Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 2-13-12

Jessica Lee
Vocalist Jessica Lee & Friends
Little E's Jazz & Blues Club
949 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
2nd Floor above Mahoney's Restaurant
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"Jessica Lee's Entrepreneurial Thursdays"

Musical Networking Happy Hour
EVERY THURSDAY!!! Cover Charge: Only $5.00!

Pre-show networking session at 5:30 pm:
Informal matchmaking for job seekers, employers & new entrepreneurs! Live music starts at 6:00 pm.

February 16, 2012
"International Entrepreneurs"

Co-host Tom Donoghue, AIA, LEED APProject Manager, Architect, MBA,Donoghue Project Consulting;
Brent Rondon, MPA, Certified Global Business Professional(CGBP) - Manager, GLOBAL Business Program, Manager, Pittsburgh Immigrant Entrepreneurs (PIE), Small Business Development Center (SBDC)www.sbdc.duq.edu;
Anupam Singh, 113 Industries, Inc. http://www.113industries.com/;
Abraham Moosa, Financial Advisor, Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC;
Adolfo (Dolf) Marche, Marche & Associates;
Bibhuti Aryal, Rukmini Foundation

Entrepreneur's Growth Conference
May 9, 2012
8:30 - 4:30
Duquesne University  

Workshops, Networking, Lunch, Tradeshow

Want to attend the conference at no-cost AND have lunch with our Keynote Speaker after the event? Guess the Keynote!

Our Keynote:
was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
started the company a few months after the dotcom crash
company was listed as one of the top 100 fastest growing in PA
is in the process of writing a book 
is affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University

Take a guess - 1st person to guess correctly wins a free ticket to the EGC and the opportunity to have lunch with the Keynote after the event! Send your guess to Christine at hughesc@duq.edu     


Max & Ruby: Bunny Party
Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, 2012
Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street

Max and Ruby
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Max & Ruby: Bunny Party.This performance is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series. Produced by Koba Entertainment, this live children’s musical is an adaptation from the book by internationally-acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, Rosemary Wells.  The popular children’s book also was made into a television series that has been seen around the globe. Read the entire release here.

Encores! Seminar: Christianity and Contemporary Spirituality
Methodist Church of Pittsburgh
Monday, February 27 — 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Chatham Village Clubhouse
655 Pennridge, Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Rev. Gail Sofia Ransom
Presenter: Rev. Gail Sofia Ransom, Education Director at First United

Who Should Attend: Interested individuals, Encores! Members, Encores!
Resource Team Members, prospective Encores!
Cost: $5 (Free to Encores! Members)
RSVP: Linda@FutureDesignStudio.com or 412-979-1606

Or, If You Go to Church on Sunday, but Take Tai’Chi on Tuesday, Are You Going to Go To – well, you know….When You Die? By Future Design Studio, Inc.

Join us for a lively exploration of the interface between Christianity and the contemporary
spiritualities as we search for the connections between the traditional and the new. Wear comfortable clothing; we might do some yoga!

St. Paul AME Church Presents
Spiritual !Gospel !Opera !Broadway !Movies !Jazz !Blues !Soul !R&B!

Friday, March 16, 2012 – 5 pm Dinner, 7 pm Showtime 
Saturday, March 17, 2012 – 5 pm Dinner, 7 pm Showtime
Sunday, March 18, 2012 – 3 pm Dinner, 5 pm Showtime

Featuring Pittsburgh’s Finest Divas: Flora (Flo) Wilson, Beverly Bowie Taylor, and Denise Sheffey Powell (Under the Musical Direction of Leonard Johnson)
Tickets: $20, For Reservations contact P.L.G. Productions at 412.481.7093

Have you heard? The Steel City has a new title
The Washington Post just named Pittsburgh the new “In” city.

The skyline says it all. The breathtaking view from Mount Washington is just one of the reasons The Washington Post named Pittsburgh the new “In” city, stripping the title from Portland, Ore.
“Where can you find a better view of Pittsburgh than up here, because you come up here with a pair of binoculars and you can look everywhere just about in this city,” says Alphonso Randolph, of Pittsburgh.
“Portland has overextended its welcome as the destination for hipsters who want to find themselves, while frolicking in beautiful scenery and reasonable rents,” says Hesse. “Pittsburgh is reasonable-rents, nice scenery, nice downtown, and the people are, in general, just far less insufferable.”
As a born-and-raised Pittsburgher, I’ll go a step further. Portland, with its elaborate facial hair and abundance of strip clubs, represents irony. Pittsburgh, with its working-class pragmatism, is the opposite: earnest and straightforward. It’s a place where people drink cheap beer and wave their Terrible Towels without self-consciousness. Hipsters take faux working-class attributes —brusque beards, Pabst Blue Ribbon and occupations such as butchery — and integrate them into their lives with an ironic wink and a superiority complex. In Pittsburgh, you can find all of the above, only without the derision and affectation.
This year’s List has spoken, and writers Dan Zak and Monica Hesse have laid their anointed hands upon my hometown for 2012. Pittsburgh, Pa., is cool now. Sorry, Portland hipsters.

The Official Blues Brothers Revue
Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 8:00 PM, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street

Based on the popular characters from Saturday Night Live and the later motion picture, The Official Blues Brothers Revue will be at the Byham Theater. The performance is a part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The revue stars Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood Blues, characters created by the legendary comedic actors John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.  From their first performances as these characters in the award-winning Las Vegas “Legends in Concert” show, the two have appeared across America as highly successful and acclaimed Blues Brothers impersonators. Read the entire release here.


Susan Solovic, Featured Guest on Twitterchat

Susan Solovic

Susan Solovic, award-winning entrepreneur, a CEO, a journalist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com and USA Today bestselling author, multi-media personality, and attorney is our FEATURED GUEST AT February #SMALLBIZPGH TWITTERCHAT

Award winning entrepreneur and author, Susan Solovic will answer questions via Twitter on March 13, 2012 between 7 pm and 8 pm in Pittsburgh's first small business Twitterchat presented by Building Bridges for Business (@bridges4biz).

The virtual event, which is aimed at providing valuable, free resources for small business owners will feature Solovic, who will answer a set of questions from Building Bridges for Business and other questions posed by entrepreneurs from the region and can be followed live using hashtag #smallbizpgh on either twebevent.com or tweetchat.com.

7th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Dinner
We hope the new year finds you in good health and in good spirits.Celebrate & Share would like to remind you to mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Dinner A Celebration of Women's History Month," on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom in downtown Pittsburgh.

This gathering of a veritable who's who in Pittsburgh will honor 23 prominent Women of Achievement from our region and will benefit a worthy cause, Cribs for Kids® National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative.

If you or your company is interested in joining Title Sponsor and event Chairman, DA Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. as a sponsor of the awards dinner; purchasing tickets or a table; or placing an acknowledgement ad in the event program book, please call Heather Glaser at 412-322-5680 ext. 5 or view information on the Cribs for Kids National Infant Safe Sleep website: http://cribsforkids.org/event-calendar

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Glaser at hglaser@cribsforkids.org

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents: Freud’s Last Session
March 1 – April 1, 2012
O’Reilly Theater

Pittsburgh Public Theater is proud to present the Pittsburgh premiere of Freud’s Last Session, Mark St. Germain’s new play about an imagined meeting between outspoken atheist Sigmund Freud (David Wohl) and Christian writer C.S. Lewis (Jonathan Crombie). Freud’s Last Session won the 2011 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play. Read the entire release here.

This was reported as a reproduction of PositvelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith. (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLive(TM) 2012 All rights reserved.

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