Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2021-09-01
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  PRESS RELEASES

10th Annual Windy City Gay Idol FINALS June 16th
From a news release
2012-06-13

This article shared 17762 times since Wed Jun 13, 2012
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


CHICAGO - Windy City Gay Idol, now in its 10th year, will crown a new Gay Idol Saturday, June 16 at Sidetrack, 3349 N Halsted, with doors open at 2 p.m., show at 3 p.m. The largest annual search for the best amateur gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered singers in the Chicago area ends after three months of events with 12 finalists competing for the title of the 2012 Windy City Gay Idol.

Print out the finalist roundup at: www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/WCT_20110613_idolballot.pdf .

Windy City Gay Idol is produced by Windy City Times and Windy City Media Group. Idol winners have gone on to sing at Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, Market Days and at festivals in Illinois, Indiana, Milwaukee, and Toronto. Plus the Windy City Gay Idol Finals in 2008 featured a then-unknown Lady Gaga as a guest performer.

Audience votes determine the Idol winner. A panel of judges will provide feedback throughout the event. Judges include: Movie Critic, Writer/Performer, and Film Director Richard Knight, Jr. (director of upcoming feature film Scrooge & Marley), Meghan Murphy (local cabaret diva) and writer/personality Jerry Nunn (national columnist of Nunn on the Run).

The Windy City Gay Idol winner will be awarded $1,000 cash, a dream vacation to Vancouver (courtesy of Tourism Vancouver and American Airlines), tickets to Madonna in her Chicago concert (courtesy of Smirnoff), theater tickets, and more. Plus they win the coveted title of Windy City Gay Idol 2012.

Audience members will win big as well at the Finals. One audience member at the Semifinals will win a trip for two to Vancouver. Others will win tickets to Rock of Ages (courtesy of Broadway in Chicago), Cubs tickets, Chicago Sky tickets, and other exciting Chicago theater events.

Guest performer at the Finals include the new hot group Chicago Cabaret Project, Burlesque darlings Frenchie Kiss and May Oui, and 2011's Windy City Gay Idol TJ Chernick.

There is a $10 cover, which includes a free drink ticket. And all audience members are entered to win prizes.

The 2012 Windy City Gay Idol is produced by Windy City Media Group alongside its Premium sponsor, Smirnoff Vodka. Other Sponsors include: Creaoke, Tourism Vancouver, Vancouver Coast & Mountains, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle, Speed Pro Imaging, Broadway in Chicago, and American Airlines.

Participating 2012 bars include: Jackhammer, The Glenwood, The Call, Crew, Spin, DS Tequila, T's, Touche, The Closet, Roscoe's and Sidetrack.

ABOUT THE IDOL COMPETITION:

Windy City Gay Idol 2012 preliminary competitions were held one night only at different bars. As many as 20 participants sang at each venue, where all contestants competed for the chance to advance to the finals Saturday, June 16 at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted. Results from every preliminary, semi-final and final event come from audience votes. Votes from friends, family and audience members hopefully land them on the stage at the finals.

With more than $5,000 in cash and prizes, all contestants will face local celebrity judges that include singers, DJs, actors, talent and casting agents, and others familiar with the performance arena.

Complete rules and regulations at www.WindyCityMediaGroup.com

Windy City Media Group (WCMG) produces Windy City Times, Nightspots, OUT! Resource Guide, Identity online, WindyCityQueercast.com and QueerTVNetwork.com . WCMG is also the producer of these annual events: Windy City Gay Idol, Gays Got Talent, 30 Under 30 and the Windy City Times Theater Series. To download all of our products visit www.windycitymediagroup.com . Send questions to publisher@windycitymediagroup.com or call (773) 871-7610.

Contact: Cynthia Holmes, Promotions Director

WCMGpromotions@gmail.com 734-834-0491


This article shared 17762 times since Wed Jun 13, 2012
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

MCA to showcase Justin Vivian Bond on Oct. 30
2021-10-25
On Saturday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m., The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., will present "Music Talk: Justin Vivian Bond and Jim Hodges," featuring singer-songwriter, author, painter, performance artist and actor Mx. ...


Gay News

REVIEW Randy Rainbow tackles politics, shows talent at The Chicago Theatre
2021-10-24
YouTube sensation Randy Rainbow brought The Pink Glasses Tour to The Chicago Theatre on Oct. 22. Best known for videos that parody musical numbers with a focus on politics, the heavily curated show began with a ...


Gay News

MUSIC Indie band Fleece is queering country
2021-10-24
Eight years ago, gay songwriter and lead singer Matt Rogers and his friend, bisexual drummer Ethan Soil, founded Montreal quartet Fleece. A few years later, bisexual vocalist Megan Ennenberg and straight man Jameson Daniel—who are both ...


Gay News

MUSIC Elton John's 'The Lockdown Sessions' now out
2021-10-22
Elton John's The Lockdown Sessions is now out, courtesy of Interscope Records. An album of collaborations recorded remotely over the last 18 months, The Lockdown Sessions features UK #1 single "Cold Heart (PNAU remix)," with Dua ...


Gay News

THEATER E. Faye Butler to star in 'Fannie' Oct. 25-Nov. 14
2021-10-21
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., will host the run of Cheryl L. West's Fannie (The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer), which will run Oct. 25-Nov. 14. E. Faye Butler stars as U.S. civil-rights ...


Gay News

Lyric Opera presenting 'Florencia en el Amazonas' Nov. 13-28
2021-10-21
During Nov. 13-28, Lyric Opera of Chicago will run the company premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas—the first Spanish-language work to be presented as part of Lyric's mainstage opera season. There will be evening performances on ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ Superman, TheWrap, Oscar Wilde, Billy Porter, Cher, 'Dragula'
2021-10-17
The ongoing comic Superman: Son of Kal-El, by writer Tom Taylor and artist John Timms, launched in July and saw Jon Kent officially take up the mantle of the Man of Steel now that his father, ...


Gay News

CIFF, featuring LGBTQ+ films, running through Oct. 24
2021-10-15
North America's longest-running competitive film festival, this year's event expands throughout Chicago with presentations at venues across the city, including at AMC River East 21; the Music Box Theatre; the Gene Siskel Film Center; special drive ...


Gay News

MUSICALS 'Pretty Woman' tickets go on sale Oct. 15
2021-10-15
After a pre-Broadway run in Chicago and being on Broadway, Pretty Woman: The Musical, based on one of Hollywood's most beloved romantic stories of all time, returns to Chicago. The production will run at the CIBC ...


Gay News

'Tapping into Ca$h' : CaSera Heining lives double life as DJ Ca$h Era and radio producer
2021-10-14
Minutes before DJ Ca$h Era hosted Lollapalooza's first drag show, the Black queer woman behind the stage name was pacing nervously behind the scenes and listening to a drag queen animatedly remind her they were "making ...


Gay News

MUSIC Janis Ian's last Chicago concert May 14
2021-10-13
In what is being advertised as her last concert in Chicago, LGBTQ singer Janis Ian will be performing at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 8 p.m. Tickets ($48-$50) will ...


Gay News

THEATER 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' running through Nov. 6
2021-10-12
Black Button Eyes Productions is welcoming back live audiences with the popular internet musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog—an authorized fan production to benefit the Chicago charity Season of Concern—playing through ...


Gay News

Lyric Opera running seven performances of 'The Magic Flute' Nov. 3-27
2021-10-11
Lyric Opera of Chicago is running seven performances of The Magic Flute, Mozart's final opera, on Nov. 3-27. There will be performances at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3; matinees on Nov. 7, 11, 14 and 17, ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ 'Drag Race' winners, Playboy, punk band, The Dinah, Daniel Craig
2021-10-10
Video below - As part of VH1's #LGBTQHerstoryMonth project, five winners from the RuPaul's Drag Race winner's circle—season one's BeBe Zahara Benet, All Stars 4 winner Monet X Change, season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, season 12 victor Jaida Essence ...


Gay News

Madonna's latest concert film, Madame X, now out
2021-10-09
The concept film to Madonna's acclaimed Madame X Tour has debuted in the United States Latin America, Australia, the Nordics and Canada exclusively on Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS. Fans outside these markets can watch ...


 



Copyright © 2021 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.