Sunday, December 29, 2013

"Get Out!" Magazine Photo

It's so exciting to have my photo right on the top left hand corner in a collection of exciting media pics from the annual "Get Out!" Awards honoring the best in New York Nightlife.  The image is of me sandwiched (or should I say Man-wiched?) between two of the hottest and most notorious leather-men personalities in town, Jed Ryan (Mr. Rawhide / Mr. North American Bear) and Mr. Boots and Saddle). The pics were taken by the well-known celebrity/nightlife/event photographer Alan-Joseph. It's in the current issue, #140 date-12/26/2013, page 19 of the magazine that is the guide to LGBT New York City Nightlife, Arts and Entertainment, Get Out!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Yuletide Arts

I had the most festive time adding some Holiday glamour and Cheer with my Christmas couture and a comedy-musical performance at a Holiday Party at the prestigious Salmagundi Art Club at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest Art organizations in the United States.  Housed in a historic brownstone mansion, the club offers art classes, exhibitions, painting demonstrations and art auctions throughout the year. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fresh/Frozen Fruity Festivities

My friends at the Fresh Fruit Festival held a Holiday performance and party to raise funds for their project with Youth and I was thrilled to be a part of it.  The event, Frozen Fruit Holiday, held at the famous East Village landmark performance art space - Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street, New York City, on December 18th was a wonderful evening with performances by host/MC Frank Calo, the performance artist extraordinaire Phoebe Leger, singer/songwriter/ recording artist Robert Urban and many others. All of us "Fruities" had a great evening with with cheer, music and art, including a tree trimmed with the freshest of fruits including a banana star.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Edge Media Stage Pics

I'm so happy to be in Edge New York magazine and website.  Edge featured some photos of Lady Clover Honey on the stunning stage at XL Lounge (512 West 42nd Street, New York City) at the sizzling annual Get Out! Nightlife Awards on December 14th.  The pics were snapped by renowned celebrity/event/nightlife photographer Wilson Models (Jeff Eason)  Edge is the leading LGBT media and entertainment news source! 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Get Out! Magazine Awards honor Nightlife

I had a fabulous time as part of the annul Get Out! Nightlife Awards, presented by Get Out! magazine honoring the best places, personalities and events of the thriving, exciting LGBT Nightlife scene in New York City.  The gala took place in XL lounge at 512 West 42nd Street, New York City on December 14.  A crowd of promoters, DJs, photographers, media, drag queens, bartenders, columnists, go-go boys, models and tons of other nightclub and bar professionals gathered to pay homage to the crazy fabulous world of after-dark and to have a great time! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Political Holiday Cheer

The Holidays are for celebrating and in the LGBT Political arena there was plenty to be joyous about this year with with the US Supreme Court striking down the federal DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) and California's Proposition 8 and with eight states allowing legal same-sex marriages in 2013! The Stonewall Democratic Club held its annual Holiday Soiree at The LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City on December 11th and I was honored to be a part of it.  Elected officials from the Federal, State and City levels, politicians and supportive allies gathered together for seasonal cheer and continued success. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Marines, Boots and Toys

I had an amazing time entertaining the tropes at a Toys for Tots toy drive and fundraiser held at the legendary Boots & Saddle landmark LGBT bar at 76 Christopher Street, West Village, New York City with members of the United Stated Marines on December 10th. Us Drag Queens caroled the holiday tunes in a most festive show and the Marines bar tended and donated their tips.  And the brave Marines also auctioned off signature cocktails to raise extra funds.  Drag Queens and Marines mixed together wonderfully alone with the lively Boots and Saddle patrons raising the holiday spirit while helping underprivileged children in the New York Metro area.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Holiday Sweater Soiree

'Tis the season to for decoration and excess, so "don we now our gay apparel" with our ugly, tacky and outrageous Holiday sweaters.  We all had a blast showing them off at Rockbar, 185 Christopher Street, West Village, New York City on December 7th.  DJs Big Ragoo and Chauncey Dandridge kept the music going and we all kept warm and fabulous in our knitted works of Holiday couture. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Night Of a Hundred Heddas

I had the most fabulous time at a gala visual art opening night reception call "Night Of a Hundred Heddas."  The show featured one hundred self-portraits painted by the renowned Drag Queen personality - Hedda Lettuce.  The show took place at the Chelsea Eye Gallery in New York City and was curated by artiste Tracy Von Becker-Legge.  Hundreds of NYC's glitterati gathered to see that Miss Lettuce can paint more than just her face, she also can create colorful works of original art!  Myself and some other divas wore green wigs to honor Hedda and we all had a blast and enjoyed Hedda's had live song performance that she treated us to.  Among the attendees included Horror icon Joe Zaso (Cafe' Himbo), Emperor Vanity Society, artist Marco Santaniello, Diva Rita Knight and many others.  The DJ spinning tunes at the soiree was Ravi of Myexotic and the Bar was tended by Francis Legge, who also donned green Hedda drag and ended up drinking much of the beverages himself. Proceeds were donated to CHABHA, an organization that helps children affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.