Tag Archives: South Hills

True Blood Actor Joe Manganiello at Pittsburgh’s Savoy this SATURDAY!

8 Sep

How many of you ‘Burghers are ‘True Blood’ fans? (How could you NOT be, is a better question!) Join actor/resident hottie Joe Manganiello (who plays werewolf Alcide on the hit show) at SAVOY Restaurant & Lounge this SATURDAY September 10th, at 7pm.

Glitzburgh is thrilled that Joe is stopping by to try SAVOY’s (delish!) Award-Winning menu!

Manganiello – a Steelers fan –  hails from Pittsburgh. Last night, he was involved in an event with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh — one time of many that he’s supported his hometown. He graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School and then went on to Carnegie Mellon University. While he’s most known at present for his critically-praised role as Alcide Herveaux on HBO’s ‘True Blood’ series, he also played Flash in the Spiderman movies, and had recurring TV roles on hit shows such as How I Met Your Mother and One Tree Hill.

So, swing by, have a Maniac Martini, and try Chef Kevin’s amazing appetizers! Hope to see you there. Check back Monday when we have all the scoop from the event!

~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck (this original post can be seen on the Maniac Magazine “Maniac Exchange” blog, here.)

Casting Notice – Pittsburgh! PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER – Male needed

16 Jun

  Attention Pittsburgh-area actors!

A young-looking guy with braces or a retainer needed for “Perks of Being a Wallflower” this Monday!

Nancy Mosser Casting is seeking a male above age 18 to play a Freshman in high school.

The male needs to have either braces or a retainer.

If you or anyone you know matches this criteria, please send a picture ASAP to mossercasting@gmail.com with your name, age and contact information.  

For this role, you would need to be available on Monday, June 20th for the scene. This job could last 12-14 hours, and is in the South Hills area.

An interview with Pittsburgh’s own pop sensation TINO COURY!

1 Jun

Below is my interview with Pittsburgh’s own up-and-coming singing sensation Tino Coury. His single, “Diary” is now available on iTunes and it also already has an official music video. At 21 years old, Tino is already a singer-songwriter and producer with a successful career and a nice following, who has made the move from living in the South Hills of Pittsburgh to now living in Los Angeles, California. Join me as I learn more about him, now:

Tell Glitzburgh readers the basics, Tino – what part of Pittsburgh are you from/what area? How old are you?
I am 21 years old. I lived in the South Hills area in Collier township.

When did you first discover your love for music?

I would definitely say when I got my first guitar in 7th grade. I started teaching myself how to play and loved it more and more!

Have you played any local venues and where?

Yeah I have! I performed at Club Diesel, Barroom, Matrix (even though I heard its not there anymore), at Consol Energy Park, and a few more. I look forward to doing a few shows this summer locally too!

Who inspires you – any Pittsburgh people or aritsts?

My family and friends!

What do you bring to your music that makes you stand out?

I bring a great beat you can dance too attached with a story. Most uptempo dance tracks don’t really have story lines to them. Thats the unique combination I brought to “Diary”and bring to the rest of my music!

In which direction do you see yourself headed with your career?

I really want to become a successful artist and be able to really tour/ perform around the country. Also another direction I want to take since I am producer/writer is work with a lot of different artists as well as developing new acts. Thats something that I definitely wanna do!

Which musical artists do you dream of someday working with?

I really wanna work with Ryan Tedder from One Republic. I think he is an amazing producer/writer and think that me and him could write a smash together!

How’s life in L.A.? What are the biggest differences between LA Life & life in Da Burgh?

I love it out here in LA. I think its the perfect place to be for what I’m doing but its definitely a lot different from Pittsburgh. Let’s start with the weather – I think everyone knows that! I don’t see a lot of families/kids in the LA area like I do in Pittsburgh. Driving is a mess out here. Every time you leave to go somewhere you have to be ready to sit in traffic for a couple hours – and that’s no lie!

What’s been your proudest moment so far?

Hearing “Diary” on the radio for the first time!

Single or taken? Any celebrity crushes?

Right now I am single. I have a couple celeb crushes but my biggest is Nicole Scherzinger.

What’s been the hardest part about your journey in ‘the industry’ thus far?

I think the traveling would have to be the hardest on me. Your constantly on the move and it never stops. But I love what I do and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

Readers, be sure to check out Tino at:

www.facebook.com/tinocoury
www.twitter.com/tinocoury
www.tinocoury.com
www.myspace.com/tinocoury
www.youtube.com/tinocoury

Also check the video out for “Diary” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S83xZjjgu4c

Thanks for sharing, Tino! Best of luck from Glitzburgh … and surely, from all of Pittsburgh, too!