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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8.11.16 Editor’s Desk

By : Billy Manes
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Billy Manes

Billy Manes

“You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions.” Such is the launch of the monotonous Miranda poetry recited time and time again over the handcuffed arms of alleged criminals under the swirling bright blue and reds atop the cars of those out to convict them – sometimes rightfully, sometimes in error.

It is no secret to anyone that the lines between right and wrong blur frequently, generally aided by the vectors of pride, bravado, haste, fear and even innocence present in that singular arresting moment. The cacophony of crisis often wins over, and in recent years, we’ve seen a widening schism between freedom and authority, right and wrong – so much so that we’re lining streets, packing political offices, peacefully demonstrating or violently exploding. Black Lives Matter, #sitinforthe49, the Dream Defenders. These trying times don’t represent our first revolution – political or otherwise – but they do remind us that we ought to be looking out for each other more. We could try a little harder, listen a little more.

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