Enter to win a free download of Birds of Prey: The Album

Enter now for your chance to win a free download of Birds of Prey: The Album, the star-studded, all-female musical companion to the new film from Warner Bros. Pictures. Featuring “Boss Bitch” by Doja Cat and “Diamonds” by Megan Thee Stallion & Normani. Plus new music from Halsey, Saweetie, Galxara and Charlotte Lawrence Birds of […]

Podcast Review: Abigail Adams, Lizzie Borden, Helen Keller, Dolley Madison, Cinderella & Red Riding Hood #HistoryChicksBinge

The History Chicks Podcast Review

Welcome back to my quest to listen & review all of the episodes of The History Chicks podcast. I’ve made a bit of progress this week, listening to five podcast episodes plus one minicast. So let’s break them down. Episode Three: Cinderella Podcast Date: February 21, 2011 Time Period: 500 BCE to contemporary period Length […]

City Theatre’s ‘Downstairs’ Relies on Strong Performances to Explore Family Violence Themes

City Theatre is staging Theresa Rebeck’s Downstairs this month. Originally written for actor siblings Tyne and Tim Daly, the plot focuses on adult siblings Irene and Teddy. Teddy has taken up residency in the basement of the house Irene shares with her husband. Teddy pokes at an old computer that Irene claims is broken, they […]

Review: Grist From the Mill Delivers a Good Storytelling Experience

On Friday we were at Carnegie Stage for the debut of Grist From the Mill, the first piece of a storytelling trilogy from local playwright and creator, Lissa Brennan. The trilogy boasted infusing Irish murder ballads with the steel industry. This piece was set in 1902 Pittsburgh. This performance was not what I expected, but […]

Enter to win a free download of Halsey’s new album Manic

Halsey Manic

Enter now for your chance to win a free download of Halsey’s new album Manic featuring “Without Me,” “Graveyard” and “You Should Be Sad”   Manic is available NOW: https://halsey.lnk.to/manicthealbumYD    Facebook.com/HalseyMusic Twitter.com/Halsey Instagram.com/IAmHalsey Rulez You can enter as often as you like, but you can only win once every 30 days. You must live in the continental US to win. We […]

Podcast Review: Marie Antoinette and Laura Ingalls Wilder #HistoryChicksBinge

Laura Ingalls Wilder Marie Antoinette

I’ve kicked off my planned podcast binge for 2020 by listening to the first two episodes from The History Chicks, a podcast launched in 2011. Episode One: Marie Antoinette Podcast date: January 30, 2011 Time period of subject’s life: 2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793 Length of podcast: 66 minutes The first episode sets […]

Enter to win a ‘LIKE A BOSS’ prize pack including an autographed poster!

Like a Boss Movie Poster

Enter now for your chance to win a LIKE A BOSS prize pack including an autographed poster! Best friends Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a big buyout […]

Review: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Brings Modern Feel to 50th Anniversary Tour

Jesus Christ Superstar Pittsburgh review

PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh brings Jesus Christ Superstar to the Benedum through January 5, 2020. Tickets start at $33. This review is part of our series of ‘regular people reviews’ exploring cultural events and performances throughout the region. Ledcat and Sarah crafted this review. ~ Sue   New Year’s Eve, full of tradition and superstition […]

Review: ‘The Illusionists’ is your father’s magic show

The Illusionists Magic Show Pittsburgh

The holidays occasionally put us in proximity to family members & traditions that induce winces, full-fledged eye rolls, and even brawls over old wounds and new politics.  The Illusionists ‘Magic of the Holidays’ show lands neatly into that category – it is very much your father’s and grandfather’s magic show. There’s a lot to appreciate, […]

E! the Dragnificent: ‘Celtic Woman’ performance with PSO stirs feelings of warmth and the meaning of Christmas

Celtic Woman The Best of Christmas Review Pittsburgh

Our youth (and drag) correspondent, E! the Dragnificent recently covered the Celtic Woman holiday concert at Heinz Hall. She and her father attended the performance. ~ Sue   The Celtic Women’s performance was an amazing night of Christmas tunes with a traditional Celtic sound! There were four women on stage in beautiful red sparkly gowns, […]