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Miss Gay Texas Violet S’Arbleu

Violet S'Arbleu stole the talent portion of last weekend's Miss Gay Texas America pageant with "A Lil' Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place" from The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas. (Photo by Clay Gore, Houston Press)

(HOUSTON) People might associate Texas with yellow roses or bluebonnets, but this year an unmistakably different flower is taking over the state. Houston-based drag entertainer Violet S’Arbleu, née Jacob Chaput, will shower the Lone Star State with a purple reign as the newly crowned Miss Gay Texas America.

“The Miss Gay Texas America legacy is 43 years of stellar, inspirational entertainers,” he says, “and honestly I’m just so humbled and thrilled to have the honor to join those ranks and represent the system this year.”

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Chick-fil-A Rolls Out Delicious 'Family' Style Meal

Chick-fil-A Rolls Out Delicious ‘Family’ Style Meal With Mac And Cheese, Baked Bacon Beans!

(HOUSTON) The anti-LGBT Chick-fil-A has announced plans to introduce family-style meals that include two new delicious looking sides — mac and cheese and bacon baked beans — in three cities starting Monday. (Thankfully Houston is not one of them) Sadly, San Antonio, Texas is…

The new anti-LGBT meals start will start at $29.99 and include one entree, two sides, and eight mini rolls to serve four people. Chick-fil-A’s new meals are meant to draw more customers during dinner, according to Matt Abercrombie, Chick-fil-A’s menu development manager.

The anti-Family-style entree options will include 30 chicken nuggets, 12 chicken strips, or four chicken breasts either grilled or fried. (All which Us pro-LGBT love) The horrible, yet most likely amazing side options will include bacon baked beans, a fruit bowl, mac and cheese, a salad, or the superfood side (kale and broccolini with dried cherries, nuts, and a maple vinaigrette dressing).

Chick-fil-A-Rolls-Out-Delicious-Family-Style-Meal-300x225 Gays, We Are In Trouble!As if to let our mouth drool with dread, Chick-fil-A describes their beans as ‘kettle-cooked and slightly sweet, flavored with bacon and brown sugar.’ Adding the mac and cheese is served with a blend of cheeses including cheddar, parmesan, and Romano. Ugh! The nerve!

Chick-fil-A will be testing these new options in North Carolina; go figure! Phoenix and San Antonio until November 18. The feedback will determine if the plan rolls out nationwide!

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K Flay Premieres Official ‘High Enough’ Video

Artist K. Flay Premieres Official 'High Enough' Video And Announces North American Tour With Imagine Dragons

Artist K. Flay Premieres Official ‘High Enough’ Video And Announces North American Tour With Imagine Dragons

 

(NEW YORK) – Following the release of her latest album Every Where Is Some Where — which reached NUMBER 1 in the Billboard Heatseekers Chart – and her SOLD OUT North America tour this spring, alt-pop/hip-hop artist K. Flay is back with her official new video for her current single “High Enough,”along with a brand new arena tour announcement for the fall.

High Enough” – which continues to gain strength in Alternative Radio across America — premiered worldwide today via Billboard MagazineDirected by Lorraine Nicolson, she explains “the “High Enough” video is an unconventional retelling of a universal theme: music’s ability to unite us despite our differences. A great song can cut across cultural boundaries better than language can, and I think K.Flay’s new track has that kind of power. For our team, it was important the video retained a sense of playfulness, which was made possible by the nuanced performances of dancers Savannah Harrison and Scott Hislop as choreographed by Andrew Winghart.”  Watch the video here.

Talking about the single, K.Flay declares “there are so many songs out there about getting fucked up,” she says of the song’s inspiration. “I think a part of me was asking the question: ‘What if I’m already high enough? What if I don’t need anything but what I’ve got?’ There are many moments in my life—whether it’s because of a person or a place—that I don’t want to feel altered or high or buzzed. I just want to feel exactly what I’m feeling.”

Starting September 26th in Phoenix, AZK.Flay will be joining Imagine Dragons as support for an incredible 31-date stretch across North America with a stop in Houston November 12 at Toyota Center. November 13 in Dallas at American Airlines Aren.

All tour-dates are listed below, for more information, go to: http://www.kflay.com

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Kenyth Mogan Talks “Real Me” and “It Was Love”

Kenyth Mogan Talks “Real Me” and “It Was Love”

Kenyth Mogan Talks “Real Me” and “It Was Love”

(DALLAS) A Very Sordid Wedding takes place in Texas, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you should.  The film’s currently touring the country and is enjoying a limited run at Texas Theatre in Dallas until May 10.

Take particular note of the lively song playing in the dance club scene.  It’s by out singer Kenyth Mogan, best known for Unlock Your Heart, his 2015 single.

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“Real Me” is a fun track – Mogan describes it as Katy Perry meets Mika – but its introspective, too.  The song’s lyrics are about revealing your authentic self to your lover.  “I have a hard time showing people my true self,” he admits. “I have to trust a person implicitly before I let them into my personal space.  I’m one of those people who either trusts immediately or not at all.”

Mogan wrote the lyrics a few years ago and gave it to Wild (the song’s producer) to work his magic.  “Wild turned ‘Real Me’ into one of the most danceable songs I have ever recorded.”

He’s thrilled the track made it into A Very Sordid Wedding“Del (Shores, the film’s director) knows how much the Sordid Lives series means to me and worked very hard to find a spot for me. I am forever grateful to him for that. It’s a huge honor for me.”

“Real Me” is a different direction for Mogan.  Except for the pop single “Unlock Your Heart,” his music tends to fall in the soft-rock genre.  “It Was Love,” a song he released last year, is more in line with his typical sound.

“‘It Was Love’ is my favorite song that I’ve ever written,” he says. “It’s me at my most real and raw. It reflects some of my truest emotions.”

Mogan released the music video for “It Was Love” two weeks ago.

“I wasn’t planning to do a music video for the song,” he explains.  “But I recently lost someone very close to me, my grandmother, who was my biggest cheerleader. Whenever I’m sad, I put myself to work and I’d been working with Josh (Mogan’s love interest in the video) on another project and had this idea to see if what we’d filmed might work in the context of a music video for ‘It Was Love’. My producer Wild and my friend Benno had already shot the performance sequences so we fit the two together.  I mean, the video may not be perfect, but I’m very proud of it.”

Kenyth Mogan grew up in Montana.  Though his parents divorced when he was young, he was always surrounded by cousins and grandparents.  He was especially close with his grandmothers who both encouraged his pop star dreams.

“Some of my earliest memories are of dancing around to Tiffany’s ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ on my little Rainbow Brite record player,” he laughs. “I would play it over and over and over again ad nauseam.”

Mogan came out to his family in a handwritten letter at 15-years old. His father embraced the news right away.  “He was more upset with how I told him than with what I told him but I was afraid to tell him in person.”

His mother took a bit longer to accept that her son was gay, but eventually, she came around, too. “We all have a wonderful relationship today.”

Mogan now hopes to be an example to young gay children.  “I’ve always been fueled by the desire to be that person that others can look up to.  If I can show one little gay kid that life does in fact get better, than I will feel like I’ve accomplished something.”

That’s why he strives to be an artist who is not afraid to take risks or try new things, including dance music.   “I don’t want to be ‘the next’ anyone. I want to be the first me,” he explains.

Whatever the sound, the one goal that remains consistent in all of his music is his desire for people to connect with his story.  “I want people to hear my songs and smile, cry, laugh, and yeah, sometimes dance, too,” he says.

Kenyth Mogan’s “Real Me” and “It Was Love” are available on iTunes.  Follow Kenyth on Facebook @Kenythmusic.

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