Monday, May 20, 2013

LA Pride June 7-9

Glitz and glam are staples of LA PRIDE year after year. In fact, it would be safe to say that it’s a staple of every PRIDE event around the world. This year LA PRIDE really broke out the bedazzler and continued to shift the creative experience surrounding the LA PRIDE entertainment by offering some of the hottest and freshest artists on the scene.  From never-before seen visual art to premier performers you will want to see again and again, LA PRIDE celebrates diversity with a full cultural experience from June 7-9, 2013! Tickets are on sale now at
CSW is extremely excited to announce two of Friday Night’s highly anticipated performers, both of which are “Glitz and Glam”, personified. Indie/Electro-Rock duo, Uh Huh Her, will be gracing the stage and is guaranteed to perform an insane show that will have the crowd jumping. Releasing their debut album in 2008, Uh Huh Her have gone on to participate in numerous international tours and have released several successful albums and EP’s, including 2011’s “Nocturnal” which contained “Human Nature”- a song included in the Twilight movie soundtrack.
CSW is also thrilled to announce that seductive songstress,Luciana, will be taking the stage Friday night to deliver what is sure to be a powerhouse performance. As both a singer and songwriter, Luciana has collaborated with the likes of Benny Benassi, Deadmau5, Taio Cruz and Kylie Minogue, and has released several hit singles such as “I like that”, “I’m still hot”, and, most recently, 2013’s mega-hit “U B the Bass”. 
Saturday will be a night you do not want to miss this year at LA PRIDE. Alternative Hip-Hop act, Chiddy Bang, make their Pride debut and open the night and makes their LA PRIDE debut. The high-energy, charismatic pair of rappers, who are responsible for hits like “Mind Your Manners” and “Breakfast”, serve their audiences with a unique array of sample-based music featuring various artists ranging from Ellie Goulding to Radiohead. With undeniable talent and electrical energy, the rousing set by Chiddy Bang will be the perfect set up to the night’s headliner. Get ready for Pop-princessCiara as she closes the Main Stage for the evening. With hits like “Goodies,” “Ride It,” and “Like A Boy,” Ciara is set to amplify the crowd with her stunning dance moves and nightclub bangers! In addition to singing, Ciara is a Wilhemina signed model and cites the Jackson siblings as her inspirations. Ciara has collaborated on singles with artists such as Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Jazze Pha and has toured with the likes of Chris Brown and Rihanna.
Sunday is looking as equally promising featuring an eclectic mix of local performers and a soon-to-be-announced Sunday headliners. Internationally-known and acclaimed DJ Hector Fonseca will be spinning that night but you’ll have to check back on LA PRIDE’s Facebook page for details and updates on other performers!
Local talent lined up for LA PRIDE 2013 include Mike Munich, Countre Black, Hi Fashion, Connie Loves Juice and Nylon Pink as well as LA DJ’s DJ Pornstar, DJ Tony G, Derek Monteiro, DJ Drew G, DJ Lezlee and many others!
In addition to the amazing musical performances, LA PRIDE also offers a unique collection of experiences ranging from pop-up art installations to a sober oasis, as well a transgender beauty pageant. And for the first time this year, the PRIDE lounge will offer an outdoor ultra-lounge offering everything from artisan beers to specialty cocktails.
 Special Exhibits at LA PRIDE 2013
Friday night is an entire night devoted to the ladies: LA PRIDE’sPurple Party. With performances on the Main Stage and DJ’s spinning throughout the night, the night celebrates the Lesbian culture. Friday night’s annual Dyke March takes place this evening; an event in which thousands of women gather and rally together in solidarity.
Club Papi teams up with LA PRIDE again this year for the excitingLatino Carnival Powered by Club Papi. With performers and DJ’s throughout the weekend, the Latino Carnival is an amazing addition to the already stellar entertainment line-up on the mainstage with performances by OV7 and Kat Deluna.
One of the highlights of the PRIDE week activities is the Friday nightTransgender LA Pride Party. For the fourth consecutive year, the event will celebrate the talents of the various members the transgender community showcasing their artistic performances.
 This year’s Erotic City will feature an amazing array of art exhibits and entertainment within the “Adults Only” walls. Hellraiser creator Clive Barker will be showcasing some of his works of never-before-seen art along with Tom of Finland. The exhibit provides an exciting atmosphere for curious onlookers as well as experts alike. Continuing the outdoor art theme, Install: WeHo presents “Good Queer,” an outdoor pop-up art village in the Undergroud Garage.  This annual art exhibit examines what it means to be a good queer in today’s society. The art is curated and juried work from within the LGBTQ community and is supported by the City of West Hollywood, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Pasadena Arts Council, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, California LGBT Arts Alliance and Frontiers Magazine.
 If you’re looking for something a little more laid back, Bill’s Café is a sober oasis—a place where guests are encouraged to hang out and relax away from any outside influences. A drug and alcohol free zone, Bill’s Café provides guest with an outlet to enjoy the festival in a pure and organic way. Drag performers and DJ’s are going to be filling the space with tunes all weekend and this year are hosting a “No T, No Shade” dance party with music from DJ T. Rey!

About Christopher Street West
For over 40 years, Christopher Street West (CSW) has produced LA PRIDE, a series of events celebrating the accomplishments of the LGBT community and shedding light on its continued struggle for equality.  A year after the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender liberation movement was launched by the mob-led rebellion at the Stonewall Inn on New York’s Christopher Street in June 1969, activists in Los Angeles’ community came together to honor the rebellion with the world’s first PRIDE Parade in Hollywood, CA. Today, the organization continues to promote equality and diversity amongst the LGBT community and its peers with a three-day event held in West Hollywood, CA.  The non-profit organization is comprised of volunteers committed to the goals of human rights, education and outreach. 

Friday Night:
DJ Milk
DJ Nova Jade
Jenny McNulty Comedy Set
Dyke March Presentation
DJ French Kiss
Uh Huh Her
DJ Lezlee
DJ Lisa Pittman

DJ Derek Monteiro
Countre Black
Chiddy Bang
K Rose
DJ Morningstar
Sweet Brown
DJ Ryan Kenney
Nylon Pink
DJ Pornstar
DJ Tony G

Shosanna Bean & Jake SImpson
Hi Fashion
DJ Set and LA PRIDE 2013 Grand Marshal Appearance
Connie & Juice
DJ Drew G
Kat Deluna
Mike Munich
DJ Lezlee
The Pointer Sisters
DJ Hector Fonseca

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