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  Cohon and Nordenberg to Receive Chairman’s Award   PITTSBURGH, PA – January 30, 2014 – Today Carnegie Science Center announced the winners of its 2014 Carnegie Science Awards, sponsored by Eaton, at its annual Announcement Reception. The program honors awardees from more than 20 categories, including Corporate Innovation, Emerging Female Scientist, Entrepreneur, Leadership in STEM… Read more »

NOMMO Productions presents Roger Humphries documentary in red carpet premiere

PITTSBURGH, PA—January 28, 2014— NOMMO Productions announces the Red Carpet screening of Roger Humphries Pass It On, a film documentary directed by Billy Jackson.  Honorary Co-Chairmen Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto and Bill Strickland will head this black tie event. The fundraiser will benefit four Pittsburgh non-profits who educate musically gifted youths: The Afro-American Music Institute, The… Read more »

Clash International’s inaugural fundraiser to be held at Lawrenceville’s Grey Box

Pittsburgh, PA– January 23, 2014 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Clash International will hold their inaugural fundraiser Local People for Global Causes on February 8, 2014 from 7-10 PM at The Grey Box Theatre in Lawrenceville. The evening will include live performances by local artists Danielle Maggio, Michael Donati, and Pat Griffin, and Yeah, Those Guys improv… Read more »

The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top 5 To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (1/30 – 2/2)

Every week we pick Five Fun Things to do in Pittsburgh. Here’s the list for January 30th to February 2nd (Groundhog Day). Citizen Artist If you missed Vanessa German’s spoken word poem about Pittsburgh at Bill Peduto’s inauguration at Heinz Hall, you missed a spectacular love letter to the city. It was about all the… Read more »

Music on the Edge presents STRIKE DUO in cooperation with Andy Warhol Museum

This January, Pitt’s Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum will present Strike Duo (piano and percussion) in a program that highlights leading creative voices in contemporary music. The duo will perform at the Warhol  on January 25 at 8 p.m. Nick Barnard of MusicWeb International describes Strike Duo members Jeffery Meyer (piano)… Read more »

The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top-5 To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (1/16 – 1/19)

There’s always a lot do in Pittsburgh. Every week we pick five fun things for your weekend. Here’s the list for January 16 – 19. For the Birds Defy Gravity (that’s a hint for something later in the list) with Heather Henson’s “Flight: A Crane’s Story.” It’s an exploration of nature’s deepest mysteries alongside Awaken,… Read more »

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School directors kick off nation-wide audition tour

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 2013) – Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School  – the official training institution of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre – kicks off a nation-wide audition tour this weekend for its 2014 Intensive Summer Program, an immersive five-week training program held at PBT Studios in the Strip District for professional-track student dancers. As part of the 2014… Read more »


Michael Jackson, Lasers of Oz, Other Favorites Return PITTSBURGH, Jan. 9, 2014— Starting Friday, Jan. 10, Carnegie Science Center will launch a new lineup of laser shows, including Aerosmith vs. Guns n’ Roses, Lasermau5, and a second, distinctly different, Pink Floyd show. The new shows are: Aerosmith vs. Guns n’ RosesJoe Perry or Slash?  Steven Tyler… Read more »