Get Organically Social! August 16 at the Pittsburgh Public Market

Are you looking to live a healthier lifestyle? Looking to meet local businesses and wellness professionals that can help? If you are, Organically Social can help with its first annual Community Wellness Meet and Greet.

On August 16, Organically Social will be helping to wrap up your summer with its first
Community Wellness Meet and Greet held at the Pittsburgh Public Market, sponsored by the Journal of Lifestyle Medicine and Pittsburgh Technology Council. It’s kind of like an expo, but a bit more social!

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The Meet and Greet will start at 8 a.m. with a free Community Yoga Class before the Market opens. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. community members will be able to mix and mingle with the majority of Organically Social Pittsburgh’s network to learn more about the products and services they provide. There will be everything from live demonstrations to interactive activities and free samplings to prize giveaways!

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Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives II: Fostering Cross-Sector Partnerships

Friday, July 11, Point Park University, 204 Lawrence Hall, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 

8:30 – Noon, breakfast included

Guest speaker: Ray Gastil, Director of City Planning, Pittsburgh, PA

Presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council in association with the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Echo Strategies  

Free, RSVP here

This gathering builds on the June 19th Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives I event in which artists and non-profit arts & culture leaders identified how assets of the arts & culture sector can spur and sustain cross-sector partnerships.  On July 11th we’ll bring leaders from the creative clusters of communications, data technologies, design, entertainment, and software & hardware into the conversation.  Leaders from the public sector, higher education, community development, and service organizations will join in too!

How can Greater Pittsburgh become the next Austin, Boston, or Portland as a center for creativity, innovation, and economic growth? The 2014 Pittsburgh Creative Industries Report says one key is collaboration among clusters of the creative industries. What specific roles can creative industries clusters play? How can other sectors assist?

You’re invited to explore these questions through a variety of small group interactions on July 11th. We expect these conversations will identify specific action plans and policy initiatives to support arts-based, cross-sector partnerships that lead to economic development in our region.

Pittsburgh’s Kim Moses to Launch New TV Series on CBS this Sunday

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Denora native, Kim Moses, Executive at Producer Sander-Moses in Los Angeles, is launching a new TV series this week. Moses was Executive Producer of The Ghost Whisperer, and many other recent Hollywood hits. Tune in on Sunday!

Watch the Trailer Now: http://www.cbs.com/shows/reckless/video/B23A30B6-4933-D0FA-9021-156CBC12992D/reckless-right-to-remain-silent

RECKLESS is a sultry legal drama set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart. Jamie Sawyer is enviously cool, confident and armed with south side of Chicago street-smarts as she takes on the good ol’ boys in the South.  Her handsome courtroom rival is Roy Rayder, a divorced father of two, embodies the Old South and is the newly minted City Attorney, thanks to his influential former father-in-law, Dec Fortnum.  When disgraced cop Lee Anne Marcus hires Jamie to represent her in a lawsuit against the police department, Jamie and Roy discover that Lee Anne is at the epicenter of a sinister case with dire implications for the members of the Charleston PD.  Heading that department is Deputy Chief Holland Knox, a family man who radiates integrity.  Working under him are Terry McCandless, a cocky and corrupt detective, and Preston Cruz, Jamie’s well-respected boyfriend who might not be all that he appears. Helping Jamie is her confidante and paralegal, Vi Briggs, an expert at digging up case-winning information. As Jamie and Roy spar in and out of the courtroom, dark secrets simmer behind every door and threaten to tarnish the genteel facade of seductive Charleston.

 

Premieres Sunday, June 29 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network

ORIGINATION: Charleston, S.C. (filmed in HD)

FORMAT: Drama

STARRING: Anna Wood     (Jamie Sawyer)

 Cam Gigandet     (Roy Rayder)

Shawn Hatosy     (Terry McCandless)

Adam Rodriguez     (Preston Cruz)

Georgina Haig     (Lee Anne Marcus)

Kim Wayans     (Vi Briggs)

Gregory Harrison     (Dec Fortnum)

Michael Gladis     (Dep. Chief Knox)

PRODUCED BY: CBS Television Studios in association with Sander/Moses Productions

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Dana Stevens, Kim Moses, Ian Sander, Corey Miller and Catherine Hardwicke

CREATED BY: Dana Stevens

 DIRECTED BY: Catherine Hardwicke

 WRITTEN BY: Dana Stevens

Photos are available at http://cbspressexpress.com

Website:  http://www.cbs.com/shows/reckless/

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RecklessCBS

WalkingThumbs announces the launch of the first App – Squareland

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Please welcome our new baby, Squareland. Squareland is a very cool game that revolves around Blu, a cute and fun Owl. Blu’s pals are lost in Squareland! Help Blu blast through 80 levels of block-breaking madness on his quest to find his woodland friends.

Follow Blu’s guide, Pixie, as Blu smashes, rides and dodges the blocky landscape on his journey! Get Blu past the dangerous spikes and you might be lucky enough to meet a few cubic creatures to help him along the way… all while Blu bounces and tumbles to retro 8-bit beats and through dazzling summer, fall, winter and spring backdrops!

Squareland is available on iPhone / iPad / iPod.

Download Squareland Lite at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/squareland-lite/id859508361?mt=8

Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives

Thursday, June 19 at the Hillman Auditorium, Hill House 8:30 – noon, breakfast included

Free, RSVP here.

How can Greater Pittsburgh become the next Austin, Boston, or Portland as a center for creativity, innovation, and economic growth? How can we effectively compete with our new competitors?

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, in association with the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Echo Strategies, invites you to explore these questions and more at Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives, an important conversation about the state and potential of the creative industries in our region. The 2014 Pittsburgh Creative Industries Report says one key is collaboration among clusters of the creative industries. These include the non-profit arts and individual artists, which bring capital and many assets to partnerships to create new energy, innovation, and activity in our region. Another key is addressing equity and inclusion, as studies have shown that diverse perspectives drive innovation.

You are invited to engage these issues, listen to leaders in the field, meet potential collaborators beyond the usual suspects, and join small group discussion to move the findings from this report into action. The Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives program will:

  • Introduce non-profit arts administrators and artists to research on all “clusters” of the creative industries (arts, communications, data technologies, design, entertainment, software & hardware)
  • Present examples of current partnerships, and
  • Identify, as a group, new opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and others involving universities, public agencies, and service providers.
  • Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives provides a platform for us to rise to the challenge of creating new partnerships and collaborations, benefitting us as individuals and organizations, and positioning artists and the arts sector as recognized forces in regional economic development. GPAC is thrilled to stage this initial exploration in a thriving Hill District center for the arts. Light breakfast will be served.

Also, please save the date for Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives II, Tuesday, July 11, 2014, 8:30 am – Noon, at Point Park University, 204 Lawrence Hall.This program will continue the dialogue, introducing creative industries representatives to assets of the non-profit arts and artists, creating new connections, and examining the future climate for collaboration.