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Recent DiCesare-Engler Stories + External Concert Links




Pat DiCesare book Hard Days Hard Nights released.  Click here to purchase!




Relive The Beatles 1964 Concert!  Live at the Benedum Center September 13, 2014 Pat DiCesare will commemorate the 50th anniversary of his Beatles Civic Arena concert.



Kansas Returns to the Stanley Theatre (Benedum Center) after 40 years



Rich Engler releases book Behind the Stage Door


THE ROLLING STONES

Mick Jagger pic from the Civic Arena in 1999 in the Post-Gazette

Mick Jagger says "ditch the radio DJs or the Rolling Stones won't go on" in the Pat DiCesare story in Pollstar


WHITNEY HOUSTON



DiCesare-Engler brought Whitney Houston to Pittsburgh three times.  In 1985 she was an opening act at the Syria Mosque, and in 1987 and 1991 she headlined at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena and Starlake Amphitheatre.  Rich Engler discusses her visit to Pittsburgh on July 30, 1987 in
this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article


PROFESSOR ED TRAVERSARI


 Ed Traversari - Point Park University Professor


Students at Point Park University get real life experience by helping Professor Ed Traversari to
  promote what the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette referred to as 
the best concert of 2010 - "Live Forever:
  A Bob  Marley Celebration." 


JANIS JOPLIN


Janis Joplin performed at the Civic Arena on November 2, 1969


  "On Nov. 2, 1969, Janis Joplin made her Pittsburgh debut at the Civic Arena. It would be her first and only concert
   here, as she died Oct. 4, 1970 -- 40 years ago tomorrow. In one of an occasional series, former concert promoter
   Pat DiCe­sare looks back on an unforgettable night with the rock legend."


BOB MARLEY CELEBRATION


Photo appeared the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette of Marley Celebration 9-23-10


  
Ed Traversari worked for years to bring the Marley family back to the Stanley Theatre (Benedum Center)  
  to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley's historic last live performance on 9-23-1980 at the Stanley
  Theatre in Pittsburgh           

  
BOB MARLEY    


Bob Marley backstsage at the Stanley Theatre on September 23, 1980



PITTSBURGH CIVIC ARENA MEMORIES


  
Bob Marley played for the last time at a DiCesare Engler concert at the Stanley Theatre (now Benedum Center) on 
  September 23, 1980.  Thirty years later Rich Engler recounts that memorable day. 
                  



     Rich Engler and Ed Traversari interview  in Whirl Magazine - You Say Goodbye To Mellon Arena, We Say Hello 
     To CONSOL Energy Center





     Rich Engler is interviewed about his Civic Arena memories





    
Pollstar article about the concert industry in Pittsburgh and Civic Arena memories




     Pat DiCesare writes about the birth of the "megaconcert" industry and the history of the Pittsburgh Civic Arena




 
Pat DiCesare writes about "the nice, the rude, and the outrageous" - encounters with rock personalities over  
     the years at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh


KISS


 



 
Rich Engler talks about the first DiCesare-Engler Kiss concert at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh


ZZ-TOP AND AEROSMITH






Rich Engler talks about the DiCesare-Engler ZZ-Top - Aerosmith Concert at Three Rivers Stadium 


ED TRAVERSARI


Ed Traversari is on faculty at Point Park University


 
Ed Traversari of DiCesare-Engler talks about the live concert business for Point Park University where he is currently on facutly


MORRISSEY





Rich Engler tells about Morrissey no shows in Pittsburgh at the IC Light Amphitheatre and the AJ Palumbo Center


PAT DICESARE





Pat DiCesare 2009 bio done in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pat DiCesare celebrates 50th anniversary of first concert


THE BEATLES




   

Pat DiCesare writes his emotional recount of bringing the Beatles to the Pittsburgh Civic Arena on September 14, 1964


THE DEL VIKINGS


Pat DiCesare wrote the hit song Im Spinning for the Del Vikings
   
  
 
I'm Spinning - Pat DiCesare writes about his start in the music business writing songs in Pittsburgh for the Del-Vikings


VAN HALEN




Rich Engler talks about DiCesare-Engler Van Halen concerts including shows at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh and the Aladdin Theatre in Las Vegas


DICK CLARK

Dick Clark/American Bandstand in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Dick Clark had a hand in early Arena concerts" - Pat DiCesare recalls Dick Clark's influence on early rock concerts in Pittsburgh in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article

WIKIPEDIA LINKS:

 
Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh (Benedum Center)

 
Pat DiCesare

 
IC Light Amphitheatre

                           
Pat DiCesare song "I'm Spinning" written for the Del-Vikings




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