Pittsburgh Opera Brings Gertrude Stein’s Love Story to Pittsburgh: Interview With Ricky Ian Gordon

  This week, the Pittsburgh Opera hosts the Pennsylvania debut of ’27’ – an opera about the love story of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, composed by Ricky Ian Gordon. Ricky has Pittsburgh ties and graciously agreed to answer a few questions for us. 1. Tell me about your first impression of Pittsburgh. I […]

A White Lesbian Responds to Beyonce’s Formation

This won’t be the post you expect. Let me open by saying that while I enjoy Beyonce’s music, I’ve never really listened to her catalogue. I admire her politics, especially her stance on feminism and I appreciate her artistry. But I never really moved past admiration to engage her art. Until Saturday. I saw so […]

Review: The Danish Girl

Spoilers. Last week, Ledcat and I went to AMC Loews at the Waterfront to see ‘The Danish Girl.’ This is one of my least favorite movie theaters because of its slightly shabby condition, a fact not helped with the introduction of self-serve soda fountains. Still, AMC brings in the lesser known films on a regular […]

Win Tickets to See ‘Yinz ‘R Scrooged’ at Bricolage Sat Matinee

yinz 'r scrooged

This is fun. The folks at Bricolage liked our review of the holiday Midnight Radio show Yinz ‘R Scrooged so much that they offered us two tickets to giveaway for Saturday’s matinee performance. So if you’d like to win 2 tickets for a 2 PM performance on this Saturday, December 19 – do this! Leave […]

Of Art, Death and Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol grave

I was in a bit of a funk earlier today – not really down, just a little out of sorts. The phone rang and I saw that it was my friend Kerry Kennedy, proprietor of K.S. Kennedy Distinctive Floral, and he had a very unusual request – would I come along to help him deliver […]

‘Scared of Sarah’ Intense Exploration of Family, Relationships

I’ve been referring to this play by Off The Wall Productions as a play about autism, but I must amend that now having watched the play for myself. Lily and Sam are wrestling with the fact that Lily is unexpectedly pregnant, a turn of events that generates the usual array of fears about finances, parenting […]

Yinz ‘R Scrooged Explores Classic Themes With Pittsburgh Twist

yinz 'r scrooged

If you haven’t been to a performance of Midnight Radio at Bricolage theater, you are missing a terrific show (or shows) in the style of a 1940’s radio program.  The final show of the season is a ‘Pittsburgh flavored’ take on the Charles Dickens holiday classic. Written by Tami Dixon, Yinz ‘R Scrooged introduces us […]

The Art of Blogging – Celebrate the ‘Burghosphere’ at Most Wanted Fine Art

Best of the burghosphere

At the beginning of the month, local bloggers nominated their peers for various honors in outstanding blogging achievements. Please join those bloggers and the community to celebrate this amazing community known as the blogosphere or the ‘Burghosphere’ at two upcoming events. Friday, November 20 is a 21+ celebration from 7-10 PM featuring complimentary adult beverages, […]

The Art of Blogging

This is my exhibit at The Art of Blogging

The Art of Blogging: A Group Exhibit at Most Wanted Fine Art

Most Wanted Fine Art Resident Artist

I’m pleased and a bit nervous to be part of my first group art show. It opens Friday during the November Unblurred Art Crawl along the Penn Avenue Arts Corridor in Garfield. The host gallery is Most Wanted Fine Art. Nine artists are participating. A group exhibit exploring blogging as an art form and the […]