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ISSUE # 09 | 04.25.19 DISPLAY UNTIL 05.08.19

IN MEMORIAM: LYNN BOVE TIRELESS COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FLIX: HOTEL MUMBAI ARTS NEWSIE: ANASTASIA BROADWAY MUSICAL OUT & ABOUT: AIDS WALK MIAMI 2019 ENTERTAINMENT PICKS: WHOOPI, ARIANA & LUIS MIGUEL

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BY JESÚS ORTEGA PAZ


TABLE OF CONTENTS: 6. IN MEMORIAM: LYNN BOVE

We honor the life of Lynn Bove, a tireless member of our LGBTQ community whose contributions to several of our non-profit organizations enhanced all of our lives.

8. OUT & ABOUT: AIDS WALK MIAMI

The 31st Annual AIDS Walk Miami will be held at Soundscape Park in Miami Beach on April 28, so we preview the Walk by interviewing the team at Care Resource.

12. FLIX: HOTEL MUMBAI

Film critic Alyn Darnay believes this is a film that will stay with you long after you leave the theater – the type of skillfully made thriller that only comes around once in a while.

14. COVER STORY: SEXY MODELS PHOTOGRAPHED BY

JESÚS ORTEGA PAZ

We interview Panamanian photographer Jesús Ortega Paz for an update on his work and bring you another photo essay of sexy models he photographed recently.

20. ARTS NEWSIE: ANASTASIA

The Broadway musical Anastasia is coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 23 - May 5, 2019, so we interview Lila Coogan, who plays the role of Anya.

22. ENTERTAINMENT PICKS: WHOOPI, ARIANA AND LUIS MIGUEL

Whoopi Goldberg, Ariana Grande, and Luis Miguel are headed to South Florida to entertain us with live performances.

WIREMAG.COM: FLIX: SHAZAM

According to Alyn Darnay, Shazam was enjoyable with good, goofy fun for an audience hungry for effects ridden superhero films.

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PUBLISHER'S CORNER IN MEMORIAM: LYNN BOVE

Robin Schwartz and Joe Cardona so appropriately described the essence of who Lynn was. "Lynn was a force of nature with a beautiful smile and a generous spirit. Full of passion, Lynn worked tirelessly for LGBTQ organizations such as OUTshine Film Festival and Aqua Foundation for Women. She was loved by many and will be missed greatly," said Robin. Joe shared on Facebook that "Lynn was kind, creative, compassionate, tenacious and loyal. She was a joy to be around and collaborate with. She had an incredible zest for life." Aqua Foundation has created a special fund to support a Lynn Bove Scholarship and the OUTShine Film Festival. Lynn worked tirelessly for both Aqua Foundation for Women and OUTShine Film Festival, and all her friends know she would be very proud to have a scholarship in her name and to help raise funds for the OUTshine Film Festival she loved so much. Please visit aquafoundation.org/donate and contribute to this very special fund in Lynn's memory. All monies collected will be split 50/50 between the two organizations. This Sunday, April 28, the OUTshine Film Festival will also honor Lynn with the Angel Award during the Festival's Closing Party at the Art Deco Welcome Center, located at 1001 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. A new angel will be looking down upon us from heaven, smiling brightly as the Festival honors her with this very well deserved award. I want to extend my deepest condolences to Lynn's family and friends during this very difficult time. May Lynn rest in peace and the memories of her live on in the hearts of all the people she touched during her lifetime. Sincerely,

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"LYNN BOVE IS NOW FREE... SHE WAS SO COURAGEOUS, IN LIFE AND IN HER FINAL BATTLE WITH OVARIAN CANCER. SHE WAS A GREAT FRIEND, COLLEAGUE AND FIERCE LEADER. SHE WAS AND IS WOVEN INTO THE FABRIC OF OUR COMMUNITY IN SO MANY WAYS. SHE HAD AN INFECTIOUS LAUGH, HER SMILE LIT UP A ROOM, HER CREATIVITY SHINED IN EVERYTHING SHE DID. SHE MADE ALL OF US BETTER. HER LOVE AND PASSION FOR OUR COMMUNITY ARE SEEN IN ALL SHE TOUCHED." - CINDY BROWN 6 WIREMAG.COM #09 2019

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I felt an immense sense of sadness when I learned that Lynn Bove had passed away after losing her courageous battle with cancer. The sad news I saw on my Facebook feed the day of Lynn's passing brought tears to my eyes. I had always hoped that Lynn would win her battle against this deadly disease. As I thought about the fragility of life and the pain that she must have endured, I found solace in my memories of Lynn and her generosity working for LGBTQ community organizations she was so passionate about. Lynn was a force to contend with who had a lot of drive and energy. She will be dearly missed because Lynn touched so many lives during her lifetime.


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OUT & ABOUT By Rafa Carvajal

THE 31 ANNUAL AIDS WALK MIAMI

are Resource will be hosting the 31st Annual AIDS Walk Miami on April 28, 2019, to be held at Soundscape Park in Miami Beach. AIDS Walk is one of Care Resource's most successful fundraising programs in South Florida, helping raise money to continue providing our local community with access to HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and primary medical and dental care, as well as its Food For Life Network Food Bank that provides 17,000+ individuals with food and nutritional assistance, and more. According to this year's Master of Ceremonies, U.S. Representative Donna Shalala, "It is an honor to serve as the Master of Ceremonies for AIDS Walk Miami on April 28 at Soundscape Park in Miami Beach. Advances in treatment and new prevention strategies have now made 'Getting to Zero' – zero new infections, zero deaths, zero stigma – an achievable goal! Getting to zero still requires the efforts of everybody. Participation is critical to increasing awareness, fighting

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stigma, and raising funds to support the most vulnerable people living with HIV/ AIDS in South Florida. Let's make an impact together." Join Shalal, who represents Florida's 27th Congressional District, for the 5K walkathon fundraiser. Wire Magazine sat down with the team at Care Resource to find out what's in store for this year's AIDS Walk Miami. Rafa Carvajal: Tell our readers about this year's AIDS Walk Miami. Jonathan Welsh: The 31st annual AIDS Walk Miami begins and ends at the beautiful SoundScape Park located at 17th Street between Washington and Drexel Avenue. SoundScape is an urban park in the cultural and civic heart of Miami Beach that captures the spirit and vitality of the City adjacent to the New World Center. Registration and Opening Ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. and the Walk begins promptly at 9 a.m. (rain or shine). AIDS Walk Miami follows a course through Lincoln Road Mall, the South Beach residential neighborhood, the Washington Avenue business district, Lummus Park serpentine pathway along Ocean Drive and the Ocean boardwalk. Congresswoman Donna Shalala is serving as master of ceremonies. During the post-walk ceremony, there will be a community health fair with a variety of activities including free wellness screenings, HIV testing, carnival games, and giveaways. Stage music will be provided by Palo Santo Music – a Miami-born band playing Latin rock, cumbia, funk and reggae in an original tropi-rock style.


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RC: Why is participating in the Walk important? Lazaro Vigoa: When it comes to HIV treatment, so much has changed since 1981 and more changes hopefully lie ahead. Participating in AIDS Walk Miami is extremely important – we must keep raising awareness about the disease. A disease that was once an epidemic, one that claimed many lives of the LGBTQ community in the early '80s and '90s. As a member of this diverse community myself, I believe that this walk does not only honor the lives of those who passed away from the disease but is also a great symbol of the strength and endurance for our community. RC: With such progress, is HIV/AIDS a thing of the past? LV: Absolutely not. Despite progress in treating the disease and a decline in new infections among some demographics, HIV/ AIDS is not a thing of the past; there is still a lot of stigma around the disease. Thankfully, we have more knowledge and resources than previous generations, but the thought of getting tested is still a very delicate subject to many. I am a firm believer that this generation can be the one to end the epidemic. The first step is recognizing that HIV/AIDS is not a public health problem from the past, but an urgent human rights issue that impacts every aspect of a person's life, especially those already affected. RC: What does Care Resource hope to accomplish with AIDS Walk Miami this year? Claire Duleba: We want to reignite awareness of the continuing HIV epidemic in South Florida. Although major cities like San Francisco and New York have managed to significantly lower their infection rates, we remain the epicenter for new HIV infections in the United States. AIDS Walk Miami is a great opportunity to not only let everyone know that HIV is still significantly impacting our community, but also highlight the tools we have now to halt this epidemic. We have PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), a daily pill that significantly lowers the risk of being infected by HIV when taken daily. When HIV-positive individuals are on stable treatment plans, their viral load can be decreased to undetectable levels, ensuring that they cannot transmit the virus to others. By using both PrEP and getting all HIV-positive individuals into treatment, we can prevent new HIV infections. But we need to make sure that everyone knows about these tools, and gets the treatment they need!

RC: How do funds raised during AIDS Walk Miami help South Florida's community? JW: Funds raised from AIDS Walk Miami go to Care Resource and its Food For Life Network Food Bank to continue providing critical help to the 17,000+ individuals annually who depend on its essential services: primary medical and dental care, HIV and STI testing, case management, counseling, prevention education, housing, food and nutritional assistance, and much more. Moreover, it is instrumental in providing the infrastructure to link those individuals newly diagnosed with HIV or returning to care on the same day. AIDS Walk Miami ensures that resources are available for one to start medicine immediately – which lowers the amount of virus in the blood. When people with HIV start treatment and become undetectable, their chance of transmitting the virus becomes virtually zero. It is also instrumental in providing the infrastructure for Care Resource to offer free, confidential HIV counseling and rapid testing to everyone at our offices or through mobile units at several community locations. RC: Are there any other events taking place during AIDS Walk Miami? Steve Beko: Every year, our sponsors, teams, and community come together to create some very unique fundraisers that are tied in with the Walk. There are pool parties, liquor tastings, dinners, and lunches. Just our team alone has several tropical themed lunches, dress down days offered daily or weekly, bake sales and even virgin happy hours at our varied health centers. Some of our sponsors host events from team signups to special drinks or other products that benefit the Walk. One of our longest running events that occurs each year with the Walk is the Churches in the Grove – Mini Walk, which is held each year the Saturday prior to the AIDS Walk, this year on the 27. These guys rock it out in the Grove and have an amazing turnout. I just love the creativity each year and all amazing people I meet that support the Walk in their own unique way. #09 2019 WIREMAG.COM 9


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FLIX

By Alyn Darnay

HOTEL MUMBAI

have always found films about India to be fascinating. Probably because India is a place of mystery, magic, philosophy, and hidden secrets. A place so big and filled with so many people that you get the feeling that anything could happen at any moment, and it did in the most terrifying way in 2008. That's when the members of the "Lashkar-e-Taiba" terrorist group laid siege to the "5 Star Taj Mahal Palace Hotel" in Mumbai. This is not your typical terrorist film in any way. It's a gripping and vivid film recreation of the events that occurred in the Hotel. The dramatic story about the victims and survivors of the attack, how they protected themselves and how they dealt with impending death at the hands of ruthless trained killers. The dramatic acting in the film is blended so seamlessly with actual footage it seems to transport you right into the center of the action and make you identify with the characters themselves. Their experience becomes your experience, and it makes for a very unique film event, one that is both harrowing and entertaining at the same time.

their lives to protect and save the guests under their care. With the country's only "special task force" eight hours away in New Delhi, and the small poorly trained police contingent on hand ordered to stand down and wait for help, the terrorists are free to execute their plan of going from room to room in the massive hotel and kill or take hostage anyone they find. As the world watches, some guests make desperate attempts to get out or protect their families, like new parents (Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name and Nazanin Boniadi, Homeland) who are forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child. Here in his edge-of-your-seat feature debut, Australian director Anthony Maras, succeeds in creating a non-stop series of emotionally shattering suspenseful action sequences in which dread and violence seem to never end, while also managing to deliver a salient message on how class differences are put aside during a time of intense mutual struggle.

The acting is first rate as well. Patel is once again at the top of his game and wonderful to watch, as This gripping true story tells the dra- is Boniadi as the new mother strugmatic tale of pure heroism by the gling to get to her child. dedicated staff of the Taj Mahal Hotel. The Hotel's renowned chef, My take… This is one of those films Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher, that will stay with you long after New Amsterdam), and a waiter you leave the theater. It's the type (Academy Award-Nominee Dev of skillfully made thriller that only Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) are the comes around once in a while. two main staff leaders who, amid Don't miss it. chaos, gunfire and mayhem, risked Here's the storyline…

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Hotel Mumbai Rating: 4 1/2 stars (out of 5) Rated: R

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Running Time: 123 minutes

Alyn Darnay is a film critic; feedback is encouraged at adarnay@wiremag.com. 12 WIREMAG.COM #09 2019


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BY JESÚS ORTEGA PAZ By Rafa Carvajal Photos by Jesús Ortega Paz @jopphotographer 14 WIREMAG.COM #09 2019


ur readers first met photographer Jesús Ortega Paz when he reached out to Wire Magazine through Facebook four years ago. We showcased Jesús' photos of beautiful men in issue #14 of 2015. This week, we catch up with Jesús for an update on his work and bring you another photo essay of gorgeous models he photographed recently. Enjoy the sexy guys! Rafa Carvajal: Tell our readers about your journey as a photographer and how your style has evolved over the years. Jesús Ortega Paz: 19 years ago, I started my career as a fashion photographer. I have been able to photograph top models from different places around the world. My evolution and learning have been a constant every day with new techniques that allow me to improve my quality of work. RC: What have you learned through photographing people? JOP: You learn to know and enjoy the different types of personalities since each model gives you a different experience because of the unique traits that each person possesses.

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RC: What do you look for in a male model? JOP: Basically, at the moment of discovering a male model or when making a photographic casting, the first thing I look for is to capture the essence of each model. I also look for the internal strength of the model, safety, projection, and a good athletic and healthy physique. RC: What do you most enjoy about your work as a photographer? JOP: Being able to meet dierent people around the world, dierent personalities, and interesting places, as I also take pictures of landscapes. RC: Describe your work in 3 words. JOP: Authentic, sexy and passionate. RC: What do you want people to feel after looking at your photographs? JOP: I would like for people to connect with the end result of my photos. I also want them to feel the sexy and high-quality vision of my work. RC: What is it that surprises you most when you look back on your work? JOP: When I look back on all my evolution in this world of photography, I am surprised by all the experiences and visual evolution from the beginning to date. I feel that I have matured in many aspects.

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RC: What is your current struggle? JOP: Well, I feel that my struggle, or what I would like to achieve, is for the new talents in photography to be able to perform in this world in an ethical way, passionate about the result of their work, rather than the acceptance of others. First, there must be an acceptance and personal enjoyment of one's work in order to project the best way to the delight of the public. RC: Where can our readers learn more about you and follow your work? JOP: You can follow me on Instagram @ jopphotographer, and on Facebook (JC Ortega Paz). RC: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers? JOP: I would like to send a cordial greeting and thank the support that all Wire Magazine readers give to each talent that is presented by you guys. I also want to tell everyone that the work of all of us, the photographers and models, is always done with the best love for the delight of all of you.

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ARTS NEWSIE

ANASTASIA

nastasia, the new Broadway musical directed by Tony Award-winning Director Darko Tresnjak, will be at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 23 to May 5, 2019. The show's music and lyrics are by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and the book is by Terrence McNally. Anastasia will take you on a journey of discovery, as a young woman sets out to solve the mystery of her past. Inspired by the animated film, this beautiful story features classic songs such as "Once Upon A December," and "In My Dreams." To purchase tickets and for more information, visit browardcenter.org.

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Michael Bustamante: Describe Anastasia for those who have never seen the Broadway show or film. Lila Coogan: Anastasia is a story about a young woman searching for her place in the world, filled with adventure, mystery, and romance. It takes her on a journey to find her family from the Russian revolution to Paris! MB: How do you relate to the role of Anya? LC: Anya is so spunky but also so compassionate! I like to think I have the same qualities. She is also so strong and determined and I aspire to be the same!

MB: What is the principal message of Anastasia? Wire Magazine sat down with Lila Coogan, LC: I think the message we really want to send to our audiences is that your who plays Anya, to discuss her role, the principal home is where your heart is. This show really drives the message that home message of Anastasia, and why it is a must-see is more about the love you feel rather than a location or a place. show. 20 WIREMAG.COM #09 2019


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FIND YOUR DREAM JOB! MB: Why is Anastasia a must-see show? LC: It is a beautiful production to see. The dancing, projections, and costumes really transport you to another world! It also has this amazing score and book that you fall in love with immediately! MB: What do you think our readers will enjoy the most about going to see the show? LC: I think that audiences really fall in love with all the characters. They are so relatable and fun and it makes such an impact! MB: How does this role compare with others you have played in your career? LC: This role is so far the most rewarding of my career. I love her so much and discover something new about her every day. I have enjoyed every role I've played, but this is the first time I've gotten to be part of a production that has had such an impact on audiences around the world. That is an incredibly humbling and rewarding experience. MB: What's your favorite song from the show, and why? LC: My favorite song to sing is "In a crowd of thousands." It is almost like a lullaby between my co-star, Stephen Brower and me. It is the first time I really open up and share something with someone in the show in a vulnerable way. It is a magical number. MB: What do you enjoy the most about your work? LC: The cast. We are a family, and I love all of them so much.

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MB: Is there anything else you'd like to share with Wire Magazine readers? LC: Come see Anastasia!


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Luis Miguel, also known as "El Sol de México," heads to the BB&T Center for an unforgettable evening of latin music. The Latin American icon will perform songs from his 20th studio album, ¡México Por Siempre!, as well as some of his biggest hits such as "Como Duele," and "Te Necesito."

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