The Overpass Bridges In Montrose Will Light Up Rainbow Monday Night For #Pulse And Pride Week In Houston
(HOUSTON) — The Montrose bridges turn rainbow tonight for remembrance of Pulse Nightclub shooting as the Houston-Montrose communities honor the victims.
The Montrose Management District has been hard at work preparing for the upcoming 2017 Pride season. “Our new LED bridge light system will shine as a colorful reminder that our community is enriched by the incredible diversity and freedom we celebrate year-round,” Claude Wynn, Chairman of the Montrose Management District said. “We are proud to recognize one of the many diverse groups who call Montrose their center.”
The seven Montrose bridges that span US 59 into Montrose will be lit in a multi-color display resembling rainbows. Tonight, the one-year anniversary for Pulse Nightclub, will be a solemn reminder of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
On June 18 the bridges will be relit in the same colors for eight days for Pride Week.
Equinox Celebrates Pride Month With Short Film Adding 26 Letters To LGBTQ+
It’s Pride around the U.S. and many national companies are sharing their LOVE for the LGBTQ+ communities
(NEW YORK) In celebration of Pride month, Equinox gym has released a new short film, “LGBTQAlphabet: Six Letters Will Never Be Enough,” that expands the definition of LGBTQ into a full alphabet with 26 distinct opportunities to proudly communicate who you are and how you love.
Equinox has been a long-time supporter of the LGBTQ community and Pride around the world, but this year they wanted to make an even more powerful contribution. They worked with NYC’s LGBT Community Center to produce the short film. Take a peak at the video above.
Interlaced into it are voices from members of The Center, who express how they identify themselves in the queer community and as citizens in the world. 26 words, from Ally to Ze | Zir are brought to life in authentic, brave and meaningful ways.
The video is a continuation of Equinox’s “Commit to Something” narrative and further explores the theme of identity specifically reflecting the diversity of the LGBTQ community.
(NEW YORK) Your week couldn’t have been as bad as Kathy Griffin’s, but if it was anywhere close and you need something new to decompress to this weekend, check out the latest jam from pop princess Kendra Erika. It was the song that took over gay dance floors this past Memorial Day Weekend, and the music video is out now.
Written by Kendra Erika and Grammy Award winner Damon Sharpe and produced by Sharpe, Jason Dauman, and Eric Sanicola, “Under My Skin” is a hypnotic Big Room track that is both playful and alluring with sweeping build-ups and hard drops.
“I love the whole ‘let’s see if we get caught’ theme in the song,” says Kendra Erika. “Young people today feel invincible when it comes to love and life and if you think about it, we should, because we’re still discovering who we are and where we stand.
“I think everyone can relate because we’re all young and stupid at some point in our lives,” she laughs.
‘Under My Skin’ is the follow-up to Kendra Erika’s ‘Oasis’, her first collaboration with Damon Sharpe. It reached #9 on the Billboard Dance Charts in November.
“Kendra and I went into the studio hoping to re-create the magic of ‘Oasis’,” recalls Damon Sharpe. “I think we succeeded. Kendra and I have a chemistry that shines.”
Damon Sharpe knows about chemistry with artists. He has written and produced for a wide array of pop’s greatest including Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Kylie Minogue and Natalie Cole.
Kendra Erika is a South Florida native. Her Deep House/Pop recording style developed from hanging out in Miami clubs. “House music offers an experience for all the senses to enjoy,” she says. “I aim to take people on an elevating, emotional journey with my songs.”
“Kendra continues to prove that her talent is really flowering,” says Jason Dauman of Dauman Music. “We’re excited that the clubs really embraced the track over Memorial Day Weekend. We hope it continues through the summer!”
No doubt it will. Especially considering the powerhouse production team of Marc Stout a/k/a Mixin Marc, best known for their work with The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Rihanna, Diplo, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry, are providing the remixes.
“I really hope the song impacts club fans in a big way,” continues Kendra Erika. “That it gets under their skin! Whether dancing out at the club, or in workout beast mode at the gym, or even if simply cruising along in their car, I want the song to lift minds to new heights.”
“Under My Skin” is being released globally through Dauman Music and Sony Red and is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and all other major retailers. It is also available for streaming through Pandora and Spotify. To learn more, visit Kendra Erika’s website and Daumanmusic.com.
International Pop Sensation & Men’s Health Cover Model Wiltay Release’s ‘Fly High’ Single!
(NEW YORK) International pop sensation Wiltay lands the cover of Men’s Health proving he’s the ‘Beast From The East.’ The cover model / singer from Singapore is proving that he is just as good to listen to as he is to look at. Wilty’s new urban pop track, ‘Fly High,’ available now, is urging fans to let go of their pasts and embrace the present moment.
“I get so caught up thinking about old memories, I often miss out on what’s in front of me,” he admits to About Magazine. “These days, I’m making a conscious effort to focus only on all the beautiful things in the present moment.”
‘Fly High’ is the follow-up to Wiltay’s recent urban hit, ‘What Are We Waiting For.’ It continues the young singer’s exploration into love and relationships, but in an even more mature, sensible way. It’s a reflection of his past two years living in the states and experiencing the highs and lows of love first-hand.
“The greatest lesson I have learned is that expecting love from someone who does not love you back is like watering a dead tree. No matter how much water you put in it, it’ll never grow.”
Wiltay had his first US hit in 2014 with his WTF album. The Hollywood F.A.M.E Awards named it Best Pop Album Of The Year. It also received a Best Album nomination from Los Angeles Music Awards.
Last year, following the advice of American Idol’s Randy Jackson, Wil took his music in a more dance direction, releasing grown-up, salacious and passionate tracks that attacked infatuation from a male perspective. “It makes sense because I’m big on romance,” he says with a smirk.
Penned by Wiltay, “Fly High” was produced by Dreza and is being distributed by Yay Records.