Monday, March 18, 2013

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 3-11-13

Positively Pittsburgh Live News
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After six years of broadcasting the Good News about Pittsburgh, we are thinking about a new format at PositivelyPittsburghLive--Separating the Fifteen Minute News from the Roundtable Guest Format.

Watch for a survey for our listeners to decide if you like the new format or we should keep the old. It will be posted here, on the PositivelyPittsburghLive Blog, and also on Positive Pittsburghers Group on LinkedIn, and also in the forum at we will announce the decision.

The news itself will be divided into sections and we will be accepting sponsors for each section. The sections are below and we can add additional sections later if we need them:
  • Cultural News
  • Kids Stuff
  • Women and Girls Advancement
  • Business News
  • High School and University News
  • Pittsburgh Historical Stuff
  • Non-Profit Events
  • Neighborhood Hilights
  • Positive Pittsburghers Segment
  • Roving Pittsburgher Report
  • Pittsburgh Local Sports
Cultural News

Les Ballets du Trockadero
de Monte Carlo
Les Ballets du Trockadero de Monte Carlo 
The Pittsburgh Dance Council, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, brings you the legendary dance company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Byham Theater at 8:00 p.m. Who knew testosterone and tutus could combine to create a comical and methodical critique of dance? Over thirty-five years ago in hopes of incorporating some entertainment and excitement into the dance world, these New York men grabbed their Pointe ballet slippers and went to work.

Men from all over the world make up this diverse Russian-style ballet company, and each of them has donned a clever female alias as their stage persona. The men dance parodies of classic ballets as well as more modern compositions; creating a satire on the rigid standards that serious dancers are being held to. Read the entire release here

The REP presents world premiere of ‘Antarktikos’
The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, presents the world premiere of emerging playwright Andrea Stolowitz’s Antarktikos, a mind-bending drama about heroism, fear and what it means to say goodbye. 

A finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award’s Prize in Drama, Antarktikos previews Thursday, March 21, and runs Friday, March 22-April 7, in the Studio Theatre at The Pittsburgh Playhouse. 

Performances are 8 p.m., Thursday – Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Because there will be no performance on Easter, March 31, there will be a performance of Antarktikos added on Wednesday, March 27. Read the entire release here

Kid's Stuff

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents the 27th Annual Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival
The Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, presents the Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival, Wednesday, May 15, through Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the University of Pittsburgh theaters and Schenley Plaza. Programming will showcase international and local theater premieres, including a brand new interactive luminarium installation from Architects of Air (UK). Giant Eagle is the lead sponsor of the 2013 Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival. Additional partners include Citiparks, University of Pittsburgh School of Arts & Sciences, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory.

The Festival will feature performances and artwork by artists from the U.S. and around the globe, including Australia, Russia, Ireland, and the UK. “The 27th annual Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival presents a wide variety of unique performances and is a way for people to see many shows back-to-back or over the span of a few days,” comments Pamela K. Lieberman, Manager of Children’s Theater Programming with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Executive Director of Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater. “It highlights a combination of art forms that are inspiring, not only for children, but for adults as well.” Read the entire release here.

Multi-Speckled Green
Women and Girls' Advancement

Girls Coalition Fifth Annual Conference: Girls Can Change the World! June 13, 2013 

This June, the Girls Coalition will welcome attendees to their 5th Annual Conference: Girls Can Change the World! They will be partnering with The Ellis School to host the event and are planning a great day for professionals who serve, support, or advocate for girls in our region. 
This year, presentations will focus on three key areas: Successful girl-led initiatives; Solution-based programming tools and models; and Strengthening girl-serving organizations.
Register to attend today! 

Submit an RFP to become a presenter!

Also Girls Coalition M A R C H  
Start a Thursday off right and please join us for a morning Meet & Greet! Enjoy a pastry, grab a coffee, and network with other individuals who are invested in the future of girls in our region. 

Thursday, March 21st from 8:00 am - 10:00 am, Union Project Atrium, 801 N. Negley Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (enter through side door on Stanton Ave.) 

Don't forget: There will be a 20% discount for attendees who become members or renew their membership at the event. Bring business cards and information about your own upcoming events to share with colleagues. Bring a friend or another person from your organization, and tell your colleagues from other agencies and organizations to join us as well! Register for this FREE event HERE

Pittsburgh Historical Stuff

NEWS from Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh 

Call for Nominations for First Class Patriot Achievement Award honoring Veterans making a difference in their Western Pennsylvania Communities 
Nominations are being accepted for the second annual Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh’s First Class Patriot Achievement Award to honor a veteran who is making a difference through community service. FPA of Pittsburgh will present the Award to the recipient at Saluting Service on Tuesday, May 21, 2012, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. 

 A $10,000 donation to Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard will be made by FPA of Pittsburgh in honor of the top award winner. All nominees and veterans attending will be recognized at Saluting Service, which is open to the public at no charge. Reservations for free admission and details at: E-mail: or call 412-653-1054.

Roving Pittsburgher Report

First, a special thanks to everyone who attended our Be Inspired event on Saturday, February 23rd. It was truly a morning of inspiration and motivation to become activists for change in our communities. If you weren't able to make it, here are a few topics and ideas that we considered as we gathered together to get inspired:
The word "feminism:" What does it mean to you? Do you consider yourself a feminist? Are you encouraging your children / students / mentees to do the same? Why or why not? 

The importance of taking time to rest and rejuvenate as an activist. Burnout is real! 

How can adults help young people work for change? Be supportive. Be encouraging. Offer to help. Provide resources. But mostly, just BE THERE!
March is Women's History Month. We hope that this month you will take the time to answer the questions above and take the opportunity to actively support gender equity and empowerment for girls and women throughout our region. 

Heather Mediate, Program Director 
Alison Winters, Program Assistant 
Girls Coalition Southwestern Pennsylvania or 412-253-3263

This was reported as a reproduction of PositvelyPittsburghLive news done by Joanne Quinn-Smith. (c) Joanne Quinn-Smith and PositivelyPittsburghLive(TM) 2013 All rights reserved. 
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