Thursday, March 29, 2012

Love Out Loud VII and Mark Dobies



This native of Northeast Philly (Kensington & Allegheny) debuted as the "hottest newcomer to daytime TV", in his role as Noah Chase on Guiding Light and his portrayal of sociopath Daniel Colson, on One Life to Live, was acclaimed, as the highest rated storyline for its demographic in the thirty-five year history of the show. His most challenging role by far was Off Broadway at The Public Theatre, playing Bruce Niles in The Normal Heart. The revival of Larry Kramer's landmark play detailing the AIDS crisis in the early eighties was as gruelling as it was rewarding. "We had to deal with death every night for three hours. It was however, one of the greatest learning experiences of my life". Listening to Mr. Dobies talk about his craft and his various and sundry approaches to it is enlightening. He asks the right questions and gives more than a few right answers and insight. The man, a good friend to this cause for years, is worthy of more than simple interest. He was one of the first posts on this web log in 2005. Once he becomes your friend, the dull moments are few and far between.

Mark and Van Hansis from Love Out Loud 2008


The indefatigable Mr. Dobies will also help you stay fit and strong with Ciber Body Fitness. He is expanding that part of his life in leaps and bounds. There are other irons in the fire that may yet get you to see him on the small screen once more.


Mark and Van Hansis from Love Out Loud 2008

POZ’s 7th annual fund-raiser for AIDS Walk New York, Love Out Loud, is well on its way to becoming another memorable evening. This is the second year in a row that we have partnered with We Love Soaps. Roger Newcomb, Kevin Mulcahy, Jr and Damon Jacobs are bringing their special brand of magic to this event. Mark will be joining Ilene Kristen who has yet to miss one and Michael Kevin Walsh, as well John Kouri & Friends who will be rockin’ the house.
The support coming from the entertainment industry in our efforts to help those with HIV AIDS has been very gratifying. This event promises to be our biggest and brightest event yet. Come out and say hello to your favorites.

Where: Prohibition, 503 Columbus Ave. (@ 84th) in Manhattan
When: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 5:30 to 9:00 PM
How Much: $50 donation (pay in advance via PayPal $42.50– giovitaco@aim.com)

Reservations will insure a seat at a table. There is a two drink minimum at the event.


POZ is the premier lifestyle, treatment and advocacy magazine for people living with—and those affected by—HIV and AIDS. The award-winning magazine and website (poz.com) provide the most complete and expert HIV/AIDS information available in the United States. Together, the magazine and website reach more than 70 percent of all of those people living with HIV/AIDS who are aware of their status. The website provides extensive opportunity for both public and private social networking and represents one of the largest communities of openly HIV-positive people in the world. For more information, please visit www.poz.com.
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CONTACT:
Giovanni Vitacolonna
papag@love-out-loud.com

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Love Out Loud VII

POZ’s AND WE LOVE SOAPS’ SEVENTH ANNUAL AIDS WALK FUNDRAISER IS WEDNESDAY MAY 16 FROM 5:30-9PM AT PROHIBITION IN MANHATTAN New York, New York (March 19, 2012)—POZ and We Love Soaps are pleased to announce the sixth annual fundraiser for AIDS Walk New York, Love Out Loud, on Wednesday May 12 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at Prohibition in Manhattan. This year we have the very entertaining Michael K Walsh hosting the event along with Papa G. Good friend, Ilene Kristen of One Life to Live is in attendance this year, John Kouri & Friends have returned to entertain us. As usual in attendance there will be more than one local celebrity stay tuned for updates.

Where: Prohibition, 503 Columbus Ave. (@ 84th) in Manhattan When: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:30 to 9:00 PM How Much: $50.00 donation at the door. (Advance sales $42.50 via PayPal call 212.938.2045)


POZ is the premier lifestyle, treatment and advocacy magazine for people living with—and those affected by—HIV and AIDS. The award-winning magazine and website (poz.com) provide the most complete and expert HIV/AIDS information available in the United States. Together, the magazine and website reach more than 70 percent of all of those people living with HIV/AIDS who are aware of their status. The website provides extensive opportunity for both public and private social networking and represents one of the largest communities of openly HIV-positive people in the world. For more information, please visit www.poz.com.

We Love Soaps is the number one source on the web for coverage of scripted dramas. With a focus on the past, present and future, We Love Soaps pays special attention to the social relevance of the genre in all formats including daytime and primetime television and on the web. In 2010, the Indie Soap Awards were created to support the next generation of creative talent that helps to keep continuing drama alive. For more information or to read the latest news, features and interviews, visit www.welovesoaps.com.

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