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the 17,895th annual ShowgirlAwards

September 21, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

September 12, 2016 @ The Atlantic House It was big news last week when RuPaul won an Emmy Award for hosting his smash hit RuPaul’s Drag Race. But just several days later in Provincetown many drag queens received golden honors themselves at the 17, 895th Annual Showgirl Awards where Ryan [...]

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The Oracle of Arias

September 14, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Joey Arias came to Provincetown for the first time in 1976. He came at the invitation of famed fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, and the two, along with an entourage of friends, piled in a car and drove from New York to the Cape at a time now [...]

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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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REVIEW: Judy Gold

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by Steve Desroches Standup comedians are the bravest people in the world. Well, soldiers fighting on the front lines are braver. And, well, so too are first responders who run toward danger. And then people who deal with major adversity everyday of their lives are braver, too. Okay, so there [...]

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REVIEW: Dina Martina

August 10, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches These are confusing, troubling times. When did being mean and ignorant become an attribute? How is it that people who have no discernible talents other than being rich and whiny have become the celebrities of our times? And how did someone who acts like Mussolini as a [...]

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