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July 24, 2013 #192

THE WEEK PG 33

COVER STORY PG 18

NUTRITION PG 49 Bobby Blair Publisher Kevin Hopper Associate Publisher Grant James Editor

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“All-American” Sensation Steve Grand Talks Ex-Gay Therapy, Being Labeled as a Country Singer, and His Unexpected Internet Fame BY

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In these days of instant internet celebrity, overnight sensations are a dime a dozen. But Chicago-based gay singer/songwriter Steve Grand seems to be an exception with his song “All-American Boy” and its accompanying video. Sure, he’s breathtaking to look at, and that doesn’t hurt. He’s even put in time as a model. More than just a pretty face and amazing body, Grand is a musician with a message. Striking a chord across boundaries, Grand’s song and video of unrequited love, set to an unlikely country music beat, has found a devoted audience and earned more than a million views on YouTube. On the (boot)heels of this viral video, Grand has received attention and coverage from a variety of sources, including The Huffington Post, Good Morning, America and The Los Angeles Times, not to mention numerous LGBT websites and publications. A proudly gay voice for his generation (and others), Grand is still getting used to being in the spotlight. I recently spoke with him about the experience, his music, and his future as an artist. Steve, how does it feel to be a YouTube sensation? More than anything, I’m just grateful my song has reached so many people so quickly. And reached people that it has meaning for. People that feel the same way I felt and that it resonates with people emotionally. That’s all I hoped for. That’s all you can hope for as a songwriter, as one who makes music and performs. As far as being a YouTube sensation goes [laughs], I am more than one song and one video. I certainly hope that this is just the very beginning, the tip of the iceberg, of a career. Because that’s what I got into this to do, not to be a flash in the pan. To continue to create good music that resonates with people emotionally. Is there anything in your background or training as an artist and performer that prepared you for this moment?

I started taking piano when I was six years old. When I was four I started making models of pianos out of cardboard. I was so fascinated even with just the aesthetic of a piano. I was obsessed with Schroeder, from Charlie Brown, and his piano. I would go through different phases as a kid, as we all do and I would get obsessed and driven to be creative. Whenever I would get into something I would want to replicate it, express it in my own way out of cardboard. My parents picked up on it and they got us this old, shitty upright piano and we all started taking lessons. I was the one that was really into it, especially the piano. I took music classes in high school. Did you give piano recitals? At a local church, but it wasn’t a contest and I wasn’t being evaluated by someone from a university or something. My teacher was a stay-athome mom, a very talented woman. I didn’t really understand music theory until I was a teenager and then everything started to click. When I started to play guitar and started to listen to rock music, there was a guitar teacher who really helped develop my ear and help me listen to things and feel things out. I feel like I have a really good balance of traditional, classical training balanced with playing by ear. I can read charts and sight read to some degree and I also know what chords are being played when I listen to a song on the radio. Because “All-American Boy” has a touch of twang, the song is being pigeonholed as country and even led to you receiving a favorable mention on a Nashville website. But being an openly gay musician in Music City can still be risky as we saw when Chely Wright came out as a lesbian. Do you have any thoughts about that? I never set out to write a country song. I would never dismiss (that) if it sounds like country to some people. That’s fine. At the heart of it country music STEVE GRAND INTERVIEW continues on page 20

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is good storytelling and “All-American Boy” is a story. So I think that’s where that comes from. I think also the imagery in the video leads people to give it that title. Even if I am labeled as a country singer, which isn’t a label I gave myself, I certainly wouldn’t want to take away anything from the brave men and women who came before me. “All-American Boy” could just as easily been arranged as a power pop tune, an acoustic folk number or an electronic dance track. Right! With that in mind, are there plans for the song to be remixed for club play? I’m going to let people do what they want with it. I’m not skilled enough to make that happen by myself. I would be open to hearing that that would sound like. I’m a songwriter. What I think a good song is is a song that can be totally stripped down with just vocals and piano or vocals and guitar, so you can strip the song down to the raw basic elements and it still sounds beautiful, I think that’s one of the ways you know you have a good song. That’s something I always try to do in my writing. I think the songwriting should transcend any sort of trendy sound. So I would be up to hearing how (a remix) sounds [laughs]. I’m a little nervous, but I’m not above that or anything. Of course it would be really cool to hear it. Have you written and recorded any other songs? Yes. I’ve been writing since age 11, so I have lots of music that I’ve written. I’ve been recording for a long time, too. I’m always changing my mind and I obsess over certain parts. Sometimes I’ll do a vocal take 300 times, so things take me kind of a while. But I do have a lot of songs recorded. From the response I got here, it’s obviously inspired me and influenced what will come next. Are you being inundated with offers from record labels and if so, are you taking them under consideration or would you prefer to remain an independent artist? I definitely don’t want to close the door to any opportunities or offers at this point. So I’m keeping an open mind. I believe that we’re in a day and age where we can do it independently. There are pros and cons on both sides. You have to consider who you are as an artist, what you want to be and what kind of impact you want to have. Ultimately, that all plays into the decision I’ll have to make. I don’t want to be rushed along into making a decision about something I worked towards my whole life. That’s absurd. I will be the one to decide when I make those moves. I’ve concentrated on the people for whom the song has resonated already, that it’s struck a chord with. I want to honor them and

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continue to give them my best work, work that’s from my heart and soul. You mentioned the impact that the song has had. For a lot of LGBT folks, “All-American Boy” is instantly relatable because everyone has had the experience of being attracted to or falling love with someone straight or unattainable. How personal is that experience for you? Wow! What a good question. We’ve all been there, and I mean gay, straight, bi, whoever you are. We’ve all fallen for someone that we can’t have, but it especially rings true in the specific story for LGBT people. It is the story of my life since I was 13. I was always crushing on the straight guy. I think it’s always been there because I grew up in a place where gay people weren’t visible. I was always crushing on my best friends. I think that’s the case, probably, for a lot of us. The song isn’t about anyone specific. It’s the accumulation of experiences. I definitely knew the story, as far as the video goes, all the imagery and things like that. I had a very particular vision in mind. I think all that was influenced by everything I’ve been through, growing up and having this happen to me over and over again. What kind of advice would you offer in that situation? [Laughs] Hold on and don’t make yourself fucking crazy. It’s tough, but it’s going to happen. It’s a part of life. Unless you’re in a world that’s exclusively gay, which I think few of us are, it’s going to happen. I think there’s a great power in being able to express it. I needed to get the song off my chest because I feel like that’s how I reconciled how I felt. I think it has helped people. I’ve read their messages, saying “Thank you for telling my story,” and then they tell me what happened to them with their guys. I try to play therapist [laughs]. As a songwriter and performer you get to play a lot of different roles that I’m in various stages of ready for. Because of your religious upbringing and what you went through with your family and ex-gay therapy you are being looked up to as a symbol of strength and overcoming the odds. What does that mean to you? It’s very flattering to be a symbol of anything like that. To some degree I feel like, wow, I can’t live up to that [laughs]. Don’t put me in a position to be a role model. But the story is true. I don’t want to let people down. I got into this to play music as a way to express myself and tell stories. My focus now is not letting the people who put their trust in me down and being there for them. You had a gig performing at The Joynt in Chicago. Did you ever play originals or did you stick to cover material? guymagtube


If people asked for them, I would sometimes play originals. But I never played “All-American Boy,” though [laughs]. Have you gotten any feedback from your followers at The Joynt? Yes, some. I had regulars who would come and see me all the time. I’ve gotten some really positive feedback and that’s been really cool. What is the next step for you professionally? I’m trying to build a team now because this is a little bigger than one or two people can handle. Trying to put together team of people who know, respect and can see my vision and can help point me in the right direction so that I’m staying true to myself and true to my art. Then I want to start releasing more music. It’s a lot and I’m just going, going, going right now. It’s going to be a while guymag.net

before I get a real vacation [laughs]. As we speak, you are at the airport on the way to New York. Have you been recognized? Not so far. In my hometown, I have, by people I don’t know [laughs]. But not at the airport in my gym shorts – my hair looks terrible and I’m wearing an old T-shirt – not that I’ve been aware of, at least. Finally, Steve, there is a famous tagline from the Diana Ross movie Mahogany which goes “Success is nothing without someone you love to share it with.” Do you have someone you love to share it with you? I have lots of people that I love that have been there supporting me. Yes, I’m sharing it with my family and my close friends. I’m lucky enough to have quite a few people.

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RUFF HANGING AT THE VILLAGE

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BEWITCHED...

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Marvin Nathan is shocked by something that dancer Joel said to her at The Boardwalk!

CHER AND JOAN: CAN WE TALK?

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THE WEEK

The Monkees, Jekyll & Hyde and a Block Party ____________________ Thursday

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Wines From Around the Globe o Once a month, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale hosts an evening that educates the palette instead of the mind. Everyday Wines From Around the Globe pairs a special guest chef with fine wines, giving patrons a fantastic culinary experience in an intimate setting. For more information (and to RSVP), visit moafl.org. 6 p.m. Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. 1 E Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale, 33301.

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Birthday Gift Giveaway and Daisy Deadpetals

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oUsually a birthday celebration is all about the birthday boy, but Rumors General Manager, Brendan Corman, has decided to do things a little differently this year. From 7 to 10 p.m. (in a joint party with friend Ricky), Brendan’s presents will be given away through raffle drawings (five winners will be drawn every hour), free appetizers will be served, and a show by the one and only Daisy Deadpetals will begin shortly after. $3 Long Islands, free food and gifts? We’ll see you there. 5 p.m. Rumors Bar & Grill. 2426 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, 33305.

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the Block is a biannual event that aims “to build a stronger sense of connection in the local creative community,” according to the event’s Facebook. The collaboration between design companies Cadence, helium creative and C&I Studios caters to the Fort Lauderdale art scene, carving out a niche for local artists looking to congregate and socialize. This edition of Revel on the Block happens to coincide with Fat Village’s monthly artwalk event, where galleries open up their doors to the public for the night, offering a variety of fantastic work by local artists. The block is also temporarily reimagined, complete with pop up shops, markets, food trucks and live music. 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fat Village Arts District. 523 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, 33301.

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oBritish American rock legends, The Monkees, are reunited and on tour again. Following the death of band member Davy Jones, the remaining three members banded together to tour again in the fall of 2012. The tour was received so well by fans and critics alike that the band added 24 additional tour dates for the summer of 2013: The tour marks the first time that Michael Nesmith has performed with the band again since 1997. Monkee Micky Dolenz told Rolling Stone, “The reaction to the last tour was euphoric. It was pretty apparent there was a demand for another one.” The tour is appropriately titled “A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees.” See the “Daydream Believer” hit-makers in this extremely rare performance in the comfort of Mizner Park. 8 p.m. 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 33432.

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THE WEEK Ru Paul’s Drag Race Runner-Up Roxy Andrews o Roxy Andrews (first-runner-up from Season 5 of Ru Paul’s Drag Race) will be the guest of honor at The Manor this weekend. Though the Orlando native may have lost the competition to Jinkx Monsoon, she still made an impact on fans of the show. Andrews made it to the top three in the challenge, along with Sharon Needles’ beau, Alaska, before a popular vote was received. Sounds by DJ Monty Q. 10 p.m. The Manor. 2345 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, 33305.

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Jekyll and Hyde oJekyll and Hyde is a classic tale of split personality that we’re sure everyone can relate to in one way or another. Let’s be honest, everyone has their days. Poor Dr. Jekyll experiences the major cons to split personality disorder as his story unfolds. Now turn the story into a musical and you’ve got yourself some serious entertainment. Andrews Living Arts Studio has been on a roll, just finishing a successful run of Rent (which was extended due to positive feedback). The studio, which is housed in the Fat Village Arts District in Fort Lauderdale, has also performed such classics as Hair, Avenue Q, Dracula, and the provocative Equus. 8 p.m. Andrews Living Arts. 23 NW 5th St, Fort Lauderdale, 33301.

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single-engine plane. The plane flies at an altitude of 500 to 1,000 feet, which is considered dangerously low, referred to as “stall speed.” According to the Boca Museum of Art’s official site, “As the plane flies hundreds of feet in the air and usually banking, she photographs the city/landscape, simultaneously capturing the identifiable details and revealing the larger complexity achieved from a bird’s eye view.” An unknown art critic that attended a flight with Bridges described her as “The Indiana Jane of Landscape Photography,” as she hangs out of doors and windows, bravely shooting the land below. Each photograph in the Heightened Perspectives collection was taken in the 1980s, and is one of 50 in the world. On exhibit until November 17. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boca Museum of Art. 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 33432.

____________________ Wednesday Black Sabbath oYes, Ozzy Osbourne is still alive and kicking. The Black Sabbath singer recently reunited with the original band’s lineup to record their nineteenth studio albun, “13.” Following its release, “13” made it onto the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200, gaining praise from critics and fans alike. Rolling Stone magazine once said that the band “changed music forever,” claiming they were “the Beatles of heavy metal.” If a successful reunion tour and studio album are any indication, Sabbath’s future is ironically looking bright. 7:30 p.m. Cruzan Amphitheatre. 601 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach, 33411.

Pool Tournaments and Live Dancers oIn addition to the hottest male dancers around, you may be surprised to hear that Johnny’s also hosts a pool tournament on Monday nights where you have the opportunity to win up to $200 in cash and prizes. Enjoy no cover and live performances in the main room in between games, with $2 beers and no cover. 8 p.m. Johnny’s. 1116 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 33312.

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Salsa Fiesta Urban Mex Grill Packed with Flavor, Packed with Guests BY

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So we dropped by Salsa Fiesta Urban Mex Grill last Wednesday for lunch, more out of curiosity than hunger, we admit. The last time we visited this storefront in the strip mall at the corner of Broward Blvd and North Federal Highway was several months ago when Energy Kitchen occupied the spot. That was then, and this is now, with the fourth branch of the local franchise Mexican chain Salsa Fiesta now completely settled in. The concept of “We Believe in Fresh” is hardly new, particularly where Mexican food is concerned. Yet, Salsa Fiesta must be delivering what it promground beef, carnitas, steak, fish, or veggies; ises, because on this particular Wednesday at lunch with your choice of shell—crispy, soft corn, whole there wasn’t an empty seat to be found in the wheat, white flour or lettuce. Large and tasty, and, place. Like many Mexican restaurants these days, yes, fresh to order. Salsa Fiesta stacks menus upfront, expects you to If you’re noticing a pattern here, it’s because be ready with your order at the register, and wait Salsa Fiesta has streamlined the ordering propatiently with a table beeper for the kitchen to cess by providing consistent meat toppings with prepare your meal. custom-created fillers for a nearly endless variety We tested out the concept by placing an order of design-it-yourself dishes. From Fajitas ($9.99 for for the Acapulco Salad ($7.99) that combines rochicken, $11.99 for steak, or $10.99 for a combo) maine lettuce, corn, cilantro cream, fried plantains, to Grilled Quesadillas ($4.99-$7.49), Enchiladas pico de gallo salsa and guacamole with chicken, ($7.99-$8.99), and Tostadas ($4.99-$5.99), there is ground beef or pork carnitas. (For a dollar more, no shortage of options to keep the menu exciting you may upgrade to fish, steak or vegetables as an while familiar. alternative to the other meats.) The salad is served Perhaps there is no better arena in which Salsa in a large Mexican molcajete bowl and is a healthy Fiesta shines than in its Burritos. The Mexicano portion, even for hungry appetites. Perhaps that is (with its beans, corn, onions, cilantro, cilantro why this dish (as are most on the menu) is available cream, rice and cheese), Santa Fé (onions, peppers, in a smaller size ($5.99). Or, go the opposite route pico de gallo, rice, sour cream and cheese), the and turn the salad into a platter ($1 extra) with it-doesn’t-get-any-better-than-this Guacamole (pica mounds of chips and more pico de gallo. The de gallo, guacamole, lettuce, rice, and avocado dish is so large, finding room at a table cream), Spicy Hot Tamale (chipotle beans, for two for these 14 inch-round platjalapeno, poblano rojas, rice, lettuce and ters is tough. Of course, you’ll find hot tamale sauce), or the Classic with its a way. beans, rice, corn, pico de gallo, lettuce, SALSA FIESTA Tacos at Salsa Fiesta come in four sour cream and salsa roja, the selec35 N Federal Hwy flavors—Original (with pico de gallo, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 tions are big, filling and individually lettuce, tomato, and guacamole), flavorful. And at $5.99-$7.99, they’re a 954-763-3436 Guerrero (mangos, cilantro, onions, bargain compared with the competition. cilantro cream, and cheese), Mero Speaking of the competition, it should Macho (beans, lettuce, sour cream, chimirun, not walk, to Salsa Fiesta to check out churri & cheese) and our favorite Spicy Tangy the menu, the method, and the madness that (poblano rajas, corn, lettuce, crushed chili salsa and packs into this place daily. And tell them Guy cheese). Buy one, two, or three at $2.99, $5.49, Magazine sent you. $6.99, with your choice of toppings—chicken, guymag.net

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13) MONA’S 502 E Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale 14) MONKEY BUSINESS 2740 N Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale 15) NAKED GRAPE 2163 Wilton Drive Wilton manors 16) NEW MOON 2440 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

9) INFINITY LOUNGE 2184 WIlton Drive Wilton Manors

10) JOHNNY’S 1116 W Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale

11) LIPS 1421 E Oakland Park Blvd Oakland Park

12)THE MANOR COMPLEX 2345 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

5) CORNER PUB 1915 N Andrews Ave Wilton Manors

6) CUBBY HOLE 823 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale

7) DEPOT CABANA BAR AND GRILL 2935 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale

8) DUDES 3270 NE 33rd St Fort Lauderdale

2) BILL’S FILLING STATION 2209 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

3) BOARDWALK 1721 N Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale

4) BOOM 2232 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

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20) RUMORS BAR & GRILL 2426 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

19) ROSIE’S BAR & GRILL 2449 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

18) RAMROD 1508 NE 4th Ave Fort Lauderdale

17) PJ’S CORNER POCKET 924 North Flagler Drive Wilton Manors

26) TROPICS 2000 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors 27) VILLAGE PUB 2283 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

22) SIDELINES 2031 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors 23) SMARTY PANTS 2400 E Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale 24) THE STABLE 205 E Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale

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TRAVEL

Amsterdam Reflecting Pride 2013 BY

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It’s party time again in Amsterdam as the world arrives in the Venice of the North to celebrating Pride 2013 beginning on August 1st. The celebration of gay and lesbian rights is now in its 14th year, with the highlight always geared toward the city’s famous canals where the Pride Parade is once again being held. Where other cities have floats on land, Amsterdam floats its own parade via boats. The Canal Parade launches at 2 p.m. on August 3rd from the Westerdok Harbor along the Prinsengracht, one of Amsterdam’s three main canals. At the end of the Prinsengracht, the parade turns left on to the Amstel River, flowing right through the center of town. passing the famous white Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) and the Stadshuis/Muziektheater before making a right in the direction of the Oosterdok. As it has in previous years, the Canal Parade will feature 80 boats filled with nearly naked men who, according to the official theme “Reflect,” will be contemplating Amsterdam’s role in the progression of gay rights. Yes, most of them are hairless blonds; and yes, they will be drinking on the Amstel, emerging four hours later, drunk, sunburn and very available. The celebration officially begins on Thursday August 1, where you’ll find us at Club Church (Kerkstraat 52), the only naked men’s bar in town. Now in its fifth year, Church is the hottest dance club around, with a back room that lets off its own sexual steam. The following evening, on August 2, Club Church hosts its weekly (Z)onderbroek, its popular underwear party. Check your clothes at the door. If being outside is more your thing, the street parties will be in full swing this night, with the twinks ruling over the Reguliersdwarsstraat, the locale exposing themselves at the Amstel (Halvemaansteeg), and the lesbians overrunning the Rembrandtplein and Paardenstraat (in front of Vivelavie.) After the parade passes you by, head over to Prik (gotta love that name), the popular bar at Spuistraat 109, where Amsterdam’s favorite DJ’s spin dirty house & happy pop. The official Gay Pub guymag.net

Crawl begins Saturday night as well, 10 p.m. at Taboo (Reguliersdwarsstraat 45). You’ll recall that the Reguliersdwarsstraat was the most gay street in all of Amsterdam—or at least until the June 2010 suicide of local hospitality guru Sjoerd Kooistra. Soon afterward, bars along the street began to fall like dominos including the once-popular Club Exit, Club April, and the ARC Bar. It’s taken until 2013 for much of the former business to return to Reguliersdwarsstraat, where youth now hold court in glaring fashion faux pas and various stages of inebriation. For European filth, and heavy-handed leather, head over to Eagle Amsterdam (Warmoesstraat 90) where a Cruise and Dance Marathon begins Saturday night at 10 p.m. and doesn’t wind down until 12 hours later. Next door at Dirty Dicks (Warmoesstraat 86), Pride gets a sort of last hoorah with the Fist Factory party running from 3-10 p.m.. If you have to ask, you don’t want to know. Earlier in the day, the Pride Closing Party takes place outside at the Rembrandtplein with special guest artists expected to perform. Given the giant strides that the LGBT community has made around the world in the past year, this year’s Amsterdam pride is expected to attract over 100,000 people during the course of the weekend. Guy Magazine’s Associate Publisher Kevin Hopper will be reporting live from the s cene, s o y ou won’t mi ss a thi ng.

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