The Gay Agenda


By Peter Schaus

TUNES: Rufus Wainwright's decision to recreate Judy Garland's legendary 1961 Carnegie Hall concert song by song was a controversial one. But after winning over critics and audiences alike, the gay chansonnier is releasing his two-disc, live companion album Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 4. With arrangements by Avenue Q's Stephen Oremus, the album features Wainwright backed by a 36-piece orchestra, covering Garland standards like 'The Man That Got Away,' 'The Trolley Song,' and, of course, 'Over the Rainbow.'

SPECTACLE: On Dec. 9, The Box Emcee (and featured Out nightlife hero) Raven O, Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity star Joey Arias, and reigning nocturnal diva Sherry Vine reunite to present The Bar d'O Reunion Show, beginning at 10 p.m. If the past two years are any indication, the event will end up with standing room only, so it's best to book your seats early. The entrance fee for the event, which will be held at the Indochine Restaurant, will be $20. To reserve your spot for this night of glitz and glamor, call (212) 505-5111.

TUBE: This week on America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks gets all multicultural on our asses, as the models move into a Beijing home and transform traditional Chinese dresses to fit their own looks. Oh, and Tyra spearheads a warrior-themed photo shoot. Given her lack of subtlety, we're expecting this episode to be delectably offensive and massively entertaining. America's Next Top Model airs Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.