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Print Edition 2017-07-28 – Page 2 – QNotes

Charlotte: Community Loss, Band Performers, ‘Rent’

Carolinas News Notes

Rev. Dr. Nancy Ledins, 84, died during the week of July 16 and was a member of Wedgewood Church, the Charlotte Pride Band will perform at the Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade on Aug. 26-27 and has extended an invitation to musicians to join them and The iconic Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize recipient “Rent” will be making its Queen City run from Sept. 26-Oct. 1 at the Blumenthal Arts Belk Theatre.

Triad: Founders’ dinner welcomes Cleve Jones

Carolinas News Notes

The Guilford Green Foundation will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a Founders’ Dinner on Sept. 22, 7 p.m., at Starmount Forest Country Club, 1 Sam Snead Dr., and will welcome activist Cleve Jones as its special guest speaker.

Triangle: Chorus Director, Festival Gala, SAGE Staff

Carolinas News Notes

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus has hired a new artistic director, Michael J. Kroeplin to oversee musical direction of the chorus’ 23rd concert season, The Crape Myrtle Festival will hold its Grand Gala on July 29, 7 p.m., at the Contemporary Art Museum and SAGE Raleigh has hired a new program director, Joseph Wheeler, for the organization.

Western: Youth Org Race, House Concert, Pride Celebration, Community Loss

Carolinas News Notes

OUTright Youth of Catawba Valley will launch its 1st Annual OUTRight’s Amazing Race on Aug. 19, The Heron House of Asheville, 171 Bull Creek Rd., will host a house concert with Beth York and Barb Easter on July 29, Catawba Valley Pride will be held on Sept. 16 and Noccalula “Lula” Moon, 62, died on July 13 at home.

South Carolina: AFFA Benefit, SC Black Pride

Carolinas News Notes

Comedian and Emmy Award-winning Leslie Jordan will take the stage as emcee for “Musical Miscast,” a production to benefit the Alliance for Full Acceptance on Aug. 12 and The 12th Annual South Carolina Black Pride, “My Pride Is…,” will be held from Aug. 14-20.

U.S./World: Network and founder separate

Beyond the Carolinas

On July 19, The Gay Christian Network (GCN) announced that its board of directors had reached an agreement to an amicable separation with Founder and Executive Director Justin Lee due to irreconcilable differences. This became effective on May 4.