Positively Pittsburgh Live News from September 12, 2011
SUPPORT THE RACHEL CARSON HOMESTEAD AND WIN A COOKOUT WITH BILL PEDUTO AND ACTOR DAVID CONRAD!
THE BBQ WILL TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 FROM 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.
The winner for this prize will be selected at entrepreneurial thursdays at little e’s jazz club on september 15th. The Rachel Carson Homestead has just announced another prize — an afternoon BBQ at the Homestead for the winner and 10 of their closest friends with free food and drinks prepared by the culinary team of actor David Conrad and yours truly! The RCH will provide the food and drinks and David and I will provide the cooking skills and conversation!
For more information go to http://positivelypittsburghlivemagazine.com/forum/index.php?topic=1333.0
PEDAL, PADDLE, PEDUTO 2011: CITY LIGHTS PADDLE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 FROM 6:00 – 9:00 P.M., AT KAYAK PITTSBURGH
I will join architect Rob Pfaffmann, Tom Baxter from Friends of the Riverfront and Sean Brady from Riverlife for an evening paddle in Downtown Pittsburgh. We will paddle five miles round-trip with stops for discussions of future city development from the perspective of the waterfront, riverfront trails and rivers. We will meet at 6:00 p.m.
WICKED ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR $25 SEATS
SEPTEMBER 7 - OCTOBER 2, 2011 - BENEDUM CENTER
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. Each day, 2½ hours prior to show time people who present themselves at the Theater Square Box Office, will have their names placed in a lottery drum and then thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.
For more information go to http://positivelypittsburghlivemagazine.com/forum/index.php?topic=647.0
SAVING HISTORY ONE STORY AT A TIME
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 - 6-8:30 PM, BRIDGEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Featuring One of our Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin. Program to include:
Meet and Greet the Public, Writing about History, Panel Discussion with Q&A, Presentation of MWSA member books to Bridgeville Public Library, Authors signing books in the Library.
PITTSBURGH CIRCLE OF COURAGE AWARDS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 • 6:30PM - 9:30PM, DOUBLE TREE HOTEL, MONROEVILLE , PA
Donations $60 adult ticket $30 Children, Attire: Semi-formal or formal
Recognizing people of Faith and Courage! On this special evening we will recognize people who have displayed faith and courage and have inspired others to do the same. Special honors will be made to those who despite obstacles have moved forward in faith. Program will include special music, meet and greet, custom designed awards for 10 categories and a exciting awards banquet.Nominees are still being excepted! All nominees will be recognized.To nominate someone email: firstname.lastname@example.org
for a nomination form. Deadline for nominations is September 23th, 2011
For more information and sponsorship opportunities call. Bynums Marketing & Communications, Inc at 412/471-4332
|Cast of Merry Wives|
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR THREE MORE WEEKENDS!
2 PM AT ALLEGHENY COMMONS WEST PARK THIS WEEKEND, ARSENAL PARK THE 17TH & 18TH, OR FRICK PARK FOR THE 24TH & 25TH, FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Missed the opening of Merry Wives of Windsor? No worries...there are still three more weekends left! As always, performances are free to the public, though donations are greatly appreciated.
For more information go to http://positivelypittsburghlivemagazine.com/forum/index.php?topic=1293.0
TOMORROW'S FUTURE SIGNATURE EVENT SIGNATURE EVENT FOR TOMORROW'S FUTURE, INC.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2011, 5:30 TO 7:30 PM
Come as our Honored Guest to The First Annual Salute toTomorrow’s Future, Inc. Alumni.
Vision: To give hope and provide opportunity where previously there was none.
Mission: To equip young people with the basic communication, employment and social skills needed to compete in today’s marketplace.
RSVP : 412-682-7383, Grace Robinson, Founder & Board Chair 412-682-7383, Danielle Robinson, Executive Director: 412-398-9477
ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT
“Wicked” at Benedum, Better than Broadway, treat yourself to this first class musical at the Benedum, it is lights, sound, magic and wonderful smoke and mirrors to escape into fantasy and fun. Favorite character: Glenda, the ditzy good witch. Favorite number “Defying Gravity.” Wicked plays at Benedum through October 2nd.
Full review at:
Labor Day Weekend, Mahalia Jackson: Standing On Holy Ground
Even if you were not a gospel fan, it was a great edifying , soul satisfying, toe tapping way to spend Sunday on Labor Day week end in the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Don’t think Broadway could have done it better.
Cast for Mahaila Jackson
Mahalia Jackson—Twyla Glasgow and Lorraine Berry
Young Mahalia Jackson (Halie)—Imani Wilkerson and Melanie Yellowday
Reverend Clark/Martin Luther King, Jr.— Benjamin Blakey, sounded just like Dr. King
Johnson Singers - Michael Rue, Terri Smith, Richard Hutchins
Clara Ward Singers - Katy Cotton, Bernice Wilkerson, Delana Flowers (PPL Mag’s own Good News Reporter)
Deryck Tines Director and pianist
Family House Polo
|Family house polo match!|
Watch for interviews next week on front page of PPL Mag on PositivelyPittsburghTV
Family House Executive director Kristi Knot, David Allen, Voice of Family House Polo for 28 years. Match between the Virginia Polo Club and the Potomac Polo Club. Dante Totadini from the Potomac Team, my personal favorite being that he is Italian but the most valuable player was Mary Muldoon and the most valuable scenery to my videographer were the wonderful cocktail and afternoon summer frocks and I especially love the big hats. Everyone enjoyed the stomping of the divets as seen in Pretty Woman.
Celebrate and Share Equality Day Breakfast
Best Panel ever on Suffrage, Betsy Benson from Pittsburgh Magazine, Ruth Byrd Smith from Allegheny County MWDBE, Kamana Matur, Esquire and Connie Portis tale of Two Women will be posted at positivelypittsburghlive.blogspot.com
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