Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 5-27-13 Part I

Positively Pittsburgh Live News
Part I

Tonight, Memorial Day in Pittsburgh, Joyce Kane of Cybertary, Inc. and Secretary of NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh joins Good News Reporter TechnoGranny, Joanne Quinn-Smith as co-host. Joyce is also the gal who posts all those Good News Press Releases and keeps PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com calendar up and crowded with great events.

Tonight's Segments Part I: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS TECHNOGRANNY?: NCJW 120th Anniversary Celebration with Keynote Marlo Thomas, 12th Anniversary of Entrepreneurial Thursdays, Opening Night of Kreutzer Sonata at PICT

CULTURAL CLUES: Alton Brown Live The Edible Inevitable Tour, The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess The American Musical, Calliope The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society Season

WOMEN AND GIRLS ADVANCEMENT: 7th Edition Of The Women's Yellow Pages of Southwest Pa



NCJW 120th Anniversary Celebration with Keynote Marlo Thomas, 12th Anniversary of Entrepreneurial Thursdays, Opening Night of Kreutzer Sonata at PICT.


Alton Brown Is Coming To Pittsburgh
Alton Brown
Alton Brown, Iron Chef host and renowned television personality is taking his brand of quirky humor and culinary science on the road with the “Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour.” Brown will appear at the Byham Theater on Sunday, February 24th, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 7th, 2013. Tickets start at $29.50 and a limited number of VIP tickets that include a meet and greet will be available. For information and tickets: visit www.TrustArts.org, call (412) 456-6666, or in person: Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. To purchase 10 or more tickets at discounted rates, please call (412) 471-6930. The performance is a part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Recently named Best Food TV Personality at The Munchies, Brown’s tour promises to be an eventful evening of stand-up comedy, talks show antics, multimedia lecture, live music and food experimentation. Be prepared. Ponchos will be involved. The show will offer an interactive component in which audience members will have the opportunity to serve as Brown’s trusted assistants on stage. For those hoping to sip at the pure source of Brownian wit and wisdom, this is a must-see extravaganza for the whole family. Read the entire release here

Casting Announcement for National Tour
The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award
David Alan Grier in Revival of Gershwin's
 Porgy and Bess
for Best Musical Revival, will star original Broadway cast members ALICIA HALL MORAN as Bess, NATHANIEL STAMPLEY as Porgy and PHILLIP BOYKIN as Crown. The tour will also feature Broadway cast members SUMAYYA ALI as Clara, DAN BARNHILL as the Detective, BRYONHA MARIE PARHAM as Serena, ALLISON BLACKWELL as a Woman of Catfish Row, ROOSEVELT ANDRÉ CREDIT as a Fisherman and JOSEPH DELLGER as the Policeman. Complete casting will be announced this summer.

Moran performed the role of Bess in THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS during the Broadway run. She has also appeared in the critically acclaimed cabaret, the motown project, Things of the Heart, and The Three Penny Opera. Moran co-wrote and performed vocal music for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co.’s Chapel/Chapter. Moran embraces a broad musical repertoire, including classical and avant-garde, Jazz, Motown and Broadway. Read the entire release here

Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society is proud to announce its 2013-14 Calliope Concerts Series, featuring the best in acoustic music, from legends of American music to up-and-coming artists who are making a mark on the genre. 

Subscriptions are available now for $245.00 plus a $6.00 handling fee. Flex-plans and single tickets will go on sale in late July. Subscriptions can be purchased through the Calliope office—(412) 361-1915. For additional information on the series, please visit our website: www.calliopehouse.org. All concerts are held at Carnegie Lecture Hall (Oakland) on Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM.


Presenting The 7th Edition Of The Women's Yellow Pages of Southwest PA

The Celebration Soiree will be held on June 12, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 at The Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street, Level Four, One Oxford Centre, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Food, cash bar, fun and more! No charge to attend. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Pittsburgh Food Bank, there will be donation envelopes at the door.

RSVP by June 3rd. Tables will be available for those who would like to sell their book or display their product. Call for details, 412-563-6712.

Women’s Day of Action for Health Care 
Women across Pennsylvania are calling their legislators today, urging them to accept the Medicaid expansion and extend health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of women and families. The time to act is NOW. Women’s lives are on the line. 

Our lawmakers have a chance to accept billions in federal funds to expand Medicaid to people making up to 138% of the federal poverty level ($31,800 for a family of four). That means women who work as hairdressers, home health care workers, servers, and other hourly jobs will finally get the coverage they need.

Around one in ten adult women in Pennsylvania lack health insurance, even though many of them have jobs and families who are dependent on them to stay healthy. Starting in 2014, 7 million women will be newly eligible for Medicaid coverage under the expansion, including over 200,000 Pennsylvania women alone. Stand up for women, stand up for Medicaid expansion - Call Today!


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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