i had the pleasure of attending the greatest show on earth yesterday with my 2 hired escorts- alex & ron.
CIRQUE BERZERK is one of the most original, fun, sexy~ live events i have gone to in a very long time.
EXPLORE deep into the sexy, twisted, theatrical underworld of Cirque Berzerk. Your hosts: A demented ‘family,’ born at Burning Man, that include sexy guys who bounce off the walls,(check out their derriere's- quel rebondi) heart throbbing aerialists, fiery burlesque dancers, bone-bending contortionists, sensuous acrobats, operatic sopranos, gothic stilt walkers, macabre marionettes and demented clowns.
Come early to dine around the Big Top carnival extravaganza.
After the show party in The Berzerk Lounge, an open tent club-like atmosphere adjacent to the Big Top. 21 & over~ my kind of event!
LUST~DEATH~FIRE~SIREN~PLIGHT~SKIN~EVIL~DEBONAIR, it's all here under this big top.
performances thursday thru saturday until july 26th.... run, don't walk to this cavalcade of amusement... mention ANTEBELLUM GALLERY & CODE~ CBANT
and receive a 15% discount off any tickets @$45 or more!
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Her decision to quit later this month could jump-start or kill a bid for the presidency, political analysts say.
By Mark Z. Barabak and Robin Abcarian
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's abrupt announcement that she was quitting her job unleashed widespread speculation: Some said she was ready to launch a 2012 bid for president. Others suggested she had destroyed her chances with her startling decision.
Palin, speaking from the backyard of her lakefront home in Wasilla, Alaska, said Friday that she had ruled out seeking a second term and, for the good of the state, would step down at the end of the month and hand the job to her lieutenant governor.
UMMM...OK.... READ MORE-
Sarah's rambling resignation speech. what the fuck is she saying? is she tweeking?!
THE LAST MICHAEL JACKSON PARTY?
BY JOHN ALBERT
The magician Rob Zabrecky is rail-thin, with raven-black hair and the piercing eyes of a B-movie hypnotist. To the unfamiliar he might appear eccentric, bordering on psychotic, though ever dapper in his modish, tailored suits. A year ago he was an up-and-coming rock & roll star. That’s all over. He’s now an up-and-coming magician, a calling with a much longer career span.
Zabrecky has a lot of obsessions: tap dancing, the Carpenters, avant-garde music from New York, and pop singer Michael Jackson. Last February, after performing in the nightclubs of Tokyo, Zabrecky returned to Los Angeles and the sort of uncertain financial future common to most professional entertainers. “With magic, the curve is very high,” Zabrecky explains. “You have your Siegfried and Roy, your Lance Burton and the guys who are on TV, and then there is everybody else, who are the working magicians and will take the birthday parties and corporate shows. It’s a lot of feast or famine.”
On the morning of February 21 Zabrecky’s phone rang. It was a producer he knew, Roy Johns. “I have a very interesting proposition,” Johns announced. “It’s for a major celebrity, and it’s a birthday party. Today.”
dedicated to the memory of
CLIFF DILLER* MIGUEL BERISTAIN* ROBERT WOODS*
on august 5th, 1989, the club scene in los angeles changed forever.
a group of young, kinky, queers premiered their new night club dedicated to all things fetish- another cultural movement was born.
hosted by MIGUEL BERISTAIN, CLIFF DILLER, JAMES STONE & SWEET P, CLUB FUCK was an instant hit.
numerous artists have launched their careers from this weekly club located @ LE BARCITO in silverlake,
(originally called THE BLACK CAT) which has it's own place in history*
the original FIRST FAMILY OF FUCK circa 1989- 1992
featured original dancers-
MICHELLE "HELL" CARR
CLAYTON "CRYSTAL" CROSS
JENNY "CHICKEN" SHIMIZU
TERRY "KITTEN DEVILLE" GEARY
original live performers-
PEDRO, MURIEL & ESTER
AUGUST 5TH, 2009 MARKS THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORIGINAL OPENING NIGHT OF CLUB FUCK!
PLEASE JOIN US!
1643 n las palmas ave
hollywood, ca 90028
*on january 1st, 1967, the first gay rebellion against the LAPD occurred @ the black cat, TWO YEARS BEFORE stonewall.
my classic pic of TONY WARD makes it into the current WWWWD-THE MAN ISSUE
tony ward as a biker babe- 1996- rickcastro.com
also in the same issue-
THE GREATEST MALE ICONS OF ALL TIME
From Michelangelo's David to David Gandy, the most influential figures in the history of manhood
2008- Actor Brody Jenner brings straight male homoeroticism to new heights of public acceptance.
Pop, the Gender-Free Child
By Amita Parashar
A Swedish couple are refusing to reveal the gender of their 2-year-old child.
In an interview with Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, the parents said they believe gender is a social construction and their decision is rooted in feminist philosophy.
"We want Pop to grow up more freely and avoid being forced into a specific gender mold from the outset. It is cruel to bring a child into the world with a blue or pink stamp on their forehead," Pop's mother, 24, said.
"Pop," as the child is referred to in Swedish papers, is allowed to decide what to wear each morning. Additionally, the parents don't use personal pronouns when referring to their child.
Only a few close family members who have changed the child's diaper know Pop's sex.
The life of "Charlie's Angels" star Farrah Fawcett was celebrated today at a private funeral in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Her longtime companion, Ryan O'Neal, was among pallbearers who accompanied the casket, covered in yellow and orange flowers, into the Roman Catholic cathedral.
Fawcett's friend Alana Stewart and "Charlie's Angels" co-star Kate Jackson were among early arrivals before the hearse pulled up, accompanied by 10 motorcycle officers.
Fans and news media watched from across a street. The service was closed to the public.
Fawcett died Thursday at age 62 after a public battle with cancer. O'Neal and Stewart were at her side.
The German choreographer and dancer Pina Bausch died this morning at the age of 68, five days after being diagnosed with cancer.
According to a statement on Tanztheater Wuppertal's official website, Bausch took her last bow on the Wuppertal stage the Sunday before last.
Bausch was the artistic director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, which she founded in 1973. She had a formidable international reputation as one of modern dance's greatest innovators. Her dance-theatre works include the melancholic Café Müller (1978), in which dancers stumble around the stage crashing into tables and chairs, and a thrilling Rite of Spring (1975), which required the stage to be completely covered with soil. Nelken (2005) was performed on a floor covered in flowers, while Palermo Palermo (1989) featured a line of dancers with apples balanced on their heads.
i have fond memories of seeing the los angeles premiere of PINA's performance back in 1986!
my companions for the evening? my then business partner MICHI, MICHELE LAMY and her then husband RICHARD NEWTON.
all photos - E.M.A
Allot has been said regarding the passing of social & pop icons, and how their deaths will affect the world.
I would like to now focus on our community, and comment on someone who touched my life and a smaller group of people by his recent passing.
ED MCANDREWS aka E.M.A was a Los Angeles artist who created images through photography. His subject of choice- Latino & Native American young men.
Ed was a very private person; in fact this is the first time his real name is being associated with his art.
Ed used the alias of E.M.A. (Ed Mc Andrews) as his title and stamp for all his photography.
Ed lived a very quiet life as an appraiser for LA County, residing for many years on Fountain Ave in West Hollywood. This small apartment was also his photo studio. He had recently moved to Atwater. As his long time hobby, Ed created amazingly erotic images that were sexy, lust-filled, classic and ironic all at once.
Ed’s images were very humorous- perhaps tongue-in-cheek, or just naive, (one never knew with Ed) they conveyed a
traditional erotically playful innocents like his predecessors, Bob Mizer @AMG, Bruce of LA, Mel Roberts & David Hurles @ Old Reliable.
Although Ed’s photos were contemporary, his usage of lighting and sepia toning created the aura of another era.
Ed was also an avid collector and seller of Antique Native American photography, and was perhaps one of the most knowledgeable persons in this genre.
Antebellum gallery would like to invite all to attend a memorial in honor of Ed McAndrews aka E.M.A
July 11th, 2009
1643 N. Las Palmas Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028
UPDATE- here is ed's obituary-
EDWARD S. McANDREWS-on April 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA where he had resided for over 30 years. Well known author and avid collector. Beloved son of Helen. Sisters the late Kitty, Cheryl, Colleen and Donna. Brothers Pat and Tim, several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may gather Saturday May 30th 10A.M. Incarnation of Our Lord Church 5th St & Lindley Ave for Memorial service followed by Mass at 11:00 GUCKIN
Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on 5/28/2009 print
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state's long-running Senate race.
after 7 months of lawsuits, petitions and legal challenges AL FRANKEN is now a senator, making him the first comedian, (professional) to become a senator.
BAGHDAD -- (AP) Iraqi forces assumed formal control of Baghdad and other cities Tuesday after American troops handed over security in urban areas in a defining step toward ending the U.S. combat role in the country. A countdown clock broadcast on Iraqi TV ticked to zero as the midnight deadline passed for U.S. combat troops to finish their pullback to bases outside cities.
"The withdrawal of American troops is completed now from all cities after everything they sacrificed for the sake of security," said Sadiq al-Rikabi, a senior adviser to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. "We are now celebrating the restoration of sovereignty."
Iraqis celebrate in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq, June 29, 2009. U.S. troops will be out of Iraqi cities by June 30 in the first step toward winding down the American war effort by the end of 2011.
Fireworks, not bombings, colored the Baghdad skyline late Monday, and thousands attended a party in a park where singers performed patriotic songs. Loudspeakers at police stations and military checkpoints played recordings of similar tunes throughout the day, as Iraqi military vehicles decorated with flowers and national flags patrolled the capital.
"All of us are happy _ Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds on this day," Waleed al-Bahadili said as he celebrated at the park. "The Americans harmed and insulted us too much."
Al-Maliki declared a public holiday and proclaimed June 30 as "National Sovereignty Day."
The Pentagon did not offer any comment to mark the passing of the deadline.
Witnesses say one person was seriously injured and excessive force was used. Eyewitness Todd Camp talked to the Dallas Voice:
The not awesome thing was the paddy wagon of homophobic police that showed up ... looking for trouble. My group and I were sitting on the back patio at a picnic table. Nobody was being wild out there. [The police] came through with flashlights, being loud asking what was going on out here, then asked why everyone was all the sudden being quiet. When one group started up their conversations again, they took one guy away. I left shortly after and as I walked through the front bar there were numerous cops with plastic handcuffs all ready to go. I [left] the bar and they [had] a big van in the parking lot and numerous cars on the street. And just so you know, it wasn't fire hazard crowded or seedy wild in there. ... The worst part is [friends later told me] that [the police] had numerous people face down on the ground outside. I just moved to Fort Worth from Dallas, so this is such a shock to me. I know Dallas would not put up with this. ... I am still so shocked it is 2009 and this just happened.One of the patrons who was arrested is reported by his sister to have been roughed up so badly that he's in the hospital, suffering from bleeding in the brain. “It doesn’t matter who you are or what kind of bar you are in,” she said, “none of this should have happened, to anybody. It’s excessive force, and it shouldn’t have happened."
annual Turkish oil wrestling
Police disputed the accusation of excessive force and said the department would thoroughly investigate any allegations. The raid was one of three bar checks conducted by police and agents from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
Police said two intoxicated individuals made sexually explicit moves toward officers and a third grabbed a TABC agent’s groin. Several patrons told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the officers weren’t assaulted.
"He was just walking to the bathroom when an officer grabbed him and shoved him against a wall and pulled his head back," said Chris Hightower of Fort Worth told the Star-Telegram, a friend of the injured patron. "He was then thrown to the ground, and three other officers were on him."
Several patrons said the officers were never assaulted.
"I have friends who are cops, and I know what to do when officers are working," Camp said. "No one was acting aggressive to officers."
General manager Randy Norman said the bar had been open just a week, and it had complied with all ordinances.
"Rest assured the people of Fort Worth, or the government of Fort Worth -- will not tolerate discrimination against any of its citizens," Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns stated to Fort Worth CBS 11 who has a news video report. He's now calling for accountability.
A Facebook Group has formed to keep the community abreast of the situation and informed of future demonstrations.
JUDY, MICHAEL AND STONEWALL
In June of 1969, the iconic young star of The Wizard of Oz, who grew up to be a troubled, but legendary musical performer, died just shy of the age of 50. Though plagued by contract disputes and medical problems, the chart-topping recording artist continued to dazzle audiences with riveting live performances for most of her adult life. The world was shocked and saddened over the loss of someone who had entertained them through five decades, beginning in the 1920s with the sibling act, The Gumm Sisters.
Six days later, at 1:30 am on June 28th, riots broke out between police and patrons of a Greenwich Village gay bar known as The Stonewall Inn. The gay equality movement was born.
At the time, it was illegal in Manhattan for same-sex couples to dance together, homosexuals were not allowed to serve in the military, and a major romantic film lead (Rock Hudson) lived his private life in the closet.
Stonewall patrons and police, 1969. Photo: New York Daily News
In June of 2009, the iconic young star of The Wiz, who grew up to be a troubled, but legendary musical performer, died at the age of 50. Though plagued by contract disputes and medical problems, the chart-topping recording artist continued to dazzle audiences with riveting live performances for most of his adult life. The world was shocked and saddened over the loss of someone who had entertained them through five decades, beginning in the 1960s with the sibling act, The Jackson 5.
Three days later, at 1:30 am on June 28th, the 40th Anniversary of The Stonewall Riots arrives.
At this time, it is illegal in Manhattan for same-sex couples to marry, homosexuals are not allowed to serve openly in the military, and a major romantic film lead (CENSORED) lives his private life in the closet.
California Supreme Court Prop. 8 ruling protesters and police, 2009. Photo: Getty Images
Seems not that much has changed in the past forty years. But, hey—at least we are allowed to dance together now. Is that enough for you?