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of the week
From the hot topics to the hot messes and everything in between, here's what you may have missed last week. BY DIEGO WYATT
10 CASTING COUCH NBC is doubling down on the gays for the next season of Celebrity Apprentice. Both Carson Kressley and Boy George have signed on and will face off against the likes of Vince Neil, Kyle Richards and Laila Ali, among others. Photo Courtesy of Rolling Stone
ALL IN THE FAMILY Actor Matt Dallas and music executive Blue Hamilton are ﬁlming a docu-series about their family, which chronicles life after adopting a baby. The series will show the struggles they endure raising a child together. Photo: AP
8 SIMPLY DIVINE A push is currently underway to erect an eight-foot tall concrete and marble monument in honor of drag legend Divine in Baltimore. Many locals hope that it will help boost tourism and commemorate her illustrious career. Photo: Jeffrey Schwarz
7 MAMA MIA! Everyone’s favorite smizing supermodel, Tyra Banks, became a proud mother. Banks and her partner, Erik Asla, welcomed a baby boy, York, via a surrogate. 12 Photo: Maarten de Boer
DRAGGING DRAG RACE Infamous RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7 contestant Jasmine Masters sent the drag world into a tailspin, following a video diary she posted to her social media accounts. For ﬁve minutes, she rants about how the hit series has ruined the drag art form. Photo Courtesy of Jasmine Masters
2 FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME UK’s Attitude Magazine enlists Gus Kenworthy as their March cover model. For the first time, Kenworthy speaks candidly about his first experience with another man, divulging that he made the first move. Photo Courtesy of Sporting News
3 CHARGED UP Former Rentboy.com CEO Jeffrey Hurant was indicted on charges of money laundering and promoting prostitution, following the raid of the company’s New York headquarters a few months back. The fate of the six colleagues that were arrested with him remain up in the air. Photo: AP
OH, DADDY! Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds (and his bulging biceps) cover the March 2016 issue of Men’s Health. Inside, Reynolds talks his insane ﬁtness routine and tripping: “You want to trip balls? Have a kid and see what it’s like to be awake for a month straight.” Hot and hysterical—that’s a winning combinations if we’ve ever seen one. Photo: Ture Lillegraven/Men's Health
HOW YOU DOIN'? The reigning Queen of Talk, Wendy Williams, attempted to call out Kanye West on the heels of allegations that he enjoyed anal pleasure. Williams also insisted that Kim Kardashian was West’s beard. Photo: Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times
LET'S HAVE A KIKI The Sundance Film Festival is buzzing with a number of LGBT-themed ﬁlms, none quite as acclaimed as Kiki. The documentary ﬁlm, directed by Swedish ﬁlmmaker Sara Jordeno, follows LGBTQidentiﬁed youth in New York’s thriving ballroom scene and the politics that rear their head therein. 13
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SHAMIR Lady boy sings the blues.
he bright lights and big city atmosphere of Las Vegas formed some of the earliest memories of 21-year-old singer/songwriter Shamir Bailey. From a young age, Shamir, who is building a mononymous career like many trailblazers before him, soaked in the eclectic soundscape taking shape at the turn of the millennium. Shamir absorbed Outkast and Groove Theory while processing music pioneers like Janis Joplin and Nina Simone. His sound is just as transcendent. At the age of 16, Shamir, who identiﬁes as genderqueer and, as such, doesn’t ascribe to gay labels, fronted a punk rock band with friends and began recording tracks for his ﬁrst EP while still in high school. He was signed to New York City’s Godmode shortly after graduating. Shamir dropped his debut album, Ratchet, in the spring of 2015. It quickly climbed the list of the year’s “Best Of…” music roundups and solidiﬁed him as one of the industry’s most promising newcomers. His brand of electrifying disco house makes his music decidedly current and unmistakably retro at the same time. This anachronistic juxtaposition makes his sound undeniably unique (and irresistible.) The ﬁrst single from Ratchet, "Call It Oﬀ," relies on distorted string work and a danceable baseline tethered to a schizophrenic synthesizer to tell the story of a relationship gone wrong. If disco diva Sylvester had a baby with the Scissor Sisters, it may sound like Shamir. Shamir will open a number of 2016 tour dates for rock royalty Duran Duran and recently covered the band’s enduring hit “Hungry Like the Wolf.” With the promise of new music this year, Shamir is set to take over the world—one disco-laden track at a time.
LIST Set your pop culture aim a little higher. LISTEN. LISTEN
FEATURING DRAKE The (second) lead single from her record-breaking album Anti, this radio-friendly hit picks up where the duo's "What's My Name" left oﬀ.
THE MAGICIANS If you loved (or hated) the Harry Potter ﬁlm franchise, you'll dig this diverse, well-directed incarnation of a magic-themed series.
THE BOOK OF MORMON Showing at Broward Center for the Performing Arts through February 7, the hysterical musical follows a group of Mormon missionaries who discover who they are and what they truly believe in.
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SSAY AY WH WHAT? "I will be forever grateful to Ellen for the kindness she showed me. And that made me want to talk about it."
“Hey, I would love to meet you guys and hang out when you’re not looking like me. So terrifying."
-Jussie Smollett discussing his decision to come out on Ellen.
-Beyoncé in an alleged text to Channing Tatum following their Lip Sync Battle performance.
"We must celebrate those awards shows that do celebrate diversity.” -Laverne Cox discussing diversity in media while attending an Entertainment Weekly celebration honoring the Screen Actors Guild nominees.
"It wasn't just me. We all did. And everyone would do the same thing.” -Justin Bieber via Twitter responding to a New York Daily News article about him rescuing a woman who was hit by a car while riding her bike. @JustinBieber
"What to do after the blizzard of 2016? SLO-MO SNOWBALL FIGHT!" -Hugh Jackman via Twitter @RealHughJackman
“When I heard the sounds of kissing, I became a bit…moist." -Tiffany “New York” Pollard on Celebrity Big Brother UK discussing listening to her housemates kiss one another.
THE CHEAT SHEET What you should be doing and where you should be doing it.
NIGHTLIFE MARDI GRAS WEEKEND KEY WEST Bourbon Street Pub hosts Mardi Gras Weekend Key West 2016 from 2/4 through 2/9.
RAMROD'S PIG DANCE Rub elbows, shoulders and other leather-covered body parts with sexy locals on 2/6 from 10pm to 3am.
SENSATIONAL SATURDAYS AT VILLAGE PUB Outrageous drink specials and a friendly atmosphere. 2/6, starting at 6pm.
LEBOY AMATEUR STRIP CONTEST Prepare to gawk at amateur entertainers as they take the LeBoy Stage. 2/7 at 10:45pm.
ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD? Catch this sold-out Island City Stage comedic mystery smash before it disappears on 2/21.
AYOKIDANS A refreshed production combining dance and world music at the Arsht Center from 2/4 to 2/6.
MUSEUMS ON US NSU Art Museum oﬀers free admission to Bank of America account holders. 2/6 and 2/7.
COMMUNITY MEDITATION CICLE Find peace of mind at Art Serve's weekly meditation circle every Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
SAGE MEN'S DROP-IN In this weekly group, held Wednesdays at 1pm, gay men gather and discuss events at the Pride Center.
SUPER BOWL SHUFFLE SUNDAY FBRUARY 7 BALLZ 12 Super HD Screens, a 144" Big Screen, $5 BBQ meals and drink specials galore. 2031 Wilton Drive
BOARDWALK 12 Big Screens, a BBQ and Buﬀet, 69-cent chicken wings and incredible drink specials. 1721 N Andrews Ave
MONA'S Hot diggity dog cookout, two large screens and a friendly, neighborhood atmosphere. 502 E Sunrise Blvd.
RUMORS A fun-ﬁlled patio party with a halftime buﬀet, drink specials and over $500 in giveaways and cash prizes. 2426 Wilton Drive
VILLAGE PUB A total TV takeover with a complimentary halftime buﬀet and great drink specials. 2283 Wilton Drive
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FLOPPY ROOSTER The Miami hotspot celebrates its twoyear anniversary from 2/3 through 2/7 with happy hour specials.
SUNDAY BRUNCHIC Held weekly on Sundays at 11:30am and 2pm at Palace Nightclub, this brunch spectacular is a local favorite.
BEARS & HARES Hôtel Gaythering hosts this festive fete every Friday from 10pm to 2am, bringing together hotties from all over.
R HOUSE HAPPY HOUR Sip happily at Wynwood's R House with drink specials every Tuesday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm.
PLANETA MACHO Tuesday nights belong to Score as the superclub hosts a sizzling Latin party in Miami with dancers and guest DJs.
The Smarter Mat will revolutionize the way you go grocery shopping. The thin, spacesaving unit connects to a smartphone app that reminds you exactly what you need to snag at the store with an illustration. Simply sit the items you need on the mat before heading out. $110, soon available at wwww.smarter.am.com wwww.smarter.am.com.
Technology rules the world. Stay ahead of the digital curve.
HERE ACTIVE LISTENING
Take selective hearing to the next level with this new age in-ear audio system, allowing you to customize the world around you. Not only can you completely tune out distractions from an app, you can mimic ambient sounds from destinations around the world. Soon available at www.hereplus.me.
The average American adult spends 11 hours per day with electronic media, according to a cross-platform report from Nielsen.
Wearable ﬁtness trackers are at the peak of style at present. The Misﬁt Ray takes things one step further, by incorporating a threeaxis accelerometer motion and sleep tracker into a slick interface. Wear it as a bracelet, necklace or choker. $100, soon available at www.misﬁt.com.
Kiss your standard issue alarm clock goodbye and wake up in style. Sensorwake utilizes smells to get you out of bed in the morning. Customize the scent by choosing from espresso, mown grass, chocolate, and freshly baked croissant, among others. $89, soon available at www.sensorwake.com.
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THE STYLE GUY
“I've never been one to run around in Speedos on the beach.” -Jason Statham
THE RUNDOWN 1. TANK TIME.
Tanks are a beach staple, but can come across douche-y. Avoid the cliché choices and go for a simple, modern ﬁtted basic.
2. TRUNK SHOW.
Punch up your beach look with a bold swimwear selection. It is, after all, the only thing that will remain on after you hit the water.
3. ALL T, ALL SHADES.
Keep those UV rays at bay with a simple pair of sunnies. Add a retro twist with models like Ray Ban's Clubmaster.
4. BACK TO BACKPACK.
If you're not a fan of oversized totes, head out with a simple backpack. Most are lightweight and have tons of storage space.
5. SANDAL VANDAL.
What would a beach day be without a pair of sandals? Invest in a durable pair that you won't be afraid to get dirty.
FROM TOP: BILLABONG STRIPED TANK, $34.95; ORLEBAR BROWN DIVING TRUNKS, $75; RAY-BAN CLUBMASTER, $175; KÅNKEN BACKPACK, $75; DIESEL SPLISH SANDALS, $45.
Show SoFlo's sandy oases who's boss in some badass beachwear. Just don't forget the sunscreen.
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FLOPPY ROOSTER TURNS TWO THERE'S NO NEED TO DO A DOUBLE TAKE. MIAMI'S HOTTEST NUDE MALE GENTLEMAN'S CLUB IS CELEBRATING THEIR TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY FROM FEBRUARY 3 THROUGH FEBRUARY 7. THE SIZZLING HOTPOST IS RINGING IN THEIR SOPHOMORE YEAR WITH DELIGHTS SURE TO PLEASE THE MOST DISCRIMINATING OF PALATES. WITH COCK... TAIL SPECIALS AND THE SEXIEST GUYS IN THE CITY BARING IT ALL TO GREAT DJS, IT IS THE PLACE TO BE.
BY JAMEER BAPTISTE
he Super Bowl has nothing on Floppy Rooster. Yes, they might share the same celebratory anniversary weekend; but ask yourself, would you rather watch hot muscular men rub against each other in tights on television or witness the same muscle-bound men baring it all right before your very eyes? It sounds like a no brainer. If men in their birthday suits isn’t enticing enough then perhaps Floppy Rooster’s giveaways will be exciting enough to get you to stop on in. Starting on Wednesday February 3, Floppy Rooster will kick off its five-night birthday celebration with complimentary Absolut and Jameson cocktails from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm on each day, except Saturday. Saturday will be a pleasant switch to complimentary Chambord Vodka Lemonades from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Friday February 5 is a great day to stop in, because, along with their complimentary drinks, they will be providing complimentary food too. That’s free grub and booze all while you enjoy fine male specimens. Floppy Rooster sure knows how to treat their guests. “We want to provide a comfortable space
for all to come and enjoy a relaxing night out in Miami,” says Sam Yovan, the club’s manager. “After all, without our clientele we are nothing.” The celebration is really to honor the club’s patrons and they want everyone who walks through their doors to feel the love. Get ready to have a jolly good time as you gawk at all the hot dancers swarming around you. And just like in football, these seductive men come in all shapes and sizes. Don’t take our word for it. Get up close and personal with a nude dancer of your choice in a semi-private lap dance room or one of their fully private rooms. Or become part of the show and experience a lap dance on stage by two dancers for $80.00. When in Rome... “Whatever special request a guest asks for, we will try to accommodate,” promises Yovan. “We strive for the best guest services in the industry.” Enough explaining. Get there and experience it for yourself. Floppy Rooster 7018 NW 72nd Ave. Miami, FL 33166 786-766-0778
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tephen Tendrich has all of the best qualities: He’s handsome, he’s funny and he’s smart. Plus, he’s a go-getter and accomplished to boot. But his best qualities by far are his humility and love for life.
It’s rare that you encounter someone who is a free-spirited goofball that suits up every day to help special needs children on a daily basis. Tendrich rises before the sun peeks its head out from the clouds to educate an autistic, deaf student. He also spends his nights behind the bar making everyone laugh. Tendrich received his teacher’s license from Columbia University in 2013. It was an accomplishment he achieved out of his passion to help others and his love for his mother. Tendrich's mother always wanted to be a teacher, but never had the chance to fulfill her dream. So, like the awesome man he is, Tendrich took to teaching in part to make his mother proud. Immediately, after graduating college when many celebrated with self-indulgence, Tendrich jetted off to Africa in yet another display of humility. Tendrich spent three weeks volunteering in Ghana as a special needs teacher. He helped students who ranged in age from age three to seventeen learn basic educational lessons and how to cope with everyday life. Tendrich is devoted to helping children with special needs, because, although they can take care of themselves, they need a little more help doing so than children that aren’t diagnosed with a learning challenge. Tendrich’s passion for teaching hasn’t taken away from his love for life and his quirky sense of humor. His smile is always on especially when he’s behind the bar. Tendrich has been bartending since the age of 21. He's admired the profession since when he was a server at T.G.I. Friday’s. He was so fascinated with the profession that he would routinely peer over the bar to observe how drinks were made and all that went into being a bartender.
Eventually, he got his opportunity to step behind the bar when a manager at the restaurant decided to replace the existing snotty crew with the capable servers that were on staff. The manager threw them behind the bar and gave them a drink menu to show them the ropes. Luckily for Tendrich, all that bar stocking came in handy and other than a few lessons learned, he excelled quite nicely. That’s only the beginning of Tendrich’s series of adventures. Soon after graduating with his Bachelor’s degree in communications at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida, Tendrich found his way to Canne, France interning for the Kodak Pavilion Company as an aspiring radio jockey. He returned to the States and settled in New York with the hopes of breaking into the radio business as a shock jock, a quick-witted radio host that spews out the unthinkable at every given second. As he pursued his dream of being the next Howard Stern, he practiced his menacing talk on his patrons at the bar. Tendrich eventually tired of his stalled shock jock endeavors, but kept the persona behind the bar, which landed him a bartending gig on Fire Island for multiple summers while he lived in New York. Tendrich recently moved back to Florida, where he was born and raised, due to his father’s battle with prostate cancer. Today, Tendrich is still that fun-loving guy with a big heart. No matter what he does, whether it’s growing his nonprofit, Pink Nail Society, in order to help insured men pay for their prostate cancer bills, teaching children with special needs or tending bar, he feels that they all require the same essential components: patience, attentiveness, innovation and empathy. And don't forget about a boatload of humor. Laugh it up with the charming Tendrich at Hunters Nightclub every Thursday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Hunters Nightclub 2232 Wilton Dr. Wilton Manors, FL 33305 954-630-3556
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ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A GAY GUY? THE QUESTIONS THE SCORECARD 1
In 1994, this Swedish furniture company became the first to feature a gay couple in a TV commercial.
Name the director responsible for cult film favorites, like: Hairspray, Pink Flamingos and Serial Mom.
What is the name of Jack McFarland’s hilariously tragic one-man show on Will & Grace?
Released in 2012, this mainstream animated film became the first to feature an openly gay character.
Name the flamboyant American figure skater who came out in his 2011 memoir, Welcome to My World.
Which original LogoTV series followed a gay, hopelessly romantic screenwriter living in LA and his three
Name the director of last year’s critically panned Stonewall film.
What pioneering drag queen became the very first face of MAC’s VIVA GLAM collection?
Name the first openly gay superhero in the Marvel Comics universe.
9/9. You're a Gold Star Gay. Congratulations on being a card-carrying, rainbow flag waving member of the tribe! Now, stop gloating. 8/9. You're no Dan Savage, but you're still pretty fierce. Just don't go getting a big head about it.
6-7/9. You've been to your fair share of Pride events and probably watch more reality TV than you care to admit. You get a pass. 5/9. You're bisexual (or a lesbian, hey, girl, hey). And that's OK. Please report to the nearest library and do a little research about the LGBT community. Thanks in advance. 3-4/9. If you don't feel bad about your performance, you should. Public school is not to blame for your disappointing score. 1-2/9. You may be reading the wrong publication. Take a moment to review the cover and make an informed decision for yourself. Good luck with that.
ANSWERS: 1. IKEA; 2. JOHN WATERS; 3. "JUST JACK"; 4. PARANORMAN; 5. JOHNNY WEIR, 6. NOAH'S ARC; 7. ROLAND EMMERICH; 8. RUPAUL; 9. NORTHSTAR.
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WHO . WHAT . WHEN . WHERE ANOTHER WEEK DOWN, ANOTHER WEEK TO GO. STAY AHEAD OF THE SOCIAL CURVE BY KEEPING UP TO DATE WITH WHAT'S HAPPENING LOCALLY. WE'VE GATHERED SOME OF THE HOTTEST TICKETS IN TOWN, BUT, ULTIMATELY, THE CHOICE IS YOURS. BY PATRICK ROBERT
NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS & SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA THURSDAY 2/4 AT 7:30PM Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Known for his unique arrangements of modern rock music, Christopher O’Riley is one of classical music’s biggest names. The pianists has gained a solid fan base from hosting popular NPR program From the Top. Tonight he lends his considerable talents to the New World School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra production, performing a solo of Rachmanioff’s “Piano Concert No. 2.” The rest of the program features conductor Alfred Gershfeld leading the orchestra in more Rachmaninoff songs, including “Symphonic Dances.” 7:30 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. 33132.
BARRY MANILOW FRIDAY 2/5 AT 7:30PM BB&T Center
Consummate entertainer Barry Manilow, known for his romantic, middle-of-theroad ballads, burst onto the music scene in the ‘70s and ever since has had over 38
Top 40 hits from 31 different albums. He has won Grammys, Tonys, Emmys, and was even nominated for an Oscar. Hits include “Copacabana,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Mandy,” “Weekend in New England,” and “Looks Like We Made It.” 7:30 p.m. BB&T Center. 2555 NW 136th Ave. Sunrise. 33323.
PATTI LABELLE FRIDAY 2/5 AT 8PM
Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Starting out as the lead singer for vocal group Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, the diva has recorded songs in her historic career from such diverse genres as R&B, soul, dance, and gospel. Her most popular songs include the famously covered “Lady Marmalade,” the career defining “You Are My Friend,” and the 1980s commercial staple “New Attitude.” Her singing career has translated into notable appearances on shows like A Different World and American Horror Story: Freak Show. Tonight’s performance showcases the seventy-year-old songbird’s eternal voice. 8:00 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. 33132.
PHOTOS: PATTI LABELLE, AP; PENN AND TELLER, PUBLICITY PHOTO; DIANA ROSS, JASON DECROW/AP., MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL, PUBLICITY PHOTO; CLASSICAL MUSIC, BISHKO; BARRY MANILOW, AP; PATTI LABELLE, REUTERS.
PENN AND TELLER SATURDAY 2/6 AT 8PM
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts The magical duo Penn and Teller have been performing their unique tricks and stand-up for almost forty years. Penn Jillette is the pairing’s main spokesperson and storyteller with Teller serving as a pantomiming sidekick, a shtick that has helped the kings of The Strip to been named the "Las Vegas Magicians of the Year "seven times. Along with their magic, the two help promote atheism and libertarianism through their show Penn and Teller: Bullshit! 8:00 p.m. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach. 33401.
KEVIN NEALON SATURDAY 2/6 AT 7:30PM Palm Beach Improv
As Saturday Night Live’s longest running cast member, Kevin Nealon drew acclaim for both his wry sense of humor and enduring characters. The Weekend Update anchor, Hans and Franz, and Mr. No Depth Perception garnered laughs
on a weekly basis. After his long tenure at SNL Nealon gained more followers in his supporting role on the popular marijuana sitcom Weeds. In it, he played Doug Wilson—a corrupt, pot-head politician who weasels his way into the main character’s various machinations. 7:30 p.m. Palm Beach Improv. 550 S. Rosemary Ave. West Palm Beach. 33401.
THREE LITTLE BIRDS SUNDAY 2/7 AT 8PM
Aventura Arts and Cultural Center The family-friendly production Three Little Birds, part of The Family Fun Series at Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, incorporates popular Bob Marley reggae songs into a delightful, colorful, and lively production expounding the virtues of love and joy. Ziggy, a shy and reclusive young boy, must embark on an adventure across an island in order to find the true meaning of living. The Family Fun Series takes beloved children’s books and turns them into musical adventures. 11:00 a.m. Aventura Arts and Cultural Center. 3385 NE 188th St. Aventura. 33180.
PHOTOS: PENN AND TELLER, PUBLICITY PHOTO; KEVIN NEALON COURTESY OF CBS/KROQ; THREE LITTLE BIRDS, BRUCE DOUGLAS.
MAGIC AND MAYHEM: THE ART OF ICONIC TOYS MONDAY 2/8 AT 10AM Young at Art Museum
Magic and Mayhem explores the way iconic toys have shaped both the cultural landscape and the art world. Curated by Young At Art’s design team, the exhibit highlights two of the most iconic toys of the past decades: Transformers and My Little Pony. Murals, sculpture, photography, and mixed media inspired by iconic toys will be on display. Featured artists from South Florida include Christopher Ian MacFarlane, Rob Cabrera, Samantha Salzinger, Amanda Covach, and Tatiana Suarez. 10:00 a.m. Young at Art Museum. 751 SW 121st Ave. Davie. 33325.
DIANA ROSS TUESDAY 2/9 AT 8PM Hard Rock Live
When not touching Lil’ Kim’s breast or co-starring in inventive, racially-charged retellings of The Wizard of Oz, Diana Ross finds time to perform her signature music. Known for her diva-esque personal-
ity and signature voice, the legendary Supremes and solo artist found public adoration with such hits as “I’m Coming Out,” “Where Did Our Love Go?,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” and “You Can’t Hurry Love.” She recently won her first Grammy, a Lifetime Achievement Award honoring her distinguished career. 8:00 p.m. Hard Rock Live. 5747 Seminole Way. Hollywood. 33314.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL WEDNESDAY 2/10 AT 8PM
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts This Broadway jukebox musical tells the story of the founding and running of the Motown record label. Barry Gordy is known for establishing the careers of such legendary artists as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson. The 2013 musical received four Tony Award nominations, including Best Orchestrations and Best Sound Design. Songs featured in the show include “ABC” and “Baby I Need Your Loving.” 8:00 p.m. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach. 33401.
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American Idol alum Keith London sounds off. BY ALEXANDER KACALA
ON THE GAYDAR On the 13th season of American Idol in 2014, contestant Keith London revealed his sexual identity by refusing to amend the pronouns in Beyoncé’s “If I Was a Boy.” Billed as the first out competitor on the hit reality series, currently in its farewell season, the boy next door was soon eliminated, not making it as far as he hoped. Two years later, London is making his way across the country, developing his social media and stage presence and getting a little bit more intimate with the world around him. Tell me about coming out on American Idol. I came out while I was in Hollywood Week. I sang Beyoncé’s ‘If I Was a Boy’ and ‘Same Love’ by Macklemore. I didn’t know if they would air it. When they did air it, I posted on Twitter: ‘I guess the cat’s out of the bag. I’m gay,’ just to confirm any questioning out there. I made it to the round after that which was the group round. I did a good job at that controversial round. They couldn’t cut me because I sang well. By the next round, they wouldn’t even film me. And then I got cut. What was your experience once you came out during filming? I really am just the boy next door. My gayness is a secondary thing. I’m me. There is nothing really different when it comes to that. There is a history on American Idol of homophobia. It has been alleged that earlier contestants were urged not to share their sexual identity with the world. They didn’t say anything specifically. I did know once I made it through that round. The main executive producer of the show gave me a nod; like a good nod that I did something good. I do feel in my gut that it got me cut. I felt like a favorite before. You know when you are a favorite. The camera crews are always around you and then all of sudden they weren’t. The category I was in was the ‘straight boy next door that all the little girls would vote for.’ Once I came out, it changed me. I have talked to producers and they say that they aren’t homophobic. They are casting something and they are trying to make money off of you. They want to cast people that most of America is going to like. I wanted to show a different side of the gay community which hasn’t really been shown on TV. There is no character like me.
What have you been up to since the show? Since the show, I have been trying to build my social media following. Social media is super important and that is how everyone can connect with you. I have also been writing a bit, and doing shows here and there around the country. I have done some bear events and other gay events kind of low key. This year I am going to be putting out an album of original stuff and really pushing it and giving it my all. Sounds like the bear community has really embraced you? Yeah. Kind of. I need to gain some more weight and grow some more hair. (Laughs) That’s what I am attracted to though. I am very open about that. It’s not stereotypical. I am very open about liking the bears. If they want me to perform, I get to meet some bears and sing my songs as well. Looking back, would you have changed your decision to come out on the show? You never know when you are going to get cut. You don’t want to wait too long because then you may never have had a chance. You are there with the top 200 singers in the country and you have to give it your all. I didn’t want to get up there and sing a song that didn’t mean anything to me or one in which you couldn’t hear the emotion in my voice. I wanted to sing something that meant something to me. I’m glad I did it, but I do wish I would have waited until a little bit later in the competition. There is no real guarantee I would have made it. You are performing at Village Pub on Thursday February 4. Tell us a little bit about that show. I am going to be doing some of my favorite covers and one or two originals. I’ll be doing some Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith, definitely some of my favorites and some new songs I haven’t done live. My tour is called “Intimate.” I want everyone to come and listen and enjoy my music. I need to be specific on that. This is more of an acoustic thing. It’s just me and my guitar. Hopefully, people who come will want to enjoy some music and then after we can drink and dance and have fun. For tickets to London’s show at the Village Pub 9:30pm on Thursday February 4, visit www.officialkeithlondon.com/shows-tickets.html.
"THE CATEGORY I WAS IN WAS THE ‘STRAIGHT ‘ BOY NEXT DOOR THAT ALL THE LITTLE GIRLS WOULD VOTE FOR.’ ONCE I CAME OUT, IT CHANGED ME." -KEITH LONDON
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WHEN I FIRST STARTED WORKING OUT, I DID IT JUST SO I COULD BE IN THE PRESENCE OF HOT GUYS.
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AS WE GET OLDER, WE MAY START TO TAKE FOR GRANTED SOME OF THE FREEDOMS WE ONCE LONGED FOR AS YOUTH. SUNSERVE IS ENSURING THAT THE FUTURE OF LGBT YOUTH CONTINUES TO GROW BRIGHTER WITH THEIR MENTOR IT BETTER PROGRAM, WHICH ALLOWS INDIVUDALS WHO IDENTIFY AS LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL OR TRANSGENDER TO PAY IT FORWARD TO YOUNGER MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.
BY JAMEER BAPTISTE
ost of us can remember those days in high school when we yearned for some guidance from someone who identified with us and could sympathize with our struggles. For most of us, however, it was far from reality and life was a daily battle. Luckily, times have changed and programs are in place to help our youth flourish with a helpful hand to guide them in the right direction. “Growing up, I had no one to talk to about my sexuality that truly understood what I was experiencing because the people who I could speak to were straight,” recalls Sobourney Barnes, Youth Outreach Trainer at Sunserve. “To me, this program is a way to give LGBT youth a confidant who understands what they are going through because they also identify as LGBT. Sunserve’s Mentor It Better program has been in place since March 2014. The program works in conjunction with Broward County High Schools by connecting LGBT adults (mentor) with LGBT high school students (mentees). For an entire school year, the mentor and mentee spend one hour of every week together talking about whatever comes to mind. “For the mentee, it means that they don’t have to be afraid of the future. They have an example of what comes after the constant roller coaster of drama that is high school,” adds Barnes. “For the mentors, I think it’s a chance for them to give back to the youth what they may have been missing in some way when they were younger.” A mentee must be an LGBT high school
student between the ages of 14 and 18 and must attend one of the select Broward County Schools that are part of the program. As for the mentors, they must be 19 years of age or older and out of high school. Once each mentor passes a level 2 background check, they are interviewed and trained by the Sunserve team to guarantee they have the tools needed to be an amazing mentor. “I’ve seen how this program can cause the mentees to be more open," says Barnes. "There is one mentee who was very shy and reserved when I first met them last school year. Since being in the program, they have become an officer in their school’s Gay-Straight Alliance and they’re becoming more of an activist in the community for LGBT youth.” To inquire more about the program and learn the participating Broward County schools, contact Barnes via email at email@example.com or by phone at 954-764-5150, extension 207. Sunserve 2312 Wilton Dr. Wilton Manors, FL 33305 954-764-5150
PUMPING IRON AND LOSING WEIGHT BY TOM BONANTI
or years, ﬁtness gurus and health professionals have maintained that strength training is for people who want to gain weight in the form of muscle mass, and that cardiovascular exercise, like running, biking, swimming, etc., is the fastest way to lose weight. Would I rock your world to inform you that this is no longer believed to be the case? Low to moderate intensity aerobic exercise is beneﬁcial for improving the cardio-vascular system. Your time on the treadmill, out hiking in nature, or swimming in the ocean are great for building strong lungs and a healthy heart. The repetitive nature of these activities is also good for relieving stress. Sure, you will burn fat and calories, but if you over-train, you’ll tear down lean muscle causing your metabolism and energy levels to “go down the tubes”. That’s why more studies are indicating that a better method of fat loss lies in high intensity (anaerobic) strength training. For more Fitness, visit www.guymag.net.
Here’s how it works. While doing cardio (aerobic) exercise you are expending energy and burning calories. As soon as you climb oﬀ the Lifecycle or take oﬀ your running shoes, your body slows down and the amount of calories you burn slacks oﬀ. When you pump iron, your body burns fewer calories during the session, but because of the intensity of the activity (light to heavy sets, multiple movements, etc.) your body continues to burn fat and calories for hours, even days after your workout. Simply stated, when you lift weights, the metabolic and hormonal spikes that occur inside your body can transform you into a fat burning, muscle building animal 24/7! As always, when you embark upon a weight loss program, you have to reduce caloric intake as well as burn more calories. Doing cardio is the best way to burn a lot of extra calories quickly. The advantage of weight training is that while you may not burn as many calories during your session, you’ll continue to burn more
calories and fat long after you rack your last dumbbell. Furthermore, the more lean muscle you build, the more fat and calories you’ll burn all the time even while you’re asleep! Here are some important pointers to consider when you’re pumping iron and on your journey to lose weight:
1. When lifting weights to burn fat, chose manageable weights that allow you to do three to four sets of 15-20 repetitions of each exercise. Make sure to include such multi joint exercises as squats, bench presses, military presses, and pullups. 2. Move rapidly from station to station and cut rest time between sets to under a minute. 3. Train the whole body on nonconsecutive days, 3 to 4 times per week. Alternate sets of lower body and upper body exercises. For example, do four or five sets of biceps curls, then train
glutes with lunges, then onto dumbbell chest presses, etc. 4. Challenge yourself by learning new exercises and new training routines. 5. Don’t be obsessed with the scale. Seek out a trainer who can estimate your body fat % which is a more accurate indicator of how much weight you must lose. How do your clothes fit? How’s your energy level? What does the mirror show you? You are not just aiming at weight loss, you are seeking an overall better level of fitness.
Tom Bonanti is a certiﬁed personal trainer and licensed massage therapist with his own gym and studio, Pump’n Inc., located at 1271 NE 9th Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33304. Contact Tom at TrainerTomB@aol.com with questions or set up a free consultation by calling (954) 557-1119. For additional information, visit www. pumpnincgym.com.
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OSCAR-WORTHY? 'TIS THE SEASON TO GO FOR THE GOLD...
ominated for an Academy Award (and favored to win) in the Best Foreign Language Film category and already the winner of a Golden Globe, the brutal and relentlessly bleak Hungarian film Son Of Saul (Samuel Goldwyn Classics), set in Auschwitz in 1944, is definitely not for the faint of heart. Just when you thought you may have heard every possible depressing Holocaust story configuration, along comes this grim story about one man’s mission to give a boy a proper burial. The titular Saul (Géza Röhrig), a Hungarian Jew detached from the horrors of his morbid job as one of the sonderkommandos
(Jewish concentration camp prisoners tasked with disposing of corpses following their demise in the gas chambers), finds a new purpose in life. A boy is discovered barely still breathing among the dead bodies in the “showers.” A Nazi doctor is summoned to the scene and after declaring the event a rarity smothers the boy and orders an autopsy. Saul witnesses everything and takes it upon himself to hide the boy’s body while searching for a rabbi to perform a makeshift funeral. Even though he is childless, Saul calls the dead boy his son as if to give his task a greater purpose. However, the other sonderkommandos have a different plan for Saul. They
BY GREGG SHAPIRO
need him to assist in what will undoubtedly turn out to be an ill-fated uprising. Saul’s quest is agonizing. Watching him traverse the camp, ominously dragging bodies to the ovens, shoveling ash into a lake, sorting and collecting the belongings of the dead, ushering people to their death, is excruciating. Particularly since his deadened emotions have returned as he attempts to complete this meaningful act. When all is said and done Son of Saul is an impressive feature-length debut by director and co-writer László Nemes. Röhrig’s portrayal of Saul is indelible, the kind that remains with you long after the credits have rolled.
It’s been a while since an R-rated animated film (remember A Scanner Darkly? What about South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut?) has hit the big screen. Leave it to director Charlie Kaufman, the writer behind Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, to take the genre in new and unexpected directions with his striking stop-motion animated film Anomalisa (Paramount). Motivational customer service speaker and author Michael (voiced by David Thewlis) has left L.A. for a speaking engagement at a hotel in Cincinnati. Adored by his legion of followers, Michael’s personal life is in desperate need of motivation. His marriage is on shaky ground and his relationship with his young son could use some work. While in Cincinnati, Michael attempts to reconnect with an ex-girlfriend who he hurt deeply years before. Their reunion is a disaster. However, Michael clicks with a pair of female fans in town for his presentation. One of the women in particular, Lisa (voiced by Jennifer Jason Leigh), piques his interest and they end up having sex. It’s probably best to stop there because, well, a pair of stopmotion-animation characters have sex, including a prolonged cunnilingus segment. Yes, you read that right. That’s not even the strangest part of the movie. For example, with the exception of Michael and Lisa, all the rest of the characters, including Michael’s wife and son, his ex-girlfriend Belle, Lisa’s best friend, the hotel staff, a cab driver and others,
male and female, are all voiced by Tom Noonan. Plus, Michael has this existential crisis that only Kaufman could have come up with. Funny and freaky, and nominated for an Academy Award, Anomalisa is truly an anomaly. “A mostly true story,” The Lady In the Van (BBC Films) once again pairs gay writer Alan Bennett with gay director Nicholas Hytner and effortlessly adds the brilliant Dame Maggie Smith to the formula resulting in a touching and incredibly entertaining experience. In the early 1970s, playwright Bennett (Alex Jennings) lived in a house in Camden Town in London. It was there that he wrote plays, regularly argued with himself, brought home the occasional male trick, and attempted to keep his mother at bay by talking to her on the phone and discouraging visits. His life changed considerably when Miss Shepherd (Smith, overlooked for an Oscar for her performance), a homeless devout Catholic ex-nun and former concert pianist who had been on the lam since a deadly car accident years before, parked her rundown caravan in his driveway. Shepherd, who relied on the kindness of strangers (without ever expressing a word of gratitude), had taken up residency on the street moving her vehicle as necessary. When she pulled in to Bennett’s driveway, neither of them realized she would be there for 15 years. Throughout her extended stay, as Shepherd struggled to maintain a grasp on reality, the duo developed an unlikely camaraderie, which is at the heart of the film.
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