• THE BEST OF THE BEST IN FILM AND TELEVISION: A GAY PERSPECTIVE

    THE BEST OF THE BEST IN FILM AND TELEVISION: A GAY PERSPECTIVE

    . GALECA Announces 2017 Nominees: And The Dorian Goes To… The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA.org) comprised of over 170 reputable film/TV critics and entertainment journalists across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., today revealed its nominees for the best in film and television of 2016. The selections come across 24 categories, from […]

  • PASSENGERS

    PASSENGERS

    A JOURNEY WITH JENNIFER LAWRENCE AND CHRIS PRATT UNDERSTANDING THE JOURNEY WITH SCREENWRITER JON SPAIHTS AND DIRECTOR MORTON TYLDUM ~ by joel martens ~ Would you take an interstellar journey if you had the chance? How about if that trip entailed leaving behind everything you’ve ever known, during a 120-year flight in a hibernation pod […]

  • Movie Awards 2016: Is Hollywood Finally Embracing Diversity?

    Movie Awards 2016: Is Hollywood Finally Embracing Diversity?

    by chris carpenter – Thus far, three movies are dominating the major award categories: Manchester by the Sea; the splashy musical La La Land; and the understated, deeply personal Moonlight. While the first doesn’t offer much in the way of diversity when it comes to ethnicity or sexual orientation, the other two boast African-American performers […]

  • WARWICK ROWERS

    WARWICK ROWERS

    SHEDDING THEIR CLOTHES & SHEDDING STEREOTYPES ~ by joel martens ~ Breaking down barriers is a challenge that we all must face at some point in our lives. For some the hurdles may be small, for others they may seem insurmountable. Being LGBT and coming to terms with that “difference,” though not as much of […]

  • Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning RENT Returns to the Stage in a Vibrant 20th Anniversary Touring Production

    Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning RENT Returns to the Stage in a Vibrant 20th Anniversary Touring Production

    by lisa lipsey –  In 1996, an original, rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… And forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. RENT came along in my sophomore year of high […]

National News

It's Official: 'Will & Grace' Revival Coming to NBC

It’s Official: ‘Will & Grace’ Revival Coming to NBC

[ 0 ] January 18, 2017

from edge media network –   After months of speculation and rumors, it’s finally official: A “Will & Grace” revival is happening, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news was revealed Wednesday during the Television Critics Association weeks after “Will & Grace” actor Leslie Jordan said he was certain the seminal sitcom would return. (Star […]

Is Lady Gaga Attempting a Death-Defying Super Bowl Stunt?

Is Lady Gaga Attempting a Death-Defying Super Bowl Stunt?

[ 0 ] January 17, 2017

edge media network –  Lady Gaga is performing at the Super Bowl halftime show at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5 and we can probably expect some outrageous moments from the unpredictable pop star. But Page Six is reporting Mother Monster may be attempting a death-defying stunt that could blow all of our minds. […]

ABC Sets Date for LGBT Rights Miniseries 'When We Rise'

ABC Sets Date for LGBT Rights Miniseries ‘When We Rise’

[ 0 ] January 10, 2017

  from edge media network –  ABC officials announced the premiere date for the new miniseries “When We Rise,” created and written by out Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. According to Deadline the LGBT docudrama will debut on Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. The new show boasts an all-star ensemble, including Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, […]

San Diego News

Seventy-One and Having Fun: Coronado Playhouse 71st Season Opens with 'Altar Boyz'

Seventy-One and Having Fun: Coronado Playhouse 71st Season Opens with ‘Altar Boyz’

[ 0 ] January 17, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Last season at Coronado Playhouse, they hosted a sellout concert reading of Altar Boyz. Audiences raved, so the Playhouse is mounting the full-length, all-singing, all-dancing production with Director and Choreographer Michael Mizerany on board and Sean Laperruque will serve as music director. Altar Boyz (book by Kevin Del Aquila, music and […]

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning RENT Returns to the Stage in a Vibrant 20th Anniversary Touring Production

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning RENT Returns to the Stage in a Vibrant 20th Anniversary Touring Production

[ 0 ] January 6, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  In 1996, an original, rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… And forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. RENT came along in my sophomore year of high […]

EAT. LAUGH. SHARE. During San Diego Restaurant Week

EAT. LAUGH. SHARE. During San Diego Restaurant Week

[ 0 ] January 5, 2017

by joel martens – Now that you’ve recovered from the indulgences of Christmas and New Year’s, it’s time once again to loosen those belts a bit more and enjoy one of the city’s best and brightest foodie events. San Diego Restaurant Week is celebrating its 13th year of bringing together food preparers, with the best […]

Orange County News

Segerstrom Center’s Annual Off Center Festival Returns in January

Segerstrom Center’s Annual Off Center Festival Returns in January

[ 0 ] January 11, 2017

Featuring an All-New Lineup of Creative, Contemporary and Sometimes Controversial Artists and shows. Segerstrom Center’s annual Off Center Festival returns January 12 – 28, 2017 with an acclaimed line-up of creative, contemporary and sometimes controversial artists and shows. The festival will present Keith A. Wallace in The Bitter Game, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Marga Gomez […]

AN EVENING IN PARIS: Orange County AIDS Services Foundation Funding Hope

AN EVENING IN PARIS: Orange County AIDS Services Foundation Funding Hope

[ 0 ] January 10, 2017

by joel martens –  The face of HIV/AIDS has certainly changed since the early days of the disease. Back then, rampant fear and misinformation dominated the landscape and a diagnosis meant certain death. Those bleak events and outcomes are no longer the norm, but, the work is certainly not over. As Chris Bragg, Chief Development […]

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning RENT Returns to the Stage in a Vibrant 20th Anniversary Touring Production

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning RENT Returns to the Stage in a Vibrant 20th Anniversary Touring Production

[ 0 ] January 6, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  In 1996, an original, rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… And forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. RENT came along in my sophomore year of high […]

Long Beach News

Rage Recommended Community Events and Entertainment: November Edition

Rage Recommended Community Events and Entertainment: November Edition

[ 0 ] November 10, 2016

  MENALIVE PRESENT CHRISTMAS VACATION We know, we know, it isn’t yet December, but Halloween is over and though Thanksgiving hasn’t hit, “It’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas!” Men Alive: Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus, is on hand to “Haul out the holly: Put up the tree before my spirit falls. Fill up the […]

Avoiding Holiday Ho-Hums

Avoiding Holiday Ho-Hums

[ 0 ] November 7, 2016

by porter gilberg –  There’s no time like the holidays. Whether or not your family is supportive of your gender identity, the holidays can still be a real pickle. Fortunately, my parents are supportive of their queer, gender non-conforming child, but that doesn’t make the holidays any less stressful (for me or my Jewish mother). […]

Titanic The Musical: A Maiden Voyage at First Congregational Church Long Beach

Titanic The Musical: A Maiden Voyage at First Congregational Church Long Beach

[ 0 ] November 4, 2016

by tony reverditto –  On April 15, 1912, the passenger liner RMS Titanic took her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The famed ship, sank within hours of colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic in the early morning hours, leaving over 1,500 of the 2,224 passengers to drown in the icy […]

Los Angeles News

WINTER DINE L.A. Takes The City by Storm

WINTER DINE L.A. Takes The City by Storm

[ 0 ] January 10, 2017

by tony reverditto –  The purpose of Winter dineL.A. is to celebrate the city’s rich, culinary diversity and to give diners the chance to try new cuisine from the more than 300 restaurants participating. This year, Winter dineL.A. will be two weeks long, taking place Friday, January 13 through Friday, January 27, which means two […]

THE LAST 5 YEARS: Meeting in The Middle

THE LAST 5 YEARS: Meeting in The Middle

[ 0 ] January 6, 2017

by tony reverditto –    In a nutshell, The Last Five Years is an intimately powerful musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Jamie tells his story chronologically, while Cathy tells her story in reverse, with the two meeting at the […]

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning RENT Returns to the Stage in a Vibrant 20th Anniversary Touring Production

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning RENT Returns to the Stage in a Vibrant 20th Anniversary Touring Production

[ 0 ] January 6, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  In 1996, an original, rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… And forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. RENT came along in my sophomore year of high […]

Palm Springs News

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 […]

ERIKA JAYNE AND WHITE PARTY 2016

ERIKA JAYNE AND WHITE PARTY 2016

[ 0 ] April 6, 2016

Dance Music, “House” Work and the White Party ~ by bill biss ~ Devotees of dance music have been delighting in the glamour, glitz and fun of Erika Jayne since her first number one Billboard dance hit, “Rollercoaster” in 2007. Her instinct for a solid beat and her persona as a “pretty mess” princess of […]

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