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04/19/2007


kd lang to make Broadway Debut Next Year in Jazz Musical 'After Midnight'

Kd langGrammy Award-winning artist kd lang has announced she will be making her Broadway debut next year in the jazz musical After Midnight. Lang will be replacing American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino as the second guest headliner for the show, which centers around Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Lang's limited engagement performance will begin February 11th and continue through March 9th.

Here's the Playbill summary for After Midnight

"Jazz is a state of mind. It's a structure for innovation, forward momentum and freedom. The evocative new musical After Midnight will take the sexy, smoke glamour of the original Jazz Age and catapult it into a whole new era of heart-pounding, mind-blowing entertainment for modern Broadway audiences. Refracted through a contemporary lens, After Midnight will celebrate Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a world-class big band of 17 musicians hand-picked by living jazz legend, Wynton Marsalis. The timeless tunes set against a narrative of Langston Hughes poetry will provide an authentic backdrop for an array of cutting-edge performances by 25 sensational vocalists and dancers, including special guest stars, whose interpretations will shatter everything you think you know about music, nightlife and Broadway. Welcome to the new Jazz Age."

With pop, folk, country, and torch songs under her belt, its no surprise that the talented lang is now cutting her teeth on jazz. Tickets for lang's engagement will go on sale November 4th and can be purchased here.

You can also join us AFTER THE JUMP for additional footage of lang's great performances and songs of the past.

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kd lang Inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Tells Crowd 'Let Your Freak Flags Fly': VIDEO

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At last night's Juno Awards, kd lang received a standing ovation from a screaming audience as she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with a tribute bestowed on her by her childhood idol Anne Murray.

Said kd after a lengthy video highlighting her tremendous career:

“Thank you so much for all your support over the years.I think the fact that I’m standing here receiving this award actually says more about Canada than it does about me. Because only in Canada could there be such a freak as k.d. lang receiving this award...I am here to tell you my friends and my countrymen that it is OK to be you. It is OK to let your freak flags fly and embrace the quirkmeister that's inside of all of us. And I'm not even just talking artists, I'm talking every single person in this nation has the right to be themselves, live life. Go team go. I love you Canada, thank you so much."

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kd lang Thinks Justin Bieber's Lesbian Looks are 'Hot as Sh*t': VIDEO

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kd lang appeared this week on the Australian talk show ROVE LA where she was asked whether fellow Canadian singer Justin Bieber is 'hot or not'.

Replied kd: "Justin Bieber looks just like a lesbian, so I'm gonna say, hot as sh*t!

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news, kd turned 50 this week and she's still hot as sh*t so happy birthday!

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #884

REAL WORLD DC'S MIKE MANNING: For James Duke Mason's Trailblazer campaign.

KD LANG: The legend talks about being butch with Canada's Xtra.

HEAD-ON COLLISION: Not sure where this guy fits in on the human evolution chart but I'm guessing it's not near the top.

ANGRY BIRDS: Played via mind control.

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Watch: kd lang Confesses, She Loves You Madly

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More genius vocal work from kd lang on her latest, "I Confess".

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News: Lincoln, Joaquin Phoenix, Sundance, Philippines, kd lang

 roadPresbyterian leaders in Kentucky vote to allow gays and lesbians to be ordained as pastors, elders and deacons.

Watch  roadAbraham Lincoln's watchmaker carved a secret inscription to the president on the inside of his pocket watch. The watchmaker's memory of it is nicer than the reality: "The first gun is fired. Slavery is dead. Thank God we have a President who at least will try."

 roadStunt? Joaquin Phoenix attacks "bitch" in his audience - VIDEO.

 roadFlorida judge orders school board to allow Gay-Straight Alliance to meet at Yullee High School near Jacksonville.

 roadCenter Square: San Francisco reading of one-man play about Paul Lynde halted by "cease and desist" letter.

 roadGay man picked to head Sundance Film Festival: "Actor Robert Redford, who founded the Sundance Institute in 1981, said [John] Cooper 'brings to the position an infectious enthusiasm as well as a deep understanding of the Sundance brand and culture. Forward thinking, he is a natural choice of succession to lead the Festival into the 21st century.' In recent years, Cooper has been involved in distributing short films on platforms such as iTunes, XBox360, and Netflix. He's also recently spearheaded the Art House Project, an initiative of 18 art houses from across the country designed to connect regional audiences to the Sundance's films and filmmakers."

 roadIt's probably best not to give a woman-beater a Kids' Choice Award.

Chace_ed  roadOh, just kiss and get it over with.

 roadThree new biographies explore authors who were gay (or struggled with it).

 roadTrial to begin over anti-gay killing in Brooklyn's Crown Heights. Killer thought victim was flirting with him.

 roadPhilippines military opens recruitment to gays. Commanding officer: "I don’t have anything against gay people but I am still in the dark, I cannot imagine how they will perform and discharge their duties once they are accepted in the military"

 roadBoston Gay Men's Chorus to tackle kd lang's "Big Boned Gal" in next concert. Somebody please send a video.

 roadApparently, Sean Penn's suit from Milk is a Mormon magnet.

Croc  roadBig Gulp: Croc gobbles shark in Australia.

 roadWebsite scans NYC sandwiches.

 roadClay Aiken to present GLAAD award to Tyra Banks.

 roadGambling regulators in Las Vegas recommend $50,000 fine and a 6-month suspension of a slot machine license for city's oldest gay bar Snick's, over public sex complaint.

 roadIn praise of Sonny Bill Williams.

 roadGoogle to increase user surveillance: "Google’s influence over our lives is set to grow further after it anounced today that it will track millions of people as they move through the internet in order work out what their interests are. Using that information, it will then provide targeted advertising to suit users' individual tastes."


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