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Category Archives: Dance

Alex Pangman: An Appreciation

It was on the tiny yet always full dance floor at the revered Reservoir Lounge in early 1999 that this beautiful and energetic strawberry blonde, wearing a timelessly stylish red and white checkered dress, walked right up to me and, in a commanding, confident, yet strikingly lyrical voice, introduced herself. “Hi! I’m Alex Pangman. You sure can […]

Frankie 100: Frankie Manning Centennial Post Office Installation

    In spring 2014, Mandi Gould, a longtime friend, and one of several key figures in the now legendary late 1990s “second wave” Lindy Hop revival in Toronto, put out a request online for assistance with Frankie 100: Frankie Manning Centennial Celebration, a massive event endeavour she was project managing for the Frankie Manning Foundation, whose mission is […]

I Love Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli is a survivor. I’m sure she would roll her eyes just reading that cliché of a line. Okay, I’ll start again. She is one of the few artists on the planet to have won an Oscar, four Tonys, an Emmy Legend Award, and two Golden Globes. Yes. Every gay man of a certain […]