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Pet of the Week: Zachary

What a handsome gent! Meet Zachary, a one-year-old Terrier mix, who is full of puppy love and affection! Simply adorable! Zachary is a quite a friendly fellow, making friends with all he meets. He really [...]

By |2007-01-25T09:00:00-05:00January 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Griffin makes ‘heavenly’ return

The bare bass and brushed drums tiptoe in. Patty Griffin boldly lets out a blues-infused repetitive line: "You'll remember." And she's right. We will. On Griffin's fifth accomplished piece "Children Running Through," she parts the [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:31:39-05:00January 25th, 2007|Entertainment|

Raw sensations

Ouch. That's what Melissa Ferrick, at 4 years old, would think when her violin instructor would smack her hand with his bow and tell her to play through her mistakes. "That was really drilled into [...]

By |2007-01-25T09:00:00-05:00January 25th, 2007|Entertainment|

Ferndale Blues Festival venues

Buffalo Wild Wings 280 W. Nine Mile Road Ferndale (248) 744-4470 New Way Bar 23130 Woodward Ave. Ferndale (248) 541-9870 Club Bart 22726 Woodward Ave. Ferndale (248) 548-8746 Post Bar 22828 Woodward Ave. Ferndale (248) [...]

By |2007-01-25T09:00:00-05:00January 25th, 2007|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Shakespeare, via The Theatre Ensemble, receives MCACA grant ROCHESTER - The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs awarded the Theatre Ensemble at Meadow Brook Theatre a $14,200 grant [...]

By |2007-01-25T09:00:00-05:00January 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Now Playing: The Dead Girl

January 29, 2007 NEW THIS WEEK: The Dead Girl The murder of prostitute Krista (Brittany Murphy) sends ripples through the lives of various women, from the browbeaten caretaker (Toni Collette) who finds the body, to [...]

By |2007-01-25T09:00:00-05:00January 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Pfizer sued over Viagra ads

By Bob Roehr The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has charged the pharmaceutical company Pfizer with "promoting Viagra as a party drug...leading to more infections with sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV," according to its president [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:02:00-05:00January 25th, 2007|News|

Affirmations announces $150,000 endowment

FERNDALE - On Jan. 23, Affirmations announced that Allan Gilmour and Eric Jirgens made a new $150,000 gift to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center's endowment fund. Since the gift qualifies for a [...]

By |2007-01-25T09:00:00-05:00January 25th, 2007|News|

Housing discrimination stories sought

Have you ever been turned away from housing because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender? If so, the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan and Triangle Foundation want to hear from you. FHC-Southeast is [...]

By |2007-01-25T09:00:00-05:00January 25th, 2007|News|

Parting Glances: Book pages (Pt. 17)

Long, long before The Village People made "YMCA" the unofficial, persistent national anthem of gay men, ice skaters (and retirees), Ys played an important role, second only to bars, as places to meet available others [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:07:21-05:00January 25th, 2007|Opinions|

Floats needed for Michigan Pride parade

The Michigan Pride Committee 2007 seeks float entries for the Michigan Pride Parade June 30 in Lansing. "We are encouraging civic, social, youth, and veteran's organizations to show their national pride, and join in the [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:08:51-05:00January 25th, 2007|News|

Q Puzzle: “Oral Sect”

January 22, 2007 Across 1 Cathedral of Hope collection 5 Strip a fruit 9 Singer k.d. 13 "Do Not Enter," with "out" 14 Baldwin's "The ___ Corner" 15 "The Gay Caballero" star Romero 16 Letters [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:31:28-05:00January 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Touched by an atheist

By R.J. Beaumia As a Catholic school boy in the 1960s, the mere mention of a name that could induce the fire of fear and panic in my little chest - even more than Sister [...]

By |2007-01-25T09:00:00-05:00January 25th, 2007|Opinions|

International briefs

Mexican state passes civil-union law The Mexican state of Coahuila, which borders Texas, passed a civil-union law for same-sex couples Jan. 11. The state Congress approved the measure 20-13. It was introduced by the centrist [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:29:25-05:00January 25th, 2007|News|

She/He Said: Week of Jan. 25, 2007

"I have come to realize, having played the part, the inequality is striking. It is actually shocking to me. I had no idea about the rights that are not afforded to gays and lesbians. I [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:40:27-05:00January 25th, 2007|News|

The beat goes on

Brian McNamara takes AIDS seriously. That's why, as a manager of Como's, his restaurant will participate in the Blues Festival from Jan. 26 to Feb. 3 in Ferndale. "I'm doing everything I can to make [...]

By |2007-01-25T09:00:00-05:00January 25th, 2007|News|

Affirmations announces $150,000 endowment

FERNDALE - On Jan. 23, Affirmations announced that Allan Gilmour and Eric Jirgens made a new $150,000 gift to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center's endowment fund. Since the gift qualifies for a [...]

By |2007-01-25T09:00:00-05:00January 25th, 2007|News|

Theater Events for the period Jan. 25-Feb. 3

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Amadeus The story of two brilliant composers, Mozart and Salieri: one humbly gifted and the other viciously envious. Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in repertory through March 3. $15-$28. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com Between Men and [...]

By |2007-01-25T09:00:00-05:00January 25th, 2007|Uncategorized|

BREAKING: Matt Foreman to step down from NGLTF

filed by BTL staff WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 -- Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and a national leader in the struggle for equal rights and social justice, will step [...]

By |2007-01-24T09:00:00-05:00January 24th, 2007|News|

Give him a beat. Not a butt.

By Michael A. Knipp Porn is a hard act to follow. Literally. But former skin-flick actor Colton Ford, whose foray into filmed fornication gained him underground notoriety in 2002, is trying to put his penis-bearing [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:36:25-05:00January 24th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Steel-ing the spotlight

By Jessica Carreras Don't define Holly Fisher. By her job, her gender or her sexual orientation. "There's no clear line for anyone," she muses about labeling people by their sexuality. "We don't need to have [...]

By |2007-01-24T09:00:00-05:00January 24th, 2007|Uncategorized|

DVD 411

'What's Morally Wrong with Homosexuality?' Remember those ho-hum philosophy classes where you brushed up on your doodling skills instead of the history of Freud? Too bad John Corvino, associate professor of philosophy at Wayne State [...]

By |2007-01-24T09:00:00-05:00January 24th, 2007|Uncategorized|