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A Monumental Life

September 13, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

Armistead Maupin Reads From His New Memoir by Steve Desroches Legendary writer Armistead Maupin is coming to Provincetown to officiate a wedding. The author of the Tales of the City series will assist in marrying film and television producer and director Alan Poul and Ari Karpel in a Jewish ceremony [...]

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On Our Radar: September 14, 2017

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Ani Difranco’s Babefest Comes to Provincetown Town Hall in October “Where are my sisters? Where are my brothers? Where is my family who takes care of each other?” Ani DiFranco laments in the title track of her latest album Binary. In a year of constant political chaos and the looming 2018 [...]

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A Major Monsoon

September 6, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches There’s a gaggle of people waiting outside the Art House, laughing and talking about the weather, where to get the best lobster roll in Provincetown, and their collective disbelief that summer is coming to a close. But all the while, they keep an eye on the door [...]

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Slay Lady Slay

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by Steve Desroches Lady Rizo can break your heart, bust your gut, and open your eyes all with one song. The comedian chanteuse commands a stage with old Hollywood glamour, rocks a microphone like Janis at Monterey Pop, and conjures up a queer voodoo as the high priestess of camp [...]

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Tuesdays with James and his Stories

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by Steve Desroches James Judd is in his hotel room in Columbus, Ohio. The stand-out storyteller on NPR’s hit show Snap Judgment has a show at the Davidson Theatre with the nearly 1,000-seat venue sold out. After all, between live broadcasts and podcasts Snap Judgment has about 5 million listeners, [...]

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REVIEW: Unitard: Tard Core

August 30, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches The pen is mightier than the sword, but nothing conquers vocal cords. And when it comes to the most effective method of attack it’s best to lunge with comedy. It’s hard to ignore the palpable tension and anxiety in the air that has only increased since Election [...]

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It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!

August 23, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches The two opera stars take a deep breath and step forward in unison to the lip of the stage. The full house settles down after finishing a mid-show standing ovation for the previous performance by the towering opera diva who is now joined on stage by her [...]

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The Voice of Lea DeLaria

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by Rebecca M. Alvin If there’s one thing you can say about Lea DeLaria, it’s that she has got a voice. Whether it is her outspoken political commentary on Twitter, her in-your-face comedy, or the exceptional jazz she sings—or all of that combined— she has never been one to hold [...]

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REVIEW: Trixie Mattel: Now With Moving Parts

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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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