Tag Archives: gay artists

Tom Goss – Illuminate The Dark

Via press release: Teaming up with Michael Serrato (Big Gay Sketch Show, Neil’s Puppet Dreams, DWV Music Videos), the video was shot in two days in Los Angeles. The video features veteran turned model and actor Alex Minsky, whose motivational story of losing his leg at war has landed him on The View, The Today Show, GMA, and Jay Leno. ...

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NPH: I Turned Down The Letterman Slot

Via Mediaite: It turns out there was some credence to those Neil Patrick Harris Late Show rumors. During an appearance on Howard Stern’s show Wednesday, Harris confirmed that CBS did try to woo him to replace David Letterman, as well as possibly Craig Ferguson, but the actor turned them down. Harris said that CBS President Les Moonves and entertainment head ...

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Ten Reasons Why Conchita Should Win

From the International Business Times: 1. It will upset the Russians. Vitaly Milonov, the politician who was behind Russia’s strict anti-gay propaganda law, has been reported as saying that “pervert” Wurst would “insult millions of Russians” by taking part in the “Europe-wide gay parade”. Russia is expected to suffer in the voting because of its stance on homosexuality and the ...

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COPENHAGEN: Austria’s Conchita Wurst Advances To Eurovision Final Round

Despite boycott campaigns and anti-gay petitions out of Russia and Belarus, Austrian gender-fuck artist Conchita Wurst tonight advanced to the Eurovision finals in Copenhagen. With the Second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest over, the line up for Saturday’s Grand Finale is now certain, and will include Austrian singer Conchita Wurst, who has faced a transphobic backlash from some conservative ...

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SAN JOSE: Morrissey Ends Tour-Opening Concert After Fans Rush The Stage

Stereogum recaps the mayhem: One of the old visual trademarks of a Morrissey show is that fans will rush onstage to hug him and he will go on singing, ignoring them, an apt visual metaphor for the way he’s conducted much of his career. But last night, it seems, some fans took it a bit far. Morrissey opened a North ...

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We Are The Brave – Sparrow (Morel Mix)

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Slam Poet Patrick Roche – 21

(Tipped by JMG reader Stray Kat)

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Jenifer Lewis – I Know Where I’ve Been

On Monday night Carnegie Hall hosted a tribute to Broadway’s powerhouse gay songwriting duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Among the performers were Patti LuPone, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Kerry Butler, Megan Hilty, and Jenifer Lewis, who brought down the house with I Know Where I’ve Been from Hairspray.

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John Grant – I Try To Talk To You

Gay singer/songwriter John Grant, whose 2013 hit Pale Green Ghosts topped my year-end list of favorites, has joined up with Hercules & Love Affair, whom you may know from their huge 2008 smash Blind. Great track, lovely vocals, gorgeous dancing. UPDATE: Hercules & Love Affair’s Andy Butler speaks about the lyrics: “I asked John to dig deep with his lyrical ...

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2014 Tony Nominations Announced, Neil Patrick Harris Gets Hedwig Nod

Hedwig & The Angry Inch scored eight Tony nominations this morning, including a best actor in a musical revival nod for Neil Patrick Harris. Leading the tally is A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder, which landed ten nominations including best musical. Gay playwrights Harvey Fierstein and Terrence McNally both picked up best play nominations for Casa Valentina and Mothers ...

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Harvey Fierstein On Reviews

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Elton John AIDS Foundation Creates HIV Fund In Frankie Knuckles’ Name

Via Chicago Pride: Sir Elton John is honoring the memory of legendary DJ, record producer and remixer Frankie Knuckles by establishing the Frankie Knuckles Fund to support HIV information, testing and treatment among black communities in Africa, America and the U.K. “Frankie was such a lovely man and a great talent and his legacy provides a powerful voice to reach ...

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AP Interviews NPH About Hedwig

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Ricky Martin – Vida

From the official FIFA World Cup 2014 album.

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Too Gay To Function Mean Girls Cast Member Daniel Franzese Comes Out

Actor Daniel Franzese, who played the “too gay to function” Damian in Mean Girls, has come out with a letter to that character posted today on Bent. An excerpt: I had the perfect opportunity in 2004 to let people know the REAL Daniel Franzese. Now in 2014 – ten years later – looking back, it took YOU to teach me ...

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Obamas Laud Frankie Knuckles

The above letter from the President and First Lady was included in the program at yesterday’s memorial service for the late gay DJ Frankie Knuckles in Chicago. Speakers at the service included Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who praised Knuckles for “inventing a new musical form” in house music. Windy City Times has more about the event on their Twitter feed.

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Boy George & Black Lips –Bang A Gong

Boy George joined Black Lips for a free concert today in Philadelphia. From WXPN: Having just collaborated with co-headliners Black Lips on a cover of T. Rex’s “Bang A Gong (Get It On)” (watch it here), George headed downstairs to treat the audience with a set pulled mostly from his 2013 LP This Is What I Do; though the classic ...

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Matt Gold – Appreciated

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Finland Issues Tom Of Finland Stamps

In September, Finland’s postal service will release several stamps that feature the work of famed gay artist Tom Of Finland. Via FinnBay: Itella is owned by the state of Finland, providing postal, logistics and e-commerce services in Finland. Tom of Finland or Touko Laaksonen (8 May 1920 – 7 November 1991) is one of the most popular Finnish artists in ...

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