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In Issue 13

What’s hot around town, what to do, where to go and the hottest toys and gifts!
Thursday, March 26

Today is day 4 of Alibiís 12 days of celebrating their 12th anniversary, featuring Hotspots Magazine and Latino Boys Magazine giveaways.

Nervous Anthems presents Future Anthems 2009 at Score featuring Kim English, Daniella, Anane and DJís Pride, Joe Bermudez, Trevor Simpson and Manny Lehman.

Friday, March 27

Today is day 5 of Alibiís 12 days of celebrating their 12th anniversary featuring the talents of Mark Alan Smith on the main stage at 9:45 pm.

Starting tonight and every Friday thereafter The Social Club in Ybor City presents the All 80ís After Work Party with all your favorite 80ís music videos by VJ Greg Anderson, and male strippers for eye candy.
 
Saturday, March 28

Mark your calendars for Bravissimo 2009! The highly anticipated performance showcases new and seasoned talent from the Lyric Orchestra of Fort Lauderdale and local Broadway voices in the spectacular, newly renovated Walt Lawrence & Stephen Lewis Center for Worship and the Arts (1480 SW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale).  The performance begins at 8:00 pm. Described as ìCelebrating the Artistry of Music, Broadway to the Classics II,î the event will feature the following artists: tenors – Philip Alongi, Kurt Litzenberger, James Perkowski, Steven Berget-Clark  and Jeffrey Hoos, sopranos – Lisa Layman, Theresa Sparbel and Jessica Valdez, singer/songwriter Amanda Lee, lyric baritone Charles Schneider, director/pianist Todd Wiley, organist Arthur J. Noble, Jr., pianist Georgi Danchev, percussionist Michael Diaz and Ilian Iliev, an exceptional clarinetist from New York. Tickets are VIP Reserved Seating $100 and $30 General Admission. A VIP package for $200 includes the VIP performance seating plus a VIP reception/dinner from 6:00-7:30 with open bar and valet parking included. BRAVISSIMO! benefits the Sunshine Community Foundation, Inc., which owns the campus in Southwest Fort Lauderdale that is home to more than 25 organizations and groups that support a broad spectrum of needs and activities in the GLBT community.   Tickets for the concert are on sale now at Bravissimo2009.0rg

Today is day 6 of Alibiís 12 days of celebrating their 12th anniversary and features Porsche in the main room performing Janis Joplin and others at 9:45 pm.
Rise Up Weekend (a benefit for Equality Florida, Metropolitan Business Association and Pride Orlando) in Orlando starts tonight with ìOne Night Stand,î starring superstar DJ Roland Belmares at Club Firestone with doors opening at 10 pm.
Sunday, March 29

Sea Monsterís infamous Sunday T Dance presents a benefit for the Broward Police Officers with over $8,000 in cash and prizes including a Bad Boy chopper, a NCL 3 night Bahamas cruise for 2 aboard the Norwegian Sky, $500 in cash and a Panthers autographed hockey stick. Raffles are $5 each

Today is day 7 of Alibiís 12 days of celebrating their 12th anniversary and features Porsche in the main room performing Janis Joplin and others at 9:45 pm.
Rise Up Weekend in Orlando continues with a beach party starring DJ Scott Robert at the newly remodeled South Beach Orlando Luxury Suites. For more info go to RiseUpOrlando.com
Billís Trannie Palace presents a benefit to send Noel Leon (Miss Florida Continental Plus) to Chicago to represent us in the Miss Continental Plus pageant. The night will star Misty Eyez, Diamond Dunhill, Franchesque Richards, Erika Norell, TP Lords, Nikki Whyte, Daisy D, Victoria Grantty, Viva Mirage, Champagne Bordeaux, Poison Ivy, Latrice Royale, Amanda West, Nicole T Phillips, Maxi Pad, Nicoletter, Charlize Angel, Tiffany Fantasia, Carmen DeíLeon, Nikkay, Alandra Matt and a special appearance by Chanel Dupree (Miss Continental 1991). I urge you all to come out and support Noel who is one of our local sweethearts!
Monday, March 30

Today is day 8 of Alibiís 12 days of celebrating their 12th anniversary and features Jennifer McClain performing live in the Manchester room at 9, 10 and 11 pm.

Tuesday, March 31

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its popular new member orientation on at the Chamber facility at 512 NE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. If you have never attended a new member orientation or, even if you have and simply want a refresher, please mark the date and join us for some good networking. The time is 8 am.
Today is day 9 of Alibiís 12 days of celebrating their 12th anniversary and features Martini Madness with Dale Madison and Nicolette hosting beginning at 7 pm with prize give-a-ways and auction items to benefit Poverello.
Wednesday, April 1

Today is day 10 of Alibiís 12 days of celebrating their 12th anniversary and features  the Alibi Tee-Shirt give-a-way all day and at 11 pm the CD release of Stevie Nicks’s new album “Live in Chicago Stevie Nicks.”

 
HOT STUFF
Stonewall Pride, Inc announces the appointment of Lance G. Horton as the Executive Director of the Stonewall Street Festival. Mr. Horton will have overall responsibility for the planning, management and execution of all Stonewall Pride activities, events and parade this year.  In the past, the festival has been organized solely by the efforts of the Board of Directors and volunteers. ìThe Board has determined in order to plan and execute a Pride festival of this size, it needs someone who can devote their time, talents and energies to the event,î said Cynthia Davis, Board of Directors member.  Mr. Horton will be the first person to fill the Executive Director position for the festival. Mr. Horton comes from Birmingham, AL where he served as an event manager for Childrenís Health System. This yearís Stonewall Street Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary while honoring the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The Stonewall Riots, which took place in New York City in 1969 are internationally recognized as the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. This yearís festival theme is ìWhat A Riot! Celebrating 40 Years Since Stonewall.
Adult gay entertainment studio Male Spectrum (MaleSpectrummaxxx.com) announced today that it has signed on as a sponsor of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC.org), with an initial donation of $2500 to assist in the organizationís fight against discrimination, specifically in its battle against Proposition 8.

Over forty (40) members of Team Sidelines crossed the finish line on Sunday, March 15, 2009 demonstrating their commitment to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS by completing the 10 kilometer (6.2 miles) walk through the heart of downtown, Fort Lauderdale for the Florida AIDS Walk. The picture-perfect day began at Huizenga Plaza, where thousands of walkers and volunteers gathered to hear the sweet, melodic music of the Gay Menís Chorus, words of gratitude from community leaders and the much awaited special guest appearance of actor Blair Underwood making his second appearance at the Florida AIDS Walk. Along the walkís route one could hear enthusiastic chants from the various teams of walkers and wild applause from spectators cheering them on. Nothing, however, was more moving and heartfelt than looking over the Las Olas Bridge and seeing the wave of humanity as thousands moved through the streets of Fort Lauderdale. ìIt was a great day for those struggling with HIV/AIDS,î commented Team Sidelines leader and co-owner of Sidelines Sports Bar, Laurie Whittaker. She continued, ìThe solidarity we felt as one community standing together for one cause was both uplifting and fulfilling. Congratulations to all who participated!

 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Gary Santis; Terry Tarquinio; Joseph Dang; Jose Candero; Brian Reilly; Rubio (RKM); Brendon Ratner; TNT; DJ Marc Scott; James; John Lombardo; and Gabe. Our very best wishes to all of you, and to those we may have missed…
Happy Birthday!

This is Hot
The world renowned Winter Music Conference is taking place across South Florida. On its 24th year now, the WMC is regarded as the singular networking event in the dance music industry, attracting professionals from over 70 different countries. Every aspect of the industry is represented including the top technological innovators, artists, DJs, producers, radio and video programmers, retailers, distributors, audio manufacturers and many more. To top the conference off there will be events running 24 hours a day for the next week showcasing most of the top known talent as well as the newcomers. So what does that mean for all of us? IT’S PARTY TIME!!!

 This year the red carpet rolls out for the 24th annual International Dance Music Awards Show hosted by Daniel Glass, Charo and Felix Sama on Thursday night at the Miami Beach Resort. It will feature special performances by Jes, LMFAO, DJ Rap, the Whip and Don Diablo. This will be one show not to miss.
 Did I mention the closing event the Ultra Music Festival? You can catch all your favorite DJs in one place for 2 days at Ultra. We are giving away 2 VIP 2 day passes to Ultra Music Festival. Sign up on our new web site HotspotsMagazine.com and be entered automatically. The winner will be chosen by random on Friday, March 27th. You can even catch Hotspots Magazineís very own DJ Ryan Morales playing at Ultra on Saturday.

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