Shangela: The People’s Champion

In a RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season full of gag-worthy moments, the final twist that shut out front runner Shangela from the top 2 in favor of Kennedy Davenport and Trixie Mattel left some viewers floored and ignited a firestorm on social media. Shangela's journey from being the first eliminated queen on Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race to nearly snatching the All Stars 3 crown has been one filled with ups and downs, an incredible work ethic, fierce drive and determination, and through it all Shangela has never lost her superstar smile or sense of humor. We were
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14 Couples To Follow On Instagram – Valentine’s Day Edition

 We follow so many great accounts on Instagram and would like to share our jealousy with you on Valentine's Day! https://www.instagram.com/p/BdYy5yyh8zA/?taken-by=hellowolfgang https://www.instagram.com/p/BOatI0-hKYj/?taken-by=agoldenlion https://www.instagram.com/p/Bcn83w5HVaU/?taken-by=brybryespino https://www.instagram.com/p/Be8CFjWAzWW/?taken-by=dom_and_nick https://www.instagram.com/p/BYnUeMUn8g4/?taken-by=brandonality https://www.instagram.com/p/5kcxIkBgoX/?taken-by=seantorrington https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbz1T1VAGIo/?taken-by=ayo_sbj_


Like most folks between 2006 and 2018 you have consumed hours of vogue clips on Youtube & Instagram. You’ve tried to mimic Willi Ninjas duckwalk in your bedroom mirror and Sinia’s catwalk in socks on your living room floor. You may even lust to walk the ballroom floor one day. But where can you learn more, and most importantly from who? With so much misinformation about voguing on the net & the rise of vogue classes we decided to compile a list of actual performance legends and ball walkers who will help you get your TENz! Danielle Polanco ( @dannip18

Top 10 NYC Parties of 2017

Gogo Tuesdays @ POSH Hosted by Kedwin Zapata & Louis Loca Strut @ Acme Hosted by Deryck Todd Fi3bre Fridays @ ER Bar  Hosted by Yamil X & Chavis Freaknik Hosted by Eventbrice & Rick Star Something Special @ PUBLIC Arts Hosted by Frankie Sharp Magnetic Mondays @ Monster  Hosted DJ Nesto and Morgan Royel Do The Right Thing Thursdays @ The Ritz Hosted by Peppermint & Cazwell / DJ Scotty Rox Cafe con Crema @ Boxers HK Hosted by Manny and Yusef Playpen @ The Cock Mondays Hosted by Kareem Mcjagger Spunk @ Monster & Pieces Hosted by Luis

Origins Ball – Father Ryan Energi & Founder Ultraa Energi

TENz flew out to San Francisco this weekend for The Origins Ball presented by Father Ryan Energi & Founder Ultraa Energi. The ball kicked off to beats by the Legendary Vjuan Allure and LSS by Legend Dashaun Lanvin & Spiider 007 calling out Devine Chanel, Grandfather Hector Xtravaganza, George Mizrahi, Jocquese, Martha Chono-helsley , Shea Mizrahi, House of Infiniti and the House of Energi. Highlights of the ball included virgin vogue where married couple Daniel & Brandon battled the house down and made the crowd go crazy. They both went on to walk multiple categories with Brandon winning Bizarre. With


Frank Ocean celebrated his 30th birthday this weekend with a Paris Is Burning themed ball. Frank has seemly had a interest in ball culture for a bit as he sampled an audio clip of Crystal LaBeija from the film The Queen on a song from last year’s Endless. A week prior Frank popped in to Vogue Knights LA to check out the local Ballroom scene. For those wondering, YES! The ballroom gurls were in the building including: The House Of Labeija ( Kia Labeija, Leggoh Labeija, Derrick Labeija) DJ Mike Q,  Miss Shale St Laurent, Tre Rodeo, Trace Mizrahi, Hurricane Khan,Roxy

Ballroom Scene Goes Primetime with Ryan Murphy’s “Pose” on FX

Ryan Murphy and FX are making TV history with Pose, the 1980s-set drama pilot produced by the Feud and American Horror Story showrunner. Set in the 1980s, Pose looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world. The history-making actors are: MJ Rodriguez, who will play Blanca, is a theater and film actress who has appeared on Nurse Jackie, The Carrie Diaries, Luke Cage and was recently featured with Indya Moore (Angel) in Saturday Church at the Tribeca Film Festival. Dominique Jackson (Elektra) is a fashion model and icon in the
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House Legends Ultra Naté and Quentin Harris Unite in Black Stereo Faith

Ten years in the making, Ultra Naté and Quentin Harris’ Black Stereo Faith album presents a vibe-y, experimentally unapologetic and loose blend of R&B, house, rock and electronics.  It highlights Harris’ production and arrangement skills while offering a stylistic nod to the unvarnished passion of singer-songwriter Ultra Naté’s acclaimed 1990 debut, Blue Notes in The Basement. The dance floor icons waited on releasing dance mixes from the album.  “We wanted people to hear the originals in their intended forms first,” says Ultra Naté from her Baltimore studio.   “We needed to let the album breathe a bit; have some room
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