Radio Round Up – January 29, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day!
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  • Friday, January 29, 2010, 9-11pm
  • Cain’s Saloon, West Liberty Ave, Dormont
  • Guest Bartender DVE’s Sean McDowell
  • Pittsburgh’s own Kellee Maize will be celebrating the release of her 2nd CD with a great group of Pittsburgh artists
  • Friday, January 29, 2010, 9pm at Fate Lounge in the Strip District
  • Check out Kellee’s Pittsburgh song City of Champions
  • Saturday, January 30, 2010, 1:30pm
  • Carnegie Library in Oakland
  • 4th Annual Family KazooFest
YinzPlay opens at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
Groundhog Day Celebrations
  • Harris Grill hosts their annual Groundhog Day Patio Party – $2 on the patio, funny looking groudhog hats

Links Worth a Look – January 28th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look:

  • Pittsburgh Bloggers: What's New Out There – Great article from Pop City media about some new bloggers in the burgh – a look a few of Pittsburgh food bloggers who are eating and blogging about the best things to eat in town.
  • Diner Critique: Pamela’s Diner (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – Blog about Diners around the country visits Pamela's and links to our post about Obama's love of the Pamela's pancakes.
  • CASBAH Benefit Dinner Series – The Big Burrito group has a great line up of benefit dinners at Casbah for 2010. Each month they plan a special dinner and donate the proceeds from the event to a different local nonprofit. Check out the 2010 line up and make your reservation today.

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Free family fun from the good fun loving folks at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh!

Fourth Annual Oakland KazooFest
Saturday, January 30, 2010
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Kazoos will be provided, but you may BYOK (Bring Your Own Kazoo) if you wish. We’ll practice our standard repertoire then open the program to requests. ANYONE can make music with a kazoo, so . . . “Pucker up and party!” This free program is for all ages. Bring the whole family.

Location: Main Library (Oakland), 4400 Forbes Ave,Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact: Children’s Department, 412-622-3122,

Please register here –

blue kazoo

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1/29 – Resolution – Kellee Maize CD Release Party

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Kellee Maize is the founder of Nakturnal, a Pittsburgh business that produces and promotes some of the best events in town.  In additition to helping Pittsburgh businesses with guiralla and online marketing Kellee is an established recording artist who has been performing in Pittsburgh and beyond.  This Friday, January 29, she is releasing her 2nd CD – Aligned Archetype –  with a giant event, titled Resolution, that celebrates a great group of Pittsburgh artists.

I have had the great opportunity to get to know Kellee and she has an awesome enthusiasm for promoting great people and events here in Pittsburgh.  She is a great performer too – I had the lucky opportunity to see her perform her song City of City of Champions last fall at the Shadow Lounge. [Read more…]

Ladies, Endangered Cocktails, Doris Eaton

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LUPEC stands for Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails and they have been meeting in one form or another around Pittsburgh for the past 9 years.  Every year they plan an event to honor some distinguised women – this year they will be celebrating Doris Eaton.

LUPEC always endeavors to honor the lives extraordinary women. For this event, they will pay tribute to the fascinating life of performer Doris Eaton, whose career began on the stage with the Ziegfeld Follies and whose legacy continues today at the age of 105 where she is still known to kick up her dancing shoes in support of causes close to her heart.

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Keeping the original Follies’ variety of performance in mind, the event features an assortment of local acts — the girl group pop music of The Garment District; acoustic vocal styling of MissyLaneous; “Speak-easy,” an original puppet opera telling the story of three women who made Prohibition history, by Flora Shepherd of Highway Puppetry, featuring puppetry by Flora and live vocals, piano, percussion, guitar and accordion by Missy Raterman, Tom Petterson and Flora; and an interactive art-deco Puppet Installation by Ange Tee of Fare Feather Family.

New York Time article about Doris Eaton

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