RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Sharon Needles Transformed the Manor into "a Haunted House"

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Christina Mendenhall

Sharon Needles
The Manor, Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, July 6, 2013

There was a shiny, white coffin in the middle of the bar on Saturday night at the Manor.

I was wary at first, but reassured: don't fear, Sharon Needles is here.

The Manor fiercely embodies its name. The palatial grounds resemble a high art English mansion with crystal chandeliers and stately paintings, but with a distinct glitter -- flashy disco balls and echoing house music give it a candid sparkle. And the club's spectrum of denizens -- young and old, burly and femme, and in all colors and sizes -- make it a universal heaven.

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- Photos: Sharon Needles Live at the Manor


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Top Five Most Shocking Sharon Needles Moments of All Time

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Sharon Needles is the avant-garde drag queen who won season four of RuPaul's Drag Race.

A queen is taking over Ft. Laudy.

The self-proclaimed "stupid genius, reviled sweetheart, and PBR princess," AKA Sharon Needles, will captivate the Manor in Wilton Manors in all her ghoulish, drag glory on Saturday.

But before the ostentatious winner of RuPaul's Drag Race season 4 "takes a poop on your new Armani suit" (more on that later), here are five bold moments from the queer empress.

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Best of Broward Palm Beach 2013: Best Drag Queen

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Tire Kingdom Rounds Up Country's Biggest Stars and Sells MegaTicket to See Them All

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Sayre Berman
Actual country music, and also what the powers-that-be have named the twang-affected psuedo-rock or fiddle-touched pop music that drips out of Nashville's never-ceasing production lines each year, holds the largest fan-base in music these days. Modern country artists sell records, they sell massive amounts of tickets, and they're a hot commodity. 

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Way too hot to be assembled for something like a cruise -- the current popular vessel for consuming mass quantities of live music. All of these artists have way too much money to make on their own tours, and for fuck's sake, this ain't "the redneck yacht club." Not to mention how just plain wrong it would be to play such distinctly American sounds in international waters. 
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Delray Drag Queens Celebrate Halloween at Arts Garage

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Melissa St. John, Palm Beach's finest. 

First of all, let me say that Divas in Art: Spooktacular 2 was a great show. It was comprised of performances by three drag queens: Ricky Rollick, Melissa St. John, and Roxi DeVine. Singing along with them was Lissen Ellington -- an actual woman! This isn't the only time this drag show deviated from the norm -- and drag shows definitely have norms -- as I will soon explain.

Drag shows are known for their flash, glam, and keeping the sequin industry in business. The Arts Garage in Delray Beach was decorated in wildfire colors that set the mood for fantastic performances. The energy for the shows is always high, with the audience anticipating one fabulous act after the other. And if Divas in Art had just one more drag queen in their midst, that energy could've been great.


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