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Archives: January 2010

LINES Ballet Tonight and Tomorrow

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Alonzo King’s LINE Ballet: Signs and Wonders is playing tonight and tomorrow at the August Wilson Center. This San Francisco-based dance company colors outside the lines to bring forth works that re-imagine, reinvigorate and reinvent ballet. Originally commissioned by the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Signs and Wonders incorporates indigenous drumming and vocals from a myriad of African tribes, as it examines the relationship between contemporary ballet and African musical traditions.

Make sure you stop by and see this incredible show while it’s in town! Stop by The Carlton for dinner before the show and make it a night out!

Time for Wine

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Benjamin Franklin was a vital part of the American Revolution and a true multi-talented individual.  AND, he definitely loved wine! So in honor of his birthday this Sunday, January 17th, here are some fantastic wine quotes by this incredible Founding Father for you to use throughout the years (source:

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.”

“When Wine enters, out goes the Truth.”

“Wine is sure proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.”

“Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water.”

“Take heed of the Vinegar of sweet Wine, and the Anger of Good-nature.”

The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of January 11.

Remember, you can always find more events on the Post-Gazette’s Event Calendar as well as the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Calendar.

These are just a few of our favorites!

An Evening at the Academy Awards. Walk the red carpet and enjoy an evening of music from past and present Academy Award® nominated films, as well as other popular film scores, at Heinz Hall Jan. 14th – 17th.  Bill Conti, composer and conductor, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Oscars. Enjoy this year’s nominations for best musical scores as well as some of Conti’s own compositions including music from The Right Stuff, “Gonna Fly Now” from Rocky, and the music from the James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only.

Sesame Street Live. If you have children, this show is almost a must!  Head over to the Mellon Arena this week (Jan. 13th – 17th) to see Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Green thumb.  The entire family will love this live touring show inspired by the awarding PBS television series, “Sesame Street”. Show times and tickets are available from Ticketmater by calling (412) 323-1919.

Beatles Tribute: Come Together for Charity. Listen to all your favorite Beatles’ songs for a good cause!  Stop by the Hard Rock Cafe on January 15th to support the Spirit of Health initiative, a mobile wellness and disease prevention outreach program that provides clinical care, screenings and health education in underserved local neighborhoods.  Tickets to this age 21+ show are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Pittsburgh Panthers Basketball. Cheer on your home team by heading over to the Petersen Event Center on January 16th for the Pittsburgh Panthers’ basketball game against Louisville.  Game starts at 12:00 p.m.

Step Afrika. Check out Step Afrika! at the Byham on Sunday, January 17th.  Linking African and modern dance traditions, this troupe uses kicks, stomps, claps and chants to create a high-energy performance that is a feast for the eyes and ears. Tickets start at $20.50. To order, call (412) 456-6666.