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BY Brandon Voss

March 04 2011 6:00 PM ET

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7. MUSIC: Aerials, Ariel Aparicio
Available March 8, Aparicio’s latest genre-defying record toys with alt, punk, glam, dance tracks dependent on crunchy guitars instead of club beats, and a Latin flavor courtesy of his Cuban heritage. A fixture on Logo's NewNowNext and Click List, the Brooklyn-based musician explores themes inspired by his experiences as a married gay father and restaurateur. Standout “Sorry” touches on his acceptance of his sexuality.

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6. DVD: A Place to Live: The Story of Triangle Square
Respect and attention must be paid to the seven discriminated gay and lesbian senior citizens trying to score a spot a in Triangle Square — the nation’s first affordable housing community specifically for LGBT elders — in this moving documentary by director Carolyn Coal and producer Cynthia Childs. An Audience Award winner at Outfest, the poignant 2008 film is finally available for purchase March 8 at APlaceToLiveMovie.com.

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5. MUSIC: Dan Holguin, Dan Holguin
Drawing inspiration from ’90s acts like Smashing Pumpkins, Fiona Apple, and Elliott Smith, out alt-rocker Holguin, a denizen of the queer live music scene in Los Angeles, has just released his self-titled debut EP, a trio of tracks — “Extract the Facts,” “Now I Only,” and “So Damn Beautiful” — that lay smoothly soaring emo vocals over driving guitar riffs and rainy-day piano. “Does it feel good?” he wails on “Facts.” Yes, it does.

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