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Posted By : Ava Zinn
Pittsburgh – Ava's Audition for American Idol July 15, 2011

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to many winning sports teams. Will it be the home of the eleventh American Idol? Pittsburgh has a long tradition of jazz, blues, and bluegrass music, and it’s the birthplace of the first all African-American opera company in the United States. Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa’s current hit, “Black and Yellow,” is a tribute to his hometown’s colors. Welcome to “The City of Champions!”


Registration will occur July 13 and July 14. Auditions will occur July 15. Additional details TBD.


The City of Bridges has 446 bridges, 40 of which take you over the city’s rivers. If you’re flying to the Idol audition, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is most likely where you’ll land. Port Authority (PAT) is Pittsburgh’s mass transit system, consisting of buses, trains, and light rail transportation, and for just $2.60 you can take the Port Authority bus to and from the airport. Pittsburgh is also serviced by Amtrak, so you can ride in from Chicago, Washington, DC, New York, and other big cities. Port Authority has a Free Fare Zone, which offers free bus and trolley services downtown. This zone is bound by the rivers, Ross Street, and 11th Street.


Walking around the hilly city will keep you fit on your trip to Pittsburgh. The best way to get a breathtaking view of the city is at the Duquesne Incline. Ride to the top of the incline in a cable car that is over one hundred years old, and it costs less than $5 round trip. Pittsburgh is known as Pop City because of the presence of pop art. Pop art fans won’t want to miss the Andy Warhol Museum. If sports are your thing, look into attending a Pittsburgh Pirates game at PNC Park or check out Heinz History Center’s Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Pittsburgh is shaped by three rivers. Get to see them up close and learn about the city’s history and highlights with the Gateway Clipper sightseeing cruise.

Here are some frequently asked questions I am sure that many have asked about the “Aeverine Zinn for American idol 2012”

I’m a friend or a family member of Ava’s, can I join Ava?
Since I am auditioning, there is only room for ONLY ONE FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER with them into the interior of the Pittsburgh audition venue (Heinz Field). In order to be allowed in the audition venue, that friend or family member MUST come with yours truly on registration day in order to obtain their wristband and seat ticket. All others will not be allowed in the audition venue.

No children under the age of 5 years are allowed at the audition venues (you will need to make arrangements for children under age 5.)

What can I bring with me to the auditions?
The list below is not exhaustive and even if an item is listed below, the producers and security reserve the right to ask you to remove any such items from the venue. Any items you bring are your responsibility and all bags are subject to search:
 Banners
 Blankets
 Bottled water
 Cell phones
 Digital or still cameras (no video cameras)
 Hats
 Small bags / backpacks
 Small umbrellas (outdoor venues only)
 Sunglasses
 Sunscreen

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