Linda Eder Live in Concert

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In an era in which artists feel liberated to produce and distribute their music in their own way — minus record-label intrusion — singer Linda Eder has released independently the most charismatic recording of a career that has stretched more than 20 years.

“Linda Live: The Concert Recording” cannot be found on Amazon, iTunes or any other platform for music sales. But because Eder stands as the greatest contemporary vocalist in the tradition of Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, perhaps listeners will find their way to Eder’s first live album (available only at lindaeder.com and at the singer’s shows).

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Tom of Finland Stamps

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The legendary TOM OF FINLAND

now has his own stamps – but they are only available in Finland at the moment.

The late graphic artist Tom of Finland, born Touko Laaksonen,  has  become further cemented as an icon for his contributions to gay art and history thanks to a new a series of stamps. He is considered one of the most well-known Finnish artists around the world.

The work of Tom of Finland is both monumentally significant and long-standing.

“His emphatically masculine homoerotic drawings have attained iconic status in their genre and had an influence on, for instance, pop culture and fashion. In his works, Tom of Finland utilized the self-irony and humor typical of subcultures. During his career, Tom of Finland produced more than 3,500 drawings… The drawings on the stamp sheet represent strong and confident male figures typical of their designer.”

Here’s an interview with stamp’s designer Timo Berry in cooperation with the Tom of Finland Foundation‘s Finnish representative Susanna Luoto.

A petition demanding the stamp be called off has now launched, and has so far gathered over 2,000 signatures.

Stamps may be ordered here.

 

Gay Singer Gallavin Releases 2nd CD

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Gallavin releases his second album So Sad the Songs next week. Under the sign of melancholy, this album traces the spleens of lost years and time passing by. It narrates the solitude of old broken hearted lovers whose once flamboyant passion has faded out throughout the seasons. So Sad the Songs is a journey through nostalgic and melancholic songs of yesterday arranged by Guy-François Leuenberger and Pierre Sottas.

The first single Avec le temps from Léo Ferré and its music video highlight the spirit of the new album. In a chiaroscuro atmosphere, the music video symbolizes with the circular movements how time weakens our passions and leaves us frozen in big the theatre of our lives.

Gallavin is performing three showcases to present his new album with the company of Catherine d’Oex the 1st, 2nd and 15th November 2014, respectively at the Palais DuPayrou in Neuchâtel, at the Jet’lag Club, MAD in Lausanne, and at Dialogai (INSIDE) in Genève, at 7pm. Gallavin is also singing the 13th November 2014  at the theatre of the Moulin-Neuf in Aigle at 7:30pm with François Bettens at the piano. Details can be found on www.gallavin.com.

The CD can only be ordered on Gallavin’s website www.gallavin.com. The album can nevertheless be downloaded on different Internet stores.

WATCH THE NEW VIDEO  HERE

Casper Andres Matthew Ludwinski KISS ME KILL ME

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While confronting his unfaithful boyfriend Dusty blacks-out. When he comes to, his boyfriend was murdered and he’s the prime suspect.

“Kiss Me, Kill Me” is an Alfred Hitchcock/Agatha Christie-style “Who-done-it” set in a little town called West Hollywood.

The fantastic film maker CASPER ANDREAS  is back again! An accomplished filmmaker who got his start in 2003 when he wrote, directed, and produced the short film “Mormor’s Visit” as well as his first feature, the romantic comedy “Slutty Summer” (in which he also stars). In the following years Casper produced and directed another five feature films (three of which he also wrote): “A Four Letter Word” (2007),”Between Love & Goodbye” (2008), “The Big Gay Musical” (2009), “Violet Tendencies” (2010), and “Going Down in LA-LA Land” (2011). Casper co-starred in the last two. Casper has collected multiple awards at film festivals around the world for each of his films.

 

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AN AMAZING CAST has been assembled  for  his new project, KISS ME, KILL ME!  Model / actor  Matthew  Ludwinski, Queer As Folk’s Gale HaroldMichael  Maize   from True Blood,  International Superstar  Willam,  and many more!

 

This movie is a passion project. Every single person both before and behind the camera is involved because we believe in it. We are a small group, with a small film, and we want to make this movie for a small amount of money.

Our risks and challenges will be enormous. Even though that is true of every film production, at every budget, the smaller the budget the greater the challenges. Actors can drop out, locations can become unavailable. Pretty much anything that can go wrong in life can go wrong while making a small movie. But our team has a lot of experience in film production and overcoming the various obstacles that will inevitably arise.

And we have passion!

We believe that passion plus experience will equal a great little movie that will, with your help, come together to truly be something special.

This is going to be a great creative adventure.

With your support, there is no challenge too great or risk to large – and KISS ME, KILL ME will then be coming soon to a theater near you!

They need  $100,000   and  are 1/3  of the way there!

VISIT KICKSTARTER  and read more! 

Channing Tatum Steve Carroll Foxcatcher

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This looks  GREAT!   Based on a shocking true story, Channing Tatum and Steve Carell star in the upcoming film Foxcatcher. EVERYONE is talking about both Channing and Steve and their award winning performances.

It is about a wrestler (Tatum) who wants to be the best wrestler in the world and a mysterious older benefactor (Carell) who offers him his patronage.

Dave Schultz was an Olympic and world champion freestyle wrestler. While training for another Olympic bid, he was killed by a gunshot from mad athletic sponsor John Eleuthère du Pont. Four months after Dave’s murder, his brother Mark competed in UFC 9 and won. Dave Schultz is the only 1984 Olympic Champion to win the 1983 World Championships and Mark is the only 1984 Olympic Champion to win the 1985 World Championships. When Mark won another World Championship in 1987, he became the first Olympic Champion to add two additional World titles. What a story!

What begins as a mutually symbiotic relationship quickly devolves into something darker and more twisted.

Channing talks about the grueling training and how it changed him, “Look, when you’re in that kind of a movie, it doesn’t matter if you’re hurt or not,” the actor told Yahoo. “You keep moving forward. I don’t think my knees will ever be the same after that, and I still have cauliflower ear. But if I came out of the movie without it, I’d feel like I didn’t do something right.”

WATCH  NOW

Straight Pride and Gay Pride

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Gay Pride parades were created as an answer to oppression and unequal rights. I’ve heard people say “you don’t see Straight Pride parades”…and that’s because straight people don’t need them.

No one’s calling straight slurs out of car windows or getting up in churches and telling them their unions are unholy and their very lives are condemning them to hell.

PRIDE PARADES -As long as we’re legally and socially held back, they are absolutely necessary. They don’t say “I’m special” so much as they say, “we exist.”

In Huffington Post – Shane Jordan explores Straight Pride….Pride is a deliberate attempt to equalize a society. Pride is a statement, an attitude and a decision. You see, we have been questioned and accused, abused and diminished for the entirety of history. We have been told that we are deficient and defective. It’s assumed by much of the population that we are either mentally ill or dealing with residual emotional baggage brought on by childhood tragedy. It’s assumed that our misguidance or rebellion can be fixed through therapy and that, perhaps, we will eventually abandon our lifestyle and become heterosexual.    READ MORE  HERE

Same-Sex Couples: Live Gay, Retire Rich

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SAME SEX  COUPLE RETIREMENT INFORMATION

LGBT Ally James Lange, an author and CPA/Attorney, Celebrates New Legal Rulings by Offering a Free E-Book for Same-Sex Couples Across the Nation.

Retire Secure! for Same-Sex Couples: Live Gay, Retire Rich is endorsed by the top IRA, Social Security, and legal experts in the country and available as a FREE download for a limited time at www.samesex-equalrights.com

Last week was a historic week of victories for same-sex couples across the nation as 8 more states, West Virginia, Alaska, Utah, Virginia, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Indiana won the right to marry. The courts struck down the bans to marry in these states, expanding the rights for same-sex couples to marry in over half of the country. Within hours, county clerks in those states were issuing marriage licenses to couples who had been waiting for a decision to come down. Additionally, 4 more states in the 10th circuit and 4th circuit are on the verge of marriage equality as well.  Colorado, Kansas, South Carolina, and Wyoming have cases pending verdicts and are expected to overturn their marriage bans in the near future. To celebrate these rulings attorney and CPA, James Lange is offering Retire Secure! for Same-Sex Couples: Live Gay, Retire Rich for free for a limited time on his web site, www.samesex-equalrights.com.

Pittsburgh LGBT Ally James Lange of Lange Financial Group, LLC has been working to help same-sex couples understand and take advantage of the tax and Social Security laws since 2002, but his campaign was re-energized when the Windsor case was decided in 2013. The laws and regulations for estate planning, tax planning, and Social Security planning have changed so significantly for same-sex couples over the last year that Jim has dedicated a large portion of his firm’s time and funds toward writing a book on gay retirement planning.  Retire Secure! for Same Sex Couples: Live Gay, Retire Rich can be downloaded for FREE by going to www.samesex-equalrights.com before October 31st.

Along with the ability to get married, Lange suggests that there are many other points couples in states with marriage rights or on the verge of those rights should consider. “Married same-sex couples who live in states that recognize same-marriages will now be able to enjoy significant Social Security marital benefits and estate planning benefits, particularly if one member of the couples has a significant IRA or retirement plan,” says Lange, author of the book, Retire Secure! for Same-Sex Couples: Live Gay, Retire Rich. Mr. Lange offers four tips for same-sex couples:

  1. Go Into Marriage with Your Financial Eyes Wide Open. The couples who will benefit the most financially will likely be same-sex couples in their 60s or older where at least one person of the couple has a significant IRA or retirement plan.  Some other couples will actually do worse financially.  Finances are an important, though not exclusive, reason to get married or stay unmarried.  If you are already married, speak to a tax advisor to take advantage of all the marital benefits.
  2. Consider How Marriage Affects Social Security Benefits. For many couples, one result of marriage is the opportunity to collect a much higher Social Security benefit. If you qualify and it is appropriate in your situation, apply for Social Security spousal benefits. There is a fantastic technique called “apply and suspend,” which is newly available to many same-sex couples in states that have recently changed their laws and to many residents of states that already afforded marriage rights.  Most Social Security recipients, however, do not understand all of the possible spousal benefits of Social Security. There are significant advantages while both spouses are alive and after the first spouse dies.  Find out the enormous financial benefits for free by going to www.samesex-equalrights.com before October 31st.
  3. Marriage and IRA and Retirement Planning.  Regardless of your state of residence, as long as you were married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriages, you and your spouse will enjoy significant tax benefits on inheriting an IRA or a retirement plan.
  4. Seek Professional Advice. As with all important financial decisions, Lange suggests that couples speak with a qualified retirement and estate advisor, preferably a CPA, as well as an attorney who works with same-sex couples. “Couples need to be sure they have all the knowledge they can to prepare for their financial lives as a married couple,” says Lange. For more information about how to get a FREE copy of Retire Secure! for Same-Sex Couples: Live Gay, Retire Rich or for information on how to schedule a meeting or media interview with James Lange visit www.samesex-equalrights.com or call 412-521-2732.

Good Samariton Got 3 Arrested in Gay Bashing

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How many times do you sit by the sidelines and do nothing but gripe about crimes?

Sometimes, we have the power within our means to actually do something AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING! And  Not stand by and wait for the police!

Twitter user @FanSince09,  played an instrumental role in identifying the suspects in the September 11 gay bashing in Center City, Philadelphia.  Had he not jumped in a helped solve the crime, this case may very be still in limbo.

He appeared on The View  and local news  to share why (and how) he decided to put his social media skills to work and help solve a crime.

 

Now the 3 perpetrators await trial. Thanks  to  @FanSince09!!

The preliminary hearing date was set for December 16th, at which point the case will be brought before a municipal court judge to determine if there was probable cause to arrest the suspects. Attorney for Kevin Harrigan, Josh Scarpello, tells me, “we won’t decide the truth of the matter in that first hearing. It is a probable-cause hearing to establish if the case should go to trial.”

Scarpello confirms that all three defendants have pleaded not guilty.
Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/g-philly/2014/09/30/preliminary-trial-set-gay-bashing-suspects/#GWxzaBYo1j8gwtCH.99

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Singer Nick Deutsch Comes Out

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SEXY New York based singer/songwriter Nick Deutsch releases the music video for “Run,” the lead single off his EP Crazy Ride. In it, Deutsch chronicles the heartbreak he felt in the lead-up to and aftermath of a relationship breakup with another man.

Deutsch said in a blog post on his website about why he felt it was important to come out as member of the LGBTQ community with the video’s release:

I believe that regardless of career, being open is still very much a big deal, although I do appreciate and empathize with the over-arching view that “it’s no longer a big deal to be gay.” Even with Sam Smith sitting tall at the billboard top ten, we are sorely in need of supportive voices to counter the awful statistics and narratives that have historically plagued the LGBTQ community. It feels ridiculous to consider portraying myself as anything but confident with who I am as a gay man, especially within the wider context of the enormous social changes that have occurred.

Because I’m blessed to be in a position to have a voice, I consider it an honor to be different. The deeply understood reality of this quick, short life has resolved me to live it on my terms and not be ignorant to the reality that most of human suffering is tied to flexible beliefs. I’m not pushing my sexuality in anyone’s face as much as I’m being who I am. I’m not a gay songwriter as much as I’m a songwriter who happens to be gay. In regards to “Run,” I put a male actor in my video because the song was written about one. I fell in love with a boy and got my heart broken, so that’s what you’ll see.

 

WATCH THE VIDEO

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Mark MacKillop Photo Book RM. FOURTEEN

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Mark MacKillop is a singer actor dancer. Originally from Vancouver he studied ballet in Vancouver with Li Yaming at Pacific DanceArts and spent summers training with the Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater in New York, both on full scholarship. After three years dancing with the Atlanta Ballet Mark moved to New York to pursue musical theatre and just finished a year on tour playing Riff with the international production of West Side Story – which leads us to this story about Mark!

 

From Huffington Post:   New York performer Mark MacKillop offers musical theater fans a provocative peek at the offstage life of a working actor in his coffee table book, Rm. XIV.

The new book comprises 80 black-and-white selfies of MacKillop in various stages of undress, shot in various hotel rooms around the world while he was in the midst of an international tour of “West Side Story” last year.

Though the steamy images will no doubt set pulses racing, MacKillop sees Rm. XIV as capturing “physicality, composition, reflection” as opposed to being intentionally scintillating.

“I  had just finished a year touring all over Europe and Israel with the international production of West Side Story.  During the course of my time abroad i started taking pictures of myself in each hotel room I stayed in.   This quickly became a staple of my experience on tour.”

“ Surprisingly traveling around with 30 cast members and a 30 piece orchestra left me feeling incredibly isolated and at times lonely. I used the photos as a way of connecting with friends who I was separated from to give them a unique, intimate look at my life on the road,” MacKillop, who originally hails from Canada, told The Huffington Post. Noting that he shot all of the images on his iPhone with a self-timer app, he added, “I definitely wouldn’t call myself a photographer. I would just call myself an artist exploring in various mediums.”

MacKillop, who is openly gay, said the photos also represent a very personal journey, and were partly inspired by Tom of Finland in addition to his own ballet and modern dance training.

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A very successful kickstarter campaign was launched and the book was printed!

(Photo Right :  is from one of the MANY fashion shoots Mark has done. Photographer Walter Kurtz Emporio Armani Underwear.  See more  on Pinterest.)

 

 

Having performed in the 2014 installment of “Broadway Bares,” MacKillop will donate a portion of the proceeds from Rm. XIV to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA). In addition, the book will feature an introduction by Tony Award-winning “Kinky Boots” star Billy Porter and a foreword authored by New York artist Robert W. Richards.

You can read more about Rm. XIV here.    BUY  THE BOOK!

Sneak Peak  Video  on YouTube

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Twitter @mark_mackillop
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National Coming Out Day Celebration

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NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY!

I love being gay! If it was a choice – I would choose it AGAIN!

Be proud!   Stand Up!  Be Who You Are!  Be counted and Come out!

YOU ARE NOT ALONE   and  guess what?  IT’S   OK  TO BE GAY!

It is one the the best decisions you will ever make in your life.

 

WATCH  these  2  inspirational  videos.

 

ONE    BY HRC celebrating National Coming Out Day!

ONE FEATURING  MARTHA WASH  Coming Out With Pride

SUPREME COURT Says …..Nothing!

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MORE GROUND BREAKING NEWS  FOR  LGBT  PEOPLE!

U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION OPENS MARRIAGE TO NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF SAME-SEX COUPLES IN THE U.S.

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided  NOT to hear pending cases on state bans of same-sex marriage. The decision means that 11 more states will likely soon allow same-sex couples to marry.  As a result, nearly 65 percent of same-sex couples across the country will live in states where they can marry and the number of Americans living in states that allow marriage for same-sex couples is now six in ten.
Williams Institute research also suggests that an estimated 45,000 same-sex couples in those 11 states will likely marry in the next 3 years, generating $334 million in additional spending.
Key statistics include:
  • Recent Williams Institute analyses suggest that the number of married same-sex couples, estimated to be as high as 130,000 in 2013, has increased by more than 50% over the last three years.

 

  • Williams Institute research has analyzed the economic impact of allowing same-sex couples to marry in the 11 states that will now allow such marriages.  Combining these states, 45,000 same-sex couples are likely to marry in the next three years generating more than $334 million in additional spending and over $22 million in sales tax revenue. Full versions of the state reports are available here.

 

  • Nearly two-thirds of same-sex couples in the U.S. will now live in a state where they can marry, up from 50% prior to today’s decision.

 

  • 6 out of 10 Americans will now live in states that allow same-sex couples to marry, up from 4 in 10.

 

  • Williams Institute research suggests that there were 690,000 same-sex couples in the US in 2013 raising an estimated 200,000 children.  As many as 30,000 of those children are being raised by married parents.

 

  • In Indiana, there are more than 11,000 cohabiting same-sex couples, of whom an estimated 17% are raising more than 3,200 children in their homes.

 

  • In Oklahoma, there are more than 6,100 cohabiting same-sex couples, of which an estimated 21% are raising more than 2,500 children in their homes.

 

  • In Utah, there are more than 3,900 same-sex couples, of whom an estimated 20% are raising nearly 1,600 children in their homes.

 

  • In Virginia, there are more than 14,200 cohabiting same-sex couples, of whom an estimated 18% are raising more than 4,000 children in their homes.

 

  • In Wisconsin, there are nearly 9,200 cohabiting same-sex couples, of whom an estimated 20% are raising nearly 3,200 children in their homes.

 

  • In Colorado, there are nearly 12,500 cohabiting same-sex couples, of whom an estimated 16% are raising nearly 4,000 children in their homes.

 

  • In Kansas, there are more than 4,000 cohabiting same-sex couples, of whom an estimated 22% are raising nearly 1,800 children in their homes.

 

  • In North Carolina, there are nearly 18,300 cohabiting same-sex couples, of whom an estimated 18% are raising nearly 6,600 children in their homes.

 

  • In South Carolina, there are more than 7,200 cohabiting same-sex couples, of whom an estimated 19% are raising nearly 2,750 children in their homes.

 

  • In West Virginia, there are nearly 3,000 cohabiting same-sex couples, of whom an estimated 18% are raising nearly 1,030 children in their homes.

 

  • In Wyoming, there are nearly 700 cohabiting same-sex couples, of whom an estimated 25% are raising approximately 350 children in their homes.

             IT’S   A  GREAT  TIME  TO BE GAY! Same-sex marriage will be the law of the land — inevitably but not immediately.!

Icon BETTE DAVIS Lost Interview

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BETTE  DAVIS!

All About Eve, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, A Catered Affair, Little Foxes, The Letter, Jezebel, Now Voyager….the list goes on and on!

Often referred to as “The First Lady of the American Screen,” Bette Davis created a new kind of screen heroine. She was a liberated woman in an industry dominated by men. She was known as an actress that could play a variety of difficult and powerful roles, and because of this she set a new standard for women on the big screen. Independent off-screen as well, her battles with studio bigwigs were legendary. With a career spanning six decades, few in the history of film rival her longevity and appeal.

Long before Sheryl Sandberg told us to Lean In, screen legend Bette Davis was charging men with changing how the sexes relate to each other.

“I think men have got to change an awful lot. I think somehow they still prefer the little woman. They’re just staying way, way behind and so as a rule I think millions of women are very happy to be by themselves, they’re so bored with the whole business of trying to be the little woman, when no such thing really exists anymore. It just simply doesn’t,” said the celebrated actor and early Hollywood feminist in a previously lost interview, brought to life by PBS Digital Studios’ BLANK ON BLANK.

As an early advocate of gender awareness, Davis added, “This world’s gone way beyond it. The real female should be partly male and the real male should be partly female anyway. So if you ever run into that in either sex you’ve run into something very, very fine, I think.”

In this week’s installment of PBS Digital Studios’ “Blank on Blank” from an interview recorded in 1963 by legendary Hollywood reporter Shirley Eder, Bette Davis gives her perspective on the battle of the sexes. She also reveals her experiences dealing with Hollywood executives while trying to balance her career with a “traditional” household in a male-dominated industry, and explains why being an intelligent female can be a “hindrance” in business.

The full video is here

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Bette Midler New Album

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Fall and Winter see some of the best new releases!  This year  is HUGE!

We have  Lady Gaga  and Tony Bennett Cheek to Cheek (Deluxe), Barbra Streisand Partners,   Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances (CD/ DVD)!   And now  Bette Midler It’s The Girls.

 

From the people who brought you “Beaches” and “Hairspray: The Musical” comes something gayer than you ever could’ve imagined. It’s the triumphant return of Bette Midler, of course!

“It’s The Girls!” was produced by Mark Shaiman (“Hairspray”), and it’s dropping November 4 on Warner Bros. Records. The album is sure to push the boundaries of “campy” — from the title’s exclamation point to the album’s entire premise — covers, but only of girl group hits; it’s everything from 30s trios like the Andrews Sisters to TLC.

bette  says, “I have loved the sound of females harmonizing since I was a kid; I always sang along. Didn’t we all? [...] I think the idea that you could become part of the group was the thing that endeared me to the girl groups. You weren’t just singing along, you were THERE!”
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Tony Bennett Lady Gaga Concerts

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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga celebrated the launch of their new album, CHEEK TO CHEEK, released today, with a live performance in the city of Brussels last night.  Held outdoors at the Grande Place plaza, thousands of fans had the opportunity to hear them sing selected songs from their critically-acclaimed collaborative jazz album.

 

Today’s release marks the continuance of an extensive campaign to support CHEEK TO CHEEK that began with the album’s announcement in July that has included special events, surprise concert appearances in Montreal and Tel Aviv and unique marketing tie-ins with ESPN and the US Tennis Open, the Home Shopping Network and H&M retail stores. Media coverage has kicked off with covers of Parade, Harpers Bazaar and DownBeat (marking Lady Gaga’s first appearance on the famed jazz magazine’s cover and Bennett’s sixth cover).

Photographer Steven Klein created the visual campaign for the record and studio videos of several tracks were released featuring footage from the studio recording sessions and other personal moments.  A live concert event on PBS Great Performances, sponsored by LG Electronics and filmed in 4K technology, premieres on October 24th.  Amazon Instant Video customers will be able to stream the performance in the highest resolution at no added cost when it becomes available later this year.

 

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s live Brussels performance was filmed and will be presented as a special engagement theatrical release in Barco Escape theaters in early 2015, but a sneak preview is set to air this Friday, September 26 on Good Morning America when the morning show broadcasts a song from the event. Additionally set for Friday is an announcement of plans for a US concert appearance.

 

Barco, the worldwide market share leader in digital cinema projection, will release this first theatrical live music event in Barco Escape, the company’s new multi-screen, 270-degree panoramic movie format. Corrino Media Group are the producers / partners on the project. They are multi-faceted in creative content and are global experts in cinematic quality live event production.

 

On Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek:

 

“An unlikely pairing results in beautiful music….Gaga surprises with lovely, pure, stripped down vocals.  She is a revelation.”   PEOPLE

 

“Gaga has real chemistry with Bennett…..”   ROLLING STONE

 

“An epic musical mash-up….”   USA TODAY

 

“Bennett brings out another side of Gaga’s artistry…A sassy Gaga enthusiastically belts out her lines, while Bennett is as always elegant and precise in his phrasing.” ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

“Bennett believes that most songs deserve a big finish, and still can deliver the goods.” THE DAILY BEAST

 

“’Cheek to Cheek’ serves up the real thing, start to finish….Lady Gaga and Bennett have created a jazz album that will reach far wider than most and, more important, has something valuable to say.” CHICAGO TRIBUNE

GET IT NOW! Cheek to Cheek (Deluxe)

Barbra Streisand Makes History with “Partners”

It’s official – Barbra Streisand’s “Partners” has entered the Billboard 200 chart at number one, making her the only recording artist in history to have a number one release in six consecutive decades.

Ms. Streisand is the best-selling female recording artist in history. She is the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling Artists list, an honor which includes fellow duet “Partners” Elvis Presley and Billy Joel. She also now has the longest span of number one albums in history; just under 50 years. (She first landed at the top of the chart in October 1964 with “People.”)

Barbra Streisand has recorded fifty-one gold, thirty platinum and thirteen multi-platinum albums in her career, including ten number ones: “People,” “The Way We Were,” “A Star is Born,” “Guilty,” “The Broadway Album,” “Greatest Hits Volume 2,” “Back to Broadway,” “Higher Ground,” “Love is the Answer” and now “Partners.” With ten, Streisand is the female artist with the most number one albums in Billboard’s history.

“Partners” is Ms. Streisand’s 33rd album to make it into the Top 10 on the US charts. She is the only female artist to have achieved this milestone, tying her with Frank Sinatra.

Earlier today, Ms. Streisand posted the following note to her Facebook account thanking her fans, her duet partners and her team:

 

Hearing the news that “Partners” entered the charts at #1 was an overwhelming feeling of joy!!

Being told that I’ve had #1 albums in six consecutive decades makes me feel truly blessed and grateful to have such loyal fans. I feel you rooting for me and I so appreciate all of your energy and support.

It’s especially sweet since I get to share this moment with my wonderfully talented partners who I had the pleasure of singing with: Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Babyface, Billy Joel, Blake Shelton, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, John Legend, Josh Groban, my beloved son Jason Gould…and last but not least, Elvis Presley…forever The King!

Finally, thank you to Rob Stringer and my Columbia Records family, my manager Marty Erlichman, my creative team on this project – Kenny Edmonds, Walter Afanasieff, Dave Reitzas, Bill Ross, and Jay Landers…and Ken Sunshine for getting the word out…we did it guys!!

With lots of love, Barbra

Jeza Belle’s Pink Panty Dropper cocktail

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Internationally known New York City drag queen, actress, comedienne, columnist, and cocktail connoisseur Jeza Belle will make her publishing debut on October 7, with The Harlot’s Guide To Classy Cocktails.

Part drink recipe book, part he-larious drunken memoir, the coffee table book contains Jeza’s own classy (The Dietrich) and, uh, not-so-classy (MAI Cock is TAI-ed Back) cocktail recipes along with the favorite drinks and messy memories of some of the world’s most famous drag queens, among them, Sherry Vine, Latrice Royale, Barbie Breakout and Rupaul’s Drag Race contestant,Yara Sofia. (See the full list of twisted queens here.)

PINK PANTY DROPPER RECIPE  HERE!

Other queens featured include a #1 Billboard artist, reality show winners and contestants, social media sensations, rising pop stars, and a bevy of other bevvy lovers from over a dozen countries on six continents.

New York’s own Lady Bunny wrote the book’s hilarious introduction.

The Harlot’s Guide to Classy Cocktails will be available on October 7 in hardcover and eBook (iBook, Kindle, Nook) formats. Much more to come from Jeza Belle in anticipation of the books’ debut, including a trailer video, website, and a weekly reveal of each of the featured queens starting in August.Meanwhile, check out Jeza’s YouTube channel where you’ll find her zany comedic/sci-fi web series, “Jeza and the Belles” and clips of her live at various NYC clubs, such as Caroline’s Comedy Club and The Duplex.

You can find her celebrity interview column for Starpulse here.

 www.iamjezabelle.com     

Eternity – The Movie

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EXPERIENCE THE 80’S WITH
MUSICAL COMEDY
ETERNITY: THE MOVIE

 

“Note perfect…Strikes just the right chord.” – Fanboy Planet

“Seriously hard-core tongue in cheek love card to the 1980s.” – Frontiers LA

Get ready to laugh to the max for all of eternity.” – Content Magazine

With a cast of hot newcomers and veteran character actors, VFRPR and Sidecar Productions are bringing Eternity: The Movie to theater screens in all of its 80’s glory beginning October 17th in New York at the AMC Empire 25, October 24th in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall 3, with additional markets across North America to follow.

Regrettable fashion, synthesized riffs, and power ballads dominate the 1985 music scene. That’s when Todd Lucas, a young and talented musician, moves to Los Angeles in hopes of making it big. Searching for someone to share his passion for smooth R&B music, Todd meets up with BJ Fairchild, a cocky loner who is convinced his life is more glamorous than it is.

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The two musicians have big dreams but little future until their best friend, Gina Marie, gets them the break of a lifetime. Fate brings them together, love tears them apart, and their songs of heartbreak and loss redefine their genre. Todd and BJ epitomize the awkwardness of an era while becoming R&B’s most mediocre duo… Eternity.

The film features performances from a mix of rising stars such singer/actor Barrett Crake (Bruno and Earline Go To Vegas), Myko Olivier (TV’s “Castle”), acclaimed vocalist Nikki Leonti (Nikki & Rich, TV’s “Glee”) and cult favorites John Gries (Napoleon Dynamite, Real Genius, The Monster Squad), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid, TV’s “Cagney and Lacey”) and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Star 80, The Dark Knight), whose role as the duo’s fey store manager Frontiers LA called “worth the price of admission alone”.

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Del Shores – A Very Sordid Wedding

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Award-winning Writer/Director/Producer Del Shores (Southern Baptist Sissies, “Queer As Folk”, Blues For Willadean) has announced that his next feature film project will be A Very Sordid Wedding, a sequel to his 2001 gay cult classic film Sordid Lives. Bonnie Bedelia (“Parenthood”), Leslie Jordan (“Will & Grace”, “American Horror Story: Coven”) and Caroline Rhea (“Sabrina The Teenage Witch”) are attached to reprise their roles.  Shores’ Beard Collins Shores Productions has launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to assemble the project and secure investor financing.

The campaign is now live at:  http://igg.me/at/averysordidwedding

 

In 2000, Sordid Lives stormed the film festival circuit winning multiple Best Feature awards, Best Soundtrack, Best Actor and 13 Audience Awards.  In 2001, the film opened to mixed reviews, but word-of-mouth drove audiences to the film and it ran for over a year in theaters in Ft. Lauderdale, Provincetown and Dallas and still holds the record for the longest running film in Palm Springs with 96 weeks at the Camelot Theatres.  
 
The film was released on DVD in 2003, selling over 300,000 units worldwide and has just been re-released by Wolfe Video as a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack with new cast interviews.  The oft-quoted Sordid Lives has become a staple in gay culture at video bars and the now iconic characters are perennial favorites for Halloween costumes.

A Very Sordid Wedding will star many of the original actors from the Sordid Lives film and television series.  Returning alongside Bedelia, Jordan and Rhea are Newell Alexander (August: Osage County), David Steen (Django Unchained), Sarah Hunley, Rosemary Alexander, Ann Walker, David Cowgill and Kirk Geiger.

A Very Sordid Wedding picks up sixteen years after the events of the first film.  As the original film explored the journey of coming out in a small, conservative Texas town, the sequel dives into the impact of the advancement of same-sex marriage into that same community of now beloved characters.

Shores has said, “Through the years, I have been overwhelmed by the number of people who have shared how much they relate to my Sordid Lives family, and how many gay men and women used it to come out to their conservative families through the humor of the film.  I never felt, like much of the Sordid Lives fan base, that I was done with the denizens of Winters, Texas.  I’m excited for this next chapter exploring the advancement of equality to finish the story of these characters that so many people have grown to love.  The fans have begged and pleaded for it, and we are co-dependent people pleasers. So here we go.”

Gay Twins Come Out

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Two gay twin vloggers  to watch for!

 

We are fraternal twins who decided to start a youtube channel about our lives after we came out to each other after work one night.

Our Channel will include weekly videos about different topics that pertain to our lives and also funny challenges and games so thanks for watching and I hope you enjoy!

We love you all!

- Adam and Luke :D

 

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Neil Patrick Harris Book and Video

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Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the “u” back in “aUtobiography”? Then look no further than NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: CHOOSE YOUR OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY! In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative.

 

To promote his new book, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, the recently married actor released a trailer to give you a taste of what his ‘choose your own adventure’ style bio will be like, as BuzzFeed points out. In the video, a host of Neil Patrick Harrises proliferate onscreen, looking like a very NPH Brady Bunch.

 

In each separate window Neil offers an entertaining alternative from hearing him talk about his new book. Our favorite definitely has to be the “romantical” moment in the upper left hand corner where Harris and husband David Burtka share a plate of spaghetti and meatballs, recreating the iconic first kiss scene from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp.

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Nick Jonas Naked!

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Sexy Nick Jonas dropped a giant bombshell on the third day of his gay publicity tour through New York City’s gay club scene, telling Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen he will be playing a gay or bisexual character on television.

Nick Jonas dropped a giant bombshell on the third day of his gay publicity tour through New York City’s gay club scene, telling Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen he will be playing a gay or bisexual character on television.

In case you missed it - watch.

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