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Jonathan Blake

Posted on January 12, 2015 by in Features, Movies & TV, The Arts

Proud Burst Long-Term Survivor Jonathan Blake Takes Us Behind the Scenes of the New Film Pride to Talk About Real-Life Activism by Dann Dulin “AND THE OSCAR GOES TO…” Yep, it’s that time of year again when the film community honors their peers for their ace performances. If I had that wee gold buff man [...]

Dance Speaks

Posted on January 2, 2015 by in Features, Music, Dance & Theater, The Arts

Dance Teachers A Baton Rouge theater company uses dance to educate about HIV/AIDS by Larry Buhl When audiences at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, sat in anticipation of the first performance of the 2014 season, they received something they hadn’t expected: a message about the shockingly high rate of HIV/AIDS in their community. [...]

It’s Not Over

Posted on December 24, 2014 by in Movies & TV, The Arts

A Millennial Wake-Up Call In the Wake of a Shocking Survey, a M•A•C AIDS Fund Film Reminds Youth that It’s Not Over by Stevie St. John Photos by Andrew Jenks Entertainment More than three decades into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, major medical advances could soon usher in an AIDS-free generation. There are more effective tools and [...]

Patrik-Ian Polk

Posted on October 14, 2014 by in Cover Story, Movies & TV, The Arts

Knockout Trailblazing Filmmaker Patrik-Ian Polk Takes Jabs at the Barriers to Sexual Health by Sean Black Photos by Duane Cramer Patrik-Ian Polk can take a great deal of the credit for fast-forwarding queer black cinema into present-day; in fact, some even tout him as the “Father of Black Gay Cinema.” After bursting onto the scene [...]

AIDS: Living in the Shadows

Posted on October 3, 2014 by in Movies & TV, The Arts

[FILM] AIDS: Living in the Shadows Senior Executive Producer: Beth Mendelson; Host: Musician Elton John Voice of America (VOA) Reviewed by Sally Hessney It is hard to avoid hyperbole when talking about the tremendous strides made in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. It is equally difficult to tamp down the upsurge of hope one [...]

The Normal Heart

Posted on August 23, 2014 by in Movies & TV, The Arts

[DVD] The Normal Heart Directed by Ryan Murphy HBO Home Entertainment Reviewed by Robert Kingett Sometimes it takes a raindrop to ignite a tidal wave when fighting for equality. It all starts on the beach one day in 1981. The sun is shining, ships are docking, and people are laughing and having a grand old [...]

Calling My Children

Posted on June 16, 2014 by in Features, Movies & TV, The Arts

Calling My Children An Interview with David Binder Gail Farrow passed away from AIDS-related causes in 1989, leaving behind a husband, Ronald Watson, and four sons, Ronald, Jr., Frank, Kenny, and Benny. Award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker David Binder was with her and her family for a year and a half, every day, documenting the last [...]

1Voice/1Play/1Day

Posted on June 9, 2014 by in Music, Dance & Theater, Positively Literary, The Arts

1Voice/1Play/1Day Project1Voice Honors Women with a Staged Reading of For Colored Girls… by Chael Needle Project1VOICE, a national organization that seeks to strengthen and promote African-American theater arts, is returning once again with its fourth-annual 1VOICE/1PLAY/1DAY, an event when, as its title implies, a diverse array of theaters and institutions will be projecting in one [...]

Front Seat Chronicles

Posted on May 22, 2014 by in Features, Movies & TV, The Arts

Getting Real Behind the Wheel Allen Sowelle & Josh Feinman Take Front Seat Roles in Discussing HIV Seroconversion Along with Other Social Woes by Sean Black Front Seat Chronicles is a Web-based programming series that skillfully navigates a myriad of tough conversations ranging in topic from death and incarceration to marriage equality and HIV infection. [...]

Test: The Film

Posted on May 19, 2014 by in Features, Movies & TV, The Arts

Tests of Courage A New Film by Chris Mason Johnson Doesn’t Dance Around the Issue of HIV by V. Anderson With his first feature film since The New Twenty, writer/director Chris Mason Johnson has created a powerful story grounded in his own experiences in ballet and modern dance. Set in 1985, Test follows Frankie, a [...]