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.