As temperatures begin to warm, we’re rolling out our annual Spring A&E Guide that’s loaded with fun, fabulous and fierce entrees to wet any appetite!
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) is planning on bringing the Pulitzer Prize- and two-time Tony Award-winning play “Angels in America” back to Charlotte. The performances are scheduled for May, including both parts of the epic saga documenting the HIV/AIDS Crisis of the 1980s.
LaToya Hankins is Carolina through and through. Born in Southport, in Brunswick County, she grew up in Raleigh, attended East Carolina University and moved to Gastonia in 1993 and Charlotte in 1998.
Local choruses from the Queen City have an entertaining slate of concerts planned through the spring months.
Theatre companies from across the Carolinas are gearing up with a diverse selection of plays and performances.
Charlotte Fashion Guild will host its spring CFG Style Week, March 5-8, providing a platform for designers and boutiques from across the world to showcase their works to the media, buyers, stylists, fashion lovers and many more. It is a celebration of the fashion, beauty and arts culture.
Sitting in an east Charlotte barber shop, I realized I’d come at the completely wrong time. Six gentleman — all at least 60, white hair and all — were patiently waiting their turn before me. I sat back and perused Facebook and the news on my iPhone. They, of course, were reading newspapers. A sign of the times, perhaps.
Drag performance has played an important role in the LGBT community for decades — with its value of entertainment, dedication and self-expression — and has become more widely known in pop-culture within the last five years, thanks to the reality television show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” that first premiered in 2009.
In January and February, five non-profit organizations came together for a unique fundraiser at The Scorpio. “Dragging with the Stars,” sponsored by Scorpio and Pocket Rocket pitted five amateur drag performers against each other through five nights of competition. Aided by professional drag performance veterans, the five contestants battled it out to win $1,000 for their charity.
We love our pets, of course, but what happens when they do not live up to our expectation of a perfect companion? If we come home to find the couch leg chewed or the living room carpet used as a litter box, the pet’s misbehavior may erode our close relationship.
There is no better time than this March to tap into your well of inspiration and see where it takes you as Mercury conjuncts Neptune in intuitive Pisces. Will you come in like a lion and out like a lamb? Better to try be roaring out all through the month.
A reader asks: “Why do so many gay men use the pronouns she and he so interchangeably, for example: ‘I love Mike. She decorates fabulously. He also cooks well. I just love her bubble butt too.’ Why, why, why?”
The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival, in collaboration with the Gay Charlotte Film Festival, will present the gay-themed film “Out in the Dark” on Feb. 20.
In an interview with ESPN, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said prospective NFL linebacker Michael Sam, who could be the first openly gay NFL player, would “absolutely” be accepted as a Panther.
Alexander Youth Network, a local youth services agency, will hold a special meet-and-greet and information session for those interested in becoming foster parents this month. The event will feature a local gay leader and his husband, both of whom work with the agency as treatment parents.
Crys Farrar, 27, saw a void in the local community. Nightlife establishments for the LGBT community abound in Charlotte, but most, she says, cater primarily to gay men. The city has Hartigan’s and L4 Lounge, two bars with huge female clientele, but other events and activities, especially for women and minorities, often go unnoticed.
A reader asks: “A year and a half ago, my boyfriend left me with no explanation. And, he wouldn’t even return my phone calls or answer his door. Then he moved. Fast forward to a year later with his new boyfriend on his arm, he returns. I liked his new boyfriend, but I still never got my overdue closure. Now, I have their number to finally get closure. Should I call?”
Laverne Cox, a transgender actress starring in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” will speak at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte tonight.