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Oct 09 2018
The Library Is Open: Brian Falduto Previews Tracks From Forthcoming Debut Album STAGE TWO Comments (0)
IMG_9607*****_newFalduto is singin' the twos ...
Brian Falduto is best known as Billy aka Fancy Pants in the 2003 movie School of Rock. He came out as gay as a senior in college, but may have been the last to know, considering his character was famous for adoring Liza and uttering the words “You're tacky and I hate you,” lines he delivered so credibly he became known as the gay kid from School of Rock.
Having that mantle placed on you in the fifth grade can be daunting, and it would seem Falduto has dealt with the fallout via therapy, 51Y3Y2xOeQL._SX401_BO1 204 203 200_ and in song — he has spent time working on music since his sole movie appearance, releasing an EP and, soon, his debut album, Stage Two.
In a casual teaser of the album Monday night at NYC's the Cutting Room, Falduto sang tracks from the new album, including his current single “Rainy Day.” Warmly received by the crowd, he also touched on his EP, did some covers, had two opening acts and allowed two of his backing singers to perform works (look up Elizabeth Wyld, she was amazing). On the therapy tip, he did two readings from a book he says inspired his album, The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World by Alan Downs, Ph.D.

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Jul 21 2018
So I Went To See Taylor Swift ... Comments (0)

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I'm not the biggest Taylor Swift fan of all time, you may be surprised to know, but I did go to see her Reputation Stadium Tour opening night at MetLife in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Jul 10 2018
Jim Stryker Force + The Failure Of The LGBTQ Movement? + Steve Grand's A-Grade + Casey Cott Licks KJ Apa + Trump Nominates SCOTUS Justice Who Thinks Presidents Can't Be Sued + Trump Sued + Madonna Isn't Skin-Deep + MORE! —12-PACK Comments (0)

Above: Antoni Porowski by Taylor Miller.

Below: Keep reading for vintage meat, a gay-rights error, KJ Apa licked, Madonna putting an accent on things deeper than pretty, plus much, much more ...

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Jun 23 2018
Intergenerational Lust & Love + Four-Legged Madonna + Teen Choice Goes Gay + Death Of A Gay-Rights Legend + Kathy Hearts Stormy + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

Above: Matthew Crawford makes a funny, then makes it wearable.

Below: Calvin Klein's love life comes to Broadway, Teen Choice goes gay, this bitch (okay, it's a boy) is Madonna, Madonna's bi love letter,  death of a gay-rights legend, Book of Love came to town, and more ...

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Feb 26 2018
Bananarama In NYC: I Wanted Them Back — And They Came! Comments (0)

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I had way too much fun watching Bananarama's final North American gig on their Original Line Up Tour this weekend! Check out a full review here.

Video after the jump ...

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Nov 12 2017
We Heard Her Singing There: A Review Of Tiffany In NYC Comments (0)

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I was arm-twisted into seeing Tiffany's show Friday in NYC — and boy, am I glad I caved. She was a revelation as a live performer ...

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Oct 19 2017
AFTERNOONERS Delight: A Collection Of HI-NRG Auteur Patrick Cowley's Pounding Porno Jams Comments (0)

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Today would have been HI-NRG dance producer Patrick Cowley's 67th birthday — had he not been an early AIDS casuality, dying at 32 in 1982. Keep reading for my review of the latest posthumous collection of his work to be released ...

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Sep 13 2017
Do I Know You From Somewhere? — An Evening With Patrick Leonard, Madonna Maestro Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-09-13 at 11.10.07 AMTuesday night was the long-awaited An Evening with Patrick Leonard show at Joe's Pub in NYC, featuring prolific songsmith Patrick Leonard, the man behind some of Madonna's biggest hits and most soul-baring compositions.

He's 61 and a musical genius, but this marked his solo debut!

It was a nightmare for me professionally (to the extent that being a blogger is any kind of profession) due to a series of unfortunate photographic events not worth reliving, but I did get some stuff and the show itself was bliss, a total gift to fans of Leonard's immaculate work with Madonna. As generous as his 13-song set list was, he definitely left us wanting more.

Keep reading for my review, pics and mega-fan Luigi Saturnino's you-were-there videos ...

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