Indian film-maker hopes to take gay issues out of the closet BY SHILPA JAMKHANDIKAR An Indian director is hoping her new film will throw a spotlight on gay rights in a country where homosexuality remains taboo and little progress has been made on repealing a colonial-era law banning gay sex. “Margarita, With a Straw”, which […]
Laverne Cox, the transgender breakout star of Netflix’ hit series Orange is The New Black, is advancing further into the realm of trans awareness with a new documentary.
This week, D1 Music releases its next fiery track from disco diva Kimberly Davis, “Speak No Evil”. It marks the label’s fourth collaboration with the lead singer of Nile Rogers’ band Chic.
NEW YORK— The stage musical of “The Lion King” has generated the highest total box office of any production in any entertainment medium, with worldwide takings of more than $6.2 billion, a spokesman for Walt Disney Co. said on Monday. The musical, which has been running on Broadway since 1997 and has been playing around […]
More than 50% of acting union members consulted by UCLA academics say film-makers are biased against LGBT performers More than half of gay actors in Hollywood believe film-makers are biased against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) performers, according to a new study The report from the Williams Institute, a thinktank on gay issues at […]
On August 29, 2014—Chas. Floyd Johnson and SBC Productions presented the Off-Broadway premiere of Stanley Bennett Clay’s award-winning play “Ritual,” set to open September 20, 2014 at the 777 Theatre, 777 8th Avenue, NY 10036. “Ritual” will perform Saturday afternoons at 2:30 pm for a limited run.
New South African movie Hard to Get, a love story set in Johannesburg’s crime underworld, opened the 35th Durban International Film Festival.
By Nathan James Joan Rivers, the grande doyenne of American stand-up comedy, has been placed on the critical list at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital after suffering “full cardiac and respiratory arrest” during minor throat surgery at an E. 93rd Street clinic, FDNY and family sources confirmed this morning. Rivers, 81, is the star […]
“Rappers Vo Viet Phuong, 25, and Nguyen Trong Duc, 27, record the latest edition of Rap News Plus at Vietnam News Agency’s television studio in central Hanoi, Vietnam, July 15, 2014. (VOA/Marianne Brown) By Marianne Brown HANOI — Despite government controls, the Vietnamese media industry is evolving as it faces growing competition from digital content. […]
R&B/Pop Marck Angel doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Fresh off his performance at Harlem Pride this year, the singer recently released the music video off his third single “Summertime, ” directed by Red. The imagery and energy in this music video is intriguing and entertaining. The video displays good friends having […]