Danielle Howle: Truly Talented, Truly Southern, Truly Amazing!

Oft-compared to Nina Simone and Flannery O’Connor, Danielle Howle is a powerful frontwoman whose vivid, slightly off-kilter musical stories weave a sweet sensibility and bare honesty into her work. Her solo performances are breathtaking; she’s one of the few artists that can hold an audience spellbound whether she’s backed by a band or alone performing an a cappella number. Howle is just as renowned for her ingenuous between-song banter. Her intuitive, often hilarious insights and her ability to connect with her listeners have brought both critical acclaim and a legion of loyal fans. The South Carolinian singer/songwriter Danielle Howle will perform at 3rd & Lindsley on Thursday, May 18. She will be opening for Sonny Landreth. Show time is 8:00 PM

“I will never forget the first time I played Gay Pride in Columbia, South Carolina in the early 90’s,” Howle confessed in a recent phone interview with O&AN. “ I walked up to the program director and I said ‘Where are all the gay people’ and she said ‘They’re all at home scared.’ I was blown away that we were seeing a Pride event in my town but I was more blown away that no one showed up.”

On April 25, Valley Entertainment released “Thank You Mark” Howle’s first album in four years featuring some of her best work yet. Howle’s trademark style of storytelling with music blends with a cleaner, crisper sound than she has ever approached in the past while leaving room for her powerhouse vocals and intense guitar playing.

“I wanted to make a different sounding record that I have in the past and the people at Valley helped me to do that,” Howle commented. “The edge in the music comes more from my performance than from the way the music was recorded. The musicians were of such quality that they really got what I was trying to do. I always strive to follow my inspiration and they really helped me to do that this time around.”

WhistlePig + Alfa Romeo F1

SHOREHAM, VT (September 13, 2023) — WhistlePig Whiskey, the leaders in independent craft whiskey, and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake are waving the checkered flag on a legend-worthy release that’s taking whiskey to G-Force levels. The Limited Edition PiggyBack Legends Series: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is a high Rye Whiskey selected by the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake drivers, with barrels trialed in their wind tunnel to ensure a thrilling taste in every sip.

The third iteration in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of WhistlePig’s signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

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Nurse Practitioner Ari Kravitz

When I started medical transition at 20 years old, it was very difficult to get the care I needed for hormone replacement therapy because there are very few providers trained in starting hormones for trans people, even though it’s very similar to the hormones that we prescribe to women in menopause or cisgender men with low testosterone.

I hope more providers get trained in LGBTQ+ healthcare, so they can support patients along their individual gender journey, and provide the info needed to make informed decisions about their body. I’ve personally seen my trans patients find hope and experience a better quality of life through hormone replacement therapy.

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Descanso Resort swimming pool and lounge area

Descanso Resort, Palm Springs' premier destination for gay men, just received Tripadvisor's highest honor, a Travelers' Choice "Best of the Best" award for 2023. Based on guests' reviews and ratings, fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor's 8 million listings around the world receive the coveted "Best of the Best" designation. Descanso ranked 12th in the top 25 small inns and hotels category in the United States. Quite an accomplishment!

Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

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