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Gravel Likes Those Gays

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Politics, Posts

Maybe this campaign season–which is slowly creeping from the Jurassic to the Cretaceous–may prove to be interesting after all. It’s not often that you get so many good-looking people to talk about things that most Americans don’t really care about. But, for a moment, let’s forget about the attractive candidates that are most likely to [&hellip
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URB ALT Uptown

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Music, Posts

If you haven’t been up to Harlem yet, and you’re going to forgo the Puerto Rican festivities happening all over the city, then the best bet would be to travel to URB ALT festival tomorrow, June 9.  Didn’t know there was this much going on in West Harlem? Well, the alternative music/visual art goes down [&hellip
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PRIDEfest Cancelled

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Posts

Heritage of Pride, the organization behind many of the annual summer Gay Pride events, issued a press release late on Friday announcing that they have been "forced to cancel PRIDEfest 2007." The street festival was scheduled for June 23 and has most recently been held in the West Village. The organization was seeking to move [&hellip
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Cake & Cocktails

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Attended the premiere of The Cake Eaters, Mary Stuart Masterson‘s directorial debut at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas this evening. It’s a competent film about dysfunctional families with a flair for the inspirational — yeah, pretty typical for indie fare these days. As everyone kept repeating, "the acting is excellent," and that’s true despite some directorial and [&hellip
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New Rave Body Shakedown

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Music, Posts

Well, the hype machine is at it again. Klaxons, the quintessential leaders of the “New Rave” movement, predictably denounce the genre label and consider themselves something much bigger. The crowd at Studio B in Greenpoint Saturday night shared the same sentiment. The club was packed with Brooklynites anticipating the London-based act, hoping for a live [&hellip
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