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OUTspoken-marks-one-year-of-LGBTQ-storytelling

OUTspoken! marks one year of LGBTQ storytelling - OUTspoken!, Chicago's monthly LGBTQ storytelling event at Sidetrack, is the brainchild of David Fink ( co-founder, producer and board member at the Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks, Michigan ) and Art Johnston ( co-owner of Sidetrack )—and is marking its first anniversary. Fink, who lives part-time in both Chicago and Michigan, has held storytelling events at his theater on and ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Weekly choices for your nightlife... 'Sync It lip-sync-off Wed., July 29 Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Lip-syncing is all the rage! Show your stuff at this first installment of Sidetrack's new monthly contest, hosted by the inimitable Dixie Lynn Cartwright. No drag required to perform. Enter to win great prizes. 6th annual Lollapalooza sideshow Thursday, July 30, 10 pm Berlin, ...


Nightlife-photos

Nightlife photos - @MOSPHERE In their Sunday best at the Windy City Empire's Redneck Tie Affair benefit show, Sunday, July 26. Photos courtesy of the Windy City Empire. SIDETRACK 'Sync-ing it to Bey, Wed., July 22. Get ready for Sidetrack's new monthly lip-sync contest, 'Sync It, this Wed., July 29. Photos by Kirk Williamson MARY'S ATTIC Fight Club: Kyle vs. The Kweens, Fri., ...


TOUCHE

TOUCHE - Slicksters at the Mr. Midwest Rubber contest, Saturday, July 18. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


PITCHFORK

PITCHFORK - Highlights from Friday, July 17, included ( from top ) Chvrches, Ice Age and Panda Bear. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


BIG-CHICKS

BIG CHICKS - Dem shady kweenz at Madonna night, Friday, July 17. Photos by Kyle Henderson ...


THE-SOFO-TAP

THE SOFO TAP - Summertime scenes from Grrr! It's Friday, July 17. Photos by Kyle Henderson ...


Sidetrack-welcomes-Leona-Lewis

Sidetrack welcomes Leona Lewis - Platinum-selling recording artist Leona Lewis stopped into Sidetrack on Tuesday, July 14, for a meet-and-greet. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


Roscoes-temporarily-closed-for-occupancy-violation

Roscoe's temporarily closed for occupancy violation - Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted St., will be closed through July 17 because it exceeded its occupancy capacity the day of the Chicago Pride Parade in 2014. The Boystown bar posted news about its temporary closure on July 13: "Roscoe's will not be open Monday through Friday, July 13th through 17th. Regrettably, on Pride Sunday 2014, we were cited by ...


Dancing-About-Architecture-

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 ...


Nightspots-calendar-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots calendar: The Big To Do - Weekly Picks to Plan your Nightlige - Official MAMBY kickoff party Thursday, July 9, 10 pm Berlin, 932 W. Belmont Ave. The lakeside festival, reincarnated from a weekly Chicago party from the mid-2000s, begins with DJ sets from YAWN, My Gold Mask ( pictured ), Greg Corner, Zebo + Eddie and more. MAMBY ticket giveaway at midnight. Totally Requested Live benefit for The Chicago Outfit Friday, July ...


Night-life-in-photos

Night life in photos - JACKHAMMER Raising the 'woof' at the Friday, July 3 launch party for Pup411.com, the web site for pups and handlers. Photos by Jerry Nunn CREW The Stanley Cup stopped by for a quick one, just before the parade on Sunday, June 28. Photo by Kirk Williamson THE SOFO TAP Why go to London just to ride a pony when you ...


Pride-North-photos

Pride North photos - Moments from the fifth annual Pride North festival, along Glenwood Ave., just off the Morse L stop in Rogers Park, Sun., June 28. Photos by Kirk Williamson. ...


Neverland-Productions-to-change-upcoming-partys-name-after-uproar-

Neverland Productions to change upcoming party's name after uproar - After an online uproar over the name of an upcoming Market Days weekend party, event organizers quickly acknowledged the mistake, apologized, and immediately announced it would be changing the name of the party on Friday night, Aug. 7. Neverland Productions, which ran three well-attended events/parties over Pride weekend in Chicago, announced its Market Days party would be, Savages—and the initial ...


Feeling-Bougie-at-the-Ball

Feeling 'Bougie' at the Ball - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Neverland team hosted "Bougie Ball," a night of the rich and fabulous, at Metro Chicago on June 27. Attempting to top last year's Pride party, DJ Alex Acosta and DJ Alexander were brought in to crank up the music. Drag performers Kim Chi, Shea Coulee, and RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Trixie Mattel hosted the evening. Attendees were blinged out ...


Rebranded-Montrose-event-focuses-on-health

Rebranded Montrose event focuses on health - Black LGBT and same-gender-loving people celebrated Pride weekend at Montrose Beach in fun and healthy way from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 28. About 10,000 people, including LGBT allies, attended the rebranded Pride at Montrose, formerly known as Montrose Rocks. Miguel Diaz, who was visiting from Mexico, was one of those people. "It's nice … it's great," Diaz ...


Nightspots-editor-on-merger-with-Windy-City-Times

Nightspots editor on merger with Windy City Times - The final drink is being poured for Nightspots—the glitzy, full-color, biweekly, picture-heavy nightlife guide, produced by Windy City Media Group, starring Chicago's LGBT community, and doing so with sass, swagger and a stiff shot. After 1,147 issues over 25 years—including the first 11 years as Nightlines, the printing press is shutting down. Nightspots will be merged into the weekly Windy ...


A-letter-from-the-principal

A letter from the principal - Well, this is a very familiar feeling: Eyes straining; stomach grumbling; muscles fatigued; brain somewhere between lurching for cleverness and stumbling upon the right words out of a kind of tired free-association. This is the feeling that overtakes me every other Sunday night ( or, up until 2007, every Sunday night ) as I've finally completed another issue of Nightspots ...


Cast-of-Characters

Cast of Characters - An admittedly incomplete list of contributors to Nightspots magazine, since its transition from Nightlines magazine in 2001. Nightspots would also like to acknowledge all former contributors to Nightlines, all sales and office staff of Lambda Publications/Windy City Media Group, plus any Nightspotters we may have inadvertantly omitted on these pages. Tracy Baim, columnist, Off the Cuffs CJ, columnist, Deep Tissue ...


Rain-and-rainbows-at-Pride-Fest

Rain and rainbows at Pride Fest - In anticipation of the upcoming Pride parade on June 28, Boystown was turned upside down on June 20-21 for Pride Fest, which marked 13 years in 2015. The two-day festival, which the Northalsted Business Alliance sponsors, stretches from Addison Street to Grace Avenue on Halsted Street. Multiple stages had singers, DJs and bands performing. Among them were artists such as ...


50th-Midsommarfest-a-memorable-one

50th Midsommarfest a memorable one - Chicago never disappoints in terms of culture and fun, and Andersonville's Midsommarfest is the perfect example, and a true must. June 12-14 was a weekend hard to forget, thanks to this annual street festival. But this June was special, as Midsommarfest noted its golden anniversary ( 50 years ). Marcos, from San Antonio, told Windy City Times he was looking ...


Andersonville-Midsommarfest-Fri-June-12--Sun-June-14

Andersonville Midsommarfest: Fri., June 12 - Sun., June 14 - Clark St., between Foster and Catalpa: Fri. June 12 North Stage ( Clark & Catalpa ) DJ Dan Luna 5 pm Gus Giordano Dance School 5:45 pm 16 Candles 7 pm Party Like It's 1965 Stage ( Clark & Berwyn ) Brooke & The Nice Things 6 pm Chicago Hula Hoop Festival 7:30 pm Final Say 8 pm South Stage ...


Chicago-Pride-Fest-Sat-June-20--Sun-June-21

Chicago Pride Fest, Sat., June 20 - Sun., June 21 - Halsted St. in Boystown: Sat. June 20 North Stage Pride Drag Show 12:30 pm Debbie Gibson 2:40 pm Pride Drag Show 3:20 pm Adam Barta 4:55 pm Pride Drag Show 5:30 pm Alicia Madison 6:40 pm Pride Drag Show 7:15 pm Jessica Sutta 8:15 pm The Veronicas 9 pm South Stage Chicago Gay Men's Chorus 1:30 pm Chicago Spirit Brigade ...


That-Guy

That Guy - PHOTOS: This weekend just would not have been the same had it not been for Mark's thoughtful gift of the famed Kirkland singlet. You gotta have a gimmick! These homos right here at The Sofo Tap! It got a little goofy on Saturday night. See page 14 for more goofery. With Windy City Emperor Neil at Touche. Heavy hangs the ...


Super-Market-Kink

Super Market Kink - Images from the IML 2015 Leather Market, Sat., May 23. Photos by Kirk ...


Leather-Vendor-Market-photos

Leather Vendor Market photos - Scenes from the IML 2015 Leather Vendor Market, held on the second and third floors of the Congress Plaza Hotel. Photos by Jerry Nunn. ...


Nightspots-photos-IML-Memorial-Day-weekend

Nightspots photos IML, Memorial Day weekend - BIG CHICKS DJ Hifi Sean unboxes the classics for the bears. Photos by Kyle Henderson PROGRESS BAR Fred Says ... that Debbie knows her way around some porn stars. BERLIN Fantastic Plastics. Photos by Jerry Nunn THE SOFO TAP IMLDILF: Scenes from a weird, weird evening. Photos by Kirk THE DEN Just north of Manhole. Photos by Jerry Nunn Joe ...


International-Mr-Leather-chosen

International Mr. Leather chosen - Patrick Smith, Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015, was ultimately chosen from a field of 52 contestants as International Mr. Leather 2015, Sun., May 24, at the Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave. Smith was joined on the winners' platform by first runner-up Kevin Murphy ( Mr. Leather Ireland 2015 ), second runner-up Brian Donner ( Mr. TriState Leather 2014 ...


Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Fame-party-is-community-event

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame party is community event - From a press release - In Demand Entertainment present the 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Viewing Party and 5th annual Memories of a Mini-Ball Saturday, May 30, 2015, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. at Grub Chicago, 1230 W. Taylor, with head Chef Emanuel Washington. Organizers are inviting LGBTQIAGNC ( lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, allies, and gender non-conforming ) youth and adults for ...


Mr-Leather64TEN-also-to-compete-for-IML

Mr. Leather64TEN also to compete for IML - Michael Pacas has been chosen as the first Mr. Leather64TEN. Pacas will represent Leather 64TEN, Chicago's custom-made leather shop. He will be entered into International Mr. Leather 2015, to be held Friday, May 22, through Monday, May 25, 2015 ( Memorial Day weekend ), in Chicago. A resident of Chicago, Pacas is a founding member of BLUFChicago, Chicago's premiere social ...


Upcoming-International-Mr-Leather-2015-weekend-events-

Upcoming: International Mr. Leather 2015 weekend events - Wed., May 20 IML Best of Chicago Welcome Party Hosted by Mr. Chicago Leather 2015 Luis Tipantasig. Berghoff beer tastings, free Chicago Red Hots ( those are hot dogs ). 9 pm, Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., www.touchechicago.com Friday, May 22 MACHO Dance Party Come out and dance the night away with the hottest men in Chicago! DJs, go-go ...


Bound-for-glory-Trans-Aussie-IML-contender-Max-Mack

Bound for glory: Trans Aussie IML contender Max Mack - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - What does Max ( "Maximus" ) Mack—the "rigger from Down Under" and winner of Mr. Queensland Leather—bring to the 2015 International Mr. Leather ( IML ) competition? An Australian accent, a sardonic wit, a complete obsession with ropes and men in leather—and as of just three years ago—Max also brings what he calls a sense of "full self-identity." "Transition is ...


Local-ALMA-Cinco-de-Mayo-Step-Up-Get-Tested-AFC-gala

Local: ALMA Cinco de Mayo; Step Up. Get Tested; AFC gala - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - ALMA holds Cinco de Mayo networking event ALMA ( The Association of Latino/as Motivating Action ) celebrated Cinco De Mayo by holding its second annual networking event for Latino LGBTQ leaders and allies at the Boystown nightspot Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club. The event—complete with complimentary martinis, margaritas, nachos and special performances by Sara Andrews—was a way for guests ...


WELCOME-TO-THE-37TH-ANNUAL-INTERNATIONAL-MR-LEATHER-WEEKEND

WELCOME TO THE 37TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MR. LEATHER WEEKEND! - I am so happy to be able to again welcome you to the city I love, Chicago! Once again, this amazing city will open its doors to the worldwide leather and fetish community as we all join to celebrate our Family Reunion! We are so excited you have chosen to join in the celebration and to help us to make ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Welcome to Chicago and to the official start of gay summer in the Windy City: Memorial Day weekend. It's over this very weekend that bears comes out of hi-bear-nation to gather in festive locales; that "actors" of all talent levels—be they cut or uncut—receive special accolades from the porn community elite; and, most importantly, that we crown ( or sash, ...


Three-bars-to-fill-space-of-former-Spin-nightclub

Three bars to fill space of former Spin nightclub - Spin Nightclub is gone, still. Whiskey Trust and Chloe's are gone, no doubt for good. Manhole is coming back, yet again, and set to open May 15. The Den Cocktail Bar is new, and it will open May 14. And a third, yet-to-be-named bar will open sometime this summer at the corner of Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue in Chicago's ...


Michael-Pacas-named-Mr-Leather64TEN-2015-

Michael Pacas named Mr. Leather64TEN 2015 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Eric Kugelman and Michael Syrjanen, owners of local leather shop Leather64TEN, announced Michael Pacas as the first Mr. Leather64TEN 2015. Pacas will be entered into International Mr. Leather (IML) 2015, to be held Friday-Monday, May 22-25, in Chicago. Pacas is a founding member of BLUFChicago, Chicago's premiere social club for men who are into wearing breeches and leather uniform. He ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Let me just get one thing off my chest right quick, in case there is any scuttlebutt. I posted on my personal Facebook page last weekend about a disturbing comment made during a fundraiser I was covering and I swore I would not divulge the location or the speaker of the comment, in hopes that the offending party would see ...


Tamale-Rocks-exposes-2-way-mirror-in-club-restroom

Tamale Rocks exposes 2-way mirror in club restroom - A comedian who is well-known in the local LGBT community made the news after a bizarre discovery—a two-way mirror in the women's washroom—at a bar in suburban Berwyn. Tamale Rocks, on April 25, was using the washroom after performing at Cigars and Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., and was unsettled by the mirror, which was attached to a door with ...


Sidetrack-event-aids-Cubans

Sidetrack event aids Cubans - On April 25, Boystown nightspot Sidetrack, along with Bacardi, hosted "Havana in Chicago," a benefit in support of First Hand Aid, a volunteer organization that works to deliver badly needed medical supplies to the people of Cuba. The event, now in its third year, featured silent and live auctions, live Cuban music, salsa dancers, appetizers and a Cuban buffet. With ...


Upcoming-Rita-Moreno-Gender-Fusions-Film-Festival

Upcoming: Rita Moreno; Gender Fusions; Film Festival - Moreno speaking at NEIU commencement Award-winning actress Rita Moreno will be the speaker for Northeastern Illinois University's spring commencement ceremony on Monday, May 11. The event will take place at the UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Ave., at 4 p.m. Moreno belongs to an elite group of performers, having won each of the entertainment industry's most prestigious awards: the Oscar, ...


The-Baton-becomes-Transformative

The Baton becomes 'Transformative' - Chicago's Baton Show Lounge has entertained crowds for more than 46 years with female impersonators. Now the producers of a new endeavor called Transformative are hoping to capture that success in a unique way. Tibsen Entertainment Productions and 47th Street Studios have collaborated on a new project that aims to not only entertain but inform people on the daily life ...


Upcoming-Bon-Foster-Wainwright-Fashion-Lean-Times-dance-more

Upcoming: Bon Foster; Wainwright; Fashion; Lean Times dance; more - Bayard Rustin event April 25 at church An event focused on civil-rights icon Bayard Rustin will take place 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. Walter Naegle, Rustin's partner, will be the keynote speaker. Panelists Jamie Frazier of The Lighthouse Church of Chicago, Kim L. Hunt of Affinity Community Services and community organizer ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Scot's Easter bonnet contest has been, for me in the last 10 years or so, the official ushering in of spring. And when I saw the winning entry enter the room, seasons changed. His headpiece was so wide, folks had to back up against the wall as he walked by. Gay men and their unrepentant pageantry ... In keeping with ...


Havana-in-Chicago-to-benefit-people-of-Cuba-with-medical-supplies-services-

Havana in Chicago to benefit people of Cuba with medical supplies, services - From a press release - First Hand AID will host Havana in Chicago on Saturday, April 25, from 4-8pm at Sidetrack, 3349 N Halsted in Chicago. Cost is $50 per person. Proceeds will be used to help First Hand Aid fulfill their mission of delivering medical and day-to-day supplies, servicing families, and feeding seniors in Cuba. Because of our generous sponsors, all the money raised ...


Baton-Show-Lounge-marks-46th-anniversary-

Baton Show Lounge marks 46th anniversary - Jim Flint marked the 46th anniversary of his Baton Show Lounge, 436 N. Clark St., with a special show for clients and friends March 18. Host Ginger Grant welcomed the crowd to the celebration. In addition to Grant, other performers were Chilli Pepper, Maya Douglas, Sheri Payne, Victoria La Paige, Regine Phillips, and male dancer Angel Saez. Photo by Hal ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Aside from a brief late-ish jaunt to my local The Glenwood, I personally did not dare leave the house on St. Patty's Day ( observed ). I no longer have the constitution. But leave it to our own constitutional scholar Anthony Meade to get all the green goodness. He rode the Dougie bus all over this fair city with the ...


-Out-Chicago-live-from-Boystown-March-22

Out Chicago live from Boystown March 22 - Out Chicago, the city's only LGBT-themed traditional radio program, will host a 'super-sized, star-studded' live radio broadcast from D.S. Tequila, 3352 N. Halsted, Sunday, March 22. "We have always described the show as Sunday brunch with your gay best friends," said comedian Scott Duff, the show's producer and host. "To kick off our second year, we have taken that to ...


Spin-owner-to-re-open-Belmont-and-Halsted-space

Spin owner to re-open Belmont and Halsted space - The longtime owner of Spin—who sold the nightclub in 2014, but still owns the building in which it was located—will be taking the space back, according to eater.com. He has not yet determined whether the nightclub at Belmont and Halsted will once again go under the Spin moniker, or have a new name, once it reopens. David Gassman sold the ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Well, I reckon I trekked way out west over yonder to Beauty Bar for their thumping tribute to Jay and Bey ( Z and -once, respectively ). Alwways tragically cute at that place. Look for more Beauty Bar events on these pages. And on my way, I pulled my stagecoach up to Seek Vintage, as I ran into my friend ...


Nightlife-photos

Nightlife photos - MARY'S ATTIC Momma's always on stage. Photos by Kyle Henderson PHOENIX What would YOU call his facial hairstyle down there? Photos by Kirk BERLIN Saturday night's alright for Berlin-ing.Photos by Kyle Henderson BEAUTY BAR Bump & Grindcore present a Tribute to Jay and Bey. Photos by Kirk Chicago House presented its second annual burlesque event, The Tease. Oh, you tease!: ...


The-Bijou-Chronicles-Steven-Toushin-

The Bijou Chronicles Steven Toushin - Is Schroeder in Peanuts Gay? Well, Not Really ... - Now, many of us remember Schroeder's tempestuous relationship with Lucy, he being the object of her doomed, unrequited infatuation. Schroeder is so NOT interested. For example, on one occasion, Lucy remarks to Schroeder, "Beethoven wasn't so great." Irritated, Schroeder asks Lucy to explain her comment. Lucy replies, "You've never seen his face on a bubblegum card, have you?" Face it, ...


Equality-Illinois-2015-gala

Equality Illinois' 2015 gala - Something to celebrate: Equality Illinois' 2015 gala, Sat., Feb. 14 at Hilton Chicago. ...


BERLIN

BERLIN - Freak out with your Geeks Out! Photos by Kyle Henderson ...


BIG-CHICKS

BIG CHICKS - Fuckin' A, it's FKA! Photos by Kyle Henderson ...


REPLAY

REPLAY - Gaymes people play. Photos by Kyle Henderson ...


THE-SOFO-TAP

THE SOFO TAP - Mardi Gras with DILF. Guess what they had to do for beads. Photos by Kirk ...


JACKHAMMER

JACKHAMMER - People. People doin' thangs. Photos by Kyle Henderson ...


MARYS-ATTIC

MARY'S ATTIC - Wig Night Out for Point Foundation! Photos by Kirk ...


Fireball

Fireball - FLAME ON!: Who else but Circuit Mom could bring back Fireball, Chicago's historic Valentine's party?! These lovely hotties partied the night away Sat., Feb. 14, at House of Blues. Photos by Anthony Meade ...


DANCING-ABOUT-ARCHITECTURE

DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE - With distance—as in life and love—those things that once felt tired and overplayed, at some point feel pleasant and fresh in hindsight if it was good in the first place. It might take you a year, a decade or just a month to feel "he wasn't so bad after all." Same goes for music. Especially in the DJ world where ...


Crew

Crew - The spice of life: 10th annual chili cookoff for Care For Real. Photos by Kirk ...


BERLIN

BERLIN - In the Cosmix. Photos by Kyle Henderson ...


Ride-For-AIDS-kickoff

Ride For AIDS kickoff - Ride or die: TPAN kicked off the 2015 Ride For AIDS at Sidetrack, Sun., Jan. 25. Photos by Kyle Henderson ...


FULL-KIT-GEAR

FULL KIT GEAR - Kicking off Mr. Chicago Leather weekend ... with a grand opening. Photos by Kirk ...


TOUCHE

TOUCHE - Luis' victory party. How many IMLs can you spot? Photos by Kirk ...


Mr-Chicago-Leather-2015-contest-

Mr. Chicago Leather 2015 contest - Yes, Mister: The Mr. Chicago Leather 2015 contest, which was bigger than ever, moved this year to Leather Archives & Museum. Congratulations to MCL 2015 Luis Tipantasig! Photos by Kirk ...


SIDETRACK

SIDETRACK - Gypsies, tramps, and so forth at the Cher and Cher Alike party. Photos by Kirk ...


DIVE-BAR

DIVE BAR - Dive into these specialties at Boystown's newest nautical spot. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


SMART-BAR

SMART BAR - The Queen! scene. Photos by Kyle Henderson ...


BURLY

BURLY - Beard to the future! Photos by Kyle Henderson ...


BOBBY-LOVES

BOBBY LOVE'S - Showin' love at Creaoke's karaoke night. Photos by Kyle Henderson ...


ELIXIR

ELIXIR - Where it's always cocktail-o'clock. Photos by Kyle Henderson ...


That-Guy

That Guy - No matter which portmanteau you want to employ, be it Snowmageddon or Lowdown Snowdown or Snow Way, Jose, this blizzard this past weekend was snow joke. The Facebooks were replete with gay-boy jokes about excessive inches and bottoms and such, but some of us actually had to strap on our big boy boots ( yes, I'm a top ) and ...


That-Guy

That Guy - I lived through the '90s. I was there in the trenches with Color Me Badds and the Hansons and the flannels and the Rachel haircuts. I know what the definition of "is" is. So when I walked into Progress Bar this past Friday and Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" came on, my first memory of it was that it was a mid-grade, ...







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