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Cher-cancels-Michael-Sams-honor-Andy-Cohen-outs-Spacey

Cher cancels; Michael Sam's honor; Andy Cohen outs Spacey - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Cher has cancelled her "Dressed to Kill" tour on doctors' orders, Gay Star News noted. The legendary gay icon said she was "devastated" and has pledged to finish it next year. The 68-year-old "Strong Enough" singer was given medical advice that she needed more time to recover from an ongoing viral infection. Almost 30 dates were cancelled, including shows in ...


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Mapplethorpe; In These Boxes; Art Smith to be honored - Mapplethorpe exhibition through Nov. 22 "Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute Collection" will go on display through Nov. 22 at Indiana University's Grunwald Gallery. With the Grunwald Gallery and The Kinsey Institute jointly presenting, the exhibition marks the first time this group of photographs has been publicly shown. For further information, contact the Grunwald Gallery at 812-855-8490 or grunwald@indiana.edu. ...


The-fairy-gardener

The fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I have many rose of Sharon shrubs in my yard and, of course, many seedlings that I eventually give away or pull. One such bloomed, and is this glorious mixture of red and purple/pink. I hope its seeds come true ( tho' it's a very promiscuous tribe ). A sensible friend marked this seedling with a necktie that was around ...


Accelerate-Culture-launches-with-survey-on-arts-city-livability

Accelerate Culture launches with survey on arts, city livability - From a press release - CHICAGO — A new public opinion survey released today shows Chicago residents overwhelmingly agree arts and culture attract tourists, improve the livability of Chicago, make significant contributions to the economy, and prepare students for future success. Chicagoans also participate in the arts at a higher level than national rates. The survey of 800 Chicago residents is being released today by ...


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BUSINESS Calif. clothiers for masculine-identified opens pop-up store - Saint Harridan will be popping up in the Andersonville area of Chicago at 1748 W. Balmoral Ave. Nov. 15-23. The pop-up shop will be between two lesbian-owned businesses Joie de Vine and Karma Salon. The businesses will be doing several cross promotions including wine tastings. Humboldt House will be providing furniture from their retail store for the pop-up. Gender-bending Oakland, ...


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Steve Quick Jeweler: Longtime supporter of LGBT community - Business has increased at the Steve Quick Jeweler stores in Chicago since same-sex marriages became legal in Illinois, yet company owner—and the store namesake—has been supporting the LGBT community for decades. Steve Quick, 61, who is straight and married to Melissa, took a stance back in the mid-1990s. He placed ads in several major publications, stating, "We believe in the ...


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Events coming up in film, arts, music, performance - Lea Delaria, Artemis at 'Women in Music' Nov. 16 Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents "Women in Music"—a celebration featuring female composers, conductors and performers—at Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. This concert, hosted by Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria, will feature a special guest appearance by Chicago's lesbian feminist ...


Human-Ken-Doll-dreams-of-stardom-with-own-form-of-perfection

'Human Ken Doll' dreams of stardom with own form of perfection - He wants a reality-TV show about his ever-changing life—and looks. He's planning a documentary about an upcoming procedure. He's also writing a book with two co-authors, a collaboration about his life of plastic surgery, body modification, sexual identity and more. And he's also looking to set the Guinness World Record for most cosmetic surgeries. Welcome to the wild journey of ...


Studio-opening-marks-fashion-film-event-

Studio opening marks fashion/film event - On Oct. 18, guests gathered at 400 N. May St., where fashion designer Borris Powell and filmmaker/director Kyle Thomas unveiled a joint venture. Earlier this year, Powell and Thomas teamed for the new series SEX + LOVE, and announced Thomas as the face of Powell's brand-new men's line. Midway through the event, Thomas screened a sneak preview of SEX + ...


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Alison Bechdel: Artist, genius and instigator of change - - In September, Alison Bechdel became the second cartoonist to receive a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship. Her cult comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For ran for 25 years, from 1983 to 2008, and received acclaim for its witty depiction of lesbian life and the challenges confronted by the LGBTQ community for acceptance. Bechdel's graphic memoirs, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic ...


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EXHIBITS 'David Bowie Is' wows patrons at the MCA - Having opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ) Sept. 23, "David Bowie Is" offers audiences an intimate and immersive journey into the multifaceted personas and creations of an artist widely considered to be one of the most significant of his time and genre. At a preview on Sept. 19, MCA chief curator Michael Darling was joined by ...


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Fashion fundraiser helps Indian nonprofit - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Sararose Krenger—wardrobe stylist, fashion designer and owner of luxury and eco-friendly lifestyle boutique Sararose on Oak—hosted the "Designer Saree Challenge" Oct. 16. Proceeds from this Project Runway-style event will directly support White Rainbow Project, a nonprofit helping women in India who are isolated and abused as a result of becoming widowed. Photos by Bahar Partow ...


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Library exhibit: Gay cartoonist's view of same-sex marriage - From a press release - As recognition of same-sex marriage grows the Chicago Public Library presents Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh! by cartoonist Jeremy Sorese. In this engagingly illustrated exhibit, Sorese, a gay man, explores the idea of getting married. Selected from The Best American Comics 2013, Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh! is on display through March 8, 2015, in the Congress Corridor, ...


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Upcoming shows: Laramie Project; Brickman; McComas, Kuper, Kennedy - 'The Laramie Project' at NU Oct. 24-Nov. 2 The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of a Wyoming town following the 1998 kidnapping and murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, will be staged at Northwestern University Oct. 24-Nov. 2. The production, which Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project wrote, will launch the Virginia Wadsworth ...


Woman-Made-Gallery-has-new-executive-director

Woman Made Gallery has new executive director - From a press release - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - October 15, 2014 - Woman Made Gallery ( WMG ), Chicago's renowned feminist contemporary art gallery, is proud to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director. Claudine Isé will succeed Beate Minkovski as Executive Director and continue the non-profit gallery's mission to support, cultivate and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions ...


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Akira fashion show attracts hundreds - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It's unlikely a vehicle dealership has had this kind of patronage—at least recently. Hundreds of people went to Grossinger City Autoplex, 1550 N. Dayton St., on Oct. 5 as the fashion retailer Akira held its 12th Annual Fall Fashion Show. Attendees enjoyed everything from small bites and drinks from businesses such as Umami Burger, neuro, SOCIAL Enjoyments, Municipal Bar + ...


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Upcoming: Fireside Chat; Mapplethorpe; Etta James tribute; Mamet's Cryptogram - 'A Fireside Chat' with Victor Salvo on Oct. 1 "A Fireside Chat" with Victor Salvo, executive director of The Legacy Project, will take place at Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theater, 3656 N. Halsted St., on Wed., Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The Fireside Chats are produced by Joanne Gaddy, Christina Court and Douglas O'Keeffe, who also hosts the event. There ...


Iu-Luen-Jeng-on-art-therapy-power-of-young-people

Iu-Luen Jeng on art therapy, power of young people - By Hayleigh Syens - For most, science and art are polar opposites. But for Iu-Luen Jeng, the two make perfect sense together. Jeng, is a director for the Illinois Art Therapy Association. Art therapy combines the creative process with psychotherapy, making it easier for those affected by trauma to more easily express themselves when words fail. "When we talk about mental health services or ...


Provocative-art-theater-events-in-Chicago

Provocative art, theater events in Chicago - EXPO Chicago unveils provocative art EXPO Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, took place Sept. 18-21 at Navy Pier. Now in its third season, EXPO Chicago featured more than 140 of the leading galleries from around the world. Items ranged from the perplexing to the layered to the commercial to the unnerving—but were never boring. Among the ...


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FALL SPECIAL: ART 'David Bowie Is' opening in Chicago - Still rebuilding after the devastating German air raids of World War II, Britain's mood in 1947 was desolate. Rationing was still in force; meat, potatoes and even electricity were cut. The London streets that had taken the full force of Hitler's V1 and V2 rockets existed as parallel lines of rubble. To make matters worse, January of that year heralded ...


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Skrebneski unveils Chicago International Film Fest poster - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL ( September 11, 2014 ) — Bold, symbolic and undeniably unlike anything seen before from the world-renowned photographer Victor Skrebneski, The Chicago International Film Festival unveiled its 50th anniversary reimagining of the iconic 1974 Festival T-shirt poster on Wednesday, September 10 at Expo 72 ( 72 E. Randolph St., Chicago ). Famed Chicago photographer Skrebneski attended the unveiling ...


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Three artists depict grittiness of society in New York - From a press release - A new art show by Fernando Carpaneda, Frank Russo and Moses Jaen deals with the grittiness of society, as seen through the eyes of Punk Rock, Horror and Psychedelia. Each artist will be presenting some new paintings and sculptures depicting humans, monsters, and everything in between at the MF Gallery in New York. Fernando Carpaneda was one of the first ...


Cartoon-on-DOMA-wins-Fischetti-award-from-Columbia-College

Cartoon on DOMA wins Fischetti award from Columbia College - CHICAGO ( Sept. 3, 2014 ) — Nate Beeler has been selected as the 2014 winner of the John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition, for his image in The Columbus Dispatch depicting Lady Justice and Lady Liberty embracing after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ( DOMA ). The editorial cartoonist for The Columbus Dispatch, Beeler ...


Rosie-in-baby-boomer-doc

Rosie in baby-boomer doc - Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' new documentary American Masters: The Boomer List will premiere nationwide Tuesday, Sept. 23, on PBS in honor of the last baby boomers turning 50 this year, according to a press release. The film explores the story of the influential baby boomer generation ( 1946-1964 ) through the lives of 19 iconic boomers—one born each year of the baby ...


Fashion-is-life-for-Borris-J-Powell

Fashion is life for Borris J. Powell - About eight years ago, Borris J. Powell made a red silk skirt suit for his mom. It was the first thing he ever designed and made. She still has it—but is forbidden to wear it, he said with a smile. "My mom was my first and main influence," Powell said. "She was a seamstress as I was growing up and ...


COMIC-ARTISTS-The-urban-legend-of-comic-colorist-Jeff-Balke

COMIC ARTISTS The urban legend of comic colorist Jeff Balke - NUNN ON ONE: COMEDY Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Openly gay coloring artist Jeff Balke is on a roll. Along with his husband, he's making his own comic book called Urban Legends ( launching now ) and has big plans for more series this year and next. This dynamic duo hit conventions all year long where they showcase his color sketching. He won the Shel Dorf Award for Coloring ...


The-Fairy-Gardener-

The Fairy Gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Hold the presses! Thousands of garden gnomes have disappeared in Austria. Who knows where they'll reappear? Could perhaps some of those Central American children trying to get into the paradise of Texas illegally really be little German-speaking men? Wait till the Tea Party types hear about this! ********************** You may have seen chimney flue liners—they're the color of clay flower ...


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Toon commemorates Sotomayor birthday - This 1990 political cartoon by the late Danny Sotomayor commemorates his birthday. ( The artist/activist was born Aug. 30, 1958, and passed away Feb. 5, 1992. His partner, playwright Scott McPherson, died later that same year. ) Image courtesy of Lori Cannon ...


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Way-out Wizard World: costumes, characters, artists - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Wizard World Comic Con Chicago hit the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, on Aug. 21-24. The front lobby of the convention center started the fun as a place to meet costumed characters upon entering the vast space. Two floors contained numerous vendor booths selling superhero toys, comic books, T-shirts and a variety of novelties. Evil Dead's Bruce Campbell ...


Machnik-wins-Nate-Berkus-reality-show-looks-at-future

Machnik wins Nate Berkus' reality show, looks at future - TELEVISION Extended for on online edition of Windy City Times - Lukas Machnik, an openly gay Chicago-based artist who owns a successful company called Lukas Machnik Interior Design ( LMID ) and winner of the first season of NBC's American Dream Builders ( ADB ), calls himself a minimalist. "Often enough, people don't get it; they say, 'Oh, it's an empty room,' but it's actually the hardest space to design because ...


-Poetry-Foundation-fall-events-include-LGBTs

Poetry Foundation fall events include LGBTs - From a press release - CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation's fall event season embraces poetry in an array of offerings that range from an experimental oratorio to an audio installation of a Parisian soundscape to a special evening with superstar soprano Renée Fleming and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand. This season is variously local, with the Open Door Readings, focused on Chicagoland writing programs, and ...


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Gay superhero event touches on gender stereotypes, diversity - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I sit quietly in Dimo's Pizza, 1615 N. Damen Ave., and cut out various articles of clothing to design the outfits of my biologically male and female superheroes. It is fascinating to examine the nuanced characteristics of masculine and feminine heroes, and this is one of several thought-provoking interactive experiences that took place during the Illinois Humanities Council's event "Heroes ...


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Frank Lloyd Wright Trust seeks volunteers - Frank Lloyd Wright Trust volunteers present world-class historic sites and their neighborhoods to an international audience, cultivate long-lasting relationships and receive ongoing education and training on topics related to history, design and Frank Lloyd Wright. Prospective volunteers must attend a 60-minute orientation session prior to training. An orientation session will take place Wed., Aug. 20 at the Frank Lloyd Wright ...


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Fashion Fest/New Orleans Fest Aug. 23-24 - The Chicago Fashion Fest, celebrating its sixth year, will pair with Chicago's all-new New Orleans Festival. The "threading" of the two events ( aka Chicago Fashion Fest featuring Chicago's New Orleans Festival ) takes place on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 23-24, at Division Street and Damen Avenue in the Wicker Park neighborhood. Hours are noon-10 p.m. each day. For Fashion Fest, there ...


Skala-paintings-on-exhibit-at-Center

Skala paintings on exhibit at Center - "Dreams Are Like Water: Recent Paintings by Gene Skala" is on exhibit at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., through Aug. 19. Skala, a Chicago-based painter, said in a press release, "My paintings are about a dreamer's awareness of their own dream and their need to realize their own sense of occupancy within it." ...


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Glamorama rocks fashion once again - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama 2014 hit the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Aug. 8. The annual Ronald McDonald House fundraiser came complete with performer Jason Derulo, Macy's iHeart Radio Rising Star contest winner boy band Before You Exit, and a runway show. Macy's made it snow indoors for the winter collection at the start of the show. Even ...


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Poetry, public murals, print shop partner to build community - From a press release - CHICAGO, Ill.—August 7, 2014—A poetry-vending machine popped up in Chicago's 45th Ward on Tuesday at Replica Chicago, a printer/gift shop. The machine, based on old-fashioned gumball dispensers, doles out verses of varying lengths and themes ( some gay-related ) for just 50 cents. "I love this! Especially since it goes back to a non-profit," enthused Carrie Johnson after seeing Replica ...


Supermodel-comes-out-as-transgender

Supermodel comes out as transgender - Earlier this year, androgynous male model Andrej Pejic underwent gender-reassignment surgery. As part of that transition, Pejic modified her name from Andrej to Andreja. She has been the toast of the modeling industry for the past four years, gracing the covers of Elle, i-D, Out and New York magazines. Pejic has been on international shows modeling haute couture, and has ...


Photographer-exhibit-at-SoFo-Tap

Photographer exhibit at SoFo Tap - The SoFo Tap will host the solo exhibition of new work by Chicago photographer Shannon Jenkins ( Flaming City Photography ). The "Man Pop Art Show" reception will be held Aug. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Andersonville bar. In his first exhibition, Jenkins presents colorful artwork celebrating the male physique. The artist has manipulated photographs of his hairy male subjects ...


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ICAH art installation brings beauty, social messages - Art can please the eye and/or illuminate and educate. Youth from the Illinois Caucus on Adolescent Health ( ICAH ) gathered in the courtyard of University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., to create beautiful messages through art, some of which they left behind after the event. Some of their creations brightened the sanctuary the following Sunday; others are being displayed ...


-Public-invited-to-view-youth-led-art-installation

Public invited to view youth-led art installation - Youth leaders in Chicago are invited to participate in a public art installation called "Make/Art/Space." The project will be led by youth from the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health ( ICAH ) in partnership with Affinity Community Services, University Church and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum to explore how families talk about sexuality through public art. This public art initiative ...


Youth-led-public-art-highlights-need-for-family-conversations

Youth-led public art highlights need for family conversations - From a press release - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ( July 1, 2014 ) Youth leaders in Chicago are invited to participate in a public art installation called "Make/Art/Space." The project will be led by youth from the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health ( ICAH ) in partnership with Affinity Community Services, University Church and the Jane Addams Hull House Museum to explore how families talk about ...


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Gay rodeo photo exhibit at Indy museum - "Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo" is taking place at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis. "Blake Little" will feature 41 black-and-white images of cowboys and cowgirls from the gay rodeo circuit, taken by Los Angeles-based photographer Little. The exhibition will run through July 13. See www.eiteljorg.org. ...


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Art/birdhouse auction benefits Chicago House - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Original designs and birdhouse structures dotted the display walls and showcase floor at the Room & Board furniture store, 55 E. Ohio St., for Chicago House's 20th annual auction. Designs from people from all around the city and suburbs donated art for the silent-auction event. Chicago House CEO the Rev. Stan Sloan explained that the birdhouses symbolize a safe space ...


Human-Space-about-gender-sexuality

'Human Space' about gender, sexuality - "The Human Space"—an exhibition of works from Chicago-based photographers Andy Karol and Oli Rodriguez—will take place through July 26 ( complete with opening and closing receptions on those dates ) at Beauty and Brawn Art Gallery & Think Space, 3501 W. Fullerton Ave. Karol's "Eden: Expressions in Gender" brings gender fluidity and variance center stage with its 30 black-and-white, fine ...


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Lakeview East Festival of the Arts Sept. 13-14 - The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce will host and produce the 10th Annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14. The 2014 festival will showcase more than 150 juried artists with original paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. Unique to the festival this year will be a special Friday, Sept. 12 evening anniversary ...


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Indy museum showing gay-rodeo photos - "Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo" is taking place at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis. "Blake Little" will feature 41 black-and-white images of cowboys and cowgirls from the gay rodeo circuit, taken by Los Angeles-based photographer Little. The exhibition will run through July 13. See www.eiteljorg.org . ...


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Artist captures punk look and feel at entrance to Chloe's - Homo Riot, the moniker of the noted Los Angeles-based street artist, spent about 22 hours ( June 14-15 ) creating the new, colorful, graphic—and certainly gay, in words and images—stairwell entrance look and feel down into Chloe's, the new dance club that occupies a portion of what once was Spin Nightclub near the corner of Halsted and Belmont streets in ...


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DIFFA 'Crystal Gala' June 7 - Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ( DIFFA/Chicago ) will hold its 26th annual black-tie fete—The DIFFA/Chicago Believe 2014 Gala, "The Crystal Ball"—scheduled for June 7. The event will take place at the Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom. Visit diffachicago.org. ...


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Comics expo at Center takes the CAKE - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( CAKE ) returned May 31-June 1, with than 200 local, national and international exhibitors at Center on Halsted, at 3656 N. Halsted St. Free and open to the public, CAKE celebrates the diverse community of underground and alternative comic artists, publishers and fans in Chicago. Comics, prints and artwork were available for purchase. Among ...


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ART: Center features works by Kirk, Riley - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On May 30, Center on Halsted's LGBTQ Artists Gallery unveiled two new collections featuring gay artists Paul Riley and Sam Kirk. In the second-floor gallery, Riley's "photo mash-ups" question the capability of viewers to identify both familiar and unfamiliar images in a layered context. One floor up, Kirk's paintings possess a theme of provocation developed through her lived experiences and ...


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Gay-rodeo photographs - "Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo" is taking place at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis. "Blake Little" will feature 41 black-and-white images of cowboys and cowgirls from the gay rodeo circuit, taken by Los Angeles-based photographer Little. The exhibition will run through July 13. See www.eiteljorg.org. ...


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Chicago Alternative Comics Expo May 31, June 1 - From a press release - CHICAGO — May 2014 - The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( CAKE ), a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, returns to Chicago Saturday, May 31 through Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 11am — 6pm with over 200 local, national and international exhibitors at Center on Halsted located at 3656 N. Halsted Ave. Free and open to the public, CAKE is ...


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Joan Rivers gets animated in new show - There has never been an animated cartoon aimed at female viewers—until now. Comedy icon and fashion know-it-all Joan Rivers is launching her newest project, an animated series titled Fashionista and Glamour Girl, on Thursday, May 15, at www.FashionistaandGlamourGirl.com . "We took a superhero, made her a woman and a sidekick who is woman, and that is who Fashionista turned into," ...


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Chicagoan writes nationally from the T perspective - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - So often, when Parker Marie Molloy read stories impacting transgender individuals, they would be botched, she said. Even LGBT media outlets weren't immune to basic mistakes, confusing pronouns, names, and using outdated information on topics like trans healthcare and policy reform. And, a number of important trans issues were going largely ignored by the media, she said. "I saw a ...


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Tim Gunn vs. Anna Wintour; Antonio Banderas defends gays - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Project Runway guru Tim Gunn says Anna Wintour is still angry at him for comments he made about her years ago, according to Page Six. The bad blood runs so deep, when Gunn sees Wintour, "I don't look her in the eyes, because I will be turned into stone," he said. The brouhaha began in 2010, when Gunn wrote in ...


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The Human Space looks at gender and sexuality - CHICAGO — The Human Space is an exhibition of works by two Chicago based photographers: Andy Karol & Oli Rodriguez. The exhibition will be on display at Logan Square's Beauty and Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space with an opening reception on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 6 p.m. -10 p.m. and a closing reception on July 26, 2014 from ...


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SAIC holds annual drag/burlesque show - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - After a three-part series of "werkshops" on drag and burlesque performance in the last two weeks, the School of the Art Institute celebrated a new direction ( the recognition of drag and burlesque as art forms officially ) with the close of the school year and the unofficial start of spring. The manifestation of the "werkshops" ( the school's spelling ...


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Thousands attend art/antique/jewelry show - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Thousands of patrons attended the first-ever Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, which took place April 24-27 at Navy Pier. Additional photo spread at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php?APUB=wct&ADATE=2014-04-29&AGALLERY=ArtDesignJewelry . Palm Beach Show Group presented the event, which featured more than 120 international exhibitors showcasing collections of fine art, jewelry, silver, textiles, porcelain, Asian art and more ( including three ...


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Chefs and the City serve up changes - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Heartland Health Outreach, Inc., benefitting Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care, presented "Chefs and the City," its annual soiree, at the prestigious Union League Club of Chicago on April 23. Not only was the venue new to the fundraiser in 2014, but the format and time of year were different. Instead of serving stations like past years, there was a ...


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Body painter Barsallo delights gallery crowd - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Orlando Barsallo made robin b gallery, 1123 W. Armitage Ave., "ooh" and "ahh" on April 17 with his one-of-a-kind body painting creation. Barsallo festooned a live model in paint and added finished touches with some construction paper, plastic and tinfoil. The finished piece, a winter queen, belied its humble orgins in its glamor. The theme of robin b's show was ...


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Antique/jewelry show April 24-28 - The Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, which the Palm Beach Show Group will present, will debut at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., April 24-28. Exhibitors from all over the world will be present. Tickets are $20; see www.ChicagoSpringShow.com or call 561-822-5440. ...


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'Queer As Art' concert series kicks off - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - With Windy City Media Group sponsoring along with Lake View nightspot Sidetrack, which also provided the location, the "Queer As Art" concert series came out loud and proud on April 9. Comedian Dana Austin hosted and told stories of adventures in her neighborhood while singer and poet Storie Devereaux spoke her patented rhymes. Guests drank pineapple mixed with Remy Martin ...


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SAIC art sale April 11-12 - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( SAIC ) will hold its 14th annual "Spring Art Sale" April 11-12 in its ballroom at 112 S. Michigan Ave. Open and free to the public, this event gives prospective buyers the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind items from nearly every discipline. Visit www.saic.edu/springartsale . ...


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Internat'l Vintage Poster Fair dazzles attendees - The International Vintage Poster Fair, the world's oldest and largest sale and exposition of original vintage posters, took place March 28-30 at the Chicago Cultural Center Thousands of posters, dated from the 1890s-1980s, were on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend. Exhibitors from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Switzerland and the United States attended at the event. Styles include ...


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Flower/garden show exhibits theme, 'Do Green, Do Good' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Time - With the theme "Do Green, Do Good," The Chicago Flower & Garden Show ran March 15-23 at Navy Pier. Thousands of patrons enjoyed many highlights, including tablescapes; show gardens; culinary demostrations by gourmet chefs; speakers who talked about subjects such as hummingbirds and edible gardening; and a marketplace with items ranging from plants and gardening accessories/tools to food and even ...


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Jay Franke, David Herro Public Humanities Award honorees - From The Illinois Humanities Council - CHICAGO, IL- January 14, 2014— The Illinois Humanities Council ( IHC ) has announced it will be honoring Jay Franke and David Herro with the 2014 Public Humanities Award at the IHC's annual benefit luncheon on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Given annually by the IHC since 1984, the Public Humanities Award recognizes individuals ...


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Internat'l Vintage Poster Fair March 28-30 - The International Vintage Poster Fair, the world's oldest and largest sale and exposition of original vintage posters, returns to Chicago March 28-30 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St. Thousands of posters, dated from the 1890s-1980s, will be on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend. Exhibitors from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Switzerland and the United States ...


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Borris Powell expresses 'Freedom' at fashion show - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Fashion designer Borris Powell unveiled his new accessories collection at his "Freedom" show on Friday, March 14, at 8:30 p.m. at Block 37, 108 N. State St. In 2011, Powell won the Oscars Designer Challenge with his "Black Swan" dress. He has since expanded to ready-to-wear, men's custom suits and handbags. Powell's fall/winter 2014 collection is "American"-inspired, with dark, rich ...


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Orchid show in Glencoe through March 16 - The Orchid Show will take place at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, through Sunday, March 16. Among other things, there will be classes, hula dances ( Feb. 15-16 ), a weekend marketplace and a rare-book exhibition. See www.ChicagoBotanic.org. ...


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Powell's fashion show March 14 at Block 37 - Fashion designer Borris Powell will unveil his new accessories collection at his "Freedom" show on Friday, March 14, at 8:30 p.m. at Block 37, 108 N. State St. In 2011, Powell won the Oscars Designer Challenge with his "Black Swan" dress. He has since expanded to ready-to-wear, men's custom suits and handbags. Powell's fall/winter 2014 collection is "American"-inspired, with dark, ...


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DIFFA holds winter ball at Center on Halsted - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ( DIFFA/Chicago ) Auxiliary Board held its second annual DIFFArence ball Feb. 28 at Chicago's Center on Halsted. The event—"Kiss for a DIFFArence"—celebrated making a difference in the Chicago community in support of area service agencies that provide direct services, preventative education and outreach to people who are HIV positive, living with AIDS or ...


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Pianist creates music for Langston Hughes poems - Local pianist/composer Stuart Mindeman is releasing In Your Waking Eyes, a CD that features musical settings of 11 Langston Hughes poems. Jazz, soul music, West African and Caribbean musical styles as well as the stories of the poems themselves serve as inspirations for the album. On the CD, Mindeman plays Wurlitzer electric piano, organ, clavinet and piano. Featured musicians are ...


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Powell's fashion show March 14 at Block 37 - Fashion designer Borris Powell will unveil his new accessories collection at his "Freedom" show on Friday, March 14, at 8:30 p.m. at Block 37, 108 N. State St. In 2011, Powell won the Oscars Designer Challenge with his "Black Swan" dress. He has since expanded to ready-to-wear, men's custom suits and handbags. Powell's fall/winter 2014 collection is "American"-inspired, with dark, ...


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Exhibit incorporates queer thought, feminism - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - #FOLLOWUS, which opened Feb. 28 at the Gray Center Lab, 929 E. 60th St., is presented as a history of the untold, forgotten and unofficial narratives from the University of Chicago from 1893 to 2013. A collaboration between Chase Joynt, Kristen Schilt and a group of undergraduate students, the installation also includes a variety of images, artifacts and memorabilia linking ...







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