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Raph Solo Releases New Music Video Titled Love Lives

Artist Raph Solo Releases New Music Video Titled Love Lives

(NEW YORK) Artist Raph Solo has released a brand new music video that shows a different side to the out artist.   He dances! “It’s all very tongue-and cheek,” he laughs. “I hope fans like the choreography and chutzpah.”

In “Love Lives”, Raph Solo boldly declares that he is no less equal than any other person for who he is or who he loves.

“I have worked very hard to gain the self-respect and acceptance I enjoy today,” he explains.  “It’s been a difficult journey but I’m finally at a point where I know that I don’t need anyone’s approval to feel comfortable in my own skin.”

Just a few years ago, Raph admits he fought his feelings for men and even underwent reparative therapy in an attempt to cure himself of his homosexuality.  In the end, it was even more damaging to Solo and his self-esteem.   “It made me feel like a failure because no matter how hard I tried, I could not change my feelings.”

“Love Lives”  was written and produced by Raph.  The song is an R&B, modern pop groove; melodic with an edgy tech feel.  He says he wasn’t originally planning to release the song.  He recorded it on his birthday as a special gift to himself.  Ultimately, however, Raph felt its message was an important one and that it  reflected his current state of artistry.   “I wanted to take my sound onto the streets and into the clubs,” he says.

Born to Lebanese/Chilean parents on the Gulf of Guinea in Nigeria, West Africa, Raph Solo is a singer, songwriter and music producer.  He has released three full-length albums, including last summer’s THE ANONYMOUS ICON, featuring “Star” and “Good Morning London”.

Today, Raph is a proud gay man in a loving relationship with an English man from the East Midlands who shares his core values and beliefs.

Raph Solo’s “Love Lives” is being released globally through Angel King Musique and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon as well all other online retail outlets. Visit his website.  Follow Raph Solo on Twitter and Facebook.

Nile Rodgers, Tony Moran, Kimberly Davis Join Forces For New Single

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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.

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Calum Scott Performs On ABC’s Dancing With The Stars!

Calum Scott Performs On ABC’s Dancing With The Stars!

(Los Angeles “Dancing On My Own” has entered the charts at both Top 40 Pop and AC Radio and continues to climb. The song was the best-selling U.K. single of 2016 by a British solo artist and has been nominated for a Brit Award for Best Single.  Calum also wrapped up his first North American headline tour, selling out shows across the country.

Calum Scott’s poignant version of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” quickly charted in over 34 countries on Spotify, peaking at No. 1 on the Viral chart in six countries, including the U.S.  The song now has over 170 million streams worldwide and global adjusted track sales exceed 3 million.

Cumulative views of Scott’s “Dancing On My Own” videos have surpassed 168+ million, while the song has charted at No. 1 on iTunes in 11 countries and is certified Platinum in four countries.  In the U.K., it hit #2 on the Official Singles Sales chart and was the most-downloaded song of the summer. Calum was born in the port city of Hull in Northern England and is currently at work on his debut album.  He was a finalist on the 2015 season of “Britain’s Got Talent.”

World-Renowned Tenor Jorge Garza Featured At 55th Annual Houston Boychoir Concert

World-Renowned Tenor Jorge Garza Featured At 55th Annual Houston Boychoir Concert

World-Renowned Tenor, Jorge Garza featured in 55th Annual Houston Boychoir Concert

(HOUSTON)– The Houston Boychoir proudly presents its 55th Spring Concert at the Moores Opera House Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

The highlight of the evening will be a piece by Ariel Ramirez called Misa Criolla.

Soloist Jorge Garza, an world-renowned tenor and Houston Boychoir Alumnus will be guest soloist for the evening. Mr. Garza most recent work includes the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in a production of La Clemenza di Tito. Misa Criolla features traditional Andean instruments such as the charango and zampoña and percussion.

The University of Houston invites you to come and be delighted in the traditional sounds of the soaring voices of Houston Boychoir. You will have the opportunity to hear four different choirs of varying ages. In the concert the audience will enjoy Spanish music from all our choirs, Preparatory Choir, Chamber Choir, Olde Boys, and the Men of Houston Boychoir. It is going to be an inspiring afternoon of music from all of our choirs.

Tickets are $10/$7 for seniors and students.  For more information please visit www.houstonboychoir.orginfo@houstonboychoir.org or call (281)-484-1560.