The Magic of Disney on Ice Returns to Charm City

The magic of Disney on Ice enchants Baltimore this month at Royal Farms Arena. Running from Wednesday, February 5th to Sunday, February 9th, Disney on Ice presents Celebrate Memories, taking audiences through some of the best-known Disney favorites. From icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s beloved Disney moments will come to life. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Jairius Godfrey, who talked about the upcoming performance. “This performance brings to life all of your favorite Disney characters,” began Godfrey. From Toy Story and Inside Out to Frozen and Moana, audiences of all ages will enjoy this performance. We also […]

Mad Respect for the Elders

The immeasurable loss of Leonard Cohen, who died at 82 in 2016, is still being felt. There was only one Cohen and there doesn’t appear to be another on the horizon who can replace him. As hard as it was to take, fans resigned themselves that You Want It Darker, released shortly before his passing (eerily similar to David Bowie and Blackstar) would be his final album. That, however, is not the case. Thanks for the Dance (Columbia / Legacy), a project by Adam Cohen (musician son of Leonard), incorporates nine more of his father’s compositions, completed after his death […]

Glories of French Opera in a Setting to Die For

Love, lust, passion, drama! This Valentine’s Day weekend, experience the compelling emotional pathos, the soul-stirring music, and high-end, luxurious scene of Maryland Opera’s “Passion at the Pendry: French Fantasies,” performed on Friday, February 14th at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3 pm in the Sagamore, Pendry Baltimore hotel’s gorgeous and historic ballroom. The program celebrates the romance of French grand opera and includes fully-staged and costumed scenes from Saint-Saëns’ Samson and Delilah, Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Massenet’s Manon, and many more. These compelling scenes are sung in their original French with projected surtitles. “Passion at the […]

Not If, But When

I wondered when I would see him again – not if, but when. It’s a question that has lingered since my father passed away exactly four weeks ago and I returned home to a now empty house. My eyes were red from crying, my heart feeling both heavy and empty at the same time. I didn’t know what would happen next, but I knew somehow, instinctively, that I would see him again. It’s not that I’m an avid believer in the paranormal, though I know that’s how it may seem. I enjoy entertaining ideas about the existence of things we […]

Sexy San Sebastian

San Sebastian is one of Spain’s most beautiful coastal cities. It offers a rare combination of spectacular rolling green hills and beautiful ocean views. San Sebastian lies on the southern coast of the Bay of Biscay and it is only 12 miles from France. Its cooler weather, city design, and friendly atmosphere feels more like an old quiet city deep inside Europe as opposed to the hustle and bustle of a big city like Madrid or Barcelona. The cultural experiences are more on the order of bar hopping and eating pintxo (think tapas, but bigger) and craft-beer tasting rather than […]

Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2020 is …

Mr. Pittsburgh Leather Fetish 2020 David Adam Spivey was selected Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2020 on January 19th at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. He becomes the 35th Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather titleholder. First runner-up was Mr. North Carolina Triangle Leather 2019 Pupper Skinzy and second runner-up was awarded to Mr. Mayhem Leather 2019 Pup Lucky. Also competing were Mr. Connecticut Leather 2020 Mark Richards, first runner-up to Mr. Maryland Leather 2020 David Sugar, Capt. Paul from Clearwater, Florida, and from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Randy Gooch, MAL kicked off on Thursday, January 16th when a group of Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather titleholders […]

Gua Sha: What the Heck is It?!?

As a manual physical therapist, I’m always looking for new ways to work with the body and was recently introduced to gua sha, a 2000-plus year old Chinese medical treatment involving scraping the skin with a spoon or a coin. Gua sha originally used either a spoon or a coin in order to scrape the lubricated skin in one direction in order to free the chi stuck in an area, such as the lower back, neck, shoulders, thighs, etc. I’ve been told this was often performed at home by grandma, who would just pull a soup spoon out of the […]

MENTAL HEALTH MOMENT – Break Free from Digital Addiction!

by Dr. Thomas Franklin As we begin a new year, it’s a good time to pause and reflect. When were we our best selves in 2019? What can we do differently or better in 2020? I believe one of the most important things you can do to be your best self in 2020 is to put down your phone. Here’s what I mean: we have all become addicted to our phones. It is understandable. Our smartphones provide real value to our lives. But their ubiquitous overuse has caused a digital addiction epidemic. This overuse is especially apparent in young people. […]

I’m overweight and Considering HCG

Is it safe and does it really work? A discussion with Dr. Eric Nager of Belcara Health By Dr. Eric Nager If you want to lose weight, an HCG diet program can be a great way to jumpstart your weight loss journey. It involves a very low-calorie diet, combined with injections of HCG, a naturally occurring hormone that has been used to assist with weight loss for decades. HCG helps by allowing men and women to lose weight rapidly, without hunger pains, weakness, irritability or muscle loss. HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone that women produce when they become […]

Sitting Down with Broadway’s ‘Phantom’

Laura Farmer: First and foremost, you’re the current “Phantom” from Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. What do you enjoy about the role and show? What are its challenges? Ben Crawford: Playing Phantom is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done! It requires so much energy to portray him well. But it’s such an iconic character. It has definitely become a labor of love to really bring the best I can to this role. The thing I appreciate about the show is that it brings so many themes to the audience to sort through, yet it doesn’t fully fill […]