A Diva Weekend: Barbra at Barclays, Betty Lynn at Feinstein’s

A Diva Weekend:  Barbra at Barclays, Betty Lynn at Feinstein’s
We didn’t plan it to be a mini-marathon of divas, but the pairing worked out nicely.  A couple of months back my boyfriend Doug scored tickets over the phone to see Barbra Streisand in her first concert at the Barclays Center (October 11), the massive new arena in Brooklyn.  We were joined by about 19,000 other fans. No tickets were pre-arranged for our second night in the city and I wasn’t keen on facing...
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Well done, Well-Strung

Well done, Well-Strung
Bach and Vivaldi never sounded so sensual.  Rhiana and Lady Gaga have seldom been so classy. Well-Strung, an all-male string quartet, offered serious masterworks alongside clever arrangements of some current pop hits during an enjoyable and surprisingly well executed program at the Art House in Provincetown.  A team of talented young guys – hunky, cute, flirtatious – they sing as well as play string instruments and seem...
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Rufus Wainwright on mom, fatherhood, sexuality and music

Rufus Wainwright on mom, fatherhood, sexuality and music
Lovely and lengthy report from CBS Sunday morning on the latest with Rufus, who’s getting married this week.
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“Homophony” A festival of GLTB musicians on WNYC

“Homophony” A festival of GLTB musicians on WNYC
In late June 2009, during the week of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, WNYC radio celebrated the legacy of gay and lesbian composers in classical and popular music with four evenings of programming.   The broadcasts were thoughtful and wide ranging: • Nico Muhly and host Nadi Sirota play and discuss music of John Corigliano, Benjamin Britten and Lou Harrison • Alex Ross (The New Yorker) and Ann Powers (Los...
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Pop music crush: Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij

Pop music crush: Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij
Rostam Batmanglij is keyboard player, writer and producer for the band Vampire Weekend. He came out earlier this year and appears in the current issue of OUT (“Interview with a Vampire”) and has also just given an interview to Towleroad.
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