cynthia king

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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.

Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Like walking in the rain
and wishing on the stars up above
and being so in love

So

Ben Fankhauser in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, amirite?

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 

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

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]

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  

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C: I mean, I suppose I don’t have to, but if you asked either of my parents I would, and with them around I don’t think I’ll have a choice.

C: Luckily, it won’t be an arranged marriage, and I don’t have to marry royalty. So that’s two plusses. 

C: But, I don’t think they’ll appreciate my… preferences. I don’t think I’ll really get that much of a choice.

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!

adeeperdark  asked:

Good morning! A few days ago you had posted about the gospel of Mary magadalene. Ever since i read it I have been very intrigued. I wish to learn more but am unsure of a credible source of the gospel. I was wondering if you have any other preferred articles or books on the topic

Thank you for your question. I believe this topic is very important and worthwhile learning about. The very first book I read about this topic was Margaret Starbird’s The Woman with the Alabaster Jar.  Karen L. King is a Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Harvard University in the School of Divinity. Her book The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle you should definitely read.  The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity by Cynthia Bourgeault is a book I also recommend.  More controversial books are Bloodline of the Holy Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed by Laurence Gardner, with Forward by Prince Michael of Albany, and Rex Deus: The True Mystery of Rennes-Le-Chateau and the Dynasty of Jesus by Tim Wallace-Murphy and Marilyn Hopkins, as well as  Custodians Of Truth: The Continuance Of Rex Deus written by the same authors.

I also encourage you to explore my tags which I will list below. Let us journey forth and rediscover the sacred feminine together, for her Light awaits us. - REGIII32