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‘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.

Ladyslipper’s rich history helped shape women’s music

North Carolina-Based Curator Was on Forefront of Showcasing Lesbian, Feminist Artists

Fuchs’ own decision to launch Ladyslipper in its original iteration as a lesbian/feminist women’s music catalogue was informed by her own first-hand knowledge of how difficult it could be for women all over the country, especially those not located in major cities, to get their hands on the exciting music that she was able to enjoy at the National Women’s Music Festival.

10 Questions with Vic: Featuring Reina Mora

Singer/Songwriter, Author, Advocate, Activist

It’s hard to label the multi-talented Reina Mora or her genre of music, and that’s a good thing. Her wide range of vocals, dense and textured music and three hit singles, made her one of music industry’s breakout artists of 2018.

Girl talk

An interview with Garrison Starr

Singer/songwriter Garrison Starr, a Grammy-nominee for her songwriting work on Margaret Cho’s “American Myth” album, is back in a big way. “Girl I Used to Be,” Starr’s highly-anticipated new album, is scheduled for release later this year.

Oh, what a (queer) year in 2018 music

Q-Music from Across the Spectrum

When it comes to LGBTQ music, the present as well as the past and future are female. While that definitely holds true for 2018, male artists are definitely making certain that they are being heard.