Congratulations to Jessie Mueller and Condola Rashad for their nominations for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and Play

Jessie Mueller Nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” “I’ve always dreamed about being nominated. I think everybody thinks about what they’d say in their Tony speech. But honestly, it just feels like, ‘Oh, this is happening to me? This is what happens […] Click to read more »

Director shares the skinny on “The Skinny” before he screens film this weekend in San Francisco by Kevin M. Thomas

William Shakespeare once said that there are only 38 plots. So then all stories are derived of this theory. With that in mind, you might think the film “The Skinny,” opening this weekend, just falls into familiar territory, especially when writer/director Patrik-Ian Polk already achieved success with a seemingly similar movie and cable series, “Noah’s Arc.” I […] Click to read more »

The new film, “Keep The Lights On” is a post Stonewall era story of sex, love and addiction of a long term relationship

Director and Co-Writer, Ira Sachs originally debuted his new film, “Keep The Lights On” at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, which I was fortunate to attend. In attendance were many of his cast and crew including lead actor, Zachary Booth who plays Paul, opposite Erik played by Danish actor, Thure Lindhardt. The story tells a […] Click to read more »

Choreographer Jermaine Browne discusses instinct, dance, style and fashion this Spring

Choreographer, Jermaine Browne has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aquilera and with the Victoria Secret fashion shows on tv to name a few. More recently he has collaborated with fashion designers like Rachel Roy, Louis Vuitton and Dominic Louis to bring their respective collections to life in video and live presentations. His current dance workshops […] Click to read more »

Broadway Past and Present Can Be Found In The Bay Area by Kevin M. Thomas

TheatreWorks has proven to be the training ground for many a pre-Broadway show. Tony-winning “Memphis” easily comes to mind. With that being said, TheatreWorks has announced its 2012-13 season and it seems there’s hope for top notch Broadway productions – past and hopefully future. All can be seen the Bay Area without having to go […] Click to read more »

“Noah’s Arc” Writer/Director Patrik-Ian Polk is back with his new film, “The Skinny”

Last Saturday FUSION, the film festival  for people of color produced by OUTFEST in Los Angels, honored Patrik-Ian Polk for his new film, “The Skinny”. The film is centered around a group of four young, black gay men and their lesbian best friend. They arrange to meet up in New York, a year after they […] Click to read more »

The Peace Project can change the world beginning in Sierra Leone

Changing the world is exactly what gallery owner, Lisa Schultz is trying to do beginning with Sierra Leone, Africa. About a year and a half ago, Schultz, who runs and owns The Whole 9 Gallery in Culver City, California,  began The Peace Project inspired by some of the art she had seen. Schultz had also […] Click to read more »

Out and About – Progressive Pulse Relaunch in L.A.

  Progressive Pulse continued the relaunch of our new online magazine in our second city, Los Angeles. Gallery 9,  in Culver City was the spot as we introduced  our new Featured Artist, ONE TRIBE NATION and our new cover story, The Peace Project. Guests sipped signature cocktails and viewed art from Gallery 9 plus learned […] Click to read more »

Los Angeles’ “8” is more than a Play by Kevin M. Thomas

Dustin Lance Black’s “8” came and went from Los Angeles in a flash. But it has left quite an impact. The star studded reading of the play about overturning Proposition 8, the ban on gay marriage, featured as many famous faces in the audience as in the production. Yet while Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Kevin […] Click to read more »

Book: Kris Saknussemm talks about the role music plays in his new book “Reverend America”

Kris Saknussemm stopped by his hometown bookstore, Pegasus in Berkeley, California for a book reading of his fourth novel, “Reverend America” He also brought along Tenor Saxophonist, Eric Wyatt who he collaborated with on the theme song for an upcoming CD that will accompany the book. Watch the interview below and learn more about how […] Click to read more »