A Blast from the Past...
Be Warned...This shit is Sick & Twisted!!! You May GAG!
Come and See a Ho!!! http://www.crescentphx.com/event/1653568
So I was recently notified that I was nominated for a 2015 Stylos Award for Personality of the Year! It is an honor to be recognized by such an amazing organization. I have attached some information on the awards below. There is even a link to Vote For Me Right Here... https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/stylos2015
Stylos is an award/fashion show in which we promote local artists and fashion designers, and in which we recognize the achievements of innovative community leaders in a...reas such as activism, entrepreneurship and entertainment.
We have been bringing you the best of the best in local culture and in 2015 we celebrate 10 years doing so. Stylos is organized by the Isac Amaya Foundation, which raises money for scholarships for low income students who wish to pursue a higher education, regardless of their immigration status.
Vote for your favorite candidate in each category and help them win this year! The survey closes October 2nd, at midnight, so send it out to your friends so they can vote as well.
Stylos Awards 2015 will be November 21st, at The Press Room, 441 W. Madison Street in Phoenix. We hope you can join us on this special day for entertainment and good company!
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Just found this from our last production of Dirty Disney...pretty cool )
Dirty Disney Friday August 14th 8pm at Crescent Ballroom!!!
Get your tickets at http://www.crescentphx.com
Dirty Disney is just One Week Away!!! Got you Tickets???
You can get em here...http://www.crescentphx.com
Friday August 14th at 8pm Pandora DeStrange Olivia Gar...dens Douglas Loynd Brandon Thomas Ariel Del Mar Ian Christiansen and Special Guest Hunkasaurus Rex Christopher Ferranti will Molest a Very Famous Mouse and All His Fuzzy Friends for your Enjoyment! Don't Miss the Most Outrageous Show of the Summer!!! $10 Advance/$15 Door
This is the kind of person I have always aspired to be like...Thank You Willem Arondeus...may the world get to know your name and
your Selfless Acts of Kindness and Bravery!!!
Willem Arondeus was a Dutch resistance fighter who gave his life trying to protect his Jewish countrymen from the Nazis.
Born in Amsterdam in 1895, Willem was o...ne of six children. From a young age, he was a talented artist and his parents encouraged his creativity, until he came out as homosexual at age 17.
In a time when nearly all gay people were in the closet, Willem’s parents could not accept his choice to live openly. Their rejection led Willem to run away from home.
On his own, Willem took odd jobs and eventually became a successful visual artist and writer. He was commissioned to paint a mural for Rotterdam’s town hall, in a style that combined modern abstract painting with a traditional Dutch motif. Willem was a well-respected author who published a popular biography of Dutch painter and political activist Matthijs Maris.
In 1940, Germany invaded the Netherlands. Willem immediately joined the resistance movement, and urged his fellow artists to fight against the Nazi occupation. WIllem published illegal anti-Nazi pamphlets calling for mass resistance against the Germans.
Willem was especially committed to saving Amsterdam’s Jewish community. Bringing in others to the cause, Willem arranged for Dutch Jews to be hidden in people's homes. He used his artistic skills to create false identity papers.
In 1943, Willem hatched a brazen plan. Dressed as a German Army captain, and with 15 men behind him, Willem boldly marched into the Public Record Office, where lists identifying people as Jews were kept. Willem drugged the guards and planted a firebomb. The resulting blaze destroyed tens of thousands of documents, and delayed or prevented many Jews from being identified by the Nazis.
Unfortunately, Willem was captured by the Germans and sentenced to death. Willem's last words before being executed in July, 1943 were, "Let it be known that homosexuals are not cowards.”
In 1986 Yad Vashem recognized Arondeus as Righteous Among the Nations.
Because of his sexual orientation, Willem’s story was omitted from Dutch history books. Only in the last 20 years has his courage become widely known.
For his efforts to save lives at the expense of his own, we honor Willem Arondeus as this week’s Thursday Hero at Accidental Talmudist.
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