Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor
About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor


  Music 

Jeannie-Tanner-releases-inspirational-song-art-inclusive-video-

  Jeannie Tanner releases inspirational song, art-inclusive video

Local singer-songwriter Jeannie Tanner has released her new single and video, "I Wanna Be the Change." According to a press release, the song was inspired by many of the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...


 
Queen-Adam-Lambert-release-first-live-album

  Queen + Adam Lambert release first live album

Queen + Adam Lambert have released their first-ever live album, Queen + Adam Lambert: Live Around the World. The release is in CD, CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray and vinyl formats. The set presents a compilation of concert highlights ...


 
Linda-Ronstadt-Danny-Glover-Beto-O-Rourke-in-All-Souls-to-the-Polls-

  Linda Ronstadt, Danny Glover, Beto O' Rourke in 'All Souls to the Polls'

More than 50 artists, social justice and grassroots activists from across the country have created two nights of concerts to spur national voter turnout, with "All Souls to the Polls" on Oct. 17-18 at 7 p.m. ...


 
50-50-All-Souls-to-the-Polls-benefit-concert-to-get-out-the-vote

  50-50 All Souls to the Polls benefit concert to get out the vote

--From a press release

Oct. 13, 2020-(Chicago, IL) - A coalition of the nation's top arts presenters have joined forces to create a 6 hour "People's Benefit Concert" to spur Get Out The Vote action in all fifty states. More ...


 
Sarah-Brightman-in-Chicago-in-Dec-2021

  Sarah Brightman in Chicago in Dec. 2021

Soprano Sarah Brightman will bring "HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert" to the historic Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at 8 p.m. CDT. To enhance her world of enchantment, ...


 
Philharmonic-orchestras-free-virtual-concert-Oct-24-

  Philharmonic orchestra's free virtual concert Oct. 24

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), named 2020 Professional Orchestra of the Year by Illinois Council of Orchestras, announced its virtual opening night concert, "IPO Reimagined," featuring 30 IPO string players performing ...


 
Collaborate-Arts-Institute-to-mark-10th-anniversary

  Collaborate Arts Institute to mark 10th anniversary

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago (CAIC), 7409 N. Greenview Ave., is celebrating its 10th-anniversary season with fall offerings that include the annual Collaborative Works Festival, two recitals as part of the Lieder Lounge series and the ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Diversity-report-Zachary-Quinto-Schitts-Creek-Mariah-Carey

  SHOWBIZ Diversity report, Zachary Quinto, 'Schitt's Creek,' Mariah Carey

In a new report from the UCLA-based Center for Scholars and Storytellers titled "Beyond Checking A Box: A Lack of Authentically Inclusive Representation Has Costs at the Box Office," researchers found that bringing authentic diversity to ...


 
All-Souls-to-the-Polls-concerts-to-help-fund-GOTV-efforts

  "All Souls to the Polls" concerts to help fund GOTV efforts

--From a press release

Chicago, IL—Adding art to the urgency of ensuring a robust voter turnout for what all consider to be 'the most important election of our lifetimes, more than 50 artists and activists from 50 states have created ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Whitney-Houston-all-trans-Brokeback-Sam-Smith-Chicago-Med

  SHOWBIZ Whitney Houston, all-trans 'Brokeback,' Sam Smith, 'Chicago Med'

A hologram of the late Whitney Houston was used in a livestream show—allegedly without permission from her estate, NME.com reported. Hologram USA founder Alki David had originally worked on Houston's likeness in 2016. The hologram appeared ...


 
Around-the-World-in-80-Minutes-Chicago-Gay-Mens-Chorus-virtual-cabaret-in-October

  Around the World in 80 Minutes, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus virtual cabaret in October

--From a press release

CHICAGO, October 1, 2020 — Chicago Gay Men's Chorus kicks off Season 37 with Around the World in 80 Minutes, a virtual cabaret featuring a small cast of 24 virtual performers that will take you on ...


 
Feminist-icon-singer-Helen-Reddy-dies-at-78-

  Feminist icon/singer Helen Reddy dies at 78

Helen Reddy—the Australian-born singer whose 1972 hit song "I Am Woman" made her a feminist icon—died Sept. 29 in Los Angeles. She was 78. According to The New York Times, Reddy suffered for decades from Addison's ...


 
-MUSIC-Davis-Mallory-name-drops-Jane-Fonda-with-new-song

  MUSIC Davis Mallory name-drops Jane Fonda with new song

Openly gay singer Davis Mallory has debuted a new pop song called "Jane Fonda" for the masses. The track was written in Stockholm, Sweden and the video was directed by Cooper Smith in Nashville, Tennessee. Many ...


 
Artist-led-Retreat-to-provide-platform-for-creatives-in-food-music-art

  Artist-led "Retreat" to provide platform for creatives in food, music, art

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Rebuild Foundation, the arts, education and cultural development organization founded by artist Theaster Gates, and Dorchester Industries today announced the opening of "RETREAT," an artist-led activation aimed at ...


 
Legacy-Walk-to-honor-Freddie-Mercury-Sylvester-Oct-11

  Legacy Walk to honor Freddie Mercury, Sylvester Oct. 11

The Legacy Project will honor the late music superstars Freddie Mercury and Sylvester in a virtual event Sunday, Oct. 11, 3-5 p.m., featuring multimedia, historians, tribute performances and a ceremony revealing their bronze memorials at the ...


 
Artemis-Singers-marks-40th-anniversary-with-virtual-panel

  Artemis Singers marks 40th anniversary with virtual panel

To celebrate Artemis Singer's 40th anniversary, Gerber/Hart Library and Archives hosted a Sept. 26 virtual panel discussion on the past, present and future of the chorus. Artemis Singers holds the distinction of being the first lesbian ...


 
National-LGBTQ-Task-Force-to-stream-The-Power-of-US-gala-Oct-3

  National LGBTQ Task Force to stream "The Power of US" gala Oct. 3

--From a press release

NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE ANNUAL GALA OCTOBER 3, 2020 AT 8PM ET/5PM PT Washington, DC. September 24, 2020. The National LGBTQ Task Force has announced it will stream the 2020 National LGBTQ Task Force Gala, presented ...


 
Alicia-Keys-joins-After-School-Matters-event-

  Alicia Keys joins After School Matters event

Grammy winner Alicia Keys joined teenagers and their families across Chicago Sept. 24 for a live virtual conversation about current racial and social justice events, as well as her life and music career, including her recently ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Julia-Child-movie-Janelle-Monae-Ammonite-Harry-Styles-

  SHOWBIZ Julia Child movie, Janelle Monae, 'Ammonite,' Harry Styles

David Hyde Pierce will star opposite Sarah Lancashire in Julia, HBO Max's drama pilot about the famous chef, trailblazing cookbook author and TV personality, Deadline reported. He replaces Tom Hollander, who originally had been tapped for ...


 
Local-musician-comic-Becky-Raisman-aims-to-show-passion-in-performing

  Local musician/comic Becky Raisman aims to show passion in performing

Becky Raisman—a 38-year-old singer and comedian who is part of the LGBTQ+ community—has been singing ever since she was in elementary school. She now both covers and writes her own songs, performing them in local venues. ...


 
SOCIAL-MEDIA-Sam-Cushing-talks-COVID-19-creating-meaningful-content

  SOCIAL MEDIA Sam Cushing talks COVID-19, creating meaningful content

Sam Cushing is a multihyphenate talent—musician, fitness consultant, digital content creator and mental-health advocate—with a focus on building his social media presence to pursue his interests and generate a positive ...


 
Sarah-Brightman-in-Chicago-in-Dec-2021-

  Sarah Brightman in Chicago in Dec. 2021

Soprano Sarah Brightman will bring "HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert" to the historic Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at 8 p.m. CDT. Tickets will go on sale to ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Pose-Matt-Bomer-Mr-Soul-Lil-Nas-X-Halsey-Dave-Koz

  SHOWBIZ 'Pose,' Matt Bomer, 'Mr. Soul,' Lil Nas X, Halsey, Dave Koz

SHOWBIZ 'Pose,' Matt Bomer, 'Mr. Soul,' Lil Nas X, Halsey, Dave Koz COMPILED BY ANDREW DAVIS FX's award-winning series Pose is planning to return to production in October, Variety noted. Production on season three was halted ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Star-Trek-Julianne-Moore-benefit-album-To-Wong-Foo

  SHOWBIZ 'Star Trek,' Julianne Moore, benefit album, 'To Wong Foo'

The producers of Star Trek: Discovery announced that next season they will be introducing the first nonbinary and trans characters in the history of the Star Trek franchise, Advocate.com noted. Nonbinary character Adira, played by Blu ...


 
SHOWBIZ-ReadOutProud-Mj-Rodriguez-Kate-Winslet-Jennifer-Lopez

  SHOWBIZ #ReadOutProud, Mj Rodriguez, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Lopez

Non-profit organization Pride and Less Prejudice (PLP) has launched a #ReadOutProud fundraising campaign video with LGBTQ celebrities including Adam Rippon, Nicole Maines, Darryl Stephens, Patrik-Ian Polk, Theo Germaine, Nikki Blonsky ...


 
The-Best-of-Cher-on-DVD-Sept-15-

  'The Best of Cher' on DVD Sept. 15

Time Life will release The Best of Cher on DVD on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The SRP is $99.95. The Best of Cher brings together Cher's life in the spotlight across two loaded volumes and nine DVDs, as well as a collectible ...


 
MUSIC-Trans-singer-Kyler-ONeal-debuts-music-video-talks-poetry

  MUSIC Trans singer Kyler O'Neal debuts music video, talks poetry

Kyler O'Neal is a transgender contemporary, folk artist. She officially released her debut music video for her single Satan's Tears on Sept. 1, and that is currently available for streaming on YouTube and Vimeo. Windy City ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Disco-fundraiser-drag-queen-dies-Randy-Rainbow-Outfests-tribute

  SHOWBIZ Disco fundraiser, drag queen dies, Randy Rainbow, Outfest's tribute

Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor, Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers and Kathy Sledge, and Marti Gould Cummings are slated to perform at a virtual Studio 54-themed event/fundraiser for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research on Tuesday, Sept. 15, ...


 
Artemis-Singers-virtual-panel-Sept-26-

  Artemis Singers virtual panel Sept. 26

Artemis Singers will celebrate 40 years as Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus with a free virtual discussion and Q&A, 3:30-5 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 26. Gerber/Hart Library & Archives is hosting this online event. Artemis Singers, a ...


 
WCPA-names-William-Southerland-as-new-artistic-director-

  WCPA names William Southerland as new artistic director

Local LGBTQ+ choral organization Windy City Performing Arts (WCPA) has named Dr. William Southerland as the artistic director of Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire. Southerland joins WCPA following a seven-year run as ...


 
MUSIC-The-B-52s-Kate-Pierson-takes-the-stage-to-urge-women-to-vote

  MUSIC The B-52s' Kate Pierson takes the stage to urge women to vote

Kate Pierson has been in the public eye in two different aspects. First, she's known worldwide as part of the band The B-52s, which have numerous hits, such as "Rock Lobster," "Roam" and "Love Shack." (She ...


 
Holocaust-Museum-Resiliency2020-hosting-star-studded-event

  Holocaust Museum, Resiliency2020 hosting star-studded event

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has partnered with Resiliency2020 for a star-studded event. On Sept. 10, Resiliency2020 will bring together best-selling singers and songwriters, renowned entrepreneurs, respected mental health ...


 
Navy-Pier-to-reclose-temporarily

  Navy Pier to reclose temporarily

The Chicago landmark Navy Pier will close again after having relatively few visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Chicago Tribune noted. The attraction will shut down again Tuesday, Sept. 8, and stay shut until spring ...


 
NATIONAL-Streisand-Summer-HIV-treatment-Alex-Morse-Barney-Frank

  NATIONAL Streisand/Summer, HIV treatment, Alex Morse, Barney Frank

MeidasTouch, a progressive Democratic political action group, teamed with the LGBTQ voting initiative Vote Proud for their latest video, titled "Enough Is Enough," Billboard noted. The video focuses on rallying queer people to vote by pointing ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Trans-record-label-Ruby-Rose-gay-producer-dies-Kamala-supporters

  SHOWBIZ Trans record label, Ruby Rose, gay producer dies, Kamala supporters

Black trans record label Trans Trenderz announced new signings—and it also held the virtual event The Ghostly Beats Conference Aug. 14-15, a press release noted. Launched in 2016 after a successful mixtape of the same name ...


 
MUSIC-Performer-Jane-Badler-helps-present-late-sons-musical-vision-

  MUSIC Performer Jane Badler helps present late son's musical vision

Actress/musician Jane Badler said that her late son, Harry Hains, was someone who was "in a different vibration." "He never fit in," said Badler, who is perhaps best known for her role as the villainous alien ...


 
MUSIC-CorEce-Queer-singer-on-journey-The-Chi-and-hopeful-electro-soul

  MUSIC Cor.Ece: Queer singer on journey, 'The Chi' and 'hopeful electro-soul'

Cor.Ece is a singer/songwriter who, unlike most people, seems to have found his niche: making inspiring music that he calls "hopeful electro-soul." He is now based in Los Angeles, but has literally traveled the country while ...


 
Women-Take-the-Stage-Aug-26-national-online-event

  Women Take the Stage Aug. 26 national online event

--From a press release

(New York, NY) On Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. CDT , top musicians, changemakers and activist icons gather for a virtual broadcast with one vital call to action: women must focus on voting. Women Take the ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Sarah-Paulson-The-B-52s-NBA-player-Issa-Rae-Ryan-Reynolds

  SHOWBIZ Sarah Paulson, The B-52s, NBA player, Issa Rae, Ryan Reynolds

Actress Sarah Paulson will be involved on Ryan Murphy's new spinoff series American Horror Stories—but not necessarily on-screen, Deadline noted. "What can I say?," said the Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress at a TCA Netflix ...


 
WCPA-names-William-Southerland-as-new-artistic-director-

  WCPA names William Southerland as new artistic director

Local LGBTQ+ choral organization Windy City Performing Arts (WCPA) has named Dr. William Southerland as the artistic director of Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire. Southerland joins WCPA following a seven-year run as ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Janet-Mock-Pose-Joan-Jett-Sam-Smith-Digging-Up-Dorothy

  SHOWBIZ Janet Mock, 'Pose,' Joan Jett, Sam Smith, 'Digging Up Dorothy'

Transgender writer/director/author Janet Mock is teaming with actor Jeremy Pope (who has received an Emmy nod for his role in the Ryan murphy miniseries Hollywood) on a new drama called Scandalous!, Out.com noted, citing Deadline ...


 
Lollapalooza-running-virtually-July-30-Aug-2

  Lollapalooza running virtually July 30-Aug. 2

The annual Chicago music event Lollapalooza is running virtually (because of the COVID-19 pandemic) July 30-Aug. 2 on its YouTube channel. Hosted by Perry and Etty Farrell, the free event will include more than 150 performances ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Ellen-Scooby-Doo-Survivor-LGBTQ-singers-Andy-Cohen

  SHOWBIZ: Ellen, Scooby-Doo, 'Survivor,' LGBTQ singers, Andy Cohen

The executive producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show are responding to claims that employees experienced a toxic environment while working on the popular daytime talk show, USA Today noted. In interviews with BuzzFeed News, one current ...


 
Concert-for-Cuba-July-18-19

  Concert for Cuba July 18-19

--From a press release

July 15, 2020—(Chicago, IL) — With a final program set, more than 60 renowned musicians from around the globe, from Dionne Warwick to Arturo O'Farrill, to Dayramir Gonzalez to Tom Morello will perform and appear in ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Seth-Rudetsky-LGBTQ-films-Janelle-Monae-trans-singer

  SHOWBIZ Seth Rudetsky, LGBTQ films, Janelle Monae, trans singer

Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series—the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art ...


 
Ravinia-Festival-names-new-CEO

  Ravinia Festival names new CEO

Ravinia Chairman Don Civgin announced the hiring of Jeffrey P. Haydon as president and CEO of the nation's oldest music festival. Haydon is currently CEO of the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in New ...


 
NUNN-ON-ONE-MUSIC-Rufus-Wainwright-on-new-album-Pride-future-

  NUNN ON ONE MUSIC Rufus Wainwright on new album, Pride, future

Out and proud performer Rufus Wainwright has always been and continues to be the thinking man's musician. His songs run deep with sometimes heavy lyrics covering topics such as family relationships, politics and religion. For those ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Terrence-McNally-Latino-a-x-musicians-singer-Harry-Hains-Lena-Waithe-

  SHOWBIZ Terrence McNally, Latino/a/x musicians, singer Harry Hains, Lena Waithe

Tony-winning actors Billy Porter and Rita Moreno, along with director Jeff Kaufman, will celebrate Terrence McNally on Wed., July 1, at 8 p.m. CT, with the International Documentary Association (IDA) ...


 
EXPO-CHICAGO-pushed-to-2021

  EXPO CHICAGO pushed to 2021

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, will present its ninth edition from April 8-11, 2021, at Navy Pier. The decision to move the fair from its traditional September 2020 time slot to ...


 
Out-local-musician-releasing-album-launching-music-station

  Out local musician releasing album, launching music station

Out local musician Scott Free Scott Free is releasing his new album, The Last Revolution, on Friday, July 3, and is launching Alt Q Radio, an independent queer music station. The Last Revolution, described as a ...


 
Old-Towns-virtual-Pride-Jam-on-June-26

  Old Town's virtual Pride Jam on June 26

Old Town School of Folk Music will host a virtual Pride jam Friday, June 26, 6-7:15 p.m. The event will feature songs for, by and about queer artists. From early blues to modern pop, musicians will ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Lee-Daniels-Walking-Dead-star-Sylvester-Richard-Simmons

  SHOWBIZ Lee Daniels, 'Walking Dead' star, Sylvester, Richard Simmons

Openly gay producer/director Lee Daniels (TV's Empire; producer of the movie Monster's Ball) said he was the original director of the Oscar-winning film Brokeback Mountain, but couldn't get the film made as "nobody wanted to see ...


 
Reunion-OTV-and-Slo-Mo-hosting-virtual-Pride-festival-June-26-28

  Reunion, OTV and Slo 'Mo hosting virtual Pride festival June 26-28

LGBTQ+-centered organizations Reunion Chicago, Slo 'Mo and OTV-Open Television are combining energies and resources to present an intergenerational and intersectional virtual Pride festival that celebrates, centers and advocates for Chicago ...


 
Nick-Jonas-joining-Virtual-Pride-Fest-Chicago

  Nick Jonas joining Virtual Pride Fest Chicago

Chicago Pride Fest will mark its 20th year with a virtual festival format on June 20-21—and Nick Jonas is the latest name to join the event, as he will deliver a special message to festival attendees. ...


 
Sylvesters-iconic-album-Step-II-to-be-reissued

  Sylvester's iconic album 'Step II' to be reissued

Los Angeles, CA (June 17, 2020) — Craft Recordings is proud to reissue Sylvester's iconic 1978 album, Step II, with newly remastered audio. Available this Friday (6/19) across all digital and streaming ...


 
WORLD-Global-Pride-trans-woman-attacked-Poland-items-singer-comes-out

  WORLD Global Pride, trans woman attacked, Poland items, singer comes out

Organizers of the June 27 virtual event Global Pride said that former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and artists Laverne ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Lady-Gaga-Pride-Castle-Terrence-McNally-LGBTQ-film

  SHOWBIZ Lady Gaga, 'Pride Castle,' Terrence McNally, LGBTQ film

When Lady Gaga's Chromatica album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, it not only marked the superstar's sixth chart-topper, but also just the second chart-topping album by a woman in 2020, Billboard noted. ...


 
Gerber-Hart-celebrates-Hot-Wire-The-Journal-of-Womens-Music-and-Culture

  Gerber/Hart celebrates Hot Wire: The Journal of Women's Music and Culture

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives hosted a look back at Hot Wire: The Journal of Women's Music and Culture with a panel, on May 27. The journal grew out of Not Just a Stage, an organization Toni ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Ruby-Rose-Tamron-Hall-actors-come-out-Billy-Porter-Sondheim

  SHOWBIZ Ruby Rose, Tamron Hall, actors come out, Billy Porter, Sondheim

Out actress Ruby Rose finally spoke out on her shocking decision to leave Batwoman after one season, NewNowNext.com noted. "I didn't want to not acknowledge everyone involved and how big this was for TV and for ...


 
Andersonville-at-Home-online-event-and-fundraiser-to-replace-Midsommarfest

  Andersonville at Home online event and fundraiser to replace Midsommarfest

CHICAGO (June 5, 2020): In light of the City of Chicago's recent announcement to issue no special events permits through Labor Day 2020, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) has officially canceled ...


 
ABC-7-Celebrates-Pride-Fun-and-Fabulous-to-run-June-28

  'ABC 7 Celebrates Pride: Fun and Fabulous' to run June 28

Although the Chicago Pride Parade will not take place this year, the celebration of the LGBTQ+ community will continue on ABC 7 during an hour of musical performances, tributes, highlights of past parades and celebrity appearances. ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Trans-movie-Diana-Ross-GLAAD-study-celebrities-take-stand

  SHOWBIZ Trans movie, Diana Ross, GLAAD study, celebrities take stand

The Netflix original documentary Disclosure will launch Friday, June 19, a press release noted. Directed by Sam Feder and executive produced by Laverne Cox, Disclosure shows how the fabled stories of Hollywood deeply influence how Americans ...


 
Ann-Hampton-Callaway-Live-Stream-Birthday-Celebration-May-31

  Ann Hampton Callaway Live Stream Birthday Celebration May 31

Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway presents a special birthday celebration live stream May 31 at 7 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific. Tickets are $25 and ticket buyers will also receive a download of Ann's new inspirational ...


 
Global-Pride-event-announces-first-wave-of-speakers-artists-

  Global Pride event announces first wave of speakers, artists

A worldwide LGBTQIA+ Pride event has announced the first wave of speakers and artists appearing at the online event Saturday, June 27, and is expected to attract up to 300 million viewers, an InterPride press release ...


 
Chita-A-Legendary-Celebration-to-stream-May-29

  Chita: A Legendary Celebration to stream May 29

Chita: A Legendary Celebration , Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' one-night-only evening of song and dance celebrating the legendary Chita Rivera , returns this Friday, May 29, 2020, in an exclusive stream benefiting Broadway Cares and its ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Rufus-Wainwright-LGBTQ-films-Billy-Porter-Janelle-Monae

  SHOWBIZ Rufus Wainwright, LGBTQ films, Billy Porter, Janelle Monae

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright unveiled the latest single from his eagerly anticipated new pop album, Unfollow the Rules, a press release noted. "Alone Time" is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; an official companion ...


 
DCASE-announces-new-online-series-Millennium-Park-at-Home

  DCASE announces new online series Millennium Park at Home

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events today announced new virtual events for everyone missing Millennium Park's renowned cultural programming. The new online Millennium Park at Home series on ...


 
Patti-LuPone-A-comeback-in-quarantine

  Patti LuPone: A comeback in quarantine

Talks Hollywood, basement videos, why 'Ladies Who Lunch' never the same

In Ryan Murphy's Hollywood, the wife becomes the boss, the "Black screenwriter" is simply a screenwriter, and the gay leading man is just himself. Naturally, it stars Broadway icon Patti LuPone, who, in conversations like the ...


 
Lola-Lennox-lives-a-legacy

  Lola Lennox lives a legacy

At the age of 29, singer Lola Lennox is finally ready to release music and show listeners what she's all about. She was raised in the perfect environment for that to happen. Her mother is singer ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Idol-alum-PBS-series-LGBT-film-concert-series-Bad-Bunny

  SHOWBIZ 'Idol' alum, PBS series, LGBT film, concert series, Bad Bunny

Openly gay American Idol alum David Hernandez has premiered his new song—"Sorry"—and the accompanying music video, a press release noted. "Sorry" is described as "a metaphoric letter to those David has hurt in the past as ...


 
Melissa-Etheridges-son-dies-at-age-21

  Melissa Etheridge's son dies at age 21

Beckett Cypher—the son of Melissa Etheridge and her former partner Julie Cypher—died, according to media reports. He was 21. Etheridge, on Twitter, said, "Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ...


 
Ravinias-production-of-Bernsteins-Mass-on-PBS-on-May-15

  Ravinia's production of Bernstein's 'Mass' on PBS on May 15

Ravinia's 2019 presentation of iconic conductor Leonard Bernstein's little-seen music theater masterwork Mass will be shown as an installment of the PBS series Great Performances on Friday, May 15, at 9 p.m. on PBS (including on ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Lady-Gaga-Quibi-shows-Alexandra-Billings-Queer-Eye-podcasts

  SHOWBIZ Lady Gaga, Quibi shows, Alexandra Billings, 'Queer Eye,' podcasts

Lady Gaga announced that her sixth studio album, Chromatica, will be released Friday, May 29, via Interscope Records, a press release noted. The album features collaborations with Ariana Grande, Elton John and Blackpink, and is executive-produced ...


 
PASSAGES-Rock-icon-Little-Richard-dies-at-87

  PASSAGES Rock icon Little Richard dies at 87

Little Richard—a founding father of rock 'n' roll who was known for his flamboyant style and pompadour as well as hits such as "Tutti Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally"—has died at age 87. People.com said that ...


 
COVID-19-Pitchfork-Music-Festival-cancelled

  COVID-19 Pitchfork Music Festival cancelled

This year's Pitchfork Music Festival has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pitchfork was slated to be held in Chicago's Union Park on July 17-19. A note on the event's website reads, "We're heartbroken to ...


 





Copyright © 2020 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Submit an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out     
Privacy Policy      Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.