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CD Review: “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar and Grill”

CD Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

How much you enjoy this album depends very much you enjoy the very last phase of jazz legend Billie Holliday’s career. Her voice became very weathered, but more expressive than ever. Her interpretations of her songs became more heartbreakingly honest than ever. Not the rich-toned singer of years before, perhaps, but still an overpowering interpretive talent. And Audra McDonald absolutely nails everything about that voice. This two-CD set also includes the scenes from the show, which features a lot of harrowing life stories, detailing how that voice came to be so weathered. Intense stuff, but finally rewarding, especially in this format.

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Theatre Review: “Pageant”

Pageant

Not knowing the history of the musical comedy Pageant, when I first heard about it I thought it was about drag pageants, like the 2008 documentary of the same name. But no, Pageant was a Off-Broadway hit in the early 1990s, essentially an ordinary, kinda low-rent beauty pageant in which the female contestants are all played by men. Judging by the current revival, the show is a charming, featherweight bit of fun, without much serious to say about gender: an irreverent but essentially innocent tribute to kitschy Americana. Which is just fine as far as I’m concerned.

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Hottest Summer Spot in Myrtle Beach

Bubba's Love Shack Mytle Beach's best

As I previously reported, I’m working hard this summer hitting up hot spots around the country in hopes of helping you find your next vacation destination.  Similar to last year year’s GaySocialites On The Go series, I’ll be highlighting some of my best discoveries in some of the cities I visit.

In June, I was lucky enough to get to vacation at Myrtle Beach, SC.  

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Theatre Review: “Just Jim Dale”

Just Jim DaleLaura Pels Theatre

Brilliant actor-dancer-singer Jim Dale started out in the last days of British music hall. Just Jim Dale, his retrospective one man show, has the earthy yet somehow breezy quality of music hall at its best. In the show, Jim gives us only the most entertaining highlights of an amazingly diverse life in show business. From music hall he went to rock and roll singing and songwriting – he wrote the lyrics to the huge hit “Georgy Girl” – to film and stage acting, to doing hundreds of voices for all seven Harry Potter audiobooks.

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Happy Pride from GaySocialites.com

Happy Pride from GaySocialites.com

Gay Pride is in full swing throughout the month of June, and this weekend New Yorkers are celebrating where it all began.  On behalf of everyone here at GaySocialites Media, I would like to wish you and yours a safe and happy gay pride!

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