Friday, December 31, 2010

Still Shining After All This Time / New Year 2011

"Still Shining After All This Time (Polar)" from the NASA Image Collection and taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captures a panoramic view of the "Husband Hill" summit inside Mars' Gusev Crater during the period of 24 thru 27 August 2005.

Click the above flyer to view larger versions of my "All This Time / 2011" New Year greeting card.

In celebration of the New Years 2011 Weekend and as a special tribute to a dear friend who passed in the spring of 1989 here is my "All This Time" house mix which you may wish to download for your New Year 2011 Weekend celebration.

Here is my complete 2010 Into 2011 music mix collection which includes several New Age Music compilations. You may also enjoy "No Regrets" and "You Raise Me Up" from my Mixology archives.

My preferences lend toward uplifting trance.

Rather than New Year resolutions, in recent years, I've preferred New Year mantras, In reflecting on the past but with hopes of moving forward, my 2011 mantras are "All This Time" and "Into The Light".

Happy 2011.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

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"Backdropped by a Colorful Earth" serves as the image for this 2010 Into 2011 greeting card. From the NASA Image Collection, and taken in December 2006, it depicts STS-116 Mission Specialists Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. and Christer Fuglesang participating in the first of the mission's three planned sessions of extravehicular activity as construction resumes on the International Space Station.

Click the greeting card to listen to and/or download my "O' Christmas Tree" holiday music mix which features a tracklist of free Christmas music downloads from

Though not Christmas music, you may also enjoy my "Cloudburst Flight" new age / rock mix and tribute to Tangerine Dream. Which, by the way, is excellent traveling music.

Download a larger size of the above greeting card from my 2010 Into 2011 Greeting Card series.

Merry Christmas 2010.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Flo Anito: New Music Video is here, Happy Holidays!

Congratulations to Flo Anito for the release of her Uh Oh! video.

Click the image to read her 22 December 2010 ReverbNation Newsletter.

For information regarding this talented artist and performer visit the Flo Anito website.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Reduced Hotel Rates for 2011 Black Party Expo Weekend / NYC thru 31 December 2010

Though today is Winter Solstice, if you'll planning for a ritual Vernal Equinox trip to NYC for the 2011 Saint At Large Black Party Expo Weekend you have until Friday, 31 December 2010 to book your hotel room at a reduced rate at the Hudson which is this year's host hotel.

Click the flyer for more information regarding the 18 - 20 March 2011 Black Party Expo (BPX) Weekend.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Robbie Leslie: "Two Nights of Amazing Disco Classics"

Here's a little piece of club history for your enjoyment. In 1985 the Saint introduced an all new party - DISCO DIVAS. This night would be dedicated to an all classics format and featured live performances by Loleatta Holloway, Jackie Moore, and Sarah Dash. It was one of the Saint's most successful parties and spawned three sequels. Rarely had I seen such an excited and joyful crowd packing the dancefloor. The music is a celebration of the 70's and early 80's and includes, in addition to Disco's greatest hits, many of the rare and forgotten tunes that made dancing a thrilling ritual and a weekly event! This party has been beautifully restored and newly mastered to CD.
In addition to the SAINT'S DISCO DIVAS PARTY I am offering here the REVENGE of the DISCO DIVAS from San Francisco's legendary Trocadero Transfer. This CD set features an entirely different, all-disco programme that will keep you smiling and moving!
DISCO DIVAS at the SAINT – 12 DISCS – $150
REVENGE of the DISCO DIVAS at Trocadero Transfer - 13 DISCS - $125
FOR THOSE WISHING TO USE PAYPAL visit Transfer funds to
FOR CHECK/MONEY ORDER please make payable to ROBBIE LESLIE. Mail to:
2716 NE 28 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fundraising Campaign for "Women, Sex, & Desire: Sometimes You Feel Like a Ho, Sometimes You Don't"

Gesel Mason Performance Projects has been selected to participate in a new online community of America's finest artists called USA Projects. As a result we are kicking off a new fundraising campaign for Women, Sex, & Desire: Sometimes You Feel Like a Ho, Sometimes You Don't.

It's all or nothing, so pledge today!

Click image for press release dated Tuesday, 14 December 2010.

Friday, December 10, 2010

My 2011 Photography Calendar of 2010 JR's Easter Bonnet Contestants

Click the cover to preview the fourth installment of my 2011 photgraphy calendar series which features some of my images from the 2010 JR's Annual Easter Bonnet Contest in Washington DC.

Available from the Elvert Barnes Storefront at Lulu, if you order before 31 December 2010, use coupon code GREATGIFT355 at checkout to receive 25% off your photo book or calendar order.

HubbleSite Update: Holiday Greeting Cards

Holiday Greetings

HubbleSite holiday cards are back! Send celestial season's greetings to friends and family with these free, printable cards. Choose from an array of designs that highlight the joys of the holidays through the natural beauty of the universe.

The cards are designed to be printed out at photo stores or online photo labs, though you can also use a home printer.

Click banner for details.

Mixcloud for Streaming DJ Sets & Mixes

I came across an excellent site for DJs to stream their sets and mixes.

Rather than a podcast hosting site which offers downloading, Mixcloud is a cloudcasting site for streaming. Not downloading.

I particularly like the tracklisting and chapters features, for the benefit of the listeners and for the purposes of paying royalties to artists, performers and labels through their licenses with the various collecting societies.

Click the banner to learn more about Mixcloud.

My Memorial Day Weekend "Leaving Planet" Mix at Mixcloud

"Leaving Planet" Trance Mix (Memorial Day Weekend 2010) by Elvert Barnes Trance Head on Mixcloud

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Last chance for Russell U. Richards "Fiji Mermaid" Movie!

Hello everyone,

Thanks to you, my Kickstarter fundraising campaign for "Fiji Mermaid" has exceeded its projected goal by over 30%. I can't tell you how grateful I am to have a concrete budget for this film, and for the outpouring of support I have received. The campaign ends on the early morning of Dec 15, and I promise this will be my last reminder about it!

Handmade items like T-shirt, etching, or Fiji Mermaid will no longer be available after the 15th, so the next few days will be the last chance to pledge for those items. I'll do my best to make and ship everything in time for holiday gift-giving. If you haven't seen it already, a little about my film project and fundraising campaign here:

Thanks again, and have a wonderful holiday season,

Russell U. Richards

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Photographer Bill Travis' "Bodyscapes" Exhibit at DC's LGBT Center Thru 5 January 2011

In the continuation of my ongoing gay art series when en route to the Whitman Walker Clinic, yesterday afternoon, I stopped in at the DC Center for the LGBT Community on U Street to get a view of the Bill Travis "Bodyscapes" photography exhibit.

Having opened on Friday, 19 November 2010 and running through 5 January 2011, perhaps, my two favorite are this one. And this one.

For more information pertaining to the artist visit the Bill Travis Photography website.

The Center is located at 1318 U Street, NW, Washington DC.

When leaving, and in connection with my ongoing Windows of U Street series I made a point to get a few shots of the the Center's "Facing AIDS" World AIDS Day 2010 window display.

Click the image to view my Bodyscapes: The Art of Bill Travis / DC Center photo album.

My 2011 Photography Calendar / 2010 National Cherry Blossom Festival Images

Click the cover to preview the fourth installment of my 2011 photgraphy calendar series which features images from my documentation of the 2010 National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC.

Available from the Elvert Barnes Storefront at Lulu, if you order before 31 December 2010, use coupon code GREATGIFT355 at checkout to receive 25% off your photo book or calendar order.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Call for Artists: 'Illuminated Statues' at Crystal City Water Park

The Crystal City Business Improvement District is seeking qualified artists to help produce a temporary, outdoor art exhibit featuring illuminated sculptures in the Crystal City Water Park.

This Call for Artists (pdf) announces the opportunity to design and construct outdoor sculptures intended to provide both an interesting daytime element and a lit experience after the sun begins to set that meets the Crystal City BID’s branding message of “Dazzle, Illuminate, Sparkle, and Shine.” Artists are asked to submit ideas that use lighting to create unique sculptures that define space, color and balance in an outdoor setting. Selected artists will receive a grant of $5,000 from the Crystal City Business Improvement District to build and implement their concept in the Crystal City Water Park.

Entry deadline is Friday, 14 January 2011. Click above flyer for details.

Monday, December 06, 2010

My 2011 Photography Calendar Featuring 2010 Crystal City 5K Friday Run Images

Click the cover to preview the third installment of my 2011 photgraphy calendar series which features images from my documentation of the 2nd Annual Crystal City 5K Friday Run 2010 event in Arlington VA.

Available from the Elvert Barnes Storefront at Lulu, if you order before 31 December 2010, use coupon code GREATGIFT355 at checkout to receive 25% off your photo book or calendar order.

My 2011 Photography Calendar of Images from 5th National Marathon 2010

The second installment of my 2011 photography calendar series features images from my documentation of the 5th Annual SunTrust National Marathon 2010 event in Washington DC.

Available from Lulu click the cover to preview the calendar at the Elvert Barnes Storefront.

If you order before 31 December 2010, use coupon code GREATGIFT355 at checkout to receive 25% off your photo book or calendar order.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

My 2011 Photography Calendar Featuring 2010 National Police Week Images

Click the cover to preview and/or order the first installment of my 2011 photography calendar series at which features images from my documentation of the 2010 National Police Week event in Washington DC.

Visit the Elvert Barnes Storefront at Lulu for other available items.

If you order before 31 December 2010, use coupon code GREATGIFT355 at checkout and receive 25% off your photo book or calendar order.

Or take advantage of the Daily Deals & Holiday Special Coupons that last through 25 December 2010.

Friday, November 26, 2010 TSA Regulations and Etiquette for the Gay Traveler

In lieu of the Thanksgiving holiday, everyone seems to be complaining about the Transportation Security Administration's pat downs or nudie body scans. Click the banner to read's recent article pertaining to TSA Regulations and Etiquette for the Gay Traveler.

Here is the entire Friday, 26 November 2010 Newsletter.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Thanksgiving Weekend "No Regrets" Gay Circuit Mix

In celebration of the 2010 Thanksgiving Weekend and the 26th Annual White Party / Miami click the cd cover to listen to and/or download my November 2010 "No Regrets" house / gay circuit which features this tracklist.

For more music mixes visit my archives.

Two Historic Exhibits at Smithsonian Reynold's Center Focuses on Gay Art History

In connection with my ongoing interest in gay culture and heritage series, in recent weeks. I've made a point to check out threee exhibits that explore and/or focuses on gay art and history.

While, unfortunately, I missed Jeff Sheng's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" exhibit at HRC HQ during the 2010 FotoWeek DC Festival I was able to capture Matthew Black's "The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: Identity Writ Large" at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery.

Remembering Metro Weekly's update a couple weeks ago pertaining to the Hide/Seek gay art at exhibit at the Smithsonian NPG and in connection with my Sundays At The Museums series stopped in at the Smithsonian Reynolds complex at 8th and F Streets in NW Washington DC this past Sunday.

Upon my arrival, I first checked out the Hide/Seek Family and Friends Day activities at the Kogod Courtyard. During which time I captured Ken Vegas of DC Kings and Diane Wakowski of Belladonna Romka in a dance performace. Follwed by a performace of the DC Swing orchestra band from the DC's Different Drummers group. Videos of these two diferent acts will be added later.

I then checked out the Hide/Seek exhibit on the 2nd floor of the National Portrait Gallery. Two artists whose work was on display I have more than a passing connection to. Not only were Mapplethorpe and I close friends but his image of me was featured as the March 1987 Saint Black party poster.

And having partied in the same circles at Studio 54 I actually own two of Warhol's works.

With photography restrictions in place, I have no images nor video of the Hide/Seek exhibit.

My 21 November 2010 Sunday at the Museum series came to a close with a visit to the "Lost and Found: The Lesbian and Gay Presence at the Archives of American Art" exhibit at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery. As a poster, newspaper and magazine collector gay subject matter is of particular interest to me.

Click the above image to view my Lost and Found: The Lesbian and Gay Presence at the Archives of American Art photo album.

Both exhibits, Hide/Seek and Lost And Found, will be on display through 13 February 2011.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Strange Story Behind Sunday's 21 November Blue Moon

Click image to read Yahoo News article from dated Friday, 19 November 2010. Speaking of the moon, here is my October 2010 "Journey To The Moon" trance mix that you may will enjoy while out taking pictures of tonight's 'blue moon'.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Russell U. Richards' “Fiji Mermaid” Movie

Dear friends and supporters,

For over a year I have been devoting my creative energies almost exclusively to a movie project. “Fiji Mermaid” is a surreal short film based on historical depictions of mermaids as sinister seductresses, and it's practically bursting at the seams with special effects and art, including a hideous sea hag, a beautiful naked mermaid, a mysterious peep show box and a sideshow banner that comes to life! With my small but well-chosen cast and crew we've filmed scenes on the Chesapeake Bay, and underwater in a pool, and now we're preparing for a green screen studio sequence, followed by a big shoot on Coney Island in early 2011.

Please take a moment to watch the above mini-documentary about the making of “Fiji Mermaid” at

The four-minute video includes lots of cool behind-the-scenes production footage, and you can learn how to support this cinem-aquatic adventure and get a gorgeous 18 x 24" movie poster, DVD or Blu-ray, an original etching- I'll even make you a one-of-a-kind Fiji Mermaid! Kickstarter is an innovative fundraising tool for creative projects that is very popular in the art and film community right now, but there is no commitment to pledge if you want to just go to the site and check out what I've been up to.

Please contact me here or (434) 825-0557 if you have any questions about my film, special effects or design work, or about the Kickstarter campaign. You can also read about the movie, and see some fun production photos on my blog

Thanks again for your support and interest in my work,


Russell U. Richards

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

My 24th Annual 17th Street High Heel Race 2010 Video Walk Project

Featuring my "Let's All Chant!" Halloween house/gay circuit mix as background music click the artwork at left for a 5 minute preview of my 24th Annual 17th Street Heel Race 2010 video walk docu-project at Veoh.

To watch the entire (1 hour and 1 minute) video you will need to download the Veoh Webplayer.

Mid City Artists Fall 2010 Open Studios This Weekend (6 - 7 November 2010)

Free and open to the public, these twice-yearly open studio events draw hundreds to the Mid City area in downtown DC to see where art is created. Plan your Saturday and Sunday treks by flipping through the artists' pages online to see what you like, who is new, and who is participating. Download the map to guide you along your journey. Check out our business supporters, have snacks, do some shopping, and view Mid City artists' exhibits in the neighborhood shops and galleries.

Click the banner for details.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

My October 2010 "Moments" FotoWeek DC 2009 Retro-spective Photo Montage

In celebration of the 2010 FotoWeek DC Festival click the artwork at left to view my October 2010 "Moments" retro-spective photo montage of images taken by me during my Saturday, 7 November 2009 visit to the 2009 FotoWeek DC Festival in Washington DC.

Featuring the October 2010 "Moments" trance mix as background music which was created by me specifically for this project the photo montage includes images taken at four (4) specific FotoWeek DC 2009 locations during my Saturday, 7 November 2009 photo walk.

My "Memories" of Georgetown Walk / WDC Saturday, 9 October 2010 Video Project

Since 2006, I have often re-launched my ongoing "In The Fall Of The Year" docu-project with a ritual Labor Day Weekend or early October photo walk through Georgetown.

Unfortunately, since my camera was damaged during my 11 July 2010 documentation of Spain's FIFA victory celebration at Dupont Circle, this year, it was necessary for me to embark on a video walk as opposed to a photo walk.

Featuring a special trance mix, "Memories", that I created specifically for this project click the image for a 5 minute preview of my Memories of Georgetown Walk / WDC - Saturday, 9 October 2010 video project which focuses primarily on store windows along M Street in Georgetown. Which, again, is one of my many ongoing themes.

To view the entire almost 35 minute video project you will need to download the Veoh Web Player.

And, particularly, if you are into documentary projects that result in large video files I strongly suggest that you sign onto VEOH.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Michael Fierman's TRIPPIN' ON THE MOON / THE SAINT 30th Anniversary 2 CD Set

In addition to Robbie Leslie's TOTM / 30 two cd set, DJ Michael Fierman has also released a 2 cd set of his performance during this past Sunday's TRIPPIN' ON THE MOON's 30th anniversary celebration of THE SAINT at the Santos Party House in NYC.

The Michael Fierman's "TOTM / THE SAINT 30th Anniversary" two CD set comes with indexing of song titles and artists that will appear in iTunes or any media player. The CDs also have “CD Text” for those CD players that have that feature.

To order Fierman's "TOTM / SAINT 30" two cd set send check or money order to:

Michael Fierman
1710 2nd Ave N. #306
Birmingham, AL 35203

Or visit PayPal and make payments to

Extracted from his THE SAINT / BLACK PARTY at Roseland Ballroom photography collection click the above image to visit the Michael Fierman website. Which is where you can also subscribe to his music cast.

Both sets will make excellent holiday gifts!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Robbie Leslie presents Trippin' On The Moon 30th Anniversary

This past Sunday’s TRIPPIN’ ON THE MOON (The 30th Anniversary Celebration of Dancing Under the Dome) event is now the stuff of legend.

Seven DJ legends best known from the turntables of the Saint appeared together for the first time since that club's 1988 closing.

Now available is Robbie Leslie's music set recorded in the exact centre of the party. I'm sure that you will enjoy the memories of Trippin' On The Moon/30.

To order Robbie Leslie's 2 cd set "TRIPPIN' ON THE MOON / 30" at $30, send your check or money order along with a secure return address to:

Robbie Leslie – TOTM/30
2716 Northeast 28th Street
Fort Lauderdale , FL 33306-1728
For PayPal visit
Make payments to

Visit the Robbie Leslie website. And here is his music store.

Watch the 17th Street High Heel Race -- LIVE!

Click logo to read Metro Weekly Update dated Tuesday, 26 October 2010 pertaining to MW's LIVE video-streaming of tonight's 24th Annual 17th Street High Heel Race from 8 until 9:15 pm.

Monday, October 25, 2010

"Let's All Chant!" for tomorrow's 24th Annual 17th Street Heel Race / WDC

In celebration of the 24th Annual 17th Street High Heel Race which takes place on Tuesday evening, 24 October 2010 in NW Washington DC click the cd cover at left to listen to my "Let's All Chant!" Halloween House / Gay Circuit Mix.

Friday, October 22, 2010

My October 2010 "Eye In The Sky" Mix In Celebration of Sunday's TRIPPIN ON THE MOON V

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the 20 September 1980 opening of THE SAINT, this Sunday, 24 October 2010 Christina will host TRIPPIN' ON THE MOON V at the Santos Party House in NYC. Featuring a tracklist of music from the Timothy Hartley Smith Collection that was played at THE SAINT in its early years click the cd cover to listen to my October 2010 "Eye In The Sky" gay circuit mix. If you're traveling to NYC for Sunday's TOTM V event you may also wish to download (for your Ipod or car cd player) my "Journey To The Moon" Halloween trance mix and tribute to THE SAINT and TOTM V. While this is not music that will be heard at THE SAINT it may be excellent for driving. Or, for a 'sex' party after Sunday's TOTM V. For more of my mixes visit the Elvert Barnes Mixology archives.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

TRIPPIN' ON THE MOON V is just one week away (Sunday, 24 October 2010)

The count down is on to TRIPPIN" ON THE MOON V. Only one week away from the 30th year anniversary of dancing under the dome on Sunday 24 October 2010 from 4 pm until 4 am at Santos Party House at 96 Lafayette Street in New York City.

Click flyer to read my previous posting with more details or to purchse $60 tickets online.

Visit the TOTM website.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My 57th Birthday and 30th Year of The Saint Mixes

In celebration of my 57th Birthday which took place on 5 October 2010 and the 30th anniversary of The Saint which opened on 20 September 1980 I recently created two music mixes.

Namely, Soul / Heaven and Saints & Sinners.

Having created several mixes over the past two years and in particular since last November of mixes that relect on music from The Saint my 57th birthday writing project entitled "Living In The Past" brought attention to the fact and while I did not realize it at the time but when dancing and partying to the music of that time I actually was experiencing forms of institutionalized racism and sexual racism that to this day impact my life.

So, and as realized last November when working on the "My First, Last & Everything" mix when I now listen to much of the music from that time my memories are often tainted with flashbacks. It, therefore, is important for me that I create new memries. Which is what my trance exploration means to me.

Unfortunately, for me (a black man), many of my memories of the past are very different and are in sharp contrast to those of my white counterpart.

So, in remembering the good times that I had dancing and partying at The Saint with Frank, Steve and Rae Ann as well as a tribute to Robert Mapplethorpe whose image of me was featured on the 1987 Black Party poster invitation my October 2010 "Soul / Heaven" house / gay circuit mix features a tracklist of music and remixes mostly associated with THE SAINT. Click the above cd cover to download the mix.

While in an attempt to create new memories, my October 2010 "Saints & Sinners" mix features a dark trance tracklist that may would be heard at a gay sex and dance party. Or, at The Mineshaft, if it still existed.

Click the cd cover at left to listen to and/or download the mix.

There are at least two other October mixes in the works that while celebrating THE SAINT's thirty year history will also push the envelope in creating new memories.

When I now attend circuit events or go to dance clubs while I may enjoy hearing gay anthems from the past I also look forward to not only remakes and remixes of the old music but, more importantly, new sounds that are more reflective of today's music.

And when I leave I want to have heard something that I've never heard before. And to have danced to on that dance floor what I may will never hear nor experience on any other dance floor.

That is what my trance exploration is about.

Visit Elvert Barnes Mixology for my entire music mix archives.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Trippin' On The Moon V Celebrates 30th Anniversary of The Saint / NYC - 24 October 2010

Seven DJ’s, all who graced the turntables at one of the most spectacular clubs in the world will come together for one very special evening at TRIPPIN ON THE MOON V. Not since the closing party in 1988 have they all been under one roof. Please join us for what will sure to be a monumental event as we celebrate 30 years of music, dancing, friendship and memories.

Presented by Christina Visca and celebrating the 30th anniversary of dancing under the Saint's dome "Trippin' On The Moon V" will take place at the Santos Party House at 96 Lafayette Street in NYC on Sunday, 24 October 2010 from 4 pm until 4 am.

Pre-sale $60 tickets are currently available online. Or, starting Friday, 8 October 2010, $60 pre-sale tickets will be availabe to Wear Me Out at 353 West 47th Street in NYC.

$40 by presenting your Saint membership card to the cashier. $75 at the door the night of event if available.

Click the flyer for more details at the website.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

8th Annual Turkish Festival / WDC . Sunday, 3 October 2010

The American-Turkish Association of Washington DC (ATA-DC) will host its 8th Annual Turkish Festival on this Sunday, 3 October 2010 at Freedom Plaza in NW Washington DC from 11 am until 7 pm.

Visit the website for more information.

Click the image to view my 7th Annual Turkish Festival / DC 2009 photo album.

And yet, another study on racial discrimination and disparities in the gay community

When last week that I read a Metro Weekly Update pertaining to Rob Smith’s 20 September 2010 article “Black and Brown and Discharged All Over” I thought to myself, here is yet another study that sheds light on what I have spoken of and written on for almost two decades.

And while waiting for my quarterly dental cleaning last Monday I came across another excellent Metro Weekly article by Daniel W. K. Lee entitled "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" which speaks on sexual racism in a similar manner as have I.

Throughout my entire life, this almost 57 year old gay black man, has spoken not only the truth but, more importantly, the unspoken truths.

But, the truth has not ever been what "they" wanted to hear. Nor could 'they' handle!

While generally speaking, it is perceived that racial tolerance and diversity are celebrated within the LGBT communities, as a 57 year old gay black man who, over the years, practiced integration and in sharp constrast to my white counterpart I now find myself commemorating rather than celebrating.

Shot during my October 2010 National Equality March / WDC documentation, click the image to view my Leonard Matlovich Memorial Service and DADT Protest photo album.

JPG Magazine Issue #23

In Issue 23 of JPG Magazine, the contributors first identify aspects of their world that represent forward progress for the theme Transformations. Also, JPG members recognize that since Decay is a natural process of life, there is an abundance of beauty to document. Finally, take a trip down memory lane through pictures that remind us of time gone by in Nostalgia. All these great themes and more can be found in Issue 23 of JPG Magazine!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

One Nation March / WDC . Saturday, 2 October 2010

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, hundreds of thousands of Americans from across the country will gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate our re-commitment to change.

The One Nation March will feature human and civil rights leaders, labor leaders, environmental and peace activists, faith leaders, celebrities and sports figures – all marching together to help Put America Back to Work and to Pull America Back Together. And to help reorder our national priorities so that investments in people come first.

Click flyer for details.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Berlin Photographer Nicolaus Schmidt's "Breakin´ the City" Publication Set for December 2010

Scheduled for publication in December 2010, "Breakin´ the City" by Berlin photographer Nicolaus Schmidt shows New York from an unusual perspective. A new form of city life by moving planes and whirling through the urban canyons of the megacity. Amidst the hustle and bustle living sculptures seem from another time dimension to the product. This illustrated book, also an urban photo tour of New York shows, break dancers from the Bronx and Brooklyn who see the city as their stage, as the two young dancers who show during the frantic drive of express trains on the New York Subwaysystem their adventurous leaps. In the second part of the book is the photographer in front of the dancers in striking portraits, and reports in addition to his own personal experiences with the most amazing break-dancers and their life stories.

Click the book cover to read the entire Kerber Artbooks press release dated Monday, 27 September 2010.

To learn more about Nicolaus Schmidt visit his website which is where you will find information pertaining to his New York Breakdancers (NYBP) Project.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lenore Nolan-Ryan's Last Summer Weekend 2010 at Henry Island WA

Every July Lenore Nolan-Ryan who owns a catering company and school at Lauderdale-by-The-Sea in FL takes an annual summer at sea trip with friends aboard the MV Jamal from Henry Island WA to Alaska and back again.

As the cruise's private chef with carte blanche in the yacht's state of the art kitchen here are her July and August chef log postings.

And as promised in her last newsletter, click the above banner to read the 20 September 2010 blog posting regarding Lenore's last summer weekend at Henry Island WA.

Edward Albee to appear at The Center / NYC on Tuesday, 28 September 2010

On Tuesday, 28 September 2010, from 7 pm until 8:30 pm, The Center Speakers Series will present An Evening with Edward Albee in conversation with Patrick Healy.

For more information or to purchase tickets at $20 click the image.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is located at 208 West 13th Street in Greenwich Village New York City.

Here is the Edward F. Albee Foundation website.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DJ Robbie Leslie Announces “HOLD ON TO MY LOVE” 30th Anniversary Special Edition

Legendary DJ Robbie Leslie recently announced the realease of a very special double CD package “Hold On To My Love” 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition.

Click the image to read the entire press release which posted to "The Music Lives On" blog contains information pertaining to how to ordering instructions.

As one of my all time favorite songs, the "Hold on to My Love featuring Jimmy Ruffin (Robbie Leslie Extended Mix) by Michael Fierman, Gibb, Robin version can be found at the "Fire Island Classics" by Michael Fierman album.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Stories of The Saint: 20 September 1980 Opening

At midnight on September 20th 1980, the Saint nightclub opened in New York City’s East Village. In celebration of that historic event, The Saint At Large presents Stories of the Saint.

While I did not attend the opening, having just relocated to NYC from WDC the week after Labor Day 1980, in celebration of my 5 October birthday and after a mda punch party at our Chelsea apartment, my best friend and roommate would make our first of many visits to The Saint just two weeks after its opening.

Click the image to view the Stories of the Saint: Chpater 1 - Opening video.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Construction of Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital on Track

In an article dated 1 September 2010 The Hill Home blog reports that "Construction is well on its way for the new Hill Center, which includes a geothermal system which will heat and cool the building using 30 individual wells that are 350 feet deep."

For more information visit the Hill Center or Friends of the Naval Hospital Foundation websites.

Taken by Elvert Barnes of Friday, 13 August 2010, click the image to view Old Naval Hosptial photo album at Ipernity. And here is his Old Naval Hospital photo album at Flickr.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Group Exhibition at The Dash Gallery / Tribeca NYC - 23 September - 23 October 2010

Curated by Derrick Adams and Wardell Milan and featuring the work of eleven artists the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Group Exhibition will open at The Dash Gallery at 172 Duane Street in Tribeca NYC on Thursday evening, 23 September and run through Saturday, 23 October 2010.

Click the above flyer to visit The Dash Gallery website.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

7th Street Landing at SWDC Waterfront Opens Thursday Evening, 9 September 2010

As reported in Southwest - The Little Quadrant That Could posting dated Tuesday, 7 September 2010, the 7th Street Landing, a temporary park at the intersection of 7th Street and Water Street on the Southwest Waterfront that opens on Thursday. The park will have events on Thursdays through Sundays, at least for a month while the weather is still pleasant.

Click flyer for details or visit 7th Street Landing on Facebook.

DC Cowboys Dance School - Fall Session Enrollment

When classes running from 23 September thru 28 October click flyer to enroll in DC Cowboys Dance School Fall 2010 Session.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

New Hubble Observations of Supernova 1987A Trace Shock Wave

In the 2 September 2010 Inbox Astronomy NewsCenter Update ..."An international team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope reports a significant brightening of the emissions from Supernova 1987A. The results, which appear in this week's Science magazine, are consistent with theoretical predictions about how supernovae interact with their immediate galactic environment."

Click image for full release.