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Do you want to know who Dizzy Gillespie  idolized? Did you ever wonder who inspired Kenny Clarke and Art Blakey? Who was the pianist that mentored Monk, Bud Powell, Tad Dameron, Elmo Hope, Sarah Vaughan and Mel Torme? Who was Art Tatum’s idol and Nat Cole’s mentor? What musical quartet pioneered the concept adopted later by the Modern Jazz Quartet? Were you ever curious to know who taught saxophone to Stanley Turrentine or who taught piano to Ahmad Jamal? What community music school trained Robert McFerrin, Sr. for his history-making debut with the Metropolitan Opera? What virtually unknown pianist was a significant influence on young John Coltrane, Shirley Scott, McCoy Tyner, Bobby Timmons and Ray Bryant when he moved to Philadelphia from Pittsburgh in the 1940s?  Would you be surprised to know that Erroll Garner attended classes at the Julliard School of Music in New York and was at the top of his class in writing and arranging proficiency?


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Salsa Obsession Fridays

Event Details

Salsa Obsession Fridays

Time: February 12, 2010 at 10pm to February 13, 2010 at 2am
Location: FATE Night Club & Ultra Lounge
Street: 1650 Smallman Street
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA
Website or Map:
Phone: 412.918.1753
Event Type: dance party
Organized By: The Dance Cafe Studio & Berlin International Group
Latest Activity: Feb 10, 2010

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Salsa Obsession Fridays

The Dance Café Studio and Berlin International Group, Introduce “Salsa Obsession Fridays”.

When: Friday, February 12th 10pm-2am

Where: Pittsburgh’s Newest Upscale Night Club/Ultra Lounge; FATE located at 1650 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222 412.918.1753

Cost: $5

Dress Code: Impressive

Fate Night Club and Ultra Lounge are breaking the rules in the Downtown Strip District NO Aggressive Violent MUSIC!

February is the month of LOVE! Tired of the same Old Cheesy Valentine scene? This year, do something a little less generic (and a lot more exciting). Kick Start your Heart and join us for a Pre Valentine event and the very first Salsa Obsession Fridays at FATE LOUNGE.

Bring the people you LOVE, or like. Celebrate with us meet new beautiful people, network and mix it up with the LOVELY singles at this soiree! Salsa Obsession is your FATE!

We are catering to the mature, sophisticated night owl to become the premier night spot in Pittsburgh to recapture the style and class of years gone by when it was the “Legendary Rosebud”. By teaming with Kimberly Catlin of the Dance Café Studio they plan to surpass what it was and take it to new heights by introducing Salsa Obsession Fridays.

FATE is a 10,000 square foot luxurious Night Club with two full bars, dance floor, Wall Theater a performance stage. The beautiful Ultra Lounge sits just below the 22 foot high ceiling with rustic tables, leather loveseats and couches and its own cherry wood dance floor. You can look down on the action or create your own above it all.

FATE has VIP bottle service and over 175 varieties of the finest spirits in the world, along with an extensive beer list domestic, imports we engage an interesting wine and drink list. FATE awaits with exposed brick walls, plush carpeting, draped accents, cherry wood dance floors and custom candle light lamp fixtures.
Salsa Obsession Fridays will feature DJ Juan Diego playing the very best in Hip Hop Salsa, Shines, Cha Cha Cha, Soulsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Bachata, Rumba, Argentine Tango, ZUMBA, and Hip Hop. There will be lesson available at 10pm with Kimberly Catlin.

We will have a complimentary cheese/sandwich tray, Drink Specials, White Diamond Vodka bottle giveaway, A Night on the Town provided by Exceptional Limousine, a Private Couples Dance Lesson and one lucky guest will win a very special prize.

Please join us where grownups have fun. Your FATE is in your hands. No Fights, No Fits No Problem just plenty of Dancing Fun.

For more information call The Dance Café Studio 412.401.6499

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