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 »

Art Week infiltrates the city led by the 14th edition of The Armory Show

  The 14th edition of the The Armory Show was held once again at Pier 92 (Modern) and Pier 94 (Contemporary). The international art fair featured 228 exhibitors including 19 invited exhibitors in Armory Focus: The Nordic Countries, 11 exhibitors in the inaugural edition of Solo Projects and 7 organizations participating in the Not-for-Profit Section. […] Click to read more »

Art with a cause – A year after the devastating tsunami in Japan

As with most devastating natural disasters, the aftermath continues years after and thank goodness for those that continue to remind us through creative means and fundraising to not forget. Last Sunday the exhibit and fundraiser, “Dispatch from Tohoku: Documenting the Aftermath” Stories from the Tsunami One Year On was a reminder via first hand photography […] Click to read more »