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OFFICIAL FILM TRAILER RELEASED for “EN ALGUN LUGAR”
The official video trailer has been released by Iconoclast for the motion picture “En Algun Lugar” (A Place to Be), which stars Nelson Rodriguez (Pride Films and Plays, Easy Abby) as Abel, and Andrew Saenz (Chicago PD, Sirens) as Diego, and written and directed by award winning filmmaker Tadeo Garcia (On the Downlow, Under Covers).
“En Algun Lugar” follows the relationship between Abel & Diego, from Chicago to Mexico.
When tragedy strikes and Diego’s undocumented immigration status is revealed, their love and sacrifice is put to the test through uncertain times that will affect their relationship. Set against the foundation of a broken U.S. immigration system, “En Algun Lugar” sheds light on the mantra of love overcomes all and love knows no borders.
Alongside Nelson Rodriguez and Andrew Saenz the cast includes Jessie Prez as Braulio, Ian Tranberg as Stephen, Sandra Marquez as Lilly, Charin Alvarez as Rita and Erica Cruz Hernandez as Carolina. Other cast include J.J. Romero, Caitlin Jackson, Blaine Thomas Childers, Enrique Guzman, Juan Martinez, Artemio Gonzalez, Carolyn Hoerdemann, Mickey O’Sullivan, Nick Mikula, Zach Livingston, Will Clinger, Diego Sanchez, Michael J. Sanow, Ayssette Munoz, Chris Acevedo, Matt Nikkila, Carmen Cenko, Daniel Hansen, Cole Reed, Frank Menolascino, Davon Suttles, Jon Jackson, Alex Knoll, Mike Hynek, Richard Cotovsky, Rudy Galvan, Diego Colon, Lane Flores, Cole McMillan and Caitlin Boho.
Tadeo Garcia’s provocative and intimate tale of love and fear of the unknown comes to life in a never before seen cinematic perspective produced by Aric S. Jackson (www.aricjackson.com) and Michael J. Sanow (Under Covers, Blood Brothers). Featuring the people, culture, dynamic geography and architecture of both Jalpa, Zacatecas; MEX and Chicago, Illinois; USA, the wonder of Tadeo Garcia’s story has captivated those involved both in front and behind the camera. The producers stress this would not be possible without the talents of cinematographer Charlie Garcia, production designer Pablo Ponce, casting director Stephanie Diaz, costume designer Freddy Rocha, makeup artists Lilien Harvey and Ruby Ortiz, and music from Los Pecados and The Pinto Bean.
The producers of the film also announce the release of “behind-the-scenes” photos and video clips via the film’s official website at www.enalgunlugarmovie.com and its social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) showing the cast and crew during the production of “En Algun Lugar.”
En Algun Lugar aims for a mid-2017 release.
The new trailer can be viewed at www.enalgunlugarmovie.com/trailer .
Chicago Native to Star in Logo TV’s “Finding Prince Charming”
The cast for Logo TV’s “Finding Prince Charming” includes men selected to compete for interior designer Robert Sepúlveda Jr’s affections is more gorgeous than the next. Surprisingly, Chicago is only being represented by one eligible bachelor, 32-year-old Chicago Entrepreneur, Sam Provenzano.
Hosted by Lance Bass, “Finding Prince Charming” includes 13 charming and gorgeous suitors, all housed together, who compete to win the heart of one of the nation’s most eligible gay heartthrob. The sexy suitors grapple to stand out from the crowd all hoping for a moment of intimate connection, romance and, perhaps, true love. One by one, the suitors are eliminated until the heartthrob chooses one ideal man to sweep him off of his feet and commit to an exclusive relationship.
Provenzano may look familiar to some people, as from 2007-2009 he was a popular television news anchor in Kentucky and is heavily involved within the LGBT community in the Windy City. Provenzano now works in Higher Education and is President/Founder of Right Fit for You (www.rightfitforyou.com), an LGBT-Friendly Personal Trainer & Fitness Network in Chicago with plans to expand to other markets later this year. A middle child, Sam’s interests include working and supporting different charities, spending time with his family and of course, fitness.
We are SO EXCITED for this! Something very different and special from a RuPauls Drag Race Alumni.
A true life story, live on stage featuring her debut CD, singing live with her band onstage.
One of the nation’s most recognizable drag queens, Latrice Royale brings her larger-than-life persona to Park West in support of her debut album Here’s to Life. This is the sneak peak WORLD TOUR PREVIEW!!
In this celebratory journey of song and story-telling, Latrice shares tales of growing up gay in Compton, the events leading up to her “unfortunate incarceration,” and her infectious, ever-positive perspective that got her through it all. This intimate experience is the first chance to hear Latrice sing the songs from her album live.
In addition to performing a full-length concert, she’ll regale the audience with tales of show biz and drama on the set of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. GET A GLIMPSE HERE!~
$30, $45, $60 Show at 9pm Doors at 8pm
18+ Unless Accompanied by an Adult
Park West Theater Tickets and INFO HERE
Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party at Kit Kat Lounge
Tune in to Tinseltown with Divas and Half-Priced Martinis
Sunday, February 28 6 p.m.
Kit Kat will roll out the red carpet on Sunday, February 28, for the 88th Annual Academy Awards. The Lakeview Lounge and Supper Club’s seven HD projection screens will be tuned in to Hollywood, from the red carpet arrivals at 6 p.m., to the award ceremony taking place at 7:30 p.m. What better place to view the Oscars?!
Throughout the star-studded evening, Diva Dulce Andrews will entertain the crowd with live performances while guests sip half-priced martinis, including “The Academy” (Effen vodka, Le Fleur liqueur and a splash of white grape juice, $7). Kit Kat’s theatrical-themed dinner menu will be available, featuring “Opening Act” small plates (sriracha glazed tempura shrimp; bacon truffle mac n cheese; crab cakes; chicken satay), “Show Stopper” entrees (Elizabeth Taylor fish & chips; Cary Grant burger; Mae West chicken and waffles; Lauren Bacall ravioli) and “Grand Finale” desserts (decadent chocolate cake; carrot cake; brownie sundae a la mode). In addition to the regular menu, Chef Joann Witherell will offer a special Steak Oscar entree, featuring a trio of filet medallions finished with bearnaise, served with mashed potatoes and tempura asparagus for $29.
Be sure to make your predictions and fill out your Oscar ballot! Kit Kat will dish out dining gift cards to the participants with the top Oscar winning picks. For table reservations, call Kit Kat at 773-525-1111.
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613
Friday’s episode (Jan 15th, 2016, 8pm Central time) of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta will mark a first for the show when it features a transgender bride.
In a sneak peek of the episode, Precious Davis visits Bridals by Lori to find the perfect gown for her wedding. Davis and her fiancé Myles — both of whom are activists — will share their story on the show before getting married in Chicago in front of 1000 guests from their community. (@ Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago ).
“We want people to be inspired of what love can look like in its many forms,” Davis says. “We want to bring this kind of royalty because we feel we are royalty.”
Precious Davis is lauded both locally and nationally as an award winning diversity professional, social justice facilitator, and performance artist. She currently is the Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives at Columbia College Chicago , her alma mater from which she received a BA in Liberal Arts. Precious currently implements and oversees the Campus Wide Diversity Initiative and is the first woman of color to hold this position. see more HERE.
SNEAK PEAK of the show HERE.
Join Cohen and Cooper for an unscripted,
uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation!
GET A SNEAK PEAK NOW
|The Chicago Theatre
Meet the new queens of Season 7, enjoy LIVE gag-worthy performances by the ENTIRE cast, catch a special advance screening of the premiere episode before it airs and dance to the beats of DJ Lady Bunny!
Hosted by Shangela and this season’s celebrity judges.
Using comedy and a host of diverse characters, McTucky Fried High tackles subjects absent in mainstream cartoons. While foregrounding LGBTQ characters, it focuses on issues teens face. Across five episodes, the web series will explore coming out, extreme diets, being genderqueer, bullying, and sexting.
Each episode will be released bi-weekly starting January 26, 2015 on www.McTuckyFriedHigh.com where people can sign up for the Mctucky Bites newsletter for exclusive content and sneak peek privileges.
McTucky Fried High “All Food is Not Created Equal”
Adore Delano won the hearts of millions, clawing her way to the Top 3 on this past season’s RuPaul’s Drag Race.
With ferocious performances and her patented biting attitude, the teenage queen of wigs n’ cigs went on to conquer three challenges, tying Bianco Del Rio with most episode wins. Now she has released her debut full-length album, Till Death Do Us Party, featuring “DTF”, “I Adore U”, “Party”, “Hello, I Love You” and “I Look F*ckin’Cool” – the first five smashes from Till Death Do Us Party that launched her album to the #1 spot on the iTunes dance charts and made Adore Delano the highest selling artist of any RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant.
Adore Delano became a breakout star on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She wasn’t new to reality television, however, having completed on seasons 6 and 7 of American Idol as her male persona, Danny Noriega. “I never felt so in drag than when I was out of drag”, she says of her American Idol experience, acknowledging a sense of shame for having tamed her look for the show.
Catch her in Chicago this Saturday! HE + ART = HEART
ADORE DELANO: TILL DEATH DO US PARTY
LOOKING Season 2
is almost here!
SUNDAY JAN 11th, 2015!
RIGHT NOW is your chance to win a copy of Season 1 on DVD!
Leave me a comment below why you love LOOKING! First 10 people get a copy of the DVD!
(Leave your email privately in the comment, and I will follow up with directions on picking up your FREE LOOKING DVD!)
LOOKING focuses on current gay life in the Bay Area and on themes that everyone, gay and straight, can relate to: falling in love, finding professional fulfillment, forging an identity in a complicated world, and searching for happiness.
Don’t miss the season premiere Sunday, January 11th at 10pm/9pm Central, only on HBO.
And now is your chance to catch up before the premiere with Season 1, available to own now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD: http://amzn.com/B00HX3ZJOY
VH1 is continuing to serve as a voice for the transgender community.
Hollywood Reporter says…
The Viacom-owned cable network is teaming with Tyra Banks for docuseries TransAmerica, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The eight-episode docuseries will chronicle a group of Chicago women united by the shared experience of being transgender. The series is described as an earnest look at a group of millennial women — who happen to be transgender — living, loving and building their careers. The series will explore how their sexuality impacts their lives.
Model/activist Carmen Carrera will lead the five women in the hourlong series slated to bow in late 2014 or early 2015. Banks (America’s Next Top Model) will executive produce alongside Gay Rosenthal (Behind the Music, Push Girls, Little People, Big World).
READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE
Chicago is the home to a new web-series, DUDES, which launches Friday morning April 11. DUDES is a wry, comedic story centered around three friends who are all on the wrong side of thirty – and they know it. This smart, witty, and lightly randy comedy has been compared to Sex and the City or Ugly Betty.
When Tyler (played by Oak Park’s Shaun Baer) discovers his long-term boyfriend Jonathan (Artistic Director for Chicago Dell’Arte Nick Freed) cheating on him, he moves in with his ex-lover David (Ben Burke), a well-bred socialite, and Miles (Brian Greer), an unemployable yet well paid escort. DUDES follows Tyler’s attempts to bounce back in the Chicago dating scene while David and Miles realize their friends are moving on – and no one’s getting younger.
Viewers can tune in to www.dudestheshow.com beginning Friday, April 11, the exclusive website in which the series will air. An autographed copy of the Episode One Script will be auctioned off at the end of the weekend.
A quick follow-up survey after viewing will automatically enter viewers into the contest. Join in the fun even more with behind the scenes footage, production blog, and constant updates on Twitter and Facebook. No matter what, you’ll always know what’s going on with DUDES.
For anyone who’s gone through the scary time of turning thirty and thinking life isn’t exactly where you expected, DUDES is the show for you. Visit the show’s official website www.dudestheshow.com for updates as content becomes available.
This looks pretty cute and their substance + skin!
“It’s like The View, but with queer people. We talk about current events
and modern culture while creating our own colorful space in the
media.” Joey Grant (CoFounder)
The Qu (www.thequ.co) has
unveiled the cast of its upcoming web series, The Qu, with introductory
videos of each cohost. Comprised of six Chicagobased LGBTQ people,
The Qu’s cohosts embody the diversity found in Chicago’s
“The way we watch television is rapidly changing
but what we watch on television is not,” said Qu cofounder and
producer, Erin O’Neal. “While there are huge strides being made
in queer television there is still a long way to go. The voices of the
LGBTQ community are just as important as those of the LGBTQ celebrity.”
As Hulu, Youtube and Netflix begin to create their own
original programming, the lack of LGBTQ visibility remains. Inspired by
the popular series The View, The Qu features a panel of four people who
identify as LGBTQ. The starter season will have 6 episodes
with Precious Davis, Harrison Luckett, Sarah Rosenblum, Crispin Torres,
Alberto Guitérrez (aka Mister Junior), and cofounder Joey Grant. The
webseries will include topics ranging from culture, politics,
and events, discussed through a vital Queer perspective.
***Meet The CoHosts of The Quhttp://thequ.co/meetthecohostsofthequ/
The Qu on Youtube! http://www.youtube.com/user/