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Grand Marshals set Official Southern Decadence Press Party for August 8 at Dance Club of the Year Oz
he Official Press Party for Southern Decadence 2007 is set for Wednesday, August 8, beginning at 8pm. Dance Club of the Year Oz, 828 Bourbon Street, will host the event this year.
non-profit organization founded in June of 2001 that provides a place where artists, actors, and musicians can share their talents with the general public through classes and workshops. These classes are designed to improve appreciation and participation in art programs that allow opportunities for children and adults alike to explore their own artistic talents. Death Always Comes in Threes runs Thursday, August 2 – Sunday, August 5. All regular performances begin at 7:30pm. The Sunday matinee will begin at 2pm. General Admission Tickets are $10 with all proceeds going to SoLa Center for the Arts. For reservations, call 985.876.2222 Monday through Friday 10am until 4pm.
Princesse Stephaney Slated to Host Award Ceremony at Marigny Perks August 3
ing Cake Queen XIV Princesse Stephaney will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies at an award ceremony on Friday, August 3, 8pm, at Marigny Perks. Marigny Perks, 2401 Burgundy St., New Orleans, is holding a contest to decorate tables. There is no charge and the public is invited. More information about the coffee shop is available at 504.948.7401 or www.marignyperks.com.
Southern Decadence Grand Marshals XXXIV Electra City, Guadalupe & Marcus Martinez
One of the largest annual celebrations in New Orleans, it has become known as the “Gay Mardi Gras.” People begin to arrive on the Wednesday before Labor Day, and generally don’t even think about stopping or going home until the following Tuesday. With over 100,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender participants, the economic impact on the city has been estimated to be in excess of $95 million. The city has recognized its importance with an Official Proclamation to welcome the event. The 36th annual Southern Decadence: A Celebration of Gay Life, Music and Culture is Wednesday, August 29 through Monday, September 3 with the extravagant street parade at 2pm on Sunday, September 2 beginning at the Home of Southern Decadence, The Golden Lantern, 1239 Royal Street. The 2007 and 34th Southern Decadence Grand Marshals are Electra City, Guadalupe and Marcus Martinez. The “official” theme is Ancient Truth’s, Lies & SACRIFICE; colors: crimson, teal and gold; and song: Beautiful Liar by Beyonce & Shakira. For a list of official events, please visit the Official Website of Southern Decadence, www.SouthernDecadence.COM.
South Louisiana Center for the Arts presents Death Always Comes in Threes
ouma - South Louisiana Center for the Arts presents a limited engagement – 4 shows only – of Death Always Comes in Threes: a dark comedy by Renee Rebman at Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne August 2, 3, 4 and 5. The show is directed by Jonathan Foret, and includes an all star cast of Sue Peace, Summer Skarke, Arielle Domingue, Josh Martin, Elizabeth Holcomb, Patti Armand, Jillian Vedros, Tim Stevens and Reggie Pontiff. A small-town funeral parlor is a hilarious place to visit in this trilogy of one-acts. In “All Laid Out,” Mama, who stubbornly clings to out-dated manners and mores, finds being with her two squabbling daughters, the stuffy and pampered Lorena, and the free-spirited Ronnie, more stressful than being a new widow! In “Dust to Dust,” the widow of Rick, who was a traveling salesman, and the widow of Fred, who was also a traveling salesman, meet face to face at the same coffin! But their outrage
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Tickets On Sale Now for Naked Boys Singing
ickets are on sale now for To Do Productions and The Marigny Theatre’s production of the ALL NUDE ALL MALE musical revue, currently starting it’s ninth year Off-Broadway, NAKED BOYS SINGING. Jonne Dendinger directs this musical revue of seven singer-dancers assisted by Anne DiPola, formerly with the New York Production. The cast includes Byran Wagner, Jason George, Gary Rosenblatt, Phillip Gorden, Marshall Harris, Julius Dietz and Travis Resor. Naked Boys Singing opens Friday, August 31 and will play at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays and at 6pm Sun[continued on Main-6]
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on the boards AUNT TILLIE GOES TO TOWN. Olive Pit Theatre, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 315 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 481.8274/833.4963 — The Artists’ Cooperative Theater presents Wilbur Braun’s zany comedy. Roland “Butch” Caire Jr. directs Linda Hubchen, Taryn Vinet, Jennifer Carriere, Joy Chun and others. Tickets $15. 7:30pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday. Through Aug. 5. COBALT BLUE DISASTER NUMBER 1604, PARTS 1 & 2. The Marigny Theatre, 1030 Marigny St., 218.8559 — Gods and Gaters Theatre Company presents the world premier of two one act plays set in post-Katrina New Orleans. Tickets $15. 8pm Friday-Saturday, 6pm Sunday. (Also, $5 Preview 8pm Thursday, Aug. 2) Through Aug. 5. DAYTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY. Roussell Hall, Loyola University, St. Charles & Calhoun St., 522.0996 — One of America’s premier modern dance troupes com[continued on Main-8
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Amon Ra Host Naked Boys Singing Preview August 30
he Krewe of Amon Ra will host a fund-raising preview of Naked Boys Singing on Thursday, August 30th, at The Marigny Theatre, 1030 Marigny Street at 8pm. Naked Boys Singing a co-production of To Do Productions and The Marigny Theatre which opens officially on Friday, August 31. For tickets for the August 30th preview contact any member of Amon Ra or call 504.319.7013. All other performances please call 504.218.8559 or 504.948.9608. Tickets may be charged to VISA or MasterCard. Group rates and packages available.
DecaFest Announces Entertainment
ecaFest 2007, a New Orleans Festival of LGBT culture, will start on a high note, literally, on Thursday, August 30 with an Opening Night Gala entitled “Sing Out, New Orleans.” The evening will feature a galaxy of New Orleans LGBT community singing talent, soloists as well as the New Orleans Gay Men’s Chorus, which is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. The evening will also include the New Orleans premiere of a short film entitled “Why We Sing,” shot at the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses Festival in Montreal. This exciting film shows the transformative power of gay, lesbian and transgender choral music – how it uplifts, inspires and unites. The Gala, to be held in the Freeport McMoRan Theatre of the Contemporary
Arts Center will conclude with a champagne reception honoring DecaFest supporters. Headlining the DecaFest entertainment line-up on successive nights at the CAC theatre will be two of the LGBT community’s leading talents in two more New Orleans premieres. Friday, August 31 will bring the stand-up comedy of Robin Tyler’s new one-woman show, “Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Groom.” The show opened February 10 at the Acme Comedy Theatre in Hollywood to sold-out houses. In this two-act multimedia presentation, Tyler dishes the last thirty years of the LGBT community, from early marches on Washington to breakups with lovers and the current Marriage Equality Movement. America’s first openly-lesbian comic, Tyler set the standard for later entertainers such as Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell. Jade Esteban Estrada, who dazzled DecaFest audiences last year in his solo musical, “ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the world, Volume 1,” will take the CAC stage on Saturday, September 1. Gambit theatre critic Dalt Wonk called the show “a slam-bang performance, a stunning transformation that actor/singer/ dancer/writer/composer Estrada pulled off before our very eyes.” He added, “I hope the rumors that he will return with Volume Two of his ‘ICONS’ series are true.” DecaFest producer Roberts Batson confirms that the rumors are true. In “ICONS; 2” Estrada will bring us a new cast of fabulous characters, “Alexander the Great, Queen Christina of Sweden,
Jade Esteban Estrada appearing at DecaFest
Susan B. Anthony, Harvey Milk, Billie Jean King, and 9/11 hero Mark Bingham. DecaFest, Batson confirms, will present five-full days of entertainment, tours, speakers and great New Orleans food. The full schedule and tickets to all events will be available August 1 at www.decafest.org.
Register for the 2007 NO/AIDS Walk Today
ew Orleans - Take a powerful step towards improving the lives of thousands of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS by registering for the 2007 NO/AIDS Walk. On Sunday, September 16, thousands of people will walk together in a show of support for all those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. You can add your support by registering at www.noaidswalk.com today. This year NO/AIDS Task Force’s goal is to raise over $200,000 for their prevention, care and support services. In addition, other Louisiana AIDS service organization will benefit from funds raised at the NO/AIDS Walk through the Walk Share Grant Program. The NO/AIDS Walk is one of the largest HIV/ AIDS fund-raisers in Louisiana, which helps improve the lives of thousands affected by this disease. Why sign up? There are persons living with HIV in every parish in Louisiana and this number continues to increase each year. In 2005 alone, there were 1,001 new The Cast of Naked Boys Singing Aug. 29-Sept. 30 cases of HIV/ at the Marigny Theatre (Photo: Glenn Meche)
AIDS reported in the state, and over 26,000 cases of HIV/AIDS have been reported in Louisiana since the start of the epidemic. Louisiana currently ranks 6th in state AIDS case rates, with New Orleans and Baton Rouge being the hardest hit. By registering or making a donation you can help in the local fight against this terrible epidemic. There is no cure, no vaccine. Only education can prevent AIDS. Each year, the NO/AIDS Walk raises awareness about HIV and AIDS for thousands in the community. By walking with us on September 16, you are letting people know that we must do everything we can in the fight against this terrible epidemic. In addition, money raised at the walk helps support AIDS service organizations across the state, many of which educate the public on how to prevent AIDS. Honor a loved one. Walk to commemorate the life of someone who has lost their battle with HIV/AIDS or walk in support of someone living with the disease. For more information or to register go to www.noaidswalk.com or call 504.821.2601.
IGLTA Chooses Toronto for 2009 Annual Convention
he International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) has chosen Toronto, Ontario, Canada to host its 2009 Annual Convention. “In choosing Toronto, our members sensed a thriving and well-organized community that is making a serious, long-term commitment to the gay travel market,” said John Tanzella, Executive Director of the IGLTA. “This important group of travel influencers has recognized Toronto’s commitment and given us the opportunity to showcase our outstanding destination to the gay travel industry,” said David Whitaker, President and CEO of Tourism Toronto. “Toronto is becoming a world leader in its approach to an integrated LGBT story - here, the chambers of commerce, business improvement associations and government at all levels work together with our team to create a common LGBT voice to the international community,” said Whitaker. “We are proud of our partnerships in this community, as they are catalysts affecting change within our tourism industry.” “We believe the gay and lesbian community will find Toronto an outstanding leisure destination - the combination of a thriving gay village, an integrated gay experience across the region with dynamic theatre, culinary and nightlife offerings will continue to make our city a destination of choice,” said Whitaker. “We are very excited to bring our first convention to Toronto and to continue to support the efforts of Tourism Toronto to market to the international LGBT community.” said Tanzella. To learn more about the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association at www.iglta.org, or for more information on the tourism in the Toronto region, visit www.torontotourism.com. Founded in 1983, IGLTA will be hosting its 25th Anniversary May 1-4, 2008 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).
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n July 22 , New Orleans MCC members and friends rejoiced with Pastor Dexter Brecht when he celebrated his last sermon as the pastor of their church. The title of his sermon was scheduled to be Trust in God’s Call to You. Campbell Soup, Exchange Rate and Being Good Lovers were the subsections – but a last minute change inspired Dexter to announce his sermon as Last Dance! here at his almost former New Orleans church. Campbell Soup is Mum, mum good! And so are we. During his formative years in the freezing northern Midwest, nothing was better than coming in from the snow to a cup of hot tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. This was comfort for him as God’s love is comforting for us all. The Exchange Rate in South Africa is over two to one US dollar. Our exchange rate with God is always more than this world has to offer. Being Good Lovers is something Dexter thinks the GLBT community is very good at but the love he wanted us to know about is God’s love for us and our love for our brothers and sisters in the world. The last time I attended MCC at St. Matthew Church there were only a hand full of people in attendance. On the day of his last sermon, the church was full with over one hundred worshipers and loved ones of Dexter. Throughout the church weeping could be heard. I felt hot tears of sadness rolling down my cheeks and a sharp stabbing ache in my chest as Dexter served me communion. His prayer for my spiritual and physical health touched my heart as he asked God’s blessings for me. This nd
was the last time I will feel his touch, I thought with a sense of loss. I have not been a member of Dexter’s church since the founding of Church of Christ the Liberator. My change was not because of Dexter. I was looking for a more traditional service as I had experienced at St. Anna Episcopal Church. When it came to ministers, Dexter was the most sensitive, pure hearted man I had worshiped under. But there was no need to attend MCC to find that Christian love Dexter has for all. Dexter’s love overflowed into his every day, his every act. To be his friend is a great honor. We worked together on the Up Stairs Lounge fire memorial. We struggled together to get enough money for the plaque that now is embedded in the sidewalk at the site of the fire in memory of those lost. We worked together on several projects and it was always a positive time spent with him. I am hopeful that before MCC assigns Dexter to another post, we will have the time to work on another project. One of the options investigated by Dexter is a startup community in South Africa. He has done his share of startup congregations, and will not be going to this far off location. He is still waiting to hear of other assignments although several potential offers are pending both in and out of the country. Dexter’s home was Iowa, the home of corn, he told us, where he grew up under the loving lessons of his grandmother who taught him respect and worth for self and others. Dexter was not raised by his grandmother but she is the person who first stirred his spirit and influenced his growth as a Christian. His grandmother was not a church goer like so many good
Christians I have met. For 13 and one half years, he has made New Orleans his home where he has fought for equal rights for the GLBT community and built the MCC community. Before coming to New Orleans, Dexter worked with MCC in Baton Rouge and in Minneapolis. He studied for his vocation at the United Theological Seminary. I felt the Spirit the first time I visited NOMCC, he said, I was glad to be a part of the community. It allowed me to grow both in spiritually skills and in practical skills, he continued. I am not the same person that I was almost 14 years ago, he said with a laugh. I can remember that man I met 13 years ago at the church on St. Roch Street. He has grown and become an influence in many areas of our community from MCC to HRC to art dealer. Dexter thanked his congregation and friends for worshiping with him this day. He preached on change – the difficulties and joys. He reminded us that all changes are to be rejoiced. He thanked us for our diversity and said he was joyful that his life has intersected with so many people from different walks of life. After the service, friends gathered at the home of Robert Turner and Donald St. Pierre to honor Dexter and celebrate the start of his new life. This beautifully resorted Uptown home has been the setting of many lovely gatherings but tonight was very special. No one wanted to say good-night to Dexter, and the 6:30pm reception lasted long into the night. Dexter is thinking of writing a book. His friends have encouraged him to do so. If I do write a book, he said, I will entitle it Theology of Relationships. This would be a book worth reading, I think, because the GLBT community is a blessing to him. His partner, Larry, died November, 1999. It was only a short time ago that he began to date again. Larry’s death made Dexter face many of the problems that his congregation has faced. It was another growing process. Larry left Dexter his art gallery, Ariodante, which Dexter has continued to operate and will keep whether he stays in New Orleans or not. Today he is preparing for White Linen Night. For the many of us who will miss Dexter if he leaves the city, there is always the blessing of having worked with him and learned from him. There will be a dark hole in our community without him. But Dexter loves New Orleans and its people, he will be back often and he will always be in our hearts. When change comes, we will know the trust and faith that he has and it will help us to face any changes.
on the boards ...from Main-6 bines forces with the NORD/NOBA Center for Dance for a celebration of African-American dance. Tickets $20, $10 students/seniors. 8pm Friday & Saturday. August 3 & 4. DEATH ALWAYS COMES IN THREES. Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne, Houma, 985.876.222 — South Louisiana Center for the Arts presents Renee Rebman’s trilogy of dark, one-act comedies set in a small town funeral parlor. Jonathan Foret directs Sue Peace, Summer Skarke, Arielle Domingue, Josh Martin, Elizabeth Holcomb, Patti Armand, Jillian Vedros, Tim Stevens & Reggie Pontiff. Tickets $10. 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday. Through Aug. 5. HIGH SOCIETY. Summer Lyric Theatre, Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 865.5269 — Musical version of Philip Barry’s “The Philadelphia Story” with music & lyrics by Cole Porter. B. Michael Howard & Ed Kresley direct Ambie Award winner Sarah Jane McMahon, Christopher Carey and others. Tickets $25-32. 8pm Thursday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday. Through Aug. 5. HOT! HOT! HOT! Tony Mandina’s, 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, 800.838.3006 — Sandi Roads Productions presents a cabaret show featuring Becky Allen, Chris Wecklein and Harry Mayronne, Jr. Tickets $25. 8pm Saturday. August 4. I’M STILL HERE, ME! Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581.5812 — Ricky Graham brings back his one-man smash-hit show with new material. Tickets $26 (includes $5 bar credit). 2pm Sundays. Aug. 12-26. Also, 8pm Wednesday, August 29. THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE. Southern Rep Theatre, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 522.6545 — Martin McDonagh’s award-winning play about a ruthless Irish Liberation army enforcer and his little black cat. Buckets of blood do not prevent it from being howlingly funny. Noel Wilson directs Peter McElligott, Andrew Larimer, Will Connolly, James Bartelle, A.J. Allegra, Kathlyn Tarwater, Dane Rhodes and George Sanchez. Tickets $16$26. 8pm Thursday-Saturday, 3pm Sunday. Through Aug. 19. LOVE LETTERS. Minacapelli’s Dinner Playhouse, 1540 Lindberg Drive, Slidell, 985.781.6565 — Julie Vorus and David Jacobs star in A.R. Gurney’s epistolary dramedy about a relationship that spans decades. Tickets $40 (includes delicious all-you-can-eat dinner). 6:30pm Friday-Saturday. Through Aug. 18. NAKED BOYS SINGING. The Marigny Theatre, 1030 Marigny St., 218.8559, 948.9608 — To Do Productions and Marigny Theatre present the all-male all-nude hit musical comedy review. 8pm Friday & Saturday, 6pm Sunday. Aug. 31-Sept. 30. THE NEW ORLEANS BINGO! SHOW. Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812 — Weimar cabaret filtered through a New Orleans sensibility. Like nothing else around! Tickets $15. 8pm Wednesday. August 8 and 15. ORDINARY PEOPLE. Actor’s Theatre of New Orleans, WTIXFM Building, 2nd floor, 4539 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 456.4111 — Dramatization of Judith Guest’s novel about a dysfunctional family. René J.F. Piazza directs Andy LaRocca, Morrey McElroy, Randy Maggiore, Tim Bellow, Matt Carroll, Zak Moses, Cody Noverola, Shannon Stuntz & Chelsea Moreau. Tickets $18, $16 students/ seniors. 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday. August 9-25. THE PILLOWMAN. Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St., 522.2081 — Martin McDonagh’s harrowing tale of storytelling and murder. August 8-25. THE RED SNEAKS. NORD’s Ty Tracy Theatre, Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., 598.3800 — The Crescent City Lights Youth Theater presents an all-teen production of Elizabeth Swados’ hip-hop [continued on Main-12]
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Star Daniels, Elizabeth, Lauren Brown, Emcee Valerie Colby-Kerrington & Alexis Daniels star in 4 Seasons Drag Show on the Patio
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MIchael & Phoenix bar baron Bobby flank Roger (center) for his birthday blowout in the Balcony Bar @ Lafitte’s
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ow, is it me or is this summer rushing by faster than ever. I just this morning realized we are only about 5 weeks away from Southern Decadence. Are you ready?
ur neighbors over in Mobile, AL are definitely getting prepared and are also ready to get you started in the party mode. Mobile’s Bear Weekend, August 17 and 18, is fast approaching. The Southern Renegades are going to kick things off on Friday, August 17 with a “Back In Black” party at B-bob’s Downtown from 9pm till…. Renegade Darwin tells me they are planning shot specials and a few other surprises for those attend-
ing. With these guys, you never know what will happen. The Renegades are also planning a “Meat the Renegades” Bar-B-Que on Saturday, August 18 from 6pm till …. Check the guys out at Twist, on Dauphin St. in Mobile. The Southern Renegades are a fairly new mens group that holds get-togethers and special events throughout the year. They have members from Mississippi to Florida. Knowing some of the members, there seems to be no end to the possibilities for this laid back group and I look forward to all their events. More information can be found at www.sorenegade.googlepages.com Check it out! Of course the Headline Event of the
weekend will be the Mr. Gulf Coast Bear Contest sponsored by the Gulf Coast Bear and Leather Association. The contest, on Saturday, August 18th, at B-bob’s Downtown, is one of the best events I have been to. The GCBLA sponsors this contest annually and it is truly outrageous and fun. Not your typical pageant kind of stuff for this group. This years theme is Bears Gone Wild. Any guesses where this could lead? Proceeds this year will benefit South Alabama CARES. More information on the GCBLA, the contest and even entry forms can be found on their web site: www.gcbla.com.
ere locally, all the clubs seem as busy as ever. The Louisiana State Gay Rodeo Association continues to grow. By the time you read this, they will have hosted a Beer Bust at the Phoenix on July 27th. These guys and gals are working hard to bring us the first ever Gay Rodeo in Louisiana. LSGRA President Lance tells me that they are also going to be participating in the Decadence Block Party on Friday, Au-
gust 31, at the Phoenix. For more information on the LSGRA, check their web site: www.lsgra.com.
he New Orleans Bear and Bear Trapper Social Club are getting ready for their annual Bear Decadence Celebration. The Bears will kick-off the weekend with the Sire Ursus 2007 Contest on Friday, August 31. The Bears have a new venue for their contest, New Orleans Leather Company, 2230 St. Claude Ave, from 7 – 10pm. Bears Ed and Steven tell me there are just a few tickets still available and they expect a sell-out. Dinner will be at 7 and the contest will start at 8. Check out the bears website for contest information and more at www.neworleansbears.com.
he Lords of Leather will be hosting the Leather Block Party at the Phoenix Bar on Friday Night, August 31 from 10pm – 2am. The Lords have hosted the block party for several years now and expect a bigger than ever crowd this year. The Lords also introduce the contestants for Mr. Louisiana Leather at the Block Party as well as their $5 Beer Bust! The Lords will have some help at the Block Party this year as well. Look for the Bears selling Budweiser and Bud Light, the Cavaliers Motorcycle Club selling Miller Light and bottled water, and the LSGRA as well. The Mr. Louisiana Leather Contest will be held on Saturday, September 1st at The Howlin’ Wolf on Julia Street. Lords Ball Captain David tells me that doors will open at 6pm and the contest will start at 7pm. Mr. Louisiana Leather annually represents Louisiana at various events around the country and at International Mr. Leather in Chicago every year. Tickets for Mr. Louisiana Leather, as well as contestant entry information, is available on the Lords web site: www.lordsofleather.com.
he Bears will hold a Decadence Breakfast at the Phoenix Bar on Sunday, August 2. The breakfast is at 10am. Plans are to hold the Best Bear Chest, Belly, Butt and Beard contests starting at 11am. The food is always delicious and the fun flows as freely as a Bloody Mary, come on out early and get ready for the Decadence Parade. Until next time, remember, get out and have a great time!
on the boards ...from Main-8 musical. J Hammons directs. Tickets $15. 7:30pm Friday, 1pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday. Through Aug. 5. SOULVILLE II. Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862.7529 — An inspirational youth gospel play written & directed by Anthony Bean and starring 75 young actors. Tickets $18, $16 students & seniors. 8pm Friday-Saturday, 3pm Sunday. Through Aug. 5. THE TITANIC ADVENTURES OF THE LOVE BOAT POSEIDON! One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 606.9903 — Running With Scissors braves icebergs, stormy seas, and 1970s sitcoms to bring you its latest hilarious comedy. Join Captain Stubing, his niece Vicki, bartender Isaac, and Julie, your cruise director, as they welcome their newest cast of castaways-to-be! With Bob Edes, Donald Lewis, Lisa Picone, Brian Peterson, Brad Caldwell, Dorian Rush, Jack Long and Travis Acosta. Tickets $20. 7pm Friday-Saturday. Through Aug. 4.
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he staff of Billy’s in Slidell, Louisiana: Cody, Tony, manager Suzanne, Charlie, proprietor Chuck and Kim welcomed revelers to the club’s 13th Anniversary blowout complete with a sumptous buffet and anniversary show starring headliner Big Mama along with the talents of Bambi Bextor and Latonya.
ruising In The Woods continues to grow every Saturday and on Bastille Day was led by Marie “Aletha” Antoinette. The Saturday event runs from 66:30pm at Cafe Lafitte in Exile with $1 well drinks. The Jazz band then leads the bar crawl to Good Friends for $1 well drinks from 6:30-7pm and then on to Rawhide from 7-7:30pm for more $1 well drinks.
he Crescent City Divas hail from Show Bar of the Year Cowpokes in New Orleans performing every Sunday 4-6pm. The cast varies and the stars of this Sunday show included Rhonda Roget, Miss Gay Louisiana America Savanna DeLorean, show director and emcee Lauren Brown, Josie Mae Cotton, Elizabeth and Tiffany Holiday.
trip contest winner Mike is joined on stage by circuit celebrity Bianca Del Rio, direct from New York City, with fellow competitors Sebastian and Ernesto at Dance Bar of the Year Oz in New Orleans. Del Rio will appear on the last Friday of every month through December to host Drag Bingo 6-8pm, and will appear all of Southern Decadence weekend at the popular Bourbon Street nightclub.
artender Will and general manager Lee Glazer welcome you to the newest neighborhood bar in the French Quarter, Tango's Lounge at 1000 Bienville at Burgundy.
eigning Crack Whore Queen VIII Wendy is one of the friendly bartenders at the fab tropical oasis, The Country Club in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans.
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Regina belts one out during the Starlight Revue
Angles’ Tim, Ron, Rikki Red, Jonathan & Randall take in Divas “R” Us
Lifetime Achievement Award’s Marcy & Dick Chainme in Starlight's 4th Anniversary Turn-A-Bout
Jonathan, Tim, Rich, Randall, Elwood FAB’s Otis, Ron & Carmine pop into FAB
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Cutter’s bartender Blake Juanita welcomes you to Big Daddy’s
Roger & Glenn join Starlight bartender Toebe
Lord Ernie cooks his meat at the BLOCK Beer Bust hosted on the Phoenix Patio
Rusty, Joseph, Bryan & Don pop into Cutter’s
You can catch the legendary Donnie Jay Monday-Wednesday during Happy Hour at The Golden Lantern
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Carmine, Wes, Godfrey, Miss Golden Lantern Miss D, Jim, Jaded Jade & Steve at the Lantern
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Hungry for Hungary
or as far back as I can remember, the exotic names of Hungarian dishes have held intrigue for me. I mean, come on now, how many of you haven’t thought about such foreign sounding names like Goulash, Paprikash, Gulascinsuppe, well maybe not the last one, but you catch my drift. Well today we are going to delve into Hungarian cooking because to tell the truth I am a bit hungry for it.
HUNGARIAN STYLE MUSHROOM SOUP 4 tablespoons butter 2 cups chopped onions 1 pound mushrooms, sliced 2 teaspoons dried dill weed 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup milk 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 teaspoons lemon juice ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped ½ cup sour cream Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Sauté onions in butter for five minutes. Add mushrooms and cook five minutes more. Stir in dill, paprika, soy sauce and chicken broth. Reduce heat to low and simmer for fifteen minutes. In a bowl, whisk together milk and flour. Pour this into the soup and stir well to blend. Cover and simmer fifteen more minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally, stir in the rest of the ingredients. Mix together and allow to heat through, but do not boil. Serve immediately. Serves six.
GULYAS LEVIS (VEGETABLE SOUP) 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 tablespoons Hungarian sweet paprika 8 ounces textured vegetable protein 1 green pepper, chopped 5 cups vegetable broth 4 cups potatoes, diced 2 large carrots, diced 1 tomato, chopped ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped Dumplings: 1 egg 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons water, as needed In a heavy pot, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onions in oil until tender. Add paprika, textured vegetable protein and green pepper; cook and stir mixture until coated with paprika. Stir in broth. Add potatoes, carrots, tomato, salt, pepper and parsley. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer till carrots and potatoes are tender. In a small bowl combine egg, flour,
and ½ teaspoon salt. Mix in enough water to have a smooth consistency; dough should be stiff and sticky. Spoon on to a flat plate, slice off small amounts into the simmering soup. Simmer until the dumplings are done. Serves four.
garlic, salt, broth, lemon juice and caraway seeds. Simmer for 1 ½ hours or until meat is tender.
FLOURLESS HAZELNUT CAKE 12 ounces hazelnuts 2 teaspoons baking powder 6 egg yolks 5/8 cup white sugar 6 egg whites 1 pint heavy whipping cream 1/8 cup chopped hazelnuts, for garnish Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 inch spring foam pan. Grind hazel nuts until very fine. Add baking pow-
der and set aside. In a large bowl, whip the egg yolks with the sugar until pale yellow in color. Beat in the ground hazelnut mixture. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff. Quickly fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the yolk mixture, then add remaining egg white and fold in until no streaks remain. Pour into the 9” spring form pan. Bake in the pre-heated oven for sixty to seventy-five minutes, or until top of cake springs back when lightly tapped. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. When cake is cool, slice horizontally into three layers. Whip [continued on Main-24]
HUNGARIAN GOULASH 3 tablespoons butter 2 pounds cubed beef stew meat 1 pinch of caraway seeds 1 pound onions, sliced 2 teaspoons paprika 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef consommé 1 (10 ounce) package egg noodles, cooked, rinsed and drained Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the stew meat, caraway seeds, onion and paprika. Cook stirring until the meat is browned, and the onions translucent. Add the garlic and the lemon zest and cook for another minute. Stir in the tomato paste and beef consommé, adding water if necessary to cove the meat. Cover reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 1 ½ hours. Serve over cooked noodles. Yield; four servings.
CHICKEN PAPRIKASH 2 tablespoons bacon grease 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced ¾ tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 (2 to 3 pound) chicken, cut into pieces 1 cup water 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream Heat bacon grease in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes and paprika. Stir together and cook until onion is translucent. Add chicken pieces and pour water over all. Cook over medium heat for one hour, adding more water if necessary. Stir in tomatoes, reserving liquid. Whisk liquid together with the flour in a medium bowl. Whisk in sour cream until well blended. Slowly add mixture to the chicken. Cook until mixture is thick. Yield; four servings
GULASCHSUPPE ¼ cup vegetable oil 2 cups chopped onion 3 green peppers, chopped 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 pound lean top sirloin, cubed 1 pinch red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon paprika 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon salt 6 cups beef broth 1 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ teaspoon caraway seeds Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion until transparent, then stir in peppers and tomato paste. Cover reduce heat to low and simmer for ten minutes. Add beef to skillet, then stir in red pepper flakes, paprika,
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New Orleans Restaurant Guide Bywater Bar.B.Que, 3162 Dauphine St., is noted for its gumbo, barbeque, pizza, sandwiches and specials. Tuesday is Mexican day and night, while Sunday evening is Prime Rib night. Hours are Mon., Tues. Thurs., Fri. 11am-9pm; Sat. & Sun. 9am-9pm. Closed Wed. Call 944.4445 for additional info. Cafe Amelie, 912 Royal St., offers romantic courtyard or indoor dining along with both eclectic culinary creations and drinks, plus live entertainment some evenings. Serving lunch: Wed.-Sun. 11am-3pm, dinner: Wed.-Sun. 5-10pm, Sat. & Sun. Brunch 11am-3pm. Call 412.8965 for reservations or additional information. Clover Grill, 900 Bourbon St., is open 7 days and features breakfast including build your own omelettes. But let’s not forget their fab burgers grilled right under a hub cap and then there’s all those sandwiches, sides, desserts and shakes. Call 598.1010 or visit CloverGrill.COM. Marigny Perks, 2401 Burgundy, serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, pastries, danish and cakes. Open 7 days 7am-10pm. Call 948.7401 for additional information. Visit www.marignyperks.com. Meauxbar Bistro, 942 N. Rampart St., serves classic contemporary bistro fare in the Quarter on the edge. Serving dinner and drinks Tues.-Sat, 6-10pm. Call 569.9979 for reservations or information. Mona Lisa Restaurant, 1212 Royal St., features Italian specialties including salads, pizzas, sandwiches and both lunch and dinner entrees. Lunch 11am-5pm Thurs.-Mon., Dinner 5pm-10pm 7 days. Call 522.6746 for info. Petunias, A Restaurant, 817 St. Louis, is open daily 8am-6pm serving breakfast, bruch, lunch, crepes, po-boys, salads, gumbo and Cajun/Creole specialties. Call 522.6440 or visit PetuniasRestaurant.COM. Quartermaster: The Nellie Deli, 1100 Bourbon St., was voted Restaurant/Deli of the Year once again and is open 24 hours 7 days. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the deli offers free delivery. Call 529.1416 to order. RICHE, Fulton Street at Poydras inside Harrah's Hotel, brings Chef Todd English with his one and only French brasseriestyle restaurant to the city. Just steps from the Convention Center and Harrah's Casino, call 533.6117 for reservations and information. TOMATILLO'S RESTAURANT, 437 Esplanade Ave., is open Tues., Wed. 11am-10pm; Thurs.-Sun. 11am-11pm. The restaurant refers to itself as "A Mexican Joint" featuring appetizers, soups, salads, make your own combination plates, house specialties, burritos, desserts, and of course, specialty margaritas. Call 945.9997 for reservations or information.
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Bianca, Bianca, Bianca ...it’s all about Bianca, Dance Bar of the Year Oz ~ New Orleans
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us we’re seeing a teenager whose hormones are exploding. Dorian Rush makes a deliciously naughty and nice Kate Winslet-inspired Rose, and puts her bodacious pipes to outstanding use as Miss Merman. Lisa by Brian Sands Picone neither over- nor underdoes it as E-mail: email@example.com Julie, who likes to powder her nose...a LOT if you catch my drift. Like Rush’s The Titanic Adventures of pipes, she puts her the Love Boat Poseidon! bodacious ta-ta’s to equally outstanding at One Eyed Jacks use. Travis Acosta, hoy theater mavens, drag Jack Long and Liz afficionados and any seamen Zibilich all add to the in the neighborhood, The Tifun. tanic Adventures of the Love Boat I’m not sure the Poseidon! has pulled into One Eyed Jacks. RWS powers-thatAnyone wanting a soakin’ good time be have yet to figure oughta sail over there before they pull out fully what to do outta port on August 4th. with Donald Lewis, For their newest production, Running Jr., the troupe’s sole With Scissors, that subversively wacky person of color. He group, has conflated three of our favorite amuses as gladwater borne tales. Thus Captain Merrill handing Isaac and Stubing, Isaac your Bartender, and Julie gets in a killer Isaac your Cruise Director welcome on board a Brian Peterson & Brad Caldwell Hayes impression. gaggle of relationship-challenged THE TITANIC ADVENTURES OF THE LOVE BOAT POSEIDON! But it’s not till the end couples some of whom bear an eerie resemblance to passengers who had the zaniness justice. And if you think I’m that his Shakespearean chops kick in and cruised on the S.S. Poseidon and S.S. saying that because I was laughing too we get to see a measure of Lewis’ range Titanic. hard to take copious notes about the plot, as the Juilliard-trained-minority-actorwho-only-gets-to-play-criminals-sideAs often happens with RWS extrava- you’re right. ganzas, trying to describe it would not do But trust me, if you love terribly won- kicks-and-servants (yeah, it’s a cliche but derful puns about exploring propeller still, sadly, a too true one); this could’ve shafts and people going overboard; luxu- been a hilarious running joke throughout cookin' w/auntie dee ...from M-20 riate in double-entendres dripping from the evening. the cream until stiff and spread gener- people’s lips (Remember that necklace Similarly, I wish RWS had mined their ously between layers, on top and on the from Titanic? Here it’s a pearl one); enjoy primary material for even more humor; at sides of the cake. Sprinkle chopped hazel- the delicacy of lines like “I really must go 60 fast-moving minutes TTAotLBP! nuts on top for decoration. and powder my va-j-j” and the descriptive could’ve kept cruising along for a another allure of “She smelled like Janis Joplin 30 or so. Yet if I missed the old lady from KALACS after the Boston marathon.”; and don’t Titanic or Hackman & Borgnine from The (CINNAMON SWIRL BREAD) mind a little Irish step-dancing thrown in, Poseidon Adventure, TTAotLBP! was still a tsunami of fun. 4 cups all-purpose flour TTAotLBP! is for you. ¼ cup white sugar Were we in theater obsessed New 1 teaspoon salt York, the blogosphere would probably be Chicago at Tulane’s Summer 1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast furiously debating which was the show’s 1 egg bigger highlight—the underwater disco Lyric Theatre owards the end of Chicago, ¼ cup melted butter ballet or the Charo/Ethel Merman duet, one of the law-breaking char1 ¼ warm water Rock the Boat. Doesn’t matter really, eiacters says she “prayed to God 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ther one is worth the price of admission. Melted butter for brushing Among the cast of castaways, Brian for forgiveness.” In light of certain recent 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Peterson adds another shimmering por- events involving a certain Senator, Chi1/3 cup brown sugar trait (or two) to his already overstuffed cago may have debuted 32 years ago and Place four, white sugar, salt, and yeast gallery. His Unsinkable Molly Brownstein be based on an 80 year old play but it into the bowl of a stand mixer. In a separate is no mere reprise of his Gladys Finkelstein remains steadfastly au courrant. Though overshadowed initially by A bowl whisk together egg, melted butter, from Grenadine McGunkle. Nor is she a warm milk and vanilla: pour into the flour Shelly Winters impersonation. Rather, Chorus Line, thanks to the long-running mixture. Using a dough hook attachment, Peterson brings this former champion New York revival and Oscar-winning film, mix on low until flour is moistened and a swimmer (natch) to life as a demure John Kander & Fred Ebb’s scathing vaudedough forms. Increase speed to medium, middle-aged lesbian who’s confusedly ville about greed, lust and grabbing headand continue kneading until smooth and aroused when Capt. Stubing puts the lines has endured to join the ranks of elastic, 5 minutes. Place dough in a moves on her in front of her partner. Few canonic Broadway musicals. And why not? Every song in its score greased bowl, cover, and allow to rise in a actors, male or female, can express warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 through their eyes alone a combination of is a hummable hit with lyrics to die for. The ½ hours. Punch dough down, turn out onto sexual longing and modest shame as book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, peppered a floured surface, and divide into two equal exquisitely as Peterson can. And he makes with lines about flash in the pan, phony celebrities and averring “not that the truth pieces. Roll each piece out into a 1/3 inch a pretty amazing Charo, too! rectangle. Brush each with melted butter. Looking like Martina Navratilova, Brad really matters”, could have been written Mix together in a small bowl the cinnamon Caldwell is letter perfect as Molly’s astrin- yesterday and keeps the entertainment and brown sugar, then sprinkle evenly gent lifepartner, Mandy Brownstein, who’s bubbling along. It’s hard to fail with material like this over the two rectangles. Roll each firmly willing to go down on the ship to keep her and director/choreographer Diane Lala into a log. Place in separated greased partner happy. glass loaf pan. Cover and allow to rise in If Bob Edes, Jr., displays a more de- delivered the goods with flair and the neca warm place until doubled, about forty- bauched side to Stubing than Gavin essary snap, crackle & pop. That said, five minutes. Preheat oven to 350 de- MacLeod ever did, he is truly remarkable Lala along with set designer David Raphel grees. Brush tops with melted butter and as he metamorphoses into Vicki, the and costume designer Julie Winn stuck to bake in preheated oven until golden brown, Captain’s niece. It’s not just the innocent- the conceptual and stylistic template laid about thirty minutes. seeming blonde wig and pink dress (with down by Fosse, which is fine, but by now matching panties) that make us believe mightn’t we be ready to take a chance on Happy eating, you can contact me at that a middle-aged man with a hairy chest a different approach? Such a different take was provided by this paper or via e-mail at is a 15 year old girl but Edes’ artistry, as he firstname.lastname@example.org. adjusts voice and posture, that convinces Elizabeth Argus who gave us a Roxie Hart
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slightly tougher than Gwen Verdon’s or Renée Zellweger’s but still oh-so-new to the spotlight and loving every minute of it. Like a gold medal Olympic gymnast, figure skater or diver, Argus made her turn seem so easy and natural and, in so doing, brilliantly made Roxie her own. Though I’ve not seen all of Argus’ major performances, I’ve come to believe that she can do anything...perfectly. With the operatically trained James C. Martin as Roxie’s defender Billy Flynn, it was a treat to hear the role sung with a set of pipes worthy of La Scala. As demonstrated in last year’s Pippin, Martin’s strengths lie more in his vocal abilities than in his acting. Yet Chicago’s moneyloving lead lawyer lies right within his emotional palette and he made as brash, obnoxious and charming a Flynn as one could ask for. As Roxie’s woebegone husband, Ricky Graham gave one of the best acted, genuinely touching Amos’s I’ve seen. Charlotte Lang, sans make-up and in a standard prison grey outfit, made Matron “Mama” Morton one tough cookie who seemed to have an eye for the girls; as with Martin, her trained voice added a touch of sophistication to Morton’s usual menace and guile. And even knowing the denouement of sob sister Mary Sunshine’s shtik didn’t lessen the enjoyment to be had from D. Bellais’ great portrayal of her. Unfortunately, Leslie Castay is temperamentally unsuited for the toughness of Roxie’s nemesis-turned-partner Velma Kelly and so threw the first half of the first act off balance. But once Castay got to the desperation of I Can’t Do It Alone, she found her stride and was fine. Musical director C. Leonard Raybon got the proper razzle dazzle from his band and the chorus members were all dandy; I just wish such talents as Chase Kamata and Joanna Richardson had had more to do. With human nature as steady as it is, I suspect 100 years from now Chicago will still provide as apt a commentary on society as it does nowadays...and that people will still be enjoying it.
Morning, Noon, & Night at the Anthony Bean Community Theater
ritten by Ted Shine, Morning, Noon, & Night is a curious play. Part dramatic, part comedic, part melodramatic and eventually a tale that could’ve been told around the campfire, with its uneasy mix of tragedy and humor, MN&N might best be described as Southern Gothic. After all, what better term fits a scenario that involves possible murders, venereal disease, rat poison, a fake leg that needs repainting and lotsa “Hail Jesus”’s? Despite feeling as though set in the 1960’s, MN&N takes place in a small1950’s Texas town. Twelve year old Ben Marvin lives with his aunt Ida Ray after the death of his parents. Gussie Black, his bible-thumping paternal grandmother, came to look after her ailing daughter-inlaw and stayed on after her passing. Nerves are becoming frayed in this unhappy trio. Ben would like his grandma to stop threatening him with the road to Hell. Gussie wants her bookish grandson to become a preacher. Ida Ray wishes [continued on Main-26]
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trodding the boards ...from M-24 Gussie would help out around the house or at least stop waking everyone up at 4:30 in the morning. Slowly, lies and a terrible family history are revealed with deadly results. It’s an intriguing and involving story though one wishes that Shine’s writing was a bit more muscular; the script would’ve benefitted if some of its repetitious flab had been trimmed away. Anthony Bean brought the same knowing yet unobtrusive directorial hand to MN&N that he has to August Wilson’s dramas and in so doing, generally kept the production grounded, letting it build gradually to its Walpurgisnacht of a conclusion. Bean was aided mightily by having the formidable Patricia McGuire-Hill as Gussie. McGuire-Hill brought all sorts of shadings to what could have been a stock character, the overbearing religious type who, when pressed, plays the helpless victim. Instead, while we may not agree with the choices Gussie made, McGuireHill begged no pity but made us empathize with, or at least understand, this sneakily avaricious woman whose husband was a horror and who tragically deludes herself with the belief that she’ll soon be starting the Gussie Black & Grandson Tabernacle. This Ambie Award-winning actress kept her performance from going completely over the top to ultimately riveting effect. When will someone give her the opportunity to do Shakespeare, Shaw and the Greeks? Young Tony Felix more than held his own with McGuire-Hill, no small task. Though he still needs to learn that part of acting is reacting when other characters are speaking, his future seems very bright indeed. Benita Scott marked a welcome return to the stage with a lovely performance as Ida Ray that anchored the play in a naturalistic reality. If Brittany M. James’ turn as a lovesick admirer of Ben was a bit overdone, it did
Patricia McGuire-Hill, Benita Scott & Tony Felix in Morning, Noon & Night
supply some welcome comic relief. John Grimsley & Matt Borel provided the solid set. I may not be sure what the message of Morning, Noon, & Night is—too much religion can kill you?—but I’m not sure it really matters. Sometimes fun, summertime entertainment is enough.
New Orleans Ballet Theatre at Roussell Hall, Loyola University
s New Orleans Ballet Theatre returned for its fifth season, how nice it was to see two of its original members fully come into their own. Husband and wife John Welker and Christine Winkler have always been outstanding dancers. But now Welker’s once unruly mop of hair has been tamed and Winkler’s facial expressions appropriately reflect the mood of the piece she’s dancing.
More importantly, in john and I..., a world premiere choreographed by Christopher Hampson, not only was their dancing flawless but they brought a heart-rending sensitivity, seen in the smallest movements of their hands or heads, to this ballet of a couple’s meeting, forming a relationship and ultimately breaking up. Hampson’s angular choreography, while breaking no new ground, employed couplings and positions not ordinarily seen which imbued the entire dance with an unexpected quality too often lacking in new works. Wholly successful, john and I... was a coup for NOBT; it deserves to be seen worldwide. Also on the program was the floating beauty of Les Sylphides. So pretty to look at, with the corps de ballet doing superb toe work, Douglas Gawriljuk staged this classic ballet after Michel Fokine. While one could overlook some of the leaps that weren’t as high as one would like, overall, with the exception of Winkler, the presentation lacked a certain oomph and feeling that prevented the work’s delicacy from coming through fully. The energy that Sylphides lacked was made up by Welker in Julia Adams’ Exit. To music by U2, Welker faced an existential dilemma—to go through the “EXIT” or not— with driven, pulsating awareness. I can watch Gregory Schramel’s Lakme Meditation, an absolutely beautiful work, again and again. With their willowy limbs, Aubrey Morgan and Marife Giminez seemed to be the most forceful and determined of the three pairings I’ve seen as though they were characters out of a Lorca play. That their landings sounded more like horses than birds did not take away from the overall gracefulness of the dance. Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco concluded the evening. Winkler’s crisp dancing outshone Morgan who seemed slightly tentative and not fully engaged with the work. The corps, however, provided a accomplished backbone for this classic ballet, a feast for the eyes that I did not want to end.
Coriolanus at the Lupin Theater, Tulane
ere a critic from Variety to cover the recent production at the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, I suspect the headline might be Sandoval Lands on his Coriolanus. For rarely have I seen such a misguided performance. Antony Sandoval, a professor in Tulane’s Department of Theatre & Dance, played the title role in Shakespeare’s tragedy as though starring in a third rate silent expressionist film. Popping his eyes and furrowing his forehead substituted for deep character analysis; if audience members had started a new drinking game whereby a shot was done every time Sandoval raised his eyebrows, everyone would’ve been drunk by intermission. Employing, as best I can tell, a weird Scottish brogue, Sandoval gave line reading after line reading that all sounded the same except when using a wholly inappropriate mincing irony. Rather than illuminating Shakespeare’s exploration of democratic leadership, Sandoval was neither patrician enough (his Coriolanus seemed to have risen from the lower classes and was playing at being a noble) nor did he convey a smidgen of this warrior/politician/statesman’s psychological depth. I have no objection to radically reinterpreting a role; had the rest of the performances been similarly outrageous one could have accepted Sandoval’s perhaps. But this Coriolanus seemed to have been interpolated from another production, or even planet, altogether. Surely director Ron Gural must accept some of the blame; one wonders if Sandoval’s performance was done with his blessing or over his objections. For otherwise, this production was fairly standard issue Shakespeare. [continued on Main-29]
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Frank was simply too young to be Coriolanus’ mother and lacked the inner, to-the-manor-born steeliness that is required. With Sandoval doing his own thing, a mother-son bond was never believably established. Ironically, what I’ll remember most about this Coriolanus is Cassie Steck Worley in the small role of Valeria, a friend of Coriolanus’ wife Virgilia. Wearing a mink stole as she tried to get Virgilia to go out socializing with her, Worley spoke the words so trippingly and with a complete naturalness that went beyond the text that one might have thought she was an Uptown lady who just wandered onto the stage. Brava!
Well-paced and well-staged on Qin “Lucy” Lu’s simple set, Gural allowed the rest of the cast to declaim the Bard’s lines with a consistency that, while intelligent, did not create any multidimensional portraits nor give rise to any “A-ha” moments of textual revelation that Gary Rucker’s Romeo & Juliet offered last year. To be sure, the fault lies, in part, with Shakespeare. Let’s face it, Coriolanus is not Will at his best and I do not envy those actors who must play too, too wordy scenes. Yet one could hear in certain passages the potential for much more penetrating portrayals than were offered here. Barry Hubbard and Danny Bowen, however, did well as two relatively levelheaded generals, though Bowen didn’t entirely overcome his local accent that served him so well in Rising Water. The chorus of ten did valiant duty as all sorts of senators, soldiers, plebeians, messengers and servants changing outfits almost instantaneously. In the key role of Volumnia, Rebecca
Little did the Shakespeare Festival know when they planned their season that Coriolanus would debut just when a certain Senator would be making headlines and how apt the season’s theme “Power: The Arrogance and the Excellence” would be. If only this production of Coriolanus’ tale of 2,500 years ago could have helped us make more sense of such current events.
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ell Ho-Ho-Ho. No, I haven’t gotten my seasons confused. It is time for the “Ho Show” at none other than Austin’s legendary nightclub, Oilcan Harry’s. On Wednesday, August 1st at 10pm, Oilcan Harry’s will come alive with the sounds of Gypsy, Moulin Rouge, Cabaret and more as entertainers take to the stage offering their unique interpretations of classic musical theater fare. What better way to welcome August than with a terrific evening of entertainment brought to life by the staff of Austin’s grand dame of nightlife. Oilcan Harry’s is certainly a class act and the “Ho Show” is shaping up to be another 1st class production. Speaking of 1st class productions, Oilcan Harry’s was the scene recently for the 16th annual incarnation of Red Hot. This event benefits Project Transitions and was brought to life once again by Steve H., Larry, and all the gang at Oilcan Harry’s. What fun it was mingling with the crowd, perusing the super silent auction items and people watching to beat the band. Spotted was Austin’s leading style maven Stephen Moser looking super. The pounds are falling off him so fast we could hear them hitting the floor. The Austin Babtist Women certainly wowed the crowd and Christine King delivered a Lucy impression so dead-on hilarious that I almost fell off the speaker that the standing room only crowd made sure I was pressed tightly up against. Ambush Austin was on the scene joining in all the revelry for such a worthy cause. Check out this issue’s photo section for highlights. Oilcan Harry’s is continuing to offer the best events around. Wednesday, August 9th, drop in for the DVD release party South Padre Island, Texas
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of the blockbuster hit 300. Called by some an almost erotically gay stylization of the battle between Persian King Xerxes and a small but valiant band of Spartans, this movie is a creative rollercoaster of a ride. Hailed for its effects and, if I may say so, a bevy of scantily clad over beefed Spartans, 300 is certainly on my must see list. And if all this weren’t enough, Sunday, August 12th Oilcan Harry’s Goes West. Joining forces with the Austin Babtist Women, Oilcan Harry’s is saluting and benefitting the 2007 Capitol City Rodeo coming to Austin September 20th through 23rd. The Austin Babtist Women will be joined onstage by some of their favorite entertainers including the velvet voice of Miss Victoria Weston and believe me when I say – with Victoria – seeing is believing. Rumor has it a blast from Austin’s past might be making the trek to our fair city for an appearance at this event. Stay tuned for more on that but in the mean time, be sure to drop in and see why Oilcan Harry’s remains the king of Austin entertainment.
ver on 5th Street, the Rainbow Cattle Co. continues to corral the hottest Wranglers and Rockies around every Saturday night. TJ keeps the latest Nashville sounds pumping out of the super sound system while locals and out-of-towners alike two-step around Austin’s largest elevated dance floor. Randy, Garry, Norbert, Sam and all the rest of the Rainbow Cattle Co,’s super crew keep the libations and good times flowing. Don’t forget Tuesday’s free C&W dance lessons. Drop in and learn the latest moves in preparation to bump buckles with the flurry of cowboys and cowgirls invading Austin this September for TGRA’s Capitol City Rodeo. And if a shot of hot Latin beats is more to your liking, the Rainbow Cattle Co. goes pop with a Latin flare on Sunday evenings. There is always something for everyone at The Rainbow Cattle Co. Ever wonder what a softball player does in their spare time? Well sashay around doing their best Cher/Madonna impression of course. Sunday, August 19th at 8pm those sexy softballers will strut their stuff on the Rainbow Cattle Co. stage all in support of the Austin GLBT Softball League. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door and plenty of $1 Jello shots to go around. Come see these softballers swing the other way as they present What a Drag… For more information visit www.softballaustin.org.
he CP keeps giving Austin an alternative for nightlife fun. Stop by for Fusion Fridays and the CP Underground Dance Party featuring happy hour pricing all night and $1 draft. Saturday nights features live Rock and Roll music with a queer sensibility. Be sure to call the CP and get the week’s lineup. On Sunday’s the CP patio is the place for a fabulous cookout with $1 draft beer to wash it down. The Heart of Texas Bears [continued on Expose-4]
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hot tails of red stick by Brad Benedict Email: email@example.com
ut of all the clubs in the local area, it would seem that Splash has come up with a full schedule of great happenings. I’m impressed with their new Tuesday night openings with “girls only” attending to customer requests from behind the bars. This is a great idea since all the lesbian bars have closed down in old Red Stick. Since the days of glory back with Minette and her Hide-A-Way, things just haven’t been the same. There were lots of others that tried but failed miserably, which, in a way, was the sound of the death knell for lesbian bar history in Baton Rouge. Doubloons was the next closest thing to a great bar for women, and this too faded away into the pages of time.
capitol comments ...from EX-2 play host the last Sunday of every month. The CP is alive, kicking and partying hard over on San Jacinto. Find out for yourself what waits behind the blue door.
f you know of anything going on in the Austin area or if you would like something mentioned in Capitol Comments, e-mail Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the new schedule at Splash, I see a resurgence of past glory, and this is what Baton Rouge has needed for the past two or three years. There is a new feeling of togetherness at Splash that wasn’t there before. In addition to being a dance bar, and a place for guys to come out and do their thing, I now see this facility as a great place for woman to woman camaraderie. I truly hope this all works out because now you don’t even have a place in New Orleans to really call an excellent lesbian bar. I can recall when Charlene’s on Elysian Fields and Rampart was the female counterpart to the equally important and popular Phoenix, across Elysian and on the corner of Rampart. After Charlene moved to the Mississippi coast, I kept saying I would pay her a visit, but I never got around to it. She was a super nice lady, conducted a great and proper business, and offered guests, be they male or female, a fine place to meet and greet others in a safe and sound environment. I miss Charlene, and I need to talk with Jeanne over at Hound Dogs about her party days with this bar baron. Even though Charlene is no longer with us, she left her mark on the lesbian history of the Gulf Coast and New Orleans areas. I have many fond memories of her.
Right now, it’s time to create some fond memories here in Baton Rouge by supporting Splash on their Tuesday Ladies Night activities. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9pm to 2am, and you won’t find a dull moment anywhere during this time period. Check out their website at www.splashbr.com for all the great plans they have and for their upcoming contests, especially the web and sexy boxers contest. Where else can you go to see such sexy guys in watersoaked undies? My goodness! I need to stop and go get a glass of ice water. See you at Splash, darlings. George’s Place is also noted for some great activities, mainly their karaoke nights, their show nights with the Divas and the Bears, and sometimes the Jukebox cuties too, and those wonderful boys parading
around on the bar. Even at happy hour early in the evening, you can enjoy great drinks and nice conversations with friends along with great videos on all those television sets. I do my catching up on community activities by chatting with Luther, Michael and Ronnie. Occasionally, Chansley and Richard are still around, but they have to go home and rest a while before coming back for the night’s activities. I need to catch Aaron on duty sometimes. This is another extremely sexy, young, and dapper stud. After all this time, I really have never just sat down and talked with him. Maybe I can do this soon and pass along new info to you. He has a very cute smile and great personality. I find conversations at Hound Dogs to also be nice, and with so many Spanish [continued on Expose-6]
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allons acadiana by Patrick Clinton Email: BlondAtULL@aol.com
ummer classes have ended and we’re in the final count down to the beginning of the fall semester. Over the next few weeks, there’ll be an influx of literally thousands of college students. And for every familiar face, there’ll be at least one that’s new to the area. For this reason, August is one of my favorite months. And as you would expect, the local bars go wild to roll out the welcome mat.
ound Factory, along with the Back Side, are going all out this August to make sure all those new to the area have a wonderful first impression. On Saturday, August 11, the Sound Factory and Royal Order of Unicorn are hosting the annual Hat’s Off. So grab your glue gun and get to work for what’s sure to be one of the most interesting events of the year. And just two weeks afterward, on Saturday, August 25, the Sound Factory is hosting the Mystic Krewe of Apollo’s Mr. & Miss Apollo 2008. Who will hold the coveted titles of Mr. and Miss Apollo for Mardi Gras 2008? Be there and you’ll get to watch the fierce competition that leads to two of the most prestigious titles in the gay community. It’s sure to be both fun and entertaining. esides hosting some of the most memorable special events in the area, Sound Factory and its Back Side also offer a weekly lineup that is second to none. The Sound Factory’s Hot Summer Drink Specials have been a real hit all summer long. With their early bird specials every night from eight til ten pm, they’ve really given people a reason to hit the streets earlier. Their two dollar domestics and one dollar wells really hit the spot after a long day at work. And once it’s ten, the fun doesn’t end. Every night of the week, Sound Factory is offering a different drink special. So no matter what night you decide to drop in, you’ll get great prices along with their one of a kind service. They are open seven days a week
hot tails of red stick ...from EX-4 Town people in there, it’s almost what you might call the friendly neighborhood bar. Over the years, I have found this one to be more and more the right place to be, especially if you are walking to and from the bar. I’ve never heard of a DWI while walking. And I do remember walking with and helping people home. I have great memories of those days. Now, I try to limit my assistance by dining and drinking socially early in the day. However, this isn’t always the safest thing to do, especially if you go to a winetasting dinner and realize that the mixture of all those wines and the rich foods are not meant to be taken on by a driver needing to get home. I encountered this recently at a function of importance at Fleming’s. First of all, I don’t drink that much, and I certainly don’t mix when I do,
and work tirelessly to make sure each night is both fun and unique. Tuesdays are Karaoke Night at Sound Factory so feel free to come on out and serenade the city of Lafayette with your unique musical styles and talent. Whether you enjoy being on stage or simply watching those that do, you’re sure to have an awesome night. And the rest of the week is just as great. Between Mama Ray’s karaoke on Tuesday nights and Show Night on Sundays, they pack seven days with everything from kickass contests to drag shows and pool tournaments. And scattered throughout are drink specials and some of the best dance music around. Unlike many other dance clubs, Sound Factory has a quieter more relaxed side, a Back Side, where you can take a break from the loud music and socialize with your friends, or make some new ones.
Bar offers an alternative to the normal club scene. With its nonsmoking atmosphere and crisp, clean look, it really stands out in a city full of bars. It’s open every Thursday thru Saturday and has a weekly lineup that is as different as it is inviting. On Thursday nights, they have Ladies Night. As the only gay bar in the city that offers a special night for women, they hope to create a haven, for at least one night, where women in the gay community can come out and feel truly special. DJ Tina will be spinning the best Hip Hop music around. Friday and Saturday nights at V Bar are for getting wild. They play a variety of music to fit all tastes, sticking to more popular sounds, ranging from 1980s hits to today’s most popular songs. s the time ticks away towards the end of the summer, be sure to make the most of all that’s going on around town. Get out of the house and have some fun. No matter what night of the week you hit the downtown, you’re sure to find something festive going on. Until next time, have fun and be safe. I’ll see you around town.
but my buddy Garry invited me to this rather upscale dining experience tied into the wine tasting function, and before the night was over, I wasn’t sure I could make it home. Rich food and five kinds of wine are not the best for any body to accept, and my body was not ready for that. I am afraid I’ll have to stick to Lebanese, Thai, or Mexican, with one glass of wine, one bottle of imported beer, or one margarita to grace my meal of the evening - or stay at home and cook.
acations are common during the summer months, and with Kevin, especially after the Legislative session has ended, a trip to Orlando to be with friends was certainly a welcomed activity. He does the unusual. He takes working vacations. He helps
friends, usually his rodeo buddies, mend fences, build this, that, or the other item, and comes away just as relaxed as I do after doing all that work in my tropical garden. I guess it is all in the way your body accepts relaxation. Of course, after these strenuous escapades at hard labor, a great massage is the only way to fly. That’s why I kept my massage table. I’m always there to help out my friends, and this week, it wasn’t the massage table that came in handy but one of my wing-back chairs. He had been up working all night, and by using someone else’s vehicle, he left his keys at home. It was one of those times when he never thought about being locked out of his house, but that’s what happened. After learning that he had no place to call home for about six to eight hours, he went to buy some clothes, came by to clean up at my place, and kept saying he needed to stay awake. However, it didn’t take him long to start snoring in that chair, so I went about my computer work, fixing dinner, and waiting for him to wake up. In a way, it was funny, but not for Kevin. However, looking back, he might agree with me. This morning, we did what we were going to do yesterday and that was to dine at Another Broken Egg. As they say, a day late and a dollar short certainly applied to this situation. Our breakfast was only delayed by 24 hours, but the wait was worth it. Now, we will do the breakfast thing on Thursday at the Cake Palace on Essen Lane. My very dear buddy and wonderful friend Trace is in Hawaii again, taking in the sun, and resting up. He’s been in Miami, but his friend on the big island treats him to some great times over Hawaii way. In fact, I’m not even sure it’s on the big island, but whichever it is, it is always great to see a surfing friend do what he needs to do to keep trim and fit and body beautiful. And there is no better example of beauty than in the eye of the beholder, and when that beauty comes from the heart as well as the body, it is indeed a great feeling to know that you are in some way a small part of the overall picture in this guy’s life. I am so fortunate to have had Trace come my way. Hurry back to Red Stick, sweetie. I haven’t had Lebanese since you left on your last trip. It’s just not the same when you aren’t sitting across the table or next to me as we talk of time, and place, and future plans. I miss you. In a different way, I miss John Wayne. I guess I wasn’t prepared to see him finally come up with such a fine and wonderful partner. After all these years, I just never had him in a relationship like he is in now. I’ve known him for so long, and I know his likes and dislikes. My only surprise is that I never thought about this combination before. I am so pleased to see him so contented and happy, and I am pleased to know that it is with Phil. Goodness! We go back a long way too. I think I must be getting old, but as long as I feel young, I guess that’s all that counts. I’m very happy for both of you guys. You deserve the happiness. I ran into another good friend at the Farmers Market last Saturday. In fact, it was the first time I had met his mother. I speak of the Winstead man, always smiling, always looking on the brighter side of life, and always as sexy to me as he was the first time I met him. And speaking of great times, I recall so many with this young stud. It was strange how we met at
the market. I had already been early in the day to pick up my fresh produce for the week, but I thought by going closer to closing time that I could give my dog a treat. So we started out – me with my camera and a bag containing water and a doggie bowl – and a very happy canine. Well, when these two canines met and started sniffing each other, I realized that this very dog had been to my house before, and sure enough, it was my ambulance buddy who I hadn’t noticed since he had his back to me – and I wasn’t expecting to see him in those loud and wonderful tropical shorts. It was a reunion of sorts since I hadn’t seen him for a couple of months. This guy is just a great individual, and I’ve always had a special place in my heart for him. He’s a dear friend. I also looked for my Splash buddy, now state worker, Corey. After all, it’s not just anyone that I hug in the middle of the street with all these people gawking at me, but with Corey, they can gawk all they want. This magnificent child is a picture of perfection, a youngster with a gorgeous smile, a beautiful outlook on life, and just reeking with a personality that borders on complete perfection. He is exactly the kind of guy you want to impress because secretly this is the kind of individual you want to take home with you for a permanent partner. I’ve met lots of guys in my work over the years, and not many have impressed me as much as Corey. He is definitely wise beyond his years, has a heart of gold, and is probably one of the most caring individuals you will ever meet. He is absolutely a gem of humanity. I think so very highly of him.
ell, it’s getting closer and closer to Southern Decadence. I think I’m going to partake of all the activities this year. After all, I need the break, and I haven’t done but one vacation so far this year, and that was down in Ft. Myers, Florida. After my latest work project is finished, I’ll be heading out to Las Vegas, San Francisco, and maybe San Diego, but nothing is definite yet. I postponed my Atlanta trip until Kevin could schedule a time to go with me. When it happens, it will happen. I don’t worry about such minor things any more. My neighbor met me out walking my dog this morning, and he asked what I was doing, and without even thinking, I replied “nothing.” He said that was a good thing. After all, who can argue with the possibility of relaxing on a nice front porch with a glass of wine and surveying the world go by. I guess you have to be at peace with yourself to do that, and I’m just one happy camper. With the heat of the summer, and the possibility of hurricanes in the next couple of months, I think most people are on the watch out, posting their vacations for later in the year. Besides, what better vacation can one look forward to than the great Decadence activities. Hello Mark, John, Ernie, Timm, Kevin C. and Mina Babe - I’m in your future. I’m hoping to run into lots of other friends I haven’t seen since Mardi Gras and before. I may even have to stop in and have a cup of coffee with an old acquaintance, Mr. Patience. It’s been a while since I’ve seen him too or even checked out the happenings at Cowpokes. Of course, one upcoming event will draw a big crowd for the Marigny Theatre. [continued on Expose-16]
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Having fun at George’s
One of Red Stick’s top divas Floral barons Vince & Jimmy relaxing
Cocktails & Clubs ~ Baton Rouge, Louisiana
...photos: Brad Benedict
Splash stud Stephen gives a measurement
Hound Dogs studs out on the town Ronnie grabs a nice one Dwayne catches another cutie
Krewe of Divas
Richard poses with a cutie
red stick paparazzi
Splash beauty Mia Bonet
Terrific couple at George’s
Richard & Chansley
Showing off the tattoos
Entrepreneur Casey, right, with a friend Another fabulous Diva beauty
Three chicks & that handsome stud
Guy welcomes a nice stud
Two handsome studs
Splash’s Corey surrounded by friends
Chansley connects again
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Dwight & Chris, regulars at Sound Factory Bryan & Amy relaxing at Sound Factory
DJ Huggies of Sound Factory Erin bartending at Sound Factory
John, finally off work at Sound Factory
Lauren getting tipsy at Back Side
Holly bartending at V Bar
Kris, a regular at V Bar Adam looking cute at Sound Factory Darius smiling pretty at Back Side
Tilley & Jess relaxing at V Bar
Sara & Micah getting wild at Sound Factory
Nic & Grant at Sound Factory
Daric working the door at Sound Factory
Josh celebrating his birthday at Sound Factory
Kayla on the patio at V Bar
Becca working the door at V Bar
Garland & Buster enjoying a night at Sound Factory
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Adney & Sheree partying at V Bar
Clubbin' in Acadiana ~ Lafayette, Louisiana
Macky bartending at Sound Factory
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furniture Harvey, LA  FUTONS UNLIMITED LLC, 2701 Manhatten Blvd., Suite 11A, 366.2855, FutonsUnlimitedLLC.COM Metairie, LA  FUTONS UNLIMITED LLC, 801 Veterans Blvd., 834.4789, FutonsUnlimitedLLC.COM Slidell, LA  FUTONS UNLIMITED LLC, 1402 Gause Blvd., Suite B, 659.9650, FutonsUnlimitedLLC.COM
galleries New Orleans, LA  FAB - Faubourg Marigny Art & Books, 600 Frenchmen St., 947.3700 JACK GALLERY, 537 Royal St., 588.1777 PALMA GALLERY, 828 Howard Ave., 598.2276, PalmaGallery.COM
gardening/landscaping New Orleans, LA  AMERICAN AQUATIC GARDENS, 621 Elysian Fields, 944.0410
guides America Damron Travel Guide, 800.462.6654, www.damron.com Gulf South/United States AMBUSH Mag, 828-A Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116-3137; 504.522.8049, ambushmag.com; email: info@ ambushmag.com International GayBars.COM, 828-A Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116-3137; 504.522.8049, email@example.com United States/Canada GAYELLOW PAGES: Informing the US/ Canada LGBTG Community since 1973. Separate sections for Women and Ethnic/Multicultural focus. PO Box 533, NY, NY 10014-0533; 212.674.0120, http://gayellowpages.com firstname.lastname@example.org. Sold at Alternatives/New Orleans, LA
groceries/delis New Orleans, LA  QUARTERMASTER DELI, THE NELLIE DELI, 1100 Bourbon, 529.1416
VERTI MART, 1201 Royal St., 525.4767
hair salons New Orleans, LA  BOBBY BLUE, 906 Bourbon St., 527.5100 HAIR ASYLUM, 513 rue Dumaine, 522.7426 HEAD QUARTERS HAIR SALON, 900 Dauphine St., 522.2666 MICKEY NOLAN'S SALON, 815 Toulouse St., 587.7782 SALON D'MALTA, 1233 Decatur St., 565.5555
laundries New Orleans, LA  RALPH'S QUARTER LAUNDERETTE & DRY CLEANING, 1101 Bourbon St., 522.9274; 1838 Louisiana Ave. , 897-5199 WASHBOARD LAUNDRY, 1000 St. Ann, .522.2071 WASHING WELL LaunDRYteria since 1949, City Wide Pick-up, Fluff Dry or Finished, 1 Hour Service, 841 Bourbon St., 523.9955 or 525.3983 [is1307]
lodging/accommodations Birmingham, AL DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayAmerica.COM Mobile, AL DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayAmerica.COM Ft. Lauderdale, FL DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayAmerica.COM Ft. Walton Beach, FL DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayPensacola.COM Key West, FL DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayKeyWest.COM Miami/South Beach, FL  DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GaySouthBeach.COM Orlando, FL DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayAmerica.COM Pensacola, FL DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayPensacola.COM Atlanta, GA DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayAtlanta.COM Baton Rouge, LA DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayBatonRouge.BIZ Lafayette, LA DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, AmbushMag.COM Lake Charles, LA DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, AmbushMag.COM New Orleans  BON MAISON GUEST HOUSE, 835 Bourbon St., 70116; 561.8498, BonMaison.COM BOURBON ORLEANS HOTEL, 717 Orleans St., 523.2222 BOURGOYNE GUEST HOUSE, 839 Bourbon St., 70116; 524.3621 CREOLE INN, 2471 Dauphine St., 70117; 948.3230, CreoleInn.com DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS,
GayNewOrleans.COM ENGINE 24 GUEST HOUSE, 2711 Dauphine, 261.5368 HOTEL LA SALLE, 1113 Canal St., 566.1733, HotelLaSalle.COM LIONS INN BED & BREAKFAST, 2517 Chartres, 945.2339, 800.485.6846, lionsinn.com MARIGNY MANOR HOUSE, 2125 N. Rampart St., 943.7826, Toll Free: 877.247.7599 MarignyManorHouse.COM NEW ORLEANS GUEST HOUSE, 1118 Ursuline St., 70116; 566.1177, 1.800.562.1177 PIERRE COULON GUEST HOUSE - Comfortable and spacious private apt. in 1830 Creole Cottage just blocks from the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny gay bars, coffee shops and restaurants. Amenities include tv/vcr/cable, telephone, patio view, kitchenette, complimentary continental breakfast and plenty of free parking. 504.943.6692, 1.866.328.1497 email@example.com, www.pierrecoulonguesthouse.com ST. PETER GUEST HOUSE, 1005 St. Peter, 70116; 1.800.535.7815 URSULINE GUEST HOUSE, 708 Ursuline, 70116; 525.8509 Shreveport, LA DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, AmbushMag.COM Biloxi, MS DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayAmerica.COM Hattiesburg, MS DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayAmerica.COM Jackson, MS DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayAmerica.COM Natchez, MS  DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayAmerica.COM Austin, TX  DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayAustin.NET Beaumont, TX DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS,
GayAmerica.COM Dallas, TX DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayDallas.COM Galveston Island, TX  DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayTexas.NET Houston, TX DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayHouston.COM San Antonio, TX DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayTexas.NET South Padre Island, TX  DISCOUNT FLIGHTS, HOTELS, CARS, GayTexas.NET UPPER DECK HOTEL & BAR, PO Box 2309, 120 E. Atol St., 78597; 761.5953, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, upperdeckhotel.com
massage New Orleans, LA  FRENCH QUARTER MASSAGE BY MIKE - Treat Yourself!” - Professional, Private & Personal. Deep Tissue & Swedish Massages available. Phone 598.3237. www.FrenchQuarterMassage.COM. E-mail: email@example.com. License #LA2687 [is1607] NATIONALLY CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST specializing in deep tissue. Contact Rick 258.4335. License #LA2206. [is1607]
media New Orleans, LA  AMBUSH Mag, Official Gay Easter Guide, Official Gay Mardi Gras Guide, Official Gay New Orleans Guide, Official Gulf South Guide, Official Southern Decadence Guide, 828-A Bourbon St., 70116-3137, 522.8049, AmbushMag.COM; email: info@ ambushmag.com AMBUSHonLINE, 828-A Bourbon St., 70116-3137; 522.8047, ambushonline.com,
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Kyle 504.292.1577 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
museum/arts Baton Rouge, LA  LOUISIANAARTS AND SCIENCE CENTER / RIVERSIDE MUSEUM, 100 S. River Road, 344.5272 LOUISIANA GOVERNOR'S MANSION, 1001 Capitol Access Rd., 342.5855 LOUISIANA STATEARCHIVES, 3851 Essen Ln. LOUISIANA STATE CAPITOL, State Capitol Dr. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HILLTOP ARBORETUM, 11855 Highland Rd., 767.6916 LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY RURAL LIFE MUSEUM, I-10 at Essen Lane, 765.2437 LSU MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE and MUSEUM OF GEOSCIENCE, LSU Campus, 388.2855 MAGNOLIA MOUND PLANTATION, 2161 Nicholson Dr., 343.4955 OLD ARSENAL MUSEUM, State Capitol Complex, 342.0401 OLD BOGAN FIRE STATION, 427 Laurel St., 344.8558 OLD GOVERNOR'S MANSION, 502 North Blvd., 344.5272 OLD PENTAGON BARRACKS, State Capitol Dr. at River Road, 342.1866 OLD STATE CAPITOL, 100 North Blvd. at River Road, 342.0500 or 342.4479 USS KIDD/NAUTICAL HISTORICAL CENTER, Government St. at River Rd., 342.1942 New Orleans, LA  BEAUREGARD-KEYES HOUSE, 1113 Chartres, 523.7257, Mon-Sat 10am-3pm CABILDO, 701 Chartres, Jackson Square, Tues-Sun 10am-5pm CAC [Contemporary Arts Center], 900 Camp St., 528.3805, cacno.org 1850 HOUSE, 523 St. Ann, Tues-Sun 10am-5pm GALLIER HOUSE, 1132 Royal, 523.6722, Mon-Fri 10am-3:30pm GERMAINEWELLSMARDIGRASMUSEUM, 2nd Floor Arnaud's, 819 Bienville HERMANN-GRIMA HISTORIC HOUSE, 820 St. Louis, 525.5661, Mon-Fri 10am-3:30pm HISTORICAL PHARMACY MUSEUM, 514 Chartres, 524.9077, Daily 10am-5:30pm HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION, 533 Royal, 523.4662, Tues-Sat 10am-4:45pm LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS, 7 Bamboo Rd, Metairie, 488.5488, Mon-Sat 10am4:30pm, Sun 1-5pm MUSEECONTIHISTORICALWAXMUSEUM, 917 Conti, 525.2605, Daily 10am-5:30pm NATIONAL D-DAY MUSEUM, 945 Magazine, 527.6012 NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 488.2631, Tues-Sun 10am-5pm OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERNART, 925 Camp St., 539.9600 OLD U.S. MINT, 400 Esplanade, Tues-Sun 10am-5pm PRESBYTERE, 751 Chartres, Jackson Square, Tues-Sun 10am-5pm ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL, Jackson Square, Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1:30-5pm
organizations Mobile, AL
ALABAMA PRIDE FEST, MobileAlabamaPride.COM AQUA, THE PARTY, PO Box 145, Mobile, AL 36601, TheAquaParty.COM BAY AREA INCLUSION, BayAreaInclusion.ORG FUSION, MobileFusion.ORG GULF COAST BEARS & LEATHER ASSOCIATION, b-bobs.com/gcbla.htm MOBILE ALABAMA PRIDE BOWLING LEAGUE Pensacola, FL  APPETITE FOR LIFE, INC., provides 2 nutritionally balanced meals a day-lunch & dinner, for some 60 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, 1842 West Cervantes St.; Mail: P.O. Box 308, 32592-0308; 470.9111, Fax: 470.0201, gaypensacola.com/appforlife GULF COAST TIDE, INC. w w w . G u l f C o a s t T I D E . o r g ; info@GulfCoastTIDE.org Alexandria, LA  CLASS [Central Louisiana AIDS Support Services], 103 Bolton Ave., 71301; 1.800.444.7993, 442. 1 0 1 0, FAX: 443.5216 Baton Rouge, LA  HAART (HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two), 4550 North Blvd., #250, 927.1269, Fax: 927.7367, haartinc.org, email@example.com GBLSU [Gays, Bisexuals, Lesbians & Supporters United], firstname.lastname@example.org. Isu.edu, Kristy Price, President, 388.5160 KREWE OF APOLLO / BATON ROUGE, PO Box 3591, 70821; kreweapollobr.org KREWE OF DIVAS, kreweofdivas.com, 343.0380 LAMBDA GROUP, 2937 Greenwood Dr., PO Box 82775, 70884-2775, 907.3665, www.lambdabr.org, email@example.com LEWIS HUMPHREY’S FOOD FOR FRIENDS, 387.9798 METROPOLITANCOMMUNITYCHURCHOF BATON ROUGE, Worship Sunday @ 11am; Bible Study Wednesday @ 7pm, 7747 Tom Dr., LA 70806; 248.0404, www.MCCBR.org MYSTIC KREWE OF ROYALTY, PO Box 66571, 70896; 926.1698 PFLAG Baton Rouge, Harold L. Truax, 33370 Percy Young Rd., Walker, LA 70785; 225.218.8320, 225.288.2522 Lafayette, LA  ACADIANA CARES [Concern for AIDS Relief, Education, and Support], PO Box 386, Lafayette, LA 70502; 203 W. 3rd St., 70501; 233.2437, FAX: 235.4178; 800.354.2437 KREWE OF APOLLO / LAFAYETTE, PO Box 53251, 70505 LEAGUE FOR EQUALITY, PO Box 53425, 70505 PFLAG/LAFAYETTE, PO Box 31078, 70503 ROYAL ORDER OF UNICORN, PO Box 3985, 70502 Monroe, LA  GO CARE 2121 Justice, 71201, 325.1092 New Orleans, LA  ACADIANA RAINBOW SOCIETY OF THE DEAF, PO Box 57166, 70157; 889.0138 (TDD) AIDS HOTLINE, 821.6050 in New Orleans, 1.800.99.AIDS-9 toll free statewide ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 779.1178 BELLE REVE NEW ORLEANS, AIDS Residence for Families, PO Box 3305, 70177; 945.9455 BROTHERHOOD, INC., To decrease the spread of AIDS and HIV among African Ameri-
cans, 1661 Canal St., Suite 3230, 70112; 566.7955 CAVALIERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Gay motocycle group sponsors monthly day rides and other riding events in New Orleans area. Visit www.cavaliersmc.comc or call 782.5625 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. CHURCH OF CHRIST THE LIBERATOR, Sun. 10:30am Service, 2013 Royal St., email@example.com COMING OUT SUPPORT GROUP, meets 1st Wed. of each month, 7:30-9pm, Info: Liz 482.4012; Lesbian & Gay Community Center, 2114 Decatur St., 70116; 945.1103 COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK, a project of the NO/AIDS Task Force which works with the gay community to implement HIV prevention activities, 507 Frenchmen St., 945.4000, noaidstaskforce.com COPS 8 (Citizens' Organization for Police Support in the 8th District), 840 N. Rampart St., #51, 70116; 588.COPS (2677), cops8.org DRAMA! [A Gay & Lesbian Arts Organization], PO Box 52565, 70152; 948.9924, DramaNO.org, DRAMA@DramaNO.org FOOD FOR FRIENDS, 944.6028 FORUM FOR EQUALITY, 336 Lafayette, Suite 200, 70130; 947.2981, ForumForEquality@aol.com FOUNDATION FOR MACRO BIOTIC WAY, enjoy-life.com GAY APPRECIATION AWARDS, 828-A Bourbon St., 70116-3137; 522.8049; AmbushMag.COM/GAA GAY COUNSELING LINE, 833.1500 GLSEN [Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network], 482.4081, Fax 595.8587, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, glsenno.org GULF GENDER ALLIANCE [GGA], NonProfit Support Group for Transgender persons. Monthly meetings, socials and political activism. Privacy respected and expected. Interview required. Nondiscriminatory. Call 504. 324.4035 or write PO Box 56836, New Orleans, LA 70156-6836; gga.org, E-mail: email@example.com HALLOWEEN IN NEW ORLEANS, INC., PO Box 52171, 70152-2171; halloween neworleans.com HATE CRIMES HOTLINE, c/o Family Service of Greater New Orleans, 504.202.2131. The Hate Crimes Project offers to assist those who feel that they may have been a victim of a hate crime. The project provides advocacy for persons victimized due to race, religion, gender and gender identity, age, disability, and/or sexual orientation. IN THIS TOGETHER, HIV/AIDS Case Management, 1661 Canal Street, Suite 3107, 70112; 962.3245, is www.inthistogetherinc.org, firstname.lastname@example.org KOCKTAIL BUNCH BOWLING LEAGUE, Contact Glenn Culp, 504.861.0233 KREWE OF ARMEINIUS, PO Box 56638, New Orleans, LA 70156-6638, c e t u b b y @ c o x . n e t , KreweOfArmeinius.COM KREWE OF AMON RA, PO Box 7033, Metairie, LA 70010, TheOneKissFan@aol.com KREWE OF MWINDO, PO Box 51031, 70156; 913.5791, KreweOfMwindo.ORG, email@example.com KREWE OF PETRONIUS, PO Box 71665, 70172, Pres. Wally McLaughlin 524.2915, Sec. Mae Falgout 484.6045 KREWE OF QUEENATEENAS / KING CAKE QUEEN ROYALTY CLUB, 828-A Bourbon St., 70116-3137, 522.8049, GayMardiGras.COM/ KCQ LaCARP [Louisiana Community AIDS Research Program], 584.1971 LA-LIFT, Social Club for Lesbians, age 50+, who have fun together on weekends. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LAMBDA CENTER, 831 Elysian Fields Ave., 70117, LambdaCenter.NET, email@example.com, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NEW ORLEANS, 234 Loyola, Suite 421, 70112; 581.9106 LESBIAN & GAY COMMUNITY CENTER OF NEW ORLEANS, 2114 Decatur St., 701162013; 945.1103, Fax 945.1102, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LORDS OF LEATHER, PO Box 770435;
70117, LordsOfLeather.COM LOUISIANA STATE GAY RODEO ASSOCIATION (LSGRA), 915.3339, email@example.com, LSGRA.COM METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS, Sunday Friendship Hour 4:15pm, Worship/Celebration, 5pm at St Matthew’s UCC, 1333 Carrollton Ave. at Willow; Mailing Address: PO Box 71024, 70172; 945.5390, www.mccgno.com MYSTIC KREWE OF SATYRICON, 1021 Gov. Nicholls St., 70116, 525.4498, MysticKreweOfSatyricon.COM NEW ORLEANS BEAR & BEAR TRAPPER SOCIAL CLUB, PO Box 740894, 70174-0894; 5 2 9 . 6 9 7 5 , w w w . p r i d e s p e c i a l t y. c o m / BearClub.html, firstname.lastname@example.org NEW ORLEANS GAY MEN’S CHORUS, 948.6884, nogmc.com; email@example.com NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL, nojazzfest.com NEW ORLEANS WOMEN’S MUSIC COLLECTIVE, 2903 Jefferson Ave., 70115; Ann 838.7918, Sydney 833.2834 NO/AIDS TASK FORCE, 2601 Tulane Ave., Suite 500, 70119; 821.2601; NOAIDSTaskForce.COM MOC/NO [Men of Color/New Orleans], 482.5341 OFFICIAL GAY EASTER PARADE, 828-A Bourbon St., 70116-3137, 504.522.8049, firstname.lastname@example.org, GayEasterParade.COM OFFICIAL GAY MARDI GRAS, 828-A Bourbon St., 70116-3137, 504.522.8049, GayMardiGras.COM OFFICIAL GAY NEW ORLEANS, 828-A Bourbon St., 70116-3137, 504.522.8049, GayNewOrleans.COM OFFICIAL SOUTHERN DECADENCE, 828A Bourbon St., 70116-3137, 504.522.8049, SouthernDecadence.COM PEOPLE OF SUBSTANCE, INC. (POS), 7210 Arbor Dr., 70126, 244.1920, posnola.com PFLAG/NO [Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays/ New Orleans], PO Box 15515, 70175; 895.3936, 392.0001, pflagno.org, email@example.com PRIDEFEST NEW ORLEANS, presented by New Orleans Alliance of Pride, c/o Lesbian & Gay Community Center Of New Orleans, 2114 Decatur St., 70116-2013; 945.1103, Fax 945.1102, firstname.lastname@example.org PROJECT LAZARUS, A Residence for PWAs, PO Box 3906, 70177-3906; 949.3609 RA/UNO (Rainbow Alliance/University of New Orleans), Office of Campus Activities, 200 Lakeshore Dr., 70148; 280.6349; FAX: 280.6633. Regular meetings Thursdays, 12:301:30, RM 210 of UC, all students and members of UNO are welcome REGIONALAIDS INTERFAITH NETWORK [RAIN], 523.3755 ST. Mark's UMC (New Orleans), www.frenchquarterumc.org. St Mark’s is a part of the gay-affirming Reconciling Ministries Network of the United Methodist Church. TAU HOUSE MINISTRIES, 1029 Governor Nicholls, 70116, email@example.com, 529.3569. Mass on Sunday 4:15pm; Vespers on Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6pm. Everyone is welcome! TO DO PRODUCTIONS, 948.9608, www.todoproductions.org VOLLEYBALL NEW ORLEANS, PO Box 13306, 70185-3306; volleyballneworleans.com, firstname.lastname@example.org WILLIAM J. FANNING FOUNDATION [Buzzy’s Boys & Girls], 2301 Chartres, 70117; 943.8929 Shreveport, LA  KREWE OF APOLLO/SHREVEPORT, PO Box 4918, 71134 PHILADELPHIA CENTER, PO Box 44454, 71134-4454; 222.6633 YWCAAIDS MINORITY COMMUNITY OUTREACH, 700 Pierre Ave., 71103; 226.8717 Austin, TX  AUSTIN BABTIST WOMEN, 291.1563 www.babtistwomen.com. Raising Spirits and Millions of Dollars for Charity Since 1986. AUSTIN LATINO/LATINA LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER ORGANIZATION [ALLGO], 1715 E. 6th St., Ste. 112, 78762-6149; 472.2001, allgo.org
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BI-MEN-TEXAS, Texas Chapter of the BiMEN Worldwide Network-now over 100,000 active male members. TX online support group and contact list for bisexual, bi-curious and gay adult men. Free. Annual Bi-Men Conference each Fall. www.bisexual.org/resources/ alist.asp KINGDOM SEEKERS IN CHRIST JESUS, 81 San Marcos St., 78702; 322.0049 MINISTRY OF COMMON SENSE SPIRITUALITY, PO Box 687411, 78701; 669.0608, Rev. N. Holmann, asknorbert.com PROJECT TRANSITIONS, PO Box 4826, 78765; 454.8646, projecttransitions.org, AIDShous email@example.com, dedicated to serving people with AIDS by providing hospice, housing and support in a compassionate and caring environment.
TEXAS GAY RODEO ASSOCIATION (TGRA) Austin chapter, www.Austintgra.org Dallas, TX  KREWE OF APOLLO-DALLAS, KreweofApollo-Dallas.com Houston, TX  PRIDE COMMITTEE OF HOUSTON, PO Box 66071, 77266-6071; 529.6979, Fax 529.6929, firstname.lastname@example.org, pride houston.org San Antonio, TX  DIVERSITY CENTER (San Antonio & South Texas' GLBTQI Community Center), Office: 223.6106, Fax: 223.7419, TDD: 271.8025, HIV/ AIDS & GLBT Domestic Violence Hotline: Toll Free 1.866.452.2724, diversitycentersa.org
mail New Orleans, LA  MARIGNY MAIL, 2401 Burgundy, 948.7401
pets CHI-WA-WA GA-GA, 37 French Market Place, 70116; 581.4242; chiwawagaga.com
FRENCH QUARTER PET ASYLUM, 510 Dumaine St., 274.0810
pharmacy New Orleans, LA  MUMFREY'S PHARMACY, 1021 W. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, LA 70043, 504.279.6312
photography New Orleans, LA  GRAHAM/STUDIO ONE NEW ORLEANS, by appointment, grahamstudioone.com
printers New Orleans, LA  SIR SPEEDY, 343 Carondelet, 586.9812
real estate New Orleans, LA  LATTER & BLUM, Agent Mary Lind, 948.3011, 539.9742, 581.2020 PRUDENTIAL GARDNER REALTORS, Agent Brett A. Rector, Cell: 453.2277, Office: 861.6400, email@example.com
restaurants New Orleans, LA  BYWATER BAR-B-QUE/LORENZO'S PIZZERIA & BAR ,3162 Dauphine St., 944.4445 CAFE AMELIE, 912 Royal St., 412.8965 CLOVER GRILL, 900 Bourbon St., 598.1010, CloverGrill.COM ELIZABETH'S RESTAURANT, 601 Gallier St., 944.9272, Elizabeths-Resturant.COM KRYSTAL, 116 Bourbon at Canal, 523.4030 LA PENICHE, 1940 Dauphine St., 943.1460 MARIGNY PERKS, 2401 Burgundy, 948.7401, www.marignyperks.com MEAUXBAR BISTRO, 942 N. Rampart St., 569.9979
Classifieds & Personals Advertising Order Form Name:___________________________________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Phone:_______________________________Date:_______________________ Classified Ad Categories: __Attorneys __Bars __Bookstores __Casinos__Employment __For Rent __For Sale __Galleries __Groceries/Delis __Hair Salons __Lodging/Accommodations __Laundries __Massage/Escorts __Messages __Organizations __Personals __Photography __Restaurants __Retail Sales __Roommates __Services __Spas __Travel __Other [Please Specify______________] [All information on this form remains STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL] AD PRICES: NAME:___________________________________ ___.__$25.00 for 30 words ___.__25¢ for each additional word CARD #:_________________________________ ___.__$5.00 for large bold headline ___.__$5.00 for boxed border EXPIRATION DATE:_________________________ ___.__Sub-Total x ____ [Times Run] = ___.__TOTAL ENCLOSED SIGNATURE:______________________________ Include ad copy below, fax to 504.522.0907 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with credit card info, or mail with total payment [Please Print] to AMbush Classifieds, 828-A Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116-3137.
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MONA LISA RESTAURANT, 1212 Royal St., 522.6746 ORLEANS GRAPEVINE, 720 Orleans, 523.1930 PETUNIAS NEW ORLEANS, Cajun, Creole, Crepes, Cocktails, 817 St. Louis, 70112; 522.6440; petuniasrestaurant.com QUARTERMASTER: THE NELLIE DELI, 1100 Bourbon St. , 529.1416 RICHE, Fulton Street at Poydras inside Harrah's Hotel, 533.6117 TOMATILLO'S RESTAURANT, 437 Esplanade Ave., 945.9997
retail/shopping New Orleans, LA  ALTERNATIVES, 907 Bourbon St., 70116; 524.5222 BEAR NECESSITIES, 940 Decatur, 598.2134, BearsAndHares.COM BOURBON-STRIP TEASE, 205 Bourbon St., 70130; 581.6633, bourbontease.com DRESS TO KILL, 227 Dauphine St., 587.7012 HOT CHOCOLATE, Erotic Cakes, Chocolates & Novelties, 509 Rue Dumaine, 70116; 588.9050, Fax: 588.9084 THE HERB IMPORT COMPANY, 711 St. Peter [in French Quarter], 525.4372; 5055 Canal St. [near City Park Ave.], 488.4889 MARY'S TRUE VALUE HARDWARE, 908 Bourbon St., New Orleans, 504.525.MARY RAB DAB CLOTHING AND GIFTS, 918 Royal St., 525.6662 SERENDIPITOUS MASKS, 831 Decatur St., 522.9158 SECOND SKIN LEATHER, 521 St. Philip St., 561.8167 TURNCOATS, 1926 Magazine St., 299.9004, turncoats.net QUEEN FASHIONS.COM, 808 N. Rampart St., 524.HEEL (4335) queenfashions.com, exoticfashionmall.com WELLINGTON & CO., 505 Royal St.,525.4855, wcjewelry.com WHISNANT GALLERIES, 222 Chartres, 524.9766, whisnantgalleries.com WICKED ORLEANS, 1201 Decatur, 529.4384, WickedOrleans.COM
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hot tails of red stick ...from EX-6 That would be Naked Boys Singing. My goodness! I’ll just have to have a front row seat, so I best better be discussing this with Timm. I miss the Saenger Theater and wonder if I’ll ever see my front row seat again. I just refuse to go to the plays here in Baton Rouge. New Orleans is the only place I would consider unless it might be to catch something at LSU. Every now and then, they offer the off-beat treats, but they are usually connected to someone I know, like when I did so much at the Black Box Theater. I rather think of the Marigny Theatre now as the place to be. If you really want to see great gay gatherings, I don’t think you can find any venue any better. I ran into Brett at the Farmers Market a few weeks ago, and he’s itching to get back to the Saenger too. I always made these plays with Sam and his sister. Now, I just wait until the right thing comes along and head out to enjoy these limited en-
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gagements. I should just buy a season ticket to the Marigny Theatre. After all, I like the theater, I like Cowpokes, and I definitely enjoy my relationship with Timm. I haven’t heard anything about the future of the Saenger recently. I also need to get down and have a picture session with Larry Graham. After all, I personally feel as if he can do me up the way I would like to be done. My goodness! That sounds sexy, but it’s really the truth. I’ve been watching his work and find it to be excellent in all respects. Besides, I haven’t connected with him since Mardi Gras, and we are overdue. Call me, Larry dear. You have my number – in one way or another. For all of you other studs and lovely readers, have a great time visiting your favorite bars, fund-raisers or other charitable events, club activities, and the theater. Life is wonderful, and it is even better if you thoroughly enjoy what you are doing. From my standpoint, I say kick back, relax, and enjoy the music. Life is beautiful.
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one last song by Donnie "Jager" Jay, SDGM XXXII E-mail: email@example.com
To Play Among The Palms: Part Five
y walked deeper into the narrow hallway, the darkness grew in intensity the farther he walked, he felt Brick take his hand and pull him in a little closer to him, this made him relax just a bit to know this man was taking control of the current situation. He walked about five more feet and bumped hard into someone standing against the wall, apparently there was a curve in the hallway. He stopped to apologize, but before he could get a word out, his body was covered with roaming hands and probing fingers, someone was unzipping his fly and he could feel someone else undoing his belt buckle. God, this was crazy, no one could see anyone else in this lightless pit, but it seemed everyone was out to get a little of him. Without warning suddenly he was turned around and drawn close to a hard body, he started to push away, then at once it felt very familiar and he knew in his mind that it was Brick and the move was executed to let the others know he was someone else’s possession. The hands withdrew some at once, others more reluctant, lingering to take an extra feel of his thigh, his butt, no part of him was overlooked for once last feel. When it quieted down, Brick took the lead steering him down the crowded hallway and into a dimly lit room. The only light here seemed to be from strings of small blue Christmas lights. It gave the room an eerie feel, a rather cool glow as if evil was waiting just around the corner. Slowly Ty’s eyed adjusted to the dimness of the room and he began to see men standing around and talking with each other. Well most of them were talking, others were doing things that were mostly reserved for the privacy of one’s bedroom. But this is what he had said he wanted, he wanted to watch. There wasn’t anything hard core going on here just a spanking or two and a little light flogging in one corner, but the muffled sounds coming from the rooms further to the back, held promise of stricter discipline. Brick asked Ty what he would like to drink, Ty whispered something in his ear and then Brick approached the bar and ordered two Scotch and waters. The bartender was an older man with a clean cut salt and pepper beard, well built body wise. He was wearing a black leather vest, biker boots, a black jock-strap and nothing else but a red hankie covering the crack in the rear. Ty stared as he bent over making the drinks. Brick knocked him lightly on the back of his head. “Your mama, never told you it was impolite to stare?” “My Mama never saw a sight like that.” He laughed very low. “Where I’m from, no one in their right mind would be tending bar in a public place dressed like that. You know I can’t ever really say I’ve seen a man tending bar.” “Sheltered life?” “Guess so.” Brick handed him his drink, it kind of glowed in the dark, he stared at it without drinking. “Black light
makes it glow like that, it’s safe to drink.” Ty laughed and glancing at the ceiling took a sip from his drink and said, “I never realized they were up there. “Better stay aware of everything around you or you might just miss what you want to see.” “I think I may have already seen enough.” “Really?” “I’m not sure.” “Let’s move on then.” Brick grabbed him by a belt loop and steered him to the red glow toward the end of the actual bar.” The further they went back the louder the sounds. When they entered the second room Ty could hear the cracks of a whip and after each came a muted groan. He looked to his right as they cleared the entry and saw Tom, the taller of Brick's friends bent over what looked like a hitching post his hands cuffed around his ankles, it was the smaller and younger one who was wielding the whip. He had figured it to be the other way around, he leaned over and whispered in Bricks ear, “My mom always did say, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.” “Your mom was exceptionally bright.” Brick kissed him and let go of the belt loop. Just as Jimmy turned and noticed they had indeed come. “Like to try one or two,” he offered the whip to Ty. “I just came to observe,” he declined. “Don’t worry about hurting him“, indicating Tom “He can take more than you can dish out. “Maybe later.” Ty didn’t really want to offend either one of them, but he just wasn’t sure he wanted to be any part of this scene. “It would be my pleasure sir.” Tom looked up at him and winked again. Brick could sense Ty’s nervousness, smiled at his friends and said, “We’ll stop back before we check out, and led Ty onward toward another door at the end of the red room. This doorway had heavy black curtains hanging in front of it so that you couldn’t see anything beyond it. The sounds there were barely audible in the bar, were loud and clear here. As Brick led Ty through the doorway the sounds of passion filled his ears, it engulfed him complete, sending waves of sexual feelings through out his body. They seemed to be coming from every direction in the room, one after the other reaching towards a crescendo of enormous proportions. Ty stared into the silky darkness but still couldn’t see anything at all, he could sense movement all around him though, every once and awhile he could feel something or someone brush against him. Every inch of his skin was alive and pulsating with sexual tension. He felt Brick’s lips on the back of his neck and thought that any second he would just explode. Brick’s hands traced the outline of Ty’s body from just below his nipples downward stopping to undo his buckle and unzip his pants. Ty felt his pants drop [continued on Expose-20]
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one last song ...from EX-18 to the floor as Brick nibbled on his ear. He all but melted into Brick’s arms, he closed his eyes and leaned back against Bricks body pressing him against the wall. He moaned loudly joining in the hedonistic chorus that echoed in his head seemingly now coming from everywhere . Brick began massaging the rump muscles pressed against him, Ty thought for just a moment that he was going to faint and fall, but he opened his eye quickly, suddenly he could see in the darkness, his eyes had adjusted, and almost everywhere he looked men were copulating. No one seemed to pay attention to anyone else except for those in their immediate group, wither it be just two or more. He felt something brush against his leg again and this time looking down he saw there were three guys getting it on right next to him. It was one of the guys long blonde hair that he had felt brush against him several times. He went to move his foot, but realized that he couldn’t because the blonde had rested his head upon it during the last brush across it. He slowly began to wiggle his toes from beneath the head, but was suddenly stopped when the blonde’s hand grabbed his ankle. The blonde man grabbing his foot raised it a little and began sucking on his toes. He was so unready for this that it sent a shock throughout his body causing his to push back against Brick even harder. “Baby, take it easy, you’ll get all you want tonight” Brick whispered in his ear. ‘I promise, anyway you want it, it’s yours.” Ty didn’t answer, but just sighed reaching back for Brick and grasping him. He
could not describe the sensations that were going through him even if he had to. He had never felt quite like this before, who would have imagined that having your toes sucked could produce such sexual tension, well that and being pressed naked against the hottest man you’ve ever met. It was just then that he realized that Brick had taken off all his clothes at some time or another and was indeed pushing back against him from the wall stark naked. He leaned back pushing down on Brick, he felt the blondes’ hands reaching up the inside of his legs, and suddenly felt wet and warm. He reached down and grabbed hold of the head between his thighs and looked down, he almost let out a blood chilling scream, but held back, it was Brick. Brick, down there? But who in the hell had he been riding all this time? He glanced over his shoulder and saw Jimmy smiling back at him. Damn he thought to himself, had this been a set-up all along? Right now it didn’t really matter much, he was well beyond the point of stopping this right now. “Your quite a piece,” Jimmy whispered in his ear. “Where’s your other half?” “Still strapped over the rail, waiting for us to return.” Brick began sliding his tongue up Ty’s body finally standing face to face with him, he leaned forward kissing him, but Ty didn’t respond at once. “You’re pissed with me?” he asked Ty. ‘I don’t know, I just don’t remember you switching places with Jimmy, that’s all. I mean I really like to know who I’m getting it on with.” “I sensed you wanted a little action, I’m sorry.” Brick took his hand, “I’m sorry,
really I am, but you did look like you were enjoying it.” “I didn’t say I wasn’t.” “Do you want to go back to your room.” “Yea, I think so, in a while,” Ty smiled at Brick. “Can I come to?” “As much as you’d like,” and with that said Ty finally kissed him back. Later after they had experimented a little more at the club and began walking back towards the Inn arm and arm again, like they had been together for years. Ty had this feeling of finally belonging to someone, a feeling he had never had before, as if this is where he was meant to be. “A penny for your thoughts,” Brick drew in in nearer to him. “I was just thinking.” “That was obvious. You going to tell me or am I going to have to do something kinky to get it out of you.” “I don’t know, I mean this has been one of the craziest nights of my life.” It’s been great actually, being with you especially. That club.” “You seemed to enjoy yourself, but somehow I’m getting a different vibe now.” “It was exciting in it’s own way, but I don’t think I’d want to be part of that scene all the time.” “Variety is the spice of life you know.” “ They do say that, don’t they. I don’t know though, I’ve grown up thinking that, but somehow as I get a little older I think that there just might be something else.” Before they realized it they were back in front of the Inn. “You still want me to stay over? I mean even if I am a dirty older man.”
“Your not that much older, nor dirtier, just more world-wise I guess you could say.” “Really!” Brick feigned being hurt by that last remark. “Man I’ve had a great time being with you and I just don’t want it to end. I’ve been hoping all along that you were going to spend the night with me. Now I seem to be killing the fact that you might have. I’m going to have to hire a cab to go back to the airport anyway, so why not stay and I can be your first fare tomorrow.” “Sure you’ll be safe with a character like me?” “I’m praying I won’t be.” “Lead the way.” “Lead you astray?” Brick laughed, as they entered the Inn and headed up the stairs to Ty’s room. “Tonight you're mine.” Brick stripped out of his clothes and was on the bed before you could have counted to five. “And tomorrows airport run is on me.” “I was intending to pay for it.” “Oh, you're going to pay for it all right, just get your ass over here.” Ty shut off the lights, quickly undressed and slid into bed and Brick’s waiting arms. To be concluded next issue. You can contact me via this publication or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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