Sacramento Resident Was a Special Guest at ARC's “Beauty and the Beast”

By Chris Narloch

Musician Maury Macht never imagined that he would one day be playing in an orchestra while actors perform his famous cousin’s famous songs from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

The Sacramento resident did just that, however, when American River College (ARC) Theatre Department presented its production of that beloved musical with lyrics by Macht’s cousin, the late, great Howard Ashman (and Tim Rice).

Read more: Sacramento Resident Was a Special Guest at ARC's “Beauty and the Beast”

 

Bebe Rexha & Bassy At Ace of Spades

After kicking off her co-headlining North American tour with singer/songwriter Marc E. Bassy on October 16 in Seattle, pop disruptor Bebe Rexha will play Ace of Spades in Sacramento, this Thursday, October 19.

The Bebe & Bassy Tour 2017 will hit 23 cities total in support of both Rexha’s new EP, “All Your Fault: Part 2,” and Marc E. Bassy’s album release, “Gossip Columns.”

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SIGLFF Sacramento International LGBTQ Film Festival Coat Drive Brings a Little Warmth to Our Young LGBTQ Siblings

As the days get cooler and October is upon us, it is that time again when we all come together for a round of thought provoking and Genuine LGBTQ Films as SIGLFF presents the Sacramento International LGBTQ Film Festival.

While we gather at the Crest Theater and settle down with a soda and popcorn, remember those in need with the 2nd annual Starbucks Pride Alliance coat drive for LGBTQ Homeless Youth.  SIGLIFF is proud to announce that this year's beneficiary will be Wind Youth Services, serving homeless teens in the greater Sacramento area.

Read more: SIGLFF Sacramento International LGBTQ Film Festival Coat Drive

 

Margaret Cho Is “Fresh Off The Bloat” • SF Pride Chooses 2018 Theme • Service of Remembrance for Those Who Died • “Blade Runner” & “Battle of the Sexes” • Don’t Miss Oingo Boingo’s Dance Party586


As Summer slowly begins to release her grip on California, we are, once again, reminded of how lovely it is to live in Northern California (current, horrific wildfires not included) and how many great things there are to do and see. One such event would be the wonderful Margaret Cho performing at the Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento. We caught up with the chameleon comedian and you can read all about it on page 14.

Read more: The October 12, 2017 Issue of Outword Magazine is Out Now!

 

Sacramento County Anti-Stigma Project Offers Support for LGBTQ Community Members with Mental Illness Who are Afraid to Seek Help


It is estimated that one in five people live with mental illness in the world. But many do not seek out support or treatment because they worry they will lose their jobs, their friends or family, or be isolated because of the stigma associated with having a mental illness.

Sacramento County’s “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project reaches out to LGBTQ family members, friends, and individuals of all ages to let them know that they are not alone. Support and resources are available in many languages online. All anyone needs to do is visit the website www.stopstigmasacramento.org to learn more about mental illness, mental health stigma and organizations and resources in the community that can provide support or information.

Read more: Sacramento County Anti-Stigma Project Offers Support for LGBTQ Community Members

 

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