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REVIEW: Trixie Mattel: Now With Moving Parts

August 23, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches If the Federal Bureau of Investigation needs new recruits it should look no further than fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Almost immediately after Sasha Velour was crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar the subject of fan blogs and social media posts turned to who would be on season [...]

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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 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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REVIEW: Bad Heroine

August 9, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

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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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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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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