Yesterday before my Bingo gig, I stopped by Love Shine, the wonderful gift and accessories store in the East Village.

It was a bittersweet visit—After many years in business, the store is closing due to a rent increase.

 

With owner Mark Seamon.

 

But you can still buy Love Shine merchandise. They’re shifting their businees to the Internet. Check ’em out!

 

Last night I went to The Legend of Yma Sumac, a multi-media tribute to the Peruvian diva, who was famed for her operatic singing voice.

 

Yma!

 

Directed by Steve Willis, the show weaves historical film footage and lipsynching musical numbers performed by stunningly beautiful drag performer Scarlet Envy (who’s also very sweet, damn her!)

 

Director Steve Willis and Scarlet Envy.

 

The show is great! A visual and aural delight!

You can still it. The final show is on March 29th.

 

I’ve never really been that interested in my genealogy, but one of my cousins reminded me lately that my great-grandfather on my father’s side was an Irish immigrant. He came to this country via Canada and never got his American citizenship. I’m a descendent of an illegal immigrant.

Happy St. Pat’s Day!