Saturday, February 16, 2008

Prisons Foundation receives major grant from DC Government for mentoring of inprisoned artists

The Prisons Foundation is pleased to announce that they have received a grant from the DC Government to conduct a series of workshops for men and women who would like to work in correctional facilities, either as volunteers or paid staff.

As a result of the grant, you can become a mentor to imprisoned artists. Work either as a volunteer or paid staff member in a jail or prison.

Attend one of the upcoming one-day workshops to learn what it takes to work in a jail or prison to foster artistic development among inmates. You'll receive valuable training from experienced and effective correctional officials while also benefiting from the insights and knowledge of ex-prisoner artists who will be additional workshop leaders. They will all share their experiences with you in a relaxed and fun setting at the Prison Art Gallery in downtown Washington, DC. Everything you need for a productive and nourishing day will be provided.

This is a rare opportunity to make contacts and obtain important information. And it's absolutely free!

Whether you're looking for a one afternoon per month volunteer opportunity or a full-time paid career position, you will find these workshops a great door opener. Meet the people who make hiring decisions while finding out what it takes to be effective in the challenging setting of a jail or prison.

Please call 202-393-1511 or email at for more information. They are now setting up a schedule of workshops to accommodate everyone who may be interested. They would like to know what days and times would work best for you.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Saint's 2008 BLACK PARTY - Save $15 thru 18 February

Special Presidents' Day Weekend Offer

Save $15 Online thru 2/18/08 Only

The ultimate fetish fag blowout - TimeOut NewYork

Roseland Ballroom - New York City
10 PM Saturday, 29 March until Sunday Afternoon



Balcony: DJS RICH KING and GUSTAVO (Snaxx)




CALOR's Presidents' Weekend Sunday Events

On Sunday, 17 February 2008, Bahia Productions / CALOR will host 2 events in celebration of Presidents Weekend.

The first, a 6 - 10 pm tea dance, so to speak, will be hosted at Halo at 1435 P Street, NW. 2 for 1 drinks.

And then, from 10 pm until 6 am, Bahia Productions Presents will host CALOR: Presidents' Day 2008 music by DJ Chad Jack, as DJ Chad Jack, one of NYC's star DJs, returns to CALOR to bring some warmth back to February - at the city's most classic and personal venue, Club Five.

Presidents' Weekend 2008 / Delirium Sundays at Pasha

In celebration of Presidents Weekend 2008 Bill Alldredge of Atmos Events will host 2 parties on Sunday evening, 17 February at Delirium Sundays / Pasha.

Presented by LOVE Benefit Committee, CAMP Rehoboth, Atmos Events, and the first event, from 5 until 9 pm, as the one and only official Beach House Rush & Reunion for 2008 will features features great music, happy hour throughout the party and great prizes from both Rehoboth and Washington, DC merchants for lucky prize winners.

Special guests include the Rehobus models and sexy "Atmos Boys" cocktail servers. But the stars of the event are the attendees who get to mix and mingle and make plans for this summer at the beach!

Whether you are looking for a house to rent for the summer, have a beach house for rent for the summer, or are looking to fill the shares in your house with guys there to find a beach house share, this is the time and place to get things started!

Immediately following the BHR&R, the venue hosts their regular holiday weekend dance event. For President's Day Sunday night the "Circuitry" party is a Cherry Weekend preview party featuring sexy male dancer, cocktail servers, and the Sunday night dance space featuring DJ Josh Gram at the turntables! Make a fun night of it all in one great space!

Friday's Photo of the Week . 15 February 2008

Peacocks and Peonies I & 2 . John LaFarge Stain Glass Windows
American Art through 1940
Donald W. Reynolds Center
Between F and G Streets & 7th and 9th Streets, NW,
Washington DC
Sunday at the Museums, 11 February 2007

Jane Lynch, Grand Marshall at 20th AIDS Walk / Miami

Care Resource announces that the 20th Anniversary AIDS Walk Miami Grand Marshal is Jane Lynch. Star of stage and screen, Jane's film credits include Alvin and the Chipmunks, Walk Hard, Little Big Men, Another Cinderella Story, The Rocker, For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind, Best in Show, Talledega Nights, The 40 Year old Virgin, Lemony Snickets, Surviving Eden, just to name a few.

The 20th Annual AIDS Walk Miami is scheduled for Sunday, 20 April 2008 on Miami Beach.

Dana Ellyn's Open Studio: "The Year of Presidents" - Saturday, 16 February 2008

In celebration of the 2008 Presidents Day Weekend the always provocative and evocative artist Dana Ellyn will hold an open studio featuring her current series "The Year of Presidents".

You're invited to drop by Dana Ellyn's Open Studio this Saturday, 16 February any time between noon and 6pm. Her current series, "The Year of Presidents", is well underway; her colossal new painting "A Day on the Ark" has just been completed; and her studio is adorned wall-to-wall-top-to-bottom with copious new paintings. For a preview, you can always visit Please feel free to spread the word and bring your friends.

Dana's studio is located at 916 G Street, #304 in NW Washington DC. Telephone at 202-737-6161.

Civilian Art Projects Friday's Opening: You Won't Believe Your Eyes

The 2008 Corcoran Print Portfolio Show
Friday, 15 February 2008 from 7 til 9 pm
406 7th Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington DC

Josh Wood's Presidents Day Weekend 2008 Events

There are two Josh Wood Productions events this Presidents Day Weekend, in NYC, that you do not want to miss.

On Friday night, 15 February 2008, DJ Corey Craig will spin from 10 pm until 4am at Josh Wood / Matt Tratner / Nick Van Bremen Fridays Under the Chelsea Hotel at Star Lounge at 222 West 23rd Street. Open V2 vodka Bar from 10pm to 11pm. Free all night.

On Sunday, 17 February 2008, Josh Wood along with GBH, Nick Van Bremen, and Darrell Elmore will host the Opening Party for his new "Sundays at Socialista".

Owned by Sting, Harvey Weinstein, the Ciprianis and the past doorman at Bunglow 8, it's "the" hot spot right now. Madonna partied there this week with Ashton and Demi. So can you. Tucked underneath the historic Riverview Hotel on Jane Street and the river, Socialista recreates the look, food and drinks of colonial Cuba.

Josh Wood, GBH, Nick Van Bremen, and Darrell Elmore, we will host drinks, dancing and dinner every Sunday from 7pm to midnight. Think the Garden of Ono or Bowery Bar with a fashionable Cuban edge. Extended hours for the opening and it's a three day weekend. Lina will spinfrom 7pm to 1am. Please arrive early.

The Socialista Cafe & Lounge at Riverview Hotel is located at 505 West Street (West Side Highway) at Jane Street and the corner of 10th Avenue.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Josh Wood Productions & St. Ann's Warehouse Present IRAQ WAR 5th Anniversary SPEAK UP Benefit Concert

On Tuesday, 18 March 2008, in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the Iraq war Josh Wood Productions and St. Ann's Warehouse will present a BENEFIT CONCERT for Peace in Iraq and Justice at Home.

Featuring Laurie Anderson, Norah Jones, Antony, Moby, Blonde Redhead, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Damien Rice, Bill T. Jones, Scissor Sisters and more ... there will also be an exhibition of photos from “Alive Day Memories," portraits of soldiers injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

Online tickets are available for General Admission Floor standing at $65 and Reserved VIP seating at $125.

New Yorkers have always been visionaries. SPEAK UP is a way to begin to reclaim the voice of our city as revolutionary, awake, and democratic. SPEAK UP is meant not only to encourage empathy and compassion, but also to provide New Yorkers with concrete options for action. In this benefit concert, New York musicians will be joined by speakers from the worlds of politics, media, war and social justice in a call for action. Join us for a powerful evening of music and activism on the eve of the 5th Anniversary of the War in Iraq.

The concert will began at 8pm. St Ann's Warehouse is located at 38 Water Street in Brooklyn NY. Telephone at 718.834.8794. Box Office at 718.254.8779.

Photo of John Jones by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

Today is 15th Annual BLACK LOVE DAY

Winter Party 2 CD sets on sale for $9.99 at Centaur Music until 15 February

Centaur's Party Groove mixes have highlighted music from the nation's biggest dance events for the past seven years. Here are a few mixes you shouldn't miss out on - now only $9.99 for these 2 CD sets.

Volume One - Dj Julian Marsh
Volume Four - Djs Tracy Young & Warren Gluck
Volume Five - Djs Manny Lehman & Lydia Prim


This offer is valid until 11:59pm on 15 February only. No coupon code is necessary to take advantage of this offer.

View the entire Winter Party series.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Hitler's Almost Forgotten "Rhineland Bastards"

Always interested in learning more about the history of the world I take my hat off to my Flickr contact Alexander who greeted me this morning with an email who after watching a documentary on French TV last night ... inquired if I had ever heard of an author [who] wrote a book on the story never told [of] blacks inconcentration camps in Europe during the second world war.

Not having heard of the author nor the story I searched the internet before replying to Alexander. Thanking him for his 'morning greeting' which is something that I often receive from Alexander I told him that the story interested me so much that after searching the intenet, as a result of his 'morning greeting, to no avail ... that, in the next few days, I probably would make a trip to the Holocaust Museum to learn more about Hitler's black concentration camps.

After sending the first email to Alexander but wanting more info before treking off to the Holocaust Museum, and having already searched Yahoo, I entered the same info onto Google Search. And found several links pertaining to Black Holocaust Victims.

I always find Google a much better search engine than any other source, including Yahoo. Which sheds light on why Microsoft is trying to buy Yahoo.

Perhaps, what Alexander saw on Canadian French TV last night was Hitler's Forgotten Victims which, in America, is entitled "Always Remember: Black Survivors of the Holocaust" (1997).

Thanks to Alexander, I may will visit the Holocaust Museum, sometime this week, to view the Blacks During The Holocaust and other Black History Month exhibits.

And I'll keep my eyes and ears open for the Always Remember: Black Survivors of the Holocaust (1997) or any productions pertaining to the almost forgotten Rhineland Bastards.