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Updated With Photos! The 6th Annual #MADONNAWORSHIP Night Plus Reinventions Benefit Concert For Anti-Violence Project!  08.02.14

Updated With Photos! The 6th Annual #MADONNAWORSHIP Night Plus Reinventions Benefit Concert For Anti-Violence Project! 08.02.14

“INCREDIBLE!” And that word still doesn’t come close to describe how I feel about last night! The 6th Annual ‪#‎MADONNAWORSHIP‬ Night was a magnificent success and I am so very proud! When I decided to upgrade the party and add an earlier show of Madonna covers and performances to benefit...
Chauncey Chat : Above And Beyond The Billboard With Corina!

Chauncey Chat : Above And Beyond The Billboard With Corina!

Now this is a Chauncey Chat dream come true!   Back in March, at the annual Dance Parade Showcase, we had the distinct pleasure of meeting a musical icon and one of our heroes by the name of Corina!    You may remember her hit songs from the late 80s though the...
The First Post Of 2014 'I Will Make Love' an original piece of prose by Chauncey Dandridge

The First Post Of 2014 ‘I Will Make Love’ an original piece of prose by Chauncey Dandridge

In this newest year, we have gotten off to a typically and traditionally languid start, but the wheels are turning and the cogs are causing the proper friction to get back on track. We spent the last few days of 2013 and the first few weeks of 2014 house sitting...
Self Inflicted #POEM2MEME Project Challenged Chauncey To Create One Poem Every Day!

Self Inflicted #POEM2MEME Project Challenged Chauncey To Create One Poem Every Day!

  Introducing The #POEM2MEME Project: “a poem a day keeps the doctor away” a self-inflicted collection/challenge of daily poetry/prose by Chauncey Dandridge transformed into memes to share…check out the regularly updated gallery here — at The House of Dandridge on Facebook Here is a sampling of #POEM2MEME entries from the...
Exploring Elsewhere : Drag King Legend and Stonewall Survivor Stormé DeLarverie

Exploring Elsewhere : Drag King Legend and Stonewall Survivor Stormé DeLarverie

Scouring the internet for something specific in theme or name or stumbling on interesting information, historical moments, amazing artistic movements by happenstance usually finds us in a wonderful learning experience and an introduction to something that inspires and intrigues.  It  is odd though when someone reports about something or someone...
Exploring Elsewhere : An Introduction to The Devotion Project from Filmmaker Tony Osso

Exploring Elsewhere : An Introduction to The Devotion Project from Filmmaker Tony Osso

We recently came across this fantastic short film series from The Devotion Project through the amazing app that is Flipboard and are so enamoured with it, we had to share it with the world.  Longtime friend Tony Osso is the filmmaker and mastermind behind the documentary project and we are...
Seeking New Columnists & Contributors as The House Of Dandridge Ventures Into Its 6th Year!

Seeking New Columnists & Contributors as The House Of Dandridge Ventures Into Its 6th Year!

  The House of Dandridge is still on the hunt for blog contributors as it ventures into its 6th year in business!   Do you have something to say but need a platform? Do you see a lot of live shows and/or off Broadway theatre you’d like to review? Do you...
On H.O.D. TV : The 1980s VHS Realness of "Perfect Systems" by Michael Ozone

On H.O.D. TV : The 1980s VHS Realness of “Perfect Systems” by Michael Ozone

We’ve been trying to get back into our original swing of things with our second H.O.D. TV post in a row!   Check out a whole page of quite creative, quirky, sometimes kinky and sometimes queer music videos and short films by visiting our H.O.D. TV Page aka “La Peliculatorium”...
On H.O.D. TV (Flashback) : Ping Pong Death Match Set To 'Bastard' by Metal On Metal

On H.O.D. TV (Flashback) : Ping Pong Death Match Set To ‘Bastard’ by Metal On Metal

check out this breathtaking and nailbiting inducing video i just found online….it’s sure to get your brain and blood electric! (first published on The H.O.D. on December 18, 2009) Czech owt… Watch: Rihanna &amp; Friends Twerk It Out to T-Pain [<b>Video</b>] – B. Scott <b>…</b> Taylor Swift Releases ‘The Last...
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Performers Announced For Dance Parade New York Season 9 LIFT OFF Launch Party Sunday, January 25th!  #livefreeanddance

Performers Announced For Dance Parade New York Season 9 LIFT OFF Launch Party Sunday, January 25th! #livefreeanddance

  Join us at Taj Lounge to Launch Dance Parade’s 2015 Campaign to Live Free and Dance! Click to get your $5 Advanced Ticket while they last… Meet the team and enjoy ‘Taste of the Dance Parade’ performances with drink specials and of course…DANCING! Music by Dance Parade’s very own DJ Chauncey D!   A...
A Promise To Get Back To Blogging...in the meantime check out #365of2015

A Promise To Get Back To Blogging…in the meantime check out #365of2015

Shamefully, we have fallen way behind in our blogging here at The H.O.D. and for that we apologize.  Big things are happening and we are making a promise to ourselves and any of you readers that are still out there to get back into the groove.   2015 is a year of exciting new adventures on...
(New Column!) Poli-Cart Potpourri : An Illustrated A to Z of Torture By Krent Able And Oscar Rickett

(New Column!) Poli-Cart Potpourri : An Illustrated A to Z of Torture By Krent Able And Oscar Rickett

An Illustrated A to Z of Torture By Krent Able, Words: Oscar Rickett Kicking off a brand new column called ‘POLI-CART POTPOURRI’ which will feature a gathering of recent political cartoons we’ve discovered while blogjogging and tumbling through, down and around the interwebs.   In light of (or is it ‘dark of’?) the recent release of...
'13 Years' A Collection of Original Poetry by Chauncey Dandridge Written Thirteen Years Apart

’13 Years’ A Collection of Original Poetry by Chauncey Dandridge Written Thirteen Years Apart

Hello!   We are very excited to announce that we recently relocated The H.O.D. to the South Bronx!   More details on that later,  for now let’s get down to the quirky reason we are here right now…a blog post.   Naturally during a pre-move packup and the ensuing loveliness of putting things where they belong in your...
Satirical Illustrations Show The Lives And Struggles People Face Today by John Holcroft

Satirical Illustrations Show The Lives And Struggles People Face Today by John Holcroft

Satirical Illustrations Show The Lives And Struggles People Face Today UK-based illustrator John Holcroft has created a series of satirical artworks that comment on the lives and struggles of modern life. How many of these can you relate to?   We know we feel a few of them…let us know in the comments below.   Czech...
Celebrate A Dozen Years Of DJ Chauncey D Thursday, November 20th @ The Stonewall Inn!

Celebrate A Dozen Years Of DJ Chauncey D Thursday, November 20th @ The Stonewall Inn!

  The one and only DJ Chauncey D celebrates twelve years in the business this coming week and is celebrating on Thursday, November 20th at Stonewall Inn with two amazing back to back shows followed by an all night dance party! JENNIFER TONIGHT 7pm LOGAN HARDCORE’S THROWDOWN 9pm   ALL NIGHT DANCE PARTY with DJ...
Sobel Nation's Coffee Klotch Episode 3 : Cold Outside,  Warm Inside!

Sobel Nation’s Coffee Klotch Episode 3 : Cold Outside, Warm Inside!

Welcome to another exciting issue of Sobel Promotions‘ () Coffee Klotch. The weather is getting cold, but the news will warm things up! Making her The Stonewall Inn Debut this Tuesday November 18th at 9:00 pm (Admission $5 at the door) is the one and only DeVonde performing in front of a live band! DeVonde...
Download & Enjoy!  DJ Chauncey D : BRIMSTONE MISCHIEF (Recorded Live @ Stonewall 10.30.14)

Download & Enjoy! DJ Chauncey D : BRIMSTONE MISCHIEF (Recorded Live @ Stonewall 10.30.14)

DJ Chauncey D was in a playful and devilish mood when he recorded this live set at The Stonewall Inn on Thursday, October 30th. Featuring tracks that celebrate the classic house sound of the 90s, a high energy crescendo and a sexy cool down finale, this mix is pure brimstone! Enjoy! Become a fan at...
"Your Mouth's A Roller Coaster" at Prince St. Project Space Opening Reception Friday, November 7th

“Your Mouth’s A Roller Coaster” at Prince St. Project Space Opening Reception Friday, November 7th

“Your Mouth’s A Roller Coaster” Visceral Imagery From The Basement by Chuck Nitzberg and Dan Romer   The NYC art world is a big place but there are still opportunities to mix an mingle and meet some amazing artists and people who you can call friends.  Dan Romer and Chuck Nitzberg certainly fit that description. ...
From The New Bi-Weekly 'Coffee Klotch' : Another Bunch Of Busy Weeks For Sobel Nation Artists!

From The New Bi-Weekly ‘Coffee Klotch’ : Another Bunch Of Busy Weeks For Sobel Nation Artists!

Welcome to another edition of Sobel Promotion’s (www.sobelpromotions.com) Coffee Klotch. Another busy week for Sobel Nation artists so lets get started! Andrea Carnell was back in fine form at her performance at The Stonewall Inn. Doing three costume changes, she put on a show to remember! Coming by to cheer her on was Warren Gluck,...
The House Of Dandridge Presents... COBY KOEHL Birthday Show LIVE @ Stonewall Inn 11.11.14

The House Of Dandridge Presents… COBY KOEHL Birthday Show LIVE @ Stonewall Inn 11.11.14

Born to sing…the amazing Coby Koehl celebrates his birthday every year doing what he does best : SINGING! Come on out and experience the magic on 11.11 in the upstairs cabaret room at the legendary Stonewall Inn! COBY KOEHL BIRTHDAY SHOW Tuesday, November 11th Upstairs at Stonewall Inn! Showtime 8pm! COBY KOEHL – vocals ENTRFIED...
Introducing A Brand New Weekly Column On The H.O.D. : 'Coffee Klotch' From Sobel Promotions!

Introducing A Brand New Weekly Column On The H.O.D. : ‘Coffee Klotch’ From Sobel Promotions!

Welcome to the first issue of Sobel Promotions (www.sobelpromotions.com) “Coffee Klotch.” In this weekly blog we will discuss what is happening with members of the Sobel Nation Family both professionally and personally. It is a way to keep up to date with the many happenings and get up close and personal with some of the...
Kick Off Halloween Week With Beardonna, Stonewall and Wigs... Oh My!   Saturday, October 25th

Kick Off Halloween Week With Beardonna, Stonewall and Wigs… Oh My! Saturday, October 25th

Kick off your Halloween week at Stonewall on Saturday, October 25th with a night full of shows, parodies, wigs and a fundraiser!   First up at 8pm in the upstairs cabaret room is the one and only BEARDONNA and his BIG ASS HALLOWEEN PARODY POWER HOUR with special guests Ari Kiki and Kareen McJagger! The...
4 The Foyer : The Creepy Kids Of The Godfather Of Pop Surrealism, Mark Ryden

4 The Foyer : The Creepy Kids Of The Godfather Of Pop Surrealism, Mark Ryden

The Creepy Kids Of Mark Ryden We recently discovered the amazingly macabre and gloriously unsettling political works of Mark Ryden while blogjogging late one night on Tumblr and fell in love!   His artwork is a delivious blend of the eerie existential and childlike innocence that completely shakes up your imagination and transports you to...
Liquid Sound Lounge Day of the Dead All Souls Day Soulful House Dance Boat Party!

Liquid Sound Lounge Day of the Dead All Souls Day Soulful House Dance Boat Party!

Liquid Sound Lounge Day of the Dead All Souls Day Soulful House Dance Boat Party! For people who love uplifting, soulful dance music with a very live+electronic fusion from afro to funky to groovy to tech laden with vocals and taken to another level with live flavors, this is a dance party for you. For...
SOBEL NATION Kicks Off Series Of Star-Studded Shows At Stonewall Tuesday, October 14th With Andrea Carnell!

SOBEL NATION Kicks Off Series Of Star-Studded Shows At Stonewall Tuesday, October 14th With Andrea Carnell!

SOBEL NATION Kicks Off A Brand New Series Of Shows At The Lengendary Stonewall Inn Tuesday, October 14th With Andrea Carnell! Showtime 9pm $5 Cover Upstairs at THE STONEWALL INN 53 Christopher Street in the heart of the West Village, NYC! Andrea Carnell, has been singing and writing music since the age of fourteen. In...
Chauncey Chat : The Secrets To Staying Fresh With CAZWELL

Chauncey Chat : The Secrets To Staying Fresh With CAZWELL

For this edition of Chauncey Chat, we had the opportunity to sit down and have a talk with none other than CAZWELL!   The newest album from the NYC rapper and nightlife staple ‘Hard 2 B Fresh’ is out now!  We spent some time discussing his creative process, what makes him laugh, who he likes to...
Days Left To Help Make 20th Anniversary Edition of ENCYCLOPEDIA MADONNICA Happen!

Days Left To Help Make 20th Anniversary Edition of ENCYCLOPEDIA MADONNICA Happen!

We finally had the distinct pleasure of finally meeting Matthew Rettenmund during Madonna’s MDNA Era.  We were certainly an owner and fan of the original 1995 Edition of ENCYCLOPEDIA MADONNICA as well as an avid reader of his website BOY CULTURE.   We were so excited to be connected to such a legend in the Madonna...
Do Something : March Against Capitalism Wednesday, October 8th at Noon In Columbus Circle

Do Something : March Against Capitalism Wednesday, October 8th at Noon In Columbus Circle

Protest Gilead and Capitalist Greed at the World Business Forum In NYC October 8th Gilead and the rest of Big Pharma will be celebrating themselves and the system of the 1% that allows Gilead to charge $84,000 a year for their new Hepatitis C drug. This is unacceptable.  Join ACTUP NY and ACTUP BOSTON on...
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