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The Democratic Party’s brilliant political strategy

With a difficult election season hanging over the Democratic Party’s head, Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Tim Kaine last week announced his grand new plan to galvanize his base across the country. Excited? Of course you are. So what is this grand new plan to save the Democrats? Yes, that’s right: the key to salvaging …

Pride Charlotte poised to thrill

Committee members’ dedication and hard work pays off

The 2010 Pride Charlotte festival is slated for Oct. 2 and organizers of the event say attendees can expect new changes, better entertainment and cooler weather than past years’ events. These changes, they say, were the result of community feedback solicited through surveys after last year’s festival.

Gaga’s opening act

This Saturday, before the Gaga Queen herself appears, Semi Precious Weapons will rock the stage. Led by vocalist Justin Tranter (bisexual, though he of course doesn’t like labels), the New York-based glam rock group is a favorite of Gaga’s, dating back to before her incredible rise to fame. So historically-related are they that it used …

Male? Love Gaga? Win concert tickets!

This Gaga madness that has invaded the Queen City is cuh-ray-zee. But, you know what? It’s awfully darn fun and hilarious, too. Charlotte’s 96.1 The Beat has gotten in on the fun… If you’re a guy Gaga fan, you can win tickets to the Lady Gaga concert at the Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. …

Concerts: Fall 2010

Annual Music Issue

9/18 // CHARLOTTE • 9/19 // RALEIGH Lady Gaga Before departing to Europe, the Monster Queen will make her last 2010 U.S. tour stops in North Carolina, starting with the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte and then at the RBC Center in Raleigh. 9/18 // RALEIGH • 9/19 // CHARLOTTE Tom Petty and the …

Charlotte goes crazy for Gaga

Annual Music Issue

Lady Gaga is rolling into town. You know what that means: the entire gay community is going to go crazy. A party here, a party there, some cocktails and spritzers and then off to the concert! Before the show, go Goo Goo for GAGA, Takeover Charlotte’s pre-party, at the Breakfast Club. Dance and drink with …

QCTC’s ‘Rope’ speaks of equality

Local production of famed play-turned-Hitchcock classic on stage now

Written by Patrick Hamilton in 1929, “Rope” was inspired by the real-life murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks by University of Chicago students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. The sociopaths believed in a Nietzschean idea that because of their superiority, the law did not apply to them as it did to regular people, therefore it was …

Fall A&E Guide: Films/DVD

Fall 2010 Arts & Entertainment Guide

The much-anticipated sequel to Oliver Stone’s classic “Wall Street” hits theaters Sept. 24. 8/31 // DVD Surprise Surprise This play-based movie follows Den, a closeted actor living with his younger now-disabled lover, Colin, who used to be a dancer. Their lives are changed when Den’s 16-year-old homophobic son arrives at the couple’s Malibu home. Dark …

HRC asks the question: ‘Epic win or epic fail?’

Among other questions, students were asked about Adam Lambert, queer vampires, FOX News, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and gender-neutral bathrooms. The Human Rights Campaign asked youth to respond “epic win” or “epic fail” about LGBT-related topics at this year’s Campus Progress national conference. Of course, absent from the list was HRC itself, which advertises that …