Melissa Minyard becomes gay icon Judy Garland in ‘End of the Rainbow’ at freeFall Theatre

By : Jeremy Williams
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The expression “gay icon” gets used a lot these days. It’s attached to entertainers, performers and divas – usually women – who carry the same characteristics labeled on LGBTQ people as they struggle for acceptance: fighter; passionate; survivor.

With every generation, a new group of these icons penetrate pop culture in different ways, affecting everything from fashion choices to drag performances, but one thing they all have in common is they are all living up to the original icon, Miss Judy Garland.

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Watermark’s 2017 Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem – Sweet Sixteen

By : Jeremy Williams
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The first round of Watermark’s “March Fabness” is complete as we go into spring in search of the Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem.

Some of the opening match-ups were nail biters (RuPaul and Queen were back and forth) and some were runaway trains that weren’t even close (Katy Perry and Beyonce didn’t stand a chance against legends Gloria Gaynor and Whitney Houston).

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Watermark’s 2017 Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem – OPENING ROUND

By : Watermark Staff
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Last year, we asked you to tell us who the Ultimate LGBTQ Icon is. After four rounds of a knockdown,drag-out brawl and a few surprises (Adam Lambert brought down Lady Gaga!) you named the first openly gay person to be elected to American public office, Harvey Milk, the winner.

This year, we are asking our beloved readers and fans to pick another LGBTQ Ultimate, the Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem.

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Lady Gaga to channel Barbra Streisand in ‘A Star is Born’ remake

By : Wire Report
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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are starring in a remake of A Star is Born.

Warner Bros announced Aug. 16 that the film will mark the singer-actress’ first leading role in a movie and the directorial debut of the American Sniper actor-producer. Gaga will compose and perform new songs for the musical drama.

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Watermark’s 2015 Orlando Fringe Reviews: Judy Garland

By : Danny Garcia
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Mark Baratelli returns to Fringe with JUDY GARLAND!

Playing on the days were Judy Garland was under the influence of, well everything. Judy is joined on stage with a stage manager (or should we say a handler) and a quick thinking pianist who can keep up with her ADHD, improvisational skills.

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Watermark’s 2015 Orlando Fringe Reviews: STREISAND: THE GREATEST STAR – LIKE BUTTAH!

By : Sam Rennels
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This was an hour of heaven! Carla Del Villaggio came out from behind the curtain looking and sounding like Barbra Streisand, from the laugh and giggle to the hand and head movements it was just like watching the actual diva herself.

Del Villaggio owned the stage telling stories and singing songs, it was as if I was watching her on Broadway. She sang with pitch perfect accuracy songs from Funny Girl, A Star Is Born and even a duet of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with her idol, Judy Garland.

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Watermark’s 2014 Orlando Fringe Reviews: There’s No Place Like Home

By : Rick Claggett
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Although a departure from your typical Michael Wanzie fringe show, There’s No Place Like Home does not disappoint.

In this production, Wanzie pulls together three one act stories. The first of revolves around the touching relationship of a young Jewish woman and her aging mother, the second a steamy tale about a Catholic priest and an his former altar boy and the third a Fringe-tastic hallucination between a drugged out Judy Garland and Glenda the Good Witch.

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