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LaTanya Richardson, Chandra Wilson, Lorraine Toussaint, Tessa Thompson, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Yolanda Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kim Wayans, Rashida Jones, Loretta Devine, Beverly Todd, Alfre Woodard, Octavia Spencer, Edwina Findley, Viola Davis, Diahann Carroll, Aja Naomi King, Ruth Negga, Cynthia Erivo, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Rosario Dawson and Adepero Oduye attend Alfre Woodard’s 8th Annual ‘Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree’ on February 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

April 2017, 34 pages

$8 + $2 S&H

“Fierce like the history of poetry itself, Alina Pleskova gives us poetry that explores how relations, love, and even failed love are where the real answers await. I would read anything she writes, a poet who gives the world back to us with her brilliant, assertive poems. Say Thank You Alina and BUY THIS BOOK!” – CAConrad

“In Alina Pleskova’s What Urge Will Save Us fever, competing economies of intimacies, work, and cultural expectation circulate together around a speaker who resists definition(s). Off-handed insight and candor brew an extremely subtle defiance here, allowing Pleskova to ask in subways, on sidewalks, of partners and friends all the gorgeous questions about how to resist and persist.” – Cynthia Arrieu-King

“I thought it’d be more years of / men repeating my jokes louder / instead I swallowed / something electric” and I’m not exaggerating when I say Alina’s is the only poetry I read these days. What Urge Will Save Us is a potent little book, all summer thighs sticking to the bus seat and late-night existential crises tempered with tarot; the kind of thing you write “!!!” in the margins of and make your friends borrow like they could ever care the way you do. Forget mamochka with her zakuski and come drink up the sun tonight, it’s all-in out here, it is, excuse me, really fucking great. You’ll remember this one.“ – Sonya Vatomsky

"When your post-millennial love/life is feeling all Buffy S6 going through the motions minus that up-tempo musical number destined to be a breakaway pop hit— what’s a girl to do? If you’re Alina Pleskova, you re/write it, your own Ballad of Sexual Ennui, chronicling the struggle for intimacy & understanding among lovers & friends in a world gone weird. In her new chapbook, Pleskova writes with a weary wisdom, naked & true, sentimental minus the mawkish. Here is a suite of anthems for a sexual revolutionary charting her course out of the whimper & back to the bang. Her urge will save you if you let it.” – Jenn McCreary

songs covered by broadway performers

» run away with me : part 3  | a mix of songs covered by our favorite broadway stars [listen]

01. run away with me - aaron tveit | 02. dear theodosia - leslie odom, jr. | 03. oh, what a beautiful morning - renee elise goldsberry, telly leung, michael mcelroy| 04. four five seconds - alice lee & jenn damiano | 05. i dreamed a dream - darren criss | 06. natural woman - joshua henry | 07. beautiful mashup - jessica keenan wynn | 08. almost there - adrienne warren | 09. losing my mind - jeremy jordan |10. what i did for love - austin mackenzie with sandra mae frank signing l 11. i can do better than that - cynthia erivo | 12. i’m not afraid of anything - charissa hogeland  | 13. love song - patina miller & joshua henry | 14 the guilty ones - leslie odom, jr. | 15. not for the life of me - laura osnes | 16. godspell hairspray wicked medley - shoshana bean | 17. wake me up/touch me - ben fankhauser 

I imagine they’re both pretty good about it.

That said, I see Grimsley as not drinking as often as Cynthia, and not taking in as much when he does. Cynthia is more likely to drink for a buzz, whereas Grims tries to stay classy and keep his wits about him, just going for a glass of wine, or a single shot of something here and there.

Because of this, if they were to both drink equal amounts of the same liquor, he’s gonna be the one to feel it first since his body’s not used to it. Well, that and the guy’s super thin and delicate (yes I called Grimsley delicate don’t judge me lol) so he probably can’t handle as much in general.

But again I don’t see either of them really drinking very often. Mainly just at parties or certain special events. :3

Just One Word November BPC
Day 29: Recap

Not shown what I read on my e-reader: Four Seconds to Lose, Vengeance Road, The Distance Between Us, The Beginning of Everything, Before I Fall, Avoiding Decisions, Avoiding Temptation, Everything Everything  

billboard.com
Cynthia Robinson of Sly & the Family Stone Dead at 69

Robinson was one of the first female black trumpeters to gain notoriety in a major recording act, and saxophonist Jerry Martini tells Billboard that she should never be considered a background figure. “She covered a lot of ground,” he says. “She was the first female trumpet player and the first African-American trumpet player in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She wasn’t in the back. She was out front telling you to get up and dance to the music, and she could blow with the best of ‘em, always.”

The Sacramento-born Robinson’s roots ran deep in blues and R&B. She told Family Stone biographer Joel Selvin, “I used to hear all these guys on 78s at my mother’s when I was a teenager…I used to daydream that I was onstage playing the solos; I’m playing with B.B. King and I’m playing with Lowell Fulsom, Jimmy McCracklin. And I literally ended up being in a band that backed them up at different clubs. It was like a dream come true, but that was as big as I could dream.”

Robinson joined Stone – who dubbed her “one of the best trumpeters in the world” – in his Sly and the Stoners band in 1966 and stayed on board as he crafted the pop/rock/R&B synthesis that became the Family Stone. After the group’s dissolution in 1975 she went on to play with bassist Larry Graham’s Graham Central Station and also worked with George Clinton, Prince and as part of Sinbad’s Aruba Summer Soul Festival. Since 2006 she’s been part of the Family Stone with Martini and drummer Gregg Errico. The group also features her daughter with Sly Stone, Sylvette Phunne Stone, a singer and multi-instrumentalist in her own right. (Robinson had one other daughter, Laura Marie). [Read More]

anonymous asked:

"Send me a Kpop group" with Vixx, please 😊

  • My bias: Ravi.
  • My Bias wrecker: All of them, but mostly Leo and Hongbin.
  • My top 3 songs: Fantasy, The Closer, Hyde (It was so hard to pick just 3).
  • My top 3 ships: Ravi/Leo, Hongbin/anyone (I have no more).
  • The best looking member: Hongbin.
  • The best singer: Leo.
  • The best dancer: N.
  • The worst dancer: There literally isn’t a worst dancer in VIXX like ??? kings.
  • The gayest member: Honestly, I don’t know… Ken?
  • My favorite era: Fantasy.

I really love VIXX. Stan the concept kings.

-Cynthia

taylorswift: Last night at the BMI Awards, I got to hug Carole King, Cynthia Weil, and Barry Mann. Winning Songwriter of the Year was incredible, and I’ll never forget seeing my heroes in person. Thanks BMI for treating us songwriters so well and throwing this event every year honoring our work.

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm trying to find a christmas present for a friend. Do you happen to know any good books about LGBTQ art or artists? x

Here’s a few books that might be of interest:

I’m assuming you’re looking for non-fiction and I mostly focused on visual arts - let me know if that’s not what you were looking for!

That feeling when you get new ballet slippers 😱

Just so you all know, these are Cynthia King Vegan Ballet Slippers. When I went vegan I didn’t know what to do about shoes, since the majority of them are leather, or have leather soles. But these slippers are entirely vegan, and pretty durable. 

My last pair lasted through 8-12 hours of dance a week since Summer 2014, which I think is pretty good.  I had to stitch them once on the sole and resew the elastics at one point, but after I fixed them up a little they kept on going for another few months.

So yah, they come in this beautiful pink color, as well as tan and black, and they’re a great alternative to buying slippers made of animal products since you won’t be supporting animal cruelty. (:

Banango Street Issue 9: Women’s Issue
Coming Monday, October 27th 

Guest Editors: Emily Kendal Frey & Julia Cohen

Contributors: Eleni Sikelianos, Cynthia Arrieu-King & Hillary Gravendyk, Kathy Goodkin, Lindsey Webb, Hajara Quinn, Bhanu Kapil, Khadijah Queen, Heather Napualani Hodges, Kate Greenstreet, Soham Patel, Yona Wallach trans. by Linda Zisquit, Alex Niemi, Hannah Brooks-Motl, Dana Levin, Sara Sutter, Katie Mertz, Bronwyn Valentine, Ana Božičević

Artist: Angie Wang