Detroit Public Theatre Hosts ‘Girlfriend’ March 21 – April 14

By | 2019-03-13T13:51:08-04:00 March 13th, 2019|Entertainment, Features, Theater|

Released in 1991, the album "Girlfriend" is the third studio album released by Matthew Sweet to critical acclaim. Years after that release, playwrights Todd Almond and Sweet reimagined the record into a full-length musical love story with an LGBTQ twist, a local production of which is slated to play at The Detroit Public Theatre from March 21 through April 14.

OU Film Festival Focused on ‘Challenging Femmephobia’

By | 2019-03-06T15:01:07-04:00 March 6th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Marking its 35th year, Oakland University’s Women and Gender Studies Film Festival will present Challenging Femmephobia: Breaking the Gender Binary in Queer Communities. This year’s festival features screenings of the films “Making Masculine” and “The Same Difference.” The screenings, and a panel discussion, will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, in room 1050 of the Human Health Building on OU’s Rochester campus.

Michigan LGBTQ Comedy Fest Back for 23rd Year

By | 2019-02-20T15:06:24-04:00 February 20th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Since 1995 the Michigan LGBTQ Comedy Fest has brought some of the best names in LGBTQ entertainment to Detroit. This 23-year tradition remains unbroken in 2019 with four comedians — Karen Williams, Peter Smith, Sandra Valls and Mimi Gonzalez — slated to perform on Saturday, March 2, at the Courtyard Detroit-Dearborn at 8 p.m.

Revry is the LGBTQ Streaming Service That You’ve Been Waiting For

By | 2019-03-20T09:21:50-04:00 February 20th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Diverse media representation has made great strides in recent decades, but most LGBTQ people can attest to the fact that they're still not regularly seeing themselves included in mainstream entertainment. And when it comes to streaming platforms, the LGBTQ category is usually limited to a small amount of content that leaves little to no room for a variety of storytelling. That fact was not lost on ally Alia J. Daniels either, a Michigan native who transplanted to Los Angeles to finish Loyola Law School and start a career in entertainment law. She said she and a group of friends noticed the sparseness in LGBTQ content on mainstream apps in 2015.

Boy-lesque

By | 2019-02-06T16:09:02-04:00 February 6th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

International Erotic Art Exhibition Detroit Saturday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 16 Russell Exhibition Center Russell Industrial Complex 1600 Clay St., Detroit Tickets start at $40. For more information, go online to dirtydetroit.com. As soon [...]

Broadway Actor Ned Noyes Talks LGBTQ Identity and ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at The Fisher Theatre Through Feb. 24

By | 2019-02-06T16:06:27-04:00 February 6th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

In an amateur stage production it's not unusual for there to be a few hiccups throughout the show. In fact, even Broadway-caliber performances don't always make it through without a hitch. That is, after all, why "the show must go on" has become such a famous saying both in and out of show business. But in the comedy "The Play That Goes Wrong," that concept is blown way out of proportion when the Cornley University Drama Society does its best to put on a 1920s murder mystery play. Cast members have to deal with stuck doors, forgotten lines, collapsing floors and, according to cast member Ned Noyes, "many things you'll never see coming going wrong, too."

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-02-06T16:01:13-04:00 February 6th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

  By Romeo San Vicente Sarah Paulson flies over the cuckoo’s nest Ryan Murphy, the man who currently owns most of television, has another show coming. It’s called "Ratched," and you’ll need to reach back [...]

The Frivolist: 9 Things You Need to ‘Cleanse’ When Entering a New Relationship

By | 2019-01-30T14:28:46-04:00 January 30th, 2019|Advice, Entertainment, Features|

New relationships are the universe’s way of giving us yet another chance to get it right in the love department – and since none of us are getting younger, it’s wise not to squander it by making the same mistakes over and over. This time around, along with changing toxic behaviors that may have sent your significant other running for the nearest therapist or liquor store, consider cleansing a few areas of your life, tangible and otherwise. Here are a few places to start.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-01-23T15:53:28-04:00 January 23rd, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente Fossil hunting with Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan You already know Kate Winslet and you’re finally figuring out who the staggeringly talented Saoirse Ronan ("Mary Queen of Scots") is, even if [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-12-05T15:17:05-04:00 December 5th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente 'Moulin Rouge!' now and forever The stage production of Baz Luhrmann’s "Moulin Rouge!" that opened this summer in Boston is going to Broadway in 2019. Producer Carmen Pavlovic broke the news [...]

MOCAD’s Annual Monster Drawing Rally Dec. 14

By | 2018-11-28T16:30:22-04:00 November 28th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

In an "open call" to artists interested, MOCAD sent out a press release advertising their Monster Drawing Rally. This is an annual public event that features 100 artists in two one-hour shifts. They will draw in front of a live audience and make their usually private studio processes part of a public performance.

JASON STUART 10th Year Anniversary Stand-Up Special from Here Media set to Stream on Dec. 7

By | 2018-11-28T16:29:09-04:00 November 28th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Proudly openly gay for the length of his career, comedian Jason Stuart was the first openly gay male comedian to have his own hour comedy special: "Making it to the Middle." It was taped in the middle of his career, the middle of the country and the middle of his life, and will air again from Here Media for its 10th year anniversary on Dec. 7, on Here TV on cable and streaming services.

DIA Partners with Social Service Agencies for 10th Community Group Art Exhibition

By | 2018-11-28T16:28:02-04:00 November 28th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts presents its 10th annual Community Group Art Exhibition from Dec. 6, 2018, to Jan. 6, 2019, in the special exhibition galleries located next to Rivera Court, with a connected display in the Walter Gibbs Learning Center. The artworks were created by participants in the DIA’s Community Group Program, a partnership between the museum and human service agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-11-21T10:33:27-04:00 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 | 2018-11-14T16:03:13-04:00 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.