April is here and that means the sun is starting to reappear across the country. As we were finishing up this issue, we took a short road trip to Los Angeles—our first since the launch of QLife. Russ attended the GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton and Garrett scoped out the hot spots around town, including brunch at Hamburger Mary’s (we hear there’s more to this story coming).
April brings us the debut of Ricky Martin at the all new Park Theater at Monte Carlo. This is the new must-see show in Las Vegas, but check the schedule, he’s only here on select weeks in June, July and September (it’s okay, when he’s not in town Cher probably is). It’s also bye bye Britney as the pop goddess announces her final dates ending on New Year’s Eve.
Later this month, Magic Mike Life takes the stage at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with a cast hand-picked by show producer Channing Tatum.
Michael Barbieri shares details on Tom Colicchio’s CRAFT in New York with reviews of both lunch and dinner.
April in Las Vegas also means AIDS Walk. Moving back to Town Square on April 23rd, there’s a new team joining the walk. Showing their true colors, one of the new Las Vegas Chick-Fil-A franchises has signed up to walk. We spend time with the owners to get their views on the LGBTQ boycott and steps they are taking in our community toward diversity and inclusion.
Mark your calendars for Dining Out for Life on April 27th. Local HIV/AIDS organizations benefit from your night on the town, including APLA Health in Los Angeles, Golden Rainbow in Las Vegas, and cities all across the country.
Just in case you can’t get enough of RuPaul’s Drag Race, we have interviews with Valentina and Jaymes Mansfield, with more on the way next month. We also launched our first webcast series “The Morning After” where guests recap each episode of Drag Race. The webcast streams on Facebook Live around 3pm EDT / Noon PDT every Saturday morning. Don’t forget to vote every day for your favorite queens at https//qlifemagazine.com/rpdr9.