Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Spiritless Pop

    Even on LOGO, the nascent gay-focused digital cable channel, the sight of Jason Warner and deMarco DeCiccio cuddling, canoodling and cavorting is a bit shocking....

  • Soundwaves

    POST-PRIDE OUT ANTHEMS... Gay Pride Month may have already come and gone, but gay anthems have a long shelf life, so you'll get at least...

  • Velvet Memories

    When Velvet Nation makes its last stand next month, D.C. will lose a nightlife institution, a place that helped seal the city's reputation as a...

  • Soundwaves

    ''PATIENCE'' AND ''FAITH''… George Michael's first tour in 15 years, scheduled for the fall across Europe, has been met with such high demand that his...

  • Soundwaves

    AND THIS YEAR'S SUMMER ANTHEM IS... Now that the season has officially begun, it's time to consider contenders for Song of Summer 2006. At this...

  • Heavy Pet

    After mainstream success 20 years ago, the Pet Shop Boys remain one of Europe's most successful pop duos. On this side of the Atlantic, Neil...

  • Soundwaves

    Aviance AVIANCE ATTACK... It's that time of year when you just may be at your gay-proudest. Maybe you're so confident and comfortable you're even starting...

  • A Cabaret Life

    ''I'm following in the footsteps of Judy Garland and Ethel Merman and all the greats,'' says Amy Armstrong, about her career performing cabaret. ''They all...

  • Main Stage Entertainment Lineup

    As of press time.Please note: Times are approximate. Performers and schedule subject to change without notice. Mesmers -- This Alexandria, Va., rock band takes influence...

  • Strong Women, Big Voices

    There is, shall we say, a certain type of singer that goes over big with a gay crowd. They may be pop, they may be...

  • Sunday Shake-Up

    ''I suppose people should think about this as Cher's final tour,'' longtime club promoter Mark Lee jokes as he talks about his future in the...

  • Soundwaves

    Belmares ALEGRIA BY ANOTHER NAME... Roland Belmares has spun for party promoter and former DC resident Ric Sena before, at Sena's Alegria in New York,...

  • Punky Brew

    ''For all my life,'' Ariel Aparicio sings in a raspy voice, ''I wanted to be in a cool as fuck band.'' He's now fulfilled that...

  • Soundwaves

    REPLAY RIHANNA... Last summer, Rihanna, a native of the Caribbean island of Barbados, had a hit with ''Pon de Replay.'' It's not hard to understand...

  • Command Performance

    The Mexican folk singer Chavela Vargas was Frida Kahlo's extramarital lover for some five years. That fact helped Vargas gain wide recognition and it has...