• AMANDA MIGUEL: Her Good Heart

    AMANDA MIGUEL: Her Good Heart

    by joel martens –  Born in Argentina, Amanda Miguel’s musical roots began very early. The daughter of a music teacher, she showed great promise as a child and by 16 had moved to Buenos Aires to study voice and piano at the Conservatorio de Albert Williams. It was there she met future husband, Diego Verdaguer, […]

  • TY HERNDON

    TY HERNDON

    HOUSE ON FIRE ~ by joel martens ~ Opening the closet door is something that we all must face at some point. Easy for some of us who enjoy a more accepting environment perhaps and more difficult for those who live in a world that can exact a dear price for being “outside the norm.” […]

  • NOT AS YOU IMAGINED

    NOT AS YOU IMAGINED

    Actor/Comedian Alec Mapa and His Family Will Change Your Image of Foster Parents Forever by danielle lescure –  Alec Mapa has delighted people for years with his singular comedy and acting skills. But when he’s not performing, Alec finds joy in the laughter and love of the family he’s created with his husband, producer Jamie […]

  • MARY LAMBERT

    MARY LAMBERT

    BOLD MAKING HER OWN KIND OF MUSIC ~by joel martens ~ Independent spirit, that’s the phrase that popped into my head as I was prepping to do this interview. If there is anyone who fits that bill, it’s Mary Lambert. You may remember her as the woman who wrote the hook for Macklemore and Lewis’ […]

  • BILLY PORTER

    BILLY PORTER

    Re-revealing Classic Broadway’s Humanity Billy Porter Presents: The Soul of Richard Rodgers ~ by joel martens ~ Most of you know Richard Rodgers, even if you aren’t familiar with his name, you certainly have heard at least one or two pieces of his music. Say you’re not a fan of musical theatre? That’s okay (though […]

National News

Levi's Announces 4th Annual Pride Collection

Levi’s Announces 4th Annual Pride Collection

[ 0 ] May 25, 2017

from edge media network –  Today Levi’s launches the fourth installment of its limited edition Pride 2017 collection, featuring the theme “Fight Stigma.” Levi’s has been a long-standing, vocal supporter of non-discrimination and equality — and this collection expresses Levi’s® commitment to protecting and fighting for the rights of the LGBTQ community. The collection’s theme […]

Ellen DeGeneres Will Get Her Own Netflix Stand-Up Special

Ellen DeGeneres Will Get Her Own Netflix Stand-Up Special

[ 0 ] May 25, 2017

from edge media network – Ellen DeGeneres will return to her roots with a new stand-up special for Netflix, Variety reports. “It has been 15 years since I did a stand-up special. Fifteen years,” DeGeneres said in a statement. “And I’m writing it now, I can’t wait. I’ll keep you posted when and where I’m […]

Matt Bomer Recalls Coming Out as Gay to Religious Parents

Matt Bomer Recalls Coming Out as Gay to Religious Parents

[ 0 ] May 5, 2017

from edge media network –   In a new interview with Out magazine, actor Matt Bomer recalls coming out as gay to his religious parents, saying it wasn’t easy. “There was radio silence for a long, long time, at least six months,” he said. “And then I came home and we had the blowup that […]

San Diego News

San Diego Women's Chorus Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Reaches $30,000 Fundraising Goal

San Diego Women’s Chorus Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Reaches $30,000 Fundraising Goal

[ 0 ] May 15, 2017

The San Diego Women’s Chorus treated audiences this past weekend (May 6-7, 2017) to a set of three celebratory performances of their 30th Anniversary concert, “Reflections: Looking Back On Our First 30 Years!” at the University Christian Church in Hillcrest. The concerts featured over 100 women of SDWC singing songs from the chorus’ 30-year history, […]

RISE UP AND SHINE ON: The North County LGBTQ Resource Center Gala

RISE UP AND SHINE ON: The North County LGBTQ Resource Center Gala

[ 0 ] May 9, 2017

by tim parks –  Beginning in 2008, Executive Director Max Disposti championed the need for a center in the northern region of San Diego by originating the North County LGBT Coalition, which led to the opening of the North County LGBTQ Resource Center in 2011. The Center has become a vital part of the LGBTQ […]

BALLAST: Who We Are, A Journey Explored at Diversionary

BALLAST: Who We Are, A Journey Explored at Diversionary

[ 0 ] May 5, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Diversionary Theatre presents the world premiere of Ballast by Georgette Kelly, a highly poetic exploration of the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples. Ballast gives us a glimpse into the lives of Zoe (Jaque Wilke) and Grace (Dana Levinson) as they navigate their relationship in the wake […]

Orange County News

THE BODYGUARD'S Queen of The Night: Deborah Cox Steps Into Whitney Houston's Iconic Role

THE BODYGUARD’S Queen of The Night: Deborah Cox Steps Into Whitney Houston’s Iconic Role

[ 0 ] May 11, 2017

by bill biss –  Since its premiere as a stage musical in 2012 on London’s West End, The Bodyguard has taken flight all over the world. The musical has a book written by Alexander Dinelaris and is based on 1992’s film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. The show has been presented in the U.K., […]

2017 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL: Taking it to The Beach

2017 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL: Taking it to The Beach

[ 0 ] April 17, 2017

by chris carpenter –  It may not be summer just yet but it isn’t too early to head to the beach. At least that’s true when it comes to the 18th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival. The event will run Thursday, April 20 through Thursday, April 27 at multiple venues in and around its coastal […]

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS: Sara Esty as “Lise”

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS: Sara Esty as “Lise”

[ 0 ] April 13, 2017

by bill biss –  A little girl from Maine, U.S.A. dreams of being a professional dancer. Over many years and with a lot of hard work, she trains, devoting her time and talent to the art. Sara Esty has her dream come alive as a ballet dancer. This is where the Broadway musical An American […]

Long Beach News

TY HERNDON

TY HERNDON

[ 0 ] May 12, 2017

HOUSE ON FIRE ~ by joel martens ~ Opening the closet door is something that we all must face at some point. Easy for some of us who enjoy a more accepting environment perhaps and more difficult for those who live in a world that can exact a dear price for being “outside the norm.” […]

Dine with PRIDE - Long Beach Style

Dine with PRIDE – Long Beach Style

[ 0 ] May 9, 2017

by tony reverditto – The Long Beach Pride Festival takes place at the 9.4 acre Marina Green Park on Shoreline Drive between Pine and Linden Avenue. The dining options nearby are as diverse as the crowd will be . . . Here are two wonderful options for you to partake in: HAMBURGER MARY’S LONG BEACH  […]

Long Beach Symphony Pops! Finale Celebrates Great Women Vocalists of the 1960s

Long Beach Symphony Pops! Finale Celebrates Great Women Vocalists of the 1960s

[ 0 ] May 5, 2017

For its final POPS! concert of the season on Saturday, May 13 at 8:00 PM, the Long Beach Symphony will showcase “Divas of the ‘60s” at the Long Beach Arena, with three dazzling Broadway vocalists and a local rising conductor making his Long Beach Symphony debut. Belmont Shore resident, Roger Kalia, will lead the orchestra […]

Los Angeles News

LA FILM FESTIVAL Announces LGBT Lineup

LA FILM FESTIVAL Announces LGBT Lineup

[ 0 ] May 12, 2017

  Abu – Canada (Director Arshad Khan, Writers: Arshad Khan, Matt Jones, Producers: Arshad Khan, Sergeo Kirby) – Using family archives and animation, Arshad Khan shares a deeply personal story of migration from Pakistan to Canada, self-discovery and familial reconciliation. World Premiere And Then There Was Eve  – USA (Director Savannah Bloch, Writers: Savannah Bloch, […]

S/HE & ME: A THEATRICAL CABARET - Words and Lyrics by Alexandra Billings

S/HE & ME: A THEATRICAL CABARET – Words and Lyrics by Alexandra Billings

[ 0 ] May 11, 2017

by tim parks –  When Alexandra Billings hits the Renberg stage at The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Center with her theatrical cabaret show S/He & Me, she’ll be telling her life story through words and lyrics. The show, highlights the Transparent star’s transition, from the often complex process, but all told […]

GMCLA VOICE AWARDS: Community Pride Out Loud

GMCLA VOICE AWARDS: Community Pride Out Loud

[ 0 ] May 9, 2017

by chris carpenter –  Many of us, myself included, prefer singing in the shower to singing on stage, in front of hundreds of people. Fortunately, the 270 active members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) have no such fear, especially when it comes to using music to support voiceless and even bullied […]

Palm Springs News

An Early Easter Surprise: LADY BUNNY Hot on the Trail

An Early Easter Surprise: LADY BUNNY Hot on the Trail

[ 0 ] March 13, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Lady Bunny is back in town and she’s got a little “somethin’-somethin’” to fill your basket…And there’s nothing PC about her bunny tales! As she said during this interview, “We’ve gone so overboard with the ‘word police’ that they’re trying to make Dick Van Dyke change his name to Penis Van […]

Leading On-Demand Massage Provider Soothe Arrives in Palm Springs & Inland Empire

Leading On-Demand Massage Provider Soothe Arrives in Palm Springs & Inland Empire

[ 0 ] November 15, 2016

  Soothe, the world’s largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage service, will arrive in Palm Springs and Inland Empire on November 17, 2016.  On that date, Soothe will be in 48 cities across the United States, Canada, and the U.K., Soothe brings vetted, certified massage therapists to customers’ home, office, or hotel in as little as one hour. The company plans to expand […]

DESERT RAGE

DESERT RAGE

[ 0 ] November 10, 2016

SASHA SCARLETT RECOMMENDS: Wondering what else is happening in the Desert? Other than I’m returning to my home there?  (Have I really become a snowbird?) Come visit Palm Springs at the peak of “The Season,” gorgeous November. If you followed October’s column, you know that Palm Springs Pride is here and there is much to […]

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