• DEFINING THAT "RAGTIME" MAGIC WITH SAN DIEGO MUSICAL THEATRE

    DEFINING THAT “RAGTIME” MAGIC WITH SAN DIEGO MUSICAL THEATRE

    by lisa lipsey –  Last season at San Diego Musical Theatre, I remember enthusiastically completing a survey during intermission. It asked audiences to check off the three shows they would like to see as part of their 2016 season. It is fair to conclude that a majority of the audience was in my corner, checking […]

  • COURTNEY PAUL

    COURTNEY PAUL

    WORKIN’ IT OUT IN THE BIG CITY ~ by joel martens ~ Bravo’s Work Out New York has offered up some pretty amazing athletes, which for many of us—let’s be honest here—is at least a part of the reason we all torture ourselves at our respective gyms and classes. Lucky for us, this particular set […]

  • SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT WEEK - PLANNING, PREPARATION, PERFORMANCE

    SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT WEEK – PLANNING, PREPARATION, PERFORMANCE

    by billy nordmeier –  ‘Twas the first of the year, the holidays are past and all across the county, the merriment of San Diego Restaurant Week’s bounty begins… Long ago in my restaurant career, I learned about the “Seven Ps,” an old military adage that has often been adapted for dining room front lines. Each […]

  • JAI RODRIGUEZ SHARES HIS 'TALES OF AN AGING TWINK'

    JAI RODRIGUEZ SHARES HIS ‘TALES OF AN AGING TWINK’

    by thom senzee –  If you want to keep up with Jai Rodriguez, 36, you better have some good and needless to say, stylish running shoes. The prolific and multitalented entertainer, who, in addition to an impressive and storied cable-television and Broadway-stage career—can you say Queer Eye for the Straight Guy? How about RENT?—has branched […]

  • ANTHONY RAPP

    ANTHONY RAPP

      Seasons Of… Life ~ by joel martens ~ Success stories for actors in the best of circumstances are a rarity, especially when you consider the number out there in the process of trying to “make it.” Even more rare, are the success stories of openly LGBT actors in the excruciatingly competitive world of theatre, […]

  • JEREMY DENK

    JEREMY DENK

    EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE ~ by joel martens ~ To call Jeremy Denk a gifted pianist and musician, is to set unnecessary limitations. Alchemy comes a little closer to describing what happens when he sits down at a keyboard—transmuting long dead composers’ notes into magnificent harmonies—music that seems to slip the bonds of our […]

National News

NETFLIX PICKS UP 'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK' FOR THREE MORE SEASONS

NETFLIX PICKS UP ‘ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’ FOR THREE MORE SEASONS

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

Edge Media Network “Orange is the New Black” will be around until at least Season 7. Ahead of its fourth season premiere on June 17, Netflix announced Friday it renewed the prison dramedy for three more seasons, the Hollywood Reporter reports. Creator and executive producer Jeni Kohan will remain as showrunner. “Jenji and her team […]

GAY AND LESBIAN ENTERTAINMENT CRITICS  ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES DORIAN AWARD FILM AND TV NOMINATIONS

GAY AND LESBIAN ENTERTAINMENT CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES DORIAN AWARD FILM AND TV NOMINATIONS

[ 0 ] January 13, 2016

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA.org • Facebook • Twitter), comprised of over 130 reputable critics and entertainment journalists nationwide, today released its nominees for the best in movies and television of 2015. The selections come across 23 categories, from mainstream to LGBTQ-centered, with titles as varied as Carol, The Big Short, Mad Max: Fury Road, Ex Machina, […]

ENCYCLOPEDIA MADONNICA 20: MADONNA FROM A TO Z

ENCYCLOPEDIA MADONNICA 20: MADONNA FROM A TO Z

[ 0 ] January 11, 2016

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR MATTHEW RETTENMUND by bill biss ONLINE EXCLUSIVE! In the Royal Court of the Queen of Pop, her most ardent admirer is Matthew Rettenmund. His painstaking research matched with his own personal reflections of her life and work created his very first Madonnica encyclopedia in 1995. Twenty years later and if you […]

San Diego News

FEBRUARY THEATRE BRIEFS: SAN DIEGO

FEBRUARY THEATRE BRIEFS: SAN DIEGO

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

GUARDS AT THE TAJ La Jolla Playhouse is bringing Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph’s (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), black comedy, Guards at the Taj, from Tuesday, February 2 through Sunday, February 28. The play marks Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda’s directorial debut at the Playhouse, and of it says Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher […]

DEFINING THAT "RAGTIME" MAGIC WITH SAN DIEGO MUSICAL THEATRE

DEFINING THAT “RAGTIME” MAGIC WITH SAN DIEGO MUSICAL THEATRE

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  Last season at San Diego Musical Theatre, I remember enthusiastically completing a survey during intermission. It asked audiences to check off the three shows they would like to see as part of their 2016 season. It is fair to conclude that a majority of the audience was in my corner, checking […]

GREATER SAN DIEGO BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

GREATER SAN DIEGO BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

[ 0 ] January 11, 2016

Barbra Blake: Using Science To Save The GSDBA ~ by thom senzee Professionally, Barbra Blake is a woman of science. Blake believes in analysis and puts her faith in results that can be measured. Yet by her own measurement, her nearly two-year tenure as CEO of the Greater San Diego Business Association has resulted in […]

Orange County News

FEBRUARY THEATRE PICKS: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

FEBRUARY THEATRE PICKS: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

“Tale as old as time, true as it can be…” Disney’s smash-hit Broadway musical, Beauty and the Beast, is coming to you courtesy of the Los Angeles Ovation Award-winning 3-D Theatricals Company. Performances run Friday, February 5 through Sunday, February 21 at Fullerton’s Historic Plummer Auditorium and then Friday, February 26 through Sunday, February 28 […]

"SIPS & GIGGLES" WITH THE LGBT CENTER ORANGE COUNTY

“SIPS & GIGGLES” WITH THE LGBT CENTER ORANGE COUNTY

[ 0 ] January 11, 2016

Enjoy an evening of “Sips & Giggles”, The LGBT Center Orange County’s annual Winter comedy fundraiser. This year’s event is on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Ebell Club of Santa Ana and will feature the incomparably hilarious Dana Goldberg. Doors open to the general public at 6:30 p.m. for a cocktail reception and the show starts at 8 […]

GETTIN’ RITZY AND FUNDRAISING IN STYLE

GETTIN’ RITZY AND FUNDRAISING IN STYLE

[ 0 ] January 10, 2016

by ken knox –  Orange County’s Aids Services Foundation Jazzes Up Its Annual Gala For An Evening Of 1920s-Inspired Festivities. For its thirtieth annual fundraising gala, the Aids Services Foundation of Orange County is going back in time: to the 1920s to be exact. Those who attend the event (previously known as Splash and the […]

Long Beach News

12,000 LBUSD STUDENTS TO ATTEND FREE LONG BEACH SYMPHONY CONCERTS

12,000 LBUSD STUDENTS TO ATTEND FREE LONG BEACH SYMPHONY CONCERTS

[ 0 ] January 19, 2016

Annual Student Concerts Part of $240,000 or ¼ of Budget Spent on Free Music Programs Annually On February 3 and 4, 2016 more than 12,000 4th and 5th graders from Long Beach and Wilmington public schools will stream into the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center to hear Long Beach Symphony play […]

JEWELS' GEMS: JANUARY EDITION

JEWELS’ GEMS: JANUARY EDITION

[ 0 ] January 7, 2016

by jewels –  It’s a gorgeous New Year out there kids! Cheers to another fabulous time for fresh starts and new friends! You’ve probably already gone through the social norm of setting resolutions and goals for the coming year. The gyms will be packed for the next few weeks, but don’t fret for long, those […]

QFilms to Present Exclusive Documentary and New Media Screenings

QFilms to Present Exclusive Documentary and New Media Screenings

[ 0 ] December 15, 2015

The Long Beach QFilm Festival has announced that they will be presenting two exclusive screenings on Thursday, December 17 and Saturday, January 9 at the historic Art Theatre on Long Beach’s renowned Retro Row. These screenings are being hosted as part of a winter programming series in addition to QFilms’ annual four day festival which occurs every […]

Los Angeles News

FEBRUARY THEATRE PICKS: DREAM BOY

FEBRUARY THEATRE PICKS: DREAM BOY

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

Poetic and erotic, Dream Boy tells the story of Nathan and Roy’s unlikely high school romance, set against the backdrop of repression and religion in 1970s North Carolina. At times haunting and harrowing, authors Rosen and Grimsley weave the sweet, raw passion and adventure of youth, with the stark danger of an abusive and intolerant […]

350 WAYS To “dineL.A.”

350 WAYS To “dineL.A.”

[ 0 ] January 11, 2016

by tony reverditto –  Los Angeles is known the world over for having some of the most diverse cuisine and talented chefs in the country. dineL.A.’s Restaurant Week, celebrates this fact with tantalizing temptations for food lovers near and far. It’s a 14-day dining extravaganza that takes place in 350 of the most deliciously diverse […]

FROM TREVOR TO LEONARD…CARING FOR AT-RISK LGBTQ KIDS

FROM TREVOR TO LEONARD…CARING FOR AT-RISK LGBTQ KIDS

[ 0 ] January 8, 2016

James Lecesne and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by lisa lipsey –  James Lecesne, writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor, brings us his new solo play, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, about the disappearance of 14-year old Leonard Pelkey and the small New Jersey town that will never be the same without him. Featuring […]

Palm Springs News

Know Your Rights Town Hall Meeting

Know Your Rights Town Hall Meeting

[ 0 ] September 23, 2015

Know Your Rights Initiative/California to Hold Local Town Hall About Social Security Benefits Now Available Less than three months after the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare Foundation (NCF) in partnership with The LGBT Community Center of the Desert and the […]

World’s Most Colorful LGBT Skydiving Event

World’s Most Colorful LGBT Skydiving Event

[ 0 ] September 17, 2015

. Hundreds of members and supporters of the LGBT community gathered at Skydive Perris in Southern California for the world’s most colorful skydiving event to celebrate diversity within the sport, September 10-13. Organized by Rainbow Skydive, The 2015 Rainbow Boogie provided an all-inclusive environment, where individuals of every skill level could experience the thrill of […]

Stonewall Gardens to Host LGBT Pride Event on Anniversary of Stonewall Riots

Stonewall Gardens to Host LGBT Pride Event on Anniversary of Stonewall Riots

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

Open House is First in a Series with Fascinating Guest Speaker Stonewall Gardens, Palm Springs’ first senior assisted living village for the LGBT community and friends, will host a community Open House on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Saturday, June 28, at 10:00 AM. Guest speaker Richard Pass will relay his first-hand experience as […]

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NATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED SAN DIEGO MEN’S CLOTHING BRAND TO DEBUT PREMIUM MEN’S LINE

NATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED SAN DIEGO MEN’S CLOTHING BRAND TO DEBUT PREMIUM MEN’S LINE

[ 0 ] January 11, 2016

In an exclusive preview, Krave and Kulture, a San Diego based men’s clothing business is set to debut its all-new casual luxury men’s clothing line on Saturday, January 16 at Hess Brewing Company in North Park. The event will be open to public, and will run from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Craft beer and […]