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Queer Across The Years

September 7, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

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 [...]

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REVIEW: Cosmos: Space. Time. Splash of Cran.

August 31, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

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 [...]

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Prince Hanalei Crowns a Queen

August 24, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

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 [...]

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Politics, Pageantry, and Puppets

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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 [...]

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Conjuring Cher: A Conversation with Bob Mackie

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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 [...]

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What Would Joan Do?

August 17, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

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 [...]

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