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Exposé Singer Jeanette Jurado: Our Enduring Success Is 'a Huge Compliment'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 09.11.2014 | San Francisco
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Comfortably at No. 5 though, besting acts like The Spice Girls, En Vogue and Martha & The Vandellas, was Exposé. According to singer Jeanette Jurado, the '80s freestyle collective is all-too-grateful its music, now "classics," lives on.

Singer Roslyn Kind: Touring With Half-Sister Barbra Streisand Was 'Phenomenal'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.21.2014 | San Francisco
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As Kind looks forward to taking the new show on the road, she is also prepping for a return to San Francisco. The chanteuse is slated to perform Sun., Aug. 24, at the Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation's Help Is on the Way 20 Anniversary Gala and Concert.

R&B Star Estelle on Industry Pressure: 'I'm No More Grace Jones Than I Am Norah Jones'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
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From fan expectations to pressure to conform, pop/R&B singer Estelle says it isn't always easy to stay true to oneself in the music industry. The Grammy-winning "American Boy" singer, however, refuses to bow to the stress.

Syleena Johnson: Lesbian R&B Divas: Atlanta Co-Star Monifah Carter Is 'So Brave'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.15.2014 | San Francisco
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Sharing your private life on reality television is "tricky" for anyone, admits Syleena Johnson. That's why the Grammy-nominated singer considers her R&B Divas: Atlanta costar Monifah Carter particular "courageous" for allowing audiences to watch the evolution of her same-sex relationship.

Grammy-Winner Estelle: Being Told I Couldn't Make It Helped Me Understand LGBT Struggles

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.15.2014 | San Francisco
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Warning to small-minded people: Don't mess with Estelle's gay fans! With choice words for the narrow points-of-view which "seem to run the world," the Grammy-winning singer admitted negative attitudes toward the LGBT community "really bug" her.

Rapper Soulja Boy: New CD 'King Soulja 3' Has 'Better Beats, Bigger Collabs'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 09.23.2014 | San Francisco
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"I don't get caught up in the numbers," Soulja Boy insisted during a recent telephone interview. "I just have fun and put out music. That's what got me in the position I'm in now."

Country Star Wynonna, Husband Cactus Moser Label Her New Album 'Vintage Modern'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 09.01.2014 | San Francisco
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Whether as half of iconic country music duo The Judds -- she and mother Naomi hit No. 1 an impressive 14 times -- or for her chart-topping solo success, Wynonna is an entertainment industry legend. Still, even a consummate professional with more than three decades in the business can get distracted.

Rapper Warren G: Judge Performers By Their Music, Not Their Sexuality

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.24.2014 | San Francisco
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When Warren G first topped charts in 1994 with his inescapable hit "Regulate," featuring fellow West Coast rapper Nate Dogg, hip hop was no place for gays. In recent years, that has started to change... slowly.

R&B Star Sevyn Streeter: 'Writing Lyrics Is Like Reading My Diary to the World'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.23.2014 | San Francisco
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"I haven't always been that great at moving on from past relationships," Sevyn Streeter confesses, "And I don't think I'm the only one who's had that experience."

Director Jane Clark Wasn't a Fan of Horror Films Before Shooting Frameline Pic Crazy Bitches

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.23.2014 | San Francisco
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"I'm a big, big scaredy-cat when it comes to horror movies," admits director Jane Clark. "I never even really went to horror movies, except movies like Scream - and even that, I'm covering my eyes through half of it."

Candis Cayne Defends Drag Race: 'I Don't Think the Word "Tranny" Is Wrong'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.10.2014 | San Francisco
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Throughout her career, Candis Cayne has admittedly embraced her role as an unofficial spokeswoman for all things trans. When it comes to the community's recent outcry against terminology deemed "transphobic" on RuPaul's Drag Race, though, Cayne takes an opposing stance.

Candis Cayne Is One of the 'Crazy Bitches' in New Slasher Film

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.09.2014 | San Francisco
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Candis Cayne certainly knows how to make an entrance -- and an exit, for that matter. When her latest big screen outing, Crazy Bitches, hits Frameline Film Festival later this month, Cayne does both in dramatic fashion.

Review: Jody Watley's 'Older, But Not Old' During Yoshi's Show

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.02.2014 | San Francisco
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It's official: Jody Watley is still a thrill! The Grammy-winning sensation performed more than three decades of hits. Stunning in a black sequin pantsuit for most of the 90-minute show, Watley danced, sang and drew the audience in with storytelling perfect for the intimate East Bay venue.

Jody Watley Brings 30 Years of Hits to Yoshi's Oakland May 29

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.28.2014 | San Francisco
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Don't expect only her '80s hits from Jody Watley. When the superstar brings her act to Yoshi's Oakland May 29, the show will reflect the breadth of her multi-decade career.

Neon Hitch: Leaving Major Label Deal Is 'Such a Blessing'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.20.2014 | San Francisco
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In 2012, Neon Hitch topped charts around the world with "Ass Back Home," her massive collaboration with Gym Class Heroes. Peaking at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song threw her career into high gear. Unfortunately, solo success was not as quick to materialize.

Neon Hitch: Unique Childhood Connects Me to Gay Community

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.15.2014 | San Francisco
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Hitch says LGBT pride shows are among her favorites -- and, thusly, she's anxious to perform Friday, May 23, at California's Great America Pride Night 2014.

Lynda Carter Discusses the New Wonder Woman, Plays Yoshi's SF

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.09.2014 | San Francisco
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Rather than worrying about the star assuming the coveted role, which she played from 1975-1979 while also appearing on a series of TV variety shows, Carter expressed fears about how the character will be scripted.

Laganja Estranja: Sending Vivacious Home was Drag Race Reality Check

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.13.2014 | San Francisco
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It's not easy being a drag queen who wears her heart on her sequined sleeve, admitted Laganja Estranja. Watching the third episode of this year's RuPaul's Drag Race, the Los Angeles-based performer recalls the wrenching moment reality set in.

The Chainsmokers' Bring Cheeky Smash "#Selfie" to SF March 8

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.07.2014 | San Francisco
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Pall and Taggart came together scarcely 18 months ago, with the duo's remixes of artists from Ellie Goulding to The Wanted quickly gaining the attention of top names in the electronic dance music (EDM) world.

'Scary Spice' Mel B Quietly Returns With First Song in Eight Years

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 12.16.2013 | San Francisco
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For most chart-topping artists, a return to music after nearly a decade away might be heralded as an event -- well worth announcing to the world months in advance. Mel B, best known as part of the record-breaking Spice Girls, took an entirely different approach.

EDM Trio Krewella Follows Success of 'Alive' with Eclectic Get Wet

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 11.27.2013 | San Francisco
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Nobody was more surprised by the massive success of Krewella's debut single "Alive" than the band itself, says Yasmine Yousaf. Released on the 2012 EP Play Hard, Yousaf recalls watching in amazement as the track scaled U.S. pop charts.

Reality TV Stars Shine On CA Gold Fundraising Drag Pageant July 21

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 09.16.2013 | San Francisco
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Bay Area fans of drag queens and reality television are in for a treat. This Sunday afternoon, July 21, the California Gold Pageant packs San Francisco's BeatBox Nightclub with both.

Ciara Settles Into Herself, New Sound on Latest Release

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.28.2013 | San Francisco
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Whether or not she returns to the heights of Goodies, she says, is out of her hands. And Ciara refuses to allow undue pressure -- whether from others or herself -- to make that the only gauge of success for this new record.

Gay Rapper Cazwell Duets With Electro Queen Luciana; Drag Race Favorite Manila Luzon Is Next

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.25.2013 | San Francisco
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Fans of his most recent work, those who helped push last year's single "Rice & Beans" toward a healthy half-million total YouTube views, might be taken aback by the frenetic pace of "Guess What?" Cazwell acknowledges the song's electro vibe definitely matches Luciana's signature, but it was a cut he couldn't pass up.

Broadway Bound Wendy Williams Hires Vocal Coach, Stops at California's Great America

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.22.2013 | San Francisco
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Soon, Wendy Williams, the 48-year-old multimedia superstar faces what might be her greatest challenge to date: Broadway!