Highmark Holiday Pops and PSO Return With Holiday Tradition to Remind Us That Music is Vital to Society

Pittsburgh Holiday Pops

Music, beautiful music, is vital to our society. The Highmark Holiday Pops are back for 2019 through December 22 at Heinz Hall. Tickets start at $22. Deck the halls with boughs of holly – and all of your favorite holiday music! Bring the whole family to experience Pittsburgh’s holiday tradition with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, […]

Twinkle! Kids Drag Variety Show Lets Kids Express Themselves

Drag Variety Show kids Pittsburgh

This is a post from contributing drag artist, E! The Dragnificent ~ Sue Twinkle! is an amazing kids drag variety show that lets kids express themselves the way that they thrive in performance. This annual show was founded by my mother, Dré Aliquo-Varela in August of 2014. The first-ever twinkle show was put on at […]

Q&A with Drew Leigh Williams, Currently Starring in ‘Not Medea’ at Carnegie Stage

Drew Leigh Williams

“We often have feelings out of frustration and being overwhelmed and life in general that generate moments of wishing we could be free of our responsibilities, such as toward our kids or family. It doesn’t mean we want to be free of them. It means we are  human. These feelings are universal and stretch back […]

E! The Dragnificent Reviews Werq the World in Pittsburgh VIDEO

E! The Dragnificent

Our drag correspondent, E! The Dragnificent, went to the Werq the World show last night in Pittsburgh and shared her thoughts via Instagram (mama managed.)  You may remember that she was part of our Q&A with Aquaria and also wrote a powerful essay about drag culture. You can follow E (on mama managed accounts) Insta: […]

E! The Dragnificent Reviews Broadway Drag Bingo

On September 20, our newest contributor visited a new offering ffrom the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – Broadway Bingo. E! The Dragnificent who happens to be studying musical theater has an inside glimpse of this new series. Disclosure: we were provided with a pair of tickets to this event. E! also won a pair of socks, […]

Review of Giant Eagle’s Curbside Express grocery delivery service

Review of Giant Eagle Curbside Express

Nearly a year ago, I wote a review about the Giant Eagle Curbside Express service, their home delivery shopping project. Fast forward to late July and I’ve used the service 26 times. That’s a little more than every other week. Here’s how I originally assessed the service What Works Well The Notes section The clickable […]

PSO Pops Shows Include Many Unforgettable Moments: Reviews

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra logo

Our reviews are not conventional. We have two reviewers attending several Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra events this summer. They are not trained students of classical music, but they offer a typical Pittsburgh perspective on what to expect if you’ve never been before and the reasons why classical music is an important cultural experience for everyone. They […]

Review: Damien Jurado Performs in Pittsburgh

Damien Jurado

We sent Ledcat to review the Damien Jurado performance with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – Sue I have listened to Damien Jurado on WYEP for years, but did not own any of his records and had never seen him in concert. I knew his music from the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country and knew it […]

Tig, Ellen, and Hannah Walked Onto a Stage … and Wanda is Next

Recently, we decided to watch Ellen DeGeneres’ stand-up special on Netflix. Titled Relatable, we were so inspired by our lesbian sisterhood to watch the Tig Notaro special Happy to be Here. After that, we looked at one another and used our sapphic bond to agree that of course we must re-watch the Hannah Gatsby special Nanette  […]

Review: Bella Frutteto Restaurant in Wexford

Stuffed Chicken Asiago

We were both feeling restless yesterday so I suggested we try a new restaurant. To be on the safe side, I opted for something new-to-us and Italian cuisine versus something very off our radar. And that’s how we ended up in Wexford dining at Bella Frutteto. We both like Italian food. We stopped supporting a […]