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FALL INTO FITNESS ith the change of seasons comes a renewed time to rethink and restart. The year is not over yet! You still have time to make good on this year's resolutions and to get a head start on your goals for 2013. These months are a great time to exercise outdoors and enjoy cooler temperatures. Discover park trails and take in some new scenery, whether you're walking, hiking, biking, rowing, or enjoying any other outdoor activity. Try kayaking or canoeing for an excellent whole-body workout and a great change of pace. Remember, it doesn't have to seem like exercise to be a great workout. Even raking leaves or doing outdoor yard work is a great way to get the heart pumping and burn calories. Are you geared up for the fall premieres of your favorite television shows? While you watch, do standing lunges, triceps dips off the couch, or lift weights. During commercials, do push-ups, planks, or stretch. In a one-hour show, you probably have close to 20 minutes worth of commercials when you could be working out. The best way to enjoy fall is to exercise outdoors, but it is getting darker earlier and staying dark later in the morning, so be smart and safe. Wear reflective clothing or carry a flashlight. When cycling, affix a light to your helmet or bike. If possible, use trails or a local school track to avoid vehicle traffic. If you must use a street with vehicle traffic, try to work out at the same time every day, so drivers get used to seeing you. When exercising outside, layer your clothing. Before your body warms up, you may feel chilled, but once the blood gets pumping, you'll feel overdressed. Fall is the time to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Get a massage after your run or take an additional 20 minutes to stretch and relax. Learn to meditate. Take an art or cooking class. Treat yourself, not just with exercise, but other activities that promote wellness, so you can feel good physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. People are motivated by different things. It's important to first discover what your individual goals are, whether it's losing weight, strengthening and toning, or preparing for a race. Creating a challenge for yourself will motivate you, as will encouragement and accountability. Then choose an activity that is in line with your goals and that you will enjoy doing because you will be more likely to keep it up. Remember that 65 percent of Americans are considered overweight (and unhealthy), so if you struggle with your nutrition and your fitness, you are not alone. Find a friend, a group, or a team to stay active with and hold each other accountable. In my experience, there truly is strength in numbers. By allowing others in to your fitness journey you will be setting yourself up for success. Get a jumpstart on your health and wellness goals for 2013 by falling in love with fitness this season. See health and fitness as a reward, not a chore. Treating your body with respect and focusing on a healthy lifestyle truly is a reward that keeps on giving in so many ways, for years to come.

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EDITOR IN CHIEF’S NOTE MEMORIES OF PUMPKIN BEER ublishing a weekly magazine keeps you extremely busy and always thinking two or three issues ahead, while trying to finish and publish the magazine for the particular week you are working on. So your life – days, weeks, and months – can go by very fast. This week I was reminded of that when I went back to the Lost & Found Saloon and realized that five years had gone by since I set foot inside and KB, the owner, offered me my first glass of pumpkin beer – before Halloween 2007. The food at L&F Saloon is still as unique, handmade, fresh, and made to order today as it was five years ago when I first stepped into a place that reminded me of the Old West movies I used to watch with my dad. However, a lot has changed in the neighborhood. New development has brought many new restaurants to Midtown, Wynwood, and the Design District, and landlords now feel they can charge a lot more in rent, even though the economy is still slow and people are limiting their spending. Seven years after he first opened the Lost & Found Saloon at 185 NW 36th St. in Miami, KB is still serving that delectable pumpkin beer every Halloween season. He also continues to work very long hours, without any vacation time, to keep alive his dream of owning such a unique place just a couple of blocks away from the Midtown Miami Target. I encourage you to join the many locals, artists, truckers, and industry people who love a delectable meal and a fine selection of brews until the wee hours of the morning, and stop by to say hello to KB. Support his dream of owning his own business and bringing something different and special to Miami. On another note, this weekend Jesse Spencer and I attended Sparkle, the 16th Annual National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Miami Recognition Dinner. I am glad to report that this year's affair was as wonderful as ever! Over 800 guests helped raised more than $500,000 during a fabulous dinner, silent auction, and awards presentation. The LGBT community and its supporters came together to honor Matt Foreman and Elizabeth F. Schwartz for their contributions at the local, statewide, and national level, while also raising vital funding to benefit many organizations serving the Miami-Dade LGBT community. Cheers,

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And who said gay boys were superficial? any vacationers plan their trip according to the sites they want to see and activities they want to do. I agree. Particularly if it’s the men you want to see. And do. Here’s a list of countries to visit strictly for men living in them:

the desert vastness of central Asia, can stop you dead in your tracks with stunning combinations of jewel-colored eyes and calligraphic features. And then there is India; the first time I saw Hritik Roshan, the H-O-T King of Bollywood, I nearly fell off my chair. Nothing against the Taj Mahal, but the best sights of India may just be your tour guides. And if you’ve not seen Jake Gordon, you’ve not seen how drop-dead an Australian Aborigine can get.

Sparkle: 16th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner

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The 16th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner produced by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force delivered a glamorous evening of recognition, plus the highly acclaimed silent auction at the Sparkle Ballroom in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Lavar Burton hosted this year’s event.

Tall, dark, and handsome? Sicily, Crete, and Malta are the places to be. But maybe you dig the blond and blue-eyed boys—head over to Berlin and Stockholm. And if you like ‘em fiery, the redheads of Ireland cannot be beat. Just check out WWE wrestler Sheamus. Sigh. Or maybe a good mix does it for you. Ethnographers recently posited the idea Or maybe a dazzling smile does it for that because of ever increasing interyou. In which case, Thailand wins hands mating, humanity will eventually end up down. While we all may snicker at looking Brazilian. Which is NOT a bad “Bangkok,” the nation is so famous for thing if you have ever seen a Brazilian. its pretty pearlies that “Land of Smiles” is Lebanon is even further along, having now the all-but-official motto for the counbeen polished by centuries of Phoenitry. Polynesia scores high here too, with cians, Persians, Romans, Greeks, Arabs, the added perk of being laid-back to the and European Crusaders to a multi-ethnic point of being liquid. brilliancy. But say you go for “exotic.” It’s a big category, but what it comes down to is that you like mystery, foreign-ness, and something different from what we see every day, no matter how breathtaking. Some of the most amazing faces I’ve ever seen come from South Africa and Botswana— and South Africa is one of the gay-friendliest countries on Earth.

Do you like men who know how to move? An Argentine who doesn’t know how to dance is like a mathematician who doesn’t know how to add. Japanese men corner the market on feline grace, and it goes without saying that the French know a thing or two about being…sensual. Again, Polynesia scores here—have you seen how they dance? Who knew you Africa, however, doesn’t corner the mar- could have a jackhammer for hips? ket on amazing faces (no offense): Turkey, whose people originally came from 6 | wire magazine | issue #41, 2012 | | facebook | twitter


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hether the beautiful and talented actress, Angelina Jolie does or does not have Hepatitis C infection, and does or does not need a liver transplant, as recently reported in the Hollywood gossip tabloids, it raised awareness about the silent epidemic of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).

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The Silent Epidemic

60-90% success rate with the new and current standard-of-care treatment, a cocktail of three drugs including Interferon, Ribavirin and one of the recently approved protease inhibitors— Boceprevir (Victrelis™) or Telaprevir (Incivek™).

Why should Hepatitis C be treated? Hepatitis C causes liver diseases such as The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and liver cirrhosis, as well as liver cancer, and Prevention (CDC) recently issued, to some, is the leading reason for liver transplants a surprising news release recommending in the U.S. 

 that all "baby boomers" (the generation born from 1945 through1965) should have The CDC estimates that 1-in-30 baby a one-time test for HCV. While Hepatitis C boomers (about two million Americans) has been around for decades it was not have been infected with Hepatitis C – until 1992 when a blood test was finally perhaps decades ago – and most do not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Ad- know it, have never been screened and ministration and the blood supply could be don't perceive themselves to be at risk. screened and protected. Perhaps because the available treatments were met with Who is at risk for Hepatitis C? Perlimited success, the CDC did not recom- sons at risk for Hepatitis C include those mend routine screening. However, a year sharing drug needles, blood exchanged ago, the FDA approved two new drugs for during rough sex without a condom, conHepatitis C, markedly increasing treatment taminated tattoo needles, contaminated success and hopefully decreasing the long- body-piercing needles, sharing cocaine term risks of no treatment. straws, and all persons who received a blood transfusion before 1992. There is What are the symptoms of Hepati- a high rate of HIV and HCV co-infection tis C? There are no symptoms of Hepatitis and Hepatitis C progresses to liver cirrhoC and it can take 30 years for signs to sis faster in HIV-positive persons. It is estiappear, which is often too late for effective mated that in the U.S. there are four times treatment. When detected early, however, as many people living with Hepatitis C newly available therapies can cure the in- compared to HIV. Get tested, get treated, fection. Unlike chronic viral infections such it’s potentially curable! as HIV, Hepatitis B, and Herpes, Hepatitis C can be cured with treatment. Anthony Japour, MD is a post-graduate trained and former HIV/AIDS Researcher How is Hepatitis C treated? Until a and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical year ago, the treatment success was only School. Presently Dr. Japour is a Health & approximately 20-30% with a combina- Wellness Physician at Elite Medical Group tion of two drugs- Interferon and Ribavirin. at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center campus. Now, the most harmful strain—Hepatitis C Contact Dr. Japour for an appointment at genotype I virus—can be treated with a







umpkin beer anyone? KB, the owner of the The Lost & Found Saloon, has the best seasonal pumpkin beer in celebration of Halloween this time of the year. This unique restaurant takes you out of Miami into the old West/Southwest. “The food is unique, handmade, fresh, made to order; no fryer, no microwave. It's like going on vacation while being in Miami,” says KB. L&F Saloon is also a hangout for many locals, artists, truckers, and industry people who love to stop by for a delectable meal and a fine selection of brews until closing time at 3 a.m. CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP


MARKS THE SPOT a diabetic a toothache. But underneath all the saccharine-infused productions, Lloyd’s potent pipes could prove to be more seasoned than we think once she’s claimed the sweet spot in our kitchens.

Sometimes second place isn’t such a bad place to be. Just ask X Factor Season 6 runner-up Olly Murs. Like Cher, the 28-year-old was signed to Syco Music and released his debut single not long after his stint. His first UK hit “Please Don’t Let Me Go” also opened at #1. But that’s where the similarities end. With two albums now under his belt, Olly is prepping to bring his soul-inspired sound to the States with his U.S. debut Right Place Right Time. The new album, dropping in December, will include a few tracks from Cher Lloyd got her big break on X Fac- his current UK smash In Case You Didn’t tor’s seventh season. Ironically she only Know plus a few extras made just for us. came in forth, but was still swooped up by Cowell and signed to Syco Music Unlike Cher’s uber-pop effort, hottie Olly’s (Sony). Her first UK single “Swagger Jag- throwback style is a little more outside the ger” was welcomed at #1 followed by a box than we’re used to on this side of the #4 climax for her debut album Sticks & map. Then again, the same was once said Stones. We got our first official intro to about another Brit who’s spent the last the 19-year-old diva back in May with her year and a half “Rolling” in the dough off recent Platinum single “Want You Back,” just one album of the same genre. Since which set the stage for her Sticks & Stones we’re just barely through the second seaU.S. release earlier this month. Like the son of XFUS, it’s still too early to tell if our lead single, the album is a sugarcoated talent will have the same worldwide succocktail of bubblegum swirled in sweet cess as their European counterparts. But themes and sticky hooks enough to give as for the UK it looks like X marks the spot. If you’re a recording artist, musician or producer and would like your work featured in TOP TRAX, hit me up at 8 | wire magazine | issue #41, 2012 | | facebook | twitter




hen a small-town girl from Texas won first place in a singing competition on live TV, she completely changed the game for aspiring pop stars all over the country. Over a decade later, our obsession with belting battles has spawned over a dozen reality-singing competitions all over the world. One of the most famous, X Factor, was launched in the UK by reality Kingpin, Simon Cowell, and then cloned across the pond just a few years later. Like its Yankee predecessor, American Idol, X Factor (UK) catapulted the careers of some of Europe’s hottest pop stars. Now two of X’s alumni, Cher Lloyd and Olly Murs, are about to test their talents on American soil armed with their very first U.S. albums.

I must agree that the food is delicious and fresh. L&F Saloon has a special brunch and lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that offers diners a delightful array of choices at very affordable prices, in addition to their regular menu. I particularly enjoyed the Chicken Enchilada Soup and the Posse Energy Burrito with BBQ Chicken. Plus the luscious, homemade Chocolate Chip Jumbo Cookie a la Mode is to die for! Lost & Found Saloon, 185 NW 36th St, Miami, FL 33127




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t’s that time of year when studios and distributors start their annual “bid for awards” by releasing their best films. Awards won and flashed in front of the public on any of the dozen awards shows increases a film’s possibility of earning big profits; that’s the real holy grail of the industry.

Friday Night Fun @ TWIST

photos by Henry Perez Guests enjoyed a fabulous night at TWIST with delicious beats and a crowd that was sure to please. Seven different bars, stiff drinks, beautiful dancers, and, of course, the only place where there’s “Never a cover...Always a groove.”

The films are grouped to drive you into theaters and they are betting that some “great films” will put you in theater seats over and over again. The dearth of watchable films over the last two years has cost the industry billions of dollars and they hope the race to the end of the year will cure some of that. This year you’ll find a bit of everything. They’re shot gunning for your attention. And, there are some real gems among the films coming. Here’s a quick run down of some films I think you might want to watch for. Enjoy…I’ll see you at a movie soon. OCTOBER: Seven Psychopaths - The misadventures of a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) entangled in the LA underworld after his two oddball friends (Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster's (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Cloud Atlas - The ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel, co-written/directed by Andy & Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) that features six century-spanning storylines.

Bella (Kristen Stewart) gather other vampire clans in order to protect their child. Red Dawn – In this well crafted Remake, the Wolverines are lead by Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas and Connor Cruise. The North Koreans are the invaders this time. Hitchcock – Starring Anthony Hopkins it tracks how Hitchcock, at the height of his game, decided to make a "lowly" horror movie called Psycho.

DECEMBER: The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourNOVEMBER: ney - J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, directed The Man With The Iron Fists – Cra- by Peter Jackson as three separate movzy kung fu action staring RZA, Russell ies, set in Middle-earth 60 years before Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, Lord of the Rings. Rick Yune, and David Bautista. Zero Dark Thirty - Kathryn Bigelow's Skyfall - Daniel Craig stars as James new military film about the US Navy SEAL Bond 007, with Javier Bardem, Dame Team 6 hunt for Osama bin Laden and Judi Dench as M, Ralph Fiennes, Albert the mission that caught and killed him. Finney, and Naomie Harris. Jack Reacher – Tom Cruise as ex-military investigator Jack Reacher on the trail of Lincoln - Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will a military sniper in this explosive action Be Blood) as 16th President Abraham Lin- film. coln. The story covers the last four months of his life. With Sally Field, Tommy Lee Les Misérables - An adaptation of the Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Jackie stage musical based on Victor Hugo's Earle Haley. novel. Paroled prisoner Jean Valjean, Hugh Jackman, seeks redemption. With The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Amanda – Part 2 - Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Seyfried, and Eddie Redmayne. 9 | wire magazine | issue #41, 2012 | | facebook | twitter


“A front-runner for best American film of the year.” -ERIC HYNES, THE VILLAGE VOICE

“Exquisitely, even thrillingly authentic.”


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ranchelle Davis, better known as “Frenchie� to the world, first blessed the masses with her immaculate voice as she effortlessly belted her tunes on television screens in living rooms across the country on the second season of, American Idol. Her personable demeanor and earth-shattering voice made her a favorite among the judges and her newly found fan base. Little did Frenchie know that placing as a semi-finalist on a reality TV show would catapult her into a flourishing career not only in the music industry, but also on Broadway. Her upbringing in theater during her days in Washington D.C and Los Angeles were evident in her stage presence during her stint playing ensemble roles in the Broadway musical Rent in 2003. Davis was also cast in the role of Effie in a 2004 West-coast touring production of Dreamgirls, and later rejoined fellow second season American Idol paranniversary national tour of Aint Misbehvain, for which she received a Grammy nomination.

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ticipants Ruben Studdard and Trenyce Cobbins in the 30th-


There was no feat too large as Frenchie continued to pursue her dreams. In 2009 Frenchie was featured on Tony Moran’s Mix Magic Music album on the debut single “You Are” which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard hot club play chart. Most recently Frenchie was a contestant on NBC’s hit vocal competition The Voice, placing as a Top Four Finalist, in Christina Aguilera’s team of 8, putting Davis in the spotlight once again for her passionate vocals. With her cover of David Guetta and Kelly Rowland’s “When Love Takes Over” placing #3 on iTunes Dance chart, and a new smash single, “Love’s Got A Hold of Me” on the airways and in nightclubs across the country, what’s next for this beacon of inspiration? Wire Magazine catches up with Frenchie to discuss her career, her recent decision to come out of the closet, and what that means for her future.

First we’d like to say congrats to you Frenchie! What influenced your decision to come out of the closet? Aw, thank you! It wasn’t a pre-planned decision. I’d been out among my family and friends since I was 16 years old and never really thought it to be anyone else’s business. But one day I was doing an interview and I was asked a direct question and in the moment, I chose to answer it honestly. What was the scariest moment of coming out? I think I was most concerned about how the media scrutiny would affect my parents. How is your life different now that you have publicly disclosed your sexual orientation? It is pretty much the same. Was your new single “Love's Got a Hold on Me” based on a personal experience? Partially.

Stage lights go dim, and audiences go home. When that happens, I need to be able to sleep at night, knowing that I live my life truthfully.

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Do you feel coming out hurts or helps your career? Please explain. That’s hard to say. My most loyal fan base has always been the gay community and I’d say they love me even more now…other fans may be turned off by it, I don’t know and I can afford to care. Stage lights go dim, and audiences go home. When that happens, I need to be able to sleep at night, knowing that I live my life truthfully. Who is your greatest recording artist idol and why? I have several. Aretha, Whitney, Sylvester, Grace Jones, Tina Turner, and Freddie Mercury. Why? Amazing vocalists, amazing performers, incomparable. What was it like to perform on the Broadway show Rent and to have your own solo “Seasons of Love?” How did your Broadway experience enhance your overall career? I LOVED it. I have so many fond memories of RENT and I made lifelong friends there. Broadway, along with my theatre education, gave me discipline. Eight shows a week is not for the faint hearted. If you could only choose one, theatre or a solo career, which would you prefer and why? Theatre. It’s the real deal. How did The Voice influence your career? Many of the songs that I was given on the show were dance songs and that helped to open a whole new window of possibility for me, as far as my musical style was concerned. What is your fondest memory from the launch of your career until now? I have so many, but I often find myself giggling aloud when I look back on the Broadway days and think of my friends in NYC. Do you have any words of wisdom to anyone who may be unsure about coming out? I would just tell them that life is so much fun, when you love who you are and life is too short to waste time internalizing how other people process your own self-acceptance. I’m not going to lie and say that it’s

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easy, but I can truthfully say that it’s worth it.

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What's next for Frenchie Davis? Christmas music and a new single coming soon, shortly followed by the full album.


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by FLASH Saturdays with the hottest music videos and visual entertainment by VJ Chris Racine and VJ Barry Browder till 3 a.m. $9 Grey Goose cocktails all night.

PALACE: “Drags Gone Wild” Hosted by MOVA: Ladies night at Vanity Girl Thurs- Tiffany Fantasia and cast starting at 6 p.m. days! $6 Finlandia cocktails and $4 Miller Sounds by DJ Cindel starting at 4 p.m. Lites all night long. 1625 Michigan Ave. SCORE: Hilton Wolman presents SALVAPALACE: Stiletto Nights with fierce drag TION: Hawaii featuring the sounds of intershows by host Missy Meiyakie and spe- national DJ Alyson Calagna with warm-up cial diva cast members. Show at 6 p.m. set by DJ Troy Landon. Wear board shorts Weekly drink specials all night. 1200 for a free cocktail with paid admission. Ocean Drive. TWIST: Happy Hour 2-4-1 with Tommy SCORE: Pop Fever Thursdays featuring DJ and the locals from 1 - 9 p.m. on everyDaisy D. No cover! Open Bar til 11:30 thing. MUSCLE BOY Saturdays. Incredible p.m. $6 Long Island Ice Teas. 727 Lincoln beats by DJ Mika. Road. TWIST: Seven different bars, DJ Sushiman, stiff drinks, and beautiful dancers. Sabroso in Bar 5! 2-4-1 special on everything till 2 a.m. “Never a cover... Always a groove.”1057 Washington Ave.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 12 MOVA: Edison Farrow’s HYPE Fridays. Hosted by Pussila with beats by DJ Bryan Zero. $7 Finlandia drink specials all night. No cover. “Where the men go out in South Beach on Friday nights!” PALACE: Drag Madness with fierce shows by some of South Beach’s most spectacular drag performers! Hosted by TP Lords. Double Cross Vodka Friday’s with shows starting at 6 p.m. SCORE: Filthy Gorgeous Fridays presents SUNDAY OCTOBER 14 Jungle Fever with exotic dancers and tribal tattoos; sounds by international DJ Willy MOVA: Sucia Sundays with DJ AJ Reddy G. Hosted by the PennyBack Boyz. and sexy Go-go dancers. Open bar from TWIST: Free Happy Hour BBQ at 6 p.m. 9 - 10 p.m. $3 Threesome Shots, $4 Miller Beats by DJ J Felix. Enjoy seven different Lites, $5 Red Headed Slut Shots and Herbars, stiff drinks, & beautiful dancers. radura, and $6 Finlandia. No cover. “Never a cover... Always a groove.”

SATURDAY OCTOBER 13 DISCOTEKKA: Downtown’s largest and only gay dance party, now with a “Forbidden Room” for 21 and up partygoers. Doors open at 11 p.m. 950 NE 2nd Ave. MOVA: Happy Hour 3 - 9 p.m., followed 16 | wire magazine | issue #41, 2012 | | facebook | twitter

PALACE: South Beach’s most legendary drag brunch. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. with two seatings: 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hosted by Noel Leon. Afterwards, check out Latin Takeover T Dance with DJ Bruno at 4 p.m., followed by Divas On the Dance Floor: Vinna Rogue Takes Over at 6 p.m. with special guests performances.

OCTOBER 11 - 17 SCORE: Karaoke night! Doors open at 9 p.m. Upstairs, HIP SUNDAYS, in association with Club Boi 2.0, featuring hip-hop, house, and R&B beats by DJs Gavin T & Diaz from 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. TWIST: Steamy Sundays in the Garden Bar featuring Pussila’s underwear contest; the winner gets $100. Shirtless guests receive a free cocktail! “Never a cover...Always a groove.”

MONDAY OCTOBER 15 KILL YOUR IDOL: Dustin Reffca presents Glitter Box Mondays - South Beach’s hottest Monday night party with sparkling guest appearances, DJs Smeejay, FR8-O & Maximus 3000. $1 PBR Beer, $2 Jell-O shots & $4 vodka all night! 222 Española Way. MOVA: Weekly SHOUT karaoke party with DJ Miik, choose from 250,000 songs. Half-priced drinks and $5 glasses of wine all night long.

TWIST: 2-4-1 Happy Hour from 1 - 9 p.m. on everything. TWIST presents Keeping It Real Fun with beats by DJ Daisy D. Get ready for ridiculous beats and $5 Jumbo Blue Long Island Iced Teas all night long. “Never a cover. Always a groove.”

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through mid-November. The Workshop, 171 NW 23 Street, Miami.

THIS AND THAT: Unconventional Selections From the Permanent Collection: Taking unconventional art to a new level in an WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17 attempt to challenge visitors’ perceptions of art and beauty. At the Frost Art Museum MOVA: Weekly College Night Wednes- until October 26. days, hosted by the Penny Back Boyz. DJ Daisy D will be working the turntables, $5 WEAM: The Magic of Marilyn, a showFinlandia cocktails and five Miller Lites for case of 27 rare Marilyn Monroe photos only $15 all night long. by Bruno Bernard at the World Erotic Art Museum thru Sunday, November 30. PALACE: Join the one and only Poizon Ivy and Noel Leon as they host Burlesque COMMUNITY Wednesdays, a sultry, sexy and seductive "feast for your eyes." Show starts at 7 p.m. MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARSCORE: Martini Madness Night. A half- DEN: Celebrate 50 years of the Garden. Guests are encouraged to join in a 1960’s price Happy Hour runs till 9 p.m. rat pack theme. Mingle with celebrities of TWIST: Fresh with TP Lords, Karaoke with the time, while enjoying great food and cocktails in a spectacular setting. PerforSean Brady and fab beats by DJ J Felix. mances by the Rainbow Circus, the South Beach Chamber Ensemble and 60'sARTS, CULTURE era surprise celebrity guests. Save The Date: October 25, 6 – 11 p.m. & FILM

PALACE: Palace Drag Race hosted by the audacious Missy Meyakie LePaige starting at 7 p.m. with appearances by RuPaul’s miss Drag Race Season 4 contestant, Latrice ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER: Don’t miss parRoyale!! Divas in drag receive $4 Absolut the chance to see the Tony nominated party musical Rock of Ages for it’s weeklong weeklong cocktails all night long! run at the Ziff Ballet Opera House thru OcOc14.Featuring Featuring28 28rockin’ rockin’ 80s clas80s classics SCORE: Happy Hour with all drinks half tober 14. sics such as “Don’t Believin’,” as “Don’t Stop Stop Believin’,” “We “We Built price, followed by Video Freak where you such Built City,” This City,” “The Countdown,” Final Countdown,” “The Final and “I can request your favorite music videos and This and “ITo Want ToWhat KnowLove What Love Is.” Know Is.” enjoy $5 vodka cocktails, $7 martinis and Want $3 beers. No cover. BASS MUSEUM OF ART: Unnatural, TWIST: Pop Mondays with Nathan in the a group show focused on the conflict bevideo bar and Arrasando Latin Talent w/ tween the natural and unnatural in society, Poizon Ivy. Hosted by Marco Perez and VJ science, and other aspects of life. Showcasing 24 artists and artist teams. Thurs – Nicolas Torres in Bar Five. Sounds by DJ Sun thru November 4. Jason Gonzales! DESIGN FOR A LIVING WORLD: An exhibition that includes works from designers like Isaac Mizrahi and Kate Spade, at MOVA: S.I.N. Tuesdays. Service Industry Coral Gables Museum thru October 26. Night. $7 Stoli cocktails, $50 Finlandia and $100 Stoli bottle specials. MIAMI ART MUSUEM: Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks, is the first solo exhiPALACE: “Dine with the Stars” hosted by bition from the NY-based artist. His broad Daisy Deadpetals starting at 7 p.m. featur- selection of work, including sculptures, ing a full roster of impersonators and show- paintings, and videos force viewers to stopping performances. Special guest confront the truth and fictions about racial hosts and performances every week, with identity. Running thru November 4. dinner specials starting at $19.95. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART: SCORE: Planeta Macho, the hottest Latin Trading Places II as part of the Knight ExParty in Miami Beach, featuring Latin beats hibition series showcases the works of 5 by award-winning DJ George Ferrero. Miami artists: Dona Altemus, Onajide Sha-

SECLUDED: The Workshop is proud to host the never before seen work of celebrated photographer and videographer, Jipsy Castillo. Known for her focus on the nuances of nightlife, “Secluded” showcases a different, darker side of Jipsy’s photographic range. Saturday, October 13th, 2012. 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Show will run



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n Cindy Brow

Many of our readers know you from your positions as the Operations Director of Pride and the LGBT Visitor Center. Can you explain your new role as the Director at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden? I am very happy to have been selected as the new Executive Director at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. As the ED, I am responsible for all of the operations, membership, fundraising finance and programming. It is the perfect next step for me. Why do you feel preserving this "green space" is so important? With very little green space in Miami Beach, and all of the condos and apartments with no backyards, having this little oasis among the concrete is essential. What made you choose a Rat Pack 1960s theme for the anniversary celebration? The Garden was founded in 1961, so we are essentially celebrating the origins. Miami Beach was really hopping in the ‘60s with celebrities frequenting the Fontainebleau and Jackie Gleason doing his show at what is now The Fillmore. We thought it was a perfect way to connect with our roots…pun definitely intended… Do guests have to conform to the theme to attend the anniversary party? We ask that guests come in their best ‘60s glam, but we really just want everyone to have a good time. Whatever inspires you is just perfect. Aside from The Bigfoot, will the Botanical Gar-

ince it’s existence in 1962, the majestic Miami Beach Botanical Gardens has always strived to provide the public with access to the botanical garden while preserving green space, promoting green living and creating environmental education programs for both children and adults. Originally called the “Garden Center,” the site sat on the historic Collins Canal. Throughout the 1900s, the green space wore many hats, ultimately falling prey to the surrounding tourism, economic recessions, World Wars, and of course, hurricanes. The Art Deco renaissance arose in the 1980s and unfortunately The Garden had nearly vanished by that time. Residents approached the city of Miami Beach in 1996 in hopes to revive the gardens, ultimately resulting in the creation of the Miami Beach Garden Conservancy, a non-profit that would restore the Garden, into what is today’s progressive venue for arts and cultural programming, environmental education and cultural tourism. The Miami Beach Botanical Garden now under the direction of Cindy Brown, is ready to celebrate 50 years! We talk with the Executive Director as she fills us in on the celebration, as well as what’s to come for the enchanting urban green space. Join in on the two-tier celebration Thursday October 25th. Tier 1 will feature a VIP dinner, cocktails, dancing, and entertainment. Tier 2 of the event (After Party) will feature dessert buffets, cocktails and dancing. VIP Tickets (6-11pm) are $150 (Members - $125) and After Party tickets (8:30-11pm) are $50 (Members - $40).

den see any more art installations in the near future? Following Art Basel in December, a series of colorful, metal outdoor sculptures will be installed throughout the Garden. The art, created by Gus and Lina Ocamposilva, is an interpretation of the world where the artists were raised; the Andes and the Tropics, a world filled with great diversity and colors. These sculptures are reminiscent of the Art Deco style, yet stand alone as their own art form. The bright colors, empty space, and balanced forms complement the naturalistic feel of outdoor spaces such as the Garden. In fact, the first inspiration for the sculptures came from a spider web. Like the spider web, the sculptures themselves capture elements from nature that are their permanent inspiration. Will guests be able to indulge in the Garden's beautiful horticulture during the event or is the celebration limited to certain areas within the garden? Guests will be free to roam the grounds as they wish; however some areas are not very well lit. We are beginning a fundraising campaign to install lighting so that all areas of the garden will be accessible in the evenings. Our hope is that will be complete just after the beginning of 2013. In what ways can someone donate or contribute to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden? There are a number of options for those wishing to support the garden. There are different levels of membership starting at just $35. There are also opportunities for naming gifts with garden signage and sponsorship op-

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portunities. We are happy to assist anyone who wants to determine the best option for giving. What do you attribute the longevity of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden to (50 years)? The Garden is one of the jewels of Miami Beach. Long ago, the city made a commitment to preserve this space even as buildings were erected around us and concrete was poured to create more parking. Both residents and visitors have enjoyed the garden and have played an active role in ensuring that we can continue to be here for all to experience. Aside from being a beautiful "green space," what other services does the Miami Beach Botanical Garden offer? The garden has many workshops and activities ranging from how to grow vegetables on your balcony, flower arranging and photography. We also have a weekly Wholesome Grocer, cooking classes, summer art program for kids and ongoing music and art performances and installations. Is the anything else you would like to share with Wire Magazine's readers? Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, is one of the best-kept secrets in Miami Beach. If you haven’t visited us, make a plan to. We have wireless access so come sit under a tree and answer those e-mails, or just watch the clouds float by. If you want to support us either with a donation, in-kind services or volunteer hours please reach out to us and we welcome you.

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Wire Magazine Issue #41, 2012: Frenchie Davis Comes Out  

Franchelle Davis, better known as “Frenchie” to the world, first blessed the masses with her immaculate voice as she effortlessly belted on...

Wire Magazine Issue #41, 2012: Frenchie Davis Comes Out  

Franchelle Davis, better known as “Frenchie” to the world, first blessed the masses with her immaculate voice as she effortlessly belted on...