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Dreaming Walls – a look inside the legendary Chelsea Hotel as it undergoes transition

posted Sunday, July 3, 2022

by: in Film, New York City

The legendary Chelsea Hotel, an icon of 1960s counterculture – former residents and regulars have included Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Robert Mapplethorpe, and the superstars of Warhol’s factory – an artists’ refuge for over a century. Enough has been written about—and, perhaps, more written within—the Chelsea to satisfy history hounds the world over. Indeed, it […]

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Mister Sister – suicidal straight guy finds love within NYC’s drag community

posted Wednesday, October 6, 2021

by: in Events, Featured Events, Film, Music, New York City, Queer, Toronto

Mister Sister was the closing night film for both Hollywood’s Dances With Films (Sept 12), and New York City’s Winter Film Awards (Sept 30), and will have it’s Canadian Premiere in Toronto (Oct 9) From the creator of SCUMBAG and THE LITTLE HOUSE THAT COULD, comes MISTER SISTER. Jordan (Jack James Busa, UNI) gets dumped […]

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Lydia Lunch documentary “The War is Never Over”

posted Tuesday, June 29, 2021

by: in Film, Music, New York City, Streaming Online

The War is Never Over, the first career-spanning documentary retrospective of the artist and spoken-word poet Lydia Lunch, will open June 30 in both theatres and virtual cinemas through KinoMarquee.com. Directed by prolific No Wave filmmaker Beth B, the film made its festival premiere last year to high acclaim as an official selection at the SXSW Film Festival, International […]

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Zoom Saturday Night Dance Parties with Brooklyn’s “House of Yes” Collective

posted Tuesday, May 19, 2020

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

The House of Yes has moved its famous New York Saturday night dance parties online and they’re insanely popular. This wild, wacky and outrageous digital dance floor will have you moving, grooving into the night. This coming Saturday, May 23rd is a special Memorial Day weekend party with club resident DJ Eli Escobar. Bring your […]

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Prides come together to organize ‘Global Pride’ amid COVID-19 cancellations

posted Wednesday, April 1, 2020

by: in Activism, COVID-19, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Montreal, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

With the uncertainty of when the coronavirus/COVID-19 will be under control, or a vaccine will be available, the majority of Pride organizations around the world have been announcing either the cancellation or postponement of their summer events, including Pride Toronto who made the announcement this week. Pride organizations around the world have come together to […]

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Yalda Night at The 519 – Iranian Winter Solstice Festival – December 21, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, December 18, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

The longest and darkest night of the year is also a time for celebration. Shab-e Chelleh is an Iranian winter solstice festival called Yalda Night, and for the first time Toronto will get a chance to participate in The 519’s first queer Yalda Night on Saturday December 21, 2019. Hosted by Saeid Gh, this event is open to […]

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The Paul Bellini Film Festival – Dec 6, 13, and 20, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, December 5, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

You may know Paul Bellini as the writer from Kids In The Hall and his infamous reoccurring towel skit, however you may not know that he’s also a comedy teacher, and an accomplished musician and writer, including his regular “Bumble-ini” column right here in theBUZZ.  He also recently re-released an updated edition of the Buddy […]

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LIPSYNCED’s monthly drag cabaret is coming to Buddies, beginning Dec 6, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Monday, December 2, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

If you haven’t been to a Tom Hearn’s hosted show, you should know that it’s an extravaganza. Always tightly directed so there’s not a wasted moment in between laughs, hence how they generally get non-stop laughs for most shows. Tom’s latest endeavour, Lipsynced was a hit at Bad Dog Theatre this past October and now […]

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Naked Heart: LGBTQ Festival of Words – November 22 to 24 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

Launched in 2015, Naked Heart is the largest LGBTQ literary festival in the world, and the most racially diverse literary festival in Ontario. This festival is held in the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood of Toronto, and includes workshops, panels, performances and discussions for writers and lovers of words. The festival hub is at Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church […]

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Dandelot – NYC-based artist meshes piano loops with hip hop beats

posted Monday, September 30, 2019

by: in Music, New York City, Queer

NY-based experimental artist and producer Dandelot (DON-de-loh), aka Kevin Shoemaker, has released his new single and video for “Tutu”. Merging a bouncy hip hop beat with a classically influenced piano loop, “Tutu” is an upbeat, catchy tune that channels Dandelot’s experience as a classically trained ballet pianist in New York. The visual doubles down on the ballet theme, featuring three […]

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