What’s HOT! South Florida July 22, 2010
Last Tuesday was the monthly Fort Lauderdale Mack Mixer, which took place this month at the beautiful Ritz Carleton on A1A. Over 100 people attended this networker and social event overlooking the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach. Wednesday Scandals featured the first Lady Fancy’s Country Jamboree. This show, which takes place the second Wednesday of each month, featured an opening monologue by Lady Fancy as Miss Minnie Pearl and Lady Fancy’s “Stable of Country Greats” including Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Patsy Cline and many more. This was a real fun event that I urge you all to attend next month – you can bet I will be there. Friday night I headed down to South Beach for Miami Beach Bruthaz South Beach Men’s Show – Summer “The Spy Who Loved Me” -which featured a men’s swimwear and underwear fashion show at the Maxine Lounge outdoor pool at the Catalina Hotel and Beach Club. This event featured some of the sexiest ethnic models around and was filled with lots of admirers. After the fashion show we were all given a gift bag with a beach towel from Undergear.com, among other things. The after party took place at Twist and, as usual, Twist was wall to wall men. On Saturday Island City Traders presented Dixie’s Tupperware Party, a benefit for the Pet Project. The event featured Dixie herself selling her Tupperware in the way only she can, food and refreshments, live entertainment by up and coming artists, giveaways and raffles. This event was a blast and raised much needed money for The Pet Project.
On Sunday Score celebrated their 12th anniversary with a themed party entitled “12 Years on the Road” starring superstar DJs Abel for T-dance and Pablo Ceballos from the acclaimed duo of Chus & Ceballos. The event was packed with party boys and the who’s who of South Beach gay royalty. Seen there were Joel from Twist, anchorman Craig Stevens, Hilton and Melanie Wolman, Rafa and Thomas from Wire, Tony Rodriguez, Josue Santiago of Latino Boys Magazine, Stephen Moss (owner of G-Bar, Honey Pot, Eagle and Social Club in Ybor), Edison Farrow (SoBe Social Club), and hundreds of other well wishers. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Billy, Luis and the entire staff congratulations on a great anniversary and I wish them many more to come!
Thursday, July 22
Eric Himan will be returning to Bill’s for his third appearance at 10 pm tonight. Eric Himan is so grassroots his face is green, though his music tells a different story. Without the help of record labels, booking agents, publicists or management, Eric Himan is touring more places, getting great press coverage and still has time to run his record label, Thumbcrown Records, home to his six studio albums. He just released his newest, “Resonate,” and has five years of relentless touring in the US under his belt. His music draws comparisons to male artists such as Maroon 5 and John Mayer, but also female singer-songwriters Ani DiFranco and Tracy Chapman.
Erika Jayne performs her hits live at Twist promptly at 1 am. Erika brings a full production of super hot dancers for her all choreographed show. Following up on her four #1 Billboard hit singles “Stars,” “Roller Coaster” and “Give You Everything,” singer, songwriter and dance pop sensation Erika Jayne is excited about her new release “Pretty Mess.”
Compass’ case management team would like to invite you to this month’s Wellness Empowerment Series from 6 to 7 pm entitled “The Role and Importance of Nutrition in Cardiovascular Health.” Guest speaker Sabrina Hernandez will offer this free program to the public to give you information you and your whole family can benefit from. For more information and to RSVP for this event, please contact Julia Murphy at 561-533-9699 or email julia@CompassGLCC.com
From today to July 28th the Pride Factory is featuring 20% off all swimwear.
Friday, July 23
Living Room Nightclub presents direct from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Jessica Wild. In addition, they will feature a live performance by current Billboard #1 artist Erika Jayne.
Club Sugar in conjunction with Universal Republic Records presents free giveaways from “Euphoria,” the sexy new album from Enrique Iglesias. The night stars DJ Jarell, is hosted by Alex Infiniti and features shows by TP Lords and Sasha Sky.
Saturday, July 24
Discotekka in association with Milancita.com presents Freakshow, starring TP Lords, Kitty Meow and Victoria Sky.
The Manor introduces DJ Terrance L as he makes his Fort Lauderdale debut in the Epic Nightclub. As always, they feature DJ Larry Larr in the Noche Latina Lounge and patio with performances by Erika Norell and guests. There is no cover.
Bigger Saturdays at Score presents the Miami pre-party for Black and Blue 2010 starring Canada’s top DJ/producer Stephan Grondin and featuring a performance by international recording artist, and my friend, Ceevox.
Sunday, July 25
The legendary Amnesia Foam Party is back! The guys from Wonderland T, Tony Lima, Michael M and Iceman, are holding a special edition of the T with plenty of FOAM FUN starring DJ Lazaro Leon and antics by the Wonderland T Drag Divas led by Kitty Meow. Everyone is invited as this is really an all inclusive party, from twink to bear and all that’s in between. You may even see some straight folks enjoying the fun! Dress light!
Monday, July 26
Twist will be celebrating the 1 year anniversary of their Latin Karaoke tonight with host Marco Perez. That night they will also be celebrating Peru Independence with Peru Expressiom, Envian El Elemento and Pelu Rivero on percussion.
Georgie’s Alibi presents the return of Florida’s Dame Edna at 8, 9 and 10 pm and it’s her birthday, so come out and celebrate! There will be cupcakes and giveaways during all 3 shows.
Tuesday, July 27
Johnny’s presents AJ Cross’s Birthday extravaganza starting at 8 pm. The event will be hosted by Electra with special performances by recording artist John Minnis, Misty Eyez, Alandra Matthews, TP Lords, Richard Cortez, Mia Sangria, Gemini Stone, Johnny’s Got Talent finalists and many more. The event is being sponsored by The Pride Center, Bottoms & Tops, Java Boys, Island City Eyecare, Creative Male, Herradura, Fabscout, Living Room Nightclub and Beatnix Miami. As he has done for many years, his birthday will be a benefit for a not for profit charity. In the past he has raised thousands of dollars and the recipient this year is Sunserve. Sunserve is a social service agency providing many types of services to GLBT families in Broward County. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction and a bachelor auction with some of the hottest men in South Florida (they are keeping the names secret). For more information contact AJ directly at 954-522-5931.
Wednesday, July 28
The Stable presents Hard Candy Christmas Drago with great “Winter” prizes with entertainment by your hostess Miss Candy Cornhole. Get there early for best seating and enjoy an evening of games and entertainment.
The legendary Terry Hammond returns to tickle the ivories at Cozmos piano bar on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 pm.
The board of directors for Pridelines Youth Services would like to congratulate their new executive director, Victor Diaz-Herman, who was recently profiled in The Miami Herald for his mentoring efforts with South Florida’s LGBTQ youth.
Lady Gaga will release “Lady Gaga – The Remix” (Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope) on August 3rd. The Remix has sold over 500,000 albums internationally topping the charts in the UK, Japan and Canada. The U.S. version of “The Remix” features ten songs from “The Fame” and “The Fame Monster” including Gaga hits like “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “LoveGame,” “Paparazzi,” “Bad Romance,, “Telephone” and “Alejandro,” all remixed by highly acclaimed DJ’s and artists. This is the first time this collection will be available stateside. Following the announcement of the North American extension of The Monster Ball Tour, international pop superstar Lady Gaga now also has the largest selling digital album ever, scanning 783,056 units of “The Fame Monster” (combined). “The Fame Monster” and “The Fame” have sold over 13 million albums worldwide to date. The video for Lady Gaga’s latest single, “Alejandro,” has been viewed online over 39 million times since its June 8th release. In other Gaga news, she has become the first living person with 10 million “Likes” on Facebook, joining the ranks of other popular pages such as Texas Hold’em Poker, Michael Jackson, Mafia Wars, Facebook and Family Guy.
Pop Superstar Kylie Minogue returns this summer with her brand new album “Aphrodite” currently available at all major music outlets. The album’s first single “All The Lovers” is already heating up dance floors around the world. “Aphrodite” sees Kylie celebrate her dance floor roots and features Stuart Price as executive producer. The list of songwriters includes Kylie, Stuart Price, Clavin Harris, the ScissorSisters, Jake Shears, Nerina Pallot, Nervo abd Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley. “The single was one of the last tracks to be written for the album” said Kylie “as I was recording it I knew that ‘All The Lovers” had to be the first single; it sums up the euphoria of the album perfectly. It gives me goose bumps, so I am really excited to hear what everyone thinks of it.”
Over the course of her extraordinary 20-plus year career, Kylie Minogue has been a global force in pop music and is one of the world’s most successful female artists with more than 60 million albums sold worldwide, 50 hit singles including the US Billboard dance chart toppers “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,””Love At First Sight,” “Slow” and the Grammy award winning “Come Into My World.” She has received countless awards and accolades including and OBE from the Queen, 8 sold out world tours including the KylieX2008 tour which traveled to 21 countries throughout Europe, South America, Dubai, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Minogue has released 10 studio albums, three live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, plus her greatest hits, Ultimate Kylie double album and Boombox The Remix Album 2000-2008. Kylie has he own successful bed linen line “Kylie at Home” and has released 6 fragrances. For more information on Kylie, check out her website Kylie.com