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Trapped in the Booth: The Plight of the Working Stiff DJ

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

Here's a fun game: Tell people you're a DJ. Then sit back, and watch them venture down a K-hole of astonishment, curiosity and, often times, only thinly-veiled pity.

5 Apps You Need to Have a Remarkable Night Out in NYC

Party Earth | Posted 08.25.2014 | New York
Party Earth

We compiled the following list of must-have apps so you can go out in NYC like a pro. But be warned: By downloading these apps, you will plan less and party more. Are you sure you're ready for that?

James Nichols

After Dark: Erickatoure Aviance, Artist And Nightlife Personality

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices

This is the fifteenth installment in HuffPost Gay Voices Associate Editor James Nichols' ongoing series "After Dark: NYC Nightlife Today And Days Past...

James Nichols

After Dark: one-half NelSon, Artist And Nightlife Personality

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices

This is the fourteenth installment in HuffPost Gay Voices Associate Editor James Nichols' ongoing series "After Dark: NYC Nightlife Today And Days Pas...

James Nichols

After Dark: Jayne County, Transgender Musician And Nightlife Icon

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices

This is the thirteenth installment in HuffPost Gay Voices Associate Editor James Nichols' ongoing series "After Dark: NYC Nightlife Today And Days Pas...

Trapped in the Booth: A DJ Set With the Fountain of Youth

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

Disclaimer: This is a semi-fictionalized version of my all-too-real experiences working as a DJ in New York City. Most of the names of venues, organiz...

James Nichols

After Dark: Domonique Echeverria, Fashion Designer And Nightlife Personality

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices

This is the twelfth installment in HuffPost Gay Voices Associate Editor James Nichols' ongoing series "After Dark: NYC Nightlife Today And Days Past" ...

9 Summer Cocktail Recipes From NYC's Top Bartenders

Claudia Gatsby | Posted 08.01.2014 | Taste
Claudia Gatsby

I taste-tested tons of cocktails (shout out to my liver: thanks for taking it all in stride) and selected the most killer drinks in town.

Bachelor Parties for Guys Over 40 Should Be Against the Law

David Fagin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy
David Fagin

The Bachelor Party. A time-honored tradition of male-bonding in which a group of friends wish "Bon Voyage" to their lucky - or unlucky - friend about to take the plunge into matrimony, by drinking more than they ever have.

Long Beach Dining: Two New Places, One Obvious Choice

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

While I maintain the food at the Federal is good, some of it great even, I have grown partial to Chef Katherine Humphus creations at Bo-Beau.

Daughtry and Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour: Rock Rolls at the Greek Theatre

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

In 1986, Chris Daughtry was seven-years-old when John Rzeznik and Robby Takac were releasing their first album as the Goo Goo Dolls; yet here he and his band were, co-headlining with the Goo Goo Dolls on a warm summer's night at Los Angeles' Griffith Park's outdoor venue, Nederlander's Greek Theatre.

OTP's Guide to Partying Your Ass Off in Madeira

Off Track Planet | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

A Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira adds flavor to its Mediterranean seasonings by smothering itself in booze, soaking in year-round warm weather and setting it all ablaze with the world's greatest fireworks show.

Once Tour at Pantages: The Dreamer, The Muse, The Music

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Perhaps Once will remind Broadway producers that you don't have to spend $400 million on a production to bring in audiences and win acclaim.

The Trials and Travails of Life as a Pocket Gay

Blake McIver | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Blake McIver

In the male homosexual community, we love to label and categorize and organize each other as if we are in a never-ending high school biology class. But there is one category that seems to override any other for those who belong to it.

Trapped in the Booth: PT 3

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

When I first started out in nightlife, nothing sounded more grisly to me than the words "Wedding DJ." Early on my sister suggested I take this route and I recoiled in disgust. "Why don't I just be a Funeral DJ," I suggested flippantly. "I have more in common with a rotting corpse than a blushing bride, anyway."

Burlesque Dancers, Cirque du Soleil Performances and Energizing DJs: An Inside Look at Miami's E11EVEN

JustLuxe | Posted 07.15.2014 | Miami
JustLuxe

Like most people, I am curious by nature and thrive on the allure of the forbidden. The naughty and the unmentionable is something that is not easil...

Stylification Series: Featuring Tamsin Lonsdale

Golriz Moeini | Posted 07.05.2014 | Style
Golriz Moeini

Tamsin Lonsdale, is most definitely not like any ordinary English rose. She is undeniably beyond intelligent, worldly by definition, unique and strikingly beautiful, jet-setting socialite with impeccable taste, witty as you'd expect from a refined English girl to be but yet she remains humble.

Jersey Boys: Forget The Film, See It On Stage

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

OK, I didn't want to see Jersey Boys, the play or movie. It just seemed like something my mom would have loved, and since I don't have one Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons song in my music library, I thought, meh. Well, smack me on the forehead and call me an idiot.

NY's Beautique Aims for a Glam Crowd and Fine Cuisine

John Mariani | Posted 07.01.2014 | Style
John Mariani

I've long admired the work of Chef Craig Hopson, first at One If by Land, then at Le Cirque, so I was happy to hear he was back behind the stoves, this time at a swanky new 125-seat restaurant with a too-cutesy name, set in the belly of a building across from the Plaza Hotel and next to the venerable Paris movie theater.

Trapped in the Booth: Part 2

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

I have an especially bone-chilling list on Twitter that I drunkenly dubbed "Nightlife Hellhole." Usually I avoid it at all costs, for "Nightlife Hellhole" is just what it sounds like - a dingy inferno of delusion, dashed dreams, desperation and despair

OTP's Guide to Partying Your Ass Off in: Florence

Off Track Planet | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

When you've had it up to here with ancient fine art, stumble around on the cobblestone to discover the party side of Florence. Photo by: gigi galiazz...

Vintage Shops and Gothic Rock in Toronto

La Carmina | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
La Carmina

The "Scott Pilgrim" movie showed a different side of Toronto: twenty-somethings in vintage clothes and neon hair, rocking out at indie concerts. On a ...

James Nichols

After Dark: Meet NYC's Muffinhead, Artist And Nightlife Personality

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 06.07.2014 | Gay Voices

This is the fourth installment in HuffPost Gay Voices Associate Editor James Nichols' ongoing series "After Dark: NYC Nightlife Today And Days Past" t...

Jams of New York: From the Subway to the Stage

Party Earth | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Party Earth

In the city that never sleeps, the sounds of the city never cease either. Subway artists, bold enough to perform by themselves for hours on end for a fleeting crowd that generally has no interest in hearing them, contribute greatly to the everyday NYC experience.

OK Magazines So Sexy Reality TV Smorgasbord

Tom Murro | Posted 08.02.2014 | New York
Tom Murro

A porn star, Housewives, Mob Wives, and a pageant queen all in the same room, what more could you want from a Wednesday night?