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ISSUE #06 | 03.12.20 DISPLAY UNTIL 03.25.20

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OUT & ABOUT: FLAMENCO FESTIVAL MIAMI 2020 TOP TRAX: SAM SPARRO BOOMBOX ETERNAL FLIX: BAD BOYS FOR LIFE DESTINATIONS: ASPEN GAY SKI WEEK ARTS NEWSIE: BROADWAY IN MIAMI 15TH SEASON

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TABLE OF CONTENTS: 3. TOP TRAX: SAM SPARRO BRINGS SEXY BACK

After an eight-year hiatus, the openly gay singer is once again bringing sexy back with his new LP, Boombox Eternal.

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12. OUT & ABOUT: FLAMENCO FESTIVAL MIAMI 2020

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Our second calendar issue of 2020 features gorgeous men photographed by David Vance. Enjoy it and pin the calendar to your wall!

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TOP TRAX By DJ FR8-O

SAM SPARRO BRINGS THE FUTURE BACK

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ho doesn't love brand new music? The exhilaration of hearing a fresh track for the first time. Being mesmerized by the beats and melody of the instrumentation. Listening to the lyrics pouring from the singer's mouth and feeling like they're telling your story. It's an experience we all crave every day, especially when we've played that last new song so much that our ears have gone numb to it. As we become more connected to the world through the Internet and its endless roster of music streaming sites, it's becoming harder for artists to bring something truly original to the table that can outlast the modern listener's attention span. That might explain why many artists like Sam Sparro are looking to the past to create the sound of the future. Sparro has always been the kind of artist whose work is ten steps ahead of the curve. When his breakthrough track "Black and Gold" was unleashed in 2008 – with its sultry synth baseline and classic disco vibe – the rest of the industry was saturating the airwaves with pulsating EDM and fist-pumping everything in its path. Since his track didn't fit the modern music mold of the times, the Australian singer didn't get as much mainstream attention as his American peers, but it was eventually nominated for a Grammy, an ARIA and an MTV Award, and went on to be featured in several TV shows, films, and commercials. Proof that sometimes "newer" isn't always better.

After an eight-year hiatus, the openly gay singer is once again bringing sexy back with his new LP, Boombox Eternal. This time, he's pulled inspiration from some of his favorite records from the late '80s/early '90s and paying homage to childhood idols like Janet Jackson and New Edition. From the album and singles artwork, it's fair to say the 37-year-old has gone beyond the music to take us back to a time when new jack swing was king and you were only as cool as your cassette collection. He's even gone as far as to release the album on cassette for hardcore fans and audiophiles. This musical flashback opens up with that all too familiar click and clatter of a cassette tape being slipped into a boombox before exploding into the intro "Vibe Forever." The ride that follows is like playing a mixtape you might find in a time capsule from three decades ago. Sparro doesn't just resurrect the past though. He takes what was old and makes it new again. In an interview with albumism.com, he explained "I did so much research about the sound that I was creating in terms of what keyboards and drum machines Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Teddy Riley were using (then). I spent a lot of time collecting samples and different sounds from that era and I became very obsessed with sort of recreating it. But what makes Boombox Eternal modern is some of the lyrical content and the production in terms of the mixing and the vocals." Before the Internet gave us the power to summon fresh music with the tap of a finger, we sat by the radio for hours eagerly waiting for a brand new track to be inserted into regular rotation. Boombox Eternal rekindles the nostalgia of those days while giving the modern pop landscape a much-needed reboot.

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PUBLISHER'S CORNER ANOTHER GREAT WINTER PARTY FESTIVAL! This week, we bring you our second Hot Models Calendar issue of 2020. This edition showcases three gorgeous men beautifully photographed by famed photographer David Vance. Enjoy the sexy photographs and feel free to pin this calendar to your wall. The 2020 Winter Party was a resounding success. Thousands of members of our U.S. and international LGBTQ community came together to enjoy an array of outstanding parties and events. I had a great time at all the parties and met several new friends – while partying with some dear friends who live in Miami or have a second home here. The Beach Party and the Under One Sun: Evolution party at Nikki Beach Club were particularly enjoyable because I love dancing in the sun with thousands of gorgeous men. Visit wiremag.com to view our photo albums of the Winter Party Festival. In Out & About, we preview this year's Flamenco Festival Miami returning to the Arsht Center, March 21-28. The Festival will feature spectacular performances by Miguel Poveda, María Pagés, Manuel Liñán and "Stars of Flamenco." We also interview Manuel Liñán, who returns to the Festival with his new show ¡VIVA! and his all-male dance company exploring gender identity inspired by the flamenco woman. I love going to the Flamenco Festival Miami every year.

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s you should know, Bad Boys For Life is the third action-packed, buddy-cop film in the Jerry Bruckheimer/Michael Bay created franchise, and comes out nearly two decades after the last entry. Surprisingly, it maintains the same level of high-spirited, chaotic, action as the previous films, even though this outing moves its main characters into middle age bringing with it all the problems that implies. Michael Bay was supposed to direct this installment as well, but he and Will Smith demand "some of the highest salaries in the film industry," which meant that the budget couldn't handle them both. So, the Belgian directing team of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah took over his duties and did a great job of imitating Bay's style and adding some of their own sensibilities along the way.

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WILL SMITH, MARTIN LAWRENCE, VANESSA HUDGENS, ALEXANDER LUDWIG, CHARLES MELTON, PAOLA NÚÑEZ,  KATE DEL CASTILLO, NICKY JAM, JOE PANTOLIANO, AND JACOB SCIPIO Bad Boys For Life Rating: 4 stars (out of 5) Rated: R

(for strong bloody violence, language throughout, sexual references and brief drug use)

Running Time: 2 hours and 4 minutes

A film, any film for that matter, is only as good as its villain, and this sequel has a great one in newcomer Jacob Scipio. It's hard to top the machismo of Will Smith, but this guy manages to convince us he's more than up to the task. There's a scene near the beginning of the film that pits him against a band of criminals who he decimates in the blink of an eye, letting us know that our boys are in real trouble this time. That feeling never leaves you, it holds true to the very end. As for Smith and Lawrence's characters, they're still the same two bickering, fist-bumping, "Bad Boys" singing, buddies they've always been, and their 25 years as Miami cops don't seem to have mellowed them or dulled their propensity for wanton destruction, racing through crowded city streets, shooting anything that moves, and making light of the consequences of their actions. In other words, perfect anti-hero heroes.

Here's the storyline… Miami narcotics detectives Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) have been working the streets for two decades and are beginning to feel the effects of age. Just as Marcus becomes a grandfather and decides it's time to hang it up and retire, someone starts murdering people involved in an old case. Before they can start looking into it, there's an assassination attempt on Mike's life. Once he recovers, they decide to work together one last time to bring down the mysterious assassin who seems to have a link to Mike's past. Their captain (Pantoliano), not wanting to have two loose cannons out on the streets again, orders them to join forces with AMMO, a newly created elite team of the Miami police department. Reluctantly they begin searching for the elusive killer together. I really liked the cast in this film; they work well with each other and appear to have been chosen with great care. Also, because they're drawn from character types we're already familiar with from tons of other films, you understand who they are immediately. This is a smart way to work because background stories on each would have slowed the film down way too much. If you're missing and long for the action movies of the '90s, Bad Boys For Life is just your ticket. It's filled with big-screen slow-motion explosions, wild car and motorcycle chases, and circular close-up shots of the actors, all set to an overly loud and pretentious film score. My take… if you just sit back and take Bad Boys For Life for what it is, a good action-comedy sequel, you'll find it one big exciting ride.

Alyn Darnay is a film critic; feedback is encouraged at adarnay@wiremag.com. 10 WIREMAG.COM #6 2020


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lamenco Festival Miami returns to the Arsht Center's Knight Concert Hall, March 21-28. For 2020, the Festival will feature spectacular performances by Miguel Poveda, María Pagés, Manuel Liñán and "Stars of Flamenco" featuring Mercedes Ruíz, Eduardo Guerrero and María Moreno. Flamenco is more popular than ever with artists like Rosalia bringing it forward and making it mainstream. Festival attendees will enjoy today's most celebrated dancers, musicians, and singers, who will come to our Magic City all the way from Spain. One of those artists is Manuel Liñán, who returns to the Flamenco Festival with a new show, ¡VIVA! The all-male dance company explores gender identity inspired by the flamenco woman. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit arshtcenter.org.

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Wire Magazine sat down with Manuel Liñán to preview his new show ¡VIVA!, and find out what he enjoys the most about performing at Flamenco Festival Miami. Rafa Carvajal: Why you are so passionate about flamenco? Manuel Liñán: It is my way of expressing myself with total honesty. Flamenco is an art that brings together experiences of culture, music, literature, history, movement, dance, testimonies, etc. It's my life! RC: How did you become a flamenco dancer? ML: It was at school where I began to be attracted to dance. Then, there was a day when I discovered that flamenco was what gave voice and movement to my expression. Through this art, I realized that I could communicate with the world and express everything I felt. It was little by little with love and respect.


RC: Tell our readers about your all-male dance company's new show, ¡VIVA! ML: ¡VIVA! is a desire that I pursued for years. Since I was little, I have had the need to show myself as I am, and one of those ways is through crossdressing. When I was little, I felt that society did not understand me and ridiculed me, so I started dressing up in secret out of fear of not being accepted by society. Today, I want to make those facts public, the fact of dressing up and also the dramatic burden of thinking you're going to lose everything. Photo courtesy of artist management

Photo by Marcos G. Punto

RC: How does ¡VIVA! explore gender identity through flamenco's femininity and masculinity? ML: It's complicated because flamenco is very set on roles according to gender, and it is something that I don't understand. When I was little, I was forced to dance as a man should dance, but I also felt the desire to dance like a woman. I felt that I had no options to dance like the opposite sex. I felt limited because my body also wanted to get other movements and options. I simply wanted to have knowledge about everything that both bothered and attracted me, regardless of gender. In ¡VIVA!, we explore ourselves and our way of crossdressing, we do not pretend to be women, nor represent femininity, we simply manifest ourselves as we feel. Giving normality and formality to crossdressing. RC: How did the idea to create ¡VIVA! come about? ML: It's something that I've been chasing for years. Now, I feel strong enough to be able to do it without fear or harm. I've always wanted to do this since I was little. RC: What do you enjoy the most about performing at Flamenco Festival Miami? ML: The public is very welcoming! I feel very good with Miami audiences, I consider them to be very warm. Miami audiences have always received us with a lot of respect and affection. RC: Is there anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine readers about yourself, your love of flamenco, or ¡VIVA!? ML: We just want to dance and dance some more. We are looking forward to being in Miami!

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DESTINATIONS By Joey Amato

ASPEN GAY SKI WEEK

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or years, I've heard about Aspen Gay Ski Week, but it wasn't until this year that I decided to take the journey out to Colorado to experience the event for myself. Now in its 43rd year, Aspen Gay Ski Week attracts guests from around the country, and possibly around the world. For most, there are two ways to get to Aspen. The first is to fly to Denver and then take a connecting regional jet or drive four hours through beautiful Rocky Mountain terrain. My guest and I decided the drive would be fun, plus we would get a chance to spend some time in Denver. After speaking with the locals, I would actually recommend this route because it will help your body adjust to the altitude. Altitude sickness is definitely a thing, so don't take the warnings lightly. Drink lots of water throughout your stay and watch your alcohol intake. One drink equals about three in the mountains. Spend a night at the historic Hotel Oxford in Denver, which I was excited to find out is also a haunted hotel. It is the oldest hotel in the city and a ghost is said to maintain residency in one of the rooms. The upscale property boasts a wonderful Bourbon Happy Hour every evening in which guests get a chance to sample a variety of delightful bourbons. If you only have one day to explore Denver, it will be hard to squeeze in all the must-see sights, but if you have

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time, head to the Denver Botanic Gardens or Denver Art Museum, which during my visit hosted a sold-out Claude Monet exhibition featuring more than 120 paintings spanning Monet's entire career. If you just want to see some highlights, order an eTuk (electric Tuk Tuk) to whisk you around the city. After dinner, head to Capitol Hill, the epicenter of LGBTQ nightlife. Remember, don't go too wild because the drive to Aspen is long and a bit tricky depending on the weather. Party with the locals at Tracks, Charlie's, X Bar or Triangle. The road to Gay Ski Week in Aspen could be quite adventurous. You never really know what the weather will be, and it could turn on a dime in the mountains. I had never been to Aspen before and wasn't sure what to expect. As you drive along I-70, twisting through the steep mountain peaks and tunnels, you begin to envision what the ski town will look like. Aspen is an old mining town, founded in the 1870s and its deep history can still be seen today in some beautifully preserved buildings. As you wander around the narrow streets, you can see old mixed with new, evident by the contemporary design of the Aspen Art Museum. Even the glamorous boutiques like Chanel, Gucci and Dior are housed in historic buildings, which add to the city's mystique.


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Aspen Gay Ski Week events change on a daily basis. In the evening we arrived, many boutiques and art galleries stayed open late for Aspen's Fashion & Art Night Out. The following night featured a comedy show with Julie Goldman and Alec Mapa held at Belly Up, followed by a dance party at the venue. However, one of the most anticipated events of the week is the Downhill Costume Competition, where teams of skiers dress up in a theme and ski down Aspen mountain. I can't even ski in regular attire, but some of the outfits ranged from Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers to Olivia Newton John-inspired costumes with the team performing to her hit "Physical" on stage, after skiing down the mountain. The event was hosted by Sister Helen Holy, quite simply one of the funniest, quick-witted drag queens I have ever seen. Sister Helen had the crowd roaring with laughter throughout the entire event, which happened to be during a storm where we saw 10 inches of snowfall. The snow made for an even more magical afternoon. What gay event would be complete without some dance parties? Later in the evening, head to Top of the Mountain for The White Party. With the temperature hovering in the single digits, we boarded a gondola and headed to the top of Aspen mountain. The ride takes about 15 minutes to ascend to the 11,000-foot summit, sometimes in pitch black conditions. It was both exciting and scary at the same time as there were moments when you literally couldn't see a foot in front of you. Once you arrive at the Sundeck, you are greeted with hosts serving well-needed Champagne and DJ 26 WIREMAG.COM #6 2020

Blacklow spinning, as hundreds of revelers, dressed mostly in white, dance the night away. The crowd was one of the most diverse crowds I've seen in a while. Gay, straight. Male, female. Young, old. It didn't matter. Everyone was there to have a good time and a party in the sky. Aspen Gay Ski Week comes to a close with their infamous pool party, held at Aspen Recreational Center. This year's party was hosted by Tito's Vodka, Suerte Tequila, and Bud Light. and as you can imagine, was filled with guys wearing as little clothing as possible. In all, the week was a wonderful experience, one that people come back to enjoy year after year. I reconnected with old friends and made some new friends along the way. I can't wait to see what's in store for 2021. Enjoy the journey! Joey Amato is the publisher of Pride Journeys, a website dedicated to LGBTQ travel. Joey has spent over a decade in LGBTQ media and public relations and currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. He can be reached at joey@pridejourneys.com

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The Limelight Hotel Aspen is ground zero for all things Gay Ski Week including a daily activity known as Après Ski, which loosely translates into after ski drinks and conversation with friends. Even non-guests of the hotel would gather daily in the lobby for this Aspen tradition. Limelight is located in the heart of the city and a few blocks from the base of Aspen Mountain. The hotel offers a complimentary buffet breakfast as well as a shuttle service, making your stay even more enjoyable since you won't need a car or rideshare. Our room at Limelight was nothing short of magnificent. The Cathedral Suite features a full kitchen, dining and living room complete with a wall of windows offering breathtaking views of the mountains.

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ARTS NEWSIE By Rafa Carvajal

ANNOUNCING THE 15TH SEASON OF

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roadway Across America brings us the best Broadway musicals to the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, ranging from the newest hits to the greatest classics. This year's 15th season of Broadway in Miami 2020-2021 is no exception, with Miami premieres that include Tony and Grammy Award-winners. According to Broadway Across America President Susie Krajsa, "Entering the 15th season of Broadway in Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is genuine cause for celebration," and we agree. Becoming a season ticket holder is the easiest way to enjoy the shows with benefits that include first access to the best seats. Subscription packages range from $244 to $927 for all six shows, and can be purchased at arshtcenter.org, by calling the Arsht Center box oďŹƒce at 305.949.6722 or the Season Ticket Holder Hotline toll-free at 800.939.8587.

These are the shows coming to the Arsht Center for the 2020-2021 season: HADESTOWN December 8-13, 2020 Journey to the underworld and back with HADESTOWN, which won eight Tony Awards in 2019 including Best Musical, and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The show follows two mythic tales, Orpheus and Eurydice, and King Hades and his wife Persephone, and it is a vibrant and unforgettable experience. HAIRSPRAY January 5-10, 2021

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Follow Tracy on her journey as she sets out to become a star in Hairspray, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon. Enjoy classics such as "Welcome to the '60s," "Good Morning Baltimore," and "It Takes Two." Her big personality, hair, and dreams will keep you singing along and laughing throughout the show.

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WICKED February 17-March 7, 2021 We all know the story of Dorothy‌ but what we don't know is what happened prior to her arrival in Oz. Wicked, the Broadway sensation, follows the story of witches Glinda and Elphaba and how one became known as "good," and one as "wicked." The musical will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions that will have you laughing, crying and thinking.

Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Dear Evan Hansen follows Evan Hansen on a personal journey with a social anxiety disorder. He is about to have the opportunity to do what he has always wanted‌ to fit in. Enjoy the show that has become an instant hit with theatergoers. ANASTASIA May 18-23, 2021 Anastasia finally makes its Miami premiere this 2020-2021 season. The show will take you on a journey of discovery, as a young woman sets out to solve the mystery of her past. Inspired by the animated film, this beautiful story features classic songs such as "Once Upon A December," and "In My Dreams." THE CHER SHOW June 22-27, 2021 Is there anything better than the Tony Award-winning musical about Cher? We think not. The Cher Show is so full of Cher that it takes three women, the kid, the pop star and the icon. Follow the story that has spanned over six decades and is still going with 35 smash hits. Join in and celebrate the beloved legend.

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