Austin‘s The Invincible Czars, known for composing a “…frenzied, turn-of-the-century riot inducing classical music…” The Dallas Observer, continues to spread a unique variety of holiday cheer by performing their zealous take on Tchaikovsky’s classic “Nutcracker Suite” at Discovery Green on Saturday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. to open the park’s ice skating season. Their re-imagined “Nutcracker Suite” appeals to everyone from children to the young at heart seeking to experience the classic holiday tradition in a radical new format that is certain to delight.
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today praised the full U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for marking up H.R. 2517, the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act (DPBO). Held by Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY), the 23-12 vote moves the bill out of committee and readies it for future consideration by the House of Representatives.
Tongues Untied launched an uproar of controversy when it aired as part of PBS’s P.O.V. series of documentaries, back in 1991. The religious right used it as an example of why U.S. citizens shouldn’t fund PBS or the National Endowment for the Arts. Lost in the raving was the film’s content: creative explorations of black gay men in America. Yes, the film includes pictures of a naked man: the film’s director, Marlon T. Riggs. It also includes strong language, with explicit references to sexuality. The language and nudity are central to Riggs’s honest, naked investigation of what gay black men experience.