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87th ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW: Going For The Gold

87th ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW: Going For The Gold

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015

by chris carpenter –  The announcement of the 87th Academy Award nominations on January 15th, featured now-traditional snubs (notably Jennifer Aniston, who gives a truly transformative performance in Cake that every other major awards group recognized) and flubs (the Academy’s president initially mispronounced the name of acclaimed cinematographer Dick Pope as “Dick Poop”). Such surprises […]

END OF THE RAINBOW: Olivier Award-Nominated Play About the Life and Music of Judy Garland

END OF THE RAINBOW: Olivier Award-Nominated Play About the Life and Music of Judy Garland

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015

by tony reverditto –  International City Theatre kicks off its 30th Anniversary Season with a riveting musical drama about the final days of Judy Garland. End of the Rainbow premiered at the Sydney Opera House in 2005. Subsequent productions in London’s West End and on Broadway were the recipients of four Olivier and three Tony […]

‘THE WALKING DEAD' INTRODUCES NEW GAY CHARACTER

‘THE WALKING DEAD’ INTRODUCES NEW GAY CHARACTER

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge Media Network Fans of “The Walking Dead” often wondered when the hit AMC show would introduce an openly gay male character (one of the current characters, Tara Chambler, is a lesbian). But at the end Sunday night’s episode, a mysterious, handsome and clean-cut (at least for a zombie apocalypse) […]

JASON COLLINS ENCOURAGES CLOSETED ATHLETES TO COME OUT

JASON COLLINS ENCOURAGES CLOSETED ATHLETES TO COME OUT

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge Media Network It’s been nearly two years since Jason Collins made history by coming out as gay, making him the first out active male athlete from one of the four major North American professional team sports, and now he’s encouraging other athletes who are in the closet to be […]

FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL: 11th Annual Los Angeles Awards Dinner:

FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL: 11th Annual Los Angeles Awards Dinner:

[ 0 ] February 16, 2015

The Family Equality Council is the organization there to represent and connect the over three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in the United States and their six million children. As they say, “We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved and celebrated—including families with […]

RAGE REVIEWS: The Music of Love

RAGE REVIEWS: The Music of Love

[ 0 ] February 14, 2015

by chris carpenter –  ‘Tis the weekend for love on stage and screen, although I’m not sure whether the big movie release Fifty Shades of Grey qualifies since I haven’t yet seen it or read the BDSM-infused book on which it is based. Opera lovers throughout Southern California have the opportunity to quench their ardor via […]

HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2015 SUMMER SEASON: Ed Sheeran, Harry Connick Jr., Sheryl Crow, Grace Jones and More

HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2015 SUMMER SEASON: Ed Sheeran, Harry Connick Jr., Sheryl Crow, Grace Jones and More

[ 0 ] February 13, 2015

The Hollywood Bowl has announced its 2015 lineup of concerts and special events and as always, includes a little something for everyone. Some of the highlights: Ed Sheeran, Back to the Future in Concert, Harry Connick Jr., Monty Python’s Spamalot, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony – 25th Anniversary, 2001: A Space Odyssey, E.T. The Extraterrestrial with John Williams’ complete score, Grace Jones, […]

2015 ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEK: Food, Romance and a Big Slice of Heaven

2015 ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEK: Food, Romance and a Big Slice of Heaven

[ 0 ] February 13, 2015

by tony reverditto –  Orange County Restaurant Week (OCRW) is celebrating its seventh year and is taking place from Sunday, March 1 through Saturday, March 7. Festivities for the week include diverse, specialized cuisines served at over 100 restaurants, featuring everything from casual to family-friendly establishments and the finest, upscale fine-dining destinations. This culinary extravaganza […]

BRIDGING THE LGBTQ GENERATION GAPS - at The LGBTQ Center Long Beach

BRIDGING THE LGBTQ GENERATION GAPS – at The LGBTQ Center Long Beach

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015

A panel and community discussion on youth and aging in the LGBTQ community. Often we take for granted the breadth of our larger community, tending to stay within the comfortable world each known generation offers. There is so much to learn from both, those younger with a fresh perspective and those older, with their broad […]

ALIEN SHE: Pioneering A Movement at the Orange County Museum of Art

ALIEN SHE: Pioneering A Movement at the Orange County Museum of Art

[ 0 ] February 11, 2015

by dan cameron –  Dan Cameron, Orange County Museum of Art’s Chief Curator, sheds light on issues of identity raised in Alien She; the first exhibition highlighting the lasting impact of the pioneering punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on today’s artists and cultural producers. As most readers of The Rage Monthly know, the struggle for full equality is not something that ever […]

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