Friday, January 22, 2010

National gay blog spotlights Charleston Harbor pitch for massive Southern gentleman

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 9:07 AM

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The little local story about a very big guy has hit the national gay blogosphere, with a post by popular gay blogger Towleroad, including a link to the News 2 story.

For those not in the know, the board overseeing Patriots Point heard a pitch earlier this week for a male Statute of Liberty as one opportunity to save the struggling military tourist stop. The PP says it was one of several pitches and it hasn't made any decisions on the idea.

We've got our own poll about the fate of the big guy at the bottom of the front page.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Drag ballet on Spoleto schedule

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 12:40 PM

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  • Courtesy of Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo

The recently released Spoleto schedule includes a unique ballet experience.


Go for Barocco, a signature piece of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, could be seen as a metaphor for the troupe itself: on the surface, a witty and somewhat campy send-up of classical ballet conventions but just underneath, a seriousness of purpose and a love for the art form. Similarly the dancers — “ballerinas” with names like Svetlana Lofatkina and Ida Nevasayneva in size 10 pointe shoes — are superb, with a level of technique that would top that of many of their female counterparts. By enhancing rather than mocking the spirit of dance, “the Trocks” — as they are known to their fans around the world — delight and amuse the most knowledgeable dance enthusiasts, as well as novices.

Dates are May 28-30. More info here.

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