Adam Lambert, last year’s “should-have-been winner” of American Idol, dazzled Red Robinson Show Theatre crowds, coming fresh off of his Japanese tour. The show in Coquitlam, BC, was a last -minute add-on as the show in Richmond, BC, another suburb of Vancouver, sold out in 10 minutes! How many Idol Alumni can say that???
A bit of a perfectionist, Adam who is a master of theatrical staging, took the time to “correct” the opening number – rather than letting it continue - as he felt it was ‘missing something’.
For those who follow his latest glam look – Adam was wearing a black satin jacket, striped shirt and rhinestone boots.
Adam has such a strong following in BC, not only with women but also with males, we believe is well on his way to international stardom.
Next week – Adam plans to return to Idol to mentor a handful of Idol hopefuls on their singing and performance skills.
Adam Lambert official website: http://www.adamofficial.com
Album: “For Your Entertainment” is available through I Tunes as well as directly through Adam’s website.
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[ABC announced this morning it is canceling Adam Lambert's appearance on night television with Jimmy Kimmel and also his scheduled New Year's Even performance. Post below is from posting for Los Angeles Times.]
ABC and Disney: There is a fine line between ‘decent’ and ‘indecent’ and gray areas are perceived through the eye of the beholder. No one has said ‘who asked or decided’ that Adam would sing “For Your Entertainment” as the song choice for the AMAs. That’s the first issue.
Secondly, had the song been better known, and the lyrics familiar to many, the viewers would have realised what the song was about and realised he was just ‘acting out the lyrics’ — think ‘gender neutral’ for the moment.
Older readers will remember old Broadway musicals-turned-movies of “Sweet Charity”, “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, and old Vaudeville-style silly skits from Benny Hill, Monty Python, and without researching – I think it was even early Milton Berle (?) that there was a lot of silly sexual innuendos happening. Go even earlier to Shakespeare skits in Shakespearean comedies – and in Shakespeare’s day the men played women’s roles – and there are many silly sexual innuendos, and men kissing men, lifting up men’s skirts, implied oral plays, etc.
Then, consider that the U.S., other than Muslim nations is probably the most-uptight nation in the world about this sort of thing.
I value ABC, and respect it and Disney, but common’ lighten up, please. Adam is so talented…why try to ruin his career? Can’t you just bring him and his packagers in for some career ‘guidance’ sessions or add an addendum to your contracts that insists on that song, or similar, not being performed on ABC shows – or any sexual type acting out?
But if you do, please add the women to the restriction, too. A standard is a standard. The standard shouldn’t just exist for gay men.
Lastly, a word of caution from someone who cares, take a moment and think about all the gay men in the Hollywood tv and film industry, all the powerful decision makers, realise everything good that they have contributed to the US film and tv culture, then think about whether you really want to have them turn away from ABC. All those gay men? They have a lot of straight friends who know how to flip the tv remote to NBC, CBS, or one of the cable networks. Can ABC survive on only the vote of children who should be in bed by 11pm on a school night, or the “morality-pushing” minority? It’s choices. My vote – just add an addendum to your contracts with Adam.
Then, ‘kiss and make up’.
In the news this morning, Liberty Counsel, that apparently wants to ride Adam Lambert’s coat-tails for publicity, has filed a suit against ABC for Adam’s performance at the televised live AMA awards. Liberty Counsel has taken issue saying that the show aired during family viewing times of 6-10pm and that there was ‘no warning’ about what was coming. Hmmm. Adam’s performance was at almost 11pm, and there were warnings throughout the show. Did the lawyers not “see” the show?
The “Today Show” canceled Adam’s appearance today, on rudely short notice…Lucky break for the “Early Show” – it milked Adam’s performance this morning throughout the two hours. Oddly, “Early Show” re-ran a clip of Madonna and Britney Spears in a hot lip-lock kiss, then immediately showed the AMA clip of Adam kissing his male keyboard player – AND PUT A FOG BUBBLE OVER THEIR FACES!!!!!
If Adam is ‘guilty’ of anything, it might be of ‘trusting his handlers, packagers, etc.’ For the past week, I have had the lyrics and music to “For Your Entertainment” and I happen to like the song. If anything, I don’t think Adam took the song’s theatrical display ‘far enough’. Coming from a ‘theatre filter’ and someone who already knows the lyrics – what was missing for me:
Rabbit Hole is a play about strong but suppressed emotions, richly portrayed by talented actors. A couple loses their small child who, in pursuit of his dog, blunders into the street and gets run over by a young driver. The play’s main theme is coping with that loss, while introducing various themes from a family history: an eccentric mother, rebellious daughter, proper sister, seemingly strong husband.
The beauty of Shanley’s writing is that he creates clearly defined, uncrossable lines, which are then tainted by an aura of uncertainty. Doubt shows the shaky ground on which we all stand when anyone in authority can accuse and persecute another person with or without just provocation. Doubt does not provide easy answers – it raises difficult questions and allows us the dignity to decide for ourselves.
Poster Boys is a great script which serves as a backdrop for a masterful play about vulnerability of human soul, fragile feelings, love and rejection. It is a strong statement about our society which takes away much more that it gives back, and may ultimately destroy the weak.
Age of Stupid, global warming film at Vancouver Film International Film Festival, leaves viewers ‘cold’. Rating “2″ out of possible “10″.