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Karmin Highlights 15th Annual Pride Night at California’s Great America

24 May

California’s Great America celebrated the 15th anniversary of Pride Night on Friday, May 23rd, kicking off Pride Month for the Bay Area. The event brought out thousands in the Santa Jose, Santa Clara, and nearby areas for a night of LGBT fun with various entertainment acts.

Pop duo Karmin, which has struck platinum and recorded two #1 dance hits, including Brokenhearted and Hello, rocked the main stage. Igniting the blogosphere in 2011, Karmin’s Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan posted a cover of Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now” on YouTube that went viral. The duo has also performed on national television for Ellen DeGeneres and Saturday Night Live.

E! network star Ross Mathews, star of the hit show Hello Ross served as Master of Ceremonies. Mathews, the former Tonight Show with Jay Leno intern, is also the best-selling author of Man Up: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence.

“We are proud to have hosted Pride Night for 15 years, an event that has become a tradition in the Bay Area, and is reflective of its diversity,” said California’s Great America Vice President and General Manager Raul Rehnborg.

This year’s lineup also included British pop star Neon Hitch, drag queen pop group DWV (Detox, Willam, Vicky Vox), DJ Luis Perez, and Bay Area drag queen Pollo Del Mar.

6,000 Attend Out on the Mountain Event at Six Flags Magic Mountain

21 Sep

Approximately 6,000 enjoyed a thrilling night at Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual Gay Night with “Out on the Mountain” on Friday, September 20, 2013. Out on the Mountain is the creation of Six Flags Magic Mountain and DJ Ray Rhodes started in 2008. Out on the Mountain is the Southern California event of thrill rides and private gay party, while raising funds for local gay charities and organizations. The entire park closed to the general public for this private GLBT party from 6pm-1am. Entertainment included Natalia Kills (with her new album “Trouble” from Cherrytree Records), Shangela (of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and other shows), Jessica Sanchez (of “American Idol”), DJ Ray Rhodes (of “TigerHeat”), Kwanza Jones (who performed at Boston Pride and White Party this year), comedian AJ Stacy (from “RuPaul’s Drag U”), and Marky Make-Up. The entire Magic Mountain park was open with rides including the new Full Throttle ride, along with Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom, Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman: Escape from Krypton, Batman the Ride, Tatsu, Apocalypse, The Riddler’s Revenge, and X2.

Kylie Minogue Aphrodite – Hollywood Bowl

20 May

Kylie Minogue rocked the house at the Hollywood Bowl in front of 3,000+ fans.  A number of them got to see her when she made her first North American tour in 2009.  This year’s Los Angeles show was no exception with a 2 hour non-stop pagentry of her biggest hits throughout her career, including her latest album Aphrodite.  Her North American tour started in Montreal on April 28 and concludes in Las Vegas on May 22.  Photos from the event can be found at:  Kylie Minogue Aphrodite Hollywood Bowl.