Thursday, October 24, 2013

Positively Pittsburgh Live News 10-21-13

Positively Pittsburgh Live News

Co-Host EmpressofBiz, JoAnn Forrester to give four good reasons to attend NAWBO Kick Off Breakfast featuring County Executive

On Tonight's Show: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS TECHNOGRANNY? Last week Caliente Pizza and Draft House, Oklahoma; This week: NAWBO Kick Off Breakfast and Pittsburgh Symphony Spooktakular


CULTURAL CLUES: The God that Comes, Russian Masterpieces at the Pittsburgh Symphony, Wicked, Ann Hampton Callaway, Wood St Galleries Exhibit Comfort Women Wanted, PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: CONCERTMASTER OBTAINS 1732 BERGONZI VIOLIN, Scheherazade, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley featured in Bruch Scottish Fantasy, MAUREEN MCGOVERN

KIDZ KORNER: Halloween Spooktacular Opens Fifflesticks Family Series with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

WOMEN AND GIRLS ADVANCEMENT: Brilliant Mind Marriages Relationship's Conference 

BUSINESS BUZZ: ABC TV Secret Millionaire, Donora Native James Malinchak, Pirates cause jump in hotel occupancy, LaunchCMU Pittsburgh A Research and Entrepreneurship Showcase, New Print Magazine Launch In Pittsburgh, Entrepreneurial Thursdays, Robotics Panel

HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY NEWS Student Stars Sought for Equitable Gas Sing Off 

NON-PROFIT EVENTS SPONSORED BY BLACK TIE-PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh Disabilities Film Festival Voices & Vines benefit for the Homeless Children's Education Fund 50th Anniversary Gala


ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT Oklahoma Broadway and Beyond Caliente Pizza and Draft House Bid Adieu to the Rubber Duck

PITTSBURGH GOOD NEWS FORUM Keep the Rubber Duck in Pittsburgh at least in pictures


Last week: Caliente Pizza and Draft House, Oklahoma 

This week: NAWBO Kick Off Breakfast and Pittsburgh Symphony Spooktakular 


Loudini Rock 'n Roll Circus, Saturday, November 9 at 565Live in Bellevue benefit

The God that Comes
October 24-26 @ 10pm
The Cabaret at Theater Square

The God that Comes is a wine-soaked rock & roll cabaret celebrating the god of wine and ecstasy, starring the prolific Canadian rock multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Hawksley Workman. This solo performance – Workman plays all of the characters and instruments himself – fuses the chaotic revelry of a rock concert with the intimacy of theatrical storytelling. Buy Tickets.

The show is a tonic for a society that has lost its sense of balance, and for a people that have lost touch with their animal instincts. It is an invitation to raise a glass together, hear a story, and get lost in the music for a few hours.
This is a Cabaret extravaganza! 
Receive one free drink for every ticket purchased!


Returning guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and piano virtuoso/winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition Daniil Trifonov will transport the BNY Mellon Grand Classics audience to early 20th-century Russia with the music of Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff on Nov. 1-3. 

One of the rising stars of the new generation of pianists, Trifonov tackles Prokofiev’s tumultuous
Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano Concerto No. 2, which is known for its impressive technical demands. The concert finishes with the Pittsburgh Symphony performing Rachmaninoff’s passionate and sweeping Symphony No. 2, his answer to the critical failure of his first symphony.

The concerts will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets, ranging from $25.75 to $109.75, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900, or by visiting Read the entire release here


January 15 – February 9 / Benedum Center
Back by "Popular" demand. Winner of 50 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, WICKED is Broadway's biggest blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon and was named "the defining musical of the decade" by The New York Times. 

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One -

born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete, and completely satisfying, new musical in a long time." (USA Today).

On January 15th, WICKED flies back to Pittsburgh for a limited 4 week engagement. ORDER NOW to get the best choice of dates and seating locations before tickets go on sale Monday, November 4th.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra PNC Pops: Ann Hampton Callaway presents The Streisand Songbook 
Nov. 14: 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 15 & 16: 8 p.m.; Nov. 17: 2:30 p.m. 
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222 

Platinum award-winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one
Ann Hampton Callaway
of America's most powerful and enduring musical artists. Singing timeless classics from five decades of Barbra Streisand's multi-faceted career, Callaway crafts a loving musical portrait of the icon. The Tony-nominated actress puts a unique pop/jazz spin on unforgettable songs from Barbra's Broadway years to her film and pop album works. Callaway weaves in humorous and inspiring anecdotes, revealing how Streisand began as Callaway's role model and evolved into her mentor. Enjoy a concert celebrating the extraordinary career of Barbra Streisand with incredible songs such as Marvin Hamlisch's “The Way We Were,” “People,” “Don't Rain on My Parade” and more. 

TICKET COST: $25.75-119.75  / INFO/TICKETS: 412-392-4900 or 

November 1–December 1, 2013 | Wood Street Galleries | Third Floor 
Exhibition Opening | November 1, 5:30–8 p.m. | Artist Talk 6:30 p.m. 
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of Comfort Women Wanted, an exhibition by Korean-born, New York-based visual artist Chang-Jin Lee. The exhibition is on view at
Wood Street Galleries, third floor, November 1–December 1, 2013. The opening night event, 5:30–8 p.m., features an artist talk with Chang-Jin Lee at 6:30 p.m. 

Comfort Women Wanted exposes the fates of nearly 200,000 young women who were exploited as sex slaves by the Imperial Japanese Army in Asia during World War II. The artist uses the remembrance of these “comfort women”—some of whom are still alive today—to increase awareness of sexual violence against women during wartime. Read the entire release here

What’s in a name? For Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, it’s a violin with tremendous sound and a historic pedigree. 

Bendix-Balgley recently purchased a 1732 Carlo Bergonzi violin from J&A Beare, a
The 1732 Bergonzi violin obtained by
 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
 Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley
dealer in London, after more than a year of searching for a new instrument.

“Everywhere I went, I tried violins—I tried more than 50 top-quality instruments,” Bendix-Balgley said. “This one really intrigued me and spoke to me. It has a unique sound.”

Bergonzi was an Italian luthier (a craftsperson who makes or repairs stringed instruments) and is considered the greatest pupil of Antonio Stradivari. This violin was one of the few Bergonzi made, as the high demand for his repair services as part of Stradivari’s business left him little time to create his own instruments. In fact, only about 55 Bergonzi violins are known to exist today. Read the entire release here

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Scheherazade
Nov. 8 & 9: 8 p.m.; Nov. 10: 2:30 p.m.
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222

Experience the music of another Pittsburgh Composer of the Year. In Leonardo Balada’s “Symphony of Sorrows,” Balada tried to picture musically two aspects of war in its
Violinist Arabella Steinbache
psychological perspective and in so doing; the music brings desperate tensions as well as desolated intimate moments. Violinist Arabella Steinbacher returns with artistry of “immense beauty, light agility and secure intonation” (The Bruckner Journal) in Prokofiev’s delicate and airy first violin concerto. Scheherazade is the musical portrayal of a story from One Thousand and One Nights in which the Persian queen Scheherazade saves her own life through cunning story-telling.

TICKET COST: $25.75-109.75 / INFO/TICKETS: 412-392-4900 or

Praised by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette during his 2011-2012 conducting debut for his “graceful” baton work, Nikolaj Znaider returns to the Heinz Hall stage to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts on Oct. 25 and 27.

Nikolaj Znaider
Joining Znaider onstage, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley performs Bruch’s virtuosic Scottish Fantasy—a bravura four-movement treatment of Scottish folk melodies. Audience members will first arrive on the Scottish Isles with Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture, also known as “Fingal’s Cave,” which was inspired by a cavern on an island off the Scottish coast. Schumann’s romantically inspired Symphony No. 4 will close the concert. Read the entire release here

Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Cabaret at Theater Square | 655 Penn Avenue | Cultural DistrictBroadway veteran Maureen 

McGovern comes to Pittsburgh to perform at The Cabaret at Theater Square on Monday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of the TRUST Cabaret Series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, which provides the opportunity for
Maureen McGovern
audiences to experience some of the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry.

Maureen McGovern’s 40-year career has taken her from "The Disaster Theme Queen" to "The Stradivarius Voice" with a voice that defies categorization. Maureen’s recording career began with the Oscar-winning International Gold Records “The Morning After” (Billboard #1) and “We May Never Love Like This Again” from the classic disaster films, The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno. Other hits include "Can You Read My Mind" from Superman and "Different Worlds" from the TV series Angie. Read the entire release here


Have a spooky good time this Halloween with Fiddlesticks, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s feline musical ambassador, during the “Halloween Spooktacular” concert on Saturday, October 26 at Heinz Hall for the season’s first concert of the Fiddlesticks Family
Halloween Spooktacular
Series Presented by Macys.

Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and vocalist Katy Williams will help Fiddlesticks decide what he wants to be for Halloween! The concert will feature kid-friendly Halloween favorites such as Paul Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice, John William’s suite from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Edvard Grieg’s classic In the Hall of the Mountain King, which depicts Peer Gynt’s race to escape the collapsing walls of the Mountain King’s cave. Ballet students from Point Park University will dance to Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty and Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor will be introduced and conduct the theme from Pirates of the Caribbean. Read the entire release here


"Brilliant Mind Marriages + Relationships™ Conference 2013"
@ Nemacolin Woodland Resort & Spa, October 25-27, 2013
“Experience Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa - Your Relationship Renewal Destination”

We would like to extend an Open Invitationto participate in the Best Selling Author and Speaker Sessions!
FREE SEATING BASED ON SPACE AVAILABILITY!!! Providing Advanced Brilliant Mind Solutions for Married, Engaged, Divorced, Separated or Singles looking to develop life transforming healthy and sustainable relationships on the planet. (Romans 12:2)

No BS Marketing Meeting 
Tuesday, November 5 | 5:00-7:30 PM
@ Sigma's Conference & Event Center
1717 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15209
What is a "Secret Millionaire"? 
We've had a ton of RSVPs since last week's announcement that "ABC TV Secret Millionaire" James Malinchak will be in town for our November 5th No BS Marketing Meeting! We've also had some questions. Here they are: 

Question #1: What is a "Secret Millionaire" and why should I care? 
An "ABC TV Secret Millionaire" is an extremely successful entrepreneur who was chosen to go
James Malinchak
on TV in front of the world, strip away their wealth for a week, live a life of poverty, find real life do-gooders in the unlikeliest of places, and donate TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS to their cause after coming clean with who they really are. 

For the real scoop, WATCH THIS VIDEO! 
You should care because we've secured "ABC TV Secret Millionaire" James Malinchak to come in a teach you “How 7-Figure Entrepreneurs Think & Act Differently Than Others™” in very special No BS Marketing Meeting presentation. 
James will take the stage for almost 2 FULL HOURS and show you how to make 2014 your best year ever by implementing his “Millionaire Entrepreneur Secrets™.” 
Question #2: When is the meeting and what time does it start? 
We messed up on several emails last week with conflicting times. Let me be clear...the meeting is on November 5th from 5:00-7:30PM at Sigma's Conference & Event Center. 

PS - Watch the "ABC TV Secret Millionaire" Trailer HERE to get a better feel for what type of person we have coming on November 5th! 

PPS - Make sure you have the correct date and time in your calendar. The meeting will be November 5th from 5:00-7:30PM at Sigma's Conference & Event Center.

From our Friends at Pittsburgh Today

Pirates cause jump in hotel occupancy
The Pittsburgh Pirates dramatic turnaround last season has led to a jump in the region's hotel occupancy rate. August occupancy numbers show Pittsburgh at 79 percent, nearly 10 percent higher than the benchmark average. Other factors contributing to this growth include strong corporate business and two large convention groups (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). 

Year-to-date occupancy numbers show Pittsburgh at 66.3 percent, the second-highest rate among its benchmark peers. However, compared with the same time last year, occupancy numbers were down 3.9 percent, the largest percent decline among its benchmark peers. 
The cost of rooms in August averaged $114.50, a year-over-year increase of 2.9 percent. Year-to-date numbers show the cost of rooms averaged $111.63, an increase of 3.2 percent compared with the same time last year. 

Pittsburgh's higher cost of rooms and occupancy rates can be partially explained by the relatively lower number of hotel rooms in the region. With 24,275 rooms in August, Pittsburgh has the fifth-lowest number of rooms among its benchmark peers. 
Thanks for your interest, Douglas Heuck, Program Director

The Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship cordially invites you to LaunchCMU Pittsburgh A Research and Entrepreneurship Showcase 
Cells, Circuits and Cities 

Join the experts who look to Carnegie Mellon University for technology breakthroughs. Our current portfolio of emerging technologies and startup companies includes: personalized medicine. energy management, machine learning, smart transportation, consumer behavior 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm 

Carnegie Mellon University, 
University Center/Gates Hillman Complex, 5000 Forbes Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
10:30 am / Tours: 12:30 pm 
Demo and Poster Session

2:00 pm
Showcase of Presentations 

5:00 pm
Networking Reception 
RSVP by Friday, November 1, 2013

New Print Magazine Launch In Pittsburgh!
Susan Rose, MSN, RN Independent Speaker and Educator

Finally! a new local metaphysical/ holistic magazine coming out in print! If you recall Point of LIght magazine, this will be similar... maybe better!

Join in the fun! Bridge to Light Launch Party on Oct 24 in strip -5:30 to 7pm in the Strip District

A Local Metaphysical print magazine!

Launch Party

You're invited to the Bridge To Light Magazine Launch Party Please join us to celebrate Bridge To Light magazine, the heir apparent to Point of Light magazine.



Equitable Gas Company is searching for musically talented students to audition for the company’s fourth vocal competition celebrating the New Year. The Equitable Gas Sing-Off is part of the upcoming Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2014, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and continues the company’s commitment to opening opportunities for young people in greater Pittsburgh.

The winner will perform live as the opening act for the Equitable Gas Marquee Performances at the Benedum Center during Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2014. In addition the winner will receive a cash prize of $500 and the winner’s school will receive a cash prize of $1,500 designated to the music department, compliments of Equitable Gas Company. Finally, the winner will receive complimentary Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2014 special edition 20th anniversary admission buttons. Read the entire release here



From Our Friends at The Soul Pitt

Pittsburgh Disabilities Film Festival
October 26-29, 2013

The ReelAbilities Film Festival presents award-winning films from several countries highlighting the universal stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. The festival includes narratives, documentaries and shorts, all with supplemental programs including speakers, panel discussion, performance art and exhibition.

Click here for list of films, schedule, times & locations

TICKETS:Opening Night $25/$15 students under 26 w/valid I.D.

All other films $10/$5 students under 26 w/valid I.D.

Buy tickets online at,call 412-992-5203 or at the door (CASH only) if not sold out.

"Voices & Vines"
Please join us for an incredible evening of music, fine wines and good cheer in the spirit of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 14th! 

"Voices & Vines" is a fundraising benefit for the Homeless Children's Education Fund (HCEF) to help kick off National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

The VIP portion begins at 6:30 PM prior to the 7:30 PM performance which will be followed by an After Party.

Did you know there are more than 630,000 homeless in the U.S., which includes over 160,000 homeless children - including nearly 1,700 homeless children Allegheny County alone?

Founded in 1999, Pittsburgh’s very own Homeless Children's Education Fund (HCEF) has become one of the nation’s leading pioneers – as other cities learn from HCEF’s success in partnering with 25 homeless housing agencies to provide school supplies, afterschool programming, summer camp activities, science and arts workshops, field trip grants, and other educational enrichment programs to help bridge the gaps for children experiencing homelessness and their families.

“Voices & Vines” features a special concert by Emily Forst, a gifted singer-songwriter

(who plays both guitar and piano) making a special stop in Pittsburgh after her European Tour. As a rising rock star based in New York City, her first album “Here We Go" was recorded at the world famous Avatar Studios. Her sultry-soul voice, music, and original lyrics have received international acclaim

“Voices & Vines” takes place from 6:30-9:30 PM at the Pittsburgh Winery followed by an After Party at the nearby CJ's Jazz Club located 1/2-block from Pittsburgh Winery. The After Party will feature live jazz by the great Roger Humphries and his band. And perhaps with some encouragement, Emily Forst will step outside of her rock genre and perform a few more songs with Roger’s band for a truly one-of-a-kind evening.

And on November 15 -- the day after “Voices & Vines” -- we should all be proud to know that HCEF will be hosting a National Summit as leaders from around the country gather in Pittsburgh to discuss these critical issues.

Coincidently, November 15 is also the one year anniversary of the Pittsburgh Winery! If you haven’t tried their hand crafted wines (made from grapes from around the world) or checked out their great new intimate concert space, this is your chance.

And the timing couldn’t be better for “Voices & Vines” guests to try these wines and maybe buy a few bottles to take home for Thanksgiving, holidays, office gifts, etc. Imagine sharing a Pittsburgh Winery bottle (Merlot, Zinfandel, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Cabernet, or White) and surprising your family and friends.

So there is much to celebrate at “Voices & Vines” and be thankful for as we help support and kick off National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Buy your tickets now for “Voices & Vines” before it sells out!

General Admission Advance tickets are only $25 while VIP tickets are $55 (which includes wine tasting reception, autographed CD, wine, etc. at 6:30 PM prior to 7:30 PM concert)

For tickets, please visit ShowClix

To learn more about HCEF, please visit


From our Friends at The Soul Pitt

GENRES & GENERATIONS: A Community Concert
Produced by Pop/R&B Recording Artist Bridgette Perdue
Sunday, October 27, 2PM @ Father Ryan Arts Center
420 Chartiers Ave, McKees Rocks, 15136

The last of a FREE three part community concert series celebrating Black music from roots to present day! This family fun event features Bridgette Perdue with live band, and special performances by Anqwenique Wingfield, Hakim Rasheed, and the Father Ryan Arts Center
FREE admission, food, and fun for the whole family. Invite your friends on Facebook 
412.589.9144  / Sponsored by The Pittsburgh Foundation


Oklahoma Conservatory Theatre Company at the Pittsburgh Playhouse 
The show was everything I never knew it would be. First class performance, sound, acting, dancing, singing, scenery, absolutely amazing. Hard to believe they were all students. 

Broadway and Beyond reviewed by Joyce Kane 
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Ted Sperling, warmed up the audience with music from Carousel and Sweeney Todd. An added treat, students from area colleges and universities, participants in the All-Star College Chorus, gave us two selections with the promise of more to come. The All-Star College Chorus is led by
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Robert Page and Christine Hestwood and includes students from California University of Pennsylvania, Community College of Allegheny County, Chatham University, Point Park University, Slippery Rock University, University of Pittsburgh, Washington & Jefferson College and Waynesburg University.

With music from Camelot, Porgy and Bess, Les Miserables, Ragtime among others, we were transported to the Great White Way, with familiar classics and a few new ones. Mitchell and Sperling weaved in stories of their extensive relationship creating beautiful music together. Add in pianist and friend Tedd Firth, and you get the benefit of three professionals who are so in tuned with each other that it almost felt like a performance around a living room piano rather than a concert hall. Full review here.

4624 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15224/ (412) 904-1744

Until last week, Monticello's on Babcock had the best spinach rolls in the City, but Caliente

takes the spinach roll to another level, light and airy with fresh spinach and feta cheese. And the home grown craft beer is a real treat. 

 Excellent service and the owner Nick a nice "Polish boy" (shhh! don't tell anyone!) has been making pizza for 17 years.

Also very amazing, amenable staff. Say "hello" to David the bartender, he is quite the find for excellent service. Oh, and it's the first Pizza Place and Bar that we have been in that also has excellent coffee.


The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust confirmed that Studio Florentijn Hofman’s The Rubber Duck Project will begin its departure on Sunday, Oct. 20.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust welcomed hundreds of thousands of spectators on Friday, September 27th, when The Rubber Duck Project launched on the Ohio River, kicking off the Trust’s third installment of the International Festival of Firsts. Since its arrival, The Rubber Duck Project has been a celebrity of sorts—people of all ages have flocked to Point State Park, photos and posts exploded across social media hubs and the floating exhibit even became the backdrop for a retirement celebration and a marriage proposal. The momentum and the memories The Rubber Duck Project has hatched, during its North American premiere in the Steel City, will last for generations to come. In addition to the pure joy the project brought its visitors from near and far, the overall increase of activity in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District brought a boom in businesses, attracting tourism, workforce talent and business investment from around the globe.

“The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has welcomed more than a million people to Pittsburgh during these past three weeks,” shared Pittsburgh Cultural Trust President and CEO, Kevin McMahon. “As part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's International Festival of Firsts, The Rubber Duck Project has generated tens of millions of dollars in direct spending. The project has contributed to our region’s vitality and cultural quality of life. As we approach the thirty year marker in our mission’s work of using the arts as a catalyst for urban revitalization, the success of this project confirms the progress we have made locally, and places the city of Pittsburgh in the forefront of the national urban revitalization movement.”

“It is such a coup for Pittsburgh to have the giant Rubber Duck,” says Craig Davis, VisitPittsburgh president and CEO. “Our partners are thrilled with the number of people that are coming downtown and if you look in the parking garages, there are license plates from all over the country.”

Paul Organisak, Vice President of Programming for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust curated the four dizzying weeks of programming by international companies and artists premiering works never before seen in the United States. After seeing The Rubber Duck Project in Sydney, Australia, Organisak contacted the artist, Florentijn Hofman. Organisak shares the success of the project with supporters. “Without the collective, generous support of an enthusiastic group of sponsors, media, and attendees, this outstanding showcase of premiering works would not be possible,” said Organisak. 

Local partners that contributed to the project’s success include, but are not limited to: Clear Story Creative, VisitPittsburgh, Allegheny Conference, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Alcosan, Matt Greene and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and National Resources, PNC Park, Allegheny County and the Sports and Exhibition Authority, local and national media outlets and the City of Pittsburgh for embracing The Rubber Duck Project.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to support the International Festival of Firsts through The Carol R. Brown Foundation Performance Fund and numerous other contributors, including two anonymous donors, The Buhl Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, The Hillman Foundation, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation, and The Richard King Mellon Foundation.

Special Announcement
Keep the Duck in Pittsburgh with Rubber Duck Picture Memories:
Post your picture on the PPL Facebook Page of the rubber duck with family, friends, or by itself and we will turn it into a video. You must first like the page to be able to post. Last date for posting is October 31. Then we will turn it into a video with music and post on PPL

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Friday, October 18, 2013

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October 25 NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Kick-Off Breakfast
Join us as Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald discusses, "Issues that Impact Businesses in Our Region." Attendees will enjoy a hearty breakfast with healthy options available. Event begins at 7:30 AM and will end promptly at 9:30 AM. Sponsorships are available. Engineer's Society of Western Pennsylvania, 337 4th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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New Roving Pittsburgher Reviews!

Lords, Ladies, and Buccaneers at the Pittsburgh Ren Festival
Review by Robert Lardin
My lords, Ladies a fun time is had by all, The Black Knight was vanquishing all contenders, with the Herald proclaiming all of his mighty deeds. There were Colleens and Lassies, galore to feast the eyes upon, all amply built. There were Lords a leaping with their finery and swords ready to protect.
Read the full review here.

Gamers Dress Up And Interact With Symphony Fans
Review by Joseph Budd Smith III
Each part focused on a different game in the franchise and incorporates key musical elements from each of those games as well as HD footage of gameplay. The games focused on were A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, and Windwaker.
Read the full review here.

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Interview with MWSA 2012 Gold Medal Winner for History

Boys of Diamond Hill Military Writers Society of America2012 Gold Medal for History. The Boys of Diamond Hill is a biography about a family of soldiers from Abbeville County, South Carolina. The events of the 1860s swept them from their farms to distant battlefields .

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Interview with Attack Helicopter Pilot, Author of "South of Heaven, My Year in Afghanistan" by Daniel Flores

CW4 Daniel Flores (Ret.) served 26 years as an attack helicopter pilot and infantryman. He served with the Texas Army National Guard in a Long Range Recon Patrol unit, served 21 years with the U.S. Army reserves attack helicopter squadron, 7th Sqdn. 6th Cavalry Regiment.

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EMPRESS OF BIZ! Listen! Learn! Prosper!, JoAnn Forrester

EMPRESS OF BIZ! Listen! Learn! Prosper! Baby Boomer Business Bang

Baby Boomers leading the way to Entrepreneurial Success ---Or It is NEVER too late to follow your dream. Always dreamed of owning your own business? But think you are "too old" ?? Well you are NOT! Join the Empress of Biz as I interview Cathy Lee Kentzel.

EMPRESS OF BIZ! Listen! Learn! Prosper!, JoAnn Forrester

EMPRESS OF BIZ! Listen! Learn! Prosper!Non Profit corp.Is it for you Part 2

Special edition of the Empress of Biz, We continue our discussion with Attorney, Norma Caquatto on non-profits and their various designations. Are you a 501C3, 501 C6, 501C8 or what. What is the difference,what are plusses and minuses. Get some free legal advice.

Monday Morning Marketeer, Joanne Quinn-Smith

Monday Morning Marketeer, Marketing to Sell Your E-Book

What do you do to market your E-Book before it even comes out? How do you create buzz for an exciting launch? How do you continue to market your E-book to keep it in the consumers eye? Where do you market your E-Book? Great suggestions that you can implement in this.

Life Changing Hypnotherapy, Sanna Carapellotti, MS CHt

Tragedy to Triumph:One Young Man's Journey

Meet Alonzo. His childhood friend died in his arms. His life ended as he knew it and a part of him died, too. Then he experienced another 360 turn around to find his true calling... Join us! 

Mrs. Cardiology--Heart Tips Not Tricks, Sunita Pandit

Mrs. Cardiology, Co Enzyme Q-10 Benefits Neurological & Heart Health

Neurological and Movement Disorders May Benefit from Co-Enzyme Q-10 Therapy. This includes such movement disorders as Parkinson, Essential tremor, Dystonia, Huntington's disease, Myoclonos, Ataxia.

Mrs. Cardiology--Heart Tips Not Tricks, Sunita Pandit

Mrs. Cardiology, 19 Plus Diseases May Benefit from Coenzyme-Q-10 Part 2

In the second part of the series on Q-10 May Benefit 19 Plus Diseases, Mrs. Cardiology will discuss it's effect on such diseases as: Parkinson disease, Essential tremor, Dystonia, Huntingtons disease, Myoclonos, and more.

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