Tag: Kim Roberts

Pittsburgh native fighting to ‘revive government’

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh native fighting to ‘revive government’

By Kim Roberts Point Park News Service Stephanie Summers spends her days in Washington, D.C., smack in the middle of conversations about two very touchy subjects: religion and politics. As the Chief Executive Officer for the Center for Public Justice, the 35-year-old Pittsburgh native is particularly busy this election season educating citizens about a biblical […]

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Pittsburgh native CEO of North Side’s Adonai Center for Black Males

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh native CEO of North Side’s Adonai Center for Black Males

By Kim Roberts Point Park News Service Nearly a decade ago, during his seven summers working at a Boy Scouts of America camp, Kevin Carter noticed a lack of African-American males, like himself, and decided he wanted to try to make life better for people of color. Those feelings of insularity intensified as he grew […]

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Prom-themed fundraiser to support special needs theater program

| October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Prom-themed fundraiser to support special needs theater program

By Kim Roberts Point Park News Service As the fall foliage gives way to the gray days of winter, anticipation is building in the students and staff at the Center for Theater Arts in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., as they get ready for the glamour of prom night. But this November prom is not a typical […]

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Newly promoted soloist prepares for PBT season

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
Newly promoted soloist prepares for PBT season

By Kim Roberts Point Park News Service Amanda Cochrane slides into her costume, covered in sparkles and sprinkled with fairy dust. She slips on her pointe shoes and wraps the pale, silk ribbons around her ankles. In an instant, she becomes Tinkerbell for a performance of Peter Pan. Under a bright spotlight, she dances spunky choreography […]

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre prepares for upcoming season

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre prepares for upcoming season

By Kim Roberts Point Park News Service During a break in rehearsals for the classic drama “Giselle,” Alexandra Kochis spoke of her excitement at having the opportunity to dance in the ballet that tells a story of love, madness and revenge. “(The role of) Giselle has been one of my all-time dreams to perform because […]

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New City Church kicks off weekly services Downtown

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
New City Church kicks off weekly services Downtown

By Kim Roberts Point Park News Service Worshipers at the New City Church proclaimed a collective “Amen” during its first weekly service on Sunday, Sept. 9, after over a year of planning, meeting and praying. The church aims to fulfill the spiritual needs of students, young adults and empty nesters in downtown Pittsburgh. “We’d like to create […]

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