The Blog is Moving!

We will be revamping our blog to correlate better with our web site.  Please visit http://www.outwestlubbock.org for more information.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during this process.

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Outwest Lubbock

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3rd Annual Texas Tech University Drag Show Benefits PFLAG Lubbock Scholarship

Come to the 3rd Annual Drag Show this Friday March 3oth at 8:30PM in the Frazier Alumni Pavilion (TTU campus)! 

All week you can get a chance to get a VIP ticket by coming to the RHA table Monday from 11-1PM in the Free Speech Zone or by coming to the RHA movie night on Wednesday in the Escondido Theatre @ the SUB @ 7PM to watch “Birdcage!”
All VIPs will be able to get early seating at this year’s Drag Show starting at 7:45 the night of!

Don’t forget to bring your dollar bills as all tips will help support PFLAG Lubbock and their scholarships for local students!

Space fills up quickly, so if you don’t have your VIP wristband, you’ll want to get there early!

Want to see pictures from shows the past two years? Go here.

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Just Listen to Help Local DJ Jesse Hutton

You can also click the picture in the top right side of OUTwest Press and be taken to his page. 

You’ve heard him live, and come back for more… now he needs YOUR HELP!!!

Here is all you need you to do! Click on the link below, Take 30 mins out of your time,listen to this mix, make a comment and pass it the link below to your friends or just invite them to the event! :) IF Jesse happens to win he will give away WILL GIVE AWAY A FREE ORIGINAL TRACK THE DAY OF NOCTURNAL!!

Needs 100 Listens to Qualify!!

http://www.mixcloud.com/TheOnlyJesseHutton/insomniacs-on-cue-dj-competition/

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!

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Much-anticipated, Laramie Project, Opens Friday

This Friday night is the opening production of the Lubbock Community Theatre’s http://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org/ Production of The Laramie Project.

The curtain rises at 8:00 pm Friday and will run every weekend until March 4th with Sunday Matinées at 2:00 pm.

The Laramie Project is a production based on the vicious beating and death of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay University of Wyoming student. The show was written around interviews conducted by the Tectonic Theater members who traveled to Wyoming to speak with those involved with the incident. Those encounters have been constructed into this deeply poignant theatrical experience, according to the Lubbock Community Theatre website.

“Recently someone asked me, ‘why are you doing The Laramie Project? It is done to death,’” Jay Brown, the Managing/Artistic Director for the Lubbock Community Theatre said. “I stopped and thought about it for a while, and realized that as human beings, we have become indifferent to so many things that happen around us. We are bombarded by this crime and that act of brutality and another war. And, if it doesn’t affect us directly, we begin shutting our minds to what is going on around us and we think, ‘we aren’t like this,’ but we ARE like this,” he said.

Brown also said that The Laramie Project is a show that can change attitudes. “We must remember the good that can come from a horrible event,” he said. “I hope that we can help people realize that everyone of us can make a difference in the lives of everyone else.”

LCT is also working with the local chapter of PFLAG, a national organization that promotes the health and well being of families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons through support, education and advocacy.

To enhance the level of awareness, LCT said that members of PFLAG would be at performances to speak with show-goers and offer information.

“We were invited by LCT to provide community support for the project,” a representative of PFLAG, Jane Baker, said. “We will have information set up in the lobby and donations will be taken to support our scholarship fund. Every penny earned will go towards this years scholarship,” she said.

Tickets for the show are going fast so it is recommended to reserve tickets early for this important show in order to continue bringing thought provoking and engaging new projects to the Lubbock community.

Tickets can be reserved at: https://www.ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=22179

Or can also be purchased by contacting the Lubbock Community Theatre at: (806) 749-2416

The Lubbock Community Theatre is located at 4232 Boston Avenue

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