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Art & Around

'Too Hot to Handel' turns up the heat with tenors Cook, Dixon & Young DETROIT - The Rackham Symphony Choir announced the addition of some of today's most beloved tenors to the bill for its [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Concert Connections

This week: Jane SiberryThurs. 12/09/04 8 p.m.The Ark, Ann Arbor Jordan KnightThurs. 12/09/04 9:30 p.m.The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor Ani DifrancoThurs. 12/09/04 8 p.m.Seagate Center, Toledo, OH Juliana HatfieldSat. 12/11/04 8 p.m.The Ark, Ann Arbor [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls

Review: 'The Damnation Game' It's a helluva hot time at the Improv Inferno How do you like your men, five improvisers - most of whom I'll assume are straight - were asked at the start [...]

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Curtain Calls XTRA

Review: 'Topdog/Underdog' African Renaissance Theater deals fine performances in drama about sibling rivalry "You've gotta know when to hold 'em/know when to fold 'em É" A card game as a metaphor for life isn't a [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Bringing yourself to Christmas Q: I'm just newly out to myself and a few other people, but not many. I am NOT out to my family. My family is very close and [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Lane and Broderick 'Couple' up again Move over Sally Struthers and Rita Moreno - the "Odd Couple" boys are back. The last time this show saw a revival staging, the roles [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Ask Dr. Wang

By Dr. Kevin Wang Hello Doctor, Thank you for helping us with our medical questions. I am curious to know what is causing an occasional chronic problem I have and would welcome any educated guess [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Let’s talk about moral values

In the richest country in the world, it is immoral that there are people who have to choose between buying food and buying medicine. It is immoral that there are children who have no health [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Marriage News from Around the Country

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe California: Proponents of equal marriage rights told a judge that arguments over whether marriage is designed to foster procreation and whether gays make good parents are irrelevant to their case. In [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

National News Briefs

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Politics HRC appoints straight board co-chair WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign officially appointed its new board of directors co-chair, Michael Berman, a longtime ally of the LGBT community. Berman, a [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Now Playing

Just Out Alexander Crude Macedonian King Philip (Val Kilmer) and smothering Olympias (Angelina Jolie) raise their son, Alexander (Colin Farrell), to follow in the footsteps of the Greek gods. When he inherits his father's throne, [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Clues

Rod, and Real Across1 Oscar movie for Whoopi Goldberg6 Places where women might sweat together10 "___ Want to Do" (Cher song of 1965)14 Before the cock rises15 Part used in forking around16 "Tearoom Trade" author [...]

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Q Scopes

By Jack Fertig Call Mom, Virgo! The Sun in Sagittarius seeks wisdom. Mars in Scorpio prefers subtle, mysterious methods - and gets so horny! In a semi-sextile (30-degree) aspect, they combine to offer opportunity; but [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

SHe Said:

"Is it just me, or is there some new fear of homosexuality in America? In recent months, people talk as if being gay can 'rub off.' That gays wanting to marry would rub off on [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Transmissions: School belles

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith A nationwide scandal has rocked the little town of Spurger, Texas. For many years, a spirit event allowed for a certain level of cross-gender experience. Called "TWIRP day" - an acronym [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:23:55-05:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

March for Equal Rights in Ypsilanti

In response to Proposal 2 and other recent discriminatory legislation targeting the LGBT community, the Project YES Players and Eastern Michigan University students are holding a march for equal rights. The purpose of the march [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

First Step volunteer training to start Jan. 15

First Step, Western Wayne county's project on domestic and sexual violence, is looking for volunteers. A variety of opportunities are available, including assisting with support groups, the 24-hour help line, and organizing family events and [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Leadership under a cloud

By Dawn Wolfe LANSING - Dec. 2, email lists and phone lines erupted with the news that the State Employer's office had decided to drop domestic partner benefits from state employee contracts that had already [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

U of M stands with LGBT community

Dear BTL, The November elections were marked with strong feelings and diverse and adversarial points of view. A month later, the election results continue to profoundly affect many members of our community. With respect to [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Invite the Canadians to Pride!

Dear BTL, Lots of folks are so fed up with the results of this year's election that they're talking about moving to Canada. Short of migration, how can we show appreciation for Canada leading North [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:12:47-05:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

CBS, NBC refuse to air church’s TV ad

By BTL Staff CLEVELAND - The CBS and NBC television networks are refusing to run a 30-second television ad from the United Church of Christ because its all-inclusive welcome message has been deemed "too controversial." [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:20:08-05:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Hear Me OUT

Funky ABBA by Nils Landgren (Jusin Time Records)Funk, R&B, and hip-hop isn't usually what one associates with ABBA, the Swedish pop band of the 70s who brought the world sugary-sweet yet strangely timeless songs like [...]

By |2009-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2009|Uncategorized|