Art & Around

Wharton Center hosts 'Giselle' and 'Cinderella' EAST LANSING - The Moscow Festival Ballet, made up of 50 dancers from across Russia, brings two romantic ballets to East Lansing's Wharton Center. "Giselle," first seen in Moscow [...]

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Community Clipboard

Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center 195 West Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220 Phone: 248-398-7105 Fax: 248-541-1943 Email: Web: Affirmations is home to nearly 150 groups every month! That's a lot of people [...]

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Curtain Calls

Satire of rural life starts New Year off with a bang When I first learned that "Greater Tuna" was part of Meadow Brook Theatre Ensemble's inaugural season, I was - to put it politely - [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn Something Wicked Wayne's Way Comes William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is considered unlucky, and superstitious theater types don't mention the name - referring instead to the "Scottish Play." While the Hillberry Theatre production is [...]

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Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Small brave fish lost in the big city Q: I don't know if you can help me, but I am at the end of my rope. I just don't know what to [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Shankman's fairy tale It appears that the long-in-development, live-action-meets-animation feature "Enchanted" will finally get a chance to say "once upon a time." The picture, having undergone director changes and rewrites since [...]

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‘You’re not the boss of me.’

Usually this statement is heard coming out of the mouths of bratty kids or rebellious teenagers, not the Attorney General and Secretary of State. However, that's more or less the attitude that Attorney General Mike [...]

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GOTCHA at Gold Coast

Photos by Danielle Looking to study the physical attributes of light and shadow I visited Club Gold Coast to lose myself in a pectoral or maybe an ab.

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GOTCHA at Stilettos

Photos by Danielle A benefit for MIGRA at Stilettos became a celebration; as long time friends returned home to show support for the return of the Rodeo to Detroit.

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‘The L Word’

Showtime, the cable station that brought us "Queer As Folk," has apparently heard the cries of frustrated lesbians everywhere that Lindsay and Melanie just don't get enough screen time on QAF. What about our needs? [...]

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A film about one of America's most notorious female serial killers framed as a lesbian romance? It may sound implausible, but writer and director Patty Jenkins, with the help of an exceptional performance by Charlize [...]

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Nite Out

Thursday • Peter Hendrickson presents Gay Thursdays at Space in Pontiac. Friction with Tom Newman at The Works. Rumors Nightclub hosts College night with DJ Gemini in Grand Rapids. Latino Night comes to the R&R [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out Big Fish William Bloom (Billy Crudup) has spent his entire adult life running from his father, Edward (Albert Finney), and the old man's fanciful yarns of adventure, circus feats, and daring deeds. When [...]

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Pam Benetti

Pam Benetti does not remember her childhood with any great fondness. As a little girl in a little boy's body, Benetti realized when she started school that something was seriously wrong. "From kindergarten onward I [...]

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Q Scopes for men

By Jill Dearman Breathe, Aquarius! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): As your passionate ruler Mars transits your sign, you may feel yourself springing out of winter blues and into spring fever mode, a few [...]

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Q Scopes for women

By Jill Dearman Breathe, Aquarius! ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Your ruler Mars makes a sweet aspect to catalystic Pluto this week. Try to make a significant change in the way you deal with [...]

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Auto industry appeals to gay buyers

By Sharon Gittleman DETROIT - In 1995, Subaru became the first auto company to use ads targeted at gay and lesbian consumers. Nearly ten years later, its competitors are just starting to appeal to LGBT [...]

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MAF announces interim Executive Director

SOUTHFIELD - The Michigan AIDS Fund (MAF), a statewide, pooled resource enabling foundations, corporations, and individuals to rally in the fight against AIDS, has announced the appointment of MAF's program officer Stacey Barbas as interim [...]

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‘Corrective rape’ needs correcting

By Leslie Robinson All the world beheld South Africa's social evolution as the nation officially abandoned apartheid and embraced equality. The constitution established in 1996 even protected gays from discrimination, something no other country can [...]

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Cheers for HOPE

Dear BTL, Terriffic article in last week's issue ("The community that works together stays together, LGBT organizations in Michigan team up for non-profit training"). It's always a pleasure to read about the constructive actions within [...]

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Reel Pride File Fest gets ready to screen

By Sharon Gittleman Lesbian life can be a laughing matter Someone had better give anti-gay activists a call. Comedian Karen Williams doesn't want "special rights." She wants discounts! Williams is one of four lesbian comics [...]

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National News Briefs

Politics LGBT march scenes an issue in Lincoln Memorial video WASHINGTON - The National Park Service has been repeatedly pressured to remove footagere of LGBT civil rights marches, as well as pro-choice demonstrations, in a [...]

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