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August 4, 2012 – QNotes

Fall A&E Guide

Just in time for planning your “what to do” list, our Aug. 4-17 print edition rolls out its Fall 2012 A&E Guide. It’s chocked full of the most LGBT-comprehensive array of events, shows, musicals and more to wet the appetite for those who want something enjoyable to do.

Fall A&E Guide: The ‘Blind’ ambition of Jay Brannan

With release of his first album in four years, Jay Brannan makes a tour stop in Charlotte on Aug. 17

“Rob Me Blind” (Nettwerk), out singer/songwriter Jay Brannan’s first album of all original material in four years, takes him in a new direction. Lushly produced by David Kahne, the disc features the type of orchestration that one might not expect to find on a disc by the usually stripped-down singer.

Fall A&E Guide: Sounds of Music

LGBT arts groups and other concerts across region

LGBT arts groups across the Carolinas are working themselves up for a fabulous fall and winter season of concerts and performances in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, the Triangle and Charlotte.

Fall A&E Guide: See and Do

Festivals and Events

There’s no shortage of activities around the region as Pride festivals and other events shower the Carolinas and beyond with loads of fun.

Fall A&E Guide: Anderson Cooper

National news icon Anderson Cooper will travel to North Carolina this September. The CNN anchor and Emmy winner, who recently came out as gay, brings his “Anderson Cooper’s 360° World View” to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) on Friday, Sept. 21.

Fixin’ up the ‘hood

Plaza Midwood construction project stirs concern and positive potential

The city’s hippest neighborhood is getting a makeover. Come fall, parts of Plaza Midwood will have new public parking, redesigned sidewalks and new landscaping, thanks to a $4.1 million construction project funded by voter-approved city bonds.

New center leaders see growth, future potential

Board leaders dish on new location, Democratic Convention

The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte got new board leadership in July. Newly-appointed chair Scott Coleman and vice chair Roberta Dun say they’re encouraged by the organization’s recent growth and future endeavors.

Conference a learning opportunity on trans, faith issues

Organizers welcome all with ‘open hearts, minds and spirits’

Organizers of the TransFaith In Color Conference say they are expecting growth and new opportunities for learning at their second event hosted in the Queen City, slated this year for Aug. 17-19.