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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sidetrack bartender Calvin Drent to compete in the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic

So Proud Of My Nephew!
Fourth-annual event challenges 17 national LGBT bartenders
From: Chicago Pride
 Calvin Drent has taken is shaker on the road, as he headed south for the final rounds of the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic, believed to be North America's largest annual LGBT bartender competition.

Drent, 33, who lives in Rogers Park, is one of 17 regional bartending champions now in Florida for the fourth-annual event, which runs June 7-11, and is presented in partnership with the Key West Business Guild and is a highlight of Key West Pride.

The contest features regional winners from LGBT bars in 17 North American cities, all competing to create an original Key West cocktail that reflects the island's creativity and spirit.

Drent is the night manager and a bartender at Sidetrack in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood.  He has worked at Sidetrack for five years after moving to Chicago from his native Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The first-prize mixologist is named honorary grand marshal of the 2017 Pride Parade and receives $12,500 for charity — $5,000 for a Key West charity and $7,500 for the winner's hometown charity of choice.


Events in Key West kick off with a Pride gala where cocktail fans can meet the Stoli contestants and judges.  The event started at 5 p.m., tonight, at Key West's acclaimed Island House.

"I love the social aspect of bartending.  I get to meet and chat with people from all over the world, (and) the people that you get to work with always become like a second family," said Drent, who has been bartending since 2004.

Drent claimed the Chicago crown on April 26, edging out five other area bartenders.  The finalists were Chuck Hart (Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club), Jonathan Lumley (Hydrate/Elixir), Vlad Novikov (Elixir Andersonville), Adrian Reyes (The Closet), and Lucy Stoole (Berlin).

In the Chicago finals, held at Sidetrack, Drent created the "Key West Crush," which is "a strong drink that I would drink on vacation," he said.  "It (includes) Stoli, Stoli Crushed Pineapple, rhubarb bitters, sour mix, ginger beer and a dash of grenadine."

Drent said he was "shocked" to win. 

"Everyone did a great job and brought their A-game," he said.  "I can't wait to represent Chicago and hopefully take home the trophy."

The finals in Key West will be held on Saturday, June 10.  Stoli USA's national LGBT ambassador Patrik Gallineaux will host, accompanied by "Real Housewives of Dallas" star LeeAnne Locken.

A panel of celebrity judges will rate Drent and the dueling bartenders.  Judges include singer/actress and former "American Idol" finalist LaToya London and renowned Key West female impersonator Sushi.

Hit recording artist Kym Sims is scheduled to perform.

"Sidetrack is proud of Calvin for winning the Chicago Stoli Key West Cocktail Challenge (and) we wish him luck at the international finals in Key West," said Sidetrack general manager Brad Balof.  "All of the (local) contestants were amazing and this was the most competitive year for this event.  Stoli has been a strong partner of the LGBTQ community, both in Chicago and nationally.  As an ongoing sponsor of The Legacy Project in Chicago, Stoli has shown a deep commitment to our community."

At The Bar With Calvin Drent

Personal Drink-of-Choice At A Bar
"I'm usually a beer guy, but I also drink Stoli vodka and Red Bull."

Favorite Chicago Restaurant
Chilam Balam

Favorite TV shows
Scandal, Frankie and Grace, and Game of Thrones

Musically Speaking
 "I love all kinds of music, (though am) partial to '90s (to) early '00s pop."

Favorite Show-tune Played At Sidetrack
"Anything Spring Awakening, Rent or Hedwig."

(Complete the sentence):  Many Will Be Surprised To Know That I ...  
"Went to school for audio recording and in the past have had the pleasure of working live concerts for many famous artists."

24 Obscure Kinks and Fetishes of Gay Men

From: OUT
 22
The Cuckold Fetish

Troilism (cuckoldism) is the fetish practice of watching your partner have sex with someone else, either against your will or without their knowledge. Some kinky couples take this to great lengths, utilizing bondage and other techniques to force their partners to watch them have sex with other propel, unable to participate.


11 LGBT Nights at MLB games during this June’s Pride Month

From: OutSports

Saturday, June 17




Part of the proceeds go to the LGBT Network and its Safe Schools Initiative to stop bullying in Long Island and Queens.

30 Days of Gay Pride


The GhesquiΓ©re Effect, #3 2013, V E N F I E L D 8


100 Hottest Out & Proud Celebs

From: OUT
Andrew Scott
Actor


When the Sherlock actor studied for his role as a KGB spy in the BBC2 drama Legacy, he practiced his Russian accent by watching videos of Vladimir Putin. Scott told The Independent in 2013:

"But then Putin introduced anti-gay legislation this summer,"  "So, being a gay person, I switched to Rudolf Nureyev videos instead. It was another Nureyev defection of sorts!" - (The Independent)

Andrew Scott (born 21 October 1976) is an Irish film, television and stage actor. He plays Jim Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock and is currently starring as the lead in a production of Hamlet at the Almeida Theatre directed by Robert Icke.

Scott has received various awards including two Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for his roles in A Girl in a Car with a Man at the Royal Court Theatre, along with his role in Cock, also at the Royal Court. He has also won two IFTA awards for his roles in the films Dead Bodies and The Stag, a British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sherlock, a BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Pride, and two BBC Audio Drama Awards for his radio work.

Song of the Day: 'Popular' by Saint Etienne

 JUNE 07, 2012
From: kenneth in the (12)
After a seven-year absence, British synth-pop savants Saint Etienne were finally back, with the summer-friendly "Words and Music by Saint Etienne," with Richard X and Nick Coler at the controls. I'm enjoying it all -- the reflective "Over the Border," the dance floor-ready "I've Got Your Music" and the perfect-single-for-radio-to-ignore "Tonight" -- but the standout track has to be the pulsating "Popular," the best song of 2012 that you've probably never heard. Do yourself a favor and listen to this videoless song now. And if you like what you hear, you can download the LP HERE. NPR has it streaming too HERE.


Bears Abound! Here Are 99 Hairy Chests We Love

From: OUT
Adam Lambert
Singer

Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.

Lambert rose to fame in 2009 after finishing as runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol. Later that year, he released his debut album, For Your Entertainment, which debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200. The album spawned several hit singles, including "Whataya Want from Me", for which he received a Grammy nomination for "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance".

In 2012, Lambert released his second studio album, Trespassing. The album premiered at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, making him the first openly gay artist to top the album charts. In 2015, Lambert released his third album, The Original High, which debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Alongside his solo career, Lambert has collaborated with rock band Queen as lead vocalist for Queen + Adam Lambert since 2011, culminating in a successful world-wide tour from 2014 to 2016.

Rich And Hot Hunk

From: Brent's Auto Wall

Parker and Randy at Sean Cody

From: Fleshbot

365 Groovy Books Worth Reading

From: Deep Dish
79
The Lake, the River & the Other Lake 
by 
Steve Amick
2005

This "comic novel with a dark and thoughtful edge" (Chicago Tribune) takes place in the resort town of Weneshkeen, Michigan, where the lives of year-round residents and summer folk intertwine in surprising ways.

Hot Heeb of the Day - June 7, 2016

From:  Hot Heebs
Gordon Beach, Tel Aviv

100 Most Eligible Bachelors, 2017

From: OUT
Chad Wood

The  towering hairstylist gives us Disney-prince vibes and could likely model himself, but instead he's busy perfecting the locks of Chrissy Teigen, Vanessa Hudgens, Shay Mitchell and many other bombshells in his home base of Los Angeles.

34 Mouthwatering Photos From Broadway Bares

From: NewNowNext
Broadway Bares 2003: Burlesque is Back

History's 125 Hottest Gay-Porn Stars

From:  Boy Culture
 "Hey, wanna make a few bucks?"
48 
Kip Noll 
(Thomas Earl Hagen) 
1957—2001
Heart Attack











He's been called the  first-ever "twink star," and that sounds about right...who else, in the '70s, did the jail bait thing as prominently as Noll? He goes so far back he was in the silents—silent porn loops, that is. And with his William Higgins films, he helped popularize the trend of branding a last name so that newcomers could be introduced as a star's brother or cousin, hence Scott, Bob, Jeff Noll. He was memorable in Grease Monkeys (1979),  Room Mates (1980), Brothers Should Do It (1981) and Class of 84 (1984).


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