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Upcoming entertainment: Streisand, Todrick Hall, Casting, Disco's Clifford, LA&M
2016-08-02

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Todrick Hall event Aug. 7 in Chicago

AwesomenessTV announced the commencement of production on a behind-the-scenes film following personality Todrick Hall's North American tour, "Straight Outta Oz."

The tour follows out performer Hall as he stages a full-length, Wizard of Oz-inspired musical with an original score by him. Directed by Katherine Wright (Call Me Kuchu), the film will go behind the scenes as Hall mounts the musical, which tells the story of his life growing up in small-town Texas, his struggle to come to Hollywood and his eventual success.

The tour will stop in Chicago on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St.

Straight Outta Oz tickets ($35-$300 each) can be purchased at TodrickHall.com . Hall's video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1YEYOTUxcg.

Streisand in Chicago Aug. 9

Barbra Streisand—who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve number-one albums in each of six decades—will bring her live performances to nine cities in August.

Chicago is among the stops, with Streisand performing at the United Center Aug. 9.

Live Nation Global Touring and S2BN Entertainment are presenting the tour.

Also, Columbia Records has announced Barbra Streisand's "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" album will debut Friday, Aug. 26. Casting call out for new Mirza film

Out Chicago actress/producer Fawzia Mirza is seeking extras for her new film, Signature Move.

All ages, races and genders are welcome; no acting experience is necessary. Extras are not paid, but there will be lunch, snacks throughout the shoot and credit in the film. Filming will take place throughout August.

Fill out the form at FullSpectrumFeatures.com/sigmoveextras or email Ray Goldberg ( Ray@FullSpectrumFeatures.com ). Find out more about the move at ChicagoFilmProject.com/SignatureMove/.

Disco legend Clifford in concert Aug. 26

Disco legend Linda Clifford will be in concert at Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome Ave., on Friday, Aug. 26.

There will be a meet-and-greet with Clifford at 7 p.m., followed by a concert at 8 p.m.

Clifford is known for such hits as "Runaway Love," "If My Friends Could See Me Now" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

Admission is $35 ( concert only ) and $50 ( concert and meet-and-greet ); visit BrownPaperTickets.com . For more about the event, visit UnityChicago.org .

LA&M exhibiting 'Excavating Experience'

"Excavating Experience: The Presence of LGBTQ People of Color in Cook County, IL" is a multimedia exhibit is at the Leather Archives & Museum ( LA&M ), 6418 N. Greenview Ave.

"Excavating Experience" draws upon materials from the museum's archival holdings, as well as images, artifacts, ephemera and oral histories donated by people of color within Cook County's BDSM/leather/fetish/kink communities specifically for this exhibit. Focusing mainly on participation by people of color in clubs, events and organizations, the LA&M exhibit's goal is to both inspire and to encourage participation.

The exhibit will run through Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

LA&M is celebrating its 25th anniversary this fall.

Full calendar of events at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/events/upcoming.php .


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