Issue Date: 
August 22, 2007



Opek, 5 p.m. Aug. 29, Agnes R. Katz Plaza, Theatre Square (655 Penn Ave. between Sixth and Seventh streets), downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s JazzLive series, www.pgharts.org.

Colter Harper, 7 p.m. Aug. 29, Backstage Bar, Theater Square (655 Penn Ave. between Sixth and Seventh streets), downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s JazzLive series, www.pgharts.org.

In Good Company with Stephen Schwartz and Lee Lessack, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 31, Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel, 107 Sixth St., downtown, Cabaret Pittsburgh Riverview Series, 412-394-3353, www.cabaretpgh.org.

Nonpareil Wind Band, 7 p.m. Sept. 7, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, First Fridays at the Frick series, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Michael Feinstein with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., downtown, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Storytelling Jam featuring the music of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, 5 p.m. Sept. 9, Hill House Association’s Blakey Program Center, 1908 Wylie Ave., Hill District, Hill House’s “Live at the Hurricane” series, 412-392-3148, www.hillhouse.org.

Pittsburgh Symphony Gala: Four Singular Sensations,
featuring stage and screen star Kristen Chenoweth, Metropolitan Opera tenor Dimitri Pittas, and conductors Sir Andrew Davis and Marvin Hamlisch; 8 p.m. Sept. 15, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., downtown, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

A Glittering Return, featuring music by Beethoven, Mozart, and Stravinsky; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andres Cardenes, 8 p.m. Sept. 18, Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Island Party featuring Caribbean percussion group Resonance Percussion, 3 p.m. Sept. 23, Pitt-Johnstown’s Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center mainstage, 1-800-846-ARTS (2787), upjarts@pitt.edu.

Direct From the Algonquin:
Karen Akers, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel, 107 Sixth St., downtown, Cabaret Pittsburgh Riverview series, 412-394-3353, www.cabaretpgh.org.


Andy Warhol Museum, Personal Jesus…The Religious Art of Keith Haring & Andy Warhol and Lou Reed: New York, both through Sept. 2; 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Frick Art and Historical Center, Through the Back Door, a tour of Henry Clay Frick’s Clayton emphasizing the role of domestic servants in the household’s operation, through Sept. 9, In the Studios of Paris: William Bouguereau and His American Students, through Oct. 14, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-697-0938, http://frickart.org.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog, through Sept. 23, Allegheny Square, North Side, 412-322-5058, www.pittsburghkids.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America, through Sept. 16; Masters of American Drawings and Watercolors: Foundations of the Collection, 1904-22, through Oct. 7; Forum 60: Rivane Neuenschwander, through Oct. 28; Design to Be Lit, through Feb. 10; 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-441- 9786 ext. 224, www.cmoa.org.

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Allure of Japanese Glass, through Sept. 19, 5472 Penn Ave., East Liberty, 412-365-2145, www.pittsburghglasscenter.org.

Mattress Factory, India: New Installations Part 1, through Oct. 25, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Chihuly at Phipps: Gardens and Glass, through Nov. 11, Tropical Forest: Thailand, through Dec. 9; One Schenley Park, Oakland, ww.phipps.conservatory.org.

Andy Warhol Museum, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, through Dec. 31, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam Era, through Oct. 31; Points in Time, through Dec. 31; Glass: Shattering Notions, through Dec. 31; and Discovery Place, through Dec. 31; 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.pghhistory.org.


Happy Feet, directed by George Miller, tonight, dusk, Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill, CitiParks’ Cinema in the Park series, 412-937-3939.

What’s He Building in There? by Joshua Hansen, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 23-25, Cathedral of Learning’s Studio Theatre, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts’ New Play Practicum, 412-624-0933.

Le Grand Meaulnes (The Lost Domain) based on the novel by Alain Fournier, through Aug. 26, Hartwood Acres stables, 215 Saxonburg Blvd., Indiana Twp., Quantum Theatre, 412-394-3353, www.proartstickets.org.

Private Lives, by Noël Coward, through Sept. 9, Stephen Foster Memorial’s Henry Heymann Theatre, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 412-394-3353, www.picttheatre.org.

Always…Patsy Cline, by Ted Swindley, through Oct. 31, Theater Square (655 Penn Ave. between Sixth and Seventh streets), downtown, Pittsburgh CLO’s Cabaret at Theater Square series, 412-456-6666.

My Fair Lady, by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner, Sept. 18-23, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., downtown, PNC Broadway Across America series, 412-456-1390, www.pgharts.org.

The Chief, by Rob Zellers and Gene Collier, Sept. 18-23, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-361-6100, www.ppt.org.


“Assessing Online Issue Networks: ‘Women, Peace, and Security’ in Real and Cyberspace,” Charli Carpenter, assistant professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and a Women’s Studies Faculty Research Grant awardee, noon Sept. 5, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

“Mental Health Risk Factors in Nonwhite Population,” Carl C. Bell, president and CEO, Community Mental Health Council, Inc., of Chicago, noon Sept. 12, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, part of the Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems’ Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney 2007 Speaker Series, 412-624-7382, crsp@pitt.edu.

“Lessons for the United States From Social Security Reform in Latin America,” Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Pitt Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies, 4 p.m. Sept. 18, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, cohosted by Pitt’s Department of Economics and Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7073, PaulaR@pitt.edu.

“Prolotherapy Encourages Natural Healing,” Ron Glick, medical director of the UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM) and Pitt assistant professor of psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and family medicine; 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20, CIM’s Shadyside Place location, Suite 310, 580 S. Aiken Ave., 412-623-3023.


Freshman Friday, featuring festivities, dining, shopping discounts, and more, hosted by the central Oakland business district, 3-7 p.m. Aug. 31, Oakland Business Improvement District’s Oakland Fridays series, www.onlyinoakland.org.

Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Sept. 7-9, Sandcastle, 1000 Sandcastle Dr., West Homestead, 412-422-1113, www.pghirishfest.org.

Mexican War Streets House and Garden Tour, Sept. 9, North Side’s Mexican War Streets historic district, 412-323-9030, www.mexicanwarstreets.org.

Macy’s Elephant Day, celebrating elephant babies’ birthdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 16, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Highland Park, 412-665-2640, www.pittsburghzoo.org.

Farmers’ Market, 3:30-6:30 p.m. every Friday through Nov. 16, Sennott Street between Atwood Street and Meyran Avenue, Oakland Business Improvement District, 412-683-6243, www.onlyinoakland.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Brent F. Fedorko, Department of Healthy and Physical Activity, “The Effects of Continuous Compression as a Therapeutic Intervention on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness Following Eccentric Exercise,” 9 a.m. today, Petersen Conference Room.

Kang Sun, Department of Biostatistics, “Mediational Models with Multiple Outcomes in Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Models,” 1 p.m. Aug. 23, A622 Crabtree Hall.

Guillermo Rodriguez, Department of Linguistics, “Second Language Sentence Processing: Is It Fundamentally Different?” 10 a.m. Aug. 27, 2809 Cathedral of Learning.

Aimee Morewood, Department of Instruction and Learning, “The Impact of School-wide Professional Development on Teacher Practices and Student Learning: A Case Study,” 1 p.m. Aug. 29, 5152 Posvar Hall.

Laura L. Liebenauer Schott, Department of Epidemiology, “Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease, Vascular Health, and Markers of Risk,” 10:30 a.m. Aug. 30, 109 Parran Hall.

Jeff Jozwiak, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, “Significance on Health and Behavior Factors Related to Aging Among American Adults,” 2:30 p.m. Aug. 30, 226 Parran Hall.

Erika D. Molloseau, Department of Communication, “Exhibiting Racism: The Cultural Politics of Lynching Photography Re-presentations,” 1 p.m. Aug. 31, 1128 Cathedral of Learning.

Anthony M. Harrison, Department of Psychology, “Online or Offline? Exploring Working Memory Constraints in Spatial Updating,” noon Sept. 14, LRDC’s 2nd-floor auditorium.

University Special Events/Meetings

New Student Orientation, including informational sessions, campus and city tours, social gatherings, and ceremonies; today through Aug. 26, 412-648-1074, www.orientation.pitt.edu/.

Staff Association Council, 12:15 p.m. Sept. 19, 1175 Benedum Hall, www.pitt.edu/~sac.


“Hiring and Firing,” covering employment law, 8-10 a.m. Sept. 12, Comfort Inn Hotel, 237 Meadowlands Blvd., Washington, Pa., Pitt’s Small Business Development Center; to register, 412-627-9054.

“The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business,” 7:30-10 a.m. Sept. 14, Mervis Hall, Pitt’s Small Business Development Center; to register, 412-648-1542.

Field Education Agency Fair, featuring information about internship and employment opportunities at Pittsburgh human service agencies, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18, William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room, sponsored by Pitt’s School of Social Work, 412-624-5969.

“The Second Step: Business Planning Workshop,” 7:30-10 a.m. Sept. 28, Mervis Hall, Pitt’s Small Business Development Center; to register, 412-648-1542.


Photographer and Hill District native Armand Wright shot 36 portraits of local African Americans ages 90 and older during the 2006 Lemington Community Services Senior Center’s annual spring luncheon. Those portraits are featured in an exhibition titled Enduring Hearts, running through Sept. 2 at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Gallery, 477 Melwood St. in Oakland.


Hosting the Aug. 3 public reception for the exhibition were, (pictured above) from left—Wright; Thomas Starzl, Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery in Pitt’s School of Medicine; Lemington center executive director Joy Starzl (SOC WK ’97); and Robert Hill, Pitt vice chancellor for public affairs. Also attending were a number of the men and women Wright photographed, including John Tronnell, top photo.

Pitt, The Pittsburgh Foundation, and the Falk Foundation provided funding for the exhibition.