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IF ONE IS GOOD... THEN TWO IS BETTER: SHARING OUR BOUNTY

IF ONE IS GOOD… THEN TWO IS BETTER: SHARING OUR BOUNTY

[ 0 ] April 5, 2016

TASTE OF HILLCREST Keepin’ it real in the ‘hood… A delicious opportunity to indulge that discerning palette and support all the flavors that include our local businesses! Hillcrest is a happening food playground (amongst the many, other types of grounds available to play in), with new restaurants hitting the scene regularly. On Saturday, April 16 […]

ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET: TWENTY YEARS ON THEIR FEET

ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET: TWENTY YEARS ON THEIR FEET

[ 0 ] April 4, 2016

by lisa lipsey – Split between the small town, big arts world of Aspen, Colorado and the diversity of Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is returning to town with its unique fusion of ballet and modern dance. Their high-octane, contemporary-classical style, stirring music and deep commitment to curating new ballets, has […]

RAGE REVIEW: Death Becomes Him

RAGE REVIEW: Death Becomes Him

[ 0 ] March 31, 2016

by chris carpenter –  After zig-zagging back and forth across the US the last few years, the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder is finally making its Los Angeles debut now through Sunday, May 1 at the Ahmanson Theatre.  It was first performed at Connecticut’s Hartford Stage and was then finessed […]

A BLOODY TRAGEDY

A BLOODY TRAGEDY

[ 0 ] March 10, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Thirty years ago—when AIDS was a deadly disease but still considered limited to gay men—medical companies in the US knowingly sold HIV-infected blood to Japan. More than 2,000 Japanese citizens died as a result. Robert Allan Ackerman’s world premiere play Blood, which will be presented by LA’s The Garage, promises to […]

KATHY GRIFFIN: TOURING HER ASS OFF AND LOVING IT

KATHY GRIFFIN: TOURING HER ASS OFF AND LOVING IT

[ 0 ] March 9, 2016

by Robert Nesti EDGE National Arts & Entertainment Editor   Having a conversation with Kathy Griffin is like hooking up with the best friend you never knew you had. She ignores the conventional niceties, instead launches into her favorite meme — celebrity gossip — without pause and a warmth that’s disarming. And having a talk on […]

MENALIVE PRESENTS: WE ARE FAMILY

MENALIVE PRESENTS: WE ARE FAMILY

[ 0 ] March 9, 2016

. MenAlive, the Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus started out with 13 singers in September of 2001 and conductor Rich Cook at the helm. Since then, the chorus has grown to more than 130 members, becoming Orange County’s largest LGBT chorus and performing multiple concerts annually. Their egalitarianism as an organization is reflected in their […]

2016 GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS: CELEBRATING VISIBILITY AND DIVERSITY

2016 GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS: CELEBRATING VISIBILITY AND DIVERSITY

[ 0 ] March 9, 2016

by chris carpenter –  This year’s Academy Award nominations were roundly criticized for their lack of ethnic and LGBT diversity. Fortunately, the same can’t be said of the 27th annual GLAAD Media Award nominees. While they repeat several Oscar honorees, notably the lesbian romance Carol and trans historical drama The Danish Girl, GLAAD identified a […]

EQUALITY: U.S. CITIZENSHIP - WHAT DOES OR DOESN’T IT GUARANTEE?

EQUALITY: U.S. CITIZENSHIP – WHAT DOES OR DOESN’T IT GUARANTEE?

[ 0 ] March 8, 2016

think about it by william e. kelly –  Are we a nation where money and power determine who has access to healthcare, education, opportunity or higher sustainable standards of living? Should we be skeptical of guaranteed national healthcare, education or profit sharing? While all are truly admirable goals, can these be realistically considered without examining […]

OH ROCKY...YOU'RE SO FINE!

OH ROCKY…YOU’RE SO FINE!

[ 0 ] March 8, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  Cygnet Theatre’s Artistic Director Sean Murray, nabbed the royalties for Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, just as the musical reached its 40th anniversary milestone. Who would have guessed this campy, frolicking science fiction, B-grade parody would have such staying power? From the steps of the church to the steps of […]

MOLLY RINGWALD: BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTERS AND ALL THAT JAZZ

MOLLY RINGWALD: BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTERS AND ALL THAT JAZZ

[ 0 ] March 8, 2016

by joel martens –  Molly Ringwald began her music career long before her debut as America’s teenage, girl-next-door in the John Hughes, ‘80s zeitgeist trifecta, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty In Pink. Hard to believe that was 30 years ago, isn’t it? Her father, a successful jazz aficionado, taught her to improvise and […]

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