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Glee Star Alex Newell Will Headline 2017 Diana Awards

Glee Star Alex Newell Will Headline 2017 Diana Awards

Glee Star Alex Newell Will Headline 2017 Diana Awards

Historic Diana Foundation Announces Glee Star As Headliner For 64th Annual Gala


HOUSTONJAN 26 — Singing sensation Alex Newell from the Fox hit show Glee has been announced as the headlining act for the 64th Annual Diana Award to be held in Houston, Texas on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Recognized as the oldest continuously active gay organization in the United States, The Diana Foundation proudly announced that well-known comedian and entertainer, Sister Helen Holy will host the black-tie gala this year, at the downtown House of Blues. Also included in the historic evening will be traditional local, live stage production numbers; community beneficiary recognition; and more.

Alex Newell burst onto the television scene as Wade “Unique” Adams, a male-to-female transgender character on Glee. Newell’s role was a groundbreaking piece of television acting, and Newell was eventually promoted from guest star to recurring cast member to main cast member.

“We’re excited to have Alex Newell, a phenomenal vocalist, trailblazer, and advocate for the LGBTQ community, join us for the 64th Diana Awards,” said Tanner Williams, president of The Diana Foundation. “Continued support for this historic and iconic Houston event from performing artists like Alex Newell and our local community allows us to provide much-needed financial support for our local beneficiaries.”

Founded in 1953, The Diana Foundation has focused on assisting the needs of the LGBTQ+ community by distributing funds to organizations that are dedicated to providing services that enhance the lives of individuals.

Beneficiaries for the 2016-17 fiscal year include The Botts Collection: University of Houston LGBT Archive Endowment Fund, Lazarus House, and Out for Education.

For more information about The Diana Foundation, this year’s show, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.TheDianaFoundation.org.

 

Dolly Parton Radiates At Houston Tour Stop

Dolly Parton Radiates At Houston Concert (Photo by KTRK ABC13)

Country Music Queen Dolly Parton Gave The Show Of Her Life In Houston On Monday Night Surrounded By Friends And Fans.

HOUSTON  (December 6, 2016)  As one of the first major country artists to become an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights Dolly Parton and her caravans; Dolly I, Dolly II and Dolly III (the code names for Parton’s personal tour busses) rolled into Houston to deliver some Pure & Simple  listening pleasure for thousands of Houston fans Monday evening at NRG Arena.

Pure & Simple is anything but what the country music icon furnished for her adoring fans that filled the arena for Parton’s stop on her final leg of the North American tour. Feeling more like an intimate ‘family’ gathering than a sold out concert, you could not help feeling the ‘Warmth & Love’ that Parton radiated from stage to concert goers.

With no opening act, the tour ditched the fancy mega-tour smoke and lighting, opting for a more ‘simple’ approach of echoes of cascading white elegant sheer and Parton’s personal trio of musicians; longtime band members Richard Dennison, Kent Wells and Tom Rutledge. No drummer in sight, only the tremendous harmonies of Parton filled the night.

For two blissful hours Parton filled the area with ‘Pure & Simple’ love, baring her signature headset microphone, and in a stunning red sequined dress after the intermission as she strutted from one side of the stage to another leading us on a magicial journey into her classic hits like “Islands in the Stream” and “I Will Always Love You.”

The 29-song set list was not enough for Houston fans. Parton crammed as many hits possible into her two sets. – “If I Had a Hammer” and “Blowin’ in the Wind” among them, but capturing the crowd in a show-stopping, breathtaking performance of “Little Sparrow,” left Houston hungry for more and without a doubt in anyone’s mind, Parton has not lost it. She’s still the only Dolly.

Rumer Willis, Tye Blue Headline House Of Blues Tonight

Rumer Willis, Tye Blue Headline House Of Blues Tonight

The “Over The Love” Tour Stops Tonight In Houston With Dancing With The Stars Winner Rumor Willis, And ‘Mystery Man,’ Houston Native Tye Blue!

HOUSTON — NOV 2.  She definitely blew America away with her dancing skills on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars. Tonight HoustonRumer-Willis-Tye-Blue-Headline-House-Of-Blues-Tonight-About-Magazine-1 Rumer Willis, Tye Blue Headline House Of Blues Tonight gets a glimpse of the beauty, vocals, and personality that landed Rumor Willis as the winner of season 20 of DWTS.

Opening tonight’s ‘Over The Love’ tour at House of Blues is Houston native; Tye Blue, once labeled Willis’ ‘Mystery Man.’ Blue, known for his ‘always suave’ appearance is no stranger to Houston society or national theatre. Blue’s repertoire features shows like Rent, Hair, and the Houston Grand Opera.

This is the first U.S. concert tour for Willis, as she introduces herself to music fans around the nation, with her band and best friend Blue by her side. There should be no doubt tonight’s House of Blues show will surely include a chanteuse-style variety show of timeless standards ranging from cabaret and jazz to classic R&B and contemporary pop.

“Over The Love” plays 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2 at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline. For information, call 888-402-5837 or visit houseofblues.com/houston

Randy Jackson’s New Girl Group ‘FOUREVER1’ Is Heating Up The Dance Floors

Randy Jackson’s New Girl Group ‘FOUREVER1’ Is Heating Up The Dance Floors. About News

As FourEver1, the identical quadruplets Jodi, Catherine, Christina, and Janelle Pyfrom aim to conquer the music charts.

Their debut track is “All About Tonight”, an empowering high-energy pop single executive produced by American Idol music master Randy Jackson.

The song encourages fans to step out of their comfort zones. Its remixes by Bimbo Jones, Sean Finn, Tavo, and Jason Kohlmann are currently playing on heavy rotation in clubs.

It has to be exciting to see all the support “All About Tonight” is getting from DJs.  
Janelle: Yes, it is very exciting! We are so grateful. We always dreamed of this and it’s surreal to finally see it happen. This just shows us that as long as we work hard, we can achieve our goals.

Who are your music idols?
Janelle: There are so many!  Our top have to be Beyonce, Rihanna, and Jojo.  We also love The Backstreet Boys.

FourEver1-about-magazine-sitting Randy Jackson’s New Girl Group ‘FOUREVER1’ Is Heating Up The Dance Floors
Randy Jackson’s New Girl Group ‘FOUREVER1’ Is Heating Up The Dance Floors. About News

How does FourEver1 plan to make its own mark on pop music?
Janelle: By infusing our island roots into our music with our already pop influenced sound.

Where are you from?
Janelle: The Bahamas.

Do you get home sick for the Bahamas?
Jodi:  I do.  I’m a very chill, relaxed person so I’m used to the lifestyle there and am constantly thinking of the island’s beautiful beaches.

Catherine: I miss the food most.

How do you like living in Los Angeles?
Catherine: I love living in Los Angeles. It’s a great place to be, especially for our career. It’s also an inspiring place, being around so many talented people.

Janelle: At first it was hard being away from the Bahamas, leaving all that we have known behind. But now I think LA is great! We have made friends and have gotten to know the place pretty well.

Do you all live together?
Janelle: Yes, we share the same house.

Is it tough working with Randy Jackson?
Jodi: Randy is one of the coolest, most genuine people we have ever met in the music industry.

Janelle: But he’s a little tough, too.  Randy pushes us to bring out our full potential. I think its necessary so that we know what we are capable of.

What’s next?  
Janelle: We’re preparing to release another single that we think everyone will love!  At least, we hope.

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