Misty Water Colored WHAT!!!!!!!: The Lady Barbra Streisand is coming to the AMALIE in November!

By : Billy Manes
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The inimitable – except by just about every drag queen in the WORLD – Barbra Streisand has announced that she will be gracing the Sunshine State with her glorious presence on Nov. 30. We don’t even know where are feelings are about this. Well, we do, but we don’t know if we can afford our feelings. A friend just told us that the last time he saw Barbra, it was, effectively, the best $2,000 anyone ever spent on him, so luxurious the moment.

Fortunately, the tickets in the case range from $99 to $510 (cheap!) and will go on sale Sept. 29. Ladies and gentlemen, THAT IS NEXT WEEK. Grab your Princes and your Tides and your WALLETS so that you can somehow nab a ticket from the AMALIE Arena’s ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets or on Ticketmaster.com. If you’re a little feeble with your Jitterbug, you can also call 800-745-3000. We are dying. That is all.

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Lady Gaga announces release date for new album “Joanne”

By : Jeremy Williams
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We have a launch date Little Monsters!

Lady Gaga announced the release of her fifth studio album on Apple Radio’s Beats 1. The album, titled Joanne, will be available Oct. 21.

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Lady Gaga in talks to play Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Lady Gaga may be joining the likes of Beyonce, Katy Perry and Madonna as powerhouse divas who played the biggest stage in the world – the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Gaga is in talks with the NFL to perform at Super Bowl 51, according to a report from Billboard. One of the main reasons is said to be her performance of the National Anthem to start the 2016 Super Bowl.

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“Angels at the Abbey” event tonight memorializes three months since Pulse tragedy

By : Billy Manes
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Everything’s a little glum around Orlando today, and there’s a reason for that. It’s been three months since a shooter took 49 lives at Pulse Orlando and harmed 53 others. As a sort of grieving mile marker, the Abbey in Thornton Park is holding an event that promises to lift spirits and, likely, draw tears.

Pulse owner Barbara Poma is expected to be there, as is the Orlando Gay Chorus. Evin (“Angels: A Song to Orlando”) will perform followed by Brandon Parsons (“49 Times”). Information about the Angels at the Abbey fundraiser for Pulse of Orlando can be found below.

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Sia releases new music video, a tribute to the 49 Pulse victims

By : Jeremy Williams
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Sia released the music video to her new single “The Greatest” Sept. 5, and it is a tribute to the 49 people who lost their lives at Pulse June 12.

The video stars Maddie Ziegler, the 13-year-old dancer who has appeared in Sia’s previous videos for “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart,” performing with 49 other dancers in an old, abadoned building rittled with bullet holes.

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Frank Ocean debuts ‘Blonde,’ his 1st album in 4 years

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wait for Frank Ocean’s latest album is finally over.

The singer’s 17-track album Blonde was released Aug. 20 on Apple Music, one day after the R&B singer released a 45-minute “visual album” on the streaming service.

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MTV to air “True Life: We Are Orlando” on Pulse shooting survivors

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***UPDATE: The full episode of MTV’s True Life: We Are Orlando can be seen at this link.***

MTV will air a special edition of their documentary series True Life about the survivors of the Pulse shooting Aug. 15.

The episode, titled “We Are Orlando,” will follow four survivors from the June 12 massacre that left 49 people dead and 53 injured, making it the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Screened Out – Florence Foster Jenkins

By : Stephen Miller
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This movie confirms it!

For decades, Florence Foster Jenkins has been a larger-than-life cult figure to a certain group of people. We marveled at how – in 1944, at the turning of WWII – this rich NYC socialite sold out Carnegie Hall and sang a legendary concert of coloratura arias and wildly overdone costuming.

Was she good? Far from it!

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DCX for LGBT: The Dixie Chicks are back! Here are 10 reasons you should be freaking out!

By : Jeremy Williams
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The Dixie Chicks are touring the U.S. for the first time in a decade, and they will be jamming out in Tampa at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds August 19.

Just like *NSYNC, The Backstreet Boys, Blink 182 and The Spice Girls, the Dixie Chicks were a music group in the late ‘90s/early ‘00s that added a fun, youthful voice to their respective genres, but the Chicks did something that no other group at the time did and that very few musical acts are able to do: They appealed to everyone: men and women, young and old. They reached out to fans of country, rock, pop and everything in-between, and yes, they appealed to the LGBT crowd.

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With 8th album, Tegan and Sara are veterans with fresh feel

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NEW YORK (AP) – Tegan and Sara remember the unfiltered advice Neil Young and his manager gave them when they were signed to the rock icon’s Vapor Records 16 years ago as budding 19-year-old singers.

“There was a very poignant speech about ‘you could go this way and you’re taking a real risk if you don’t have success, there’s a chance a major label won’t be interested in you for very long, but then there’s this path and this path is harder, there’s less money and you’re going to struggle but it’s going to give you time to develop as an artist.’ And that’s, quite literally, the best gift you can be given as a young artist is time to develop,” Tegan, now 35, recalled in a recent interview with her sister.

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Screened Out – Eat That Question

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“They don’t make it easy for you to be a musician in America. Musicians are treated like useless adjuncts to society, unless they do something like write a Coca-Cola lyric. Otherwise they’re regarded as the scum of the earth. So, when you start, you have to realize that no one will care for a long time.”

There’s no question that Frank Zappa was an interesting character. People remember him as the penultimate musician. He was a songwriter, composer, producer, and experimenter. Zappa created pop, rock, jazz, and even strange synthesized tunes. He made over 60 albums before he succumbed to prostate cancer in 1993, at the age of 52.

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Third Eye Blind trolls RNC during charity concert

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Alt-rock band Third Eye Blind broke out in 1997 with pop-style rock songs like “Semi-Charmed Life” and “How’s It Going To Be,” but the band did not play any of their number one hit songs when they headlined a charity concert for the Republican National Convention July 19.

The concert was hosted by the Recording Industry Association of America and held, by invite only, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

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