I understand that your shows and parties are also fundraisers to help you in your running battle with the owner of Albert’s on Grant Avenue in the Northeast, where you had been operating the first successful gay nightspot in the Northeast until Albert Buoncristiano locked you out in a rent dispute. I sympathize with your plight and understand the frustration and anger you feel at how he has treated you. I would, however, like to offer a suggestion at this point…
Quince Productions is hitting hard once again with a double feature of sorts of Just Say Love and Beirut. Lucky enough to catch them both in one night, directors Daniel Student and Rich Rubin take the audience on a pleasant trip.
For 35 years, Billy Carroll has been doing just that. Moving crowds and telling stories with musical combinations, manipulating energy levels to provide unforgettable nights. He is a DJ that specializes in versatility, and, like a true renaissance man, he refuses to pigeonhole himself. Billy has traveled the world from Philly to LA to China, and his formative years afforded him the unique opportunity to moonlight as a guest DJ at perhaps the birthplace of the true music scene, the legendary Paradise Garage.
I review the glittery-yet-subdued space that is Q Lounge + Kitchen at 13th and Locust. I am pleased to report that not only were my assumptions proven correct, the new owners have dramatically improved the restaurant they inherited.
Talking with Qui Alexander is, for me, like a pleasant summation of the best parts of grad school. There will be hilarity and indecency the likes of which will make your Grandmother very uncomfortable, but you better have your thesaurus and Foucault handy because the discussion will get real deep, real fast.