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Category Archives: music

wild horses 4

Susan Boyle’s graceful, prepossessing rendition of the Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses just hit the airwaves. Here, I’ve matched it up with a 1930’s photo of a man who, in my mind, won’t leave his lover, despite everything. Click to listen: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] I watched you suffer a dull aching pain […]

Alan Cumming’s One-Man Show: Like The Best First Date Ever 0

Alan Cumming closed an eight-night run in London’s West End last night. I Bought a Blue Car Today, his one-man show of songs and anecdotes, is nothing less than sublime. From the minute the curtain rises and he breaks instantly into an exhilarating version of Shine that rivals Cyndi Lauper’s original, he’s hooked you. Cumming […]

being a man in a dress, meeting william weston 26

People around here don’t generally fancy men like me. They have a hard time understanding my attire, and I suppose it’s usual for folks not to know what to make of someone male who prefers a wardrobe normally assigned to the fairer sex. I always saw myself as fairer. I still do. When I was […]

i am too afraid to be without him, and so here we are 2

Click to Play: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] There was only ever one reason I agreed to go out with Lillian, which was so that I could go out with Christopher. On double dates, you see. A cruel thing to do to her, yes, but Chris stopped “us”– him and I being together, […]

the party’s just beginning, and you’re invited 1

A gem from the San Francisco cabaret scene will make its London debut next week as part of the Hot August Fringe Festival hosted by the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. The Party’s Just Beginning is a musical revue looking at the LGBT community — our ups, our downs, our highs, our lows, all told with heart […]

an intimate evening with barbra streisand 1

Barbra Streisand is treating 100 lucky fans to free tickets in a sweepstakes drawing to attend an intimate live performance at the Village Vanguard in New York on Saturday, September 26. The one-night-only show is a kick-off for the release of Streisand’s new album of jazz standards and classics, Love Is The Answer. The Village […]

whitney houston: new album, michael jackson fill-in, and her biggest threat 0

Whitney Houston will release I Look To You on August 31, her first studio album in seven years. Can the absent diva who launched a thousand “crack is whack” jokes win our hearts again? It remains to be seen. Even if our hearts are willing, it takes more than just showing up to claim a […]

one of the greatest songwriters you think you’ve never heard of 0

A master composer of our time will celebrate his 78th birthday this week. He is a man who has been nominated for five Tony awards, won two, and was just presented with a special Tony for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater last month. One Broadway song he wrote was recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1964 […]

itunes showcases digital gay pride parade 2

Apple’s iTunes is getting its gay on right now with a virtual pride parade in honor of Gay Pride Month. A rainbow-flag banner is featured prominently on the front page of iTunes on both the U.S. and Canada versions of the service. Users who click on the banner are served up a curated collection of […]

june is bustin’ out all over 0

‘June Is Bustin’ Out All Over’ from the film version of ‘Carousel’ (1956) Directed by Henry King Music by Richard Rodgers Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein Starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones Based on Ferenc Molnár’s play ‘Liliom’ (1909)

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