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Jan 12 2017
Larry Steinbachek, Bronski Beat Keyboardist, Dies @ 56 Comments (0)

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Sad to read that Larry Steinbachek, the keyboardist for Bronski Beat, has died.

Steinbachek died at 56 after what is described as a brief battle with cancer. In case you were one of those people who felt 2016 was bad for celebrity deaths, it should be noted he was a part of that — he died in December, and his passing was just reported by his family.

Man, when I heard about Bronski Beat and saw their video and looked at them, I had this feeling of deep respect and almost disbelief: These guys are actually, really gay. I remember buying Age of Consent and being blown away by the music, and would sing it at the top of my lungs (and well past the top of my register) all through college.

RIP.

 
Hair Music: Sia's MOVE YOUR BODY Comments (0)

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Sia's lyric video for “Move Your Body” is better than most official videos. The styling on the '80s mall photos is IMPECCABLE, super bad looks but as funny as they are, super authentic ..

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Right On: NO WRONG WAY Comments (0)

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Check out the sweet, positive video for “No Wrong Way” by Dyllan Murray feat. Kira Kosarin.

All proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit GLAAD and The Trevor Project ...

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Jan 11 2017
Muy Grande: Bryan Hawn Encourages You To TOUCH IT Like Ariana In Barbados Comments (0)

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All the haters poke fun at Bryan Hawn's fizzy output, and yet this bitch is on a beach in Barbados with his butt out making six figures.

Here's a fresh peek ...

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Jan 10 2017
She's First: Mimi Imfurst Becomes 1st American Drag Queen To Perform In Cuba — Watch! Comments (0)

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Watch this highly entertaining video, which documents the crazy-hectic rehearsal process for Mimi Imfurst's her-storic performance in Cuba.

She pulled it together with dancers who didn't speak English and had never even heard the song they were doing, Madonna's “Express Yourself” ...

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6-PACK — Do As I Say, Not Who I Do + Unsafe Bette + South Dallas Flirty + Fleeing Fox's Henhouse + Gay Vet's Vindication + Resistance Is Feudal! Comments (0)

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WIDGETGay-porn actor Jared Louis Velazquez allegedly attacked his boyfriend ... for watching porn.

WIDGETBette Midler's 1980 Golden Globes acceptance speech was ... not about Trump!

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WIDGETCameron Dallas's bubble, and a flash of his junk. (Work Unfriendly)

WIDGETSome LGBTQ people have said Vivica A. Fox barring gays from her male strip revue is okay — but she lost her producer/director over it.

WIDGETA 91-year-old gay veteran finally sees his “undesirable” discharge for his sexual orientation changed to “honorable.”

WIDGETYUZIMA's response to Trump's pseudo-election is the rock song “Resist.”

 
Jan 09 2017
Absolutely No Regrets: A Review Of PIAF!: THE SHOW Comments (0)

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I spent Friday evening listening to Edith Piaf sing at Carnegie Hall in the '50s. 

Actually, the event was Piaf! The Show, we were in the Fifties in NYC and the singer was Anne Carrere, but close Please-credit-photo-by-g-marsalla_27637841531_oenough — Carrere hauntingly summons Piaf's vocal stylings so beautifully it has been said she possesses the legend's instrument at her peak. In a warm, witty rendering of all the songs Piaf made famous, Carrere's challenge was to inhabit Piaf's unique style while giving us flashes of her own personality.

She succeeded.

Act I consisted of early Piaf, 16 French numbers performed with gusto by Carrere and her tight band. Carrere looked the part enough to create an illusion but not enough to appear to be a caricature. The crowd was eating from the palm of her hand, so delighted were they to be hearing songs in what was likely the native language of more than a few.

After an intermission, Carrere & Co. returned for 12 more tunes, these more modern and among Piaf's signature hits. With each number the crowd grew more enthusiastic, awaiting the inevitable arrival of “La Vie en Rose” and “Non, Je ne Regrette Rien.” Carrere performed cheekily, leaving the stage to flirt with audience members, some of whom were all to eager to flirt back. (When she approached a woman, the attendee stood and shook her breasts, which earned her a skip.)

The only less than perfect part of the evening was when a creepy guy overeagerly volunteered to dance with Carrere onstage. Even seated, his body movements were disturbingly suggestive, threatening to kill the buzz of an incredibly emotional and faultlessly classy evening for Carrere, who was debuting at Carnegie Hall 60 years after Piaf's famed gig there. Her own respect for Piaf and her charm as a newcomer to the world stage won out.

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Wayward audience members aside, the evening was magical, driven by Carrere's indefatigable growl and her sweetness in admitting to us how much it meant for her to be able to bring us those songs in that place in that context.

For us, too, and for any big fan of Piaf; this is a show that can't be missed. Let it pass you by and you will regret it.

Piaf!: The Show has about 400 upcoming shows scheduled through 2019 in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Info here.

Set list after the jump ...

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Jan 08 2017
MOONLIGHT, LA LA LAND & La Streep Win At The Golden Globes —Trump Responds Comments (0)

First of all, you MUST watch Meryl Streep's passionate speech against Trump — never named — in accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Award at tonight's Golden Globes. This is why I will always resist when people who should and sometimes do know better complain about artists and actors voicing their political views. Why should this insightful and articulate a voice be silent?

And she gave the speech with her voice going in and out, following all her grieving for her late buddy Carrie Fisher.

Instantly iconic. #standwithstreep

Trump's response? He called her a “Hillary lover.” Gee, what other phrase was he covertly echoing?

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The best news for LGBTQ filmmakers and audiences is that the little (gay) drama that could, Moonlight, took home the evening's top honor, Best Motion Picture - Drama. You will recall that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (and everyone else but the Oscars) honored the gay drama Brokeback Mountain over 10 years ago, too.

La La Land won big, taking home Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and taking awards for its stars, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, too. It also won for Score and Song, not to mention Director.

Full list of winners is here: 

 


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