In September, 2003, I visited Los Angeles on vacation, and of course timed that trip so I could take in two Outmusic Open Mics. They are organized by John Torres and held at two different clubs in the area.One club, The Other Side (in Silverlake), is a piano bar, and at the Moonshadow they sing to tracks.

And now, pics from The Other Side...

Jay Spears

Above and below, Jay Spears

Jay Spears

Donald Giddons

Above and right, Donald Giddons, and below,
Donald's lover, Joseph, dances with Pam Marshall

Joseph & Pam

Jon, Lalo, Donald..

Above, left to right, John, his brother,
Lalo Torres, and Donald Giddons.
Below, Javier, and below that,
Jon and accompaniest Robert Glenn

Javier

Jon Torres & Robert Glenn

Jon Torres

Above, John Torres, and below, Robert Glenn

Robert Glenn

Donald Giddons

Chris Wilson & Robert Glenn

Above, Chris Wilson sang but made me
promise not to include it in the sound file
I uploaded; and below, Frank Labrador

Frank Labrodor

Jon Torres

Above, John Torres, and below, Lalo Torres

Lalo Torres

And, pics from Moonshadow...

Jay Spears

One of the highlights of the Open Mic
for me was the Judy & Barbra duets
done by Eddie Mitchell & John Torres,
in the 4 pics below and on the right

Eddie Mitchell & Jon Torres

Eddie Mitchell & Jon Torres

Below and right, Jarod Matthews

Jarod Matthews

Below, Michael Wynsen as a solo,
and at right, doing a duet with John Torres

Michael

Jon Torres

Below, all eyes on the stage: Eddie, John, Jay

Eddie, Jon, Jay

Jay Spears

Above and left, Jay Spears

Eddie Mitchell & Jon Torres

Eddie Mitchell & Jon Torres

Jarod Matthews

Michael & Jon

Christopher David Trentham & Chris Wilson

Rapt attention...above, my Audiofile
co-producers Christopher David Trentham
and Chris Wilson; below, Jarod and his mom

Jarrod & his mom

Upper left, John Torres, and below,
more solos by Eddie Mitchell

Eddie Mitchell  Eddie Mitchell