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Chicago trans residents Davis and Brady part of MTV VMAs - Chicago transgender residents Precious Davis and Myles Brady were part of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards ( VMAs ). Davis and fiance Myles Brady were part of a transgender contingent that introduced host Miley Cyrus' newest single. Cyrus herself recently came out as pansexual. Davis captioned one Facebook photo of her and Brady thusly: " @mrmylesbrady and I at ...


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Dancing About Architecture - Rihanna and the lost album saga - Recently, our beloved Rihanna tried very hard to break out of her pop shell and go with an "edgier" sound, via Kanye West, and failed. All three singles off of the planned R8 album tanked, despite the help of a Beatle, an epic Tarantino-esque video for "Bitch Better Have My Money" and a warm reception for the politically relevant—but tepid—"American ...


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Chicago Opera Theater gets largest single gift - Andreas Mitisek, general director of Chicago Opera Theater ( COT ), announced that the company has received a $1.5-million gift from Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson. Their gift is the single largest contribution in the company's 42-year history. Combined with a recent, anonymous $500,000 gift, this gift brings COT $2M closer to meeting its goal of raising an additional $5M ...


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Entertainment: Ricky Martin; Marc Jacobs; Maria Bello; Timberlake - Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin has criticized presidential candidate Donald Trump for "continuing to gratuitously harass the Latin community," Gay Star News reported. "The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party, has the audacity to continue to gratuitously harass the Latin community makes my blood boil," Martin ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Leona Lewis on U.S. market, new CD and drag queens - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The British bombshell Leona Lewis exploded on television almost a decade ago, winning the third season of The X Factor in 2006. That led to a million-dollar recording contract on Simon Cowell's record label Syco Music. Her cover of Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This" climbed the UK singles chart to number one. Lewis then signed on with J Records, ...


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MUSIC Singer Greg Holden talks 'American Idol,' 'Boys in the Street' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Scottish-born singer-songwriter Greg Holden has taken center stage in his career due in part to the song "Boys In The Street." The song tells the story of a father who, at first, denounces his gay son, but eventually comes to accept him. Holden talked with Windy City Times about the response to "Boys In The Street" from the LGBTQ community, ...


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Petterino's celebrates 8th anniversary of Monday Night Live Sept. 14 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( August 2015 )—Petterino's ( 150 N. Dearborn St., at Randolph in the heart of the theater district ), is celebrating eight smashingly successful years of its impromptu musical showcase Petterino's Monday Night Live on Monday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. Since its debut in September 2007, more than 700 singers have graced the stage for Petterino's' Monday Night ...


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Upcoming: Sondheim honored; Play marks 10th Katrina anniversary - Sondheim to receive Sandberg Award The Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library have announced that the 16th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Award will be presented to legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Heralded for his immense contributions to musical theater in a career spanning more than 50 years, Sondheim will be honored at the Carl Sandburg Literary ...


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Entertainment: Josh Hutcherson; 'Atlanta'; Zachary Quinto; Adam Lambert - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson has said he wishes he could shut down Straight But Not Narrow, an LGBT charity he helped co-found in 2011, as a way to combat homophobia in schools, and "positively influence the perception of and behavior towards LGBTQ peers," NewNowNext.com. The organization is still going strong, but he's hoping that one day soon, it won't ...


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BENT NIGHTS Coin; Ezra Furman - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Of the seemingly endless string of new and unheard of bands that land on major record labels, Nashville rockers Coin seem oddly proud of their love for the past. Without pretense, these guys pride themselves on their love for '90s alternative rock and I almost hate to tell them that they've picked the wrong decade. After just one listen to ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC How Swede it is: Talking with singer Tove Lo - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Swedish songstress Tove Lo has taken the world by storm recently. After signing to Island and Polydor Records, her debut studio album , Queen of the Clouds, spawned the hit singles "Habits ( Stay High )" and "Talking Body." Lo was featured on DJ Alesso's song "Heroes ( We Could Be )" that was on constant radio rotation and ruled ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Jordin Sparks: On '90s music, looking fit, new CD - Singer Jordin Sparks' career took off after winning season six of the television show American Idol. Her music career broke out with hits "Tattoo" and "No Air." Then, she released Battlefield, which gave her her first number-one hit, "S.O.S. ( Let the Music Play )." She sizzled in acting roles like the remake of Sparkle, playing opposite the late Whitney ...


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DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE Annual September collection - The release day of the week ( now Friday ) may have changed along with the rest of the music industry, but one thing remains chronologically constant in our world, and that is September being an amazing month for new albums. Traditionally tied in with back-to-school and to give artists enough time to promote for the holiday buying months, September ...


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Bank to house Knuckles collection - Stony Island Arts Bank—a onetime bank that was recently transformed into an African-American cultural center—will house the late Frankie Knuckles' vinyl collection, according to a Pitchfork.com item. Founder Theaster Gates said of the center in a statement, "It is an institution of and for the South Side—a repository for African-American culture and history, a laboratory for the next generation of ...


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Entertainment news: Ellen; Eddie Redmayne; Dolly Parton; Sam Smith - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Hillary Clinton, Caitlyn Jenner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will kick off the 13th season of Ellen DeGeneres' The Ellen Show," according to Page Six. "These 3 women are changing the world," The Ellen Show tweeted along with a photo of the trio. The new season of the show premieres Sept. 8 on NBC. Speaking of DeGeneres, she's ...


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NUNN ON ONE Amanda Lepore gives WCT some lip -- in a good way - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Luscious-lipped Amanda Lepore returns to Chicago for a club appearance, and the night promises to be plastic fantastic. A notable figure in the transgender world Lepore has appeared in numerous advertising campaigns, among them M.A.C. Cosmetics and Swatch. She is regularly featured in the photography of David LaChapelle and Terry Richardson. With the help of gay rapper Cazwell, she released ...


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Capitol Records honors Sam Smith for record breaking album sale - From a press release - Capitol Records presented Sam Smith with a plaque commemorating four million adjusted album sales of his GRAMMY-winning debut album, In The Lonely Hour, at a ceremony at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. The young U.K. artist made his U.S. debut at the legendary venue with two sold-out shows on December 2 and 3, 2013. By January 2015, Smith was ...


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Billy Strayhorn events in the fall - Several events this fall will celebrate Billy Strayhorn, the late jazz musician who was openly gay, according to a Chicago Tribune item. A citywide Billy Strayhorn Festival will run Sept. 4-Nov. 21 in clubs, concert halls, community centers and other venues. In addition, the new book Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life will feature historic images and commentary from Ramsey Lewis, Nancy ...


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Nightspots calendar: The Big To Do - NIGHTSPOTS' WEEKLY PICKS TO PLAN YOUR NIGHTLIFE CALENDAR ALCC's Tiki Holiday: Escape to a Polynesian Paradise Wed., August 12, 6-9 pm Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. AIDS Legal Council of Chicago's yearly travel-themed fundraiser, with island fare by Three Dots and a Dash, entertainment, silent auction, and the Grand Raffle. Contact Kevin Mork at kjmork@aidslegal.com for more info. Totally ...


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Entertainment: Lambert; NPH; Cher's 50 years; Alexander Skarsgard - Adam Lambert shut down an Australian radio host for perpetuating gay stereotypes, Gay Star News reported. While Lambert promoted his new album, The Original High, on a breakfast radio show, co-host Jackie O suggested that the Ghost Town singer date The Voice Australia judge Ricky Martin—because they're both single and gay. However, Lambert would have none of that, saying, "Don't ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Ivy Levan talks 'Biscuit,' bisexuality - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Powerhouse vocalist Ivy Levan released her debut last week and she is poised to take over the music world. Growing up in Arkansas forced the young singer to become a rebel forming her into the artist she is today. The singer has impressed her gay following with the catchy "Biscuit" song that she performed at Roscoe's recently. That strong single ...


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Upcoming: TransReelization; Tiki Holiday; Kristin Lems release CD - TransReelization fest Aug. 29 The second annual TransReelization film fest will take place Saturday, Aug. 29, at Kinowerks Studio, 5645 N. Ravenswood Ave. The VIP reception is 6 p.m., with the general-admission part of the evening starting at 7:30 p.m. This evening of cocktails, celebrities and film supports the critical work of the Chicago House—TransLife Center. The studio is the ...


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MUSIC Out singer Jen Foster returns with double album - By Skylar Baker-Jordan - Jen Foster is no stranger to the rainbow spotlight. In addition to producing three albums and three EPs, the video for her song "Closer to Nowhere" was number one on LOGO in both 2008 and 2009, and her collaboration with the She4Me project has been viewed more than 1 million times on YouTube. Windy City Times sat down with her ...


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Market Days acts: Aaron Carter, Salt-N-Pepa - Northalsted Market Days has announced the musical acts for the Aug. 8-9 event that will take place on North Halsted Street between Belmont Avenue and Addison Street, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Among the acts performing on the North Stage at Addison on Aug. 8 are Blu Cantrell ( "Hit 'Em Up Style" ) at 1:45 p.m., Who Is Fancy at 3:30 ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Peter Allen sings again - For the longest time, music director Robert Ollis has wanted to get his hands on The Boy from Oz. And now he has since Pride Films and Plays is presenting the Chicago premiere of The Boy from Oz this month at Stage 773. First seen on Broadway in 2003, The Boy from Oz was a bio-jukebox musical about the life ...


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DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE Bright Light Bright Light - On Elton, Ana and Making Life Harder - Part of being a successful, long-term entertainer is seeing a demand not being met and filling it, rather than copying other current trends for a quick hit. Rod Thomas' project Bright Light Bright Light sounds completely unique in a landscape of sluggish hip-hop, pop confection and male singers with barely a voice. Bright Light Bright Light hits you right in ...


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Lolla again offers something for all - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - For 2015, the Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park continued to celebrate diversity in music over a three-day period ( July 31-Aug. 2 ). There were more than 130 bands on eight stages that offered a little something for everyone. Although classic headliners like Paul McCartney and Metallica did bring in the older crowd, the younger generation continued to rule ...


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Disc and That: Upcoming and recent DVDs - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Aloha ( Aug. 25 ): For those who love romantic comedies, there's this film that was in theaters earlier this year. Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams star in the movie about a once-admired pilot, Brian Gilcrist ( Cooper ), who returns to Hawaii for a military contract job and is assigned to work with a young U.S. Air ...


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Amanda Lepore releases "I...Amanda Lepore: Make Over Sessions" - From a press release - The world's mega-famous transsexual returns to the dance floor with "I...Amanda Lepore: Make Over Sessions", her long-awaited double-disc album of remixes and re-edits of classics from her acclaimed debut. Some of the tracks on the new record have been completely overhauled such as the now Giorgio Moroder-inspired Zoned Out update of "Doin' It My Way." A few, including "My Pussy" ...


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Lea DeLaria: On acting in 'Orange,' covering Bowie on CD - Lea DeLaria has certainly sung for her supper—literally. Since the '90s, the self-identified Illinois-born butch has established herself as a standup comedienne, actress and jazz singer. June 2015 saw her reprise fan favorite character Big Boo on the third season of Netflix's hit dramedy series Orange Is the New Black ( OITNB ), while July's House of David ( Ghostlight ...


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Indigo Girls, Malone take over The Vic - On July 21, Indigo Girls landed at The Vic Theater for an evening of harmonies, mandolins, guitars and celebration. The celebrations were plentiful as this tour marked the 30th anniversary of the duo—composed of Emily Salier and Amy Ray—coming together as a band while heralding the long-awaited release of their 14th album, One Lost Day ( IG Recordings/Vanguard Records ). ...


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Upcoming: Market Days; Lollapalooza; Clarkson; Joel Hall; Tune; Dance for Life - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Market Days acts: Aaron Carter, Salt-N-Pepa Northalsted Market Days has announced the musical acts for the Aug. 8-9 event that will take place on North Halsted Street between Belmont Avenue and Addison Street, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Among the acts performing on the North Stage at Addison on Aug. 8 are Blu Cantrell ( "Hit 'Em Up Style" ) at 1:45 ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Pentatonix's Mitch Grassi's in the mix - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Pentatonix rose to the top of the a cappella world after winning the television competition show The Sing-Off on NBC. The group consists of five members from Arlington, Texas,: Kirstie Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola. The PTXofficial YouTube page is not only a hit with subscribers, but two members of the group host a comedic ...


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MUSIC Fed Up Fest - The second Fed Up Festival took place in the heart of Bridgeport July 24-26, and continued the standard set from last years event by addressing queer, race, and trans issues in an upfront manner. There was a strong irony with this festival, as it was last year, in that it took place in a neighborhood with a long history of ...


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The reframing of Adam Lambert: His past, dating problems - Stripped of that glossy sheen, those painted nails and the purple mane that he famously flaunted on his 2009 post-American Idol debut, For Your Entertainment, Adam Lambert's latest album cover isn't even in color. His hair still reaches the same towering heights as his voice on The Original High but, otherwise, he's unadorned. The glam is gone. In our recent ...


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Dancing About Architecture - Guest column - It's been fifteen years since the groundbreaking US version of Queer As Folk debuted, and it's the ten-year anniversary of its finale. Recently one of Tea In A'ville's creators, Michael Issa, caught up with one of its stars, Peter Paige ( who played Emmett ) to discuss the show's influence on culture, politics and club life, as well as Peter's ...


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MUSIC Dave Koz on marriage equality, Stevie Nicks and his new CD - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In the quarter-century since releasing his first album, out saxophonist has been nominated for nine Grammys, gotten a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and collaborated with a ton of well-known artists ( including Stevie Wonder, India.Arie and Toby Keith ). Koz recently talked with Windy City Times about his upcoming CD, Collaborations 25th Anniversary Collection ( out July ...


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BENT NIGHTS Ruido Fest - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - As I mentioned in the July 15 Bent Nights, Chicago is now in the midst of a tidal wave of festivals. On the weekend of July 10 alone, there were nine large-scale events going on, excluding block parties and non-musical festivals. One of the new kids on the block was the first Ruido Festival, on July 10-12 in Adams-Medill Park, ...


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Pitchfork features Wilco, Sleater-Kinney - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Pitchfork Music Festival turned 10 years old as it began a three-day run Union Park. Light sprinkles didn't keep fans away on Friday, July 17, and Chicago-based flooring company FLOR cleverly marketed by providing more than 1,500 carpet squares for free to cover muddy spots for spectators. More than 40 bands played on the three various stages, some including rockers ...


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Upcoming: Poetry; Market Days; Doobie Brothers CD; Mika album; ACTIVATE - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Brooks poetry contest July 22 On Wed., July 22, at 7 p.m., 20 poets from across Illinois will compete for a poetry prize started by Gwendolyn Brooks in partnership with the Guild Literary Complex. The event will take place at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. The 20 semi-finalists will compete for a ...


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MUSIC Out singer Jen Foster returns with double album - By Skylar Baker-Jordan - Jen Foster is no stranger to the rainbow spotlight. In addition to producing three albums and three EPs, the video for her song "Closer to Nowhere" was number one on LOGO in both 2008 and 2009, and her collaboration with the She4Me project has been viewed more than 1 million times on YouTube. Windy City Times sat down with her ...


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Michelle Malone makes music - Not only does Michelle Malone have a grass roots music career but she is also down to earth. She started her own music label SBS Records back in 1992 that brought her playing over 1,000 live concerts. Her tunes have played on TV shows like True Blood, Felicity, and Dawson's Creek. Malone has duetted with Gregg Allman and been backed ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Singing gay icons - Die-hard fans of the Grammy-winning singer/actress Bette Midler are well-aware that her rise to stardom includes an unconventional run performing in 1970s New York at the gay male bathhouse known as the Continental Baths. Midler herself has stated in interviews that she's proud of Continental performances, which is where she laid the foundations for a spot as a gay icon ...


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Vives Q showcases Hispanic LGBT culture - By Sebastian Saenz - On July 7, the National Museum of Mexican Art hosted Vives Q, advertised as "an independent cultural arts project committed to creating an LGBTQ movement building experience through art, music, food, spoken word, dance and oral history that enables intergenerational dialogue across multiple identities and communities." Emmanuel Garcia, Antonio Elizondo and Christopher Avalos curated the event. On this occasion, attendees ...


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Affinity to celebrate 20 years on July 18 - Affinity Community Services will mark its 20th anniversary with the "JazzNJuly" event at Gallery Guichard, 436 E. 47th St., on Saturday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m., with a VIP reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. According to a press release, "Affinity's summer benefit will honor the accomplishments of the founders of the organization, celebrate the achievements of the current staff and ...


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Artist Elijah Burgher has a magical time - by Ben Sanders - Chicago-based artist Elijah Burgher continues to find success at every turn. He just opened and closed his first solo exhibition at Chelsea's Zieher Smith and Horton Gallery in New York and now is back in Chicago, where his work is currently on display at the Elmhurst Art Museum as part of the New American Paintings: Midwest Edition exhibition. He's just ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Kate Pierson roams if she wants to - Founding the popular party band B-52s in Athens, Georgia, has kept singer Kate Pierson a busy girl over the years. She constantly toured with the band that brought us hits like "Love Shack" and "Roam" along the way. While with them, she has worked with Iggy Pop, REM and David Byrne on hits, among many others. Now with her first ...


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BENT NIGHTS Headliners at Taste of Chicago - We are pulling into the middle of July and that can only mean one thing in Chicago: festivals. They're massive events designed for thousands—neighborhood shindigs, itty-bitty one-day gatherings, and new, old, traditional, and reconfigured blow-outs by the score. At this time of year in this town, if you can't find an outdoor attraction that strikes your fancy, then there is ...


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Upcoming: Hall & Oates; Kelly Clarkson; Black Alphabet Film; Book Fair - Hall & Oates show July 31 in Aurora Daryl Hall & John Oates' only Chicago-area concert this summer will take place Friday, July 31, at Aurora's RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have six number-one singles and six certified platinum albums. A few of their singles include "Kiss on My List," "Maneater," "Private ...


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Dancing About Architecture - If you're under fifty—or over thirty—your education in drag has probably consisted of lip -syncing glamour girls giving you face, nails and massive wigs. The culture and technology of the DJ came right up with drag and went hand in hand, ushering out a need for the pre-Stonewall vocal drag performers. Nowadays, the queen of vocal drag, Rupaul, has once ...


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BENT NIGHTS U2 at the United Center - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - As someone who has never been a U2 fan, I found myself dumbfounded and seduced by the band's new CD, Songs of Innocence and Experience as well as knocked out by its recent concerts here at The United Center ( June 24 through July 2 ). The recording and the show that I saw on the band's first night were ...


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Music news: Mika; Next Jack Swing; Chicago box sets - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Mika out with new album Singer Mika has released his fourth full-length album, No Place in Heaven. Produced with Mika by Grammy Award-nominated Greg Wells ( Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Adele ), No Place In Heaven debuted in the top 10 on the U.S. iTunes Pop Albums Chart. Mika has released several singles, including "Talk About You," "Good Guys" and ...


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Black Pride celebrated in two spots July 4 - Guests groove at Black Pride event On July 4, Always Gentlemen Productions presented Caliente at The Conservatory Lofts, 2958 W. Carroll St.—its third Black Pride Celebration in as many years. The event featured greeters in a refashioned service elevator that whisked guests from the street to the party. The party included custom jewelry by Burdon, a wide open loft space ...


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Upcoming: Queer Web screenings; Saints + Sinners; Taste of Chicago - Queer Web screenings throughout July Open TV will host screenings for the queer Web series Nupita Obama Creates Vogua throughout July. The events will take place Sunday, July 12, at Wangs, 3317 N. Broadway, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, July 19, at Canvas, 2313 W. North Ave., 6-9 p.m.; and Sunday, July 26, 6-9 p.m., at a location to be announced later. ...


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Upcoming: Tommy Tune; Loving Repeating (Gertrude Stein); Tutterow memorial - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Tommy Tune at July 30 tap event The Chicago Human Rhythm Project ( CHRP ) welcomes 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune at its 25th-anniversary Jubalee Gala. This evening, hosted by WGN's Dean Richards, takes place Thursday, July 30, at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave. At the Jubalee, Tune will perform his ...


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Entertainment: Celebs react to marriage news; Jeremy Renner; Spider-Man - COMPILED BY ANDREW DAVIS Celebrities reacted to the news regarding marriage equality. Many more seemed to be on the "pro" side, with people such as David Beckham, Madonna, Jennifer Hudson, Tyson Beckford, Ricky Martin and Sir Ian McKellen reacting positively, according to Queerty. Donnie Wahlberg posted a photo of himself and fellow New Kid on the Block Jonathan Knight ( ...


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Upcoming - Esteem Awards July 4 at Sidetrack PrideIndex.com announced the recipients of the Ninth Annual Esteem Awards, which will take place Saturday, July 4, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., 2-5 p.m. A few of the local finalists are: —Outstanding Service, Male: Erik Glenn, program manager of Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus (CBGMC) —Outstanding Service, Female: Mona Noriega, chairman and commissioner ...


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Queercast host Matheny looks back at program - Amy Matheny, a pioneer in LGBT broadcasting whose roots are local and yet carrying a voice that now reaches worldwide, is turning off her microphone—at least for the time being. An East Tennessee native who has called Chicago home for the past 20 years, Matheny is the long-standing host of Windy City Queercast ( WCQ ), the weekly podcast of ...


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ENTERTAINERS 'Drag Race' alum Ginger Minj takes 'Christ' on the road - The talented and funny Ginger Minj almost won the RuPaul's Drag Race on Logo during season seven. Before that, she reigned over the pageant circuit in the South. Hailing from Leesburg, Florida, she now calls Orlando her home. Presented by Murray & Peter, Crossdresser for Christ: The Musical will take her on a whirlwind tour. Windy City Times: Hi, Ginger. ...


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MUSIC ROUNDUP JC Brooks; Baathhaus; St. Lucia; Neon Trees - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - With the explosive news of the ruling on marriage equality on the eve of Gay Pride Weekend in Chicago on June 26, the month turned out to be one of the gayest musically in recent history here. The biggest event was queer icon Bette Midler's concert on June 18 at The United Center, her first full-fledged tour in a decade. ...


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BackLot Bash: Four days and nights of play - The 12th annual BackLot Bash took place with a June 25 Comedy Kickoff at Mayne Stage and a June 26 Sunset Concert, a June 27 All-Day Bash and a June 28 Pride-Day Bash all at 5238 N. Clark St. ...


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CONCERT REVIEW Bette Midler makes magic with her music - At 69, Bette Midler proved that blondes have more fun at the United Center on June 18. The Divine Miss M joked about herself and her audience throughout the evening. "Who drove here?" she asked."I'm so glad my fans can still drive at night. There are 50 shades of gray in this section!" There was truth in that statement, with ...


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Slo 'Mo creates an R&B paradise for Pride - Slo 'Mo: Slow Jams for Homos ( and their Fans ) created its own rhythm nation with Paradise at The Promontory on June 19. "I think tonight was a beautiful picture of everything that Slo 'Mo aims to be—community-engaging, celebratory, full of love," said Slo 'Mo Founder and Paradise party host/producer Kristen Kaza. For the past four years, Slo 'Mo ...


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caliXta: Molding her career as a VJ/DJ - Isabel Buchanan Arellano transforms into caliXta, a dual VJ and DJ—it's a job she created because "I didn't see [the dual role] happening in Chicago," she said. Her first venture was as a DJ, which she ended up learning out of necessity when she and some friends were interested in similar music, mostly from Latin America, but would lament that ...


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Upcoming: Kelly Clarkson, Black Alphabet Fest, Knuckles CD, Iddy Id art - Iddy Id art exhibition Aug. 14 at Space 1858 Iddy Id Design will present a group exhibition of new works featuring mixed media, visual and performing artists. "A.U.C.T.I.O.N." will be a one-night-only run Friday, Aug. 14, at Space 1858, 1858 W. Grand Ave. Several local and out-of-state artists will be featured, including Iddy Id Design, Ayodele Drum and Dance, Nish ...


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Blues Festival; Imagine Dragons; Mumford & Sons - If there was any doubt that summer had not arrived here, The 32nd Annual Chicago Blues Festival, held in Grant Park from June 12-14, doused that notion with a vengeance. Yes, the chilly rain came pelting down the night I went ( June 13 ) and bedeviled the overflow crowd, but it did not sully the spirit. Petrillo Band Shell ...


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Cazwell shows his Pride - NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC - Known mainly by one name, Cazwell continues to pump out the beats to clever wording. Instead of staying in the closet like many of his peers, this talented wordsmith came out in a big way with controversial gay rhymes. His song "Ice Cream Truck" struck big at the gay bars, thanks to an unforgettable video. He continues that trend with ...


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Upcoming in music, sports, art, comedy - 'Witches' cabaret event June 22, 29 No One Here but Us Witches, a witch-themed cabaret that Harmony France has conceived, will take place June 22 and 29 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707N. Broadway. Featuring Chicago actresses Missy Aguilar, Harmony France, Amanda Horvath and Danni Smith, the two-night only cabaret is directed by Geoffrey Bleeker with musical direction by ...


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Lesbian musicians kick off Pride Month - Gay Pride Month 2015 kicked off with a flood of lesbian artists who played here on consecutive nights while offering fans a wide variety of styles. The parade started June 4, when Canadian LGBTQ ally Jenn Grant opened for Chris Delmhorst at Evanston's SPACE to showcase her latest album, Compostela. Grant, who recently headlined a benefit show for LGBTQ activist ...


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Slo 'Mo takes Pride in R&B - Remix! Slo' Mo: Slow Jams for Homos will celebrate Pride on the South Side with "Paradise at Promontory" on Friday, June 19. Slo 'Mo, the award-winning dance party, has been grooving to R&B classics for four years. With its residency at Logan Square's The Whistler, dancing queens can attend the party on the third Thursday of every month. The Slo ...


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DJ contest held at Center on Halsted - On June 13, Lake View's Center on Halsted hosted "By Women For Women: Everything Old is New Again," which pitted female DJs of the LGBTQ community against each other while promoting an evening of music and dance. DJ Gemini Jones won over a competitive field that included DJ Sandra Suave and DJ All the Way, among others. Event sponsors included ...


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World news: Pop star comes out; London candidates; pope's moves - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A Norwegian pop star came out as gay in a music video featuring simulated gay sex with a priest—and the Church of Norway is upset, according to The Huffington Post. Tooji, an Iranian-Norwegian singer living in Norway and a participant in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, came out when announcing the release of his new music video titled "The Father ...


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Entertainment: Larry Kramer; Jussie Smollett; Warhol; Kristen Stewart - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The feature Larry Kramer in Love & Anger will debut on HBO on Monday, June 29, a press release stated. The debut coincides with Kramer's 80th birthday on June 25. Larry Kramer in Love & Anger is highlighted by present-day footage as he reminisces about his life in the midst of battling complications from a liver transplant and a decade ...


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'Turn It Up' event has casino theme - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The W Hotel and the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), in partnership with The Lesbifriends Cartel and Cramer PR & Events, brought the "Turn It Up for Change" event to Chicago on June 13. "Turn It Up For Change: Love Has No Limit" is a campaign to promote equality through the power of music. Led by W Hotels and ...


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MUSIC The (Ting) Ting's the thing - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dance-music duo Katie White and Jules De Martino make up The Ting Tings, arriving straight out of Britain. They formed in 2007 in Greater Manchester then hit it big with the popular song "That's Not My Name." Their third album, Super Critical, was released last year. The two talked about the creation of the album to Windy City Times the ...







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