The Gay Agenda
By Edgar Casillas
TUNES: Infusing Pink�s �Get the Party Started� with her token melodramatic vocals, a healthy dose of soul, and whole lot of attitude, Shirley Bassey takes the modern pop classic to epic heights. Her new album, sharing its title with the lead single, includes a new remix of her hit, �The Living Tree.� Also hitting the shops this week is London dance duo Groove Armada�s retrospective double CD, 10 Year Story, which includes the infectious �Song For Mutya� featuring ex-Sugababes member Mutya Buena on vocals.
THEATER: Taking us back to 1995, a time of internet infancy and massive cell phones, playwright Craig Lucas sets up a modern tragedy in The Dying Gaul. The show, presented by the Fine Arts Players and debuting at the Elephant Theatre, is a journey through loss and a look at how �ambition, social role-playing, sexual desire, and repression combine to shape and distort the individual.� It runs from March 20 through April 19 at the 6322 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Fans should also check out Lucas's newly released The Dying Gaul and other Screenplays, a book complete with commentary from Out 100 honoree Mary-Louise Parker.