Friday, August 31, 2007

Celebration of Life

John Henry Rew, III of Chelsea, passed away on August 23rd to the shock of all who knew and loved him. An accident within his eighth avenue apartment took this beloved spirit away from the world. John Henry was an infectious light who is best remembered by his engaging smile, captivating laugh and open loving heart. He traveled far and reached many with his available friendship and generosity. His endeavors included the Gay Games, the Mavericks softball team, judging beauty contests, MC'ing events, dancing in musicals and on television with Club MTV, promoting parties, including RAH!, Fluid, A la MODE, The DYNASTY, Pop Rocks, Thursday Night at Duvet and his memorable fetes at home. John Henry Rew made NYC an even better place to be and we all owe a generous recognition of thank you to this benevolent red-haired friend. John Henry, wherever you are, please put me on the VIP-list and save me a drink ticket.” – Thanks to singer John Tedeschi and Patric Zabatta for providing this for all of us with email blasts to send it out.
It's been sad and difficult for myself and others to hear of this terrible news. John has always been such a warm, fun and valued person that myself and countless others were honored to have in our lives. On August 30, his New York City friends had a huge Celebration of his life where we wore Orange, his favorite color and the color of his hair and his infamous orange sarong. His friend and Drag hostess and performer at most of his event, Nomi DeMilo performed "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" at the end of the service as a tribute to him. Others who attended the memorial tribute included Michael Musto of Village Voice, Will Clark, John Tedeschi, Mark Schulte, Joe Fiore, Melissa Sklarz, Scott Talbolt and many friends, family and members of the Maverick Baseball team of the Big Apple Baseball League.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sexahol Revue again

On Thursday, August 23, I was once again a featured performer in Sexahol Review, a performance art showcase with unique and various Downtown talent including both Straight and Queer, Men and Women entertainers. With the sexy burlesque Diva Nasty Canasta who drove the crowd wild with her unique, comedic and still erotic movements. Fantastic Genius did some hilarious skit comedy. David Slone performed some old classic songs re-mixed to modern hip hop musical tones, like Peggy Lee's "Why Don't You do Right?." I told some jokes and sang a Rosemary Clooney classic "Come On 'a My House" where I explained that I wasn't Italian, but sometime say that I am so I don't have to shave my legs! The evening was hosted and curated by performer/writer Evan Laurence who sang some of his original music and also treated the audience to some improv comedy. The evening took place at Mo Pitkins' House of Satisfaction on the Lower East Side.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

NEXT Magazine - Gay Take-Away celeb

I'm featured in the current issue of Next Magazine (Aug. 10, 2007 #15.06 page 46) one of the top weekly guides to NYC Queer nightlife, entertainment and culture. I'm in the Eats dinning section revealing her favorite take-out selection. Pick up a copy! It's a fabulous magazine!

Here is the published text:

Next – GAY TAKE-AWAY – Lady Clover Honey

Next Magazine’s celebs of New York nightlife reveal their favorite take-out joints.

Lady Clover Honey, television's drag-queen journalist, reports on the world's most fab queer events on Under the Pink Carpet, hosts the annual Fresh Fruit Festival, and performs in the monthly Sexahol Review at Mo Pitkin's. She's also made history on news report doc Bright Lights/Out City and as the first Drag Maestro Conductor at Carnegie Hall. So where does the Lady go to sweeten the pot?

"One of my favorite gay take-away places is Rocking Horse Café (182 Eighth Ave, 212-463-9511). After an exhausting video shoot, I kick off my pumps and enjoy some subconsciously Freudian phallic burritos that truly satisfy my hunger. The Grilled Vegetable Burrito ($15.95) comes with avocado, watercress and roasted tomato salsa. When I crave something meatier, I get the marinated natural Hanger Steak Burrito ($16.95) or the Chile Relleno ($16.95) with sautéed wild mushrooms for my queen-sized appetite. To get me in an exotic mood, I order the Coconut Flan with Coconut Tuile ($4.95). One taste and I'm in Acapulco!" N

Under the Pink Carpet screens every other Thursday on Time Warner MCC 34 at 10:30pm. Visit for more info. For details of her her live appearances on Aug 23 and Sept 3 visit