LA Weekly - “Orlando was the backbone of L.A. nightlife,” says Jason Lavitt, promoter and DJ at Club Tigerheat at Avalon and countless more legendary L.A. nightspots. “When we first launched club Tigerheat in 2001 Orlando pulled out all the stops for our opening night. Like most clubs at the time, Tigerheat was reaching the LGBT 18-25 crowd and Madonna was re-releasing her first three CD’s with remastered sound for the 2000s. We organized a look alike contest, a lip sync and a non-stop Madonna mega mix for the diehard fans. Being backed by Orlando put the odds for your party to be a huge success. The hardest part about this loss is what a sweet guy he was. 

LA Blade - Protecting the herd by sheltering indoors for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t preventing drag queens from reaching out and touching you (digitally speaking, that is). Bereft of bookings in the brick and mortar realm, big-name acts are stepping up their online game, in an effort to keep you entertained—and cultivate some coin, in the process.

Based in Los Angeles, two of our favorite funny, filthy, anything-goes girls aren’t gathering moss while biding their time away from the world’s finest clubs, theaters, bars, and back alleys. Reached via the modern miracle of email, Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine weighed in, Q&A-style, on upcoming digital offerings, and carnal plans for the when the all-clear comes.

WEHO Times - Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs is now taking place on Halloween night. The event widely considered the largest gay dance music festival in the nation, will become a White Party Halloween Festival. The move puts White Party in direct competition with West Hollywood’s Annual Halloween Carnival taking place on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

Sanker was left with no choice, but to move his 3-day party spectacular as a precautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WEHO Times - The Circus of Books documentary finally has a release date on Netflix. The streaming service provider will premier the story of a nice Jewish couple who ran Circus of Books, the porn shops in West Hollywood and Silverlake, on April 22nd.

The documentary is directed and produced by daughter Rachel Mason. Other producers include Kathryn Robson, Cynthia Childs, Camilla Hall and Adam Baron. Ryan Murphy, Josh Braun, John Battsek, Rhianon Jones and Gerald Herman executive produced. Bob Hawk is a consulting producer.

WEHO Times - It’s all about that bass! Global superstar Meghan Trainor, has just been officially announced as the headliner for Jeffrey Sanker’s 31st annual White Party Palm Springs 2020 weekend.  The three-day festival is hitting the new decade with the very best in music and entertainment with the Grammy-Award winning singing sensation set to hit the T-Dance stage.

In addition to Meghan Trainor at T-Dance, festival attendees can look forward to a jam-packed weekend featuring sets from world-renowned DJs and day-time events leading up to the headlining performances.

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