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  • On Saturday, April 17, the Symphony of the Americas will once again take the stage at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, their first live concert since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered performance venues more than a year ago.

  • As the world’s focus has shifted to the pandemic, LGBT issues have fallen by the wayside — at least according to a discussion during the “COVID-19 in The Americas: Re-Thinking Everything” conference last week.

  • The “When We Were Young” festival in Las Vegas that took place the weekend of Oct. 21 brought together the emo and pop punk legends of the early 2000s in an epic two-day festival.

  • Taylor Swift has another hater to shake off: Anti-gay pastor Larry Tomczak.

  • In the LGBTQ community, we’re all about “labels”—lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two spirit, Chanel, Gucci, Donna Karan, Tom Ford. The list is endless.

  • Marc Jacobs, the famed fashion designer, evidently enjoys the company of men.

  • A little kink, a little fetish, a lot of fun. Halloween weekend kicks off with a costumed gala at Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA).

  • From time to time, the Pride Wind Ensemble, South Florida’s LGBT and allies concert band, has performed the works of gay and lesbian composers. On Saturday, June 10 at the Broward Center, the ensemble will present, “Celebration!,” a concert of works exclusively by LGBT composers.

  • (AP) George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53.

  • Lesbianism dabbler Marianne Faithfull is the very definition of a survivor.

  • With the winter holiday season rapidly approaching, everyone wants to get a head start on buying the right gifts.

  • Queen is back.

  • Jazz and the blues are genres of rebellion — they stray away from the strict confines of classical time signatures, swaying this way and that, with passionate tunes coming from deep within.

  • Brian D. Kennedy, author of "A Little Bit Country," didn't want to just write a "opposites attract" love trope: Kennedy also wanted to write about two boys finding their authentic selves.

  • Frank Corr, one of the people at the epicenter of the disco revolution, has died.

  • More LGBT groups, human rights organizations and sex worker rights groups condemn the raid

  • The premise of “The Full Monty”— not unlike so many other Broadway shows — is a bit of a stretch.

  • A restraining order against Ricky Martin was dropped last week after his nephew withdrew a court case against the “Livin' La Vida Loca” singer.

  • A 26-year-old Black transgender woman from Pompano Beach was gunned down and killed late morning Saturday, Oct. 2, inside her Hummer on a residential Miami Gardens street.

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    Thursday, 4/24

    Film

    Movie Night at the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, features Robert Mamoulian’s gender-bending classic, “Queen Christina,” the pre-Hayes Code film starring Greta Garbo and John Gilbert. Garbo, who was both bisexual and Swedish, lends her trademark “ambiguous sexuality, tragic aloofness and boyish playfulness” to her performance as the eccentric, cross-dressing monarch. The screening begins at 7 p.m. Gather early for refreshments and stick around for discussion afterwards. Information at Stonewall-Museum.org.

    Friday, 4/25

    Theater

    The House Theatre of Chicago (“Death and Harry Houdini”) brings its latest imaginative production, “Rose and the Rime,” to the Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theatre as part of the center’s Theatre Up Close series. When the town of Radio Falls, Mich., is trapped in perpetual winter for a generation, it’s up to the only remaining youth, a young girl named Rose, to break the curse of the Rime witch. But, the residents learn to be careful what they wish for. Through Sunday, May 18. For tickets and show times, go to ArshtCenter.org.

    Saturday, 4/26

    Music

    Lorna Luft returns to South Florida tonight at 8 p.m. for an intimate interview, audience Q&A and live performance at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Not only will Luft shed some light on her relationship with her mother, the iconic Judy Garland, she’ll discuss her own career and perform some of the songs that have made the women in her family famous. Tickets are $30 online and $40 at the door for “Up Close & Personal with Lorna Luft & Scott Nevins.” For tickets, go to SunshineCathedral.org.

    Sunday, 4/27

    Poetry & Prose

    Arts at St. John’s presents “Writing Women’s Voices,” a program of diverse readings—fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoirs—from the Women’s Writers Group, today at 2 p.m. at St. John’s on the Lake church, 4760 Pine Tree in Miami Beach. The program will include readings by Irene Sperber, “Have You Ever Been Crestone(d);” Ginger Vela, “Street Songs; and project director Carol Hoffman-Guzman, “Coño Means ‘I Love You’.” Other featured writers include Cassandra Buery, Rossie Cortes, Rosalind Merrit and Dena Stewart. The program is free. For more information, go to ArtsAtStJohns.com.

    Monday, 4/28

    Event

    Hey, sailor! It’s Human Fleet Week Port Everglades and hundreds of sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are arriving today for a week of liberty in South Florida. They’ll be participating in a wide variety of community service projects, as well as recreational and professional activities. The festivities kick off tonight at 6 p.m. with the All Hands on Deck Welcoming Party at the Seminole Paradise Shoppes in Hollywood. The public is invited to welcome our men and women in uniform. For a schedule of Fleet Week Port Everglades events, go to BrowardNavyDaysInc.org.

    Tuesday, 4/29

    Film

    One of our favorite “bisexual” actors, hunky Brit Tom Hardy (“Star Trek: Nemesis,” “Dark Knight Rises”), will be appearing live in a special video uplink at the Classic Gateway tonight before the screening of his new film, “Locke.” The thriller, which takes place over the course of a car ride, is a riveting exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of Hardy’s character, a seemingly successful, content construction manager and family man. For show times and tickets, go to TheGatewayTheatre.com.

  • Thursday, 7/17

    Books

    Miami Beach writer David Leddick introduces his new book, “I’m Not for Everyone. Neither Are You,” tonight at the Stonewall National Museum and Archives Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Dr. An effervescent octogenarian author, playright and performer, Leddick asserts himself a role as everyone’s favorite gay life coach in this smart, savvy and hilarious new book. Discover your signal inner style and apply it to your personal and professional relationships with Leddick’s unapologetic approach. Reading and book signing begins at 7 p.m. For more information, go to StonewallNationalMuseum.org.