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

Group Shot #6 by Peter Szabadi

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. [...]

Adventure, parties and sun in Spain’s Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands of Spain, located in the western Mediterranean Sea, have been in the crosshairs of many rulers, from The Vandals of A.D. 461, to the Byzantine Empire, to the Kingdom of Aragon. Many landmarks, like the imposing Gothic Cathedral in Mallorca and the salt marshes in Ibiza are reminders of their ancient history [...]

Can ‘Oscar’ get it wrong?

Feb. 22, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will give out its coveted Oscars, long relished as the highest honor in filmdom. Then, we will know the very best movie of 2014, right? Let’s just say the answer is not always … yes. But how could ‘Oscar’ ever be wrong? Keep in mind [...]

Forty-nine and fresher than ever

For 2015, Glendale, Ariz. hosts Super Bowl XLIX and, unlike in years past, caps off a season of controversial calls, wife beaters, a dog mishandlers quasi-redemption and, oh, yes, the NFL’s very first openly gay player. Sam he is. But if you want to chop through the thicket of information screaming for your attention on [...]

San Diego: A premier destination for theater

New York isn’t the only place to catch Broadway caliber theater. San Diego has top-notch talents including, actors, directors, playwrights and musicians, just to name a few. Did you know, San Diego has produced and sent more shows to Broadway than any other city in America. The hit musical Jersey Boys, which won multiple Tony [...]

The 12 Woofs of Christmas

Breaking down the myths about male bisexuality

The Bisexual Resource Center and most bisexual people would agree that there is a great deal of misinformation about bisexual people, and particularly about bisexual men. This is due, in part, to a shortage of opportunities to hear bisexual people speak for themselves. Now a new book, co-edited by Robyn Ochs and H.Sharif Williams, makes [...]

EXCLUSIVE! John Waters: Separating man from myth

John Waters

He’s known as the “Baron of Bad Taste” and the “Sultan of Sleaze”. His early films are cult classics and introduced the world to Divine’s outrageous character portrayals – who can forget the dog-feces-eating scene in Pink Flamingos? Of course, I’m talking about the legendary director, actor, screenwriter, stand-up comedian and author, John Waters. My [...]

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