Indie-folk band Rainbow Kitten Surprise gets personal during concert at The Beacham

By : Jaime Donelson
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ORLANDO | Indie-folk, rock band Rainbow Kitten Surprise (RKS) paused to explain the meaning of the song “Hide” to their fans during a concert at The Beacham in Orlando Sept. 18.

“Homophobia is everywhere, and homophobic violence is felt throughout the world,” says Charlie Holt, band’s openly queer bassist.

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Matthew McGee and the freeFall Theatre Company are risk takers and proud of it

By : Jeremy Williams
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With all the theaters in the state of Florida, few have been able to set themselves apart with a unique and definitive voice like freeFall Theatre Company in St. Petersburg. The people at freeFall follow a specific set of guiding values that they apply to each show, which include risk taking, a sense of daring and authenticity – all of which is what makes performer and Community Outreach Director to freeFall Matthew McGee such a perfect fit for them.

Whether he is performing as half of the dynamic act known as The Scott & Patti Show or rubbing elbows with stars like Deborah Cox at the AsoloRepertory Theater in Sarasota, McGee entertains with the same bizarre, unconventional and extraordinary talent that we get at freeFall Theatre Company.

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Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project hosts “Love is the Cure” concert to raise money for PWAs

By : Steve Blanchard
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St. Petersburg – Fifteen talented musical performers will donate their time and talents to the Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project’s newest fundraiser on April 27. The show, Love is the Cure, is a showcase of love songs from the musical theater stage.

SATP creator Garry Breul has made it his life’s work to raise money for people suffering with HIV and AIDS, and he remains committed to raising money that goes directly to those individuals, not organizations.

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‘The Buffalo Kings’ uses an LGBT-hate crime to tell the story of comedic family interactions

By : Steve Blanchard
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St. Petersburg – Anti-LGBT hate crimes is the last place one would expect to find comedy—but when such an event brings together a family unit, there are bound to be comic elements.

That’s according to Natalie Symons, the author of The Buffalo Kings, staged at freeFall Theatre through Feb. 8.

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Larry Kramer’s seminal piece about the AIDS crisis comes to life at freeFall

By : Steve Blanchard
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St. Petersburg – On the set of freeFall’s current production of The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer’s play about the very early days of the AIDS crisis in New York, there are brick walls in the background to represent apartments and offices, and a white hospital bed positioned in the middle of the floor.

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