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Review: “Southern Baptist Sissies”

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Mark is a sissy. So are T.J, Andrew and Benny. At least according to the Calvary Baptist Church in Texas where they’ve grown up together as four out of the 40 boys in their Sunday school, they are (which squares with “the statistics,” according to Mark). Apparently “sissy” is the polite way of saying “faggot” because the word “gay” doesn’t seem to be in the church’s vocabulary. And there’s nowhere for sissies to go when they die except hell to wail and gnash teeth along with the drunkards, adulterers, and other fornicators like themselves. They may have been “washed in the blood” of the lamb all right, but here, they’ve also been choked on it.

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“Just Josh” Premiers on here!

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Josh Rosenzweig, host of the wildly popular “here! With Josh and Sara,” returns with his own original series. Filmed on location throughout New York City, Josh turns the traditional talk show format on its head. From celebrity interviews to premiere VIP events, Josh brings his own brand of humor and his intense love of New York City to the small screen, treating fans to a unique and entertaining spin on pop culture.

 

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Vital VOICE PROshop 2011

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As spring takes hold and the New Year unfolds, Vital VOICE continues to showcase and celebrate all that embodies the modern queer community. To that end we are pleased to bring back our popular PROshop series spotlighting the Gateway City LGBT and allied community’s top creative business owners and industry toppers.

 

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Interview: Ann Hampton Callaway

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Anne Hampton Callaway is an icon of Broadway and cabaret as well as an adopted daughter of St. Louis jazz. We caught up with her in the midst of her current U.S. tour to ask her about life post “coming out,” her love of music and of course, “Glee.”

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Pushing Policy: LGBT Equality

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Over 150 members of PROMO, Missouri’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group traveled to Jefferson City, Feb. 15 to lobby their legislators. 

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Review: The NJT’s, “Sirens”

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Sirens was a hit at the 2010 Humana Festival of Plays in Louisville, KY, and Kathleen Sitzer announced that, to her knowledge, this presentation is its Midwest premiere. The story is intriguing, the cast is top-notch, and the director, Terry Martin, is creative; yet, there’s not much going on that a reasonably intelligent person who’s ever seen a Lifetime movie about male midlife crisis couldn’t predict.

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NQOTP: Viva Las Vegas!

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For the second or third winter since moving into our house, Tim has insisted that we go “somewhere warm” in February. Given the fact that I am only able to work part-time at the university and, as a result, get no paid leave of any sort, such a trip has proven to be…well, something of a challenge. This year, however, armed with all of the vacation time that he has been accruing since I was laid off, Tim did some serious digging for “someplace cheap to fly to” and a little warmer than St. Louis. After a lot of on-line searching, that place turned out to be Las Vegas.

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Review: “Macbeth” @ The Rep

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If Macbeth isn’t the most visually arresting show I’ve seen at the Rep, it comes close. The stylized playing space functions as battlefields, castles, and even provides a way for “Birnam Wood to come to Dunsinane.” Set designer Michael Ganio and Kenton Yeager who has plotted a brilliant lighting scheme deserve applause all by themselves. Rusty Wandall’s sound design is also especially notable for incidental music, war drums and other interesting effects.

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