Friday, February 18, 2011

PositivelyPittsburghNews week of 2-14-11

Positively Pittsburgh News from February 14, 2011

Recipe for hope to please pallets with celebrity cuisine
Benefiting Hair Peace Charities
February 26th at 7:30 p.m. at Blueberry Hill Center, Franklin Park - 1604 Blaine's Way Sewickley, PA 15143
Tickets are $60.00 and can be purchased at

Local media celebrities, along with some favorite restaurant chefs, will present pallet pleasing cuisine at Recipe for Hope to benefit Hair Peace Charities, a local non-profit providing wigs, as well as health, wellness, and spiritual support for women fighting cancer.

Disclosure Of A Disability Or Criminal Record: Is There A Right Choice?
With Shannon Austin, M.S., VR Supervisor at the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
February 17, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.
Please RSVP to 412-782-5344, ext. 209, or email us at

Disclosure of a hidden disability or criminal record can make or break success on the job.  Learn the legal requirements for disclosure and the accommodations available for those who do.  A light continental breakfast will be provided. 

Disability Resource Breakfast: How to Sell Your Abilities in a Job Interview
with Coralee A. Gionta, Human Resource Professional and Account Manager, Word FM PS:  March 17, 2011

Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, Tel:  412.782.5344, ext. 209, Websites: /


Online Resource Guide for Deaf, blind, and Hard of Hearing Updated

A task force has updated its online resource guide, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Resource Guide of Behavioral Health Providers for Persons who are deaf, blind, or hard of hearing.
This resource guide lists regional behavioral health care providers that have experience working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The resource guide is available for download on the Allegheny County Department of Human Services website at "For Providers" and on the website for the Behavioral Health Task Force For Persons who are deaf, blind and hard of hearing of Allegheny County.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Welcomes Back
The Decemberists
Tuesday, April 21, 2011, 8 P.M. at The Benedum Center

Led by Colin Meloy, The Decemberists craft theatrical, idiosyncratic chamber pop rock that seamlessly translates to unforgettable live performances.

Online at, Box Office at Theater Square [655 Penn Avenue], or call 412-456-6666
Groups 10+ Tickets 412-471-6930

ROUND 2 AUDITIONS For A Tribute to the Queen of Soul ARETHA FRANKLIN
Presented by Teresa Hawthorne and Create-S-Team Academy of Music and Theater
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ the Homewood Library Auditorium 

All qualified vocalists are welcomed to audition. You do not have to look or sing like Aretha Franklin to audition. For more information, please call 412.403.9537

8th annual Glass Slipper Ball
Featuring the best of the chefs and libation purveyors
7pm to midnight March 5, 2011 at the Four Points Sheraton, Cranberry

Live and silent auctions, signature hors d’oeuvres and desserts, libation sampling and music by Dancing with Dr. Zoot.
For tickets and information call 724-935-6100

Riverdance Comes to The Benedum Center in Pittsburgh
February 25-26, 2011

Riverdance, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song, and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe, will play three performances in Pittsburgh, PA.

Stage and Steel Production Presents
May 20th -22nd and 27th-29th, 8pm at St. Peter and St. Paul's Hall next to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at 220 Mansfield Blvd Carnegie, PA

The show focuses on Princess Victoria, who wishes to prove that she is more than just a damsel in distress.
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased on the website at

Auditions for "Sir Victoria" are set for Thursday March 17th Please email to set up an appointment.

Local schools invited to participate in Antony and Cleopatra project
February 7, 2011
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre (PICT) is seeking a minimum of ten schools in the region to participate in a theatre education initiative accompanying its May production of William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.

The Heinz History Center Celebrates the Contributions of The Pittsburgh Courier


As we celebrate Black History Month, The Heinz History Center is taking an in-depth look at the largest and most influential African American newspaper of the past 100 years; The Pittsburgh Courier. Tour the new exhibit.

Women of Color HERStory Month 2011 presents...
Young Women's Celebration: Sisterhood, Empowerment and Leadership
Wednesday, February 16, 5pm-8pm | FREE at Ujamaa Collective Boutique, One Hope Square, 
1901 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Young women from across the city will come together to be recognized for their demonstrations of youth leadership and commitments to change Pittsburgh. Follow for event information.

Contact:  Bekezela Mguni, Program Director, New Voices Pittsburgh,, 412.247.4084

Cohen and Grigsby Trust Presents Series
30th Anniversary KODO One Earth Tour
March 1 and 2, 2011 Byham Theater

Since 1981, Kodo has been exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, and continues to forge exciting, new directions for this vibrant art-form.
To Order Tickets: 
Online at, Visit the Box Office at Theater Square [655 Penn Avenue], or
Call 412-456-6666, Groups 10+ Tickets 412-471-6930

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 17, 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 Couples" featuring Interviews with:
Co-host Bruce Conley, The Computer Coach  (, Marita & Frank Yenca, Reliv International, Independent Distributor ( Charlene & Ken Nagy - Confluent Translations (, Marilyn & Lynn  Landis- Basic Business Concepts, Inc (, Charlotte & Don Kaltenbaugh - Homemade Gourmet (; Charlotte Kaltenbaugh, owner & Don Kaltenbaugh, Director of Operations - Butler Asset Management, Greg & Ricki Paul, owners - Harmony Ridge Events and Catering (, Mary Ann & Bill McCollough - Experiam Marketing (, and Eva & Scott Kerschbaumer - ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare & Spa (

Roving Pittsburgher Report

Plenty of Fish Dance. Friday February 11—over 200 people invaded the Two Lakes Golf Club formerly Alcoma Country Club and they "danced" late into the night.

Tango Fire from Buenos Aires, costumes beautiful, dance both athletic and erotic, music inspirational, choreography enlightening of the various types of Tango and Roving Pittsburghers Joanne Quinn-Smith,Gregg Matthis, Delana Flowers want to move to Argentina or Uruguay just to tango.  Full review at:

Melange Bistro on 6th St.  CD party for A-Game recorded by the artist Ambition.  Great rising star and the Melange is a neat upscale lounge hidden right in the heart of the cultural district.

Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Restaurant with the KIA Hamster who wonder of wonders,doesn't eat nuts and seeds but loves sushi and sashimi.

Gallelry Sim, Kathryn Karr’s Scherenschnitte, Penny Stewarts Photography and Dan Peluso’s sculpture, runs thru Saturday. Februray 19th—owner Ron Beers Especially likes Kathryn Karr's, "Marionette."

Dormont United Methodist Church on 1641 Potomac Ave for  Scout Sunday where the pastor modeled her sermon after the Scout Law and Code.  Roving Pittsburghers JoAnn Forrester and JQS.


Free Movie Passes Compliments of Summit Entertainment and PositivelyPittsburgh Live
DRIVE ANGRY (3D) Thurs, Feb 249:00pm S. Side Works

E-mail with title line Drive Angry passes, two tickets per e-mail address will be reserved for you at South Side Works on February 24th. Only 25 pair are available, first 25 e-mails will receive the tickets.

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