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What’s HOT South Florida (6/27-7/3)

by Scott Holland
Thursday Jun 27, 2013
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On Thursday Deliver the Dream presented the first annual Red, Hot and in Style, A Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction for the LGBT Community at the Manor. It was a very successful event raising thousands of dollars for needy families.

Friday night I went down to the Adrienne Arsht to catch 8cho, the sensation from Argentina and was very entertained. Afterwards I went to the New Mova Brickell for Milancita’s new VIP Fridays. What a beautiful location with a view of Downtown that is just stunning. DJ Mike Gentile was amazing and very HOT to look at as well! Afterwards I went over to Wet Bar to see Marytrini, and her invited guests and to hear some Latin tunes.

Saturday night saw two big events in South Florida. In Miami was the MDGLCC’s annual gala this year entitled "The Yellow Gala," held at the Hilton Downtown. The gala was packed, with not one empty seat. Congrats to Steve, Jorge and their team for once again producing an amazing event! In Fort Lauderdale was the annual Stonewall Parade down Wilton Drive. The crowds stayed partying at all the bars and clubs to 3 a.m.

Sunday was the annual Stonewall Street Festival which featured vendors, food, and nonstop entertainment culminating with performance by recording artists Amber, CeCe Peniston and Kristine W.

Thursday, June 27

The Pride Factory presents 30% off regular priced swimwear and 10% off already marked down WHSF Thursmerchandise (including red tag merchandise).

From the same twisted writer, Jamie Morris, and director that brought us "Mommie Queerest" comes "The Facts of Life, The Lost Episode," from tonight until August 4th at the Empire Stage (1140 N. Flagler Dr.). For ticket information go to EmpireStage.com or call 954-678-1496.

Friday, June 28

Filthy Gorgeous Fridays at Score celebrates the release of Kelly Rowland’s "Talk A Good Time" with music and videos by International DJ Willy Gee and hosted by The Pennyback Boys.

Bubble Gum Fridays at the Manor presents an M Project Condom Fashion Show, where all the outfits are made from condoms. (M Project is a non-profit group for gay, bisexual and questioning guys from 18-30. The night stars house DJ’s JPS and Miik and house diva’s Serena, Estephania, TP and Sasha.

Saturday, June 29

The Manor presents two big parties tonight. In the Epic Nightclub they present Erotica, where they invite you to experience the sexy side of Manor featuring an Expose Underwear Fashion Show. The room will star DJ Oren Nizri, muscle gods and a fetish production by Erika Norell and cast. Noche Latina Saturdays in the Ivy room and patio presents Puerto Rican Pride, with their annual "Hot Boricua" contest with $300 in cash and prizes starring DJ Larry Larr, hostess Viva Mirage and special guest Jose Vega. 10-30pm to 4 am with no cover.

Score’s Bigger Saturdays presents "Summer Beats" with DJ Paul de Leon with hot GO-GO dancers on stage.

Discotekka in association with Milancita presents Summer Bash starring DJs Sushi and Carlos G with shows by Poizon Ivy, Sasha Lords, TP Lords, Gina D’Angelo and Cherry Selene.

Sunday, June 30

Scandals Saloon presents their monthly Lady Fancy’s Gospel Jubilee with the fabulous Jubilettes. This is good old fashioned southern gospel that makes you want to stand, cheer and dance and starts at 6pm!

Tuesday, July 2

The Village Pub presents the one and only Lady Bunny live with the Fort Lauderdale premiere of her new song, which is sure to be the summer anthem, "Take Me High."

Depot’s Final Weekend

It’s with sadness that I have to report that the Depot Cabana Bar and Grill will be closing its doors. The good news is you have one more weekend to party at the only bar in South Florida with a pool. On Saturday, June 29th they present Last Splash starring DJ Scott Mann from 1 to 5pm and on Sunday, June 30 they present the Final Tea starring the legendary Robbie Leslie from 2-6pm. I hope you all go out to support Marc and Jim during their final weekend!

Hot Stuff

"The Stonewall Riots," scheduled for release on the 44th anniversary of the infamous New York City riots this June, centers around the events and culture leading up to the riots, the incident itself and its historical significance as the genesis of the Gay Pride Movement. The 32-page comic book is written by Michael Troy and illustrated by David T. Cabrera.

"Political Power: Anderson Cooper" features an illustrated version of his life story. The comic book focuses on the life and career of celebrated CNN newsman Anderson Cooper. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, the silver fox chose to follow his passion, journalism, with a vengeance. Written by comic book biographer, Michael Troy ("Female Force: RuPaul") with art by Jason Moser. There are two covers for this comic book; one by Jason Moser and the other by David T. Cabera (Logan’s Run). "Anderson Cooper the man is easily as fascinating as the stories he reports. I was honored to bring his story to life," said writer Michael Troy.

Bluewater’s biography comic book series has been embraced by the media and featured on television news outlets including The Today Show, The View, MTV, LOGO and on CNN.

This is HOT

Actor singer, and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson ("Behind The Candelabra," "30 Rock," "Glee") will release "I’m Blue, Skies," his first full-length album of original music on June 25. Produced by Thomas "Tawgs" Salter and The ELEV3N, the album was co-written by Mr. Jackson with SIA, Stevie Aiello, Chris Braide, and Charlotte Sometimes. The buoyantly uplifting ’I’m Blue, Skies’ includes 12 songs that deftly blend folk music’s heartfelt storytelling with a pop music beat and sensibility. From the very first track, listeners immediately encounter the power of Mr. Jackson’s vocal range, with soaring vocals that pay tribute to his Broadway roots, while infusing a uniquely personal and fresh sound to his music. The album includes three songs co-written with friend and music superstar SIA, and the duet "You Get Me" with Charlotte Sometimes from NBC’s The Voice.

Cheyenne Jackson has one of the most diverse careers in entertainment as he has starred in a dozen Broadway productions, and has appeared in numerous films and television shows. In Concert, he has sold out Carnegie Hall twice, and last year made his solo concert debut at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra. In 2010, Mr. Jackson released the critically acclaimed studio album "The Power of Two" with Michael Feinstein. In 2012 he released four singles through Sony/ATV/Hickory records. In addition to performing, Mr. Jackson has an ongoing songwriting contract with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and he continues to write music for himself and other artists. For more information on Cheyenne go to CheyenneJackson.com.

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