Do The Time Warp Again At “Rocky Horror”

by Chris Narloch

The near-capacity crowd was definitely pumped on opening night of “The Rocky Horror Show,” as Sacramento’s Green Valley Theatre Company presented its 10th Anniversary live production of the cross-dressing classic in front of an eager and faithful audience.

The gender bending musical opened on Oct. 19 and will play through Nov. 3 at the 24th Street Theatre, inside the Sierra 2 Center for the Arts. You are advised to get your tickets immediately, before they are gone, for this “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania” triumph.

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Outword’s Annual Pets Issue 2018 is Out Now!611

Who doesn't love charming pictures of our pets? This is our ever-so-popular Pets issue and as we usually do, we had you send in some great pics and we chose the ones we liked the best. You can check out the winners on page 12 and some of the runner-ups on page 14! Even if you are not THE winner, we think you are all winners, and so are your pets! Thank you for sharing them.

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Still We Rise

by Tom Moon, MFT, The Examined Life

In the days following the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, I talked with women and gay men who had been re-traumatized by the whole spectacle. I heard stories of rape, beatings, threats, and bullying, almost always at the hands of young men. Some said that they had never told their stories before, and almost all said that they carry the wounds of their experiences to this day. Their suffering, and their courage and resilience in responding to it, was deeply moving.

Last time I wrote about “victors” – those spiritual giants among us who are able, not merely to survive their traumas, but to triumph over them. As an example, I mentioned Viktor Frankl, the Viennese psychiatrist who found that, even in the hell of Auschwitz, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

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The River City Chronicles by J. Scott Coatsworth

Sacramento author J. Scott Coatsworth has written and published a number of short stories, novellas and full-length novels, but “The River City Chronicles” holds a special place in his little writer heart.

In many ways, it is a love letter to Sacramento, one that we wanted to share with Outword’s readers. To do that we have uploaded the first nine chapters of the book here, for you to read online.

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Don’t Miss Singer John Paul White At Harlow’s This Sunday, Oct. 21

By Chris Narloch

Four-time Grammy Award-winning Americana artist John Paul White (one half of the beloved defunct duo “The Civil Wars”) will be at Harlow’s in Sacramento on Sunday evening, with new songs in tow - including the just released, “My Dreams Have All Come True.”

You can preview that tasty track and hear a snippet of White’s heavenly voice at:

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