||No Catwalks for RuPaul: A Review
by Emmanuel Garcia
This article shared 2846 times since Wed Nov 1, 2006
RuPaul was in town on Saturday, Oct. 21, as part of a line-up of highly visible queer artists/allies that Circuit has booked for the next couple of months. Circuit, 3641 N. Halsted, was jam-packed with fans eager to meet the drag queen superstar.
RuPaul started his medley of hits at 1 a.m. The performance, which consisted of an occasional strut from one end of the stage to the other, appeared confined. Unlike RuPaul's act, the music dominated the dance floor. Revelers showed off dance moves to club hits such as 'Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous' 'Back to My Roots' 'A Little Bit of Love' and the mega-hit 'Supermodel.' To his credit, the set was preformed live.
After the set he did an official CD signing in total darkness on the side of the stage. No special lighting was in place and, per the artist's request, only a small lamp illuminated the tabletop. No cameras or video recording were allowed into the venue and press requests for a photo op were denied. It was all just an illusion.
This article shared 2846 times since Wed Nov 1, 2006
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|FILM 'The Adventures of Priscilla' to show nationwide on June 2 2022-05-11|
- Iconic Events Releasing will kick off Pride Month with a special nationwide rerelease of MGM's classic 1994 Australian film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Screenings will take place in select theaters nationwide on ...
|'Queen of the Universe' winner Grag Queen in Chicago on June 3 and 19 2022-05-07|
- Grag Queen—the Brazilian drag queen who won the reality-competition show Queen of the Universe, and who just released her first English-language single, "You Betta"—will be in Chicago twice next month. ...
|Shedd Aquarium hosting 'Pride Night' kickoff June 1 2022-05-07|
- Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr., is hosting Pride Night kickoff on Wed., June 1, 6-10 p.m. The event will feature DJs (Ariel Zetina and Mx. Toto), drag personalities (Hinkypunk, Kitty Banks and Tiki ...
|Chicago part of Taco Bell Drag Brunch tour 2022-04-29|
- Starting next month, Taco Bell is launching the Taco Bell Drag Bruncha five-stop restaurant tour that aims to celebrate drag culture and the LGBTQ+ community, Food and Wine noted. Taking place at five Taco Bell Cantina ...
|Dance Divas return to Baton July 31 and Aug. 1 2022-04-27|
-- From a press release - Showcasing Chicago dancers in a night of music, dance, and laughter, Chicago Dancers United presents Dance Divas 2022, a party and performance Sunday, July 31 at 6 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Baton Show Lounge ...
|THEATER Otherworld hosting sci-fi drag fantasy cabaret 'Hyperfantasia' on May 11 2022-04-26|
- Otherworld Theatre Company, 3914 N. Clark St., has announced a special one-night-only performance of the sci-fi fantasy drag cabaret show Hyperfantasia, to be staged Wed., May 11. Employing original music ...
|Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project showcases 'History of Milwaukee Drag' starting June 27 2022-04-21|
-- From a press release - Milwaukee, WI. - A History of Milwaukee Drag: Seven Generations of Glamour, by local historians Michail Takach and BJ Daniels, will be released Monday, June 27 by The History Press. For nearly 150 years, Milwaukee has ...
|FILM/TV New 'Drag Race All Stars' to only feature previous winners 2022-04-13|
- In a watershed moment in "RuPaul's Drag Race" history (or herstory), all eight returning queens on season seven of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars have won previous seasons of "Drag Race" or "All Stars," Variety noted. ...
|'RuPaul's Drag Race British Invasion' show in Chicago on May 21 2022-04-05|
- The queens of RuPaul's Drag Race UK are coming to the United States this May for a week of live shows in six major cities. Produced by Voss Events and World of Wonder, RuPaul's Drag Race British Invasion will launch May ...
|LGBTQIA+-focused talent group launches in Orlando, Chicago and Miami 2022-03-31|
- Orlando-based experiential marketing company, 82 South, Inc., has launched MODE (Made on Diversity and Equality) Talent Group this month to promote LGBTQIA+ and other underrepresented talent for bookings in fashion ...
|SHOWBIZ 'Hocus Pocus 2,' 'Moon Knight,' queer dating show, Daddy Yankee 2022-03-27|
- Hocus Pocus 2 is adding RuPaul's Drag Race queens Kahmora Hall and Kornbread "The Snack" Jete, Entertainment Weekly noted. EW has confirmed through a source close to production that the drag superstars joined the Hocus Pocus ...
|BenDeLaCreme talks about new tour, 'Drag Race' 2022-03-21|
- Drag artist BenDeLaCreme is racing back into Chicago for a solo tour after postponing due to the COVID pandemic. The openly gay RuPaul's Drag Race All-Star is bringing "BenDeLaCreme is…Ready to be Committed" to Thalia Hall ...
|'Werq the World Tour' at Rosemont July 23 and at Hard Rock Aug. 12 2022-03-17|
- The "RuPaul's Drag Race Werq the World Tour" will stop at the Rosemont Theater on Saturday, July 23, and the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana on Friday, Aug. 12. ...
|WORLD Singapore ruling, journalist killed, Ukraine items, 'Flee' 2022-03-06|
- Singapore's highest court dismissed a challenge by three LGBTQ+-rights activists against a law criminalizing sex between men ruling that since authorities did not enforce the law, it did not breach plaintiffs' ...
|Hell in a Handbag Productions presents 'The Drag Seed' 2022-03-03|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO (February 25, 2022) — Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to continue its 20th anniversary season with a revival of its popular comedy The Drag Seed, an unauthorized parody of the 1956 psychological horror-thriller ...