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Lady Gaga Wants Mainstream Performance Art


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Lady GaGa says it's always been her ambition to make performance art mainstream.

The 'Edge of Glory' hitmaker is known just as much for her on-stage performances and eccentric outfits as she is for her singing voice, which is something she's proud of because it's always been important to her.

She told The Guardian newspaper: "When I was really young, I was fascinated with performance artists - Leigh Bowery, Klaus Nomi. And when I got older I became fascinated with Yoko Ono and Marina Abramovic. I grew up with them, and sort of naturally became the artist I am today. It wasn't until I started to play out in New York and my friends said, 'Look how much that has influenced you', that I realised it.

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The Legend Of Leigh Bowery Review


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I'm not sure if there's much of a "legend" around Leigh Bowery, but for the uninitiated (and I figure that means about 99.9% of you reading this), Leigh Bowery was a club kid who stormed London with his gender-bending attire and outrageous selection of hats.

Here he's re-imagined as an "outrageous and outlandish artist" whose band Minty was prone to incorporate stunts like having Bowery lie on the ground in a dress, scream, and have a "blood"-covered naked woman crawl out from between his splayed legs as if she'd just been born. Here he's eulogized repeatedly by his friends and contemporaries -- all of whom try to re-up one another with a more outrageous costume than the previous person on camera -- with everyone waxing upon how important Bowery was to "the scene."

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Broadway Taboo Slammed By American Critics


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Eighties pop star Boy George's musical taboo has been mauled by critics after opening on New York's Broadway.

The spectacular show, which is backed and produced by former talk show host ROSIE O'DONNELL, tells the singer's life story and features George as performance artist Leigh Bowery.

Taboo moved to New York after a successful spell in London, but Big Apple critics were unimpressed by preview shows.

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Rosie O'Donnell Causes 'Taboo' Upset?


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Actress ROSIE O'DONNELL has reportedly caused upset with her "insane" behaviour on the set of the Broadway stage show she's producing.

The former chatshow queen is helming a production of popstar Boy George's 80s musical taboo, which has already been a huge stage hit in London.

However, according to the PAGESIX website, O'Donnell's bizarre antics have left the crew bewildered.

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