Monthly Archives: April 2011
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “Palace Boys Live/Drags Gone Wild presents Discotekka invades” @ The Palace, South Beach FL 4-30-2011
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “Liquid Fridays Presents Manila Luzon from Rupauls Drag Race” @ Living Room Nightclub , Fort Laud FL 4-29-2011
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “Mutts n’ Models Fundraiser” @ Dos Caminos/Sheraton Beach Resort Fort Lauderdale, FL 4-27-11
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “Aphrodisiac Mondays is now MOJO LATE NIGHT” @ Mojo , Fort Lauderdale FL, 4-25-2011
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “Palace Boys Live/Drags Gone Wild presents Discotekka invades/Easter weekend” @ The Palace, South Beach FL 4-23-2011
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “Liquid Fridays Presents Yara Sofia from Rupauls Drag Race” @ Living Room Nightclub , Fort Laud FL 4-22-2011
NEWSFLASH: ELVIS CRESPO TO PERFORM ON MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE LATIN STAGE with DJ SET BY DJ/PRODUCER MAXIMUS 3000
(Miami, FL) On Saturday, April 16, Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner Elvis Crespo will perform songs from his latest release “Indestructible,” along with other classic hits on the Miami Beach Gay Pride Latin Stage presented by Palace, Granda Entertainment, and Ivan Cano.
The Latin Stage will feature performances from 1 to 7 pm and is one of several event highlights taking place at Palace over the Pride weekend. The Stage will be set up across from Palace, on Ocean Drive at 12th Street.
Elvis’ performance is a part of his national Indestructible Promotional Tour, which he has dedicated to the LGBT community. Throughout the tour, Elvis will be performing at some of the largest gay venues and Pr2ide events around the country, including Hollywood, CA (May 21st), Long Beach Pride, CA (May 22nd), and San Francisco Pride (June 26th).
“All Humans are created equal and should be entitled to the same inalienable rights, and among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as stated in the Declaration of Independence of the United States,” says Elvis.
Crespo shot to the top of the Billboard charts with his feverish and horn-fueled mix of nonstop merengue, as best exemplified by the anthem “Suavemente,” which topped the charts on Billboard’s National Hot Latin Top 40 and resulted in multiple hits, including “Suavemente”, “Tu Sonrisa” and “Pintame.”
Since then, he has released multiple chart-topping albums and has received numerous accolades and awards. His unique style transcends genre, ethnicity, ideology and language, and is synonymous with rhythm, movement and a presence defined by his versatility.
Crespo will ride on the Palace float in the Pride parade – beginning at noon from 5th to 14th Street on Ocean Drive – and will greet his fans at Palace, 1200 Ocean Drive, from 4:30 ‘til 5:30 pm prior to his performance on the Latin Stage at 6 pm.
Joining Elvis Crespo and Wilson Cruz on the Latin Stage is Dominican singer/songwriter Sohanny, the gorgeous Latin sensation who sparked a major buzz with her new smash single “No Es Normal,” a true club anthem. Mexican pop singer Fedro will also take the stage that day to perform some of his hits.
Actor Wilson Cruz will grace the Latin Stage as MC, lending his humorous wit throughout the day. Cruz, who began acting at age 7, has appeared in numerous films and television series. His role on the TV series “My So-Called Life” mirrored his own experience as a teen who was kicked out of his house when he told his family that he was gay.
Spinning hot tunes on the Latin Stage is DJ Maximus 3000, who returns to Miami Beach Gay Pride after his wildly successful appearance on the main stage Pride in 2009, its inaugural year. “Im super excited to add yet another layer to my growing artistic repertoire. I will be diving deep into my latin roots this year by supporting not only “The Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida LEADERS, LEGENDS& LOVELIES© (LL&L) BALL” (Miami’s largest LGBT Latino Advocacy group and non-profit organization) as the official DJ, But also representing all Latin & Latin American cultures by playing a rare and never before heard set of Latin music all in my current signature mashup video performance style,, along with acapellas of Top 40, Rock, Hip Hop, and other pop music ….Think Lady Gaga over a salsa beat, Rihanna over Merengue and Reggaeton versions of many familiar tracks. AND of course ill be playing a scorching hot Classic Latin House Set” says Maximus.
All of the Latin Stage performances will be streamed live online at www.miamibeachgaypride.com
In presenting the Latin Stage, Palace, Granda Entertainment, and Ivan Cano are putting the spotlight on the ethnic diversity of the South Florida community, as well as the growing Hispanic demographic in the U.S. and the plethora of visitors from South and Central America.
“It was time to add a decidedly Latin flavor to Pride this year,” says Palace GM Ivan Cano, who spearheaded the concept. Cano also is a member of the City of Miami Beach GLBT Business Enhancement Committee.
All-Star Line-up at the 2011 Miami Beach Gay Pride
In addition to this year’s Grand Marshal, Bravo TV’sAndy Cohen, the parade will feature numerous celebrities and VIPs riding in more than 60 floats or marching alongside in solidarity. Continuing her long-standing support of the LGBT community, DJ Tracy Young will be a special guest in the parade fresh off her recent guest appearance on “The Real Housewives of Miami.” Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower and several of the city’s commissioners and staff will ride atop a specially designed float and many of the entries in the parade will echo this year’s “Super Hero” theme of empowerment.
Another highlight of Pride will be a salute to “Legacy Couples” – committed LGBT partners who have been together for 20 or more years who will march and ride together in recognition of their commitment and in affirmation of marriage equality.
Following the parade, the Pride Festival will feature refreshments, booths and two entertainment stages. Performers will include Dominican singer/songwriter Sohanny, performing her urban merengue dance hit “No Es Normal,” and multi-talented hit-maker JayQuan whose R&B/Pop/Latin vocals are a standout in the group Nas-T-Boyz. Also performing at the Festival will be Erika Jayne , Ceevox, Miss Richfield 1981, Marlon Alarm and the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus.
The pulse-racing line-up of DJs for the Festival includes Jody McDonald, DJ MIIK, DJ Seijo, Bill Kelly, and DJ/Producer Maximus 3000. Festival-goers can also expect some fabulous surprises and guest performances throughout the afternoon.
A Fabulous Week AbOUT
Because of the overwhelming success of the last two Pride events, Miami Beach Gay Pride has expanded this year to a week of extraordinary days OUT. Sanctioned events leading up to the Pride Parade and Festival include an Open House reception at the LGBT Visitor Center followed by a screening of the film “Were the World Mine” at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, both on Wednesday, April 13.
On Thursday, April 14, Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida will present the “Leaders, Legends & Lovelies Ball,” honoring individuals who’ve made a difference in the community and unveiling a special collection of dolls specially created in the likenesses of South Beach’s most famous gender illusionists, Hosted by Elaine Lancaster & Music By DJ Maximus 3000 and Blue Money Jazz Sixtet.
In her new show, “30 Years On The Throne!,” Miss Richfield 1981 looks back at her storybook life celebrating three decades of beauty sovereignty as reigning queen of Richfield, Minnesota, “where butter is a spice and gravy is a beverage.” This Midwestern maven is winning over theater and cabaret audiences around the country with an interactive format that combines homespun warmth and edgy improv in a truly original performance. Miss Richfield will grace the stage of the Colony Theater on Friday, April 15.
Also on Friday, a VIP fundraiser celebrating the kickoff of Pride — “Miami Beach Gay Pride Super Hero Soiree” — takes place at the W South Beach beginning at 9 p.m. Super surprises and special guest heroes will include fashion designer Christopher Bates, special guest DJ Scotty Thompson and special appearances by Grand Marshal Andy Cohen, DJ Tracy Young, and cast members from the reality show “Real Housewives of Miami.” Tickets are $125 by clicking on the “Buy Your Tickets” button and entering “VIP Superhero Soiree” in the “Purpose” box. All proceeds will benefit Miami Beach Gay Pride.
On Saturday, Palace Restaurant/Bar at 1200 Ocean Drive presents “Brunchic,” where patrons may enjoy a prix-fixe brunch menu and a bottle of champagne, with ideal viewing of the parade. Prices are $65 and $85, plus tax & tip, with seatings beginning at 10:30 am. Call 305-531-7234 for reservations. Among other Palace Pride events is the Latin Stage from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring Grammy Award winner Elvis Crespo, and video/Mashup Latin Music DJ Set by DJ/Producer Maximus 3000.
For a complete and ever-growing list of events surrounding Miami Beach Gay
Pride – including an arts conference for young LBT women, an Interfaith Service, club events and events especially for women, visit the Schedule page.
The mission of Miami Beach Gay Pride is to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBT community by producing free, safe, quality, mass-appeal events that are open to all.
NEWSFLASH: Unity Coalition Invites You to WEAR YOUR ORGULLO|PRIDE with US at Miami Beach PRIDE! www.unitycoalition.org
Unity Coalition Invites You to WEAR YOUR ORGULLO|PRIDE with US at Miami Beach PRIDE! www.unitycoalition.org
March 2011… Miami, Florida – The Divas are standing tall , actually about 12” tall, all in the name of charity!
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida (UC|CU), the organization dedicated to the Leadership, Protection & Promotion of the LGBTQ Latino|Hispanic community since 2002, has challenged South Florida performers, both male & female, to create one-of-a-kind LEGENDS DOLLS in their image to be auctioned off at the Leaders, Legends & Lovelies event this April 14-16 during Miami Beach Pride on Ocean Drive.
In her signature big blonde coif and over the top exquisite jewelry & midnight blue sequin ballgown,
Elaine Lancaster created this breath-taking Legends Doll “ You are gonna want to bid on this one over & over
again”, said Lancaster.
Geraldine QueenCabaret, image of this years UC|CU Legends Ball & creator of her own Legends Doll,
expressed it this way “Hey Everybody…Come and support our comunity…And take your favorite dragqueens home
in a very unusual way-Replica Legends Dolls! Done by the queens themselves! in their trademark outfits/looks perhaps also Jewelry/makeup? YEY! How to get them? Bid on us! A apostar en la subasta!”
Additional UC|CU Legends Dolls have been created by Adora & Teddy Behr, Samantha Perez, Noel Leon, Electra, Fernan Dute, Shanaya Bright, Samantha Perez, Teresita La Caliente & many more…
Come be a part of the UC|CU Leaders Legends & Lovelies LGBT Exhibit Unveiling, presentation of our
2011 Legends Honorees, Legends Dolls on exhibit & auction, along with dozens of amazing other art,
collectible & gift items, with open bar, live jazz & DJ/Producer Maximus 3000, light fare and a great gift bag – on Thur., April 14th!
BUY TICKETS, view & bid on Auction Items NOW at www.unitycoalition.org
WHAT: Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida Leaders, Legends & Lovelies Ball & Silent Auction
WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2011 7-10 pm
WHERE: Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
WHY: To benefit Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida programming in the Latino|Hispanic |LGBT Community
Our work is 100% funded by private donations, membership support & events, and we are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers. Everything that comes in, goes right back into our programs, leading & assisting our community.
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida’s Leaders, Legends & Lovelies© Ball, Lectures & Exhibit
April 14-26, 2011
Celebrating the good, positive & outstanding within our South Florida LGBT community
As you may know, I am proud to be involved with Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, a Florida non-profit 501c4 organization whose mission is the Leadership, Protection & Promotion of Latino|Hispanic LGBT rights (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)-the only organization of its kind in South Florida since 2002.
Our work is 100% funded by fundraisers & private donations, and we are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers. Everything that comes in, goes right back out for programming, leading & assisting our community.
WHAT HAS UC|CU DONE LATELY?
– Provide a free online LGBTQ Resource Center, offering vital information on thousands of community outreach &
support groups – locally, nationally & internationally.
– Meet regularly with local, state & national leaders to promote LGBTQ rights & legislation.
– Offer free consultations with our network of top attorneys on issues of discrimination, immigration & other issues
affecting our community.
– Hosted the only Latino|Hispanic LGBTQ Press Conference in the nation on Repeal DADT.
– Sponsored various Repeal DADT efforts, including Walker Walks to Washington, meetings in Congress, & write-in
& phone campaigns to various elected officials.
– Supported local & national campaigns & candidates that encourage pro-LGBTQ issues.
– Provided free workshops in the community on Leadership, Public Speaking & Community Outreach.
– Participated in the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Hate Crimes Summit.
– Collected funds & donations for victims in Haiti & Chile after their devastating earthquakes.
– Delivered several containers of medical supplies, water & clothing to Haiti.
– Received a Congressional Commendation for ongoing World AIDS Day efforts.
WHAT IS THE UC|CU LEADERS, LEGENDS& LOVELIES© BALL?
On April 14, 2011 from 7-10pm we are hosting an evening of fun, glamour & inspiration on famed Ocean Drive.
The Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida LEADERS, LEGENDS& LOVELIES© (LL&L) BALL will have several exciting layers to the evening…
The unveiling of our Exhibit at the Art Deco Welcome Center, featuring a celebration of our LGBT community its history through art, photography and costumes | Introduction of our 2011 LL&L Honorees – persons from the community, present & past that have made a positive mark & present them with an amazing Medal of Honor | The UC|CU Legends Dolls will be unveiled…A one-of-a-kind collection of fashion dolls created by and in the image of local Divas. They will be exhibited and auctioned to benefit UC|CU programming, along with many other great items being donated for fundraising efforts as part of our Silent Auction that night | There will be an open bar, light fare, music by DJ/Producer Maximus 3000, the Blue Money Sixtet Jazz Band, live performance art, gift bags & a magical evening for all who attend Hosted by Elaine Lancaster| The purpose of the evening is to promote our programming, raise awareness & raise funds.
WHAT DO YOU SAY? Will you join me and our friends at the UC|CU Leaders, Legends & Lovelies© Ball on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Art Deco Welcome Center at 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach?
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY, safely & securely, at : www.unitycoalition.org
1 ticket – $50 | 2 tickets – $90 | 10 ticekts – $400.
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida
2011 HOST COMMITTEE
Cynthia Aguilar | Billy Bean | Randolph Bullard & Eduardo Hepp | Walker Burttschell | Katie Carmichael & Dee Dee DiBiaggio | Xavier Cortada & Juan Carlos Espinosa | Raphael Giraldez & Herb Sosa | Michael Gongora | Luis Gonzalez | Tim Harrises | Luis Herrera & Randy Ricketts | Elaine Lancaster & James Davis | Maria Lago | Michael Larkin | Antonio Lopez & Eddie Miranda | Heidy Medina & Vanessa Brito | Ile Morales & Cathy Toruno | Edwin Scharlau & Victor Gimenez | Eddie Sierra | Moses Stein | Hernan Valverde |
Andy Cohen, Bravo’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, will be the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade on Saturday, April 16.
Since Cohen took over the network’s current development and production slate of over two dozen shows, the network has become the home of gay viewers’ reality TV favorites, including hits such as the Emmy and James Beard award-winning “Top Chef,” “”Top Chef Masters,” “The Real Housewives” series, “Kathy Griffin My Life On the D List,” “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” “Million Dollar Listing,” “The Rachel Zoe Project,” “The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection,” “Bethenny Ever After,” “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” and “Flipping Out.”
In addition, Cohen is the host and Executive Producer of “Watch What Happens,” Bravo’s late night, interactive, weekly talk show that features guests from the world of entertainment, politics and pop culture. The series includes lively debates on everything from fashion, the latest Housewives drama, to what celebrity is making headlines that week.
Asked in a recent interview whether Bravo has become a “gay network,” Cohen stated, “I’m always saying we’re bi, but I think it’s kind of how I view myself being gay — it’s just one of things that I am,” he said. “So Bravo may or may not be gay, but I think there’s a lot of other things going on. I think for the gay people on Bravo, it’s one of the things that they are — they’re not on Bravo because they’re gay. The people that are gay on Bravo, like Brad on Rachel Zoe or Jeff on ‘Flipping Out,’ they’re gay but they’re also great at what they do and that’s why they’re on Bravo, and that’s important.”
In February, Cohen teamed up with British rugby player Ben Cohen to film a video for the It Gets Better Project, offering a message about acceptance and celebrating differences. He talks about his progression from being a scared teenage boy through his awakening in college and to success as an adult.
Cohen started at Bravo in 2005 as Senior Vice President of Original Programming & Development and since then he has overseen an aggressive slate of unscripted series and specials including past hits “Project Runway,” “Queer Eye,” “Work Out,” “Being Bobby Brown,” “Top Design,” “Make Me a Supermodel,” “Blow Out” and “The A List Awards”.
Cohen received an Emmy Award when season six of “Top Chef” won the Outstanding Reality Competition Program at the 2010 primetime awards and has been nominated for nine additional Emmy Awards as Executive Producer of “Project Greenlight,” “Project Runway,” “Top Chef” and “Queer Eye.” In 2005, Cohen was awarded a Peabody Award for his role as Executive Producer of the TRIO documentary “The N Word” and another Peabody in 2008 as an Executive Producer of “Project Runway.” In 2010, TV Guide Magazine named Cohen one of the “25 Most Powerful People in Television” (along with Oprah Winfrey, Simon Cowell, Tina Fey, and Jon Stewart).
Born in St. Louis, Cohen is a graduate of Boston University where he received a B.A. degree in broadcast journalism.
Cohen will lead the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade beginning at noon on Saturday, April 16th at 5th Street and Ocean Drive. The parade continues along Ocean Drive, featuring festive floats and the inspiring LEGACY couples – couples who have been in committed relationships for 20 years or more.
Following the parade, the festivities continue at Lummus Park, between 10th Street and 14th Street, with exciting musical performances, a festival featuring LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, refreshments and a family-friendly playzone.
For a complete schedule of Pride events and further information, please go to the Schedule page.
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “FME saturdays presents Underground live” @ Bar721 South Beach, FL 4-9-11
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “Palace Boys Live/Drags Gone Wild presents RockNRoll” @ The Palace, South Beach FL 4-9-2011
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “Liquid Fridays Presents Yara Sofia from Rupauls Drag Race” @ Living Room Nightclub , Fort Laud FL 4-8-2011
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “4Play Thursdays Feat Athena Dion” @ Bar721, South Beach FL 4-7-2011
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “FME saturdays presents Glamour Daze Fashion Show, Franki Love and Underground live” @ Bar721 South Beach, FL 4-2-11
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “Palace Boys Live/Drags Gone Wild presents Comedy Central” @ The Palace, South Beach FL 4-2-2011