The Capitol Steps Return to Pittsburgh: Q&A with Piano Accompanist Howard Breitbart

Election Eve in Pittsburgh has a special guest this year – the Capitol Steps, Mon, Nov 5, 2018, 7:30pm at The Byham.  I’ve never seen a performance but I have listened many, many times to their NPR holiday shows. If you love satire and political humor, this might be the show for you. More than 30 […]

Review: Pride and Prejudice at Pittsburgh Public Theater

The Pittsburgh Public is staging Kate Hammill’s adaptation of one of the most beloved works of fiction Pride and Prejudice. In a rather madcap take on the games of love, eight actors whirl across the stage tackling at least 14 roles, costume changes, set changes, and more. I enjoyed Pride & Prejudice, but I didn’t love […]

Celebrating Ten Years of Queer Burlesque with the Velvet Hearts

I was thrilled to see another local Velvet Hearts performance scheduled. We’ve been supporters of them over the years. Queer burlesque is special. I like the variety in the performances as well as the body positive messaging. You should check out this show Friday evening and take a few moments to read what the founder, […]

ReelQ Returns Oct 11-14 for Pittsburgh’s 33rd LGBTQ Film Festival

LGBTQ Film Festival Pittsburgh

Gear up for the 33rd annual ReelQ LGBTQ Film Festival which will be held once again at The Harris Theater downtown, from October 11 through the 14.  This year, the festival includes eight films and three sets of shorts.  Tickets start at $7 and you can save money with a festival pass.  You can also […]

Pat Benatar Rocks My Favorite Independence Day Song

Pat Benatar Martina McBride

A new-to-me version of one of the best songs, this time featuring Pat Benatar singing with Martina McBride from 2003. In Pat Benatar’s hands, I really noticed the lyric “Let the right be wrong’” which can sometimes sound like “Let the hurt be wrong” but Pat really hits that phrasing. And I need that. We […]

Editorial Cartoonist Rob Rogers Latest Strips Erased From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In another bitter blow to journalism in Western Pennsylvania, the Post-Gazette’s new editorial team (based in Toledo, Ohio) are refusing to publish the latest editorial cartoons created by Pittsburgh based Rob Rogers.  You can probably guess the content? Rob Rogers is the award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His cartoons have been vexing and […]

Scoop: Charlie Deitch in Talks to Launch New Alt-Weekly?

In follow-up to my blog post about protesting the City Paper’s ‘Best of Pittsburgh’ awards, I heard an interesting snippet: recently dismissed editor Charlie Deitch is in talks with local folks (investors) to launch a new alt-weekly in Pittsburgh. I spoke with Charlie about this rumor and he responded I am working closely with Rick […]

LGBTQ Women Wonderland Winter Concert Highlights Female Hip-Hop, R&B, & Rap Artists from Pittsburgh

I read about the The 1st Annual LGBTQ Women Wonderland Winter Concert on Facebook, a line-up of all LGBTQ female and nonbinary performers. I was intrigued so I listened to a few of the featured artists and reached out to Kasey Hicks for a quick chat. (I can’t get Jennifair’s Sugar out of my mind, video […]