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Cocktail Music: First Listen, Giorgio Moroder & Sia

April 17th, 2015 Comments off
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There has been much speculation over the contents of legendary disco-era DJ/producer Giorgio Moroder’s upcoming album Déjà Vu. This is Moroder’s first album in 30 years, and he was partly inspired by his work with Daft Punk in 2013. While many details about the album have been kept secret, in recent weeks we learned the track list (which features songs by Britney Spears, Kelis, and Kylie Minogue). And today, the Moroder gods granted us our first listen of the title track Déjà Vu featuring Sia.

Check it out after the jump and see the full track list…

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Nola’s Two-Weekend Music, Food, Craft Fest Ushers in Spring

April 13th, 2015 Comments off
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The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival lineup is having another breakout year! Stars representing nearly every known genre of popular music, like Elton John and Ed Sheeran, will be coming out for the two-weekend, seven-day festival at the historic Fair Grounds Race Course this spring. Genres include gospel, blues, zydeco, R&B, and good-old Rock ‘n’ Roll. This year’s JazzFest at the Congo Square, Louisiana Marketplace, and the Contemporary Crafts area. Bring your appetite too! The Food Fair has classic New Orleans staples, which over time have expanded to include Creole and Cajun offerings as well as international cuisine. In addition to the dozens of fine foods offered (more is never enough), there are two cooking stages at the Fair Grounds Grandstand demonstrating the rich culinary history of New Orleans and offering signature dishes. This year, the festival takes place from April 24-May 3.

Help LGBT Homeless Youths and Get Your Tickets for Ali Forney Center’s ‘Night of a Thousand Judys’

April 7th, 2015 Comments off
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Image via Ali Forney

Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Rachel York, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith, and Danielle Grabianowski will headline the fifth annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys”—presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre—on Monday, June 1. The Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center, an organization that works to help homeless LGBT youths, will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center. Called “a rambunctious, uproarious, unpredictable all-star concert” by the Wall Street Journal, “Night Of A Thousand Judys” will honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes, and songs from her legendary career as movie star, recording artist and stage performer. There will be a pre-show VIP reception at 6:30 P.M. and the performance will begin at 8:00 P.M. The evening is written and hosted by Justin Sayre and directed by Peter James Cook.

And of course additional special guests will be announced soon, and others may just show up—last year Joan Rivers popped in for the VIP reception.

Click here to get your tickets. 

Rihanna Calls Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law ‘Bullshit’ at NCAA Final Four Concert

April 6th, 2015 Comments off
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The March Madness Music Fest on Saturday, ahead of the NCAA basketball tournament in Indiana, got political as both Rihanna and Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff used their time on stage to call out the discriminatory law. Rihanna, who debuted a new song called “American Oxygen,” also took a few seconds during the show to call out Governor Pence and the law that will allow businesses to legally discriminate against LGBT people. “Who’s feeling these new bullshit laws that they’re trying to pass over here? I say fuck that shit,” she told the crowd as captured in video footage on Facebook. “We’re just living our motherfucking lives, Indiana.” Also, Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff sported a shirt that read “Protect LGBT Hoosiers.” [E!]

 

 

First Look New Amy Winehouse Documentary

April 3rd, 2015 Comments off
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In this chilling first look in to the new documentary about the late-singer Amy Winehouse’s life, we get snippets of an interview with the singer.

“I don’t. I don’t think I’m gonna be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad,” she tells the interviewer.

Check out the first trailer for AMY after the jump…

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Outrage at Jamie Foxx Over Transphobic Bruce Jenner Jokes

March 30th, 2015 Comments off
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Screen Cap via YouTube

It’s seems like Bruce Jenner, who is reportedly undergoing a gender transition, is the butt of many jokes, despite never publicly announcing that he is transgender. Unfortunately, this hasn’t stopped comedians like Jamie Foxx from making fun of Jenner. At last night’s televised I Heart Radio Award Foxx MCed the evening and opened up by saying. “”We got some groundbreaking performances, here too, tonight,” Foxx said. “We got Bruce Jenner, who will be doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself,” said Foxx with a picture of Jenner on the screen. “I’m just busting your balls—while I still can.”

This type of humor is dangerous, especially during a concert-type awards show where many high school- and middle school-aged kids watch. Luckily his joke was poorly received, particularly by the celebrities in the audience. Perez Hilton immediately fired back saying: “Boo! Shame on you #iHeartAwards for allowing @iamjamiefoxx to be transphobic on national television! Those #BruceJenner jokes were wrong!!!”

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Cocktail Music: Italy’s Santiago

March 27th, 2015 Comments off
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Italy may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of business men having a steamy gay extramarital affair, but artist Santiago has released a che bello video that has us booking the next flight to Rome. “The Antidote and the Poison” is the artist latest video off his recently released album. Find out more about him from his FB page. [Outlandic]

And watch the video after the jump…

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Watch: Ricky Martin’s New Video Celebrates Gay Marriage

March 23rd, 2015 Comments off
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Screen Cap via YouTube.

Here’s a Monday-morning pick me up. Ricky Martin’s recently released video for his single “Disparo al Corazòn” (“Shot to the Heart”) from his first single off his latest album A Quien Quiera Escuchar, celebrates same-sex marriage. In the video, Martin is looking in a mirror that projects a love story between a gay military couple.

Watch after the jump…

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Cocktail Music: Our Ten Best Glee Moments

March 20th, 2015 Comments off
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Image via PASSPORT

Tonight we say goodbye to our beloved Glee. It’s been a wild, strange, unpredictable six years. We’ve decided to take a look back at ten of our favorite performances.

10) Don’t Stop Believing

The whole list is after the jump…

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Watch Video Preview of Ellen’s Madonna Week

March 16th, 2015 Comments off
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Tomorrow marks the beginning of Madonna Week on Ellen, as the singer sticks around for a week filled with performances, games, and talk surrounding the release of her new album, “Rebel Heart.” Beginning with an exclusive performance tomorrow, the “Material Girl” is also seen goofing off, getting serious, and reminding us why she’s been able to capture the attention of the world for decades.

An exclusive preview from the week was just released, so click here and check it out.