Disney to live stream Epcot’s Candlelight Processional hosted by Neil Patrick Harris

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ORLANDO | Walt Disney World’s annual Candlelight Processional has become a tradition for park goers attending Epcot during the holiday season.

Every year guests watch as a choir, orchestra and a celebrity narrator tell the story of Christmas through words and music. Unfortunately, you’ve had to miss out on it if you didn’t happen to be visiting the parks on one of the event’s selected nights … until now.

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You’ve come a long way, baby: Wigstock now star-studded

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NEW YORK (AP) | Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, chef and actor David Burtka, fired up what they call New York’s “last summer blowout” — a six-hour, 50-act drag-queen spectacle staged Saturday on a glitzy Manhattan pier.

It was the revival of a 1980s festival called Wigstock — an impromptu creation of unruly patrons in drag who stumbled out of an East Village club at about 2 a.m. to improvise for homeless people in garbage-strewn, rat-infested Tompkins Square Park. It was, of course, free of charge.

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“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” heads to the Cocoa Village Playhouse to benefit the Zebra Coalition

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For a special two-night event, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will be showing at the Cocoa Village Playhouse outside of their normal show season. The punk-rock show is centered on Hedwig, a woman who “is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves and the botched operation that left her with that ‘angry inch.’”

Benjamin Cox, a 41-year-old marketing artist at the Cocoa Village Playhouse, not only stars as the titular character but also directs and co-produces the special engagement. “This has been kind of a passion project of mine since the late ‘90s when I saw the movie and found out that it was a stage play originally,” remembers Cox.

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Tony Awards: De Niro slams Trump, Parkland students perform

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ABOVE: Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, performing Rent’s ‘Seasons Of Love’ at the 2018 Tony Awards. Screenshot via Twitter.

The 72nd annual Tony Awards, hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, featured a clean sweep from “The Band’s Visit” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” as well as plenty of onstage antics.

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Central Florida Overheard: A film for “family”

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“Love, Simon,” which opened in theaters March 16, is a teen dramedy about a high school kid named Simon coming to terms with being gay after starting an email conversation with another closeted gay teen from his school. The film is based on the novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli. It is also the first major studio release of a film that focuses on a teen gay romance, which is why celebrities across the country have been buying out screenings of the film and giving away tickets to anyone, particularly young LGBTQers, who want to see it.

Local celeb Sacha Kljestan, a midfielder for the Orlando City Soccer Club, and his wife bought out a screening at the Regal Winter Park Village for March 29 and packed the theater with kids from the Zebra Coalition. “The movie spreads the message of tolerance, acceptance and equality. We were inspired by other people who did this, so we just want to pay it forward and help spread the love to the people of Orlando,” Kljestan wrote on his Twitter. Kljestan is now a part of an impressive list of celebrities including Neil Patrick Harris, Matt Bomer and Kristen Bell who are spreading the word of love and acceptance through this amazing film.

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Orlando City SC player buys out Orlando screening of ‘Love, Simon’

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ORLANDO | Sacha Kljestan, a midfielder for the Orlando City Soccer Club, and his wife bought out the 8:00 p.m. screening of the LGBTQ youth film “Love, Simon” at the Regal Winter Park Village for Thursday, March 29 so fans can see the movie for free.

“We saw ‘Love, Simon’ opening weekend and absolutely loved it. The movie spreads the message of tolerance, acceptance and equality. We were inspired by other people who did this, so we just want to pay it forward and help spread the love to the people of Orlando,” Kljestan wrote on Twitter.

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Aretha Franklin to perform at Elton John’s AIDS gala

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NEW YORK (AP) – Aretha Franklin will sing in honor of Elton John before she retires later this year.

John announced Sept. 12 that the Queen of Soul will perform at his annual AIDS charity event on Nov. 7 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. This year marks the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 25th year.

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Neil Patrick Harris wants to leave behind an EGOT legacy

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Neil Patrick Harris revealed one of his big dreams is to earn an EGOT (winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award) in an interview with The Advocate.

When asked what legacy he hopes to leave behind, Harris opened up that he wants the best for his family and for him personally.

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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ renewed for season two

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Netflix has renewed “A Series of Unfortunate Events” for a second season.

The streaming service tweeted a letter from Lemony Snicket, the fictional author of the YA children’s books and narrator of the series, announcing its renewal.

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Queer As Folk’s Randy Harrison takes on the role of the sexualized Emcee in Cabaret

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In the uncertain social climate we are living in these days, theater can serve as a wonderful escape from those political bumps in the night, but it can also serve as a mirror to reflect the dangers that await us if we sit idly by and do nothing. One show that has a reflection that is all too relevant is Broadway classic Cabaret, playing the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa Jan. 24-29.

Cabaret takes place in 1931 Berlin at the Kit Kat Club, just as the Nazi Party is starting to gain power in Germany. We are escorted through the show by the Master of Ceremonies. The emcee is a role that has been played on stage by some of the community’s greatest actors, including Joel Grey, Alan Cumming and Neil Patrick Harris. In this production the role is played by Randy Harrison, best known as the doe-eyed boy Justin from Showtime’s landmark series Queer As Folk. Harrison took a few moments to speak with us by phone before we willkommen him to the Bay Area.

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The horrible, awful Neil Patrick Harris joins Netflix

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Neil Patrick Harris is coming back to TV as the star of Netflix’s new original series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, and we are getting a look at it with the release of a new trailer.

After their parents perished – ‘that means killed’ – in a fire, Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and baby Sunny (Presley Smith) – the Baudelaire brood – are taken to their new guardian; the horrible, awful Count Olaf (Harris).

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Laverne Cox, Tim Cook among TIME magazine’s Most Influential People

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, Orange is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox and Empire executive producer Lee Daniels were among the LGBT names selected for TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, or TIME 100.

TIME magazine first published the now annual list in 1999 as The Most Influential People of the 20th Century. Since then notable members of the LGBT community have been named to the list including Ellen DeGeneres, Glee‘s Chris Colfer and Neil Patrick Harris.

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