Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  | April 12, 2018
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Cellist Seth Parker Woods discusses gay composer Julius Eastman  

Windy City Times: How did you first discover Julius Eastman's music?
Seth Parker Woods: Five years ago, roughly, I was sent a recording of the piece "The Holy Presence of Joan of Arc," and that was my first big introduction. I had never heard of him. I listened to the work, and I was really taken aback by the work. I don't want to say it's an infatuation, but thus started the beginnings of my exploration of who he was and the music he wrote.  READ MORE

Ex-Focus on the Family daughter refocuses her life mission
In her authentically jarring memoir Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God, author and activist Amber Cantorna rips the mask off the anti-LGBTQ evangelical ministry Focus on the Family—and does so from the inside. That's because from the age of three years old, Cantorna's father was an executive in the mission to save traditional families everywhereREAD MORE

Rick Astley, '80s icon talks touring, gay fan base, Boy George
English singer Rick Astley broke out with the 1987 song "Never Gonna Give You Up" and after several hit songs later retired in 1993 before a comeback in 2007. Thanks to rickrolling he became an internet phenomenon. On a recent phone call, Astley mentioned he has new music coming out in the future, but plans on playing much of his last album, 50, live in the upcoming Chicago show.  READ MORE

ISSUE April 11, 2018


New Equal Rights Amendment Coloring Book educates on women's rights laws

Gay Asian actor Lee Doud speaks on anti-Asian bias

Advocate recounts challenges facing women with HIV

National: LGBTQ Task Force names Andy Garcia new Director of Creating Change

Community, activists meet with AG's staff on policing issues 

THEATER:  'A Blue Island in the Red Sea' tackles Chicago's racist history

Comics Expo attracts tens of thousands to Chicago

DINING Sushi-san's lunch, Chicago Gourmet, Tax Day specials

Five Worth Finding, books, Phluid Project, restaurants

TELEVISION: Gay superhero Surge flies onto small screen


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