MrMs Adrian celebrates birthday by streaming ‘Dragsical’ shows

By : Jeremy Williams
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ABOVE: “Mean Girls: The Dragsical” is one of three shows streaming on Facebook Live. (Photo from Cassandra Riccione’s Facebook)

ORLANDO | Central Florida drag performer and entertainer MrMs Adrian is celebrating a birthday today and — just as the rest of Orange County and many across the state are doing — she is doing so in quarantine.

“Today is my 26th birthday,” Adrian wrote on Facebook. “I haven’t worked in two weeks, and all that I’ve seen from my friends have been FaceTime calls talking about how badly we miss working, and how badly we miss performing for you. And just like that, I decided how I wanted to celebrate this less-than-conventional birthday.”

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Postmodern Jukebox Video Review

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In preparation for Post Modern Jukebox’s upcoming March 6 live show at the Orlando Dr. Phillips Center, we are bringing the PMJ vintage music video series to the big screen at Stardust Video and Coffee, curating a mix of their very best and maybe taking a few requests as well. A full stage rear screen projection will produce a virtual cabaret show using a curated mix of individual PMJ music videos.  Like a jazz club, not a concert. No cover, no admission.

The facebook event page is here; https://www.facebook.com/events/420772132160126/

You are probably already familiar with the band, as they have put out more than 25 albums and have been touring all over the world for many years now. They played the Dr. Phillips last spring and will have another show there March 6. Primarily they produce covers of modern songs in different eras, often 20s jazz, swing, and ragtime. It is musically very well crafted and it has incredible vocal performances. The videos are beautifully shot with vintage costumes and sets.

Postmodern Jukebox Video Review

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In preparation for Post Modern Jukebox’s upcoming March 6 live show at the Orlando Dr. Phillips Center, we are bringing the PMJ vintage music video series to the big screen at Stardust Video and Coffee, curating a mix of their very best and maybe taking a few requests as well. A full stage rear screen projection will produce a virtual cabaret show using a curated mix of individual PMJ music videos.  Like a jazz club, not a concert. No cover, no admission.

The facebook event page is here; https://www.facebook.com/events/420772132160126/

You are probably already familiar with the band, as they have put out more than 25 albums and have been touring all over the world for many years now. They played the Dr. Phillips last spring and will have another show there March 6. Primarily they produce covers of modern songs in different eras, often 20s jazz, swing, and ragtime. It is musically very well crafted and it has incredible vocal performances. The videos are beautifully shot with vintage costumes and sets.

02.20.2020 Publisher’s Desk

By : Rick Claggett
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I’m not a SWIFTIE. That’s to say I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift’s music. In fact, I had to ask Google what her fans are called because I know so little about her. No offense to her or to her fans, it’s just not my bag and simply subjective. Also, consider the source: my favorite music is Air Supply.

Having said all of that, I can’t keep Taylor Swift out of my mind lately. “You need to calm down” has become the voice inside my head. This usually happens while I’m driving, and I drive a lot. I’ll be heading down I-4 at a nice 79 mph pace when a car driving at least 100 mph swerves around me. Suddenly I find myself snapping my fingers and singing, “You need to calm down! You’re driving too loud!” Sometimes Swift’s lyrics come to mind when my dog is yelling at me or when I’m overwhelmed with work vs. volunteering, but mostly I think “You need to calm down!” when I’m on Facebook reading political opinions.

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Watermark’s 2020 WAVE Awards Final Round – VOTE NOW

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Our WAVEs 2020 vision has gotten a bit clearer. You nominated, we counted and now we have your Top 3!

The Watermark Awards for Variety and Excellence, or the WAVEs as we call them, recognize the best in Central Florida and Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ community in the areas of activism, service, entertainment and more. In each category, we asked our readers to write in who best represents the values of the LGBTQ community in your area. You have spoken and here is the final round. Now tell us your favorite from the Top 3.

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Watermark’s 2020 WAVE Awards Final Round – Central Florida

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Our WAVEs 2020 vision has gotten a bit clearer. You nominated, we counted and now we have your Top 3!

The Watermark Awards for Variety and Excellence, or the WAVEs as we call them, recognize the best in Central Florida’s LGBTQ community in the areas of activism, service, entertainment and more. In each category, we asked our readers to write in who best represents the values of the LGBTQ community in your area. You have spoken and here is the final round. Now tell us your favorite from the Top 3.

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01.23.2020 Publisher’s Desk

By : Rick Claggett
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I went to a small, Southern Baptist college in Mars Hill, North Carolina. It was definitely a culture shock. I considered myself a religion-wary, big city boy from Central Florida. Is that even an accurate statement for Orlando in 1993? There were still orange groves everywhere I walked and the East-West Expressway was just two lanes each way, with 25 cent tolls. Although, we had Blockbuster which was more than Mars Hill could boast. Mars Hill was a two-stoplight kind of town.

I didn’t hate it though, in retrospect I loved it. College is where I gained my passion for musical theater. I had the opportunity to stage manage a musical called “American Beauty.” It was a spoof on beauty pageants, but it made my sappy, young, gay heart melt.

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Come Out With Pride is searching for new board members

By : Jeremy Williams
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Have you attended Come Out With Pride’s (COWP) parade, festival or any of the amazing events they present each year and wondered how you too could be a part of that amazing organization? Well, here is your chance.

COWP’s Board Member Application process is now open and they are looking for anyone who wants to be a part of the team, the organization announced on Facebook Jan. 3.

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Delaware GOP chair condemns party leaders’ hateful posts

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – The state Republican party chairwoman in Delaware is calling for a party leader to resign for using a derogatory term for a gay man in a Facebook post.

New Castle County Republican Party Chairman Chris Rowe said he agreed to resign after GOP chairwoman Jane Brady called him Jan. 1 and asked him to step down from the appointed position. Rowe told The Associated Press that he made the decision “begrudgingly and only under duress.”

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Postmodern Jukebox Video Review

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In preparation for Post Modern Jukebox’s upcoming March 6 live show at the Orlando Dr. Phillips Center, we are bringing the PMJ vintage music video series to the big screen at Stardust Video and Coffee, curating a mix of their very best and maybe taking a few requests as well. A full stage rear screen projection will produce a virtual cabaret show using a curated mix of individual PMJ music videos.  Like a jazz club, not a concert. No cover, no admission.

The facebook event page is here; https://www.facebook.com/events/420772132160126/

You are probably already familiar with the band, as they have put out more than 25 albums and have been touring all over the world for many years now. They played the Dr. Phillips last spring and will have another show there March 6. Primarily they produce covers of modern songs in different eras, often 20s jazz, swing, and ragtime. It is musically very well crafted and it has incredible vocal performances. The videos are beautifully shot with vintage costumes and sets.

Facebook pressed to drop ads claiming PrEP is unsafe

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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More than 50 LGBTQ, AIDS and public health organizations released a joint letter on Monday addressed to Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to immediately remove “dangerous and misleading” ads currently running on Facebook and Instagram suggesting the HIV prevention drug PrEP is unsafe.

“As organizations attached to this letter – leaders in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) advocacy, public health, and HIV/AIDS prevention – we are urgently reaching out to Facebook and Instagram regarding factually inaccurate advertisements which suggest negative health effects of Truvada PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis),” the letter states.

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Serbian police arrest 2 for beating man they thought was gay

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) | Serbian police say they have arrested two people for beating up a man because they thought he was gay.

Police said Nov. 3 the two are suspected of hitting the 39-year-old man on the head after calling him gay in a restaurant in central Belgrade.

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