Arts

A Rhythmic Force: Meet Dancer & Choreographer Fernando Anuang’a
By February 2, 2014 Read More →

A Rhythmic Force: Meet Dancer & Choreographer Fernando Anuang’a

Fernando Anuang’a is part of a new generation of Kenyan contemporary choreographers evolving international interest in African dance and culture. During the course of his 20 year dance career, Anuang’a, a Maasai dancer from Kenya has created some of the most progressive, influential and powerful African choreography.

Posted in: Dance
Acclaimed Play ‘Juan And Emmett’ Returns To NYC Stage
By January 17, 2014 Read More →

Acclaimed Play ‘Juan And Emmett’ Returns To NYC Stage

What happens when a white, married-with-kids middle-aged, wealthy law firm partner from Manhattan’s ritzy Park Avenue finds his true self falling in love with a gay-for-pay stripper from the South Bronx? That’s the provocative question asked by Alan Baxter‘s critically-acclaimed stage play, Juan And Emmett. By Nathan James The culture-clashing, sexually-challenging psychological drama has Emmett […]

Posted in: Theatre
Black, Gay Army Vet Recalls Serving In ‘Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell’ Era
By January 17, 2014 Read More →

Black, Gay Army Vet Recalls Serving In ‘Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell’ Era

When then-President Bill Clinton attempted to make changes to the centuries-old ban on gays and lesbians serving in the military, the law that resulted continued the prohibition, but ostensibly permitted closeted individuals to serve, provided no one knew about it. The military wasn’t supposed to pry, and servicemen weren’t supposed to reveal their sexual orientation. […]

Posted in: Books, LGBT
Free Expression Still a Mirage for Zimbabwean Artists
By January 8, 2014 Read More →

Free Expression Still a Mirage for Zimbabwean Artists

Owen Maseko. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS BULAWAYO – That citizens cannot enjoy democracy if they are ruled by an undemocratic party is the warning that got Cont Mhlanga’s play “Members” banned from theatre stages in Zimbabwe in 1985. By Busani Bafana Owen Maseko’s art is provocative and political. A 2012 painting of a bespectacled man emerging […]

Posted in: Jazz
Bolshoi dancer Dmitrichenko on trial over acid attack
By October 22, 2013 Read More →

Bolshoi dancer Dmitrichenko on trial over acid attack

The trial of Bolshoi ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko over an acid attack on the company’s artistic director has opened and been adjourned. Sulphuric acid was thrown at Sergei Filin outside his Moscow flat in January, badly damaging his eyesight. Mr Dmitrichenko denies arranging the attack. If convicted, he could face 12 years in jail. Two […]

Posted in: Dance
World Premiere – One Night
By October 16, 2013 Read More →

World Premiere – One Night

CHERRY LANE THEATRE AND RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER TO PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF PULITZER PRIZE WINNER CHARLES FULLER’S ONE NIGHT… BEGINNING OCTOBER 17 AT CHERRY LANE THEATRE   OPENING SET FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30   Cherry Lane Theatre Artistic Director Angelina Fiordellisi and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian […]

Posted in: Theatre
Self Help Featured Book:  Go To Hell
By September 27, 2013 Read More →

Self Help Featured Book: Go To Hell

Go To Hell comes out of my life of struggle and not understanding the why. It is not just another self-help, “feel good” read. It is an experience. Go To Hell was created from my life experiences and, from them, the knowledge that life is not personal. Situations, incidents and circumstances, whether they are positive, […]

Posted in: Books, Sep 2013
A House is my Home: Exhibit at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
By September 25, 2013 Read More →

A House is my Home: Exhibit at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

I had an opportunity to be a part of history this month by being the co curator for the museum exhibit “Queers in Exile” which was part of the Fresh Fruit Festival. Destination Tomorrow was asked to document homelessness within the house and ballroom scene while exploring the true meaning of family. By Sean E. […]

Posted in: Art, Sep 2013
‘Lady Day’  Musical Brings Billie Holiday To Broadway
By September 21, 2013 Read More →

‘Lady Day’ Musical Brings Billie Holiday To Broadway

The legendary Harlem Renaissance jazz singer, Billie Holiday, “who gave modern American jazz its voice, according to the New York Herald Tribune, will be remembered and celebrated on Broadway this fall in Lady Day, a new musical about the vocalist, set to open in previews Sept. 19 at the Little Shubert Theater. By Nathan James […]

Posted in: Sep 2013, Theatre
O Bobby, Where Art Thou?
By September 21, 2013 Read More →

O Bobby, Where Art Thou?

This column chronicles the rise and fall of romance in the Concrete Jungle. An environment where potential suitors are either committing relationship crimes or just plain committed. Finding love has become more complicated than the New York subway system. Chivalry…well that is somewhere over the rainbow where impropriety and promiscuity paves the yellow brick road […]

Posted in: Books, Sep 2013