Construction director Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) is in the process of resolving as many “fuck-ups” as he’s creating in the one-man show Locke (IM Global). On the eve of the biggest concrete pour ever in Europe, Locke is in his BMW SUV, driving away, almost two hours to London, to be with Bethan (voiced by Olivia Colman), a woman who became pregnant with his baby after a one-night fling.
The Iron Crow Theatre Company, Baltimore’s only professional queer theatre company, consciously sought out plays for the 2014/2015 season that featured strong female characters and put them at the center of the story. “Regardless of where you sit on the gender spectrum, we know these plays will speak to you,” said Artistic Director Steven J. Satta. “These productions will provide you with a rich and satisfying evening in the theatre.”
The Belle Brigade is a brother/sister duo with excellent genes. Siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska are the grandchildren of composer John Williams. Of course, The Belle Brigade’s music doesn’t really sound anything like any of their famous grandpa’s compositions (you’re not disappointed, are you?). Instead, out lesbian Barbara and her brother Ethan make sun-soaked modern pop music that is appealing and evocative. The Belle Brigade’s second disc Just Because (ATO) begins with deceptively upbeat and rhythmic numbers such as “Ashes” and “When Everything Was What It Was,” before diving head first into the substance abuse subject matter of “Likely To Use Something.” The pair shares lead vocals on “Be Like Him,” with a nod to queerness. “Miss You In My Life” and “How I See It,” two songs on which Ethan takes the lead, are worth mentioning, as is “Not The One You Want.”
A University of Baltimore student was able to showcase her fashion line during the prominent New York Fashion Week in the Big Apple.
I finally had the chance to catch up with the woman behind the line. Everyone sees the fabulous clothing and the beautiful photos from the shoots but who’s the designer? I had the chance to catch up with the Fashion Award Nominee and UB student.
Neon Trees gay front-man Tyler Glenn is a nice guy. Funny, smart, and thoughtful, he’s the kind of artist who makes the interview process an enjoyable one. So it’s not all that surprising that Tyler’s band also comes off as funny, smart and thoughtful, especially on its latest release, Pop Psychology (Mercury). A more personal effort than the quartet’s previous releases, many of the songs involve serious subject matter. But instead of getting bogged down, the music, which is buoyant and brilliant dance-pop, elevates the songs and the mood, sort of like a musical anti-depressant. I spoke with Tyler about the band and more during the summer of 2014.
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