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Kylie Minogue Aphrodite Les Folies 2011 in Denmark


Kylie Minogue
thrilled fans in Herning, Denmark on the opening night of her world tour this past weeekend,  in what could only be described as one of the most spectacular shows of her career.


Flying angels, mythical horses, water fountains of splendour all housed in a magical world fit for a goddess – this was the stage setting for Kylie’s ‘Aphrodite Les Folies 2011’.  Think Busby Berkley meets Las Vegas! It will AMAZE YOU! Oh, and did I mention, Lots of HOT MEN?!

The groundbreaking set was not the only jaw dropping element of show as Kylie sparkled in a sumptuous collection of costumes designed exclusively for her by the legendary designers, Dolce & Gabbana. 10 dancers and 8 flying aerialists performed their magic throughout the evening, exciting the audience with their skill, energy and flamboyance leaving them gasping in their wake.

On stage Kylie has appointed a large cast of dancers and aerial performers to excite the audience and create a spectacular show during the Aphrodite “Les Folies” Tour. Kylie is a perfectionist and has not cut any costs to make this one of her biggest and best shows ever. The whole production is costing around $25 million and with over 100 crew and 25 trucks transporting the show around Europe, Kylie Minogue’s Show in London O2 Arena is sure to be amazing.




She will tour all over Europe this summer –  Prague, Italy, Germany, London and more. Then in May she will hit the United States. New York, Las Vegas, Texas and California and more.  See all the dates at Kylie.com

 The staging for Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite  show  has cost over $10 million which features 30 high impact water jets, rain curtains, fountains and much more. The water section of the show has been designed by the same engineering team that were responsible for the famous Bellagio Water Fountains in Las Vegas,  so expect to be impressed!   um, Madonna who?



This is cool! 
very limited number of additional Splash Packs Seats are available  at most  European shows, including the U.K.!


If you want to be up close… if you want exclusive merchandise … and if you don’t mind getting a bit wet! … then you want the ‘Splash’ pack!

This very strictly limited opportunity will allow you to enjoy the live spectacular that is the Kylie ‘Aphrodite – Les Folies’ show in undeniably unique style!!

You’ll be located in ‘THE SPLASH ZONE’ – an exclusive, especially created viewing area where you’ll be so close to the stage you’ll feel like a part of the show!


On checking in at the venue you will receive your own Kylie Concert Backpack containing uniquely branded souvenir merchandise.


You will view the concert from an exclusive secured area within the stage area! – (This is a standing only area)  Availability is  very limited – strictly first come first served! Price is about  £250.00 IN THE UK & €250  IN EUROPE. Not sure if it is available in the US yet, or not.

WATCH  THE VIDEO  OF THE DENMARK  OPENING!

Behind the Scenes Reherals  Part  1   and  Part 2

KYLIE.com


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Nick Adams in Priscilla Queen of the Desert Opens in New York



This week a sneak peak of PRISCILLA Queen of the Desert , on Broadway was uploaded to YouTube!
The show looks  AMAZING and visually stunning with awesome music!

Broadway triple threat , New York hottie Nick Adams will star as the ABBA-obsessed Adam/Felicia in  the show.

Tickets on sale now! Previews begin February 28th

Priscilla on Broadway

PROMOMO is the new MySpace for Artists Around the World



There are a couple amazing artists (and hotties)
I have discovered through MySpace and Facebook.
 David PEREIRA  is one and Eike von Stuckenbrok  is another, I just love!!

Today I discovered a new site, PROMOMO.
Promomo is a platform for artists to PROMOte them selfs.
 And for agents/producers to scout their perfect candidate for a new shows.




  • Promomo is a fastest growing art community in the world!


  • As an artist you can promote yourself internationally


  •  and meet the agents and producers from around the globe.


  • As an agent/producer you can search for the artist you really need for your next project.


  • And as a spectator you can sit back, relax and enjoy watching clips of the artists





After few months of being down due to system overload they are finally back.
This time stronger then ever.

So what’s new in this version?

1.Full HD. Now you can upload your videos in HD format.
2.New state of the art video player.
3.Much more channels.
4. in 24 languages.





Very soon they  will launch a new product PROMOMO/DANCE dedicated to dancers,
PROMOMO/SPORT for athletes and PROMOMO/MUSIC for musicians!!!

They  are working around the clock to make this service
your only site to watch,book,scout and promote circus oriented acts.

It’s free to sign up and easy to use for everyone !!!!

Ricky Martin WILL be in the Revival of EVITA 2012

Rumors have been floating around  for the last year, and now it has been confirmed that Ricky Martin will star as Che in the Broadway revival of Evita, opening in spring 2012.

The contracts have been signed and he will join Argentine actress Elena Roger  who will star as Eva Peron, a role she played in London in 2006. Michael Grandage directed that production and will oversee the Broadway revival.




Martin said “I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to perform on many of the world’s largest concert stages, but I’ve never lost my love for the intimacy of the theater.

I’m delighted to know that after I’ve had the chance to share new music and tour over the coming year, that I will then return once again to Broadway. I’m looking forward to playing such an essential part in Michael Grandage’s wonderful production and the chance to work with the tremendously talented Elena Roger.”

Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin both won Tony Awards in 1980 for their performances as Eva and Che in the original Broadway production, which also won Tonys for best musical, director (Harold Prince), score, book and lighting design. That production ran for more than 1,500 performances, from September 1979 to June 1983.

Ricky talked to Billboard last week  about his new album MAS  and coming out.  While  he is very happy with his twins Matteo and Valentino he said he  wants to expand his family by adopting a girl. He is considering adopting a girl in near future.

“I want more  children. This is only the beginning of our family… I don”t know (how many). Maybe one, two more. But yeah, definitely. I need daddy”s girl!”


Broadway sings “It Gets Better” for the Trevor Project

Broadway stars
rock out in a celebration of life,
 in the wake of LGBT
suicides across the nation.

Please 
SHARE this original song and video
 
to help send a message
of hope and support.

Erik Eike von Stuckenbrok – Fabulous Gymnast from Berlin at Chamäleon in SOAP SHOW

RUB-A-DUB-DUB….
hot  young men in a tub!

I first came across  Erik (Eike) von Stuckenbrok about a year or so ago. I had read he was performing at Chamaleon in Berlin . The show was SOAP SHOW.
The VIDEO ON YouTube is AMAZING! What this hot young gymnast does with a pole, a bar soap and a bathtub, gives me chills! It is quite stunning!

You can also see the MADE IN BERLIN  clip which played in Berlin this past summer.   And then to DOUBLE YOUR FUN, you have to watch Rèmi Martin  Eike  work out the double pole act in GOP Varieté Hannover – Orangerie – Bilder einer Ausstellung – Pictures at an Exhibition 2009. 

This 6 minute video  would have been so much better if the guys were shirtless! But nonetheless,  very entertaining. He leaps around like Spiderman and I think we will see A LOT of EIKE in the very near future. His career is really just beginning!

 

His site  Hand Balance  has a little info about him.
(It was not working today…)

But also LIKE him on Facebook  

and  the  You Tube Videos !

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Gay Life NYC.org Brings You Celebrity Interviews and Broadway Hotties

 

One of our sister sites is  BEST GAY NEW YORK  and
one our media partner there is  GAY LIFE  NYC.org .

Gaylifenyc.org is an AIDS Health Resources website with Entertainment News and On The Town updates.
For New Yorkers, it’s an amazing resource. But they get world-wide traffic because of all the great celebrity interviews they do. Owner  Michael Cavnaugh does most of the interviews and sometimes Jesse Archer steps into help.

This week,  there are some really hot and funny interviews. 

Currently in Mama Mia, Adam Hart is one of the featured Dancers in Broadway Bares XX this year. Check out this amazing interview with Adam  One of the hottest men on Broadway!

Also,  Super Hot ex baseball pitcher, Mathew Pender and Village People star  RANDY  JONES (who both happen to be current stars of the Off-Broadway Play, WHEN JOEY MARRIED BOBBY)   are interviewed at the Marriage Equality Gala .

Mike Also Chats with the always entertaining and witty Leslie Jordan in a very funny interview where he talks about his current show, MY TRIP DOWN THE PINK CARPET, and an exclusive about a new Broadway Musical, KAREN , staring him and Megan Mullally based on their characters on WILL AND GRACE.  Also Mike chats with Tony Award Winner  and star of Law and Order SVU, B.D. Wong, who was honored at the Marriage Equality New York 12th Annual Gala. 

GAY LIFE  NYC.org    Check it out!

Cirque du Soleil and Michael Jackson in 2011

The magic of Cirque du Soleil 
and the genius of the King of Pop
 will be combined in the creation,
development, and production of
Michael Jackson projects based
on the music and songs of Michael Jackson.

An arena-touring show is expected to debut in late Fall 2011 and a Las Vegas permanent show is expected to open in late 2012.

Special lifestyle projects, including a nightclub to open with the Las Vegas show, will also be developed.

The first of these projects will be an arena-touring show in which fans will experience the excitement of a Michael Jackson concert, expected to debut in late Fall 2011. That arena show is anticipated to enjoy an extended run in Las Vegas in conjunction with longtime Cirque du Soleil partner MGM MIRAGE.

The Las Vegas permanent show, also in partnership with MGM MIRAGE, is expected to open in late 2012. MGM MIRAGE will announce the location and plans for the permanent theatrical venue at a later date.

Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil, commented, “Michael Jackson is the King of Pop and an all-time phenomenal artist, both timeless and contemporary. As a creative challenge, this project is the ultimate. Through the use of cutting edge technology, we will produce a Cirque du Soleil experience not only worthy of Michael but unlike any other we have created before. We are also so pleased that our longtime partner MGM MIRAGE has once again joined us in presenting another unique creative experience in Las Vegas. ”

Katherine Jackson, mother of Michael Jackson commented. “Our family is thrilled that Cirque du Soleil will pay tribute to my son in such an important way.”

The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil will each own 50 percent of each Michael Jackson project, sharing equally in the cost of creating, developing, building and producing the projects and in the profits from each project.  The Estate of Michael Jackson will also receive royalty payments on various aspects of its intellectual property used in the Michael Jackson projects.

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Magician James Randi Comes out of the Closet – Better Late, Than Never!

 

In 2008, Magicians Siegfried and Roy were nudged out of the closet and now James Randi, aka The Amazing Randi–the stage magician turned investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims, CAME OUT OF THE CLOSET this week! He is 81 years old.

On his forum this week, Randi said…

Well, here goes. I really resent the term, but I use it because it’s recognized and accepted.
I’m gay.
From some seventy years of personal experience, I can tell you that there’s not much “gay” about being homosexual. For the first twenty years of my life, I had to live in the shadows, in a culture that was — at least outwardly — totally hostile to any hint of that variation of life-style. At no time did I choose to adopt any protective coloration, though; my cultivation of an abundant beard was not at all a deception, but part of my costume as a conjuror.
Gradually, the general attitude that I’d perceived around me began to change, and presently I find that there has emerged a distinctly healthy acceptance of different social styles of living — except, of course, in cultures that live in constant and abject fear of divine retribution for infractions found in the various Holy Books… In another two decades, I’m confident that young people will find themselves in a vastly improved atmosphere of acceptance.
Before publishing this statement, I chose to privately notify a number of my closest friends and colleagues — none of whom, I’m sure, have been at all surprised at this “coming out.” I’m prepared to receive the inevitable barrage of jeers and insults from the “grubbies” out there who will jump to their keyboards in glee to notify others of their kind about this statement, which to them will be yet further proof of the perfidy of the rationalist mode of life that I have chosen. Those titters of joy will be unheard over the murmur of acceptance that I confidently expect from my friends.
This declaration of mine was prompted just last week by seeing an excellent film — starring Sean Penn — that told the story of politician Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. I’m in excellent company: Barney Frank, Oscar Wilde, Stephen Fry, Ellen DeGeneris, Rachel Maddow, are just a few of those who were in my thoughts as I pressed the key that placed this on Swift and before the whole world…
I should apologize for having used Swift as the venue to publish this note, an item that is hardly the focus of what we promote and publish here, but I chose the single most public asset I have to make this statement. It’s from here that I have attacked irrationality, stupidity, and irresponsibility, and it is my broadest platform. Here is where I have chosen to stand and fight.
And I think that I have already won this battle by simply publishing this statement.
Note: To hear an extensive discussion of this issue, please listen to my appearance on For Good Reason.

You Go  Randi!  Hey, better late then never!

David Pereira – Male Gymnast Acrobat from Spain

       Cirque du Soleil   News!!

This hot young talented 18 year old does things with a shopping card, you can not even imagine!

DAVID  PEREIRA  is  going to be the one to watch for in 2010!

David recently gave up his spot on the Spanish gymnast’s national team to pursue his own artful path. His softness, grace, and strength caught the eye of Cirque de Soleil – and David will soon be part of the traveling company’s celebrated show.

ETHAN SAYS   has  some  great images!

Watch David on YouTube

Lady Bunny and Baseball Hunk Matthew Pender Off Broadway New York City

 When Joey Married Bobby”, starring Lady Bunny, two-time S.A.G.Award Nominee Tina McKissick and  introducing  former Detroit Tiger Pitcher Matthew Pender as Joey, opens February 6, 2010 for an open-ended run at Off-Broadway house Theatre 80 St. Marks, between 1st & 2nd Avenues.

From the comic mind, of GLAAD Award winning playwright, William Wyatt (Peachtree Battle, A Sunday Afternoon At Loehmans, The Limousine Ride and Veranda) comes a tale about gay marriage in an ultra conservative household.

Bright-eyed hunk Joey (Matthew Pender) has finally met the man of his dreams and ready to take a plunge into marriage. The thought of a gay wedding has Joey’s southern socialite mother Sarah Edwards (Tina McKissick) in quite a tizzy.

Worried that the news of her son’s nuptials might jeopardize her chances of winning “Christian of the Year,” Sarah stops at nothing to protect her name, image and reputation. The legendary Lady Bunny co-stars in the play as the power-wielding, Baptist Minister’s Wife, Charity Divine.

Tina McKissick (Sarah Edwards) is a Stunt Woman and Actress and has worked on more than four dozen movies. Most recently she has stunt doubled for Kristen Bell on When In Rome, Dakota Fanning in The Secret Life of Bees, and Kelly Ripa for GM OnStar.


Lady Bunny (Chartiy Divine) is best known for founding Wigstock, the outrageous NYC drag festival which ran for 20 years and became the subject of the 1995 documentary Wigstock: The Movie. Other film appearances include HBO’s Dragtime, To Wong Foo, Another Gay Sequel, RuPaul’s Starrbooty and I Was A Tranny Werewolf. Bunny tours constantly with her raunchy night club act and her talents as a dj have taken her from Bangkok to Paris where she’s spun for Paco Rabanne, Van Cleef and Arpels and Fendi.

The play opens February 6, 2010 for an
open ended run at-

Theatre 80 St. Marks      80 St. Marks Place
(between 1st and 2nd Ave)    New York, NY 10003
Theatre 80

The play runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.

There is a special Valentines Day show
on Sunday, February 14th at 7pm.

Tickets range from $26.00-$30.00
All seating is reserved

Tickets can be purchased by calling: 212.388.0388
or by visiting: Theatre 80

PLUS, the city of New York has special 2-4-1
theatre ticket promotion going!

When Joey Married Bobby

Lady Bunny Blog

Facebook fanpage for show info


WE  LOVE   Lady Bunny –  but Hell, we just
want to see  Matthew Pender naked in bed!!

Photos  by   DELGAR

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Barbra Streisand LIVE at New York Citys Village Vanguard

Can you imagine sitting in a small nightclub, listening to the romantic, sexy torch light songs of Barbra Streisand?
No, I am not reminiscing about the 1960’s. This happened last Saturday!

New York City’s 7th Avenue was buzzing with excitement on Saturday night, September 26, when Barbra Streisand performed a free concert at the historic Village Vanguard to an audience of 100 of her luckiest fans from around the world, who’d been chosen from tens of thousands of entrants in a variety of contests.

 

Crowds and onlookers of all-ages thronged the streets and sidewalks around the venue hoping for glimpses of the legendary performer who’d last performed in Greenwich Village in 1962, and for notables, including former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Sarah Jessica Park and Nicole Kidman attending the once-in-a-lifetime event.

GET  A  SNEAK  PEAK OF THE SHOW  at  the  Barbra Streisand website.