The national mid-term elections on November 2, 2010, changed the political landscape. The U.S. House of Representatives is now controlled by the Republican Party, and the Texas Legislature now has the largest Republican majority in 140 years. Anticipated federal anti-bullying legislation will most likely be proposed by Democrats, who are expected to insist on LGBT-inclusion.
Archive for January, 2011
Alley Theatre Announces First Class of Fitzpatrick Interns. Four recent college graduates joined the Alley Theatre staff in December as the first members of the Alley Theatre’s Fitzpatrick Internship program. The program was created as a tribute to Bettye Fitzpatrick, who has been integral to the success of the Alley during more than 50 years as a stage manager, production manager, director of interns, and actor before her retirement in 2009.
Joseph J. Simeone has gone ab-for-ab and cheek-to-cheek with Nick Adams and other stage gypsies for Broadway Bares. But Houston will see Simeone featured in the national tour based on the current revival of West Side Story.
Beyond the Music. Texas-based rocker Patrice Pike created the Grace Foundation of Texas to provide healthcare, education, and career training to homeless youth once they “age out” of the traditional support systems. This month, musicians Kristine Mills and Long Dive, as well as visual artist Roland Diaz, join Pike for the group’s second annual awareness and fundraising gala.
Vibrant colors, thick brush strokes, and soulful designs populate the abstract paintings of Marcelo Holzinger. The 41-year-old Argentine artist is inspired by beauty and nature in creating his paintings, graphic designs, and interior decors.
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For the first time in the 90-year history of the Miss America Pageant, a contestant is championing the cause of LGBT equality with her platform.
The signs that are having the most focus and pressure are Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn. Even if you don’t have your sun in one of those signs, you are very likely to have at least one planet there. Those four signs are being pushed into change, whether they like it or not.