... McGovern Presents La’ Mady featuring Erickatoure Aviance, Linda James, Koko and DJ Nita with Exxxtra special guest artist Kevin Aviance. No where else but NYC East Village. Join the Party. This Is NYC Bitch! (B. Ames Remix) | La’ Mady (Feat. Kevin ...
... set his underground style of his future career in performing. Eric moved to Washington DC in the 1980′s and worked as a hair stylist in his off time he would do drag entertaining at the local clubs of DC. While living there he met Juan Aviance (Mother of the House of Aviance founded in 1989) after being inducted into the house he adopted the name Kevin Aviance later he would move to Miami. In the mid 1990′s he would arrive in New York City. While hanging at the clubs in NYC Kevin was soon snatched up by the local club promoters and [...]
... in the gays in the early 1970′s New York City had it’s share of gay bathhouses but there always seemed like there was room for more. In 1971 Club Body centers brought their chain into NYC when they purchased a townhouse at 24 First Avenue in Manhattan. The bathhouse was featured in a 1974 film called “A Very Natural Thing”. The baths offered lockers or rooms on the upper floors and a large orgy room on the top floor. They offered two steam baths ( Hot and Hotter), a hot tub and showers. On the first floor there was a [...]
Thomas Woodruff is a self-proclaimed “neo-fabulist” artist who always works in series on large, complex imagistic projects. Hatched from personal experiences, the projects are often apotropaic and elegiac in nature, dealing with issues raised by the AIDS epidemic, aspects of maintaining wellness, and celebrating the outsider in all of us. The imagery is a cross-culturally hybridized, relentlessly figurative, technically tricky, perversely ornate, and more often than not– dark. Some of the major projects have included The Secret Charts (1994), a series of trompe l’oeil scrolls depicting an alphabet of loss; Apple Canon (1996), his collection of 365 individual apple “portraits” [...]
Brenda Howard born on Christmas eve in 1946 in the Bronx borough of New York City and grew up in Long Island, New York in Syosset, Nassau county. During the 1960′s Brenda became motivated by the Vietnam War and joined other antiwar activists to help end the war. Finding it difficult to work with the men in the groups, Brenda left the cause and focused on the feminist movement. At this time she also became active in the LGBT community, known as the “Mother of Pride”. Because of Brenda’s perseverance for assembling a rally only a month after the riots [...]
... In 1979….. nYc The 8th Street Playhouse on w52 8th street (in New York City, in the West Village section of Manhattan) was housed in a 1929 building designed by Fredrick Kiesler and showcased mostly great revivals, cult classics, foreign films and the famous “Rocky Horror Picture Show” on the weekend @ 12 o’ clock midnight. Here’s a video of Tom Snyder and the 8th Street Playhouse where they played Rocky Horror Picture Show at 12 midnight Fridays & Saturdays. If you look closely you can see the webmaster/friend from the blog http://back2stonewall.com from 5:21 – 6:19 when he [...]
... icon Grace Jones born Grace Mendoza on May 19th 1948 in Spanish town Jamaica. The family moved to Syracuse, New York in 1965. Grace’s first film roll was in Gordon’s War in 1973 she played a drug courier in Harlem NYC, she signed her first record deal in 1977 with Island Records. Grace was a regular at Studio 54 with Andy Warhol to whom she was a muse. Grace’s careers also have included a modeling career her androgynous style made her a successful European model but because her looks were too strong for the American Magazines, Grace was not featured in American fashion. [...]