Monday, April 30, 2012

Damon Jacobs and Love Out Loud VII

Damon L. Jacobs is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in Manhattan who helps individuals and couples develop comprehensive and effective tools for reducing stress and depression while increasing peace and happiness. He specializes in treating Grief and Loss, Addictions, Anxiety and Panic, Bullying Trauma, Caretaking Fatigue, Social Conflict Resolution, Depression, Anger Management, HIV related issues (including coping with a new diagnosis) and Sexual Identity & Coming Out, all with a sensitivity toward diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds. His writing brings these elements together in fresh ways in order to challenge and eliminate harmful "shoulds" in his book Absolutely Should-less

Damon has attended Love Out Loud the past four years, and will be thrilled to be covering the event again with interviews and features for We Love Soaps TV ( On his devotion to soaps, Damon replies, "I often get asked as psychotherapist, 'Why soap operas? Why do your support soaps, why do you care?' My answer is very simple. Serialized story telling is a unique artistic medium that enhances our minds and souls like no other. The consistency of the continuing story allows us to see our lives reflected, validated, and transformed. Whether the show focuses on people solving mysteries in their community, or mysteries of the heart, a good series illustrates people facing obstacles, overcoming adversity, conquering challenges, building relationships, and never giving up! I am so honored to cover this genre that uses heart, intelligence, resilience, and humor, to entertain and enlighten our world." To learn more about Damon's work, please visit To reach him about a counseling session or speaking engagement, please contact him

Shenell Edmonds and Love Out Loud VII

If you look in the dictionary for future international super star you will see pictured the schoene punim of Shenell Edmonds. This Hampden, CT native had her first official paid acting gig in a Lowe’s Home Improvement National Radio Commercial. Shenell joined One Life to Live in 2009 as scene stealer Destiny Evans, her first major television role. Before that life changing adventure in 2008, Miss Edmonds played Casey in the short family filmCouples Only. In addition to acting, Shenell enjoys dancing, listening to music, traveling, swimming and volunteering. If that doesn’t leave her breathless, she is honing her skills as a cook and hopes to be very good at it some day. In the meantime we are very proud to announce that she has volunteered to attend Love Out Loud VII, something which will make her many fans very happy.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Chase Coleman and Love Out Loud VII

With talent and looks to burn Chase Coleman has been keeping busy in New York City, most recently on the sets of Gossip Girl and One Life to Live. A product of the Deep South, he comes furnished with all of its charm and passions, the kind of young man that might have inspired Tennessee Williams. Nevertheless, he appears to stay away from cats and hot roofs; he’s no Brick, for this young man seems to know what he is about.

And he is about acting and music. In a recent reading for an off-Broadway play, he handled multiple roles with aplomb, including that of the elephant head Hindu god, Ganesh.

His first lead role in independent film, Catahoula, helped him realize that acting was his true love. Signing with a Baton Rouge agency, he won several awards and accolades at the Mike Beaty Talent and Model Exposition in Dallas. Abrams Artists and Suzelle Enterprises are the agencies that are guiding this young man to what might very well be a bright future.

No slouch, Chase has written, directed, produced and starred in Into the Rose Garden. He has started up his own Bloodstone Productions. We were blessed when he read the role of Tommy Avalon in the reading/workshop for Center City, a role he made his own. He is currently starring in Four Dogs and a Bone on stage. This weekend is its last. Wild Project 195 East Third Street New York, Cost:$ 18.00 Ovation Tickets at 866.811.4111 We are honored to have Chase join us for Love Out Loud on May 16 at Prohibition. Come say hi and see what the fuss is all about.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Love Out Loud VII


New York, New York (April 20, 2012)—POZ and We Love Soaps are pleased to announce the seventh 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 along with Mark Dobies of Guiding Light, Colleen Zenk of As the World Turns and David A. Gregory of One Life to Live are in attendance this year, John Kouri & Friends have returned to entertain us.

Stay tuned for updates regarding celebrity attendance. All proceeds benefit AIDS Walk New York.

Where: Prohibition, 503 Columbus Ave. (@ 84th) in Manhattan
When: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 5:30 to 9:00 PM
How Much: $50.00 donation at the door. (Advance sales $42.50 via PayPal call 212.938.2045 for reservations)

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Monday, April 16, 2012

David A. Gregory and Love Out loud VII

David Andrew Gregory was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, on August 19, 1985. At an early age, he knew that he wanted to be an actor. One summer he went to Interlochen Center for the Arts. The experience at the summer arts camp left him with the feeling that he had no other choice; performing arts was a part of him, and he was meant to act. In 2008, David graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. During his college years, he had exposure to acting opportunities that he had not received anywhere else, and he really appreciates the insight that he has taken away from his mentors and teachers. Leading up to his role as Robert Ford on One Life to Live, David endured seven months of unemployment.He eventually got a call to audition for One Life to Live’s casting director, and although he didn’t feel the vibe, afterwards he got invited to read for Executive Producer Frank Valentini. Before he even making it home, he got the call, and they had an answer for him: Meet Robert Ford, everyone!

David is also very fortunate to have a great family who supports his ambitions, and he credits them for where he is today. Concerning his former role on One Life to Live, he thanks his fans for their support, and he really appreciates their role in bringing his character, Ford, back to the show. Most recently he delighted Gossip Girl fans with his appearance. David was also quite memorable in a comical Airborne TV advertisement. We are very proud and delighted to have One Life's sexy cad with us for Love Out Loud again this year.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Gregory Nalbone and Love Out Loud VII

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 16 at Prohibition to greet his friends and fans to encourage support of POZ’s efforts for AIDS Walk New York. Gregory sings up a storm whenever he performs. That storm will be benefitting AIDS Walk New York!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Love Out Loud VII and Colleen Zenk

One of Daytime Drama's brightest lights,Actress Colleen Zenk best known to millions of fans as Barbara Ryan on the iconic daytime drama As the World Turns, a role she played from 1978 until the show went off the air in 201 will be joining us for Love Out Loud VII. We are blessed. Her portrayal earned her three Emmy Award nominations. Although life in Oakdale has come to an end, Zenk has stayed exceptionally busy. Her one woman show she developed incorporates her lifelong career as an actress, her very public battle as an Oral Cancer survivor, her chaotic (and favorite) role as a divorced mother to a blended family of six children, and a great deal of grace, humor, music, tears and laughter. As part of reinvention, Colleen has joined on as a producer on the upcoming revival of the smash Broadway musical Godspell.
The best part is that she is a woman full of a great deal of grace, humor, music, tears and laughter. Come say hello to her on May 16, 2012 at Prohibtion. She and thee will be doing your best for AIDS Walk New York.