Community Connections

Get connected! Non-profit organizations are encouraged to send listings of ongoing events to Community Connections via email at, fax at 248-615-7018 or postal mail: 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 25, Farmington, MI 48336. FORTY WORD [...]

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Art & Around

Fall in love with Rackham Symphony Choir twice in November DETROIT - Rackham Symphony Choir is delighted to announce two nights of beloved opera classics just in time for those wearied by politics. The performances [...]

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Concert Connections

This week: Nu Jazz Festival: Jill Scott, FloetryFri. 11/12/04 7 p.m.Masonic Temple, Detroit Nu Jazz Festival: Erykah Badu, TwistaSat. 11/13/04 7 p.m.Masonic Temple, Detroit Marilyn MansonSun. 11/14/04 6:30 p.m.State Theatre, Detroit Joseph ArthurSun. 11/14/04 Magic [...]

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Curtain Calls

Review: 'Period of Adjustment' Little-known Tennessee Williams comedy gets lively staging at Blackbird Theatre Mention to the average theatergoer that Tennessee Williams wrote a comedy, and the response you get is either hysterical laughter or [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

By John Quinn Review: 'The Full Monty' Six brave men do more than simply shuffle off to Buffalo When you're a group of men beyond your prime, it takes, well, cajones to bare all in [...]

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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente 'The Women' return It's been a long time coming and the definition of "development hell," but the remake of 1939's "The Women," the George Cukor-directed, Clare Boothe Luce-penned comedy of sharp-tongued, [...]

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Ask Dr. Wang

By Dr. Kevin Wang Flu time in the flux I had a few questions in the last few weeks regarding the flu and the flu vaccine - i.e. Who should get it? How do I [...]

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Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe California: The Alliance Defence Fund, opponents of equal marriage rights, told a California judge Nov. 4 that same-sex unions are contrary to the purpose of marriage itself: procreation. The arguments were [...]

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Now Playing

Just Out Birth Anna (Nicole Kidman) has been widowed 10 years and is preparing to marry a new man (Danny Huston) when a solemn-faced 10-year-old boy arrives at her door, lets himself in, and announces [...]

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Q Puzzle Clues

The L Word revisited Across1 "Big boned" women, to k. d. lang5 "I've had it!" to Gomer9 Do this with the International Male catalog14 Opposite a bottom15 Ready to come out of the oven16 "Twelfth [...]

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Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Read Dorothy Parker, Leo! Mars enters Scorpio late on Nov. 10. Recent cooperative efforts either consolidate into patterns or yield to subversion. Erotic energies and other obsessions get more intense and demanding. [...]

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SHe Said:

"I've heard your stories. I know your struggles, I know your hopes. They are part of me now. And I will never forget you and I'll never stop fighting for you." - John Kerry in [...]

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Obit: Terry J. Romatz passes

Metra Magazine employee and "true friend" Terry J. Romatz reportedly died in his sleep on Oct. 27, 2004 of unreported causes. According to Metra, Romatz is survived by his brothers Ron, Ken and Daryl, a [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:36:04-05:00April 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Common Language takes a hike

By Dawn Wolfe After thirteen years in its old location at 215 S. Fourth, Common Language bookstore will be hiking roughly four blocks to Braun Court in January of 2005. There are several reasons for [...]

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Diana Ross comes home

The last few years have been replete with challenges for Diana Ross. The Detroit native and Motown legend has been searching for her proper footing pretty much from the start of the new millennium. OK, [...]

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Good news for gays in 2004 election

By Sharon Gittleman Not all of last week's election results brought glum news for LGBT people and their friends. While gay marriage was roundly defeated by people in nearly a dozen states, several races in [...]

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The playboy’s the thing

By John Polly Carson Kressley can breathe easily. Fortunately for him and his Queer Eye pals, the world isn't overrun with great-looking, sharply dressed, socially adept, charming-as-hell straight guys who are fearless in social scenarios [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:50:45-05:00April 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

New US Senate a loss for gay rights

By Lisa Keen BOSTON - The Republican party's retention of control in the U.S. Senate is a greater loss for the gay community than the numbers show. Republicans will enter the next legislative session with [...]

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They will remember us

Dear BTL, Despite our best efforts and the victories won in the process, Michigan's discriminatory marriage amendment was passed. Many more people than the "pollsters and pundits" ever dreamed stood with us and said NO [...]

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Hope to the west

Dear BTL, I can't quite shake off all this bitterness. The Presidency, the Supreme Court, the House, the gay marriage ban. The ramifications of this election will live long after the four year term is [...]

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Stronger community

Dear BTL, Hello Community. I sincerely hope that you all are taking good care of yourselves and each other after Election 2004. I know that many of us have strong feelings about what just happened, [...]

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Wake up call

Dear BTL, While many in the gay and lesbian community would say that November 2 should be a day of mourning due to the presidential and Proposal 2 election results, I would say if anything, [...]

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An army over 1,000 strong

By Dawn Wolfe Even with all of the disappointment about the passage of Proposal 2, one fact stands out - the overwhelming number of volunteers, LGBT and ally alike, that came together to support equal [...]

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Silver linings

By Dawn Wolfe In an otherwise disappointing election year, the results of the statewide races, especially those for state House, offer hope for LGBTs and allies in Michigan. In addition to picking up five Democratic [...]

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Cool things to do in Ann Arbor

The following is a sampling of the many cultural and social activities taking place in the Ann Arbor area during the month of November. For more information and additional activities, visit the Ann Arbor Convention [...]

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