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Debbie Gibson returns to the charts with new Tracy Young remixes

Debbie Gibson returns with a new video for her 35th single, "GIRLS NIGHT OUT", since her debut in 1987 with a remix from Grammy winner Tracy Young!
Debbie doesn't disappoint with this fierce new single.


Debbie has been an icon and ally to the LGBTQ+ community since her debut. She doesn't leave us out in this video with special appearances by Featured Drag Performers: Elliott Puckett Larry Edward aka Hot Chocolate Kenneth Rex Chris Woods Roberto Silva.


She even pays homage to her first video,  "Only In My Dreams," but this time with confidence in her sexuality and body, mind and soul, as she performs on a carousel horse.
Check out Debbie Gibson's "Girls Night Out" and be sure to download the fierce remixes by Tracy Young today!


https://debbiegibsonofficial.com/girls-night-out-tracy-young-remixes/

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DJ Dan Murphy curates iconic Sydney NYE Fireworks all Aussie soundtrack.

A selection of contemporary and classic songs by Australian artists will ring out as Sydney celebrates 2020 at the world’s best New Year’s Eve party.

Viewers watching at home will be treated to an all-Aussie midnight soundtrack featuring Tina Arena, Crowded House, Peking Duk, Sia, Fisher and more.

2020 will open with a song from Aboriginal Australian duo Electric Fields, who are also creating a bespoke soundtrack for the midnight fireworks to be played online.

The 9pm family fireworks will feature fun and bouncy party tracks by the likes of Calvin Harris, Pink and Vanessa Amorosi.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the eyes and ears of the world will be on Sydney for the midnight fireworks.

“Whether it’s the midnight fireworks, lighting displays, pylon projections or music – we are celebrating all things Australian this New Year’s Eve,” the Lord Mayor said.

“This is our most choreographed event to date, with music synchronised to the fireworks and lighting effects that will create a stunning spectacle.

“There’s something for everyone in the soundtrack that will no doubt have viewers dancing in their living rooms.”

The soundtrack was selected and mixed by Sydney DJ Dan Murphy.

Sydneysiders can tune in to the 2019 Sydney New Year’s Eve soundtrack at 9pm and midnight accompanying the televised coverage on ABC and iview, or simulcast with media partner KIIS-FM 1065.

The event will be livestreamed on sydneynewyearseve.com and ABC TV’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The Lord Mayor said all of Sydney had been deeply saddened by the tragic impact of the bushfires, and pledged to use New Year’s Eve to help raise money and awareness for those in need.

“Sydney New Year’s Eve unites people from all over the world with a message of hope for the year to come.

“We will harness the enormous power of the event to raise more money for the Australian Red Cross’ Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

“We encourage all people who visit our city on New Year’s Eve and those watching at home to donate to the Red Cross disaster relief and recovery fund in our online fundraiser.”

The City of Sydney has already donated $620,000 to drought and bushfire relief, and will provide trucks, staff and other in-kind support to assist emergency services with recovery and clean-up efforts. 

To donate, visit nye.sydney/donate

9pm family fireworks

  1. Sandy B – Make the world go round (Deep Dish Remix) w/- Yothu Yindi – Treaty (acapella)
  2. Calvin Harris, Rag n Bone Man – Giant
  3. Pink, Cash Cash – Can we pretend
  4. Shawn Mendes – If I can’t have you
  5. Sigala, Paloma Faith – Lullaby
  6. Vanessa Amorosi – Absolutely everybody (Latino remix)
  7. Kygo, Whitney Houston – Higher love
  8. Guy Sebastian – Choir
  9. Taylor Swift, Brandon Urie – ME!
  10. Lil Nas, Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)
  11. Lady Gaga – Shallow
  12. Carly Rae Jaspen – Cut to the feeling

 

Midnight fireworks

  1. Electric Fields – 2000 and whatever
  2. Pnau – Go Bang
  3. Baker Boy – Cool as hell
  4. Thandi Phoenix & Sigma – Say it
  5. Flight Facilities – Feelin
  6. Tones & I – Dance monkey
  7. Hilltop Hoods, Illy, Ecca, Vandal – Exit sign
  8. Peking Duk – Stranger
  9. Tina Arena – Chains (S&M Remix)
  10. Kate Miller-Heidki – Zero Gravity (7th heaven remix)
  11. Fisher – Losing it
  12. Sneaky Sound System – UFO
  13. Pnau – Solid Gold
  14. Sia – Titanium w/- Crowded House – Don’t dream it’s over (acapella)

 

The City of Sydney New Year’s Eve event times:

7pm                 Fire tug presents its water display on Sydney Harbour

7.30pm            Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony on Sydney

Harbour by the Tribal Warrior Association

8pm                 Air display above Sydney Harbour by flying ace Matt Hall and

Sydney Harbour Bridge pylon projections start

8.30pm            Sydney Harbour Bridge lighting effects start

9pm                 Family fireworks (8 minutes) includes the ABC Design Your Own                           

Firework competition firework display

9.08pm            Calling Country segment honouring Australia’s Indigenous heritage

 

9.15pm      Harbour of Light parade

12am               Midnight fireworks (12 minutes)

2am                 Sydney Harbour Bridge pylon projection and lighting effects ends.

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Rick Springfield and Richard Marx, Long Island NY.

For over 50 years, Australia's own Rick Springfield has been entertaining the world and releasing music.

His fans are extremely devoted and one of his biggest fans, my sister, Dawn, has been loyal from his earliest releases.

Growing up, it was all of my brother's and sister's wildest dreams to meet their favorite artists. And, Rick puts himself out there and connects with his fans, not only via meet and greets, CD signings, but during his shows by performing and interacting within the audience. It is pure magic.

I always admired artists who wrote their own music.

From the iconic, number one 1 smash hit "Jessie's Girl" to "I Get Excited," "Don't Talk To Strangers" and "What's Victoria's Secret?," Rick has been turning out classic hits decade after decade.

Rick not only has pulled fans on stage to show his appreciation for their loyalty, but he now connects with a whole new generation of fans: our kids/nieces and nephews.

My niece, Lexi was lucky enough to be pulled on stage during "Don't Talk To Strangers." My sister shared this magical and special moment with her friends via Facebook (you can see the video below) with the caption "Lexi got closer to being "Rick's Girl" than I ever will" and she may deny it, but I witnessed her wiping away a few tears of joy.

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Being on stage left my niece with a further desire to perform. She was at play rehearsal when Rick and his mate, Richard Marx, played an acoustic tour at Westbury Music Fair on Long Island, but my sister enjoyed the show with my brother, another sister and most importantly, her son and husband.

If you're able to catch Rick and Richard on this amazing tour, you won't regret it.

 

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Lisa Stansfield live in NYC

Lisa Stansfield's voice stands out the moment the first note hits the audience. It has power, soul, depth and passion. On Sunday, October 15, 2018, Lisa wowed the sold-out crowd in NYC at The Highline Ballroom.

Although Ms. Stansfield stated she is always nervous to perform for audiences in NYC, there was no shortage of love for her from the audience; some who traveled as far from Switzerland. Her LGBTQ fans were front and center for the show, giving love and admiration by signing, dancing and absorbing every note.

Ms. Stansfield is a strong woman who has braved the music industry for over 30 years with dignity, strength, and most importantly, talent. There are songs to dance to, add sultry rhythm to while making Iove, and songs powerful enough to make you cry and contemplate all aspects of your life. These are just some of these reasons she is an icon in the LGBTQ community. And, they were all on display during Sunday's performance.

Soul, jazz, dance, pop, and the blues are all genres she has spiced her songs with perfectly. Her 8th studio album, DEEPER, is a perfect blend of what we have come to love from Ms. Stansfield. Visit Lisa's official website to order your copy and other official merchandise today:

https://shop.lisa-stansfield.com/shop

Her official DEEPER tour continues on these dates:

 


If you are fortunate enough to catch her live, we highly recommend it.

lisa ggOur NYC Contributor Geordan, was fortunate enough to meet Ms. Stansfield.

She graciously signed an extra poster as a giveaway. Which you can enter to win below, just tell us in 25 words or less, why you love Lisa! The most creative entries will win.

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Britney Spears to receive GLAAD Vanguard Award

The global pop icon has influenced millions of people in the LGBTQ community, and she'll personally attend GLAAD's event on April 12 to receive an accolade recognizing so.

Previous GLAAD Vanguard Award honorees include Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Taylor, Whoopi Goldberg, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Janet Jackson, Demi Lovato, Eric McCormack, Josh Hutcherson, and Patricia Arquette.

"She has consistently stood up for LGBTQ youth on GLAAD’s Spirit Day by going purple on social media to speak out against bullying," it reads. "In 2015, she released a Spirit Day video and promoted participation in the anti-bullying campaign by organizing a meet-and-greet for LGBTQ fans, washing her stage at Planet Hollywood purple, and providing anti-bullying materials to concertgoers."

"In 2016, she was among over 20 music artists to appear on GLAAD's song “Hands,” released with Interscope Records to remember the 49 lives taken in the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. The musical tribute to the victims of Orlando, written by Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels and Blood Pop, benefited Equality Florida, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD."

"In 2017, Spears was among 140 leading entertainers including Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Laverne Cox, and Whoopi Goldberg to speak out in an open letter against two anti-LGBTQ bills, which targeted transgender youth in Texas and were later defeated. Most recently, Spears sparked global attention when she wore a t-shirt stating ‘We Are All Dreamers’ and called on Congress to pass the Dream Act via Instagram."

GLAAD also mentions her letter to a young gay man who considered suicide, and credited not going through with it to her music and lyrics – it gave him the courage to continue fighting. She wrote to him: “I was very happy to hear how courageous you’ve been about being openly gay. I’ve always been told as long as you know in your heart that’s what matters most.”

Most recently, for LGBTQ Pride Month in 2017, Queen B penned a heartwarming love letter to the LGBTQ community published in Billboard Pride, telling the community that their unwavering loyalty and acceptance uplift and inspire her. “I have a secret to share with you. You see it’s actually you that lifts me up. The unwavering loyalty. The lack of judgment. The unapologetic truth. Acceptance! Your stories are what inspire me, bring me joy, and make me and my sons strive to be better people.”

And here's something you may not know. After a gay couple who met at the opening of Piece of Me married, Brit surprised them with a touching video to send congratulations and show her support for marriage equality.

"Honored to be receiving the Vanguard Award at the @GLAAD Media Awards this year!," Britney wrote on Instagram. "The LGBTQ community means the absolute world to me and inspires me every day. I am proud to be an ally and I will continue to support equality and acceptance for all!!"

Britney will receive her honor at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at Beverly Hilton on April 12.

Britney is also booked to appear in the UK at Brighton Pride as the headliner this year, with the event selling out in seconds.

britney glaad

 

Source:  www.poprepublic.tv   |   @POPrepublic   |   POPrepubic on FB  |   POPrepublic on Instagram

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George Michael 1963-2016

Global singing sensation and icon George Michael has died on Christmas Day, aged 53.

 

Police are describing the death as "unexplained but not suspicious".

 

They said paramedics attended his home in Goring in Oxfordshire at 1.42pm today - where he was declared dead at the scene.

 

His publicist announced he has "passed away peacefully at home" at 11pm last night.

 

The full statement read: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period.

 

"The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."

 

George Michael has sold more than 80 million records worldwide in a career spanning four decades - but his life in recent years has been dogged by controversy, including when he nearly passed away in 2011 from illness.

 

George made an in the round appearance at Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party in 2010 and resided in Potts Point for a substantial part of recent years.

 

Here is his show from Mardi Gras thanks to chicagojes as media were barred from filming the performance even though the room was full of camera phones.  lol

 

 

 

RIP George, you will be missed.

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MADONNA AND LADY GAGA BOTH VISITED LGBTQ HOMELESS SHELTERS OVER THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

The teens of New York’s Ali Forney Center were visited by both Madonna and Lady Gaga over the holiday weekend.

 

The Ali Forney Center is “the largest and most comprehensive program in the nation dedicated to the meeting the needs of homeless LGBTQ youth.” Their mission is to “protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently,” according to the official website.

 

Madonna dropped by on the day of Thanksgiving with her children David and Mercy.

 

“This center protects LGBT youth from the harms of homelessness and empowers them to reclaim their lives,” Madonna wrote in her caption on instagram. “AFC provides these youth with tools they need to become independent—and more importantly, provides these youth with the love and support they are denied by their families. Because everyone deserves to be loved and everyone deserves a home.”

 

Gaga dropped by the next day, and took the children shopping, performed her latest single “Million Reasons” and even meditated with them.

 

I’m here because I want this to affect other people around the world,” she said, “and to remind them that when they are kind, it not only makes the other person feel good, but it makes me feel good, too.”

 

You can watch some of Gaga’s visit below.

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