166 posts categorized "DANCE"

Nov 19 2014
BLUE, Period: An Interview With Ricky Rebel Comments (0)
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Ricky Rebel is described as a sort of Adam Lambert/Lady Gaga hybrid, but in spite of his young age, he's been in the industry longer than both of them. I first encountered Ricky when he was in the boy No_authority_shirtless_group_in_underwear1band No Authority (pictured in underwear), a group signed to Madonna's Maverick (RIP!) and mentored by Michael Jackson.

I would've done anything for NA (and gave them crazy amounts of coverage) if only because their manager had once been in an episode of The Golden Girls, but I also really liked the boys themselves.

Ricky was a stand-out in the teen pop scene, a true showman, so it was not surprising to me 10 years later when he re-emerged as a solo artist with a major dance hit (“Geisha Dance”) and a thoughtfully crafted, musically sound point of view.

Now, Ricky is releasing The Blue Album, filled with adventurous dance music that isn't a guilty pleasure but an unqualified pleasure. He is a visual artist who does not overly rely on his admittedly fun razzle and on-stage dazzle, but one whose music you could enjoy with your eyes closed.

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I was happy to chat with Ricky all these years after we crossed paths at the teen magazine I ran; I've always wanted to do follow-up interviews with the kids I worked with, so getting to debrief one who's gone on to bigger and better things was a real pleasure...

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Sep 26 2014
Teenage Dream: Yet Another VOGUE Wunderkind! Comments (0)

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There have been several videos of teenage Madonna fanboys workin' it to her signature hit “Vogue” in the past, but we may have a winner for nailing the choreography. Ladies...

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Sep 22 2014
The Reviews Are In: 10 Vintage, Personal Takes On NYC Theater Comments (0)

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Made a fun find at the Broadway Flea Market yesterday—a stack of old Playbills from some guy (I assume) who seems to have seen every show on the boards from the '60s until at least two years ago. What makes his collection special is he jotted down his reviews on the covers...and at times they're hilariously malevolent, if not also downright wrong. The original Chicago? Hated it. Torch Song Trilogy? Too much mugging and the fat fag with a gravel voice never could be believed.

Check them out below (all of the below is quoted from his writing)—some of them are priceless...

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Sep 18 2014
Your Nightly Briefing Comments (0)

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Carrie Ann Inaba posted this image from a Dancing with the Stars photo shoot that reveals her fellow judge, Bruno Tonioli, is still sexy—and bendy—at 58!

 
Sep 12 2014
Who's That Boy? Comments (0)

Adolpho-BlaireWhen I met performer Adolpho Blaire (pictured, proving his love for Madonna to me) at Ben Rimalower's hilarious/terrifying one-man show Bad With Money tonight, I had a funny feeling we'd wind up with a lot in common—one of the first things he mentioned is that he'd just uploaded two videos of himself as a little boy rocking out to Madonna.

I think he's just joined the ranks of Robert Jeffrey and Shaun Sperling with these flametastic displays!

The first is this unbelievably committed rollerblading performance (he calls it RollerPrancing) set to Madonna's “Oh Father”: 

After the jump, we get a closeup of Adolpho's tight vogueing, complete with finger-snapping, near-splits and strategic clapping. Too bad Madonna got over her penchant for taking little boys on tour with her after Who's That Girl, because Adolpho would've killed on Blond Ambition...

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Sep 02 2014
Need To Know: GUIDE Post + Bacall Girl + Puppy Lust + Copycatfight + My VANITY FAIR Laddie + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThe ultimate gallery of vintage TV Guide covers.

*widget boy cultureLauren, Katharine, Lana, too...

*widget boy cultureChris Meloni is a walking boner.

*widget boy cultureBrian Sims is even cuter with a dog.

*widget boy cultureMadonna vs. Gaga: Part 11,000.

*widget boy cultureSurvivor lead singer Jimi Jamison dies @ 63.

*widget boy cultureBritney Spears references her cheater ex in concert.

*widget boy cultureJamaican gay activist folds, fearing violent reprisals.

*widget boy cultureA lawyer in the year 2014 sent an email calling AIDS “the gay plague.”

*widget boy cultureThis is what ever happened to “Mikey” from the Life TV commercials. 

*widget boy cultureGorgeous Roberto Bolle for Vanity Fair.

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Aug 29 2014
Come Together As One Comments (0)

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The dancers from Michael Jackson One celebrate the late popstar's latest single, “A Place With No Name”, a quasi-remake of America's “Horse With No Name”...

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Aug 11 2014
Just Got MAID Comments (0)

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Tyler Posey was apparently the kid in Maid in Manhattan (2002), a fact I can't believe I never knew! He just showed up at the Teen Choice Awards to jokingly audition for his old co-star, J.Lo, as a backup dancer. In the process, he shook his fine booty...

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