When the rest of the country suffers from snow and cold wind, there’s one place hot air balloon pilots want to be – Yuma, Ariz.
This time of year, the weather here can be described by the three Cs that are music to a pilot’s ears: Cool, crisp and calm.
That’s why, every November, hot air balloon pilots and their crews head to Yuma for three days of fun at the Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival. Balloons come from throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and California.
The festival, born more than 20 years ago, is one of the most popular and beloved local events hosted by Caballeros de Yuma.
Balloons will fill the sky over Yuma this year, so hot air balloon lovers should mark their calendars for Nov. 22-24 (See related schedule).
Organizers say they’re thrilled that this year’s festival will boast 32 balloons. Last year’s
The next time you hook up on Grindr, you can thank Joel Simkhai, the companys somewhat larger-than-life founder and CEO. Not just for getting you laid, but for making you a better prospect—and maybe saving our community.
In an interview this week with HuffPos Michelangelo Signorile, Simkhai says the app has made him and other gay men work to be healthier and better looking:
“I’m very proud if Grindr has forced us to up our game. To brush our teeth. Comb our hair. Eat right. Go to the gym. Be a healthy person. Cut back on the smoking. Cut back on the bad things and look your best I certainly go to the gym more because of Grindr. I’m competing with the guy a space away from me on that grid.”
But he denies the hookup has dramatically altered gay-male sexuality:
We’re men. We visualiz
What is horror? I could sit here and read the definition out of the dictionary, but what would that really mean? I could conjure images of monsters, specters, and behemoths with chainsaws, but what one may fear, another may laugh in the face of. So, what is horror? To me, horror is anything that makes me uncomfortable. Not the uncomfortable from sitting in a theater seat, but the uncomfortable that makes my stomach squirm. That gives me that sinking feeling in my chest. That form images in my head so disturbing, I fear for my own sanity. And yet, these mental monsters are not limited to the horror genre. So where else does horror bare its lethal fangs?
Here is something you may not hear from too many horror fans. I love Disney. That’s right. Mr. T
A businessman, a Sardinian and a former Raven walk into a restaurant — have you heard this one before?
Jokes aside, that’s the trio behind Grille 620, which opened in October in Ellicott City’s new Turf Valley Towne Square. Ali Sadeghi, who also owns Clarksville’s River Hill Sports Grille, is the businessman, former Raven Adalius Thomas is a financial backer and Fabio Mura, formerly of Chazz: A Bronx Original, is the Sardinian-born executive chef.
Grille 620 offers a lot to love but the restaurant is still finding its footing. But once the kitchen and wait staff work out all their kinks, they’ll have a great restaurant on their hands.
Scene & Decor On a recent Thursday night just before seven, the bar at Grille 620 was buzzy and the dining room was half full. B
Dallas swells turned out in tuxes and haute couture Saturday night for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s annual ATT Gala. After cocktails and a luxurious dinner in the Meyerson Symphony Center lobby, festivities continued with a concert featuring America’s favorite diva, Renée Fleming. “Specialty cocktails, desserts and savories” were promised at “The After-Party Experience,” complete with dance music.
Resplendent in two different outfits—first a glittery blue dress with a glittery gold shawl and train, then glittery silver dress and shawl—Fleming delivered her trademark vocal artistry. The grab bag of classical selections included two of Joseph Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne, Léo Delibes’ “Les filles de Cadix,” “Io son l’umile ancella” from Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, the beloved “O mio babbino caro” from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and the Bolero from Verdi’s I vespri siciliani.
Then came numbers from the Rodgers-and-Hammerstein South Pacific and The Sound of Music and from Bernstein’s West Side Story (“Somewhere” and “I feel pretty”). Encores included Houston composer J. Todd Frazier’s