Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Still Bustin a Little Rock Move...

Yes, we're still bustin a move in whirlwind fashion with all the going's on and stuff that's happening during the 50th Commemeration of Central High. Even though this globe coming is taking center stage, we have'nt forgotten that the rest of the world is still turning at a maddening pace. Some days I think I'm in a revolving motion myself. In case you have not attended any of the events, you've missed some treats. I give a large high-five to organizers who have put together an extensive array of discussions and exhibits. I enjoyed,"Taking Possession," a contemporary art collection from African Americans at UALR. Many of the peices were powerfully stirring and most provocative. Especially a print featuring the ubiquitous Absolute vodka bottle envisioned as the belly of a slave ship, entitled "Absolute Power." Gallery showing continues throughout the commemeration in the UALR Fine Arts building.

Iran TV: As Little Rocks rocks the town with both Civil and Human Rights discussion, enter Mahmoud Ahmandinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with his brand of lighting discourse and undeterred bravado that has all kinds folks in litterally fits. However, his ascertain pronouncement to his Columbia University crowd that," In Iran, we don't have homoxsexuals, like in your country," has tounges wagging from coast to coast. I was even astonished to hear conservative Pat Buchannan weigh in that this just couldn't be further from the truth. I'm not exactly sure to what context Mr. A. was framing the question, since he's mastered the art of "spin" to a mind boggling degree. Did he mean that there were no gays at all or not like the one's in the U.S.? Wow! I'm taking in all his appearances, interviews and all things Mahmoud, and will share more views on the Wednesday spin down.

Benefits-R- Us: There will be a AAF (Arkansas AIDS Foundation) benefit at the Diamond State Rodeo Association Clubhouse,Thursday, October 25, at 9:00 p.m. The evening will feature Cherity and friends in "MasqueRed." A evening of impersonation and artistry. For more info check, http://www.dsra.org/ or http://www.araidsfoundation.org/ Of course, keep it locked here for the most up to date news and info.

Pink Spectrum Rising: Do you remember the Pink Spectrum alternative magazine? Well, I spoke with publisher, James, who stated that they still had plans for the tabloid to make a comeback. He said" that every where I go, people are still asking about it. We've had some equipment donated and are still looking into it." To my knowledge the publication ceased operations in December 06.

Shirts off your back: Do you want to stand out in a crowd with a snazzy T-shirt? You can with a new Little Rock based venture called, Shirts For Every Bear. From the creative minds of John T. and Shelton A. come quick witted designs and just like you like it.... nothing politically correct. You can view as well as purchase these designs on their e-commerce enabled website. They take all the majors and my favorite web cash, PayPal. I've floated the idea of having JT create a signature design for our site and we may be looking for a model(s) as cover art as our new marketing takes shape. Could it be you! Get a shirt at,: http://www.jtfuzzys.com/ Don't forget to tell them that we sent ya.

Getting Webby, Too: Congrats go out to Eureka Springs' Diversity organization on the upgrade of there website. The site offer a calendar of events and a bounty of news from the Ozark area. Coming in November (11-2 thru 11-4) will be another Diversity Weekend filled with fun, frolock and family. Check em out and tell em you heard about it here... then click to: http://www.diversitypride.com/

Boo Bash II: The Queen's Christmas aka Halloween will get the "Boo" treatment at Sidetracks, Satruday, October 27 and the 3rd Anastasia Ball on Wednesday October 31. The Boo Bash is a fundraiser for Little Rock Capitol Pride with proceeds used as operating funds for Capitol Pride. Joe LaFountaine has been re-elected President. Contact him at joe@lrcp.org

From the Yeah I said it file...: Hillary Clinton on rumors of her being a lesbian.

“People say a lot of things about me, so I really don’t pay any attention to it,” Clinton replied. “It’s not true, but it is something that I have no control over. People will say what they want to say.”

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