Fear not, by speed ring I mean Speed Dating. On February 10, the Java Boys Café in Wilton Manors hosted 18 single—or so they claimed—men hoping to find a little romance before D Day.

Well, V Day, as in St. Valentine.

The event was hosted by Nicki, owner of Java Boys, and Ken Gesel, a pharmaceutical representative and Java Boys devotee. Michael, who assisted at the event, was effervescent in his self-described role as Vanna White for the evening.

Magazine Publisher Involved in Businesses and Charities

Born and raised in Montebello, California, Go Riverwalk Magazine publisher Mark Corbett has lived a not-so-traditional life. A father of three, Corbett began his publishing career in New York City serving as Associate Publisher of Lesbian & Gay New York (LGNY), a bi-monthly newspaper. “I then became National Advertising Sales Manager for Columbia FunMaps,” Corbett tells SFGN.

The fourth annual 2010 Boca Raton Concours d’ El­egance will be held from February 19 through 21, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida. A series of extravagant and luxurious events will span over three days. This is all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, including a stellar performance by comedian and famed late-night television host Dennis Miller.

With the country mired in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, arts organizations have been hit particularly hard as donations dried up and endowments plunged in the stock market. The Florida Grand Opera (FGO) turned to Renaud Doucet and Andre Barbe for an innovative new approach to opera that wouldn’t bust the budget and those efforts will be unveiled this weekend at the Arsht Center as FGO presents Giaccomo Rossini’s masterpiece, The Barber of Seville.

Anticipation Mounting for Winter Party Festival

As our neighbors to the north continue to dig out from the series of blizzards not so affectionately known as “snowpocalypse” and “snowmageddon,” excitement is growing in Miami for the week-long party that doesn’t involve snow and ice: Winter Party Festival.

The festival, which was conceived as a one-time event in 1994, has grown into one of the most popular fundraising events of the year, benefitting the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and dozens of local LGBT charities and organizations. Crowds in excess of 10,000 are expected again for 2010 festival, especially as northerners seek refuge from the long, cold winter.

Among the A-list celebrities who flocked to South Florida for the Super Bowl festivities were legendary singers The Pointer Sisters. But while the public wasn’t allowed at their exclusive performance for NFL team owners, the singers who made “I’m So Excited” and “Jump (For My Love)” hits will be returning to the Broward Center on Sunday, Feb. 21 for a musical celebration of a career that spans four decades.

Anita and Ruth Pointer, along with Sadako Johnson, Ruth’s granddaughter who is currently touring with the group, sat down with South Florida Gay News to discuss their careers and the upcoming show in Fort Lauderdale:

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