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KRISTIN CHENOWETH

KRISTIN CHENOWETH

[ 0 ] January 22, 2018

BIG POWER IN A LITTLE PACKAGE by joel martens This gifted lady is one big dynamo to be sure. Though diminutive in stature she may be, her size belies the power of her pure, coloratura soprano, enchanting and catching the world’s ears and eyes and cementing her as one of the world’s great voices. It’s […]

SATURDAY CHURCH

SATURDAY CHURCH

[ 0 ] January 9, 2018

TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE… Discovering Your Place by joel martens   Take the story of a shy 14-year-old boy named Ulysses, who is struggling with the death of his father, gender identity and relentless bullying because he’s “different.” Then throw in a strict, religious and judgmental aunt, homelessness and a spat of painful […]

QUEER WELLNESS

QUEER WELLNESS

[ 0 ] January 9, 2018

Wellness: (well·ness weln s/ noun) the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. by joel martens   Mind, Body and Spirit: In the holistic healing world, they are the three essential pillars of well-being. When someone is ill, it isn’t necessarily just the body that needs healing, it may be […]

MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER

MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER

[ 0 ] January 3, 2018

A MAN, A WOMAN AND A SONG Dito van Reigersberg’s Wild Ride by joel martens Martha, Martha, Martha… She’s outrageous, she pushes the boundaries of convention, is funny as hell, can sing a power ballad, kill a mad rock tune and serenade you exceedingly well with a love song—maybe even challenge your comfort levels a […]

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

[ 0 ] January 2, 2018

GLOBAL LGBT REPRESENTATION A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID ANSEN by tim parks Since its inception in 1990, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has grown by leaps and bounds, becoming one of the most pre-eminent film festivals in the world. The five-day affair was originally spearheaded by the late Sonny Bono, mayor of the desert city […]

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

[ 1 ] December 1, 2017

A VOYAGE TROUGHT DISCOVERY AND DESIRE ~ by joel martens ~   Who among us doesn’t remember those disconcerting first twinges of sexual attraction? How about the rush of discovery when the attraction was reciprocated? Then, the breathless, heady intensity that followed during the pursuit of, or the chase by, the object of that attraction…those […]

KELLY CLARKSON

KELLY CLARKSON

[ 0 ] November 15, 2017

MEANING OF LIFE The Girl Next Door All Grown Up ~ by joel martens ~ She hasn’t stopped singing, writing and perfecting her sound over the course of that 15 years. Even if you based success solely on her latest musical effort, Meaning of Life, it would still be resoundingly true. She is in her […]

CAMP NO COUNSELORS

CAMP NO COUNSELORS

[ 0 ] November 9, 2017

GAYS AND LESBIANS AND QUEERS, OH MY! It’s Not Just Child’s Play ~by joel martens ~ How many who are reading this, didn’t have a great camping experience when they were a kid? Being gay for many of was already like being lost in a proverbial forest of the straight and narrow, so it stands […]

BEATS PER MINUTE (BPM)

BEATS PER MINUTE (BPM)

[ 0 ] November 7, 2017

FRANCE’S AIDS BIOPIC This Oscar Contender is Already a Winner ~ by chris carpenter ~ A number of powerful films depicting the early years of the HIV/AIDS crisis are rightly considered classics. Parting Glances, And The Band Played On, Longtime Companion and Philadelphia helped to open the world’s eyes and hearts before there were any […]

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

[ 0 ] November 1, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND CHARLES DICKENS AND THE WORLD’S MOST BELOVED TALE ~ by joel martens ~ Utter the phrase “Bah Humbug!” and there isn’t a person on the planet or at least very few, who won’t be transported to the dark, inhospitable world that surrounds the old crank, Ebenezer Scrooge. There are few books that […]

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