Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-02-15
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  Entertainment           Download Windy City Times PDF               Download Wedding Guide

Concert-for-America-March-20

Concert for America March 20 - From a press release - CHICAGO — Tickets are on sale now for Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!, at the Auditorium Theatre one night only on March 20. Featuring entertainment's brightest stars, Concert for America debuted its monthly series to universal acclaim at the Town Hall in New York City on January 20, 2017. The innovation of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley ( ...


Kodo-ensemble-performing-Feb-26

Kodo ensemble performing Feb. 26 - The all-male taiko ensemble Kodo returns to Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., as a Symphony Center Presents ( SCP ) Special Concert on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. Kodo's program, Dadan, exclusively uses taiko drums of all shapes and sizes, as well as other forms of percussion. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 800-223-7114 or 312-294-3000; online ...


Joan-Baez-Mary-Chapin-Carpenter-Amy-Ray-and-Emily-Saliers-in-Chicago-June-11

Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers in Chicago June 11 - From a press release - Legendary artists and longtime friends Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will share the stage in a special group performance as Four Voices in June. These exclusive summer tour dates will include Chicago's Chicago Theatre on June 11 among many others. Tickets go on-sale beginning the week of Feb. 20 ( check individual venues for details ...


Theater-Spotlight-Critics-Picks

Theater Spotlight, Critics' Picks - Theater Spotlight Gay actor Steven Strafford, famed for his one-man show Methtacular!, goes solo once again to star in William Spatz's world-premiere play Jesus the Jew As Told By His Brother James for Forum Productions. Strafford plays a modern-day biblical history professor who tries to make sense of a recent tragedy by imagining himself as a Jewish brother of Jesus ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Wolf-at-the-End-of-the-Block-

THEATER REVIEW The Wolf at the End of the Block - Playwright: Ike Holter. At: Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-871-3000; TeatroVista.org; $25-$30. Runs through: March 5 Abe ( Gabriel Ruiz ) shows up beaten, bloody and discombobulated in the middle of the night in a marginal Chicago neighborhood. Next day he tells his boss/friend Nunley ( Bear Bellinger, in a witty and energetic performance ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Faceless

THEATER REVIEW Faceless - Playwright: Selina Fillinger. At: Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Tickets: 847-673-6300 or Northlight.org; $30-$81. Runs through: March 4 Selina Fillinger's world-premiere courtroom drama Faceless for Northlight Theatre was clearly meant to be up-to-the-minute current when it was first commissioned. But now that Faceless has opened with the erratic and right-leaning Trump administration in power, Fillinger may have to add ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Scottsboro-Boys

THEATER REVIEW The Scottsboro Boys - Playwright: Music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson. At: Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: $45-$51. Runs through: March 12 The real-life story related in our play is of how nine African-American teenagers, one day in 1931, all happened to be freight-hopping on the same Chattanooga-to-Memphis train. Their discovery ...


The-Book-of-Joseph

The Book of Joseph - Playwright: Karen Hartman, based on the book by Richard Hollander. At: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre at Navy Pier, 800 W. Grand Ave. Tickets: $38-$58. Runs through: March 5 Joseph A. Hollander was a hero. We know this because his son, Richard, says so several times during his book-tour account of his father's escape from Poland during the Nazi invasion of 1939—a ...


Hubbard-Street-Dance-ED-retiring

Hubbard Street Dance ED retiring - After 10 years at the helm of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ( HSDC ), Jason D. Palmquist will retire as executive director at the end of the company's 39th season. Palmquist will continue his service to the arts community as an associate consultant for Management Consultants for the Arts, a 34-year-old firm with national scope specializing in executive search, planning ...


Entertainment-news-Lea-DeLaria-Aretha-Gaga-Hugh-Jackman-Ryan-Murphy

Entertainment news: Lea DeLaria, Aretha, Gaga, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Murphy - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lea DeLaria recently told E! News that she's "the lesbian Jack Nicholson," adding, "I'm dating a lot, dating a lot of young girls. That's where I am right now." The Orange Is the New Black co-star announced about a month ago that she and fiancee Chelsea Fairless had called it quits. They revealed they were no longer together by posting ...


TELEVISION-Gender-non-binary-actor-set-to-star-on-Billions

TELEVISION Gender non-binary actor set to star on 'Billions' - Performer, writer and director Asia Kate Dillon will be debuting in the groundbreaking role of Taylor on Showtime's Billions this season. Both Dillon and the character they ( Dillon's preferred pronoun ) play are playing are gender non-binary indentifying. This marks the first time a gender non-binary indentifying actor has ever been cast in a major television series. "I will ...


Billy-Masters

Billy Masters - Palm Springs, March 2000. I was cast in Ronnie Larsen's new play, Shooting Porn—not to be confused with his hit play Making Porn. Shooting Porn is the stage version of his award-winning documentary, also called Shooting Porn. Ronnie may have some good ideas, but the well runs dry when it comes to titles! This play had opened a few months ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-Queen-Latifah-wishes-on-a-Star

NUNN ON ONE Queen Latifah wishes on a 'Star' - Queen Latifah rules the entertainment kingdom; she acts, wries and is even a label president. Also, she was the first hip-hop artist to gain a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in 2006. After her debut on Spike Lee's Jungle Fever, she garnered praise with Golden Globe nominations for the musical Chicago, the life story of HIV-positive Ana Wallace ...


Gender-Breakdown-looks-at-gender-equity-on-and-offstage-Feb-16-March-19

'Gender Breakdown' looks at gender equity on and offstage Feb. 16-March 19 - Gender Breakdown is Collaboraction Theatre Company's first world premiere of 2017. The production, with 10 female identified performers and an all-female identified production and design team, responds to the lack of gender equity on and offstage. It takes place Feb. 16-March 19. According to the Dramatist's Guild, only 14 percent of plays produced in regional theaters were by U.S. white ...


DANCIN-FEATS-Immersed-in-Merce-at-the-MCA

DANCIN' FEATS Immersed in Merce at the MCA - Through April 30, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago ( MCA ) highlights the life and work of an iconic U.S. choreographer: Merce Cunningham ( 1919-2009 ). The "Common Time" exhibit is presented in partnership with Minnesota's Walker Art Center, which opened a simultaneous exhibit Feb 8. The sprawling displays span a combined 42,000 square feet and feature Cunningham in ...


Chicago-Gay-Mens-Chorus-to-honor-girl-groups-in-Lipstick-Lyrics-The-Dragtones

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus to honor girl groups in Lipstick & Lyrics: The Dragtones - CHICAGO, February 15, 2017—Chicago Gay Men's Chorus will honor girl groups in Lipstick & Lyrics: The Dragtones at Uptown Underground on Friday, February 24, 2017 and Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM each night. This year's vivacious, no-lip-syncing drag extravaganza delves into the world of girl group stardom, asking our queens to emulate such groups as ...


Hairspray-on-stage-in-March

Hairspray on stage in March - From a press release - Naperville ( February 13, 2017 ): A plus-sized teen is determined to fulfill her show business dream in Hairspray, the winner of eight Tony Awards. Red Horse Theatre Company in association with Forte Productions will present a concert version of the hit Broadway musical, with a 15-piece on-stage orchestra, for two performances only, 7 p.m. March 31 and April 1 ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-MUSIC-Colin-Hay-on-Men-at-Work-Sia-Fierce-Mercy-album

NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Colin Hay on Men at Work, Sia, Fierce Mercy album - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By selling more than 30 millions records worldwide, Men at Work left a mark on the music scene. Songs such as "Down Under," "Who Can It Be Now?" and "Overkill" brought the group commercial success. In 1983, the band won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Lead singer Colin Hay released several solo albums after Men at Work broke ...


Streaming-service-benefits-Equality-Florida

Streaming service benefits Equality Florida - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It's been revealed that hoopla digital—a Netflix-like service that partners with libraries across North America—will be the first digital service to bring IDW'S Love Is Love to library cardholders for free. The program allows library patrons to use their cards to help raise funds for those affected by the Orlando Pulse Nightclub tragedy. As the comics industry unites to honor ...


Bernadette-Peters-in-Chicago-with-Boston-Pops-on-March-31

Bernadette Peters in Chicago with Boston Pops on March 31 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters will make her Auditorium Theatre debut—and her first Chicago appearance in more than a decade—on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m., when she joins the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for a mixed program that features a tribute to George Gershwin and a medley of Broadway hits and classics. The Pops, led by conductor Keith Lockhart, ...


About-Face-Theatre-to-Blast-Off-at-Wonka-Ball-Forbidden-Planet

About Face Theatre to Blast Off at Wonka Ball Forbidden Planet - From a press release - CHICAGO ( February 14, 2017 ) — Get ready to blast off! About Face Theatre ( AFT ) invites guests to the final frontier — space — for an out of this world evening at Wonka Ball Forbidden Planet. The company's annual gala will be held Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 pm ( VIP Cocktail Reception at 7 pm ...


World-premieres-in-Joffrey-Academys-Winning-Works-free-weekend

World premieres in Joffrey Academy's Winning Works free weekend - From a press release - CHICAGO — February 14, 2017 The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet in collaboration with Chicago Public Library present four world premieres in the seventh annual Winning Works program, the culmination of Joffrey's national call for ALAANA ( African, Latino( a ), Asian, Arab and Native American ) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy's ...


Mitisek-to-leave-Chicago-Opera

Mitisek to leave Chicago Opera - The Board of Directors of Chicago Opera Theater ( COT ) announced that Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek will leave his position at the conclusion of this season. Mitisek informed the board of his decision not to renew his contract at a board meeting. Beginning in September, COT will be led by Stefan Edlis and Gael ...


Adele-dominates-Grammys-

Adele dominates Grammys - Adele swept the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, going a perfect five for five—including the trio of album, song and record of the year. It was the second time the British singer swept those categories, making her the only artist to do so. During this year's ceremony, Adele almost didn't accept the album of the year honor ( ...


Pride-Films-and-Plays-presents-Chris-Pazderniks-gay-music-of-Broadway

Pride Films and Plays presents Chris Pazdernik's gay music of Broadway - From a press release - In His & His II Chris Pazdernik presents the second of three cabarets chronicling gays characters on Broadway, and the artists who create the shows, roles, and music. Join Pride Films and Plays in the Broadway on Feb. 14 to celebrate great theater, great music, with a special tribute to Jerry Herman! Act One will include songs from Kinky Boots, ...


Alvin-Ailey-in-town-on-March-22-26

Alvin Ailey in town on March 22-26 - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring four new programs to the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., for six shows on March 22-26. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the company will present Chicago premieres of three new works: Deep, by Mauro Bigonzetti and set to the music of global music stars Ibeyi; r-Evolution, Dream., by longtime company member ...


Black-Ensemble-Theater-to-screen-Legacy-Leaders-of-Color-Video-Project

Black Ensemble Theater to screen Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL — Black Ensemble Theater proudly announces a special, one-night-only event to screen Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project( LLCVP ), which features interviews with BE Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor. The event will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, on Monday, February 27, 2017, with a reception at 6pm ...


Reading-of-LGBT-Themed-Sycamore-at-Center-on-Halsted-Feb-17

Reading of LGBT Themed "Sycamore" at Center on Halsted Feb. 17 - From a press release - CHICAGO — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Center on Halsted will host a reading of Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore in the Hoover — Leppen Theatre on Friday, February 17 at 7:00 pm. In this new drama by Brooklyn-based playwright Sarah Sander, the Jacobses seemed to be the perfect suburban family until a personal crisis rocked their world ...


Casting-call-for-boy-in-Spielberg-film-Feb-12-

Casting call for boy in Spielberg film Feb. 12 - Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment is hosting open casting calls for the role of Edgardo in the film The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. An area casting call will be held Sunday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Bernard Weinger Jewish Community Center, 300 Revere Dr., Northbrook. Online video submissions also accepted; visit https://www.castittalent.com/TKOEM by Friday, Feb. 10. No acting experience ...


Signature-Move-to-have-world-premiere-at-2017-SXSW-Film-Festival

Signature Move to have world premiere at 2017 SXSW Film Festival - From a press release - SIGNATURE MOVE is a hilarious and heartfelt look at modern families and the complexities of love in its many forms. Zaynab ( Fawzia Mirza ) is a thirty-something Pakistani, Muslim, lesbian lawyer living in Chicago who begins a new romance with Alma ( Sari Sanchez ), a confident and vivacious Mexican-American woman. Zaynab's recently widowed mother Parveen ( Shabana Azmi ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Assembled-Parties

THEATER REVIEW The Assembled Parties - Playwright: Richard Greenberg. At: Raven Theatre Company at Raven Arts Center, 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets: $43-$46. Runs through: March 25 Ben Bascov is New York Jewish, the pride of his Nassau County-dwelling kin. His wife, Julia, is Hollywood Jewish, a former teenage starlet raised by her single-mom fashion designer. On this Christmas day in 1980, their Central Park West ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-THEATER-Ryan-Spahn-Hope-and-Gloria-

NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Ryan Spahn: Hope and 'Gloria' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The unpredictable debut of stage play Gloria is currently shocking audiences at the Goodman Theatre these days. The story follows a group of people working for a popular New York magazine whose frustrations create unexpected results. Gloria made its off-Broadway opening in 2015 at the Vineyard Theater. The cast and creative team reunites to develop the show once again, including ...


Billy-Masters

Billy Masters - "Well, I'm a power bottom."—Boy George on Celebrity Apprentice after being told his task was to promote Blake Griffin, the LA Clipper's "power forward." In these days with so much doom and gloom, I feel it's important to seize upon positive things when we find them. One such story is about the Islamic Center in Victoria, Texas. The center had ...


Black-History-Month-edition-of-Black-Girl-Magic-Feb-9

Black History Month edition of Black Girl Magic Feb. 9 - February brings aspecial Black History Month edition of Black Girl Magic at Berlin, Thursday, Feb. 9, 10 p.m. Scene staples Shea Coulée, Dida Ritz, The Vixen and Lucy Stoole herald the coming of the next generation, Petty Crocker, Eva Styles, Kenzie Coulée and Mikki Miraj. Hosted by Sasha Love. DJs Gucciroxx and All the Way Kay. 932 W. Belmont Ave. ...


Singer-Michael-McBride-embraces-his-passions-

Singer Michael McBride embraces his passions - by C.L. Frederick - Singer Michael McBride understands a few things about being different and overcoming social stigmas. When he was younger, he had struggles with body image. Growing eventually to 5'6", he was smaller and shorter than most of his friends. He viewed phrases like 'good things come in small packages' as backhanded compliments aimed at making him feel better. "There were so ...


FILM-REVIEW-Below-Her-Mouth-

FILM REVIEW Below Her Mouth - Director: April Mullen. Starring: Erika Linder, Natalie Krill, Sebastian Pigott. Running time: 94 min. Chicago release date: Feb. 10 Canada Serendipity Point Films and Distant Horizon present the indie flick Below Her Mouth. Before we are even finished with the credits the sounds of sex are heard, setting the tone for the story. For date night this Mouth warms up ...


Nick-Cave-Cutting-edge-artist-is-also-a-messenger

Nick Cave: Cutting-edge artist is also a messenger - Dance, sculpting, performance, art, fashion—Nick Cave has done it all. Cave is the chair of the Department of Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute. ( Late last year, he was named the Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body, and Garment at the institute, thanks to a $2-million endowment. ) In a recent phone interview, this ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-COMEDY-Kathy-Griffin-explains-it-all

NUNN ON ONE: COMEDY Kathy Griffin explains it all - Actress and funny lady Kathy Griffin is a two-time Emmy and Grammy winner who's broken the Guinness World record for the number of TV specials on any network by any comedian. Raised in Oak Park, Illinois, she has become a hometown hero when, after studying with The Groundlings, she snapped up a supporting role on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan. ...


Theater-spotlight-on-Hot-Buns-Beefcakes-Critics-Picks

Theater spotlight on Hot Buns & Beefcakes, Critics' Picks - Theater spotlight What's a struggling mom-and-pop burger joint to do when a fast-food conglomerate moves in next door? The answer: Host a bachelor/bachelorette auction as a massive fundraiser. Find out how things go in Playlab Productions' Hot Buns & Beefcakes: Linda Belcher's Love Connection, by Sean Margaret Wagner, which she describes as an ode to the TV series Bob's Burgers. ...


SCOTTISH-PLAY-SCOTT-A-Karen-Finley-homecoming

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT A Karen Finley homecoming - Famed performance artist and Evanston native Karen Finley returns home this month to perform over two weekends as part of Steppenwolf Theatre's LookOut series. It's a visit that provides Finley the chance to look back at past traumas and ahead to current and future fights against the Trump administration. "I'm thinking about Chicago on so many levels. I'm speaking about ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Bodyguard

THEATER REVIEW The Bodyguard - Playwright: Alexander Dinelaris. At: Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St. Tickets: $44-$120. Runs through: Feb. 22 The Bodyguard is now a musical based off the hit movie of the same name. The story is brought forward in time to the present day and focuses on singer Rachel Marron, now played by singer Deborah Cox. Judson Mills plays her protector, Frank ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Bootycandy-

THEATER REVIEW Bootycandy - Playwright: Robert O'Hara. At: Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Road. Tickets: 312-891-8985; WindyCityPlayhouse.com; $15-$55. Runs through: April 15 At intermission, my partner asked about the playwright's intentions. I said, "He's satirizing a lot of things—Black culture, especially, its sometimes-homophobia. Also, he's satirizing plays about Black culture, and white academic reaction to Black plays. And he's doing it all ...


Gender-Breakdown-sheds-light-on-hiring-parity-across-theater-professions

Gender Breakdown sheds light on hiring parity across theater professions - From a press release - Statistics cited in Collaboraction Theatre Company's world premiere of Gender Breakdown shed light on hiring parity across theater professions during Chicago's 2015- 2016 theater season. The research was undertaken by Kay Kron and Mariah Schultz as a part of Kron's Master Thesis at DePaul University. The study includes the full Jeff eligible season for Equity and Non-Equity theaters nominated for ...


Priscilla-extended-to-March-12-

'Priscilla' extended to March 12 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical Priscilla: Queen of the Desert—the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center—will now close Sunday, March 12. instead of the previously announced Sunday, Feb. 12. The Jeff-recommended musical, which began previews Jan. 12 and opened for the press on Jan. 15, earned raves from critics and has played ...


Chicago-Theatre-Week-Feb-9-19

Chicago Theatre Week Feb. 9-19 - Chicago Theatre Week ( #CTW17 )—an annual celebration of theatergoing in Chicago—will take place Feb. 9-19. Some of the slated productions include The Wolf at the End of the Block ( Teatro Vista ), Death of a Salesman ( Redtwist Theatre ), Gloria ( Goodman Theatre ), Carmen ( Lyric Opera of Chicago ) and Sweeney Todd ( Paramount Theatre ...


The-Laramie-Project-in-Glen-Ellyn-March-24-through-April-15-

The Laramie Project in Glen Ellyn March 24 through April 15 - From a press release - Village Theatre Guild will be presenting Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project's "The Laramie Project" March 24 through April 15, 2017 at Village Theatre in Glen Ellyn, IL. "The Laramie Project" is a thought-provoking theatre piece that chronicles a community's reaction to the events following the savage death of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student. It ...


The-Vagina-Monologues-reading-Feb-10-to-support-Planned-Parenthood

The Vagina Monologues reading Feb. 10 to support Planned Parenthood - From a press release - ( February 7, 2017- Chicago, IL ): On February 10th at 7:30pm, V-Day Chicago and The Public House Theatre will kick off a three-night benefit reading of Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues. Proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood. Last year over 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world raising funds and awareness towards ending violence against ...


Stewart-Winter-wins-for-Queer-Clout

Stewart-Winter wins for 'Queer Clout' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Timothy Stewart-Winter—who once studied history at the University of Chicago and associate professor of U.S. history and co-director of the Queer Newark Oral History Project in New Jersey—is the co-winner of the 2017 John Boswell Prize for his book, Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics. The John Boswell Prize is awarded every other year by the Committee ...


Lyric-Opera-to-run-Carmen-in-February-March

Lyric Opera to run 'Carmen' in February-March - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lyric Opera of Chicago will run the story of a deadly love triangle in Bizet's Carmen, directed by Tony and Emmy Award-winning director/choreographer Rob Ashford, who returns to Lyric after Carousel. Carmen opens on Saturday, Feb. 11, with 11 performances through Saturday, March 25, at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr. Tickets start at $34 and are available ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Hobo-King

THEATER REVIEW Hobo King - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Playwright: Javon Johnson. At: Congo Square Theatre at the Atheneaum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: $25. Runs through: March 5

Khoury-wins-leadership-award

Khoury wins leadership award - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The University of Chicago recently presented Silk Road Rising Founding Artistic Director Jamil Khoury with the 2017 Diversity Leadership Alumni Award. This annual award recognizes an alum of the university who has shown exceptional leadership in advancing social justice, equity, and achieving greater diversity across the community and society. Khoury was presented with the award as part of the Annual ...


THEATER-REVIEW-CNTRLALTDELETE-by-GayCo

THEATER REVIEW CNTRL+ALT+DELETE by GayCo - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Eric Karas - At: Judy's Beat Lounge on second floor of Piper's Alley, 230 W. North Ave. Tickets: $13-16. Runs through: Feb. 24 Gayco presents its Friday evening show, CNTRL+ALT+DELETE—an LGBT exploration of identity in our current times. If you're looking for a fun escape from our recent news, this probably won't be it. The current problems in our world permeate ...


The-Chicago-League-of-Lady-Arm-Wrestlers-tp-present-CLLAW-XXVI-Feb-11

The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers tp present 'CLLAW XXVI' Feb. 11 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers ( CLLAW ) is returning with "CLLAW XXVI: Battle of the CLLAWentines" on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. CLLAW's 26th benefit match will feature arm wrestlers, musical entertainment by the Jacob Horn Trio, and a cash bar. There will be CLLAW vets, including Unbreakable Killer Schmidt, Whami ...


LGBT-critics-award-Moonlight-Davis

LGBT critics award 'Moonlight,' Davis - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Moonlight has been named film of the year by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association ( GALECA ), composed of more than 170 film and TV critics and entertainment journalists across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. GALECA announced the winners of its annual Dorian Awards on Jan. 26. Moonlight also won several other awards, including Best ...


-Exotica-Poetica-Feb-13-at-Hideout

'Exotica Poetica' Feb. 13 at Hideout - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Weeds Poetry will present "Erotica Exotica Poetica Extravaganza"—described as "an open mic poetry reading on steroids"—on Monday, Feb. 13, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m., at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. In addition to erotic poetry, the show will feature live music with Linda & the Hot Licks and audacious dances by Cruel Valentine, Chicago's Own Community Chest and TS Machine-Gunn CoCo, ...


Entertainment-news-RuPaul-Jodie-Foster-Ryan-Reynolds-Watermelon-Woman

Entertainment news: RuPaul, Jodie Foster, Ryan Reynolds, 'Watermelon Woman' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - RuPaul's new album, which is now out, is called Remember Me: Essential, Vol.1, NewNowNext.com noted. The album features new tracks as well as some of Ru's biggest hits, like "Supermodel" and "House of Love," with new featured performers like Matt Pop, Ellis Miah, Kummerspeck and Skeltal Ki. Lionsgate has boarded international sales on The Ink Factory-financed and -produced action thriller ...


Lyric-Opera-holding-choral-auditions

Lyric Opera holding choral auditions - Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions in March for experienced, classically trained singers who are seeking professional positions in the company's choral ensemble for the 2017-18 season. Musical rehearsals begin in mid-August 2017; the schedule is determined by the shows for which a chorister is contracted. The 2017-18 performance season runs from late September 2017 through late March 2018. ...


Chicago-Gay-Mens-Chorus-Big-Package-Auction-April-29

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus Big Package Auction April 29 - Join Chicago Gay Men's Chorus's Big Package Auction, live and silent, is back at a new venue. Chicago Gay Men's Chorus presents Big Package Auction '17, hosted by the musical duo Amy & Freddy. Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen have performed in over 20 countries with their one-of-a-kind wit and musical prowess. They have had the pleasure of opening and ...


Nevermind-Its-Nothing-anti-Valentines-lesbian-story-told-in-slam-poetry-

"Nevermind, It's Nothing" anti-Valentine's lesbian story told in slam poetry - From a press release - CHICAGO - Chicago Slam Works Ensemble Theatre proudly announces the World Premiere of "Nevermind, It's Nothing", as a cure for a Valentine's Day hangover running Feb. 17 - March 24 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. Using slam poetry as a primary medium, Chicago Slam Works Ensemble Theatre uses elements of movement, drama, music, spoken word, and sketch comedy based ...


Hate-crimes-drama-Deep-Water-out-on-DVD-Feb-14

Hate-crimes drama 'Deep Water' out on DVD Feb. 14 - Inspired by the true events of hate-crime murders in Australia in the 1980s, Acorn DVD and Blu-ray debut the Aussie detective drama Deep Water on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Yael Stone ( Orange Is the New Black ) and Noah Taylor ( Game of Thrones ) star as detectives assigned a brutal murder case in Bondi, where they begin to discover ...


Entertainment-news-Alan-Cumming-Carrie-Fisher-Queer-Eye

Entertainment news: Alan Cumming, Carrie Fisher, 'Queer Eye' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - CBS has given pilot orders to two projects featuring key auspices from the network's legal drama The Good Wife: crime drama Killer Instinct, starring and executive produced by The Good Wife cast member Alan Cumming; and Perfect Citizen, a legal drama written and executive produced by former Good Wife executive producer Craig Turk, Deadline reported. Killer Instinct centers on a ...


THEATER-REVIEW-By-Association

THEATER REVIEW By Association - Playwright: Shepsu Aakhu. At: MPAACT at the Greenhouse, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: $28-$32. Runs through: Feb. 22 Our nation's immediate response to the bombing of the World Trade Center in 2001 was not its finest hour. If it was, the days that followed—after the shock of being attacked on our own ground gave way to a free-floating fear attaching ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Gloria-

THEATER REVIEW Gloria - Playwright: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: 312-443-3825; GoodmanTheatre.org/Gloria; $20-$85. Runs through: Feb. 19 The day after Mary Tyler Moore died, CBS broadcast a comprehensive biography of her. It was produced before she died, with only final details needing to be added. All large-market media outlets do this. The New York Times has 1,700 die-and-publish obits ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Blues-for-an-Alabama-Sky

THEATER REVIEW Blues for an Alabama Sky - Playwright: Pearl Cleage. At: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave, Tickets: $48-$68. Runs through: Feb. 12 Oh, how we adore the romance associated with young people rejecting shallow materialistic imperatives to pursue a selfless lifestyle devoted to art, ideals and adventure—and since nothing is more romantic than the untimely death of the innocence sustaining their starry-eyed vision of a better ...


Billy-Masters

Billy Masters - "David, I know you're a sophisticated guy."—Donald Trump to David Muir. Is "sophisticated guy" some kinda archaic code that's coming back? Like "confirmed bachelor?" The night after his first interview as president with ABC's David Muir, Donald Trump sat down with Sean Hannity on Fox News. Hannity had problems with Muir's interview, saying, "If I had an opportunity to speak ...


Siskel-running-Loving-Nocturnal-

Siskel running 'Loving,' 'Nocturnal' - The Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., is running a few films of interest over the next few weeks. Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star in Nocturnal Animals ( Feb. 3-9 ), in which the two worlds of Tom Ford—elite fashion designer and rough-edged Southwestern boyhood—collide in this thriller. Also, there's Below Her Mouth ( Feb. 10, 13 and ...


Exotica-Poetica-Feb-13-at-Hideout

'Exotica Poetica' Feb. 13 at Hideout - Weeds Poetry will present "Erotica Exotica Poetica Extravaganza" on Monday, Feb. 13, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m., at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. In addition to erotic poetry, the show will feature live music with Linda & the Hot Licks and performances by Cruel Valentine and TS Machine-Gunn CoCo. Admission is $7, which can be paid at the door or ordered ...


Kevins-Room-to-mark-15th-anniversary

'Kevin's Room' to mark 15th anniversary - As both a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the groundbreaking film Kevin's Room and in honor of National Black/HIV AIDS Awareness Day, the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus alongside event sponsors the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) will hold a Feb. 7 screening of the film at the Baton Show Lounge in Chicago's River North neighborhood. ...


CONCERT-OVERVIEW-Artemis-Singers-salutes-MichFest-

CONCERT OVERVIEW Artemis Singers salutes MichFest - Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus Artemis Singers, which formed in 1980, took on the Michigan Women's Music Festival ( MichFest ) with two performances at the Irish American Heritage Center Auditorium on Jan. 28-29. The music festival was formed in a response to male-centered festivals. Female artists performed at the outdoor festival that ran annually in August; whether in song, storytelling ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-THEATER-Jessie-Mueller-serving-Chicago-some-humble-pie

NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Jessie Mueller serving Chicago some humble pie - Evanston talent Jessie Mueller made it big on Broadway, winning the 2014 Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. She appeared in Animal Crackers and A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre before moving to New York for the revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. She is currently appearing ...


FILM-REVIEW-I-Am-Not-Your-Negro

FILM REVIEW I Am Not Your Negro - "To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time."—James Baldwin I Am Not Your Negro—nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and opening at the AMC River East Theater, 322 E. Illinois St., on Friday, Feb. 3—is based on 30 pages of the unfinished work ...


Theater-spotlight-on-The-History-Boys-Critics-Picks

Theater spotlight on The History Boys, Critics' Picks - Theater spotlight Same-sex crushes and inappropriate touching figure prominently into gay British playwright Alan Bennett's worldwide hit drama The History Boys. See how two teachers spar over teaching philosphies as they try to school a group of students to pass rigorous exams to get into Oxford or Cambridge in Eclectic Full Contact Theatre's intimate revival. The History Boys runs from ...


PERFORMANCE-Bill-T-Jones-returns-to-enthrall-Chicago-audience

PERFORMANCE Bill T. Jones returns to enthrall Chicago audience - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A capacity audience packed into Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History, which had partnered with the groundbreaking Art AIDS America exhibit Jan. 27 in order to bring a living legend back to Chicago. For one spectacular hour, dancer, choreographer, revolutionary artist, author and passionate HIV/AIDS activist Bill T. Jones took a breathless audience by the hand as he led ...


FILM-REVIEW-Nocturnal-Animals

FILM REVIEW Nocturnal Animals - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Like a chef who's too proud of his special sauce, director Tom Ford makes it difficult to appreciate the meat and potatoes underneath in his second feature, Nocturnal Animals. Adapted by Ford from the Austin Wright novel Tony and Susan, it's far more complex than Ford's debut, A Single Man; and the director's arty touches make it more confusing than ...


DVD-Tuc-Watkins-talks-politics-family-and-the-new-movie-Retake

DVD Tuc Watkins talks politics, family and the new movie 'Retake' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The new movie Retake ( now out on VOD and DVD ) takes on issues involving memories and obsession as a handsome businessman ( played by Tuc Watkins ) hires a male hustler ( portrayed by Devon Graye ) to role-play as his long-lost love. Watkins has an extensive background. Many were introduced to the openly gay actor when he ...







Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.