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Stage icons raise funds for local theaters

Theater icon Elaine Stritch

Broadway sensation Chita Rivera comes to town next week in a fundraiser for Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Brandt Blocker, artistic director of the company, had the chance to work with the gay icon a number of years back in New Orleans and remembers her professionalism.

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Yolo Akili’s poetry transcends sexual identity

Yolo Akili trancends sexual identity

Poet Yolo Akili’s new CD, “Purple Galaxy,” is a spoken-word meditation on transcending sexual identity. In it, he imagines an erotic utopia, free of shame and labels and driven by pure pleasure:

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Anthony Williams on a new runway

For a few months, Anthony Williams was judged weekly for his fashion designs on the reality show “Project Runway.”  This weekend he will actually be one of the judges himself for the Simon Fashion Bow Wow, part of the Simon Fashion Now weekend event at Lenox.