Our publisher JJ (so recently browned out in Queens) expresses his thoughts on the Lincoln Center Festival’s Grendel in his Gay City News review. La Cieca herself picks up the slack on the podcast desk with her presentation of the second act of Maria Stuarda on Unnatural Acts of Opera. Meanwhile, the endlessly inventive Billyboy ups the ante of gay sensibility when he imagines Judy Garland, Bernadette Peters, Carol Channing, Gollum and darling Roger Darling as the cast of an iconic 1980s sitcom — part of the most recent episode of The Entertainment Beat with Frances Gumm.
Oh, and this is something La Cieca just discovered on YouTube. When you think “adorably cute Rossini tenor,” your first thought is Juan Diego Florez, of course. But here’s someone to give you second thoughts: Maxim Mironov!