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Anthony Heilbut

Gays, God And Gospel Music

Wallace Best, Ph.D. | Posted 07.25.2013 | Religion
Wallace Best, Ph.D.

Without the artistic and emotional contributions of gay people there would be no gospel music. This is the provocative and convincing claim made by Anthony Heilbut in his majestic new book, "The Fan Who Knew Too Much."

The Man Behind the March: Remembering Bayard Rustin

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Bayard Rustin, the trailblazing civil rights activist, was a pacifist, a radical, black and gay. Controversy surrounded him all his life. But this year -- the 100th anniversary of his birth and 25 years after his death -- his name is back in the news.

A Superstar's Farewell: Whitney Houston's New Hope

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 04.18.2012 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

Whitney Houston's funeral will be the antithesis of Michael Jackson's theatrical farewell. That is only fitting.

The Amazing Grace of How Sweet It Was: The Sights and Sounds of Gospel's Golden Age

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

A recently released audiovisual sampler, How Sweet It Was: The Sights and Sounds of Gospel's Golden Age, deserves a soulful salute.