I first spoke with gay singer/songwriter Steve Grand in July 2013, when he burst on the scene with his YouTube video “All-American Boy.” The song, a sweet, catchy, country-influenced number, quickly logged more than 1.5 million views. Grand, who has the body and looks of a Men’s Fitness cover model, sang the heck out of it.
It may not have been love at first sound, but Jory Vinikour admits he was attracted to the harpsichord from the first moment he heard it played.
With Milwaukee Beer Week (isn’t that every week?) winding to a close on May 3 and Madison Craft Beer Week firing up on May 2, one thing is perfectly clear: Beer season is upon us.
When Kander & Ebb’s Tony Award-winning musical Chicago finally hit the big screen in 2002 after a few failed attempts (including proposed versions rumored to star Liza Minnelli and Goldie Hawn), it was a massive success. The winner of six Oscars, including best picture, Chicago seemed to signal the return of the big-screen movie musical.
On their just released new album Pop Psychology, Utah’s Neon Trees explore angst in relationships from a number of points of view, ranging from teenage lust to friends. Rarely has it all sounded so catchy and fun.
Four, the full-length feature film debut by writer/director Joshua Sanchez, is an adaptation of award-winning gay playwright Christopher Shinn’s first play. An intimate portrait of four characters’ lives intersecting on the fourth of July, the film features solid performances, but the film as a whole comes off as self-conscious.
After a childhood of dealing with gender dysphoria, Laura Jane Grace grew up to be the leader of a successful punk band. That band — Against Me! — appears live in Milwaukee at The Rave on May 14.
It’s obvious from the first moments of the new Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch that star Neil Patrick Harris is doing something special. And it’s not just trying on a new role.