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A magical, musical time

New holiday music releases

After the 2008 Presidential election, the crumbling economy and the endless war, the other subject that is most likely weighing on people’s minds is the winter holidays. There are parties and meals and gifts and an assortment of other celebration preoccupations to tend to. Your holiday music should be the least of your concerns. With …

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Gifts to warm the heart

Red ribbons and bows aren’t the only thing accompanying gifts this year

When you map out your holiday budget this year, don’t forget to add in some extra funds to gift something more than the latest nifty gadget or trendy-looking sweater. Several organizations across the Carolinas, nation and world depend on private contributions from people just like you. There’s no better time than the holidays to send …

Gleeful season

Gay choruses bring cheer to holiday season

Shopping, eating, parties and socials. The holiday season is one of the most hectic times of the year. It’s always good to find some time to just get away and enjoy some time with family and friends. Gay and lesbian choruses across the Carolinas are gearing up for their holiday concerts. Perhaps its time to …

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Tight budget? Money-saving gift ideas

Rough economy got you down? Tight budget putting a crimp on your holiday gift-giving style? Not to worry! Here are some great money-saving gift ideas to keep your conscience clear and your giftees just as happy. Dinner’s on me — Are you one of those gift-givers who got stuck with loads of people on your …

Online buyer beware!

Shop safe online this holiday season

Online Exclusive Using the web for holiday shopping offers many advantages — the convenience of avoiding crowds, the ability to browse multiple online retailers and compare products from the comfort of your home, not to mention considerable cost-savings on gas (those trips back and forth to the store can really add up at the pump). …

Safety tips for the holiday season

Online Exclusive “The most wonderful time of the year,” sadly, also is a time when thousands of people end up in the emergency room for injuries suffered during holiday decorating, winter sports and outdoor activities. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) offers a few important safety tips so you can enjoy the holiday season …

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Celebrating big days without big bucks

Money Matters

Online Exclusive Most of us want to make holidays and birthdays a special time for our family and friends. In these challenging economic times, however, this may require a different approach in order to keep expenses down. If you don’t feel like you can “go all out” and spend a fortune for celebrations, there are …

This just in – Durham arts center opens

Smack dab in the middle of downtown Durham’s popular American Tobacco District, the new Durham Performing Arts Center is sure to be a draw for all sorts of arts enthusiasts. Scheduled to open this December, the Bull City’s newest, state-of-the-art performing arts venue has plans to showcase a variety of gay-popular musicals and other theatrical …


The Small Screen

Online Exclusive [Ed. Note — After a one column hiatus, Samantha Korb’s The Small Screen is back to its regularly scheduled boob-tube analysis.] In the mix of all things LGBT, something that I think is lost often from not only the political landscape of LGBT rights, but from queer television, are transgender individuals. Transgender men …

A short story, but, oh, those long gowns!

Drag Rag

Hello, folks, and welcome back to the greatest show on Earth! Or at least a column about it anyway. If you know me, you know my passion is a good show or even better, a pageant. Nothing else compares. It seems as we go to press that not a whole lot has taken place in …



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