Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-11-21T10:33:27-05:00 November 21st, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

  Get ready for a Roy Cohn-ucopia Did you miss the Roy Cohn lesson in queer history class? Do you still not know about the closeted, Trump-mentoring, McCarthyite lawyer who hated the LGBT community and [...]

‘OutCasting’ LGBTQ Youth Radio Program Founder Receives AARP Purpose Prize

By | 2018-11-14T16:03:13-05:00 November 14th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

AARP's Purpose Prize is designed to honor extraordinary individuals who use their life experience to make a better future, each year selecting winners who have gone above and beyond to achieve that goal. In the case of one of this year's winners, Marc Sophos, his focus has been on LGBTQ youth. The New York-based journalist is the founder and executive director of Media for the Public Good — a nonprofit that focuses on creating media from underrepresented points of view. Putting his nearly two decades of radio experience to use, Sophos created "OutCasting" a youth LGBTQ public radio program, and the accompanying podcast "OutCasting Overtime." Each episode is created by LGBTQ teens.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018 Events

By | 2018-11-14T16:00:57-05:00 November 14th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on Nov. 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. TDOR was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998.

Deep INside Hollywood

By | 2018-11-07T16:25:57-05:00 November 7th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

  Foster’s spinoff delivers a dose of 'Good Trouble' We told you a while back that "Good Trouble" was coming. It’s the spinoff from "The Fosters" that follows Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) [...]

Vox of an Angel

By | 2018-10-24T15:59:27-05:00 October 24th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Whether belting out a classic like "House of the Rising Sun," putting her own spin on Radiohead's "Creep" or performing a standing ovation-worthy "Wicked" duet with stars like Lea Michele, Ada Vox is bringing it. [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-10-24T15:50:45-05:00 October 24th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

  By Romeo San Vicente Will Rosie rivet audiences on 'The Talk'? Well, Julie Chen is, of course, out at "The Talk" thanks to horrible husband troubles. But who’ll take over for her? It seems [...]

‘Not in my House’ Gives Dance New Meaning

By | 2018-10-03T19:19:53-05:00 October 3rd, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Coming out stories. In the LGBTQ community, we all have one. Now, a unique collaboration between Kristi Faulkner Dance and the Ruth Ellis Center is turning those stories into art. "Not in my House' radically shifts the narrative about LGBTQ identity through the creative re-imagining of coming out stories in an evening-length performance blending vogue, contemporary dance and storytelling,” said event organizers.

The Frivolist: 5 Reasons to Resist Tossing Out Your Ex-Relationships’ Mementos

By | 2018-09-05T11:45:12-05:00 September 5th, 2018|Advice, Entertainment, Features|

When a relationship ends, tensions run high – and the first thing many of us do to satisfy our anger and sadness is to toss or burn the photos, letters and other mementos our partners have given us. This act of aggression won’t solve anything, and, in fact, will only serve to hurt you more later. Quell the temptation to pitch your ex-relationships’ physical reminders with these five reasons to hold onto them.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-08-08T14:49:31-05:00 August 8th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente 'Moonlight' writer McCraney ‘Makes Man’ for OWN "David Makes Man" is the name of a series from OWN, currently in production, a coming-of-age drama from Academy Award-winning "Moonlight" writer Tarell Alvin [...]

Jon Strand: Dots! Exclamation points! Smiles!

By | 2018-07-25T13:38:31-05:00 July 25th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

For those with an obsession for counting things there are 10,000 alphabet letters in this review of pointillist artist Jon Strand’s exhibition: Oracles, Temples and Waves ... and a dragon named Raoul. But 10,000 is a piddling word count to be sure, compared to Strand’s creative dot, dot, dot detailing over nearly 50 years of painting and fascinated viewer acclaim in some 29 exhibitions of his art — including an onset exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1971 (the DIA currently owns two of his pieces). Now, his work is scheduled to be shown from Aug. 3 through 24, at the Wayne State University Arts Gallery.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-07-25T13:37:08-05:00 July 25th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente Tessa Thompson spins off Tessa Thompson is tearing up movie screens this summer in "Sorry to Bother You" as the woman with the world’s most anarchic earrings. And if you think [...]

Broadway National Tour Company Members Come to Detroit for Witches’ Night Off

By | 2018-07-25T13:35:43-05:00 July 25th, 2018|Entertainment, Features, Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

Company Members of the National Touring Company of "Wicked" will host Witches’ Night Off, an evening of entertainment and fundraising at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Royal Oak on Monday, Aug. 13. Net proceeds from the show will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Open Hands Food Pantry.

Concert of Colors Diversity Festival in 26th Year

By | 2018-07-11T15:45:13-05:00 July 11th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Since 1993, the Concert of Colors has been a regular Detroit-based, diversity-themed music festival with a goal of "uniting Metro Detroit's diverse communities and ethnic groups." This is done with a variety of musical acts that are sourced from around the world. The free festival's acts this year include everything from the punk sounds of Pennsylvania-based group Tile, the pop and Hip-Hop-influenced work of Flint Native Tunde Olaniran and Iranian artist Mohsen Namjoo — hailed by the New York Times as Iran's Bob Dylan.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-07-11T15:45:14-05:00 July 11th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente 'IT Chapter Two' features Xavier Dolan and also that Murder-Clown Do you arthouse? If so, then you already know that Xavier Dolan, the wunderkind director-actor from Montreal, is responsible for an [...]

Moving for Love: The Gaffney Couple Builds a Life After Long Distance

By | 2018-07-11T15:45:15-05:00 July 11th, 2018|Entertainment, Features, Wedding|

Khiana Gaffney was living in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2016 when she made a quick trip home to Detroit to celebrate her grandmother’s 90th birthday. While back in the Motor City, Khiana spent a little time on social media to learn a bit about the local girls. One of those girls, one of those who caught her eye, was the woman who is now her wife, Aleeya Gaffney.