Diva of the week: Tina Turner


Tina Turner has had a phenomenal career spanning more than five decades and today the musical icon celebrates her 75th birthday. From her early days married to Ike Turner, to her hugeously ...
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Remembering Freddie Mercury


23 years ago today, the rock world lost one of its most innovative and flamboyant ambassadors. Freddie Mercury sadly lost his battle against AIDS, a mere 24 hours after he had publicly announced ...
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Diva of the Week: Linda Gray as Sue Ellen


Linda Gray needs little introduction. The American film, stage and television actress is best known for her role as alcohol-fueled Sue Ellen Ewing in Dallas, one of the most popular TV series of ...
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John Waters: This Filthy World


John Waters is the creator of some of the finest trash ever to grace the silver screen. Best known for cult-films like Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom, and Hairspray, he is also a noted author, ...
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Farewell to the “Neon Man”


The pioneer of provocative neon signage, Chris Bracey, has sadly lost his battle against prostate cancer. Bracey helped shape the Soho we know today with his instantly identifiable neon signage. ...
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Remembering Edith Massey


Beloved “outsider actress”, model, thrift shop proprietor and self-described “queen of punk” Edith Massey (28 May 1918 – 24 October 1984) – an unforgettable presence in the films of John Waters –
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John Cameron Mitchell’s Mattachine comes to London


John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) along with Paul Dawson and PJ DeBoy (Shortbus) are bring their long-running, semi-legendary MATTACHINE DANCE PARTY from New York City’s West ...
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Remembering Lauren Bacall


Legendary actress of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Lauren Bacall, has sadly passed away at age 89. Bacall’s dazzling looks and husky voice led to an incredible career spanning seven-decades with ...
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Remembering Elaine Stritch


I first met Elaine Stritch in 2002. She was about to open in her one woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, at The Old Vic. The show had already won plaudits on Broadway and would go on to win ...
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The day the musing died


Gay icon Quentin Crisp inspired many. But what was it like to get to know him? Nige Burton recalls a very special friendship – and one with a sad, unexpected ending. Sadly, Quentin Crisp ...
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Oly Innés: It Gets Better!


DJ and club promoter Oly Innés talks to Beige about his experiences at the hands of school bullies and why he has endorsed the It Gets Better Project.  London photographer Nik Pate recently had ...
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Panti Bliss meets David Hoyle


There were some disappointed faces on customers turned away from David Hoyle’s Still Life at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern this week. The premises were full to capacity with a warm and adoring ...
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Interview: Marion Bailey, from the play Handbagged


Marion Bailey plays the older version of the Queen in the West End play Handbagged, which reimagines the relationship between the monarch and her then prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. Tell us ...
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Drag Queen Super-Group DWV: Detox, Willam & Vicky


Last week saw drag queen super-group DWV (Detox, Willam & Vicky) hit the UK as part of the European leg of their tour. They have all tasted super stardom over the world since two out of three
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Divas of the week: Streisand vs MacLaine


Hollywood legends don’t come much bigger than Barbra Streisand and Shirley MacLaine – and today, they even share the same birthday. We pick out some of their pearls of wisdom in ...
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