Queen and Adam Lambert Record “You are the Champions”
Hooking up virtually between the UK and Los Angeles, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor and singer Adam Lambert have recorded a new version of Queen’s classic, We Are The Champions. Widely regarded as one of the most instantly recognizable anthems, it was this same song Queen + Adam Lambert played for their first performance together on the May 2009 American Idol finale. Brian May and Roger Taylor have been performing pop-up concerts from their respective homes while in lockdown and the seeds of this new May, Taylor and Lambert version of We Are The Champions were sown when May posted a MicroCon invitation to jam with him on the classic Queen track on his Instagram. Taylor was first to respond, followed by Lambert who in his at-home performance changed the lyric mid-song to You are the Champions. Overwhelmed with calls for the track to be made available to download the resulting ‘virtual jam’ version now titled You Are The Champions it’s now available on all streaming and download services. Proceeds raised from the track will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), powered by the United Nations Foundation.
Dragcast with Nina West interviews Glenn Close
A few weeks ago I told you about Nina West’s Drag Cast and this Friday she interviews the legendary Glenn Close. In the last few weeks she has interviewed some amazing guests including Tony and Emmy award winner Kristin Chenoweth, and Michael J Scott – Genie in Disney’s Aladdin. You can listen to these episodes and more at Dragcast.net
My good friend, Dr. Max Zaslavsky and another friend Walter Harris of Noodle Station (which opened shortly before Quarantine in the Culture Room complex) paired up to treat lunch for the 25 employees of the ER team for Imperial Point Medical Center. They said it was their way of saying thank you to the people who are helping us during these crazy times.
Spend an Evening With Varla Jean Merman
Spend a curated evening with video vixen Varla, as she cleans out her drawers and presses play on some of her classic shorts, video rarities, and hilarious misfires. Register at varlajeanlive.com, and they will send you your streaming studio access link before the show at Friday May 8, at 9pm. It’s free to attend, but Varla will be accepting tips during the show. You’ll be able to give via credit card or Venmo.
Upload, An Amazon Original
From Emmy-Award winning writer Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) comes Upload, a new sci-fi comedy series set in a technologically advanced future where hologram phones, 3D food printers and automated grocery stores are the norm. Most uniquely, humans can choose to be “uploaded” into a virtual afterlife when they find themselves near-death. The series follows a young app developer, Nathan Brown (Robbie Amell), who winds up in the hospital following a self-driving car accident, needing to quickly decide his fate. After a rushed deliberation with his shallow girlfriend Ingrid (Allegra Edwards), he chooses to be uploaded to her family’s luxurious virtual afterlife, the Horizen company’s “Lakeview.” Once uploaded in Lakeview, Nathan meets his customer service “Angel” Nora Anthony (Andy Allo), who at first is his charismatic concierge and guide, but quickly becomes his friend and confidante, helping him navigate this new digital extension of life. An Amazon Original, Upload is a ten-episode sci-fi comedy series starring Robbie Amell (Code 8), Andy Allo (Pitch Perfect 3), Kevin Bigley (Undone), Allegra Edwards (New Girl), and Zainab Johnson (American Koko).
The Eagle Wilton Manors Selling Liquor to Go
Place orders online NOW for your favorite Beer, Wine & Liquor at Toasttab.com/eaglebarwm/v3. You must order between 5pm and 11pm Monday through Saturday and 2pm and 9pm on Sunday and schedule your pick up or Eagle will deliver to your house. Orders placed between 5pm and 11pm will be delivered the same day. Orders placed after 11pm or before 5pm may be scheduled for pickup or delivery. No cash accepted. Purchases must be prepaid online. Person picking up or receiving delivery must be the same person who placed the order and must present a valid government issued photo ID. Local delivery to most of Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park and Wilton Manors.
Business for the Arts of Broward’s 6th Annual Art & Soul Goes Virtual
Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) has moved the 6th Annual Art & Soul to a virtual event for the community to support the arts and artists in our community. Art from local artists can be purchased from May 1-31 at bfabroward.org/programs/art-and-soul. Juried artwork sized at 12″ x 12″, 20” x 20” or 30” x 30” are specially priced from $200 to $500. “Due to COVID-19, we’ve moved Art & Soul online. We felt it was imperative that we follow through in our support for artists in our community,” said Brian Kopelowitz, BFA Board Chair. “These artists are small businesses onto themselves. You can have an impact just by purchasing one or more valuable pieces and at the same time bring the magic of art into your home or office.” For more information, call to artists and sponsorship opportunities, visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-and-soul or contact Robyn Vegas at 954-940-5344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Container Store offers Discounts
National Clean Up Your Room Day is coming up on Sunday, May 10 and The Container Store at Gulfstream Park Village is open and offering services to help make your space look and feel brand new. The Container Store at Gulfstream Park Village (901 S. Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009) is open daily from 12 pm – 6 pm for curbside-pick up with contact-less delivery. Need one-on-one assistance? The Container Store is also offering scheduled in-store appointments (only allowing one customer in at a time) to help you design and personalize your space. Some specials being offered include: Drop front shoe boxes for 25% off and shelving units for 25% off. To place your order for free pick-up, please visit: Containerstore.com/locations/showStore.htm?store=HAL. For more info on Gulfstream park go to: gulfstreampark.com.
Netflix presents “The Eddy”
Set in the vibrant multicultural neighborhoods of modern-day Paris, “The Eddy” tells the story of the owner of a struggling club, its house band and the dangers they face from the chaotic city that surrounds them. Interspersed with dynamic and uplifting performances, “The Eddy” conveys the power of music to heal, unite and turn chaos into beauty. The series was brought to the screen through a collaboration between Alan Poul, Damien Chazelle, BAFTA Award winner Jack Thorne (National Treasure) and six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard, who wrote the songs and established The Eddy’s band which is composed of real-life musicians Randy Kerber, Ludovic Louis, Lada Obradovic, Jowee Omicil and Damian Nueva Cortes. The limited series stars André Holland, Joanna Kulig alongside Amandla Stenberg, Taham Rahim and Leïla Bekhti. The series launches in Netflix on May 8. For more info, go to: netflix.com/theeddy.
Quarantena with AirOtic on May 9 at 8pm!
Quarantined together at the AirOtic warehouse in Barcelona, six members of the cast will perform new breathtaking routines—from the backyard, the garage, and even their kitchen and bedrooms! A lot of performers have been doing shows online during the pandemic, but you’ve never seen anything like this! Join AirOtic’s Stephane, Emiliano, Miguel, Nico, Santiago, Leticia and fans from across the globe for this special performance. The AirOtic team have not worked in months, but they recognize that many of you are also struggling financially. So for this event, they ask that you pay what you can. Here is how it works, go to: Live.airoticshow.com, and register and then on May 9th, you’ll receive an email and text message that includes your personal link to the live stream. This link can only be used 1 time on 1 device, so be sure not to forward it to anyone else. You’ll want to log in from your phone or computer about 15 minutes prior to start. There is no special software required to watch the live stream.
Outshine’s Cocktails & Cinema Virtual Happy Hour
Cocktails & Cinema, a FREE Monthly Movie Happy Hour presented by OUTshine that normally takes place the Second Tuesday of Every Month at The Gayest Hotel in Miami Beach: Hotel Gaythering, is NOW going VIRTUAL! For May, Category Is… Bring it to the Runway as they Leave It On The Floor! Join them at home for their Cocktails & Cinema Happy Hour as you fix yourself a cocktail… or two, and mingle with your fellow filmgoers & other movie buffs via Zoom Video and Chat before grabbing a seat in their Virtual Theater for the movie starting at 8:15pm. Rsvp at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvcOCrrjgqHNfW-MfAlDjyZcLXhSmvCPEu. Stick around after the movie for their Cocktails & Conversations Trivia where you can treat yourself to another drink, share your thoughts on the film in their ChatBack, and “Virtually” spin their OUTshine Sun Trivia Wheel to win Free Tickets to any OUTshine Film Festival Regular Film Screening at their Miami & Fort Lauderdale Editions happening in October!