'Dial 'N' for Negress', a "Blaxploitation" Musical Satire, to Play NYC Playbill
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From the creators of It's Karate, Kid! The Musical, comes the new riff on "blaxploitation" pictures of the 1970s. The musical features Kevin Smith Kirkwood, the show's co-writer, as the Negress, a male character who dresses fabulously.
It's billed as "the sexy, soulful new musical comedyÖ[set in] 1974 in Soulsville, USA. An apathetic community lives from fix-to-fix, and pimps, thugs and crooked cops rule the streets. Fresh from jail, the Negress arrives home and has to choose: turn away from the corrosive street life of Soulsville or accept his destiny as the unlikely hero of the community?"
The "musical with its own attitude" is created by Travis Kramer (book and lyrics), Tom Oster and Kevin Smith Kirkwood (music and concept), with choreography by Jennifer L. Mudge. It is produced and directed by Jake Hirzel.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A South Carolina man was charged with having sex with a horse after the animal's owner caught the act on videotape, then staked out the stable and caught him at shotgun point, authorities said Wednesday.
"He said he wasn't there to do anything, and I said, 'I know you were. I have you on tape.' And then he said he was sorry if he hurt me," Kenley said.
FROM YOUTUBE: Patty Duke arrives for a gala tribute event at the Castro Theatre in S. F. to the adoration of almost 1400 fans 7/20/09 . The event was produced by impressario Marc Huestis and featured an on-stage interview with Patty Duke and Bruce Vilanch, performances by Connie Champagne & Matthew Martin as well as a proclamation by Supervisor Bevan Dufty declaring 7/20/ 09 as Patty Duke Day in S.F. The gala was attended by her husband Mike Pearce and her son actor Mackenzie Astin.
DON'T YOU LOVE A CHURCH WHICH BLACKMAILS YOU WHEN YOUR MASSIVE CONTRIBUTIONS STOP?
But if rumours buzzing around Hollywood this week are to be believed, it's not just the death of his beloved son that has been torturing Travolta of late. His distress, say sources close to him, has been compounded by the first cracks in his 34-year relationship with the Church of Scientology, the cult-like religion of which Travolta is a prominent and generous benefactor. And there are dark mutterings that if he carries out private threats to leave, the organisation will go public with embarrassing details of his private life, including, it is claimed, allegations of past homosexual relationships.
Incarcerated music producer Phil Spector -- who is currently serving a 19-year sentence for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson -- is being courted by fellow killer Charles Manson to reportedly help reignite his long-stalled singing career. It appears that the 74-year-old wannabe rocker and murder mastermind is soliciting career guidance from Spector, a fellow inmate at California 's Corcoran state prison.
THEN YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS LOVE BOAT-ISPIRED DRAG ROMP IN WHICH ALL OF THE CHARACTERS WANT TO KILL CHARO!
Chico’s Angels last two weeks of the play to see these funny Latino drag queens fight crime in cha cha heels!!
The show has been extended to August 2nd plus two Sunday matinees
Chico's Angels have once again been a HUGE hit with sell out shows ever week. The demand has been huge for more shows. So the little chicas are extending their run until August 2nd! Tickets are now available at www.chicosangels.com
The south of the boarder hotties, Chico’s Angels have putting their high heels on to hit the LA stage again! Chico's Angels has been an underground cult hit in Los Angeles with their stage version of the series for the last six years.
This summer’s show is titled, Chico’s Angels 2: Love Boat Chicas! That’s right Kay Sedia (the pretty one); Chita Parol (the smart one) and Fredia Laye (the “friendly” one) are getting all dolled up to solve another case on the high sea. The Angels set sail to find out who wants to killed super-star Charo!!!!!!
The show has three beautiful and comedic Latina drag queens as the leads: Frieda Laye, Kay Sedia & Chita Parol - Who work for pennies for their unseen boss. Think a Latino drag queen version of the 70s series, Charlie's Angels.
The show runs from June 11, 2009 through July 19. **NOW HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL AUG 2nd** Shows are Thursday – Sunday. Tickets on sale at www.chicosangels.com **ALSO ADDED are 2 Sunday matinee's on July 26th and August 2nd at 2:00pm***
Recently, Chico's Angels have filmed three mini-episodes to premiere summer 2009 exclusively on their website. On their website one can find everything about these captivating detectives. The heavenly website contains, weekly-updated Angel blogs, Angels bios, hot videos, on-fire merchandise, and able to buy tickets for this summers stage show.
SHOW DATES & TIMES
Show Run: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Dates: June 11, 2009 - July 19, 2009 ***EXTENDED RUN UNTIL AUG 2nd***
**ALSO ADDED 2 Sunday matinee's on July 26th and August 2nd at 2:00pm***
8:00pm Thursdays & Sundays
9:00pm Fridays & Saturdays
THEATER: Cavern Club Theater inside Casita Del Campo Restaurant
1920 Hyperion Los Angeles, CA 90027
ABOUT THE SHOW: Chico’s Angels 2: Love Boat Chicas
When one of Charo's back-up dancers is shot mid-performance, Charo realizes she was the intended target. She hires Chico's Angels to find the wannabe-assassin and save her ocean-going career.
Kay goes undercover as Charo, (Fortunately, she is the spitting image of the Spanish classical guitarist) with Chita in tow, as her choreographer/manager (Chita has seen A Chorus Line 32 times...at the East LA Quienceanera Palace/cafetorium). Frieda joins the crew as the new Cruise director (cruising is one of her off-duty specialties.) Finally, Bossman provides back up, undercover as Isaac, your bartender (Bar...enough said.)
The Angels discover almost everyone onboard has a motive for killing Charo. They also discover themselves being entranced by the Love Boatís charm as Kay risks blowing her cover to be with her dance partner, Dickardo, while Frieda finds herself inexplicably drawn to retiree passenger, Ruth Bliss, and Chita tries resist the hypnotic effect of the combination of Bossman, a full moon and a bottle of tequila.
MY CRAZY DRAG SISTER ELAINE HAS BEEN HONORED BY AVENTURA MAGAZINE AS ONE OF MIAMI'S TOP 15 STYLE ICONS BY AVENTURA MAGAZINE. AN EXCERPT FROM THE INTERVIEW:
Personal Style: “Flash with class. Billion-dollar hooker.”
Her Ultimate do: “Makeup is the most important accessory to any fashion statement. Good healthy skin is the key to looking good.”
Her Ultimate don’t: “Well, it’s been said to look in the mirror before going out and take one thing off. I look in the mirror and put on two more things. It’s like layering for cold weather. You can always remove a piece here and there throughout the evening and slip it into your handbag.”
First we had the debacle with Lady Vera Parker aka Thomas Flannagan allegedly defrauding people on Craigslist and now a drag queen beauty pageant contestant accused of beating a judge with a trophy.
Leroy Tinch of Evanston was arrested on July 6th after he competed in a Pageant at the 5th City Center on W Jackson Blvd.
Anthony Jackson, apparently an associate of Tinchs was not happy that a judge cast a vote for another contestant. Jackson allegedly beat the judge with a trophy and Tinch allegedly pulled a 'sharp object' and cut the judge above his eye and his hand.
I met this gal when she was working with Margaret Cho--what a Cho-stopping little bundle of dynamite she is! On the day Michael Jackson died, I emailed her on facebook to ask why she'd killed him. She answered "He looked at me funny." Here she is performing in LA as a guest performer in Dita Von Teese's Revue.
I COULD NOT FIND A WAY TO EMBED THIS FINE EXAMPLE OF JON'S WORK, BUT I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE WAY HE DOGS LOU DOBBS IN THIS VIDEO. (The birthers are the kooks who insist that Obama cannot be president because he was born in Kenya.)
The American Medical Association has weighed in on the new health care plan being developed by the Obama Team.
The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.
The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.
The Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception.
Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.
Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, 'Oh, Grow up!'
The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it.
Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing. The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic Surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on the matter."
The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea. The Anesthesiologists thought the idea was a gas, and the Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.
In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington.
AND IN OTHER HEALTH CARE NEWS, HERE'S AN UNTREATED CASE OF SWNE FLU!
AND YES, I KNOW I LOOK LIKE HER--IF I LOST 100 POUNDS!
Responding to Johnny Depp''s wish to portray her in a film, the legendary Carol Channing has given her approval, saying:
"It is not a new concept to me. Not at all. Men have been imitating me for as long as I can remember. In fact, most of the impersonations I have seen have had a five o'clock shadow. I imagine, when or if Johnny should portray me, he will succeed. Because a true artist, such as himself, is one who loves his or her creation and therefore represents their honest view of that which they are creating. I think he is a gifted performer and I would be very proud, as well as interested in seeing what his vision of me would be. Johnny is someone I would very much like to help me and my foundation to bring the Arts back into the the public school system in America."
PETA video shows Ringling Bros. circus handlers beating elephants by Christina Boyle DAILY NEWS STAFF
* Shocking tale of the tape raises questions
The world-famous Ringling Bros. circus faces fresh accusations of animal abuse today after undercover videos show handlers beating elephants before they enter the ring.
The tape, made by a man who posed as a stagehand for six months, is likely to stir outrage and give animal rights activists new ammunition in their campaign against the circus that bills itself "The Greatest Show on Earth."
A worker with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals used a secret camera to document what the group calls the abuse of animals as they're led from holding pens to the stage.
The animals are seen herded together, wearing headdresses, while trainers stand around, appearing to randomly whip them with bull hooks across the head, legs and body.
I've reconnected with a lot of friends on facebook, and though we were never super-close, I have fond memories of hanging out with the androgynous star of THE CRYING GAME at such East Village haunts as Gant Johnson's Salon party at the height of his fame. He's lost that androgynous look, but he's still an eyeful! I think he looks gorgeous! And though I'm really not a fan of tattoos, you gotta admit that Jay's is pretty amazing.
AND HE ACTUALLY GETS BACKSTAGE ACCESS TO FOLLIES, MY FAV THING ABOU THE DESERT PARADISE. IT FEATURES OCTOGENARIAN DANCERS AND CAN NOT BE BELIEVED. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! (THERE'S NOT A LOT ELSE GOING ON THERE!)
WAVERLY, Ohio — Three people have been accused of letting rats bite a 6-week-old girl and chew off her toes at their cluttered Ohio mobile home.
Pike County prosecutor Rob Junk says the baby's toes on one foot were gone when sheriff's deputies went to the home Sunday after receiving an anonymous tip.
The baby is in fair condition at a Columbus hospital.
A married couple and the 18-year-old boyfriend of the baby's mother are charged with felony child endangering. They were in court for an initial hearing Tuesday. They're jailed pending a plea hearing in two weeks.
The prosecutor says they all lived in the mobile home west of Piketon, a village noted for its old uranium enrichment plant.
He says the baby's mother is a juvenile. He won't identify her or say if she'll be charged.
FOR A CANDIDATE WHO CAMPAIGNED ON TRANSPARENCY, HE CERTAINLY IS SECRETIVE! WHATEVER THE HEALTH CARE BILL ENDS UP BEING, OBAMA DOESN'T WANT US TO KNOW WHICH LOBBYISTS HELPED SHAPE IT. I'M LISTENING TO A CANCER VICTIM ON CNN TELLING HOW SHE ALMOST LOST HER HOME WHEN SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER. ONE SHOT COST HER $6,000!
FROM THE LA TIMES VIA HUFFPO:
White House declines to disclose visits by health industry executives Citing an argument used by the Bush administration, the Secret Service rejects a request from a watchdog group to list those who have visited the White House to discuss the healthcare overhaul.
By Peter Nicholas
Reporting from Washington -- Invoking an argument used by President George W. Bush, the Obama administration has turned down a request from a watchdog group for a list of health industry executives who have visited the White House to discuss the massive healthcare overhaul.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sent a letter to the Secret Service asking about visits from 18 executives representing health insurers, drug makers, doctors and other players in the debate. The group wants the material in order to gauge the influence of those executives in crafting a new healthcare policy.
The Secret Service sent a reply stating that documents revealing the frequency of such visits were considered presidential records exempt from public disclosure laws. The agency also said it was advised by the Justice Department that the Secret Service was within its rights to withhold the information because of the "presidential communications privilege."
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics said it would file suit against the Obama administration as early as today. The group already has sued the administration over its failure to release details about visits from coal industry executives.
A White House spokesman, Ben LaBolt, said, "We are reviewing our policy on access to visitor logs and related litigation."
As a candidate, President Obama vowed that in devising a healthcare bill he would invite in TV cameras -- specifically C-SPAN -- so that Americans could have a window into negotiations that normally play out behind closed doors.
I want a laxative and a martini please, get myself so wasted that I end up on my knees. Stupid misconception that I like to keep it clean, water sports and anal shit, now baby that's my scene.
Oh, oh, oh I push one out, show her what I got. Oh, oh, oh, oh I push real hard, show her what I got.
THIS LADY KAKA IS NOT TO BE CONGUSED WITH THE PARROT, WHO COVERS POKER FACE HERE. THERE IS A DISCLAIMER THAT THIS IS AN IN JOKE AND THE POSTER DOESN'T EXPECT ANYONE TO GET IT. BUT THEY DID PHOTOSHOP GAGA BANGS ONTO THE PARROT.
Wild satire on exploits of a hyper-gay Austrian fashion reporter, flaunting his proclivities and eccentricities to the discomfiture of many. Scores at the expense of clueless celebrities and irresponsible parents launching kids in Hollywood, but exploration of sexual mores is simplistic, explicit, and can offend everyone. Strong sexual content, including graphic perverse and adulterous sexual activity, full nudity, pervasive sexual/some irreverent humor, implicit acceptance of homosexual activity, much rough/some crude language.
The U.S. bishops’ Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O – morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted.
Source: July 9, 2009 print edition of The Evangelist – weekly newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, NY www.evangelist.org
A longer, unredacted version of the review is online at: CATHOLICNEWS
July is coming to a close, which means Lady Bunny is fast approaching! Check her out on July 29 at Celebrities, but before you do, here's our exclusive interview from this month's issue of V-Rag.
THE LADY BUNNY Interview by Michael Venus Photo by Sergio Kardenas
If you’re talking about quintessential Drag Queens, this “Lady” is at the top of the list when it comes to movers and shakers and leaving a LEGENDARY lasting impression. I remember the first time I ever saw Lady Bunny live was at Stone Wall 25 Celebration in Central Park in New York City many moons ago. I was fascinated by her high-pitched southern belle voice and her sick, sick sixties style and sensibility, with numbers that always seemed to shock and offend. The “Lady” always manages to keep her manners in the gutter with her nutty humor, crass-trash talk and campy performances that celebrate pop culture with her twisted parodies. Bunny continues to appear on stages all over the globe, sharing her sassy sentiment and has been at the forefront of the Drag Movement that started out of New York in the late eighties and early nineties. This coincided with her outdoor drag festival Wigstock, an event that continues to this day (although currently on hiatus). I met The Lady Bunny ten years ago in NYC and later that year performed at Wigstock, which was surreal and fabulous. Over the years, Bunny has visited and performed in Vancouver for us, hosting Wiggle, Pride events and appearing on The House of Venus Show. She remains a hilariously quick-witted Queen who has become a cultural icon, and who isn’t afraid to be herself and speak her mind when it comes to social and political issues.
When I caught up with Lady Bunny, asking simply how she was, her reply was as colourful as her skirt; “The recession has really hurt my hooking business – or could that be my advanced age? So I’m touring more. But that’s not a real complaint in a recession. I just hate that nervous feeling when the wolf’s at my door. I want that wolf to come inside and fuck me...again. But I would never dream of having sex with an animal that was underage. Unless they were already dead. I do maintain certain standards”.
So Obama decides to begin drawing down forces in Iraq and beef up efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. I guess that's the mission--stabilize it so that terrorists and the heroin poppies can't grow there--while it's widely known that Bin Laden is living in Pakistan. My pessimistic side makes me wonder if the goal is to actaully win or to establish a permanent base to mind oil-rich countries and their nearby shipping routes. But whyever we are there, we spend more on defense than every other country in the world COMBINED, so why the hell are our soldiers not given proper equipment and--GAG-- uniforms? As much as I'd like to ogle nude soldiers, this is preposterous incompetence! And see, if you had some sissies in the field, they probably could have whipped up a doozy of a cutting edge camouflage look for under $10 armed with all the PROJECT RUNWAY episodes they've memorized!
And this ugly story wasn't reported on any of the MSNBC nightly news shows. Keith Olbermann's #1 story was Tina Fey's nomination--not even a win, ok?--for an Emmy for her admittedly great impersonation of Sarah Palin. But does this nomination announcement belong as the #1 story on COUNTDOWN or ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT? Where are all the people who cried support the troops now while I'm shouting "CLOTHE THE TROOPS!".
The Washington Post reported on this and I feel that an immediate apology from the commander-in-chief is in order, along with a dismissal of whoever the turd was who sent the troops with basic supplies. Check this out from yesterday's WASHPO:
Marines Waiting on Basic Supplies
U.S. Marines pushing deeper into Taliban territory in Afghanistan’s Helmand River Valley are short of basic equipment and supplies ranging from radios and vehicles to uniforms.
Here in Garmsir District, critical supplies of food, water and ammunition are being dropped to troops by helicopters ferrying sling-loads to bypass roads implanted with bombs, leaving little room to carry other gear.
Several Marines from one company, for example, ripped their pants during an arduous foot march and are still waiting for replacements — some in boxer shorts, officers said.
“We’re short vehicles, we’re short frog-suits [uniforms] ... radios are trickling in,” said Gunnery Sgt. Robert Larosa of 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. Larosa said that the lack of basic gear is unprecedented in his experience, which includes seven other deployments. “This is a first,” he said.
THIS IS A FIRST??? THAT MEANS WORSE THAN BUSH! I HATE WAR, DISTRUST THE MOTIVES BEHIND IT AND ALL THAT PEACENIK SHIT. BUT IF YOU ARE GONNA SEND THEM, EQUIP THEIR BUTTS OR YOU ARE INCOMPETENT.
The poor marines are also short on water in 100 degree weather and the bags they use to shit in!
Two shows only!! Tues July 28 and Tues Aug 18 @ 8pm
Ars Nova, 511 W 54th St.
In the grand tradition of Sonny & Cher, The Mandrell Sisters and Donny & Marie, Sherry Vine and Greg Scarnici star as Buddy and Barbara Everheart, the twisted, mad-cap hosts of this "televised" Public Access variety show featuring hysterical sketch comedy, musical performances, outrageous video parodies and special guests Bridget Everett (July 28) and Joey Arias (Aug 18)
AND SPEAKING OF JOEY HAIRY ASS, I JUST GOT WORD THAT HE'LL BE APPEARING EVERY TUESDAY WITH RAVEN OLD (SHADES OF BAR D'O) AT THE BOX'S BRAND NEW GAY NIGHT. NO COVER CHARGE AND QUICKIE SHOWS EVERY 20 MINUTES! THIS SPACE IS GORGEOUS! JOEY SAYS COME OR ELSE...SHE'LL PERFORM!
"POSE NEXT OM ME, TORI-KINS! I'LL MAKE ANYONE LOOK ANOREXIC!"
BUN-BUN is scheduled to make a cameo appearance on TORI AND DEAN: HOME SWEET HOLLYWOOD, this Tuesday on the Oxygen Channel at 10PM Eastern time. It's reality TV so I don't think I'm allowed to divulge the details, but I do recall taking advantage of the liquor sponsor's wares until I was sufficiently "merry" to repeatedly try to "tempt" Tori's infant offspring with alcoholic beverages while making sipping noises and patting my tummy to make the booze seem more appealing. Hopefully, that made the cut. Tori was super-sweet and a nut on the dacefloor! So check it out, this Tuesday!
OUT.COM has teamed up with Bruno from DANCING WITH THE STARS to produce several segments of a gay version of the hit show (Is that redundant?) using gay and gay-friendly stars like HAIRSPRAY's Marissa Jade Winokur and transgendered actress Candis Cayne. Of course, Candis is a dancer, so she masters the rumba with ease. However, this here pig will be known as the Larry King of the show--Larry famously flopped on DANCING WITH THE STARS--and although I never thought I was a bad dancer, choreography with a partner was a bit much for me to handle. Bruno was a hoot with a filthy mouth which had to be censored, as I'm sure my request to do the foxtwat, pretending that I had a lisp. Here's Candis--I think my segments will be posted soon.
ME IMAGINING THAT BY GIVING THE ATTITUDE, I MIGHT COVER UP MY BOTCHED FOOTWORK!
I worshipped Borat, but felt a little let down by Bruno. Sure, there were some screamer moments where the whole theater hollered, but I felt that it was the same joke, different character. Both Borat and Bruno are foreign retards who mispronounce words in a funny way and never seem to grasp what is really going on because of their delusional self-importance. Of course, there are some ill moments where Bruno exposes the lunacy of the American people, and the wrestling scene (like the stadium scene is Borat) is rich. Especially if it's real. I couldn't help but think that perhaps due to the fame of Borat, some of Bruno's interviewees were aware of who this guy was and coached to seem un-actor-y. Plus, whereas everyone can appreciate the craziness of Borat's exotic background, I felt that the gay jokes played better to a straight crowd who may not be used to seeing dildo and gerbil references, which are old hat to this old jaded queen. But these gripes aside, I see few mainstream films and this was worth $12.50. Great wig and Bruno's styling is uber-rotten.
Michael Moore's 'Sicko' on T.V. Tonight Thursday, July 16th, 2009
The Movie Channel, this evening, will be airing the Oscar-nominated documentary, "Sicko," Michael Moore's film about a villain known as the health insurance industry. With the debate raging in Washington, D.C. -- Republicans trying to scuttle it, the President trying to hang on to his public option, and nearly a hundred members of Congress pushing for a single-payer system -- showing "Sicko" tonight is very timely. Mike lays out all the facts and the arguments as to why the private insurance companies are never going to side with what's best for the American people.
"Sicko" airs on The Movie Channel tonight at 8:00 PM. It's also scheduled to air on The Movie Channel on July 27th at 4:05 PM and on TMC Xtra on August 2nd at 10:45 PM and August 5th at 2:15 AM and 7:30 AM. Click http://www.sho.com/site/schedules/product.do?episodeid=131802&seriesid=0&seasonid=0 for showtimes.
There are people around the country who are holding "Sicko" viewing parties this weekend in their homes. Check out this call to revisit "Sicko" on the Daily Kos this week.
We are in a critical time regarding which direction the health care debate is going to go. Make your voice heard. And be armed with the facts. Watch "Sicko" again!