Saturday, January 20, 2018


The Role of Her Lifetime

Prizm News / January 1, 2018 / By Chris Azzopardi Alexandra Billings brings her own experience to her 'Transparent' character, Davina.   By Chris Azzopardi “I’m shocked that I’m sitting here talking to you, to be honest,” Alexandra Billings says, blown away by the fact that she survived the ’80s when many of her AIDS-stricken friends did not. She was living and performing in Chicago...

In With the New

Prizm News / January 1, 2018 / By Bob Vitale The days of dark, windowless gay bars are over, a new breed of club owners say. But are spaces just for us disappearing as well?   By Bob Vitale The drapes are drawn closed on the second-floor windows that once were a prime viewing spot for Columbus Pride. Level Dining Lounge’s Wine Wednesdays and...
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Songs for the Times

Prizm News / January 1, 2018 / By Gregg Shapiro Out Ashtabula native Mike Maimone and His Band, Mutts, Take a Bite at the Right.   By Gregg Shapiro Openly gay singer/songwriter and Ashtabula native Mike Maimone sounds like the long-lost son of Tom Waits. There might be no higher compliment than that for the lead singer of the band Mutts. Like Waits, Maimone is...

Behind the Music

Prizm News / December 1, 2017 / By Kayla Beard   Ohio’s gay men’s choruses put a happy face (and a campy number or two) on some pretty serious work. By Kayla Beard When Ohio’s four gay men’s choruses perform their annual holiday concerts this month in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, they’ll offer a brand of holiday cheer that’s unique to more...

Mary Lambert Is Bold

Prizm News / November 2, 2017 / By Erin McCalla The lesbian singer and songwriter is enjoying her work and embracing her role-model status as she brings her concert tour to Columbus.   By Erin McCalla You can tell that Mary Lambert smiles when she talks. She's open, thoughtful and present in conversation as we discuss her latest EP, "Bold," performing with Madonna...