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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 ‪#‎7Days7Nights‬ column, about the very best to see and do in #Montreal this week - including concerts by +DrakeVEVO and +Robert Cray - in today's print and digital editions of the +Montreal Gazette
Monday, May 25 The ninth annual Festival TransAmériques presents influential New York choreographer Miguel Gutierrez's show Age and Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/, about ...
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My latest column in +Fugues T.V. magazine,  a fun and frank, 100% uncensored interview with  #MIKA . The pop superstar talks about his new album, his love for #Montreal ,   #FreddieMercury  of +Queen Official, and how he navigated coming out of the showbiz glass closet    
The first time I met Mika some years ago, he turned to me, legs crossed and, pretending to hold a cigarette, did his finest imitation of Freddie Mercury.
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My latest story for the +Tourisme Montréal blog, about the best stuff see and do -- on a budget -- at #Montreal 's 38 international museums 
Montréal major museums have many deals year-round to see blockbuster exhibits as well as their permanent collections. Here are some deals for visitors.
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My latest story for +DailyXtra.com, an interview with the British curator of the +Mccord Museum of Canadian History's  new blockbuster exhibition about iconic 20th-century fashion photographer #Horst   whose male nudes (on loan from +Elton John's private collection) influenced everybody from Robert Mapplethorpe to Bruce Weber. Then there is  +Madonna,  Horst and +Vogue
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For my latest #CurtainsUp   interview, I sit down for a fun and frank Q&A with #Montreal 's very own internationally-acclaimed #soprano   #MarianneFiset   during rehearsals of #SilentNight  which opens May 16 at L'Opera de Montreal Fiset riffs on divahood, her #gay  fans, winning music prizes, plus which was her scariest audience ever? (Hint: It was in Europe). 
By Richard Burnett for Curtains Up @bugsburnett L’Opéra de Montréal winds down its 35th season with Silent Night, the 2012 Pulitzer-winning two-act opera by renowned American composer Kevin Puts an...
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My latest column in +Fugues T.V.  magazine, my 11th annual interview with the Godfather of Gay Lit,  #FelicePicano : "Rudolf Nureyev once grabbed his bum, Felice had lunch in Fire Island one afternoon with Elizabeth Taylor, his cock was photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe, and when he outed the late Anthony Perkins years after their affair, critics screamed, 'Picano is a name-dropping slut!' In other words, I adore Felice." This time round Felice drops a whole lot more names - such as Bette Midler and Diana Vreeland (who changed his life) - as he talks to me about his new memoirs #NightsatRizzoli Thank you, Felice!
I met literary legend Felice Picano at a Montreal brunch hosted some 15 years ago by my friend Louis Godbout. That day I interviewed Felice for the first time and we became fast friends. I interviewed him for my annual Felice Picano column in my syndicated column Three Dollar Bill for a decade, a (...)
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During his sold-out Montreal run of concerts with the +Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM), this past February (so packed the OSM gave me a handwritten-ticket so I could sit in an usher's seat!), I caught up with #MIKA  at the Old Montreal hotel he was staying at. He was fun and frank, his new album drops June 16 and he headlines the Festival International de Jazz de #Montreal  on July 4-5. Plus, in my latest column in +Fugues T.V. magazine, Mika talks about the showbiz closet: http://tinyurl.com/m53w529. By the by, Mika snapped our selfie!
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Welcome to #Montreal#MichaelSam ! You will LOVE our diverse city and playing for the +Alouettes de Montréal 
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My latest story for +DailyXtra.com , an interview with the British curator of the +Mccord Museum of Canadian History's  new blockbuster exhibition about iconic 20th-century fashion photographer   whose male nudes (on loan from +Elton John's  private collection) influenced everybody from Robert Mapplethorpe to Bruce Weber. Then there is +Madonna,  Horst and +Vogue
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My latest ‪#‎7Days7Nights‬ column, about the very best to see and do in #Montreal this week, in the +Montreal Gazette
Veteran Oscar and Grammy nominee, internationally-acclaimed Montreal jazz drummer Jim Doxas can be heard on more than 150 albums and soundtracks, and will lead his Monday night jam session at Upsta...
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My latest ‪#‎7Days7Nights‬ column, about the very best to see and do in #Montreal this week - including concerts by +Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal  and +Counting Crows - in today's print and digital editions of the +Montreal Gazette 
Monday, May 11 Canadian comedy giant Russell Peters brings his Almost Famous World Tour to the Bell Centre tonight at 8, with all-new material plus his signature improv with the audience. Admission...
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My latest #POPTART   interview on the +Montreal Gazette website, with one of Canada's finest poets, +David McGimpsey. On the eve of the launch of his new #AsbestosHeights collection of poems, the widely-acclaimed #Montreal writer, #baseball connoisseur and bon vivant says, "if you see me after hitting a big plate of chow mien in a late-night diner, don’t act surprised."
Named by the CBC as one of the ‘Top Ten English-language poets in Canada,’ Montreal author, baseball connoisseur and bon vivant David McGimpsey launches his latest collection of poems, Asbestos Hei...
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