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8 Annual Fundraiser for Grateful Paws Coming Together to Raise Money for Fort Lauderdale Pet Rescue By Scott Holland
we Schroeder, Bartender at Georgie's Alibi and owner/ creator of Wolf Cuff Custom Leather Fashion Design is presenting the 8th annual fundraiser for Grateful Paws, dog and cat rescue in Fort Lauderdale in memory of Ollie (the Pitbull). The benefit will, once again, be held at Georgie's Alibi/Monkey Bar (2266 Wilton Drive) on March 7 starting at 6 p.m. It was a pleasure to sit down with my buddy Uwe to talk with him about this year's benefit.
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What can we expect at this year's fundraiser? I am proud to say that for years now I have been able to rely on a team of people that have helped me to organize the event and have brought it to so much success. Like every year the event will start with the VIP cocktail reception from 6 till 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and available at Alibi or at the door that night. Each ticket will include catering by Alibi, complimentary cocktails and first chance to "buy now" any item from our silent auction. At 8 p.m. the event will open to the general public and everyone can participate in the silent auction, meet our sponsors, buy 50/50 raffles, and a few more surprises. Shortly after 9 p.m. it's show time with the performers of the Alibi and some special guests. There will be a special Raffle for a 24 by 36 inches hand painted portrait of Ollie by Skin Wars finalist, and world renowned artist Avi Ram. Tickets are $10, and they will be selling a maximum of 200 tickets, so chances to win are high!
Why is this year's event particularly special for you? Everyone who knows me, know how much I love animals, so it's very important for my soul that I raise funds to rescue animals and to raise awareness to animal cruelty. Ollie's story went viral, but if you are active in
animal rescue you know how many other Ollies are never found. Therefore we need to raise public awareness, because torturing an innocent animal is never acceptable! A lot of people know that I went through a life threatening illness and I believe I was spared for a purpose and that is to continue to do as much as I can to help abandoned pets.
How can the public help? There are many ways: the first is that you can come to this benefit and spend money. Also, and I beg of everybody to listen to this, report suspicious activities (Ex: Breeding in harmful conditions), and lastly get your community involved.
What drives you to continue doing this benefit? Saving one dog will not change the world, but for that dog the world will change forever. Dogs, for a reason that can only be described as divine, have the ability to forgive, let go of the past, and live each day joyously. It's something the rest of us can strive for.
We asked Jan Milbyer, the founder of Grateful Paws if they were excited to once again be the recipient of this benefit and said: â€œWe are so honored to be the recipient of the proceeds from the WolfCuff event each year. This will be the 8th one! And we are so grateful to the entertainers who volunteer their time and to those who donate so generously to our silent auction. Grateful Paws is small but mighty, with a great team of caring volunteers on board, many of whom have been with us 11+ years. We are looking forward to yet again, another successful night at the Georgie's Alibi and would like to thank everyone in advance for the efforts.â€?
What is your goal for this year? To save as many animal lives as we can. I never set a monetary goal for the event, although last year we raised over $18,000, which made it one of the largest fundraiser on the Drive and one of the most successful pet fundraiser in Fort Lauderdale. I hope we raise a lot and that everybody who comes out has a great time and enjoys the evening. We are always looking for volunteers and especially foster homes since we do not have a shelter. We believe a loving home is better for an animal in distress than a small kennel. I love fostering. Yes, I do get attached but I love to meet the different personalities that come with every foster and it's the best feeling in the world when you finally find them a new forever home.
Don't forget to put the Wolf Cuff Grateful Paws benefit at the Alibi on your calendar. It's Wednesday, March 7 starting at 6 p.m. for VIP ($20) and 8 p.m. for everyone. Hotspots.LGBT | 9
By Scott Holland
ast Tuesday, The Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce hosted their February mixer at The Pub. Seen there was: Mark Silver (Argenti Jewelers), Eddie (Re/Max), Andy (D&B Tile), Keith Allen, Timothy (Baird-Case Funeral Home),
Blanca (Fast Printz), Andy & Denise ( Lightship Studios), John ( Marketplace Home Mortgages), Rob (Broward House), Kevin and Manny (Mighty Chihuahua), Jacob (Riverside Hotel), Carlton (4Ever Young) and many more. There was also a delicious buffet provided by the pub.
On Wednesday, we headed over to Xtreme Action Park for the monthly Gay Skate produced by and a benefit for the Stonewall Street Festival and featuring the sounds of DJ Richie Rich (courtesy of Hunters) and a performance
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by the one and only Kitty Meow. This monthly evet
(3rd Wed of the month) is starting to pick up steam, so I suggest all you skaters get ready for next month’s event on March 21.
Afterwards, we headed over to Georgie's Alibi/Monkey Bar who was having a benefit for their
Florida AIDS Walk team, which was hosted by Mr. Florida M.E., Antonio Edwards. There were also performances by: Amanda Austin, Jennifer McClain, Tiana Norell, Daisy Deadpetals and many more.
On Thursday, GLBX hosted their monthly After Hours Mixer at Sea & Olive restaurant. Seen there was Michael (Goodman PR), Michael (Gay Men’s Chorus), Joe (Oriental Rug Care), Seth (Broward House), Tim (WMBA and Flash Banc), Karl
(Poverello), Misty Eyez (Sunserve), Maria (Minuteman Press), Mark (S. Mark Graphics) and many more! Directly afterwards we headed over to the Manor Complex where, the Pride
Center hosted a Wrestling Night, which featured four matches with lots of sexy man in their speedos or sometimes less. There was also a Silent Auction, and the after party was across the street at Johnsons.
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Hotspots’ good friend, Terry Hotspots’ good friend, Terry encouraged to create encouraged to create Decarlo, brought the Pulse Decarlo, brought the Pulse alongside local artists and alongside local artists and Angels from Orlando. Hugs, Angels from Orlando. Hugs, learn through hands-on learn through hands-on smiles, and love were in smiles, and love were in marine science experiences to marine science experiences attendance! attendance! discover their love for the sea discover their love for the se – and to discover ways to get – and to discover ways to ge u THURSDAY MAR 1MAR 1 u THURSDAY involved in protecting our involved in protecting our ocean's resources. ArtSea is ocean's resources. ArtSea is curated by The Big Blue & You, curated by The Big Blue & Yo Inc., a non-profit headed by Inc., a non-profit headed by science communicator and science communicator and television host Danni television host Danni On Saturday evening, The On Saturday evening, The Outlandish Series presented Outlandish Series presented John Waters in “Filthy John Waters in “Filthy On Friday, Miami Beach On Friday, Miami Beach Gay Pride held their Gay Pride held their Volunteer Recruitment Kick Volunteer Recruitment Kick Off event at the HUB, where Off event at the HUB, where David and his team told David and his team told everyone about all the everyone about all the wonderful opportunities wonderful opportunities there are to volunteer over there are to volunteer over Pride Weekend. Lots of Pride Weekend. Lots of people showed up for this people showed up for this fabulous event! fabulous event!
It's the 25th anniversary of It's the 25th anniversary of Winter Party, and the task Winter Party, and the task Force will be having events Force will be having events going from tonight through going from tonight through World" his one-man show; World" his one-man show; Monday evening, with a Washington, and dedicated to Washington, and dedicated t Monday evening, with a which was a “vaudeville” act which was a “vaudeville” act inspiring and educating youth inspiring and educating you special shout out to my special shout out to my that celebrated the film that celebrated the film about ocean conservation favorite event, The Beach favorite event, The Beach about ocean conservation career and obsessive tastes career and obsessive tastes through the arts and media. through the arts and media. Party (the party that started it Party (the party that started it of the man William of the man William The Festival takes place at The Festival takes place at all) on Sunday. For more all) on Sunday. For more Burroughs once called “The Burroughs once called “The Historic Virginia Key Beach Historic Virginia Key Beach information, or to purchase information, or to purchase Pope of Trash.” at the Pope of Trash.” at the Park, in Miami, and is free to Park, in Miami, and is free to tickets, go to: Sunshine Cathedral. There Sunshine Cathedral. There tickets, go to: attend. For more information, attend. For more informatio WinterParty.com. was a sold out crowd and was a sold out crowd and WinterParty.com. go to: go to: John was very gracious John was very gracious BigBlueandyou.org/artsea/ BigBlueandyou.org/artsea/ u FRIDAY MAR 2MAR 2 u FRIDAY taking questions from the taking questions from the Twist presents their Twist presents their audiences and staying late audiences and staying late monthly Flamboyance Party monthly Flamboyance Party for a meet and greet! for a meet and greet! starring the one and only DJ starring the one and only DJ On Sunday, we had a very On Sunday, we had a very Power Infiniti. This month's Power Infiniti. This month's soul fulfilling morning at soul fulfilling morning at theme is: “A Winter Storm is theme is: “A Winter Storm is msd high school in parkland. msd high school in parkland. Blowin' In!” Blowin' In!” 17 angels and 5 guides 17 angels and 5 guides u SATURDAY MAR 3MAR 3 u SATURDAY helped the kids and helped the kids and mourners through the day. mourners through the day. The annual ArtSea Festival The annual ArtSea Festival
brings together an array of brings together an array of The Outlandish The Outlandish multicultural groups from multicultural groups from Performance series at Performance series at throughout the South Florida throughout the South Florida Sunshine Cathedral present community to dive deep into community to dive deep into Sunshine Cathedral presents Dixie Longate in “No Dixie Longate in “No ocean conservation through ocean conservation through Instructions” at 8p.m. To Instructions” at 8p.m. To art, music, educational art, music, educational purchase tickets go to: purchase tickets go to: activities, and more. Festivalactivities, and more. FestivalOutlandishFL.com. OutlandishFL.com. goers of all ages are goers of all ages are Hotspots.LGBT | 15
The Club Fort Lauderdale features their Bi-monthly (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month) Res-Erection Naked Blackout event at 10 p.m. This is always a sold-out event so get there early!
The Ramrod presents their monthly Pig Dance (#115) with his months guest DJ Bryan Hukill (Deep, Hypnotic, House Grooves) from 10pm. To 3a.m. u SUNDAY MAR 4
Flip Flops Dockside Eatery presents their monthly T Dance (first Sunday of the month) from 4-7p.m. hosted by Amanda Austin with DJ Robert Lavalle spinning and this month's special guests: Nicole Saphire, Alexis De La Mer, and Kat Wilderness.
Miami Gay Men's Chorus presents “Love is Love” at 7pm at the Coral Gables Congregational Church (3010 De Soto Boulevard). Love comes in all forms. Whether it's the love of a mother, friend, or lover, it's a universal feeling
no one can truly live without. They invite everyone to go celebrate love with them at this one night only event! For tickets, go to: mgmchorus.org/tickets.html
It's Academy Award Night and The Pub is having a viewing party with a red carpet and they invite the community to watch the Oscars with them!
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Wolf Cuff presents their 8th annual benefit for Grateful Paws taking place at Georgie's Alibi/Monkey Bar. From 6-8pm is the VIP reception (admission is $20 and is available to purchase at Alibi), and at 8pm the main event is open to the public, with show time at 9p.m. This incredible fundraiser also features a large silent auction, a 50/50 raffle , and much more. For more information, check out the feature in this issue of Hotspots Magazine. 321 will be celebrating their 11th anniversary tonight from 9p.m. to midnight with a
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Speaking of the Academy Awards, I thought it appropriate to make the This is Hot of the week the movie: “Call Me By Your Name.” It's the summer of 1983 in Italy, and Elio (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17-yearold, spends his days in his family's villa transcribing and playing classical music, 16 | Hotspots.LGBT
reading and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father, an eminent professor. Elio and Oliver
member sponsored open bar and lots of giveaways. For more info go to: 321Slammer.com
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Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is proud to honor Mike Jackson - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of AutoNation, Inc. at its 18th Annual Riverwalk Tribute on Thursday, March 8th at the Riverside Hotel. From the corporate headquarters located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Mr. Jackson has been singularly responsible for modernizing the automotive retail business while delivering an unprecedented degree of customer service. Honored guests, sponsors and special ticket holders are treated to a VIP cocktail reception followed by an exquisite evening of cocktails, Hors d'oeurvres, live entertainment and an impressive silent auction. Fort information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Karly Young at (954) 468-1541 x208 or
Spa Cabanas once again has amazing specials this month (March), which are: A package of three 60 minute massages for $174 (reg price: $285), a package of 3 PCA Facials for $275 (reg price: $387); and a massage and exfoliation for $125 (reg price: $170). For more information call them at 954-565-2307.
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discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. With 4 Academy Award Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song (“Mystery of Love,” Sufjan Stevens), Call me By Your Name will be available for purchase at WolfeVideo.com on March 13, at a discounted price of
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||||| By Scott Holland n Week 5 of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3, Ru brought out a Mini challenge in tribute to Ru's hero, and it was called the “Andy Warhol Celebrity ball.” Since many of his portraits started as a Polaroid, the girls had 15 mins to get into quick drag for a Polaroid portrait that Ru will turn into pop art. In the end, the winner was AJA who won $2,000 and a years' worth of hamburgers from Hamburger Mary's. The Maxi challenge was to create 2 Warhol inspired looks. The irst was an homage to his infamous Campbell Soup design. The girls had to design a soup can that captures the true lavor of their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. The second was inspired by Andy's favorite nightclub: Studio 54. The girls needed to design disco queen couture for the runway. In the end, the top 2 were Bebe and Trixie, Ben and Kennedy were safe and AJA and Shangela were the bottom 2. Bebe won the lip synch and sent AJA home. How has your life changed since you were on Drag Race? In many ways…it did a 180….I went from being in not the best of situations to being in one of the
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best situations I can be in. That really refers to everything in my life.
What has been some of your favorite cities to visit as a RuPaul Alumni? I have had fun in almost every city, but I especially loved going to all the cities in
Europe, and South America. The truth is anywhere there is good weather or BBQ food or potatoes and Mac and Cheese I am so there!
How exciting was it to get called back for All Stars? Did you consider not coming back, and if so what made you come back? I got the call and immediately said yes. There was no way I would not take advantage of such a great opportunity. How did you prepare diﬀerently for “All Stars” than you did the irst time you were on the show? I de initely utilized my resources better. For season 9, I was so poor, and didn't have a support group that could help me. For “All Stars” I had more money and much many more connections that were willing to help me.
What's Ahead for AJA? In one week I am releasing a single and by the end of the year I will have a full album. I am also working on taking my music on tour. In addition I am working on fashion and a short ilm. Basically, I want to connect with my audience and give them my heart and soul.
Is there anything else you want to talk about that I didn't ask you? I just want to say “Is she going to jump from there?” (LOL)
For more information on AJA go to: AJAkween.com, or you can follow her on Social Media Facebook.com/Aja Queen or Instagram.com/AJAthekween.
You had a very gracious exit. Where did that come from? And did you feel redeemed since you went so far? I de initely feel like I showed more of who I am. I feel like I didn't do that in season 9. So in many ways, this felt like my real irst run. I hope people all over the world fall in love with the real me and not the girl that was on season 9. I don't know who that was and if I see her on the street I am jumping her…LOL!!
Now that you have been eliminated, who do you want to win? I still want to win! I am sitting by my phone and waiting for the call to come back.
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• Severe liver problems, which in rare cases can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get these symptoms: skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow, dark “tea-colored” urine, light-colored stools, loss of appetite for several days or longer, nausea, or stomach-area pain. • Bone problems. Common side effects in people taking TRUVADA for PrEP include stomach-area (abdomen) pain, headache, and decreased weight. These are not all the possible side effects of TRUVADA. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any new symptoms while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Your healthcare provider will need to do tests to monitor your health before and during treatment with TRUVADA for PrEP.
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OSCARS – THE ACADEMY AWARDS
The 90th annual ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2017 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California at 8p.m. on Sunday, March 4. The ceremony is taking place after its usual late-February date to avoid conflicting with the 2018 Winter Olympics. AMPAS will present Academy Awards in 24 categories, and will be broadcast on ABC. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel will once again host, making him the first person to host back-to-back ceremonies since Billy Crystal in 1997 & 98. BENEFIT – WINTER PARTY
will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with the major events going from March 1 through 5. This is a world-renowned weeklong celebration featuring many dance and social events, and drawing crowds from around the globe while raising money for the National LGBTQ Task Force. Some of the major DJs that will be spinning are: Alain Jackinsky, Isaac Escalante, Joe Gauthreaux, Oscar Velazquez, Alex Acosta, Rosabel (Ralphi Rosario and Abel), Micky Friedmann, Sagi Kariv, Eddie Elias and Nina Flowers. For more info go to: WinterParty.com DIVA – BIANCA DEL RIO
brings her show Blame It On Bianca to the Parker Playhouse on Tuesday, March 6 at 8pm. She’s the alter ego of the seasoned comic Roy Haylock and Season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Famously described in The New York Times as “the Joan Rivers of the Drag World.” She often skewers audience members with her legendary foul mouth and razor-sharp wit, but her victims hardly have time to feel the sting before she zips on to the next topic. Besides, Bianca is quick to point out that she’s the biggest joke of all. Contains adult content. Tickets range from $37.50 - $199.00 ICON - AN EVENING WITH PACINO
During a 50-year career, Al Pacino has won an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, four Golden Globe Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and the National Medal of Arts. From “The Godfather” to “Scarface,” the evening taking place at the Fillmore on South Beach from 8-11p.m. on Saturday, March 3, includes personal reflections, film clips and an audience question-and-answer session. Tickets range from $83.50 to $303.50 BAND – DAUGHTRY
As the front man for the band bearing his name, Chris Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock n roll torchbearers of the 21st Century. Since rising to prominence on the fifth season of American Idol, he has released four albums, all of which reached the Billboard Top Ten and have combined sales over 8 million copies in the U.S. Cath them on Monday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Parker Playhouse. Tickets range from $43.20 - $79.
COMEDIAN - BILL MAHER
For the last 23 years, he has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on Politically Incorrect (Comedy Central, ABC, 1992-2002), and for the last 15 years on HBO’s Real Time, Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 40 Emmy nominations. In recent years, this same combination was on display in Maher’s, Religulous, the 7th highest grossing documentary ever. In addition, Maher has written five best-selling books and done 10 HBO stand-up comedy specials and more than 50 concert appearances each year. For mature audiences at the Kravis Center on Sunday, March 4. MAGIC - THE ILLUSIONISTS
Hailed as “a high-tech magic extravaganza” by The New York Times, this mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Playing at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from Tuesday, March 6 through Sunday, March 11. DANCE - LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO
This all-male drag ballet, affectionately known as the Trocks, specializes in a loving critique of the conventions and traditions of ballet: campy and hysterical, but intelligent and beautifully executed. The company has become an international dance phenomenon, performing classic works like Swan Lake alongside more obscure ballets, dolled up in fabulous costumes, makeup and wigs—all en pointe. The fact that men dance all the parts—heavy bodies delicately balancing on toes as swans, nymphs, princesses—enhances, rather than mocks the spirit and fun of dance as an art form, delighting knowledgeable ballet audiences and newbies alike. Taking place at the Arsht Center on Sunday March 4 at 8 p.m.
IMPERSONATIONS – EDWARDS TWINS
The twins come direct from Las Vegas, and are the brothers who look and sound like the stars. They are the number 1 Identical twin impersonation show in the world. This is one of the most unique shows you will ever see. People Magazine Raved, “Flawless vocals & visuals, the Edwards Twins in many ways are better than watching the real thing.” No lip-syncing in this show taking place at Boca’s Black Box from Sunday March 4 through Tuesday, March 6. To purchase tickets go to: BocaBlackBox.com. To hear and see them go to theedwardstwins.com PERFORMANCE - DIXIE LONGATE
a character created by actor Kris Andersson, has appeared in popular engagements of the “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” all over the country. The not your grandma’s Tupperware experience is filled with naughtiness, a bunch of laughter, and fun that mixes an interactive sales-pitch with genuine Tupperware sales. After many years of focusing on the Tupperware party shows, Dixie has a new show called “No Instructions” that will be premiering as part of the Outlandish Comedy Series at the Sunshine Cathedral on Saturday, March 3 at 8p.m. For tickets go to: OutlandishFL.com
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HOTshots of the week
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u 93.9’s GiGi Diaz has a great time with the men of Bocas Grill
during the Gay8 Festival on Calle Ocho, Miami.
BRING ON THE MEN
u Selena Jimenez has a blast playing with all the
men during her song from “Jekyll & Hyde” at Lips for their Twisted Broadway show.
u Rumors Owner Nick Berry & Chef Robyn
want to thank everyone that came out for their 5th Anniversary Party.
u Latinos Salud hosted a Meet & Greet
Party and informational meeting at Wilton Station’s Clubhouse.
u David & Ricky finish with dinner at Rosie’s and head out to see what’s happening on The Drive.
MR. HEART ON 2018
u Congratulations to JJ (AKA Tarzan)
for winning the Mr. Heart On contest at Boardwalk Valentine’s Night.
u After almost 20 years friends Todd & Mike recently reunited down here in SoFL.
AH VALENTINE SONG BIRD
u Singer Dezhon dropped by and serenaded the Chardee’s crowd on Valentine’s Day evening.
I’M TRYING TO HOLD ON
u Josh did his best holding on during
Mona’s Stack Your Partner’s Package Party.
u The girls of The Haters Roast have a blast
onstage at The Fillmore on Miami Beach.
Our time with
SONDHEIM A Musical Tribute with Special Guest Stars
Friday, March 16, 2018 • 8pm Sunday, March 18, 2018 • 4pm
Lisa Vroman, Broadway Soprano, starred as Christine Daae’ in The Phantom of the Opera
Martha Bartz, Classical Mezzo Soprano, direct from Lincoln Center
For tickets please call 954-832-0060 or www.TheFTLGMC.org $25 General Admission and $40 VIP All Saints Episcopal Church 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council
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he Tony Awardwinning Broadway revival of The Color Purple, will be presented at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a limited time through March 4, with tickets are on sale now! Cast members from the 2016 Broadway revival lead the touring company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost – national tour, Rent – regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical – national tour) as Sofia. They will be joined by Gavin Gregory (The Color Purple - Revival, The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess) as Mister, N'Jameh Camara (X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation) as Nettie, J. Daughtry (The Color Purple - Revival, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Harpo, along with Darnell Abraham, Amar Atkins, Kyle E. Baird, Angela Birchett, Jared Dixon, Erica Durham, Bianca Horn, Gabrielle Reid, C.E. Smith, Clyde Voce, Nyla Watson, J.D. Webster, Brit West, Nikisha Williams and Michael Wordly. It was a pleasure to sit down, with the lead, Adrianna, for this Hotspots exclusive interview:
Were you always a performer, even as a child? I always loved to sing, even as a child. I sang in church, and anywhere else they would allow me to. In addition, Is loved to dance, so perfroming was in my blood.
What was your first professional/paid gig? In Chatham NY I did Hairspray in the Mac-Haydn Theatre in the round. It was the summer of my sophomore year in college.
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What was your big break? Its hard to say as I think there have been a few: 1) Singing Back up for Michael Buble'; Right after college I went to Germany to work in Musical theater for 3 Â˝ years, and then of course my first role on Broadway.
When did you know performing would be your career?
and scenic designer John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company) recreates his award-winning work for the national tour, alongside costumes by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting by Jane Cox, sound by Dan Moses Schreier and wig & hair design by Charles G. LaPointe.
Honestly, I knew that at a very young age; probably around 6 years old. Its what I was born to do!
Other than this role, what was your favorite role?
I loved playing Sara in Ragtime as it's another story that creates dialogue amongst the races. The show was at the Lyric Theater, which was a 2000 seat theater in Oklahoma city. This show matured me in such a wonderful way.
What is your fantasy role?
I would love to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, or the Witch or the Bakers wife in Into the Woods.
What should the South Florida audiences expect from this production of The Color Purple? Spiritual resurrection power. The experience we have every night with every audience is amazing. The story has a lot of power that I promise everyone will love! Get Revived with the Color Purple. Based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prizewinning novel and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture, The Color Purple is adapted for the stage by Tony and Pulitzer-winner Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. Tony Award winning director
The Color Purple is part of the 2017-2018 Broadway in Miami season presented by Florida Theatrical Association, Broadway Across America and the Adrienne Arsht Center along with presenting sponsor Bank of America and with support from Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Tickets to The Color Purple are available through the Arsht Center Box Office in person at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132, by calling 305.949.6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. Ticket prices start at $29*.
For more information on Adrianna follow her on Instagram.com/missadriannahicks For more information, please visit ColorPurple.com
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WINTER PARTY FESTIVAL
From February 28 - March 6 in Miami Beach inter Party Festival is a world-renowned week-long celebration featuring many dance and social events, and drawing crowds from around the globe. Below is a list of the major events. However for more info go to: WinterParty.com
THURSDAY MARCH 1
The VIP Cocktail Reception - is presented by The Art of Shaving, with DJ AJ Reddy providing the musical > IGNITE backdrop. Mingle with locals, visitors, their partners and special guests at the Nautilus South Beach, a SIXTY Hotel from 7:30-10:p.m. This year as part of their milestone celebration for the 25th Edition Winter Party, they are proud to honor the eight extraordinary individuals who have served as Winter Party Festival Chairs: Justin Bell, Dave Cook, JC Curry, Victor Diaz-Herman, Joe Guerrero, Lisa Mercado, Chad Richter and Derek Yee
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IGNITE - Kick oďŹ€ your weekend with a bang as every year this party is the best way to warm up for the weekend. Ignite will star DJs J.Warren and Phil Romano from 10p.m. â€“ 5a.m. at Score. Advance Discount Price through day of event (or until Sold Out): $35; after $45
FRIDAY, MARCH 2
Vagabundos Pool Party – Winter Party Edition - Announcing a brand new pool party! That's right, not one, but TWO pool parties are happening at their host hotel, Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel from 12– 6 p.m. This pool party features the sounds of DJs Paulo Fragoso and Cindel, and admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
ArtScape - bridges the gap between LGBTQ artists and the mainstream art world, standing out as the only platform in Miami showcasing works by LGBTQ artists while bene iting the National LGBTQ Task Force and local South Florida LGBTQ nonpro its. The event is quickly becoming the world's premier destination for LGBTQ art and collectors. To ring in Winter Party's 25th Anniversary, ArtScape will unveil “Winter's Rainbow,” a collaboration in honor of 'Gilbert Bakers Rainbow Flag, and will have the honor of welcoming guest Judge Alpesh Kantilal Patel, PhD, an FIU professor with a background at the Whitney and the Guggenheim. ArtScape's > HEAT
> UNDER ONE SUN POOL PARTY
opening will be held at the FIU CARTA on Miami Beach, featuring entertainment by HENESEAS, today from 7-10p.m. with the exhibit running from March 1 – March 6. Tickets are $30 Advanced and $40 at the door.
Heat - returns to Miami at Club Space, one of downtown Miami's hottest clubs, featuring DJs Alain Jackinsky and Isaac Escalante on the Terrace and Pablo Lopez in the Basement. Celebrate diversity, connect with the community, and dance the night away! Produced in conjunction with Hilton Wolman Events, Heat takes place from 10p.m. to 7 a.m. with Advance Discount Price through day of event (or until Sold Out) for $85, General Admission: $95 and VIP Tickets are $130.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Under One Sun Pool Party – is one of our most popular events and the irst to sell out every year. This year, they are excited to bring the party back to the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, with an amazing pool that has hosted Winter Party Festival many times already. The event stars DJ Joe Gauthreaux from 12 to 6p.m. and Advance Discount Price 48 | Hotspots.LGBT
through day of event (or until Sold Out) is $75 and $85 thereafter. VIP Tickets are $125
Masterbeat Toy Factory - Winter Party Festival is excited to present a very special 25th Edition Saturday night event at a new location: James L. Knight Center. Be amazed as Masterbeat transforms the Center into a giant Toy Factory with its signature production! Join international all-star DJs Oscar Velazquez and Alex Acosta as Winter Party celebrates their 25th Edition. Let your inner child run free – come see what toys they will have for you to play with at the Factory! Toy Factory takes place from 10p.m. to 6 a.m. and advance tickets through day of event (or until Sold Out) is $85 and $95 thereafter with VIP tickets only $130!
Sweat – Winter Party invites everyone to let your inhibitions run wild at their Leather and Fetish event in Wilton Manors. Sweat returns to Hunters Nightclub in Ft. Lauderdale on featuring DJ Ean Sugarman from 10p.m. to 3a.m. with no cover.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4
Beat The Heat Brunch - Get your fuel for The Beach Party by starting out at brunch from 11am-2pm, at the Social Club in the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel. Enjoy free samples of Smart Mouth Cold Brew Coﬀee, $30 bottomless mimosas, and beats provided by DJ Jean Marc! Beat the Heat Brunch is open to all with registration. The Beach Party - This is the event that started it all! The Beach Party is Winter Party's largest and most popular event every year, the
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crown jewel! It's hard to describe the magic of dancing on the sands of South Beach with your chosen family and thousands of new friends from all over the world! It's an experience you have to see to believe, and one you will never forget. Grab your sunscreen, your favorite speedo and we'll see you there! DJs Grind and Rosabel (Ralphi Rosario and Abel) will spin from 12 to 8p.m. at Lummus park (12th street and Ocean Dr.) with General Admission: $125; VIP Tickets are $175; Cabana Club Tickets are $225 and a Private Cabana $5,000.
Forever Adventure - Winter Party Festival and Masterbeat are partnering once again to present a legendary Sunday night party with DJs Micky Friedmann and the return of Sagi Kariv. They are bringing Forever Tel Aviv to Miami, a party that has been across the globe. Spend your Sunday night from 10p.m. to 6a.m.unearthing treasure at the James L. Knight Center! Advance Discount Price through day of event (or until Sold Out) is $90 thereafter $100 with VIP $130.
MONDAY MARCH 5
Verve - Make your last morning at Winter Party memorable when DJ Eddie Elias brings a very special edition Verve to Heart Nightclub from 5a.m. to 12 noon. After a huge success last year, Verve returns with a very special edition for the 25th Edition of Winter Party, produced by Hilton Wolman Events. Advance Discount Price through day of event (or until Sold Out) is $50, thereafter admission is $60.
ACTION! Finale - makes a triumphant return beginning at 10pm and ending at 5am at Score Nightclub. Produced and presented by Luciano Presents, in partnership with PartyLikeJoe, this party welcomes back two of our favorite DJs to the Winter Party line-up: DJs Nina Flowers and Jalil Z who are sure to wrap up the Festival on a high note! Advance Discount Price through day of event (or until Sold Out) is $30, and thereafter its $40.
Murray & Peter Present Haters Roast: The Shady Tour 2018
Photos: Stephen R. Lang
Daniel Patrick Ellis
Written by Care Resource
Care Resource Commemorates its
30th Year of AIDS Walk Miami Sunday, April 22, 2018, marks the 30th anniversary of AIDS Walk Miami at SoundScape park located at 500 17th Street in Miami Beach, FL. Much has changed in 30 years. 30 years ago, the Surgeon General published the government's first major statement on HIV prevention; Cleve Jones created the first panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and the FDA had yet to approve any drugs for the treatment of AIDS. HIV/AIDS is now a manageable illness, with a host of medications allowing people to live longer, healthier lives. What hasn't changed is that people are still getting HIV, more than 40,000 every year and people living with HIV/AIDS still need services that are funded by AIDS Walk Miami. Jorge Bernal, a Television presenter for La Voz Kids, Suelta La Sopa Telemundo and NBC Universal is serving as Grand
Marshall. According to Bernal, "It is an honor to serve as the Grand Marshal for the 30th Anniversary of AIDS Walk Miami. Advances in treatment and new prevention strategies have now made "Getting to Zero" - zero new infections, zero deaths, zero stigma - an achievable goal! Getting to zero still requires the efforts of everybody. Please join me on April 22nd and thousands of others that are committed to getting to zero by participating in AIDS Walk Miami. Participation is critical to increasing awareness, fighting stigma, and raising funds to support the most vulnerable people living with HIV/AIDS in S. Florida." Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber is serving as Master of Ceremonies. "It is an honor to serve as Master of Ceremonies for this year's AIDS Walk Miami on April 22. We can all help make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. MiamiDade County is ranked #1 in the country for the number of new HIV and AIDS cases. That
“Together we can truly change the course of this epidemic and get to zero new infections...” Mayor Dan Gelber needs to change. This walk is a key part of that effort. It shows that our community is not only inclusive but also committed to helping those affected by HIV/AIDS and becoming better educated about the virus. Together we can truly change the course of this epidemic and get to zero new infections, zero deaths, and zero stigma." - Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber “This important walk continues to be an important fundraiser and continues to attract thousands of participants who walk for different reasons, but walk together for one common cause - to prevent new infections, maximize the health outcomes of those infected, and to end the epidemic here in South Florida. During this 30-year anniversary, we will walk in honor and memory of those we knew, loved and lost to HIV. With the progress that continues to be made, we are hopeful that sometime in our life-time, God willing, there will be a cure.” Rick Siclari, CEO, Care Resource Daniel Patrick Ellis, a performer from the Disney Channel and the opening act from Miley Cyrus' arena tour is performing
during the post-walk ceremonies. According to Ellis, “While advancements have been made in medicine to reduce the risk of contraction, we are still on our journey to end AIDS. Working cohesively with my friends at Care Resource is an honor and I am looking forward to celebrating the progress we're making together as a community.” The 30th Annual AIDS Walk Miami is a 5K (3.1 miles) walk-a-thon fundraiser benefiting Care Resource and the Food-for-LifeNetwork. All funds raised from AIDS Walk Miami are used in Miami-Dade and Broward to help diverse communities in need including case management services, housing assistance, food assistance, counseling, prevention outreach and education, and other support services. Care Resource also offers free, confidential HIV testing. The Walk starts outside SoundScape park located at 500 17th Street in Miami Beach, FL. Registration begins at 8:00 am. The walk begins promptly at 9:00 am. To register online, visit www.aidswalkmiami.org. During the post-walk ceremony, a community health fair with a variety of activities for families and the community is available for attendees. The community health fair, shortly after AIDS Walk Miami, includes pet adoptions, free wellness screenings, HIV testing, carnival games, fun giveaways, dozens of booths with information about available Medical and Support Resources and more. Walkers are encouraged to visit every station at the health fair and complete a “health passport,” which they obtain after the walk. Each participant receives prizes and incentives for their participation.
About Care Resource Care Resource is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The health center has seven (7) facilities located in Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove and Fort Lauderdale that provide comprehensive health and support services to address the full health care needs of our pediatric, adolescent and adult populations. For more information, please visit www.careresource.org.
About Food For Life Network, Inc. Food For Life Network, Inc. is a 501[c](3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing food and nutritional assistance for those living with chronic illnesses in Miami-Dade County since 1987. For more information, please visit foodforlifenetwork.org.
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EATING OUT A SAMPLE OF FORT LAUDERDALE’S FAVORITE
RESTAURANTS ASIA BAY 1111 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale asiabayrestaurants.com 954-848-9900 Elegant riverfront dining with a menu of Japanese and Thai dishes including creative sushi rolls. BEEFCAKES (at Boardwalk) 1721 N. Andrews Avenue Ft. Lauderdale BoardwalkBar.com 954-463-6969 Open daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. The best burgers and chicken wings in town. BONA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2468 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors bonaitalianrestaurant.com 954-565-7222 Under new ownership! Fresh made Italian food. Signature dishes include Fazzoletti, (pasta purses with fontina cheese, cream sauce, peas/bacon), Chicken Cyriac or traditional Eggplant Parmigiana. CEVICHE BY THE SEA 2823 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Oakland Park CevicheByTheSea.com 954-999-0751 Intimate seafood and Peruvian cuisine. Recommended as
a “truly remarkable dining experience.” Reservations recommended. Open for lunch. Happy Hour M-F, 5-7 p.m. EAT 2150 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors Eatinwiltonmanors.com 954-626-0722 Menu offers everything from salmon to Chef Rosario’s meatloaf. Great $10 specialty drink menu. FLIP FLOPS DOCKSIDE EATERY 3051 NE 32nd Avenue Ft. Lauderdale FlipFlopsDocksideEatery.com 954-567-1672 Relax on the dock while sipping a specialty cocktail or eating a fresh, made-to-order item from the menu. GEORGIE’S ALIBI & MONKEY BAR 2266 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors AlibiWiltonManors.com 954-565-2526 Relaxed patio atmosphere with a full menu offering awardwinning burgers, wings, hot & cold sandwiches, sliders, flat bread, pizzas and fresh fish, shrimp and chicken entrees. Full bar. Check web site for weekend brunch entertainment schedules.
KALUZ KaluzRestaurant.com 3300 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954-772-2209 Modern American dining with spectacular waterfront views from an elegant dining room or from a more casual patio and outdoor bar. LIPS 1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park Fladragshow.com 954-567-0987 A restaurant/cabaret that “dresses up” to entertain its guests! Fabulous drag and tons of fun! MIND YOUR MANORS 2045 Wilton Dr.,Wilton Manors 754-223-2172 MindYourManorsPub.com A fun, relaxing garden pub and wine bar serving comfort food and hospitality. Enjoy a wide range of creative cocktails, craft beers and a very unique wine list. NABU AMERICAN FUSION BUFFET 3485 N. Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale 954-568-2208 NabuAmericanFusionBuffet.com This place offers it all: Japanese,
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EATING OUT American, Italian and Chinese. Incredible buffet. Q BAR 2362 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale qbarfl.com 954-565-2229 Live jazz & blues acts perform at this gastropub serving gourmet burgers & Creole-type dishes. ROSIE’S BAR & GRILL 2449 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors rosiesbng.com 954-563-0123 A Wilton Drive favorite, this place is known for its non-stop party every “Sunday Funday” with live DJs playing great music. Great burgers, fresh seafood and amazing Sunday Brunch10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
RUMORS BAR 2426 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors RumorsBarWiltonManors.com 954-565-8851 Full bar, restaurant and entertainment venue serving fresh, local ingredients in delicious dishes by awardwinning Cutthroat Kitchen chef Robyn Almodovar. SAGE 2378 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale sagecafe.net 954-565-2229 Chic, intimate bistro delivering French country cooking in a romantic locale with patio seating. SHOOTERS WATERFRONT 3033 NE 32nd Avenue Fort Lauderdale
ShootersWaterfront.com 954-566-2855 Popular, spacious dining with a comprehensive menu and dining right on the Intracoastal. TEE JAY’S THAI SUSHI 2254 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors teejaythaisushi.com 954-537-7774 Casual locale for Thai & Japanese eats with Asian decorative touches and some traditional low tables. THAI SPICE 1514 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale thaispicefla.com 954-771-4535 Voted the “Best Thai Restaurant in South Florida 2015” by the Sun-Sentinel, this gem dishes up Thai
EATING OUT Continued classics and specials by owner/chef Michael Tatton on a huge menu that includes Pan-Asian fare & steaks in a soothing space. Happy Hour with half-off appetizers and drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. ZUCKERELLOâ€™S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 3017 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale zuckerellos.com 954-776-4282 Familiar Italian pastas and flavorful mainstays (plus early-bird specials) are offered up in this warm, inviting restaurant.
Flamenco Festivial Miami
Featuring Spain’s Premier Flamenco Dance Company Ballet Nacional de España on March 8, 9 and 10 The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly presents the 11th annual Flamenco Festivial Miami featuring Spain’s premier lamenco dance company Ballet Nacional de Españ a directed by Antonio Najarro on March 8, 9 and 10. This performance is part of the John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season – Dance Series. Flamenco Festival Miami 2018 will also include Andalusian Voices on March 10 at 7 p.m., starring lamenco’s best singers in a showcase of the musical side of lamenco. “The Arsht Center is fortunate to once again present one of the largest celebrations of lamenco dance in the U.S. for Miami audiences this March,” said Liz Wallace, vice president of programming for the Arsht Center. “Ballet Nacional de Españ a is sure to delight audiences with their stunning performances of classical and modern lamenco styles.”
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at 8 p.m.; March 10 at 3 p.m. The biggest festival of lamenco dance and music in the Southeast returns for its 11th season with the world’s greatest exponent of Spanish dance - Ballet Nacional de Españ a. The company’s famed director, Antonio Najarro, brings a new choreographic creation to life with the spectacular “Suite Sevilla” – a sprawling production featuring 38 dancers and 9 musicians and vocalists live on stage. Najarro blends classic Spanish dance with cutting-edge trends in music and dance, displaying that artful language so characteristic of his personal style as a creator. Rafael Riqueni's score calls to mind a sense of longing and homesickness and the traditions and scents of Andalusia, the home of lamenco. Flamenco guitars join forces with a pair of cantaores (vocalists) and various other lamenco instruments to paint an aural picture of southern Spain. A Miami audience favorite, Ballet Nacional de Españ a promises to deliver feverish
footwork, beloved lamenco sounds and the best of Spain’s greatest art form for one weekend only.
Flamenco Festival Miami 2018: Andalusian Voices Tempo of Light Carmen Linares, Arcángel and Marina Heredia; March 11 at 7 p.m. Showcasing the musical side of lamenco’s storied history, Andalusian Voices Tempo of Light is an all-star show featuring the leading lamenco vocalists in Spain today in a virtuosic display ranging from the gypsy roots of lamenco to modern innovations. Carmen Linares, the legendary grand female voice of lamenco cante jondo (deep song), has been celebrated over
the world for the extraordinary expressive power of her voice. As described by The New York Times, Marina Heredia’s “mercurial, impassioned voice, moves between clarity and rasp, sorrow and rage, tragedy and exultation.” Versatile singer Arcá ngel, a tenor with all the dark tension that characterizes the best lamenco singers, transcends lamenco borders with a rich imagination, always grasping the genre’s roots. Under the musical direction of Isidro Muñ oz, composer and producer of lamenco legends like Camaró n or Enrique Morente, this special evening will include the outstanding dancer Ana Morales, former principal dancer of Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia. Tickets range from $35 - $100 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Of ice by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at Arshtcenter.org.
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BRANDON MORSE BY D’ANNE WITKOWSKI
ippon and Kenworthy make quite the pair on Instagram where they’ve posted some unbelievably handsome photos. Under a shot of the men with their arms around each other Kenworthy wrote, “I feel incredibly honored to be here in Korea competing for the U.S. and I’m so proud to be representing the LGBTQ community alongside this amazing guy! Eat your heart out, Pence. #TeamUSA #TeamUSGay” followed by American and rainbow flag emojis. Kenworthy’s dig at Pence caused some understandable controversy. Telling Pence to “eat his heart out” is incredibly unfair as there’s no evidence that he has a heart to begin with. I mean, a fleeting glance at Pence’s long antiLGBTQ history as Indiana governor, in Congress and now as vice president will show you that Pence is a cruel and hateful little man. But cruel and hateful men are running the country right now, so that’s fun. Anyway, the Rippon/Kenworthy bromance (or maybe more, who knows?) has angered some. One such person is Brandon Morse, writer for Red State. In a Feb. 12 piece Morse writes that “the shock value of being homosexual is pretty much all but dissipated. A man announcing he’s gay in today’s society is worth about a shrug.” Morse laments that “the two men turned their sports expedition into a political one, and every action they had there was tainted with it.” Morse writes that Kenworthy and Rippon, “seem to believe themselves to be special due to their homosexuality. Furthermore, they seem to believe that many people are aghast at this, particularly vice-President Mike Pence, whom Kenworthy and Rippon use their platform to denounce regularly.” In an effort to defend the vice president, Morse posts a Tweet from Pence to Rippon that reads, “I want you to know we are FOR YOU. Don’t let fake news distract you.” But the thing is, Pence’s long anti-LGBTQ
history isn’t fake news. It’s real life. Expressing support for Olympic athletes is also, like, the bare minimum a vice president can do. It’s hardly a repudiation of his anti-LGBTQ agenda. Besides, Pence is one impeachment away from the presidency and he’s hand-picking anti-LGBTQ judges for Trump to give lifetime appointments to. Pence has the power in this dynamic. But Morse appears to see Kenworthy and Rippon as a couple of mean girls. “It seems to them,” Morse writes, “their sport was just the ticket to the political platform from which they now grandstand.” Granted, Olympic athletes start training when they’re practically still in diapers, but sure, Kenworthy and Rippon probably decided to dedicate their lives to their respective sports because they hoped one day that the country they live in would elect leaders who hate them and they’d be able to swing their medals around in defense. Morse might think that being a gay athlete is boring, but what’s really boring is another straight guy’s take on how gays need to shut up. After all, the shock value of being a homophobe is “pretty much all but dissipated.”
D’Anne Witkowski is a poet, writer and comedian living in Michigan with her wife and son. She has been writing about LGBT politics for over a decade. Follow her on Twitter @MamaDWitkowski.
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SIZE IS EVERYTHING: FOUR STEPS TO BUILDING MUSCLE MASS
ne goal that many clients name as a top priority is: “I want to put on some size!” These guys want to get bigger, stronger, and more muscular without getting fat. The good news is that you can gain size without looking ungainly or bloated. Here are my four strategies that can help you gain quality lean muscle! 1) You have got to eat to build muscle mass. According to sports nutritionist, Craig Stevenson, you should eat at least 21 calories per pound of goal body weight. If you weigh 175 pounds and you want to gain 10 lbs. of muscle, you need 92 | Hotspots.LGBT
by Tom Bonanti to start eating 3885 calories today (185 x 21 = 3885). Also, you need to increase your protein intake by 1.45 grams per pound of goal body weight. Again, if your goal is to be 185 pounds, you will need to eat at least 250 grams of protein per day.
2 2) Make your workouts shorter, yet more intense, lasting under an hour. A super workout will increase your testosterone and human growth hormone levels, and that is what you want. But somewhere into your workout, about 60 minutes or so, another hormone, cortisol, kicks in and as you fatigue, this is the stuff that actually breaks down muscle tissue. In summary, shorten your workouts, increase your intensity and make each rep of each set count. 3) Go into the gym with a plan. If you have 45 minutes, make sure you know what you are going to do ahead of time. I recommend focusing upon two muscle groups per workout. If your biceps are lagging don't do them at the same time you do back since you utilize biceps when you do back anyway. You will not be able to give them 100%. Know your muscles, have a varied routine for each group, and know what body parts to work together. For example, if you do a heavy back and chest routine on Monday then work your legs on Wednesday. That way your arms and shoulders will have ample time to recover by Friday when you will blast them. 4) Learn the importance of rest between sets during your workouts and make sure you give yourself ample time for rest and recovery between training sessions. Most trainers suggest 30-90 seconds of rest between sets.
Others suggest as long as three minutes rest between sets of heavy compound movement exercises like dead lifts, squats and bench presses. By rest I don't mean dropping to the floor or playing on your phone. Between sets move around, catch your breath, stretch, and drinking water. As far as rest between workouts, give each muscle group from 48 to 72 hours to recover, depending upon the intensity of the previous workout.
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H1 today revealed the cast for the milestone 10th season of Emmy Award-winning “'RuPauls Drag Race.” The newest queens vying for the title of “America's Next Drag Superstar” were announced during last weeks episode of “'RuPauls Drag Race All Stars,” followed by a Facebook Live that introduced fans to the 14 competitors. The supersized season of “RuPaul's Drag Race” premieres on Thursday, March 22 at 8p.m. and will feature 90-minute episodes, giving fans more fashion, lip-syncs and drag than ever before. The Emmy Awardnominated after-show “RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked” will premiere immediately following at 9:30 p.m. “While preparing for season 10, I realized
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that one of our contestants was 11-yearsold when we first launched Drag Race,” said executive producer and two-time Emmy® Award-winning host RuPaul. “The fact that we're still here and still going strong is because of our talented queens. They are the heart and soul of the series. And as they continue to evolve and push the boundaries of drag, so does Drag Race.”
The fourteen queens competing to make their mark on the th historic 10 season include: Asia O'Hara (Dallas, TX) | Twitter/Instagram:
@AsiaOharaLand Texas is back in the house. A formidable competitor on the pageant circuit, Asia won Miss Gay America the first time she entered.
Broadway baby at heart. Combining her love of musicals with her passion for drag, Blair plans to sing, dance and act her way across the finish line of the competition.
(Albuquerque, NM) | Twitter/Instagram: @kalkarbdashianw
Dusty Ray Bottoms (New York,
Multi-talented, Asia has a costuming business on the side, designing for color guard teams and ice skaters.
NY) | Twitter: @DustyRayBottoms, Instagram: @dustyray
Aquaria (Brooklyn, NY) | Twitter:
@aquariaofficial, Instagram: @ageofaquaria
Aquaria already has a big reputation preceding her into the competition. At just 21, Aquaria has been photographed by Steven Klein for the pages of Vogue Italia. Confident and at the center of New York's Drag Scene, Aquaria has the support of some of nightlife's biggest legends.
Self-described as â€œdark, glamorous and trashy,â€? this punky queen defies categorization. Look for the queen with the signature dotty-faced makeup. A Kentucky native who moved to the big apple to pursue acting, Dusty channeled his desire to perform into drag.
Kameron Michaels (Nashville,
TN) | Twitter: @KameronMichaels, Instagram: @kameronmichaels
Eureka O'Hara (Johnson City, TN)
| Twitter/Instagram: @eurekaohara
Blair St. Clair (Indianapolis, IN) |
Twitter: @ BlairStClair, Instagram: @ blairst.clair
A small-town girl with big city dreams, Blair St. Clair is a
Kalorie's infectious giggle might be the first thing to enter a room, but it's her gravity-defying ass that has all eyes on it as she leaves. This twerk queen proudly flaunts her curvaceous body in daring sexy dance performances.
She's back! Season 9's Southern belle departed way too soon after injuring her knee. But Eureka is back following knee surgery, and hungrier than ever to prove herself the second time around.
You'reequallyaslikelytofind this tattooed muscle queen down at the gym pumping iron, as you are to find performing at her local drag bar in Nashville. Deliberately intending to capture s t re n g t h a n d b e a u t y, Kameron Michaels is the body builder Barbie doll. Mayhem Miller (Riverside, CA)
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singer of the season, while herbright colorfulstreet style ensures all the judges eyes willbeonher.
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (Tampa,
FL) | Twitter/Instagram: @VanessaVanjie
Monique Heart (Kansas City,
MO) | Twitter: @IAmMoniqueHeart, Instagram: @kevinandmonique Drag Race alumni like Raven, Morgan McMichaels, Delta and Detox. Mayhem dazzles her Los Angeles' audiences with polish and sass. Miz Cracker (New York, NY) |
Proud to call Bob The Drag Queen her drag mother, Miz Cracker began doing drag as a member of Bob's Marches for Equality in Times Square. Pretty and witty, Miz Cracker captures you with her beauty, and then surprises you with the belly laughs.
A creative well-rounded queen who knows how to do hair, makeup, dance… and make an entrance. A devoted Christian, Monique enters the competition hungrier than most to win, and with a promise to live up to her moniker as the “Heart of Season 10.”
| Twitter: @YuhuaNYC, Instagram: @yuhuahamasaki
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Yuhua Hamasaki (New York, NY)
The Vixen (Chicago, IL) |
Monét X Change (Bronx, NY) |
Monet blurs the lines of comedy, performance and New York City grit. A degree in Opera Performance means she's the
Get these cookies, baby! Drag Race Season 3 and All Stars Season 1 star Alexis Mateo's drag daughter brings electricity to the stage, with her high-energy dance performances and winning personality. Will Vanessa finish the job that Alexis Mateo started?
Hailing from Chicago's South Side, The Vixen combines elements of political art and protest into her performances. This vocal, woke queen brings both activism and fire to the stage - and is not about to take on her competition lying down.
Originally hailing from China, Yuhua moved to Manhattan's Chinatown when she was seven. Now a sickening seamstress by day and a hard-working queen by night, Yuhua regularly sews gowns for New York royalty like Peppermint and Bob the Drag Queen.
For more information on “RuPaul's Drag Race” follow @RuPaulsDragRace and #DragRace across all social media for all the latest tea.
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John Pradon living up to my expectations of owning one of the best private men's clubs in the world.
What are the changes you made? We try to keep things constantly evolving at 321 and try to experiment with new concepts
and ideas regularly. Since I purchased the club, our staﬀ has increased in size and we've implemented some new pricing specials and special nights, like our Tuesday night free member-sponsored vodka cocktail nights for men who shed their clothing while in the club. Going forward, we're going to try some other new things including an EDC (Enforced Dress Code) night once a month that will require all members to be nude after entry. More details about that to come! There are more ideas being tossed around and suggestions from members and staﬀ help keep changes coming.
I hear 321 is a Bottle Club. What does that mean? 321 being a bottle club means that we do not sell alcoholic beverages but a member may bring his own bottle and have drinks served from that bottle. All alcohol must be brought in by members, registered at the club, and kept behind the bar. It will then be served to the member upon request. Only hard liquors are kept behind the bar for those with membership cards. Alcohol belonging to those who enter on a one-time membership, and all wine and beer, is not kept. It is always discarded after we close each night. Mixers for drinks are provided free of charge. We oﬀer other items for sale that include soda, water, Gatorade, Red Bull, snacks, etc. Members are not allowed to bring in any other outside food or drink items. And, like all other bars, our bartenders work for tips, so tip them well!
If someone had never heard of 321, how would you describe it? 321 is a private membership club for men. Our amenities include public and private play areas, a BYOB bar, slings, glory holes, and more. We're now a non-smoking club, but do provide a smoking lounge outside on our patio. Our members include a wide variety of types and ages of men so there's usually always something for
everyone here. Mostly, it's a great place and can be as much or as little as a guy wants. Some people want to play; some want to watch. Then there are some who just want to have a drink, relax, and socialize. We oﬀer all of that and more. The members and staﬀ are very friendly and accommodating and look forward to showing you a good time! One stringent rule: No cellphones or recording devices are allowed inside the club. Leave them at home or check them at the front window before you come in.
What should your current and future customers expect from the 11th anniversary of 321? Our parties have become well known as some of the hottest and most popular gatherings in the city and the 11th Anniversary Party will continue that trend. Hundreds of men will be in attendance to help us celebrate. Attendees can expect a member-sponsored open bar between 9 and midnight, giveaways, and one of the hottest nights they'll ever experience.
What does the future hold for 321? We have a lot of plans for the future of our club. In the coming months, we'll be completely re-paving the main parking areas, replacing our roof, and continuing to add more unique play spaces and amenities. More long-term, we're planning a complete renovation of our bathrooms and an overhaul/upgrade of our bar facilities along with some changes in our interior lighting.
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