Results tagged “Capital Pride” from Spotlight

Eric Himan at Town Tonight

By Doug Rule
August 23, 2013 12:07 PM |
“I feel the gay community, we can create our own popular musicians,” says Eric Himan, who, point of fact, is one of the gay community’s most popular musicians. He’s also one of the best. A few months ago Himan stirred up debate by writing an opinion column for The Advocate that criticized pride festivals for not featuring gay performers. “If ... [Read]

Emeli Sande To Return to Area This Fall

By Doug Rule
August 8, 2013 1:49 PM |
IMP Productions, the entity that owns the 9:30 Club, presents another area show for Emeli Sandé, the incredible Scottish soul singer/songwriter who dazzled as one of this year’s Capital Pride headliners. Sandé will hit the grand Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, on October 19 as part of a fall tour through the U.S. Tickets go on ... [Read]

Getting Next to Emeli Sande

By Doug Rule
June 7, 2013 3:00 PM |
“It's always been the gay community that really connects first,” Emeli Sandé says. “I have a big gay fan base, which I think is fantastic.” That was Scottish singer/songwriter Sandé in an interview with Metro Weekly in advance of what turned out to be a commanding performance at the Howard Theatre this past January. Since that profile, Sandé's career has really ... [Read]

Ready for an Icona Pop Weekend

By Doug Rule
June 6, 2013 4:28 PM |
If you’re not getting excited for Capital Pride, you must not have read this week’s Metro Weekly, which includes a cover interview with Icona Pop. The Swedish duo of redhead Caroline Hjelt and black-haired Aino Jawo will no doubt fire up the crowd performing current Billboard Top 10 hit “I Love It.” As discussed in the feature, the song has become a ... [Read]

5 Gay Things to See or Do Before Pride

By Doug Rule
May 31, 2013 11:35 AM |
Got Pride fever already? Well, here’s our pick for five slightly off-the-beaten-path ways to scratch your gay itch before next weekend’s parade, festival and parties. These ideas, drawn from Metro Weekly’s Out On The Town calendar, are in addition to Drag Kickball and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s show Seven, both taking place this weekend and reported on in the ... [Read]

Emeli Sande to perform at Capital Pride

By Doug Rule
May 2, 2013 2:51 PM |
Remarkable young soul singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé will be one of three featured headliners at this year’s Capital Pride Festival, Metro Weekly can confirm today. Sandé is to perform Sunday, June 9, during the 4 p.m. hour on the Capitol Stage, set up on historic Pennsylvania Avenue, with the U.S. Capitol as a dramatic backdrop. “We are thrilled to have ... [Read]

Gay-popular singing sensation Deborah Cox will close this year's Capital Pride festivities as headline performer on Sunday, June 10. The festival Main Stage lineup also includes the return of Pride regular dance singers Crystal Waters ("100 Percent Pure Love") and Pepper Mashay ("Dive In The Pool"). Before the dance divas, Main Stage mainstays the DC Cowboys will offer one ... [Read]

Capital Pride announced this morning that renowned DJ Tony Moran will perform with Jennifer Holliday on the MainStage at Sunday's Capital Pride Festival. Holliday, who just this past weekend appeared with the Gay Men's Chorus in a roof-raising and critically-acclaimed performance, stepped in as Pride headliner after Kelly Rowland abruptly (and unceremoniously) bowed out (see if we ever buy another ... [Read]