Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Positively Pittsburgh Live! News 06-16-14

Positively Pittsburgh Live! News 06-16-14
Jazz Festival and Local Actor in Hit Movie
Listen to the show online HERE

PPL Co-Host
Tamar Cerafici
An environmental attorney for 25 years, Tamar now travels the world teaching entrepreneurs how to energize their businesses. A couple of books on the topic are currently in the design phase. She's now training her sights on teaching law students and young lawyers the principles of entrepreneurship they need to value themselves while enjoying their practice. Failing that, she says she can at least give you a kind word of encouragement!
Tamar is the author of Dominate: How Smart Lawyers Crush the Competition, along with other works. She currently plans and provides educational opportunities for young lawyers for the American Bar Association and Lawline.com.  “I’m still trying to define success, because the target keeps changing.”

Legally Blonde at CLO, Sharp Edge Creek House in Crafton,
Tartine, and Lucy's Boutique in the Strip

POSITIVELY PITTSBURGHER SPONSORED EVENTS:  NAWBO Pittsburgh Presents Women Blogging Conference

Orlando  |  The REP’s 2014-2015 Season  |  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Gladiator Live  |  Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Sponsors and Podcasts for Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival  |  The Takeaway: Make With Love  |  WDVE Presents the Music of Queen with the PSO  |  Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh – the Gallery Crawl After Dark!

2014 Grammy Nominee Alastair Moock at Three Rivers Arts Festival  |  Interested in Owning a Business and Between the Ages of 11 and 14? Join E-Youth.

WOMEN AND GIRLS ACHIEVEMENT:  Open House Event: “Pamper for a Purpose”

Eventsburgh.com Up and Running - Sign Up Now!  |  PositivelyPittsburghLive Saturday Small Biz Showcase

Eleventh Annual Pet Care and Adoption Fair Benefitting Hearts and Paws Pet Ministry  |  Climb Out of the Darkness 2014 Benefitting PostPartum Progress

POSITIVE PITTSBURGHERS:  David Whalen and Andrew Swackhamer

Tartine  |  Sharp Edge Creek House  |  Samuel Beckett’s Sardonic Lament on the 20th Century, "Waiting for Godot"


NAWBO Pittsburgh Presents Women Blogging Conference
Saturday June 28, 2014  |  10 AM  |  Sigmas Conference & Event Center
Whether blogging for passion or profit, blogging can take your brand to the next level!  This is a MUST attend for writers, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations that want to blog, but not sure how they can benefit or even where to begin.   These dynamic women will share some secrets of their blogging success and hopefully inspire you to do the same!

Discover if blogging is worth your time and effort
Can blogging really brand your way to fame?
Does blogging help your online presence?

Learn ways to make your blogging pay in money or credibility
Discover how to monetize your blog
Find ways for blogging to add character and credibility to your career

Cynthia Closkey
Cynthia is president of Big Big Design, where she develops online marketing strategies for small businesses and nonprofit entities.  Cynthia co-founded the Pittsburgh Bloggers blog directory and is a lead organizer of PodCamp Pittsburgh.
R'Chelle Mullins
R'Chelle Mullins (affectionately known to her readers as "Ro") has been successfully blogging for over three years now. Her love and obsession with all things beautiful lead to the creation of her first blog, Creatively Yours By Ro which is a beauty and fashion blog. 
Suzanne Mauro
Suzanne Mauro, AICI (Suz) is a producer, webcaster, blogger, author, style editorial contributor, on-air fashion editor, a certified professional media & fashion stylist and mentor for fashion teen boards.  She is the producer & creator of “Style Everyday With Suz,” an inside look at the Arts, Culture & Style of Pittsburgh and its surrounding regions as well as showcasing Pittsburgh’s extraordinary talent.
Merecedes J. Howze
"The Movie Scene Queen," After years of private movie screenings, Merecedes took the hobby to another level. With over a decade of journalism experience, writing as passion, and an inquisitive love for movies, Merecedes took her unofficial nickname and created a blog.  Merecedes is the official movie reviewer for the New Pittsburgh Courier, the Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine and the Mount Magazine.
Lindsay Snodgrass
Lindsay knows how to walk the walk and talk the talk - literally. She's managed to lose and keep off upwards of 40 pounds without ever "dieting."

Get Your Ticket and/or Table Today!
1) Get Your Ticket! (Breakfast Included)  $25 Members, $35 Non-Members
2) Be A Vendor! $50 Vendor Table

10:00A – Breakfast and Networking
10:30A to 11:30A – Panel Discussion
11:30A to 12:30P – Q&A & More Networking


For more information visit NAWBOPittsburgh.org.


Orlando in the Henry Heymann Theatre
If you have already seen Waiting for Godot, you may have noticed some new faces in the lobby before the show. That is because downstairs in The Henry Heymann Theatre, UnSeam'd Shakespeare Co. is producing Orlando, based on Virginia Woolf's novel.

This charmingly witty adaptation takes audiences on a voyage across time, across Europe and across genders. Follow Orlando, a poet who lives for 400 years, from the time of Queen Elizabeth I into the present day. He spends the first half of his life as a man before waking one day to discover the he has become a she! In her stylish adaptation for the stage, Sarah Ruhl exposes the challenges of coming to terms with who we are: the inner struggles of self-definition and the challenge of reconciling the outside world one lives in and the world inside one's self.

PICT veteran Jonathan Visser, who recently played Captain Neville St. Claire in The Crucifer of Blood, stars in this production that runs through June 21. Click here to buy tickets.

Read the full press release at Dreamweaver Marketing Associates

Two World Premieres, Steinbeck Classic, Uproarious Comedy Mark The REP’s 2014-2015 Season
The 2014-2015 season of The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, will include two
world premieres by Pittsburgh playwrights, a classic by Nobel laureate John Steinbeck and a hilarious comedy about an American singer renowned for her lack of rhythm, tone and especially an ability to sing.  The season runs Sept. 4 through April 12, 2015, at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., in the city’s Oakland neighborhood.

The 2014-2015 season opens with Steinbeck’s timeless tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression, Of Mice and Men, directed by Robert A. Miller, Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts Distinguished Master Artist-in-Residence.

The REP’s remaining productions in the season will be two world premieres of works by Pittsburgh playwrights – Gaby Cody’s riotous farce, Prussia: 1866, directed by Kim Martin, and Anthony McKay’s stirring family drama, Endless Lawns, directed by Greg Lehane.

The REP 2014-2015 season subscriptions, which save patrons up to 35 percent off single ticket prices, are available now and can be purchased for $64-$72. Single tickets, ranging from $24-$27, will go on sale at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 4. Those who purchase three subscriptions get the fourth free. To order a season subscription, contact the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office at 412.392.8000.

The REP’s 2014-2015 season:
Of Mice and Men
By John Steinbeck  |  Directed by Robert A. Miller
Friday, Sept. 5 – Sunday, Sept. 21, preview Sept. 4 at the Rauh Theatre

By Stephen Temperley  |  Directed by Tomé Cousin
Friday, Sept. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 12, preview Sept. 25 at the Studio Theatre

Prussia: 1866
By Gab Cody  |  Directed by Kim Martin
World Premiere
Friday, Feb. 6 – Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, preview Feb. 5 at the Rauh Theatre

Endless Lawns
By Anthony McKay  |  Directed by Greg Lehane
World Premiere
Friday, March 27 – Sunday, April 12, 2015, preview March 26 at the Studio Theatre

For more information about the Pittsburgh Playhouse, visit www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Gladiator Live
July 12, 2014  |  7:30 PM  |  Heinz Hall
“My name is Gladiator.” The words and music of the Oscar-winning film “Gladiator” will ring throughout Heinz Hall when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Gladiator Live.”  “Gladiator Live” brings Ridley Scott’s epic sword-and-sandals film to U.S. concert halls for the first time. Winner of five Academy Awards and countless other honors, “Gladiator” remains one of the most popular films in its genre of all-time, and its remarkable score, by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard, is still one of the most recognizable soundtracks of all time.

Featuring world-renowned vocalist Clara Sanabras and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh
Symphony will perform the groundbreaking score while Gladiator plays overhead in high-definition on the big screen. Fans both old and new will experience the film in an exciting and unique way.

Clara Sanabras enigmatic voice and multi-instrumentalism features in top Hollywood soundtracks such as “The Hobbit,” “The Hunger Games,” “Snow White and The Huntsman,” “For Greater Glory,” “The Lord of The Rings in Concert” and “Gladiator in Concert.” Born in France, raised in Barcelona, now a Londoner, Sanabras is an exceptionally versatile musician and captivating performer. She sings and accompanies herself on baroque guitar, Indian harmonium, oud, charango, her music being as varied as her background. Classically trained as a singer and pianist (Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Conservatori Superior del Liceu Barcelona), she has worked in the fields of early music, world music, jazz, folk and contemporary and now writes her own music. In an impressive back catalogue of recordings, theatre and screen credits, Sanabras has appeared at many international festivals and venues, including Glastonbury, The London Jazz Festival, Womad, Sydney Opera House, La Scala Milan, KKL Lucerne, Tokyo Casals Hall, and mingled with artists from all disciplines. Working alongside Howard Shore as the soloist of “The Lord of The Rings in Concert” and “The Hobbit,” she has also collaborated with James Newton-Howard (“The Hunger Games”), Nigel Kennedy, Terry Edwards & London Voices, Jocelyn Pook, Alberto Iglesias, Avshalom Caspi, Rachel Portman, Natacha Atlas, Eliseo Parra, Jarvis Cocker, The Harp Consort, John Rutter, RPO, Sydney Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon, OAE, Ludwig Wicki & 21st Century Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony, Theatre of Voices, The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments, Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain, Theatre of the Ayre, Charivari Agréable, Israel Camerata, eX Ensemble & The Dufay Collective.

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP), a chorus of 120 which includes a 20-voice professional core, is renowned for its versatility, singing oratorio, opera, Broadway, folk and symphonic repertoire. Founded in 1908, the MCP holds the distinction of being Pittsburgh’s oldest continuously performing arts organization. The choir, in its 104th season and sixth under the direction of Betsy Burleigh, is known for its mastery of the great choral classics. The MCP is a Steinway Artist, the only chorus holding that designation.

Tickets, $25-90, are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Prominent New Sponsors, Program Schedule and Podcasts for Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival

June 20-22, 2014  |  Pittsburgh Cultural District
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced today that there have been special additions to the 4th Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival taking place in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Downtown Cultural District this summer.  The free festival consists of three days of jazz and jazz-influenced musical performances on outdoor stages and attracts more than 20,000 attendees from around the country.

The City of Pittsburgh, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, MACY’S and the Richard King Mellon Foundation will return as sponsors for the annual festival drawing thousands of diverse participants to Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural District.  This year, new organizations have joined the list of prominent sponsors, including The Waterfront, Northcoast Brewing and TgiFridays.  Imaginpittsburgh.com, an initiative of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and Fifth Third Bank will sponsor the headlining performance of El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico on Sunday, June 22.

Nate da Phat Barber (DJ) with Line Dance Party  |  Friday, June 20 at 5:00 p.m. and Line Dance Party will
begin at 7:30 p.m.  |  Location: Ninth Street Stage
Fred Wesley. Photo Courtesy of Artist. Jazz Meets Funk
featuring Fred Wesley |
Snarky Puppy  |  Friday, June 20 at 9:15 p.m.  |  Ninth Street Stage
Brandee Younger Sextet - Afroharp  |  Friday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m.  |  Penn Avenue Stage II
The Messenger Legacy  |  Saturday, June 21 at 3:00 p.m.  |  Penn Avenue Stage I
Gregory Porter  |  Saturday, June 21 at 4:00 p.m.  |  Penn Avenue Stage II
Joe Locke Group featuring Kenny Washington  |  Saturday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.  |  Penn Avenue Stage II
Jazz Meets Funk featuring Fred Wesley  |  Saturday, June 21 at 8:00 p.m.  |  Penn Avenue Stage I
Big Sam’s Funky Nation  |  Saturday, June 21 at 9:00 p.m.  |  Rex Theater on the South Side, Pittsburgh
Presented in collaboration with Grey Area Productions  *Tickets: $15 in advance and $17 the day-of-show
Emmet Cohen Trio featuring Benny Benack, III  |  Sunday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m.  |  Penn Avenue Stage II
El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico  |  Sunday, June 22 at 3:00 p.m.  |  Penn Avenue Stage I
Sponsored by imaginepittsburgh.com, an initiative of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and Fifth Third Bank. 
Nancy Harms  |  Sunday, June 22 at 3:00 p.m.  |  Ninth Street Stage
Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Allan Harris  |  Sunday, June 22 at 4:15 p.m.  |  Penn Avenue Stage II
Raul Midón  |  Sunday, June 22 at 6:45 p.m.  |  Penn Avenue Stage II
Dianne Reeves  |  Sunday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m.  |  Penn Avenue Stage I
JazzCorner.com is a partner of the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival.  JazzCorner.com is the largest portal for the official websites of hundreds of jazz musicians and organizations. New features on JazzCorner include the jazz video share where you can upload and share jazz and blues videos, JazzCorner Jukebox, surf the net with Jazz always playing, submit your latest jazz news, and check out what is hot at JazzCorner's Speakeasy, the busiest bulletin board for jazz.

JazzCorner.com is proud to present JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspectives and JazzCorner.com InnerViews podcasts. The player currently features an interview with PJLIF 2014 Headliner, Dianne Reeves. To hear past podcasts, just hit next on the player, or you may scroll the list. You may also download music to your computer as a CD quality MP3, or you may subscribe through the RSS buttons. Please visit http://www.jazzcorner.com/innerviews/ to listen and send your comments to lois@jazzcorner.com.
Having trouble making it into the Cultural District for the concert of your choice?  Live streaming of the following performances will be made available.  Please check www.TrustArts.org/JazzFest for updates on how to tune in.
SNARKY PUPPY  |  June 20 at 9:15 p.m.
JAZZ MEETS FUNK featuring Fred Wesley  |  June 21 at 8 p.m.
EL GRAN COMBO DE PUERTO RICO  |  June 22 at 3 p.m.
DIANNE REEVES  |  June 22 at 8 p.m.

For more information, visit TrustArts.org/JazzFest.

The Takeaway: Make With Love - An Artist/Curator Project Incorporating Amateur Artwork
July 11 – August 1, 2014  |  937 Gallery - 937 Liberty Avenue, 2nd floor
Exhibition Opening & Reception  |  July 11, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of The Takeaway: Made With Love, an exhibition of nearly 100 amateur artworks handpicked from thrift store collections across several states. Throughout the run of the exhibition, visitors are able to enter into a free lottery for a chance to take home their favorite piece from the show. The exhibition, organized by Robert Raczka, is on view July 11–August 1, 2014, at 937 Liberty Avenue, second floor. An opening reception takes place Friday, July 11, 2014, from 5:30–9p.m., during the Cultural Trust’s quarterly Gallery Crawl throughout the Cultural Distract.

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Raczka purchased the exhibition’s artworks—paintings, hand-knit afghans, handmade ceramics, and objects
crafted in wood—for their aesthetic appeal and all-around interest, though they are artworks not generally presented in a fine art context. Among the works included are painted landscapes, pet portraits, spiritual imagery, and a wood mosaic Mayan calendar.  Raczka uses the exhibition budget, generally reserved for shipping and materials, to buy the art in thrift stores while exercising his curatorial eye. He sees the distribution of the artwork to the audience through a free lottery as a gift from the gallery as well as from himself.

“I have a genuine appreciation for amateur art at its unselfconscious best, and I wanted to share that with the audience,” says curator Robert Raczka. “I had noticed that when someone is in an art gallery contemplating a purchase, they really look closely and think about the art. I have found that if the audience feels that they might end up taking the art home, they consider it more deeply.”   At the conclusion of the exhibition, Raczka will select the winners at random, who are notified and able to pickup their artwork at the closing party Friday, August 1, 5:30–9 p.m., with an additional pick-up time Saturday, August 2, 1–5 p.m.

This is the forth in a series of exhibitions of thrift store art, the first held at Future Tenant in 2008, and combines Raczka’s roles as artist and curator. For these exhibitions, he has been incorporating ideas artists have been working with in relational aesthetics, or the practice of artist-constructed social experiences where the artist becomes the facilitator rather than the focal point, such as Rirkrit Tiravanija’s untitled project in which he cooked and served food in the Carnegie International, and Tino Sehgal’s “The Progress” at the Guggenheim where visitors were engaged in a series of conversations about progress. Similar to these projects, Raczka’s lottery is designed to reconsider and make use of art’s social and institutional context and to create a nontraditional social interaction between artist/curator, the gallery, and the audience.

Robert Raczka is a Pittsburgh-based artist, writer, and curator, and he was previously a gallery director of 20 years. He earned an MFA in photography from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. His artwork is in the form of photography, collage, and exhibitions incorporating found objects to engage with popular culture and taste, the public communications of advertising and marketing, and the often-tenuous connection
between representation and reality. In 2013, Raczka curated Crowdsourced at SPACE, featuring 12 artists who included public input—either directly or through suggestions—into their artworks. Raczka’s art criticism often appears in the Pittsburgh City Paper. He is emeritus professor of art at Allegheny College, Meadville, and he recently taught the graduate studio art seminar at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

About 937 Gallery  -  937 Gallery is a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The multiuse exhibition space is located at 937 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Gallery Hours: Saturday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday, 12–5 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public.

For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit www.TrustArts.org.

WDVE Presents the Music of Queen with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
June 24, 2014  |  7:30 PM  |  Heinz Hall
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will rock you with “The Music of Queen” on June 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Heinz Hall.  Featuring conductor/arranger Brent Havens’ vision of classic rock coupled with classical music and the soaring vocals of Brody Dolyniuk and a full rock band, this concert wraps the familiar sounds of Queen’s iconic tunes with the support of a full orchestra and the visuals and energy of a live rock concert. 

Fans of Queen and Freddie Mercury will enjoy songs from many of their albums — forgotten gems as well as popular hits — including “Classic Queen,” “A Night at the Opera,” “Heart Attack” and “A Kind of Magic,” as Dolyniuk and his band stay true to the originals while the orchestra adds something special to the performances. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is just the start of the fun in this tribute to one of the best bands that ever rocked.

The band includes Havens and Dolyniuk (guitar/vocals) as well as Dan Clemens (bass/background vocals), Powell Randolph (drums/background vocals), George Cintron (guitar/background vocals) and Bart Kuebler (keyboards/background vocals). Havens and Dolyniuk were last seen at Heinz Hall during summer 2013 for “The Music of Led Zeppelin.”

Tickets, ranging in price from $25 to 75, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org.

Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh – the Gallery Crawl After Dark!
Friday July 11, 2014  |  August Wilson Center
AN ALL-INCLUSIVE EVENING AWAITS YOU - Music - Decadence - Comedy - Art - Noshes - Frivolity – Libations abound at the 8th annual CONSOL Energy Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh bash hosted by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Partners Board on Friday, July 11.  Join fellow partygoers following the Gallery Crawl around the Cultural District, as Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh becomes the After Dark hotspot to indulge and party downtown.

7:00 – 9:00pm – The exclusive First Commonwealth VIP Party features incredible Pittsburgh chefs from Cure, Grit & Grace, Root 174 and Round Corner Cantina accompanied by signature libations and the stellar entertainment of the Cait Cuneo Band and Arcade Comedy Theater.

9:00pm – midnight – The Dance Party kicks up featuring the pulse-pounding music of DJ Adam Salter (San Diego) including scrumptious desserts and sensational endless cocktails.  Experience musical and interactive activities or simply dance the night away!
August Wilson Center | 980 Liberty Avenue | Downtown Pittsburgh, 15222
Dance Party: $40 Members ($50 non-members) | $25 persons 21-29 years old 
(Use code word COSMOPARTY - valid ID required at Will Call)
VIP Party: $85 Members ($95 non-members)
Jetsetters: $500 (Jetsetter package includes two VIP tickets and a one-year Lead Partner Membership)

To order tickets, visit Trustarts.org/cosmo.


2014 Grammy Nominee for Best Children's Album Alastair Moock to Perform at Three Rivers Arts Festival
IQ Kids Radio is excited to feature the “rowdy, roosty, singin’ and dancin’ fun” that Alastair Moock is
guaranteed to bring on stage as a headliner at this year’s Three Rivers Arts Festival. In addition to Moock’s performance, WQED and iQ Kids Radio are hosting several other activities at Three Rivers Arts Festival on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15 include a Sand and Surf Dance Party, puppet show and more!

WQED’s line-up on June 14 and 15 takes place at the Giant Eagle Creativity Zone and includes:
12:00-5:45 Hands on Fun with PBS
12:00-12:45 Pittsburgh Puppet Works
1:00-1:45 PMT’s Extreme Teen Broadway
2:00-3:45 Alastair Moock: A Concert For Families
4:00-4:45 Sand and Surf Dance Party
5:00-5:45 Musical Kids

Moock is widely known for creating family-friendly music that is enjoyed by people of all ages. This unique and impressive ability has earned him several awards, such as the Parents' Choice Gold Medal and 2013 People Magazine Best Kids' Album Pick. For more information about Moock, visit www.moockmusic.com.

For more information click HERE

Interested in Owning a Business and Between the Ages of 11 and 14? Join E-Youth.
This summer to learn how to create your own business and earn money.  Program involves lots of activities, field trips and games all designed to help you start a business.  E-Youth is provided at no fee to families. Space is limited to those who qualify and on a first-come, first-served basis.  Entrepreneuring Youth (E-Youth) is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization that  provides entrepreneurial guidance to middle school and high school age youth.  Each young person has the opportunity to start, operate, and earn money through  a business that he/she creates, owns and expands.

At E-Youth’s program, you’ll get to:
• Use your creativity, talent and interests to start a business
• Meet experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders        
2013 winners, picture from eyouthamerica.org
• Learn how to make a profit
• Take field trips to local businesses
• Sell your products at neighborhood market events
• Network with other young entrepreneurs

Be Your Own BossWHO: Youth ages 11-14
WHERE: YMCA’s Hilltop Learning Center, 500 Brownsville Road, Mt Oliver
July 7 – August 15, 10 am – 3 pm Weekdays (M, T, W, Th, F)  Lunch is provided
Sept 4 – May 31, 4 pm – 6 pm (Thursdays only) and 10 am – 1pm (first Saturday
of each month)

Interested? Complete an application and submit it by June 20th. To obtain an application, email us at carlaj@eyouthamerica.org or call 412-325-0139.

For more information, visit eyouthamerica.org.


Open House Event: “Pamper for a Purpose”
June 19, 2014  |  3:30 – 8 PM  |  Creative Hair Solutions
It is a beautiful salon that specializes in wigs for cancer patients undergoing chemo treatments but also for any women who have hair loss due to other conditions. Pat Julkowski is the owner and she has been tremendous to work with and I’d like to support her in any way that I can.

Creative Hair Solutions:  (412) 492-1688
2853 Oxford Blvd. Suite 101 -  Allison Park, PA 15101
It is right near the Devlin’s Point apartments & behind the Hampton Shoppes on Rt. 8.

Here are a few highlights of the Open House:

  • They will be doing complimentary foot, neck and hand massages too with doTERRA® Certified Pure Essential Oils which will be wonderful!
  • Tammy Schmidt, Kiss of an Angel, makes customized crystal jewelry at a very reasonable cost and will have some of her classic items available for viewing. She can make just about any color/size combination of crystals that you desire!
  • The salon owner (Pat) will be donating all profits from the jewelry sales to the Hair Peace Charity which is a really great charity that helps to provide money to women & girls who can’t afford a wig while undergoing chemo treatment for any type of cancer. (Wigs are EXPENSIVE!!)
  • Sampling of pure essential oils (and Pat has these great little key-chain samplers of 8 classic oils for sale!). Additionally, I will make a couple of tasty and healthy treats with the oils to share with the guests; and Pat will have some light refreshments available as well.

Please feel free to pass along this invitation and bring a friend – the more the merrier! I hope you can stop by at a time convenient for you during the hours of 3:30pm – 8:00pm. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Warm Regards in Health & Happiness,
dôTERRA® Essential Oils Wellness Advocate & Enthusiast


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Please Support these Local Pittsburgh Businesses
Who Promote the Good News in Pittsburgh

PositivelyPittsburghLive Saturday Small Biz Showcase includes businesses that include beauty, fitness, wellness, dentistry and marketing. Today's guests: Julie Arnheim,Independent Health & Wellness Consultant Arbonne International | Carl Medgaus DMD, Cosmetic Dental Implant Dentistry-Medgaus Dental Care |Darah Richardson, Omni Health and Wellness LLC |Becky Auer, Up A Notch Licensing LLC, Founder No BS Marketing Meeting-Pittsburgh. Listen in to hear these small Business Owners tell their stories, talk about their services, give tips to other entrepreneurs, tips about their niche and special deals for PositivelyPittsburghLive Listeners.

Find out how you can get on the show HERE.

Eleventh Annual Pet Care and Adoption Fair Benefitting Hearts and Paws Pet Ministry
Saturday June 21, 2014  |  9:30 AM - 2:30 PM  |  Christ United Methodist Church - 44 Highland Rd. Bethel Park
Hearts and Paws Pet Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Pet Ministry will co-sponsor a Pet Care and Adoption Fair at Christ United Methodist Church. The event will feature approximately 36 animal rescue groups and 20 animal-related product vendors and services. Popular booths include “Ask the Vet,” delicious festival foods, canine training and agility demonstrations, pony rides, face painting, and fun for the whole family. There is no admission fee.

For more information, call (412) 277-1096 or visit zvents.com/bethel_park_pa/events

Climb Out of the Darkness 2014 Benefitting PostPartum Progress
Saturday June 21, 2014  |  4:00 PM  |  Schenley Park: Schenley Park Trail
This is the second year for Climb Out of the Darkness and the FIRST year it is making its appearance in Pittsburgh!   We are going to be walking at Schenley Park (Ice skating rink/soccer fields) on Saturday, June 21st at 4pm.
Please click the REGISTER HERE button on this page, if you would like to Climb with us or help us fundraise.  Every person climbing, even if you are not able to donate or fundraise MUST register, as you may not do the physical climb unless you have registered on this site this year due to liabilty and the need for individual signed waiver (except for the kiddos, they are covered under the parents waiver).
The trail will be stroller friendly if you'd like to bring your child(ren) and we are looking for Moms that have survived or are currently struggling with PPD to walk with us.   Friends and family members may also walk, along with anyone that would like to walk "In Memoriam".

To register or for more information, email Sarah or click HERE.


David Whalen
From our friends at PICT
Madison and David Whalen
The Fault in Our Stars featuring PICT veteran David Whalen came to movie theatres on June 6, and it is currently the #1 movie in the box office.  Based on the popular novel by John Green, the film tells the story of two teenagers, Hazel and Gus, who meet at a cancer support group and fall in love despite the hardship in their lives. David plays Mr. Waters (Gus' father) and other cast members include Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Willem Dafoe.

Watch the trailer HERE and read Post Gazette article HERE.

Andrew Swackhamer
From our friends at PICT
We're pleased to report that Andrew Swackhamer, the Assistant Stage Manager for Blithe Spirit, will star in the Pittsburgh premiere of Evil Dead: The Musical with No Name Players. Based on the cult classic 80’s films by Sam Raimi, Evil Dead: The Musical is a hilarious retelling of an age old story: boy takes friends on a weekend excursion to a deserted cabin in the woods, boy expects to get lucky, boy unwittingly unleashes ancient evil spirits that turn boy’s friends into Candarian Demons and must fight like hell to survive until morning! Will he succeed?

Performances run June 13–28 at 8:00pm at Off The Wall Theater (25 W. Main St. Carnegie, PA 15106).

For more information, visit www.nonameplayers.org.


Written By: Joanne Quinn-Smith
In the center of West End Village a little bit of France with a lot of attention to detail in both décor and the music played while you dine.  Open for breakfast and closing at 2 PM, 7 days a week. A great cozy nook meeting and eating place close to Greentree, Downtown, Mt. Washington and Station Square.
An amazing breakfast of a type of eggs benedict with spinach and bacon and grilled local bakery bread. Desserts are also amazing, imported from Montreal!

Tartine  |  400 S Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220  |  (412) 921-1600

Sharp Edge Creek House
Written By: Joanne Quinn-Smith
Wonderful late night appetizers for half price after  11 PM, calamari and wafer thin pizza.
Had an amazing Kasteel Rouge  a blend of Kasteel Donker and cherry liquor. And the glass it was served in was nothing short of absolutelllllly elegant.

Sharp Edge Creek House  |  288 W. Steuben Street - Thornburg Bridge  |  sharpedgebeer.com

Samuel Beckett’s Sardonic Lament on the 20th Century, "Waiting for Godot"
From: Roving Pittsburgher Report
Written By: JoAnn R. Forrester, Empress of Biz.  |  June 11, 2014
Good theater, a play well acted, leaves an impression with the audience for a couple of hours, or maybe  a day or two.   A great play well acted,  stays on one’s mind for days and often leaves haunting lingering questions.   Such as it is with the PICT and their presentation of "Waiting for Godot”.

Samuel Beckett's play, Waiting for Godot, is  purposefully designed to tease, taunt and torment an audience
James FitzGerald, Martin Giles
with its dark humor and confusing plot laced with  sardonic laments of its main characters, Estragon and Vladimir.  Two friends, caught  in their own world of forgetfulness and sometimes shared memories.  They wait...they complain, they wait...they're hungry,they wait...they're bored...they wait.   They wait cemented together in their refusal to break free of the interminable waiting. 
Then aha...a break comes-Pozzo, ( Alan Stanford) the pompous “rich man” carrying a whip and loaded with the burden of his self importance and Lucky (Ken Bolden),the human mule,dying inch by inch from the lack of expectation.  The interplay between the two created a strong reaction in me.  I wanted to stand up and yell, “Stop being his human mule, his jackass,  kick him, bite him, leave him wallowing in his own self indulgence.”  Great acting gentlemen. 

Read the entire review at Roving Pittsburgher Report

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