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Volume 20/Issue 6/2002

Spectacular White Party VIII
Showcases Funky Green Dogs
Live Mar. 29 at Oz
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Dance Bar and Show Bar of the Year Oz presents "The Definitive White Party VIII" which will showcase the live talents of Funky Green Dogs. Set for Good Fri., Mar. 29, 8pm, the evening's festivities benefit Project Lazarus. DJ of the Year Tim Pflueger will spin the hits early followed by DJ Tedd Elison later in the evening.

Revelers wait with anticipation to see just what fabulous decor designer Doyle Jaeger will shower upon this popular dance club at 800 Bourbon St. You can be sure it will include a truckload or two of the most gorgeous flowers transforming Oz into a "white" oasis. Jaeger's past successes have set the standards for white parties everywhere.


Super Star Studded Show
Raises Over $1,200
for New Orleans Gay Easter Parade

The first Super Star Studded Drag Extravaganza, boasting some 24 performance pieces in just two hours, raised over $1,200 for the Official New Orleans Gay Easter Parade. This year's parade benefits the erection of the New Orleans AIDS Monument, Esplanade Ave., nearest the River. Hosted at the Shim Sham Club on Toulouse, the show starred many of New Orleans finest entertainers. Originally, Tonisha Thompson [TT}, who lined up the extravaganza, was set to emcee with Michael "Fish" Hickerson. When TT was unable to attend due to illness, Connie Marcelle stepped up to the mic to fill in. Hickerson and Marcelle started the show promptly at 8pm, and even with some 24 performances, ended the show at 10:03pm. No drag time here! It's great to see a show start and end on time. Bravo!

celebs2 Easter Grand Marshals [EGM] III Teryl-Lynn Foxx & Timm Holt, who will lead New Orleans 3rd Gay Easter Parade, were honored guests, and were presented with two beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers.

Special thanks to all of the entertainers including Amon Ra's The Dixie Chunks, EGM III Teryl-Lynn Foxx of Oz fame, Marcy Marcell of the Golden Lantern, King Cake Queen IX Lisa Beaumann of Oz and the Corner Pocket, Victoria Denmark, Amber Nicole Welch, Nikki Rich of Oz, past Queen of Mwindo Connie Marcelle, Armeinius & Ambush's Phyllis Denmark, Donnie Jay-Regina Ann & Ken of the Slutpuppies, Opal Masters with a special dedication to the late Ramona Leger and EGM III Teryl-Lynn Foxx, Miss Gay Louisiana America Asya Alexander, Khlorocks Bleachman of the Corner Pocket and Slutpuppies, Amon Ra's Bambi, Armeinius's Miss Gay Pride Monica Storm, Tiffany Holiday, Queen Amon Ra 23 Lauren Brown, Ursuline Burgundy of Parliament House West, and Amon Ra's Gizelle.

Armeinius President Glen Poche won one of the door prizes which was lodging at Parliament House West. The other prize, tickets to a Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Concert, was taken home by Carla Wild.


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Reception & 3rd Gay Easter Parade Festivities

Easter weekend brings a flurry of activities surrounding the 3rd Official New Orleans Gay Easter Parade. The Official Easter Grand Marshals Reception, honoring EGMs III Teryl-Lynn Foxx & Timm Holt, kicks off festivities on Sat., Mar. 30, 7-9pm. Hosted at Holt's home bar, Cowpokes, 2240 St. Claude, the dressy affair which requests formal or cocktail attire, is free and open to the public.

Of course the big day is Easter Sun., Mar. 31, which begins with the Official Pre-Parade Party hosted at Studio 504, 834 N. Rampart. The club opens at 2pm and the parade lineup party starts at 3pm.

The parade kicks off promptly at 4:30pm from the 800 block of N. Rampart winding through the streets of the French Quarter. You can see the route on the back cover of this edition or on-line at GayEasterParade.com.

The Official Post Parade Party, immediately following the parade will be hosted at Cafe Lafitte In Exile, 901 Bourbon St.

Hosted by Founder Lance V. Ford and Ambush, Gay Easter Parade sponsors include Platinum $1,000 Level-Queen Fashions & The Shim Sham Club; Gold $500 Level-Rip & Marsha Naquin-Delain; Silver $250 Level-Quartermaster, Cafe Lafitte's, Studio 504, Le Roundup & Friends of Timm Holt; and Bronze $100 Level-Clarence Jackson, Dr. Frank Maniard, MD, Paradise Adult Video and connexxion.com Houma.

For parade, carriage and float info contact producer Carl Ford at 504.523.4700.


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New Orleans legendary Carlos Rodriguez popped into Ninth Circle at Congo Square as a celebrity bartender celebrating the big birthday blowout of bar baron Irish Mike Sheehan. Loads of celebs were on hand including Southern Decadence Grand Marshals #1 Fredrick Wright, #25 Miss Love, #28 Tony Langlinais, and #29 Estelle Ritter & Rick Thomas.


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Part of the Slutpuppy Revue lent their talents to the Gay Easter Parade's Super Star Studded Drag Extravaganza at the Shim Sham Club. The revue just closed their latest hit, The 1940's Broken Hearted USO Canteen, which was held over for 2 weeks. The troupe launches its new Slutpuppy Gumbo show Fri.'s & Sat.'s, Mar. 22-30, at Mama's Blues, 622 N. Rampart St., New Orleans.


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