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Theater Review: “Xanadu”

“Xanadu” plays through August 18, 2018, at OnStage Playhouse, 291 Third Avenue (near F Street), Chula Vista.

Can a struggling (and not very good) artist find inspiration and love from a mythological figure and finally achieve his dream of opening a roller disco?

Come on, you know you’ve always wanted to know the answer to that burning question, and here’s your chance: OnStage Playhouse has a smashing version of “Xanadu” – the musical – on the boards through Aug. 18.

Theater Review: “Queens”

“Queens” plays through July 29, 2018, at La Jolla Playhouse’s Potiker Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive (on the UCSD campus).

The women in Martyna Majok’s new play “Queens” are immigrants who have left family, friends and homeland in search of a “better life” in the U.S. Majok knows this subject well: she is an immigrant from Poland who has not only found a better life but recently won a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for her play “Cost of Living.”

Gay single mid-lifers are focus of 'West 40s' comedy web series

Mark Sam Rosenthal and Brian Sloan have created a new web series about single gay men in New York and you can watch the first episode below. 

The duo say the characters have come to some realizations in the decade since their 30's 

Gain detergent spot has dad sniffing his jock strap

Detergent ad has some questioning whether it's in bad taste.

In an interesting campaign from Gain laundry detergent, they advertise just how well their product gets clothes clean, even a used jock strap. 

The spot, running for about a week, has pricked up the ears and keyboards of social media who are pretty divided about the ad. 

Tab Hunter has died, he was 86

Tab Hunter: 1931 - 2018

Hollywood heartthrob, actor, and activist Tab Hunter has died at the age of 86 according to his partner of over 30 years, Allan Glaser, in a Facebook post. "SAD NEWS: Tab passed away tonight three days shy of his 87th birthday. Please honor his memory by saying a prayer on his behalf.

Trixie Mattel delivers a racist joke, and social media notices

Trixie Mattel says she's not apologizing for a racist joke she made at a roast.

Season 7 Drag Race contestant Trixie Mattel is being scrutinized for cracking a racist joke during a roast a few months ago. According to Queerty a video of the performance appeared online this week. 

In it, Mattel talks about her choice of wardrobe for the evening, “I couldn’t decide what to wear so I wore this,” Trixie says. “It’s just like a cotton.”