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Recording Artist/Songwriter Sir Ivan Releases New Single and Video 'La La Land'

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Electro-pop recording artist Sir Ivan has officially released his new single and video La La Land on May 21st on his Peaceman Music label. The song was produced by the L.A. based team of Russell Ali and Jason Evigan, who also created the melody, while Josh Skinner and Sir Ivan are credited with writing the lyrics. The new single features mixes by Grammy nominated MidiMafia (50 Cent, Justin Bieber, John Legend, Nelly, etc.), Grammy nominated Rosabel (Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, etc.) and the hot new re-mixer duo Papercha$er (Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, etc.).

La La Land is Sir Ivan's first single release following his highly acclaimed 2009 debut album I Am Peaceman, which primarily consisted of remakes of iconic anti-war songs from the 1960's. True to his "Peaceman" persona, the words to La La Land depict a perfect world where there is actually peace on earth.

The release of La La Land comes on the heels of Sir Ivan's last two single releases, which were back-to-b…

ChicagoPride.com launches episodic fiction series, Boystown

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GoPride.com’s official geekologist Danny Bernardo branches out with new series

Celebrating 10 years as the leading provider of online news and entertainment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the Midwest, ChicagoPride.com today announced the launch of Boystown, a new episodic web series written by Danny Bernardo.

Bernardo is best known in Chicago for his work in the burgeoning theatre scene, most recently with a yearlong stint with Silk Road Rising and as a new collective member and resident playwright with Bailiwick Chicago. ChicagoPride.com readers have followed his coverage of gay comic book news and his blog Geek Out. This summer, he will add fiction writer to his list of accomplishments when his episodic series Boystown debuts on ChicagoPride.com and the GoPride.com Network on Monday, July 16.

Following the lives, loves and hijinks of a trio of diverse gay men living in the heart of Chicago’s famed gay neighborhood, Boystown marries the subversive intr…

The LGBT ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS (LARA)ANNOUNCES 2012 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

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1,000 Strong Campaign Brings Together All To Shine

The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) announced its 2012 Membership Drive, OUTMUSIC 1,000 Strong Campaign.  The campaign seeks to mobilize and organize LGBT recording artists, its allies and patrons of the arts to shine together as ONE concerted front.  The campaign launches July 9 and will continue through Friday August 24.  Membership is open to all. Recording Artists must join by August 24th to be eligible to submit for nominee consideration for the OUTMUSIC Awards.  

http://www.thelara.org/pages/join.html
The 1,000 Strong Campaign membership drive seeks to raise awareness of the contributions and efforts of LGBT recording artists.  Moreover, the campaign will raise funds to support LARA in its efforts to fulfill its mission to promote the advancement of its members as well as in support of the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards, which will be presented in the Planet Hollywood Theatre for the Performing Arts Las Vegas, Dec. 14 -16, 2012…