Queer folk rocker Jennifer Knapp Plays Club Cafe

Queer folk rocker Jennifer Lynn Knapp is playing Club Cafe tonight and she took a few moment to chat with us. The show is 21+, doors at 6, show at 7 pm. Tickets are $18 and available for online purchase or you can buy them at the door. For more on Jennifer’s story, check out […]

Review: The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

I grew up watching the glorious musicals of my mother’s choosing – Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, The King and I, Mame, Hello Dolly, Showboat, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Gypsy, etc. She watched them over and over and over to the point that they’ve fused together in my mind in sort of psychedelic haze, a frosted […]

Musical Satire Opens This Weekend in Carnegie

Off The Wall Theater

Note – opening night has already sold out so don’t delay to get your tickets! off the WALL productions closes their 2015-16 season with the hilarious satire, The Musical of Musicals, The Musical!  One story becomes five mini-musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form: Rodgers and Hammerstein (complete […]

Creating the #CatCar: Pgh’s Latest Art Car Hits the Road #AMPLIFY

Pittsburgh Art Car

Converting my 2000 Honda CRV into an art car seemed like a solid idea. It only has 130,000 miles and is in pretty good shape mechanically speaking. It was technically our second car that I used for my day-to-day errands and the occasional big or ‘messy’ transport. Since I work from home, my day-to-day errands […]

Burlesque Or Bust! Queer Burlesque Show at James St. Speakeasy 4/29

Queer Burlesque

AMPLIFY is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming queer burlesque show at the James St Gastropub and Speakeasy.  A few reserved tables are still left; General Admission is $7 at the door. Plenty of parking both on the street and in nearby surface lots. The show will start at 10 PM so don’t […]

WIN Tickets to See ‘Word Play’ at Bricolage on April 15

Bricolage Word Play

Our friends at Bricolage Theater have asked us to give away 2 tickets to the Friday, April 15 performance of ‘Word Play’ – a live storytelling event. Here’s the deets: WordPlay: A New Spin on Storyteling April 15 & 16 Happy Half-hour at 7:30pm • Show at 8pm Tickets: $25 Part This American Life, part stand-up comedy, […]

James Street Gastropub Brings Queer Entertainment to #PghNorthside

James Street Gastropub

The James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy has been a welcome addition to the Northside, bringing live jazz and so much more to the Deutschtown neighborhood. The food is pretty good, the beer options plentiful, and it always seems to be bustling with live music options. We’ve watched venues come and go in that space so […]

Talking With Moriah Ella Mason About Debut of New Movement Piece at Off The Wall Theater

off the WALL Productions debuts a new piece of movement theater later this month. Kimono ‘explores the theme of social justice through the experience of victims, the evil of predation, and the culpability of predators With the help of a woman who appears on his doorstep, a traumatized man, an artist, reconstitutes his life through the […]

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 […]