Wednesday, February 2, 2011

PositivelyPittsburghLive News 1-31-12011

PositivelyPittsburgh News from 1-31-11 

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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!

Pre-show networking session at 5:00 PM January 27, 2011
Informal matchmaking for job seekers, employers & new entrepreneurs!

Live music starts at 6:00 PM.
This week: "Network of Networks
Featuring Interviews with:

Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater


February 13-20, 2011 at six performance locations throughout the Pittsburgh area.

The Lucelle Lortel Award winning show for best musical and choreography is back by popular demand!

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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents


Sunday, February 20, 2011, Benedum Center

Internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso, David Garrett, will return to Pittsburgh for one performance only.
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Cohen and Grisby Trust presents series
February 3-6 at the Benedum
Out of the zoo and onto the stage!

Based on the blockbuster DreamWorks film, MADAGASCAR LIVE follows Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo from their home at New York’s Central Park Zoo on an unexpected adventure to Africa.

SPECIAL OFFER! $25 Tickets for Thursday and Friday shows!
Use promotional code MADFAN.

8 PM on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel in Greentree.
$20 in advance and $25 at the door, table (10 seats/tickets) in advance for $200

Featuring nationally touring comic Matt Wohlfarth (aka Buzz Nutley) and our favorite emcee, PJ DiLeo.

Order your tickets from our website at , or by mailing your payment, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Samuel J Foundation, P.O. Box 75, Oakdale, PA  15071.  Payment for reserved tables must be received by February 26, 2011.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM. If you're thinking about getting a bite to eat before the show, come early and order a pizza or some wings! The Radisson is also offering a limited number of guest rooms at a special rate for our guests the night of the show.

We're still collecting raffle donations. Call (724)693-9901 or send an e-mail if you’re interested ASAP. Your support would be greatly appreciated.  Business card size ads are also available in our program for $25.

April 5, 2011 Doubletree Hotel In Monroeville, Pa.

Featuring keynote speaker Linda Babcock, founder and faculty director of the Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS) at Carnegie Mellon University and author of Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide.
Workshops will focus on mentoring, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. Attendees will be encouraged to mix, mingle, and meet their colleagues, while engaging in meaningful, hands on professional development.

Let’s show Green Bay just how big Steeler Nation really is!

Help us prove that Steelers Nation fans are the best and have the most! Both cities have put together a contest that not only registers the number of fans we have, but there's a prize too! (2 tickets for next season's opening game, 2 nights at the Sheraton Station Square, dinner for two at Buca di Beppo, a ride to the game on the Gateway Clipper, and more). We'll draw a winner on Feb 7.
Click here and register for The Steelers Nation challenge/contest.
Enter now and encourage your friends to do the same! Also download the certificate of Steelers nation citizenship and display in proudly in your home or office!
In the meantime, swing by the Senator John Heinz History Center on Smallman Street to see the AFC Championship Trophy. Only $7.00 through Super Bowl Sunday. 7 for Heaven.
Register to win the Steelers Nation Ticket Giveaway or visit and then click on Steelers Nation Opening Game Ticket Giveaway.


Wendy and John Cibula’s Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant
2313 Rochester Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, 412-366-4140
Roving Pittsburgher Gregg Mathis and I enjoyed great Margaritas in a Mason Jar. Best margarita bargain in Pittsburgh and as good as the Margaritas at Fidel’s in Marina Del Mar, San Diego, California. Also great homemade, made by the owner, Butter Pecan Ice Cream with Mexican hot fudge. Yum!

Opa Greek American Cuisine
Yes went there with the KIA Hamster and secret of secrets the KIA Hamster is Greek.
Open for a year on Grove Rd in Castle Shannon, has the TechnoGranny Seal of approval for Greek Mousaka.  And they are open for breakfast and lunch.  Todd our waiter told me an old Greek lady makes not just the Mousaka but also the Pastistio.

Chinese New Year Celebration at Pitts Student Union
Roving Pittsburghers Meenakshi Kapoor, her father (visiting from Punjab State in India), and I.  All got our names written in Chinese and found out that the alphabet or rather characters are sounds and not letters.  We also learned to say, “thank you” in Chinese which I promptly forgot after I left so I cannot enlighten you.  Many of our friends from Global Pittsburgh were there. Event was put on by CSSA which I think stands for the Chinese Student Society of America.

We then went to Gullifty’s on Murray Avenue in Squirrel hill for their famous seven inch high desserts but ended up eating Oven Roasted Garlic on cheese paninis and artichoke and garlic dip on foccacia and called that dessert.

Strip District Sunday morning is usually a joy because I don’t like crowds however this Sunday it was packed with Steelers fans, music and Steelers memorabilia and revelry.  What I discovered is if you can stand the cold don’t buy from the first vendor but shop a bit.  I purchased Stairway to Seven T-shirts from a vendor, walked up the street and decided that I needed one more. First shirts cost me $7.00 and the second cost me six and then walked a little further and the same shirt was being sold for $6.00.  That’s Steelers Competitive Free Enterprise in the Strip ‘District.

Friday evening Roving Pittsburgher Meenakshi Kappoor and I will be entertaining her father Padim at our favorite Middle Eastern Restaurant in East Liberty, Khalil’s. I promised Padim I would tie his daughter to a chair so he could get up and dance with the belly dancer. Did I mention her father, Paddim is 78 and runs rings literally around this 61 year old.


Madagascar, the Musical at the Benedum Center, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust was gracious enough to give me and my entire family media tickets for the opening on Thursday evening.


Linwood Harris, Jr. has been assisting students with university admission, financial aid, and retention for over 15 years. Currently at Carnegie Mellon University, Linwood believes that the work he does helps foster a lucid understanding of a complex and challenging university selection process. He supports student diversity initiatives, and serves as liaison for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Linwood is an avid sportsman, enjoys travel, and loves all Pittsburgh sports teams.
Nominated by Tomorrow’s Future, Executive Director Grace Robinson of Grace Robinson State Farm Insurance Agency.

SPECIAL OFFERS TO POSITIVELY PITTSBURGH LISTENERS from Monday’s TalkShow Guests,  John Lewis from Villa Southside and Charlie Pelligrini from Tambellini’s 7th St.

Log in to and join their E club to get a free zucchini appetizer worth $10.00.
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Trivia Promotion PositivelyPittsburghLive™

Listen to Monday's show on PositivelyPittsburghLive “Pittsburgh Steeler Fans Plans and Predicitions”  with Gregg Mathis of  ProFry Inc., John Lewis of Villa Southside and  Charlie and Janet Pelligrini of Tambellini’s 7th St.  for January 31, 2010 for a Football Trivia Question related to the Super Bowl. 

Answer the question to win one of ten certificates from Villa Southside or Tambellini’s 7th St.
For Villa Southside to answer the trivia question:
For Tambellini’s 7th St to answer the trivia question:

For Novice Super Bowl Watchers

Listen to the Techno Granny Show from Monday, January 31, 2011.  Super fan and occasional co host of  PositivelyPittsburghLive, enlightens inexperienced fans on information you need to watch the Super Bowl intelligently and not get thumped on the head by ardent Steeler Fans.  “Techno Granny Tips for Novice Super Bowl Watchers and Revellers

You may have also missed:

Monday Morning Marketeer 
Host: technogranny - 
Episode: Monday Morning Marketeer, How to Start Your Marketing Plan for 2011 
You never thought of doing a marketing plan for the year, shame on you! It's not too late. The snow has not thawed yet and guaranteed you will still have a few days where you do not feel like going out of the house, so let's get started with the basics, where do you start? And how do you make it sticky? Or how do you make sure that it is something you can and will follow. 

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If you missed this event or want to hear previous recorded episodes click here. 

Delana Flowers is a Positively Pittsburgh Live reporter, an independent writer and owner of Ingenuity by Delana Flowers ©, writing effective copy so you don’t have to. Services include copywriting for newsletters, blogs, ad copy, marketing pieces, articles, reviews, invitations, postcards, flyers and more.

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