The Not-So-‘Unsung’ Life of Stephanie Mills

By | 2020-01-22T16:38:34-05:00 January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Few artists can claim a career so storied as singer Stephanie Mills. Although she doesn’t claim the label, Mills is by all accounts an rhythm and blues legend. Her career has taken the Brooklyn-based artist from a role as the original Dorothy in the Broadway production of "The Wiz," to a whopping five No. 1 R&B hits between 1986 and 1989 like "Home," "I Feel Good All Over" and "I have Learned to Respect the Power of Love."

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2020-01-22T16:27:06-05:00 January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

  By Romeo San Vicente Jake Gyllenhaal invites you to the 'Fun Home' This is not a drill: "Fun Home" is going to be a movie. The autobiographical, bittersweet musical about a young lesbian’s coming-of-age [...]

Jax Anderson at El Club Feb. 8

By | 2020-01-22T16:23:24-05:00 January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Previously known as Flint Eastwood, Jax Anderson is a Detroit-based alt-pop artist who has built up an international fanbase championing "authenticity in a world filled with fake news" and empathy. Famous for hits like "Queen," [...]

Life in the Dollyverse

By | 2020-01-02T13:02:53-05:00 December 23rd, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Dolly was there, almost, holding court despite her lack of humanness, as queer writers on assignment huddled giddily in front of her, awe-stricken by the realness of a fake Dolly.  I stood, out of body, [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-12-18T16:26:23-05:00 December 18th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Alan Ball. Photo: KathClick By Romeo San Vicente The Go-Go’s documentary of your dreams is here The Go-Go’s were among the first punk rockers in Los Angeles, but when the time came to [...]

Taylor Mac to Deck the Halls With ‘Holiday Sauce’

By | 2019-12-13T11:25:58-05:00 December 4th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

The shopping, the decorating, the worshipping, the mandatory small talk – the holidays can already be a time of great stress. Adding a queer identity into the mix can often complicate things further. Still, as tricky as navigating the upcoming special days can be for those who are LGBTQ, the stress doesn't have to spell disaster. At least Taylor Mac certainly doesn't think so.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-12-04T09:04:36-05:00 December 4th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

  By Romeo San Vicente Colin Farrell travels 'The North Water' Andrew Haigh ("Weekend," "45 Years") is busy working on a new limited series, "The North Water." Haigh adapted the novel by Ian McGuire and [...]

‘Golden Girls Christmas’ a Fun Holiday Hit

By | 2019-11-27T15:57:37-05:00 November 27th, 2019|Entertainment, Features, Theater|

Unauthorized drag parodies of "The Golden Girls" have become something of a boom market in recent years. Right now, various versions are in production in major cities across the country and even Off-Broadway. Metro Detroit’s own version, "A Very Drag Golden Girls Christmas," is at The Ringwald in Ferndale through Dec. 16.

Politics, Touring and Drag: Lady Bunny Bares it All

By | 2019-11-21T13:12:19-05:00 November 20th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Known as the queen of New York nightlife and, indeed, at one time one of Michael Alig’s infamous Club Kids, Lady Bunny is a legend in pop culture and drag circles alike. Now, Bunny is taking her diva chops to Detroit when she visits Motown as part of "A Drag Queen Christmas," the latest "RuPaul’s Drag Race"-related tour put together by Detroit’s own super event producers Murray & Peter.

Screen Queen: The Johns

By | 2019-11-20T15:29:43-05:00 November 20th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

  Polyester  John Waters staged a live chicken decapitation for his 1969 debut feature "Mondo Trasho." In the following year’s "Multiple Maniacs," he made anal sex with rosary beads a thing. And in "Pink Flamingos," [...]

7th Annual Flint Print Fair Nov. 23-24 at FIA

By | 2019-11-20T15:27:35-05:00 November 20th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

In 2007, the FIA created the Flint Print Club with the mission to develop connoisseurship among its members and educate the general public about prints, printmaking and print collecting. Today, that mission lives on with the 7th semi-annual Flint Print Fair happening on Saturday, Nov. 23 through 24. Because the club is restricted to 100 members, the edition of each featured print is limited, signed and numbered.

Thanksgiving Event Highlight Calendar

By | 2019-11-20T15:26:14-05:00 November 20th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Spending Thanksgiving together with friends and family is what the holiday is all about, and we often fall into the same tradition of celebrating at home. If you're looking for a way to change up the way the holiday is done in your family this year, check out these events around Metro Detroit going on and around this Nov. 28.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-11-20T15:23:54-05:00 November 20th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente Jodie Foster fights for 'Prisoner 760' Jodie’s back, fighting for justice. She’s part of the cast of "Prisoner 760," playing a lawyer defending a man who was detained at Guantanamo Bay [...]