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Opera Review: “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”


Early 19th Century Italian opera…just not my thing! I mean, this opera is probably the very best that time and place produced, and I admire its virtues and chuckle at its humor (more than I do for some other supposedly funny operas) – but still it leaves me wanting something more or something else.

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Theatre Review: “Side Show”

Side Show

This rarely happens with musicals, but the reason to see this impeccably staged show is the director: Bill Condon, the man who arguably did the most to revive the movie musical with his script for Chicago (2002) and his script and direction of Dreamgirls (2006) (while also writing and directing such queer-themed films as Gods and Monsters and Kinsey). His love of musical theater is obvious, so it was probably only a matter of time before he entered the Broadway arena. With Side Show Condon successfully translates his storytelling magic to the stage.

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Fashion: 1ofK Denim by Rajesh Chatrani

1ofK Denim by Rajesh Chatran

Teenage bad boy, computer genius and now entrepreneur is taking over fashion with his signature jeans designed under 1ofK. Rajesh Chatrani (above), a Bajan born entrepreneur always had a penchant for art and design, however his path took him to FIU studying computer science. His innate gifts for programming and methodological thinking got him recruited in his 3rd year by NASA to develop software.
During his tenure there his thirst to be creative and his ambition drove him to the fashion industry. It was the loss of his father and a promise made to take care of his family that propelled Raj to break out on his own and create his own business. He began promotions, flipped a nightclub and started his own electronics business in Maimi which exported to the Caribbean. He had the Midas touch but still felt like he could do more. It was the fated meeting with an retired fashion designer that encouraged him. Between his knack for creativity and this ambition he began exploring the merger of the “Couture” concepts of fashion with denim and thus 1ofK was born with its roots based in Miami.

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Happy Thanksgiving from GaySocialites.com

Happy Thanksgiving from GaySocialites.com

Everyone here at GaySocialites.com would like to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

Everyone has something to be thankful for, and we are thankful to you!

Theatre Review: “The Passion of the Crawford”

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In this riveting evening of lip-synch, there’s a lot of people up on that stage, even though there’s only two bodies. John Epperson lip-synchs an interview Joan Crawford gave in 1973 in New York’s Town Hall. Or is it Epperson as his drag persona Lypsinka as Crawford?

Not to mention that some of the additional audio is Faye Dunaway portraying Crawford in Mommie Dearest, and some other cues are extracted from films where Crawford is portraying yet another “somebody else.” And then there’s the interviewer, lip-synched in most performances by Steve Cuiffo (Hairspray lyricist and generally brilliant man of the theatre Scott Wittman will perform the role November 18 through December 1).

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