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Karen & The Sorrows (Record Release Party) w/ My Gay Banjo, The Ebony Hillbillies, Onliest

Queer country trailblazers Karen & the Sorrows have been featured in Billboard, WNYC’s The Takeaway, and Rolling Stone, who described them as “Dolly Parton fronting Tom...

It’s a Little Bit Funny: This is Elton John in His Own Words in “Me”

Maybe Elton John is trying to clear the haze surrounding his life after last summer’s Rocketman painted such a psychedelic portrait of the pop star. And while...

Meet the Beatles’ Manager: Did This Gay Man Save Rock?

Before the Beatles, rock ‘n’ roll was all but over. Elvis was in the Army. Little Richard left to preach gospel. Buddy Holly was dead. Jerry Lee Lewis was embroiled in...

This is Worth Hearing: History’s Most Famous Gay Composers

It should come as no surprise that many classical composers were LGBTQ. Like today’s rock stars, successful composers have always had women and men throwing themselves at...

Did This Legendary Gay Russian Composer Commit Suicide?

Russia’s most famous composer was gay. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was twice engaged and once married. But he carried on long-term relationships with men throughout his adult...

Love, Loss and Movie Music: This is Michael Longoria’s Latest

Before going solo as a gay crooner, Michael Longoria made his reputation as Frankie Valli in the Broadway jukebox classic, Jersey Boys. Now he’s back with a new collection...

What Happens When “Into the Woods” Gets Political in LA?

I’ve seen Into the Woods enough times to be a little wary of giving it another go. This particular Sondheim work reminds me of a soufflé: Done right, it’s an exquisite...

Are These the Best Gay Anthems Ever?

Queer fans have loved pop anthems since “Over the Rainbow” and likely before. Long before Lady Gaga sang “Born This Way” and MacLemore’s “One...

NYC’s Best LGBT Friendly Piano Bars

Piano bars are often hit-and-miss outside New York City. We’re spoiled here, in that there are so many of them, you get to choose. Some venues lean more on musicals....

Let These Divas Make Your Playlist for Summer 2019

Carly Rae Jepsen is no one-trick pony; Madonna can still stir controversy; and Dionne Warwick serves up some vintage soul. Madonna Madame X (Interscope Records) On the diva’s...

Don’t Miss Your Chance to See Adam Lambert Fronting Queen

With the success of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen is back for a whole new generation — and they’re making the most of it. The band was formed in 1970 by the late Freddie...

This Is How To Have An Awesome Independence Day Weekend on Fire Island

There’s plenty to look forward to this Independence Day, and what better to spend the Fourth of July than with hundreds of drag queens? Through July 7, Fire Island Pines will...