Category Archives: Music

New York’s Fabulous Lady Bunny – Take Me Up High


SHE’S BACK! And More Fabulous than ever!
Lady Bunny’s self-penned  “Take Me Up High” just debuted at #43 on the Billboard Club/Dance Chart. 
“Wayne Numan of Lybra Records and I have been so thrilled with the
response that we’re already working on a follow-up single. So stay
tuned! And if you like dancing to this kind of music, please request
“Take Me Up High” on the radio, at the club or wherever you listen to
dance music.

Special thanks go to:

Steve Willis for directing the video and creating it’s concept.

Post production by Cody Swanson (editor), Shannon Laskey (graphics), Dustin Wadsworth and Thomas Ramsey (post effects).

groovy dancers in the video are Princess Lockerooo in red, C.J.
Quinones looking all sexy in the tank top and Muffinhead Daehniffum in
all white.

Milk Studios in NYC for donating their exquisite space to a zany drag queen and crew!

Bobby Shaw for everything! And all the DJs who have supported us on our intergalactic quest to make the universe dance.

Billy Erb (NYC) for his amazing album cover photo.

friend/phenomenal singer Phillip Ramirez for introducing me to
Wayne/Lybra Records and for always encouraging me to sing and write


Sting To Play Benefit Concerts for The Public Theater







Limited Number Of Free Tickets To Be Offered For Each Concert

100 Fan Club Members To Receive Free Tickets

To A Special Birthday Celebration Performance 

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that, for the first
and only time,
Sting will perform songs from his new album, The Last Ship, for 10 concerts to benefit The Public Theater in their intimate, 260-seat Anspacher Theater from
September 25 – October 9.
An evening of music and storytelling with one of the world’s most
prolific artists, these performances will offer unique insight into the
creative process of both his new album, to be released
September 24, and his forthcoming
play of the same name, premiering in 2014. All proceeds benefit The Public Theater and are tax deductible.

“Sting is one of the great artists of our time, a brilliant songwriter who is also a model of activist commitment,” said
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. “The Last Ship
is shaping up to be a masterpiece, both an elegy for and a celebration
of the working class life of the Newcastle shipyards. The Public is
honored to call Sting a friend and thrilled
to be hosting these benefit concerts.”


Sting added, “The
Public Theater, a New York institution committed to supporting all of
the city’s distinct communities, was a natural fit to perform this
material that is, at its core, about the importance of community.”


the spirit of The Public Theater’s ongoing mission of accessibility, a
limited number of free seats will be distributed the day of each
performance via a lottery system.  Entries will be taken between 5:30
and 6:00 p.m. each performance day, with a drawing beginning at 6:00 p.m. (All entrants must be present to win.)


also has a long tradition of hosting special events for members of his
official fan club. In addition to these 10 performances, 100
Fan Club members
will receive free tickets, selected via lottery, to attend a very
special concert in celebration of Sting’s birthday on Wednesday, October 2 at The Public Theater. For details, please visit


American Express ® Cardmembers can purchase advance tickets beginning on Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m. EST through Sunday, July 14 at 10 p.m. EST at
or 212-967-7555.


An exclusive pre-sale for Fan Club members will begin Saturday, July 13 at 12noon EST and conclude Sunday, July 14 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Fan Club
members must purchase tickets by phone at 212-967-7555.


Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Sunday, July 14 at 10:01 p.m. EST at and beginning Monday, July 15 at 12noon
EST by phone or at the box office.


ticket prices range from $250-$2,500, with tickets at the top tier to
include VIP seating and a pre-show meet & greet with Sting. Tickets
are tax deductible
for US residents. All performances begin at 8:00 p.m.


My Big Gay Camp Talent Show June 24th

One-Night-Only Cabaret

by Philip Mutz, Ken Urso, and Christian Mansfield

by Phillip Fazio


sensation Tyler Marcum will be performing his original interpretive dance
“20/30” to the Dixie Chicks song “Landslide” as part of a one-night-only
cabaret titled My Big Gay ‘Gay Camp’ Talent Show, playing at the Laurie
Beechman Theatre in NYC on Monday, June 24 at 7pm.

Since posting
the mash-up video of his current day 30 year old self dancing in unison with a
video of his 20 year old self, Marcum has raked up almost half a million views
on YouTube. This will be the first time he performs the dance live.

touching viral dance video can be seen at

Marcum’s performance
during New York’s Gay Pride Week will feature him dancing live to his original
choreography in front of video of the same performance from age 20.


Kicking off
2013 Gay Pride Week, this cabaret night will feature 10 of New York’s finest
singers, dancers, improvisers, and stand-up comedians all vying for the
audience chosen ‘Best in Camp’ Award.

Joining Marcum
onstage will be Broadway’s Nadia Quinn (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), singer/actress
Mariand Torres (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812; Elphaba
Stand By on the First National Tour of Wicked), stand-up comedian Marc
Maietta (Laugh Attack Comedy Festival) and dancer Lawrence Neuhauser
(National Tour of Movin’ Out).

Following the
sold-out run of the new play Gay Camp as part of the 2012 New York
International Fringe Festival and Fringe Encore Series, comedic actors
Christian Mansfield (Broadway Bares; National Tour of 42nd
), Ken Urso, and Philip Mutz (also co-author of Gay Camp) will
reprise their Gay Camp roles as hosts of the cabaret evening.  My
Big Gay ‘Gay Camp’ Talent Show
is directed by Arizona-native Phillip Fazio
(Gay Camp; Arizona premiere of Grey Gardens and August: Osage

It’s gay;
it’s camp; it’s My Big Gay ‘Gay Camp’ Talent Show!

My Big Gay
‘Gay Camp’ Talent Show

will perform on Monday June 24th at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman
Theatre, downstairs at 407 West 42nd Street, NYC.


My Big Gay
‘Gay Camp’ Talent Show

runs 60 minutes with no intermission.

Doors open at
6:15pm.  Show starts at 7pm.


can be made by calling (212) 695-6909.

Tickets are
$15 (plus a $15 food/drink minimum).


For more
information on My Big Gay ‘Gay Camp’ Talent Show,

visit our website at


CHER to headline this years Dance on the Pier June 30th

Heritage of Pride has confirmed  that iconic
performer Cher will be headlining this year’s 27th annual Dance on the
Pier on Sunday, June 30. Along with Deborah Cox. 

Cher will be performing her brand-new single “Woman’s
World” at the event from her upcoming album set to be released September
24 on Warner Bros Records.

“NYC Pride is thrilled to welcome Cher to the stage of this year’s Dance on the Pier! Her performance
will be one of the most memorable in the history of this world-class
party. Now in its 27th year, the Dance on the Pier continues a proud
tradition of partnering with all-star talent to create a high-quality
event that raises funds to support local LGBT non-profits and New York
City’s annual Pride festivities,” says Chris Frederick, Managing
Director of NYC Pride.


Queer Songwriters Night June 28th

We are putting on another Queer Songwriter’s night at the Sidewalk Cafe. 


This ain’t no disco. And these queer singer/songwriters certainly aren’t fooling around. 
Unhinged is a periodic music showcase that features a
rotating lineup of NYC’s hottest, underground queer singer/songwriters.
The series allows the queer artists to showcase their unique voices and
sounds in an intimate, acoustic setting. 
The event is produced by queer singer/songwriter James Wilson of The Paisley Fields. 
Who (Performers):

Brett Gleason, Chris Blacker, David Clement, Aaron Pfeiffer 


Friday June 28th, 6:30pm 


The Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY


$5 suggested donation

Shine Out LGBT Music Festival in New York June 21-23

3 days!  3  stages!   The largest LGBT Music Festival!
The Shineout Music Festival is a celebration of gay, lesbian,
bisexual, and transgendered musicians and supporters coming
together with pride and love to celebrate who we are with the
music we create and the support we give to one another.

We are hoping that this 3-day festival is a breakthrough for all
musicians, artists and anyone struggling to find their voice and identity.
With it, we hope to create an annual event that not only provides
unparalleled music and performances but also a community
of artists and individuals bound together with strength and hope celebrating diversity, identity, character and each other.

Be who you are. May you shine!

– Darren Melchiorre & Chris Ryan
Festival founders and producers

Shine Music Festival


Shanna Sharp Record Release Party April 25th

Shanna Sharp

Often compared to Sara Bareilles and Alanis Morissette, Shanna has been called the
“southern Adele” with her soulful vocals and rich, introspective lyrics. 
Raised in Montgomery, Alabama,
Shanna grew up listening to Sarah McLachlan and Jeff Buckley and
developed an affinity for moving songwriting and vocals. 

 In 1999, Shanna took her shot to live
in New York City with only $200 in her pocket to pursue music and acting. 
Once in NYC, she attended Circle In The Square Theatre School and performed
music gigs at popular venues such as Bowery Electric, Roseland Ballroom, Crash
Mansion and The Bitter End.  She later traveled frequently to Europe to
tour between 2002 and 2007.   Since then,
Shanna has settled back in NYC, has toured
the southeast, and she currently resides in Harlem.  

Shanna has an amazing
new album, Silver Linings Under Grey!! There will be  record release show on April 25th at Rockwood Music Hall- Stage 2.

 Shanna was a member of the plus size pop burlesque group The
who were 2006 season finalists on America’s Got Talent! The starlet regularly performs in the 
raucous west village piano bar scene of downtown NYC. 

Event Details

Who: Shanna Sharp

What: Record Release Party!

When: April 25th, 2013 @ 7PM

Where: Rockwood Stage 2

196 Allen St  New York, NY 10002

Antigone Rising at New Yorks Mercury Lounge April 12th

I hope everyone grabbed TIME magazine this past with 2 historic gay covers!

Have you heard of NY’s Antigone Rising?? One of the band
members, Kristen Ellis-Henderson, is on the  girl cover of Time
Magazine along with her wife Sarah. The issue features “portraits of the
gay marriage revolution” and boldly declares “Gay marriage already

Antigone Rising has been an all-female force to be reckoned with in
the country rock world since their debut release in 2005. After more
than a decade of relentless touring and critical acclaim, the band
(Kristen Ellis-Henderson, Cathy Henderson, Dena Tauriello, and Nini
Camps) is poised to release a new EP in 2013. The first single is “That Was The Whiskey,” a foot-stomping, rollicking good time co-written by Lori McKenna.

The band is performing on Fri., 4/12 at Mercury Lounge!


New Yorks Elaine Stritch Farewell Concert at Cafe Carlyle in April

WOW! Four-time Tony nominee and Audience Choice Award winner Grand Dame, Elaine Stritch has announced that she will play her final engagement at Cafe Carlyle this April. 

Her farewell show, titled Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin’ Over and Out,
will play the intimate club April 2 through 6. 
The 88-year-old legendary New York performer is leaving her home in NYC and relocating to a condo in
Michigan, her native state.

Fans nervous that this departure means retirement for Stritch need not worry! The incomparable star told The New York Times,
What actor would ever say they’re done? I loved being on Broadway, but
performing has become exhausting, and I just don’t want to live in New
York anymore… I just don’t have the energy, darling. I’m 88! I don’t
look or always feel it, but I’m 88!
See more  at

KAZAKY at XL March 30th, 2013 Secret Mission Tour

These guys are so sexy and so hot! I want to have sex with each of them!!

KAZAKY is Artur, Oleg, Kirill and Stas!
Kazaky is a Ukrainian all-male house-electro-synthpop dance group, originally made up of Kyryll Fedorenko, Artur Gaspar, Stas Pavlov and Oleg Zhezhel. 
In  July 2011, they made their American debut at Club 57 in New York City, and performed their third single “I’m Just a Dancer” for the first time. They worked it out at the Dsquared2 SS 2012 Fashion show!
 March 30th, 2013 Kazaky will be back in NYC, at XL, for the world premiere of their SECRET MISSION TOUR!! Advance tickets on sale now!
Assembled in Kiev in 2010 by Oleg Zhezhel, a skilled choreographer, the group has released several singles, three EPs and one album. The group confronts gender norms by fusing masculine and feminine attributes together, most notably by regularly wearing stiletto heels in videos and live performances. 
In August 2011, Pavlov left the group and was replaced by Francesco Borgato. On February 26, 2013, Borgato announced his departure from the group to pursue a solo career. Former member Stas Pavlov rejoined the group immediately after Borgato’s departure, and he is featured in the group’s new track and video, “Crazy Law“, released  2 weeks ago. 
I am so excited Kazaky is coming back to the US and appearing at XL. 
It will be a show not to miss!


Broadway stars Nick Adams, Ashley Brown, Jessica Rush and Michael James Scott at XL March 11

Broadway stars Nick Adams, Ashley Brown, Jessica Rush and Michael James Scott will appear in a special one night only benefit production of Jason Robert Brown’s SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD on Monday, March 11 at 7PM at XL Cabaret (512 West 42nd St).  Directed by two-time Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun, a portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to The Performing Arts Project. Nick Adams says, “To be able to give back to the next generation of artists is something I’m grateful to be a part of.”

Jason Robert Brown’s SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD is a
series of songs, connected by the theme “the moment of decision.” The
show employs four performers who do not play the same characters
throughout the show, but have consistently developing character arcs.
Composer Jason Robert Brown has said of his show, “It’s
about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a
choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.”

Space is limited as its an intimate venue!  GET  TICKETS  NOW!


Sherry Vine and Joey Arias Reunion at New Yorks XL Nightlclub

Joey Arias & Sherry Vine: 

Looking Back at the Future 
November 20th-24th
 Joey and Sherry’s first full length event together in NYC in over 10 years!
 Doors at 7PM, 8PM Showtime
512 West 42nd Street
International drag darlings, Joey Arias (star of Zumanity and Arias With
A Twist) and Sherry Vine (star of Here TV’s She’s Living For This),
will be performing their all live cabaret extravaganza at XL on November
20-21 & 23-24 at 8pm. Although they have toured the world with
their sold out, scandalous shows, Joey and Sherry have not presented a
full length event together in NYC in over 10 years!! 
The creators of
StarLust, SINsation, and Cherchez La Femme will now be turning it out in
Looking Back At The Future – a sexy, over-the-top spectacle featuring
new original material as well as Broadway, Rock, Joey’s infamous Billie
Holiday, Sherry’s trashy parodies, dancers, videos by Francis Legge and
many surprises! These sisters in crime have dazzled crowds in
Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Canada,
all over the USA and even Estonia! 
You will not see this anywhere else
in NYC!    

Ernest Kohl releases NEW YORK REMIX from Cosmopolitan Show

 International Recording Star ERNEST KOHL’s WORLDWIDE RELEASE of  “ANYONE WHO’S EVER BEEN IN LOVE” direct from the studio and from the HOT NEW MUSICAL and UPCOMING MOVIE “THE COSMOPOLITAN” written by Golden Globe, Grammy and Emmy Winners Lance Horne and Josh Rhodes!

This musical masterpiece contains no less than 31 sexy sizzling remixes to choose from for your listening pleasure! When you look into someone’s eyes, the words to “ANYONE WHO’S EVER BEEN IN LOVE” should echo in your mind and resonate in your heart.

This is THE NEW YORK REMIX – from the Maxi-Single CD Remixes!


Cyndi Lauper Kinky Boots Music for Broadway

Iconic performer Cyndi Lauper has released “Sex is in the Heel” and a selection of remixes from the upcoming musical Kinky Boots. The remixes are now available on iTunes

Kinky Boots, the new musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago this fall.  Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots will play the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL) beginning October 2 through November 4, 2012, in anticipation of a 2013 Broadway opening. 


In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price is forced to step in and save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England, following the sudden death of his father. Help comes from the unlikeliest angel, a fabulous drag performer named Lola. Together, this improbable duo revitalizes the failing business, while helping one another grow into the men their fathers always dreamed they would become and transforming an entire community through the power of acceptance.


Inspired by a true story and based on the film, Kinky Boots features a warm and witty book by Mr. Fierstein (La Cage, Torch Song Trilogy, Newsies) and a richly diverse musical score from Ms. Lauper, in her stunning theatrical debut. Mr. Mitchell (Hairspray, La Cage, Broadway Bares) has crafted a production bound to move, inspire and set audience’s feet dancing.




Ernest Kohl’s “Anyone Who’s Ever Been in Love”

HE’S  BACK!  International Recording Star ERNEST KOHL’s WORLDWIDE RELEASE of  “ANYONE
WHO’S EVER BEEN IN LOVE” direct from the studio and from the HOT NEW
Grammy and Emmy Winners Lance Horne and Josh Rhodes!

This musical
masterpiece contains no less than 30 sexy sizzling remixes to choose
from for your listening pleasure! When you look into someone’s eyes, the
words to “ANYONE WHO’S EVER BEEN IN LOVE” should echo in your mind and
resonate in your heart.



Occupy The Disco New York OXD

(OXD), a New York City based movement, was  created by three music lovers, Ru Bhatt, Josh Appelbaum, and Tadeu Magalhães.


It was through music and nightlife that gay people in New York City,
for decades, changed concepts, gained supporters, and helped others be
happy with who they are all over the world. Our music re-shaped the mainstream, pushed boundaries, united our community, and made room for the future.

Mainstream music has now adopted much of our sound. Nightclub
promoters and DJs are pushed to only give us that which is familiar,
that which is safe. As such, many members of our community have lost the
ability to question, to experience the unknown. We must uphold our
legacy as cultural leaders in society and continue to evolve.

Our goal is simple: to re-unite the gay community in NYC through
music. To create rich and fun experiences. To dance. To feel free. To
move beyond what’s familiar. To reclaim our role as tastemakers. We want
to go further than what we already know and be surprised with new,
exciting music. And we will work to bring this back.

This is our call: Occupy The Disco.

There are now parties happening in NY which you can find on their blog –

PLUS , WATCH THE VIDEO by Grammy award-winning producer and DJ David Morales  with former Moloko chanteuse and Irish disco diva, Róisín Murphy. Morales is
famous for his days DJing at Paradise Garage, Stereo and Ministry of
Sound, as well as his remixes of pop songs.

 Creating a veritable “dream team” of sorts, Murphy’s vocals smoothly complement Morales’ robust production. The song’s lyrics (and video)
elicit images of times past; mourning the end of many different “golden
eras”, while leaving it open to the listener to interpret which era is
in question. While we think the original is great, we prefer this remix
as Morales finishes it off with his signature disco beat. 

released on iTunes – and soon a  new CD!



Fabulous, One More Time: A Sylvester Concert

Kendrell Bowman is a celebrity stylist based out of NYC.
He is currently working on a project with his partner called FABULOUS, ONE MORE TIME: A SYLVESTER CONCERT.

 Kendrall is  the Creative Director/
Costume Designer for the show. His partner  Anthony Wayne (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Anything Goes)will be playing the 1970’s disco singer/gay icon. The concert will tell the life of Sylvester through his music.

The cast includes Anastacia McCleskey and Jaqueline Arnold as Two Tons of Fun/ The Weather Girls. (Both ladies are also in Priscilla Queen of the Desert as The Divas).

 The show will take place at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on July 29, 2012. Anthony wrote the show and funding the entire project out of his pocket. He’s very passionate about bringing awareness to HIV/Aids in the community, but reaching our generation with music, joy and laughter.


I  had a vision to create something that I, being part of the Broadway
community, could give back to the world and need your help to make it
happen. Out of my own pocket, I’ve started my own production company (awayne Productions, Inc.
), paid for Rehearsals, 5 Cast Members, 8 Band Members, Costumes and
ALL Marketing Outlets for this show.
”  says  Anthony.

It hasn’t been easy, but knowing
how many people will be inspired keeps me driven beyond belief.To be
able to put on this show and let world see Sylvester I need your
help. Your funding will cover the costumes, band, technical crew and I
promise you that We will put on the best show NYC has seen!  Please help
me reach my goal, DONATE, bring your best dancing shoes and I’LL SEE

If you donate $51, you can even get a free ticket to a private workshop rehearsal!
Go to Kickstarter now.


Diana Ross – Her Famous Central Park Concert on DVD

Now, almost 30 years later, I can still say Central Park was one of the peak experiences of my career, an historical event — RAIN AND SHINE.”
 – Diana Ross

July 21, 1983, Diana Ross—already a legendary superstar for more than
two decades—arrived in all her radiant glory on the makeshift Central
Park stage and began singing her heart out, for 800,000+  fans.

From her first number, Diana
had the audience’s love. She wanted to give them her all and she was
well on her way, but nature had something else in mind. What started as a
hair-whipping wind and bothersome drizzle soon became a threatening
torrential downpour.

 Diana—soaked through and through but never leaving
the open-air stage—braved the rain as long as she could, but ultimately
put an end to the show at the halfway mark. Not one to disappoint, Diana
promised to return the next day. And she did! Over the two day event it was estimated that over a million fans attended the two concerts.

 Now, with the release of Diana Ross—Live In Central Park by
Shout! Factory, the entire spectacular concert, and the rain-shortened
concert that preceded it, will be made available for the first time on


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AVANTGARDE the Musical Video with Restored Images

A blast from the past!   1982  was the year. The legendary  play  Avantgarde was holding court on Broadway.  It’s debut in 1982 at Union Square was a complete success with sell out
crowds! In fact, the show was such an attraction that it was moved to
the F Sharp Theater on 51st and Broadway.

Starring Ernest Kohl.  Now  30 years  later  the CD had been restored and is available – and hundreds of images have been restored and made into an 11 minute  slideshow video with music.

The ‘AVANTGARDE’ original cast soundtrack recording has recently been
pulled out of the vault and is now fully digitally restored and
re-mastered! And available online for about $10! 

@  AMAZON! Avantgarde – The Musical

(ALL Profits will benefit  GMHC!)

This promotional video gives you a glimpse into a few of
the wildly entertaining ‘AVANTGARDE’ musical vignettes!