Meet The Lovebirds

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As Lindsay White succinctly sums it up, “Our band’s mission goes further than our passion for music: we are also involved in mental health and LGBTQ advocacy. Our journey has included romance, breakups, breakdowns, divorce, hospitalization and everything in between – thank goodness for the healing power of music.” Just ahead of their U.S. tour [...]

Erich Bergen ‘Live’ hits Southern California

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Chances are you’ve heard of actor and singer Erich Bergen, but if you haven’t yet, it won’t be long before you do. Bergen is close to becoming a household name, being seen weekly in the CBS drama Madam Secretary. Bergen plays Blake Moran, assistant to the secretary of state, played by Tea Leone. The show [...]

Frenchie Davis joins the San Diego Women’s Chorus for an exclusive performance in San Diego

“I want to live my life and create art that inspires people to be brave and courageous. To believe in themselves and never take no for an answer.” — Frenchie Davis There are a lot of people, and performers, who have looked in the face of adversity and said “Think what you wish, I’m going [...]

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

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LGBT Weekly talks to Andy Huntington Jones who plays Prince Topher in this classic show Believe it or not the story of Cinderella, now made immortal both on screen and on stage, got its start in 1634 when Giambattista Basile wrote the Italian folk tale. Since then it has been rewritten a few times usually [...]

Trevor Copenhaver: Setting his work before new eyes

Clad in paint-smeared T-shirt and jeans, Trevor Copenhaver is dancing with a large canvas; and by dancing I mean painting. The dance routine is simple: step up, brush brush, step back, pause. Step up, brush smudge, step back, pause. Copenhaver is working feverishly to complete 20 new works for an upcoming exhibition. Even though opening [...]

After a successful festival, ‘IndieFest’ makes City Heights home

LGBT Weekly talks to IndieFest cofounders Alicia Champion and Danielle LoPresti on the success of their move to City Heights “I have seen the transformative power of culture as a driving force for positive and social change, and I can attest to the singular effect San Diego IndieFest had on the early years of North [...]

Christin Baker: Challenging gender inequality in film

LGBT Weekly interviews founder and CEO of Tello Films We know, we know. If you hear that we’re in the “Golden Age of Television” one more time, you’ll throw your Hi-Def, interactive, Bluetooth-enabled flat screen out the window. Problem is, tuning out at this point in the evolution of programmed entertainment is about as useful [...]

Mamma Mia! Broadway’s ‘Dancing Queen’ comes to San Diego

Who would have thought that kitschy, disco hits from the mega platinum pop group ABBA would turn into a Broadway show and major motion picture? Well, producer Judy Craymer did. Back in 1983 she met with group members and songwriters Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson while they were working with Tim Rice on the musical [...]

25 years of the Dinah

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In 1991, Mariah Hanson held the first Dinah in the Palm Springs Museum. It was out of control: 1,500 girls were climbing the walls, the ceiling reverberated, shirts came off and the party-goers brought the roof down. Needless to say, Hanson was no longer invited to the museum. Twenty-five years later, the City of Palm [...]

Time to celebrate the Irish in all of us

As unofficial national holidays go, St. Patrick’s Day holds a unique position on the Western calendar. It’s one of the oldest celebrations our country has known, aside from Christmas and Independence Day, and it’s one of the few days of the year that Americans allow themselves to get blindingly drunk in so public a fashion. [...]

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