I wanted to share with your readers the work of an organization that truly embodies the spirit of the season—PWA Holiday Charities. Its mission is to raise funds for the betterment of people living with HIV/AIDS throughout the year, specifically around the holidays. In the case of my organization we can attest to the sheer kindness and selfless benevolence of this wonderful organization.
Archive for January, 2010
A Single Man, the film version of the Christopher Isherwood novel of the same name, marks Tom Ford’s directorial debut. The fashion designer-turned-filmmaker joins the ranks of directors such as Julian Schnabel and Sofia Coppola who broke new ground, personally and professionally, with their feature-length motion picture presentations.
Now in its 15th year, the Mysteries & Fantasy Mardi Gras Party is scheduled for January 30 at Rich’s. The ball began in 1994 as a small gathering with one host and 25 guests, and has grown each year in host membership and guest attendance. In 2008, a record-setting 1,160 invited guests traveled from 53 Texas cities, 15 states, and five countries to celebrate the “Mysteries of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp”–themed party.
This is an especially interesting year with several of the outer planets changing signs in 2010. What this means for you is that the environment that you are living in is in a constant state of change. With that, we will not feel very stable, especially during May, June, and July. So best to assume that things are supposed to be unsettled rather than wondering why they are aren’t calm.
The Brazilian-style steakhouse serves more than 20 different types of mouth-watering meat in sandwiches, as a la carte steaks, and in the traditional rodizio manner where waiters roam the dinning room with meat on skewers and carrying carving knifes, ready to slice some tender Argentinean skirt steak, pork sausage, kidney, or sweetbreads onto any empty plate in sight.
The minute you saw that child, you knew who she belonged to. She had the same eyes, same chin, same mannerisms. She wore her hair like her Mama did back in the day; in fact, you could swear the ribbons had been handed down. She even laughed the same way, as if “ha-ha” was genetic. There was no way her Mama could deny that child. The girl was just like her mother. The apple, they say, doesn’t fall far from the tree, and in the new novel Mama Dearest by E. Lynn Harris (Karen Hunter Publishing/Pocket Books, karenhunterpublishing.com), it sticks around through three generations.
The high-glam songstress’ irresistible double disc is a slick repackaging of 2008’s megahit “The Fame,” plus eight fashion runway-inspired new tunes. Includes “Telephone,“ an infectious, electronic duet with Beyoncé. Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope Records (ladygaga.com). —Preview: Nancy Ford
It’s a testament to the timelessness of Hawksley Workman’s music that the reissue of his 2000 disc For Him and the Girls (Isadora) sounds like he could have written and recorded it yesterday or today. The out Canadian singer/songwriter and guitar virtuoso, one of the most riveting live performers I have ever experienced, is simply whetting our appetites for his forthcoming new album, due this year. Songs such as the delectable “No Sissies,” sinister “Tarantulove,” “Sweet Hallelujah” (which lands softly somewhere between fellow Canadians Leonard Cohen and Rufus Wainwright), the exquisite acoustic “Safe and Sound,” and the crazy comfort of “Paper Shoes,” are proof that Workman is one of a kind. While you’re at it, I advise you to also snag Workman’s 2001 masterwork (Last Night We Were) The Delicious Wolves, which contains the irresistible “Jealous of your Cigarette.”
Be Sociable, Share! TweetAs more troops deploy to Afghanistan, the release of Altman’s ‘Streamers’ proves provocatively timely. Plus DVD Shorts. By Steven Foster and Nancy Ford Initially performed in 1975 (before moving to a successful Broadway run a year later), it has taken more than 15 years to bring Robert Altman’s screen version of David [...]
With his superhero good looks—thick head of hair, lantern jaw, cobalt eyes—and enviable talent—singer, dancer, actor, he’s a triple threat—Cheyenne Jackson is one of those people who, if he weren’t so nice, you’d want to hate him. But everyone loves him. Loves him. Loves all 6’ 4”, 220 broad-shouldered pounds of him. More importantly, they’re clamoring to work with him.