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An Escape from New York

DJ Escape returns to North Carolina

No, you’re not the first to think that he looks a lot like Vin Diesel. Escape (the DJ moniker of Jeff Jonas) has the same sexy vibe, confident attitude and charming demeanor that makes you want to take your shirt off — quickly. Stand in line Sally, most times this boy appears he has a …

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Spring Sneak Peek: Plays, Musicals & Concerts

Spring A&E Guide

Looking to fill your A&E calendar for the spring? We know it’s still winter, but it is never too early to catch up on all the great performances heading our way as local arts groups gear up for their spring seasons. Check out the upcoming plays, musicals, concerts and other performances below and don’t forget …

Spring Sneak Peek: Editor’s Top Five A&E Hits

Spring A&E Guide

The spring seasons of Carolinas theater and stage productions companies are filled to the brim with exciting and engaging musicals, plays, concerts and other entertaining and must-see performances. Wading through the seemingly endless lists of upcoming arts productions, there were a few that really caught my eye. These are definitely five A&E hits I’m not …

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Spring Sneak Peek: Galleries

Spring A&E Guide

A small sampling of upcoming gallery exhibitions around the Carolinas. War on Terror: Inside / Out Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art College of Charleston Jan. 23-Feb. 27 “War on Terror: Inside / Out—Photographs by Christopher Sims and Stacy Pearsall” juxtaposes the work of two artists: Sims’ photographs capture simulated Iraqi and Afghani villages in the …

‘Green Drink’ events bring eco-friendly folks together


Dear EarthTalk: A friend of mine in Connecticut raves about the “Green Drinks” events she attends there every month to meet up with other eco-interested locals. How can I find out if there are any such gatherings in my area? — Janet McIntosh, Dubuque, Iowa Every month green-minded people in 460-plus cities around the world …

Is he ‘dumping’ you or is he ‘breaking up’ with you?

Tell Trinity

Hello Trinity, For years now, I have loved your advice on “dumping” someone and/or “breaking up,” but what’s the difference? The Differences, Palm Springs, Calif. Hello The Differences, Well, when someone is kind and uses integrity, patience and support to dissolve a romantic interest then that (not so bad) man is “breaking up” with you. …

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Cold days, but the pageant scene stays warm!

Drag Rag

Well, here we are again at my little spot on the page! This time of year drives me crazy, because it seems like there is a lull where the pageant schedules are concerned — some prelims here and there and many national contests on the horizon, but nothing really big taking place. Of course, Continental …

Keeping warm during the winter

The Small Screen

We are only a few weeks into the new year and for all things queer in the media, particularly television, we have a bunch to rave about. MTV’s “The Real World” came back to its original purpose, a show that was meant to be about real people and their issues and not just drunken sex. …

Riding out the rough economy

Money Matters

Experts may disagree about whether our economy is in a recession, but most agree we are facing the worst financial crisis in recent history. Wild stock market swings, widespread home foreclosures, business bankruptcies, growing job losses and rising consumer prices are affecting the financial stability of Americans. Fortunately, recent interventions by the government as well …

Out in the Stars: Jan. 24-Feb. 6

The Sun makes it move in to Aqueerius and not a moment too soon. All this optimism gets a further jolt from jolly Jupiter and making all of our best moves even better. Step aside world. We are very out and all about. AQUARIUS (01.21-02.19) Aqueerians can find themselves at a personal crossroad. It is …