music

  • Producing an album can feel like giving birth. At least that’s what Lil Nas X would have us believe.

  • Lil Nas X’s posted his pregnancy pictures seven months ago and now he’s delivering for his favorite causes, including Transinclusive in South Florida.

  • Both of the region’s leading professional orchestras — the South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) and the Symphony of the Americas (SOTA) — are finally kicking off full seasons of concerts following more than 18 months of pandemic-fueled uncertainty.

  • The Master Chorale of South Florida will open its 20th anniversary season with a free performance of James McCarthy’s cantata “Codebreaker” on Sunday, Sept. 18.

  • Two LGBT musical icons had a few choice words for the current anti-LGBT environment in Florida at SunFest, the annual music festival held in West Palm Beach. Both performers took to the stage Saturday. 

  • JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court voted to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce, even as two justices questioned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage and suggested that landmark ruling has no constitutional basis.

  • (WB) Gay punk duo PWR BTTM has been dropped from their music label, and are on the verge of canceling their nationwide tour, amid sexual abuse and anti-Semitism allegations involving band member Ben Hopkins.

  • When Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees announced in March that he’s gay, the bigger headline behind his revelation was that he is one of the few publicly out Mormons.

  • (SFGN) We Got The Beats Record Store is hosting live shows this upcoming Friday and Saturday to celebrate four years in business, LGBT Pride weekend and the grand opening of an expansion doubling their size for the second time in months.

  • Musical Theater Queens (noun, plural): Gay men enlightened enough to realize that stage musicals are the be-all and end-all, the ultimate cultural flowering of the human race.

  • Just as a sense of normalcy had returned to the local performing arts community, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida was forced to cancel their holiday concert at the Hard Rock Live due to concerns about the rapidly spreading COVID-19 Omicron variant.

  • In his own right, gay modern rock icon Roddy Bottum is a living legend.

  • In more ways than anyone would care to count, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live.

  • Orchestra Miami and Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi will celebrate the 95th anniversary of the founding of Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) in Miami with a special concert on Saturday, April 9 performed in a restored Coast Guard hangar on Dinner Key.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Queen is back.

  • 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.