Chris Azzopardi

About Chris Azzopardi

As editor of Q Syndicate, the international LGBTQ wire service, Chris Azzopardi has interviewed a multitude of superstars, including Cher, Meryl Streep, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé. His work has also appeared in GQ, Vanity Fair and Billboard. Reach him via Twitter @chrisazzopardi.

Protesters put down Portland

By | 2017-10-31T14:04:48-04:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

ANN ARBOR - The University of Michigan women's basketball team won their first Big 10 game of the season against Penn State on Sunday at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor. But for nearly 300 protesters [...]

The Word of Kreis

By | 2017-10-31T14:04:00-04:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

cut/ Levi Kreis channels Madonna's "Confessions On a Dance Floor" for a more upbeat offering. cut/ Levi Kreis followed an "ex-gay" regimen before realizing that God doesn't discriminate, he says. INFO BOX ÒThe Gospel According [...]

Musical offers tropical getaway

By | 2017-10-31T14:03:36-04:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Forget the chilly weather. Throw on some shorts because it's about to heat up at Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak. Stagecrafters presents the beautiful tropical-tinged musical "Once On This Island" from Jan. 12-Feb. 4. The [...]

Personal Fitness 101

By | 2017-10-31T08:42:25-04:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Got the workout willies? You're not alone. "When you learn proper technique and what you're doing is producing results, you will become very confident at the gym," said certified personal trainer Pete Swiatek, owner of [...]

Smokers more prevalent in LGBT community

By | 2018-01-16T01:11:16-05:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Thirty-two percent of the LGBT community in Michigan smokes, more than the percentage of the general state population, according to a recent survey conducted by Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center in Ferndale. Affirmations Health [...]

Blige show proves powerful

By | 2018-01-16T04:13:59-05:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Soul singer Mary J. Blige showed the female-heavy crowd on Sunday at DTE Energy Music Theater that, despite overcoming a troubled past, it's hard to escape it. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul scatted through parts [...]

Burning up

By | 2017-10-31T08:42:25-04:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Danielle Bollinger. Friday, Sept. 1. The Necto. Ann Arbor. (734) 994-5436. http://www.daniellebollinger.com There's a reason dance crooner Danielle Bollinger flaunts her curvaceous body. It's not to sell records - though it can't hurt either. It's [...]

Blair unburied

By | 2018-01-16T02:29:33-05:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Blair Burying the Evidence 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 1515 Broadway, Detroit It's ironic that Blair's three brothers used to listen to Village People records. After all, he's the gay one, he says. "I hadn't thought [...]

Fashionably correct

By | 2017-10-31T08:42:25-04:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

36th Annual Fash Bash Who: Famed designer Elie Tahari will unveil his fall clothing line. Where: On the rooftop of General Motors' new Beaubien Place parking structure in downtown Detroit. When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. [...]

A man’s best friend

By | 2017-10-31T08:41:37-04:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Any avid Animal Planet fan would know that former Olympic diver Greg Louganis relishes the company of his dogs: two Jack Russells and a border collie. But some may not know the role they play [...]

No Joke

By | 2017-08-07T09:00:00-04:00 August 7th, 2017|Entertainment|

Heath Ledger is gone. There's no Aussie accent, swooning good looks, charm - it's all swallowed by the Joker, the "Brokeback Mountain" actor's last complete role before his too-soon death in January at 28. He [...]

‘Girl’ Talk

By | 2017-08-07T09:00:00-04:00 August 7th, 2017|Entertainment|

Rue McClanahan is nursing her illness - an "indefinable something," she determines - with a bowl of vegetable soup, which sounds pretty dull compared to the dish she serves to us (see accompanying story) and [...]

Family matters

By | 2017-08-07T09:00:00-04:00 August 7th, 2017|Entertainment|

When Saint Clair Shores native Chris Pudlo scored his series-debut on Logo's "Sordid Lives," it didn't immediately sink in that he'd work with a menagerie of acting icons. Or get an ass spanking by one. [...]