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“Man is the cruelest animal. At tragedies, bullfights, and crucifixions he has so far felt best on earth; and when he invented hell for himself, behold, that was his very heaven.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

'ILLUMINATI' Madonna #RebelHeart Release Party An 'Iconic' Success!  Check Out Megamix By DJ Chauncey D!

‘ILLUMINATI’ Madonna #RebelHeart Release Party An ‘Iconic’ Success! Check Out Megamix By DJ Chauncey D!

  The House Of Dandridge Presented “ILLUMINATI” A Madonna Rebel Heart Release Party at The Stonewall Inn in New York City on Saturday, March 7th! Approximately 300 rebel hearts came through to celebrate the release of The Queen Of Pop’s 13th studio album. The night featured performances by SIRPAUL, Matt...
Chauncey Chat : A Daring Saunter Into The Uncanny Universe Of Dandy Darkly And His "Pussy Panic"

Chauncey Chat : A Daring Saunter Into The Uncanny Universe Of Dandy Darkly And His “Pussy Panic”

Chauncey Chat : A Daring Saunter Into The Uncanny Universe Of Dandy Darkly And His “Pussy Panic” (Well that headline was surely a mouthful!)  The Chauncey Chat Revolution has been picking up steam lately and with this installment we find ourselves in the company of one of the most unique...
'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...
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...
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...
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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Use Your Powers For Good! CANDY SAMPLES LIVE @ The Duplex Saturday, May 9th

Use Your Powers For Good! CANDY SAMPLES LIVE @ The Duplex Saturday, May 9th

  Use Your Powers For Good! CANDY SAMPLES LIVE @ The Duplex Saturday, May 9th Benefit Concert for the CandyWrappers 2015 New York AIDS Walk Team.   That singing/songwriting drag phenomenon, Candy Samples is back along with collaborator Jesse Sklar on guitar belting out her original hits that NYC audiences have come to love. Always...
Fire Island  Heats Up With 1st Annual Bear Weekend June 5th-7th!

Fire Island Heats Up With 1st Annual Bear Weekend June 5th-7th!

The 1st Annual Fire Island Bear Weekend 2015 Friday, June 5th through June 7th!   Shane Tate and SCRUFF bring the first annual BEAR WEEKEND to Fire Island June 5th, 6th and 7th with events in both Cherry Grove and the Pines. Daniel Nardicio brings his world famous  UNDERWEAR Party BEARDS and BEARS edition to...
The 7th Annual Urban Bear Weekend Takes Manhattan May 14th-17th!  Click for full schedule!

The 7th Annual Urban Bear Weekend Takes Manhattan May 14th-17th! Click for full schedule!

Schedule of Events Thursday, May 14 6:00 pm ‘Stache Bash Kick Off Party @ Julius Bar & Grill 10:00 pm Code + Kink—The Urban Bear Leather/Fetish Party @ The Eagle NYC Friday, May 15 10:00 pm The Underbear Party @ RockBar Saturday, May 16 2:00 pm Bear Invasion: The 9th Ave International Food Festival NYC...
Legends Of Ballet, Bhangra And The Disability Movement : Dance Parade 2015 Grand Marshals Announced!

Legends Of Ballet, Bhangra And The Disability Movement : Dance Parade 2015 Grand Marshals Announced!

  9TH ANNUAL DANCE PARADE GRAND MARSHALS ANNOUNCED: LEGENDS OF BALLET, BHANGRA AND THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT New York, March 17th 2015 – Four Grand Marshals will cut the ribbon at 1pm on Saturday May 16th, 2015, releasing 10,000 dancers down Broadway as part of New York City’s 9th Annual Dance Parade and Festival. The four...
The House Of Dandridge Presents... "The Francesco Show : LUMBERSEXUALITY" Saturday, March 28th At The Stonewall Inn

The House Of Dandridge Presents… “The Francesco Show : LUMBERSEXUALITY” Saturday, March 28th At The Stonewall Inn

  Are you a #FANCESCO? Are you #LUMBERSEXUAL? Saturday, March 28th @ THE STONEWALL INN Doors Open 7pm Music by DJ Chauncey D Showtime 8pm $10.00 Cover 2 Drink Minimum 21+ FRANCESCO PALADINO NICKY SUNSHINE VERNITA BOSTICK as well as an extremely rare stand up comedy performance by CHAUNCEY DANDRIDGE! Dress code : LUMBERSEXUAL Photo...
Annual 'Taste Of Dance Parade' Showcase Returns To Dixon Place Sunday, April 12th

Annual ‘Taste Of Dance Parade’ Showcase Returns To Dixon Place Sunday, April 12th

    Join Dance Parade for this magical evening to inspire dance through the celebration of diversity featuring a curated selection of performances from groups appearing in the upcoming 9th Annual Dance Parade and Festival on Saturday, May 16th Reception 6pm, Dance Performances 7pm Advanced Tickets $20; $25 at the door VIP Seating $100 (includes...
4 The Foyer : The Exciting 'Neighborhood' of Sanda Anderlon

4 The Foyer : The Exciting ‘Neighborhood’ of Sanda Anderlon

Sandra Anderlon: Neighbourhood The collage art movement has seemingly exploded over the last few years and among the many brilliant artists in that scene,  we are totally enamored with the work of Sanda Anderlon. We discovered her work at one of our favourite tumblr sites ‘Dark Silence In Suburbia’ Her work is obviously extraordinary and...
On H.O.D. TV : London Is Burning! "S T A N C E" by Joseph Wilson

On H.O.D. TV : London Is Burning! “S T A N C E” by Joseph Wilson

S T A N C E London is BURNING!   We stumbled across this insanely amazing video “S T A N C E” by Joseph Wilson filmed at The Repton Boxing Club in East London and were so mesmerized by it we had to share.  These kids are LIVING!   Not much more explanation necessary…just watch! S...
On H.O.D. TV : Trailer For A Remake Of Gore Vidal's CALIGULA by #FRANCESCOVEZZOLI

On H.O.D. TV : Trailer For A Remake Of Gore Vidal’s CALIGULA by #FRANCESCOVEZZOLI

  You are simply not ready for this brilliance!   Franceso Vezzoli’s art project ‘Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal’s Caligula” from 2005 will completely blow you mind with an insanely amazing cast of cameos and performances that will surprise you including the one and only Dame Helen Mirren and a ferocious final scene from...
Another Tumblr Tumble : Featuring The Fantasy World Within The Surreal Collages by Eugenia Loli

Another Tumblr Tumble : Featuring The Fantasy World Within The Surreal Collages by Eugenia Loli

We stumbled upon these fantastic collages from Eugenia Loli while taking a stroll through Tumblr via Wil Wheaton’s blog there.   Yes…that Wil Wheaton.  Eugenia takes the magic of the collage to a higher level that separates her from her peers.  The depth and imagination of her work is astounding and we were forced to share...
"ILLUMINATI" Madonna #RebelHeart Release Party At The Legendary Stonewall Inn Saturday, March 7th

“ILLUMINATI” Madonna #RebelHeart Release Party At The Legendary Stonewall Inn Saturday, March 7th

BREAKING NEWS! If you were at ‪#‎MADONNAWORSHIP‬ last August, you’re surely aware of his brilliance, the one and only SIRPAUL will be headlining at ‘ILLUMINATI’ with a stellar, rebel heart style performance on Saturday, March 7th! What will he perform? Be there to find out! www.sirpaul.com Photo by Michael Young     REBEL HEARTS UNITE!...
A Personal Eulogy For George Rojas,  The Patron Saint Of Housing Works Thrift Shop

A Personal Eulogy For George Rojas, The Patron Saint Of Housing Works Thrift Shop

Attended a memorial this evening for George Rojas, a volunteer at Housing Works Thrift Shop for about 20 years.  This was a wristwatch he had given me a few years ago that I will always cherish. George was one of the first volunteers I had met during my first stint at the Upper East Side...
Chauncey Chat : Matt Knife,  The Pied Piper Of NYC's "Homo Erectus" Boylesque

Chauncey Chat : Matt Knife, The Pied Piper Of NYC’s “Homo Erectus” Boylesque

  We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Matt Knife,  the man responsible for one of New York City’s very first monthly boylesque shows to descend upon Gotham City.   At first a spectator,  our very own DJ Chauncey D has become part of his stable and giddily hails at the helm of the ‘orchestra’...
Madonna 'LIVING FOR LOVE' World Premiere!   H.O.D. Review & Snapchat Snapshots Inside! #LIVINGFORLOVE

Madonna ‘LIVING FOR LOVE’ World Premiere! H.O.D. Review & Snapchat Snapshots Inside! #LIVINGFORLOVE

Valentine’s Day has come early this year for Madonna fans around the world…’Living For Love’ video premieres on Snapchat Thursday, February 5th! Madonna has done it again!  (How many times have you heard THAT phrase?)   The world premiere of the video for ‘Living For Love’, the first single from the much anticipated and heavily...
On H.O.D. TV : 'How To Become A Better Person' by The School Of Life

On H.O.D. TV : ‘How To Become A Better Person’ by The School Of Life

  It’s called The School of Life, a place offering books and short courses about how to live wisely and well. Almost five years after it was founded in London It sounds normal to say one’s out to become a fitter person; but it sounds weird to say one would like to be a nicer...
Beats, Benefits, Burlesque And Bon Voyages :  Upcoming DJ Chauncey D Appearances And Recap!

Beats, Benefits, Burlesque And Bon Voyages : Upcoming DJ Chauncey D Appearances And Recap!

The beginning of 2015 is shaping up to be an exciting time for our very own DJ Chauncey D!   Here is a recap of the first few weeks in January as well as a look ahead to what the end of the month, February and beyond have in store for one of the most versatile...
The H.O.D. Plants Its Flag In The South Bronx With BEATNIK Saturday, February 21st! #beatnikbronx

The H.O.D. Plants Its Flag In The South Bronx With BEATNIK Saturday, February 21st! #beatnikbronx

  The House Of Dandridge makes its mark in the Bronx with brand new monthly Saturday evening celebration of house music, poetry, performance art and more! BEATNIK debuts on Saturday, February 21st 6pm-midnight DJ Chauncey D kicks off the celebration spinning soulful house with special live performances throughout the night. Come early for brunch and...
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...
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