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Luke Nero and CHARO
Cher, Barbra, Dolly, Madonna, Gaga... What makes certain music divas demand adoration -- and one word mention-- particularly from gays? Sex appeal, flamboyance, stirring musicality and most importantly, a mouth. The wailing women who garner unyielding worship from boy's boys never, ever censor themselves. And we love 'em for it too.
Tuesday night, another legendary lady who always says what she means and means what she says (when you can understand what she's saying) made a rare club appearance at Mr. Black at Bardot to hype her new song: CHARO!
Interviewing the wacky and wondrous Spanish singer and guitarist was more challenging than we thought, not only because the club was packed to the rafters and it was hard to actually get to her, but because of that famous accent.
Flashbacks of '70's Love Boat episodes floated in our head as we sipped champagne with the fast talking performer before her mini-set in the center of Bardot's patio area.
Here's what we were able to decipher from our conversation. Charo's son Shel Rasten is a musician (his new record titled The Boulevard comes out this month). He wrote a song for Britney Spears called "Sexy, Sexy," and when Charo heard it, she demanded he give it to her.
"Fuck Brinnee Aspear!" she told us as she was getting ready in her dressing room. "I toll him I your mama, you gimme the song or I show you my ceasar scar [caesarian scar from giving birth]!"
by: Lina Lecaro Nightranger
Saturday, March 12, 2011
YOUR FACE HERE
Luke Nero by: AUSTIN YOUNGThe Unveiling – March 12th, 2011I want to take your portrait! YOUR FACE HERE by Austin Young opening Jan 29 at Pop tART Gallery This exhibition marks a rare and glamorous moment when Young will generously open his lens onto the public. The opening is Jan. 29th at Pop tART Gallery. There will be mini-makeovers and portrait sessions at the opening so come dressed in your finest or nothing at all. For the duration of the exhibition, Young will establish his art studio for a 5 week residency at Pop tART Gallery. The artist will be present during gallery hours for portrait sittings, which will eventually fill the walls of the gallery. The public is invited to participate as the subject of the exhibition through the purchase of the pop cultural real estate of the gallery walls. Participation extends beyond simply sitting for a portrait – it will be a collaborative process where the participants determine the portrait’s size and placement. Valet or street parking. Opening night performance by Killsonic!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Nightranger: Adam Lambert Parties with Bare-Bottomed Boys (and Other Hollywood Night Tales)
It was the swanky oasis we expected, sure. But the real temptations occurred later, while seeking out a new happening -Animal- from Ana Calderon and Keith Wilson at My Studio (decided not to give in, based on the line) and finally, the androgynous amusements of Mr. Black at Bardot up the street where one of our favorite Adam's (no Eve) held court as bare bottomed boys slithered around like seductive, spandexed snakes.
Adam Lambert was sweet as apple pie, posing for pics with the fawning fembots -including yours truly- who dared to approach him (we remininsced about The Zodiac Show, which we saw him perform in a few times years back and which he reminded us, was often held downstairs at Avalon). Of course, Mr. Black boys (and girls) are some of the edgiest, artiest gays in LA, so most were too cool to drool over the "Idol" in the room. Still, we'd never seen the bash more bodacious or the crowd here more, "on" than last night.Pop singer Erika Jayne was sexing up the booth next to Lambert, and we think in many ways she's got a shot to become his female equivalent. She gorgeous and glitzy with catchy dance floor come-ons recalling Britney and Gaga. Also in the house, co-hostess Lenora Claire (who tells us she busy readying a new art gallery, called Pop tART in downtown) and drag performer Rhea Litre (who'll be seen at Trannyshack LA at the Echoplex this Sunday).
Obviously Mr. Black aint going black anytime soon, and creator Luke Nero tells us he's got some big surprises in store in the next few months, including live music performances. Mz. Jayne? Glambert? A gal can wish, right?
By Lina Lecaro