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WHIRL MAGAZINE’S SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE Explore Pittsburgh’s eclectic mix of concert venues with summer lineups to suit any musical taste!

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WHIRL MAGAZINE’S 2016 NONPROFIT VOLUNTEER GUIDE Get to know nine nonprofits in need of your help this summer.

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Sun., June 26, 4:00 p.m. Pies and Pints (of Ice Cream) $5 Fri., July 22, 7:30 p.m. An Evening of Classical Music Under the Stars Sat., August 13, 7:00 p.m. Bluegrass Festival in partnership with Calliope featuring Nina Sainato

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“Summer in the city” is one of our favorite phrases, and we are ready to fill our hot days and chill nights with socializing, volunteering, and lots of time outdoors! For us, the perfect way to kick off our summer list of fun is at the opening of the 2016 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival on June 3 at Point State Park. Why? Because Michael Franti & Spearhead will be playing songs from their dropped-that-day album, Soulrocker, on the second day of their summer tour.

A humanitarian, yogi, activist, and filmmaker, as well as a chart-topping musician, Franti’s message of making geo-political changes with positive awareness is resonating throughout the globe, and especially here in Western Pennsylvania. Making an effort to become a difference maker in your own world will cause ripples throughout the entire community. Read how Franti and his team are surfing the waves of the world on page 44. Our Summer Entertainment Guide is filled with events and happenings that will keep you and your entire family busy every single day. Executive Editor Rachel Jones finds this annual compilation to be equal parts of fun and temptation. The fun part is searching the region for special events, and the temptation is to fill up her own calendar! See what she found on page 39. Dolly Parton is one of the most powerful women in the entertainment industry. From the first time we heard her song, “I Will Always Love You,” we knew she was a force of nature and nurture. Known for her beautiful countenance, her kind heart, and her generous spirit, it is an honor to feature her as she prepares for her performance on June 28 at CONSOL Energy Center. We will be there, sporting our “Coat of Many Colors,” though primarily black and gold! HERE’S TO YOUR SUMMER SOUL SHINE!

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Kara Bialecki, Man and Woman of the Year nominee Alex Lackos, and owner Lisa McNamara gathered at MCN Salon for Haircuts for a Cure in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Chapter. The evening offered male and female haircuts to new clients for $35 per cut, and all funds raised were donated to LLS.

Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin greeted media at Six Penn Kitchen before taking the Heinz Hall stage for “Alec’s Playlist” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO). During the concert, he shared stories, and his passion for classical music and the PSO. In an effort to entice young people, he and his wife, Hilaria, donated 300 tickets to the Pittsburgh Promise through their foundation for students to attend with their families.

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Lidia’s Pittsburgh owner Lidia Bastianich and Marco Stevanoni hosted a special wine dinner to celebrate the cuisine of FriuliVenezia Giulia at the restaurant. Stevanoni, of Dark Star Wines, was on hand to discuss the region, cuisine, and the wines as guests dined on dishes like Risotto with Spring Herbs and Rock Shrimp, paired with Lidia Bastianich Vini Orsone Friulano 2014; and Apple and Pear Strudel with Cinnamon Ice Cream, paired with Brandini Moscato d’Asti 2015. WH I R LM A G A Z I N E .C OM / WH IRL

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/ OF WHIRL In the “calm before the chaos,” artist Jess Best and curator Jeffrey Jarzynka posed for a photo at the opening reception of Best’s exhibit “Controlled Chaos” at the Mine Factory Gallery.

Springdale Junior-Senior High School freshman Rachel Halapchuk hosted a pancake breakfast at Chili’s at Pittsburgh Mills Mall to benefit Beverly’s Birthdays, earning more than $1,900 for the charity that serves children experiencing homelessness and families in need. Pictured from left: Abby Horcicak, Dominique Knauer, Rachel Halapchuk, and Zack Novich.

Mayor of Lower Burrell Richard Callender; Colleen Felentzer of Strong Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Kimberly Nassau, president and CEO, Career Training Academy; Michael Discello, Lower Burrell campus director, Career Training Academy; and Pennsylvania State Rep. Eli Evankovich celebrated the grand opening of the new Lower Burrell Campus of Career Training Academy with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Owners Jeff and Liz Manganello, along with Johnny Laurina, celebrated the grand opening of Lather in Bloomfield, the city’s newest self-service and full-service pet grooming salon.

The members of The Mattress Factory Teen Art Cooperative, pictured here with museum codirector Michael Olijnyk, hosted UNHIBERNATE, an evening of live music, art, food, and community to benefit the Northside Community Food Pantry. The event featured performances from three local bands — Chattel Tail, Chase the Monkey, and NOX BOY — along with speakers from community organizations and a dessert bar!

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield presented Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) with a $500,000 check to support its collaborative scholarship program, The StudentTo-Practice Academic Scholarship. Pictured from left: Scott Whalen, Saint Vincent Hospital president and CEO; Dan Onorato, Highmark Health executive vice president; Silvia M. Ferretti, LECOM vice president, provost, and dean of academic affairs; and Catherine Conway, scholarship recipient.

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The Pittsburgh CLO’s Gallery of Heroes tour has been visiting local area schools with their production of The Incredibly Innovative Innovators of Pittsburgh. With sketches and music, this show is designed to educate and enlighten students about great historical figures from Pittsburgh. Pictured from left: Mark McConnell, Jr., Marlene Meier, Kassie Doherty, Johnny Luoma, and Darrel Whitney.

Conner Hagins and fellow members of the La Roche College soccer team visited patients at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, like 5-year-old Leo Zambori, for Kicking it With the Kids. The college freshman started the event as a part of Cuddles for Kids, a charity he founded in 2006 when he was 10 years old.

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The Second Annual Great Futures Gala for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania (BGCWPA) set sail on the Gateway Clipper with special guest, Nola, the Mini Pig. Here, BGCWPA President and CEO Mike Helper hammed it up with the sow and her parents, Chris and Lauren Miladinovich.

Former Pittsburgh Steeler Chris Hoke and JFilm’s Kathryn Spitz Cohan posed after the screening of “Touchdown Israel” at the fifth annual Robinson International Short Film Competition, presented by JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum.

Event co-chairs Eric and Bridgette Cofield; and Gloria and Jim Blint celebrated with artists, admirers, and supporters at Out of Hand, Contemporary Craft’s annual giving gala. Live entertainment, art demos, and palm readings filled the evening with culture.

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Howard Ishiyama, Ph.D., vice president for Academic Fairs and Chief Academic Officer at La Roche College, congratulated Danielle Demme, a senior graphic and communication design major, for winning Best in Show at Positive Space, the college’s annual juried art and design show.

Ed Bailey from the Drinking Partners Podcast performed for a raucous crowd at the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania’s Shaking with Laughter: A Night of Comedy.

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The Duquesne University Women’s Guild (DUWG) sponsored its annual fundraiser “Stepping Into Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon” in the Duquesne University Union Ballroom. Guests raised more than $20,000 for Spiritan Campus Ministry programs and the DUWG’s Endowed Scholarship. Pictured from left: Bernadette Krueger, president and chairperson of DUWG; Lota Opot, Duquesne student and recipient of the DUWG Endowed Scholarship; and Father Dan Walsh, director of Spiritan Campus Ministry and University Chaplain.

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Ray Amelio, board president and event cochair; Christine Crompton, event co-chair; and Todd DePastino, executive director, helped raise funds for the Veterans Breakfast Club at the Veteran Voices Gala, held at the Senator John Heinz History Center.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 4

THURSDAY, JUNE 9

MONDAY, JUNE 13

Twenty One Pilots Emotional Roadshow, Stage AE, 412.229.5483

Urban Impact’s ManUp Pittsburgh 2016, Victory Family Church, 412.321.3811

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

SATURDAY, JUNE 4-SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe Opening Celebration, The Frick Art Museum, killerheelsfrick.org

Hines Ward Positive Athlete Celebrity Golf Classic, The Club at Nevillewood, charper. com/hines-ward-golf-classic

30 Love A Cardio Tennis Event, Fox Chapel Racquet Club, familyresources.org

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 -WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 Farmers at Phipps, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 412.622.6914

FRIDAY, JUNE 3-SUNDAY, JUNE 5 Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Angels, PNC Park, 412.321.BUCS

FRIDAY, JUNE 3-SUNDAY, JUNE 12

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, The Andy Warhol Museum, warhol.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 5 Pursuer of Peace Honoring Rabbi Walter Jacob, DHL, Rodef Shalom Congregation, rodefshalom.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 5 Westmoreland Croquet Club Tournament, University of Pittsburgh —Greensburg, oldjoeclub.com/croquetclub

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, Downtown Pittsburgh, traf.trustarts.org

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SATURDAY, JUNE 4

MONDAY, JUNE 6

8th Annual Full Bloom Summer Dance Party and Benefit Bash, Kelly Strayhdorn Theater, 412.363.3000 x219

Variety’s 31st Annual Golf Invitational, Fox Chapel Golf Club, 724.933.0460

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 Walk for Children’s, Schenley Park, givetochildrens.org/walk

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 SA Alumni Present Dick and Oscar: A Grand Night — The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sewickley Academy, sewickley.org

Pars for Pars, Quicksilver Golf Club, 412.431.5665 x101

MONDAY, JUNE 6-WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Mets, PNC Park, 412.321.BUCS

TUESDAY, JUNE 7 Wine, Women & Shoes Pittsburgh, Fairmont Pittsburgh, winewomenandshoes.com/ pittsburgh

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

American Diabetes Association’s 2016 Pittsburgh Father of the Year Awards, Westin Convention Center Hotel, 412.824.1181

The First Tee of Pittsburgh’s Tee It Forward, DICK’S Corporate Headquarters Atrium, 412.682.2403

FRIDAY, JUNE 10-SUNDAY, JUNE 12 Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals, PNC Park, 412.321.BUCS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 “The Longest Table” Benefiting the Joseph A. Massaro Alzheimer Research Fund, Carabella, 412.828.2187

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

Cold Weather with Arlo Aldo, Club Café, clubcafelive.com.

Kentuck Knob’s Farm to Table Dinner, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob, kentuckknob.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 11-MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 412.322.5058

THURSDAY, JUNE 16 WISH 99.7 2016 Purse Party, Sheraton Station Square Hotel, wshh.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 12

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

Autism Speaks Walk, Schenley Park — Flagstaff Hill, autismspeakswalk.org/pittsburgh

Grand Reopening, Splurge, 412.252.2242

SUNDAY, JUNE 12

Crafts and Drafts: Bow Ties, Society for Contemporary Craft, 412.261.7003

Equality March & PrideFest, Liberty Avenue, pittsburghpride.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

MONDAY, JUNE 13-SUNDAY, JUNE 19 Bob Sendall 2016 U.S. Open Championship, Oakmont Country Club, usga.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 Grr-ific Great Night Gala, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, pittsburghkids.org/support/gala16

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Brew ’N Chew, Monroeville Convention Center, goodtastepittsburgh.com

James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner, The Mattress Factory Museum, jamesbeard.org/events/ pittsburgh-2

Tropical Forest Congo Festival, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 412.622.6914

SATURDAY, JUNE 18-SUNDAY, JUNE 19 Father’s Day Weekend Whiskey Tasting, Senti, 412.586.4347

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

THURSDAY, JUNE 23 Jazz in the Garden, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 412.622.6914

Father’s Day

MONDAY, JUNE 20 Summer Solstice

MONDAY, JUNE 20 The Salvation Army’s 2016 Kettle Challenge Invitational Golf Outing, St. Clair Country Club, 412.446.1644

MONDAY, JUNE 20 HEARTH’s Tees & Tapas, Longue Vue Club, 412.366.9801 x14

MONDAY, JUNE 20-THURSDAY, JUNE 23 Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants, PNC Park, 412.321.BUCS

THURSDAY, JUNE 23 March of Dimes’ Transportation, Building & Construction Awards Luncheon, Westin Convention Center Hotel, marchofdimes.org/ pennsylvania

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 NPF’s Courage for a Cure Gala, Heinz Field’s PNC Champions Club, pancreasfoundation.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 24-MONDAY, JUNE 27

MONDAY, JUNE 27 Allegheny Health Network 2016 Golf Classic, St. Clair Country Club and The Club at Nevillewood, 412.578.4888

THURSDAY, JUNE 30 Cancer Caring Center’s Jeans, Jewels & Jazz, The Left Field Meeting Space, 412.622.1212

THURSDAY, JUNE 30 Bell Bottoms and Bright Lights at The Warhol, The Andy Warhol Museum, lendinghearts.org

Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual One WHIRL Yoga Fest + Healthy Lifestyle Expo on Saturday, JULY 23! For tickets, visit whirlmagazine.com/yogafest.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, PNC Park, 412.321.BUCS

TUESDAY, JUNE 21 International Yoga Day

FRIDAY, JUNE 17 19th Annual Urban Garden Party, The Mattress Factory Museum, mattress.org

Michael Olijnyk, Barbara Luderowski, Lisa Cibik & Bernie Kobosky

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APPRECIATION FOR THE ARTS Hands-on experiences and incredible events fill our datebooks this month

QUITE THE PRODUCTION Not everyone who’s passionate about music wants to have a starring role at center stage. To nurture the talents of students who are also interested in staying behind the scenes in the studio, Herman Pearl launched Tuff Sound Apprenticeship Program (TSAP) with Teaching Artist Amos Levy to teach teenagers all about audio production. From a selection of nominees from Dreams of Hope, 1Hood Media, Hope Academy, YMCA Lighthouse, Arts Greenhouse, and Alumni Theater Company. TSAP found six apprentices to join the program’s inaugural session in February. After months of instruction and working with local musicians and other media makers to master the technical and creative aspects, the apprenticeship will culminate on JUNE 1, with the students presenting their works to friends, family, and professionals in the industry. Congrats to all! Tuff Sound Recording, tuffsoundrecording.com.

CONTINUING TRADITIONS The Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival packs nonstop entertainment into Twin Lakes Park from JUNE 30-JULY 3. Celebrating the best art, food, music, and culture, the 42nd annual event features treasured staples like the Artist Market, with over 200 crafters displaying their wares; the Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Fine Art Exhibit; and over 30 ethnic food vendors, who will compete on Friday to see who has the best sandwich, entree, and dessert. Live music and performances will take over four stages throughout the park daily, and the Children’s Area will play host to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Pittsburgh Zoo. Local and national authors will also gather at The Heritage Trail, along with artists demonstrating traditional crafts like blacksmithing. Come and tour two tiny houses, like those who enchant HGTV watchers and two war encampments. And, don’t miss the annual fundraising auction on Saturday and Sunday! For more information and a full entertainment schedule, visit artsandheritage.com.

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THE CRAFT AT HAND Let your creative side shine with week-long classes at Touchstone Center for Crafts. Starting every Monday in June, the talented instructors will guide you through an exploration of a new medium or teach you how to improve your skills with an old favorite. The hands-on, educational sessions leave you with a sense of accomplishment and a well-earned addition to your home’s décor. Touchstone Center for Crafts, 1049 Wharton Furnace Road, Farmington. 724.329.1370. touchstonecrafts.org.

JUNE 6 • Iron and Music with Jeffrey Funk • The Art of the Talismanic Jewelry Making with Winnie Chai JUNE 13 • Ceramic Mosaic Murals with Bob Yost • EnvironMENTAL with Jennifer Umphress and Jason Chakravarty • Found, Framed & Fastened: The Brooch with Joshua Kosker • Handbuilding, The Breadstick Method with Mitch Lyons • Irons in the Fire with Glenn Horr • Layered Glass Mosaics: Creating Contemporary Mosaic Expressions with Yulia Hanansen • Leaf it to Nature Printing: New and Traditional Techniques with Gudrun Garkisch JUNE 20 • Art of the Smith with Glen Gardner • Beginning Stained Glass with Deborah Feller • Modular Mosaic: Connecting the Dots of Intent and Spontaneity with Kelley Knickerbocker and Erin Pankratz Smith • Pipe Dream Workshop with Casey Sheppard • Watercolor Adventures with Ron Thurston JUNE 27 • Blacksmithing for Teens with Matt Yeomans • Glass, Beads, Marbles and Small Sculptures with Mike Mangiafico • Interpreting Master Painting into Mosaics with Yulia Hanansen • Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing with Jim Bové • Paperclay for Teens: Handbuilding Functional Vessels and Sculptural Objects with Danna Rzecznik • Patterns 101 with Emma Davidson PHOTOGRAPHS FROM TOUCHSTONE CENTER FOR CRAFTS, ©USGA/JOHN MUMMERT

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OPEN SEASON Oakmont Country Club is rolling out the red carpet on its greens for the 2016 U.S. Open Championship. The 116th annual major competition, conducted by the United States Golf Association, pits elite golfers and amateurs who qualify against the course and each other JUNE 13-19. Since hosting its first U.S. Open Championship in 1927, Oakmont Country Club has produced winners like Jack Nicklaus and Angel Cabrera, and earned an international reputation for its iconic, challenging course. “It’s lived up and passed the hype it already receives from everybody,” says Jordan Spieth, who won the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. “What a great test of golf and a very fair, but tough, test of golf.” At press time, the event was already on track for its 30th sellout in a row, welcoming over 30,000 people per day to the championship. To accommodate the crowd, the USGA added 16,000 grandstand seats along holes 15-17, including more fan-friendly tip-up seats, to catch the exciting final moments. Guests can also enjoy Spectator Square, complete with an oversized jumbotron to watch live coverage, food, merchandise, and a replica of the 18th green open to spectators — complete with your own Oakmont caddy! To build the excitement for the big show, the United States Golf Association (USGA) has launched a series of community-focused events called Open For All™. Take in the Learning Science Through Golf/STEM Education exhibit at Senator John Heinz History Center and the American Golf History: Coming to Life at Carnegie Science Center MAY 2-JUNE 19; tackle the most memorable 18th holes in U.S. Open history with the Epic Putt Challenge, held at select DICK’S Sporting Goods locations every Saturday between MAY 14-JUNE 11; and follow the U.S. Open Trophy Tour, powered by Lexus, which stops at PNC Park for the Pirates game JUNE 11. It all makes for a great time to be a fan of golf and a resident of Pittsburgh. The USGA anticipates $140-$170 million in economic impact from the U.S. Open, according to Janeen Driscoll, USGA director of public relations. This includes direct, indirect, and induced spending all associated with the championship, including volunteers, spectators, players, vendors, the USGA, and regional businesses. “Any opportunity we have to put Pittsburgh on this kind of stage is something we can't miss,” says VisitPittsburgh CEO Craig Davis. "Pittsburgh is such a beautiful city, and showing this course does a lot for us for tourism.” U.S. Open Championship, usopen.org. Oakmont Country Club, oakmont-countryclub.org. VisitPittsburgh, visitpittsburgh.com. + CATCH THE U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP ON FS1 AND FOX, OR AT USOPEN.COM.

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Audrey Russo of Pittsburgh Technology Council and Jim Altman of Huntington Bank

DRIVING GROWTH IN A NEW ERA ittsburgh’s historic steel story is well-known globally, but many are unaware the city has become a hub for some of the brightest minds and most innovative companies in the nation. With the help of its strong community leaders, Pittsburgh has proven itself to be worthy of world-class companies like Google, 4Moms, Uber, and Duolingo. Nurtured in part by talent from Pittsburgh’s dynamic educational institutions, Pittsburgh now has a new story to tell, characterized by a burgeoning tech scene that is robust and thriving.

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diversification, driven largely by the organization’s focus on talent acquisition. Multinational companies that never had a need for technology-based specialties are now competing with some of the biggest tech companies in the game when searching for the best talent — putting Pittsburgh on the map as a key player in the market. For Jim Altman, Huntington Bank middle market manager, PTC plays an important role in the growing financial technology sector. “Especially in the banking industry, having a strong industry trade group like the Tech Council in our community helps us stay in front of emerging trends and adapt quickly to new developments,” says Altman. “They advocate for creating the right business environment, and provide local organizations with the tools and critical connections they need to grow in this everchanging economic landscape.” Since 2007, Audrey Russo has served the technology business sector of Southwestern Pennsylvania as president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, using her information technology background (MAYA, Alcoa, Reynolds Metals) to help establish the organization as the largest technology trade association in North America. “One of the critical keys to Pittsburgh’s success has been the city’s ability to maximize the incredible partnerships between universities and local

corporations — all coming together toward a common goal,” Russo says. “When you have all these local institutions working together toward a common goal, you’ve really created a path for sustainable growth.” Russo also believes in the power of mentorship within younger generations, claiming that local leaders need to be out connecting with the community to create relationships that will cultivate and foster creative development. In addition to its work with local universities and talent creation, PTC also assists its members with vital business development efforts, like networking, customer acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and anything necessary to drive local business growth. As the organization looks to the future, Russo says her team is continually searching for the next intersection of technology and creativity to propel the region forward. “When we first started the Tech Council, we were really working to tell our story to Pittsburgh, to attract that local pride we all know and love,” she says. “But now, we’re telling our story outside the walls of Pittsburgh, and we’re telling it in every shape and size, which is truly exciting for us and the city.” For more information about the Pittsburgh Technology Council, visit pghtech. org. — Kim Ravenda Huntington Bank, huntington.com.

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MAKING PLANS, CHANGING LIVES “Life happens. You need to plan for it.” The direct, honest statement from Regina Beatty is enough to get gears turning in our minds. A comprehensive financial planner at Mosaic Wealth Consulting, who specializes in financial planning for successful business owners and their families, Beatty works with clients to set goals and prepare for the future. Even those who think a solid accountant and reliable attorney are enough change their tunes once she delves deeper into their potential. By taking a global view of the financial fixture with a crossdisciplinary look at the legal, accounting, and financial areas, Beatty, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner (CFP®) and certified retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), figures out the most appropriate ways for clients to plan for their financial futures. Covering everything from getting ready for retirement, to planning for the succession of their business, to ensuring children are protected from unforeseen circumstances and taxes, her discussions with clients can sometimes get complicated or heavy. “I think women aren’t afraid to ask the deeper, uncomfortable feeling questions. That helps me have a huge impact on the process,” she says. “So, for my clients, it is their life in their plan, not just numbers. Once you tie the emotion to the math, the solutions unfold themselves. I give clarity and a sense of confidence to help them know that they’re going to be OK.” Mosaic Wealth Consulting, 1 Northgate Square, Greensburg. 724.834.8100. distinctivewealthstrategies.com. – Rachel Jones Regina Beatty is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors a broker/dealer (Member SIPC) and a registered investment advisor. Mosaic Wealth Consulting is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors. CRN-1499385-051216

WE STARTED GOING LOCAL BEFORE IT WAS TRENDY. ABOUT 150 YEARS AGO. At Huntington, we make it a point to work with those who move our community forward. As the #1 SBA lender in our region, we’re proud to support local businesses and their efforts to make a difference right here in our neighborhood.

INSPIRING GROWTH Congratulations to Pittsburgh Botanic Garden for winning the 2015 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award! The award honors the garden for its “commitment to environmental excellence, leadership, and accomplishment,” and for making “significant contributions toward improving Western Pennsylvania’s environment.” The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is transforming 460 acres of abandoned mining land into stunning gardens, including a Japanese-style garden installation, all just 10 miles outside of the city. This award, sponsored by Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), has contributed $5,000 to its continued transformation, an ecological success for our region! — Abby Dudley

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Huntington is the #1 SBA 7(a) lender in the region made up of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and Western PA. Source: U.S. SBA from October 1, 2009 through December 31, 2015. The Huntington National Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. ¥® and Huntington ® are federally registered service marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Huntington.® Welcome.TM is a service mark of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. © 2016 Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.

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FOOD

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MEAT YOUR MATCH Pittsburgh chefs show us how to balance our burger fever with expert wine pairings

ANDREW’S STEAK & SEAFOOD Andrew’s secret to its best burger? “Using a blend of ground chuck, short rib, and high-end steak scraps,” says General Manager Jeffrey Dietz. Executive Chef Phillip Pierson adds applewood-smoked bacon, bacon onion jam, and local Irish porter cheddar between the housemade brioche for a hearty bite of flavor. Pairs well with 2012 Renwood Winery Zinfandel. “The spiciness of the wine pairs well with the burger, and the acids in the wine enhance the meat,” Dietz says.

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JUNIPER GRILL Juniper Grill Executive Chef Nicholas Bell brings the cool Cali vibes to Peters Township with his California Burger. Built on brioche, he stacks his ingredients specifically to ensure his guests “are tasting the right flavors at the right time.” The half-pound beef burger is topped with chopped local bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, Spicy Bang Bang sauce, iceberg lettuce, fresh red onion, and guacamole. Pairs well with 2012 Vidal-Fleury Côtes du Rhône. “The earthy tones in the guacamole pair well with the earthiness of the wine, and its tannins cut the fattiness of the beef and bacon,” Bell says.

TESSARO’S Burgers put Tessaro’s in Bloomfield on the map years ago. So it’s no surprise that veteran Chef Courtney McFarlane, who has been there for 29 of those years, has perfected his practice, just the way the restaurant’s founder, Kelly Harrington, loved. In-house Butcher Dominic Piccola uses a half-pound of choice cuts and freshly ground beef, then McFarlane fires up the hardwood grill, making each burger to order. His Dry Blue Burger, made with gorgonzola, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion is a fan favorite. Pairs well with 2014 Ménage à Trois California Red Wine. “A blend of red zin, merlot, and cabernet, this wine is great with the Dry Blue for its richness,” McFarlane says.

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ELEVEN Using a special blend of ground chuck, brisket, and short rib from Weiss Meats, Eleven Executive Sous Chef Michael Taylor adds braised veal shoulder, smoked for 16 hours in red wine and veal stock, to his 7-ounce burger. Coated in “Woozy” butter — Worcestershire and horseradish — he stacks his creation with Millers Farm sharp cheddar, crispy onion straws, and black pepper bacon. Served on a housemade challah bun, it’s presented with a kosher pickle and crisp romaine. Pairs well with 2012 Trefethen Merlot. “This Napa wine, with notes of violet, plum, and blackberry, is dry enough to cut through the burger’s richness, but fruit-forward enough that it’s a great pairing with any of the cheese options, even by themselves,” says Wine Director Seth Eidemiller. (Guests have their choice of sharp cheddar, Point Reyes blue, Capriole goat cheese, or Emmenthaler Swiss!)

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BRGR Burger — it’s in the name. Most likely, you’ve had a BRGR creation and gone back for more, which is exactly how we felt when Chef de Cuisine Buddy Duchesne of BRGR Cranberry whipped us up his Smokehouse Bison burger, comprised of bison, housemade barbecue, chipotle aioli, smoked cheddar, mushrooms, onion straws, and jalapeños. The restaurants get their beef delivered daily from Curtze Meats in Erie. Pairs well with 2013 Tierra de Antes Malbec. “This wine in particular pairs well with spicy food and aged cheeses, so it’s perfect for the Smokehouse Bison,” Duchesne says.

Stay tuned for BRGR Cranberry’s patio event in June, and on the weekends, ask about the glazed donut burger!

Andrew’s Steak & Seafood, 777 Casino Drive, North Shore. 412.231.7777. riverscasino.com. Juniper Grill, 4000 Washington Road, Peters Township. 724.260.7999. junipergrill.com. Eleven, 1150 Smallman St., Strip District. 412.201.5656. elevenck.com. Tessaro’s, 4601 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 412.682.6809. tessaros.com. BRGR, Cranberry, East Liberty, Mt. Lebanon, PNC Park, brgrpgh.com.

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FOOD

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BY ABBY DUDLEY

THROW IT BACK The 1920s called (on a candlestick telephone, I might add), and The Speakeasy in the Omni William Penn Hotel answered. Its revamped and refreshed menu is channeling the decade now more than ever with throwback details and flapper fare. “Think retro candy and swizzle sticks,” says Sarah Shriber of Omni Hotels. “It’s a bit more playful.” Gracing the new menu are period craft cocktails with updated components, making them completely unique aperitifs on the Pittsburgh scene. Two standouts are the Double Rosemary Gimlet featuring Hendrick’s Gin, rosemary simple syrup, lime, and torched rosemary; and the Old Fashioned, at left, with a fun twist, featuring gin and mezcal. The updated menu also includes light dishes to play backup to the cocktail stars. So settle into this luxe lounge, throw back a few throwback beverages, then live how the 1920s wanted you to: easily. The Speakeasy at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. 412.281.7100. omnihotels.com.

TOTAL SOFTIE Soft shell crab has a hard and fast presence at Joseph Tambellini Restaurant this season — but only for a short time. “When they’re available,” Joseph Tambellini says of the crustaceous fare, “I’ve been told by Samuels Seafood that nobody has sold more of them over the last few years than myself.” Fresh from Maryland, the crabs are prepared in two decadent styles on the menu: the first, Soft Shell Crabs Meunière, is soaked in buttermilk then floured and sautéed. The second, Batter Dipped Romano Style, gives the crab a crunchy outer layer. They both have a short life on the menu and will be available only through mid-summer, which is when Tambellini keeps a watchful eye on the fresh catch lest they start to form too hard of a shell. Because soft shell crabs are harvested immediately after they molt, catching them between fully formed exoskeletons, the timeframe for the perfect bite is limited. Joseph Tambellini, for one, is capitalizing on the opportunity to provide Pittsburgh that ultimate dish. Joseph Tambellini Restaurant, 5701 Bryant St., Highland Park. 412.665.9000. joesphtambellini.com.

PIE FOR BREAKFAST Trevett Hooper, executive chef and co-owner with his wife, Sarah, of Legume and Butterjoint, is opening a brand new restaurant later this year, Pie for Breakfast. The new restaurant will be the third member of Good Faith Restaurant Group, offering more casual fare while sticking to the group’s mission: to make and serve good food from good ingredients. The café — conceived originally as an upscale diner — will capitalize on the existing local food partnerships with Hooper’s other restaurants, promising the same fresh, locally sourced delicacies. And justification for our favorite guilty pleasure. Pie for Breakfast, pieforbreakfastpittsburgh.com.

LA PRIMA ESPRESSO Providing some of the best locally roasted coffee beans and soul-warming beverages, La Prima Espresso is now expanding its reach even farther — this time to the growing North Side. Running the main location in the Strip District and smaller bar at Carnegie Mellon University has prepared the team for this bustling customer base in Nova Place, the old Allegheny Center currently being developed into a technology hub. “We’ve been at Carnegie Mellon for almost 25 years, so we know this clientele,” says Sam Patti, owner of La Prima. “We have this identity that we do Italian-style espresso. We want you to come in and have a coffee. That’s what we do.” La Prima Espresso, 205 21st St., Strip District. 412.281.1922. 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. 412.268.2000. 100 S. Commons, North Side. laprima.com.

A TREMENDOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT At the ripe age of 18, Atria’s — deliverer of fresh, dependable cuisine — is officially an adult. But the restaurant didn’t just survive its awkward preteen years to arrive at this landmark, it absolutely flourished, developing locations in nine separate neighborhoods and establishing itself as a pillar in each. Pat McDonnell, owner, is adding original menu items back to the lineup in honor of the momentous achievement, like Pot Belly Sliders with a creamy apple slaw and root beer glaze; and Horseradish Crusted Chilean Seabass, served with crisp, stir-fried vegetables. The throwback features will be listed at their original pricing to celebrate the milestone, while brand new additions like “Brunch at Lunch” will continue to drive the restaurants into the future. Excuse us as we get a bit teary-eyed (it is graduation season, after all), as we watch the already outstanding Atria’s embark on its glory years. Atria’s, Morgantown, Mt. Lebanon, Murrysville, North Shore, O’Hara, Pleasant Hills, Peters Township, Richland, Wexford. atrias.com.

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THREE RIVERS YOUTH 2016 NELLIE LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA Denny & Colleen Travis

Richard Polk & Katie “Peachie” Wimbush-Polk

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” This Lady Bird Johnson quote served as the theme for the Three Rivers Youth 2016 Nellie Leadership Awards Gala. Extraordinary Events Group brought the “Garden of Hope” vision to life by turning the Twentieth Century Club’s third floor dining room into an English garden, complete with a starry sky and beautiful blooms. Approximately 200 guests started the evening with an English-inspired, strolling dinner, which served mini shepherd’s pies and English cheddar biscuits, among other options. A dessert display by Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique added to the decadence as well. The Kenny Blake Trio and guitarist John Marcinizyn entertained guests before the main presentation began. Co-chaired by Charlie Batch and Latasha Wilson-Batch, and emceed by Lynne Hayes-Freeland, the gala honored Lowe’s Neighborhood Heroes Program, which contributed the volunteer hours and in-kind materials to renovate Three Rivers Youth residential facilities, along with three mothers who have significantly contributed to the community and Three Rivers Youth. These honorees were: Sylvia Fields, executive director of the Eden-Hall Foundation; Kathy Humphrey, senior vice chancellor for Engagement and chief of staff at the University of Pittsburgh; and U.S. Air Force veteran Katie “Peachie” Wimbush-Polk, who also graced the cover of WHIRL Magazine’s May issue with her son, Wiz Khalifa! “The highlight of the evening was when a past client, who had lived in a Three Rivers Youth residential facility since the age of 10, spoke about her life, her experiences at Three Rivers Youth, and announced that she would be graduating college the following day,” says Lisa Mason Eck, owner and event director of Extraordinary Events Group. The inspirational story brought the evening’s celebration full-circle and shined the light on Three Rivers Youth’s dedication to its mission. — R.J.

Derric Heck, Ciera Payton, Cecile & Eric Springer

Peggy Harris, Marcia Martin

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THE AUDI PITTSBURGH LAUNCH EVENT

Micah Price, Calvin Lane, Jason Xenakes, Rob Cochran

Audi Pittsburgh celebrated the release of the all-new 2017 Audi A4; the 2017 Q7, R8; and 2016 TT at its launch event! Approaching its one-year anniversary in July, Audi Pittsburgh currently operates along West Liberty Avenue and will break ground for its new facility in the Strip District this fall. More than 100 customers joined Audi enthusiasts and representatives for cars, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres like spicy tuna poke and short rib tacos by big Burrito Restaurant Group. Says Audi Brand Specialist Jacob DunksCampbell, “The Q7 is the hottest SUV on the market right now and the just-released A4 has become a flagship for Audi in the sedan segment — all for good reason.” As part of Audi’s three-pillar philosophy of being sporty, progressive, and sophisticated, these vehicles include features like live-time traffic paired by Google alerts, Apple CarPlay, the Quattro drive system, and stronger and more fuel efficient engines. “Also launched this year is the 2017 R8, a car that speaks for itself — literally,” adds Dunks-Campbell. “Handmade from Audi’s innovative Quattro division to the tune of 610 HP, yet still being surprisingly practical, it is the quintessential supercar. We are positioned to be one of the leading dealerships on the entire Eastern seaboard for it,” he says. For a city known for innovation, growth, and revitalization, Audi is the perfect fit. —K.W.

Joey & Cicely Kowalczyk

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Val Palmosina, Jane Joseph

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Linda Breier, Brandy Gaines

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PITTSBURGH AIDS TASK FORCE 30TH ANNUAL BENEFIT

Romi Conaboy, Deborah Acklin, Sean DeYoung

The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF) hosted its 30th Annual Benefit at WQED’s Studios on Fifth for over 250 guests. While they mingled with special guests Rick Sebak, Jim Cunningham, and Chris Fennimore, attendees savored an abundant spread of cocktails and fare from Common Plea Catering, including blue cheese mashed potatoes, crab cakes with spicy remoulade, and sesame-seed crusted tuna with wasabi aioli! Co-chaired by Deborah Acklin and Romi Conaboy, the evening featured music by DJ Jeffrey Sfire and a touching speech from Dr. Anthony Silvestre, the 2016 Kerry Stoner Award Recipient, for his years of PATF service and advocacy. The night raised more than $100,000 in support of those living with HIV/AIDS, and client services and prevention programs in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Jason Herring, PATF director of programs and communications, concludes, “The event was a great success!” — K.W.

Tony & Linda Bucci

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ONE WHIRL: SOUL RESCUE YOGA

Diane Friske, Shellie Tantlinger, Erin Farrell, Angie Fife

On a sunny, spring evening, WHIRL Magazine partnered with Animal Friends and Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh for its One WHIRL: Soul Rescue Yoga event. Janna Hockenjos of Inhale Pittsburgh lead a one-hour vinyasa flow class on the hotel’s 9th floor Rialto Rooftop. Prior to practice, attendees mingled and snapped photos with a dozen kittens, available for adoption, in hopes of finding a furr-ever home! “The timing could not have been better for a kitten-based event!” says Animal Friends Director of Events & Corporate Giving Cassandra Dixon. “From April through October, 300-400 kittens come through our doors in need of medical care, fostering, spay/neuter services, and socialization before they are made available for adoption. Often, kittens are hours or days old, and require around-the-clock care and monitoring provided by our dedicated volunteers and staff. Events like these raise important financial support to cover the expenses related to the large number of kittens needing homes, and also raise awareness!” After the class, guests enjoyed a complimentary beer or wine and were given a subscription to WHIRL Magazine. Join us on JULY 23 for our 5th Annual One WHIRL Yoga Fest + Healthy Lifestyle Expo. For details, visit whirlmagazine.com/yogafest. — A.O. PHOTOGRAPHS BY TARA ANTILL

Jay & Bonnie Mangold

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Cassandra Dixon, Danielle Brunner, Brea Furman

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ECOLUTION, A FASHION REVOLUTION RESPECTING OUR PLANET

Kimberly Shash, Brett Robinson, Jennifer City

More than 250 guests celebrated Pittsburgh Earth Day the most fabulous way possible: Ecolution, A Fashion Revolution Respecting Our Planet. Think “Project Runway meets Pittsburgh,” as fashion guru, producer, and curator Richard Parsakian puts it. The evening of couture fashion, created by some of Pittsburgh’s most creative artists and designers, followed the theme of the four elements: earth, fire, water, and wind. One-of-a-kind pieces came together with repurposed items like bubble wrap, CDs, plastic bottles, magazines, and egg cartons, among others, and took down the runway at Fairmont Pittsburgh’s Grand Ballroom. Judges Natalie Bencivenga, Demeatria Boccella, Karin Legato, and Michael Onijynk scored artists on a scale of one to five regarding use of materials, creativity, and response to the element. Earning a perfect score from all four judges was 16-year-old Alana Yoffee, a student at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School. “She was inspired by the element ‘wind’ and created her work entirely from coffee filters,” says Parsakian. The other artists who made the top four were Bradford Mumpower, Katy Dement, and Faith-n-khaos. The entertaining evening was also supplemented by videos and choreography by The Staycee Pearl Dance Project and music by DJ Soy Sos. As owner of Eons Fashion Antique, Parsakian has been in the business of “going green” for over 30 years and looks to “help redefine how we look at fashion in the reuse of materials and design,” he says. “As with all events that bring attention to sustainability, focusing on reuse and repurposing will never go out of style.” — K.W.

Abbie Straughn, Ashley Pierce, AJ Dmochowski, Christina Maalouf, Emily Crist

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STEEL TO SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL

Madisyn Fecko, Gretchen Rectenwald, Dylan Reynolds

Carrie Furnaces served as the site of the highly anticipated Steel to Sustainable Festival. Part of the Pittsburgh Earth Day 2016 festivities, the evening showcased live entertainment by Barrels to Beethoven, Red Room Effect, Colonel Eagleburger’s HighStepping Goodtime Band, and Daily Grind; food trucks; and an on-site beer garden. “Steel to Sustainable is a citywide celebration dedicated to educating, inspiring, and celebrating sustainability in the region,” says Ronda Zegarelli, president at Acrobatique Creative Branding Group. The night also celebrated its beneficiary, Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, and the 100th anniversary of the creation of the hard hat. Local artisans honored this anniversary by creating their own interpretations of the hard hat with one goal in mind: to show “sustainability has artistic and business authenticity.” “Pittsburgh Earth Day honors the collaboration of businesses, community organizations, the arts, and green purveyors that are changing the landscape of our region,” says Zegarelli. The festival was part of weekend-long programming in Mellon Square Park, and included a Sustainable Business Breakfast and an ARTifact Market in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center as well as the Ecolution Fashion Show, shown on the previous page. — K.W.

John Layhew, Nick Svitek, Jon Walters, Eric Gadola, Tony LaMendola, Matt Johnson

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DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PITTSBURGH MARATHON VIP EVENT

Tricia & Jon Flagg, Rich & Renae Kasowski

Before 36,970 runners crossed the finish line of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, those with access to the Race Weekend VIP Experience attended a marathon of events! Over 300 guests gathered at The Westin Convention Center for a pre-race Marathon party that recognized sponsors, Runner of STEEL state delegates (chosen by P3R to represent their states), honorees, and elite athletes. Jeff Whitmore, a survivor of a cardiac arrest at last year’s marathon, shared his story and thanked the UPMC team who saved his life. As a kickoff to the race weekend, the cocktail event — with beverages courtesy of Wigle Whiskey and Sierra Nevada — celebrated the successful marathon to come, now in its eighth year. “We now have a multi-generational and global event showcasing our wonderful city, which is enjoying its 200th birthday in 2016,” says Kelsey Jackson of P3R. More than 60 bands and 20 cheer groups greeted runners along the course, just part of what makes the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon so special, this year with global runners Kipkoech Ruto from Kenya and Hailemaryam Ayantu Dakebo from Ethiopia taking the men’s and women’s titles, respectively. “Thank you to our volunteers, sponsors, and everyone who came out to cheer on their family and friends, making it special for each and every participant finishing their personal journey,” says Jackson. “Truly all Runners of Steel!” — A.D.

Colleen Wilson, Mark Rooks

PHOTOGRAPHS BY TARA ANTILL

Patrice Matamoros, Maris Bondi

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8TH ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS LUNCHEON When strong, powerful women get together, there is nothing that they can’t do. For the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), that is never more true than at its annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon, celebrating its eighth year. Over 300 individuals gathered at Fairmont Pittsburgh to celebrate each other, their charity work, and three honorees: Dr. Esther Barazzone, president of Chatham University; Kim Tillotson Fleming, chairman and CEO of Hefren-Tillotson; and Doris Carson Williams, president and CEO of the AfricanAmerican Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania. These three women have established themselves as outstanding members of the community and were honored as such. After a gluten-free and Passover-friendly three-course lunch — a Boston bibb lettuce salad with spring vegetables, pan-seared Arctic char with roasted potatoes and green beans, and crème brûlée with fresh berries — guests listened as Lori Plung spoke on behalf of the CCFA. “[Plung’s] speech was the natural highlight of the luncheon, as she has been a Crohn’s patient for many years,” explains Deputy Executive Director Katie Restori. “She spoke about her journey, but also her resilience, her dedication to her family, and a happy life despite the challenges of the disease.” The afternoon, which included a silent auction of getaways, luxury goods, and spa and exercise packages, raised $115,000 — exceeding the goal — and delivering a complete success. — A.D.

Lynne Popash, Emily O’Connor

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Pack up your cooler, sunglasses, and tickets – it’s summer concert season! Nothing quite compares to the free, fun feeling of catching your favorite band on a warm summer evening. And with Pittsburgh’s growing local music scene and eclectic collection of concert venues, there’s a show to suit everyone, almost every day. Browse our extensive listing of concerts in June and July, and get your plans in order. We’ll see you at will call! June 12

July 7

STAGE AE JUNE 1 • JUNE 3 • JUNE 6 • JUNE 12 • JUNE 13 • JUNE 14 • JUNE 18 • JUNE 20 • JUNE 21 • JUNE 25 • JULY 3 •

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JULY 5 • JULY 7 • JULY 13 • JULY 14 •

105.9 THE X PRESENTS TWENTY ONE PILOTS • EMOTIONAL ROADSHOW (SOLD OUT) 91.3 WYEP PRESENTS LEON BRIDGES (SOLD OUT) M83 RAY LAMONTAGNE: THE OUROBOROS TOUR 2016 BLITZEN TRAPPER MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS (SOLD OUT) HALEY REINHART IN CONCERT BARENAKED LADIES (OUTDOORS) A$AP FERG & TORY LANEZ: THE LEVEL UP TOUR THE CLARKS 105.9 THE X PRESENTS: XFEST STARRING WEEZER AND PANIC! AT THE DISCO (OUTDOORS + SOLD OUT) BRAND NEW / MODEST MOUSE (OUTDOORS + SOLD OUT) AWOLNATION WITH SPECIAL GUEST DEATH FROM ABOVE RYAN ADAMS AND THE SHINING & NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS (OUTDOORS) FITZ & THE TANTRUMS – GET RIGHT BACK SUMMER TOUR (OUTDOORS)

JULY 17 JULY 24 JULY 28 JULY 29

• PEOPLES PRESENTS FEED MORE FESTIVAL • MELANIE MARTINEZ • LINDSEY STIRLING – SUMMER TOUR 2016 • BUSH & CHEVELLE

NEW HAZLETT THEATER PNC PARK JUNE 9 • MEMORY 4, PART OF THE CSA PERFORMANCE SERIES JUNE 18 • THE CRYSTAL BLUE REVUE

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JULY 2 • KENNY CHESNEY: SPREAD THE LOVE TOUR JULY 12 • GUNS N’ ROSES: NOT IN THIS LIFETIME

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HOUNDMOUTH WITH SPECIAL GUEST LOS COLONGES ICE KREAM MAN TOUR WITH GINUWINE AND SPECIAL GUEST KARLOS FARRAR, MUSIC BY DJ FELLIN, AND HOSTED BY DJ AFTERTHOUGHT 91.3 WYEP PRESENTS BRETT DENNEN WITH SPECIAL GUEST FIREKID BIRDY – THE BEAUTIFUL LIES TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST BAHARI 91.3 WYEP PRESENTS VIOLENT FEMMES (SOLD OUT) WPTS RADIO PRESENTS SAINT MOTEL WITH SPECIAL GUEST COIN AND WEATHERS SLEEP WITH SPECIAL GUEST WINDHAND (SOLD OUT) 91.3 WYEP PRESENTS HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF WITH SPECIAL GUEST DADDY LONG LEGS 91.3 WYEP PRESENTS SHAKEY GRAVES WITH SPECIAL GUEST STREETS OF LAREDO 91.3 WYEP PRESENTS

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FIRST NIAGARA PAVILION JUNE 10 • DIXIE CHICKS WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE HEAVY – DCX WORLD TOUR MMXVI JUNE 26 • DARIUS RUCKER WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DAN + SHAY AND MICHAEL RAY JUNE 28 • ONE HELL OF A NIGHT TOUR WITH JOE WALSH & BAD COMPANY JULY 8 • DEF LEPPARD WITH SPECIAL GUESTS REO SPEEDWAY AND TESLA JULY 9 • DAVE MATTHEWS BAND JULY 13 • DEAD & COMPANY JULY 15 • JOURNEYS PRESENTS VANS WARPED TOUR JULY 16 • JOURNEY & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAVE MASON JULY 17 • STEELY DAN WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEVE WINWOOD JULY 19 • DISTURBED & BREAKING BENJAMIN WITH ALTER BRIDGE & SAINT ASONIA JULY 21 • HEART WITH JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS AND CHEAP TRICK JULY 22 • LUKE BRYAN: KILL THE LIGHTS TOUR 2016 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS LITTLE &23 BIG TOWN AND DUSTIN LYNCH JULY 30 • SLIPKNOT WITH MARILYN MANSON AND OF MICE & MEN

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JUNE 1 • CAVEMAN WITH SPECIAL GUESTS WEIRD CORNERS AND CATFISH EDWARDS AND THE PUZZLE PIECES JUNE 2 • SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND WITH MIKE VIAL, JULIA DEVINE, KELLY MCCAFFERTY, MIKE CALI JUNE 3 • CHRIS SMITHER (EARLY SHOW) JUNE 3 • BLACKBIRD BULLET / TAKE OFF CHARLIE / UGLY BLONDES (LATE SHOW) JUNE 4 • AN EVENING WITH JOE GRUSCHECKY & THE HOUSEROCKERS JUNE 5 • JMSN – THE TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST TIFFANY GOUCHE AND MARS JACKSON JUNE 7 • WHILK & MISKY WITH SPECIAL GUEST BUFFALO ROSE JUNE 8 • DAMIEN JURADO & THE HEAVY LIGHT WITH SPECIAL GUEST BEN ABRAHAM JUNE 9 • JOHN DOE BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST JESSE DAYTON JUNE 10 • MATT AQUILIINE WITH THE HIGHBALLERS (EARLY SHOW) JUNE 10 • SMOKIN’ BETTIES BURLESQUE PRESENTS: THE SMOKIN’ HOT SUMMER SHOW (LATE SHOW) JUNE 11 • ESSENTIAL MACHINE / ARLO ALDO (EARLY SHOW) JUNE 1 • ALEX STYPULA LIVE ALBUM RECORDING HOSTED BY JOHN DICK WINTERS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FELICIA GILLESPIE AND TIM ROSS (LATE SHOW) JUNE 15 • JAMES MCCARTNEY WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE DAMAGED PIES JUNE 16 • HACKENSAW BOYS WITH SPECIAL GUEST SHAMELESS HEX JUNE 17 • BRAD WAGNER AND THE BARFLYS (EARLY SHOW) JUNE 18 • EMILY RODGERS – “TWO YEARS” ALBUM RELEASE WITH SPECIAL GUEST GREG DUTTON (EARLY SHOW) JUNE 18 • MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE ARMADILLOS (LATE SHOW) JUNE 19 • BONNIE BISHOP JUNE 21 • THE BUMPER JACKSONS WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE SQUIRREL HILLBILLIES

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JESS KLEIN WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MIKE JUNE AND AARON LEFEBVRE JUNE 23 • THE LOWEST PAIR JUNE 24 • JULIANNA BARWICK WITH SPECIAL GUEST MAS YSA JUNE 25 • JOHN PAUL WHITE WITH THE SECRET SISTERS 91.3 FM WYEP PRESENTS

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JUNE 25 • DAVID OLNEY DUO WITH SPECIAL GUEST MIKE STRASSER (EARLY SHOW)

JUNE 25 • BEVERLY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FLOWERS AND THE LAMPSHADES (LATE SHOW + FREE!) JUNE 26 • ROBERT ELLIS WITH SPECIAL GUEST TOM BROSSEAU JUNE 28 • RACHAEL YAMAGATA JULY 1 • PERE UBU “COED JAIL!” SONGS FROM 1975-1982 JULY 2 • CIVIL TWILIGHT (EARLY SHOW) JULY 2 • THE TALKERS WITH DENTIST AND DERIDER (LATE SHOW) JULY 6 • MELODIME JULY 7 • MOTHERS JULY 8 • CALLAN – REUNION 2016 (EARLY SHOW) JULY 9 • THE IGUANAS JULY 12 • FUTURE THIEVES JULY 13 • JAMES MCMURTRY, FULL BAND PERFORMANCE JULY 17 • HEY MERCEDES WITH SPECIAL GUEST PRAWN JULY 18 • WHITE DENIM JULY 19 • JOHN MORELAND JULY 21 • PAPER KITES JULY 22 • QUILT JULY 23 • THE MUTINY / RADIO LARK (EARLY SHOW) JULY 26 • ALL THEM WITCHES WITH SPECIAL GUEST KING BUFFALO JULY 29 • LISA FERRARO AND ERIKA LUCKETT (EARLY SHOW) JULY 30 • BESNARD LAKES (EARLY SHOW)

MEADOWS RACETRACK & CASINO PETERSEN EVENTS Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall CENTER JJUNE 11 • BJ THOMAS JULY 2 • JAY AND THE AMERICANS

JUNE 17 • &18 JUNE 28 • JULY 10 •

JULY 16 • JOHN FOGERTY

AN EVENING WITH THE MAVERICKS RODRIGO Y GABRIELA JOHN CARPENTER

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MUSIC FESTIVALS

2016 ALLEGHENY COUNTY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Enjoy free shows at Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater and South Park Amphitheater every weekend throughout the summer!

LAYER CAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016

See Elkhound at the Layer Cake Music Festival 2016!

Presented by Ziggy Sawdust Productions, Layer Cake Music Festival 2016 brings 170+ bands to four venues on June 3 and 4. Stop by Spirit Lodge and James Street Gastropub for Friday’s shows, and Spirit Lodge, Mr. Small’s Theater, James Street Gastropub, and Cattivo for Saturday’s shows. For more information, visit layercakefest.com. Aug 12

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Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater JUNE 5 • BOILERMAKER JAZZ BAND JUNE 12 • BEAUTY SLAP WITH SPECIAL GUEST MEMPHIS HILL JUNE 26 • POST-FATHER’S DAY CAR CRUISE & CONCERT FEATURING JIMMIE ROSS & THE JAGGERZ JULY 3 • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA JULY 10 • DELTA RAE WITH SPECIAL GUEST JEANNE JOLLY JULY 17 • THE OHIO PLAYERS JULY 24 • JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST FERDINAND THE BULL JULY 31 • RANDY BAUMANN’S RAMBLE AUG 7 • BNY MELLON JAZZ PRESENTS LEE RITENOUR AUG 14 • BOOKER T’S STAX REVUE AUG 21 • PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE AUG 28 • FLOW TRIBE

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JUNE 3 • PITTSBURGH OPERA JUNE 10 • JOE GRUSCHECKY & THE HOUSEROCKERS WITH SPECIAL GUEST MILLY JUNE 17 • WALL MADDOX & THE MARCELS JUNE 24 • LIT WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE HAWKEYES JULY 2 • PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA JULY 8 • BNY MELLON JAZZ PRESENTS THE BAD PLUS WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAVID THROCKMORTON JULY 15 • RANDY BACHMAN WITH SPECIAL GUEST BILL TOMS & HARD RAIN JULY 22 • SUMMER OF LOVE EXPERIENCE JULY 29 • THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS WITH SPECIAL GUEST MOLLY ALPHABET AUG 5 • RUTHIE FOSTER / BROOKE ANNIBALE AUG 7 • BNY MELLON JAZZ PRESENTS LEE RITENOUR AUG 12 • JANA KRAMER AUG 19 • DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY TAMBURITZANS AUG 26 • THINK PINK FLOYD SEPT 2 • RIVER CITY BRASS BAND

The series concludes with the 17th Annual Allegheny County Music Festival featuring Rusted Root with Nevada Color, Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors, and more on September 4 at Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater. Guests are asked to pay $20 per vehicle to benefit the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

Make your way through the historic North Shore neighborhood Deutschtown on July 8 and 9 for the Deutschtown Music Festival. Enjoy 180+ performances on 25+ stages, including six outdoor stages, and food vendors – all for free! For more information, visit deutschtownmusicfestival.org.

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the show goes on

PITTSBURGH’S RICH CULTURAL DISTRICT offers an array of stunning structures for the arts, each one overflowing with a wealth of talent almost every night. From toe-tapping musicals to thought-provoking art installations, this month is no exception. Go through our guide to its best offerings, and turn to page 44 for our exclusive interview with the headliner of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, Michael Franti! THROUGH JUNE 5 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents Degrees of Separation @ SPACE

JUNE 2-26 Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents Venus in Fur @ O’Reilly Theater

THROUGH JUNE 19 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents Scott Turri: Inside Out @ 707 Penn Gallery

JUNE 3 Live Nation Presents Jackson Browne @ Heinz Hall

THROUGH JUNE 19 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents All Around Us: Installations, Experiences and Explorations Inspired by Bugs @ Wood Street Galleries

JUNE 3-12 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival @ Various Locations

THROUGH JULY 8 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents Hebru Brantley: I Wish I Knew How It Felt to be Free @ August Wilson Center THROUGH JULY 8 August Wilson Center Presents Vanessa German: INTROSPECTIVE @ August Wilson Center THROUGH AUGUST 31 August Wilson Center Presents Humanae/I AM AUGUST @ August Wilson Center MAY 19-AUGUST 14 Pittsburgh CLO Presents The 39 Steps @ CLO Cabaret MAY 31-JUNE 12 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh CLO Present Matilda: The Musical @ Benedum Center

JUNE 4 Bodiography Center for Movement Presents Bodiography Spring Concert @ Byham Theater JUNE 8 Heinz Hall Presents Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons @ Heinz Hall

JUNE 18 Notable Music and Arts Organization Presents Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso @ Byham Theater

JUNE 10 & 12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents “The Earth: An HD Odyssey” @ Heinz Hall

JUNE 24 The DVE Morning Show (iHeart Media) Presents DVE Comedy Festival @ Byham Theater

JUNE 11 Pittsburgh CLO Presents Corks & Comedy @ CLO Cabaret and Pittsburgh Winery

JUNE 24-26 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents The Film Music of Howard Shore @ Heinz Hall

JUNE 11 Intensity Dance Academy Presents Intensity Dance Academy Showcase @ Byham Theater

JUNE 25 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents Sensory Friendly Concert: Heroes and Inspirations @ Heinz Hall

JUNE 12 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents Celebrating Broadway! @ Cabaret at Theater Square JUNE 17 Cohen & Grisby TRUST PRESENTS Series’ Chris Theoret’s David Bowie @ Byham Theater

JUNE 25 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents Buika – Vivir Sin Miedo @ August Wilson Center

JUNE 26 Pittsburgh CLO Presents Cabaret and the Casino @ CLO Cabaret and Rivers Casino JUNE 17-19 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Honeck Conducts Mahler @ Heinz Hall JUNE 17-26 Pittsburgh CLO Presents CHICAGO @ Benedum Center

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Michael Franti & Spearhead open the 2016 57th Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival with a message of positivity BY CHRISTINE TUMPSON | PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CHELSEA KLETTE

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ou know Michael Franti & Spearhead’s music from the 2009, multi-platinum, #18 Billboard Hot 100 hit, “Say Hey, (I Love You),” that was everywhere from “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to Corona beer commercials. But long before then, the tall, barefooted, soul rocker started his musical journey from the heart of San Francisco, finding his lifelong passion and purpose. “What gives me joy is what I do,” he says. “Connecting with people. I grew up in a house where I didn’t feel connected all the time. I was adopted and felt like I didn’t fit in. When I meet other people who feel like that and who share similar values about the world, I feel that sense of connection, with the music, with one another, and that is amazing.” The band’s newest release, SOULROCKER, drops June 3 as they hit the stage at Point State Park in a free concert to open the 57th Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival (TRAF), produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The outsider

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perspective Franti gained through successfully navigating his childhood feelings of alienation resonates with people all over the world. Bearing the signature “Human” tag as part of his band’s overall message is part of the musician’s appeal, who also identifies as a humanitarian, activist, filmmaker, and yoga retreat owner, as well as father, friend, and now husband, as a result of his recent marriage to wife, Sara. The positive messages vibing in the sounds of this long-time, globe-trotting band are reaching new levels of audiences lately; ones who identify with the themes of hope, love, peace, and understanding for all. As Pittsburgh takes its role on a global stage as a center for creative solutions in an environment of positivity, Michael Franti & Spearhead’s musicianship made the act an important one for the TRAF to secure as the opening band. “In addition to his sheer talent, we chose Franti because he fully encompasses the values of TRAF and the theme of belonging for 2016,” says Sarah Aziz,

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program manager of Festivals and Special Projects, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “We are thrilled to open the 57th festival with Michael Franti and Spearhead.”

A fortunate and grateful traveler, Franti found that wholeness in the people of Bali, where he owns and operates a four-star luxury yoga retreat and spa, Soulshine Bali, just outside of Ubud, Indonesia. While the resort’s accommodations and setting among rice WHAT field terraces are gorgeous, Franti claims WILL I LEAVE BEHIND IN it’s the spirit of the people who put the THE RIVER? I THINK ABOUT IT A shine on his soul.

Franti has success on his mind lately – what it means, where it will take him, and how he is going to get there. “What are your priorities? All of it has to work together.” LOT. IT’S NOT ABOUT DOING WHAT He describes his view with excitement. “If you can WE DO HERE FOR BEING REWARDED IN imagine four circles: Passion, THIS LIFE. IT’S MORE ABOUT IGNORANCE Talents and Skills, Vocation, VERSUS ENLIGHTENMENT. WE’RE HERE IN and Seva, (Sanskrit for giving back), and if they THIS TIME, AND WE ALL HAVE SKILLS AND were all concentric, and at TALENTS. I DON’T KNOW IF THERE’S ONE the little point where they MEANING IN LIFE, BUT ALL OF US HAVE THE all four converge, that sweet spot is success.” ABILITY TO FIND OUR PURPOSE. I FEEL A

“The Balinese have a strong sense of community and strengthen it with ceremonies for everything,” he says. “Recently, I attended a blessing for metal. They brought everything made of metal from their homes and they blessed it all. It was a long ceremony, with singing and chanting, and it went on all morning, through the afternoon, and into Maintaining the tremendous SENSE OF PURPOSE IN IT, AND I HOPE the evening. I asked the guy who energy reserves required for the managed it, ‘It seems like it goes on TO HELP OTHERS TO FIND THEIRS. act’s high-powered performances forever. How do they know when it’s means an emphasis on yoga, finished?’ He said, ‘We aren’t trying to meditation, healthy eating, and sleep. please the gods. We know it’s done when “One of the things I’ve been talking we feel better.’ I heard that, and it changed the about a lot is health and wholeness,” he way I do my yoga practice, my relationship with says. “Wholeness is that sense when we feel like my wife, my children, with my music. Let’s do it until it we’re connecting, that we have a sense of purpose, like feels better.” Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, traf.trustarts. we’re giving back to the planet. But to have that part, you need to org. Michael Franti & Spearhead, michaelfranti.com. have health and wellness first.”

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Heal Thy Life in Style at Soulshine Bali Hotel & Yoga Retreat Immersion in a healthy lifestyle leads to mind and body transformations at Michael Franti’s Soulshine Bali Hotel & Yoga Retreat As co-founder of the luxurious and fully eco-centric hotel and yoga retreat center, Franti’s focus on living life to the fullest is clear. “We created Soulshine Bali as a place for life-changing experiences to take place, where lifelong friendships are formed, and people leave inspired to be the difference-makers in the world,” he says. Retreats run weekly at the highly reviewed resort located just outside of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, and near volcanoes, monkey forests, and rice fields. Considering his global exposure, Franti’s proclamation of the resort’s site as “one of the most beautiful places on the planet” carries great importance, as does the commitment to eco-sustainability and healthy lifestyle choices. The food from the resort’s Soul Kitchen is freshly prepared with meals for non-vegetarians, as well as vegans. Days begin with a yoga class on the rooftop studio, and daytime activities include white water rafting, exploring ancient temples, and shopping in Ubud, Bali’s cultural center famous for its arts and crafts, for take-home treasures. For more information, visit soulshinebali.com.

I MAKE MUSIC FOR ONE REASON: BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT PEOPLE IN THE PLANET. RIGHT NOW, THE “PLANET NEEDS US TO BE DIFFERENCE-MAKERS MORE THAN EVER BEFORE. THAT’S WHAT THIS RECORD SOULROCKER IS ABOUT. TAKING CARE OF OUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET. THESE ARE THINGS THAT ARE SO DEAR TO MY HEART AND SO IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US RIGHT NOW.

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He’s With the Band Go back stage with Brian Drusky, who is leading the way for concert promoters in Pittsburgh BY RACHEL JONES

Josh Bakaitus poses with Brian Drusky on “Drusky Entertainment Day” in Pittsburgh. “Josh Bakaitus is hands down a great asset to the company,” Drusky says. “I’m proud to call him my business partner.”

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othing compares to the thrill of live music. Adrenaline first rushes through you while you race against the clock to secure your tickets. The instant euphoria from snagging your seats lingers throughout the days leading up to the show. Once you arrive at the venue, whether it’s an outdoor amphitheater or an intimate bar, the energy around you comes alive. The lights fade, the crowd cheers. From the first note to the final encore, all of your senses are focused on the excitement before you. The steady thump from the bass seems to be pulsating throughout your body, as you become one with the music and closer to everyone around you. Because, as my best friend often reflects on during concerts we go to together, everyone in the audience traveled that same thrill ride to get to this show. You’re all sharing in this moment together and are connected on some level. The man responsible for threading so many of those connections in Pittsburgh is Brian Drusky. For 10 years, his concert promotion company, Drusky Entertainment, has brought some of the best acts to Pittsburgh. Some of his most memorable performances were Pearl Jam and The Foo Fighters at CONSOL Energy Center. “Flaming Lips at the Trib Total Media Amphitheater was cool as well.” Drusky got his start right out of college, launching Landslide Entertainment and networking with others in the business. After connecting with Rich Engler, who ran DiCesare Engler Productions with Pat DiCesare, Drusky was offered a position with their company. The duo was already well-known in Pittsburgh, credited with bringing top artists and festivals to venues like the Syria Mosque and Star Lake Amphitheater. In 1998, DiCesare Engler was sold to SFX Entertainment. By 2005, it became Clear Channel Entertainment. “In a bunch of corporate PHOTOGRAPH FROM STEVE KALINSKIY

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shakeups, Clear Channel Entertainment decided Pittsburgh wasn’t a priority for them, except for the large amphitheater, so my job was eliminated,” Drusky explains. Confident in the local music scene – which we know to be thriving and always evolving today – he decided to start his own company in 2006. Along with his vice president Josh Bakaitus and an incredible crew, Drusky keeps The Altar Bar, Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, the Smiling Moose, Rex Theater, Hard Rock Café Pittsburgh, and other venues packed with nearly 500 fresh shows throughout the year. “Every show is different,” he says. And so is his work involved with each one. Sometimes the process starts one or six months out, when an agent calls with an artist’s availability. After finding a date and negotiating the price of the act and the tickets, the show is booked. Then, the marketing begins. Through TV and radio, print and web, details about the show spread to fans across the region. In addition to booking and marketing shows, Drusky tackles everything from the production standpoint to the accounting to even cleaning up after shows. “You have to be multifaceted in every aspect of this business,” he says. “The music business isn’t as glamorous as everyone thinks. Sure, there are some partying bands, but those stories are wildly exaggerated. Most of it is just being in the business and putting on a show.” Over the years, Drusky notes the biggest change he’s noticed in the business is the strong dependence on the web. “Everything is done through computers and the internet, from marketing to dealing with agents and bands,” he says. “Radio play isn’t as important. The internet definitely has broken artists to help make them stars, as well as reality shows.” WH I R LM A G A Z I N E .C OM / WH IRL

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Pittsburgh hasn’t changed, though. “The only thing different is once DiCesare Engler Productions went away and was bought by SFX, which eventually turned into Live Nation, they kind of gave up on Pittsburgh,” he explains. “It opened the doors to lots of competition and other people promoting shows in Pittsburgh.” Drusky Entertainment keeps its roots firmly planted in our city’s soil and stays true to its goal to “inspire and develop careers for up-and-coming talent.” This dedication is one of the many factors contributing to the group’s recognition as Pittsburgh’s Best Concert Promoter six years in a

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JUNE 1 • ALL DOGS @ CATTIVO JUNE 1 • THE DEAR HUNTER @ THE ALTAR BAR JUNE 1 • RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE “BATTLE OF THE SEASONS 2016 EXTRAVAGANZA TOUR” @ CARNEGIE OF HOMESTEAD MUSIC HALL

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JESUS PIECE @ SMILING MOOSE, UPSTAIRS WAX IDOLS / KING WOMAN @ SMILING MOOSE, UPSTAIRS KYLE DUNNIGAN @ THE ALTAR BAR QUINN SULLIVAN @ HARD ROCK CAFE PITTSBURGH GAMMA RAY RETRO PRESENTS RETRO NIGHT @ THE ALTAR BAR

JUNE 5 • PRO-PAIN @ THE ALTAR BAR JUNE 8 • AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH GOOD OLD WAR (ACOUSTIC) @ CAPTIVE JUNE 10 • CHRIS HARDWICK: ID10T TOUR @ CARNEGIE OF HOMESTEAD MUSIC HALL

JUNE 10 • FLAG IIII @ THE ALTAR BAR JUNE 10 • AESOP ROCK WITH ROB SONIC AND DJ ZONE @ REX THEATER

JUNE 10 • SIMO @ HARD ROCK CAFE PITTSBURGH JUNE 11 • STEVEN WRIGHT @ LEBANON OPERA HOUSE

DRUSKY ENTERTAINMENT IS ALSO BRINGING US STATION SQUARE SUMMER JAM 2016, A COLLECTION OF FREE, RIVERFRONT CONCERTS EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER: JUNE 24 • SAVED BY THE 90S (NATIONAL TOURING 90’S TRIBUTE) WITH THE ADORABULLS JULY 1 • TEN (A TRIBUTE TO PEARL JAM) WITH RATM 2 (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE TRIBUTE) JULY 8 • GET THE LED OUT (THE GREAT AMERICAN LED ZEPPELIN) PHOTOGRAPHS FROM DRUSKY ENTERTAINMENT

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While he’s thankful for the concert goers who continue to seek out his shows, Drusky also shines the spotlight on the team at Drusky Entertainment. Without both groups coming together, doing the job he loves and continuing to share the gift of live music with future generations wouldn’t be possible. Drusky Entertainment, druskyentertainment.com.

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row, and what keeps them continuing to nurture the growing local talent and provide those exhilarating experiences to live music addicts across the area.

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THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS @ THE ALTAR BAR LOGAN BRILL @ HARD ROCK CAFE PITTSBURGH LYDIA @ SMILING MOOSE, UPSTAIRS VINNIE CARUANA WITH FULL BAND! @ SMILING MOOSE, UPSTAIRS

JUNE 14 • THE HOTELIER @ CAPTIVE JUNE 14 • ANDY BLACK – THE HOMECOMING TOUR @ THE ALTAR BAR

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THE DWARVES / THE QUEERS @ THE ALTAR BAR STRYPER @ THE ALTAR BAR THE SO SO GLOS @ SPIRIT AND THE KIDS @ SMILING MOOSE, UPSTAIRS PETE DAVIDSON “THE PREHAB TOUR”

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EVE 6 @ THE ALTAR BAR MODERN BASEBALL @ THE ALTAR BAR PSYCROPTIC @ SMILING MOSSE, UPSTAIRS EMO NIGHT LIVE! (FULL BAND KARAOKE @ THE ALTAR BAR LEZ ZEPPELIN @ THE ALTAR BAR DAMIEN ESCOBAR BOUNDLESS TOUR

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JUNE 28 • I SET MY FRIENDS ON FIRE @ SMILING MOOSE, UPSTAIRS JUNE 28 • RODRIGO Y GABRIELA @ CARNEGIE OF HOMESTEAD MUSIC HALL

JUNE 29 • KUTT CALHOUN / WHITNEY PEYTON @ SMILING MOOSE, UPSTAIRS

JULY 15 • TBD JULY 22 • LIVE AT THE FILMORE (THE DEFINITIVE TRIBUTE TO THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND) WITH JILL WEST & BLUES ATTACK JULY 29 • BRUCE IN THE USA (THE WORLD’S #1 TRIBUTE TO BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN) WITH THE DELANEYS AUG 5 • GREEN RIVER (THE ULTIMATE CCR TRIBUTE) AUG 12 • MARK FARNER (FORMERLY GRAND FUNK RAILROAD) WITH RIVER TRAIL AUG 19 • BUZZ POETS WITH HIGHWAY 4 AUG 26 • GATHERING FIELD WITH RACHEL B For more information, visit stationsquare.com. WH I R LM A G A Z I N E .C OM / WH IRL

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SUMMER SWAG

Prepare to update your wardrobe as we outline six warm weather essentials and how to wear them

BY LIZ PETONIAK PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL FORNATARO ART DIRECTION BY ALYSSA OTTO MODELED BY MASA NYUNOYA OF DOCHERTY TALENT & MODELING AGENCY HAIR BY CECE ROSELLA OF MEC MODERN BARBERING/LA POMPONNÉE BEAUTY ARTISANS

THE OAT

The top addition to your closet that you didn’t know you needed? A coat that keeps you dry and elevates whatever you’re wearing underneath. Toss on this slick seersucker version and reap the benefits of an instant style upgrade. Krammer & Stoudt seersucker rain coat, $305. The Hill-Side selvedge chambray long sleeve standard shirt, $198. Neck & Tie Company cotton mollusk print tie, $42. Corridor linen check shorts, $175. Merz b. Schwanen knit socks, $29, Vestis. To Boot New York “Barlow” suede tennis shoes, $295, Larrimor’s. 48

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THE JEANS

Trust us, raw denim – evergreen, dependable, and only improving with time – is worth the investment. Think of your relationship with these jeans as you would of your best bud. The Hop NYC “Madder”polka dot shirt, $172. Tellason “Ladbroke Grove” slim tapered raw denim jeans, $220, Vestis. Mont Blanc 1858 Collection limited edition watch in stainless steel on a black alligator strap, $3,225, Henne Jewelers. Camper “Andratx” high top leather sneaker, $175, Littles Shoes.

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PRINTED SHIRT

From fun florals, to 60s and 70s throwbacks, and island-inspired textiles, summer 2016 is all about the printed shirt. We’re obsessed with the fresh feel of this graduated stripe number from Seattle Seahawks Russel Wilson’s new line, Good Man Brand. Good Man Brand micro honeycomb knit cotton soft jacket, $298. Graduated stripe short sleeve sport shirt, $168. Grand lux twill 5-pocket pants, $188, Larrimor’s. Johnston & Murphy “Allister” perforated calfskin slip-on sneakers, $135, Littles Shoes. Rolex Datejust II watch in stainless steel, $7,150, Henne Jewelers.

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THE SWIM

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The tides of change have brought in rising hemlines for swim shorts year after year, and we’re here to say that these shorter, sleeker, more European version of trunks are here to stay. Oliver Peoples “Delray” sunglasses, $560, Eyetique. Steele rib tank, $25. Parke & Ronen “Lido” stretch swim shorts, $145, TRIM Pittsburgh. Birkenstock Arizona rubber EVA sandal, $35, Littles Shoes.

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THE RELAXED

HENLEY

Pop over a comfortable henley, flattering on every guy, for a cozy, casual summertime outfit done right. Persol “Icons” vintage celebration sunglasses, $350, Eyetique. Madda Fella “The Castaway” stripe henley, $110. “Castaway” drawstring shorts, $72, Spoiled Chics. Birkenstock Arizona softbed suede sandal, $135, Littles Shoes.

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SPORT OAT

There’s no better time to don a colorful sport coat to the slew of weddings and soirées that pepper your calendar in the coming months. Pair it with coordinating pants in an equally bright hue, a white shirt, and oxfords with colored laces, for a sharp, yet playful look. Norman Childs “Vintage 6” matte frames, $395, Eyetique. Ariston wool and linen plaid sport coat by Samuel Baron Clothiers, $1,575. Samuel Baron Clothiers brushed cotton twill shirt, $185. Carrot & Gibbs silk bow-tie, $65. Atelier F&B silk pocket square, $68. Marzoni cotton pants, $575, Samuel Baron Clothiers. Rolex Yacht-Master II watch in stainless steel and 18K rose gold, $25,150, Henne Jewelers. Tanner Goods standard belt, $100, Vestis. Allen Edmonds neumok wingtip oxfords, $275, Littles Shoes.

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EXPLORE

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EXPLORE GREENSBURG

A DEDICATION TO DADS EDITED BY RACHEL JONES BY NICOLE THOMAS, GREENSBURG COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PHOTOGRAPHS FROM GINA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY

Your dad is quirky and maybe a little embarrassing at times, but you love him. No matter what, he’s always your go-to guy. With Father’s Day on June 19, it’s the perfect time to celebrate your dad and remind him how amazing he really is to you. We’re putting the spotlight on three great dads of Greensburg, who are doing their part to help the city grow while watching their kids do the same.

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Patrick “PJ” Kelly plays with his sons, Jett and Rocco, at the Greensburg Country Club.

PATRICK “PJ” KELLY A highly respected chiropractor in the Greensburg area, Patrick “PJ” Kelly is also a commendable father. His interest in the field started during his childhood, when a session with a chiropractor cured his debilitating headaches. (He didn’t have another headache until he was 18 years old!) In 1998, he opened East Otterman Chiropractic, growing the practice into an established center where the community’s needs are put first. To make the most of his profession, PJ has served the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association in almost every capacity. He is the longest serving president of the association and was voted “Chiropractor of the Year” by his peers in 2008. While he’d enjoy having his sons Jett, 4, and Rocco, 3, carry on the family business, PJ says, “My hopes for them are to find their professional niches that make them happy the better part of their lives.” When it comes to raising his boys, PJ considers himself the “benevolent dictator” compared to his wife, Nicolina, incorporating appropriate discipline and respect. A deeper look in his parenting methods is revealed in the book, “Go Ask Your

Dad,” co-authored by PJ and published by Motivational otivational Press Inc. In the future, he plans ns to write two series of children’s books focusing on The Golden Rule and quantum uantum mechanics, from a child’s perspective. pective. Hiss best advice for future fathers is, “Timee well-spent with family is critical. Children dren will remember the time wellspentt with their father and will be grateful for thosee memories shared. Because his schedule allows ws him to put in long hours three days a week, k, PJ is able to spend time with his family throughout the h weekk andd on weekends. His hobbies include golfing, snowboarding, biking, skateboarding, and relaxing by the pool with his family. With a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities offered year-round in Greensburg, his family always has something to do. The Kellys’ favorite places to visit are the Greensburg Country Club and local parks, especially Peach Plaza. The three-level concrete skate plaza designed for skateboarding, in-line skating, and freestyle biking. Open from 9 a.m. until dusk, PJ and his sons love to enjoy a leisurely day of skating there.

“My personal style is difficult to define,” PJ says. “I have an eclectic style, tailored to the activity of that day. On a work day, my style would be considered contemporary WASP with less white and no brightly colored ‘GTH’” pants. During D i the weekends, I am a man of leisure with a penchant for the sportsman influence.” Beeghly and Company Jewelers black rubber tachymeter watch, $390. William Henry Kevlar damascus bracelet, $395, Beeghly and Company Jewelers. Adidas shoes and shorts. Under Armour shirt, prices upon request, Greensburg Country Club Pro Shop.

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Ted Kopas enjoys a few laughs with his children at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

TED KOPAS From the hectic schedule of being a Westmoreland County Commissioner to the busy fun of being a father, Ted Kopas is always on the move. Ted expresses that he rarely has a day off, but wouldn’t have it any other way. Recently elected for another four-year term, Ted continues to devote his time in office to helping the families and communities of Westmoreland County. “No two days are ever the same,” he says. “One day, there are long hours spent in front of a computer. Other days are full of meetings with staff and service providers. Many days and evenings are spent throughout the county, meeting with constituents. It’s definitely not a 9-5 job. With a $330 million budget, 2,000 employees, and 365,000 residents, there is never a shortage of challenges and seemingly never enough time in the day.” Born in North Huntingdon Township, Ted always knew Westmoreland County would be his home. He’s always loved the sense of community each town has and how families and neighborhoods are so close-knit. “Greensburg has it all – great schools, safe neighborhoods, history, culture, recreation opportunities, and 56

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more,” Ted says. “As locals, we probably ly don’t appreciate Greater Greensburg nearly as much as those who visit.” Ted and his wife, April, have five children: Teddy, 5; Jack, 8; Quinn, 13; Alex, 19; and Elle, 22. Just as busy as their father, the kids are always out and about in the city. Teddy frequents the library, Jack enjoys Main Street Bowling Center, Quinn loves the SummerSounds concert series in St. Clair Park, Alex is a pro ice skater at Nevin Arena, and Elle looks forward to the annual Turkey Trot 5K. If they’re able to squeeze in a date night together, Ted and April have a new obsession with 80’s hair metal shows at The Palace Theatre! Balancing work and family life is a neverending challenge, but Ted has his priorities. “My kids come first,” he says. “I never want to miss a game, an event, or anything important to them. But, I also recognize the duty of an elected official puts this in conflict, as I must serve the citizens of Westmoreland, and being at every family activity is not always possible.” The love and support from April makes everything easier and, as he gushes, keeps him sane.

When Ted does have some free time, he enjoys spending time with his kids • shooting hoops in the driveway, building a puzzle, jumping on the trampoline, or wrestling in the living room. As Ted’s children grow older, he cherishes the time he gets to spend with them as young adults. “Enjoy every second, every milestone, and even every frustration,” he says. “Kids really do grow up fast.” Beeghly and Company Jewelers automatic exhibition black watch with leather strap, $2,475. William Henry silver bracelet with fossilized wooly mammoth tooth, $1,750, Beeghly and Company Jewelers. Robert Graham sport shirt. Jack of Spades denim, prices upon request, Lapels A Fine Men’s Clothier.

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Mike Reese and his daughter, Quinn, get serious work done in his office at Loyalhanna Wealth Advisors of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.

MIKE REESE After growing up in Greensburg, Mike Reese left for New York to attend Cornell University. When he returned home after graduation and met his wife, Jana, he knew this was where his new family would plant their roots. “Larger city folks may consider us a bit ‘Mayberry,’ but I love the down to earth, friendly, and unassuming vibe Greensburg has,” Mike says. The certified private wealth advisor at Loyalhanna Wealth Advisors of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC says staying professional during the workday is crucial, but his time with Jana and their daughter, Quinn, 2, is his time to unwind. He enjoys being “the goofy parent” and playing with his daughter, but he’s also the first to “turn into a blubbery mess” over anything sentimental. This, for him, is the best part of fatherhood. He urges other men to not resist the sweet surrender of bachelorhood, but to embrace the rewards gained from parenthood. Or, more simply, as Mike’s own father said, “Everything in moderation, nothing to excess, and always keep the shiny side up.” Mike’s favorite memory with his father was a trip to Ithaca, N.Y., to visit Cornell University his junior year of high school. “When we arrived

on the idyllic campus, nostalgia took over my dad,” Mike says. “He shared wild stories I previously hadn’t been mature enough to hear and imparted wisdom gleaned from hindsight. I experienced, for the first time, a shift from ‘dad the disciplinarian’ to ‘dad the advisor.’ From that day forward, I knew I could count on my father not only for protection and support, but to be my confidant and, perhaps most importantly, my bud. He will always be my mentor and guide, and that trip taught me how to embrace him as a cherished friend.” Creating a similar bond with his growing family, the Reeses strive to have dinner together at least five nights a week. The self-proclaimed foodies love to cook together and go out to eat on a regular basis. “Even Quinn demands medium-rare lamb chops at least once a month,” he jokes. The family also enjoys visiting The Palace Theatre for a show or concert series, and outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and skiing. “During my day job, I have significant cerebral demands,” he explains, “but my hands and feet crave the attention on weekends.”

Mike aligns his work attire i with ith the expectations of his clients, while still allowing his personality to shine. His daily wardrobe consists of tailored suits, smart ties with bold colors, playful socks, and cufflinks that always tell a story. On the weekends, it’s much more casual with hiking boots, flannels, or anything black and gold. Jack Victor suit. Bruno Piattelli silk tie and pocket square, prices upon request, Lapels A Fine Men’s Clothier. S/S Curb blue leather braided bracelet, $158. Citizen EcoDrive titanium watch, $375, Beeghly and Company Jewelers.

East Otterman Chiropractic, 125 E. Otterman St., 724.838.7700. eastottermanchiropractic.com. Greensburg Country Club, 309 Pleasant Valley Road, Jeannette. 724.837.1810. greensburgcc.com. Westmoreland County, co.westmoreland.pa.us. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg. 724.837.1500. thewestmoreland.org. Beeghly and Company Jewelers, 401 S. Main St., Greensburg. 724.832.1500. beeghlyandcompany. com. Lapels A Fine Men’s Clothier, 106 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg. 724.853.7145. Loyalhanna Wealth Advisors of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, 121 E. Main St., Ligonier. 800.922.9882. loyalhannawa-janney.com.

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PAR FOR THE COURSE

This Father’s Day, treat dad to a day or two at the greens! With so many golf courses to choose from in the area, each with their own special and unique touches, the possibilities for an exciting golf excursion are endless. Here are some of our favorite spots in the Laurel Highlands:

Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club Take advantage of the rare opportunity to play on the same greens that Arnold Palmer himself still plays today. The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh-Latrobe, located on Arnold Palmer Drive in Latrobe, offers an exclusive stay and play package with golfing privileges at the private Latrobe Country Club. Guests can drive, pitch, and putt on the course where he learned the game from his father, and view the memorabilia on display from his amateur and professional golfing careers, making it an experience that you’ll never forget. For more information, call 724.539.8585 or visit latrobecountryclub.com.

Champion Lakes Golf Course A country club that’s open to the public, Champion Lakes Golf Course features well-groomed greens and fairways that reflect the pride and dedication of original owners Dick Groat and Jerry Lynch. The former Pittsburgh Pirates teammates converted the area’s old apple orchard into a golf course, and hand-built Champion Lakes into the masterpiece it is today. The 6,608-yard layout features tightly tree-lined fairways and challenging greens that earned a 4-star rating by Golf Digest, as well as a best in state rating in Golf Magazine. The strategically placed lakes and pins present a challenge for even the most competitive golfers, a true testament to the course record of only 5-under par, held by PGA Tour Professional Rocco Mediate, and golf legend Arnold Palmer’s low round of 68. For more information, visit pagolf.com/history.

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Mt. Odin Golf Park Touted as one of the best golf course experiences in Westmoreland County, the Mt. Odin Golf Course sits atop Toll Gate Hill Road and offers a challenging 18-hole course. The picturesque park gives golfers a feeling that is not found anywhere else near Greensburg. The course offers some challenging holes and others that are just enjoyable to play on a sunny afternoon while leaving the distractions of life behind. For more information, visit mtodingc.com.

Totteridge Golf Course Totteridge Golf Course is located in a remote part of Greensburg and succeeds in fulfilling Rees Jones’ design commitment to fair and visually exciting courses. The 18-hole, links-style layout takes full advantage of the rolling hills and breathtaking vistas. Totteridge's greens are extremely fast and roll as true as any private club, seeing half the play as a typical public course. With over 7,100 yards from the back tees with a 75.8 rating, many holes feature elevated tee boxes, natural fairway mounding, selective bunkering, and downhill approach shots provide an enjoyable challenge. For more information, visit totteridgegolfcourse.com.

The Madison Club Set among the rolling hills of Western Pa., The Madison Club is one of the most talked about golf courses in Pittsburgh. This premiere public golf course boasts a championship yardage of 6,900 yards and a par of 72. The clubhouse, five sets of tees, seven lakes, level well-manicured fairways, and large USGA greens ensure your group will experience a memorable round of golf. For more information, visit themadisonclub.com.

Asher Brown Durand (1796–1886), Sunday Morning, 1839, Oil on canvas, New-York Historical Society, Gift of the children of the artist, through John Durand, 1903.3 (detail)

Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-century American Art through June 19 The great storytelling capabilities of visual art are illuminated through highlights from the New-York Historical Society’s impressive collection. This exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical Society. Telling Tales is supported by the Hillman Exhibition Fund of The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

thewestmoreland.org | 724.837.1500

Cherrywood Golf Club Situated on gently rolling terrain, Cherrywood Golf Club is ideal for the golfer who prefers to walk and is accented by an abundance of mature, native trees. Architect John S. Chernega designed the course to employ all three design strategies: penal, heroic, and strategic. The greens and fairways are well bunkered, and six holes have water features, which are very much in play. For more information, visit cherry-woodgolfcourse.com.

Donegal Highlands Golf Course Nestled in the picturesque hills of Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, Donegal Highlands provides the perfect golf getaway. The championship, 18-hole public course also offers amenities like the famous Black Dog Pub and the Rusty Putter Pavilion. Don’t miss a visit to their well-stocked pro shop for clothing with the distinctive “Black dog” insignia. For more information, visit donegalhighlandsgolf.com.

Glengarry Golf Links After an enjoyable round in the scenic and beautiful Laurel Highlands, you'll see why Glengarry is one of the most unique, upscale golf courses you can play. The Scottish links-style layout leads you through wide fairways, fescue mounds, and catcher's-mitt bunkers, ending at the creatively shaped, undulating greens. For more information, visit golfglengarry.com. The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau is the most complete planning resource for finding great things to do, places to stay, sites to see, and stores to shop throughout the region. For the inside scoop on how to spend your summer visiting Westmoreland County and to plan the perfect trip, visit LaurelHighlands.org.

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If you could help make an amazing difference, would you?

Some kids face challenges that would overwhelm the toughest adults. They come to The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh from across the region — sometimes across the country or around the world — and that’s when the amazing differences begin. Your contribution to The Children’s Institute can keep the amazing differences happening. Won’t you help change the future for the kids and families who so greatly deserve it?

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WHIRL MAGAZINE’S 2016 NONPROFIT

VOLUNTEER GUIDE BY RACHEL JONES

As the ease of summer sets in, you may find yourself with some extra time on your hands. Put it to good use by volunteering at a local nonprofit! Some of these organizations have highly anticipated, annual events in the upcoming months, while others are in need of dedicated, year-round volunteers to be able to uphold their missions. But they all need your support. Read on to find a project that speaks to you, and learn how you can make an impact in Pittsburgh, too.

ANIMAL FRIENDS THE MISSION: To promote the animal-human bond and nurturing relationships with companion animals, which are guided by compassion; reduce the number of unwanted animals through aggressive spay/neuter programs; provide for the well-being of companion animals in need, while adhering to the no-kill tradition and finding loving, lifelong homes; offer affordable wellness services and resources to pets and owners in need, especially in underserved communities; and advocate on behalf of animals in crisis as an enforcer of their rights and protection THE PROJECT: Year-round volunteers are needed to help Animal Friends continue to provide critical, lifesaving programs and services to the pets and people in our area. These dedicated individuals have banked over 2 million hours of volunteer service since the opening of The Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center! WHAT IT DOES: Volunteers can lend a hand by socializing with shelter cats, dogs, and rabbits; working special events; being a lobby greeter; completing administrative and data entry support; maintaining the building and grounds; fostering a homeless pet; participating in classroom presentations; joining Reading with Rover teams; bringing pet therapy visits to local hospitals and nursing homes; and aiding satellite adoption centers and community adoption events. WHO IT HELPS: The animals in need of loving homes; pets and pet owners in need of spay/neuter and wellness services; ill patients whose pain can be eased by therapy animals; and pets who need rescued from abuse and neglect all benefit from Animal Friends’ volunteer support. HOW TO HELP: Visit thinkingoutsidethecage.com/volunteer to sign up for an orientation. Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, North Hills. 412.847.7000. thinkingoutsidethecage.org.

THE CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH THE MISSION: To improve the quality of life for children, young people, and their families by providing a specialized continuum of services that enables them to reach their potential THE PROJECT: Volunteers are always welcome at The Children’s Institute, contributing to the success of various programs for children and their families. WHAT IT DOES: Opportunities to volunteer with the nonprofit’s programs include assisting with instructional and recreational programs; spending time with young patients; acting as a classroom aid at The Day School; contributing to the pediatric physical, occupational, or speech therapy departments; and taking on essential clerical services. The staff takes the extra time to match each volunteer with a department or task that best suits his or her abilities. WHO IT HELPS: More than 8,300 children who face major health challenges come to The Children’s Institute every year from across the country. These children are not as medically dependent or fragile as those in acute care settings, so they greatly benefit from direct interaction with volunteers. HOW TO HELP: Complete a volunteer application at amazingkids.org/Volunteers/volunteer-home, and mail it to The Children’s Institute. A volunteer interview will be scheduled from there. The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, 1405 Shady Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.420.2400. amazingkids.org.

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EPILEPSY FOUNDATION WESTERN/ CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER PITTSBURGH

THE MISSION: To lead the fight to stop seizures, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy

THE MISSION: To bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope by providing much-needed homes and repairs to local limited-income families in need

THE PROJECT: 28th Annual Pittsburgh Family Fun Run/Walk for Epilepsy, held JULY 30 at PNC Park WHAT IT DOES: The event raises awareness of epilepsy, works to dispel myths and misconceptions associated with epilepsy, and raises funds for the Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania (EFWCP)’s programs and services that support everyone affected by epilepsy/seizure disorders. WHO IT HELPS: Anyone with a brain can have a seizure, and 1 in 26 people develop epilepsy. The EFWCP makes life better for children and adults who live with seizures, as well as their families, through education and support services, emergency medication assistance, and much more. HOW TO HELP: With over 2,000 attendees anticipated to join the event, volunteers are needed to help it run smoothly! To help with registration, prize distribution, cheering on runners and walkers along the course, or the tailgate party on the Roberto Clemente Bridge, call 412.322.5880. Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania, 1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 3002, North Shore. 412.322.5880. efwp.org.

THE PROJECT: Kids Triathlon Series, held JULY 23 at South Park and AUGUST 6 at North Park WHAT IT DOES: This event is Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh’s longest-standing fundraiser, inviting children to swim, bike, and run in support of the nonprofit’s affordable housing programs in Allegheny County. WHO IT HELPS: In the last 16 years, these races have raised over $700,000 to support local Habitat for Humanity projects and increased awareness of the need for affordable housing in the Greater Pittsburgh area. HOW TO HELP: Over 150 volunteers are needed at each race, lining the course to ensure the participants have a fun and safe race experience. Plus, children ages 7-15 can do their part by competing in the race themselves! Sign up today at kidstriathlon.org. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh, 212 Yost Blvd., Suite A, Braddock Hills. 412.351.0512. pittsburghhabitat.org.

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES THE MISSION: To support people through all of life’s changes and challenges by providing comprehensive psychological, employment, and social services for children and adults of all ages throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region THE PROJECT: Career Development Center WHAT IT DOES: The Center helps individuals of all abilities and backgrounds find employment, while also connecting employers to a skilled workforce. For over 30 years, it’s helped people manage their career transitions, reach their goals, and find success. WHO IT HELPS: Anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, or experiencing career transitions can benefit from the Center’s services. HOW TO HELP: Volunteers can sign up to help job seekers during their career transitions by calling Robin Farabee-Siers at 412.586.3773. Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 5743 Bartlett St., Squirrel Hill. 412.422.7200. jfcspgh.org.

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PARKINSON FOUNDATION WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA THE MISSION: To provide services, support, and education for those living with Parkinson’s disease and their families and support medical research to discover the cause and cure THE PROJECT: The U.S. Open concession stand on JUNE 13-19 and the Step Forward Walk on SEPTEMBER 24 WHAT IT DOES: Both projects benefit the educational, exercise, and support programs for people in 12 Pennsylvania counties who are impacted by Parkinson’s disease and seek encouragement and practical advice on how to live their lives to the fullest. WHO IT HELPS: The nonprofit works with newly diagnosed patrons, those who have been diagnosed and need help finding activities to get involved in, and those who are caring for others with Parkinson’s disease. HOW TO HELP: To help run a concession stand shift at the U.S. Open, call 412.837.2542. To lead a team or join the planning crew for the Step Forward Walk, email info@pfwpa.org. Both provide the opportunity to serve as an ambassador for the nonprofit’s mission and meet great people! Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania, 575 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. 412.837.2542. pfwpa.org.

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THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF PITTSBURGH THE MISSION: To provide families with seriously ill children receiving medical treatment a home away from home, and to help children and their families lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives THE PROJECT: MommyMile, held AUGUST 21 at the Ross Park Mall WHAT IT DOES: This race/walk event celebrates the gift of motherhood and honors all moms across the Pittsburgh area. It also raises awareness and funds for the families served by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh.

WESTERN PA HUMANE SOCIETY THE MISSION: To provide the most comprehensive, compassionate, and humane services; to enhance the lives of companion animals for families and the community; to educate; and to prevent the cruelty of all animals in the region THE PROJECT: Volunteers are needed at the Western PA Humane Society’s upcoming events, including: Panera Pup Walk on JUNE 12 at the Waterfront; CAT-a-palooza on AUGUST 14; Best Friends Ball on SEPTEMBER 16 at Senator John Heinz History Center; and Pittsburgh Pup Crawl on SEPTEMBER 17 at Roberto Clemente Bridge. WHAT IT DOES: Each event plays a role in educating the public on the Western PA Humane Society’s programs and services, raises funds for the animals it cares for, and brings the community together to support the nonprofit’s mission.

WHO IT HELPS: Proceeds from the MommyMile will benefit the 1,300 families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House each year.

WHO IT HELPS: Over 7,500 animals find their forever homes through the Western PA Humane Society every year.

HOW TO HELP: Volunteer to help with day-of preparations, registration, and swag bag distribution by contacting Morgan Barnes at 412.246.1103.

HOW TO HELP: Sign up to volunteer at an upcoming event, doing anything from working registration to actual animal handling, at wpahumane.org/events. Western PA Humane Society, 1100 Western Ave., North Side. 412.321.4625. wpahumane.org.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh, 451 44th St., Downtown. 412.362.3400. rmhcpgh.org.

ZACHARY’S MISSION THE MISSION: To support families of medically fragile children by providing basic necessities, financial assistance, and programs that nurture emotional wellbeing THE PROJECT: Zachary’s Mission is collecting shower kits, which include shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and body wash in a one-gallon Ziploc bag. WHAT IT DOES: These shower kits will be included in Zack Packs, embroidered backpacks that are filled with toiletries, snacks, a leather-bound journal, and other creature comforts. The goal is to collect 225 kits! WHO IT HELPS: Over 900 Zack Packs are distributed every year to families staying with their sick child at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, The Children’s Home and Lemieux Family Center, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of West Penn Hospital. They serve as durable totes throughout treatment, as well as a reminder of the family’s journey and the community’s support. HOW TO HELP: For more details on how to assemble shower kits for the Zack Packs, call 724.832.2207. Zachary’s Mission, P.O. Box 841, Greensburg. 724.832.2207. zacharysmission.org.

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CELEBRATE THE RICH HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, ALL SUMMER LONG BY RACHEL JONES

School’s out for summer — but there’s still so much to learn in Washington County. Find a deeper respect for the historical traditions of the area, many of which are reaching monumental milestones in the upcoming months, and get excited for the new ones on the horizon. Bonus points if you can commemorate them all before the fall!

LONG LIVE THE REBELLION Washington County played a unique and significant role in American history, one that continues to be honored every year. The annual Whiskey Rebellion Festival remembers the 400 Western Pennsylvania farmers, primarily in Washington County, who rebelled against the tax on whiskey produced in the U.S. in July 1794. This year’s free festivities kick off JULY 7 with the opening of the Main Street Farmers Market and the Washington Health System Health Fair, followed by performances by the Washington Symphony Orchestra and the Washington Festival Chorale. The fun continues through JULY 10 with live performances by Phil Wiggins & the Chesapeake Sheiks on Friday and The Travelin’ McCourys on Saturday; arts, crafts, and food vendors; authentic historical re-enactments; the 12th Annual Classics on Main car show; and much more. Carry on the tradition of historical fun with your family this year, and make it one for the history books, too! For a full schedule of events, visit whiskeyrebellionfestival.com.

+ Save the date for the 3rd Annual Washington County Historical Society’s History Hall of Fame Awards Banquet on JUNE 3. Six honorees who were born in Washington County, worked in Washington County, or chose to make a home in Washington County, and have made significant contributions to its history will be inducted at a memorable ceremony, held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe. For tickets and more information, visit wchspa.org.

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B E A U T I F U L D AY I N T H I S NEIGHBORHOOD A good old friend will be in attendance at the annual Parade of Trolleys: Mr. McFeely from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The parades take off from the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.on JUNE 25. Meet the beloved TV star at the event and take advantage of the other children’s activities and food options that will also be available. With 30 historic electric railway vehicles inside the Trib Total Media Trolley Display Building, it’s the perfect place for families to spend a beautiful day together. Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, 1 Museum Road, Washington. 724.228.9256. patrolley.org — Kylie Weisenborn

T I M E TO C E L E B R AT E SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW Once an ancient hunting tool and weapon, the atlatl is more commonly used today for athletic or recreational endeavors. Made to be thrown at targets, the atlatl uses leverage to achieve a high velocity as it leaves your hand. Try it for yourself on JUNE 18 during the Meadowcroft Atlatl Competition at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village. Some of the top-ranked atlatlists from across the country will be in attendance for the World Atlatl Association’s annual meeting and will be offering instruction to those interested in the ancient practice. “It is a fun family outing for all ages,” says David Scofield, director of Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village. “We encourage people to bring a picnic lunch, if they like, and spend the afternoon with plenty of time to visit our recreated 16th Century Monongahela Indian Village, our 19th Century Rural Village, and, of course, the Meadowcroft archaeological site — a National Historic Landmark, which has provided evidence of prehistoric people in our region at least 16,000 years ago!” Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, 401 Meadowcroft Road, Avella, 724.587.3412. heinzhistorycenter.org/meadowcroft. — K.W. 68

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Pittsburgh isn’t the only one celebrating a bicentennial this year! Bentleyville will honor its town’s rich history and momentous birthday with almost two dozen events from JUNE 30-JULY 3. Starting with a Kick-off Banquet at the Bentleyville Fire Department Social Hall, friends and neighbors will enjoy oldtime fare, spirits, carriage rides, and historic reenactments. The rest of the weekend is packed with everything from a tribute to local veterans and a non-denominational church service at the historic Bentleyville Camp Meeting Grounds, to a 5K in honor of Bentleyville founder Sheshbazzar Bentley, Jr., and a parade down Main Street, followed by live music and fireworks at Richardson Park. Lisa Stout-Bashioum, president of Bentleyville Bicentennial Committee, says, “It is our goal to offer residents past and present a meaningful and memorable celebration.” For more information, visit bentleyvillebicentennial.com. — K.W.

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GOING FOR GOLD Fans of harness racing at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino look forward to the Adios Pace for the Orchids every year. But 2016 will prove to be extra special! Delvin Miller, who opened The Meadows in 1963, started the annual race 50 years ago in remembrance of his late stallion, Adios. Since the inaugural event, the top three-year-old pacers from across North America have traveled to the track for the highly anticipated race. Over the years, it’s evolved into a two-week, elimination-style competition, making an Adios win one of the finest achievements in harness racing. The 50th anniversary commemoration begins on JULY 23 with the first Adios eliminations and the crowning of Miss Adios 2016. Prizes, contests, giveaways, and The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association’s family fun night take place throughout the week, with DJ Dale Allen entertaining guests between races as the field narrows down to the top contenders. It all culminates JULY 30, with the big showdown taking place at 12 p.m. “Harness racing, and the Adios Pace for the Orchids in particular, have a long and meaningful tradition at The Meadows,” says Sean Sullivan, vice president and general manager of The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. “The 50th anniversary of the Adios will be a celebration of our racing history, including its entertainment value and economic impact on the region.” The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, 210 Racetrack Road, Washington. 724.503.1200. meadowsgaming.com.

JUNE 18 - T R E S L A D S JUNE 24-25 - R O C K I N ’ I TA L I A N F E S T I VA L Enjoy free admission, along with specialty Italian foods and drinks available for purchase. The Hubcaps will perform on Friday, and Johnny Angel & the Halos take the stage on Saturday.

JULY 2 - S A T I S F A C T I O N — T H E I N T E R N ATI O N A L ROLLING STONES SHOW JULY 9 - H O L LY W O O D N I G H T S — BOB SEGER TRIBUTE CONCERT JULY 16 - M A S T E R S O F S O U L JULY 23 - D A N C I N G Q U E E N JULY 30 - 7 B R I D G E S — E AGLES TRIBUTE CONCERT AUGUST 6 - J O E G R U S H E C K Y & THE HOUSEROCKERS

GO WITH THE FLOW Feel the groove of the music alongside the flow of the Mon River at the Monongahela Aquatorium. The first of its kind, the substantial auditorium invites guests to make their way by car, foot, or boat — guest boat docks are available! — for an outdoor evening of entertainment throughout the summer. Food and merchandise vendors add to the fun, while families spend their time “Rockin’ on the Mon!” to local musicians. Gates open at 6 p.m.and shows start at 7:30 p.m., except the Rockin’ Italian Festival, which starts its shows at 8 p.m. Monongahela Aquatorium, 200 Railroad Str., Monongahela. monaquatorium.org.

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BON VOYAGE! FROM URBAN TO BEACH ESCAPES, OUR EDITORS FULFILLED THEIR WANDERLUST WITH MEMORABLE, MINI VACATIONS

Hilton Head Island BY LIZ PETONIAK Most travelers come to Hilton Head Island, S.C., a popular destination for Pittsburghers, for a relaxing beach retreat or a golf getaway. Yet, this idyllic island presents much more to be discovered for first-timers and frequent visitors alike. Fortunately, Allegiant Air (allegiantair.com) just began offering seasonal nonstop flights from Pittsburgh to the Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport, making it easier and more affordable than ever to visit the island. We hopped on our first flight ever with the airline and jetted down to the island for a long weekend in paradise.

WHERE TO STAY Although many seek out vacation rentals, the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hotel and resort options have received major makeovers in the past few years, bringing forth a number of conveniences and amenities that make for an uncomplicated stay in a beautiful space. One such resort to note, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa (westinhiltonheadisland.com), recently underwent a $30 million renovation. Upon immediate entry into the lobby, decked out in chic furnishings in a beachy color scheme, a live plant wall, and large windows looking out to the resort, we felt at ease. The rooms exude a relaxing, spa-like feel with sleek surfaces and a spacious bathroom highlighted by a large, set-in shower. Ours featured an ocean view and an adorable little patio space, where we enjoyed the in-room Starbucks Coffee every morning. Outside, three pools surrounded by palm trees beckon to be enjoyed, as does the beach. The Westin offers direct beach access to a calm (read: not over-crowded) stretch on the northern end of the island, an ideal spot to watch the waves roll in, swim, go for a sunrise run, or ride bikes, which are available for rental onsite.

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The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

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WHERE TO EAT & DRINK

Coast at Sea Pines Beach Club Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks

When it comes to dining on Hilton Head Island, proximity to the water and availability of fresh, local seafood are its crowning qualities. However, its restaurant scene prides itself not only on fish and hushpuppies — though we’ll admit to ordering the Lowcountry staple at every opportunity. One of the oldest restaurants on the island, Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks (hudsonsonthedocks.com), overlooks Skull Creek for a scenic spot to catch a bite as the sun sets. We recommend the many preparations of shrimp, fresh off the boat docked just a stone’s throw away, and when in season, oysters cultivated by General Manager Andrew Carmines. For eats right on the beach, the newly revamped Sea Pines Beach Club (seapines.com/dining) inside The Sea Pines Resort is the most breezy, beautiful spot to cool off from sunbathing with a frozen cocktail on the deck. And, its two stylish restaurants, Coast and Ocean Lounge, boast breathtaking ocean views paired with fresh, trendy coastal cuisine. The island comes alive during the nighttime at the “Barmuda Triangle,” a grouping of bars with a shared courtyard. There’s something to suit every vibe — craft beer, Irish pubs, dance floors — and many of the bars feature live music. And finally, for when you need a break from all of the delicious, in-your-face seafood, we recommend Vine (843.686.3900), a cozy candlelit restaurant with major foodie appeal and an impressive wine selection, and Ombra Cucina Rustica (ombrahhi.com), a standout, white tablecloth Italian spot where traditional and contemporary fare intersect. We were also impressed by the offerings at The Westin Resort, including the small plates and cocktails at View 32 amidst panoramic views of the pools, palm trees, and ocean, as well as the resort’s healthful breakfast options. Dining out constantly on vacation can prompt the feeling of being weighed down, so the selection of smoothies and fresh juices felt like a blessing.

WHAT TO DO Living on island time, vacationers can spend their days as active as they desire — hitting up one of the 24 golf courses, horseback riding, discovering the bike trails — or laid-back and low key at the beaches, spas, and shopping areas. Our preference intertwines both. We explored the island via paddleboard following a lesson from our very patient instructor named Wayne at Outside Hilton Head (outsidehiltonhead.com), a company that makes a number of other adventures, like kayaking, fishing, and boating, safe, easy, and fun. Also getting in touch with the wildlife, during our dolphin watching tour with H2O Sports (h2osports.com), we spotted Bottlenose dolphins almost the entire time we were out on the water and many swam right up next to the boat. Following all of these exciting activities, we headed to FACES DaySpa (facesdayspa.com) for some serious relaxation. The award-winning spa features a wide range of services; its own popular line of skincare, body, and makeup products; and Eminence Organics facials, a favorite amongst the WHIRL staff. Then of course, there’s the classic treasures worth revisiting like Harbour Town and its iconic lighthouse, with plenty of activities for all ages, restaurants, and shops. During our stay, people flocked to the area for the annual Yacht Hop, which looked just as fabulous as it sounds. Our final must-see? Hilton Head’s newest development, Shelter Cove Towne Centre (sheltercovetownecentre.com), bustling with trendy boutiques and restaurants alongside a brand new marshfront- view park that hosts movie nights, a community market, and live music that often concludes with fireworks. Hilton Head Island, S.C., hiltonheadisland.org. Special thanks to Weber and Shandwick and the Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce for organizing this trip.

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM SEA PINES BEACH CLUB, HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS, THE HILTON HEAD ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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San Francisco BY ANDREA BOSCO STEHLE San Francisco — “that’s fun to say!” And even more fun to experience. Still reeling from a glorious spring getaway with my husband, who surprised me with flights to “SF” last Christmas, we left only to find ourselves talking about when we would return. From sleek, steep hills and clicking, climbing cable cars, to a rumbling restaurant scene, San Francisco is an all-American city of energy and charm, not to mention crisp, amiable temps; picturesque homes; and beautiful Bay views. With a packed schedule (albeit generally spontaneous), we embarked on four days of adventure, crossing off and adding to our bucket list.

WHERE TO STAY Atop Nob Hill lies a luxurious landmark — The Fairmont San Francisco (fairmont.com/san-francisco). The historic hotel served as the site of Tony Bennett’s first public performance of his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” over 50 years ago. Request a Bay view and your heart will nest itself in the sweeping scape of Alcatraz, Coit Tower, and Saints Peter and Paul Church in the distance. As part of The Fairmont’s Bee Sustainable program, the hotel was the first in the city to install a bee sanctuary, housing rooftop hives that produce 1,000 pounds of honey each year. For the utimate breakfastin-bed experience, indulge in the fresh yogurt parfait, made with layers of said house nectar, while taking in the panoramic sights, and sounds of morning bustle and church bells. A downhill walk to Union Square is not far, nor is a brisk jaunt to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse (mrholmesbakehouse.com), known for its pastries (strawberry curd donut for the win!) and perfectly Instagrammable neon pink sign that reads, “I got baked in San Francisco.” On your way back up, pop into Grace Cathedral (gracecathedral.org) and people-watch in Huntington Park, lush with greenery and active with group fitness. Get a taste of the swanky tropics in the hotel’s storied Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar (tongaroom.com), which Anthony Bourdain has dubbed “the greatest place in the history of the world.”

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK Last August, Bon Appétit Magazine named San Francisco “the best food city in the country,” a title that its region of renowned chefs, farmers, and restaurateurs has upheld. An unbelievably delicious concentration of restaurants operates along SF’s 47-square-mile peninsula with more cropping up quicker than you can say Uber. Start with Mamacita (mamacitasf.com) in the Marina/Pacific Heights neighborhood. While paying homage to original Mexican dishes made from scratch daily, it buzzes with handcrafted cocktails that utilize over 90 in-house tequilas and mezcals. Go for the Pollo Taqueria, crispy Mary’s chicken tacos with guajillo mole, queso oaxaca, shredded little gems, and refried black beans. Complement its crunch with a house margarita — La Mamacita is made with blanco tequila, lime, and agave. Head to Marlowe (marlowesf.com) in SoMa for its stylish California vibe and the burger, served with caramelized onions, cheddar, bacon, and horseradish aioli. Begin with the warm deviled egg, made with aged provolone, pickled jalapeño, and bacon, as well as the Di Stefano burrata with fava bean toast, pea tendrils, sugar snap peas, lemon, and olive

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oil. For weekend brunch, venture to El Techo (eltechosf.com) in the Mission. Stare at the sun-drenched skyline from its rooftop terrace while savoring the Benedictos, two poached eggs, jalapeño cornbread, chorizo, spinach, and chile hollandaise. Before, after, or during, sip on perhaps the best-ever Paloma, made with Pueblo Viejo tequila, grapefruit, agave, lime, and soda. (Shoutout to our server, Raymond!) Another hot spot is Chef Tyler Florence’s Wayfare Tavern (wayfaretavern.com) in the Financial District. Dinner begins with freshly baked popovers, served with butter and Maldon sea salt. To start, dig in to the potato tot poutine, comprised of oxtail gravy, spring onion salsa verde, and burrata. Order the organic fried chicken, on Food & Wine’s Best Fried Chicken in America list, which features a buttermilk brine, roasted garlic, crisp herbs, and lemon.

WHAT TO DO Go to AT&T Park (sanfrancisco.giants.mlb. com) for a Giants game! Our beloved Pirates will understand. The views are undoubtedly some of the best in baseball — second to PNC Park, of course. Experience North Beach, San Francisco’s Little Italy. Book lovers unite at City Lights (citylights.com), one of the nation’s literary landmarks, founded in 1953. The bookstore-publisher combo has retained its intimacy, while expanding its impressive selection to three floors. Dine along Columbus Avenue and for dessert, treat yourself to canoli and pignoli cookies at Victoria Pastry Co. (415.781.2015). While nearby, visit the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi (shrinesf.org). If you plan to check out the famously crooked Lombard Street, do it first. The walk to North Beach descends from Russian Hill. If you haven’t before, do the routine touristy stops, such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli, Painted Ladies in Alamo Square, and Golden Gate Park in Haight-Ashbury. Pick a day to experience Wine Country, which will start with a trek across the gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge (Stop for photo ops during the day and at dusk). We visited Francis Ford Coppola Winery (francisfordcoppolawinery.com) for a taste of our favorite Cabernet Sauvignon firsthand. Fragrant roses (for pest control) and a sea of grapevines welcome guests along with a stellar estate, finished with tasting areas, a formal restaurant, and a pool. On display are Coppola’s Academy Awards and much of The Godfather memorabilia, including Don Vito Corleone’s original desk and the Pavilion from The Godfather: Part II, now parked poolside as a platform for all kinds of entertainment. Return to SF by way of Calistoga in Napa Valley for an exclusive flight at Castello di Amorosa (castellodiamorosa.com). Savor every moment in the 13th-century, Tuscan castle and winery under the golden sun. PHOTOGRAPHS BY J.W. STEHLE

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Islamorada, Florida Keys BY CHRISTINE TUMPSON Each year, we pick a new activity to master, and this year, we chose fishing. Not wanting to wait until the weather warmed in Pittsburgh, my son and I boarded a flight to Miami International Airport and headed straight south in search of deep sea fishing holes. A 90-minute, stunningly beautiful drive through the Florida Keys led us to the Cheeca Lodge & Spa (cheeca.com) in the middle of the island of Islamorada. Cheeca Lodge is famous around the world for its deep-sea fishing and annual Sail Fish competition. Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, it has a tradition of hosting elite sportsmen and even former presidents. Recently lauded by Vogue.com as one of 2016’s Five Top Hottest Winter Escapes, the resort is garnering interest from chic travelers with a new building and state-ofthe-art facilities. For our mother-son weekend getaway, it was the ultimate place to strengthen our bond with long walks on the white sandy beaches, long talks while enjoying the huge soaking tub on our suite’s balcony, and mainly, above everything else, long rides far out into the Gulf of Mexico to fish. To say that we got hooked is an understatement! Three weeks after our return, that same son took his father back to Cheeca Lodge for a fishing trip — this time, far out into the Atlantic Ocean.

Feeding the tarpons at Robbie’s (robbies.com) marina is a must-do on this trip. A short drive south and to the right of the bridge is one of the most amazing spots in the world. With 100-pound tarpons just waiting to be fed and powerful pelicans poised to take the snatch, a bucket filled with tiny bait is all you need. But if you want to eat authentic island snacks, snorkel, or hit the open seas in search of adventure, start here.

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One of the resort’s gems is its restaurant, Atlantic’s Edge (cheeca.com/dining/ atlanticsedge). Trained by chef extraordinaire Thomas Keller, Executive Chef Daniel Dalton leads with the freshest of ingredients, including cooking up the fish we caught that day! Grouper, mackerel, and snapper were all prepared three ways — blackened, grilled, and roasted — and presented to us in three overflowing plates. Within minutes, we had shared our scrumptious feast with every other diner in the restaurant, creating a spontaneous event that now makes for a meaningful memory. Lesson? The best way to eat fish is straight from the sea! This is the first catch we made — a grouper! Capt. Brett Hagood, owner of True Island Adventures (trueislandadventures.com), came highly recommended from the Cheeca Lodge staff. Besides being informative and helpful, Capt. Hagood made certain that we dropped anchor right at the convergence of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic, a perfect spot for casting and reeling in fish of every variety, from mackerel to grouper, to needle nose fish and red snapper. We saw them all and caught them, too!

No need to tell a “fish story” with this catch!

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CHEECA LODGE & SPA, BY CHRISTINE TUMPSON

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DIVE IN Jump right into the swing of summer with a beauty bag filled of our top picks to beat the heat, a new wardrobe to wear to the U.S. Open Championship, and pieces for hitting the links yourself. Plus, mark your calendars for the arrival of a fashion exhibit to fulfill every shoe lover’s fantasies. For details, visit WHIRL Directory, page 95. BY LIZ PETONIAK

1 HOT STUFF Summer is blazing towards us — is your makeup bag and hair regimen ready? Stock up on our best beauty buys to fight the sun and humidity, hand-selected for looking and feeling flawless on even the hottest of days.

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4 CHANEL Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Canotier, $28, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and chanel.com. Nails painted with a muted gold hue will complement all your warm weather outfits. 5 CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Sable, $32, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and chanel.com. Stunning on brown, blue, and green eyes alike, this copper shade, with a subtle shimmer, won’t fade throughout the day.

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6 Nerium International Age-Defying Eye Serum, $80, Jeffrey Smith Salon. Chic sunglasses are no excuse to hide your eyes this summer. This serum works in just minutes to soften lines around the eyes and continues to fight aging, dark circles, and puffiness with ongoing use. 7 Kérastase Discipline Mousse Curl Idéal, $42, Jeffrey Smith Salon. For girls with curls who want a quick style, this mousse from Kérastase’s newest line delivers. Fight frizz and tame curls without the harmful heat of a blowdryer or curling iron.

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8 Kérastase Elixir Ultime Bi-Phase Voluptuous Beautifying Oil Mist, $58, Jeffrey Smith Salon. Finally, a hair oil that doesn’t weigh us down! This mist formula gives a lighter, shinier feel, while also providing volume to our locks with a blend of four key oils: argan, camellia, pracaxi, and maize.

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2 CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Limited Edition Eyeshadow in Empreinte du Désert, $65, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and chanel.com. This palette of earthy, desert tones, embossed with sand dune-like waves, provides subtle dimension along with so many possibilities. 3 Tela Beauty Organics Frizz Buster Dry Texture Spray, $32, Philip Pelusi Salons and telanyc.com. Our editors loved this spray’s refreshing smell, 35 certified organic ingredients, and ability to de-frizz and de-frazzle our hair without disrupting its style.

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1 CHANEL Le Volume de CHANEL Waterproof Mascara in Mirage, $32, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and chanel.com. This mascara proved its staying power, even through a day spent by the beach.

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9 Aveda new daily light guard defense fluid broad spectrum SPF 30, $42, La Pomponnée Beauty Artisans. Everyone’s heard the phrase “the best defense is a good offense.” It especially applies here with Aveda’s newest SPF formula that not only blocks UVA/UVB rays, but also defends against free-radical damage and works to build up the skin’s natural environmental barrier with kukui seed oil. 10 PCA Skin Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45, $42, pcaskin.com. We appreciated the weightless feel and neutral scent (that didn’t at all remind us of traditional sunscreen) PCA Skin’s sunscreen aimed at oily and acne-prone skin types. Apply prior to makeup or sport it solo. 11 Hairdo Braided headband, $15, La Pomponnée Beauty Artisans. Headed from the pool to lunch? Pull your hair away from your face with a headband that poses as a cute braid for an instant hairstyle.

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SPECTATOR GUIDE The 2016 U.S. Open Championship lands at Oakmont Country Club JUNE 13-19, and along with all of the superstar golfers and fanfare comes proper dress etiquette. The first rule of thumb: keep it conservative. As a spectator, the goal is to appear stylish in a way that won’t distract from the game. Sundresses, polo shirts, sleeveless blouses, and loose fitting skirts or shorts in comfortable, breathable fabrics will work best for the days where the sun beats down. And for those with gallery tickets, comfortable shoes are a must, as heels will sink into the grass. We recommend chic sneakers; flats; dressier, sturdy sandals; or trendier “flatform” sandals. Accessories like hats and sunglasses to shield against the sun, paired with a small cross body purse, complete the look. Shop our three ideal outfits, curated from Oakmont staple Carabella, and gather inspiration for what to wear to the U.S. Open, here.

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Keep cool in the air conditioned pavilion with a coordinating sweater and maxi dress.

Join Carabella and Carol Massaro for cocktails, summer supper, dessert, and dancing on June 15, as the 300 block of Allegheny River Boulevard closes down for “The Longest Table,” an evening under the stars to support the Joseph A. Massaro Alzheimer Research Fund. Tickets available at carabellaoakmont.com.

1. Botkier leather crossbody bag, $270. 2. Nicole Miller Artelier long sleeve beaded shift dress, $495. 3. Echo hat, $48. 4. David Cline polo dress, $100. 5. French Kandee beaded multi-strand necklace, $250. 6. Jack & Jo striped long sweater, $150. Sleeveless linen maxi dress, $120. Carabella, 328 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. 412.828.2187. carabellaoakmont.com.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL FORNATARO

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IF THE SHOE FITS The Frick Art & Historical Center fulfills the fantasies of the shoe-obsessed with the highly anticipated opening of Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, on JUNE 11. Lust-worthy footwear from designers that fuel our fixation, like Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Prada, and Alexander McQueen, will be on display alongside historical and conceptual pieces, like 18th-century silk slippers and shoes produced from a 3-D printer, as a feast for the eyes that delves into thinking of high-heeled shoes as “layered cultural symbols in narratives of attraction, transformation, empowerment, and play.” This exhibition marks the continuity of fashion as a theme at The Frick as the first of three major fashion exhibits to come through the museum, including Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion next fall, and the works of Isabelle de Borchgrave, who creates historic costumes entirely out of paper in 2018. Director Robin Nicholson, appointed in September 2014, tells us he sees fashion as a niche space in Pittsburgh that the museum has the potential to fill. “I saw the exhibition well before I came to The Frick, and I was thinking about the popularity of fashion and how we can create our niche here,” he says. “It’s contemporary, modern, and glamorous. [Killer Heels] bridges the gap perfectly for us, and it pushes The Frick out there as a more edgy space.” The Brooklyn Museum, where the exhibit originally opened, commissioned six videos from cutting-edge contemporary artists offering daring interpretations of the high heel’s role in modern art and society. Nicholson explains that Killer Heels uncovers the high-heeled shoe’s many facets, from its initial development, to East Asian inspiration, its role in glamour and fetish, as a form of architecture, the incorporation of natural and animal forms, and space design influence à la Lady Gaga. With pieces pulled from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, and the designers themselves, the total number of heels tallies up to nearly 150. He says, “I think that [visitors] will be surprised by the variety of forms that shoes can take. This [exhibit] just shows how imaginative designers have been in thinking about that whole form. In all of fashion, it’s the most fantastical and architectural creation. The collection emphasizes that it’s a visual feast — colorful, dramatic, and exciting.” For tickets, visit thefrickpittsburgh.org. Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze. 412.371.0600. thefrickpittsburgh. org. Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe is organized by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum.

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Chinese. Manchu Woman’s Shoe, 19th Century. Cotton embroidered satinweave silk. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection.

Winde Rienstra. “Bamboo Heel,” 2012. Bamboo, glue, plastic cable ties. Courtesy of Winde Rienstra.

Prada. Wedge Sandal in Rosso, Bianco, and Nero Leather, Spring/Summer 2012. Courtesy of Prada USA Corp.

Nicholas Kirkwood. Pumps, Spring/Summer 2013. Suede with gold and clear Swarovski crystals. Courtesy of Nicholas Kirkwood.

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STYLE ACE Hosting the U.S. Open Championship right in our own backyard has inspired us to bring our golf wardrobe up to par. Schedule some “me-time” prior to your next tee-time to pop into Gals on and Off the Green, brimming with new arrivals for the season ahead, including the latest styles that pair the newest technology with fashionable touches. These top and skort combos with on-trend cuts, colors, zipper detailing, and patterns will not only look chic on the golf course, but will make the transition to a round of drinks or dinner a breezy one.

EP Pro Tour Tech cosmo pink bellini sleeveless polo, $65. Static stripe zipper skort, $85

Daily Sports quick dry sleeveless polo, $60. Zip up jacket, $120. Printed skirt, $110.

EP Pro Tour Tech dahlia ruched sleeveless polo, $65. Notting Hill scarf print skort, $85.

Gals On and Off the Green, 7440 McKnight Road, Ross Park. 412.630.8808. galsonandoffthegreen.com.

BEST DRESSED: SUNDRESS SEASON The sundress encapsulates all of the best parts of summer: light, breezy, easy, and beautiful. Using the term a bit more loosely, event goers this month defined these qualities sporting dresses with simple cuts and pretty details ideal for outdoor fêtes, including one of our all-time favorites: the PNC Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Spring Hat Luncheon. And sometimes, the best “sundress” isn’t even a dress at all, as proven by one style savvy lady who worked a trendy matching skirt and top set.

KIYA TOMLIN AT THE PNC PITTSBURGH PARKS CONSERVANCY SPRING HAT LUNCHEON

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PITTSBURGH ROCK ’N ROLL LEGENDS AWARDS More than 475 guests came ready to rock at the Third Annual Pittsburgh Rock ’N Roll Legends Awards held, for the first time, at Stage AE. “It’s just an electric night celebrating the talented musicians and music industry people who have created this rich history of rock ’n roll in the Pittsburgh area,” says chairwoman Mary Ann Miller. Among the legends celebrated were this year’s inductees — Billy Price, Joe Grushecky, The Skyliners, Pat DiCesare, and Sean McDowell — voted on by the public and some 200 local music industry pros in the Legends Academy of Voters, from a list of nominees in four categories. When videos from each of the inductees’ friends and colleagues were played, the crowd was especially excited to see Bruce Springsteen congratulating Grushecky on his induction! The night was filled with great music from an abundance of talented musicians; great laughter, from the likes of co-emcees Steve Hansen and Larry Richert, to Mark Eddie’s rendition of “Dahntahn,” based on Petula Clark’s “Downtown;” and, most importantly, giving. The night, presented by UPMC Health Plan/ UPMC CancerCenter, benefited The Cancer Caring Center. Says Miller, “Watching all the guests on the dance floor and throughout the venue cheering for more than 30 outstanding musicians from multiple generations, all on stage at the end of the night just rockin’ it out, gave me chills — and made me so proud to be a Pittsburgher!” — A.D. PHOTOGRAPHS BY SARAH COLLINS

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Friends, patrons, and stylists alike gathered at Jeffrey Smith Salon in Highland Park for a fun-filled evening of good eats, drinks, music, and a celebration of craftsmanship! As guests sipped on beer and wine, and noshed on tasty burgers from the BRGR food truck, DJ 7UP spun tunes in the upscale salon space. Owner Jeffrey Smith unveiled his latest jewelry collection, organized by color, and was on hand to share his inspiration and details behind the beautiful pieces. Seth Clark, whose work hangs as a gallery along the salon walls, was also in attendance. Last year, he was named the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP)’s Emerging Artist of the Year. “The highlight of the evening was that more than half of Jeffrey’s jewelry sold, and the same with Seth [Clark]’s art,” says Jeffrey Smith Salon Manager and Nerium International Director Sandy DiGregory. “We have a new artist once a year, so we’re going to try to do the event annually. Jeffrey is a huge proponent of Pittsburgh art. It’s a win-win situation. We need art on our walls; our clients are the types of people who appreciate and buy art, and the artist wins as well!” — A.B.S.

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PNC PITTSBURGH PARKS CONSERVANCY SPRING HAT LUNCHEON For the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, there is no event as iconic as the Spring Hat Luncheon. Frick Park served as the spacious site for this year’s festivities, held routinely on Kentucky Derby Day. Gorgeous guests entered through the Reynolds Street gatehouse, making their way to the cocktail hour tent, where mimosas were passed and hats were admired! The Duquesne Club whipped up a fabulous lunch of chilled carrot and garam masala soup; and a colorful medley of petite composed spring greens, lemon-peppered beef, bronzed noisette of halibut, spring vegetables, and quinoa and falafel salads for 650 attendees. For dessert, a raspberry lime “hat” with blood orange coulis was served along with the Club’s grand macaroons. “This year’s Spring Hat Luncheon was an all-out, amazing success,” says Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Senior Manager of Communications & Creative Scott Roller. “The weather was picture-perfect, and our attendees and sponsors raised over $530,000 for our city’s parks. That generosity means more kids can enjoy our environmental education programs, additional attention can be given to community parks, and we can keep working every day to make our region’s parks among the most admired in the country.”— A.B.S.

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LOOK OUT Views of the city and woods alike wow in these diverse homes

Light, travertine dining room floors brilliantly reflect the shining focal point, made especially impressive by the 22foot beamed ceiling frame and feng shui design. The layout offers a view from every angle, including the open terrace.

HIGHER GROUND 1104 Grandview Ave., 3, Mt. Washington — Listed at $1,495,000

For more information, contact Lynne Bingham of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services at 412.855.9154. howardhanna.com.

With a spectacular view of Pittsburgh that most certainly speaks for itself, this two-bedroom, three-bathroom condo was built around the unique Mt. Washington advantage — the opportunity to treat the city as a work of art.

Quartz counters gleam in this gourmet kitchen, with a front-facing bar to see the skyline. Or, step out of the kitchen and down the block to one of Mt. Washington’s distinguished restaurants. 86

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Rich, warm colors connect the kitchen with the living room, a joint room kept open by a peninsula counter. Crown molding and recessed lighting lift the room to create a dynamic space.

THE VIEW 2359 Holt St., South Side — Listed at $430,000

For more information, contact Renee Georgi of Northwood Realty Services at 412.367.3200. northwood.com.

With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this South Side townhouse offers magnificent city views, both inside and out.

Two maintenancefree decks — one off of the living room and one off of the master — have skyline views beyond the immediate South Side, a quick jaunt away and humming with culture.

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Light pours into the kitchen through some of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many grand windows onto heated flooring and granite counters. Meanwhile, the neutral color palette offers endless opportunities.

PEACEFUL PALACE 709 Parkview Drive, Pine Twp. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Listed at $1,335,000

For more information, contact Linda Honeywill of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty at 412.367.8000 x237. ThePreferredRealty.com.

A serene patio outlook, a wall of Palladian windows, and even the scene from custom movie theater seating give this five-bedroom, five-full- and one-half-bathroom home a diverse range of vantage points, offering views from everywhere for everyone.

Marble work elevates this bathroom, continuing with soft neutrals that evoke calming tranquility. Even while soaking in the tub, enjoy an unmatched view. 88

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Howard Hanna Homes of Distinction

PYMATUNING TWP • $5,000,000 • JANET LANDFRIED • 724-588-9008 Encompassing 90 acres with breathtaking views of Shenango Lake and a mile of frontage, this Contemporary estate epitomizes luxurious living. A circular foyer with a glass elevator offers views of the cantilevered architectural elements. The chef’s kitchen provides two breakfast bars and a grand center island. Open to the kitchen, the two-story great room is a masterpiece with walls of windows and a unique glass floor above the 54-foot indoor pool and adjacent three-story pool room. Additional features include a wine cellar, theater, office, and 360-degree rooftop observation room. This estate has been divided into two listings. Offered at $5 million, the house, full 90 acres, an additional lodge home, and 5,000 sq. ft. barn are included; at $2.9 million, the main residence and 10 acres are included.

SQUIRREL HILL • $1,950,000 • ROZ NEIMAN • 412-361-4000

BELL ACRES • $1,875,000 • KATHE BARGE • 412-741-2200

This six-bedroom, all-brick Contemporary combines clean lines, soaring ceilings, ample natural light, and hardwood to create visually exciting spaces. A center hall opens onto a partially covered wraparound deck. The third level hosts a den and a second family room with vaulted ceiling, skylights, and exposed beams. Other amenities include a wet bar, custom built-in media unit, and two-car garage.

Privately sited on a 6-acre wooded lot in Skymark Farms, this custom home exhibits impeccable attention to detail. The entry hall dazzles with a curved staircase and massive chandelier. The 1,500 sq. ft. master suite has a sitting room, dual baths and dressing chambers, a spa-like walk-in shower, and jetted tub. Other luxuries include upper and lower-level laundry rooms, and main-level movie, study, and spa rooms.

HAMPTON • $1,295,000 • TRUDY WARD • 412-963-6300 This sprawling stone Bungalow offers rich architectural detail, walls of windows, and a gourmet kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances and large center island. The four bedrooms include a mainlevel master suite with fireplace and walk-in shower. The 3-acre property also includes a carriage house with full kitchen.

MURRYSVILLE • $999,000 • BONNIE HEINECKE & DEBBIE NOVICKOFF • 724-327-5161 This palatial Mediterranean estate offers a resort-style setting with a heated in-ground pool, two cabanas, and a piazza. The extraordinary lower level contains an outstanding wine cellar and home theater system. Amenities include community club house, pool, and lake.

DOWNTOWN • $1,499,900 • LORI HUMMEL • 412-271-7600 This penthouse-style condominium with prized outdoor terrace in a coveted building with full-time staff and secure parking offers over 2,000 sq. ft. of luxurious living space and postcard views of the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers, Mt. Washington and more. The master suite has custom closets, ventilated shoe storage, and spa-styled bath.

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MAKING FITNESS

FUN Jennifer Ferris-Glick, yoga instructor and co-owner of Exhale Pittsburgh

Spend the summer working out as a family, creating healthy habits and fond memories with every exercise BY RACHEL JONES • PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL FORNATARO

ust a few months after my adorable nephew, Luke, was born, my sister was already coming up with “mommy-and-me” workouts for them to do together. Whether it was lifting him above her head or holding him while she did squats, each exercise left him in a fit of giggles and her with burning muscles.

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and workout time for mommy. “When it comes to exercising with your family, particularly your small children, it’s really about two things: the family bonding, since things often don’t go as planned, and setting a good example early in life so that living a healthy lifestyle comes as second nature,” she says.

These engaging exercises are great ways to break a sweat and build a special bond between families. Jennifer Ferris-Glick can attest to that. The owner of the soon-to-be-opened Exhale Pittsburgh and mother of Olliver, 3, and twins Otto and Wolf, 6 months, shows her flexibility on the yoga mat and in her ability to combine play time for her boys

We asked the energetic family to demonstrate fun, easy workouts that fitness experts across the Pittsburgh area suggested for parents and children to try together. Try them out with your family, too! Details in WHIRL Directory, page 94.

Ellie Calgaro, trainer at FASTER, suggests doing these body-weight exercises with baby:

PUSH-UPS 1. Lay your baby – or babies, in Jennifer’s case! – on the floor, face up. 2. Lower yourself into a push-up, give a little smooch, and push yourself back up.

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CALF RAISES 1. Hold your baby against your stomach. 2. Raise up onto your tip toes, then slowly lower your heels back down to the floor.

BRIDGES 1. Lay on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Seat your baby on your belly. 2. Drive through your heels, squeeze the glutes, and lift your hips up into a bridge. 3. Lower yourself back down.

LUNGES 1. Hold your baby at your chest. (You can settle him or her into a stroller, too!) 2. Lunge forward, bending your front knee to 90 degrees and keeping it behind your toes. 3. Bring your feet back together, and repeat with the opposite leg. Tip: If you’re doing this while holding your baby, be sure to engage your abdominal muscles and keep good posture to support your back.

Jodi Butler, owner and coach of Pittsburgh FIT, recommends:

ANIMAL RACES 1. Assume the position of a bear (crawling with your hands and feet), crab (scooting with your feet in front of you and hands behind you, keeping your seat off the floor), or lizard (similar to a bear crawl but lower to the ground). 2. See who can make it across the yard or living room the fastest!

Chris Anthony, owner of Chris Anthony Fitness, recommends: TIC TOC: RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT 1. Stand up straight, facing your child. One person will be the leader, the other the follower. 2. The leader starts by saying, “Green light!” and performing tic-tocs. Raise your right leg to the right side as high as you can, then return it back

to the floor. Immediately raise your left leg to the left side as high as you can, then back down again. 3. When the leader says, “Yellow light!” repeat the same tic-toc movement, only much slower. 4: When the leader says, “Red light!” everyone stops. Can you balance on one leg? Do your best!

#FITFAM Urging kids off of the couch and onto the field (or gym, ice, or turf) is an increasingly difficult feat, considering all of the attractions that 2016 has given said couch. As if TV and video games weren’t enough, you’re now just as likely to catch kids idly scrolling through a phone. But, especially in their earliest years (pre-preteen), it’s imperative to get kids moving. “When you’re growing up, you’re able to reproduce more fat cells,” says Dr. Jim O’Toole, double board certified plastic surgeon and owner of O’Toole Plastic Surgery. “Once you get to your preteen years, you stop reproducing them. Individual fat cells get bigger or smaller, but the number is set.” So, those who grow up active, healthy, and fit are less likely to develop a weight problem later in life, simply because their fat cell count limits weight gain potential. Biologically, it’s a crucial way to set children up for a long, healthier life. “As a family, it’s important that you remain active.” And that is saying nothing of the habits that form in early years and are carried on, especially when it comes to eating. Dr. O’Toole raises his own three kids with that in mind. “My wife [KDKA-TV’s Susan Koeppen] and I have always attempted to start with the simple basics,” he says, “and the most basic thing is healthy eating habits and patterns so that eating healthy is an ingrained part of life instead of something you have to force on them later.” Teaching healthy habits comes from providing kids the knowledge that they need to make their own informed choices. For example, understanding that food is fuel for our body, or that foods of lower nutritional value should be limited when possible and not all calories are created equal. “You only get one body, so be conscious of what you’re putting into it,” O’Toole says, an important fact that he teaches his own kids. Understanding weight, health, activity, and the correlation between all three on a very fundamental level sets kids up to make the right decisions for the rest of their lives. As with all things, the process of educating children is not one size fits all. “As the kids get older, what you do evolves,” says O’Toole. This is true of both the activities that they’re involved in (by exposing them to a range early on so they may find their favorite) and the level of comprehension that you can expect about a healthy lifestyle. But one thing is certain: the earlier kids start, the better. “It’s not some casual thing you do,” says O’Toole. “It has to be a way of life.” O’Toole Plastic Surgery, otooleplasticsurgery.com. — Abby Dudley WH I R LM A G A Z I N E .C OM / WH IRL

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1. “It felt so light and airy and comfortable, plus everything about it was my style,” Stacy says of her Prairie Rose dress by Janay A. Handmade, purchased at Glitter & Grit. 2. Stacy’s bridesmaids complemented each other beautifully in pink, teal, mint, and pewter dresses designed by Watters, Sorella Vita, and BHLDN, respectively. 3. Nancy Cameron of Destiny Hill Farm grew the flowers for the bouquets and centerpieces at the venue site. “She managed to carry the vintage, eclectic look throughout every detail,” Stacy says. “I loved it.” 4. Textured, green frosting covered the couple’s strawberry champagne-flavored cake in a fun, ombré effect.

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STACY TEIERLE & TIMOTHY O’NEILL Stacy Teierle and Timothy O’Neill literally had a storybook engagement. “I love reading (and of course, Harry Potter). Timothy hates reading, so I always joked that he couldn’t marry me until he read the Harry Potter series,” says Stacy. One day, Timothy took Stacy for a picnic in North Park and he pulled out a gift-wrapped Harry Potter book. “He was telling me that he read this for me and had a favorite part to show me,” Stacy says. “Then, he was down on one knee.” He had cut out a square in the middle of the book and placed the engagement ring inside. As a way to incorporate spring colors and decorative elements that reflect their personalities, Stacy and Timothy brought an eclectic feel to the rustic ceremony and reception spaces at Destiny Hill Farm. Stacy, her mother, and Destiny Hill’s Nancy Cameron helped scope out vintage pieces at flea markets and thrift stores to be used as décor for the big day. “It gave our whole wedding the perfect variety that I wanted,” Stacy says. And having everyone pitch in to help bring it all together allowed Stacy to focus on the most important element of the day: marrying the love of her life. “It’s so tempting to do everything yourself since you want every detail to be perfect,” Stacy says, “but letting your friends and family help will make it that much more special and save yourself some stress.”

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ALISSA PIEKARSKI & DAVID WELSHER After relocating to Northwest Arkansas, Alissa Piekarski took to match.com to meet other young professionals in the area with similar interests. There, she found David Welsher, who proved to be her perfect match! Two years later, David took Alissa to see her favorite artist’s exhibit at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art before a planned getaway to Kansas City. “I turned to David and said, ‘I think we may be the only ones here for the exhibit,’” Alissa explains. “Then it hit me that on the table were pictures of us along with Champagne and flowers, and the photographer there was his sister, Lindsay.” He proposed in the museum, then whisked his new fiancé off to Pittsburgh (not Kansas City, as he’d originally said) to share the sweet news with her family. Both families came together for an interfaith ceremony at Heinz Chapel, as Alissa is a University of Pittsburgh alumna, followed by a fun reception at Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. The ballroom glowed with string lights across the ceiling and the glistening reflections from Alissa’s homemade brooch bouquet and the crystal details on the couple’s cake. “Our favorite memory was being able to watch our friends and family who traveled to be with us, especially both sides of our families, who came together and had so much fun celebrating us.”

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Alissa and David participated in a traditional Hora, or chair dance, a fun memory from their Catholic-Jewish wedding.

LARA KELLY & SHEA SIMPSON When Lara Kelly and Shea Simpson met at Saint Vincent College, they quickly formed a friendship that turned into a nine-year courtship. En route to their ninth anniversary dinner, Shea asked if they could stop by their Seattle home, which was in the process of being remodeled. When she stepped inside, Lara saw posters of the couple in every city they’ve lived in together. The tour, peppered with Shea recounting his favorite memories in each city, concluded with a sweet proposal. They celebrated their love back in Pittsburgh, starting with a traditional ceremony at Calvary United Methodist Church. “My favorite memory was seeing Shea for the first time that day, waiting for me at the end of the aisle,” Lara recalls. “He looked so handsome, and I couldn’t wait to finally marry him and then celebrate with all of our family and friends.” They did just that at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens reception, sweetened with blush pink and silver details. A three-tiered cake from Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique, topped with fresh flowers, paired well with the romantic atmosphere — and the traditional cookie table, filled with treats made by both families! For other couples looking to have an equally flawless wedding, Lara recommends hiring a wedding planner. “Perfectly Planned by Shari did a wonderful job and made our vision come to life.”

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“She looked absolutely amazing in her dress, and she had the most beautiful smile on her face the whole time,” Shea says, of seeing Lara walk down the aisle. “It’s an image that’s etched in my memory and easily my favorite part of the day.”

DETAILS IN WHIRL DIRECTORY, PAGE 94. | SUBMIT YOUR WEDDING FOR WHIRL’S CONSIDERATION AT WHIRLWEDDINGS.COM.

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WHIRL WELLNESS: MAKING FITNESS FUN

STACY TEIERLE & TIMOTHY O’NEILL Bride’s Dress & Jewelry Glitter & Grit Cake Patti’s Pasticceria Caterer The Golf Club of Washington Ceremony, Flowers, & Reception Destiny Hill Farm Decorations & Linens All Occasions Party Rental Entertainment & Lighting DJ Scott Wooten of Marquee Wedding Company Hair & Makeup Caruso Hair & Esthetics Honeymoon Antigua Photographer Lauren Renee Designs Rehearsal Dinner Angelo’s Restaurant Tuxedos Men’s Wearhouse

Exhale Pittsburgh, 222 Boulevard of the Allies, Downtown. 412.573.9642. exhalepittsburgh.com. FASTER, 4898 Campbells Run Road, Robinson Township. 412.489.6036. performfaster.com. Pittsburgh FIT, 201 N. Braddock Ave., East Side. 412.445.2154.pittsburghfit.com. Chris Anthony Fitness, 6901 Lynn Way, North Point Breeze.412.292.1045. chrisanthonyfitness.com.

ALISSA PIEKARSKI & DAVID WELSHER Bride’s Dress Celebrity Bridal Boutique Bridesmaids’ Dresses Etsy Cake Bethel Bakery Ceremony Heinz Memorial Chapel Decorations, Flowers, & Linens Arvay Event Design & Rental Entertainment & Lighting Eventures Weddings Hair & Makeup Bridal Art by Marissa Julin Honeymoon Belize Photographer Lokmer Photography Inc. Reception Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center Rehearsal Dinner Pittsburgh Steak Company Stationary MagnetStreet Tuxedos Banana Republic, Men’s Wearhouse Videographer The Pros Wedding

LARA KELLY & SHEA SIMPSON Accommodations Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel Bride’s Dress MB Bride & Special Occasion Bridesmaids Dresses Nordstrom Cake Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique Caterer Catering Success by Sodexo Ceremony Calvary United Methodist Church Decorations & Linens All Occasions Party Rental, Marbella Event Furniture and Decor Rental, Gray Phoenix, Lendable Linens Entertainment & Lighting DJ Harold Purdy of Kelli Burns Entertainment LLC Flowers Allison McGeary Florist, Inc. Hair & Makeup Beauty Justified by Justine Lynn Honeymoon Moorea Island Photographer Steven Dray Images Planner Perfectly Planned by Shari Reception Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Rehearsal Dinner Bar Marco Videographer Sherer Video Productions Inc.

Bethel Bakery alternated tiers of white and chocolate cake, with mango and raspberry fillings in between, for Alissa and David’s wedding. Decorated with a few fondant briar roses and a sparkling “LOVE” cake topper, the crystal and lace confection perfectly matched their silver cake stand.

Lara complemented her detailed lace and point d’esprit gown from MB Bride & Special Occasion with a cathedral-length veil, made by her mother-in-law, and a crystal belt.

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Docherty Talent & Modeling Agency, 103 Market St., suite #3, Downtown. 412.765.1400. dochertyagency.com. Eyetique, eyetique.com. Larrimor’s, One PNC Plaza, 249 Fifth Ave., Downtown. 412.471.5757. larrimors.com. Littles Shoes, 5850 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.521.3530. littlesshoes.com. Henne Jewelers, 5501 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.682.0226. hennejewelers.com. Mec Modern Barbering/La Pomponnée Beauty Artisans, 659 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.531.1498. mecbarberspa.com. Samuel Baron Clothiers, 201 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside. 412.441.1144. samuelbaronclothiers.com. Spoiled Chics, 350 Beaver St., Sewickley. 412.741.0977. spoiledchics.com. TRIM Pittsburgh, 5968 Baum Blvd., East Liberty. 412.512.9251. trimpittsburgh.com. Vestis, 5124 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.784.1112. vestispgh.com.

STYLE NEWS: DIVE IN CHANEL, chanel.com. Jeffrey Smith Salon, 5806 Bryant St., Highland Park. 412.441.1440. PCA Skin, pcaskin.com. Philip Pelusi Salons, philippelusi.com. La Pomponnée Beauty Artisans, 659 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.563.3990. Tela Beauty Organics, telanyc.com.

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Stylist CeCe Rosella from Mec Modern Barbering used Aveda men’s line to create three hair styles for model Masa Nyunoya of Doherty Talent & Modeling Agency: messy and textured, slicked back and beachy, and clean cut and gentlemen-like.

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WHAT A DOLL I inherited my adoration for Dolly Parton from my Grandpap. And what’s not to love? Sweet and wholesome as apple pie, the legendary superstar has been captivating audiences since the 1960s. Over the years, she’s garnered fans of every generation and more awards than any other female country singer. There’s a vivid beauty in the way she writes songs that allows you to picture the story as you listen to it, the true mark of a great country artist. “I love telling stories,” Parton says. “I love to paint pictures with songs.” Her art gallery of hits is filled with classics like “I Will Always Love You,” “Jolene,” “9 to 5,” and “Islands in the Stream.” While it’s been 25 years since her last major tour, Parton has been performing “here and there, now and then for a few years, but as you mentioned, it’s the first one in a long time,” she says. “With the ‘Coat of Many Colors,’ the success of our CD, and our tour through Europe — it got a lot of attention here, too. A lot of promoters and a lot of the fans said, ‘Why don’t you do it here?’ So I said, ‘OK, if you want me to, I will.’ It seemed like a good time to do it.” Dolly Parton: Pure & Simple hits 60 cities across the U.S. and Canada from June through December, with a show at CONSOL Energy Center on JUNE 28. Staying true to the name, Parton plans on commanding the stage with a scaled-down set and letting her music speak for herself. “It’s called ‘Pure & Simple’ and it’s me, doing what I do, talking about home and family, doing a few songs from the new CD and the old favorites,” she says. “We’ll do our corny comedy and gospel stuff, too. I’ll tell lots of stories as I go.” Stories about growing up in her grandpa’s church, her humble beginnings, and her coat of many colors — the inspiring and true tale from her childhood, turned 1971 hit song, turned 2015 hit movie, about how Parton learned from life’s hardships and discovered the real riches in life. She continues to share this message with fans, making her a source of hope and a wellrespected role model. Admirers also look up to her philanthropic endeavors, mostly facilitated through the Dollywood Foundation. Founded after her successful theme park of the same name brought tourist dollars and job opportunities to Sevier County, where she grew up, the Foundation grants high school scholarships in her hometown and oversees Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which sends free books to over 900,000 children in four countries.

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“I think we are who we are because of the people we’re around and the way we grew up,” Parton says. “But certainly, [my 11 siblings and I] were brought up to have an open, big, and giving heart. That was the Christian way. That just seems to be my nature. I love to do things for people.” For some, just seeing the bubbly charmer on stage is the greatest gift she can give. Her talent radiates from her pure voice through her touching lyrics with the same vivacious enthusiasm she’s had her entire career. Her secret? “Good doctors, good lighting, and good makeup,”she laughs. “And a good attitude!” For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com. Dolly Parton, dollyparton.com.

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Profile for WHIRL Publishing

WHIRL Magazine: June 2016  

In this issue: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Summer Entertainment Guide, the 2016 U.S. Open, and the 2016 Nonprofit Volunteer Guide.

WHIRL Magazine: June 2016  

In this issue: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Summer Entertainment Guide, the 2016 U.S. Open, and the 2016 Nonprofit Volunteer Guide.

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