Subject:

John Blair

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Gay Nightlife Wars Heat Up

    XL--the gay dance club that's attached to the Out NYC hotel--has gone through some changes this year, including the letting go of co-owners John Blair and Beto Sutter, who resurfaced with a hit party at Stage 48 on Saturdays, thereby giving them heavy competition. The contest has gotten fierce, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Gay Nightlife Competition Heats Up: Here's The Dish

    John Blair and Beto Sutter recently left xl--the gay dance club on West 42nd Street--but I hear the Saturday night event that they used to promote there is still super crowded without them. But that could change. I hear Blair--along with Alegria promoter Ric Sena--will start Saurday night gay bash ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2012
  • Columns

    February 8, 2012

    Remember How to Dance, New York?

    You're going to have to learn all over again and join me at xl

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Gigantic New Gay Dance Club Opening Next Week!

    ​ I was one of the first people to write about the Out NYC, the 127-room gay resort hotel that's been planned for West 42nd Street for several gay years now. I have no idea when that thing is going to finally open, but who cares? I hear the dance club that's part of the complex is opening on ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 22, 2010

    Sneak Peek at 42nd Street's Gay Urban Resort

    Big, lavish complex planned—hotel, dance club, spa. Y'all come!

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Can the Large-ish Gay Dance Club Really Come Back?

    ​Next year, a gigantic gay resort complex will open on West 42nd Street, and it will include the XL Dance Bar, which will be run by club legends John Blair and Beto Sutter with help from newer kids Tony Fornabaio and Brandon Voss. The "dance bar" is on the site of a former 100-car garage and ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 27, 2007

    Idols Friendly and Faux

    My tour of modern Grease. Plus a celebulecture and a swashbuckled queen or two or three.

  • Music

    March 6, 2007

    Roxy Music

    Celebs made the legendary nightclub famous; ordinary people made it one of the all-time greats

  • Music

    December 19, 2006

    R.I.P. 2006

    Jazz notables who passed away this year

  • Music

    October 31, 2006

    Boo!

    Halloween triggers another hellish series of misfortunes for New York nightlife

  • NYC Life

    October 3, 2006

    Talk Ain't Cheap

    The Nightlife Summit didn't solve every club owner's problems, but it's an overdue start

  • NYC Life

    August 22, 2006

    The Pat-Down Shakedown

    Why the new bouncer-targeting nightlife proposals are little more than security theatre

  • NYC Life

    June 13, 2006

    Pride Party Roundup

    Before—and after—the parade passes by

  • NYC Life

    April 4, 2006

    Chelsea Mourning

    Nightclubs get the whip, but the cabaret law is still kicking

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    La Dolce Musto

    At the restaurant, Ekberg announced, 'I want to sit with my back to the wall. Who'll take the coats? I want proper water, if nothing else!'

  • Music

    September 16, 2003
  • Columns

    July 1, 2003
  • News

    February 25, 2003

    Magic Carpet Ride

    Clubland Potentate David Marvisi Gets the Rug Pulled Out From Under Him

  • NYC Life

    January 14, 2003
  • Columns

    December 10, 2002
  • NYC Life

    December 3, 2002
  • NYC Life

    November 12, 2002
  • Columns

    October 22, 2002
  • Columns

    July 9, 2002
  • News

    June 25, 2002
  • Columns

    January 22, 2002
  • Columns

    September 4, 2001
  • News

    August 7, 2001

    Post-Straight

    How Gay Men Are Remodeling Regular Guys

  • News

    June 19, 2001
  • Columns

    April 17, 2001
  • Columns

    May 4, 1999

    NY Mirror

    At the restaurant, Ekberg announced, 'I want to sit with my back to the wall. Who'll take the coats? I want proper water, if nothing else!'

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