• LEANN RIMES: Singing From The Heart

    LEANN RIMES: Singing From The Heart

    by chris carpenter –  There aren’t many performers, who are a household name at 13 and have won two Grammy Awards before their 15th birthday. In fact, LeAnn Rimes became the youngest country music star in 1996, since Tanya Tucker 24 years earlier. She has long since crossed over to other musical genres, has appeared […]

  • WELL-STRUNG

    WELL-STRUNG

    AN UNEXPECTED QUARTET ~ by joel martens ~ What do two violins, a viola and a cello have in common… besides the obvious strings attached? In this case, the thread that binds this group together consists of four gifted men, intuitively drawing bows across their respective “well-strung” instruments, as they create a unique range of […]

  • MELISSA MANCHESTER

    MELISSA MANCHESTER

    LOVING THE LIFE ~ by bill biss ~ There are many, marvelous musical moments on Melissa Manchester’s new and independently produced CD aptly titled You Gotta Love the Life. The forty-plus year veteran of the music industry has never stopped enjoying and refining the musical gifts of her talent. Her newest showcase of vocals and […]

  • KATHY NAJIMY

    KATHY NAJIMY

    CARRYING A TORCH ~ by joel martens ~ Kathy Najimy has always been vociferous about her political views. It is part of what makes her such an ideal friend for the LGBT community… and a perfect candidate for the Torchbearer Award; she is about to receive from the LGBT Center Orange County. We need our […]

  • SAVOR THE MUSIC: A MOMENT WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

    SAVOR THE MUSIC: A MOMENT WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

    by joel martens – At this point, he really has done almost all of it. Multiple performances at major venues across the land, work with an impressive list of musical heavyweights, from world-class orchestras, pop and Broadway performers, to his work with some of America’s greatest composers. His personal songbook includes multi-platinum-selling albums, with two-time […]

National News

GLAAD Study Finds Studio Movies Lagging in LGBT Roles

GLAAD Study Finds Studio Movies Lagging in LGBT Roles

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015

via Edge Media Network. An annual study by GLAAD has found that Hollywood studios continue to lag in producing films representing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, despite a slight improvement over the last year. Examining the 114 films released by the seven largest movie studios in 2014, the study found that 17.5 percent of […]

GLSEN Day of Silence to Take Place Friday, April 17

GLSEN Day of Silence to Take Place Friday, April 17

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015

via Edge Media Network On Friday, April 17 thousands of students across the country will participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, an annual international event that brings attention to the anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment that is common in schools. Students typically take a vow of silence as a symbolic representation of the silencing effect […]

Conservative Groups Attempting to Kill Prospective ABC Show

Conservative Groups Attempting to Kill Prospective ABC Show

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015

via Edge Media Network Conservative groups are trying to kill in the cradle a prospective ABC sitcom about a family upended when a teenage son comes out as gay because sex columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage is involved in the production. The Media Research Center and Family Research Council said their members have […]

San Diego News

FRATERNITY HOUSE, INC. DINNER + SHOW: Honoring 26 Years of Providing Housing + Care for Homeless People Living With HIV/AIDS.

FRATERNITY HOUSE, INC. DINNER + SHOW: Honoring 26 Years of Providing Housing + Care for Homeless People Living With HIV/AIDS.

[ 0 ] April 13, 2015

. Join The RAGE Monthly family as we spend an evening at Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage on Sunday, April 26. Their Dinner + Show will feature the talented Ria Carey and Don LeMaster, who will honor the work of Fraternity House, Inc. For 26 years Fraternity House, Inc. has operated San Diego County’s […]

HONORING OUR VOICES: A 30-Year Journey with San Diego Gay Men's Chorus

HONORING OUR VOICES: A 30-Year Journey with San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015

by ken knox –  With their upcoming “Greatest Hits” concert just around the corner, members of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus tell The Rage Monthly about the show that’s been 30 years in the making. When the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus formed 30 years ago, the very first song they sang together on […]

“HELLO, GORGEOUS!” David Turner and 'Buyer & Cellar'

“HELLO, GORGEOUS!” David Turner and ‘Buyer & Cellar’

[ 0 ] April 4, 2015

by lisa lipsey SHE’S A FUNNY GIRL, THAT BARBRA STREISAND… In every sense of the word. What is a renowned diva to do, with the decades of memories that light the corners of her mind? Where should “The Greatest Star” put the acres of memorabilia and awards sitting around her Malibu estate? If you’re Babs, […]

Orange County News

CELEBRATE THE LGBT LIFE - with the Newport Beach Film Festival

CELEBRATE THE LGBT LIFE – with the Newport Beach Film Festival

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015

by chris carpenter –  There is no shortage of unique lifestyles in Southern California. There is also no shortage of film festivals… but only one, the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF), has a stated dedication to reflecting as much diversity as possible. Its 16th annual edition is no exception and will take place Thursday, April […]

GUYS AND DOLLS: Returns to Orange County's Segerstrom Center

GUYS AND DOLLS: Returns to Orange County’s Segerstrom Center

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys And Dolls ran for more than 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous, positive reviews from critics and was the winner of five Tony Awards including Best New Musical. Since then, the show has seen several revivals, including one […]

SHE GOT THE BEAT: MenAlive Pays Tribute To The Women Who Have Rocked Our World

SHE GOT THE BEAT: MenAlive Pays Tribute To The Women Who Have Rocked Our World

[ 0 ] March 11, 2015

. With their upcoming She Got the Beat concert, MenAlive focus a spotlight on the women whose music, gay men often turn to for support and inspiration. For MenAlive’s next show, the renowned Orange County-based choral group and its artistic leaders, have planned an evening devoted to the music of the women who have been […]

Long Beach News

“POPS” CULTURE - with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

“POPS” CULTURE – with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015

With their upcoming evening of classical pops selections, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra hopes to lure lovers of hits from the past—and introduce others to some of the original pop songs. by ken knox –  ASK A GAY MAN ON THE STREET TO NAME A POP STAR and you’re likely to hear names like Katy […]

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY’S MARCH 28 POPS! Honors Port of Long Beach's Support of Music Education

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY’S MARCH 28 POPS! Honors Port of Long Beach’s Support of Music Education

[ 0 ] March 19, 2015

  Long Beach Mayor Garcia to Present Proclamation to Celebrate Symphony’s 80th Season On Saturday, March 28, lovers of the Long Beach Symphony POPS! will groove to rhythms from around the world featuring the music of Jobim, Tito Puente and Sergio Mendes, among others, at a one-night-only concert at the Long Beach Arena honoring the […]

ADONIS LOUNGE: New York, Las Vegas and LA’s #1 male4male Experience Adds a Fourth Location

ADONIS LOUNGE: New York, Las Vegas and LA’s #1 male4male Experience Adds a Fourth Location

[ 0 ] March 5, 2015

ADONIS LOUNGE LONG BEACH GRAND OPENING THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH AT RIPPLES NIGHTCLUB Adonis Lounge, which in five well-hung years has become the go-to nightspot for beautiful men and their admirers in New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, will open its second West Coast venue, at Ripples Nightclub, 5101 East Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach. Beginning on Thursday, […]

Los Angeles News

LOVE IN PERFECT RHYTHM: Alvin Ailey’s Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd

LOVE IN PERFECT RHYTHM: Alvin Ailey’s Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015

by lisa lipsey –  What do you get when you combine one of Men’s Health magazine 2014 “50 Fittest Male Athletes in the World” with a gorgeously fit Alvin Ailey dancer? The Ailey Dance Theater company’s Douthit-Boyds. They are built, beautiful and just married. The newlyweds can be spotted performing, along with their famed company, […]

THE SING-OFF LIVE! Stars of the Hit NBC A Cappella Competition Will Bring Fans Across America the Ultimate Evening of A Cappella

THE SING-OFF LIVE! Stars of the Hit NBC A Cappella Competition Will Bring Fans Across America the Ultimate Evening of A Cappella

[ 0 ] March 16, 2015

  During its special one night, 2-hour television event, NBC’s hit a cappella music competition The Sing-Off crowned Nashville-based Melodores the winners of Season 5. The Vanderbilt University a cappella group was the only collegiate group to be selected to compete this season on the show which launched a cappella sensations Pentatonix and Home Free […]

GETTING CARRIE’D AWAY

GETTING CARRIE’D AWAY

[ 0 ] March 10, 2015

by tony reverditto –  Twenty-five years after the spellbinding premiere stunned critics and audiences from London to New York, Carrie: The Musical, with its infamous roots deep in the pantheon of terror, continues to shock audiences and this time, at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. You’ve never seen a musical quite like […]

Palm Springs News

LEANN RIMES: Singing From The Heart

LEANN RIMES: Singing From The Heart

[ 0 ] April 17, 2015

by chris carpenter –  There aren’t many performers, who are a household name at 13 and have won two Grammy Awards before their 15th birthday. In fact, LeAnn Rimes became the youngest country music star in 1996, since Tanya Tucker 24 years earlier. She has long since crossed over to other musical genres, has appeared […]

PALM SPRINGS GAY RODEO & COUNTRY FAIR

PALM SPRINGS GAY RODEO & COUNTRY FAIR

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

IT’S “HOT” IN THE DESERT! ~ by mark jones ~   Palm Springs is an LGBT mecca, known for mid-century style and Hollywood glamour. Yet, from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3, the Palm Springs Hot Rodeo and Country Fair is all about highlighting the city’s Western flair. The annual rodeo festival, produced by […]

99 BUCKS TAKES IT!

99 BUCKS TAKES IT!

[ 0 ] March 20, 2015

BUY ART, FUND A MUSEUM The Artists Council of Palm Springs Art Museum will hold its annual 99 bucks fundraiser on Saturday, April 11 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the historic Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa, the event’s sponsor hotel. This major fundraiser, which benefits the Education Department at […]

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ACTRESS/COMEDIENNE GERI JEWELL: Will Recreate Her Groundbreaking Character "Cousin Geri" in "The Facts Of Life: The Lost Episode"

ACTRESS/COMEDIENNE GERI JEWELL: Will Recreate Her Groundbreaking Character “Cousin Geri” in “The Facts Of Life: The Lost Episode”

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

. Playwright Jamie Morris is excited to announce that GERI JEWELL will be joining the cast for the final weekend of his comedy parody THE FACTS OF LIFE: THE LOST EPISODE. “It’s an absolute honor to have GERI join us this weekend. I’m a little overwhelmed and still processing it. I have been a fan of hers for years and […]