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BOOKS-Lesbian-author-Amanda-Kabak-to-release-hate-crime-novel-July-20

  BOOKS Lesbian author Amanda Kabak to release hate-crime novel July 20

Lesbian author Amanda Kabak—a Chicago native who now resides in Lakeland, Florida—is releasing the novel Upended on July 20. In Upended, Maddie, a driven entrepreneur, finds her world thrown into disarray when she survives a hate ...


 
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  Lollapalooza expected to return July 29-Aug. 1

The Lollapalooza Festival will return to Chicago with a four-day event at its usual place and date range — Grant Park, July 29-Aug. 1—according to Variety. The City of Chicago gave the event the green light ...


 
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  Black Lives, Black Words Int'l Project, Writers Theatre to premier Ride Share

--From a press release

Glencoe, IL— Black Lives, Black Words co-founders Reginald Edmund and Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway and Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Ride Share, a new ...


 
FILM-NewFest-announces-summer-film-series-NewFest-Pride

  FILM NewFest announces summer film series NewFest Pride

NewFest, New York's leading LGBTQ+ film and media organization, announced programming for NewFest Pride, a new summer film series taking place this year from June 4-7. All film screenings and events will be available virtually to ...


 
FILM-Tello-Films-founder-starts-new-production-entity

  FILM Tello Films founder starts new production entity

Veteran filmmaker Christin Baker, who launched the successful LGBTQ+, SVOD platform, Tello Films, in 2009—the first network dedicated to telling stories featuring and about lesbian/queer women—announced the launch of a ...


 
An-Evening-with-Fran-Lebowitz-in-April-2022-in-NYC

  'An Evening with Fran Lebowitz' in April 2022 in NYC

Legendary author, journalist and social observer Fran Lebowitz is slated to return to The Town Hall stage in New York City for two live, in conversation events on April 6-7, 2022. Lebowitz is coming off her ...


 
Accidental-Shakespeare-Company-presents-virtual-Romeo-and-Juliet

  Accidental Shakespeare Company presents virtual Romeo and Juliet

--From a press release

Accidental Shakespeare Company presents a virtual film production of Romeo and Juliet, to air in five weekly installments on their YouTube channel, free of charge, beginning on May 15, 2021. Links to each episode will be ...


 
Ann-Hampton-Callaway-releases-Revelation

  Ann Hampton Callaway releases 'Revelation'

--From a press release

The latest in a string of singles, Ann Hampton Callaway, releases "Revelation", a song she composed to a Robert Frost poem which she kept in her jeans pocket when she was a teenager. Callaway wrote the ...


 
Tina-Turner-The-Go-Gos-among-2021-Rock-Roll-Hall-of-Fame-inductees

  Tina Turner, The Go-Go's among 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2021 inductees, calling this class "the most diverse list of inductees in the history of the organization." In the Performer category, inductees include The Go-Go's, Tina Turner, ...


 
The-Ellen-DeGeneres-Show-to-end-after-19-seasons

  'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' to end after 19 seasons

After a rocky season, following a toxic workplace environment controversy and amid declining ratings, Ellen DeGeneres is ending her daytime talk show, Deadline reported. DeGeneres' current contract takes The Ellen ...


 
DANCE-Joffrey-Ballet-expands-to-South-Loop

  DANCE Joffrey Ballet expands to South Loop

The Joffrey Ballet announced the establishment of new studio space and training facilities at 1920 S.Wabash Ave. (formerly the Chicago Dance Academy studios)—expanding the Joffrey's reach to the South Loop and beyond, and marking a major ...


 
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  TELEVISION Jasmine Davis returns to 'The Chi'

Actress Jasmine Davis has a past history with Chicago, Illinois that continues into the future. Growing up in the Windy City has certainly paid off for the transgender performer throughout her career. After attending Kenwood High ...


 
Dance-for-Life-to-take-place-in-person-and-for-free-Aug-26

  Dance for Life to take place in person (and for free) Aug. 26

Chicago Dancers United (CDU)—which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community—announced that its primary annual fundraiser, Dance for Life, will take place live and in person Thursday ...


 
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  Jody Watley: Conversation with an icon

Singer Jody Watley has been many things during her illustrious career, including an activist, fashion plate—but, most certainly, a musician. Among her many achievements in that latter area are a Grammy win; a Lifetime Achievement Award ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Tig Notaro, films, E. Lynn Harris, Nick Jonas

Emmy- and Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian Tig Notaro (HBO's Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted), will return to HBO this summer with the first-ever fully animated stand-up special, HBO announced. The special ...


 
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  Citadel Theatre to return in fall with a four-show 2021-22 season

--From a press release

LAKE FOREST, IL - Citadel Theatre Company will return to live, in-person, indoor performances in September with a season of four productions — three plays plus the company's traditional holiday musical - according to Artistic Director ...


 
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  ART 'Frida Kahlo: Timeless' June 5-Sept. 6 in Glen Ellyn

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) and the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at the College of DuPage (COD) will host "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" June 5-Sept. 6 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Featuring 26 original works on ...


 
Ravinia-Festival-announces-2021-summer-programming

  Ravinia Festival announces 2021 summer programming

--From a press release

HIGHLAND PARK, IL — The Ravinia Festival, under the direction of its new President and CEO Jeffrey P. Haydon, announced the concert schedule for 2021 today, celebrating the reopening of the park for the first time ...


 
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  Cast announced for May 18 virtual reading of JEFFREY

--From a press release

CHICAGO — PrideArts today announced the full cast for its upcoming reading of Paul Rudnick's comedy JEFFREY. David Belew, founder and former artistic director of Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, will direct a cast that will include ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-DCASE-announce-Chicago-summer-events

  Mayor Lightfoot, DCASE announce Chicago summer events

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Choose Chicago, and Chicago's cultural community today announced "Open Culture" — the next phase of ...


 
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  Art on theMART to project Obamas, Frida Kahlo

In partnership with Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Art on theMART today announced two major new additions to its summer program: The Obama Portraits (debuting June 17) and Frida Kahlo (starting July 5). ...


 
Old-Town-Art-Fair-returns-June-12-13-pre-registration-opens-Saturday

  Old Town Art Fair returns June 12, 13, pre-registration opens Saturday

--From a press release

Chicago, IL — The Old Town Art Fair (OTAF) and its sponsoring organization, the Old Town Triangle Association (OTTA) celebrated the announcement from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and DCASE that the Old Town Art Fair will return ...


 
DePaul-Art-Museum-to-reopen-May-14

  DePaul Art Museum to reopen May 14

With COVID-19 safety precautions in place, DePaul Art Museum will reopen to in-person viewing Friday, May 14. A pair of exhibitions—"LatinXAmerican" and "Claudia Peña Salinas: Quetzalli"—will be on display through ...


 
Heather-Headley-to-headline-Goodman-Theatres-May-22-virtual-gala

  Heather Headley to headline Goodman Theatre's May 22 virtual gala

Goodman Theatre announced that Tony-winning Broadway actor and Grammy Award-winning singer Heather Headley will headline the company's "Together Center Stage" virtual 2021 gala fundraiser. "Together Center Stage" is slated to stream Saturday, May 22, ...


 
DANCE-Hubbard-Streets-Half-of-Us-debuting-May-20

  DANCE Hubbard Street's 'Half of Us' debuting May 20

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's (HSDC) 43rd season will be completed with the virtual world premiere of new work by choreographer/director Robyn Mineko Williams entitled "Half of Us," on Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. The 16-minute ...


 
Jeannie-Tanner-show-at-City-Winery-on-May-20

  Jeannie Tanner show at City Winery on May 20

On Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m., City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St., will host the first in-person performance of "3 Martini Jeannie." Throughout the pandemic, every Friday at 5 p.m., Tanner celebrated the close ...


 
Vintage-House-show-honoring-Chicago-House-Music-with-DJ-Lori-Branch-May-5

  Vintage House show honoring Chicago House Music with DJ Lori Branch May 5

--From a press release

Chicago, IL. May 3, 2021. Paving the way for every DJ behind her, DJ Lori Branch is continuously receiving flowers for her talents and dedication to music. Currently, through May, Spotify (spotify.com/chicago) billboards highlighting Chicago music ...


 
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  1971: The Chicago Daughters of Bilitis

Excerpt from Chicago After Stonewall: Gay Lib to Gay Life

An excerpt from Chicago After Stonewall: Gay Lib to Gay Life, a new book by St Sukie de la Croix. You can buy the book from Amazon.com, all good bookstores, and for a signed copy, rattlinggoodyarns.com ...


 
THEATER-Artistic-Director-Anna-Shapiro-leaving-Steppenwolf-post

  THEATER Artistic Director Anna Shapiro leaving Steppenwolf post

Anna D. Shapiro—the artistic director of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 2015—will leave her post when her contract expires in August. Over the last several months, Shapiro has been working ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Master of None,' children's book, Kristen Stewart, expectant couple

Master of None is coming back—but this time, the series will focus on Lena Waithe's character, Denise, out.com noted. Master of None, created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang for Netflix, starred Ansari for the first ...


 
Mackenzie-Lansing-lands-juicy-role-on-Mare-of-Easttown

  Mackenzie Lansing lands juicy role on 'Mare of Easttown'

Mackenzie Lansing is an out and proud performer who is currently on the rise. She's part of the cast a brand-new HBO televisions series called Mare of Easttown. Lansing grew up between Villebon-sur-Yvette, a small town ...


 
Windy-City-Smokeout-to-return-July-8-11

  Windy City Smokeout to return July 8-11

The outdoor country-music/BBQ festival Windy City Smokeout will return to Chicago on July 8-11 outside the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St. Hosted by BBQ joint Bub City and the venue Joe's Bar, the event will ...


 
VIRTUAL-CINEMA-MeToo-drama-Slalom-airing-at-Siskel-starting-May-7

  VIRTUAL CINEMA MeToo drama 'Slalom' airing at Siskel starting May 7

The Cannes-selected #MeToo drama Slalom—the debut from filmmaker Charlène Favier—will run at the Gene Siskel Film Center's Virtual Cinema starting Friday, May 7. The French movie is also currently playing ...


 
VIRTUAL-THEATER-Oak-Park-Festival-Theatre-to-present-The-Venetians

  VIRTUAL THEATER Oak Park Festival Theatre to present 'The Venetians'

Oak Park Festival Theatre, in partnership with Kane Repertory Theatre, is presenting a virtual production of The Venetians, a new play by Matt Barbot that brings together various characters from several of Shakespeare's best-loved plays to ...


 
Drag-Race-finalists-GottMik-Rose-to-performin-Chicago-on-May-28-30

  'Drag Race' finalists GottMik, Rose to perform in Chicago on May 28-30

Voss Events announced that RuPaul's Drag Race finalists GottMik and Rose are joining the cast of the springtime edition of outdoor-concert series Drive 'N Drag Saves 2021. The tour stops by Chicago's Soldier Field on May ...


 
Queer-health-sciences-art-U-of-Michigan-students-translate-research-through-art

  Queer health sciences art: U of Michigan students translate research through art

ANN ARBOR—Tanaka Chavanduka was inspired to reconsider his communication methods after a trip to a national conference on HIV in Washington, D.C. While there, he also visited the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of ...


 
Elton-John-AIDS-Foundation-Oscars-pre-party-raises-3M

  Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars pre-party raises $3M

The 29th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards® Pre-Party hosted by Emmy- and Tony-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris alongside Sir Elton John and David Furnish, raised $3 million for the global effort to end AIDS, ...


 
Exceptions-the-rule-at-2021-Oscars

  Exceptions the rule at 2021 Oscars

After a year that saw the motion picture industry upended by both the COVID-19 pandemic and an already shifting entertainment landscape, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences pressed on with the 93rd Annual Oscars ...


 
Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"Then I heard about a thing called summer stock. I had done some plays, and I auditioned for this company in Coeur d'Alene, and I got in. And the first production was Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. And I think I ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Joe Exotic' series, Luther Vandross, singer's announcement, star couples

Hedwig and the Angry Inch's John Cameron Mitchell has been tapped to play the title character opposite Kate McKinnon in the series Joe Exotic (working title), Deadline reported. The limited series centers on Carole Baskin (McKinnon), ...


 
Netflix-to-debut-limited-series-Halston-on-May-14

  Netflix to debut limited series 'Halston' on May 14

On what would have been legendary fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick's 89th birthday (on April 23), Netflix stated it was honoring the visionary icon by announcing the Friday, May 14, global premiere date for the five-episode ...


 
SAVOR-Tree-House

  SAVOR Tree House

Illinois Restaurant Association Board Chair Sam Sanchez, along with daughters Samantha and Korina, aim to bring the party atmosphere to Chicago's River North area with Tree House (149 W. Kinzie St.; TreeHouseChicago.com), which occupies the sp ...


 
The-Andersonville-Farmers-Market-returns-May-12--Oct-20

  The Andersonville Farmers Market returns May 12 - Oct. 20

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 20, 2021) — The Andersonville Farmers Market (AFM) is pleased to return for its 12th season on Wednesdays from 3 — 7 pm from May 12 — October 20, 2021 on Catalpa Ave. between ...


 
HRC-to-honor-FX-show-Pose-at-national-virtual-event-Time-for-Equality-Live-

  HRC to honor FX show 'Pose' at national virtual event 'Time for Equality Live'

--From a press release

Eight cast members and creators of "Pose," including Steven Canals, Mj Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Dyllón Burnside and Sandra Bernhard, will speak at event WASHINGTON ...


 
BOOKS-Chicago-After-Stonewall-available-May-11

  BOOKS Chicago After Stonewall available May 11

Chicago After Stonewall: Gay Lib to Gay Life—a detailed account of how LGBTQ's in Carl Sandburg's "City of the Big Shoulders" responded to the Stonewall Riots—will be available May 11. This book pulls together jigsaw pieces ...


 
Billy-Masters-

  Billy Masters

"I'm so glad to do this for The Actors Fund, because actors are not working. Because restaurants are closed!"—Mel Brooks on Stars in the House celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Producers opening on Broadway. He ...


 
GALECA-The-Society-of-LGBTQ-Entertainment-Critics-hands-out-Dorian-Awards

  GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics hands out Dorian Awards

--From a press release

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 18, 2021 — Nomadland, the spare and fact-based drama of a group of struggling Americans living off the grid; the vivid blueswoman biopic Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; the family-happy fish-out-of-water fable Minari; ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Brandi-Carlile-Legendary-childrens-book-film-festival-Janet-Mock

  SHOWBIZ Brandi Carlile, 'Legendary,' children's book, film festival, Janet Mock

Lesbian musician Brandi Carlile memoir, Broken Horses, debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Sellers list, a press release announced. In addition to the hardback book, a very special audiobook edition of the ...


 
Belting-for-Life-Sunday-May-16-streaming-through-May-31

  Belting for Life Sunday May 16, streaming through May 31

--From a press release

CHICAGO - Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris' Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation's ...


 
Former-Bachelor-comes-out-as-gay-

  Former 'Bachelor' comes out as gay

In a Good Morning America (GMA) interview that aired April 14, former Bachelor Colton Underwood came out as gay, Entertainment Weekly reported. "I've [run] from myself for a long time, I've hated myself for a long ...


 
ART-Immersive-Van-Gogh-to-now-continue-through-Nov-28-

  ART 'Immersive Van Gogh' to now continue through Nov. 28

Due to popular demand, the U.S. premiere of the art experience "Immersive Van Gogh" exhibit will extend its run to Nov. 28 after having sold out the current block of tickets. It was originally extended through ...


 
Billy-Masters-on-The-Real-Magic-Mike-and-more-

  Billy Masters on The Real Magic Mike and more

"As a Republican man, as soon as it was my turn, I took the vaccine. I would encourage all Republican men to do that … take the vaccination."—Mitch McConnell encourages Republicans to get the COVID vaccine. ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Trans-singer-Pose-Kate-Winslet-Lil-Nas-X-Broadway

  SHOWBIZ Trans singer, 'Pose,' Kate Winslet, Lil Nas X, Broadway

Trans femme indie-punk artist Evan Greer (she/her) released a dystopian new music video for the song "Surveillance Capitalism," a press release noted. She is using it to launch StopSpotifySurveillance.org with Fight for the Future, where she ...


 
Lifetime-presents-Varietys-Power-of-Women-The-Comedians-Special-May-10

  Lifetime presents Variety's Power of Women The Comedians Special May 10

--From a press release

Los Angeles, CA (April 8, 2021) — Variety and Lifetime announced today the one-hour special Lifetime Presents Variety's Power of Women The Comedians which will premiere on Monday, May 10th at 8PM ET/PT on Lifetime. The ...


 
GLAAD-Media-Awards-honor-creative-forces-of-change-in-media-culture

  GLAAD Media Awards honor creative forces of change in media, culture

--From a press release, video below

Los Angeles, CA, Thursday, April 8, 2021 — GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, tonight hosted a virtual ceremony to announce the award recipients of the 32nd Annu ...


 
THEATER-A-Portrait-of-My-Mother-to-start-streaming-May-9

  THEATER 'A Portrait of My Mother' to start streaming May 9

Jarrott Productions will present the world premiere of A Portrait of My Mother, written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia and directed by David R. Jarrott. The autobiographical tribute to Garcia's mother, Maria, begins streaming on ...


 
SAVOR-Sams-Crispy-Chicken-and-Umami-Burger

  SAVOR Sam's Crispy Chicken and Umami Burger

Sam's Crispy Chicken (SamsCrispyChicken.com) and Umami Burger (UmamiBurger.com), both from C3 (Creating Culinary Communities) and both at 945 W. Randolph St., have launched new food and beverage menus—although indulgence i ...


 
LGBTQ-History-Podcast-Queer-Serial-launches-third-and-final-season

  LGBTQ+ History Podcast Queer Serial launches third and final season

--From a press release

Queer Serial, the acclaimed LGBTQ+ history podcast produced and hosted by 2021 GLAAD Award nominee Devlyn Camp, returns Monday, April 12, with its final season. Season 3 picks up in 1963, as militant gay activists, taking ...


 
Joffrey-Ballet-presents-world-premiere-of-Nicolas-Blancs-Under-the-Trees-Voices

  Joffrey Ballet presents world premiere of Nicolas Blanc's "Under the Trees' Voices"

--From a press release

THE JOFFREY BALLET PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF NICOLAS BLANC'S UNDER THE TREES' VOICES World Premiere streamed online: April 30 at 7:00 PM CST Audiences are invited to experience a rehearsal via livestream TODAY: April 7 at ...


 
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  Mercury Theater to reopen; new artistic director named

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave., has announced its reopening—along with new leadership. New Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter returns to the theater where he collaborated on the hit productions of Little Shop of Horrors ...


 
Story-of-Chicagoan-and-Broadway-influencer-Sister-Rosetta-Tharpe-on-to-Broadway

  Story of Chicagoan and Broadway influencer Sister Rosetta Tharpe on to Broadway

--From a press release

NEW YORK (April 4, 2021) — Prolific writer and Chicago native Cheryl L. West (FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer; Jar the Floor), will be joined on the creative team of SHOUT SISTER ...


 
Sisters-Walk-the-Walk-In-New-Community-Wellness-Walk-Program-Sister-Outsider

  Sisters Walk the Walk In New Community Wellness Walk Program: Sister Outsider

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL- Working towards a socially just world can begin in one neighborhood and that's exactly what Sisters in Cinema a Chicago-based 501(c)3 is setting to accomplish in their new program Sister Outsider, scheduled to launch ...


 
THEATER-Security-with-Eric-Roberts-running-April-10-May-2-

  THEATER 'Security,' with Eric Roberts, running April 10-May 2

Kane Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Daniil Krimer and Managing Director Avery Bowne announced the world-premiere online production of Hammaad Chaudry's Security, as part of the company's new Multiplatform Commission. Security ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"I didn't watch the documentary, but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in. … I cried for two weeks and well … I still cry sometimes!!!!"—Britney ...


 
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  'Ma Rainey,' 'Schitt's Creek' win during diverse SAG Awards

On April 4, a one-hour, pre-taped 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards aired on TNT and TBS, celebrating the best achievements in film and TV performances for 2020. According to Entertainment Weekly, it was a historic night, ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Special-Bonnaroo-Broadway-items-Rita-Moreno-Bridgerton

  SHOWBIZ 'Special,' Bonnaroo, Broadway items, Rita Moreno, Bridgerton

The second season of the Netflix comedy series Special will premiere May 20, a press release noted. The series revolves around Ryan O'Connell, a gay man with mild cerebral palsy, and is based on his memoir ...


 
Chicagos-LGBTQ-Armenian-community-aims-to-Cher-the-Love-for-Artsakh

  Chicago's LGBTQ+ Armenian community aims to 'Cher the Love for Artsakh'

Entanik—a queer Armenian-American organization based in Chicago and operating online and whose name means "family" in Armenian—is holding its first event, "Cher the Love for Artsakh." The event is a virtual drag show featuring 12 Armenian ...


 
First-US-exhibition-of-Greek-20th-century-artist-Yannis-Tsarouchis-Dancing-in-Real-Life-May-7

  First U.S. exhibition of Greek 20th-century artist Yannis Tsarouchis: Dancing in Real Life May 7

--From a press release

(CHICAGO, IL — April 2, 2021) — Wrightwood 659 is pleased to host the first U.S. exhibition devoted to the work of Yannis Tsarouchis (1910—1989), widely regarded as one of the greatest Greek painters of the ...


 
LGBTQ-critics-group-holding-awards-event-April-18-

  LGBTQ critics group holding awards event April 18

GALECA, The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Association, along with Karel Media, will present the 2021 Dorian Film Awards on Sunday, April 18, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on digital cable TV network Revry. The ...


 
MOVIES-The-Sound-of-Identity-about-trans-opera-star-out-June-1

  MOVIES 'The Sound of Identity,' about trans opera star, out June 1

Winner of the 2020 Outshine Film Festival's prestigious Programmers Award of Excellence, The Sound of Identity is a feature documentary that Shout! Studios will present on digital and on demand June 1. Profiling international opera star ...


 
Yvonne-Zipters-historical-novel-Infraction-out-June-1

  Yvonne Zipter's historical novel 'Infraction' out June 1

The lesbian historical fiction work Infraction, by Chicagoan Yvonne Zipter, will be out June 1. The publisher is Rattling Good Yarns Press. Set in socially turbulent St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1875, the work follows Marya Zhukova, ...


 
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  E3 Radio relaunches with new show hosted by Anna DeShawn

--From an www.e3radio.fm press release

In 2009, E3 Radio hosted its first show Htled "Anna DeShawn & the QCrew". This show had an epic 10 year run educaHng, empowering, and entertaining the Black Queer community of Chicago. During that decade Anna ...


 
THEATER-The-Summer-of-Daisy-Fay-out-April-5-

  THEATER 'The Summer of Daisy Fay' out April 5

New American Folk Theatre (NAFT) is presenting The Summer of Daisy Fay—the inaugural production of NAFT's "season of audio theater" that features new recordings of three of the company's past productions. The one-woman show starring N ...


 
Submissions-from-Black-musical-theater-writers-sought-for-album

  Submissions from Black musical-theater writers sought for album

Broadway Records and Black Theatre Coalition (BTC) announced today the call for submissions for Black Writers Amplified, a new album consisting entirely of new works by Black musical-theater writers to be released in 2021. Black Writers ...


 
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  MOVIES 'Mommie Dearest' to come out on Blu-ray on June 1

The cult-classic drama Mommie Dearest celebrates its 40th anniversary with a brand-new Blu-ray in the Paramount Presents line, debuting June 1, from Paramount Home Entertainment. Based on Christina Crawford's controversial ...


 





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The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.