Category Archives: Music

HAIRSPRAY Live Dec 7 2016

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NBC has unveiled the highly anticipated “Hairspray Live!” promo including first-looks of the all-star cast performing as well a first-look at the show’s sets.

 

 

  • “Hairspray Live!” features an all-star cast that includes Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Ephraim Sykes, exciting newcomer Maddie Baillio and special guest stars Billy Eichner, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O’Donnell.

 

  • “Hairspray Live!” will bring back the creative talents of “The Wiz Live!” director Kenny Leon (Tony winner, “A Raisin in the Sun”) and script adaptor Harvey Fierstein (four-time Tony winner, “Torch Song Trilogy,” “Hairspray,” and “La Cage aux Folles”).  “Hairspray Live!” will also enlist the original Broadway adaptation’s choreographer Jerry Mitchell (“Kinky Boots,” “On Your Feet”), original songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (“Smash” and Broadway’s upcoming “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”), two-time Emmy Award-winning live television director Alex Rudzinski, award-winning costume designer Mary Vogt (“Kong: Skull Island,” “Men in Back”), music director Lon Hoyt (“On Your Feet,” “Hairspray” on Broadway and feature film) and award-winning production designer Derek McLane (Academy Awards, “Beautiful”).

 

  • “Hairspray Live!” will air from Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

 

 

BODYGUARD The Musical and CD

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CAST ALBUM FEATURING BRITISH “THE X-FACTOR” WINNER AND PREVIOUS WEST END
STAR ALEXANDRA BURKE, AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 18, 2016
FROM FIRST NIGHT RECORDS/R.E.D.

U.S. TOUR BEGINS NOVEMBER 25, 2016 IN MILLBURN, NJ

London’s smash West End production The Bodyguard – The Musical makes its way to the U.S. with the forthcoming release of its hit-filled cast album, coinciding with a new country-wide tour. The Bodyguard – The Musical (World Premiere Cast Recording) will be released on November 18, 2016 from First Night Records/R.E.D., and features the outstanding vocals of Alexandra Burke, a previous star of the London cast production and winner of the fifth season of the British television series “The X-Factor.”

Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. film and adapted by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris for the stage, The Bodyguard – The Musical (World Premiere Cast Recording), a breathtaking romantic thriller, features classics from the original film, including – of course – the legendary “I Will Always Love You,” plus many other feel-good hits.

After its world premiere on December 5, 2012 at London’s Adelphi Theatre, The Bodyguard – The Musical was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Best Set Design and won Best New Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards. The UK production of the musical recently completed a sell-out UK and Ireland tour and made its triumphant return to London’s West End at the Dominion Theatre on July 15, 2016.

The 2016 – 2017 U.S. National Tour, starring Grammy-nominated singer Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron, will commence on November 25, 2016 in Millburn, NJ prior to the official start at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on January 10, 2017.

 

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Purchase tickets to The Bodyguard – The Musical US Tour here.

Dates/locations for the U.S National Tour of The Bodyguard – The Musical are as follows:

Nov 25, 2016 – Jan 1, 2017  Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ
Jan 10 – 15, 2017  Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Jan 17 – 22, 2017  Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, WI
Jan 24 – 29, 2017  Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
Jan 31 – Feb 12, 2017  Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL
Feb 14 – 19, 2017  Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH
Feb 21 – 26, 2017  Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA
Feb 28 – Mar 5, 2017  Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, MD
Mar 7 – 12, 2017  Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC
Mar 14 – 19, 2017  Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC
Mar 21 – 26, 2017  Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, TN
Mar 28 – Apr 2, 2017  Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Apr 4 – 9, 2017  Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA
Apr 12 – 16, 2017  Centennial Hall, Tucson, AZ
Apr 18 – 23, 2017  Community Center Theatre, Sacramento, CA
Apr 25 – 30, 2017  San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose
May 2 – 21, 2017  Hollywood Pantages, Los Angeles, CA
May 30 – Jun 11, 2017  Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
Jun 13 – 18, 2017  Civic Theatre, San Diego, CA
Jul 18 – 30, 2017  Music Hall, Dallas, TX
Aug 1 – 6, 2017  Bass Performance Hall, Ft Worth, TX
Aug 8 – 13, 2017 Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Aug 15 – 20, 2017  Hobby Center, Houston, TX

LADY BUNNY Keep on Dancing for PULSE

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INTERNATIONAL LGBTQ STARS COLLABORATE ON NEW DANCE ANTHEM ’KEEP ON DANCING (UNTIL WE’RE FREE)’ // HOUSE OF WALLENBERG

HOUSE OF WALLENBERG TEAMS UP WITH YO MAJESTY AND LADY BUNNY

PROCEEDS FROM THE NEW SONG WILL GO TO THE PULSE ORLANDO FUND, SUPPORTING THE FAMILIES AND VICTIMS OF THE RECENT NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING

Swedish artist, DJ and producer Petter Wallenberg (aka House of Wallenberg) has teamed up with Jwl B from queer rappers Yo Majesty, and drag superstar Lady Bunny on a new song ‘Keep on Dancing (Until We’re Free)’. The track has been recorded specifically for the Pulse Orlando Fund, in support of the families and victims of the massacre at took place at Pulse Nightclub on June 12.

Petter Wallenberg said: “Queer clubs used to be safe spaces where we could be free. The Orlando shooting changed that. Now when we go out we find ourself prepared for the worst. But its important to not let fear win. As our song says, we need to keep on dancing, loving and fighting. This is our tribute to the Orlando victims but also a manifest for everyone’s right to be free.”

Jwl B said: “I’m from Florida and I lost friends and family from the gay community in the Orlando massacre. I felt I had to do something positive to bring happiness and create a fund raiser. I say to all my angels that lost their lives that we’re gonna keep on dancing until were free.”

Lady Bunny said: “The gay community has remained strong in the face of discrimination, bashing and AIDS. While the shooting at Pulse was grim, it renewed our desire to bond together and fight. A big part of our spirit comes from a club culture in which we gather to dance and celebrate the freedoms we do have. That will never die!”

House of Wallenberg is the music project from Swedish artist Petter Wallenberg.
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EVEN  MORE  BUNNY NEWS!!  The hardest working  drag queen  in the business!

And another new collab came out yesterday, The Samba Is Wating
Nova Fronteira
Rhodes To Rio EP
DJ Spen’s Quantize Recordings is going for the Gold with this all new release from Nova Fronteira! Musician and producer Michele Chiavarini shows his passion for Latin music, highlighting styles of Brazilian origin. He provides listeners with an eclectic blend of musical sounds including House, Jazz, Electronica, Brazilian and more. The project started in early 2000, with the release of several dance singles through Dave Lee’s Z Records. The release of the acclaimed album “Full Fronteira” in 2003 was followed soon after by a few sporadic releases. Nova Fronteira is now back on the scene with a purely Latin EP to celebrate the Rio Olympics and Latin Music!
In this smoking release you’ll get four songs that sizzle with the heat of summer and will keep you sweating all night long!
“Samba Is Waiting” featuring vocals by Lady Bunny – This leading song is full of incredible instrumentation and sweet, bouncy vocals by the one and only Lady Bunny.
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Purchase and download  other  Lady Bunny  from her site!  Check out the hot new t-shirts too!

GAREK Does Disney and Nick Jonas

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LOOK  OUT!   GAREK   HAS ARRIVED!

After moving to New York City with big musical dreams, Wisconsin-born Garek scored an internship at a music production house writing and singing demos for the likes of Disney and Nickelodeon — fun, right?!

Well, not quite.

He tells  QUEERTY “I was tired of making music for the machine,” Garek explains. “So, instead of feeding the machine, I set out to starve it. For ‘Goddamn Dizzy Kids’, I used the formulas I was privy to as a ghostwriter (big, bouncy choruses, bright, catchy hooks and contemptible, chantey nonsense), but used it in a way that allowed me to spread my message. I refuse to settle for the sea of mediocrity that has become the standard for this generation’s music.”  –  read more  at  QUEERTY.

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GAREK’s first single “Save The Queen” has already had tastemakers around the globe buzzing.

London’s EQ Music has hailed him as “a deity of Industrial-Electro mastery” while Australia’s DNA Magazine says, “He’s ready to rule the world!” MTV’s LOGO (NewNowNext) says, “for all [his] influences, there’s something distinctive about what Garek is doing.”

THE NEW  VIDEO   EVERYONE  IS TALKING  ABOUT   is  HERE!!

 

LOVE  HIM!   GAREK

Barbra Streisand Tour 2016

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ONE MORE TIME!

The  74  year old singer  is  hitting  about 9 cities  later this year! Celebrating  six decades of music, Barbra Streisand  – The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic! Check out the dates below to see if she is coming to a city near you. Tickets go on sale May 20.  Streisand will perform her hits from each decade plus songs from her new album, “ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,” celebrating a career of unparalleled creative achievement.  Every ticket purchased online includes a CD of Streisand’s new album, which will be released later this year.

 

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Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center
On sale May 20
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San Jose, CA
SAP Center
On sale May 20
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Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena
On sale May 20
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Chicago, IL
United Center
On sale May 20
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Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center
On sale May 20
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Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center
On sale May 20
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Boston, MA
TD Garden
On sale May 20
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Washington, DC
Verizon Center
On sale May 20
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Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center
On sale May 20
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Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre

 

 

 

 

Nick Jonas and Gay Baiting

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I PERSONALLY, think it’s GREAT when celebrities go out of their way to tackle  gay projects  and  include  their gay fans. It’s  NOT  gay baiting.

In his profile of Jonas, Chadwick Moore writes, 

As an album of R&B and pop, Nick Jonas received mostly positive reviews from critics, one of whom declared it as filling “the hole currently vacated by Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke.” However, that same reviewer, echoing the sentiments of many, accused Jonas of taking “a page out of the James Franco playbook, courting the LGBT community, aggressively working both the gay press and New York City’s club circuit.”

The accusations of gay baiting and opportunism have left Jonas a bit wounded. “It’s not the majority, but a large handful have a negative opinion for whatever reason,” he says, “and I think it’s really quite sad.” Still, regardless of whether he’s playing footsie with the LGBT community, his work is starting to speak for itself.

Jonas has perhaps gone out of his way to be LGBT-friendly, playing gay roles on the shows Kingdom and Scream Queens (well, let’s just say his character’s sexuality on Scream Queens is complicated). And Jonas says he has enjoyed playing those characters. Of the closeted MMA fighter he plays on Kingdom, Jonas says.

“It’s been a great character to play,” says Jonas, “one that I try to be respectful of and take myself out of. He’s on his own path.”

To prepare for the part, he spoke to some of his closest friends, some of whom were raised in conservative families, about their coming-out experiences. “It was a good way to research,” says Jonas, “to kind of build the character with some elements of real life.”

You can read the full interview with Jonas here.

Jonas told L’Uomo Vogue,

“It’s an honor, but I don’t think of myself as a  GAY  icon. There should be a lot more straight artists who don’t have a problem with having gay fans. I’m really proud to play gay characters and I’ll continue to do so. I think it’s among the challenges of maturing as an actor”

Jonas has been accused of queer-baiting in the past, though he says it’s not intentional. Jonas also recently refused to say whether or not he had sexually experimented with men: “I can’t say if I have or haven’t…”   HMMMMMMM

Steve Grand and Eli Lieb – Duet

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IF  THEY GOT MARRIED – THEY COULD BE A POWER COUPLE!  Steve  Grand +  Eli Lieb!

They are NOT getting  married – but have written performed  a  duet together.

LOOK  AWAY

LYRICS:
I’ll never touch your body again
We gave it our all, but this is the end
So we say that we tried
Watching you fade, I know it’s goodbye

But I can’t look away from you
I can’t look away
I’m trying to face the truth
from the mess that we made
So we say that we tried
But I can’t look away from you
I can’t look away

I miss watching you sleep
You scent on my sheets
Such a bitter-sweet, beautiful mind
haunting my dreams
So I know you’ll be fine, say “it’s alright”
Watching you fade, cause this is goodbye

But I can’t look away from you
I can’t look away
I’m trying to face the truth
from the mess that we made
So we say that we tried
But I can’t look away from you
I can’t look away

I’ll be okay, are you okay?
Thinkin’ about the way that we left this
Will I grow to regret it
Watching you fade
I know it’s goodbye

But I can’t look away from you
I can’t look away
I’m trying to face the truth
from the mess that we made
So we say that we tried
But I can’t look away from you
I can’t look away

*Written by Eli Lieb and Steve Grand

 

WATCH  VIDEO  HERE

Follow ELI LIEB:
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Snapchat @elilieb
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Joey Suarez – Triple threat, Model, Actor and Singer

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Meet Joey Suarez, the Hispanic Miami born, San Antonio bred, New Yorker.

Triple threat, Model, Actor and Singer.
One of 12 children, he is currently a practice manager, managing tax law and accounting at an NYC firm, but spends his free time exploring multiple artistic mediums.

“I don’t have a definite dream job. Instead I have my own silly idea of a balanced schedule. To me having this corporate job provides an opportunity to balance not only my financial sanity but comfortably explore my artistic needs as a singer/composer who ‘models’.”

“I tend to invest a lot of my ‘free’ time into art. Using the daylight for photo-shoot’s whether that is directing, modeling or make-up and at night to composing on the piano in a recording studio with friends. So to me, art is my free time.”

“I don’t believe I started creating real art until I took that stress of making money off my art and let fall on my exterior jobs. The catch being, balance? Well, you earn it. Use that art to alleviate the stress of working and work your ass off to the point no one can deny where that drive comes from. Eventually that balance will weigh on the side of things you’ve always truly wanted, and before you know it: your dream comes true.”

He wrote a moving song called  “Memories”  about his grandmother, which you can hear on his site.

He recently  covered Bruno Mars  “Natalie”  and you can see/hear that on YouTube.

JoeySuarez.com 

Instagram – @joeywsuarez

Facebook –  @joeywsuarez
Twitter –  @joeywsuarez

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Pet Shop Boys HAPPINESS

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Pet Shop Boys – ‘Happiness’ (Official Audio)

no big on Lyrics – but a good  beat…..

LISTEN

 

Singer Jared Huff – New Music

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We LOVE  Jared Huff!

We first met him in Chicago a couple years ago, when he passing through doing some gigs  and  promotions.

A free spirit with a softer side. Jared Huff is the middle ground.  Originally from Indiana, he moved to Chicago and then to Los Angeles as a dreamer on his own trail.

With two catchy new singles online and an EP on the way, he is steadily gaining momentum in the pop music realm.  He’s a playful guy who likes to have some fun, and sometimes fall in love.  These themes are the subject material for both of his new singles “Trouble” and “Boomerang” (which can be found on Itunes/Spotify).

Jared will undoubtedly be one to watch this year as he and his team of LA-based collaborators work together to put on a show!  With choreographer Devin Walker, he creates a show that is high energy and fun to watch!  Sound engineer David Wachs, and  LA-based photographer CJ Armenta Photography have all collaborated with Jared to reach his artistic vision on both of his recent singles.  2016 will see Jared stirring things up in several cities throughout the year… the ‘trouble’ has only just begun!

 

Stream him on Spotify!!  Boomerang  and Trouble by Jared Huff

Follow  him on Facebook

Lady Gaga and Elton John

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Full circle and back to her roots!  From superstar performer, to getting jazzy with Tony Bennett, to acting….now, returning to her roots.

With an Oscar nominee and a Golden Globe win, Billboard’s Woman of the Year Lady Gaga has been working on a new album (yaaaasssss!), and the roster helping her whip up her next LP is already pretty robust. In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Sir Elton John confirmed that he has been in on the action.

“I’ve heard two songs, which are killer. They’re just great songs,” he told Lowe, per NME. “It’s like back to the early stuff of hers — like ‘You and I’ and the Bruce Springsteen one (as I always call it), ‘Bad Romance’.”

Lowe also tweeted that John said he’d be “writing with Gaga tomorrow.”

STEVE GRAND All I want for Christmas

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WATCH THE NEW VIDEO AND SHARE IT

Download the song: https://stevegrand.bandcamp.com/track…
ONLY AVAILABLE on BANDCAMP! It will not be made available on iTunes.

Lady Bunny and Donald Trump

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LADY BUNNY  TAKES ON the DONALD!!!

 

WATCH

Merry Christmas to everyone who sees through Trump’s lunacy!

Lady Bunny can be found at : LadyBunny.net.

 

(did you know – Trump wants to bang his  daughter??  It’s True!)

see  also    this one!

Hunks Hunkappella Christmas

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YAAAASSSSSSS!!!!

So many hunks.  So little time.  We’ve searched long & hard for the hunkiest, funkiest, acappella-junkiest guys out there. You’re welcome.

HAPPY HUNKMAS, from the Hunks!!

(See also  BANGIN LOVE)

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Ben is the founder/owner of Hunkappella.  A Vassar College alum, Ben has studied and performed in Switzerland, Czech Republic, Wales, Sri Lanka, Canada, France, and all over AMURICA!  He enjoys hiking, vegan apple pie, and long walks on the beach.  Most recently, Ben toured nationally with “Spank! Harder”, the outrageous 50 Shades parody musical, where he starred as America’s favorite BDSM billionaire.  He’s also Enrique Iglesias’ hand double, but that’s whole nuther story…  Look out for Ben in the hit web-series “Wish It Inc.” and “Steam Room Stories”, and on his youtube channel WatchBenSing… where you might even get to see him kiss Katy Perry!  @benpalacios

hunkappella.com / @hunkappella (Twitter, Instagram)

Kylie and Dannii Minogue + Christmas CD

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Kylie releases her first Christmas album, Kylie Christmas at digital and streaming partners today via Warner Bros Records.  Recorded at Angel Studios and Sarm Music Village, the album features 13 tracks – including several duets and a mix of original and classic songs. Kylie has enlisted the help of her sister Dannii Minogue for the deluxe version of the album, recording the brand new song 100 degrees – set to be a disco Christmas classic!

And Kylie and Dannii Minogue have proved their pop prowess once again with their catchy Christmas song 100 Degrees.

Collaborating for the first time in decades, the duo recorded the song for Kylie’s forthcoming festive album.

WATCH  THE 100  DEGREES  VIDEO HERE

James Corden features on Yazoo’s brilliant  ‘Only You’, Iggy Pop joins Kylie on the Waitresses festive hit, ‘Christmas Wrapping’ while Frank Sinatra posthumously completes the roll call of collaborators, appearing on ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’.

 

All tracks on the album were produced by Kylie’s long-standing musical director Steve Anderson, except ‘White December’ and ‘Cried Out Christmas’ which were produced by Matt Prime and ‘Everyday’s Like Christmas’ by Stargate.

 

Three brand new tracks feature on the main album, ‘White December’, ‘Christmas Isn’t Christmas ‘Til You Get Here’ and ‘Every Day’s Like Christmas’ and a further three on the deluxe edition – ‘Oh Santa’, ‘100 Degrees’ and ‘Cried Out Christmas’.  Ranging from slow and sultry to disco, all six of the tracks truly encompass the Christmas spirit.

 

A DVD featuring 6 of the tracks will also be available, giving fans a glimpse of Kylie in the studio.

 

Kylie will play a very special Christmas show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on December 11th – her first ever headline show at the prestigious venue. This performance will be filmed for international TV placement.

 

 

www.kylie.com

www.facebook.com/kylieminogue

https://twitter.com/kylieminogue

Barbra Streisand Honored

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Barbra to receive THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM in D.C Next Week!

 

President Obama said, “I look forward to presenting these 17 distinguished Americans with our nation’s highest civilian honor. From public servants who helped us meet defining challenges of our time to artists who expanded our imaginations, from leaders who have made our union more perfect to athletes who have inspired millions of fans, these men and women have enriched our lives and helped define our shared experience as Americans.”

Barbra will be presented the award at the White House on November 24th. Also being bestowed this prestigious honour is Yogi Berra (posthumous), Bonnie Carroll, Shirley Chisholm (posthumous), Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Billy Frank, Jr. (posthumous), Lee Hamilton, Katherine G. Johnson, Willie Mays, Barbara Mikulski, Itzhak Perlman, William Ruckelshaus, Stephen Sondheim, Steven Spielberg, James Taylor and Minoru Yasui (posthumous).

NEXT MONTH –
The legendary performer will receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at the annual star-studded event on Dec. 9 in Los Angeles.

“Hearing that Barbra had agreed to accept the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award was both humbling and exhilarating. Barbra’s remarkable professional achievements and philanthropic generosity have greatly inspired me and hundreds of millions of people worldwide,” said Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount Pictures and the first woman to head a major Hollywood studio, in a statement. “The Hollywood Reporter could not have chosen a more deserving individual to recognize than Barbra.”

GRACE JONES Book

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Grace Jones slapped my hand in 1982 in Detroit!

I had read about Grace  hobnobbing at Studio 54  in AFTER  DARK Magazine.  I bought her album and fell in love with the  glamorous Diva.

She came to the Detroit area  several times where I had the privilege  of seeing her up close. The first time I saw her perform, I was in the front row.

I held my hand out to her during a song and she slapped it hard!   She was  fierce and presented  a  hard image – but then  at the end, laughed!

I’ll Never Write My Memoirs

Legendary influential performer Grace Jones offers a revealing account of her spectacular career and turbulent life, charting the development of a persona that has made her one of the world’s most recognizable artists.

As a singer, model, and actress—a deluxe triple threat—Grace has consistently been an extreme, challenging presence in the entertainment world since her emergence as an international model in the 1970s. Celebrated for her audacious talent and trailblazing style, Grace became one of the most unforgettable, free-spirited characters to emerge from the historic Studio 54, recording glittering disco classics such as “I Need a Man” and “La Vie en Rose.” Her provocative shows in underground New York nightclubs saw her hailed as a disco queen, gay icon, and gender defying iconoclast.

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In 1980, the always ambitious Grace escaped a crowded disco scene to pursue more experimental interests. Her music also broke free, blending house, reggae, and electronica into a timeless hybrid that led to classic hits such as “Pull Up to the Bumper” and “Slave to the Rhythm.” In the memoir she once promised never to write, Grace offers an intimate insight into her evolving style, personal philosophies, and varied career—including her roles in the 1984 fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and the James Bond movie A View to a Kill.

Featuring sixteen pages of stunning full-color photographs, many from her own personal archive, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs follows this ageless creative nomad as she rejects her strict religious upbringing in Jamaica; conquers New York, Paris, and the 1980s; answers to no-one; and lives to fight again and again.

Read an excerpt  at Simon and Schuster  HERE

Buy the book I’ll Never Write My Memoirs
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Lady Bunny GOING TO THE CHAPEL

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After electing a new GOP governor tonight, I thought Kentucky could use a little cheering up with a giggle or two! Governor Bevin was a big supporter of Kim Davis, even visiting her in jail and rallying evangelical voters to her cause–which was refusing to do her job as a marriage clerk and wed gay couples in her county. My condolences to the 48% of the Kentucky electorate who voted against Bevin.

 

WATCH

More Lady Bunny http://ladybunny.net
Twitter: ladybunny77
Facebook: Lady Bunny Forever
Instagram: official_lady_bunny

Directed by Mikhail Torich http://torich.nyc
Groom and groom played by Dane Sorensen and Kris Coughlin
Bunny’s dress and veil by Planet Pepper http://planetpeppernyc.com

Elton John’s 33rd Album

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Elton John will release his 33rd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night, on February 5, 2016 on Island Records. The album will feature the infectious and upbeat lead single, “Looking Up,” which will be available October 23rd. Wonderful Crazy Night was co-produced by Elton and T-Bone Burnett and recorded at The Village in Los Angeles.
Wonderful Crazy Night is available for preorder on iTunes now HERE!
Looking Up” is the perfect trailer for what is sure to be hailed as another masterful entry into one of the most distinguished album catalogues in history. The song’s upbeat rhythm and lyric are fueled by rock guitar and a killer piano motif that conjure echoes of some of Elton’s best-loved hits. It also has all of the refreshing enthusiasm and spirit of creativity that go with him every time he sets foot in a studio.
John and Burnett oversaw 2013’s acclaimed The Diving Board, a top five success in both the UK and US, and the historic 2010 alliance with Elton’s early inspiration Leon Russell, The Union. But there are other collaborations on Wonderful Crazy Night that connect back to the formative days of his towering career.
First and foremost, the new record marks the continuation of Elton’s incredible, inexhaustible songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. The ten outstanding and evocative new co-writes represent the latest fruits of a friendship that now dates back 48 years.
Wonderful Crazy Night, signals Elton’s reunion with other trusted allies, too. Drummer Nigel Olsson, with whom he’s been working since his late 1960s breakthrough, and guitarist Davey Johnstone (who first played with him in 1971 and became a full band member the following year) are both on board, for the first time since The Captain & the Kid in 2006. Five tracks feature appearances by another time-honored associate, percussionist Ray Cooper, and they’re joined by bassist Matt Bissonette, keyboard player Kim Bullard and percussionist John Mahon.
It also signifies Elton’s return to Island Records, where he had released such masterpieces as 2006’s The Captain & The Kid and 1975’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.
Other highlights on Wonderful Crazy Night include “A Good Heart,” “Tambourine” and “The Open Chord.” A superbly live and spontaneous spirit permeates an album that’s about to become another landmark in an unrivaled catalogue.

Bitch I’m A Bottom Video

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Pablo Hernandez’s song, BITCH I’M A BOTTOM  now has a video!   Live  today!

WATCH IT!

“Bitch I’m A Bottom” Pablo Hernandez (featuring Manila Luzon)
Directed by Karl Westerberg
Produced by Mic J Rez

WELL-STRUNG Video Royals

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The SEXY AND GAY GROUP Well-Strung,  pop/classical fusion group, released their third music video today titled “Royals (Feat. Palladio)” in anticipation of their new album POPssical due out on October 2nd.

This number is a composition of the group singing Lorde’s smash hit “Royals” while playing Karl Jenkins’ “Palladio” from the aptly titled album Diamond Music (you may remember it from the DeBeers diamond commercials).  It is a really fun juxtaposition and the arrangement sounds incredible.  We have additional art and photos available to accompany the video and can arrange interviews with the group members (Edmund, Chris, Daniel, and Trevor) upon request.

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The group is traveling to Rome to play a mass at the Vatican on Sunday, September 6th.

Pablo Hernandez I AM A BOTTOM

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WHOO HOO!   It’s official!!!!

 

Bitch I’m A Bottom ft Manila Luzon will be available on iTunes September 4, 2015!!!

Pablo  recently  performed  his song  live  in  Las Vegas  and will be in Chicago  Spetember  12th,  for  Gay Night – OUT IN THE PARK @ Six Flags, performing live  along  with  the fabulous  AMANDA LEPORE!

PABLO HERNANDEZ is a trained actor and commercial model of Spanish/Lebanese descent based in Los Angeles with an extensive and wide resume. He is a rising star in the acting and commercial modeling industry and currently models for the Andrew Christian line.

His travels have taken him from Miami to Los Angeles, New York City, the Netherlands to shoot for photographer Armando Branco, and Paris to shoot for the cover of Sensitif magazine; to list a few. Pablo was the cover model and feature story for Spain’s Revista Nois 15th anniversary issue and even graced the swimsuit issue of Instinct Magazine shot by Rick Day. His latest venture is the role of Reinaldo, a U.S. soldier, in the short Tribeca film ‘Tunnel Vision’ shooting in the late summer of 2012 in New York City.

Most recently, he was the first ever Andrew Christian model to create, produce, and star in one of their wildly popular short films ‘A Brief Love Affair’, as well as co-starring in ‘Overboard’, ‘Miami Carwash’, and the latest ‘Suck’. In Europe, editorials such as ‘Boyz ‘n Tha Hood’ for French M Mensuel Magazine and “Pablo Bravado” in UK Kismet Magazine have solidified Pablo’s ability to evolve into the fashion world. Pablo’s unique, multiracial look has been seen throughout the world from his Reebok Reelite campaign to his latest book cover modeling for author Jeffrey Sharlach’s latest critically acclaimed novel “Running In Bed” (www.RunningInBed.com).

He can be seen in he latest commercial for Fekkai haircare and played “the nerd” in a KFC commercial for the Latin American market. He has been expanding his acting resume having had featured roles in the new Starz Drama ‘Magic City’ and in the film ‘Step Up: Revolution’ and more recently garnering a role in the film ‘The Ten Year Plan’. Whether acting in a tv commercial or film, or modeling for the cover of international magazines, Pablo is a diverse talent – a hit with fans everywhere who appreciate and acknowledge his talent, sex appeal, hard work, and mega-star potential.

PABLO HERNANDEZ