Saturday, January 26, 2013
I'm excited to be one of the judges for The Amaze Ball! If you want to compete, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are the deets from the Facebook event page
GURL! Dirty Thursdays and The House Of La Douche
are pleased to announce the first Vogue Ball of 2013:
♔ The AMAZE BALL ♔
Inspired by the Vogue Balls of New York in the late 80s... On Thursday January 31st, The Junction will be transformed into the ball room where we will host the fiercest competition that will ultimately crown the Legends and Icons of Realness.
We invite all the Houses, Dancers and Performers in Vancouver to come Walk and WERK
The 5 Categories Are
-Give a stunning performance using the elements of vogue: hands, catwalk, duckwalk, floor performance, and spins.
SHABLAM (Dip, Death Drop)
-To wow the audience with the most dramatic performance involving spins and dips backwards onto the floor.
-To convince all that you are walking down a high fashion runway through your walk, clothing and style.
-Giving sex appeal realness in sexy underwear such as lingerie, thongs, briefs or bikinis.
SCHOOL BOY or GIRL
-Your ability to blend into society by serving school boy or girl realness.
✔ Each 1st Place winner receives $50 and a TOPHY
✔ PLUS!!! Prizes for 2nd Place and Crowd Favourites
you will be JUDGED so you betta WERK
♛ Raziel Reid (Xtra West 'Blitz n Shitz' columnist)
♛ Quanah Style (Singer/Dancer)
♛ Marcus Julian (Singer/Dancer)
♥ MC for night is the one and only SYMONE! ♥
♫ DJ Kasey Riot will be serving 90s House and Vogue Music all night ♫
Doors at 10
1138 Davie St.
Friday, January 25, 2013
In case you missed all the diva action last night, check out some performance vids from last night's Vancouver's Next Drag Superstar preliminary rounds at Shine Nightclub! All videos shot by Bob Onoshi.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Vancouver's Next Drag Superstar is back again this year, held at Shine Nightclub while Celebrities is under renovation. Last year's winner, Iona Whipp, experienced a whirlwind trip to New York City, where she spent the night with the RuPaul's Drag Race girls at their finale party! The winner this year will be travelling to NYC to party the night away with the cast of Season 5.
Check out my video interviews with some of last year's competitors as well as Drag Race's Shangela, who was one of the judges, to get an idea of what you can expect:
The best of Vancouver's queens will be competing in the preliminary round tonight. Doors open at 9pm, and the show starts at 10, with all proceeds benefiting the Dogwood Monarchist Society. Don't miss round two of the preliminaries on Jan 31, followed by the semifinals on Feb 7 and the finals on Feb 14 with judge Sharon Needles!
I'll be judging the queens myself -- check out Blitz & Shitz in the next issue of Xtra, Jan 30.
Select from these web-based feed readers:
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The third season of Showtime's hit show Shameless premiered Jan 13 and airs Sunday at 9pm ET. If you haven't been watching, you should check it out. As if the superb writing and acting, including Joan Cusack (Sheila Jackson) in all her comedic glory, isn't enough of a draw, hot ginger Cameron Monaghan (Ian Callagher) plays the gay soldier son of William H Macy (Frank Callagher). Need I say more? Of course not. These seven stills from the last episode say it all for me:
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Gay Superman and Batman smoke, drink, dance and fight all over Vancouver in the video for Sunshine's "Showering with Wine." Check it out: