PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
STRAIGHT NO CHASER
OPEN ANOTHER “SIX PACK”
THE SPEAKEASY TOUR PLAYS THE BENEDUM ON DECEMBER 12 & 13
AS PART OF COHEN & GRIGSBY TRUST PRESENTS SERIES
PITTSBURGH–Popular a cappella group Straight No Chaser celebrates the third volume of the beloved “SIX PACK” series with a major U.S. tour. “The Speakeasy Tour” launched October 27 at Turing Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, and will continue through the end of the year, culminating with a visit to Hawaii, set for January 2 at Honolulu’s Blaisdell Hall.
In Pittsburgh, Straight No Chaser will appear at the Benedum Center on Tuesday, December 12, and Wednesday, December 13, both at 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices range from $48.75 to $73.75, and are available at these official ticket sources: online at www.TrustArts.org, by calling the box office at (412) 456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square (655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh). These performances are a part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.
“SIX PACK: VOLUME 3” sees the world famous a cappella group cracking open a number of contemporary pop hits and rock classics, highlighted by “Sweet Dreams/HandClap” – their one-of-a-kind mash-up of Eurhythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” and Fitz and the Tantrums’ “HandClap” – as well as their show-stopping “Beyoncé Medley.”
“SIX PACK: VOLUME 3” follows 2016’s “I’LL HAVE ANOTHER…CHRISTMAS ALBUM,” the a cappella group’s sixth full-length release and first full-length holiday release in seven years. Widely beloved for their trademark takes on Yuletide favorites, Straight No Chaser made their now classic debut with 2008’s “HOLIDAY SPIRITS,” followed in the next year by “CHRISTMAS CHEERS.” Both albums reached the top of the holiday charts at Amazon and the iTunes Store and are now certified gold by the RIAA. Like the preceding “SIX PACK” and “SIX PACK: VOLUME 2,” the new EP continues Straight No Chaser’s long history of bringing their unique touch and inimitable vocal style to a stunning range of contemporary standards. Their most recent non-holiday release, 2015’s “THE NEW OLD FASHIONED,” saw the renowned group putting their matchless touch upon songs spanning The Weeknd and Radiohead to Bob Dylan and Atlantic label mate Charlie Puth.
Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series
The Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series will feature an exceptional season of dazzling area premiers, returning favorites and one of a kind performances – for all ages. From music to dance, comedy, theater and more, the series will bring an array of national and international award-winning performers to the unique stages of the Benedum Center, Byham Theater and August Wilson Center located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Cohen & Grigsby has been the presenting sponsor of the series since the 2008-2009 season. For more information about the current Cohen &Grigsby Trust Presents series, visit: www.TrustArts.org.
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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.