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acity. The fam ous Tw inkie Defense" holds
that White was adversely affected by
consum ing too m uch junk food before the
murders. He is sentenced to 7!£ years in
prison. News reporter Jeanine Yeomans who
covered the trial for KRON-TV, says. "I re
m em ber facing the camera after the verdict
was announced and thinking T ry not to look
’ hat evening a demonstration protesting
the verdict quickly escalates into a full scale
riot at City Hall in which over 300 people,
including 60 police officers, are injured.
Property damage, including the torching of
fifteen police cars, is estimated at one million
dollars. Leaders of the gay com m unity refuse
to apologize for the violence, saying that Dan
White "g o t away with murder.”
Dan White was released from prison on
January 7,1984 after serving five years. After
serving one year on probation. Dan White
was released from state supervision on
January 6. 1985.
Initially, the film began as a documentary
on the grassroots cam paign to defeat the
Briggs Amendment, and it is this part of the
film which is the most eloquent and powerful.
The point of The Times o f Hon 'ey M ilk is that
oeople can work together in com m on cause.
And it is a celebration of the life of a caring,
charism atic man who helped create a power
The Times o f H a n e y M ilk is an em otion
ally powerful and stunning documentary. The
film was named best documentary of 1984
bv the New York Film Critics Circle and has a
very good chance of an Academy Award
nom ination in mid-Febrary.
their musical reaffirmation of lesbian and gay
Romanovsky and Phillips are being brought
to Portland by Dignity Portland on Friday.
March 1. at 8 p.m. for one performance at the
Em bers Avenue.
Ron Romanovsky is a self taught musician
who began writing songs at the age of fifteen.
Four years later he moved to San Franciso
and began performing. Inspired by the strong
network of women musicians producing their
own records and concerts in the Bay Area,
and excited by the emergence of artist-con-
trolled music, he recognized the need among
gay men to also sing songs relevant to their
lives. An attem pt at form ing a men's music
collective resulted in a collaboration with lyri
cist Gene Porter on the rock opera The City:
1977-78 A.D.. for which he com posed the
Paul Phillips grew up studying piano and
singing in choirs. After high school, he went
on to study m usic at a conservative Christian
college in the midwest. It was in this environ
m ent that Paul decided he had to come out.
Two and a half years later, he was still the only
openly gay person on campus. He left school
and moved to Bloom ington. Indiana, where
he became involved in an anti-gay discrim i
nation case which lasted a year and a half but
ended in a stalemate. He moved to Manhat
tan and then to San Francisco where he met
Ron. They fell in love and six m onths later
began writing and perform ing together.
"I Thought You'd Be Taller,” Romanovsky
and Phillips' first album, which features such
routines as In the Outfield, a knowing glance
at a man being humiliated by a "sports en
thusiast" and Prince C harm ing Tango where
in "dream s are not always what they seem,"
will be available at the concert.
Tickets for the concert are available at Roxy
Hearts, Embers Avenue. Other Side of M id
night or by calling 243-6344. Tickets are $5
prior to the day of the concert and $6 if
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Romanovsky and Phillips
and Gay Pride
b y J a y B ro w n
Their first public performance two years
ago was a benefit for the California Nuclear
Freeze Iniative. Since then, Romanovsky and
Phillips have appeared coast to coast in the
G.S. and Canada and have garnered consis
tently glowing reviews. The success of Rom
anovsky and Phillips has given lie to the pre
vailing attitude in the entertainment industry
that vou can’t be openly gay a n d be suc
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