Tag Archives: gay icons

80’s Flashback

Grace Jones, Pull Up To The Bumper, 1981. Last night my ex Ken and I saw Grace in concert at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom, almost 25 years after we last saw her at Fort Lauderdale’s Copa, where she appeared exactly three hours late. Grace took the stage a mere 90 minutes tardy last night, performing the first number entirely shrouded in ...

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Madonna – Celebration

Here’s a low-rez (including crowd noise) leak of the first single from Madonna’s coming greatest hits package. Over at Boy Culture, Matthew Rettenmund has all the details about the release, including artwork and track listings.

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Fly Life Inc, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to see the legendary Grace Jones at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom on July 30th. Last fall Jones released her tenth studio album and her first in 19 years, the critically raved Hurricane. The original new wave, art/disco diva Grace Jones is back with her first album in 19 years ...

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Kylie Ticket Giveaway On Modern Tonic

Judging by the reaction to my post about Kylie Minogue’s first ever North American tour, I know that some of you will want to pop over to Modern Tonic and enter their ticket giveaway. The giveaways are for the shows in Los Angeles and New York City.

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Disco Legend Viola Wills Dies At 69

A sad day for disco lovers. Legendary gay icon Viola Wills has died at age 69. From her site: It is with great sadness that Vi’s family report Viola passed peacefully away after a long illness, May 6th 8.27am Pacific Time. Viola leaves behind six children – Vincent, Christopher, Regina, La Donna, David and Rejal, 21 grandchildren and eight great ...

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Kylie Minogue Announces 1st U.S. Tour

Six dates were just announced for Kylie Minogue’s first ever North American tour. Sep. 30 Oakland, CA Fox TheaterOct. 3 Las Vegas, NV The PearlOct. 4 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood BowlOct. 7 Chicago, IL Congress TheaterOct. 9 Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 11 NYC, NY Hammerstein Ballroom Rainbows! Glitter! Unicorns! Kylie! Tickets go on sale next week. My pal Ken ...

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Amy Walker Does Garland

Actress Amy Walker turns in an uncanny impression of Judy Garland. (Via JMG reader Zakky)

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Hip-O Records and Universal Music, today’s Swag Tuesday booty is the Barbra Streisand triple DVD set The Concerts, which goes on sale nationwide today. Barbra Streisand is world renowned for thrilling audiences with her magical performances, her supreme vocal talent and setting box office records. Now fans can get front row seats to the best of Barbra Streisand ...

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Bea Arthur, 86

Legendary stage and television star Bea Arthur died at her home this morning at age 86. Family members say the Tony and Emmy winner had been battling cancer, but no other details are yet available. Below, I’ve compiled some of my favorite Bea Arthur television moments. Make sure you play the clip with Rock Hudson in which he and Bea ...

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Gay Icons Exhibit For London’s National Portrait Gallery

London’s National Portrait Gallery will open a show in July titled “Gay Icons”, but some of the folks you’d most expect to be on a list of that sort do not appear The late Diana, Princess of Wales, and former South African President Nelson Mandela are two of the personalities identified as “Gay Icons” in an exhibition bearing that title ...

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