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February 7, 2009 – Page 3 – QNotes

Rumors: HRC, Clay Aiken & Liaisons

Solmonese’s ‘special guest’ In mid-January we heard that Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese would bring along pop-singer and “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken to the HRC Carolinas Gala on Feb. 21. We couldn’t just stand by and let this rumor pass us up. We emailed HRC communications folks and asked if Solmonese wanted to …

Our new community blog – assembloge

Q-Notes has a new community blog, assembloge. The new online blogging and discussion community replaces Q-Notes’ other staff blogs from Editor Matt Comer, Associate Editor David Stout and Community Blogger Jeff Olson. The three bloggers will join community members on assembloge, which can be viewed at blog.q-notes.com. “It’s very exciting to be able to offer …

Prince leads ’09 releases

Audiophile

It appears that 2009 could be a banner year for album releases. Bruce Springsteen has already issued the year’s first widely acclaimed recording (led by a five-star review in Rolling Stone) titled “Working On A Dream.” I’m hoping that the set is only the first of a handful of great albums that are expected to …

The 11 hats for perfectly hosting the perfect party

Tell Trinity

Hello Trinity, My best friends are coming to town and I want to host them a party. But, I’m going crazy. My lover says, “Hire someone!” but I want to do it myself. Help! Hosting Horrors, St. Louis, Mo. Hello Hosting Horrors, Hosting a successful party means putting on “the 11 hats of hosting” starting …

Out in the Stars: Feb. 7-20

Mars conjuncts Jupiter and gives us a rocket in our pocket. Launch yourself into new situations and see how high you can soar. Plan ahead for a soft landing instead of the usual splat. AQUARIUS (01.21-02.19) This is the time to start new projects, meet new people and break out of your usual routine. Not …

Renting ‘green’ for the road

EarthTalk

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that most of the big car rental companies have gone “green” lately. What’s the story? — Ari Zucker, New York, NY No doubt, rental car companies large and small have responded to increased consumer demand for fuel efficiency in the last few years by stocking up on gasoline-electric hybrids and other …