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Barbra, Beyonce, Britney, and Celine all in one weekend? Nirvana achieved.

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Pride in Morehead, Ky.

Kim Davis probably won't attend, but just in case she wants to open her mind about LGBT people, she can find a Pride celebration right in her backyard Saturday. Well, not her literal backyard, but in Morehead, Ky., the seat of Rowan County, where Davis as county clerk infamously shut down all marriage license operations last year rather than serve same-sex couples, until a federal court forced her to obey the law. Actually, there are two Pride celebrations, both happening for the first time: Morehead Pride from noon to 5 p.m. and Rowan County Pride from 5 to 10 p.m. Festivities will include music, speeches by activists, drag and dance performances, and more. As Rowan County Pride's website says, "Equality and diversity are not just for big cities." Find additional info on the events here and here.

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Barbra Streisand, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway

Barbra Streisand fans, rejoice -- the great vocalist has just released Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, in which she duets with film actors who are also talented singers on tunes from the Great White Way. The tracks include "At the Ballet" from A Chorus Line, featuring Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley; "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" from The Sound of Music, with Jamie Foxx (he and Streisand slayed with their performance of this at her recent Los Angeles concert); and, thanks to the magic of technology, a duet with the late Anthony Newley on "Who Can I Turn To" from The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd. And there's plenty of Sondheim as well. There are 10 tracks on the standard CD, four more on a deluxe edition available only at Target.


The Intervention

The Intervention is a must-see film for LGBT folks for many reasons. Chief among them is Clea DuVall, who not only stars in the project but also wrote and directed it. She did so in order to create a character that is "the gay that I feel like I am," as she revealed at this year's Outfest, where the film screened during its opening night.

The Intervention, which has been compared to The Big Chill, follows three couples who embark on a weekend trip together to Savannah, Ga. This getaway is then revealed to be an intervention on behalf of one of the couples, which sparks each character's sorting of emotional baggage. The dramedy reunites DuVall with Orange Is the New Black actress Natasha Lyonne. The longtime friends, who played romantic partners in the queer classic But I'm a Cheerleader, return as an on-screen couple in The Intervention.BIAC actress Melanie Lynskey also stars in the film, in which she shines as comic relief from the drama. Watch the trailer below, and see The Intervention in theaters this weekend.

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MTV's Video Music Awards

This year, MTV's Video Music Awards will not be held in Los Angeles. Instead, the hotly anticipated event will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York. And this year, it's all about Britney, bitch. The pop diva, on the heels of her new album Glory's release, will perform her single "Make Me." Nominee Rihanna will receive this year's Video Vanguard Award and will give a special performance. There will also be musicfrom Halsey, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas, and Future, and rumors are circulating about a possible performance by Beyonce. MTV will broadcast the VMAs Sunday, beginning at 6:15 p.m. Eastern.

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Britney Spears, Glory

Fans and reviewers are loving Britney's ninth album, Glory -- her (third? fourth?) comeback collection. After the relatively mellow Britney Jean of 2013 failed to resonate with audiences, Brit goes back to the bangers of the mid to late 2000s, delivering sexy up-tempo fare like "Do You Wanna Come Over?," "Better," and "Private Show." There's nothing much in the way of confessional lyrics, but let's not spoil the fun lamenting that loss. Glory is undeniable pop confections from the sweetest candymaker in the biz.

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Celine Dion, Encore un Soir

The other queen of Vegas also has an album out Friday. Celine Dion's French-language Encore un Soir (One More Night) is a collection of 15 songs, many understandably somber, as this is the singer's first release since the deaths of her husband and brother mere months ago. Critics have warmed to the restrained title track, which is building excitement for Celine's forthcoming English-language release.


Palm Springs Comic Con

The gay desert mecca hosts its first ever Comic Con gathering Friday night and through the weekend. Comic book legend and former Marvel chairman Stan Lee cut the ribbon for the event, which will feature boatloads of artists, actors, and voice-over talent. Look for a big celebration of Wonder Woman's 75th anniversary -- the big-screen WW story comes out next year, starring Gal Godot.

The event opens to the general public at 4 p.m. Friday and closes at 8 p.m. The hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost ranges from $20 for a one-day adult pass to $395 for the Ultimate Stan Lee ticket. More info here.

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