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The Chattanooga Choo Choo Pulls in to Provincetown

July 6, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Leslie Jordan’s knack for storytelling is a southern thing, he explains. Any time his father wanted to drive home a point it was done through a story. Family gatherings always had some moment went an aunt or uncle would say, “Do you remember when…” and they’d be [...]

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Boy Toy

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Trixie Mattel Hits Provincetown by Steve Desroches Boys should be allowed to play with Barbie dolls if they like, just as girls can play with trucks. Toys are toys are toys. You can make them pink or you can make them blue, but they’re still just toys, both for girls [...]

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A 21st Century Boy

June 29, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches In the early afternoon on one of those sparkling first days of real summer, Elliott Reiland has all the tell-tale signs of having had a great night out in Provincetown: a big smile, a bit of gravel in his voice, and dots of glitter on his face, [...]

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It’s Delightful! It’s Delicious! It’s De-Lovely! It’s CabaretFest!

June 1, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches In olden days, a glimpse of stockings Was looked on as something shocking Now, heaven knows Anything goes! – Cole Porter That famous line from one of the most famous songs from one of the most famous Broadway shows of all time could easily apply to Provincetown [...]

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Twinkle, Sparkle, and Shine

October 28, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

The Holiday Season at the Cape’s Tip by Steve Desroches   Just as Provincetown has grown in popularity as a Halloween destination, so have Thanksgiving, the Christmas season, and New Year’s Eve.  What was once a sleepy time of year is now punctuated with popular events and weekends for those [...]

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Dance, Dance, Dance!

October 14, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

by Jeannette de Beauvoir On October 23rd and 24th, the Provincetown Theater will be whirling with light, color, and movement as the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and director Adam Miller present the 11th annual Provincetown Dance Festival. Dancers from New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and [...]

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Don’t Disturb Beatrice, She Already Is!

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Dead Silence Haunts Halloween Season by Steve Desroches   As darkness descends on Provincetown and the eerie fog begins to roll in, the menacing cries of ghoulish specters can be heard throughout town as they fly with the howling winds of October. And what of the strange lights and sounds [...]

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Regie Gibson: Words on Fire

September 30, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches From an early age it was clear Regie Gibson’s brain processed the world in a literary manner.  His great-grandfather, an illiterate railway worker, told stories and made up songs, perhaps much more vividly in spoken form because he could not do so with the written word. So, [...]

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There She Is…

September 23, 2015 11:32 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Who would have thought that a week to the day after Vanessa Williams blew the roof off of Town Hall she would make her triumphant return to the Miss America Pageant? Well, more pageant history was made this past week here in Provincetown, as two annual events [...]

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Getting Real With Fauxnique

September 16, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches When Monique Jenkinson was 14 years old she was in a production of The Nutcracker. In preparation for a dress rehearsal she applied false eyelashes for the first time and felt a thrill of comfort, feeling that somehow applying all that stage makeup and the eyelashes made [...]

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