Favorite album: "The Fame Monster"
Favorite season: Winter
Favorite obsession: Music
Favorite food: French fries
Hi, I'm Andrew Henry a boy born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I am currently enrolled at Hunter College and I love food (french fries in particular). I love fashion and music, and my stage name is Holy Alejandro. I got my stage name from Lady Gaga's song "Alejandro" because I would sing it so much in my Junior year of high school that people just started calling me "Alejandro." At a young age my parents enrolled me in piano lessons. I always used to sing in church but when I started playing the piano that was when I truly fell in love with the art of music. The feeling that I get listening to a piece of music, no matter the genre, is satisfying. It's amazing to see someone rejoice, cry, or even be confused by a piece of music. I am very passionate about my own music and love to create. I live my life 3-Fold between reality, fantasy, and comedy. I truly believe in honoring your vision, or your vision will dishonor you.
Ira and his gay nephew, Christopher, hosted Larry and his gay son, Bryan, at their house for the weekend. Everyone in the house was a democrat except for Ira’s nephew, Christopher. He voted for... none other than Donald Trump and basically kept this secret from everybody so you know it was a pretty big deal for everyone in the house and for me as well…
I have literally never learned so much from a play in my life. When Heuy P. Newton called another member of the group by their full name “Afeni Shakur” I was like…
Shakur? The only Shakur I have ever known was Tupac. So I took out my cellphone and googled “Tupac’s mom” and low and behold…
PXP writers Andrew and Christine went to the Opera and shared their entire experience with us - from getting ready to their post-show reactions.
I am a kid enamored with art, entertainment, and fame. So when I heard that there was a show about the late great Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, my heart exploded!
I honestly didn’t know how to feel; this was the first time I was shocked but felt no emotion. I usually pick sides but I couldn’t blame anybody. I couldn’t blame Anna’s dad because, of course, he did not know what her future was going to hold and I couldn’t even imagine questioning Anna because she was clearly the victim.
The show focused on a guy named Quang and woman named Tong, who are both from Vietnam. Quang and Tong escaped Vietnam and ended up meeting each other in an American refugee camp. They escaped Vietnam due to the tragic events during the Vietnamese war. Knowing that they left because of the war that was going on really made me take a second and put things into perspective.
Okay, let’s talk about this musical! It began with a boy and his father at their family shoe company. Then there was another boy wearing heels and his father wanted them off immediately. Right there I knew there was going to be a connection between the two boys somehow.
The screen on the stage showed all the police officers involved in this case and all of them got the charged dropped against them. In that moment I became numb. How could all 6 of them get off the hook? Not one of them were convicted? Looking at the screen I said “This could’ve been me. This could be my brother. This could be the black boy sitting in back or in front of me.”
Edgar Oliver (the actor) took us through different moments of his life where he felt alone. His father died two months before he was born, and never had a father figure in his life. He talked about how he would play with his sister as a young boy and eventually his sister stopped playing with him and left him by his lonesome. It was pretty sad to hear a grown man talk about his childhood...
Elphaba, a girl who was born green felt like an outcast. When I say green, I mean GREEN! Like her entire body is green! As I kept looking at her I felt bad because it wasn’t like she was a pale green or a pastel green. She was a LOUD, LIME, NEON, GRANNY SMITH APPLE GREEN!