Kevin Amos is assembling together once again a dynamic group of folks from international, local and national levels that he has been associated with throughout his 31 years in broadcasting and the arts. Amos has a rolodex filled with industry contacts. He’s also seen the arts and media industries change in unprecedented ways—for better and for worse—as the digital revolution has unfolded.
Daily Archive: April 8, 2011
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater welcomes more than 50 artists to the stage this spring for exciting original dance works, music, poetry and much more. In its third year of original programming, the Kelly Strayhorn is proud to present nationally acclaimed artists slated to premiere new and innovative works. The Kelly Strayhorn will showcase more music and dance with the third annual newMoves Dance Festival running May 12–15. The Kelly Strayhorn continues its commitment to community programming with the FamilyTIME series that includes community celebrations such as East Liberty Celebrates MLK Day and artSEEDs, an ongoing student matinee series.
The Pittsburgh Biennial, a signature exhibition for Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts since 1994, will expand in scope and location in 2011. Setting a new precedent of collaboration among major art institutions in Pittsburgh, the exhibit will be co-presented and co-curated by The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, and Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
(NNPA)—Dear Gwendolyn: My sister-in-law wanted to purchase an SUV after wrecking her car. She asked me to co-sign but I told her I would loan her the money for a down payment—but would not co-sign. After loaning her $3,000 for down payment, I later discovered she had received enough money from her insurance to not need money from me.
The scripture says that a good name is more desirable than riches (Proverbs 22:1). Apparently the “Forget the dog, beware of owner” sign, the surveillance cameras and the various alarm systems we purchased for our most prized possessions have forced thieves in a new direction. The fastest growing crime in America is Identity Theft. Many criminals have discovered that it’s less risky and in many cases more profitable to steal your personal information than it is to commit strong-arm robbery, burglary, or hijack you for your car. Capital One is not the only character wondering, “What’s in your wallet”? As we continue to move closer and closer to a cash-less society—opting for credit cards and debit cards instead, protecting yourself from being a victim of identity theft should be a top priority.
General Motors, one of the largest global advertisers in the world, has announced the appointment of Brooke Ellis to Diversity Media Manager. In this newly created position she directs diversity media operations for all GM brands, including Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, and OnStar. BROOKE ELLIS Brooke is responsible for overseeing multiplatform consumer media plans for the multicultural market while also managing diversity agency relationships, from developing concepts for media research to developing contracts with TV, Print, Radio and digital media partners including, Oprah Winfrey Network, BET, MTV and Univision. Brooke also manages GM’s multi-million dollar diversity media budget.
by Robert Smith You’ve made your decision: although you’re eligible to collect Social Security payments, you’re going to keep working and delay receiving your retirement benefits. But don’t forget about Medicare. Even if you decide to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, most people should apply for Medicare coverage at age 65. If you’d like to begin your Medicare coverage, you should apply within four months of reaching age 65. There’s a fast, convenient, and simple way to apply online for Medicare in as little as 10 minutes—even if you’re not ready to receive retirement benefits. Just visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/medicareonly.
Pittsburgh is turning into the Mecca of Boxing. On April 2, a standing room only crowd packed Saddle Ridge in Station Square for The Pittsburgh Golden Gloves Championships, a show that brings a genuine who’s who of past and present stars. The phenomenon that is Super Heavyweight Fred Latham, from Clairton Boxing Club, grew with a series of wins against some of the biggest names in the state. Latham’s goal was to win a state championship and turn pro in the fall. But things rarely turn out as planned in boxing. This year’s Apollo, and boxing new Sun God is Ed Latimore, of Stay off the Streets Boxing Gym. Latimore, a 230-pounder, brought the fans from the edge of their seat to cheering on their feet with his explosive power. Latimore dethroned Latham, the defending champion, with a vicious series of punches and scored a 2nd round TKO.
by Will GravesAP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP)—Dennis Rodman, Chris Mullin and a trio of coaching legends are part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011. Coaches Tex Winter, innovator of the “Triangle” offense, Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer and Philadelphia University’s Herb Magee were part of the class announced Monday at the Final Four in Houston. “It’s cool, man. It’s a great feeling,” Rodman said.
:10 For those who know and for the few that don’t, here’s a standing ovation from now on for one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians Pittsburgh…or the world for that matter… has ever known. God “Will” bless you, Mr. Nate Smith, thank you for all you’ve done to make the world a better, safer and more fair place. :09 Allow me to clean something up. I had the pleasure of speaking to some of Pittsburgh’s finest at yet another one of Luther Sewell’s outstanding events, the African American Political Convention. In doing so, I took the liberty of identifying several in attendance and neglected to acknowledge County Councilman William “Bill” Robinson. Here’s all you need to know about one of our area’s all time great representatives…Without Bill, there may not have been a Champions Association. Period, end of story!! And while I am covering my butt, be reminded that without Elder Statesman Joe Preston, we might still be trying to find a way to survive. Thanks gentlemen for all you do!! BILL NEAL