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It Happened Today: February 24

Ashley MacIsaac & Andrew Stokes: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4220604.html

Ashley MacIsaac is a Canadian professional fiddler from Cape Breton Island. He has received three Juno Awards: for Best New Solo Artist, for Best Instrumental Artist, and for Best Roots & Traditional Album – Solo. His Hi™ How Are You Today? was a double-platinum selling. MacIsaac published an autobiography, Fiddling with Disaster in 2003. In 2007, MacIsaac married his current husband, Andrew Stokes. They got married in the early hours of Sunday morning on stage during an East Coast Music Awards.

Jaymi Hensley & Olly Marmon: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4220728.html

Jaymi Hensley was one of the three original members of Triple J. Hensley is openly gay and has been in a relationship with Olly Marmon for four years. He proposed to Marmon back in 2010 and will be getting married in December 2014 "I spoke to Louis Walsh about this and he said, ‘put it this way, both of my big boy bands had a gay member in them.’ So he said it fits the formula quite well! Every boy band has got to have a gay one! And Louis just said ‘do it’. I’m gay and I’ve never been happier!”

Jennie Livingston (born February 24, 1962): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3475128.html

Jennie Livingston is an American director best known for the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning. Livingston's documentary about a New York gay and transgender Black and Latino ball culture won the 1991 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and was a key film both in the emerging American independent film movement and in the nascent New Queer Cinema. Paris is Burning was one of Miramax Films' earliest successes, and helped pave the way for a current crop of commercially successful documentary films.

John Wilson (1928 - February 24, 1992): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3474741.html

John Wilson (1928 - February 24, 1992) was a Dancer, Choreographer, Director, Teacher, Composer, Pianist, Actor. He had a Degree in music and languages from Pomona College. He studied dance in New York with Katherine Dunham and at The Juilliard School, and Eurhythmics Training at the Dalcroze Institute, Geneva. He was a Founding member of The Joffrey Ballet (1956-1964) and Member of Harkness Ballet (1964). He and Brunilda Ruiz, fellow dancer at The Joffrey Ballet, had one daughter, Mhari.

Johnnie Ray (January 10, 1927 – February 24, 1990): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3475321.html

Johnnie Ray was an American singer and songwriter. Very popular for most of the 1950s, Ray has been cited by critics as a major precursor of what would become rock and roll, for his jazz and blues-influenced music and his animated stage personality. In a 1986 interview Ray recalled, "I've screwed my way around the world eight times over, minimum. That's sex. "Love" is another giant word. I've scared off my share of nice guys. Anyway, nice guys don't gravitate to guys like me, guys who're famous"

Judith Butler & Wendy Brown: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3081562.html

Judith Butler is an American post-structuralist philosopher, who has contributed to the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy, and ethics. She is a professor in the Rhetoric and Comparative Literature departments at the University of California, Berkeley. Butler currently lives with her partner, the political scientist Wendy Brown, and their son. Brown followed Butler when she joined U.C. Berkeley in 1993. They lecture together and co-authored essays.

Kim Baldwin (born February 24): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4221061.html

Kim Baldwin has published 12 novels and 6 short stories with Bold Strokes Books. Her latest release is Demons are Forever, the 5 book in the Elite Operatives Series. Next is The Gemini Deception. She narrated an audiobook version of her novel Breaking the Ice. After 20 years as a network news journalist, she returned to her home state of Michigan to live in a cabin in the woods, but she keeps her passport and camera handy to hit the road whenever possible.

Malcolm Forbes (August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3475513.html

Malcolm Forbes was publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father and today run by his son. Forbes died in 1990 of a heart attack, at his home in Far Hills, NJ. In March 1990, soon after his death, OutWeek magazine published a story with the cover headline "The Secret Gay Life of Malcolm Forbes," by Michelangelo Signorile, which outed Forbes as a gay man. Signorile was critical of the media for helping Forbes publicize many aspects of his life while keeping his homosexuality a secret.

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