Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Positively Pittsburgh Live News! 4-30-12

Positively Pittsburgh Live News! 4-30-12
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SMARTREADER Job Search Seminar
Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh Business Times, 424 S. 27th Street, Suite 211, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Want to know how to search for job opportunities using the Pittsburgh Business Times?

You will learn techniques for finding what you need from the Pittsburgh Business Times (or any other business publication) in less than a half-hour a week, business information to help you stand out during interviews and how to recognize job opportunities within news stories and features.

Chris Engler of the Pittsburgh Business Times will provide job search strategies for using the Business Times including our special Help Wanted coverage and searchable database which details who's hiring among the Pittsburgh-area's 50 largest employers. He will also discuss how to use the Book of Lists, published in December, to assist you in your job search. Plus an editor from the Business Times will explain how the paper is created and you'll get the "story behind the story" of the April 27 issue.

Seating is limited. Register today. For more information regarding this seminar, contact Chris Engler at 412-208-3847 or email cengler@bizjournals.com.


Thursday, May 3, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Pittsburgh Business Times, 424 S. 27th Street, Suite 211, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Register now.

It is the Business Times' commitment to make sure that you get information you can use in time to do something about it...every single week. Are you a current subscriber with little time to read, or not yet a print subscriber? Then you should attend this Lead Generation Seminar on May 3.

Chris Engler of the Pittsburgh Business Times will provide strategies for getting what you need from the paper in less time. Plus one of our editors will explain how the paper is created and you'll get the "story behind the story" in the April 27 issue.

You will learn: Techniques for finding what you need from the Pittsburgh Business Times (or any other business publication) in less than a half-hour a week, Business information to help you achieve your sales goals, How to recognize sales leads within news stories and features.

Seating is limited. Register today. For more information regarding this seminar, contact Chris Engler at 412-208-3847 or email cengler@bizjournals.com.

GUNS'N'GIRLS: Photography by Rachel Nieborg & Ine Mulder
709 Penn Gallery, April 27-June 10, 2012


The famed ‘still life’ of old masters is reinterpreted by two young Dutch artists: photographer Rachel Nieborg and designer Ine Mulder. The duo began working together on Girls’N’Guns in 2008 when Ine Mulder asked Rachel Nieborg to join her for shooting practice. The project evolved into a carefully crafted set recasting the still life paintings of the 17th century. Working with a metronome to fine tune the precision timing, one would literally shoot a gun while the other shot photographs. The images have not been edited with photo software, but capture the raw tension of stillness and movement, violence and beauty. Read the entire release here.

PSO To Perform ‘Legend of Zelda’ at Heinz Hall in July
Legend of Zelda
Tickets will be available Monday, April 30, for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) special concerts, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, that bring one of the most popular video game series to life.The concerts will be at 8 p.m., July 27 & 28 at Heinz Hall. Tickets, ranging from $30 to $90, go on sale at 9 a.m., Monday, April 30, and can be purchased by calling 412.392.4900, or visiting the PSO online at www.pittsburghsymphony.org. PSO subscribers receive a 15 percent discount on tickets. Read the entire release here.


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Announces New Company Members and Promotions for 2012-2013 Season

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has signed three new apprentices to the 2012-2013 company roster and promoted two company dancers to soloist and principal positions.

Christine Schwaner has been promoted from soloist to principal, and Amanda Cochrane has been promoted from the corps de ballet to soloist. Joining the company as apprentices for the 2012-2013 season are three Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School graduates: JoAnna Schmidt, Casey Taylor and Corey Bourbonniere.


You’re Invited…to the Grand Opening of the South Shore Riverfront Park
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

27th & Water Streets in the SouthSide Works

South Shore Riverfront Park
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), WYEP, the City of Pittsburgh and Riverlife have teamed up to bring you "Rhythm 'n' Flow" - a special event to celebrate the Grand Opening of South Shore Riverfront Park and Amphitheater. Read the entire release here.

PPL Partner Events!

Small Business Works: Money For Your Business
May 21, 2012, 9:00 am

The second annual Small Business Works seminars – aimed at empowering and educating small business owners – will kick off at 9 am on May 21, 2012 at the Kingsley Association in East Pittsburgh. The event will be hosted by Building Bridges for Business, Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University and Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center. Small Business Works will provide local small business owners with the opportunity to start or expand their businesses by offering education on financing options and potential loan opportunities from a variety of on-site lenders. The event will also feature speakers and other small business resources that will offer growth opportunities for attendees. For more information click here.

Duquesne University SBDC Presents: The Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference
May 9, 2012  Pittsburgh, PA

Want to meet other business owners? Looking for new ways to attract customers? Do you need to reinvent your business? As a sponsor of the EGC, we would like to extend a discount to friends and clients of PPL. Enter the code EGC99 at the link below to receive a $20 discount to attend the full-day event. We hope to see you there! Register here.  

Roving Pittsburgher Report

Tuesday, No BS Marketing Meeting
I learned about Copy Writing and Sales Letters. It’s great to be with other like minded marketers at this monthly meeting of the No BS Marketing Group hosted by Becky Auer and Weston Lyon.

Bravo, on McKnight Rd.
I had Bravo signature chopped salad with an oven fired chicken breast. Becky Auer and Weston Lyon of Profit Catapult Business School and Linda Barnicott, Pittsburgh artist had oven baked Verduta pizza with roasted vegetables and Margherita pizza, which they loved. Penne Mediterranean with added shrimp, Gregg Matthis of Pro Fry, said it was outstanding and was surprised at how many large shrimp were added for $3.99. John Pounaras from John Pounaras Agency had Grilled Vegetable Pasta which he found delightful. We were incredibly full but we all sampled jointly the warm Berry Cake and Torta Di Cioccolata, Bravo! Bravo!

Also Bravo to John, one of the managers who fell over himself to offer us outstanding customer service and bonuses to go when he realized he was temporarily out of the soup we ordered. We just might make this a regular Tuesday night stop.

PPL 5th Anniversary Party
Check out the live broadcast from the very successful 5th anniversary party last week here! Hear from Jennifer Yokum, General Manager of the Comfort Inn & Suites (host to the event), Caroline Laquatra from the Bellevue Business Center, and Alan Levine, “The Talking Machine,” and Community Relations and Development Director for the Pittsburgh Hugathon!

Pittsburgh Business Times, Women in Business
This was a great networking event with wonderful and dainty appetizers at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe.

Pittsburgh Symphony, Magic of Paris
Wow, the Magic of Paris, I was transported. Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque overture was musically descriptive and you could imagine the ballet dancers from Rossini’s Boutique Fantastique on stage. You could feel the reeling of the Tarantella and dodge the kicking of the Cossacks. I always feel that when a creative piece fuels your imagination along with your soul, it has done its job. The Magic of Paris did both. Read the entire review here.

Christos Meditteranean Grill, 130 6th St.
You can get homemade wine and be regaled, if you like, with stories of Ari and Jackie Onassis on their yacht. The patriarch of the family owned business, Christopher, cooked for Jackie Onassis and invented a simple low fat dessert just for her which he proudly serves at Christos.

Stiffatho (beef and onion stew) melts in your mouth. The Spanikopita was excellent and the lamb kabob was delicate and tender. The Rizogalo (Rice Pudding) had a unique subtle hint of orange and the Saganaki, flaming cheese did not disappoint. The Galaktoboreko will make you forget baklava no matter how much you favor it. And Jackie Onassis Dessert, well no matter how full you are, make room for it.

Pittsburgh Opera, Abduction from the Serraglio
Review by JoAnn R. Forrester

The closing opera for the 2011-2012 season was a joy. After a season of heavy drama, I was ready to see something light, frothy and fun. I was not disappointed. Put this in the class of light opera with Gilbert and Sullivan. Another bonus was, it was in English. Yeah!

Written by Mozart, this opera starts in Istanbul, Turkey and proceeds to Paris, France. It takes place on that marvelous train, the Orient Express. I have always wanted to ride that train. So many books and movies (Murder on the Orient Express) feature that train and some kind of romantic or dastardly plot. Read the entire review here.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Priests
Review by Tamar Cerafici

Yinz missed a great concert the other night if you weren’t at the Byham Theatre. Fathers Eugene and and Martin O’Hagan, and Father David Delargy, collectively singing as “The Priests,” blended pop and classical style with affable grace. The trio of two tenors (Fathers Eugene and Martin) and a baritone (Father David) did it with the help of local musicians and good friendship (37 years, beginning in a Belfast, Northern Ireland, boarding school). Read the entire review 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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Tara Darazio is a Positively Pittsburgh Live reporter, an independent copywriter, blogger, article writer, and social media strategist. If you are in need of writing assistance, or need help with your social media efforts connect with Tara on LinkedIn here.


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