Manila Luzon is the Asian Glamasaurus whose fashion & beauty garner the attention of everyone in the room. A party girl at heart, Manila is found all over the New York City club scene in some outrageous creations: kimonos made of Ramen Noodle wrappers, or in some fierce drag such as sequined gowns. A staple to the City’s nightlife for the last six years, you know it’s a worthwhile party if this bitch pumps through with a half dozen stuffed Hello Kittys in her updo.
Celebrating her Filipino background, Manila is named after the capital of the Philippines. Additionally, her last name comes from the Philippine island, Luzon.
Originally from Minneapolis, Manila began on the stage of The Gay 90s. Soon after a fresh-faced start, she moved to New York City. Never one to shy away from attention, Manila began to cultivate unique looks that made riding the subway from her apartment in the Bronx a visual all-you-can-eat-buffet!
Manila is the 1st runner-up on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and recently a Drag Professor on RuPaul’s Drag U on LOGO. She released her debut hit single “Hot Couture” co-written and produced by Grammy Award winning producers of KNS Productions (Britney Spears, Lady Gaga).
Since his appearance in EBONY Magazine as one of “America’s Top Black High School Seniors”, Justin “JC” Jones has been on an upward path and has not looked back; carving his own lane into “Young Hollywood.”
Hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana, his rise to fame has been consistently growing, taking the television, film and now music industries by storm.
JC has been featured on award winning shows such as FOX TV’s “GLEE”, TNT’s “The Closer”, and CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful.” JC is now starring in the new MTV/ LOGO/OUTTV Original Series “DTLA” which premiered October 24, 2012.
JC made his big screen debut with Justin Timberlake in “The Social Network” and “In Time.” JC is also featured in the new Diesel Fragrance Campaign “Lovererdose.” JC has worked with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Karmin, Kim Kardashian, 50 Cents, Keyshia Cole, Busta Rhymes, DJ Tiesto, Lil Wayne, Tamar Braxton, Toni Braxton and many more.
JC’s new electrifying live “production” and unique style of music, blending of R&B/Soul and Dance/Pop which he coins, “SOUL POP,” makes JC a force to be reckoned with in 2013.
JC’s music offers a broad and varied range allowing listeners to find their own personal selves in the music. The music is created with a broad market in mind and the aim is to satisfy many different tastes and requirements, while remaining true to the core of who JC is as an artist.
Now, JC is embarking upon a national and international tour entitled, “Simply Complicated.”
A portion of the proceeds from the tour will be donated to a non-profit charitable organization that promotes tolerance and acceptance for all, especially creative LGBT youth (to be announced).
JC believes in self-expression, tolerance and love for all. Whether in front of a camera or behind a microphone, JC Jones is clearly in his element when performing, acting, or singing. With various projects in the works, this fresh, new face with undeniably raw talent is without a doubt one to watch.
His single “Let Me Love You,” and the “DTLA” Soundtrack, which features two (2) tracks from JC, are available on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and wherever music is sold.
Bio in his own words: My name is Brody Ray, and I am 25 years old. I was born and raised in Kearney, Nebraska.
I’ve played the guitar since I was 8 years old. In college, I worked towards a music business degree but dropped out to start my transition and focus on writing and performing my music. I formed a band after moving to Omaha, and we played shows in Lincoln and Omaha. Soon after, I reached out to the TLC network and was filmed for a show called Strange Sex. They showcased my life as a trans man, focusing on my relationship with my girlfriend, the support from my friends and family, the procedures I would be going through to complete my transition from female to male and my music. After the show aired in May 2011, I moved back home to Kearney. A few months later, I decided to audition for American Idol where I had a chance to sing in front of the celebrity judges in October 2011, but unfortunately did not make the show. Then in January 2013, I had the first of three stages of my genital reconstruction surgery done in Belgrade, Serbia. As soon as all surgeries are complete, I will be moving to Nashville, TN to further my career in music. I am currently living in Kearney and playing shows around town at local bars and venues. I have been signed to Dream Machine Productions, and I am recording and writing with amazing artist and producers. My first single was released on country music radio stations, and I’m recording a new EP in Nashville that comes out August 27!
Comedians are asked for bios so that you, the audience, will have a sense going in if you think that we’ll be funny. Will you connect with us? I have no idea. But I already feel telepathically connected to you because I can sense you reading this. So here’s some info about me, in the hope that we do make a connection, instead of desperately searching for each other on Craig’s List.
Hannaniah & the Boys is a cover band lead by Hannaniah Whitley, a Grand Rapids native. Hannaniah & the Boys perform in multiple venues around the Midwest area. This group can conquer any musical genre using different combinations of musicians that consist of a cabaret duo using piano and voice, to a 4 person pop-rock band. Hannaniah & the Boys has a repertoire that includes music from 60’s music to top 40’s some including; Michael Jackson, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Journey, Jill Scott, Dixie Chicks, and Bob Marley, and the list never stops.
The Kimi Hayes Band rocked Pride 2012. Kimi’s solo acoustic set at Women’s Music Night was stellar. Now Kimi is back, with a different band – Deja Vu – and together, they will provide a non-stop high-energy show to keep the party going and wow the crowd at Pride 2013!
Since 1997, Deja Vu has been recognized as the premiere choice of live music for festivals and various public music venues combined, in states across the nation. From “Rock Concert” to “Traditional Style“ orchestra, Deja Vu does it all. Their success can be measured by the fact that most of their clients are from repeat or referral business. Deja Vu is known for their ability to connect and interact with audiences, making them feel like they’re part of the show.
If you missed Kimi last year, stick around for Deja Vu – you won’t be disappointed.
Unfortunately, bullying is a prominent issue within the LGBT community – 84% of LGBT students report being verbally harassed because of their sexual orientation, and highly rejected LGBT youth are more than 8 times as likely to take their own lives. The TruthLocker Solution is an interactive presentation that reveals the truth about new cyber threats facing every person with a social device, and offers ways to increase accountability and stop social cruelty. Topics discussed include Hope for Targets, Peer Leadership and Student Survey Results.
The TruthLocker app works like a backup plan to protect yourself or a friend, when the need arises, and features a secure anti-delete utility that addresses the first reflex of young people – to keep cyberconflicts a secret, they delete. Contrary to popular belief, cell phone companies DO NOT save the content of text messages, and without the proof, anti-bullying laws are less effective with protecting victims. TruthLocker is a private, power shifting solution that increases accountability and gives hope to targets of harassment.
Choose from a two-day admission pass for $10, or separate cover charges are $5 for Friday and $7 for Saturday.
Kids 12 and under are free. Admission is paid at the door.
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