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Broadway changes people. Not just in a "scored a leading role and now on annoying, mandatory vocal rest" way, but also in a "scored tickets to a Patti LuPon concert and now for the mandatory freak-out session" way. Most…
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Music, All Shook Down The Odd Spectacle of Musicians Being in Other Musicians' Weddings

The Odd Spectacle of Musicians Being in Other Musicians' Weddings

Everyone loves a good wedding -- the booze, the food, the outfits, the awkward drunk uncle dance. But truth is, nuptials are even more fascinating when famous musicians are involved. (What do their drunk uncles look like doing "The Birdie…
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Calendar, Night&Day No Relation to Ian, Far's We Know

No Relation to Ian, Far's We Know

You probably know someone who, if they were not so ferociously nice-looking, would be a giant nerd. Nellie McKay is like that; as a musician, she's also a semiclassically trained, uh-oh intelligent, and liltingly tuneful young songbird. Her sorta Tin-Pan-Alley–inspired…
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Music, Bouncer After the Whale

After the Whale

I know scientists are working diligently to isolate the so-called "gay gene," but while they are at it, I hope that they can also pinpoint the part of a gay man's brain that likes shitty dance music. It's hard to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Trannies of the High Seas

Trannies of the High Seas

Trannyshack may have closed its doors as a weekly club after more than a decade of blending high and low art in pantyhose, but that doesn’t mean mistress of ceremonies Heklina has been resting on her foam-padded behind. Far from…
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News, Sucka Free City 15 Ways Gavin Could Have Lost the Election

15 Ways Gavin Could Have Lost the Election

15. Actually enforced drug laws 14. Guest-hosted for Rush Limbaugh 13. Pardoned Ed Jew 12. Dissed Liza Minnelli and/or Melissa Etheridge 11. Kicked the homeless out of Golden Gate Park and made them stay on the Golden Gate Bridge 10.…
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So Not Dead

In billing itself as "the longest-serving punk band with original lineup," the Adicts touch on a couple interesting points. One is that many reformed old-school punk bands often feature no one but their original vocalists (or, in the embarrassing cases…
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Culture, Stagecap

Shopping! The Musical

Some theater types want to be Hamlet; others want to be Liza Minnelli. The smiling, hardworking performers in this new musical revue definitely fall into the latter category. Lyricist-composer Morris Bobrow uses his infectious, irreverent humor to great effect as…
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Dining, Social Grace

Bones to Pick

Dear Social Grace, I work at an office as a receptionist, and the other day I came across a delicate situation that I'm not sure I handled correctly. Keep in mind that this is a very professional, conservative office where…
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Dining, Social Grace

Days of Wine and Leftovers

Dear Social Grace, While out to dinner with my new parents-in-law, I accidentally spilled red wine onto my mother-in-law's lap. She was wearing her favorite pants, which were pale yellow, and she got drenched. I was, of course, profusely apologetic…
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wednesday may 28 Life Is a Cabaret, Damn It Those lashes, those lungs, that Liza-with-a-Z! A life's worth of comparisons (many unfavorable) to her late mother, Judy Garland, never dissuaded Liza Minnelli from carving out her own show-biz persona, however…
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