Pridefest 2010
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Pridefest 2010


Pride South Florida will be producing the 33rd annual Pridefest this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, March 13th and 14th at its new location at Jaco Pastorious Park in Oakland Park (40th Court and Dixie Highway) from noon to 7 pm both days. They will feature fabulous merchandise and vendors, LGBT support and education, a food court, the PNN Radio dance tent with great DJs and nonstop entertainment.

 

Pridefest 2010


Pride South Florida will be producing the 33rd annual Pridefest this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, March 13th and 14th at its new location at Jaco Pastorious Park in Oakland Park (40th Court and Dixie Highway) from noon to 7 pm both days. They will feature fabulous merchandise and vendors, LGBT support and education, a food court, the PNN Radio dance tent with great DJs and nonstop entertainment.

 

MC Pridefest 2010

 

Craig Lucas Stevens was born in Massachusetts and is an American television journalist. He is the 5, 6, 10 and 11 pm anchor for WSVN 7 News, the Sunbeam Television FOX affiliate in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Most will know MarkyG as the host of South Florida’s gay radio show “Issues Over The Rainbow” on former gay supported dance music channel Party 93-1. MarkyG was also the host of the #1 rated South Beach Dance Party on Y100.

 

MarkyG has been on the Board of the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and has been involved in or served with many of South Florida’s notable gay community organizations. MarkyG was former emcee of Pridefest for 4 years, has hosted Stonewall Pride and Parade and was last year’s first ever Miami Beach Gay Pride emcee. In his career he has either introduced or interviewed numerous major politicians and stars such as Cher, Rosie, Cyndi Lauper, Yoko Ono, Sir Ian McKellen, Sharon Gless, Margaret Cho, Liza Minnelli and Melissa Etheridge, to name just a few, and his show was the Official Radio Show for Showtime’s “Queer as Folk.”

 

DJs Pridefest 2010


Bill Hallquist recently returned from amazing Rio de Janeiro, where he deejayed two special parties for Carnaval week. He looks to return to Sao Paulo in June for Pride week there and to DJ once again in the world’s largest Gay Pride parade, with estimated attendance at 3 1/2 million people. Bill also travels regularly to DJ in various cities in the U.S. He is currently resident DJ at the Sea Monster and he is constantly in the studio working on special edits and mixes to make his party sets special and unique.

 

DJ Blaine has a remarkable sixth sense that allows him to consistently read the dance floor to give them exactly what they want, even when it may be something they have never heard. He artistically challenges his audience with samples, hooks and layers of intricately woven high octane vocals, tribal beats and big room anthems to create an intense uplifting energy making it next to impossible to leave the dance floor. This energetic, down-to-earth DJ is always looking for ways to challenge himself. Over the last few years Blaine has received increased recognition and new opportunities to work in the production studio producing and remixing old classics as well as chart registering new singles. In 2004 Blaine joined creative forces with Erik Thoresen “Hefty Lefty” of Dallas, Texas to form “DJ Blaine meets Hefty Lefty.” In 2006 DJ Blaine’s work with Los Angeles based producer/DJ Peter Barona yielded two Billboard charting remixes. If you haven’t had the chance to take a ride on one of his fantastic journeys, you will quickly find yourself in hungry anticipation for his next performance.

 

Entertainers Pridefest 2010

 

CECE PenistonCeCe Peniston has been busy working hard on her much-anticipated new album. In between the studio she has been traveling internationally and stateside performing. Late last year she also became an ambassador to the PTA. CeCe has also had her business hat on, inking a deal for her own phone line which, along with the album, is scheduled to launch this summer. Most recently she has been on “Inside Edition,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” “Jet” and this month is featured in the magazine Us Weekly.

 

Pepper MaShayPepper MaShay just released a video on her latest song “Freeway of Love” and is readying two new singles, “Love & Understanding” and “Cosmic Love Juice,” to be released in 2 months! There will be more surprises in the coming months.

 

In the fall of 2009 Tony teamed up with the G Cavelle Project and released “Gone is the Love” distributed by Music Plant Records. On November 15, 2009 the track hit #1 on the Northeast Record Pool Chart. With remixes by Tod Miner, Edson Pride and the legendary producer/ songwriter Georgie Porgie, the track is a DJ favorite and has taken the club scene by storm, receiving air-play in several countries and is sure to be soon featured on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play charts. His latest project, “I Wanna Be the One,” scheduled to be released on Music Plant Records in March 2010, is already generating quite a buzz among industry insiders.

 

ShelinaDominican diva Shelina is still going strong with her second release, “Vivir Sin Tu Amor,” which charted top ten last summer on the dance charts and this year her single is making noise on the West Coast. She’s currently working on her second album which will be full of surprises and a new edge. Shelina is still an unstoppable force with her Latin house and tropical/dance music – be on the lookout for Shelina’s electric performances at Pridefests this year from the East to the West coast and the Midwest, too!

 

GOIA BrunoGoia Bruno was born in Bari, Italy and raised in New Jersey. At the age of 16 she started singing in night clubs with bands after being encouraged by her friend David Fields to make serious efforts with her musical career. After high school she moved to Manhattan and in 1986 she relocated to Florida for an audition. While performing at the Gee Wiz nightclub in Miami, Florida she was approached by Frank Diaz of Pantera Group Enterprises, who offered her a role in Expose. Bruno sang lead on the Expose singles “Let Me Be the One,” “What You Don’t Know” and “Tell Me Why.” She toured with the group between 1986 and 1990. In 1990 a benign throat tumor put her singing career on hiatus. After about 4-5 years of healing, vocal retraining and development, she fully regained her voice and resumed her singing career. Gioia’s next project is collaboration with producer Scott Anderson of Solar City called “Boy Crazy,” set for release in the spring with a stellar remix package and promotional campaign, kicking off at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, FL.

 

Being named one of CURVE magazine’s 2008 seven Entertainers of the Year was just the icing on the cake for Lori Michaels, whose career really took off in 2006 following her official “coming out” party at the House of Blues’ Club Worship in Atlantic City. It was a House of Blues first and a turning point for Michaels in her evolution to in-demand solo artist and nationwide headliner with her head-turning Me & the Girls shows. She is a powerful singer/songwriter, a musician of the first order and the star and a choreographer of her Me & the Girls song and dance act. Her dance single, “Wild Ride,” is featured in the new film, “And Then Came Lola” and hit the main stream, having been featured on the Season 2 premiere episode of MTV’s Hot Hit Reality series “The City.” She keeps solid commitments to programs/projects such as: HERO (Help Everyone Reach Out – raising awareness and funds for breast cancer), ANGEL (Awakening New Generations Enhancing Lives – an initiative promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention), Dance for Health (encouraging communities to get involved in positive activities and to be healthy), and OUT Proud! (Out United Together – promoting equal rights for all, helping in the opposition of human rights violations based on sexual orientation.

 

Other entertainment will be provided by Heather Craig, DJ Corey D, Marc Hansen, TP Lords, DJ Maximus 3000, DJ Miik, Erika Norell, DJ Paradox, DJ Silvio, Noa Tylo, Donna & Denise, DJ Blaine Soileau, Francilla, the Drag it Out crew and many more. For more information visit PrideSouthFlorida.org or call the Pride line at 954-561-2020.

 

 

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