Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 5-7-12

Positively Pittsburgh Live News

"Jessica Lee's Entrepreneurial Thursdays"
Musical Networking Happy Hour, EVERY THURSDAY!!! Cover Charge: Only $5.00
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

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

May 10, 2012: "21st Century Writing and Media"

Featuring interviews with:

Co-host Harry Funk, Columnist and Online Editor, Associate Editor, Bureau Chief at Observer-Reporter

Stephanie Rex, Local Editor, Forest Hills - Regent Square Patch
Andy McNeil, Multifaceted Media Guy & Friendly Giant, Staff Writer at Observer-Reporter

Jay Speyerer, Legacy Road Communication

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village Reopens This Weekend

Indian Village
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, a National Historic Landmark located in Avella, Pa., Washington County, will reopen for its 2012 season this Sat., May 5 beginning at noon.

Meadowcroft features a massive 16,000-year-old Rockshelter, the oldest site of human habitation in North America, that provides evidence of how the first Americans lived. Read the entire release here.

History Center & GoodTaste! Pittsburgh Launch Virtual Cookie Table Competition
From sandwiches topped with French fries to "chip-chopped" ham, Pittsburgh is home to many unique culinary traditions. But no custom is sweeter than the cookie table.

To celebrate this summer's Hometown-Homegrown® event, the History Center and GoodTaste! Pittsburgh have launched a Virtual Cookie Table competition!

Local bakers are encouraged to submit their best cookie recipes, photos, and unique stories behind the recipes to now through Fri., May 25.

The History Center will then upload all submissions to our Facebook page onFri., June 1, when fans can vote on the best recipes and stories by "liking" the submission.

The top five finalists will have their recipes baked by Priory Fine Pastries and then judged by a team of expert panelists at the Hometown-Homegrown event on Sat., June 23, at the History Center.

The Virtual Cookie Table competition winner will be featured on a special television episode of Chris Fennimore's "WQED Cooks" on Oct. 13 that will focus on the cookie table phenomenon in Western Pennsylvania.

For more information and contest rules, please click here.

This Saturday - Living History Programs Kick Off at the Fort Pitt Museum
The Fort Pitt Museum, located in historic Point State Park, will kick off a series of Summer Saturdays Living History Programs this Sat. May 12.

Each month throughout the summer, the Fort Pitt Museum will dedicate one Saturday to themed living history programming.

Just in time for Mother's Day, the first program will focus on the role of women during the 18th century. Activities will include cooking and laundry demonstrations, a fashion show, and lecture.

For questions, please contact Andrew Gaerte at 412-281 9284 or

Subscribe today and receive all 6 performances for the price of 5!

Join us for our 2012-2013 season of exceptional world-class contemporary dance in the Cultural District. Pittsburgh Dance Council Subscribers enjoy the best seating and savings along with other great benefits.

Young Company Auditions for The Tempest
Are you between the ages of 10 and 15 and interested in performing in our Fall show?

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks is looking for performers for our Young Company, who will perform in The Tempest in September. The young company performers will appear in non-speaking roles several times throughout the show in the roles of sailors and spirits. Performers should be at least 10 years old.

Performances take place at 2 PM on Saturday and Sunday for the first 4 weekends in September at various parks in Pittsburgh. Performers do not have to be available for every performance. They do need to be available for two evening rehearsals (starting at 6 PM) during the last week of August. (Dates will be Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28.) If you are interested, send name, contact information (yours and your parents), and dates available to perform to (but check with your parents first!).

We will also have a small number of speaking roles. We will have auditions for these in the next few weeks. We especially want people who can do multiple weekends for these roles. If you are interested in auditioning for one of these roles let us know that as well and we will get back to you with more information.

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates our 8th season of bringing free, high-energy, and fun Shakespeare to audiences in cityparks throughout the Steel City.

53rd Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival 2012
June 1 - 10, 2012 - Point State Park, Cultural District, Hertz Gateway Center

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust proudly announces plans for the 53rd annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, set to take place Friday, June 1, to Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Point State Park, Hertz Gateway Center, and throughout the Cultural District.

The 2012 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival highlights include the return of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a new multimedia show by Squonk Opera, the premiere of Bluegrass Day on June 9th, and expansion of the Artist Market and greening initiatives.

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.


NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Presents- STANDING FIRM
The Business Case to End Partner Violence

On Wednesday, May 9th NAWBO will present: Standing Firm: The Business Case to End Partner Violence to engage employers in taking simple and effective action against partner violence as it impacts their workplace and workforce. In much the same way that employers have learned to address substance abuse, Standing Firm provides model policies, training and outreach tools to address partner violence. Join Barbara Penner, MS, Project Coordinator for Standing Firm, for this enlightening presentation.

The event will take place at the Allegheny County Human Resources Building, One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. You can register by calling Mary Pam Kilgore at 412-260-4178.

NAWBO strives to create innovative and effective changes in the business culture, transform public policy and influence opinion makers, and are strong supporters of events of this nature.

Current NAWBO board members, President, Meenakshi Kapoo; President Elect, Mary Pam Kilgore; Secretary, Joyce Kane; Past President, Jill Kummer; Public Relations Chair, Joanne Quinn-Smith; Diversity Chair, Sunita S. Pandit; and Public Policy Director, JoAnn Forrester are committed to being actively involved in public policy issues that affect women business owners.

This event is sponsored by Positively Pittsburgh Live, Blacktie Pittsburgh, Women’s Independent Press, and the Allegheny County Department of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.

Roving Pittsburgher Report

Pittsburgh Passion vs. Cleveland Fusion
The game was outstanding. Quarterback Lisa Horton was stellar as usual. Got some good information on 49 to 0. Interesting to note, we had the Pittsburgh Dance Team cheerleaders who did a great job, Fusion had none. They had the ability to field about 15 players, Passion had over 50 in uniform. Congratulations to Teresa Conn, Franco Harris, co-owner, and all of the Pittsburgh Passion Players. Also got to hear about the Passion for Life Foundation of the Pittsburgh Passion whose goal is to provide additional role models for young people.

Magic of Paris, Ravel
Friday night the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra lit up the stage with in the Magic of Paris Festival. The audience reveled in favorites by French composers Debussy (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), Boulanger (Psalm 130) and Ravel (Boléro). Young French pianist Lise de la Salle made her PSO debut with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G.

Honeck’s unique interpretation of Boléro includes artistic lighting design by Andrew Ostrowski to stimulate the senses with a stunning combination of light and sound. “I never expected to see a light show at the symphony," commented Gregg Mathis, co-owner of Pro Fry, who also attended the concert.

Kassab’s Middle Eastern Restaurant
(412) 381-1820
1207 E Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Wow, Lamb Shank that was truly fork tender, rice that melted in your mouth, great hummus and flan that rivaled some four star restaurants and the bill for two people was $27.00 with tax. Not bad for a little place on the Southside with about ten tables. Hint, go before the dinner rush which is after 7 pm in Southside.

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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