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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Do This: Cabaret Silliness at the Flamingo

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 4:55 PM

William Bryant directs this weekend's Flamingo Cabaret at the BLU Room at St. Petersburg's Flamingo.
  • William Bryant directs this weekend's Flamingo Cabaret at the BLU Room at St. Petersburg's Flamingo.

Years ago, the Suncoast resort offered strong drinks, a great Tiki bar, and one of the best places in south St. Pete where anyone could go and be themselves. The resident theater company, Gypsy Productions, showcased some brilliant local talent and brought new audiences to the tired venue.

Two of those most prominent local talents — Daniel Harris and William Bryant — will shine again at the Flamingo Resort's BLU Room. Their cabaret show, the first in a series, features solos, duets and ensemble pieces.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Party with pride and the holiday spirit at Sunken Gardens Saturday night

Posted By on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM

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What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with a holly-color-scheme-infuenced party rockin' a DJ, drag shows, an open bar, color-coded party-level bracelets and St. Pete's own century old botanical garden?*

St. Pete Pride is hosting their sixth annual Red & Green Christmas party this Saturday at Sunken Gardens, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Kitchen Table hosts workshop, discussion on protest literature

Pull up a chair to Kitchen Table's inaugural event at Seminole Heights Branch Library today.

Posted By on Sat, Nov 1, 2014 at 10:44 AM

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  • WORD! Sheree Greer in New Orleans.


The Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center gets right to the heart of what the organization is all about with its inaugural event, “Raise Your Voice! Protest Literature and Midterm Matters!”

The engaging workshop and discussion, which is free and open to the public, happens today,  Saturday, Nov. 1, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 N. Central Ave., Tampa.

The discussion will cover protest literature from the Antebellum South, Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights eras, and will include work by Francis Ellen Watkins Harper, Ann Petry, Gwendolyn Bennett, Carolyn Rogers, Gwendolyn Brooks and more. Then, participants will get the chance to create their own protest literature, reflecting on the current social and political climate, during a creative writing workshop.



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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Three, a new web series, explores sexual boundaries, friendship

Posted By on Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 5:40 PM

WEB SERIES PREMIERE: Three. a web series directed and written by local filmmaker Lucas Omar, debuts online on Saturday, Oct. 18. The series explores an accidental polyamorous relationship among three 20 somethings in the Tampa Bay area.
  • WEB SERIES PREMIERE: Three. a web series directed and written by local filmmaker Lucas Omar, debuts online on Saturday, Oct. 18. The series explores an accidental polyamorous relationship among three 20 somethings in the Tampa Bay area.

Set your sexual inhibitions free and catch the premiere of Three, a web series that offers a brand-new take on the age-old love triangle.

The series held its premiere party earlier this week at The Studio@620 in St. Petersburg, where attendees got a sneak peek of the show. The first three episodes of Three will debut online this Saturday, Oct. 18. Each week following, two additional episodes of the 10-episode season will be released.

Written and directed by Palm Harbor-based filmmaker Lucas Omar (who also stars as Tanner in the series), Three focuses on the relationship of three 20somethings. As two best friends – straight, over-the-top and overly sexual Layla and gay, uptight, bookish Tanner – vie for the attentions of bisexual, laidback Jason, the trio stumbles into a polyamorous relationship.


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Filthy and respectable — a Q&A with John Waters

The famed director and Pope of Trash rides a wave of recent success into a celebratory show for TIGLFF’s 25th.

Posted By on Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 3:59 PM

SUMMER OF JOHN WATERS LOVE: The season was bookended by two major milestones for the cult icon. - PUBLICITY PHOTO
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  • SUMMER OF JOHN WATERS LOVE: The season was bookended by two major milestones for the cult icon.
John Waters — This Filthy World: Filthier & Dirtier
Sat., Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m., at Tampa Theatre. After the show, TIGLFF will host a book-signing of Carsick, and the Mondo Trasho party featuring DJ “Lounge Laura” Taylor spinning tiki, lounge, and exotica; food and beer trucks available for
refreshments. $33, tiglff.com.
John Waters would get an A+ on his “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” report. His bestseller about hitchhiking across the U.S., Carsick, hit the bookstands in June, and last month the Lincoln Center Film Society saluted the Pope of Trash with the retrospective Fifty Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Tampa Pride makes a comeback

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 7:26 AM

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Even if you missed last week’s kick-off event at the Honey Pot, you can still support the historic return of Tampa Pride.

The Sept. 26 fundraiser and launch party — cheekily called “Out of the Storm,” a nod to Ronda Storms, who led the Hillsborough County Commission’s 2005 ban on gay pride recognition in the county — was a great success. But there’s a lot more work that needs to be done, said Carrie West, the group’s president and co-founder.

The organization needs to raise $70,000 prior to the planned March 28, 2015 celebration. This is the fee amount required by the city of Tampa before any festivities can take place, West said. The group has launched a GoFundMe campaign and is seeking donations.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Fabulous Independent Film Festival in Sarasota this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 6:55 PM

TO BE TAKEI: George Takei's doc is among the offerings at the festival.
  • TO BE TAKEI: George Takei's doc is among the offerings at the festival.

Celebrate diversity in the LGBT community this weekend with the best in world cinema.

Sarasota’s Fabulous Independent Film Festival takes place Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 24 at Burns Court Cinemas. This three-day film fest is organized by broken rules productions in association with the Harvey Milk Festival, a non-profit organization.

This year’s event includes nine feature-length films: Appropriate Behavior, Blackbird, Born to Fly, Boy Meets Girl, The Circle, Cupcakes, Queerituality, To Be Takei and The Way He Looks.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Do This: Top 10 weekend events

Posted By on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 11:27 AM

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Celebrate Pride, catch some art and theater, indulge in World Cup mania and hit the beach for some fun and good reads. 

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Top LGBT weekend happenings

Posted By on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 4:02 PM

This piece by Shamier Shanel will be among the artwork for sale at ARTpool Gallery's True Love LGBT Art Party and Rainbow Fashion Show on Saturday, June 14.
  • This piece by Shamier Shanel will be among the artwork for sale at ARTpool Gallery's True Love LGBT Art Party and Rainbow Fashion Show on Saturday, June 14.

Ladies, get ready for Tampa’s premier women’s happy hour. Sophistique will take over at Tampa’s City Side, 3703 Henderson Blvd., Friday, June 13, 6 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by TWIRLGIRL Events & Promotions, the evening will a performance by musician Jennifer Real.

Trashtastic cabaret duo Coco & Homo host their Friday the 13th Ca-BAR-et show at the Brewers Tasting Room, 11270 4th St. N., St. Pete, Friday, June 13, 7 p.m. This free event features rollicking songs, drinking games, craft beer and chubby bunnies for all. Free admission.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Artist Michael Turchin talks about marrying Lance Bass, painting for The Voice, and his new show at South Tampa's CASS gallery

Celebrity icons from Marilyn Monroe to the Kardashians figure into Turchin's paintings.

Posted By on Thu, May 29, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Michael Turchin.
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Michael Turchin is an artist/actor/model whose paintings, which focus on themes of celebrity iconography, are part of the debut exhibition at South Tampa’s CASS gallery, which also features work by University of Tampa professor Chris Valle. Turchin is engaged to be married to former ‘N Sync star and Sirius OutQ/Entertainment Tonight personality Lance Bass. Turchin spoke to CL by phone from Los Angeles.

How’d the CASS connection happen?
Through my friend Ben Thigpen. Cassie, who owns the gallery, is one of his longtime childhood friends. He’s been for the past year trying to find a good gallery for me. He just showed her a few of my pieces and she loved them.

Talk about the focus on celebrity in your work.
I’ve just always been fascinated with pop culture, especially iconic celebrity images. The style kind of evolved. I find an image that resonates with me, think of who or what I want to capture, take a pre-existing photo and tweak a few things.

What are the challenges of being in a celebrity world yourself, as Lance Bass’s fiancé?
Having to deal with others’ perception of you, especially on blogs. It’s a free for-all to say what you want about people, especially in comment sections — kind of the standard “You’re a gold-digger, you’re with him because he’s famous” — hopefuly that’ll change.

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