R&B Superstar Deborah Cox Talks The Bodyguard the Musical and Why She Needs to Play Tina Turner on Broadway!

I must confess, I’m a sucker for a good love story; and that’s why The Bodyguard is in my top 10 list of movies to eat popcorn, drink wine and cry to. It’s a mystery, action and romance movie wrapped up with the incredible voice of Whitney Houston, and the sexiness that is Kevin Costner – the Bodyguard has it all! The blockbuster movie has … Continue reading R&B Superstar Deborah Cox Talks The Bodyguard the Musical and Why She Needs to Play Tina Turner on Broadway!

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!

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!

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

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

Harpo Who Dis Woman? My Interview With “Squeak” From the National Tour of The Color Purple

I can’t exactly remember when I first saw the movie The Color Purple; maybe I was 10 or 11 years old, but I’ll never forget the impact it had on my life. The Color Purple is my favorite movie, it’s based on an award-winning novel by Alice Walker. I have not read the book, but it’s on my to-do-list. Seeing The Color Purple, the Musical, … Continue reading Harpo Who Dis Woman? My Interview With “Squeak” From the National Tour of The Color Purple

FashionAFRICANA Brings Legendary Fashion Activist Bethann Hardison to The Frick Pittsburgh

When I first heard that FashionAFRICANA was bringing world-renowned model Bethann Hardison in for their new Speakers Series; I was beyond excited!  Ms. Hardison is one of my personal Sheros’ – not only is she a badass on the runway, but she is a fashion activist, and has been advocating for models of color for over 4 decades. She’s also the mother of actor Kadeem Hardison … Continue reading FashionAFRICANA Brings Legendary Fashion Activist Bethann Hardison to The Frick Pittsburgh

International Juggling Troop Blends Contemporary Juggling With Ballet!

It’s juggling, it’s ballet; it’s fantastic!  I’m talking about 4 x 4: Ephemeral Architectures a show from world-renowned circus troop Gandini Juggling.  The show incorporates ballet with contemporary juggling. Recently, I had a great phone conversation with Gandini Juggling founder, Sean Gandini.  Watch the video below to find out why dance and juggling go hand-in-hand (pun intended). 4 x 4: Ephemeral Architectures | Presented by Cohen & Grigsby … Continue reading International Juggling Troop Blends Contemporary Juggling With Ballet!

Wendy How YOU Doing? – Talk Show Host Faints on Live TV

So, I’m watching the Wendy Williams show today, the Halloween show – BTW, Wendy looked amazing!  She was dressed as the Statue of Liberty, and she was stunning, Coming back from a commercial break, as she was about to announce the winners of the audience Halloween costume contest, Wendy looked a little sheepish, her eyes were a little glassy and she slurred her words, and … Continue reading Wendy How YOU Doing? – Talk Show Host Faints on Live TV

Get “Undressed” – Exhibition Unveils the History of Fashion in Underwear

Have you ever wondered about the history of underwear?  I mean we all (well most of us) wear some type of undergarments with our clothing.  I can remember my grandmother buying me my first panty girdle; I was in the 5th grade!  From your first bra, to your first pair of Spanx – underwear plays a major part in fashion. This fall, the Frick Pittsburgh … Continue reading Get “Undressed” – Exhibition Unveils the History of Fashion in Underwear