Happy Birthday, Alan Cumming

Posted by The G on January 27, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

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Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming

Happy birthday to actor/singer Alan Cumming who was born on this day, January 27.  In addition to being a great actor, when Alan Cumming performs his one man show, it’s a must see!  He’s got a great voice and the anecdotes he tells in between songs are hysterical.  Mostly by dumb luck, he says, he’s gotten the chance to perform inside of the biggest concert halls in the world.  He’s had in person encounters with the celebrity A list, which he recounts during his performances, he does a great deal of charity work and he’s a really cool guy!  Happy birthday Alan!

Poetry and the Creative Mind: An All-Star Event

Posted by The G on April 21, 2010 under G Reviews | 12 Comments to Read

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From left: Matt Dillon, Jhumpa Lahiri, Julian Schnabel, Sting and Meryl Streep

To celebrate National Poetry Month, The Academy of American Poets presented the 8th Annual program Poetry and the Creative Mind at Alice Tulley Hall in New York on April 20, 2010.  The all-star event was mind-blowing, to say the least.

From left: Frank Bidart, Gabriel Byrne, Roseanne Cash, Alan Cumming.

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Alan Cumming live at the Highline Ballroom

Posted by The G on October 26, 2009 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming

You all know Alan Cumming from his roles in such films as Eyes Wide Shut, The Flinstones and X-Men, but did you know he has one helluva singing voice too? Covering a songbook that spanned from Brecht to Mika back to Dolly Parton and Frank Sinatra, Alan Cumming was celebrating the release of his new CD “I Bought A Blue Car Today.”  The one-night only show was a benefit to raise money for Empire State Pride Agenda, which fights for gay rights in the New York area.

In between songs, he told the sold-out crowd hilarious stories of a time when his lack of knowledge of Americana culture got him into trouble.  For example, at a show once, he needed someone to get up and dance with him and the crowd wasn’t biting, so he pulled an older gentleman out of the crowd and said “get up here, grandpa!”  It turns out, that man was legend Walter Cronkite. Years later at an event, he ran into him again and Cronkite went up to him and asked “do you wanna dance?”

He also told a story of meeting dance legend Ann Miller who complimented him on his role in the film “Eyes Wide Shut.”  When he told the 80 year old actress that he is only in the movie for about 5 minutes, Miller quickly came back with, “I hear the uncensored European version has a lot more pussy in it.”

He also set the rumour straight that he did not have an affair with singer Mika.  Damn!

As you can imagine, everyone in the Highline Ballroom had a great evening!  Best of all, it was for a great cause. Please donate if you can. One day we’ll all have equal rights!

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G Meets Alan Cumming

Posted by The G on July 30, 2009 under Encounters with G | 2 Comments to Read

Prior to the Michael Jackson tribute concert, I had the pleasure of meeting the fabulous Alan Cumming.  He was nice enough to take a photo with me, and he even took the photo himself!  We’re not worthy!  But we’re very appreciative!

Alan Cumming and G.  Photo by Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming and G. Photo by Alan Cumming

Our Hit Parade – Michael Jackson Tribute

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Tonight at Joe’s Pub in New York’s East Village, all of our favorite stars got together for Our Hit Parade to perform a tribute concert to our dearly departed Michael Jackson.  Grade A performers Lady Rizo, Murray Hill, Amber Martin, Neal Medlyn, Bridget Everett and of course, Alan Cumming were all on stage to perform renditions of their favorite Michael Jackson songs.

Lady Rizo performs "Beat It"

Lady Rizo performs "Beat It"

Alan Cumming performs "You Are Not Alone" and "Smile"

Alan Cumming performs "You Are Not Alone" and "Smile"

Amber Martin performs "Wanna Be Startin' Something"

Amber Martin performs "Wanna Be Startin' Something"

Neal Medlyn perfomrs "Black or White"

Neal Medlyn perfomrs "Black or White"

Bridget Everett and Murray Hill

Bridget Everett and Murray Hill

The grand finale - "We Are The World"

The grand finale - "We Are The World"

Sha-mon!

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