Saturday, October 25, 2014

Horror Classics in Landmark Loew's Jersey

Making a bewitching special appearance at the historic landmark Loew's Jersey Theater, 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, New Jersey on October 25th with recording artist/actor Lovari.  Gala with Halloween screenings of classic horror films Frankenstein, The Haunting, Nosferato in the grand, majestic cinema palace build in 1929. 





Jersey City LGBT Pride

I was so thrilled and honored to be "Empress of Ceremonies" at the 14th annual Jersey City LGBTQ Pride Festival.  This year it was also a dance party inspired by the iconic Paradise Garage with local and legendary DJs Lola, George Soul and Danny Krivit.  Thousands of fun-loving people came out to celebrate LGBT culture and citizens on the west side of the Hudson River on a beautiful unseasonably warm spring-like day. The festive event was held in the park outside Jersey City Hall.  Hudson Pride Connections Center and Humanity Pride Productions co-hosted the event, and the official co-chairs were Elizabeth Schedl, Jonathan Lucas and Eddie BaezJersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro attended the Festival as well.  There were more than 60 vendors and community organizations And the park and Jersey City Hall looked amazing all adorned with rainbow color fabrics and balloons everywhere.  The Pride Festival ended a week-long celebration of Pride events including a Rainbow Flag raising at City Hall and the County Court House, a Comedy show, a brunch, a nightclub Drag show, a Women's performance and much more.   

I had a blast with Matt Perasso, the Realtor from Real Housewives of New Jersey, photographer Rolanda Rose, recording artist Lovari, NJ Kick-Boxing Champion and Boot Camp Fitness Trainer Paul Anthony Chung, Crown Princess Madison Mansfield and Emperor X Gabriel Della Notte of the Imperial Court of NY, producer Michael Billy and Jarl Haugedal of Humanity Pride Productions, journalist Cathern Hecht of Jersey City Independent newspaper, Peter Frykie and the guys from Out in Jersey magazine, Jersey Shore Ghostbusters, the Jersey Zombie bartenders, Jeffrey Campbell of Hudson Pride Connections Center.  And special thanks to dear friend and photographic journalist Richard McCormick who took a fantastic picture of me on stage that appeared online at The Jersey Journal, Hudson County NJ's daily newspaper since 1867. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

REAL MEN WEAR PINK Calendar Release

I had a wonderful time with my appearance at a wonderful gala fundraiser and media event REAL MEN WEAR PINK Calendar Release celebration at Shadow Boxers nightclub in Times Square, New York City on October 22nd.  The 2015 calendar was made to create awareness and raise funds for those who cannot afford treatment.  The color Pink is commonly associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, the feminine and romance.  The nature of the REAL MEN WEAR PINK Calendar is to showcase these qualities while giving them a twist of sexiness.

I had a wonderful time with the models Alyosha, Jared Leblanc, Seth Fornea, Tomas, Juan and the creator of the Calendar Stephen Land Jr. and many other friends.  



Friday, October 17, 2014

Rocky Horror in Historic Cemetery

"Don't Dream It, Be It!" I had a decadently delightful evening as Frank N Furter the luscious "Sweet Transvestite" in a special celebratory screening/performance of the camp classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the historic Harsimus Cemetery national treasure at 435 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey.  The extraordinarily fun evening took place on October 17th.  Had a blast with Rolanda Rose, who made a fierce Magenta and actor recording/artist Lovari and many others. "Give yourself over to absolute pleasure!" is a perfect quote from the film where the huge packed crowd had best most exciting time ever. The event was presented by the "House of Happiness" North Jersey's source for The Rocky Horror Picture Show since 1998.


Friday, October 10, 2014

SO GAY SO WHAT

I was thrilled to be a part of a spectacular gala honoring SO GAY SO WHAT, a grassroots campaign that celebrates individuality and spreads the message of love, acceptance, support and respect in the LGBTQI community.  The mission is to enact policies that call for LGBT equality.  The event took place on October 11th at the award-winning nightclub Icon, at 31-84 33rd Street in Astoria, Queens, New York.  The event featured an amazing performances by Billboard charting recording artist Rachel Lorin and Drag Divas Gina Marie Rattlale and Anita Anita M Buffem of the Haus of Mimosa.  Also appearing were actor/comedian, radio personality Tym Moss (Little House of the Ferry), columnist Charles Truenski (Leave it to Beaverhausen), television personality Fred Anguera (Under the Pink Carpet), owner/manager Nick Lion, DJ Patrick Kuzara, SO GAY SO WHAT program director Sarah Jones, the hottest male dancers ever, and so many other wonderful friends. 


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Angels VS Demons fundraiser

A wonderful time was had by all at a very special event called "Angels VS Demons" at Club Therapy at 348 West 52nd Street in the Broadway district of New York City on October 7th.  The grand gala was a birthday celebration of Lord Ratchet Bucket (Boo'Kay) and a fundraiser for PFLAG (Parents Family/Friends of Lesbians And Gays) and was hosted and presented by the fabulous Imperial Court of New York, the group that puts the "fun" in "fundraising" The Emcee for the stage show was Emperor X Gabrielle Della Nottte, ICNY's Midnight Gothic Raven Monarch.  Also present were reigning Majesties Empress XXVIII Twinkle Montgomery and Emperor XXIII Tony Monteleone along with Emperor XX Vanity Society, Empress XXII Bea, Crown Princess Madison Mansfield, Doris Dear, Rob Ordonez  and many other royals.  The headline entertainer was dear friend recording artist Adam Barta who drove the crowd wild.  The event had everything a good cherub or a naughty demon could want, including fabulous live entertainment, devilishly decadent desserts, a silent auction, raffles with grand prizes, dancing, heavenly cocktails and good fun.  In keeping with the theme, most of us got dolled up as divine angels or devils, demons and fallen dark angels.   I wore my red hot horns as a she-devil, 'cause when I'm "bad" I'm better! 



Sunday, October 5, 2014

Get Out! Nightlife Awards

I was so thrilled to be a presenter at the annual Get Out! Awards honoring excellence in the New York City nightlife industry.  The gala took place on October 5th at Shadow Boxers nightclub at 215 West 40th Street in Hell's Kitchen in New York City.  People and places from all 5 New York City Boroughs, Northern New Jersey and Long Island/Fire Island were included in the accolade presentation showcase. All of the top nightlife personalities of the exciting, thriving scene were in attendance for the prestigious happening. Awards for outstanding bar, dance club, bartender, DJ, Drag Queen, go-go dancer, promoter, photographer, recording-artist and more were presented and received and a fantastic, fabulous time was had by all.  Kudos for Get Out! magazine publisher Mike Todd and art director Carlos Aguayo for putting together this special event. I had the best time with recording artists Lovari, Joi Cardwell, Ricky Jarman, Geo Louis, Tym Moss, Xelle and drag divas Ari Kiki, Honey Davenport, Fifi DuBois, promoters Pito Carrera, King Ralphy, Samara Riviera, photographers Jason Russo and Jeff Eason/Wilson Models and many others.  



Friday, October 3, 2014

'Styx and Stones' Chelsea Art Opening

The fabulous Glitterati of Gotham's downtown, avant-garde, fashion art and culture scene came out to celebrate the opening night of a new art gallery exhibition at the famed Chelsea Eye Gallery, 157 West 19th Street, Chelsea, New York City on October 3, 2014.  The amazing solo show showcased the latest project of artist/photographer Krys Fox titled "Styx and Stones" and was curated by Tracy VonBecker Legge.  I had a wonderful time with legendary downtown performance artist Penny Arcade, actor/performance artist Michael Burke (also the husband of Krys), Tony Sawicki of "Urban Animals", Francis Legge of "Master Chef", fashion designer Geary Marcello (FoXXy Face Couture), DJ/promoter Michael Formika Jones, Mr. International Escort 2014 - Hookie Award winner Boomer Banks, photographer Rob Ordonez, photographer Gustavo Monroy and many other dear friends.   




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bisexual Visibility Day

Had a blast celebrating the B in LGBT, the fantastic, non-discriminating Bisexuals at the annual Bisexual Visibility Day at the historic, iconic Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street in West Greenwich Village of New York City on September 23rd.  The day is a call for the Bi community, their friends and supporters to recognize and enjoy the Bi history and culture and all the Bi people in their lives.   At the gala were officials from GLAAD, HRC and Bi-Request organizations and everyone enjoyed the camaraderie and fun. 





Saturday, September 13, 2014

FoXXy Designer Couture

I had the most wonderful time making an appearance as a chic fashionista at the official NYC Fashion Week showcase of new and exciting designs by my dear talented friend, designer Geary Marcello of the remarkable label FoXXy Face Couture.  The gala happened at the penthouse roof-top at the famous Empire Hotel at 44 West 63rd in New York City on September 13th.  I had a terrific time with fabulous friends including photographer Rob Ordonez, celebrity fitness guru from Steel Gym Ken Hunt, super-model Danielle Knight, director Jeremy Hanson, photography director Frank Anglecyk, make-up artist Kim Kaos and many others.