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LeAnn Rimes Headlines Houston Pride Fest 2017

The Internationally Acclaimed Country- Pop Singer Will Headline The Houston Pride Festival Stage On June 24, 2017.

(HOUSTON) — County and Pop Superstar LeAnn Rimes will headline Houston’s Pride Festival in downtown Houston on Saturday, June 24, Pride Houston Inc. has announced.

The LGBTQ community is family to me,” Rimes released in a statement. “My music wouldn’t be the same without the love, and inspiration.

Rimes, on a current whirlwind of Pride performances and spreading love, hits the festival stage in Houston at 3 PM. Her new single ‘Love Is Love Is Love,’ will surely be a hit amongst Houston’s LGBTQ+ community.

The free concert and festival is open to the public and will be located in the plaza in front of City Hall downtown. There is no age limit to attend, and no tickets needed. Gates are expected to open at 12:00 PM.

Immediately following the Houston Pride Festival, the attentions turns to the Houston Pride Parade. The annual parade has an attendance of over 700,000 people every year from all over the world.

Pride Houston 2017 will be a musical one indeed—in addition to Rimes, Pride Houston has promised an amazing entertainment line-up and show stopping parade.

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Interview: Ricky Rebel Is Sprinkling Confidence

Ricky Rebel Is Sprinkling Confidence

Interview: Ricky Rebel Releases New Music Video For Upcoming Album

(Los Angeles) – In “If You Were My Baby,” the first single from the upcoming album by Ricky Rebel, the glam rocker sings about how one should never be afraid to ask for what he or she wants from life.    The super fun video is out today, as well ten slick remixes of “If You Were My Baby” by some of the biggest DJ/producers on the planet.

“I’m sprinkling confidence into every club in the world,” proclaims Ricky Rebel from his Los Angeles home to About Magazine.  “Confidence is an asset. It shows leadership and draws people in.  I truly believe it is the most attractive quality a person can possess and to all my Rebel Mafia out there, I say: if you like someone, tell them and make a case as to why you are the best. You might be surprised with the results.”

“I had something to prove on “If You Were My Baby,” continues Rebel, who noticeably sings a lot more on the record than he has previously.  “Sam Harmonix, the producer on this single, works alongside Grammy award-winners and I wanted to impress him with my harmonies.  You know, prove there’s real talent behind the fierceness.”

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The “If You Were My Baby” remixes offer a wide array of different sounds.  “Godfather of EDM” Tommie Sunshine gives the track a fun, modern twist that crosses between EDM and club in his mix, while Zambianco presents a cool tribal beat that fitness buffs will enjoy working out to.   Hector Fonseca’s version is straight up club with a Brazilian vibe that sounds tailor-made for the world’s biggest Pride festivals.  The Dirty Werk mix is a pop dance hybrid best suited for straight dance floors, while the SaberZ mix is hard core EDM, perfect for large stadiums.  DJ Hayworth’s track, with its lovely tropical deep house vibe, is the most unique of the remixes while KOIL and Vito Fun’s mix has an urban club vibe that fans of Beyonce will enjoy.  Mr. Mig’s pop remix is probably the closest to Rebel’s original track.

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Ricky Rebel burst on the music scene in 1997 as the lead vocalist of the boy-band No Authority. Signed by Michael Jackson to Michael’s MJJ Music label at Sony, he toured with 98 Degrees, Destiny’s Child, Aaron Carter, and Ashlee and Jessica Simpson.   In 2000, the band moved to Madonna’s Maverick label where they toured with Britney Spears and released their Billboard Top 40 chart hit, “Can I Get Your Number.”

Ricky went solo as Ricky Rebel in 2012. Since then, he has released two albums, Manipulator featuring hit singles “Geisha Dance,” “Get It On” and “You Need a Woman” and The Blue Album featuring “Star” and “Boys and Sometimes Girls”.

Visit his website.

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Curtis Braly, Carnival Cruise Lines Team Up For ‘Cruise with Curtis.’

Houston Native, Nashville Country Music Artist Curtis Braly Announces Exciting Carnival Cruise Baring His Name.

NASHVILLEFEB 21 — County music star Curtis Braly and Carnival Cruise Lines has teamed up to create the ultimate ‘Country Music’ cruising experience that promises to be filled with leisure, plenty of fun, amazing destinations and live country music. The five-night cruise departs Galveston, Texas on April 7, 2018 and includes stops in Cozumel, and Progreso.

Fans of Houston native and Nashville recording artist Curtis Braly will travel aboard the Carnival’s Valor. The beautiful Conquest-class ship that offers exciting new innovations as well as popular features like a reservations-only steakhouse and nearly 600 balcony staterooms.

Cruise with Curtis, a first time experience, promises to provide the Country Music fan not just a vacation but also an experience – that will include

a five night cruise, accommodations and meals during the events. Also included; an autograph session, meet & greet photo opportunity, plenty of cocktail parties and an amazing LIVE performance.

Cruise with Curtis itinerary includes a stop in Cozumel, with more time in port allowing time for exclusive shore excursions that take you exploring further and adventuring more.  Plus, while in Cozumel, fans will get to attend an exclusive VIP event at the infamous Señor Frogs Then, a second stop that is sure to shake things up in Progreso.

For more information about tickets, visit www.CurtisBraly.com/CruiseWithCurtis

 

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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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