LA’s Outfest: AIDS-Themed “Pushing Dead” Pushes Envelope Between Comedy and Drama by Kevin M. Thomas

by Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev Here’s a funny one for you. A struggling writer with HIV is dropped from his health plan and is unable to fill his prescriptions due to his meager income. This seemingly dark film, “Pushing Dead,” is actually also a funny comedy and was one of the best films at San […] Click to read more »

This “Devil” Is More Than A Triple Threat by Kevin M. Thomas

He’s as busy as Michael Strahan yet not as many people know Sebastian La Cause.   Yet he played Rocky in the Tony nominated “The Rocky Horror Show” and was in the Oscar winning “Chicago” not to mention the cult classic “Showgirls.”   But his movie roles were all small parts. Too small for such a […] Click to read more »

Kwame Binea Shakedown talks Roots Rock, Bowie and His Brand of Music #PeaceLovePositivity

When artist Kwame Binea says his motto is Peace, Love and Positivity you believe it. Whether it’s being surrounded by his incredibly positive aura,  or hearing him command the stage singing his uplifting lyrics, Binea exudes the makings of greatness.  I met the 6’5 peaceful warrior finishing up some meditation before our interview and afterward […] Click to read more »

Alternative Rock Band, herMajesty Captivate both on Stage and on their New EP, “My Body Your Mind”

When herMajesty takes the stage, as they did last Wednesday at Pianos in New York City,  it’s clear that this four member band has their act together allowing lead singer, JP to become the ringleader for this captivating band who just released their new EP, “My Body Your Mind”. With poetic, and often dark lyrics […] Click to read more »

“On Your Feet” Will Catapult You Out of Your Seat with it’s True Story of Love, Perseverance and Inspiration

Walking into the Marquis Theatre one is instantly aware you are about to get your latin groove on with the music of the iconic Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine,  especially when the usher at the entrance reminds crowds to not forget to get your  ‘Conga’ on. “On Your Feet”  is the brand new musical which […] Click to read more »

The Netflix of Theatre Is Here:  See Live Shows, Theatrical Events and Comedy For One Monthly Fee in the Bay Area by Kevin M. Thomas

What Netflix did for movies and Bag Borrow or Steal did for purse rentals, the new RushTix is doing for live performances. Launched this week, www.rushtix.com has a monthly fee of $8.99 and with that, you get access to complimentary tickets for local arts and culture – whether it be a concert, comedy show or […] Click to read more »

Janet Electrified the Stage in LA, Shared the Lovefest with her Fans and Proved She’s ‘Unbreakable’!

“I ain’t never gon, gonna go nowhere”, were the first words sung at last Friday night’s LA Forum concert for the one and only Janet Jackson! Anyone who dismissed the living legend for leaving the scene for no return, or being irrelevant today,  should eat their negativity, because Ms. Jackson was not only present last night, […] Click to read more »

#ProjectPandaMonium for CMJ tonight, October 14th with Killer Acts Like Tribe Society, herMajesty, Olivver the Kid and Anna Rose!

CMJ is here in New York so you know what that means plenty of fresh indie sounds pulsating throughout the city that never sleeps. #ProjectPandaMonium produced by Black Panda Pr is THE showcase to catch,  featuring fresh new indie bands,  plus Progressive Pulse favorite, Anna Rose who headlines this carefully crafted list of acts you won’t […] Click to read more »

AfroPunk 2015: Rising Above the Norm

Text and Photos by Rico Noguchi The 2015 edition of AfroPunk, the annual music festival held in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park that since its inception in 2005 has catered to “Black Punks” and “alternative people of color;” has drawn a wide range of attention from the media this year including The New York Times, Vogue and other national publications […] Click to read more »

Gregory Nalbone Shares Secrets of Being a Social Media Phenom, Sounds of his Heart, and Graces PULSE Accessories First Shoot

Cabaret singer and social media icon, Gregory Nalbone is back with a brand new show entitled, “The Sounds of my Heart” at the Metropolitan Room on Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, July 18th at 9:30 PM. Working with a legendary cabaret director, Lennie Watts, musical direction by Kenneth Gartman,  accompanied by Dan […] Click to read more »