentive.  When we asked about salt content of gravy the manager came to us with a nutrition guide to find the answer.
P. F. Chang’s China Bistro in Pittsburgh Settlers Ridge
Settlers Ridge, 1600 Settlers Ridge Center Dr., Robinson Township, PA 15205, 412-788-2901
Techno Granny’s Seal of Approval for the best Moo Goo Gai Pan waiter and our charming and efficient waitress, Molly.  There is also a dedicated section on the menu for those who must eat Gluten Free.
Dor Stop Restaurant:
1430 Potomac Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216, (412) 561-9320
Roving Pittsburghers, Anaiyah Thomas, JoAnn Forrester and JQS
Delightful Dormont Institution whose name comes from being at the Dormont Trolly Stop.  Moved from years ago to the opposite side of the street with same wonderful homestyle breakfasts, ham off the bone and homemade potato pancakes where you can see and taste the grated potatoes.  On the weekends you have to wait in line but it’s worth the wait and we compliment the waitresses on being kid friendly as Anaiyah will be three in March.
Movie Passes
A few tickets left for Drive Angry
To acquire two tickets info with subject, Drive Angry Passes
Thursday, February 24, 9:00 PM
425 Cinema Drive, Pittsburgh Southside Works Cinema
New Set of 25 tickets, for “Beastly”
Screening Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2011
Two per e-mail just released for moving screening passes to Beastly compliments of PositivelyPittsburgh Live and CBS Films
AMC Loews Waterfront, West Homestead, PA
Go to, screening passes and use the code for “BEASTLY” for 3/1: TECHGRQDN2

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