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Regency Global News
Save the Date!Thursday, March 28th, 2013
One of the events we at Regency look forward to supporting every year is the Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania’s Lupus Challenge. We are excited to announce that we have the date set for this year’s Challenge, so please mark your calendars!
The Lupus Challenge Golf Tournament
Monday, July 15th 2013
at The Club at Nevillewood
Join us for an afternoon of golf, followed by cocktails, dinner, and an auction!
Presented by Regency Transportation
Good vs. EvilSaturday, February 23rd, 2013
The show is coming to Pittsburgh!
Monday, May 6th
The Benedum Center
Anthony Bourdain (of ‘No Reservations’ fame) and Eric Ripert (chef/owner of Le Bernardin in New York City) square off and trade witticisms about cooking, being a chef and everything in general. The event fee is $80, and a limited number of VIP Meet and Greet tickets were released just this week!
The acclaimed downtown restaurant Meat & Potatoes is the official restaurant sponsor of this event. Consider getting tickets while they’re still available. This will be a great night to support Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, and Pittsburgh’s eclectic dining scene.
For further details and to purchase tickets, please check: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Valentine’s Day in Pittsburgh!Monday, February 4th, 2013
Anyone in Pittsburgh knows that it isn’t truly Christmas season until The Nutcracker has started playing at the Benedum. This year, The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is celebrating Valentine’s Day in similar fashion with just five performances of Moulin Rouge –The Ballet. The PBT released this description of the show:
In the turn of the century Paris, a city of exquisite contradiction, the heady elixir of personal freedom bred lifestyles both reckless and addictive. Tempt fate as you seek love and destiny at the infamous cabaret – The Moulin Rouge. Along with a rousing French soundtrack, Moulin Rouge – The Ballet features high-kicking choreography and a passionate story of love, ambition and heartbreak.
An extra matinee performance was added due to high demand for tickets: Saturday, February 16th at 2 pm. So, take advantage, and experience something new for Valentine’s Day this year!
Moulin Rouge –The Ballet
The Benedum Center
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Beat the January BluesThursday, January 3rd, 2013
It’s been an icy, cold new year so far, but there are a few reasons not to hibernate this January. Pittsburgh’s Cultural District has options on offer for anyone looking to head out for a night on the town.
Les Misérables at the Benedum Center
January 15th-January 27th
This is an installment in the Broadway Across America series, and is perfectly timed with the release of the new film adaptation. This version of Les Mis is a 25th anniversary production with new staging and scenery that is inspired by paintings done by Victor Hugo.
The Chief at Pittsburgh Public Theater
First premiering in 2003, The Chief returns this January for 12 performances to mark its Tenth Anniversary. Tom Atkins once again stars as Art Rooney Sr. in this acclaimed and best-selling one man show.
At Regency we frequently do ‘Night on the Town’ packages for those who want to go for dinner and a show. So, consider starting off 2013 with something from the Cultural District. Remember, these are just two examples of the varied offerings in the Cultural District and around the city at the moment!
Happy Holiday season!Saturday, December 15th, 2012
The holiday season is always a hectic time of year with so many demands and options of where and how to spend money on gifts for everyone on your list. We at Regency would like to take a moment to remind everyone that many non-profits are sending out their annual appeals around this time of year. While it can be overwhelming to receive multiple requests for donations, and have an added decision to make about finances, it’s important to remember that if you have the means to do so, this time of year is a good one to make a contribution. Charity work is particularly important around the holidays. If you have an organization that’s of significance to you, your family or friends, please consider them in the coming weeks as the end of 2012 approaches.
We wish everyone a safe & happy holiday season!
‘Revitalizing America’Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
We at Regency are so excited that we had the opportunity to attend the recent ‘Revitalizing America’ lecture event, held on October 18th, with Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush. The evening was presented by UBS and was described as ‘a presidential conversation on the nation’s economic recovery with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.’
Unfortunately there were no photos allowed at this event (one of us may have gotten yelled at for trying to sneak a picture with our phone). However, the lack of photos and members of the media in general meant that the two men were free to speak candidly—President Clinton especially did not hold back his opinions!
The lecture was designed to be a discussion about the economy and jobs in particular but, at one point, President Clinton broke out into a tirade against the US Healthcare system and how it compares unfavorably to the systems of other first world countries. It was fascinating to hear him speak so passionately and knowledgeably about how the US relates to the rest of the world. For his part, President Bush jumped in with quips and jokes, leaving the longer monologues to Clinton. Both Presidents concluded the evening insisting that the ‘revitalization’ of America will be successful and, in fact, already is successful. They were both were eager to close on a note of optimism and hope, and we certainly hope their predictions prove to be correct.
Thank you to UBS for putting on such a thought-provoking evening—it was a good show!
One Young World Summit 2012Thursday, October 4th, 2012
If you’ve been downtown lately, you may have noticed the colorful new banners hanging from every lamppost. The reason for this new décor is because Pittsburgh is playing host to a pretty massive event: the One Young World Summit 2012. The Summit will take place October 18-22nd, and President Bill Clinton will be in town to make the keynote speech. The Summit is a place where youth from all over the world can gather to discuss and debate political issues, with the goal being for young people from all types of backgrounds to make lasting connections with one another.
Previous host cities of this event include London and Zurich, and the 2013 Summit is set to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is clear that this Summit represents an exciting opportunity for Pittsburgh to be a player in the global community! If you’re in town from the 18-22nd maybe you’ll have the chance to come across some extremely interesting and intelligent young people—not to mention, maybe even celebrities and former Presidents!
Exploring Pittsburgh’s NeighborhoodsSaturday, September 22nd, 2012
September 22nd marks the official end of summer. This only means winter will be here soon enough. Before the city gets buried under inches of grey slush and sleet, remember that Fall is a great time of year to explore around Pittsburgh. To help, Pittsburgh Magazine’s feature on Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods is a great starting point! It includes the usual suspects like The South Side, Squirrel Hill and Shadyside. But this article also covers perhaps lesser-known areas including: Lawrenceville, Highland Park, and even Polish Hill.
The really interesting point that the article brings up is that the North Side has a lot to offer. As a neighborhood, the North Side is difficult to define and classify. It’s an area full of cultural destinations like The Warhol Museum, the Children’s Museum and the Mattress Factory. But you can see the history of the area in the Victorian houses of the Mexican war streets. And of course it’s a hub of activity for Steeler & Pirates games, not to mention the various bars and restaurants. It seems funny or odd to consider at first, but the North Side really is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city.
So, explore Pittsburgh neighborhoods and enjoy a fun Fall season in the city!
Check out the original article from Pittsburgh Magazine right here.
Day of Giving 2012!Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
In 2011, Pittsburgh Magazine devoted an entire issue to Pittsburgh’s generosity and different non-profit causes around the city. Back in 2010, Pittsburgh was named ‘the most generous city’ by Charity Navigator over cities like San Fransisco or Dallas. With events like Day of Giving it isn’t difficult to see how Pittsburgh managed to top that list.
Day of Giving is becoming an annual event run by the Pittsburgh Foundation. How does it work? On the specific date chosen (October 3rd for this year), individuals can make online donations to the charities of their choice, and The Pittsburgh Foundation will match a portion of the donations made to every single participating organization. This means Day of Giving is a great way to make your personal donation count for even more than it normally would.
Maybe you have a charity already in mind, maybe not. The nice thing about the Pittsburgh Gives website is that you can browse through all the participating organizations and get a feel for the types of programs and outreach they do, and even read testimonials from Board Members. We are lucky that there is no shortage of non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh Area, and there is surely something relevant to everyone considering participating in Day of Giving.
Day of Giving 2012
Date: October 3rd
Participate here: Pittsburgh Gives
start planning now to make a donation this year!
Football Season is Here!Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
NFL training camps are open around the league, which means the long offseason is finally over. Being Steeler fans, we’re lucky that Steeler training camp is one of the most fan-friendly in the NFL—and relatively close to Pittsburgh too!
In addition to the usual training camp pastimes for fans (watching practice and participating in NFL experience-type activities such as obstacle courses and punt, pass & kick), this year, St Vincent’s is putting on nightly productions of ‘The Chief.’ If you haven’t gotten the chance to catch this hilarious and poignant show at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, this could be a good place to see it! Saint Vincent’s summer theater veteran, Philip Winters, will play Art Rooney Sr in the one-man show written by Rob Zellers and Gene Collier. The show runs through Sunday August 19th 2012.
The first pre-season home game is Sunday, August 19th Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts at 8:00 pm
The first regular season home game is Sunday, September 16th Steelers vs. New York Jets at 4:25 pm
So, it’s time to start considering transportation and parking for these games. And, at Regency, we’re working on putting together a special package for regular season games, so keep an eye out!