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Diana Ross<br />

Appearing at New York City Center, <strong>April</strong> 24-29<br />

There are no words in the<br />

English language worthy of<br />

describing the remarkable<br />

person and career of one of<br />

the most glamorous, epic and iconic<br />

Goddesses that has ever graced the<br />

music industry. Billboard’s “Female<br />

Entertainer of the Century” Diana<br />

Ross will be appearing at the New<br />

York City Center for a five-night<br />

concert series on <strong>April</strong> 24-29,<br />

showcasing her “Endless Memories”<br />

tour.<br />

With a musical, songwriting,<br />

acting and producing career that<br />

spans over four decades, Ross<br />

has influenced numerous artists,<br />

including Beyoncé, Michael<br />

Jackson, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry,<br />

Jennifer Lopez and countless others.<br />

Celebrating an endless legacy, Ross<br />

has earned the Presidential Medal of<br />

Freedom, the highest civilian honor,<br />

Kennedy Center Honor, two stars<br />

on Walk of Fame, and was declared<br />

the most successful female artist in<br />

history by the “Guinness Book of<br />

World Records.” She also has been<br />

inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall<br />

of Fame and received the Grammy<br />

Lifetime Achievement Award. As<br />

a Supreme, she helped pave the<br />

way for other R&B stars to perform<br />

mainstream. Her music and talent<br />

has touched the lives of people<br />

across the planet.<br />

Diane Ross was born and raised<br />

in Detroit, where she joined the<br />

Primettes at age 15, along with<br />

Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and<br />

Betty McGlown. The journey began<br />

following a talent competition<br />

victory in Ontario, followed by the<br />

group then auditioning for Motown<br />

Records. According to a biography<br />

by Berry Gordy, he recalled heading<br />

to a meeting when he heard Ross<br />

singing “There Goes My Baby.”<br />

Although he said “I stopped in my<br />

tracks,” he advised them to come<br />

back after graduation because of<br />

their ages. In 1961, Gordy signed<br />

them to the label on the condition<br />

that they change the name of the<br />

group. Ballard picked The Supremes,<br />

and during the ‘60s they<br />

became Motown’s most successful<br />

act. To this day they remain one<br />

of the world’s best-selling female<br />

groups.<br />

As the Supremes, the group enjoyed<br />

<strong>12</strong> #1 hit singles, including<br />

“Where Did Our Love Go,” “You<br />

Can’t Hurry Love,” “You Keep Me<br />

Hanging On,” “Love Child” and<br />

“Stop! In the Name of Love.”

In 1970, Ross left the<br />

group and began<br />

an epic solo career,<br />

singing hits such as<br />

“Ain’t No Mountain<br />

High Enough,”<br />

“Touch Me in the<br />

Morning,” “I’m<br />

Coming <strong>Out</strong>” and “Upside<br />

Down.” She also embarked<br />

on an acting career, where she<br />

was nominated for an Academy<br />

Award for her performance in<br />

the film “Lady Sings the Blues.”<br />

She also starred in “Mahogany,”<br />

where the costumes were<br />

designed by Ross herself, and<br />

“The Wiz.”<br />

In 1974, Ross became the first<br />

African-American woman to cohost<br />

the 46 Academy Awards.<br />

She also sang the “Star Spangled<br />

Banner” at the Super Bowl XVl.<br />

Motown 25 in 1983 aired as a<br />

monumental television special<br />

honoring Motown, with Diana<br />

Ross introducing Berry Gordy. It<br />

included landmark performances<br />

by artists such as Marvin Gaye,<br />

Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie,<br />

Smokey Robinson and Adam<br />

Ant, who danced with Ross<br />

during his showcase of “Where<br />

Did Our Love Go.”<br />

In 1984, Ross recorded<br />

“Missing You,” a tribute<br />

to Marvin Gaye, who had<br />

died that year. It became an<br />

international hit. She was also<br />

anointed by Michael Jackson to<br />

be an alternate guardian for his<br />

children. Her final hit for Motown<br />

became a collaboration with<br />

Lionel Richie on the theme song<br />

for the film “Endless Love.”<br />

Aside from the fame and glory,<br />

Ross<br />

has also<br />

raised five children,<br />

including her daughter Tracee<br />

Ellis Ross, who recently won a<br />

Golden Globe Award. Ross also<br />

has four grandchildren.<br />

“The Queen of Motown” is<br />

still loved and cherished by<br />

all. She has been saluted at<br />

Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball,<br />

a three-day event celebrating<br />

contributions to art and<br />

entertainment. Ross was one<br />

of 25 African-American women<br />

saluted. She was also named one<br />

of the Five Mighty Pop Divas<br />

of the ‘60s. After her famous<br />

concert in Central Park for a<br />

Showtime special, a playground<br />

was named in her honor called<br />

Diana Ross Playground Located<br />

inside Central Park at West 81st<br />

Street and Central Park West.<br />

The concert’s proceeds were<br />

set to build that playground;<br />

however, it was rained out in<br />

the middle, and although Ross<br />

tried to continue, the torrential<br />

downpour made it impossible.<br />

Ross made sure people left the<br />

venue safely, and promised to do<br />

it over the next day, and she held<br />

true to her word. She also wound<br />

up paying the $150,000 required<br />

to build it, as the profits were<br />

absorbed by having to repeat the<br />

concert the following day.

Diana Ross<br />

Now New York is fortunate to<br />

have her back in the city for<br />

five special nights of magical<br />

splendor at New York City Center<br />

for an astounding and eloquent<br />

journey of “Endless Memories.”<br />

Needless to say, one of the high<br />

points of my career happened<br />

when I was honored to be able<br />

to interview Ross about her<br />

upcoming performance.<br />

It was quite refreshing when<br />

sharing questions and answers<br />

with her, because she didn’t go<br />

on about herself. I feel it showed<br />

great confidence in the fact that<br />

she really knew who she was and<br />

didn’t have to prove anything<br />

different.<br />

The very thought of your upcoming<br />

appearance at the New York Center is<br />

turning all of New York “Upside Down.”<br />

Can you give us a tiny hint of what your<br />

fans can expect?<br />

Pure, authentic Diana Ross.<br />

You’re an iconic singer coming to an iconic<br />

city. After your famous concert in Central<br />

Park, is there any special connection that<br />

you have to New York?<br />

I love New York! Remember the song<br />

“New York State of Mind?” New York<br />

is an energy. It’s a classy sophistication.<br />

It’s alive 24/7. It’s magical. I think it’s<br />

true that this city never sleeps. You can<br />

be out at 4 a.m. in the morning, and<br />

the streets are filled with people going<br />

somewhere and doing things. Fantastic!<br />

I do love the diversity and the different<br />

cultures of New York. I love all the museums.<br />

The great restaurants, so many<br />

variations. I really love going to the<br />

theater. Going shopping. I love Rizzoli’s<br />

bookstore. I love the art world. And, of<br />

course, I love the fashion world! I really<br />

love that you can be a celebrity and<br />

walk down the streets of New York, and<br />

you’re just one of the millions of people<br />

moving through the energy.<br />

How would someone in the New York audience<br />

get your “special attention”?<br />

Let your hair down! And have fun.<br />

Don’t be shy. Dance if you feel like it.<br />

I see you, you see me!<br />

How is it that at a time when today’s pop<br />

crop can’t stay relevant for 50 minutes,<br />

you have managed to remain relevant<br />

for 50 years? What is your secret to<br />

long-term success?<br />

What secret? I don’t know.<br />

Your questions make me laugh.

Do you believe that your<br />

career would have ended up<br />

as it did had you have started<br />

out today as a new artist<br />

trying to make it in today’s<br />

Internet and social media<br />

world?<br />

That, I don’t know.<br />

You have been honored<br />

with many awards,<br />

from the Presidential<br />

Medal of Freedom to<br />

having two stars on<br />

the Hollywood Walk of<br />

Fame to being named<br />

“Female Entertainer of<br />

the Century.” You are<br />

a singer, an actress, a<br />

producer, a mom, a<br />

grandmother. Is there<br />

anything that you<br />

haven’t accomplished<br />

that you still dream of<br />

doing?<br />

Yep!<br />

Is there any song or<br />

musical passage that<br />

never fails to evoke<br />

emotion?<br />

The word “LOVE “ and<br />

all its meanings.<br />

Speaking of “Endless Memories,”<br />

what do you feel was the instance that<br />

changed the trajectory of your life?<br />

I’ve always been on my path.<br />

The journey has been<br />

absolutely incredible.<br />

Do you recall the proudest moment<br />

of your career?<br />

Oh, my! I’ve been singing and<br />

dancing and loving music all my life.<br />

Schedule<br />

Tuesday, <strong>April</strong> 25, <strong>2017</strong> at 7:30pm<br />

Friday, <strong>April</strong> 28, <strong>2017</strong> at 8:00pm<br />

Ticket Information<br />

Tickets, $59.50, $99.50, $149.50<br />

(plus applicable service fees) available<br />

at www.nycitycenter.org or by<br />

calling CityTix at 2<strong>12</strong>.581.<strong>12</strong><strong>12</strong><br />

and in person at the New York<br />

City Center Box Office located<br />

on 55th St. (6th & 7th Ave).<br />

Monday, <strong>April</strong> 24, <strong>2017</strong> at 7:30pm<br />

Wednesday, <strong>April</strong> 26, <strong>2017</strong> at 7:30pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 29, <strong>2017</strong> at 8:00pm




FRIDAY, JUNE 23<br />

Patti LaBelle<br />

Deborah Cox<br />

DJ Lina<br />


Tegan and Sara<br />

Years & Years · Róisín Murphy · Gallant<br />

Dimitri From Paris · Occupy The Disco<br />

SUNDAY, JUNE 25<br />

To Be Announced<br />

Chus & Ceballos<br />

Cindel · Scott Martin<br />


interview<br />


The View UpStairs<br />



When the lights dim at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre at<br />

Culture Project in New York City, all eyes are glued to the<br />

cabaret, gay bar set, and the appearance of the handsome<br />

Orlando-born, actor, singer and entertainer Jeremy Pope.<br />

After speaking with Pope, I soon knew exactly why he was<br />

cast in the role of Wes in "The View UpStairs.”<br />

The tragic story of "Upstairs," where an act of arson<br />

destroyed the lives of 32 people in a New Orleans gay bar in 1973, is a<br />

sensitive and heartwarming portrayal of the characters who might have<br />

frequented it.<br />

A young, cocky fashion designer Wes, played by Pope from the year <strong>2017</strong>, is<br />

set to buy the property, cell phone in hand, and is magically transported back<br />

in time to 1973, just before the fateful fire. There he meets the residents of the<br />

bar and learns several valuable lessons.<br />

The play stirs much emotion: a blast of comedy, a sense of pride and the<br />

history of something that never should have happened, just like the Pulse<br />

Nightclub disaster. Before leaving the theatre, you easily fell in love with the<br />

characters, and knew them well, and mourned their deaths. However, survivor<br />

Wes stood out as a tender, confused product of our society, who learned a<br />

sobering tutorial on communication, interaction, history and love.<br />

I feel like the play<br />

portrays so much history<br />

and knowledge of the<br />

community, and is so<br />

relevant now. How did you<br />

get the part?<br />

So, I auditioned for it back in<br />

November. I read the script,<br />

and it was weird, because<br />

I didn’t know at the time<br />

that the fire had happened<br />

in 1973. So I was kind of<br />

blown away by it. So I went<br />

in and auditioned for Max<br />

(the show’s writer), and I was<br />

called back, and it just kind<br />

of felt right. As I was reading<br />

the character Wes, I saw the<br />

opportunity for the character<br />

to be over the top and funny,<br />

but I knew that in order for<br />

that to work we needed a<br />

trade off of a character that<br />

is sensitive and willing to<br />

embrace being a character<br />

that is going to change his<br />

outlook by the end of the<br />

play. I thought it was very<br />

important to show this reality<br />

of the character but also<br />

stay grounded and find that<br />

place of ability, truth and<br />

honesty.<br />

I thought that you were<br />

just amazing in your role<br />

of Wes, and you weren’t<br />

too bad to look at either.<br />

I’ll take that!<br />

There are a lot of very<br />

special cast members.<br />

Have you bonded with any<br />

of them?<br />

I did. I think Nathan Lee<br />

Graham is phenomenal<br />

in the show, and just as a<br />

person and a human he

was so good for me. He<br />

had come up to me and<br />

was praising me for my<br />

work in a play that he saw<br />

me in, and I was praising<br />

him for his works, so initially<br />

we bonded and respected<br />

each other as artists. But<br />

also the way he approached<br />

the material, it was very<br />

similar for me, because his<br />

character and his off-thewall<br />

crazy monologues that<br />

are just so funny...the way<br />

he was approaching it, I<br />

could tell that it was from<br />

such a sweet and honest<br />

place, rather than, like, “I<br />

wanna be funny.” I feel<br />

like those are the greatest<br />

comedians that find the<br />

truth and honesty through it,<br />

leaving you wanting more.<br />

He is such a sweet person,<br />

and we share a dressing<br />

room. We’re always tuning<br />

in before the show, and then<br />

in the show our characters<br />

only have a few moments<br />

together. Also, my partner<br />

Taylor is great to work with.<br />

Across the board that is one<br />

thing that I loved about this<br />

piece, was that everyone<br />

was just so open and had a<br />

big heart, from the writer to<br />

Nancy Ticotin, the mother,<br />

who was just so open and<br />

willing to dive into this piece.<br />

I think we all knew that it<br />

was something so special.<br />

We checked all those egos<br />

probably at the audition.<br />

It was simply about let’s<br />

just tell the story, from the<br />

LBGTQ Community Center<br />

audience to Broadway, to<br />

whatever opportunity we<br />

had. We knew that the story<br />

was relevant right now, and<br />

so important to get it out to<br />

our peers, loved ones and<br />

people we don’t know.<br />

I originally thought the<br />

play was a comedy. It was<br />

funny; however, it was also<br />

so sad.<br />

I know. It’s beautiful for<br />

me, because I know that<br />

Max had been working on<br />

this piece, and to turn such<br />

a tragic event and give it<br />

so much life and make it<br />

exciting and thrilling…like<br />

you said, a comedy where<br />

you’re so warm being in this<br />

bar with these patriots and<br />

you’re riding this journey.<br />

Sadly enough, I believe that’s<br />

how it was in 1973, where<br />

they had this secret place<br />

where they could come and<br />

be themselves. It was music<br />

and all types of things. I feel<br />

it’s how it would’ve been in<br />

that time, and for so many<br />

people to be taken away so<br />

quickly...<br />

Honestly, I didn’t know<br />

about the history and<br />

the fire either until I<br />

interviewed Nathan and<br />

Michael Longoria.<br />

I think that another thing for<br />

me was when I was reading<br />

the script - I’m originally<br />

from Orlando, and I was<br />

home when the Pulse thing<br />

happened, and some of my<br />

classmates were involved,<br />

and that just hit in a different<br />

way for me. I live in New<br />

York City, so I’m mostly here,<br />

but I happened to be home<br />

that weekend for a family<br />

reunion. So as I was reading<br />

the piece I was telling my<br />

agent that I need to go in<br />

for this, because it was for<br />

me. It was for me, Jeremy.<br />

This was so necessary to<br />

give back to my friends and<br />

the community. So many<br />

people lost their lives, and<br />

I was like, “We have to talk<br />

about it.” For me, it feels like<br />

therapy every night. <strong>Get</strong>ting<br />

to dig in to the story and see<br />

how the audiences change,<br />

and working with all the<br />

characters that bring it to<br />

life and make it fun to go to<br />

work. And I think Max has<br />

done such a beautiful job<br />

creating the music that can<br />

swell and make you feel. I<br />

think that’s why we go to the<br />

theater. Through our art, it’s<br />

great for us to educate our<br />

audience, which is exciting<br />

and fun and very inspiring.<br />

Did you have to prepare<br />

for the role, and how did<br />

you prepare?<br />

I think I’m a little bit chill,<br />

but it is fun to go from 0 to<br />

100 real quick, and be sassy.<br />

I know that in the rehearsal<br />

space we created different<br />

imagery, pictures on the<br />

wall, the culture, so we got<br />

to dive into that, and that<br />

was exciting and fun. To<br />

hear about what it was like,<br />

what was legal and what<br />

was not legal, and see how<br />

similar things were then to<br />

now. And the writer, Max,<br />

with Trump being in office,<br />

and some of the things<br />

being said in the media<br />

about politics, he would<br />

come and change the lines<br />

daily because something<br />

happened. It was so crazy. I<br />

thought, this is happening<br />

now. So that was kind of fun,<br />

to just jump on the journey<br />

for that. A lot of the cast has<br />

been doing it for years in the<br />

workshops and readings to<br />

kind of develop it.<br />

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I just kind of hopped in. It’s been such a great<br />

experience. It’s fun and it’s thrilling, and it’s so<br />

important. It was hard for me in the beginning,<br />

because I had moments where I just felt like<br />

breaking down. It just felt so close to home. It<br />

was special to me. I said, “Let’s work through<br />

that,” and find a place where I could act that<br />

out and tell this amazing story. That was the<br />

preparation I think for me.<br />

I think after the Orlando thing happened I<br />

came back to New York and separated myself<br />

as if it wasn’t so close to home. It touched<br />

so many people, and it was so tragic to hear<br />

about, the people that I loved from high<br />

school. I was trying to avoid Facebook. One<br />

day I had a breakdown with my mom. I was<br />

home, and I just started crying and having a<br />

panic attack. She asked what’s wrong, and I<br />

think it was just that I wasn’t talking about it. It<br />

was pent up. It was hard for me to try to go to<br />

that place, because it was so real.<br />

Theoretically, you could’ve been at Pulse<br />

that night.<br />

I could have. I had never been there myself,<br />

but I could’ve been out. I live 15 minutes<br />

away from where it happened. There were<br />

helicopters, so many things. It was just crazy.<br />

For me, I needed this piece right now. For<br />

me, I needed this piece for the community. So<br />

many people don’t know about it. I just feel<br />

like it’s my job; it’s my duty. I believe inside<br />

that I need to tell the story right now.<br />

Well, you tell it very well. Besides the play,<br />

is there anything else that you would like<br />

to promote for yourself?<br />

Yeah. A couple of weeks ago I released a new<br />

single called “New Love.” I’ve been working<br />

on some stuff and recording music. Now that<br />

the show is open I can get back into going to<br />

the studio and doing all those other exciting<br />

things, all of the projects, and all of the things<br />

we do as actors. I hope to be putting out an<br />

album or an EP this year, but I wanna make<br />

sure it’s done right. I do have my new single<br />

out.<br />

The View UpStairs is performed<br />

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays<br />

at 7p.m., Fridays at 6:30 p.m. and 10<br />

p.m., Saturdays at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.<br />

and Sundays at 6 p.m.<br />

The show is at The Lynn Redgrave<br />

Theater running through May 21 at<br />

Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street,<br />

New York, NY 100<strong>12</strong>). Tickets, which are<br />

available atTheViewUpStairs.com, are<br />

$45-90.<br />

Student Rush tickets are available at<br />

the box office prior to curtain for $35<br />

(cash only).<br />




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• Know your HIV-1 status and the HIV-1 status of<br />

your partners.<br />

• <strong>Get</strong> tested for HIV-1 at least every 3 months or<br />

when your healthcare provider tells you.<br />

• <strong>Get</strong> tested for other sexually transmitted<br />

infections. Other infections make it easier for<br />

HIV-1 to infect you.<br />

• <strong>Get</strong> information and support to help reduce risky<br />

sexual behavior.<br />

• Have fewer sex partners.<br />

• Do not miss any doses of TRUVADA. Missing<br />

doses may increase your risk of getting HIV-1<br />

infection.<br />

• If you think you were exposed to HIV-1, tell your<br />

healthcare provider right away.<br />

u If you do become HIV-1 positive, you need more<br />

medicine than TRUVADA alone to treat HIV-1.<br />

TRUVADA by itself is not a complete treatment<br />

for HIV-1. If you have HIV-1 and take only<br />

TRUVADA, your HIV-1 may become harder to treat<br />

over time.<br />

TRUVADA can cause serious side effects:<br />

u Too much lactic acid in your blood (lactic<br />

acidosis), which is a serious medical emergency.<br />

Symptoms of lactic acidosis include weakness or<br />

being more tired than usual, unusual muscle pain,<br />

being short of breath or fast breathing, nausea,<br />

vomiting, stomach-area pain, cold or blue hands<br />

and feet, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, and/or fast<br />

or abnormal heartbeats.<br />

u Serious liver problems. Your liver may become<br />

large and tender, and you may develop fat in your<br />

liver. Symptoms of liver problems include your skin<br />

or the white part of your eyes turns yellow, dark<br />

“tea-colored” urine, light-colored stools, loss of<br />

appetite for several days or longer, nausea, and/or<br />

stomach-area pain.<br />

u You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis<br />

or serious liver problems if you are female,<br />

very overweight (obese), or have been taking<br />

TRUVADA for a long time. In some cases, these<br />

serious conditions have led to death. Call your<br />

healthcare provider right away if you have any<br />

symptoms of these conditions.<br />

u Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. If you<br />

also have HBV and take TRUVADA, your hepatitis<br />

may become worse if you stop taking TRUVADA.<br />

Do not stop taking TRUVADA without first talking to<br />

your healthcare provider. If your healthcare provider<br />

tells you to stop taking TRUVADA, they will need to<br />

watch you closely for several months to monitor<br />

your health. TRUVADA is not approved for the<br />

treatment of HBV.<br />

I Who should not take TRUVADA for PrEP?<br />

Do not take TRUVADA for PrEP if you already<br />

have HIV-1 infection or if you do not know your<br />

HIV-1 status. If you are HIV-1 positive, you need to<br />

take other medicines with TRUVADA to treat HIV-1.<br />

TRUVADA by itself is not a complete treatment for<br />

HIV-1. If you have HIV-1 and take only TRUVADA,<br />

your HIV-1 may become harder to treat over time.<br />

Do not take TRUVADA for PrEP if you also take<br />

lamivudine (Epivir-HBV) or adefovir (HEPSERA).<br />

Please see Important Facts about TRUVADA for PrEP including important warnings<br />

on the following pages.

Have you heard about<br />

TRUVADA for PrEPTM?<br />

The once-daily prescription medicine that can help reduce the risk of getting<br />

HIV-1 when used with safer sex practices.<br />

• TRUVADA for PrEP is only for adults who are at high risk of getting HIV through sex.<br />

• You must be HIV-negative before you start taking TRUVADA for PrEP.<br />

Ask your doctor about your risk of getting HIV-1 infection and if TRUVADA for PrEP<br />

may be right for you.<br />

I What are the other possible side effects of<br />

TRUVADA for PrEP?<br />

Serious side effects of TRUVADA may also include:<br />

u Kidney problems, including kidney failure.<br />

Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to<br />

check your kidneys before and during treatment<br />

with TRUVADA for PrEP. If you develop kidney<br />

problems, your healthcare provider may tell you to<br />

stop taking TRUVADA for PrEP.<br />

u Bone problems, including bone pain or bones<br />

getting soft or thin, may lead to fractures. Your<br />

healthcare provider may do tests to check<br />

your bones.<br />

u Changes in body fat, which can happen in<br />

people taking TRUVADA or medicines like<br />

TRUVADA.<br />

Common side effects in people taking TRUVADA for<br />

PrEP are stomach-area (abdomen) pain, headache,<br />

and decreased weight. Tell your healthcare provider<br />

if you have any side effects that bother you or do not<br />

go away.<br />

I What should I tell my healthcare provider before<br />

taking TRUVADA for PrEP?<br />

u All your health problems. Be sure to tell your<br />

healthcare provider if you have or have had any<br />

kidney, bone, or liver problems, including hepatitis<br />

virus infection.<br />

u If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.<br />

It is not known if TRUVADA can harm your unborn<br />

baby. If you become pregnant while taking<br />

TRUVADA for PrEP, talk to your healthcare provider to<br />

decide if you should keep taking TRUVADA for PrEP.<br />

visit start.truvada.com<br />

Pregnancy Registry: A pregnancy registry collects<br />

information about your health and the health of your<br />

baby. There is a pregnancy registry for women who<br />

take medicines to prevent HIV-1 during pregnancy.<br />

For more information about the registry and how it<br />

works, talk to your healthcare provider.<br />

u If you are breastfeeding (nursing) or plan to<br />

breastfeed. Do not breastfeed. The medicines in<br />

TRUVADA can pass to your baby in breast milk. If<br />

you become HIV-1 positive, HIV-1 can be passed<br />

to the baby in breast milk.<br />

u All the medicines you take, including prescription<br />

and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal<br />

supplements. TRUVADA may interact with other<br />

medicines. Keep a list of all your medicines and show<br />

it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when<br />

you get a new medicine.<br />

u If you take certain other medicines with<br />

TRUVADA for PrEP, your healthcare provider may<br />

need to check you more often or change your<br />

dose. These medicines include ledipasvir with<br />

sofosbuvir (HARVONI).<br />

You are encouraged to report negative<br />

side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.<br />

Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch, or call<br />


w<br />

(tru-VAH-dah)<br />


This is only a brief summary of important information about<br />

taking TRUVADA for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to help<br />

reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 infection. This does not replace<br />

talking to your healthcare provider about your medicine.<br />


Before starting TRUVADA for PrEP to help reduce<br />

your risk of getting HIV-1 infection:<br />

• You must be HIV-1 negative. You must get tested<br />

to make sure that you do not already have HIV-1<br />

infection. Do not take TRUVADA for PrEP to reduce<br />

the risk of getting HIV-1 unless you are confirmed to<br />

be HIV-1 negative.<br />

• Many HIV-1 tests can miss HIV-1 infection in<br />

a person who has recently become infected.<br />

Symptoms of new HIV-1 infection include flu-like<br />

symptoms, tiredness, fever, joint or muscle aches,<br />

headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, night<br />

sweats, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or<br />

groin. Tell your healthcare provider if you have had a<br />

flu-like illness within the last month before starting<br />

TRUVADA for PrEP.<br />

While taking TRUVADA for PrEP to help reduce<br />

your risk of getting HIV-1 infection:<br />

• You must continue using safer sex practices.<br />

Just taking TRUVADA for PrEP may not keep you<br />

from getting HIV-1.<br />

• You must stay HIV-1 negative to keep taking<br />

TRUVADA for PrEP.<br />

• Tell your healthcare provider if you have a flu-like<br />

illness while taking TRUVADA for PrEP.<br />

• If you think you were exposed to HIV-1, tell your<br />

healthcare provider right away.<br />

• If you do become HIV-1 positive, you need more<br />

medicine than TRUVADA alone to treat HIV-1.<br />

If you have HIV-1 and take only TRUVADA, your<br />

HIV-1 may become harder to treat over time.<br />

• See the “How to Further Reduce Your Risk”<br />

section for more information.<br />

TRUVADA may cause serious side effects,<br />

including:<br />

• Buildup of lactic acid in your blood (lactic<br />

acidosis), which is a serious medical emergency<br />

that can lead to death. Call your healthcare<br />

provider right away if you have any of these<br />

symptoms: weakness or being more tired than<br />

usual, unusual muscle pain, being short of breath<br />

or fast breathing, nausea, vomiting, stomach-area<br />

pain, cold or blue hands and feet, feeling dizzy or<br />

lightheaded, and/or fast or abnormal heartbeats.<br />

• Severe liver problems, which in some cases can<br />

lead to death. Call your healthcare provider right<br />

away if you have any of these symptoms: your<br />

skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow,<br />

dark “tea-colored” urine, light-colored stools, loss<br />

of appetite for several days or longer, nausea,<br />

and/or stomach-area pain.<br />

• Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. If<br />

you have HBV and take TRUVADA, your hepatitis<br />

may become worse if you stop taking TRUVADA.<br />

Do not stop taking TRUVADA without first talking<br />

to your healthcare provider, as they will need to<br />

check your health regularly for several months.<br />

You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis<br />

or severe liver problems if you are female, very<br />

overweight, or have been taking TRUVADA for<br />

a long time.<br />


TRUVADA is a prescription medicine used with<br />

safer sex practices for PrEP to help reduce the risk<br />

of getting HIV-1 infection in adults at high risk:<br />

• HIV-1 negative men who have sex with men and<br />

who are at high risk of getting infected with HIV-1<br />

through sex.<br />

• Male-female sex partners when one partner has<br />

HIV-1 infection and the other does not.<br />

To help determine your risk, talk openly with your<br />

doctor about your sexual health.<br />

Do NOT take TRUVADA for PrEP if you:<br />

• Already have HIV-1 infection or if you do not<br />

know your HIV-1 status.<br />

• Take lamivudine (Epivir-HBV) or<br />

adefovir (HEPSERA).


TRUVADA can cause serious side effects,<br />

including:<br />

• Those in the “Most Important Information<br />

About TRUVADA for PrEP" section.<br />

• New or worse kidney problems, including<br />

kidney failure.<br />

• Bone problems.<br />

• Changes in body fat.<br />

Common side effects in people taking TRUVADA for<br />

PrEP include stomach-area (abdomen) pain, headache,<br />

and decreased weight.<br />

These are not all the possible side effects of TRUVADA.<br />

Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any<br />

new symptoms while taking TRUVADA for PrEP.<br />

Your healthcare provider will need to do tests to<br />

monitor your health before and during treatment<br />

with TRUVADA for PrEP.<br />


Tell your healthcare provider if you:<br />

• Have or have had any kidney, bone, or liver problems,<br />

including hepatitis infection.<br />

• Have any other medical conditions.<br />

• Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.<br />

• Are breastfeeding (nursing) or plan to breastfeed. Do<br />

not breastfeed if you become HIV-1 positive because<br />

of the risk of passing HIV-1 to your baby.<br />

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines<br />

you take:<br />

• Keep a list that includes all prescription and<br />

over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal<br />

supplements, and show it to your healthcare provider<br />

and pharmacist.<br />

• Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist<br />

about medicines that should not be taken with<br />

TRUVADA for PrEP.<br />


• Take 1 tablet once a day, every day, not just<br />

when you think you have been exposed to HIV-1.<br />

• Do not miss any doses. Missing doses may increase<br />

your risk of getting HIV-1 infection.<br />

• You must practice safer sex by using condoms<br />

and you must stay HIV-1 negative.<br />


• Know your HIV-1 status and the HIV-1 status<br />

of your partners.<br />

• <strong>Get</strong> tested for HIV-1 at least every 3 months<br />

or when your healthcare provider tells you.<br />

• <strong>Get</strong> tested for other sexually transmitted infections.<br />

Other infections make it easier for HIV-1 to infect you.<br />

• <strong>Get</strong> information and support to help reduce risky<br />

sexual behavior.<br />

• Have fewer sex partners.<br />

• Do not share needles or personal items that can have<br />

blood or body fluids on them.<br />


• This is only a brief summary of important information<br />

about TRUVADA for PrEP to reduce the risk of getting<br />

HIV-1 infection. Talk to your healthcare provider or<br />

pharmacist to learn more, including how to prevent<br />

HIV-1 infection.<br />

• Go to start.truvada.com or call 1-800-GILEAD-5<br />

• If you need help paying for your medicine, visit<br />

start.truvada.com for program information.<br />


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herein are the property of their respective owners. Version date: <strong>April</strong> 2016<br />

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interview<br />


Michael Urie<br />

"Celebrating the New Season of Logo's Cocktails and Classics"<br />



Host of Logo's hit television series, Michael Urie's (Ugly Betty), adorable,<br />

enthusiastic, smiling face, greeted those coming In celebration of "Cocktails<br />

and Classics", season 4. The series has allowed us to re-visit our all-time<br />

favorite movies, while Michael and his guest hosts, who can include the<br />

"more than fabulous", Michael Musto, and RuPaul's Drag Race contestant,<br />

Shangela, (D.J. Pierce), humorously and factually dissect each film, while<br />

sipping specially made, themed cocktails.<br />

Amidst the background of the up-scale, fashionable furniture showroom,<br />

Calligaris. Michael Musto hosted a gala soirée, with guests including: Randy Jones (Village<br />

People), Robin Byrd (cable TV pioneer), iHeart Radio/internet TV hosts, Jimmy Star and<br />

Ron Russell, pop artist, Aaron Paul, fashion editor, Lynn Yaeger, Tym Moss (internet host/<br />

entertainer), and many, others. It was complete with entertainment, lavish cocktails, and high<br />

spirits....<br />

I was compelled by his sun-shinning personality, to speak<br />

with Michael Urie about the up-coming season, and what<br />

films we could look forward to seeing.<br />

Without giving all the<br />

surprises away, what’s in<br />

store this season?<br />

We did “ Romy and<br />

Michele’s High School<br />

Reunion”, do you know that<br />

movie?<br />

I don’t<br />

It’s a classic! It’s a more<br />

modern classic. We<br />

are sort of splitting up<br />

80’s/90’s movie classics<br />

and then some older<br />

movies, true classics. We’re<br />

doing, “Hairspray”, and<br />

“Rosemary’s Baby”.<br />

That’s my favorite movie<br />

besides “Mommie<br />

Dearest”.<br />

We did “Mommie Dearest”<br />

a couple of seasons ago.<br />

We’ve got both “Sister Act”<br />

movies. We’re doing our<br />

first double feature. We’re<br />

doing “Soap Dish”, which is<br />

one of my favorite movies.<br />

I know you’re going to<br />

have Michael Musto on the<br />

show...<br />

Oh yeah, Michael, we<br />

couldn’t do it without him.<br />

He also by the way is a<br />

“Showgirls” expert. We’re<br />

doing “Showgirls” this year.<br />

What about Shangela?<br />

She’s back. Absolutely, and<br />

D.J. her alter ego is there for<br />

“Sister Act”. You love her,<br />

don’t you?<br />

With my whole heart!<br />

I love her too. She is such<br />

a complete talent, and the<br />

sweetest, easy going, well<br />

prepared ...she always has<br />

something wonderful to say.<br />

Isn’t she really, really<br />

smart?<br />

Yeah! What’s funny is she<br />

didn’t know any of these<br />

movies. She’s young.<br />

What else?<br />

Drew Droege will be there,<br />

Matteo-lane, ....<br />

What is your favorite move<br />

of all times?<br />

“Arthur”. The original<br />

“Arthur”. It’s such a good<br />

movie.<br />

Have you ever done the<br />

movie on the show?<br />

No, but we should. I guess<br />

it’s gay, it has Liza in it...<br />

we should do it! Another<br />

one that I really want to do<br />

that we haven’t done yet...<br />

we’ve gotten to do a lot of<br />

movies like “The Poseidon<br />

Adventure”, “Soap Dish”,<br />

Clue”, and next year I’m<br />

going to really fight for<br />

“Death Becomes Her”, and<br />

“Network”.<br />

“Network” is one of the<br />

best movies ever.<br />

Ever!<br />

Besides this, what are you<br />

up to?<br />

I’m doing a pilot for TV..we’ll<br />


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‘I’m Here’<br />

at The Duplex, APRIL 17<br />

Singer, songwriter and actress<br />

Cheyenne Elliott will be showcasing<br />

her enormous talent at<br />

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre<br />

(61 Christopher Street, NYC) on<br />

Monday, <strong>April</strong> 17, at 7 p.m.<br />

Elliott possesses a rare and<br />

special gift. Besides being smart and<br />

extremely beautiful, she can sing!<br />

She has a voice like an angel and<br />

a glamorous way of presenting it,<br />

thereby making all who hear<br />

her fall instantly in love. Aside from<br />

her aptitude, she is the granddaughter<br />

of the iconic Dionne Warwick<br />

and cousin of the late Whitney<br />

Houston. Put that all together<br />

and you have a phenomenon<br />

destined to reach the top.<br />

I have followed Elliott’s success<br />

for a couple of years now and was<br />

pleasantly surprised to discover that<br />

she has now branched out into the art<br />

of musical theater. She also has been<br />

studying acting and developing an<br />

acting career. I spoke to her about<br />

her new projects and her upcoming<br />

performance at the Duplex.<br />

What have you been up to<br />

since we last spoke?<br />

I’ve since been studying toward<br />

and pursuing an acting career.<br />

I’ve been studying at the worldrenowned<br />

Susan Batson Studio,<br />

which is located in the city. While<br />

studying acting, I have been<br />

going on a bunch of auditions<br />

for different roles, a lot of theater<br />

roles - mostly musicals - and<br />

trying to break into that scene.<br />

Susan Batson, my acting coach<br />

and mentor, is renowned in the<br />

industry. She has worked with many<br />

stars, including the likes of Nicole<br />

Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer<br />

Lopez and Jamie Foxx. She’s really<br />

amazing and very positive about<br />

my future. She has really changed<br />

my life.<br />

f<br />

Tell me about your upcoming<br />

performance in New York.<br />

On <strong>April</strong> 17 I’m doing a showcase<br />

at The Duplex. It’s an hour show<br />

of me and my musical director,<br />

Rick Jensen, performing a<br />

bunch of different medleys and<br />

arrangements of songs - all<br />

different styles and genres. I’m<br />

excited about it. We’ve invited<br />

lots of people from the industry,<br />

including casting directors. It’s my<br />

first full solo performance in New<br />

York City, and my first cabaret show.<br />

It’s kind of like my break into New<br />

York and to show all these casting<br />

directors and everybody what I’ve<br />

been working on. My family loves<br />

the title: “I’m Here.” It’s true…I AM<br />

here and I’m READY to work!<br />

I like it. It’s simple, and it makes<br />

a statement. What types of<br />

songs will you be performing,<br />

Cheyenne?<br />

It’s all covers. The setlist is a<br />

surprise, but it contains a variety<br />

of genres from Broadway tunes to<br />

jazz, a little bit of rock, a few pop<br />

songs, some old school hits and<br />

some ‘60s classics. You need to<br />

come see the show!

e<br />

Well, you certainly are<br />

very talented, and you<br />

deserve it.<br />

Thank you.<br />

I heard that you were<br />

recently in L.A.<br />

My father lives there, so<br />

I visit quite often. My<br />

grandmother, Dionne,<br />

also spends a lot of<br />

time in Los Angeles. My<br />

agents at CAA are also<br />

there, so I do a lot of<br />

auditions out there too.<br />

I’m always back and forth.<br />

While auditioning and<br />

training for acting roles,<br />

I have also been writing<br />

my own music and<br />

recording it for release<br />

later this year. As a<br />

singer and an actress, I<br />

think that is why I am so<br />

drawn to musical theater,<br />

because it encompasses<br />

both singing and acting.<br />

Have you ever been to<br />

The Duplex?<br />

I’ve been to a couple<br />

of rehearsals there,<br />

and it’s so cute. Susan<br />

Campanaro, my artistic<br />

director, has performed<br />

there multiple times; she<br />

has a great connection<br />

with The Duplex. She set<br />

the whole thing up. I’m<br />

really looking forward to<br />

it. My goal for this show<br />

is for [casting agents]<br />

to see that I am ready<br />

to be cast in something<br />

and ready to do the work<br />

that it entails. I would<br />

love to be cast<br />

in a musical.<br />

“Wicked” is<br />

my favorite<br />

musical. I get a<br />

lot of inspiration<br />

from “Wicked,”<br />

“The Waitress,”<br />

“Kinky Boots,”<br />

”On Your Feet,”<br />

“Beautiful” and<br />

“Hamilton.”<br />

I could really<br />

see myself cast<br />

in all of these<br />

contemporary<br />

f<br />


e<br />

Well, I’m really looking<br />

forward to your debut.<br />

Thank you again. It’s an<br />

exciting time for me!<br />

I’ve been following you<br />

from the beginning.<br />

I’m really excited for<br />

you! It’s not out of the<br />

realm of possibility that<br />

the next time I try to<br />

interview you that you’ll<br />

be too busy and too<br />

famous.<br />

No, no…that will never<br />

happen! You were one<br />

of my first interviewers,<br />

and <strong>Get</strong> <strong>Out</strong>! was my first<br />

cover!<br />

Cheyenne, there are a<br />

lot of talented people<br />

out there, but you have<br />

something different, a<br />

special talent that you<br />

can’t learn.<br />

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OfficialCheyenneElliott<br />

e<br />

@cheyenne_elliott<br />


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