Watermark’s Wedding Bells: John Bartholomew and Robert Pica

By : Aaron Drake
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John Bartholomew first met Rob Pica more than 30 years ago.

“In March of 1982, I had just moved to New York City from Chicago after having recently broken up with my partner at the time,” says Bartholomew, who hails from Jamestown, N.Y. “My colleague Russell happened to be dating someone who worked with Rob.

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Melissa Manchester talks about her incredible career and the influence LGBTS have had on it

By : Stephen J. Miller
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It’s hard to pin Melissa Manchester’s style down—that’s what becomes immediately apparent in her newest album, You Gotta Love the Life. The Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter isn’t scared of shaking it up. With over four decades in the business, Manchester has embraced the new and crowd-funded her latest work, loaded with many musical styles.

“It’s about show business. The challenge is the key component of an artistic world. You’ve got to be okay with this version of normal—the unsteady, insane and unsure path. I am, and I’ve always been,” says Manchester, who’ll turn 64 on Feb. 15.

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Issue 22.04: Love for a Lifetime

By : Jake Stevens
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Love for a lifetime: Long-term relationships really can work and we found the couples to prove it and share how it’s done, Readers share their Valentines, Melissa Manchester credits LGBTs for her career, Dining Out For Life to expand into Orlando, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

ALSO: Our fabulous, beautiful Spring Arts Guide inside every issue!

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