The clean up for Hurricane Sandy continues in the tri-state area, and it has even dampened plans for this weekend’s Glam Awards presentation scheduled in Manhattan.
Cherry Jubilee, the coordinator of the awards program that honors the best in New York’s gay nightlife industry, says the show will go on… just not for a few weeks.
She asked us to help spread the word that the Glam Awards have been bumped back two weeks and will now be held on Sunday November 18th.
“Unfortunately so many people are still stranded and the whole transit system is still in limbo,” Cherry explained. “We could still pull it off, but this event happens only once a year. ” She added, “I want everyone to be able to be part of it. I want it done right.”
Cherry says “everything else will remain the same.” So don’t worry, I’ll be maintaining my status as the “Susan Lucci of the Glams” (since I’m always nominated but never win) in two weeks at XL in New York. I hope to see you there.
Tomorrow night, Friday, September 14, I will be DJing at the Lush & Lively cocktail hour at the Time Out New York Lounge at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street (between 8th & 9th Ave) from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. The music emphasizes horns and strings, so there will be jazz (classic and “nu”), latin, international orchestral and big band pop (like this Northern Soul-inspired 1987 barnstormer from Scottish duo Hue & Cry, huge hit in the UK, didn’t even dent the charts here) and – of course – lots and lots of disco. The Cosmo special is only $3 from 6:30PM to 7:00 PM, and there are $5 drink specials until 9:00 PM.
Find the Hue & Cry video below.
Artwork by Andrew D’Angelo photographed by George Nelken
It’s late August which means that the majority of New Yorkers have fled town to go on family vacations or retreats to clear their heads before Labor Day. It’s quiet; almost too quiet which explains why there has been a slight lack of entertainment and all around good cheer. This past Saturday night I decided to think outside the box when a few friends invited me to a venue called The Spectrum in Brooklyn. They informed me that there was a small cover at the door but it was “B.Y.O.B.” Sounds like a fair trade off. I hopped on the L train to give the place a chance to deliver the goods.
In such a vast and varying city, it’s hard to sift through all the bullshit and have a where-to-go guide that is reliable enough where it isn’t “white washed” or just “plain Jane.” I’ve been going out in New York since I was 17 so naturally I decided (last night) to finally throw together my honest, off-the-cuff thoughts on the gay bars and clubs I’ve attended over the years that still keep going strong for better or worse.
Tomorrow night, Friday, July 27, I will be DJing at the Lush & Lively cocktail hour at the Time Out New York Lounge at New World Stages 340 West 50th Street (between 8th & 9th Ave) from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. The music emphasizes horns and strings, so there will be jazz (classic and “nu”), latin, international orchestral and big band pop (like this groovy Italian Eurovision entry) and – of course – lots and lots of disco. The Cosmo special is only $3 from 6:30PM to 7:00 PM, and there are $5 drink specials until 9:00 PM.
Find the Nina Zilli video below.