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Saturday, 17 January 2015

The Dinah Shore Weekend 2015 Announces More Music Stars!

BEBE REXHA & IVY LEVAN
ARE THE DINAH’S PICK TO BE THE NEXT BIG THING IN POP


The Dinah Got Them Before They Explode & Now You Get To See Them Up Close And Personal
  
Palm Springs, CA – Pop music’s new “it” girls, Bebe Rexha and Ivy Levan have been added to the 2015 Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend blockbuster entertainment line up. 

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, The Dinah is once again showcasing the hitmakers of tomorrow.
Ivy Levan will take center stage at the Dinah’s “White Party” on Friday, April 3rd, while Bebe Rexha will be performing at “Black Party” on Saturday, April 4th, both held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, CA.

As a MUST DO venue that has proven to be the catalyst propelling new young artists to superstar status, The Dinah was a logical choice for Bebe Rexha and Ivy Levan who are poised to reach household name status and conquer a global audience in the New Year.

One of the fastest rising artists to keep your eyes on in 2015, Bebe Rexha has been racing up the charts with her 2014 debut single  “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You”.  The song is currently at US Top 40 radio, with over 125k singles sold to date and counting, and approaching 10 million streams on Spotify.  

The pop sensation is now working on her debut album to be released in the Summer of 2015, and readying to release her second single “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” in January 2015.

“Bebe Rexha is a girl on fire and we are so excited she is going to burn it up at The Dinah. She's slated to have a big year in 2015 and we'll have the opportunity to see her before she takes off, “ says Mariah Hanson, founder & producer of The Dinah.  “Not just a huge talent, she's also a blazing beauty so us Dinah girls get a double whammy this year.  I'm looking forward to her CD early next year and can't wait to watch it ignite and take off.”

The Brooklyn native made a name for herself most famously penning the Eminem/Rihanna number-one Billboard Hot 100 hit “The Monster”, and performing vocals on Cash Cash’s 2014 US Certified massive club smash “Take Me Home”, which she also co-wrote.”  She fronted Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz ‘s side project “Black Cards” before embarking on a solo career.  

Billboard Magazine named the gifted young singer/songwriter "an Artist That Will Help Define 2014" – a title she shares with another buzz heavy breakthrough artist: Sam Smith - but make no mistake, 2015 will be the year Bebe Rexha will be storming the charts and selling out arenas.

The same is true of singer/songwriter and Cherrytree Records recording artist Ivy Levan.  Raised in Bentonville, Arkansas, Ivy displayed an affinity for singing and performing from a very young age.  Ivy's mother filled the house with an enormous variety of music:  R&B, Soul, Dance, Big Band and Rock 'n' Roll and as she grew up, she began to widely expand her musical palette ranging from Whitney Houston to Depeche Mode, Etta James to The Misfits. While there were no musical boundaries at home, Ivy was most drawn towards music by extraordinary vocalists, hard-driving rock bands and heavy, urban beats which culminate in her own distinct version of swagger with a unique sound built around powerful, sultry vocals full of grit and venom.  

“Ivy Levan. Wow, what a force. She is so mesmerizing and sultry! I love her music and her raw intensity. She brings serious girl power to The Dinah and that's what we're all about. I have no doubt she is going to be a force to be reckoned with in 2015 and we get a sneak peak in April. I personally can't wait!" comments Mariah Hanson.

Levan’s debut EP titled Introducing the Dame, sparked buzz from Access Hollywood, Billboard, Allure, CBS News, Glamour, Perez Hilton, Huffington Post and more.  Billboard declares, “(Ivy Levan is) an entrancing pop singer with uninhibited soul-infused stylings,” while Glamour deems Levan “ the next big thing…toe tapping rhythms and sultry vocals,”  and Huffington Post praises Ivy’s “vocal virtuosity.”  Performances include the Carnegie Hall stage in support of the Rainforest Fund Benefit, to The Late Show with David Letterman with  Sting any many more. 

Ivy has already hit #1 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound Chart, won two consecutive MTVU's The Freshman, and her music has over 2 million YouTube/VEVO views.  Earlier this month, Ivy debuted the lyric video for “The Dame Says”- the track which she co-wrote, is a taste of what’s to come in anticipation of the release of her brand new single “Biscuit” out January 13th on Cherrytree Records/Interscope. Levan will release her debut album this Spring 2015.  More info to be announced soon.


Don’t miss the chance to see pop music’s next big thing at The Dinah!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

YouTube Couple BRIA AND CHRISSY Release New Music Video!

Remember that time we let you all know about this hot, talented, lesbian YouTube couple?

Well, look what we have here... It's their brand new (super, super gay) music video!



Who are Bria and Chrissy, in their own words?

BriaAndChrissy have been making youtube videos for a little over 2 years, in this short time between their two channels they have accumulated 60 million views and 350 thousand followers. They are a real life couple who create music and videos to help inspire people, be it about their sexuality, depression, anti bullying, or suicide prevention. Their videos often use comedy to help spread these messages. This debut music video 's goal is to help change hearts and minds. 

You can visit the girls' YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/BriaAndChrissy and buy their new release on their website at http://www.briaandchrissy.com/!

What are you waiting for?!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

FEMME LESBIAN DOCUMENTARY "Girl on Girl" To Continue Shooting!

[BROOKLYN NY—JANUARY 6, 2015]

Exactly two years after beginning her journey: Girl on Girl, director and LGBTQ activist, Jodi Savitz, will embark on a road trip down the East Coast to shoot the final footage of the documentary.


The groundbreaking film highlights the emotional consequences of feminine lesbian invisibility— the phenomena in which, due to their feminine or “passing” appearance, many LGBTQ women are assumed to be straight by the outside world and are thus rendered invisible to each other. The film’s cast features seven women from New York, Florida, Utah, and North Carolina, including ‘celesbian’ Lauren Bedford Russell (The Real L Word: Season 3).

The trip corresponds with the launch of the film’s Indiegogo Campaign this Thursday, January 8th. The campaign, entitled, “REEL Visibility,” aims to raise $25,000 to fund the documentary through to post-production. Donation perks include exclusive credit on the Girl on Girl film (in accordance incrementally with their donation), up to and including the opportunity to submit a personal video clip. The collective video clips will then be assembled as a short film entitled, Reel Visibility, and will play as a precursor to the film.

Girl on Girl has become an entity greater than the documentary itself. It is a community driven movement and platform for fan engagement that goes beyond the scope of a traditional film release. The REEL Visibility project is one of the myriad ways that Girl on Girl continues to break down the barriers between filmmakers and their audience.

Already equipped with the car and cameras, the team is adding a unique twist to their fundraising efforts by offering fans who live along the East Coast the chance to become a part of The REEL Visibility Road Trip!

For those fans looking to donate more substantially to the campaign, the director and cinematographer will personally drive the donors' home, where they will professionally film their clip to be featured in the “REEL Visibility” short film. The clip will also be posted online in real time, giving the 250,000 Girl on Girl Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter followers the chance to see both sides of documentary filmmaking, from production to live engagement! Fans can follow both the campaign and the film’s progress throughout January on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.   

The road trip is set for January 9th- January 22nd and the Indiegogo fundraising campaign will run through the end of February. Those fans interested in becoming a part of “REEL Visibility” on the road will therefore have a limited window of time to donate in order to be added onto the trip’s itinerary.

Do you live along the road trip route? (That is, along I-95 between NYC and Miami!)

Want to become part of The REEL Visibility Road Trip? 

Here’s how:
1) Email ReelVisibility@gmail.com ASAP to contact a producer
2) We will contact you and confirm if we can come to your home
3) Once your visit is confirmed, DONATE $250+ on our Indiegogo campaign at www.girlongirlmovie.com/indiegogo
4) The team will meet you to professionally film your REEL Visibility clip
5) Get featured in the Reel Visibility short film and online!!!

Girl on Girl is produced and directed by burgeoning filmmaker, Jodi Savitz, and produced by Italian Golden Globe winner Dahlia Heyman, and Lauren Savitz. It is sponsored by the prestigious non-profit, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and therefore any donations made directly to NYFA on its behalf are tax-deductible.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

TV FANGIRL MOMENT OF THE WEEK: Is Paily No More?

by Lauren W

Firstly, Happy New Year!

Secondly, I'm excited to tell you all about the new segment I dreamt up in my haze of watching too much television over the holidays.

"TV Fangirl Moment of the Week" is it's name, and, well, it's pretty self-explanatory what that entails. In short, I'm gonna tell you what I've been fan-girling the most over this week in television, and hopefully you'll let me know of some of your favourite television moments each week in the comments or on our Twitter!

So, here we go. My first ever TV fangirl moment of the week is...

Image Credit: dangerousdaydreamers via Tumblr
I'm sorry to kickstart this new segment with something so sad but... MY PAILY HEART IS IN PAIN, YOU GAYS.

This week in Pretty Little Liars' Winter Premiere, power "teenage" lesbian couple Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell) and Paige McCullers (Lindsey Shaw) said goodbye to one another in a pool full of tears. (Now, I'm not saying that I know Paige killed Mona (Janel Parrish) and that's why she's really leaving, but it's just a thought... Actually scrap that. I'm convinced she did it.)

Television has a habit of giving lesbian couples ridiculously heart-breaking airport scenes, (yes, this one was all too reminiscent of Calzona's airport break-up in season 7 of Grey's Anatomy), but somehow I am never prepared for it to happen over and over again.

Obviously I'm classing this moment as one to fan-girl over just because that final kiss goodbye sent a tingle to my otherwise cold and icy heart.

I'm also finding a little bit of solitude in the thought that this is probably not the last we've seen of Paige. She's a fan-favourite, and I think creator I. Marlene King has killed off far too many lesbians on this show already. Put it this way: at least Paige isn't dead. For now.

So, because this could be the last time we see Paige in a while, I've made this my first ever TV fan-girl moment of the week. My heart is bleeding.


Honourable Mention:

Image Credit: Valkubus via Tumblr
TAMSIN (Rachel Skarsten) AND BO (Anna Silk) HAD SEX ON LOST GIRL AND THEN HAD A MAJOR POST-COITAL HEART TO HEART AFTERWARDS. THANK YOU, TELEVISION GODS.

What did you fan-girl most over on television this week? 

Let me know in the comments below! (Or via our Twitter: http://twitter.com/allthingsles).

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Meghan "ALL ABOUT THAT BASS" Trainor To Headline Dinah Shore 2015!

ALL ABOUT THAT …. DINAH!
MEGHAN TRAINOR
BRINGS “THAT BASS” TO
THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF

CLUB SKIRTS DINAH SHORE WEEKEND


Los Angeles, CA – Pop sensation Meghan Trainor is confirmed to headline the highly anticipated 25th Anniversary of the legendary Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend, April 1-5, 2015 in Palm Springs, CA.

The 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Nantucket will grace the main stage of the Palm Springs Convention Center during the Dinah’s “Black Party” on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 in Palm Springs, CA.

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend, popularly known as “The Dinah”, is the biggest & largest lesbian event of its kind in the world.  Founded and produced by Mariah Hanson, The Dinah has, for the past 25 years, continuously been changing minds and changing lives, offering women from all over the world the opportunity to express their true selves and gain an extraordinary amount of self worth.   

Considered a bucket list event by lesbians of all ages, The Dinah continues to inspire, provoke and entertain.

With The Dinah, Hanson has created a haven where acceptance and tolerance rule. More than a pop song with an infectious beat, “Bass” is a bold self-acceptance message that shares and celebrates the same life philosophy as The Dinah: be free to be who you are.

“Meghan Trainor is the perfect artist to headline the 2015 Dinah, our milestone year. Her song is a record breaking number one billboard hit, and in addition it invokes a new social paradigm that places less emphasis on the exterior and more emphasis on the fact that we are all beautiful and that that beauty comes in many shapes, colors and sizes. I'm especially proud to join with Meghan in sending out this wonderful life-affirming message to our guests. It's time. And it's our time!“ says Mariah Hanson, founder and promoter of Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend.

Trainor’s insanely catchy single “All About That Bass” was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks, rewriting the record for the longest-ruling No. 1 single ever released on Epic Records - dethroning The King of Pop’s "Billie Jean" in 1983 and  "Black or White” in 1991, which were on top for seven weeks.
“All About that Bass” has already gone four times platinum and has also become the longest-leading No. 1 by a woman this year.

The unstoppable Trainor is kicking off 2015 with a bang embarking on her first ever North American headline tour, THAT BASS tour. In the meantime, she has already released the second single, “Lips Are Movin,'” from her upcoming debut Album “Title” out January 13, 2015, which is quickly climbing up the charts.  Meghan was nominated for “New Artist of the Year” at the American Music Awards and is up for Best New Female Musician at the LOGO NewNowNext Awards. 

Hanson’s natural knack for spotting the next best thing in music has transformed The Dinah into the inescapable venue for newcomers to breakthrough. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kesha and just this year Iggy Azalea are a few examples of artists who, post-Dinah, systematically went on to hit international superstar status.

The music industry now looks at The Dinah as a pivotal indicator in the success of emerging artists' careers, and has put the festival on the A list of all festivals. The Dinah has undeniably made a name for itself as not only an important festival landmark welcoming the biggest names in the music industry; but also the MUST-DO Spring event of the Palm Springs festival season.

Meghan Trainor is the first confirmed headliner joining the 2015 Dinah Entertainment Line-Up.  Mariah Hanson will be announcing more top-notch performers by the end of the year and early 2015.

April 1-5, 2015 Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is turning twenty-five and taking the landmark event to new heights … from EPIC to HISTORIC!

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 For more information and/or to purchase tickets go to: www.TheDinah.com

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Femme, F**k You!: I Serve You Beer, You Don’t “Know” Me!

by Lauren W

For those of you who don’t know, alongside writing and editing my own blog, I work in a bar in the centre of a major British city. Now, don’t take this article to mean that I don’t enjoy my job – I most definitely do. I love meeting new people every day, I love how every day is different, and I love the people I work with. But I need to take this time to tell you rant to you about what I cannot stand in my everyday life when it comes to where I work:


Men.


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