Friday, April 30, 2010

Gregory Nalbone for Lovin' Out Loud

On April 21, 2010 Gregory Nalbone performed at the Hearts & Voices fundraiser for the Imperial Court of New York City. The patrons of Birdland and Iguana have also been treated to his vocal talents on a frequent basis. The move to New York City in 1991 from New Jersey when he was paying his bills by bartending and dancing turned out to be great exposure for him—literally—his image was requested by many a topnotch photographer. As a serious student of both acting and voice this proved to be a great boon for him and New York was the beneficiary! Nalbone is well known on the cabaret circuit and his modeling career has brought him into contact with the best among photographers among them the late Bill Costa, Antoine Verglas, Thomas Synnamon, Reed Massengill and Steven Meisel. This prolific modeling experience has brought Gregory into the pages of Italian Vogue, Men's Health, Exercise for Men Only, Manner Aktuell, Details, Playboy, Glamour and Dreamboys among others. This generous man will be on hand on May 12 at Prohibition to greet his friends and fans to encourage support of POZ’s efforts for AIDS Walk New York.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lovin' Michael Lowry Like A Brother

Michael Lowry is a man of many talents. He earned a dual degree in zoology and biology from Oregon State University. In 2006-2007 attended UCLA Center For Prehospital Care. He occasionally works as a certified EMT in the respected Central Park Medical Unit. If that weren't enough, in addition to acting he plays guitar in the successful NYC ACDC tribute band Done Dirt Cheap. Back when Liza Colby wanted Dr. Jake Martin to father her child on All My Children, there was no discussion regarding the wherefore. At the time the character inhabited the fetching frame of Michael Lowry. One Life to Live upped their studly quotient with the addition of Mr. Lowry as Ross Rayburn, Elijah Clark's (Matt Walton) brother. He brought passion to his scenes with Kassie DePaiva and much adversarial chemistry to those with Florencia Lozano. Making Ross Elijah's brother was inspiring and now the brothers' portrayers will be reunited for POZ's AIDS Walk New York fundraiser.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lovin' Scott Herman Out Loud: One of the Good Guys

“I believe that a man is only as good as the people he surrounds himself with” is Scott Herman’s personal credo. An accomplished fitness expert, instructor, model and entrepreneur, Scott Herman constantly finds himself surrounded by not only success but new opportunities.

At the young age of fourteen, Scott applied for his first job at Gold's Gym in Methuen, Massachusetts. By the age of fifteen he was performing gym maintenance, running the front desk, and selling memberships. When Gold's Gym was relocated to a new 65,000 sq. ft. facility, Scott was promoted to a manager's position. At eighteen he became a personal trainer and has been training men and women from the ages of twelve to eighty-three ever since.

Before moving to Brooklyn to appear on The Real World, Scott not only managed the fitness department and sales department for "Answer Is Fitness" located in North Attleboro, MA, but he also developed and ran a highly successful DJ company called "Galaxy DJ's".

Scott's acting/modeling career really started to take off his senior year of college after he entered and won the Men's Health "Iron Abs" contest in November 2007. He then began making a series of personal appearances and began traveling to New York City for castings and other events, and the more he became acquainted with the city, the more his interest in becoming a professional actor grew. In December 2007, Scott sent his audition tape into The Real World: Brooklyn and was selected from a pool of approximately 50,000 to 70,000 applicants. He moved into the Real World house six months later and, now that filming is over, has decided to stay in Manhattan. He is excited to continue taking acting classes, go on auditions, and pursue his new career. Right in the middle of all that, Mr. Herman is coming down to New York City to participate in POZ’s Love Out Loud for AIDS Walk New York on May 12th. Scott will be on hand to greet his many well-deserved fans. They will find the real deal. Be sure to visit Scott on YouTube and his official site.

Handsome Is As Handsome Does: Matt Walton

It is no secret that Matt Walton is one of the favorite people around here. Not only has he become a major heartthrob on One Life to Live as Elijah Clark, but he has created a new stir via his very entertaining advertisements for Old Navy.

Visit his official website. It's no surprise that many are drawn to him, because his handsome stature is really only indicative of a good man with a great heart who works very hard. This great heart has motivated him to be part of Love Out Loud on May 12th at Prohibition to greet his many fans who will be supporting POZ's effort for AIDS Walk New York.

If you can't make it ... here are tee-shirts with the event logo and you can make a donation here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Doctor is in The House: Lovin' Eric Sheffer-Stevens

Acting wasn't always in Eric Sheffer Stevens's future. Born in Sacramento, he moved cross-country with his family to Chicago, Delaware and then Connecticut, where he went to high school. As the only actor in his family, it wasn't until Sheffer Stevens attended Wheaton College in Illinois, where he was a literature major, that he struck up a more serious interest in theater arts. After graduation (and with his family's support), he went to the prestigious Alabama Shakespeare Festival to complete his graduate work and hone his stage acting skills. He then moved to New York to pursue his career. Most of Sheffer Stevens's background is in classical theater. He's performed alongside Christopher Plummer on Broadway in King Lear and with Billy Crudup and Ethan Hawke in Tom Stoppard's trilogy, The Coast of Utopia. He's also landed several bit parts in feature films, including 2009's Julie & Julia.
When he auditioned for the role of As The World Turn's sarcastic, gay neurosurgeon Dr. Reid Oliver, he knew he had the part in the bag. "This is very different from most things I do!" he says. "I really get that guy and as soon as I read it and before I auditioned for it, I knew exactly where he was coming from and what the tone was and loved it." Eric will be on hand to meet and greet the fans who are loving it for the fundraiser that keeps getting better and better.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thorsten Kaye: What's Not to Love?

Don’t hate him because he’s beautiful. Love him because he is subtle in his delivery and can say more with a glance than copious words could descry. An athlete and an actor with the heart of a poet is a description fitting Thorsten Kaye to a tee. He has presence and, therefore, his characters fill the small screen whenever he appears. His work with Alicia Minshew has been noteworthy on All My Children as was his work with Susan Haskell back in the Golden Age of One Life to Live.

Thorsten Kaye is one of the important elements in helping get Love Out Loud off to a running start, because he has generously taken the time to come by to greet his many fans every year and help bring attention to the fundraiser. He is loyal to the cause and they are loyal to him.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Everybody Loves Ilene

It's that time again to make people aware that the largest AIDS fund-raising event in the world is going take place in the city that many people consider to be the capital of the world. New York can afford the opportunity not only for formidable events like the New York AIDS Walk but also to become friends with exceptional people, one of whom is the multi-talented Ilene Kristen (Grease,Ryan's Hope,One Life to Live) who is generous to a fault and was the first to volunteer her presence and musical talent for Love Out Loud the annual fund-raiser promoted by POZ magazine at Prohibition. This year it's taking place as usual on the Wednesday prior to the walk on May 13, 2009 from 5:30 to 9:00pm at Prohibition at 84th & Columbus. The idea, of course, is to get fans to come meet their favourite celebs and donate to the team effort. Ilene has been part of every event. The woman's generosity and kindness is without bounds. When Ilene becomes your friend, your life gets better.

Ilene's shows are full of reminiscences in which she relates to her audience as if they were in her living room. She herself says so. Nonetheless her music is sultry, smooth and funky at one and the same time. Still this smoothness wraps itself around complex and sensitive lyrics in her original material. "Hold on to the earth with your own two hands and never say goodbye" are the lyrics she wrote in response to The World Trade Center tragedy and the loss of her good friend Nancy Addison from Ryan's Hope. The song is the memorable and poignant, "Flesh and Blood."

She has lost many friends to AIDS and is very much impacted by the disease which has now ravaged the world for over twenty five years. It's no wonder that this vibrant, diminutive powerhouse is always eager to lend a hand, clearly one of the most generous spirits alive. To know her is to love her

Go here for the event.

Go here to make a donation.

Buy a t-shirt to support the cause.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Lovin' MarTina Vidmar

MarTina Vidmar’s voice is just only part of it. She is one of those people whose vitality and charisma keep you focused on what she is doing on stage. She is an integral part of the New York cabaret and theater scene. Her versions of familiar material will make you forget where they came from, because she makes them all hers. When she found out about our fundraiser she volunteered to help out in any way. It was easy to say yes to her, because she is just “one of those people.” She is everything that is good about the New York scene and she is definitely one of those people one wants around. Come out to see what this generous performer serves up at Prohibition on May 12th.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kevin Crewell Singing For His Sister

Sing For My Sister

May 10, 2010
Christ & Saint Stephen's Church
120 West 69th St (b/w Broadway and Columbus)
New York, NY 10023

Broadway performer Kevin Crewell will host and television and Broadway stars: Donna McKechnie, Mary Beth Peil, Diana DeGarmo, Will Chase, Paige Davis, Aaron Lazar, Felicia Finley, Christiane Noll, Robert Petkoff, (Jersey Boys Chicago Company) along with others will perform in the upcoming benefit concert, Sing For My Sister

Kevin’s sister, Carly, has decided to open her home and her life by adopting Eyob, a 14 year old boy from Africa. All proceeds will go to offset the expenses in bringing Eyob to America. Carly first met Eyob while volunteering at an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he is about to age out of the orphanage. This would mean that Eyob would be put back out onto the streets. With her heart and soul, Carly, a Waldorf Kindergarten School teacher, has decided to adopt Eyob. Join Carly, Kevin, and a host of brilliant performers in celebrating this life affirming act of love.

Save the date!

May 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Tickets for this event are $25 and may be purchased at the door.
(Scheduled artists subject to availability)

For further information contact:
Kevin Crewell

Kevin stood up to be counted for World AIDS Day on December 1, 2008 as part of the ensemble that gave us Bacharach to the Future. Mr. Crewell and his sister are still there standing up to be counted in a very human way.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lovin' Mike Dreyden Out Loud

Creating a stir in Manhattan is no mean feat and that’s exactly what Mike Dreyden has done, creating quite a buzz in the gayborhood and well beyond. The rising star in the gay adult entertainment industry, has appeared in productions by Lucas Entertainment, Raging Stallion and Titan Media. It was his performance in Bear Omnimedia's House of Leather (only his second film) that garnered him a coveted 2008 GayVN Award nomination. Far and above dazzling us in productions on both the small and big screens and on stage with acting abilities that will surely please, surprise and entertain, Dreyden is a stud with a heart. In his free time, Mike volunteers his time and celebrity with The Men's Sexual Health Project, a service and program that offers HIV/STD testing at New York City bath houses and sex clubs. Go here for dates and more information. One way to save sex is to celebrate sex while imparting a safe message. The message has always been that when it comes to sex one should live as if one is positive. This one time club dancer has a great many irons in the fire from mainstream acting gigs to physical fitness training and is having the time of his life. Keep track of Mike's adventures via his blog.

Doing his part for AIDS Walk New York and the POZ team effort [click here for a direct donation] Mr. Dreyden posed in the blue version of the tee donated by Diane Nilsen for the Love Out Loud fundraiser at Prohibition on May 12, 2010.Go here to purchase the t-shirt.

There are nice guys and then there's Mike Dreyden, ok?