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LIFE, DEATH AND THE THINGS IN BETWEEN

LIFE, DEATH AND THE THINGS IN BETWEEN

[ 0 ] May 16, 2016

LOVE IN THE HERE AND THE HEREAFTER  ~ by joel martens ~  Ever had an experience that you couldn’t explain—the sense that someone is in the room with you—or watching over you? A “sixth sense,” which sometimes makes you feel that you are not alone? For some it’s all just “gobbledygook” and silliness, but for […]

THELMA HOUSTON

THELMA HOUSTON

[ 0 ] May 11, 2016

SHE’S NEVER LEFT US ~ by joel martens ~ “Don’t Leave Me This Way” began its life on Thelma Houston’s third album Any Way You Like It back in 1976, hitting both the Billboard and Club Play Singles charts in 1977 and winning her the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the Grammys that same […]

SOLIDARITY THROUGH PRIDE

SOLIDARITY THROUGH PRIDE

[ 0 ] May 11, 2016

2016 LONG BEACH LGBT PRIDE ~ by joel martens ~ Established in 1983, the first Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival and Parade took place in June of 1984. Long Beach was known to have a large LGBT population, so the idea was, as is the case for most Pride celebrations, to unite the […]

DR. JENN'S BIG THREE

DR. JENN’S BIG THREE

[ 0 ] May 11, 2016

CONNECT… COMMUNICATE… LISTEN ~ by tony reverditto ~ Dr. Jenn Mann is a well-known marriage and family therapist, author, speaker and radio host. Her popular call-in advice program, The Dr. Jenn Show on The Starz Channel, airs on Sirius XM. People see Mann in her private practice for a variety of reasons: relationship issues, parenting […]

CYNDI LAUPER

CYNDI LAUPER

[ 0 ] May 9, 2016

ONE OF A KIND… BUT NOT SO UNUSUAL ~ by joel martens ~ Her remarkable career has spanned more than 30 years. Raw talent, unrelenting drive and a unique vision, propelled this gifted woman deeply into our consciousness, forever establishing her not only as one of the world’s true pop icons, but as a brilliant […]

THE RIPPLE EFFECT: A STAPLE FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY TAKES ITS FINAL BOW

THE RIPPLE EFFECT: A STAPLE FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY TAKES ITS FINAL BOW

[ 1 ] May 9, 2016

by tony reverditto –  The backstory of Ripples at Belmont Shore in Long Beach, has a history that dates back to the 1950s. The space was an “under the radar” bar called Oceania and was a haven for the repressed gay scene in those days. Closed in 1968, the location was next purchased by actor John […]

OUT IN THE WORLD

OUT IN THE WORLD

[ 0 ] May 9, 2016

THE CURRENT STATE OF LGBT TRAVEL ~ by david duran ~ The travel industry has seriously been targeting the LGBT travel market segment big time lately. I think the world has finally woken up to the fact that LGBT travelers are just like any other type of traveler, meaning, they spend money too. The realities […]

JAKE HEGGIE

JAKE HEGGIE

[ 0 ] May 5, 2016

MUSCIAL TALES ~ by joel martens ~ The world of music is a better, richer one because of the work of this skilled composer and those with whom he has collaborated. The list reads like a “Who’s Who” in the world of classical music, opera and Broadway: Collaborations that include librettists Terrence McNally and Gene […]

HUBBARD STREET DANCE

HUBBARD STREET DANCE

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016

ALEJANDRO CERRUDO AND THE ART OF MOVEMENT ~ by joel martens ~ The limitations of language make it difficult to put into words the experience of a dance performance. Erudite a writer as one might be, to explain the effect of the interplay between the fluidity of a dancer’s body in relation to how each […]

SOCAL MUSEUM SCENE: ART THAT'S HOT

SOCAL MUSEUM SCENE: ART THAT’S HOT

[ 0 ] April 6, 2016

~ by joel martens ~ Los Angeles County Museum of Art What Are You Wearing? Reigning Men: Fashion In Menswear, 1715 To 2015 The lovely thing about artistic expression, is that it can take a multitude of unique and different forms; be it through painting or sculpture, a photograph or multimedia project, or any of […]

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