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OnStage Playhouse opens 2017 with ‘Play it Again, Sam’

OnStage Playhouse will present Play it Again Sam Jan. 06 – Feb. 04, 2017, at their historic Third Avenue theater in downtown Chula Vista. Originally staged on Broadway in 1969,Woody Allen’s Play it Again, Sam was a smash hit and was nominated for three Tony awards. It was adapted for film in 1972 starring Woody […]

Public vigil in memory of Will Walters to be held today, 2 p.m.

SAN DIEGO — A Public Candle and Flower Vigil in Memory of Will Walters will be held today at 2 p.m at the Pride flag located at the corner of University Avenue and Normal Street in the heart of San Diego’s historic LGBTQ Hillcrest neighborhood. There will be remarks and remembrances from community members, colleagues […]

Victoria Beckham to be honored by the Queen for her HIV/AIDS work

LONDON — Victoria Beckham, wife of former soccer star David Beckham is to be honored by the Queen in her New Year’s Honors List for her for her fashion empire and charity work with the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Mrs. Beckham broke with protocol by announcing the award ahead of the official notification. Sky […]

George Michael autopsy inconclusive

The autopsy results on George Michael’s body have proved inconclusive and further tests will need to carried out, British police reported Friday. Michael, who died on Christmas Day, was found by his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz and it was initially reported that he had died of heart failure. CNN reported that Thames Valley police, the local […]

Mormon Tabernacle Choir member quits over singing for Trump

A member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has quit the group over being selected to sing at President-elect Trump’s inauguration. CNN reports that Jan Chamberlin sent a resignation letter to the choir president this week saying she could never sing for Trump. “I’ve tried to tell myself that it will be all right and that […]

Series of new studies shed light on sex determination in human development

RESTON, Va.—”‘Is it a girl or a boy?’ For parents of children with Disorders/Differences in Sex Development (DSD), the question can provoke great anxiety,” writes Michiko Watanabe, PhD, and Naveen Uli, MD, co-editors of a special issue of Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today, which examines challenges surrounding sex determination of babies born with […]

Sessions’ Senate Judiciary Questionnaire still incomplete

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Jeff Sessions has supplemented his original Dec. 9 Senate Judiciary Questionnaire (SJQ)—admitting that he had initially omitted hundreds of items—but there are still dramatic gaps in his record, according to a new report compiled by the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, People For the American Way, and Alliance for Justice. Fully […]

Will Walters found dead in apparent suicide

SAN DIEGO — Will Walters, who sued the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) for discrimination when he was arrested for wearing a short kilt-like costume at the LGBT Pride festival in 2011, was found dead Wednesday at his apartment in Hillcrest in an apparent suicide. Dec. 13, an eight-member jury in the U.S. District Court […]

The nation’s top five ruling Drag Pageant Queens come together for historic portrait

NEW YORK, NY – The history of legendary drag pageants in the U.S. dates back to the 1970s. This year in Orlando, Fla., five reigning national pageant title holders  came together to shoot a commemorative photograph as a symbol of unity and to wish everyone Happy New Year. This historic portrait was the brainchild of […]

Local arts organizations announce scholarship program for emerging artists

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego Visual Arts Network and The Studio Door have announced a unique opportunity for local artists with this year’s The Business of Art scholarship in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy held on April 29 and 30. The Business of Art scholarship […]

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