• BRIAN JUSTIN CRUM

    BRIAN JUSTIN CRUM

    Championing A New Year: This Guy’s Definitely Got Talent ~ by joel martens ~ Radiohead’s “Creep” has always been one of my favorites. The lyrics embody the sense of what it feels to be an outsider, one who just doesn’t quite fit in. “In a beautiful world, I wish I was special, You’re so very […]

  • THE BEST OF 2018

    THE BEST OF 2018

    The Rage Monthly’s Staff Takes A Looks Back Editor-In-Chief Joel Martens Picks: Cover: July 2018 Orange/L.A. Counties  This cover really spoke to me because of the tacit story it represented… or at least the one that came to mind as we were putting this issue together. I love when the cover image reflects the stories […]

  • QUEER MOVIES AND ROLES TO TAKE SERIOUSLY IN 2019!

    QUEER MOVIES AND ROLES TO TAKE SERIOUSLY IN 2019!

    ~ by chris carpenter ~ Comedian-actor Kevin Hart had no sooner agreed to host this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, to be held on Sunday, February 24, then he was forced to step down due to pressure over anti-gay jokes and comments he made in the past. A fact that sent a strong message in the […]

  • VALENTINA AND THE MUSICAL RENT: IT'S A LIVE THING

    VALENTINA AND THE MUSICAL RENT: IT’S A LIVE THING

    Today, RuPaul Tomorrow, Angel Dumont Schunard ~ by joel martens ~ RENT, the hugely successful musical, was one of the first to portray the trials and tribulations of Millennials struggling to survive in New York’s East Village under the specter of AIDS. Loosely based on Puccini’s opera La Bohème, sharing many of its characters and […]

  • HELLO, DOLLY! Dancing Across the Stage with Jess LeProtto

    HELLO, DOLLY! Dancing Across the Stage with Jess LeProtto

    by lisa lipsey – The Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of the Jerry Herman musical Hello, Dolly! comes to SoCal this month. The national touring cast is bringing along the Broadway sets and costumes. Plus, to our utter delight, another Tony Award-winner, the legendary Betty Buckley, who will take on the leading role as Dolly Gallagher […]

SAN DIEGO

2o YEARS OF FUN AND FUNDRAISING

2o YEARS OF FUN AND FUNDRAISING

[ 0 ] January 13, 2019

MARKING BIG MIKE PHILLIPS ANNUAL BIRTHDAY EVENT THE GIFT OF GIVING ~ by joel martens ~ If you’ve lived in San Diego for the last 20 some odd years, chances are you’ve crossed paths with a man by the name of Big Mike Phillips. He’s a big presence in the LGBTQ scene and that’s not […]

HELLO, DOLLY! Dancing Across the Stage with Jess LeProtto

HELLO, DOLLY! Dancing Across the Stage with Jess LeProtto

[ 0 ] January 7, 2019

by lisa lipsey – The Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of the Jerry Herman musical Hello, Dolly! comes to SoCal this month. The national touring cast is bringing along the Broadway sets and costumes. Plus, to our utter delight, another Tony Award-winner, the legendary Betty Buckley, who will take on the leading role as Dolly Gallagher […]

Director Ed Torres Returns to The Old Globe for Danai Gurira's Acclaimed New Play FAMILIAR

Director Ed Torres Returns to The Old Globe for Danai Gurira’s Acclaimed New Play FAMILIAR

[ 0 ] January 4, 2019

by tom andrew – The Old Globe presents Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright Danai Gurira’s (Walking Dead, Black Panther) family drama Familiar, with returning Director Ed Torres at the helm. No stranger to The Old Globe stage, Torres has, in fact, worked there three other times and is looking forward to another stint here in San […]

LOS ANGELES

ROSS MATHEWS: A Drag Brunch,  A Bit of Big Brother &  Hopefully A Game Show...

ROSS MATHEWS: A Drag Brunch, A Bit of Big Brother & Hopefully A Game Show…

[ 0 ] January 4, 2019

~ by tim parks ~ “Bubbly” is most definitely a word that can be attributed to Ross Mathews. The 39-year-old, current RuPaul’s Drag Race judge is definitely known for his gift of gab and upbeat personality. For 17 years now, Mathews ability to showcase his skills first as a talk show intern on The Tonight […]

'Madam Secretary' & 'Jersey Boys' Star Erich Bergen's 'An Early New Year’s Celebration' Coming To Hollywood

‘Madam Secretary’ & ‘Jersey Boys’ Star Erich Bergen’s ‘An Early New Year’s Celebration’ Coming To Hollywood

[ 0 ] December 10, 2018

Returning to the concert stage in Los Angeles for the first time in three years, critically acclaimed actor and singer Erich Bergen is set to bring his show An Early New Year’s Celebration to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood for two performances only on Friday, December 28 and Saturday, December 29, it was announced today by […]

Come From Away: Hope Is A Gander Away

Come From Away: Hope Is A Gander Away

[ 0 ] December 10, 2018

by lisa lipsey –  If you haven’t seen it, Come From Away carries magic, the magic of people with an open heart. It is the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town people of Gander, Newfoundland who welcomed them on the day  9/11 occurred. Written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David […]

ORANGE COUNTY

HELLO, DOLLY! Dancing Across the Stage with Jess LeProtto

HELLO, DOLLY! Dancing Across the Stage with Jess LeProtto

[ 0 ] January 7, 2019

by lisa lipsey – The Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of the Jerry Herman musical Hello, Dolly! comes to SoCal this month. The national touring cast is bringing along the Broadway sets and costumes. Plus, to our utter delight, another Tony Award-winner, the legendary Betty Buckley, who will take on the leading role as Dolly Gallagher […]

MenAlive Gives Back: A Benefit Concert in Santa Ana

MenAlive Gives Back: A Benefit Concert in Santa Ana

[ 0 ] November 15, 2018

On November 27, 2018, #MenAliveGivesBack to our community on #GivingTuesday by hosting a Benefit Concert for the Bridges Youth Program of OC Human Relations, a non-profit organization based in Santa Ana, CA that works with local schools to build safe and welcoming campus environments that are respectful of diversity. Their work aligns with MenAlive’s passion […]

Merry & Bright: MenAlive's Most Joyous Concert of The Year Returns to Kick Off The Holiday Season

Merry & Bright: MenAlive’s Most Joyous Concert of The Year Returns to Kick Off The Holiday Season

[ 0 ] November 12, 2018

Rich Cook, after seeing the Turtle Creek Chorale, the Dallas Gay Men’s Chorus, thought there should be something similar in Orange County. With the help of friends and AIDS Services Foundation Orange County acting as support, Cook began turning that vision into musical reality.  Cook recalled, “I made an agreement with myself: if you have […]

LONG BEACH

ROSS MATHEWS: A Drag Brunch,  A Bit of Big Brother &  Hopefully A Game Show...

ROSS MATHEWS: A Drag Brunch, A Bit of Big Brother & Hopefully A Game Show…

[ 0 ] January 4, 2019

~ by tim parks ~ “Bubbly” is most definitely a word that can be attributed to Ross Mathews. The 39-year-old, current RuPaul’s Drag Race judge is definitely known for his gift of gab and upbeat personality. For 17 years now, Mathews ability to showcase his skills first as a talk show intern on The Tonight […]

City of Hope: Diving Deep into Health Disparities for LGBTQ’s

City of Hope: Diving Deep into Health Disparities for LGBTQ’s

[ 0 ] November 5, 2018

by thom senzee – City of Hope is offering a wide range of audiences the opportunity attend a relatively far-reaching informational event, far-reaching in light of the fact that the event’s extensive array of programs are packed into a two-day conference, Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16. Convening at the Westin in Pasadena (7 […]

Sell/Buy/Date: Sarah Jones Creating Change One Voice  at a Time

Sell/Buy/Date: Sarah Jones Creating Change One Voice at a Time

[ 0 ] October 11, 2018

by joel martens –  Sell/Buy/Date looks back on the moment we live in currently—especially around themes of sex, power, and exploitation—viewing them through the lens of the distant future. Set in a far dystopian moment, themes in the one-woman show, as creator Sarah Jones explains, “Explore the stories of people, especially women and girls, whose […]

PALM SPRINGS

Dezart Performs Hosts Screening of Award-Winning Film The Lavender Scare at The Camelot Theatre

Dezart Performs Hosts Screening of Award-Winning Film The Lavender Scare at The Camelot Theatre

[ 0 ] January 8, 2019

Evening Benefits the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert & Cinema Diverse: the Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival Once upon a time in America gay men and lesbians were harassed, humiliated and hounded from their jobs in the name of national security. Sound familiar? On Tuesday, January 22 at 7pm at The Camelot Theatre at the Palm Springs Cultural […]

WHITE: Race, Gender,  Sexuality & Politics - Theatrical Gold at CVRep

WHITE: Race, Gender, Sexuality & Politics – Theatrical Gold at CVRep

[ 0 ] January 4, 2019

~ by tom andrew ~ Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) in Rancho Mirage is no stranger to dramatic, controversial plays and musicals. As a theatre group, they earned a reputation for their unique, eclectic seasons, amazing casts and production values. In keeping with that tradition, this January CVRep will present the play White by James Ijames, […]

Glitz,  Glamor, Glenn  Close & Gay Movies.  The Palm Springs  International  Film Festival: 30 Years of Movie Magic!

Glitz, Glamor, Glenn Close & Gay Movies. The Palm Springs International Film Festival: 30 Years of Movie Magic!

[ 0 ] December 11, 2018

~ by chris carpenter ~ Glenn Close continues to enjoy an impressive career on stage and screen. She is rightly considered a cinema icon after her diverse turns in such films as Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons, The Big Chill, Guardians of the Galaxy, Albert Nobbs, and this year’s acclaimed The Wife. It is therefore most […]

NATIONAL

Celine Dion and NUNUNU Launch New Kid’s Gender-Neutral Clothing Brand

Celine Dion and NUNUNU Launch New Kid’s Gender-Neutral Clothing Brand

[ 0 ] November 13, 2018

    CELINUNUNU unites two forces by one voice: fashion has the power to shape people’s minds. The brand breaks stereotypes and inspires children to be free and find their own individuality through clothes. Iconic vocalist Celine Dion and fashion designers Iris Adler and Tali Milchberg, co-founders of the global children’s fashion brand NUNUNU, have partnered to create CELINUNUNU. This […]

'A Star is Born' Soundtrack Debuts at #1 on Billboard 200

‘A Star is Born’ Soundtrack Debuts at #1 on Billboard 200

[ 0 ] October 15, 2018

  The official motion picture soundtrack to Warner Bros. Pictures, Live Nation Productions and Metro Goldwyn Pictures’ A Star Is Born has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with over 231,000 in equivalent album consumption units. Released via Interscope Records, the album makes this Lady Gaga’s fifth consecutive #1 album and puts her in […]

RAGE REVIEWS: There Is Nothing Like a Dame

RAGE REVIEWS: There Is Nothing Like a Dame

[ 0 ] September 22, 2018

by chris carpenter –  Who wouldn’t want to sit down for a drink with British acting legends Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright and Eileen Atkins?  Well, you have your chance with the delightful, intimate Tea With the Dames, opening this weekend in NYC and next Friday in LA.  And let me just say that […]

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