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After weeks of stress, preparation, several nervous breakdowns, 3 a.m. emails and the worst weather possible all week long, the eve of the big event, Get Out! Magazine’s Holiday Party, finally arrived. Despite the freezing cold and notwithstanding the fact that performers were getting sick and canceling, THE SHOW MUST GO ON. And go on it did! what i knew would be a joyous evening of entertainment magically transformed itself to become the most overwhelmingly spectacular and enchanting extravaganza to present itself upon a nightclub stage.

Kelly King, first to take the stage, set the tone of the evening with her powerful, angelic voice and captured the attention of the crowd.Then one by one each performer made their way to the stage, mesmerizing the audience for the entire two-hour show. The two illustrious hosts, Ariel Sinclair and Sir Honey Davenport, besides being remarkably entertaining, conducted a well-organized, flawless display.

Burlesque star Jesse Lutrell belted out an upbeat tune in his impassioned Broadway style, keeping the fans wanting more. Tym Moss, who was cool enough to play Santa, wowed the crowd with his talent and animated personality, while Peppermint pleased her fans as usual as only a queen of her caliber can do. Ricky Jarman owned the stage as soon as he appeared doing a sexy medley, which included his new hit Christmas song, which is entirely unique. Roger Ortega exploded with rhythm as he did his number, and the adorable Adam Barta certainly pleased the congregation. He reminded me of Nick Jonas, only better!

All of a sudden I looked up and saw sexy, seductive Moses Universe standing there. So handsome … oh, and he can even sing! He gave an incredible performance. When recording artist Lovari took the stage, he absolutely KILLED it with his rendition of Rudolf.

The beautiful and talented Andrea Godin trekked all the way from Canada during a snow storm to sing on the stage of BPM, and she nailed it! Tito Divalicious presented his song to an applauding audience, followed by one talented queen after another. Annie Manildoo sang with her own voice. Kashi Golean presented her special comical and campy style, as did Bianca De Chanel, both traveling from Albany to do so. Vegas sensation Sapphire Diamond tore the house down, while Mimi Carey was the essence of Mariah along with her hot sexy dancers. Princess B’tch with Lilith gave the audience a run for their money, as did the fabulous FiFi DuBois.

Performer after performer made their mark on stage, one after another. No performance could be considered average.Each talent soared to the highest peak of their artistry, whether they danced ballroom to rock to sexy, whether they sang or rapped or lip synced.

Continuing on, Dimitri sparked the club with his unique essence of song and musical ability, while Ryan Skyy and Niki Darling presented a true Vegas revue in their performance. They had dancers to back them and music written by Anthony Gibson (our talented and helpful stage manager), which brought them to a whole new level of showmanship. The entertainment ended with the daring T Boy. He rose above the crowd, bringing them sex, mystic song and dance, not to mention costume: indescribable!

Speaking of costume, Miss Monica Storm aka Michael Perez created a good part of the glamour and glory with her fantasy dress and jewelry for host Honey and some of the performers.

Throughout the larger-than-life, majestic event, the audience only moved to applaud. I watched as no one texted, got up or even went to the bathroom for fear of missing an act! I observed famous columnist Michael Musto sit front and center and simply enjoy.

I want to applaud DJ Steve Sidewalk for being fabulous, Jax and Anthony who did a marvelous job keeping sanity and Carlos Aguayo of Pulsar Studio, who designed and promoted this tantalizing event. Most of all, hats off to Mike Todd, the publisher of Get Out!, for having the vision to create and put together this Grammy Award-worthy event without losing it! GETOUTMAG.COM

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Eileen Shapiro
Best selling author of "The Star Trek Medical Reference Manual", and feature celebrity correspondent for Get Out Magazine, Louder Than War, and Huffington Post contributor, I've interviewed artists from Adam Ant, Cyndi Lauper, and Annie Lennox to Jennifer Hudson, Rick Springfield, LeAnn Rimes, and thousands in between. My interviews challenge the threat of imagination....

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