The Yale Spizzwinks(?) — Putting On A Show And Giving Back Too!

Founded in 1914 and currently celebrating their 100th anniversary, the Yale Spizzwinks(?) — the oldest underclassmen a cappella group in the United States — will make a special appearance in Sacramento on Tuesday, March 11.

Sacramento native Drew Robinett, a sophomore studying pre-med at Yale, sings bass with the historic group, an ensemble of 18 Yale underclassmen, freshmen through juniors, who hail from across the world, from Maryland to Alaska and all the way from China.

Read more: The Yale Spizzwinks(?) Coming to Sacramento


Oscar’s or Ellen's?Matthew McConaughey

by Colt McGraw

The dancing queen of the small screen, Ellen DeGeneres may have forgotten which show she was hosting during the 86th Annual Academy Awards.  The small screen personality spent the evening wondering thru the crowd of today’s Hollywood stars, but were we watching the Ellen Show or the Oscars?

Ellen clearly made several stars uncomfortable with a pizza delivery skit, a series of “selfies” and a crack at EGOT (winner of the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) Liza Minnelli, calling her “sir.”  Ellen assumed that many of the attendees must have been hungry which is what led her to order the pizzas, when they arrived, many refused with irritation while some played along as the scene extended past its short lived amusement.

Read more: Oscar’s or Ellen's?


Miyazaki’s Final Film Opens In Sac -- The Wind Rises & Other New Movies

by Chris Narloch

It’s all about the Academy Awards this weekend, and if you’re a movie fan like me, you’ll want to set aside the latter half of Sunday for the live broadcast of the annual Oscar orgy.

Channel 10 begins airing coverage at 4 p.m. that day, and you don’t want to miss a precious moment of the red carpet action, which always includes more bad hair (bed hair?) and scary dresses than you can shake a stick at.

Read more: Miyazaki’s Final Film Opens In Sac


Bay Area Theatre Bonanaza - Hir and Berkeley Rep Extend

by Chris Narloch

Two of the finest productions you will see in Northern California this season have extended performances into March, making this an especially fine time to take a theater trip to the Bay Area.

Taylor Mac’s hilarious and heart-breaking “Hir” is at Magic Theatre, while Berkeley Rep is offering a rich theatrical stew entitled “The House that will not Stand.”

Read more: Bay Area Theatre Bonanaza - Hir and Berkeley Rep Extend


The latest issue of Outword Magazine is now on newsstands and online. 499

Inside the issue you will find an exclusive interview with Cheyenne Jackson, conducted by our very own Chris Narloch. Cheyenne is an openly out star of the stage and song. Find out what he has to say on page 13.

Read more: Our February 27 Issue is Out Now


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