Young Country Gets Cool533

Years ago, Reba McEntire hit is big with a song about being country, when country wasn’t cool. We cant say for sure if country has, since then, lost its cool, but with fresh, new talent, like Sam Hunt on the scene. Country music has really started to gain some street cred. Our own, Chris Narloch, has taken a listen Sam and Kacey Musgraves and has some great things to say about their music, their talent and more. Check it out on page 12.

Read more: The July 23 Issue of Outword is Out - and Proud


Tiger Orange: Two Gay Brothers on Two Distinct JourneysFrankie Valenti

by Colt McGraw

The film Tiger Orange premiered at the Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in 2014, and the showing was accompanied by director Wade Gasque and actor Mark Strano. The film took home the award for Audience Favorite and is now available on DVD, which gave me the opportunity to do an interview with its director.

In my conversation with Gasque, we chatted about the making of the film. My goal was to understand the development of this project and the relationship between a director and a completed film.

Read more: Tiger Orange: Two Gay Brothers on Two Distinct Journeys



A serialized novel by Darrell Scheidegger Jr.

In Chapter Two, Jack and Kevin, two of Midtown’s finest, were unnerved by a mysterious note, setting it aside though, they get a little playful. (if you missed the previous chapters, you can read them at (

c h a p t e r  t h r e e

“I can’t believe she just assumes we’ll drop everything to help her entertain at a party that we aren’t even invited to,” grumbles Kevin.

Read more: OUT AND ABOUT IN MIDTOWN - Chapter Three


Willie Nelson On the Road Again at Thunder Valley

By Colt McGraw

Whether it be because of his extraordinary song writing, unique sound and style or his social views, Willie Nelson continues to be relevant, outlasting even his toughest critics and rewarding his fans with amazing concerts.  

Sacramento jumped on the Willie train on Friday, July 17 at Thunder Valley Casino, where 5,400 die hard fans couldn’t get enough of the country stars hits and were also treated to songs from his number one album on the Billboard charts, Django & Jimmie, in which he teams up with Merle Haggard.

Read more: Willie Nelson On the Road Again at Thunder Valley


Don’t miss Ex Machina, Slow West and House of Cards on DVD

by Chris Narloch

If you’re looking for some entertainment this weekend and you have time to stream or rent a movie, check out one or more of these recent releases.

Read more: Don’t miss “Ex Machina” on DVD


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