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Based on his latest cabaret act, Mark Nadler’s new CD Crazy 1961 finds him playing and singing with his usual virtuosic abandon and passionate intelligence. The result is stunning: Nadler packs over 61 songs onto this CD, a celebration of the year of his birth. There are always many layers in anything that Nadler does, ranging from the obvious to unspoken subtext, which gives his work an “oomph” far, far beyond the typical. On the CD, as in the show, Mark paints a complex portrait of the exact place and time that he was born, in exciting and ultimately moving ways. Every single song on the CD is from 1961, and he finishes with a truly insane medley of fifty songs from the year. This is as giddily entertaining – and breathtakingly smart – as a cabaret CD gets.
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On the heels of Barack Obama’s historic announcement in favor of same sex marriage, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is calling for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Charles Worley, a preacher who can’t pronounce the word against, went on a homophobic rampage at a recent sermon at the Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina.
Worley started by saying he was upset with President Barack Obama for backing marriage equality. The crazy old man preached, “The Bible is again it, God is again it, I’m again it and if you’ve got any sense you’re again it.” (We’re pretty certain he meant againST it each time, but then again who knows with some of these crazy southern Baptists.
Rev. Worley went on to say,