Monthly Archives: January 2020

Janet – Cantor in the Choir

Janet & Charlie
Owners of the Star Loft @ the Benedum Theater

Did you know, the developer and proprietress of the is Cantor of her church choir at St. Catherine of Siena. Janet has been a vocalist for several years, and appreciates the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the fantastic Broadway musicals that play at the Benedum.


Remember, when you are home at the, you are right next door the the world class Benedum Theater, and Heinz Hall.

Gallery Crawl

You could need to pick up the rate a bit for the Pittsburgh Cultural Area’s Gallery Crawl.

The complimentary, quarterly, multi-venue event showcases the city’s downtown art as well as amusement scene.

There is a great deal to see, do and also learn through 5:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 24, as the city’s Cultural Area provides everything from a high school musical showcase and also new gallery events to food vehicles and magic.

Amongst the stops to obtain your society on:

– “Mislaid Lot of money,” digital photography exhibit by Ross Mantle at 937 Liberty Ave.

Shen Yun comes to Benedum Theater


January 24 and 25, 2020

Take an enlightening journey through 5,000 years! SHEN YUN’S unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms— classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom. Enter a world where philosophers and poets alike sought harmony with the Dao, or “Way,” of the universe. Where maidens danced with ethereal grace and generals fought with explosive athleticism. Where timeless tales of valor and virtue were born. Where heaven and earth intersected, and miracles came into being.

This fantastic show is next to your home at the

Jazz Lovers

A 30 second walk from the is great jazz.


Here is a list coming up:

JAN 14 — The Tubby Daniels Band
JAN 21 — The Alexander Peck Trio
JAN 28 — Staciawa Abbott
FEB 4 — Paul Cosentino Quartet
FEB 11 — Hugo Cruz y Caminos
FEB 18 — The Blue-Hots
FEB 25 — Tony Campbell Band
MAR 3 — RML Jazz
MAR 10 — Reggie Watkins Quartet
MAR 17 — Organgrinder Featuring: Ken Karsh, Keith Stebler and Bill Kuhn
MAR 24 — Dr. Alton Merrell
MAR 31 — Roger Humphries + RH Factor


At the backstage bar  every Tuesday from 5 PM – 8 PM.


Wicked, the Broadway feeling, checks out what happened in the Land of Oz … yet from a different angle. Lengthy prior to Dorothy shows up, there is one more girl, born with emerald-green skin– wise, fiery, misconstrued, and possessing a remarkable ability. When she satisfies a sparkling blonde who is extremely popular, their initial competition becomes the unlikeliest of friendships … until the globe makes a decision to call one “excellent,” as well as the other one “worthless.”.

An Elephant In the Garden

MasksTheaterThis production is Fri, Jan 17 – Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at the Byham Theater, which is across the street from your home at Star Lofts in the Heart of Pittsburgh’s Theater District


1945. Dresden, Germany. Two children and their mother flee falling bombs during World War II. They aren’t alone, though. An adorable elephant from the zoo named Marlene becomes an unlikely family member. Along the way, this extraordinary quartet of refugees meet a Canadian officer cowering in a barn, a school choir on the run and their Countess savior who is harboring them from the Nazis.

This story of family, elephant, friends and enemy-turned-ally illustrates the importance of love, resolve, and hope in wartime and anytime. Party based on a true story, an Elephant in the Garden is an adaptation from the best-selling novel by Michael Morpurgo, author of over 100 books including War HorsePrivate Peaceful and Kensuke’s Kingdom.

Little Shop of Horrors

Coming to Pittsburgh Public Theater January 23 – February 23, 2020


Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD.

As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination.


You are right across the street from your home at Star Lofts Pittsburgh