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Gay Rapper Lil Nas X Debuts At #1 With “Satan” Single

Billboard Magazine reports: Lil Nas X launches at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart with “Montero (Call Me by Your Name).” The song, propelled by its buzzy official video, is his second Hot 100 No. 1, after his breakthrough smash “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, reigned for a record 19 weeks in 2019. “Montero,” released …

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Randy Rainbow: “Don’t Tell Donald He’s Not Reelected”

Randy Rainbow is back today to celebrate Joe Biden’s win with a parody of Getting Married Today from Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical Company. The famously rapid-fire original is considered one of Broadway’s classic “patter songs.” From Wikipedia: “With 68 words sung in a total of 11 seconds, Getting Married Today was notable for being the most difficult musical song with …

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Randy Rainbow & Patti LuPone: “If Donald Got Fired”

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with his special guest, Broadway legend Patti LuPone. The pair team up to blast Trump and his sycophants with a parody of Stephen Sondheim’s “If Mama Was Married” from the 1959 musical Gypsy. LuPone won the Tony Award in the 2008 revival of Gypsy, making national news on the show’s closing night when …

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Billy Porter Wins Raves For Protest Anthem At DNC

Variety reports: Following Michelle Obama is no easy task, but the duo of Billy Porter and Stephen Stills stepped up with a virtual performance of “For What It’s Worth” during the opening night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. While Stills first wrote and sang the song — which is perhaps better known by its subtitle, “Stop, Hey, What’s That …

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Randy Rainbow Pays Musical Tribute To Kamala Harris

Randy Rainbow is back today with a tribute to Kamala Harris set to the tune of “Camelot” from the Tony-winning 1960 Lerner and Loewe musical of the same name. The original Broadway production starred Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, and Roddy McDowell. The 1967 film version starred Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave in the roles originated on the stage …

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TOMORROW: Disney+ Launches Documentary On Life Of Late Oscar-Winning Lyricist Howard Ashman [VIDEO]

Kevin Fallon writes for the Daily Beast: Howard, the documentary on the life of legendary lyricist Howard Ashman, opens with sounds of an orchestra warming up before launching into the first notes of “Belle,” the opening number for Beauty and the Beast, at a 1990 recording session for the Disney animated musical. The new documentary, which launches on Disney+ this …

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Randy Rainbow: “Gee, Anthony Fauci!” [VIDEO]

Randy Rainbow is back today with a tribute to Dr. Anthony Fauci set to the tune of Gee, Officer Krupke from the classic musical, West Side Story.  Some history on the song from Slate: When Stephen Sondheim was writing the lyrics for “Gee, Officer Krupke,” to be sung in the 1957 musical West Side Story, he was hoping to be …

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Randy Rainbow: “Poor Deplorable Troll” [VIDEO]

Randy Rainbow is back this morning to kick off the week with another parody aimed at Trump’s relentless lying. Today’s episode is set to the tune of “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” which was sung by Pat Carroll in the 1989 Disney classic, The Little Mermaid. The original lyrics were penned by Howard Ashman, who won the Oscar that year for Best …

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Randy Rainbow: That Coward Is “The Bunker Boy”

Randy Rainbow is back this morning, reaching deep into musical archives with Bunker Boy, a parody set to the tune of The Jitterbug, which was cut from the 1939 classic, The Wizard Of Oz. “The Jitterbug” was both a jazzy development of the plot and a nod to the then-popular bobby-soxer dance craze. As the song begins, the four friends …

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Siegfried & Roy’s Roy Horn Dies Of COVID At Age 75

People Magazine reports: Illusionist Roy Horn has died. He was 75. Horn, who launched to fame as part of the duo Siegfried & Roy, died of complications from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Las Vegas hospital on Friday, his publicist said in a statement to ABC. The entertainer tested positive for the contagious respiratory virus last month. At the …

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Randy Rainbow: A Spoonful Of Clorox [VIDEO]

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today to quickly respond to Glorious Leader’s suggestion that injecting disinfectants might be a great way to cure coronavirus. Randy sets his sights on Trump and Fox’s crackpot doctors to the tune of A Spoonful Of Sugar, from Disney’s 1964 classic, Mary Poppins. Notably, original songwriter Robert Sherman penned the tune on the day …

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SF Gay Men’s Chorus Pays Tribute To First Responders

Via press release: Today, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Seelig and Executive Director Chris Verdugo announced the launch of SFGMC TV, a free online platform showcasing exciting performances, dynamic interviews, singer spotlights, and more. SFGMC TV will allow supporters to stay connected with the Chorus during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and beyond by offering content …

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Randy Rainbow Pays Musical Tribute To Andrew Cuomo

YouTube star and national heartthrob Randy Rainbow is back today, but this time rather than endless barbs aimed at Glorious Leader and his army of bootlickers, Randy gives us a straightforward (heh) tribute to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The song is set to the tune of “Sandy,” from the 1978 film version of Grease. Glorious and full of laughs.

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Randy Rainbow – The Coronavirus Lament [VIDEO]

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back this weekend with a typically blistering take on Trump’s virus response, all set to the tune of Frank Loesser’s Adelaide’s Lament, from his enduring 1950 Tony-winning musical Guys And Dolls. The number was originated on stage by Vivian Blaine, who reprised the role in the 1955 film version. Of special interest is that Blaine …

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Out LGBTQ Artists Score Wins At 2020 Grammy Awards

Via press release from GLAAD: Last night’s 62nd Annual Grammy Awards included wins for out LGBTQ artists including Lil Nas X, Brandi Carlile, Lady Gaga, DJ Tracy Young, and more. DJ Tracy Young picked up the Grammy in Best Remixed Recording for her track “I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix),” a remix of the Madonna track “I Rise.” …

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Broadway Legend Jerry Herman Dies At Age 88

NPR reports: Legendary Broadway songwriter Jerry Herman has died. The author of the hit musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles was 88. Publicist Harlan Boll said Herman was taken to a Miami hospital Thursday night complaining of chest pain and later died of pulmonary complications. The title of Jerry Herman’s autobiography was Showtune, and if there ever …

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Randy Rainbow: He’s Just A Gurl Who’ll Quid Pro Quo

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with He’s Just A Gurl Who’ll Quid Pro Quo, which perhaps obviously is based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s I Cain’t Say No from their 1943 classic, Oklahoma! In the 1955 film version, the number was sung by Gloria Grahame to the future Mrs. Shirley Partridge, Oscar-winner Shirley Jones.

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Sam Smith Covers Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”

New Music Express reports: Sam Smith has unveiled their cover of Donna Summer’s seminal disco hit ‘I Feel Love’. Smith’s cover offers a modern spin on Summer’s 1977 classic hit and will be featured in the Christmas campaign for US retail store Target. “As a queer person ‘I Feel Love’ has followed me to every dance floor in every queer …

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Out Actor Billy Porter’s Emmy Win Makes History

The New York Times reports: The category is “Groundbreaker.” On Sunday night, Billy Porter became the first openly gay man to win the Emmy for best actor in a drama. “I am so overwhelmed and I am so overjoyed to have lived long enough to see this day,” said Porter, 50, while accepting the award. The actor won for his …

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Fashion Designer Chris March Dies At Age 56

Heavy.com reports: Former Project Runway star and fashion designer Chris March died of a heart attack Friday. He was 56. March was a fan favorite contestant for his larger-than-life personality and wildly outstanding wig creations. He appeared on Project Runway All Stars, before getting his on series on Bravo, Mad Fashion. He’s designed outfits for Madonna, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and …

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