Last Friday, I went by the Shoppes of Wilton Manors in front of Hunters to see what my friends Howard Andrew (Fabscout), Dawn Holloway (Pink Sub), and Victor Lords (Lords of Mac) have now become famous for…their bi-weekly Dinner give-a-way. That Friday, Pride Fort Lauderdale joined them and gave out 150 bags of food and toiletries. This was a huge success and there was a line of people before the starting hour of 6pm. On a personal note, it was so nice to see community members coming together to help out our own!
GLSEN Honors Ben Platt with the 2020 Inspiration Award!
Known for his Tony award-winning performance in Dear Evan Hansen, Ben has always been an outspoken advocate, utilizing his platform to speak directly to LGBTQ youth and support countless LGBTQ causes. Since this crisis began, he has shared his gifts to raise money for so many causes as he brought joy and hope to his fans. Check out the presentation and his acceptance speech at: https://www.glsen.org/take-action/respect-everywhere?emci=6c58ee8a-999b-ea11-86e9-00155d03b5dd&emdi=149dcffa-539c-ea11-86e9-00155d03b5dd&ceid=372293.
Spelling The Dream Releases on Netflix
An Indian-American competitor has won the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee for the past 12 years straight, making the trend one of the longest in sports history. Spelling The Dream chronicles the ups and downs of four Indian-American students as they compete to realize their dream of winning the iconic tournament. With fascinating perspectives from CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Fareed Zakaria, comedian Hari Kondabolu, ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi, 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee winner, Nupur Lala, and others, the film explores the reasons behind this incredible winning streak and what it means for the community. Netflix will release on Wednesday, June 3. For more information, go to: netflix.com/spellingthedream
Butlers in the Manor Gives back to the Community
Butlers in the Manor, a local residential and commercial cleaning company in Fort Lauderdale have never stopped cleaning and sanitizing client’s homes. They are always looking to give back to the community, so with the healthcare workers working double time BITM stepped up and donated 14 cleanings to Nurses, Respiratory Therapist and Housekeeping staff…free of charge! Thanks to Holy Cross Hospitals staff for letting them in to find and help the front line heroes. In giving back they have also built an affiliation with Cleaning For a Reason, a non-profit organization. They are now giving two cancer patients a month a house cleaning for two consecutive month.
Positions Available for Upcoming 2020/21 Season at the Lake Worth Playhouse
The Lake Worth Playhouse is seeking creative and passionate Scenic Designers, Lighting Designers, Directors, Choreographers and Music Directors for our 2020/21 Mainstage Season. Positions are also available for upcoming Black Box productions. Parties seeking employment in Scenic Design or Lighting Design should submit resume and references to Executive Director Stephanie Smith at [email protected]. Parties seeking employment in Directing, Choreography and Musical Direction should submit resume and references to Artistic Director Daniel Eilola at [email protected]. All positions are paid (rate may depend on experience).
Tituss Burgess Releases First Dance Track “Dance M.F.”
Emmy and SAG-nominated actor, musician and writer, and star of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Tituss Burgess releases his first official dance track “DANCE M.F.” Dance M.F. is available on all streaming platforms and digital retailers. Tituss Burgess is quickly emerging as one of the entertainment industry’s most versatile and dynamic performers, with his work in television, film and theater, generating both critical and commercial acclaim. Adding to his diverse talents, Tituss is thrilled to be releasing his first piece of music aimed squarely at the dance music culture and this year’s many unstoppable virtual pride celebrations. Dance M.F. is a sultry sexy stomper of a track with an attitude that is certain to bring comfort and escapism to our currently socially distanced souls. This song is a love letter to all the party people who in spite of the pandemic, are still committed to “live their best lives”, party on down and celebrate Pride safely while in lockdown.
Space Force – A Netflix Original
A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colorful team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance. From co-creators Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office), Space Force is a new kind of workplace comedy, where the stakes are sky high and the ambitions even higher. John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz also star, alongside co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow and Don Lake. Space Force premieres on Netflix on Friday, May 29.
Fuller House – Final Season
In Fuller House, life can take you in unexpected directions and also into familiar territory when D.J. Tanner-Fuller finds herself living in her childhood home with younger sister and aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner and DJ’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler. In Fuller House’s fifth and final season, the Tanner childhood house is fuller than ever with DJ’s three boys, Stephanie’s new baby, and Kimmy’s feisty family as the she-wolf pack prepares for a triple wedding and celebrates all of the memories that have led them there. Fuller House stars Candace Cameron Bure as D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner, Andrea Barber as Kimmy Gibbler, Juan Pablo Di Pace as Fernando, Soni Nicole Bringas as Ramona, Michael Campion as Jackson, Elias Harger as Max, Dashiell and Fox Messitt Twins as Baby Tommy, Scott Weinger as Steve Hale, John Brotherton as Matt Harmon, and Ashley Liao as Lola. Fuller House Season 5 drops on Netflix on Tuesday, June 2. For more information, go to: netflix.com/FullerHouse
South Florida Symphony’s Movie Night
They present Jacqueline du Pré: A Gift Beyond Words on Saturday May 30 at 8pm on their Facebook and Youtube channels. Jacqueline du Pré was one of the greatest cellists of all time; however, her international career was cut short by Multiple Sclerosis – she stopped playing cello at the age of 28 and died at the age of 42 in 1987. Jacqueline du Pré: A Gift Beyond Words, compiled by Christopher Nupen’ from the five prize-winning films he made during her lifetime, pays tribute to her on the 30th anniversary of her death.
Community Series: Film Screen – Question One
Join SAVE for their Community Series: Film Screen – Question One (A Documentary Film on the Battle for Same-Sex Marriage in America) in partnership with the OUTShine Film Festival. RSVP at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R7ephKGfTJ6Fx0ohomWfzg, and they will send you access to the film in two waves (Sunday, May 31st, and Wednesday, June 3rd). Then on Friday, June 5th at 5 pm join them for a webinar discussion with the producer of the film and activists that worked on the 2009 No on One Campaign in Maine.
Carly says……”So, yes there have been whispers and I’m bad at keeping secrets. Side B for Dedicated is out now babies and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share these tunes. I hope it makes yah dance your pants off! Thank you for all the joy you shared with me on this last year of touring. I owe yah one…or like two albums turns out.” For the record, I love all of you….Carly Rae
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The Florida Keys will officially re-opens to tourism on June 1st