by Steve Desroches One day when Scout Durwood was a teenager a flyer advertising a beauty pageant arrived at her home in Mission Hills, a suburb of Kansas City, just across the border from Missouri. At the time she was a self-proclaimed tomboy with no interest in such things. That [...]
by Steve Desroches The dust and glitter still haven’t settled since Cher came to Provincetown to stump for Hillary...
September 12, 2016 @ The Atlantic House It was big news last week when RuPaul won an Emmy Award for hosting his smash...
Photo: Heath McBride by Steve Desroches Joey Arias came to Provincetown for the first time in 1976. He came at the invitation...
by Steve Desroches A lot can happen in a decade. We chronicle our lives by them, be it culture, politics, or personal histories. The Eighties were the “Me” decade while the Roaring Twenties and Swinging Sixties really need no explanation. So when two musicians and performers born ten years apart [...]Read more ›
by Steve Desroches BenDeLaCreme is the science teacher you wish you had. As she looks out into the vast expanse that is our universe she sees amongst the floating celestial bodies an endless array of cocktail options. Just like Comedy Central’s Drunk History, BenDeLaCreme’s new show Cosmos: Space. Time. Splash [...]Read more ›
by Steve Desroches When Dina Jacobs was a growing up in Honolulu she would walk with her mother to Dykes Market, a small grocery store owned by a Japanese family. Attached was Dykes Tavern, a local bar that also had entertainment. One particular day a poster in the window advertising [...]Read more ›
by Rebecca M. Alvin To see Bread and Puppet perform is the only way to truly understand what separates it from other performances. Intrinsically tied to politics, yet never didactic, dogmatic, or dull; extraordinary puppets made from ordinary objects and papier-mâché; depth and complexity married to the primitive, visceral response that [...]Read more ›
by Steve Desroches Sitting on the porch of the Anchor Inn famed fashion designer Bob Mackie glances out on to Commercial Street one August morning just as it starts to get busy with bikers whizzing by, delivery trucks making their way out of town, and a few people strolling home [...]Read more ›
by Steve Desroches Joe Posa first met Joan Rivers about 10 years ago in the kitchen of a hotel in Houston, Texas. Oh, and he was dressed in drag as her at the time. He’d been hired to portray the silver-tongued comedian at a corporate event, and unbeknownst to him [...]Read more ›