It’s hard to mistake Macy Gray. There’s the recognizable rasp of her neo-soul vocals, those trademark tresses (like her voice, that hair has serious volume), and her frequently quirky fashion choices — like the time she showed up to an MTV VMA ceremony in a dress emblazed with the self-promotional message “Buy My Album.” (Subtlety is perhaps not her strong suit.) Whether you dig her music or not, there's no doubt she’s utterly original.

Sep 23, 2010

The singer and LGBT ally opened up to Bay Windows about discrimination, her new album, and why equality matters.

Macy Gray released her fifth studio album The Sellout earlier this summer and has a Grammy under her belt for the hit 1999 single "I Try." And yet, despite her successes, the 43-year-old singer and actress still proudly identifies herself as a misfit -- which, she says, might be why her music attracts members of the LGBT community.

Sep 21, 2010

Here’s the good news from Tuesday’s primary election results: a lot of excellent candidates won. And they did so by being honest with voters and trusting them to make decisions with full information.

Sep 16, 2010

The second annual Newport Brunch was held on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. at Four Winds (639 Bellevue Ave., Newport). All proceeds of the lavish brunch benefitted Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI) and MassEquality, two members of the Rhode Island Marriage Coalition.

Sep 15, 2010