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Richard Burnett
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"As Michael Musto is to New York City, Richard Burnett is to Montréal." - The Montréal Buzz
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Richard Burnett has self-syndicated Three Dollar Bill in Canada's alt-weeklies for 15 years, been banned in Winnipeg, investigated by Royal Newfoundland Constabulary over charges TDB was "pornographic", gotten death threats, outed politicians like former PQ leader Andre Boisclair, been vilified in Jamaica's daily The Gleaner for trashing anti-gay dancehall star Sizzla (who would go on to write the 2005 hit song "Nah Apologize" about Burnett and UK activist Peter Tatchell), pissed off BB King, crossed swords with Mordecai Richler, been screamed at backstage by Cyndi Lauper and got the last-ever sit-down interview with James Brown. Burnett was Editor-at-Large of HOUR until the Montreal alt-weekly folded in 2012, is a columnist & writer for both Fugues and Xtra, writes the POP TART blog and "Seven Days Seven Nights" column for Montreal daily The Gazette, is a pop-culture pundit on CJAD 800 AM Radio and CURTAINS UP Virtual Media Network. Burnett was named one of Outlooks magazine's Canadian Heroes of 2009, famed porn director Flash Conway dubbed Burnett "Canada’s bad boy syndicated gay columnist" and The Montreal Buzz says, "As Michael Musto is to New York City, Richard Burnett is to Montréal." Read Three Dollar Bill online at http://bugsburnett.blogspot.ca/
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My latest story for the +Montreal Gazette about the best stuff to see at the 2015  #Montreal Comiccon. Plus, ‪#‎Montreal‬ Mayor  +Denis Coderre tells me, "I’m a big comic-book geek!"
Big names include Karen Gillan, of Guardians of the Galaxy fame, British actor John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood and CW’s Arrow), Breaking Bad TV villain Giancarlo Esposito, and Jason Momoa, wh...
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My latest column for #Fugues​ magazine, about dating websites, plus apps like +Grindr,  Scruff, Jack’d and Gay411: "Just 20 years ago it was common for people to have a mentor who would help them navigate the bar scene, give them advice and help them filter and understand the dynamic around them. This kind of friendship no longer exists and that is a loss to the #gay community." Plus, some of my dating-website headlines, such as, "A bottle of fizz, some Howlin’ Wolf and a cheap motel.” You won't believe the kind of hits that one got me.
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My latest concert review for Curtains Up: That Little 'Ol Band from Texas #ZZTop turns #Montreal 's +evenko Centre Bell into a Mississippi juke joint - then left the stage with their pet dog!
      By Richard Burnett for Curtains Up @bugsburnett Some 6,000 of the faithful attended the March 17 concert by Texas boogie trio ZZ Top at the Bell Centre . But everybody was drin...
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My latest ‪#‎7Days7Nights‬ column, previewing the very best to see and do in #Montreal this week - including +Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, +Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM), #Hosanna  at +Mainline Theatre and #ZZTop  - in Monday's print and digital editions of the +Montreal Gazette 
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My latest story for the +Montreal Gazette, previewing the upcoming 2015-2016 season of the #CentaurTheatre
The theme of the Centaur Theatre’s upcoming 2015-16 season is “luminous” because the six mainstage productions all shed light on the human condition. From the season-opening The Adventures of a Bla...
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My latest ‪#‎7Days7Nights‬ column, previewing the very best to see and do in #montreal  this week, in today's print and digital editions of the +Montreal Gazette 
Monday, March 9 This is the final week to check out the Montréal, Hockey City: From Back Lane to Legend (Montréal, ville de hockey: de la ruelle à la légende) exhibition at Montreal City Hall (275 ...
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My latest story for the +Tourisme Montréal  blog, all you need to know about the upcoming All-Star 2015 +comiccon Montreal
Legends in the realms of science-fiction, fantasy, horror, video games and comic books will take part in the 2015 blockbuster edition of Montréal Comiccon.
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My latest ‪#‎7Days7Nights‬ column, previewing the very best to see and do in ‪#‎Montreal‬ this week - from +Mlle Oui Oui Encore hosting +Blue Light Burlesque to  internationally-acclaimed playwright Vittorio Rossi directing his own play #TheEnvelope at the Centaur #Theatre - in today's print and digital editions of the +Montreal Gazette 
Events this week span politics and photos, burlesque and brides
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My latest story for the +Montreal Gazette about the best stuff to see at the upcoming #FTA - Festival TransAmériques​, which runs May 21 to June 4. Plus, how old are the amazing South Korean mamas in the festival-fave Dancing Grandmothers?
Daring celebration of contemporary theatre and dance opens on May 21.
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My latest story for +DailyXtra.com:  A frank interview with Tableau D'Hôte Theatre artistic director Mike Payette previewing his #theatre company's much-anticipated #Montreal English-language premiere of literary icon Michel Tremblay's controversial 1973 play ‪#‎Hosanna‬, which opens March 17 at  +Mainline Theatre. Is the play transphobic, or a measured meditation on gender and sexual identity? ‪#‎Hosanna514‬
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My latest story for +DailyXtra.com ​: "#Montreal will host Canada’s inaugural national #Pride festival in 2017, as the city celebrates its 375th birthday and the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, and Canada marks 150 years of Confederation."
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My latest piece for +DailyXtra.com:  "Divers/Cité is credited with largely putting #Montreal on the international #gay map in the 1990s, fueling a boom in local gay tourism, and contributing to both the development of the gay village and the local gay community. Its Pride parade and post-parade festival emerged in the aftermath of the July 1990 police raid on the gay loft party Sex Garage, which many consider Montreal’s #Stonewall ." Plus, Montreal's current Gay #Pride   organization +Fierté Montréal Pride  reacts to the news.
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