Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags are lining the streets for gay pride parades in coast-to-coast events. Some celebrations this year are taking political tones in reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era.
Ben Jaffe was all smiles for most of the hour or so he spent onstage at Arroyo Seco Weekend, a music festival that debuted Saturday and Sunday on the leafy grounds surrounding the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Jeff Sochko worked for the lighting crew that accentuated Prince’s music for his 1980s tour in support of the “Purple Rain” album. He recalls the superstar's 'no drugs' clause for the tour and the purple tambourines he used to have handed out to the crowd. Credit: Bristow Marchant/The (Rock Hill) Herald