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  • Whether she is stomping the runway on RuPaul’s Drag Race or hitting the dance floor as a groundbreaking contestant on Dancing With The Stars this year, Shangela continues to bring a mega-watt smile and talent to spare to every project she dives into.
  • DES MOINES (AP) — An Iowa group that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights is turning its attention to a lesser-noticed segment of that population: the aging and elderly.

  • Russian-born Latin ballroom dancer Dmitry Chaplin has become a familiar face on television since bursting onto the scene in “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2006. He joined the cast of “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009 and has become famous for revealing his chiseled torso during the popular ABC show’s fiery Latin numbers.

  • Despite the inconveniences and continuing uncertainty caused by the Omicron variant of COVID-19, South Florida arts organizations and presenters have lined up a varied and exciting schedule of theater, dance, concerts and comedy.

  • South Florida’s Winter Wonderland

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    South Florida’s Fabulous Festival’s

    South Florida's Many Museums

    9 Intriguing People of South Florida’s Arts Scene

    The Top 10 Hot Winter Tickets

    5 Exhibits You Must See

    Your Guide to Everything A&E This Winter

    South Florida's Gorgeous Gardens

  • DETROIT (AP) _ Tens of thousands will flood downtown this weekend for Detroit's annual electronic musical festival.

  • Miami City Ballet (MCB) concludes its 2021-22 season at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, May 21 – 22, with “The Source,” a newly commissioned work by Claudia Schreier, a cinematic journey of the human experience through dance and technology. 

  • Dan Zofi is committed to sharing the joy of Israeli folk dancing with the people of Fort Lauderdale, but unlike many from the region’s sizeable Jewish population, he took an unlikely route to South Florida.

  • SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A federal appeals court affirmed a judge’s ruling that struck down South Dakota’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, allowing attorneys for the couples who challenged the law to proceed with their plan to seek legal fees from the state.

  • Just a month ago, the Paralympic Games in Tokyo celebrated the ability of athletes to overcome their disabilities and physical limitations in sports ranging from cycling and swimming to basketball and tennis.

  • More than a year ago, Diego Salterini knew COVID was going to be very, very bad. The choreographer, dancer and co-founder of Dance NOW! Miami was collaborating with an Italian dance company last March when his homeland was the epicenter of the pandemic.

  • In South Florida, there are a few reliable signs that winter is coming: flights full of snowbirds migrating south for the winter and the appearance of colorful tents on the shores of Biscayne Bay.

  • South Florida audiences will be treated to a unique interpretation of traditional flamenco dance when Flamenco Festival Miami returns to the Arsht Center this month. 

  • This week read about Boy George releasing a song to honor Ghana's LGBT community, and a Polish town that claims to be "free of LGBT" paying a price.

  • Scroll through Tig Notaro’s bio on her website and you’re likely to learn all sorts of unexpected facts about the queer comedian’s life and career, for instance:

  • “Men Who Dance,” a project of the South Florida-based Inter-American Choreographic Institute and its founder Rafi Maldonado López, aims to smash the strict gender roles that dominate traditional dance.

  • His intensely soulful voice sounds like he jumped out of an old episode of Soul Train and into the present. Jason Walker, however, didn’t come from an era of Afros and flamingo pink vests. Walker is a young, gay white man with soul, trying to make it as an artist in a time when most people with dreams like his play guitar for coins on the street.

  • Dance has always been a passion for Kevin Winkler.

  • In her curtain speech on opening night at the Arsht Center, Miami City Ballet artistic director Lourdes Lopez characterized classical ballet as “tutus, tiaras and fairy tales.” She then promised the audience none of those things in the program they would see tonight and she was right.

  • In its 2016 opener, Miami City Ballet offered a profound survey of the evolution of modern classical music and dance.

  • “Sunshine in Motion” is the theme as Miami City Ballet (MCB) finally returns to stages in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties following the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Last year, when she announced the 2013-14 season, Miami City Ballet Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez promised she would challenge her dancers in ways they had never imagined. Challenging new works have consistently peppered her programs, but this Saturday in Program III: Triple Threat, her company not only danced, but provided audiences with a thrilling theatrical experience that included acting and singing.

  • “Sunshine in Motion” is the theme as Miami City Ballet (MCB) finally returns to stages in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties following the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • We’ve all been warned about the complexities of office romances. When love is in the air, Monday mornings may seem a little brighter, long days can pass just a little more quickly. But the pressure to perform can also stress relationships — literally.

  • Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers, “Romeo and Juliet,” is one of the great archetypes of Western culture, inspiring countless works for stage, dance, literature, television and cinema.

  • Thursday, 1/2

    Television

    If you’ve been celebrating the holidays all week, then a quiet night at home is certainly well deserved. Tonight, check out CW Seed, the CW television network’s online channel. The network is offering up Husbands, a hilarious comedy about a couple of quirky, gay newlyweds starring Brad Bell and Sean Hemeon. Each 7-10 minute episode offers the stuff of tabloid sensation because our husbands also happen to be celebrities experiencing wedded bliss under the lens of the paparazzi. To view all available episodes, go to CWSeed.com.

    Friday, 1/3

    Dance

    Christmas may seem like a distant mystery—funny, since CVS, Wal-Mart, Target and the like kicked off the commercial blitz as early as September—but you can still experience the magic of the holiday with the Miami City Ballet’s heartwarming performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s timeless music comes to life in this holiday tradition at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, tonight through Sunday, Jan. 5. Performances Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets at BrowardCenter.org.

    Saturday, 1/4

    Theater

    Ghosts, Lesbians, lusty widows and lab reports!  No wonder Danny wants to escape down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. At 81, the world Danny has always loved is falling apart. Joe Feinstein’s new play, Last of the Aztecs, gets its South Florida premiere on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan 5 at 5 p.m. at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Fort Lauderdale, and Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. in Lake Worth. Tickets are $15 at SmartTix.com or LakeWorthPlayhouse.org.

    Sunday, 1/5

    Dance

    Tap your feet to the beat. Tap: The Show offers nonstop, rhythmic dance wrapped in dazzling costumes and backed by a soaring orchestral score. An extravaganza featuring award-winning dancers and singers, this show offers breathtaking re-creations of Broadway showstoppers, soft shoe, flamenco, Irish step, and more at Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton. You’ll be dancing in the aisles before it’s over. Experience the magic on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 5 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25-40 at Give.Lynn.edu/TheatreArts.

    Monday, 1/6

    Sports

    LGBT sports fans will be tuning in tonight to the BCS Championship Game, the biggest game of the college football season, this year pitting Florida State University Seminoles against the Auburn University Tigers. What better place to cheer on your favorite team than South Florida’s most popular gay sports bar, Sidelines, 2031 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors? Kick-off is at 8:30 p.m., but be sure to arrive early for a great seat at the bar and the 2-4-1 happy hour specials. For more information, go to Sidelinessports.com.

    Tuesday, 1/7

    Theater

    No story has touched the LGBT community more than L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, the tale of Dorothy Gale, a farm girl from Kansas who is whisked away by a tornado to adventures in the magical land of Oz. This timeless story, retold through the theatrical magic of Andrew Lloyd Webber, returns to the Broward Center tonight through Sunday, Jan. 19. Expect plenty of surprises, including new songs from Webber and lyricist Tim Rice. Tickets start at $34. For show times and tickets, go to BrowardCenter.org.

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