Saturday, December 22, 2012
I was so happy to be part of a Holiday show that would entertain and make the season merry and bright for residents, staff and volunteers of Baily House on December 22. For over 25 years Baily House has provided housing and support services to those living with AIDS and HIV. My dear friends at the Imperial Court of New York produced a joyous and glittering show that had everyone's jingle bells ringing and rocking. Emperor X Gary Cosgrove, Farrah Moans, Viagra Falls and Doris Dear of the royal philanthropic Imperial Court system were on hand to spread Holiday delights and good will.
Friday, December 21, 2012
I was so honored to be part of New York City's libidinous history as a Celebrity Judge at the first ever Mr. Paddles contest on December 21st. Paddles, the most notoriously exciting adult entertainment S&M nightclub on the East Coast, located at 250 West 26th Street in New York City, held a pageant to select a man who is sexy, kinky and original enough to represent the men of the scandalous and HOT nightspot. The winner of the contest was photographer Rob Ordonez and the first runner-up was LeNair Xavier. Other Celebrity Judges were Michael Musto of the Village Voice and Jed Ryan, Mr. Rawhide and Mr. North American Bear. The event was hosted by adult entertainment superstar Jason Tyler and produced by Hard Drive Men events and Hunteur Vreeland.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Stonewall Democrats of New York City held its annual Holiday Party on at The LGBT Center of New York City on December 19th. Politicians, elected Government Officials all gathered together to dream of a White Christmas and a USA where same-sex couples could legally marry in all states! I had a merry time with Eric Bottcher of Governor Cuomo's office, Thomas Hoff Prol, legal council for NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, Senator Brad Hoyleman, NYC Council Members Letitia James and Danny Dromm, NY State Assembly Member Daniel O'Donnell, Stonewall Democrats President Melissa Sklarz, Recording Artists Lovari, and J Fortino, Dirk McCall and many others. Stonewall Democrats of NYC was founded to represent the political ideas, ideals, concerns and priorities of the LGBT Community of New York City and New York State.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
'Tis the Season for tinsel, glitter and bows! When you're a Diva, the Holiday Season is anything but a drag! Me and some of my dear "sisters" entertained the joyous crowd at the 9th Avenue Holiday Spectacular at the luxurious Salmagundi Art and Country Club, a beautiful Victorian mansion on Manhattan's renowned Fifth Avenue on December 15th. I performed the fabulous "Mele Kalikimuka / Hawaiian Christmas" along with friend and recording artist and SAG actor Lovari who accompanied me playing the Ukulele. The 9th Avenue group provides support and fellowship for LGBT people who are dealing with addiction and recovery.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
I had a fantastic time making a special appearance at The Robin Byrd Show Live at The Cutting Room lounge and cabaret performance space at 44 East 32nd Street in Midtown Manhattan on December 8th. Robin, the beloved and notorious adult-entertainment Television hostess, is now presenting hot and bawdy in-the-flesh live shows every Saturday! They feature sexy female burlesque personalities as well as hot male "boy-lesque" performance artists. My chums Michael Musto of the Village Voice and recording artist Lovari were also joining in on the fun, where Lovari happily received an on-stage lap-dance from porn-actress and fetish model Sinnamon Love. Also on stage were Mr. Gorgeous, Foxy Vermouth, Cuban chanteuse Margarita Pracatan and others.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
I made a dazzling appearance at the opening Night Gala for an exciting new Art Exhibition at the Chelsea Eye Gallery at 157 West 19th Street, New York City on December 5th. NYC's most celebrated Artists and Photographer Superstars collaborated for a tantalizing exhibition at the renowned Chelsea Eye Art Gallery! The show was curated by dear friend Tracy Von Becker and included fascinating images from many of my artist friends like Rob Ordonez, Geary Marcello, Formika, Jeff Eason, Richie Rich, Andrew Werner, Muffinhead and more. I arrived down the red carpet escorted by my gorgeous friend, Brazilian Male Supermodel Alex Jimenez, who looked especially handsome in a tuxedo with a turquoise bow-tie.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Being both an artiste and a patroness of the arts, I had the most wonder time at the Third Annual Night of the Arts, a gala celebration of both Visual and Performance Art in New York City. The event featured an exquisite gallery exhibition of original fine art as well as a concert performance with dancers, singers and recording artists. The event took place on November 16th at The LGBT Center of New York City, 208 West 13th Street, NYC. Featured artists included Lovari, Starring Taylor, Destiny Divine, Mykel Dicus, Timothy Bouldry, Eden Sela, Athens Reich and many others!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Halloween, the time of the year when we get dressed up in outrageous costumes and hit the streets looking for "Tricks" and "Treats." Well, for some of us, every day is Halloween! But its even more fun when a holiday comes along where we can revel in the spookiness of the Night! I had a ghoulish time in my designer Gothic lace skeleton gown at Amanda's Hide-A-Way (formally Carolyn's Oasis), a weekly Transgender night-out at the PL Lounge, 49 Louis Street in South Hackensack, New Jersey. I had a great time with Amanda Lay as she spun the tunes as DJ and hostess Rita Knight, who gave us a spot-on impersonation as legendary diva Mae West. Amanda's is a place where Male-2-Female Transgender ladies and their friends and admirers can gather in a fun yet safe space.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
I had a marvelous time as part of the Miss Sobriety Pageant, an ultra-glam fundraiser for the Big Apple Round Up. The event took place on October 13th in a theater inside the Lab School at 333 West 17th Street in Chelsea, New York City. Us divas got all glamed up and sold contest votes to raise funds. Big Apple Round Up is sponsored by Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender members of Alcholics Anonymous. They organize an annual conference based on the AA program of recovery and host events for fellowship throughout the year.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Of course I embraced everyone with the island greeting of "aloha" at my special performance at the kitschy, funky Tiki bar, lounge and performance space, Otto's Shrunken Head at 538 East 14th Street in the East Village of New York City on October 5th. I was in an exciting evening of song and laughter produced by artiste extraordinaire Evan Laurence called "Shot of Love." Other performers among the bamboo and orchid walls included husband-wife music duo of Skidmore and Morphelia Von Chicken, Dani MadAsSin, Daryl Glenn and the amazing comic Angry Bob!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
"It's fun to stay at the YMCA" And it's even more fun to celebrate the birthday of my dear friend Randy Jones, the original cowboy of the legendary dance group the Village People at the annual "Kings and Cowboys" soiree where Randy and actor/promoter "King" Keith Collins hold a joint birthday bash like no other! I had a great time with my comrades Geri Reischl (Jan Brady on The Brady Bunch Variety Hour), Playgirl centerfold model Danny Lopes, SAG actor / recording artist Lovari, fetish fashion designer Baroness, Cabaret Chanteuse Bobbi Horowitz, writer / dapper fashionista Kevin Novinski and many others. The event took place at Foundation nightclub at 137 Essex Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on September 22nd.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
I was so happy to celebrate the release of a new book by dear friend Angela Raiola aka Big Ang of VH1 TV network's "Big Ang" a spin-off of "Mob Wives". A private reception was held on September 13th at the Cutting Room lounge at 44 East 32nd Street in Midtown Manhattan to commemorate "Bigger is Better" a publication where the Reality TV star shares her rules for living life to its fullest extent and avoiding drama. I had a great time with friends Robin Byrd, Lovari, Chip Duckett, Ron Lasko, John Espinosa, Swins Fontenelle, John Vario Jr. Bette Midler impersonator Donna Maxon and many others.
Friday, September 7, 2012
We all had an exciting and memorable evening where art, rock, nightlife and fashion collided at the swanky XVI Penthouse in Times Square on September 7th! It was the launch of the latest fashion collection featuring cutting-edge couture by celebrity stylist and fashion designer Geary Marcello. Geary has been styling celebs like Lil’ Kim, Nicki Minaj, Kimora Lee, Jim Carrey and others and this night he was proud to present his newest line, the “Rock N Rolla” collection by Foxxy Face Couture Clubwear label. The crowd was wowed by the ultra glam punk styles and the fierce models! I had a marvelous time with Geary and other rockin’ fashionistas in attendance including SAG actor/recording artist Lovari, models Alec Seymour, Luis Velasquez, LaToya Brahn, punk rock hair stylist Kim Kaos, promoter Hunteur Vreeland, photographer Rob Ordonez and many others.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I so much enjoyed partying and celebrating at the many parties officially part of New York City's Fashion's Night Out on September 7th. It's that one special night of the year when fashion designers, models, hair/makeup artists, retailers and others involved in the Fashion Couture Industry gather to celebrate, show off new trends, see and be seen! I had a great time mixing, mingling and catching up with my dear fashionista and industry friends - and flirting with the male models! My first stop was at the soiree at Henri Bendel on 714 Fifth Avenue where I met up with Gossip Girl costume designer Eric Damn, model Sasha Pivrova and makeup artist Trish McEvoy. Then I had delightful time with designer Alexander Wang and artist Zac Posin at the party at Bergdorf Goodman at 754 Fifth Avenue. Me and my girlfriend Madeline Madalaine also made an appearance at Rockefeller Center and enjoyed some jazz singing and spending time with my model friends Charles Ludor, Brendon McGrega, and Rickie D in the Channel Gardens.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Roll the dice and hit the Casinos on the Jersey Shore! My trip to Atlantic City was filled with glamour, glitz and fun. I made my visit to the ritzy resort town on September 1st where I made special swank appearances at Caesar's Palace and Resorts International where I met up with my girlfriends at the hit drag/impersonation review "Divas Do AC" Jason Cozmo as "Dolly", Gary Dee as "Joan Rivers", and Phil Craig as "Liza".