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Articles by: zia.dee

First Things First

August 16, 2017 2:56 pm0 comments

Bob The Drag Queen Enters Provincetown Purse First by Steve Desroches After watching the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2009 Christopher Caldwell began his life in drag. Watching that first crop of queens, like Tammie Brown, Nina Flowers, and the winner BeBe Zahara Benet inspired him. Like a [...]

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A Poem in Images

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Bringing Bergman’s Persona to the Harbor Stage by Rebecca M. Alvin In recent times, it has become increasingly common for films to find their way from the big screen to the stage. Usually, they are made into musicals, with most of the original qualities of the movie disappearing into the [...]

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A Head Above the Rest

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by Steve Desroches It’s been the summer of Salome. The scandalous Oscar Wilde play opened at the Provincetown Theater for a spring run, but the response to this decadent tale of seduction and murder was so incredible that it returned in July and continues to sizzle through the dog days [...]

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The Road Home

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by Steve Desroches Beth Malone first came to Provincetown a bit by chance back in 1990. She’d never heard of it. Neither had her girlfriend, now wife. They were on Cape Cod visiting a friend who worked at the Chatham Squire, the popular pub on Main Street of the white-picket [...]

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The Clock Strikes Twelve

August 9, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches The idea came out of New York. Actor and singer Sam Bolen thought of a story about a romance between two men, one a singer and the other a songwriter. Though they only existed in a fog of imagination, the characters knocked on the edges of his [...]

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REVIEW: Bad Heroine

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by Rebecca M. Alvin It’s been an unsettling year, with the political climate in this country taking us on a surreal adventure we never wanted to go on. But when your spirits are down and you need an escape and maybe a little inspiration, Jeffery Roberson’s creation Varla Jean Merman [...]

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: August 10, 2017

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Shabbat in Ptown Central Reform Temple of Boston, a progressive Jewish congregation located at 15 Newbury Street in the Back Bay Boston, will offer the last in its series of summer Sabbath Eve worship services in Provincetown, on Friday evening, August 11 at 5:30 p.m. These inclusive, egalitarian celebrations in prayer [...]

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Toga! Toga! Toga! Twerk! Twerk! Twerk!

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by Steve Desroches It’s Carnival! As the crowds begin to arrive for what has become Provincetown’s signature event celebrating the LGBTQ history, culture, and community here, it’s time to get ready for what is always a major party, culminating in the grand parade on Thursday, August 17 featuring Glee star [...]

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The Rainbow Connection

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by Steve Desroches For a comedian the Trump administration is the gift that keeps on giving. And the appointment of Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci as the White House Communications Director after the unceremonious departure of Sean “Spicey” Spicer was really like Christmas in July. Randy Rainbow was on it. Rainbow [...]

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REVIEW: Greece

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by Steve Desroches Evolve or die. It’s not only the law of nature, but also the arts. It’s hard enough to see an idea or concept through to creation, but perhaps the real challenge is to each time weave the new into the fabric of a current work. Since their [...]

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