Positively Pittsburgh Live! News 07-21-14
Summertime Dining, Movies in the Park
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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS TECHNOGRANNY?
Central Diner in Robinson, Casa Reyna Restaurante Mexicano in the Strip District,
and Cats at the Benedum
and Cats at the Benedum
6th Annual Celebrate and Share Breakfast | Pistols-n-Pink Monthly MeetUp | Eighth Anniversary of The Woman’s Interactive Network of Pittsburgh Summer Cocktail Party
PSO Closes Summer Season with Two Classical Concerts | The Book of Mormon The Musical | Monty Python’s Spamalot at CLO | Pittsburgh Premiere of Murder For Two | Yanni: World Tour 2014
KIDZ KORNER: Best Theme Park Nominee - HERSHEYPARK in HERSHEY, PA.
Pittsburgh Cost of Living Still Among Least Expensive | Business Opportunity: PLS Limousines Service | Pittsburgh Growing Jobs Again
PITTSBURGH HISTORICAL STUFF
Downtown's Best" on Wednesdays in July | Northside Group Hosting Ghost Walks
NEIGHBORHOOD HI-LIGHTS: Free Movies in Arsenal Park
ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT
Celebrate Downtown! | CATS: A Four Star Meow | Scarecrow and Woman at PICT | Central Diner Delights | Meat Me at Texas de Brazil
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POSITIVELY PITTSBURGHER SPONSORED EVENTS
6th Annual Celebrate and Share Breakfast
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | 7:45 - 9:30 AM | Rivers Club, Oxford Centre Downtown
Since its inception in 2002, Celebrate & Share has worked to raise funds for organizations that focus on the needs of women and children, and to highlight the achievements of women in the Greater Pittsburgh area and the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to this effort, we have created a 501C 3, The Pennsylvania Women’s Hall of Achievement.
We would like you to join us in honoring one of the greatest achievements of women: The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of gender. Please join us on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, as we Celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment with our special guest, Pennsylvania’s FIRST woman Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, and Share in the founding of the Pennsylvania Women’s Hall of Achievement.
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Friday, August 15 2014 | 6 - 8 PM | Millvale Sportsmen's Club
Join us as Guest of Pistols –n-Pink at the Millvale Sportsmen’s Club located at 170 Sunnyhill Rd, Wexford, PA 15090. After we have a good time shooting on the range, we kick back, unwind and feature a woman-owned business.
Experienced and non-experienced shooters welcome. Instructors will be present; firearms and protection will be available. This is a great excuse to hone your shooting skills or if you are a novice, a wonderful opportunity to learn about firearms in a relaxed atmosphere!
Special Guest Speaker: Matt Shipley, speaking on Second Amendment Rights. Matt Shipley – Retired Navy SEAL Commander, Constitutional Lecturer/Writer, GE 6ó MBB Process Expert, Published Author
Eighth Anniversary of The Woman’s Interactive Network of Pittsburgh Summer Cocktail Party
(NOTE: Was previously scheduled the 22nd, but changed to the 29th due to Liberty Tunnel closures)
Network with other professional women and celebrate with us!
Assorted appetizers, soft drinks and cash bar available.
Individual Registration $15.00 (Members Only)
Individual Registration $20.00 (NON WIN Members)
Vendor Table – WIN-Pittsburgh Members Only $35.00
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer Season with Two Classical Concerts
July 25, 2014 and August 2, 2014 | 7:30 PM | Heinz Hall
On August 2, Chinese pianist Xiayin Wang and Italian guest conductor Christian Capocaccia present a concert with a unique format and a little musical something for everyone! This concert features several light classical favorites, virtuoso piano fireworks from Wang and music from the silver screen with two intermissions. “The Tales of Hoffmann,” suites from “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises,” Ravel’s Concerto in G major for piano and orchestra, and much more will be performed.
For both concerts, tickets are $25 and $50 and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org.
Back By Popular Demand - The Book of Mormon The Musical
September 23 - October 5, 2014 | Heinz Hall
Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces that single tickets will go on sale Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 9:00 a.m for the Pittsburgh engagement of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Heinz Hall, September 23-October 5, 2014.
|The Book of Mormon National Tour|
Photo Courtesy: Joan Marcus 2014
THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.
In Pittsburgh THE BOOK OF MORMON will play September 23 through October 5, 2014 at Heinz Hall. This tour is being offered as a ‘season special’ from the 2014-2015 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Single ticket sales are limited to 9 per customer. For more information about the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh subscription series, please call (412) 456-1390 or email: subscriptions@TrustArts.org. Groups of 10 or more may call (412) 471-6930 or email groupsales@TrustArts.org or www.TrustArts.org/groupsales. PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series is a presentation of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.
Tickets ($40-$150) are available for purchase through official ticketing outlets, by calling (412) 315-3155, visiting the Heinz Hall Box Office, (600 Penn Avenue) or online at www.TrustArts.org and www.CulturalDistrict.org.
“Find Your Grail” with Pittsburgh CLO and Monty Python’s Spamalot
July 29 - August 3, 2014 | Benedum Center
The Quest for the Holy Grail Begins at the Benedum Center July 29-August 3
Pittsburgh, PA ∙ July 21, 2014 – Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python’s Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards ® by storm in 2005.
|Cast of Pittsburgh CLO's Monty Python's Spamalot|
Photo Courtesty: Archie Carpenter
Winner of the Tony Award ® for Best Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and The Holy Grail.” This hilarious retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail features flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers including “The Song That Goes Like This” and “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life!”
Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” According to Eric Idle, one of Spamalot’s original creators, the title of the show comes from a line in the movie: "We eat ham, and jam and Spam a lot."
Tickets are available online at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square.
A Crazy, Clever Comedy Comes to the CLO Cabaret - The Pittsburgh Premiere of Murder For Two
Opens October 22, 2014 | CLO Cabaret
More about the Mystery…
Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed…fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills—with the help of his silent partner, Lou. But whodunit? Did Dahlia Whitney, Arthur’s scene-stealing wife, give him a big finish? Is Barrette Lewis, the prima ballerina, the prime suspect? Did Dr. Griff, the overly-friendly psychiatrist, make a frenemy? Marcus has only a short amount of time to find the killer and make his name before the real detective arrives…and the ice cream melts!
Murder For Two was developed at Adirondack Theatre Festival and 42nd Street Moon. Chicago Shakespeare Theater presented the World Premiere Production in May, 2011, which was extended four times and ran for more than six months. Murder For Two opened at Second Stage Theatre’s uptown home, the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, in July, 2013. It was extended twice due to popular demand. The Second Stage production transferred to New World Stages in 2013.
Tickets to this Pittsburgh premiere will go on sale in late July and will be available online at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Yanni: World Tour 2014
August 16, 2014 | 8 PM | Benedum Center
|Yanni World Tour 2014|
Photo Courtesy: Krystal Ann
Yanni is an acclaimed performer and composer has influenced multiple genres of music through his talents. His performances have grasped the attention of the world and continue to leave audiences in amazement. The 2014 World Tour is traveling to over 20 countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Belarus, United States, and Canada.
Yanni is a Kalamata, Greece native who taught himself how to play the piano. Spending 15 hours a day on a piano and having perfect pitch contributed to his successful music career. His latest instrumental and vocal album, Inspirato, was released in April 2014 after four years of preparation. The music for this album took over 30 years because the creative inspiration stems from all of Yanni’s past loves. Inspirato reached the number one spot on Billboard’s Top New Age Album category for 2014. Other albums that have topped the charts are Yanni’s Yanni Mexicanisimo, released in October 2010 and Truth of Touch, released in February 2011. With more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide, two Grammy nominations, and over 25 million albums sold globally, Yanni is a living legend.
To purchase tickets and for more information, visit TrustArts.org, or call 412-456-6666.
Best Theme Park Nominee - HERSHEYPARK in HERSHEY, PA.
From: USA Today 10 Best
The theme park of every chocolate lover's dreams, Hersheypark features 110 acres with 70 rides (including 12 roller coasters), five strolling shows, six stages, three additional performance areas, a waterpark and an 11-acre wildlife park, all accessable via a single admission. Fahrenheit, one of the park's most popular thrill rides, is a vertical lift coaster with a 90-degree, 121-foot lift followed by a breathtaking 97-degree drop.
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From: PittsburghTODAY | Written By: Douglas Heuck
Southwestern Pennsylvania continues to be among the least expensive places to live among our benchmark regions, the latest cost of living data suggest. That's particularly true when it comes to housing, grocery and utility prices.
Pittsburgh's Composite Cost of Living Index for the 1st Quarter of 2014 is well below the benchmark average and is the third-lowest after St. Louis and Charlotte.
Among benchmark regions, the Grocery, Housing and Utility components are the third lowest. The Transportation component, which includes the price of one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline and the average price of auto maintenance, is the fourth highest among benchmark regions.
The Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan, equals 100, and each participant's index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.
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From: PittsburghTODAY | Written By: Douglas Heuck
After having essentially no job growth in 2013, the Pittsburgh metro area has added 10,700 jobs between June 2013 and June 2014. The .9 percent increase places Pittsburgh below the benchmark average of 1.6 percent job growth. Leading the regions was Indianapolis with 3 percent job growth; Kansas City added jobs at the lowest rate at .2 percent.
Sectors doing well include leisure and hospitality (up 8.1 percent and the largest increase among all benchmark regions), natural resources, mining and construction (up 3.2 percent) and transportation and utilities (up 1.4 percent). To view particular sectors, please click on the sectors on the table at the right of this page.
Click HERE to see how the various sectors of Pittsburgh's economy performed compared to the benchmark regions.
PITTSBURGH HISTORICAL STUFF
Downtown's Best" on Wednesdays in July
Bring your friends and make reservations for PHLF's ultimate downtown walking tour, "Downtown's Best." Staff and docents are offering the two-hour walking tour every Wednesday in July, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, for groups of about 10 people.
You'll see more than 25 architectural landmarks, spectacular interiors, and significant urban spaces––and receive Whirlwind Walk, a handsomely illustrated 100-page guidebook.
The tour is $20 per person and advance paid reservations are required. For reservations and tour details, please contact Mary Lu Denny (412-471-5808, ext. 527).
Northside Group Hosting Ghost Walks
Aug. 8-9, 2014 in Brownsville
Taking advantage of the cool summer evenings and a Supermoon to light the way, the Northside Beautification Committee will host a ghost walk Aug. 8-9 in Brownsville.
A Supermoon historically occurs every 13 months and 18 days and is 30% brighter, according to NASA. This summer is particularly rare because Supermoons are occurring in July, August and September. In January, there were two Supermoons. But of them all, the August Supermoon is predicted to be the largest of the year.
The walk will feature tales of paranormal activity and unusual occurrences in 16 historic homes, where property owners and spirits quietly respect each others' presence and peacefully co-exist. The summertime stroll will begin promptly at 9 p.m. at Brownsville Fire Co. 1, 520 Market St. Tickets are $7. Proceeds benefit the committee's ongoing beautification efforts on the Northside.
Did these spirits fail to make it to the other side because they have unfinished business or are they just so comfortable in their "homes" that they don't want to leave? Listen to homeowners relate first-hand experiences and answer questions about sharing spaces with their "friendly" spirits.
The August walk will be held rain or shine. Advance tickets may be purchased through Jeff Wilhelm at 724-880-6528 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring flashlights.
Meet Up, Free and Almost Free in Pittsburgh
Free Movie in Arsenal Park - "Big Miracle"
Friday, July 25, 2014 | 8:30 PM | Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville
"Big Miracle" is rated PG and runs 107 minutes. IMDB states "In small town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle." Starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski.
Free Movie in Arsenal Park - "Frozen"
Friday, August 1, 2014 | 8:30 PM | Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville
Disney's "Frozen" is rated PG and runs 102 minutes. IMDB states, "Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter."
Free Cinema in Arsenal Park - "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
Friday, August 8, 2014 | 8:30 PM | Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville
The original "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" is rated G and runs 100 minutes. IMDB states, "A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all." Starring Gene Wilder.
Free Cinema in Arsenal Park - "The Smurfs 2"
Friday, August 15, 2014 | 8:30 PM | Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville
"The Smurfs 2" is rated PG and runs 105 minutes. IMDB states, "The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs." Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Katy Perry.
Free Cinema in Arsenal Park - "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2"
Friday, August 22, 2014 | 8:30 PM | Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville
"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" is rated PG and runs 95 minutes. IMDB states, "Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids." Starring Bill Hader, Anna Faris and Will Forte.
Free Cinema in the Park sponsored by Citiparks. Movies start at dusk(around 8:30) and are shown near the 40th street entrance. Please see http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-arsenal for more information, including links to ratings and synopsis.
ROVING PITTSBURGHER REPORT
And believe it or not, it's not quite over yet. Tomorrow, Monday, July 21, at lunch time, the Market Square Merchants Association presents singer-songwriter Corey James for Mellow Mondays. Then, if you happen to be attending the Pirates game, be sure to get there early, the PDP Clean and Street Teams will be recognized for their tireless work in assisting to keep Downtown safe and clean, before the game. We hope to see you there!
CATS: A Four Star Meow
From: Roving Pittsburgher Report
Written By: JoAnn R. Forrester | July 24, 2014
|CATS - Jenna Nicole Schoen as Demeter,|
Lily Emilia Smith as Jellylorum
and Ashley Chasteen as Bombalurina
Photo Courtesy: Matt Polk
Read the entire review at Roving Pittsburgher Report
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Great Mexican Down in the Strip
Casa Reyna Mexicana Restaurante in the heart of the strip with a Mexican specialty store and bakery in the back where homemade chips, tortillas and tostados are made daily. Just added the sidewalk cafe with picnic tables and all of the excitement of the strip traffic passing by. But oh, the made tableside, guacamole. fresh and authentic. Also try ceviche shrimp, mini tacos with lamb and marinated pork and many other authentic Mexican dishes. If it rains there is a beautiful restaurant downstairs with approximately 30 ethnically decorated tables and delightful Mexican ambiance.
Central Diner Delights
Meat Me at Texas de Brazil
Treat yourself to our 50-60 item seasonal salad area that includes appetizers, gourmet vegetables, soups, and salads. Wonderful imported cold cuts, cheeses and amazing lobster bisque. The salad area caters to vegans and gluten free eaters also. For those of you not serious carnivores this could be enough especially in the summer. However for those who delight in clogging their arteries with meat upon meat, try the garlic fillet, chicken wrapped in bacon, parmesan pork and yes the succulent baby lamp chops.
As you dine endlessly on Brazilian fare, let one of our in-house wine connoisseurs select the perfect pairing from our extensive, award-winning wine lists, or sip on a freshly-made signature cocktail — the Caipirinha.
perfection that is uniquely, Texas de Brazil. Caipirinha (pronounced kie-purr-REEN-yah) roughly translates to "country bumpkin" and it is the national drink of Brazil, where it originated, and is a common Carnavale drink. It is made with cachaça, an intensely sweet Brazillian style of rum that is made from sugarcane juice. The market is changing and now it is possible to easily find a premium cachaca to use in this drink, which is highly recommended because it is the main component of the drink.
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Three New Videos from MWSA, Military Writers of Society
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