Friday, April 28, 2017

OutRight Comments on President Trump’s First 100 Days


Saturday, 29th April, marks President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Since becoming President of the United States on 20th January 2017, President Trump has put forth a slew of Executive Orders and made both domestic and foreign affairs decisions that have been met with pushback. Many of these policy decisions have a direct impact on LGBTIQ people in the United States and around the world.

Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International, shares her reflection of President Trump’s time in office thus far:
President Trumps first 100 days in office have been harmful for many communities. He has tried to institutionalize xenophobic, anti-Muslim, anti-refugee, anti-women and anti-immigrant policies that perpetuate discrimination and promote divisiveness. All of them have an impact on LGBTIQ people who hold intersecting identities as parts of all of these groups.
Apart from keeping intact protections for federal workers against LGBTIQ based discrimination, it is hard to keep up with the list of illogical policies that President Trump has put forth in his first 100 days in office.
From appointing hate group C-Fam to an official government delegation to the United Nation’s annual conference on women, to reinstating the Global Gag Rule, which prevents organizations that receive US funding from providing comprehensive sexual reproductive healthcare to women, he has shown that he has no regard whatsoever for women’s rights.
Instead of investing in policies that promote peace and global engagement, this administration has preached building walls, calling for a Muslim ban -- albeit in the form of naming specific countries, and expanding the military budget. Lowering the ceiling on refugee admissions by over 50%, Trump’s decision means that so many more individuals are denied safety and protection in the US. All of these decisions impact countless LGBTIQ people who live as immigrants, as Muslims, and live in places where their lives are in constant jeopardy.
President Trump’s policies have far reaching implications. By proposing to defund the United Nations and the State Department, he has demonstrated how little respect he has for the international system as a whole. This same international system is too often the only recourse for LGBTIQ people who cannot get justice in their own countries.
If President Trumps first 100 days are an indication of what we should expect from this administration in the next four years, we are in danger of setting back the clock on human rights in this country and globally. We must continue to resist all forms of discrimination and stand up for inclusion and tolerance. President Trump needs to understand that having an “America First” policy is no justification for failing to meet international human rights obligations. Above all he must put people first.

Books: Live Through This

Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race by Clay Cane is book of powerful, personal essays that will intrigue readers from all backgrounds, and help them connect with the issues facing some of America's most disenfranchised communities by delivering emotional narratives that demand to be heard, respected and understood, now, more than ever.

With honesty and humor, Clay Cane reflects on his diverse racial identity, his childhood growing up in Philadelphia and Washington State during the 1980s and 1990s, and his search for his “tribe” as a black gay man. Through these stories, Cane also explores the intersections of identity in communities of undocumented workers, transgender women of color, queer people, single mothers, and poor whites, as well as, the nuances of race, sexuality, faith, and gender.

National LGBTQ Task Force: Trump's First 100 Days Marked By Agenda Designed to Destroy Lives

Tomorrow marks 100 days since Donald Trump took office. In response, the National LGBTQ Task Force released the following statement:

"Since taking office, Donald Trump has pushed an agenda that is designed to destroy lives and roll back progress. Everything he has done is detrimental to marginalized communities. His executive orders and actions dehumanize and devalue entire communities of people—including transgender children, people of color and women. His cabinet, administration appointments and his Supreme Court nominee are a who’s who of the extreme right. He has targeted undocumented immigrants with a vengeance—dividing families and sending people back to the most appalling situations. His budget steals from programs that help the middle-class and people on low incomes in favor of defense programs that are already fully funded. Trump gets a F grade for his first 100 days," Rea Carey, National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director.

Are You Gay With Something To Say? Bloggers Wanted For Denver's Best Gay Blog!




Are you a new or experienced writer or blogger? Do you want to be? Or maybe you're just some gay guy with something to say? Well, what better forum for you than MileHighGayGuy?

MileHighGayGuy is looking for regular and guest bloggers to write about local news and events, do music and movie reviews, or write opinion or feature pieces from a gay perspective.

These are unpaid positions but offer the opportunity to be published in Colorado's Best Gay Blog (2010, 2011, 2012 OUTstanding Awards, Denver 2012 #WebAwards), expand your audience and gain valuable experience. There's also swag available in the form of free movie and concert tickets, music, books and other cool stuff.

If interested, shoot an email over to Drew Wilson at drew@milehighgayguy.com. And if you've got column or story ideas to pitch, this is the place to do it.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Do you want to advertise to Denver’s gay community? Of course you do, it’s the 7th largest in the United States! And the best way to reach them is with MileHighGayGuy – Colorado’s Best Gay Blog.
 

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OUT Web Fest 2017 hosts opening night at YouTube Space LA to honor LGBTQ influencers Tyler Oakley and Gigi Gorgeous

OUT Web Fest (OWF) returns on May 12th 2017 to celebrate the best in independent LGBTQ digital storytelling with an opening night event at YouTube Space LA. Featuring luminaries in the LGBTQ and media communities and hosting speaker panels by industry-leading figures, the three-day festival will commence with a red-carpet premiere at the beautiful, YouTube Space LA in Playa Vista. The premiere will honor Tyler Oakley and Gigi Gorgeous for their contributions to queer digital storytelling, and the event will include a screening of the acclaimed documentary This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, directed by multiple Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple.

“As an LGBTQ-inclusive festival dedicated to new and emerging queer and allied storytellers, OWF is more important than ever at this time in history and we could not be prouder to partner with YouTube Space LA to launch our second year,” said Christopher J. Rodriguez, Head of Programming for OWF. “The setting for our opening night is the perfect venue to celebrate stories by and for the LGBTQ community and we are delighted to honor these two talents with our annual REVRY-presented Visibility Awards.”

Tyler will be given the Vanguard Award honoring an out influencer who has had a profound impact on LGBTQ visibility and acceptance and Gigi will receive the Vision Award for her courage, creativity, and optimism in telling her unique story to a wider audience and helping to evolve society’s perspectives on LGBTQ issues.

OWF’s mission is to celebrate diverse and queer-inclusive content told through the digital medium and to offer storytellers from around the globe a chance to share their vision, a mission firmly aligned with YouTube, whose platform has – in a relatively short amount of time – managed to transform the way people communicate and empower people to express themselves as individuals.

"YouTube has supported the LGBTQ community for years and we're honored to host OUT Web Fest's second annual digital shorts festival at YouTube Space LA to further shine a spotlight on the voices shaping the important conversations around LGBTQ issues," said Liam Collins, Head of Americas, YouTube Spaces. "Two of this year's honorees - Tyler Oakley and Gigi Gorgeous - are beacons for the LGBTQ community on YouTube and beyond, and we're thrilled that they'll be recognized for all their efforts and that audiences will get an opportunity to watch Gigi's story first-hand with a screening of our YouTube Red Original documentary, This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous."

Tickets for the opening night event are free to attendees and can be reserved by visiting this link. Opening night will be followed with festival screenings the next two days at the historic Downtown Independent Theater in the heart of Los Angeles, where OWF will conduct category screenings and several high-profile industry panel sessions. This year’s festival is presented in partnership with REVRY, the world’s first and only global LGBTQ-dedicated digital streaming service who will present a special screening each day of the festival. OWF will conclude with an awards presentation ceremony and special performances from emerging REVRY music artists at the popular gay bar and nightclub, Precinct. To purchase tickets to the festival, please visit http://www.outwebfest2017.eventbrite.com/.

HuffPost Queer Voices: Caitlyn Jenner On Trump, Kendall’s Pepsi Ad, Her Beef With Ellen And Being Catcalled

On Tuesday, Caitlyn Jenner sat down with HuffPost's Noah Michelson for a wide-ranging interview ahead of the release of her tell-all memoir, The Secrets of My Life

On Kendall's controversial Pepsi ad: “Honestly I felt very sorry for Kendall. It’s kind of like, sometimes, ‘welcome to the real world.’ We live in a very tough political environment, social environment. You have massive amounts of media looking for a story and obviously some people were looking at that commercial very differently than the way I was looking at it. I get that. And Kendall gets that too. She didn’t mean any malice. She goes, ‘I’m just a model that was hired for a job to go in there and do this…’”

On her feelings about Ellen DeGeneres: “I don’t hold a grudge against nobody. Would I do the show again? Ehh… I don’t know. Maybe it’d be good to do the show just to get it out with Ellen. I’d rather do it in private over dinner. I really don’t want to do it publicly. I just was hurt by that — especially because that was at the beginning…”

On womanhood and being catcalled: “Yesterday we were walking over to Tavern On The Green… and some guy — it was like the construction worker guy — starts yelling at me… he was yelling some rude remark that you’d say to some woman. And I just started laughing because I didn’t grow up like that, as a woman who got all of that stuff. It was just kind of funny. It happens all the time — that’s what women go through."

Watch Noah's full interview with Caitlyn here.

OUT on Netflix: LOEV

Just a reminder that the groundbreaking film LOEV, a first of its kind gay love story shot entirely in secrecy in India given the country's extreme LGBT laws, will be receiving an exclusive simultaneous global launch on Netflix on May 1, 2017.

Given that homosexuality in India is highly illegal and punishable by life imprisonment, the filmmakers took on a massive risk by shooting this film. Show 'em some love and give it a watch!

Last Chance to See EVITA!


Eva might sing that she "shall not leave" us in her final broadcast, but the truth is that she has to leave us and it's soon! Including tonight, there's only three performances left. That's still three opportunities to see Lauren Shealy as the high-flying, adored First Lady of Argentina; Miles Jacoby as passionate narrator Che; and Jesse Sharp as determined and devoted Juan Perón. 
Argentina's controversial First Lady is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. As an illegitimate fifteen year old, Eva escaped her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president's mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Eva Perón - "saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy, and mistrusted by the military" - was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Told through a compelling score with a live orchestra that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.

Logo To Exclusively Air The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in the U.S. For Second Consecutive Year


Logo today announced that for the second consecutive year, the network will be the exclusive U.S. broadcast home of the Eurovision Song Contest when it airs the 62nd annual Grand Final live and commercial free on Saturday, May 13 at 3PM ET / 12PM PT. Michelle Visage and Ross Mathews, judges on the Emmy® Award-winning "RuPaul's Drag Race," will serve as Logo’s commentators. Throughout the three-hour live broadcast, the Logo hosts will offer background on the event and contextualize the competition for American audiences while introducing them to contestants from each of the competing countries. The 2017 Grand Final competition and winner’s ceremony will also be streamed live exclusively for U.S. viewers at http://www.logotv.com/eurovision-song-contest, Logo’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/logoTV and the LogoTV mobile app.

“Logo is proud to return as the exclusive U.S. broadcast home for the global phenomenon that is the Eurovision Song Contest,” said Pamela Post, SVP of Programming for Logo. “This cultural gem has taken worldwide audiences by storm and we’re thankful to once again partner with EBU so our viewers can watch the Grand Final live.”

“The EBU is thrilled to be partnering with Logo for the second year running to bring the unique spectacle of the Eurovision Song Contest LIVE to US audiences once again,” said Jon Ola, Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Song Contest. “We know that the Contest has a lot of dedicated fans in the United States and we’re excited that thanks to Logo even more viewers this year can discover the excitement of the world’s longest running annual TV music competition and “celebrate diversity” with audiences around the world.”

The Eurovision Song Contest, organized by the European Broadcasting Union, is the world’s largest non-sporting live TV event and the most watched live entertainment program in Europe, attracting over 200 million television viewers worldwide last year alone. The 2017 Grand Final competition, following the theme “Celebrate Diversity,” will be held in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. The competition will feature acts representing 42 countries battling for the coveted trophy as well as the chance to host next year’s contest in their home country.

Eurovision is known for its eclectic mix of power ballads, ethnic rhythms, and bubblegum pop, paired with intricate lighting sequences, pyrotechnics, and elaborate costumes. Over its storied 62 year history, the contest has catapulted the likes of ABBA, Celine Dion, Olivia Newton-John, Julio Iglesias, and Cliff Richard to stardom. Ukrainian singer Jamala claimed the top prize in 2016 with her critically praised folk fusion song, “1944,” while Måns Zelmerlöw of Sweden wowed audiences in 2015 with his song “Heroes.”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Riverdale Avenue Books Wins Three LGBT IPPY Awards

As the annual book awards season rolls in, the innovative hybrid publisher Riverdale Avenue Books is pleased to announce that three of their titles have received Independent Publisher Book Awards in LGBT categories in both fiction and nonfiction.

The Independent Publisher Book Awards, affectionately called the IPPY Awards, has identified a reading list of progressive, thought-provoking books, the kind that can touch lives, advance careers, and stretch our imaginations. "Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing," the IPPY Awards showcase the best books from throughout North America and the English-speaking world. Launched as the first unaffiliated awards program open exclusively to independent, university, and self-published titles.

The honorees will receive gold, silver, and bronze medals in different categories. The books from Riverdale Avenue Books that will be receiving awards include: 
     Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Non-Fiction Gold Medal - Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity Edited by Morgan Mann Willis
      Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Non-Fiction Silver Medal - Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement Edited by Jennifer Patterson
     LGBT Fiction Silver Medal-  Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

“We are honored to receive these awards for the ground-breaking books we publish in the LGBT space,” said Publisher Lori Perkins.  “Our authors are some of the leading writers in this field and we are so proud to have their voices heard and recognized.”

The presentation the 21st Annual IPPY Awards will take place in New York City at the Copacabana (268 W 47th St) on Tuesday, May 30th, from 6:00-9:30 pm. The event occurs on the eve of BookExpo America and its return to New York City.

Adidas Partners with World OutGames 2017

adidas today announced a collaborative partnership with World OutGames Miami 2017, a 10-day, multi-sport human rights and cultural event from May 26 to June 4, 2017. Making its U.S. debut, the highly-anticipated event will welcome LGBTQI athletes from more than 40 countries - many where homosexuality remains illegal and hidden. In the spirit of true inclusiveness, the World OutGames are open to all, regardless of sexual orientation.

“We believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives,” said adidas North America President Mark King. “We believe in the power of sport and its ability to transcend differences and unite people around hope and celebration. Sport plays a critical role in our culture today and we can harness that influence to make real change for the world. We want to foster a culture in sports that celebrates diversity and provides a safe place for everyone to play.”

Athletes will arrive at World OutGames Miami ready to challenge themselves physically in a variety of sports. With skill levels ranging from beginner to competitive, the roster of sporting events includes, but is not limited to, basketball, bodybuilding, dance sport, field hockey, running, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, triathlon and volleyball.

World OutGames Miami will also feature the 4th Global LGBTQI Human Rights Conference, a three-day event (May 26-29) which will be a powerful global gathering of internationally respected human rights activists, researchers, legal scholars and trade organizations. Attendees will enjoy many cultural happenings, including Pulse Points on June 1, an artistic response to the Orlando massacre at Pulse

Nightclub, fusing dance, music, poetry and visual arts to honor the 49 lives that were lost. Art exhibits, history tours, a poetry reading with Robert Pinsky and a film festival are also planned.

“The endorsement and support of adidas is significant for World OutGames Miami,” said World OutGames CEO Ivan Cano. “adidas’ social and environmental commitment to creativity and diversity and its mission to be ‘the best sports brand in the world’ aligns with our goal to excel and achieve in all areas of athletics, culture and human rights. The adidas alliance will allow us to reach an even greater international audience seeking to champion and celebrate inclusion and equality across a variety of platforms.”

Colorado: Where the Outdoors and Arts Converge

Colorado’s scenic beauty lends itself to inspiring creativity, and the state is brimming with events and offerings that merge the arts with the outdoors this summer. With 18 official state Creative Districts, including six newly designated districts in Fort Collins, Breckenridge, Mancos, Crested Butte, Golden Triangle and Carbondale, artistic energy emerges from every corner of the state. Below is a sampling of unique arts, cultural and music events and offerings not to be missed this summer. 

Unique Summer Arts, Cultural and Music Events:
May 12, 2017 - Mishawaka Amphitheatre to Unveil Stage Side Tree Carving at Outdoor Opening Show: The 100-year-old Mishawaka Amphitheatre in the Poudre Canyon will kick-off its 2017 summer season with a concert featuring Wookiefoot and the unveiling of a new stage side carving. Boulder artist and musician Bongo Love carved a 50+-year-old dying cottonwood tree near the stage into a sculpture, “Phoenix Rising.”
 
May 27 - September 10, 2017The Western: An Epic in Art and Film at the Denver Art Museum: This is the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s to the present through fine art, film and popular culture. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores gender roles, race relations and gun violence—offering a visual journey that is more than cowboys and American Indians, pursuits and duels, or bandits and barroom brawls.
 
June 10, 2017 - The Greeley Blues Jam, Greeley: Kick-off the weekend with free Friday pre-festival activities in Historic Downtown Greeley including headliners, Rev Billy C Wirtz and Josh Hoyer & the Soul Colossal, as well as blues bands in 14 bars and restaurants in the downtown area. Saturday includes music from The Grace Kuch Band and Walter Trout. The intimate “Blues 101 Stage,” sponsored by the Colorado Blues Society, will feature some of the most talented blues performers from Colorado.
 
June 11-18, 2017 - Boulder Plein Air Festival: This inaugural festival is a weeklong celebration of remarkable landscapes, scenic cityscapes, unique workshops and free events. Open Studios invites visitors to observe 20 master painters in action—making their art on location in beautiful Boulder County. The public is invited to participate in the creativity with plenty of festival activities including receptions, exhibitions, lectures, and the opportunity to collect a masterpiece.
 
June 30-July 2, 2017 - BLUEBIRD Art + Sound, Snowmass: BLUEBIRD Art + Sound is a new, distinctive art and world-class music experience in Snowmass. The weekend includes an art walk on the Snowmass Mall, an A-list interactive tented art experience in Base Village and musical performances on the Fanny Hill Stage.
 
July 7, 2017 - Art on the Streets Launch Party, Colorado Springs: A celebration of the launch of the Downtown Creative District’s signature annual public art exhibit, this event will feature 12 new works of art from around the globe. Live music in the park and free walking tours of the exhibit begin at 5 p.m. along with regular First Friday activities at 25 galleries and venues around the District.
 
July 15-16, 2017 - The Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend:  A project of Telluride Arts, attendees can linger at each of the 10 venues for an intimate peek into the work of Telluride's extremely talented local architects, designers, artists and chefs. The weekend will include home tours, art exhibits, performances and food and wine tastings at each stop on the tour. Also included are art lectures, trunk shows, a historic walking tour and a closing party. 
 
July 27-30, 2017 - The Underground Music Showcase, Denver: Denver’s premier indie music festival is back this summer with its 17th edition. The UMS is widely regarded as the best opportunity to explore and discover Colorado’s local independent music scene.  Known for bringing a compelling mix of local and national talent during four days, this year’s festival showcases close to 400 local and national performances across an eclectic mix of venues.
 
July 28-30, 2017Mountain Fair, Carbondale: Mountain Fair draws over 145 vendors poised to bring their unique and diverse homemade wares to town each summer. In addition to vendors, Mountain Fair features non-stop entertainment–both in live music and various forms of performing arts, a family-area called The Oasis providing interactive experiences for children and more. 
 
August 11-20, 2017 - Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA): Presented by BreckCreate and inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, BIFA is a 10-day multi-arts festival that brings together an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment, and features a lineup of premieres, debuts and Breckenridge exclusives.
 
September 15-17, 2017CRUSH, Denver: CRUSH is a weeklong celebration of graffiti and street art in Denver’s RiNo Art District. The annual event is free and open to the public to enjoy a curated outdoor gallery. With artists painting, activities for visitors, specials and promotions throughout the neighborhood, there is something for everyone. Centered on empowering artists, CRUSH is committed to reflecting and diversifying the urban landscape and the unique voice of a community, by bringing art out of the galleries and into the streets. 
 
October 5, 2017 - Third Annual Community Iron Pour, Crested Butte: The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte will host their Community Collaborative, Iron Pour, which is the creation of sculpture through the pouring of molten iron into molds. In the weeks leading up to the pour, The Art Studio will provide artists with the opportunity to work on pieces to cast at the pour. Trained teams will work together to carefully cast each sculpture, as onlookers enjoy taking in the beauty and magnitude of this community art making project. In the evening, performances will begin with sparks and rivers of iron, and spectators can enjoy the glowing iron “light show.”
 
Arts and Cultural Attractions and Offerings:
 
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass: Set amidst an inspiring natural backdrop, Anderson Ranch is a hub of creative energy and activity for adults and children alike, offering a host of interactive art workshops, lectures by today's most influential artists and curators, weekend classes, children’s art workshops and more. This summer, guest faculty, including top contemporary artists, will teach over 140 workshops.
 
the ART, a hotel, Denver: The ART, a hotel, which opened in April 2015, is a 165-room boutique hotel next to the Denver Art Museum. The look and feel of the hotel are extremely unique, from the moment guests arrive through a portico-like entrance past open spaces that are a showcase of modern art, all the way through the guest experience. The hotel has its own curator, and each suite features a vibrant wall covering.
 
Art on the Corner, Grand Junction: In addition to 18 art galleries, downtown Grand Junction is also home to Art on the Corner, a year-round outdoor sculpture exhibit that was one of the first of its kind in the country. The display is free to the public and includes more than 100 sculptures in a variety of mediums and styles. The program has been recognized and mimicked in communities across the world.
 
Art by Bike Guided Day Tour, Loveland: Known for its reputation as one of the best art towns in America, discover the “Sweetheart City“ of Loveland and its world-renowned public art collection by bike. A tour guide educated in local culture and historic area information takes riders on a 5 to 6 mile tour of Loveland’s public art collection with gallery and studio tours. Offered April to October 2017.
 
Cortez Cultural Center: Founded in 1987, the Cortez Cultural Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide an interactive forum for the community’s artistic, cultural, educational, historic and natural environment interests. It has become a home for artists, cowboy poets, archaeologists and musicians. The Cortez Cultural Center hosts Native American dances, cultural and Old West Heritage music shows and more throughout the summer.
 
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, Glenwood Springs: Located in the historic Springs Theater, the comedy show features a cast of professional actors, singers, dancers and musicians. Each season the cast reinvents the show with new, original material. In addition to their hysterical, family-friendly Vaudeville shows, the venue also hosts special events including comedy shows and concerts.
 
Mancos School of the West: The school is a non-profit entity run entirely by volunteers, coming together to give working artists an opportunity to share their special skills and talents with others. Students learn skills from artistic masters in mediums ranging from ironwork to mosaic, photography to fibers, set against the splendid backdrop of the beautiful and historic Mancos Valley.
 
The Music District, Fort Collins: The Music District opened its doors in September 2016. A dynamic ecosystem designed to help develop and celebrate the art, business, and community surrounding music; the five-building campus features creative collaboration spaces where visitors can attend musical performances and workshops. Musicians, industry, scholars, non-profits, educators, audiences, and other creative sectors from Northern Colorado and around the world are invited to “Find Your Place in Music” at the Music District.
 
Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts: This summer Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts presents “Broadway in the Mountains.” This multi-faceted theatre attracts professional talent from across the country. The show lineup features AIDA, Hairspray, Sister Act and Big River. But, instead of being overshadowed by the skyscrapers of New York City, patrons will be surrounded by towering pines and mountains of southwest Colorado. 
 
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Pueblo: Pledging art for all, this multi-disciplinary center for the arts offers high-quality art exhibitions, performing arts, dance arts, an award-winning children’s museum, comprehensive arts educational programming, and an artistic space for meetings, performances and events. 

Silverthorne to Debut $9M Performing Arts Center: Slated to open in June 2017, The Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, at nearly 16,000 sq. ft., will be the largest new construction theater in the state of Colorado. The Silverthorne Performing Arts Center will house multiple theaters, each of varying sizes suitable for different performance styles, and will also include arts education labs, a modernized orchestral pit, rehearsal space, reception lobby & bar, administrative offices, and plenty of room for in-house costume and set production.

OUT on DVD/VOD: Handsome Devil

HANDSOME DEVIL follows Ned, the bullied outsider, and Conor, the new boy and star athlete, who are forced to room together at their boarding school. The boys take an instant dislike to each other, and seem destined to remain enemies until an English teacher, Mr. Sherry, begins to drill into them the value of finding one's own voice. This lesson, however, isn't appreciated by everyone, particularly rugby coach Pascal, who has his own agenda and harbors some deep suspicions about the boys' teacher.

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to John Butler’s jaunty, entertaining comedy/drama HANDSOME DEVIL starring Andrew Scott (Sherlock, SPECTRE). Breaking Glass acquired the North American rights to the film in March in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Peter Van Steemberg of ICM Partners. Breaking Glass is planning a limited theatrical in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and other select cities on June 2; the film streets on DVD and all major North American TVOD platforms June 6, 2017.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Do Good Just By Dining Out! Dining Out for Life Denver Takes Place This Thursday

On Thursday, April 27, do good just by dining out! Join in at one of 250+ participating restaurants and breweries for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and 25% of your check will be donated to Project Angel Heart.

Since 1991, Project Angel Heart has been delivering medically modified, nutritious meals to men, women, and children coping with HIV/AIDS, cancer, kidney disease, and other life-threatening illnesses. In 2017, with support from many volunteers and donors, Project Angel Heart expects to deliver meals to more than 2,900 people in need.

"God bless you all for helping so many people in need, like myself. It takes away my stress and worry about whether or not I will have something to eat. Thanks, and please keep up the good work!" - Client Gregory, age 46, living with AIDS.