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!
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?
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!
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
WOW! I can’t believe it’s actually 2018! 2017 was great, and I’m looking forward to all the wonderful things that 2018 has in store! We hope 2018 brings you Good Health! Happiness! Adventure! New Streams of Income! Prosperity! Travel! Wellness! Good Energy! Love! Blessings! Gratitude! And Everything You Need and Want to Get You To The Next Journey of Your Fabulous Life! Continue reading Happy 2018!
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…
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
Tis’ the season to be fabulous! I love the atmosphere of the holiday season. It’s a magical time for food, family and friends. And let’s be real…. it’s time for gifts! It’s always better to give than receive. So, here’s CitySTYLE’s gift giving guide for everyone on your list. Holiday Gifts by citystyle412 featuring adidas shoes Accessories and Gadgets Accessories and gadgets are perfect gift … Continue reading CitySTYLE’s Holiday Gift Guide!
Tennis great Serena Williams has added another title to her name. She is now a Mrs.! Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohaninan, the father of her daughter, got married Thursday. The ceremony was held in the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, where according to reports, the guest enjoyed the “Beauty and the Beast, themed matriomony. It was a full out star-studded event! Among those … Continue reading From Mommy to Wifey!
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
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
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!