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What’s HOT! South Florida July 22, 2010

Last Tuesday was the monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer, which took place this  month at the beautiful Ritz Carleton on A1A. Over 100 people attended this networker and social event overlooking the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach. Wednesday Scandals featured the first Lady Fancy’s Country Jamboree. This show, which takes place the second Wednesday of each month, featured an opening monologue by Lady Fancy as Miss Minnie Pearl and Lady Fancy’s “Stable of Country Greats” including Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Patsy Cline and many more.




Last Tuesday was the monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer, which took place this  month at the beautiful Ritz Carleton on A1A. Over 100 people attended this networker and social event overlooking the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach. Wednesday Scandals featured the first Lady Fancy’s Country Jamboree. This show, which takes place the second Wednesday of each month, featured an opening monologue by Lady Fancy as Miss Minnie Pearl and Lady Fancy’s “Stable of Country Greats” including Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Patsy Cline and many more. This was a real fun event that I urge you all to attend next month – you can bet I will be there.  Friday night I headed down to South Beach for Miami Beach Bruthaz South Beach Men’s Show – Summer “The Spy Who Loved Me” -which featured a men’s swimwear and underwear fashion show at the Maxine Lounge outdoor pool at the Catalina Hotel and Beach Club. This event featured some of the sexiest ethnic models around and was filled with lots of admirers. After the fashion show we were all given a gift bag with a beach towel from Undergear.com, among other things. The after party took place at Twist and, as usual, Twist was wall to wall men. On Saturday Island City Traders presented Dixie’s Tupperware Party, a benefit for the Pet Project. The event featured Dixie herself selling her Tupperware in the way only she can, food and refreshments, live entertainment by up and coming artists, giveaways and raffles. This event was a blast and raised much needed money for The Pet Project.


On Sunday Score celebrated their 12th anniversary with a themed party entitled “12 Years on the Road” starring superstar DJs Abel for T-dance and Pablo Ceballos from the acclaimed duo of Chus & Ceballos. The event was packed with party boys and the who’s who of South Beach gay royalty. Seen there were Joel from Twist, anchorman Craig Stevens, Hilton and Melanie Wolman, Rafa and Thomas from Wire, Tony Rodriguez, Josue Santiago of Latino Boys Magazine, Stephen Moss (owner of G-Bar, Honey Pot, Eagle and Social Club in Ybor), Edison Farrow (SoBe Social Club), and hundreds of other well wishers. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Billy, Luis and the entire staff congratulations on a great anniversary and I wish them many more to come! 

Thursday, July 22

Eric Himan will be returning to Bill’s for his third appearance at 10 pm tonight. Eric Himan is so grassroots his face is green, though his music tells a different story. Without the help of record labels, booking agents, publicists or management, Eric Himan is touring more places, getting great press coverage and still has time to run his record label, Thumbcrown Records, home to his six studio albums. He just released his newest, “Resonate,” and has five years of relentless touring in the US under his belt.   His music draws comparisons to male artists such as Maroon 5 and John Mayer, but also female singer-songwriters Ani DiFranco and Tracy Chapman.

Erika Jayne performs her hits live at Twist promptly at 1 am. Erika brings a full production of super hot dancers for her all choreographed show. Following up on her four #1 Billboard hit singles “Stars,” “Roller Coaster” and “Give You Everything,” singer, songwriter and dance pop sensation Erika Jayne is excited about her new release “Pretty Mess.” 

Compass’ case management team would like to invite you to this month’s Wellness Empowerment Series from 6 to 7 pm entitled “The Role and Importance of Nutrition in Cardiovascular Health.” Guest speaker Sabrina Hernandez will offer this free program to the public to give you information you and your whole family can benefit from. For more information and to RSVP for this event, please contact Julia Murphy at 561-533-9699 or email julia@CompassGLCC.com

From today to July 28th the Pride Factory is featuring 20% off all swimwear.
Friday, July 23

Living Room Nightclub presents direct from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Jessica Wild. In addition, they will feature a live performance by current Billboard #1 artist Erika Jayne.

Club Sugar in conjunction with Universal Republic Records presents free giveaways from “Euphoria,” the sexy new album from Enrique Iglesias. The night stars DJ Jarell, is hosted by Alex Infiniti and features shows by TP Lords and Sasha Sky.

Saturday, July 24

Discotekka in association with Milancita.com presents Freakshow, starring TP Lords, Kitty Meow and Victoria Sky.

The Manor introduces DJ Terrance L as he makes his Fort Lauderdale debut in the Epic Nightclub. As always, they feature DJ Larry Larr in the Noche Latina Lounge and patio with performances by Erika Norell and guests. There is no cover.

Bigger Saturdays at Score presents the Miami pre-party for Black and Blue 2010 starring Canada’s top DJ/producer Stephan Grondin and featuring a performance by international recording artist, and my friend, Ceevox.

Sunday, July 25

The legendary Amnesia Foam Party is back! The guys from Wonderland T, Tony Lima, Michael M and Iceman, are holding a special edition of the T with plenty of FOAM FUN starring DJ Lazaro Leon and antics by the Wonderland T Drag Divas led by Kitty Meow. Everyone is invited as this is really an all inclusive party, from twink to bear and all that’s in between. You may even see some straight folks enjoying the fun! Dress light!

Monday, July 26

Twist will be celebrating the 1 year anniversary of their Latin Karaoke tonight with host Marco Perez. That night they will also be celebrating Peru Independence with Peru Expressiom, Envian El Elemento and Pelu Rivero on percussion.

Georgie’s Alibi presents the return of Florida’s Dame Edna at 8, 9 and 10 pm and it’s her birthday, so come out and celebrate! There will be cupcakes and giveaways during all 3 shows.

Tuesday, July 27

Johnny’s presents AJ Cross’s Birthday extravaganza starting at 8 pm.  The event will be hosted by Electra with special performances by recording artist John Minnis, Misty Eyez, Alandra Matthews, TP Lords, Richard Cortez, Mia Sangria, Gemini Stone, Johnny’s Got Talent finalists and many more. The event is being sponsored by The Pride Center, Bottoms & Tops, Java Boys, Island City Eyecare, Creative Male, Herradura, Fabscout, Living Room Nightclub and Beatnix Miami. As he has done for many years, his birthday will be a benefit for a not for profit charity. In the past he has raised thousands of dollars and the recipient this year is Sunserve. Sunserve is a social service agency providing many types of services to GLBT families in Broward County.  There will be a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction and a bachelor auction with some of the hottest men in South Florida (they are keeping the names secret).  For more information contact AJ directly at 954-522-5931.

Wednesday, July 28

The Stable presents Hard Candy Christmas Drago with great “Winter” prizes with entertainment by your hostess Miss Candy Cornhole. Get there early for best seating and enjoy an evening of games and entertainment.

HOT Stuff

The legendary Terry Hammond returns to tickle the ivories at Cozmos piano bar on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 pm.

The board of directors for Pridelines Youth Services would like to congratulate their new executive director, Victor Diaz-Herman, who was recently profiled in The Miami Herald for his mentoring efforts with South Florida’s LGBTQ youth.

Lady Gaga will release “Lady Gaga – The Remix” (Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope) on August 3rd. The Remix has sold over 500,000 albums internationally topping the charts in the UK, Japan and Canada. The U.S. version of “The Remix” features ten songs from “The Fame” and “The Fame Monster” including Gaga hits like “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “LoveGame,” “Paparazzi,” “Bad Romance,, “Telephone” and “Alejandro,” all remixed by highly acclaimed DJ’s and artists. This is the first time this collection will be available stateside. Following the announcement of the North American extension of The Monster Ball Tour, international pop superstar Lady Gaga now also has the largest selling digital album ever, scanning 783,056 units of “The Fame Monster” (combined). “The Fame Monster” and “The Fame” have sold over 13 million albums worldwide to date. The video for Lady Gaga’s latest single, “Alejandro,” has been viewed online over 39 million times since its June 8th release. In other Gaga news, she has become the first living person with 10 million “Likes” on Facebook, joining the ranks of other popular pages such as Texas Hold’em Poker, Michael Jackson, Mafia Wars, Facebook and Family Guy.


Pop Superstar Kylie Minogue returns this summer with her brand new album “Aphrodite” currently available at all major music outlets. The album’s first single “All The Lovers” is already heating up dance floors around the world. “Aphrodite” sees Kylie celebrate her dance floor roots and features Stuart Price as executive producer. The list of songwriters includes Kylie, Stuart Price, Clavin Harris, the ScissorSisters, Jake Shears, Nerina Pallot, Nervo abd Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley. “The single was one of the last tracks to be written for the album” said Kylie “as I was recording it I knew that ‘All The Lovers” had to be the first single; it sums up the euphoria of the album perfectly. It gives me goose bumps, so I am really excited to hear what everyone thinks of it.”


Over the course of her extraordinary 20-plus year career, Kylie Minogue has been a global force in pop music and is one of the world’s most successful female artists with more than 60 million albums sold worldwide, 50 hit singles including the US Billboard dance chart toppers “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,””Love At First Sight,” “Slow” and the Grammy award winning “Come Into My World.” She has received countless awards and accolades including and OBE from the Queen, 8 sold out world tours including the KylieX2008 tour which traveled to 21 countries throughout Europe, South America, Dubai, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Minogue has released 10 studio albums, three live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, plus her greatest hits, Ultimate Kylie double album and Boombox The Remix Album 2000-2008. Kylie has he own successful bed linen line “Kylie at Home” and has released 6 fragrances. For more information on Kylie, check out her website Kylie.com

Last Wednesday was the 5th meeting of the Rainbow Business Coalition of Greater Fort Lauderdale and an amazing amount of business owners attended. This organization seems to have its priorities in order and has some big plans for the community….stay tuned. Afterwards I went to the Boardwalk with a lot of the Hotspots staff for the final day of their 25th anniversary celebration where the yacht trip was given away. While there we took the opportunity to eat at Beefcake’s and once again the food was delicious. Thursday night was the first finals of the Cuchifrito underwear contest. All I can say is that Cuchifrito is like Vegas and what happens at Cuchifrito stays there. Make sure you go by on a Thursday and try not to get wet. Friday started the first half of the Alice in Naughtyland party at Living Room and then Saturday was the second half at Discotekka in downtown Miami. Both venues were decorated over the top and had wall to wall crowds. Congrats to Christian, Mark, Wendy, Joe, Vegas, Milancita, Danny and the entire staffs of Living Room and Discotekka on another successful collaboration. Sunday was the final day of the Alibi’s 13th anniversary and featured performances by Porsche as well as tons of giveaways. Congratulations to Jackson, Mark and the entire Alibi Corporation on 13 fabulous years – here’s hoping you have at least 13 more!

Thursday – April 8

The Pride Factory is having an underwear sale with 15% off all underwear from today through the 14th.

Friday – April 9

Tonight starting at 9 pm the Manor presents the grand launch of Tout, the magazine that unfolds its features right before your very eyes, but only on Fridays. The opening night feature will be the Who’s Who and star DJ Chaos spinning mash-ups, top 40, rock, pop and R&B, Chyna Girl at the door, Omar Gonzalez of OAG productions promoting, diva’s that include Amadeus, Daisy D, TP Lords, Erika Norell and celebrity hosts that include Mike Verdugo, Mike Busch, Mark Silverstone, Jorge C, Chris Carr and Penis Hilton. The Royal Court of Tout demands your appearance.
Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents an MB Pride Fundraiser and Networker in the Design District from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This is their first “Support Our Cultural Arts Members” Chamber Night at 101/exhibit Gallery, located at 101 NE 40th St., in the heart of Miami’s Design District, featuring contemporary artist Michael

Costello – “Paints Childhood Myths Grown Up.” Meet the artist at a special chamber night pre-opening night party and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Approximately twenty of Costello’s paintings will be part of his first Florida solo exhibition. For more information on the exhibition or 101/exhibit, call 305- 573-2101 or visit 101exhibit.com. Please RSVP to 305-573-4000 or mdglcc@bellsouth.net.

Bill’s presents a beach party all weekend long starting tonight with the Tidal Wave Kick-Off Party during Growl. Tidal Wave is the only exclusive theme park party for bears, cubs and admirers during Gay Days.
William Mann, Greg Herren and J. M. Redmann are featured among the dozens of gay and lesbian authors who will be participating in the second annual Gay and Lesbian Literary Arts (GALLA) Festival today, tomorrow and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm in Fort Lauderdale. The three-day festival will include workshops, seminars, panels, presentations and readings at the Stonewall Library & Archives and the adjacent ArtServe facilities. The Festival will also include a bookstore in which authors will sell books and conduct book signings. This year’s event includes presentations on a diverse variety of topics including journalism, blogging, gay travel writing and gay ‘whodunits.’ The GALLA Festival Committee will host a cocktail reception with the authors on Saturday, April 10th. Tickets for the cocktail reception are $25 and available at GALLAFestival.org or by calling Stonewall at 954-763-8565. The Festival will also offer two writing workshops on Sunday, April 11th. Jodi Turchin will conduct “Creating Realistic Characters” from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm and Joyce Sweeney will conduct “Writing a Memoir” from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Each workshop is $25, both are $40. Pre-registration is required. To register, please contact Jack Rutland 954-763-8565 or Jack-Rutland@Stonewall -Library.org

Saturday – April 10

Score’s Bigger Saturdays presents DJ/producer Hector Fonseca in the main room and they are introducing their 2nd floor, Mr. Big’s Room, with DJ Bryan Zero spinning pop, R&B and top 40 hosted by Omar Gonzalez.

The Manor presents the Madonna Vogue 20th Anniversary event with guest DJ Bryan Reyes.

Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm! Now join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol’ fashioned Tupperware parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. This show features adult content and is suitable for ages 16 and up. For more information or to purchase tickets go to BrowardCenter.org.

Bill’s presents “RuPaul’s Drag Race” at 10:30 pm followed by Jennifer McClain’s cast party and birthday celebration with lots of special guests and entertainers.

Hot Stuff

Beefcake’s is featuring an April special with their Angus beef burger with golden fries for $5 with the purchase of any cocktail.

In the macho world of surfing (wave riding), there are many, but often hidden, homosexuals. Mostly unable to be out and
open, gay surfers are often closeted or rejected by the other surfers. Thankfully there is now a place for gay surfers, GaySurfers.net.
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star as Joan Jett and

Cherie Currie in the music-fueled, coming-of-age story of the groundbreaking, all-girl 1970s rock band, “The Runaways.” Directed by Floria Sigismondi, the film follows Jett and Currie as they rise from rebellious California kids to the stars of the now legendary band that took on the male-dominated world of rock and roll and paved the way for future generations of girl musicians. The movie opens in theaters Friday, April 9th. For more information got to RunawaysMovie.com.

Bravissimo 2010 was once again a huge success and attracted 359 attendees and netted $40,816.63 for the foundation.

In an uncommonly swift, surprise decision, the State of Florida’s Board of Nursing has reinstated Ray Fetcho (aka Tiny Tina), the LPN who was fired for a conviction related to his participation in a wet jockeys contest over 30 years ago. The decision took officials less than 30 days to publish, which is an unprecedented timeframe and ruling. This is being hailed as “a victory for LGBT employment rights.” Congratulations to my friend Ray!



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