Accidentally Perfect

By | 2019-09-05T12:48:47-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Entertainment, Features, Guides, Music|

Breakups hit hard. Some hit harder than others. For Alyse Vellturo, better-known by fans as pronoun, three years after she broke up with her ex-girlfriend and it's still much of the creative fuel for her first full-length album "i'll show you stronger."

PCAC is Calling All LGBTQ Artists

By | 2019-09-04T16:15:49-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Though it's arguable that June is the most significant month for the LGBTQ community, it's not uncommon for Pride celebrations to extend throughout the summer and beyond. The Pontiac Creative Arts Center is certainly extending Southeast Michigan's Pride season this year with the Oct. 12 debut of its "Kaleidoscope of Expression" exhibition.

Cleopatra Boy

By | 2019-09-04T16:14:01-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

"Cleopatra Boy" is an original play that uses the history of Cleopatra combined with music, choreography, bold design and spoken word to illustrate how women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals in positions of power risk losing control of their own images against the dominance of white patriarchy, resulting in false narratives and misrepresentations.

Michael Feinstein and Storm Large

By | 2019-09-04T16:07:47-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Five-time Grammy Award-nominated pianist and vocalist Michael Feinstein joins forces with Pink Martini’s Storm Large to reimagine standards and modern classics that are chilled, shaken and stirred into an unforgettable evening of music.

Dionne Warwick

By | 2019-09-04T16:06:04-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

At 78 Dionne Warwick has had 56 singles reach the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998 and has built a reputation as one of the most successful female vocalists of all time. Warwick, born Marie Dionne Warrick, started out singing gospel in her family group the Drinkard Singers with her aunt, legendary singer and backing vocalist Cissy Houston.

Patti LaBelle

By | 2019-09-04T16:05:21-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

These days Patti LaBelle is perhaps most famous for those delicious sweet potato pies she sells at Walmart. But the soul music legend has been singing for the masses for more than 50 years, first as frontwoman for the group Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles, then the funk ensemble LaBelle and since 1976 as a solo artist.

David Sedaris

By | 2019-09-04T16:02:33-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

David Sedaris has become one of America’s best-known humor writers. The great skill with which he uses his satire and sardonic wit to slice through cultural euphemisms and political correctness only underlines his skill. Coming this October, the famed author will be coming to Detroit's Fisher Theatre.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World Tour

By | 2019-09-04T16:01:38-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

When it first debuted on Logo in 2009, "RuPaul’s Drag Race" was a pretty low-budget novelty. At the end of the first season, winner BeBe Zahara Benet received a grand prize of $25,000 and was crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar. But like RuPaul himself, the show persisted. Production quality improved, prizes got better and by season four, the winner Sharon Needles took home a prize of $100,000, which remains the amount winners receive to this day.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

By | 2019-09-04T16:00:36-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre 313presents.com Billed as “A Fun Conversation with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin,” the Hollywood legends and stars of the Netflix series "Grace & Frankie" will amuse and entertain [...]

Carrie Underwood

By | 2019-09-04T15:59:46-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. Little Caesars Arena 313presents.com Country sweetheart Carrie Underwood is bringing her Cry Pretty Tour to Detroit this October on Halloween. Way back in 2005, Underwood wowed audiences of "American Idol" [...]

John Cameron Mitchell

By | 2019-09-04T15:58:51-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

The Origin of Love Tour Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium http://ums.org You know him as Hedwig from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." John Cameron Mitchell co-wrote the play, which debuted in 1998 and [...]

Celine Dion

By | 2019-09-04T15:57:56-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. Little Caesars Arena 313presents.com Oh, Canada! We have many things to thank you for but chief among them – or at least high on the list – must be Celine [...]

Hello, Dolly!

By | 2019-09-04T15:56:59-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Nov. 19 – Dec. 1 Fisher Theatre broaadwayindetroit.com "Hello, Dolly!" won no less than four Tony Awards in 2017 including Best Musical Revival. The history of "Hello, Dolly!" is rich and dates back to 1964, [...]

It’ll Be a Gay Ol’ Time in Theaters Across Metro Detroit

By | 2018-09-05T11:43:12-04:00 September 5th, 2018|Applause, Guides, Theater|

If you’re a longtime theater fan – especially an LGBTQ theater fan – one thing you may have noticed over the years is that what’s popular one season may not be the next. Or that trends disappear as quickly as they arrive. That’s especially true of plays with LGBTQ themes and characters, which rise and fall and ebb and flow from one year to the next for no apparent reason.

Meet Megan Buckley-Ball

By | 2018-09-05T11:38:53-04:00 September 5th, 2018|Applause, Guides, Theater|

What is it like being artistic director with the Matrix Theatre Company? Serving as Matrix Theatre Company’s Artistic Director is both exciting and challenging. Matrix’s staff is quite small, so we’ve all become accustomed to [...]

Meet Paul Stark

By | 2018-09-05T11:36:55-04:00 September 5th, 2018|Applause, Guides, Theater|

What is one of your greatest challenges as the managing and artistic director at Monster box Theatre? One of the greatest challenges of directing a live performance theater is always funding. Finding funds to support [...]