The Real Deal About Haiti and Why You NEED to Visit #changethestory

Imagine if you will; the only images of America that the world saw, were the cornfields of Iowa.  Imagine if the world only saw Americans as farmers in overalls, if the images of America were only of cows and chickens running in a yard while children play without shoes; no one would ever know that America is also made up of  bustling cities full of … Continue reading The Real Deal About Haiti and Why You NEED to Visit #changethestory

Everyone is Welcome! Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Autism Friendly Performance of WICKED!

It was around 3pm on an extra cold Thursday when I met Vanessa Braun inside a Crazy Mocha in the Cultural District. A tall man nursing a large cup of coffee near the entrance jumped out of his seat to open the door for Vanessa when she arrived.  With a huge smile on her face and her service dog Bear by her side, Vanessa walked … Continue reading Everyone is Welcome! Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Autism Friendly Performance of WICKED!

Oprah For President?

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as media mogul Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 2018 Golden Globe Awards Sunday night.  Winfrey brought the house down with a soul-stirring and emotional speech that tackled subjects from; race, misogyny, the “Me Too Movement” and sexual assault. (Featured Image: Golden Globes video screenshot) The audience stood to their feet, and the … Continue reading Oprah For President?

Behind the Scenes of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s – Love Never Dies!

I have a confession…..I have not seen the Phantom of the Opera on stage before, and as a self-proclaimed theatre buff; I should be ashamed of myself.  Phantom, as well as classic musicals like, Cats and the Wiz are as important to musical theatre as Congress is to Capitol Hill! But this week, I had a chance to see Love Never Dies, it’s the sequel … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s – Love Never Dies!

Velvet Is the New Black

 What’s soft and silky, and looks good on everyBODY? It’s VELVET of course! Velvet is one of those timeless fabrics that never ever goes out of style. This season, wear velvet from top to bottom (literally.) #VelvetTops Velvet Tops by citystyle412 featuring a velvet top   #VelvetCoats Velvet Coats by citystyle412 featuring a pink blazer   #VelvetPants   Velvet Pants by citystyle412 featuring elastic waistband … Continue reading Velvet Is the New Black

5 Ways to Wear Army Camouflage

I have a confession; I love army camo print!  I have hats, scarfs, coats, sweaters and pants (oh my).  From runways to street fashion, you can find army camouflage print everywhere. In the 1940’s the U.S. Army began experimenting with camouflage prints, but it wasn’t until the 1980’s that the print became mainstream – not only the military, but hunters and everyday people began wearing … Continue reading 5 Ways to Wear Army Camouflage

4 Things You Can Do Today To Have a Fabulous 2018!

So it’s 2018!  It’s a new year, and a NEW chance for a new start!  So what you didn’t learn that new language last year, or loose 10 pounds; TODAY – you have the opportunity to finish out your goals from last year or start new ones. To help you get motivated, we’ve put together a list of 4 things that you can do today, … Continue reading 4 Things You Can Do Today To Have a Fabulous 2018!

And the Nominees are…

The nominations for the 75th Golden Globes Awards are out.  The nominations were announced today in Beverly Hills, California. “Get Out,” the 2017 thiller, written and directed by comedian Jordan Peele was nominated for “best Motion picture, musical or comedy.”  The film’s leading man Daniel Kaluuya is also up for the “best performance by an actor in a Motion picture, Musical or Comedy.” Actress Octavia … Continue reading And the Nominees are…

Actor (and my homeboy) Nathan James Brings One-Man Show to Pittsburgh

I first met Nathan James over 20 years ago! WOW. We met when we were sixth graders at Rogers CAPA middle school. We took academic and arts classes together; we were Theater Majors. We starred in a revival of Little Shop of Horrors and learned the Stanislavski method from teachers like; Mr. Pona and Mr. Parsons. We did improv, we laughed, we cried and then … Continue reading Actor (and my homeboy) Nathan James Brings One-Man Show to Pittsburgh