Todrick Hall opens up his forbidden side for his new album and tour

By : Randa Griffin
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Todrick Hall’s rise to fame has not slowed down since he first appeared on season 9 of “American Idol,” where he made it all the way to the semi-finals. He has established himself as an influential force in every aspect of performing, showcasing his talents for singing, dancing, theater and choreography on his YouTube channel—which currently has nearly 3 million subscribers—and his sold-out performances around the world.

Hall released his latest album “Forbidden” in March and is taking his talent back on the road in his new show “Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour.” Watermark spoke to Hall about his rapidly changing career, his impact on his LGBTQ fans and his plans to win a “grand slam,” in show business.

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4.19.18 Publisher’s Desk

By : Rick Claggett
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I haven’t always loved my job. Who loves anything all of the time? Even a parent who loves their child might want to slap them “into the middle of next week” occasionally. So I hear. I don’t have children, but I have adorable dogs that drive me crazy as much as they warm my heart.

I remember I was at a low point in 2004 with my career at Watermark. The repetition of an administrative assistant position with a local niche newspaper was taking its toll on me. I was young, stupid and combative. Up to this point, I never held a job for more than a year and a half and I was currently over two years at Watermark. I was starting to get antsy, so I looked for another job. Walt Disney World accepted me to their entertainment team as a production assistant and I took a few days off at Watermark to enroll in the Disney training class known as Traditions. The only thing left to do was put in my notice and leave.

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‘Something Rotten!’ actor Nick Rashad Burroughs talks about being on Broadway, working with Todrick Hall and what inspires him

By : Jeremy Williams
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Nick Rashad Burroughs grew up singing in the church in Birmingham, Alabama. As the son of a preacher, Burroughs spent his days either with the youth choir or running track.

“Track was my focus at the time,” Burroughs says. “I found theater a bit late, but just in time to go to college for it.”

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ reveals season 10 trailer, guest judges

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“RuPaul’s Drag Race” released the first trailer for its upcoming tenth season.

Christina Aguilera is revealed to be the guest judge for the premiere episode. Later in the season, Shania Twain, Lena Dunham, Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer, Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon, Billy Eichner, Kate Upton, Halsey, Padma Lakshmi, Courtney Love, Nico Tortorella, Audra McDonald, Ashanti, Logan Browning, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Carrie Preston, Andrew Rannells, Miles Heizer, Todrick Hall and Lizzo will be guest judging.

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UCF opens LGBTQ History Month with Todrick Hall

By : Chelsea Santiago
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The atmosphere was that of excitement in the Cape Florida Ballroom at the University of Central Florida Oct. 4 for the university’s LGBTQ History Month opening ceremony.

Art displayed around the room emphasized UCF’s LGBTQ History Month theme, “Maintained the Pulse,” meant to honor the victims of the Pulse shooting. The art was provided by Hidden Artists and Sean Wiggins, and focused on the LGBTQ community and Wiggins’ One Love Project.

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Win tickets to see Todrick Hall in “Straight Outta Oz” LIVE!

By : Jeremy Williams
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Watermark is giving away 2 pairs of tickets to see Todrick Hall Presents: Straight Outta Oz. One pair of tickets for July 25 at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater and one pair of tickets for July 28 at The Beacham in Orlando.

Simply comment on this post and tell us which pair of tickets you want to win, the show in Clearwater or the show in Orlando.

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Overheard in Orlando: Cloudy with a chance of ‘Twerkin’ in the Rain’

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Todrick Hall twerks his way on stage
YouTube sensation, singer and entertainer Todrick Hall had the crowd twerking with him as he performed at Hard Rock Live for his Twerk Du Soleil tour on July 18. The American Idol season 9 alum has also appeared on Broadway and worked as Beyonce’s choreographer. What he’s best known for today, however, are his Disney-themed parodies on YouTube and target flash mobs. Hall brought those videos to life on stage with “Beauty and the Beat,” in which Belle gets her hair done in the hood, and “Once Upon a Grime,” with his Judge Judy impersonation as Disney characters appear in court. Of course his big hit, “Twerking in the Rain,” was the big crowd-pleaser.

Sayonara Sassy
P-House show girl Sassy Devine will say farewell Aug. 9. Sassy has been a cast member of the Footlight Theater for the last 8 years and has certainly left a mark as one of Orlando’s sexiest and most genuine performers. Sassy may now focus on her true passion: art and interior design. Aside from her on-stage persona, she’s also known in the community as an accomplished artist with several local art shows under her belt. Sassy is leaving on extremely good terms with the world famous LGBT resort and has been advised by the owners that she’s more than welcome to return anytime.

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Win tickets to Twerk Du Soleil starring Todrick Hall

By : Jamie Hyman
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Watermark is giving away a pair of tickets to see Twerk Du Soleil, starring Todrick Hall, July 18 at Hard Rock Live Orlando.

Find out how to win after the jump: 

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