Ledcat aka Laura is a 49 year old lesbian who started blogging when her partner launched this site.
Ledcat is the nickname Sue invented to protect Laura’s identity in the early days of blogging. It is an amalgam of her initials and cat, something Ledcat used back in the days when AOL required a user name. It was only a matter of months before people in the community began calling her Ledcat instead of Laura – as in “Hi, Sue. Where’s Ledcat? I hope she’s coming, too!” (Ahem)
Laura is new to the world of blogging as activism although she has been active in the Pittsburgh LGBT community for many years. She has a law degree from West Virginia College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.
She currently resides in Manchester on the North Side of Pittsburgh with her partner Sue and various cats and dogs.
She loves music and reading.
Friday night I went to see Father John Misty, a concert that I was really looking forward to attending. The concert was held at the restored Roxian Theater in McKees Rocks. This was my second visit to the Roxian and I am more charmed by it each time I visit. This time I found free […]
Tuesday night I went to see Rachel Baiman play at Club Cafe. I can’t remember the last time I was at Club Cafe, maybe when Amy Ray did her last solo tour? But I have seen a lot of really good musicians there over the years. I have a love-hate relationship with Club Cafe. The […]
Laura and Sarah ventured out again to the next show in the Pittsburgh Broadway Series – Six The Musical. ~ Sue Last night was cold. Wind chill made it 11 degrees. It was snowing, sort of. The type of winter day Pittsburgh used to have. I came home after work. I did not want to […]
When I send Laura, Sarah, and Elijah off to review the arts, I never know where they end up with the written review. Everything is fair game from the parking and seating situation to the representation of the cast to the LGBTQ politics of the show. We are not professional reviewers, but our collective points […]
And yet when Edna hit the stage no one in the audience booed. People cheered and laughed. A theatre full of people in Pittsburgh in an audience that contained kids did not seem to be offended by Edna in the slightest. When I send Laura, Sarah, and Elijah off to review the arts, I never […]
To have an impact, cultural institutions must be accessible to everyone. That’s why Laura and Sarah head off to review so many performances, plays, and programs. I hope you enjoy this one. ~ Sue I can’t remember when I started going to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops concert…maybe 5 years ago? Nevertheless, it has […]
Les Miserables runs through Sunday November 27, 2022 at the Benedum Center. On Tuesday night, my favorite musical partner Sarah P and I went to see Les Miserables at the Benedum Center. The Benedum is one of my favorite places to see things because it is a beautiful grand theatre with comfortable seats and wonderful […]
Sudan Archives/Kurt Vile Review On Saturday, October 15, I went to the Warhol Museum Sound Series block party. The venue was set up on Isabella Street on the North Side, around the corner from the Andy Warhol museum. The stage was set up facing the river and the park. The location wasn’t bad and there […]
I would also recommend this performance to anyone who is complacent about January 6 or any of the other dark clouds gathering around our fragile democracy. Her story aptly highlights why “populist” authoritarians are bad for the health and well-being of their country. On Thursday, September 15, 2022, I went to see a performance of […]
I like this band because they sing songs constructed around stories of people who have been wronged, abused, marginalized. And that theme resonates with me. Ledcat I attended the Mountain Goats’ concert last night at the Roxian Theatre in McKees Rocks. Here below are my thoughts on the concert venue and the concert itself. The […]