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The new Bronx LGBTQ Center Halloween Costume Ball this Tuesday at Vlada in NYC

Bronx LGBTQ Halloween Costume Ball

The new Bronx LGBTQ Center invites you to kick-off Halloween a little bit early this year with their inaugural Halloween Costume Ball which will be held this Tuesday, October 29th from 6:00-10:00pm at Vlada Lounge NYC.

The event will not only help raise funds needed to help the organization grow; but it will also draw awareness about its mission and the services it is already providing to LGBTQ youth, individuals, couples, and elder residents of The Bronx and surrounding neighborhoods, as well as plans for expanded services, programs, initiatives, and coverage.

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Cabaret Review: Marilyn Maye

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There is simply nobody remotely like this overpoweringly amazing cabaret singer. It might not be an exaggeration to call her the best jazz cabaret singer in the world. She’s certainly the last great performer in that style of her generation, still in astonishingly full command of her vocal powers. And at 54 Below right now, she’s turning her towering talent exclusively to showtunes. Lucky us!

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Trying to answers questions about gay marriage in New Jersey

New Jersey gay marriage question and answers

New Jersey became the 14th state to allow gay marriage this week, as GaySocialites.com’s Susan Hollander reported last week.

Decided by the courts, the sudden arrival of marriage equality in the Garden State left many questions unanswered.  The Associated Press tried to answer some of those quandaries:

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Opera Review: “The Nose”

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What a freakin’ punk rock opera! Not really of course, since Dmitri Shostakovich wrote it in 1928, three years before the electric guitar was even invented and four decades before the garage rock explosion of the 1960s. But! It is noisy to point of near-constant atonality, and is just as constantly rebellious and acidly satirical. I mean, less than ten minutes into the opera, we hear a three-minute instrumental piece for nothing but battering un-pitched percussion, the first piece of its kind in classical music ever. So! Punk rock!

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Cabaret Review: Charles Busch

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Legendary playwright and drag performer Charles Busch has always combined elegantly languid, self-effacing charm with an effortlessly brassy glamour. His current cabaret act, titled “Ridin’ High” is the first club act of his I’ve seen, though I’ve seen many of his plays. The act possesses those qualities I mentioned above, as well as a discreetly dishy side.

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