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10 Questions with Vic: Featuring Hollywood Holland

10 Questions with Vic: Featuring Hollywood Holland

Even with two back-to-back hit singles, “Ladies Night” and “Countdown,” Hollywood Holland is still a midwestern girl in a big city. Holland earned the nickname “Hollywood Holland” after packing up everything she owned in her Mercury Cougar and road tripping to California to chase her dreams.

‘Moment’ by Moment

An Interview with Kristin and Desereé of Dance Loud

There are two sides to every story and that holds true in the case of “The Moment” (danceloudmusic.com), the debut 180-gram audiophile LP (also available via digital download) by Chicago-based queer electronic duo Dance Loud.

10 Questions with Vic: Featuring Elizabeth ‘Lizzy’ Small

Actor, Performer, Dancer, Singer/Songwriter, Community Advocate, Counselor

As a performer, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Small is a “triple threat.” She started her professional career with a series regular role on “Hip Hop Harry” for Discovery Kids/TLC and she has appeared in over 70 national commercials, music videos and several variety shows.

The arts are abloom

Theatre, Concerts, Dance, Music, Poetry, Celebrations, Comedy, Walks and Presentations Galore

Spring has sprung and so are the arts. Across the Queen City area, there are theatre presentations, music concerts and a host of other options to enjoy.

‘A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston’

Out in Print

Robyn Crawford rose early that morning in 1980: her basketball coach needed help registering counselors for summer programs. Crawford was 19 and thinking about college, but 17-year-old Whitney Houston was one of the people waiting to register and Crawford was smitten.

‘Me’

Out in Print

On and off through most of his life, Elton John had a tumultuous relationship with his mother. She was sometimes angry, sometimes abusive, rarely loving, but she did one important thing for him: she introduced him to Elvis Presley music.

The hip-hop scene gains acceptance in CLT

Three Local Artists Share Their Experience

When local hip-hop artist Eli posted a Facebook status this past Pride month coming out as bisexual, his first public declaration of his queer identity, he wasn’t sure what to expect.

Healing the Soul with Music

Spiritual Reflections

A good speech or sermon can stimulate the mind or touch the heart; but it is music that can heal the soul. … music is spiritual. Not because it was necessarily written to be so, but for the way in which our bodies interpret it.

Stonewall in the Arts

Films, Music Highlight the Gay Rights Movement

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. … Here are some films and collections of music that highlight the voices and experiences of those actually involved with the riot and the defiant, embattered queer culture that birthed it.