HEY KIDS! Boy that was a long break. Sorry for the delay in news, but I had some personal shit to deal with, part of which required a new laptop which is here and working great! So thanks to all who have donated and continue to donate to Dreamland. Now, on to some news!
Back in April, John was featured on the cover of the magazine by Le Monde in Paris, complete with fashion spread by one of my favorite photographers, the pervy Terry Richardson! As is customary on Terry's shoots, the subject always gets a shot of themselves in Terry's trademark frames. WITNESS:
And as John prepares for some speaking engagements, he's also doing a round of press. Check out this recent interview from the Windy City Times in which he discussed his new book CARSICK, as well as more traditional fare like poppers and catholicism! Thanks to Sean for the link.
OK - I promise no more 3 month hiatuses. If you got news, send it my way.
March 9, 2013
John Waters is in Brussels this weekend for the Offscreen Film Festival - a celebration of camp and trash cinema - where he'll be performing "This Filthy World" tonight! And they will be screening all his films from Pink Flamingos to A Dirty Shame, and the documentary I Am Divine. Check out their site below, and Agenda Magazine for a new interview. Thanks to Gerd for the news!
Stateside, he'll be performing his show at a few spots in the coming months...
April 4: Edinboro University, Edinboro PA
May 15: Howard Theater, Washington D.C.
May 21: The Harris Theatre, Chicago, IL
October 1: Out In The Open: The Orlando Gay Film Festival, Orlando, FL
He was spotted last month at Elton John's annual Oscar party to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. (Thanks to Mike for the news.) And finally, here's some shots of Mr. Waters at the Independent Spirit Awards last month, looking dashing in a vibrant red Paul Smith suit, a departure from his traditional Comme des Garçcons blacks and blues. Looking good John!
January 14, 2013
More news from Pittsburgh! The Warhol Museum will be hosting an intimate gallery talk with Mr Waters for it's Regarding Warhol, Sixty Artists, Fifty Years exhibit on Thursday, January 31 at 8:30pm. This unique opportunity is limited to 30 persons, so act quick if you want to sign-up! Tickets are $150 and can be purchased by visiting warhol.org or calling 412.237.8300.Thanks to Sean for the news!
January 5, 2013
Happy New Year! And happy new news...
John Waters will be performing his show This Filthy World at the start of February in Pittsburgh and South Orange, NJ. Here's the details:
The Carnegie Music Hall, hosted by the Andy Warhol Museum
South Orange, NJ
8pm at the South Orange County Performing Arts Center
He'll also be at the Offscreen Film Festival in Brussels, Belgium on March 9 and 10.
The Hairspray: In Concert series is scheduled for performances in Indianapolis and Baltimore. John has written and will deliver narration for the show that will include all the great music from the Broadway show - and even some great actors who will perform vignettes from that show.
is also at work on a new book called CARSICK that chronicles his hitchhiking trip from Baltimore to San Francisco this past May.
The Roxie Theatre in San Francisco has a Kickstarter campaign to help keep their doors open and the screen lit. And of course, Mr Waters has contributed by making this video to guilt you into donating! DO IT, or he'll kick your ass!
The Roxie appears to have met their goal of $60,000 already, which is great news!
And finally this month, it's with great sadness that report on the passing of a legend. Not a Dreamland legend per se, but someone who inadvertently found themselves as the soundtrack to the most legendary John Waters scene of all time: Miss Patti Page. Her rendition of "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" accompanies Divine in Pink Flamingos as she proves that she is truly the filthiest person alive. What you are about to see is a REAL THING!
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