My latest inteview discussing my living-powerfully-with-HIV memoir… http://www.spreaker.com/user/6314317/life-positive-by-nicholas-snow
Palm Springs’ Cinema Diverse CalledThe Academy Awards of Gay Movies – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicholas-snow/palm-springs-cinema-diver_b_5837534.html
I was on the red carpet for Nicholas Snow Live with Glee star Matthew Morrison. I prefer not to ask mundane questions like, “Who are you wearing?” Rather, I asked him if he realized the show would have such a dramatic impact on global awareness of LGBT issues, and we also talked about safer sex. Listen up folks if you have an inquiring mind!
Reality TV Star Ken Seeley of A&E’s Intervention Fame Launches Intervention 911 Podcast (AUDIO/VIDEO) – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicholas-snow/reality-tv-star-ken-seele_b_5716497.html
Tickets for the 5th annual Center Stage Gala, presented by Eisenhower Medical Center, and headlined by the internationally acclaimed singing string quartet Well-Strung, and the quick witted comic Kate Clinton, are now on sale, announced Mike Thompson, Executive Director of The LGBT Community Center of the Desert. Scheduled for Friday, November 7, 2014, at the Riviera Palm Springs, tickets are $175 for the Reception, Silent Auction, Dinner & Show, with table sponsorships at $2,500 and up still available.
Well-Strung, the openly gay singing string quartet features classical musicians who sing putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga, and more! Coming off a three-month run of their new show ‘Popssical’ at the Art House in Provincetown, they have played venues such as the Leicester Square Theatre in London, 54 Below in New York, House of Blues in New Orleans, and Feinstein’s in San Francisco.
Well-Strung stars first violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Christopher Marchant, cellist Daniel Shevlin and violist Trevor Wadleigh.
“This will be a sold-out event,” said Thompson. it is definitely going to be one of the highlights of the Coachella Valley social season, and a fun kick-off to Palm Springs Pride.”
With a career spanning almost thirty years, Emcee and Host Kate Clinton has worked through economic booms and busts, Disneyfication and Walmartization, gay movements and gay markets, lesbian chic and queer eyes, and eight presidential inaugurals. She still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime, scoundrel time, and economic down times. Kate has performed nationally since 1981 from Joe’s Pub in New York City to the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, and back to New York for several off-Broadway runs, with hundreds of comedy club dates in between. She opened for the Labelle Reunion Show at the Apollo. She appeared in the True Colors show at Radio City Music Hall, has performed at Nothin’ Like a Dame, an annual star-studded Broadway gala performance and event featuring women from stage, film, and the performing arts. She has been featured at comedy festivals including CTBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, Just for Laughs in Montreal, the Toyota Comedy Festival in New York, and Marshall’s Women in Comedy Festival.
“We are thrilled to have such incredible talent come and support The Center,” said Thompson. “The support for this line-up and the work of The Center is overwhelming. We are thrilled to have Eisenhower Medical Center return as our Presenting Sponsor. Eisenhower’s commitment to health and wellness is evidenced in their programmatic partnership with The Center, which launches this Fall with new and expanded offerings. They truly provide healthcare as it should be.”
Martin Massiello, Eisenhower COO, is this year’s Honorary Chair, and Honorary Vice-Chairs are Gary D. Hall, Wells Fargo Senior Vice-President, and David Hood & George Sellers, all of whom are sponsors of the event. Other sponsors as of press time include Randy Lowe, Burke Rix Communications, City of Palm Springs, The NestEggg Group, Grace Helen Spearman Charitable Foundation, Riviera Palm Springs, Streetbar, WBB+McCormack, Reaction Marketing & Promotions, Joe Giarrusso & Charlie Paglia, Desert AIDS Project, O’Kane & McKee LLP, and Ginny Peacock & Michelle Madison-HOM Sotheby’s International Realty. Media Sponsors currently include The Standard Magazine, Gay Desert Guide, Frontiers Media, and Coachella Valley Independent.
Center Stage will begin with a Reception & Silent Auction at 5:30 PM, followed by Dinner and Entertainment at 7 PM, at the Riviera Palm Springs, on Friday, November 7, 2014.
For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 760-416-7790 or go to www.thecenterps.org/events/centerstage.
I’ve decided to confirm rumors of the breakup of my long-term relationship by publishing the following letter in full:
You’ve had me fooled all these years, telling me you’ve had my best interests in mind, but you’ve failed to keep up with my needs, despite my heartfelt pleas.
Sure, you give unlimited data to those who’ve known you for a long time, but for me, a relative newcomer to your circle (although we’ve been together many years now), you deny me.
After much soul searching, I am leaving you for T-Mobile. They offer a truly unlimited talk, text and data plan for less than you’ve been charging me during our increasingly limited relationship.
Plus, T-Mobile will travel the world with me for free (international text and data roaming are included). Sure, if I take voice calls when abroad there’s a per-minute charge, but who talks to anyone on the phone anymore? Besides, I can avoid these voice charges when outside the U.S. by forwarding my number to voicemail, or better yet, to a Skype number – which I can answer on my device at no charge using the unlimited data which is part of my plan!
And with good credit, T-Mobile will spread the cost of my new phone over 24 months with zero interest (because their interest in me is so great). Or if I want, I can bring my own device to the relationship.
And finally, as I walk down the aisle with T-Mobile, I’ll be using the Samsung Note (it is rumored the Note 4 will be unveiled September 3, 2014) which, because of the screen size (I am a size queen after all), eliminates the need for a tablet (which would bring with it its own set of charges).
All this time you’ve led me to believe you’re all that, but as I’ve explained, you no longer meet my needs, and you have proven yourself unable and unwilling to adapt to who I’ve become.
So while it’s been good, it’s time for us to part (when my contract expires in late September).
I will remember you fondly, or not.
Sort of Sincerely,
To My Readers:
Yes, I’ve taken the time to write this as a mock break-up letter, but it comes after extensive research, including recent phone calls with both T-Mobile and AT&T, and I wanted you to benefit from what I’ve learned.
T-Mobile offers a truly unlimited talk, text and data plan with included, international text and data roaming, for less than I’ve been paying AT&T for a limited data plan and fairly expensive international rates. (If you don’t mind a slow-down in data speed, then the unlimited talk, text and data plan is only $50 a month. It’s that $30 add-on that gives you the same high speed data (“Truly Unlimited”) with no upper maximum on how much data you use at a high speed).
I’m going the $80-a-month route because I’m a Netflix binge-watcher. Also, I spend a lot of time in Thailand (and am planning much more international travel) where I want to be able to maintain my usage without having to take on additional devices and charges.
And now you know!
I’ve Finally Decided to Leave You! – http://huff.to/1qaxhVY
One day I will die, and it may happen suddenly, without warning, or I may have notice. I do believe in living in the present and fully embracing every moment of life.
I created a complete video tour of Desert AIDS Project (of which I am a grateful client) and when I reviewed it, I discovered that without my knowledge, it ended abruptly, without warning…yet I was fully immersed in the experience. For me, this was a reminder to continue living a big life.
If you view this video before October, 18th, 2014, please sponsor my participation in the Desert AIDS Walk . If you view this video after that date, please visit the Desert AIDS Project’s website to discover other ways to be involved.