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Richard Burnett
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My latest story for the +Tourisme Montréal  blog:  #LGBT highlights in #Montreal this summer, including the queer #CampFires‬ and #Horst exhibitions at the +Musée McCord; the LGBT tour at the +Grévin Montréal wax museum;  #drag icon #MadoLamotte 's upcoming 15th annual Drag Race at the +Fringe Montreal Festival on June 20; plus the +Fierté Montréal Pride,  Mtl en Arts and Pervers/cité festivals; local concerts by divas +Lana Del Rey+Ariana Grande`, +Dee Dee Bridgewater and +Madonna; and MORE!
There is plenty for LGBT tourists to see and do in Montréal this summer, from the city’s annual LGBT Pride celebrations and concerts by pop and jazz divas.
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My latest ‪#‎7Days7Nights‬ column, previewing the very best to see and do in ‪Montreal‬ this week - including concerts by  #GinoVannelli , +RandyBachman, +Kodaline, the +Boris Eifman Ballet and the +Orchestre Métropolitain de #Montreal  - in Monday's print and digital editions of the +Montreal Gazette 
Monday, April 13 The terrific Have Fingers, Will Travel homage-exhibition about legendary jazz pianist Oliver Jones originally displayed at Montreal City Hall during Black History Month is now at P...
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My latest story in the +Montreal Gazette: Interview with #Gay     #Montreal  filmmaker #ArshadKhan  about his documentary film #Abu  which is about his rocky relationship with his father after Arshad came out as a gay man, and also chronicles the wider story about young gay people fighting homophobia and “invisibility within South Asian and #Muslim  culture.” 
Montreal filmmaker Arshad Khan’s upcoming documentary film Abu is about his rocky relationship with his father after Arshad came out as a gay man, and also chronicles the wider story about young ga...
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My latest ‪#POPTART story on the +Montreal Gazette website: New #diva supergroup +First Ladies Of Disco Show LLC#disco   legends  Martha Wash, Evelyn “Champagne” King and Linda Clifford -
release their first single! ‪ #ShowSomeLove  
Dance divas Martha Wash, Evelyn "Champagne" King and Linda Clifford have formed the new diva super group First Ladies of Disco and released their first collaboration, the single Show Some Love. The...
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My latest ‪#‎7Days7Nights‬ column, previewing the very best to see and do in #Montreal  this week - from +David GUETTA to +Preservation Hall Jazz Band - in today's print and digital editions of the +Montreal Gazette 
Plus other top entertainment picks for the week ahead: superstar DJ David Guetta and last call on one-woman play Random.
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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 #POPTART story on the +Montreal Gazette  website: #Montreal author Alain Labonté finds peace at long last, on the eve of his April 24 appearance at the +Metropolis bleu International Literary Festival
Montreal publicist Alain Labonté left his small-town home of L'Avenir, Quebec (population barely 1,000) for the clichéd big-city-lights of Montreal at the age of 16 with big dreams. This week Labon...
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All Hail #JudyGarland ! My latest story on the +Montreal Gazette website: A fun interview with internationally-acclaimed British playwright Peter Quilter about his smash hit play "Judy Garland, la fin d’une étoile" (French adaptation of "End of the #Rainbow ") playing at  +La Compagnie Jean Duceppe 
Internationally-acclaimed British playwright Peter Quilter is visiting Montreal after attending the Théâtre Jean-Duceppe opening night of his musical Judy Garland, la fin d’une étoile, the French t...
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My latest story in the +Montreal Gazette: Interview with #Gay   #Montreal  filmmaker #ArshadKhan  about his documentary film #Abu which is about his rocky relationship with his father after Arshad came out as a gay man, and also chronicles the wider story about young gay people fighting homophobia and “invisibility within South Asian and #Muslim  culture.”
Montreal filmmaker Arshad Khan’s upcoming documentary film Abu is about his rocky relationship with his father after Arshad came out as a gay man, and also chronicles the wider story about young ga...
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My latest ‪#‎7Days7Nights‬ column, previewing the very best to see and do in #Montreal  this week - from +Bill Maher to #EngelbertHumperdinck   - in today's print and digital editions of the +Montreal Gazette 
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My latest piece for the +Tourisme Montréal blog, about the +Grévin Montréal  wax museum. Plus, #Montreal #LGBT #drag legend +Mado Lamotte​ tells me what it was REALLY like to model for her own wax statue! Plus +Lady Gaga, +Elton John, #Mika and others!
Big crowds are lining up to check out the wax mannequins, of such superstars as Michael Jackson and Celine Dion at the Grévin Montréal wax museum.
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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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"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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