Bent America – Adam Joseph, Loverboy

April 18, 2014 by  
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By Paul Hutnick  Adam Joseph is best known for his underground gay anthem “Faggoty Attention”, however, the talented singer, songwriter, and producer is no one hit wonder. In 2009 he was featured as a vocalist on Grammy-nominated producer Bob Sinclar’s album “Born in ’69″. His song “Can’t Stop” was among the “Top 10 Most Played Dance […]

‘God Loves Queers’ at Bollox’s Non-Birthday Party

April 16, 2014 by  
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by Adam Lowe  The folks behind Bollox don’t celebrate birthday parties – they’re much too old for that! But this April, the sixth year since Bollox’s unholy creation, the organisers have decided to thank the Lord for their blessings. And quite rightly too. The impact of Bollox’s role on North West culture is visible in […]

Puffball

April 16, 2014 by  
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Puffball is a new production devised and performed by a new company of circus artists and a young LGBTQ cast (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning) in collaboration with renowned artist Mark Storor. The show comes to Cast on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd May, directly following its world premiere performances in London as part […]

Bent America – Jason Walker’s ‘Heart’ Beats

April 16, 2014 by  
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By Paul Hutnick Jason Walker hit the national spotlight with a winning performance on American TV’s It’s Show Time at the Apollo. Soon afterward, Junior Vasquez signed him to his label where they released two dance albums, “This Is My Life” and “Flexible”. From their collaboration, Walker amassed three Top 10 Billboard hits and was […]

Spring Awakening with Jimmy and Friends

April 15, 2014 by  
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Jimmy Somerville, singer with Bronski Beat and The Communards, will perform an exclusive, short acoustic set at the National AIDS Trust’s flagship fundraising event, Spring Awakening, on Wednesday 14th May. Somerville will be performing classic hits such as Don’t Leave Me This Way, You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) and Smalltown Boy. The set will […]

Bad Boys of Dance

April 9, 2014 by  
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After taking the US, Australia and Europe by storm, Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance are to make their eagerly awaited West End debut in Rock the Ballet, a breath-taking fusion of classic ballet, hip hop, tap and acrobatics performed against a backdrop of animated scenery and stadium rock lighting. Rock the Ballet’s thumping, pumping […]

Copenhagen’s hosting of ESC 2014 is green

April 8, 2014 by  
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  Photo: Ty Stange Eat organic street food in Eurovision Village, quench your thirst with free tap water in the Aqua Bar and let the kids rollick in the Green Room. When the Eurovision Song Contest hits the capital of Denmark 4 – 10 May, it is not just about music and parties. Copenhagen has […]

Free speech v Hate speech

April 7, 2014 by  
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Buju Banton Homophobic hate music. Where to draw the line?   Together with crude misogyny, homophobic lyrics have long blighted some strands of rap and reggae music. Artists such as Eminem and Buju Banton have been in the firing line for incendiary anti-gay hate music; ranging from raps with insults like ‘faggot’ to overtly glorifying […]

Molly for Eurovision

April 1, 2014 by  
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Image: BBC The United Kingdom’s Eurovision 2014 representative Molly will preview her Grand Final performance, which will be held in Copenhagen in front of a televised global audience of 125 million people, by releasing her debut single ‘Children of the Universe’ on 28th April. Molly will also play a special Eurovision preview show at London’s […]

Panto for Joe

March 30, 2014 by  
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Yes, the clocks have just sprung forward announcing the start of spring. The daffs are out and the cherry blossom is in full bloom. The sun has peaked through the clouds and we are all optimistic for a glorious summer so, of course, our thoughts must turn to… Christmas and panto time. Bradford Alhambra, long being […]

I do, I do, I do.

March 27, 2014 by  
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If you were still unaware, Saturday 29th March 2014, same-sex marriage will become legal in England and Wales and Channel 4 is marking this historic milestone by offering viewers front row seats at one of the first gay weddings. However, this will be an extraordinary ceremony in more ways than one. Grooms Benjamin Till and […]

QBoy – Music Makes Us Dance

March 26, 2014 by  
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Celebrating 10 years since his debut release ‘Even The Women Like Him’, QBoy is back with a brand new single, style and attitude. The music video to his lead single, the catchy synth-filled ‘Music Makes Us Dance’ is out on 25th March on VEVO. QBoy made history by being the first gay hip-hop artist in […]

Fashion Victim – The Musical!

Do you want the chance to help fund a musical… and have the opportunity to have your name as part of the script? If so… read on. Fashion Victim The Musical!, a contemporary morality tale set in the cutthroat world of la mode, wants its chance in the cutthroat world of theatre… and is turning to […]

Kylie Announces Tour Dates

March 17, 2014 by  
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 Kylie, whose new album “Kiss Me Once” is released today, announces the Kiss Me Once Tour. The tour will open here in the UK and will comprise of 31 shows in 15 countries – including 12 dates in the UK and Ireland.   Famous for her live shows, Kylie’s Kiss Me Once Tour will be true […]

Orton the Musical

March 16, 2014 by  
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Above the Stag Theatre hosts its first musical premiere on Wednesday 2 April – a very British piece – Orton– a new take on the relationship between the controversial and promiscuous 1960’s playwright Joe Orton and his long-time lover, collaborator and eventual murderer Kenneth Halliwell. Starting the day they met, and continuing to the day […]

Brit Muslim Drag Artist Gay Wedding Music Video

March 15, 2014 by  
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Leading drag artist Asifa Lahore is releasing her latest and most politically significant music cover to date, using her position as a global pioneer to promote gay marriage, family acceptance and to speak out against India’s Section 377. Unlike her previous videos, Asifa’s latest offering has been funded completely by her fans and followers, in […]

The Irrepressibles – Nude : Viscera EP and UK Tour

March 14, 2014 by  
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Released last year The Irrepressibles sophomore homo-iconic album ‘Nude’ received much praise for their brave and honest writings tackling gay rights and its unique ‘electro-symphonic’ sound. The art pop orchestra are known for their contributions worldwide to human rights they even made the bold move last year, performing an open free concert Gorky Park in […]

Beverley for Memphis

March 13, 2014 by  
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The producers of hit Broadway musical MEMPHIS are delighted to officially announce that multi award-winning recording artist, gay-rights supporter and vocalist extraordinaire, Beverley Knight will star as club singer ‘Felicia’ when the show comes to London’s West End this autumn. MEMPHIS, winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical has Grammy® Award-winning original score […]

Anticipated Glee

March 5, 2014 by  
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Lea Michele, star of Fox Television’s popular series, Glee, is set to release her highly anticipated debut album LOUDER on 17th March. Marking Michele’s career as a solo artist, the album is underscored by the singer’s beloved pop voice, beautiful ballads, and emotionally-driven lyrics. “LOUDER really encompasses my experiences over this past year and my […]

Newcastle Pride Triples In Size

March 4, 2014 by  
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The North East festival celebrating the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT) could attract up to 65,000 visitors after organisers announced it is tripling in size. Newcastle Pride, now in its seventh year, annually attracts thousands of music lovers and members of the LGBT community from across the UK and further afield. This year, […]

The Vamps on tour

February 12, 2014 by  
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We here at Bent are always pleased to see the long tradition of boybands continuing as the current crop get older.  It’s good that young gay guys should be able to identify with the latest pop sensation and The Vamps (who are, and there’s no denying this, cute whether gay or straight) are the new […]

Miss Nightingale – the new 1940s gay love story

February 11, 2014 by  
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After a hugely successful tour of the UK and West End last year, Miss Nightingale – the musical by Matthew Bugg is back by popular demand.  The musical is a heart-warming and hilarious gay love story celebrating the world of sex, scandal and showbiz in the cabaret clubs of war-torn London.  Miss Nightingale is unusual […]

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