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Vincent Powell ‘Rockstar’ Video Debuts

Vincent Powell 'Rockstar' Video Debuts

Former American Idol and Houston native Vincent Powell drops a new video for ‘Rockstar’ off his upcoming EP ‘Venting Season.’

(Houston) — Thrills and excitement surrounded the release of Vincent Powell’s latest video this afternoon exclusively on social media. The video is for Powell’s single Rockstar that features Julian Caesar. The video can be viewed on Facebook and Youtube, and available on all media streaming sites shortly.

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Rockstar is a vibrant, upbeat masterpiece that is mixed with dance music and an ode to soul. The electrifying vocals by Powell and vibes mastered with the great video production will have you dancing all night.

“That was a good old-fashioned. It was a sexy old-fashioned. That hit me somewhere.” -Nicki Minaj

Powell, a Houstonian originally from Austin, was
29-years-old when he landed a prized spot on Fox’s American Idol. It was his style and soul-bearing performance of Lenny Williams’ hit Cause I Love You that earned the attention of American viewers. That performance generated a standing ovation leaving Nicki Minaj in awe. “That was a good old-fashioned. It was a sexy old-fashioned. That hit me somewhere,” Minaj yelled.

You can check out Rockstar here. You can find more work of Powell’s on his social media:

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @vincentai12

New Location For Bunnies On The Bayou 2018

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Bunnies On The Bayou Announces New Location For 2018.

(Houston) — Bunnies on the Bayou, one of Houston’s oldest LGBTQ+ non-profits have announced a new location for 2018. The organization holds one of the largest Easter Sunday fundraisers yearly.

Due to Hurricane Harvey, the Easter cocktail party is moving new digs. The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park. See the map below for details regarding parking.

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Tickets are available now starting at $39. Visit Bunnies on the Bayou for more details.  http://bunniesonthebayou.org/

Texas EquuSearch Leads Search For River Oaks Teen Missing

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HOUSTON — Efforts are underway in Houston to find 17-year-old Wilson Stratton. The River Oaks teen has been missing for 10 days. Texas EquuSearch has joined the search.

Officials described Wilson as young, healthy and social; but his father says there are several things that worry him. These include having no digital footprint of Wilson and his struggle with a recent death in his family.

Wilson was last seen January 19 at around 10:30 p.m. on surveillance video at a gas station on San Felipe and Willowick, just blocks from his home.

Wilson didn’t have a cell phone and has made no credit card transactions.

“It’s not a good sign. We’ve been involved in 1,700 plus cases. And I don’t like where we are right now with no sightings, no calls, no communication,” said Tim Miller with Texas EquuSearch.

Wilson’s father says his son was struggling emotionally with his mother’s death. The teenager was seeing a therapist and was on medication.

If anyone has any information regarding the disappearance of Wilson Stratton, please contact the Houston Police Department at 832-394-1840 or Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500.

Montrose Mining Company Sold To Developer

Montrose Mining Company

Montrose Mining Company Sold To Developer

(Montrose) — One of Houston’s oldest LGBTQ bars has been sold according to Harris County land records. The Montrose Mining Company (located at 805 Pacific St.) was owned by iconic LGBTQ nightclub guru Charles Armstrong. It closed in 2016.

The new owner, Fred Sharifi, has been busy buying up properties all across Montrose. At last count, he owns five different properties. Of these five properties, one includes the land where the former LGBTQ bar Meteor was once located. His recent purchase, Baba Yega, sits behind the former Mining Company.

Sharifi is the mastermind developer behind the new mix-use space called the ‘Fairview District.’