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Radio Personality Al Farb Goes Country Gold

Radio Personality Al Farb Goes Country Gold

Houston Radio Personality Al Farb Goes Country Gold As Host Of National Radio’s ‘Country Gold!’

(HOUSTON) – Country music’s favorite FM radio host, Al Farb, moves into the nationally syndicated “The Original Country Gold with Rowdy Yates,” according to a press release from Compass Media Network.

The move, only temporary, will surely put the smooth voice of Farb into millions of new ears. Rowdy Yates will continue to host the show but is taking time off to visit other stations across the country.

“This is truly a once in a lifetime experience, being handed the mic from a true radio legend is a dream come true!” – Al Farb

Al Farb will be ‘on-loan’ to TOGC from the show’s flagship affiliate in Houston, Texas, KTHT-FM/ Country Legends 97.1 which airs the show Saturday nights from 7p- Midnight Central, weekly.

This is truly a once in a lifetime experience, being handed the mic from a true radio legend is a dream come true!” Said, Al Farb.

Being on the National stage is a daunting task, and I couldn’t be more honored to fill in for not only someone I look up to in this industry, but also a friend in Rowdy Yates.”

I could not be happier to give this up and coming broadcaster an opportunity to fill in on the nations’ number one country request show. I hope that the industry joins me as we celebrate this milestone in Al’s career.” Said Rowdy Yates, host of The Original Country Gold.

You can hear Al Farb host The Original Country Gold on its affiliate stations across the country this weekend. A live stream of the show is available this Saturday, September 16th from 7p-Midnight Central Time at: (Click Here).

Original Country Gold is a weekend institution in over 75 markets and is the #1 country request show. Rowdy Yates is a 2013 ACM Award Winner and member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

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Part Two: LGBTQ Community Steps Up Following Hurricane Harvey

Houston LGBTQ Community Steps Up Following Hurricane Harvey

LGBT Houston Shines Following Hurricane Harvey: Looking At The True Acts Of Kindness From The Houston LGBTQ+ Community After One Of The Worst Hurricanes In American History


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(HOUSTON) — An invaluable asset to Houston’s LGBT community–and to Houston as a whole–is local bar owner Julie Mabry. Mabry, a well-known face and name in the LGBTQ community as owner and operator of the only LGBTQ girl bar, Pearl Bar. During the storm, Mabry took herself to the streets armed with friends and Facebook Live as she shared videos of devastation from the storm.

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Photo: HPD Officers with Julie Mabry at George R. Brown

As the weather has cleared, Mabry only worked harder. In the days to follow Mabry opened her bar as a donation center, and to host a benefit in conjunction with the University of Houston’s LGBTQ Alumni Association raising funds for the Barker Ripley’s senior citizen community.


Others Making #HoustonStrong

Houston’s chapter of the Human Rights Campaign Board of Governors member Melissa Vivanco stepped up when people needed her the most after #HurricanHarvey.

Vivanco is no stranger to volunteering. Her handprints can be seen all across the Houston LGBTQ community. Vivanco has spent the days following Harvey collecting donations for those in need, rescuing animals, and helping her fellow Houstonians. Melissa continues to prove just what an important part impact the LGBTQ community can have on the city struck by tragedy.

George-R.-Brown-Donations-About-Magazine-Hurricane-Harvey-300x225 Part Two: LGBTQ Community Steps Up Following Hurricane HarveyRicky Ferguson; a teacher for Houston ISD, had a bit of foresight for how catastrophic this storm was going to be. Ferguson took the opportunity to organize a box truck full of donations and supplies coming from the Carolinas to be brought to Houston. The truck arrived post-Harvey and its supplies was donated to a charter school for distribution.

Other members of the community who have stepped up to help out include Travis Nixon, who also has served as a committee chair for Pride Houston, Inc. Nixon spent evenings at the George R. Brown Convention Center volunteering. As the storm raged into Houston, Nixon took to social media to engage his friends, and build a volunteer base to join him, and to make donations.


Where we go from here

There is absolutely no question that the recovery from Hurricane Harvey is a long and tumultuous road ahead. Still, if any of the people above are any indication of what good can come from within a community, a light can be seen at the end of that long, winding road. It is nothing short of miraculous that a community like that of LGBTQ people—which has for decades faced ostracization, oppression, and violence—has stood up when its city was in need and put aside every adversity they have faced in order to help.

This speaks to what our community is all about. Though imperfect, and though we have a very long way to go in terms of inclusivity, LGBTQ understand what it means to extend a hand when one is needed. Color, creed, religion, nationality, citizenship status, gender identification–those are nonissues to the majority of LGBTQ people on a day-to-day basis, and that bleeds over into crises such as the storm that was Harvey.

They say that it takes a village to raise a child. But what does it take to raise an entire city back onto its feet? It takes exemplary human beings in every form coming together and sharing basic human compassion and love. It takes people like we see here within our own community.

Thank you, Houston’s LGBTQ people, for helping to make us #HoustonStrong.

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Willam Belli, Alaska Thunderfuck, Courtney Act Announce Texas Tour

Willam Belli, Alaska Thunderfuck, Courtney Act Announce Texas Tour

Willam Belli, Alaska Thunderfuck and Courtney Act are back as the AAA Girls this fall touring Texas.

(Houston)- RuPaul’s Drag Race alums Willam Belli, Alaska Thunderfuck and Courtney Act are teaming up once again as The AAA Girls this fall, bringing their fierce, comedic show to fourteen US cities including Dallas, Houston, and Austin.

The AAA Girls North American Tour follows this summer’s release of The AAA Girls debut album, “Access All Areas.”  Produced by Sam Sparro, the album’s lead single, “AAA Girls,” climbed to No. 2 on Billboard’s Comedy Album chart this summer.  It received rave reviews for the music video’s throwback to classic pop star aesthetic and its celebration of drag extravaganza. The latest single is “Heather“.

“Girl groups are compelling because they’re sexy and dynamic,”  Alaska explains to About Magazine. “At least, the AAA Girls are!  I feel very blessed for having made such fun music and content with two people I consider dear friends. These ladies work so hard, and I’m really proud of the work we’ve done together.”

“Come see us in Texas ‘cause you never know what’s going to happen when the AAA Girls hit the stage.” -Willam

Willam, Alaska, and Courtney are best known for their respective participation in  RuPaul’s Drag Race seasons 4, 5, and 6.  Since appearing on the series, Willam has starred in several television shows and currently hosts “Suck Less,” a weekly call-in talk show where she and special guests artfully throw shade and spill the tea.

Since her Drag Race debut, Alaska has released two full-length studio albums and won RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2.

Courtney has released an album, toured the world with her one woman show, and can be seen this fall on MTV’s new celebrity dating show, ”MTV Single AF”.  “I am literally busting at the seams to hit the stage with Willam and Alaska on this epic tour,” exclaims Courtney Act. “These queens have worked with Britney (Spears) and Katy (Perry) so, of course, their next logical career move was to travel the world with me as the AAA Girls.”

About-Magazine-Willam-Belli-Alaska-Thunderfuck-Courtney-Act-Announce-Texas-Tour-1024x768 Willam Belli, Alaska Thunderfuck, Courtney Act Announce Texas TourThey certainly have traveled the world.  The AAA Girls North American Tour follows sold-out European and Australian tours.  They will launch their Lone Star State run on Wednesday, 9/20 in Dallas at The Granada Theater.  Then they roll into the Bayou city performing at Fitzgeralds in Houston on Thursday, 9/21, followed by Empire Control Room in Austin on Friday, 9/22

The trio first hit the scene as The AAA Girls in 2014 to support fashion brand American Apparel’s  “Support  Artists,  Support  Ethical  Manufacturing”   campaign.   They later released the holiday single, “Dear Santa, Bring Me A Man”.

“Come see us in Texas ‘cause you never know what’s going to happen when the AAA Girls hit the stage,”  Willam advises About Magazine.

Presented by Fullscreen Live, general admission ticket prices are $39 but in true All-Access fashion, fans will have the opportunity to purchase packages that allow them to take photos with The AAA Girls, get autographs, and even join them on-stage!

Tickets for the Access All Areas North American tour are available now at www.aaagirls.net.

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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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