REVIEW: Greece

August 9, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

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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REVIEW: Dina Martina

August 2, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

RuPaul. RuPaul. RuPaul. It’s a steady mantra of drag fans, longtime and new, as he has undoubtedly brought drag performance to a whole new level of attention and appreciation. As alumni of the television show tour the country, they can often dominate the performance scene, sometimes to the exclusion of [...]

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The Monroe Doctrine

July 26, 2017 2:18 pm0 comments

How Jimmy James Took America, and the Central African Republic, By Storm by Steve Desroches On an impossibly beautiful and scorching summer day Jimmy James is all smiles. His show History Repeating sold out the night before. His smile brightens again and he let’s out a satisfied sigh. He’d been [...]

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We’ve Got The Beat!

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A Q&A with Jackie Beat The rumors are as a legendary as the queen herself. The savagely funny Jackie Beat beat it out of Provincetown so fast she left a spray of salt water taffy wrappers and glitter that was visible across the bay in Plymouth! It’s perhaps the best [...]

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The National Legion of Decency Rates This Show “O” for Morally Offensive

July 19, 2017 1:29 pm0 comments

by Steve Desroches Often when cultural histories are told it seems that great creative capitals like New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville receive almost all of the credit for producing the most influential movements, genres, and stars of the great works of our time. Even the underground, which eventually bubbles [...]

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In The Temple of Drag

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by Steve Desroches RuPaul’s Drag Race is no doubt a major cultural phenomenon, taking an art form long kept underground and on the fringes to a larger audience than ever before, if not right into the mainstream. A recent cover story in Entertainment Weekly, skits referencing the show on Saturday [...]

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