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Print Edition 2014-02-28 – QNotes

Spring A&E Guide 2014

Theatre, Music and More!

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!

Spring A&E Guide: ‘Angels’ returns to Charlotte

Play’s 1996 staging caused uproar from anti-gay leaders

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.

Spring A&E Guide: Fashion Week comes to Charlotte

Proceeds benefit It Gets Better Project

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.

Out and proud in Charlotte … sometimes

Even as recognition of LGBT equality increases, fear of violence keeps some quiet and closeted

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.

Search begins for Miss Augusta Pride 2014

Contest scheduled for April 26

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.

The radical right’s last cries

Editor's Note

A dozen states across the country, including our own North Carolina, are in the process (or recently were in the process) of considering draconian laws allowing carte blanche discrimination against LGBT people and other minorities.

Our People: Q&A with Alex Aguilar

Actor, student won fundraising drag title for Charlotte Royals

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.