When Maureen Muldoon's son came out as transgender, the last thing that she thought would happen as a result of that would be a one-woman show. Still, the thought nagged at the former actress until [...]
On her new album, "Love & Conflict," Martha Wash is far removed from her disco days, when she became known as half of The Weather Girls. With the late Izora Rhodes-Armstead, the duo began their [...]
Q&A: Meghan Trainor on LGBTQ-Influenced Body Confidence & Tipping Drag Queens with Sam Smith’s Money
It’s not necessarily all about that bass. It’s also all about that time Sam Smith – yes, that Sam Smith – slipped Meghan Trainor some singles so she could tip some Meghan Trainor drag queens. [...]
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."
After four decades of speculation that they were romantically involved, Robyn Crawford has spoken her truth: She loved Whitney Houston. In her heartfelt autobiography released late last year, "A Song for You: My Life with [...]
Semaj Brown, Flint’s first poet laureate, will read poetry inspired by art in this month’s Community exhibition at the Flint Institute of Arts. Brown will perform at its opening Jan. 26. In addition to works [...]
Singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress Ashanti is coming to the MotorCity Casino Hotel Sound Board stage in Detroit. This chart-topping artist made a name for herself with hits like "Foolish," "Rain On Me" [...]
Haled as "Jersey Boys meets West Side Story," "A Bronx Tale" is a Broadway musical hit that takes viewers to the Bronx in the 1960s. There, a young man is "caught between the father he [...]
A music festival that will bring some of Michigan’s best local music and art talent together on Dec. 21, FutureDream 3 is more than just an entertainment event. Sponsored by Michigan artist Tetra, its goal [...]
Dubbed the Queen of Funk by fans around the world, Chaka Khan has certainly earned that title selling 70 million records worldwide, winning 10 Grammy Awards and earning a platinum-selling album, among many more achievements. [...]
Charlize Theron Talks Queerness In Her Films, Being Woefully Straight & Getting Her Daughter’s Pronouns Right
“Oh my god, you’re gonna make me cry, stop it,” Charlize Theron tells me at the end of our recent phone conversation, humbled. But I’m simply being honest when I express gratitude for her continued [...]
Hosted by Ypsilanti's Kickshaw Theatre, fans of David Sedaris' iconic holiday comedy about a down-on-his-luck department store elf have six opportunities to see it performed this winter. The first show is Friday, Dec. 13, with [...]
Gay For Laura Dern: Actress on What Her Gay Babysitter Taught Her, Telling LGBTQ Stories & ‘Little Women’ Queerness
#GayTwitter icon Laura Dern’s queer cultural contributions – being the first to hug Ellen DeGeneres after she came out publicly, the Renata Klein memes, the belted khaki shorts in "Jurassic Park" – are bountiful fodder [...]
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.
Head on down to Menjos to celebrate their "year end blowout clearance sale on everything fabulous" at their New Year's Eve party this year. This event will feature a unique mixx of dance club music [...]
Jennifer Beals Talks ‘The L Word’ Revival, Why She Still Expects Criticism & Being the ‘Most Square’ Cast Member
When Jennifer Beals speaks to the universe, the universe listens. Or at least it did this one time while the 55-year-old actress was on a hike. She can’t recall the exact year, but it was [...]
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.
On Friday, Dec. 13, fans of all things '80s should gear up to celebrate the highlights of that era with pop icon Tiffany. Doors open at 8 p.m. for this all-ages show. Find out more [...]
Thirteen minutes with Jamie Lee Curtis was not quite enough time to find out why, even though it was “very important to me” to investigate the sexuality of one of her characters, she’s never considered [...]
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.
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.
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.
This favorite holiday classic has captivated audiences for decades, and this year will mark its 38th time gracing the Meadow Brook Theatre stage. Catch the show before it ends to see the Charles Dickens story [...]
This show has toured for five years and been performed over 500 times around the country. Now, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" will be performed at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 1. Tickets [...]
The Detroit rendition of Handel's "Messiah" is a unique jazz-infused version of the holiday classic that this year will return to the Detroit Opera House on Dec. 14 at 7;30 p.m. "This soul stirring, toe-tapping [...]
On Nov. 22 fans of dance can see the group that the L.A. Times called "One of the most talked-about companies nationwide," Bodytraffic. Described as "virtuosic, stylized, confident, with a diverse repertoire of some of [...]
This all-ages show features the classic Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Peanuts characters that families know and love live on stage. The show is also set to the classic music of Vince Guaraldi. Tickets start at [...]
This Christmas sequel follows the box office smash hit “Girls Night: The Musical.” Playing at Detroit’s City Theatre from Thursday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 8, it features the original five leading ladies who all [...]
Like one would expect, Asherah Serpentine Productions' upcoming evening of burlesque, belly dance and opera is set to be an intimate night of cabaret. But what audiences might not realize is that the show is [...]