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If you find yourself wanting more from your pageant viewing, we have the answer. If you find the interview portion of generic pageants little more than inane comments on foreign affairs, stop searching. If you need more talent — dare we say, talent with a capital MISS T — then drag (oh, darling) your fancy, bedazzled ass to the Palladium Ballroom (1135 S. Lamar St.) for Miss Gay USofA 2013 Final Night (prelims were May 21 to 23 at the Round-Up Saloon). Now, as the national handbook states, “No glitter, fire of any kind, water or liquids including paint may be used in any talent presentation,” but rest assured your entertainment will not be compromised in any way. These contestant queens will still give fabulous interviews, up to seven minutes (seriously, it can be seven minutes long) of heavenly talent, and an evening gown competition to rule all crystals. Tickets are limited and range from $55 to $75, depending on table size. Visit usofa.org.
Fri., May 24, 2013

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