Bunnies On The Bayou To Host ‘Honey Bunnies’ At Pearl Bar This Weekend With Co Sponsor Her Destination Unknown!
HOUSTON — FEB 23 — Sunday Funday will get a little more festive this weekend on Washington Avenue as Bunnies on the Bayou hosts the annual ‘Honey Bunnies’ fundraiser.
Starting at 2 p.m. Bunnies on the Bayou partner Her Destination Unknown (HDU) will hold their annual ‘Charity Date Auction,’ where one very special ‘Bunny’ will be up for grabs. Attendees will also enjoy jello-shots and a chance to advance purchase tickets for the annual Easter weekend shindig.
Her Destination Unknown provides the LGBT lesbian community with a community beyond the lesbian community. What started as a core group of six women now consists of over seven hundred members.
Among their annual fundraisers is AIDS Foundation Houston and the Houston Food Bank. HDU has raised over $50,000 for these local non-profits.
(HOUSTON) – “In relationships you must have the wisdom to know when enough is enough,” says Music Bear Tony Banks, who describes himself as a gay, black man with the fun of Missy Elliot, the swag of LL Cool J and the dance moves of Heavy D. “You gotta have the courage to make change and stand up on your own two feet and press forward. Life is too short to allow someone else’s self-destruction to bring you down.”
He sings about breaking free from static relationship cling in his new funky hip-hop track, “Static.” It’s the first single from his upcoming album, Yes, Homo.
Along with the track, Music Bear is releasing a music video that stars Catalin Constantine as his boyfriend and features animation by wikistylista.
“Who has time to watch someone they love not love themselves?” he continues. He knows a thing or two about the difficulties of breaking-up. Music Bear and his ex are in the midst of a divorce, although their separation is not due to the level of destruction Music Bear raps about in “Static.” “Our relationship may have grown stale and staticky, to the point where we had to go our own ways, but we remain friends and that’s important,” he says. “We still support and want the best for one another.”
Not all of the songs Music Bear writes are about his life. “I’m often inspired by people around me, and now and then, I’ll use their lives as subjects for songs. For me, the power of music is about writing something I know someone out there needs to hear or feel me say.”
Still, he tries to stay true to who he is as a man and an artist. You’ll rarely if ever, hear Music Bear Tony Banks rhyming about “Popping Bottles” (he barely drinks) or “Fighting Bitches” (not his style). In his upcoming album, “Yes Homo,” he tackles issues like love, lust, partying, the state of hip-hop and police brutality. It’s meant to be a full depiction of what it means to be a black, gay, male, hip-hop artist in 2017.
Music Bear Tony Banks was born in Brooklyn in the early 80’s. He grew up during the golden era of hip-hop and believes that at its core, hip-hop is love. It’s soulful, empowering, fun, beautiful and caring.
The music industry, however, is another monster all together. “The industry turns hip-hop into a misogynistic, homophobic creature that sells its soul for the promise of money, cars, and hoes,” he says. “It then turns the people in it into that same image. Remember, hate is a learned behavior. No one is born homophobic but when hip-hop spreads that message to millions of people, for decades, it catches on and it’s hard to break away from.”
The LGBT community is not much better, he contends. “As a black, gay man of size, I sometimes feel ostracized from my gay brothers and sisters. I used to think that if I were a different type of gay, a more stereotypical skinny boy, and fancy dresser, I would have it easier in the community.”
But Music Bear has come to learn that being different isn’t always a bad thing.
“What I hope people who listen to my music and watch my videos take from me as an artist is: Don’t be afraid. Embrace something different every once in a while. Break from monotony. Cut the static. You might just enjoy it! In fact, I know you will.”
Madonna was apparently devastated by the death of iconic superstar David Bowie, who’d had a huge influence on her life and career.
During her Rebel Heart Tour in town last night, the singer paid tribute Bowie, who died of cancer January 10 at age 69.
“I want to pay tribute to a man who inspired my career,” she announced to the audience. “If you haven’t heard of David Bowie, look him up motherfuckers. He was one of the geniuses in the music industry, one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 20th century and he changed my life when I went to see him in concert in Detroit. He showed me that it was OK to be different. And he’s the first ‘rebel heart’ that I laid eyes on.”
Madonna then performed a spirited rendition of Bowie’s 1974 hit “Rebel, Rebel.”
Nile Rodgers, Tony Moran, And Kimberly Davis Join Forces For New Single For The First Time Ever!
(NEW YORK) For the first time ever, music powerhouses Nile Rodgers and Tony Moran are joining forces on an explosive new music single, “My Fire,” featuring Kimberly Davis.
It’s an empowering track, meant to remind music fans that even on the darkest of days, there is a fire inside each of us that is ready to light the path forward to the place we’re meant to be. It merges elements from Club, Disco and Funk for a next generation fusion of electronic music meets soul.
“I hope our song makes people feel good, as though they’re in the middle of a party, letting go and having fun.” – Kimberly Davis.
“My Fire” is the fifth single release from “Moodswings,” Tony Moran’s double-album of music featuring 17 original dance songs and 14 original pop, R&B and alternative productions sung by today’s leading dance artists including Martha Wash, Zhana Roiya, and Jason Walker. The album draws inspiration from Moran’s 30 years in dance music and includes many amazing collaborators including with former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi.
“Collaborating with talented artists like Nile and Kimberly is the fire that drives me to continue my artistry,” says Tony Moran.
“The fire that drives me is the rush I feel when connecting with an audience,” says Davis. “It is pure exhilaration.”
“Hearing my words brought musically to life by supremely talented artists like Kimberly and masters like Nile Rodgers and Tony Moran is the fire that drives me,” adds the song’s writer, Mike Greenly.
Nile Rodgers and Tony Moran’s “My Fire” featuring Kimberly Davis is being released globally through Mr. Tan Man Music and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon as well as all other online music retail outlets.