Posts tagged ‘Rufus Wainwright’

March 4, 2011

SF Play by Play via B.A.R.

by Accidental Bear

I have to say that I have had a break through, change of heart if you will after viewing the film We Were Here. I feel as if a majority of the gay men in the “scene” or part of our gay community in San Francisco act in ways or have attitudes ( bad attitude) that divides each other with an overall high school popularity / mean girls competition. The film showed multiple ways that our community works much better together ( gays AND lesbians) than divided. I may put aside my superiority complex and live life from here on out as a compassionate gay adult living in the best community in the world. I love the fact that this film has restarted a conversation of togetherness, one fight. One last note, I LOVE  LESBIANS


Inside the Out There play-by-play

Out There

We Were Here co-director and editor Bill Weber and producer/director David Weissman enjoy the film's premiere at the Castro Theatre. Photo: Rick Gerharter

Since pop star Britney Spears feels quite at home enough in the Castro District to do her Good Morning America shoot from there, and actress Faye Dunaway feels she belongs back in the spotlight on Dancing with the Stars, we feel we can bring you along to a deep, dark, exotic place where many fear to tread: Out There’s weekend datebook. Last Friday night at the Castro Theatre, OT was among the VIP crowd at the opening-night premiere for We Were Here – The AIDS Years in San Francisco from co-directors David Weissman and Bill Weber, a benefit for Project Inform and Shanti . At the reception in the mezzanine, the filmmakers made remarks to a see-and-be-seen crowd that included political luminaries Carole Migden, Scott Wiener , Harry Britt, and special guest singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright .From the stage of the Castro, Wainwright conjured up the spirit of Judy Garland as he sang “Over the Rainbow” with heart and soul, accompanied by Matthew Simmons (Peggy L’Eggs ) on keyboards. Shanti e.d. Kaushik Roy , PI e.d. Dana Van Gorder , Weissman and Weber made touching remarks. Then they rolled the film.


February 27, 2011

All Eyes On: One Day in the Life Of… photographer Tim Hailand

by Accidental Bear

I know gobs of talented people oozing with with creativity and ideas ( most of them tortured and some kind of brilliant mania). The problem I see is that this monster needs to be channeled in order for success ( Yes, the idea of success can be debated for a life time) The most genius artist I know have never had a show but have a basement full of master pieces. If done by a business minded human, they would be “rich” and famous from their torture represented on a canvass or by sculpture.

Photographer Tim Hailand has been able to conquer this artistic monster in him and reaps its  rewards. You can see it in his amazing photographs.


One Day in the Life Of…

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In his photo book series One Day in the Life Of… photographer Tim Hailand gives fans an intimate look at the lives of celebrities like Scissor SistersJake Shears, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe.

For One Day in the Life of Rufus Wainwright, Hailand followed the musician from New York City to Boston for his performance at the Boston Opera House. The book features an intro by NYC nightlife legend Cherry Vanilla and text from Rufus himself. A portion of sales will benefit the Kate McGarrigle Fund for cancer research in honor of Rufus and Martha’s late mother.

Elton John provides the introduction for One Day in The Life of Jake Shears, which follows the pop icon and Scissor Sisters frontman in London before the group’s performance at the O2 Academy Brixton. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. READ MORE

“Later this year Hailand will release the next book in the series featuring Gay rugby star Gareth Thomas.”

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