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July 13th – July 19th, 2012 Volume 1, Issue 19


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July 13th – July 19th, 2012 Volume 1, Issue 19 Website: TWITmagazine.com Facebook.com/TWIT.mag Editor in Chief Allen Grubaugh

Contents

Contributing Writers Allen Grubaugh Blue Jean Granny Clayton Mead Dov E. Kupfer JC Alvarez Mark Dawson Mark Gray Richard Munguia Robert Stahl Steven Parker Thomas “DJ Big Daddy” Edmonds

TWIT DJ Spotlight DJ Luis Sanchez

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Granny’s Kitchen Granny’s Helpful Hints

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In Between Man Gay Drama Series

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Bartender’s Favorite Cocktail

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TWIT Event Calendar What’s Happening in Texas?

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TWIT Music Shara Strand...Is Born Tonight

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Wells Diner Killian Wells Video

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TWIT Music Duran Duran’s New Album

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Graphic Design Layout & Design - Ren Autrey Support - Eric Dickson Support - Javier Lopez

TWIT Bar & Club Guide Texas-wide GLBT Club Listings

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Cover, Centerfold & TOC Photos Eric Dickson of Arcus Media

Homoscopes

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Professional Listings

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Classifieds

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Copyright© 2012 TWIT Magazine All rights reserved.

Contributing Photographers Allen Grubaugh Aryel Pena Dov E Kupfer Eric Dickson Ida Paul Stricklin R Wayne Ashabraner Rigo Lezama Scott Kendel Steven Parker Tom Long

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DJ Spotlight

An interview with DJ Luis Sanchez by Allen Grubaugh How did you get your start as a DJ?

What is your dream DJ gig?

When I was fourteen, I started to hang out with a mobile DJ. I was the emcee for all the events. I had to earn his trust and work on my skills for the chance to actually get behind the decks. I go back and remember those days and I thank him because he was tough on me.

Continue to teach about music and definitely getting my travel on. I’ve been itching to get back on the road again. Now more than ever I feel the need to spread a little love and give folks a taste of how we do things here at Heat nightclub, Sparkys Pub and Luther’s Cafe.

What do you enjoy most about being a DJ?

What advice could you offer someone who is aspiring to be a DJ?

Now days, I’m in a very unique position. I get to mentor the young blood here at the bars. I love to shape young talent and bring them up the right way. Old school meets the young blood and we both learn from each other. I live to teach about music. I’m so lucky to have some of the best talent to work with: Thad Foo, Auroramoon, Celling Jennee, Saint Andrew, and DJ Bunz. I love each and every one of them!

This has to be my favorite question by far. Always stay humble, Work on your skill set, learn the music, stay focused, and always be yourself. Continue to always look ahead and do your homework when it comes to music. Stay on top of the charts and always give your audience what they want, and then some. One more, Use the wonderful technology that is available now days. Now more than ever it allows you to be more creative and expressive. Use it!

What was the ‘ah-ha’ moment in your life that made you realize you were in the right career? After I tried and tried and tried to get on the local radio station (in San Antonio), then I finally did. I got out of work one night, turned on the radio and I heard my mix. I remember I got out of the car and ran around it, fist-pumping. I was so excited! At that moment, I knew I was doing the right thing!

Tell us about your most hilarious DJ moment? I would have to say DJing switch night. Me in a dress is always funny. I still have people ask me about it and tell me how beautiful my sun dress was. For a great cause I will put on a dress any day!

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DJ Luis Sanchez’s top ten music video playlist: 1. Where have you been (remix) - Rihanna 2. Who is ready to jump - Chuckie 3. Can’t stop me - Afrojack 4. Molly- Cedric Gervais 5. All you need (mercer remix) - The Cataracs 6. Rattle - Bingo Players 7. Wild one two - Jack Back 8. We found Whitney (bootleg) - White Lable 9. Swoon - Chemical Brothers 10. Wide awake (remix) - Katy Perry

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In the Kitchen

By Blue Jean Granny Ground beef, veal, lamb ...............160 degrees F

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ello Guys and Gals,

Today I am going to give you a little refresher course on kitchen abbreviations, temperature of meats when done and some helpful hints. I have a sheet inside one of my cabinet doors for quick reference to things I often need to know and can rarely remember. (The ole brain ain’t what she used to be). You might take that as a hint in itself. I taped a clear plastic sheet cover inside the door, and slid my computer printed sheet inside…protects it, and also makes it easy to take out and change or add information to my cheat sheet. Let’s start with the temperatures meat should be cooked to for safe consumption. In the first place, how do we test the meat? Where to insert the thermometer? Poultry - insert it in the inner thigh area near the breast of the bird, but not touching bone. Red meat, roasts, steaks or chops - insert in the center of the thickest part, away from bone, fat, and gristle. Ground meat and poultry - place in the thickest area of meat loaf; insert sideways in thin items such as patties. Casseroles and egg dishes - insert in the center or thickest area. Hot, cooked foods must be held at 140 degrees F or higher; cold foods, at 40 degrees F or below. Here is a quick reference chart, but later in the article I will give you a link to a more thorough listing.

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Beef, lamb-roasts, steaks, chops Medium Rare .............................145 degrees F Medium .....................................160 degrees F Well Done ..................................170 degrees F Pork: ............................................145 degrees F Poultry: Ground chicken or turkey ..........165 degrees F Whole chicken or turkey ...........180 degrees F Breasts, roasts .........................170 degrees F Thighs and Wings .... Cook until juices run clear REMEMBER: After each use, wash the stem of the thermometer thoroughly in hot, soapy water. Did you realize meat continues to cook for a short period after removing it from the heat source? Also you should let meat sit or rest for 10-15 minutes before serving. This gives it a chance to redistribute the juices. Linda Stradley of What’s Cooking America has a great chart on this site. Here is the link, thank you Linda. http://whatscookingamerica.net/ Information/MeatTemperatureChart.htm Now let’s talk abbreviations. They can be pesky, but sure save space on a recipe card. C stands for cup T or Tbsp stands for tablespoon t or tsp stands for teaspoon qt stands for quart Now for a few hints: Cheese: If you do not have a food saver machine just put your cheese in a sealed container with a couple of sugar cubes. The cubes inhibit the growth

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of mold by absorbing excess moisture.

minutes. Keep the oven closed for several more minutes to allow the steam to do its magic. Using oven mitts, carefully remove the bowl of water and then wipe the walls of the oven. Now it is popcorn time once again.

Peaches, tomatoes, plumbs: Peach season is here. Want a pie? Dip those peaches in a pot of boiling water for 15-30 seconds then into cold water. Skins will slip right off. Butter: In a hurry to make cookies and forgot to set the butter out. Just cut the butter in pieces, put on a plate and cover with a metal bowl that has been dipped in very hot water. Carrots: Cook with a tsp. or so of lemon juice to keep the color bright. Celery: I hate limp celery, don’t you? Just wrap it in foil when you put it in the refrigerator. It will keep fresh and crisp giving you much more time to use it.

Pineapple: Here is one I like and you get to use that microwave. To keep fresh pineapple from making your mouth sore, microwave your slices for 1 minute on high, let cool, then refrigerate. It is still fresh but with a lot less acid. Rice: Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to each quart of water you use to cook your rice. Helps the grains stay nice, white and separated. If you don’t have lemon juice, use white vinegar.

Coconut: Do not throw away that bag of coconut that seems dry and useless. Just sprinkle it with milk and let it stand for 10 minutes or so. You will see a big difference.

Well looks like I am about out of room, so will give you more hints another day. Sure hope some of these hints will help you. If you have a good one, let me know about it and we can all share. Until then work smart, play hard and take time out for a cookie.

Microwave: Love your microwave but hate to clean it? Heat a bowl of water on high power for 5-10

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Pics Dallas Nightlife Photos by Eric Dickson of Arcus Media

Alex, Edgar & Martin at Kaliente Discotec

Jägermeister Boy’s at Woody’s

Lee Lee, Wendy & Carol at Pekers

Cassie & James at Condom Sense

Johnny, Brian, Justin, Ella Love Jones, Larry, James & Park at Alexanders

Rashan, Mallory, Michael, Jp at BJ’s NX

Robby, Robert & Tj at The Eagle

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Tony, Marcella & Brandon at Cherries

Nelson & Zack at Zippers

Daniel at Pekers

Tim at Zippers

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Jeffery & Mark at The Eagle

Steve-o & Barbie at The Drama Room

Blayke & Cody at Brick Joes

Ramon & Chad at Cherries

Patrick, Andrew, Ron & Brant at BJ’s NX

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Pics Fort Worth Nightlife Photos by Eric Dickson of Arcus Media

Chris, Mike, Alberto, Richard, Alex & Sharon at Klub Konection

Sofanda Fur and Kim Wadsworth at Changes

Ben, Stormie & Colten at Rainbow Lounge

Shamoo at Changes

Meagan, Yamil & Eric at Rainbow Lounge

David & Angel at Rainbow Lounge

Richard at Changes

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Evan & David at Club Reflection

Luke at Club Reflection

Ashley, Sean & Jackie at Rainbow Lounge

Ross Wood at Changes

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Ruth, Ele, Javi & Dre at Rainbow Lounge

Nancy Peoples at Changes

Betty Bear at Changes

Quentin at Rainbow Lounge

Austin & Kyle at Klub Konection

Jimmy at Changes

Ira at Changes

Kim Wadsworth at Changes

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share with one another, their colleagues, and lovers. Dane, played by the blonde Adonis Chase Coleman, is the youngest of the group. Like many young gay guys new to the scene, he is naïve in love and his penchant for chasing bad boys gets him into heaps of trouble.

Can you relate to Dane feeling like a man living between two worlds? I grew up in the Deep South. New York, where I call home now, is a completely different world. I like to think I fit right in, but there is a part of me that longs to return to the pace and charm of the south. How are you and Dane alike? Like Dane, there are things in my past, mistakes I have made, that I regret and I’m learning from. How are you different?

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Dane is more susceptible to being taken advantage of. My years in New York have toughened my skin.

Chase Coleman Stars on Gay Drama Series

Have you built a strong armor to protect yourself? I have a tendency to put up walls and now allow myself to get hurt.

By Mark Gray

As an actor, isn’t it part of your job to strip down those walls?

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oo many gay men look outside themselves for affirmation of worth,” says Jennifer Gelfer, director and executive producer of the latest gay drama series to heat up the web, In Between Men. “Gay men are not taught to love themselves. They’re often told they should be something else, namely ‘straight’. “Dane is a product of that. He is the American dream – blonde, handsome, and a doctor – but he doesn’t allow himself to realize what a catch he really is.” In Between Men follows the lives of four friends in New York City living “in between” the gay and straight worlds of New York. Through their wild adventures and sometimes-racy storylines, the show examines the relationships the guys

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That’s probably why I enjoy playing Dane so much. It forces me to rip the walls down and explore my vulnerability. Is it true you were a troubled teen? I had my fair share of being bullied and bullying others as a teen. Much of it was verbal rather than physical. I had a lot of insecurities. I still do. Insecurities and fear can manifest into bullying. It’s not the way anyone should handle things. What were you struggling with? Finding a purpose in life. I have always focused and struggled with discovering why I’m here and what it is I should do for the world. What have you discovered? There is a quote that represents my philosophical

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alcohol every now and then. After a long day, a drink is definitely a great way to relax and unwind. But hard drugs have never been an interest of mine. Why do you think Dane would risk his medical career for this guy? Paul represents what Dane isn’t: the crazy, loose, popular boy. The crowd Dane wishes he could have been a part of in high school. It’s interesting acceptance.

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It is one of the main challenges of twentysomethings today: most people long for love and the acceptance of someone that they care for. The problem is that we all have completely different ideas of what love is, so we can never truly get on the same wavelength. Maybe that’s why we have such a difficulty in getting along and having peace? It sounds like you’ve given this topic a lot of thought. I’m in a new film that I also directed called Into the Rose Garden. It deals specifically on this issue. view: “Cast aside all in this reality and become one within yourself.” Never let anyone or anything distract or alter you from what you want in life. Set your mind and do it. Is that what led you to New York? Yes, I came to Manhattan five years ago to test the waters. It was my junior year of college and I was planning on returning back to Louisiana to finish school. Things went so well with auditions, I decided to stay and finish my degree online. On the show, Dane heads to New York to pursue his medical career. Why do things go so wrong for him? Dane tends to be gullible and a bit too caring at times. His strong sense of compassion often leads to guys taking advantage of him. Like Paul… Exactly. Dane has an emptiness that he has never figured out how to fill. Paul takes advantage of Dane’s compassion and generosity and mentally abuses him. Paul’s a drug addict and Dane thinks he can save him. Yes. He wants everyone to be okay. I can relate to that. Have you had experience with drugs in the city? I have never been a fan of drugs. I don’t mind

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Have you figured out when life gets easier? I’m not sure things ever get easier. I imagine as you get older, you begin to discover more about yourself; the good and the bad. Are you in a good place today? I am happy now, but I remember many times in my past when I was quite unhappy – mostly from stupid mistakes I made. That’s ok, though. You live and learn. True. I wouldn’t trade in those days because they made me the strong, driven, determined guy I am today. If you could play any of the guys on the show besides Dane, who would you want to be? Benjamin Reed, because he’s the rebellious leader. He’s the one who seems to say “f” the rules. and looks for the fun in life. Those Marlon Brando/James Dean types appeal to me.

In Between Men is on iTunes. Learn more at www.InBetweenMen.com. TWIT

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Renegades “BANG BANG” Fundraiser at The Iron Bear in Austin Photos by Aryel Pena & Scott Kendel Event Coordinators: Lance Thames Treasure Island Model, Aryel Pena Pride Cheer Austin Pres., Mark Edwards Renegades Team Member BR Aryel Pena, Justin Bubba Jones, FR Ethan Ayers, Roosevelt Cevallos, Steve Brahm, Austin Ables

Steve Brahm, Dane Smith, Todd Kinney

Simone Riviera

DJ Divorcee’ (Jorge Pena)

Lance Thames, Aryel Pena, Mark Edwards

Justin Bubba Jones

BR Justin Bubba Jones, Ethan Ayers, Roosevelt Cevallos, Jason McCellan, FR Steve Brahm

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Bobby Thurman and crew at the Gear Soup Pool Party

Austin Ables

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Football in the front - Frankie Torrez and Vincent Vasquez in the rear... Gear Soup

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Meet Sean Zevran of Dallas, Texas. He’s 23 years old and one of the new and upcoming stars of Randy Blue (www.RandyBlue.com). He’s been in the adult film industry for less than a year and is having a blast so far, but demonstrating his sexual prowess isn’t his only endeavor. Just last summer he graduated with his bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and plans to pursue advanced degrees in neuroscience. He is also formerly of the United States Marine Corps. He enjoys reading, writing, video games, paintball, camping, hiking and, obviously, anything that puts his physical and mental fitness to the test. Get ready to see a lot more of this smart sexy stud in the future. We know we are!

Photographer: Eric Dickson of Arcus Media


THIS WEEK IN TEXAS

Friday, July 13

Dallas

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Hey Boy Hey Girl CD Sampler Party at S4

Linze Serell 8pm at Peker’s benefiting AIDS Interfaith Network

Kat Moore Band 10pm-1am at Sue Ellen’s Girl Jam 18, 3-10pm at Sue Ellen’s Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast 11pm at Lakewood Theatre

Houston Queer Makeout Flash Mob 6:30pm at Chik-fil-a on Sawyer in the Heights Gender Bender Fundraising Dance Party, 8pm at East Side Social Center benefiting East Side Social Center

San Antonio Adam Carolla 8pm at the Empire Theatre

El Paso Heroes4AIDS Benefit Show 2-10pm at The San Antonio Mining Co

Monday, July 16

San Antonio 40th Annual Free Spirits Track Festival 6pm at MacArthur HS

Tuesday, July 17

Chris Tucker 8pm at the Majestic Theatre

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Saturday, July 14

Marina and the Diamonds Giveaway 11pm-1am at JR’s Bar & Grill

Dallas Pam’s Present – Christmas in July! 1-9pm at The Mining Co Dallas Gay Basketball Assn Games 2-6pm at Reverchon Rec Center 3505 Maple Ave 75219 The United Court presents a show to benefit DFW Sisters 6-10pm at Brick

El Paso Dante’s White Party at Toolbox AIDS Benefit 2-10pm at 5 Point Bistro

San Antonio Jesse Santana a11pm & Midnight at Bonham Exchange BBQ for Patrons at 9am-2pm River of Peace Pantry at 218 W. Cypress St.

Sunday, July 15

Corpus Christi Christmas in July!! Gourmet Burgers Cookout 4-7pm at The Hidden Door benefiting Children with HIV & AIDS to buy school supplies 10:30pm at Hidden Door

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Phallus Room VIP Party, All Nude Men 9pm-2am. BYOB to 9009 Sovereign Row

Wednesday, July 18

Dallas Miss Gay Dallas Country Divas America 2012 9pm at Round-Up Saloon

Fort Worth Wall of Food fundraiser with Rhonda Mae 9pm at Changes

San Antonio Dukes of September Rhythm Revue: Fagen, McDonald, Scaggs 8pm at the Majestic Theatre

Thursday, July 19

Austin Austin Gay Basketball League (AGBL) Games 7-9pm at Sports Center on 425 Woodward St.

Dallas He Met Her Release Party 11pm-1am at JR’s Bar & Grill

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Friday, July 20

Sunday, July 22

Dallas Anton Shaw and the Reason 10pm-1am at Sue Ellen’s

Dallas

San Antonio

Dallas Tavern Guild’s 2012 Voice of Pride Solo Competition SEMI-FINAL 9pm at Round-Up Saloon

Dov Koz 8pm at the Majestic Theatre

San Antonio Margarita Fest 3pm at Luther’s Café

Saturday, July 21

Dallas Dallas Gay Basketball Assn Games 2-6pm at Reverchon Rec Center 3505 Maple Ave 75219

Do you know of events, outside of the regular club schedules, that are happening in your city?

Gay Bingo, 5-9pm in The Rose Room at S4 Kickback 10pm-1am at Sue Ellens’s

El Paso

To request your event be listed, email complete event info along with your contact information to the editor at: Allen@TWITmagazine.com. Type Calendar in the subject line.

USA Power March 11am at Houston Park

Longview Fundraiser for AIDS Interfaith Network & Conquest, Hosted by Miss Gay Texas State Kristen Paige at RMC

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Pics El Paso Pride Photos by Rigo Lezama

Kio, Dion, Tristian at The OP

Valerie at The OP

Christine D’Palace at The OP

Ka’aliyah, Jaidah, Ivonna at The OP

Pride Performers at The OP

Jordan Mathews, Eric Andrews Mr Sun City Pride at The OP

Alexa, Sasha at The OP

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Alexa, Dion at The OP

George, Dion Summer, Teresa at The OP

Jordan Mathews at The OP

Jaidah at The OP

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Kimora at The OP

Kio at The OP

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Pics El Paso Pride Photos by Dov E. Kupfer

Mike and Juan at Briar

Carlos, Judah, Caleb, Javier- Miss OP, Martin and Peter at 8 ½

Edoardo, Daniel and Jesus at Hyde at Briar

Jonathan and Gabriel at Hyde at Briar

Judah and Martin at 8 ½

George at Briar

Patrick and Miguel at Hyde at Briar

Jose at Hyde at Briar

Ivonna Bump at Toolbox

Beto, Manny, Ricky at Hyde at Briar

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Jenna Sparks at Toolbox

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Chris and Danny at Chiquita’s

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Music

By JC Alvarez

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hatever happened to music? Once upon a time a singer drove the melody and made a pop tune that was unforgettable. In today’s electronicbased dance market the commercial focus has shifted to the thump and rhythm of the baseline at the cost of the real instrument that gives a song its heart: the gift of a beautiful voice. That’s something that doesn’t fall short on emerging songstress Shara Strand’s new EP. The artist hits all the right notes on her D1 Music debut release, Born Tonight. “I want it to be about the vocals,” Shara declares of the EP’s tracks. Some are original songs, one in particularly was penned by Strand herself, and others like “Seven Year Ache” are contemporary remakes. “I want people to hear a real human voice, telling a real human story.” Shara cites Celine Dion and Whitney Houston among her role models, and especially credits Barbra Streisand as a great inspiration. “When I listen to her records, it feels like me,” she says. “There’s an essence of Barbra Streisand that I’m connected to. She’s the best storyteller of all time.”

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It’s a distinctive desire of Shara Strand’s to, like her musical idol, breathe life into the narratives of the songs she performs. “I feel like I want to tell stories within the music; that’s what really resonates with me.” The album’s title was lifted from a lyric in Rosanne Cash’s “Seven Year Ache”. The parallels in the song to her own life caught her attention immediately. “Symbolically this album is a long time coming for me, and now that it’s here, I feel really alive. I’m born tonight.” It’s a collection of sometimes heartbreaking, but mostly heartwarming tunes, beautifully executed by the performer. It’s no surprise that Shara Strand’s vocal talents caught the attention of Peter McLean, who signed her to his D1 Music label. Always on the forefront of championing music for edgy and independent artists, D1 Music has made its claim to fame by producing today’s major dance acts. With Shara Strand the label is broadening its pop appeal. “Rock and country are the two strongest influences on Born Tonight,” McLean reveals, “but ultimately Keith Kemper and I created a vital and powerful D1 Music pop sound combined with the amazing vocals of Shara Strand.”

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“I have such faith in Peter and Keith,” Strand beams about her production team. “Not only is Peter musically savvy, he’s sincere. Keith Kemper is a musical genius with a great ear.” The album opens with the joyful and easyfeeling “I Will Carry You”. The sure-fire favorite, however, is “Jekyll or Hyde”, a song Strand wrote about falling for someone with a duplicitous nature. “It’s a story everyone can relate to,” she says. “I can think of two Jekyll and Hyde relationships I’ve had. I learned getting fifty percent of the love I want is not enough. The love of my life will give me one hundred percent.” “You I Know” is another standout. It has a modern-musical feel to it that Strand admits she wasn’t entirely convinced had pop potential when she first heard it. “It’s theatrical, perhaps too theatrical,” she says. “But now might be the perfect time to release it. There’s Glee, there’s Smash... and, of course, Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert have built entire careers on theatrics.” Strand studied musical theater at NYU. “I love to be on stage, singing. Truthfully, the idea of becoming a recording star had always been so foreign to me.” That is, until she began to do it. “One day I just started writing songs and working with

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producers and realized this is where I was suppose to be.” She is also using her golden voice for good. “Every chance I get, I speak up for marriage equality,” she says. “I believe in my heart and soul that everyone has the right to marry who they love. “Hate is so yesterday. Love is where it’s at for me and everyone else who considers themselves Born Tonight.” Visit D1Music.co. TWIT

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Pics Pride San Antonio Photos by Farris Foto

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Pics Pride San Antonio Photos by Steven Parker

Joey & Nathan with Project HOT at Silver Dollar

Frank, Mikey, Michael, and Mike

Jorge, James, James, and Bob at Silver Dollar

at Essence

Angie, Will, and Elizabeth at Saint

Shelly and DJ Derrick at Saint

Andy, bartender at Sparky’s

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Monique and Leanne at Saint

Performer at Silver Dollar

Rodney, Frankie, and Raymundo at Essence

Carmen Carrera at Silver Dollar

Mimi, bartender at Sparky’s

Oris, Ivan, and Jay at Essence

Will and Ed at Sparky’s

Chris, Jorge, Xavier, Manny, and Adrian at Silver Dollar

DJ Gumby at Essence

Carlos, Diego, Ron, Albert, RW

Preston, Jay, Dana, Tiffani, Jennifer and John Dean

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Killian Wells Orders Fries with That Shake By Mark Dawson

What specific themes are you exploring in your music?

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I’m exploring many different themes with my music from partying (in his single, “VIP”) to an obsessive love (in “Psycho”) to the feeling of falling in love in (in his newest track, “It’s Like That”).

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ith the charm and heartthrob looks of a Tiger Beat pinup and the serious musical skills of Michael Jackson, there seems to be no limit to what Killian Wells can accomplish. He burst onto the world stage two years ago with his debut single and music video “V.I.P,” released through his own label, Inferno Records. The controversial video – where Killian feverishly got jiggy with both girls and boys - established Killian as part of the new wave of ‘shock-pop artists’. This month, he returns with “It’s Like That”, a brand new hip-shaker sure to get attention for its Hollywood vibe and sleek cinematic video starring eye-candy hip-hopper, Nixon.

What inspires your songwriting? Everything around me. Often, I’ll come up with an idea in the shower or in the car. Sometimes I’ll get an idea for a song from something as simple as a friend using a word or phrase in conversation. How involved are you in the development of your music videos? I’m involved every step of the way. Whose idea was it to add 50’s retro to It’s Like That? I was brainstorming video concepts when I found a great vintage clothing store in Hollywood. I saw all these fantastic letterman jackets and thought, why not design a varsity jacket of my own? So I did and then I wrote the video treatment, building it around the jacket.

What one word describes Killian Wells? Eclectic. I’m a collection of art, style, sound, and fashion with so many roots that it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where it’s all coming from.

Can you relate to the unlucky loser you play in the video? Are you typically the guy that gets the burger thrown at him?

You get compared to Ke$ha a lot. Yeah, it’s definitely a compliment since she’s creative and successful. I didn’t go in that direction on purpose though, I just happen to love pop music and expressing myself through fashion.

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I can be a total dork sometimes, so yes, I can relate.

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Is there a reason your music videos are so cinematic? I prefer music videos that tell a story instead of just having a lot of flashy visuals. They’re more engaging for fans. I like to add a lot of hidden eggs in the scenes that can only be found by watching the video over and over. What’s up with the product placements in your videos? There are people who see product placement as selling out but I see it as the total

opposite. Pop music and brands in pop culture go hand in hand. Branding is all around us. I find creative ways of fusing music and brands together. I like to think of myself as the Andy Warhol of product placement. I started my own branding agency (www.newfaction.com) that works to arrange partnerships. Did Big Red pay to be a part of the video? Yes, we teamed up with Big Red Soda to seamlessly integrate their product into the set. It made perfect sense. Big Red turned 75 this year so being part of a retro styled video was a perfect way to celebrate their landmark anniversary. You’re quite the entrepreneur. You also own your own record label, INFERNO RECORDS. People have tried to tell me for years how things are supposed to be done in the music business. It wasn’t until I stopped listening and started re-writing the book that my label really started advancing. What are you doing differently? First off, our business structure is almost exclusively singles based because it’s clear that the old-school

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album format is dead. I also believe that every song should be single worthy. If a song is a filler, it shouldn’t be released. What are your plans with Nixon? I’ve been producing Nixon in the studio and we’ve come up with some material that’s definitely in a league of its own. We’ll release his first single and video by the end of the summer. Is he more than his good looks? Nixon is a unique artist because yes, he used to be a model (formerly signed to The Click Agency in New York), but additionally, he’s an amazingly talented rapper. Nixon’s like if Taylor Lautner could rap like Mac Miller.

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What’s next for Killian Wells? I’m prepping to release my next single, “Starf**ker” which is a more mature direction than my other material. It’s my first explicit song and the video is going to shock a lot of people. At least, that’s the plan. To learn more about Killian Wells, visit Killianwells.com. TWIT

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July 13, 2012


Music

With so many hits under their belt, you would think the group would opt out for a hits only show as most acts of their time do when touring. Not these guys. They keep their old fans very happy as well as those who would sit there and say “all they played was oldies, they didn’t play anything new”. Trust me, the guys do deliver on A Diamond in the Mind, without a doubt.

Eagle Rock Entertainment www.duranduran.com By Thomas “DJ Big Daddy” Edmond

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fter 80 million records sold world wide, 30 top hits in the UK, and 20 hit singles in America, Duran Duran is one of the most beloved British bands of the last three decades. Duran Duran took music videos from a marketing tool into one of the music industry’s most valued assets. By fusing music with art, fashion, exotic locations, beautiful girls and stunning special effects, they took videos to another level. Their glory days might be behind them with the majority of their fans now being in their 40’s and the members of Duran Duran being in their 50’s, but even in 2012 they are a sexy and a unstoppable force. Still touring the world and making fans excited with new albums and tours after 30 yrs in the business. This is the band’s first live release in almost a decade. A Diamond In The Mind was recorded during the group’s world wide 2011 All You Need Is Now tour. The CD and DVD is a great mixture of classic hits alongside new tracks taken from the album All You Need Is Now, which was produced by Grammy Award winning producer, Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen) who is a huge Duranie (fan of Duran Duran) and helps return the group back to is classic sexy sound of the 80’s .

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I have seen Duran Duran 6 times live in my life since my 1st show in the old Houston Summit arena in 1984, also having 4 live albums in my collection, I can say 1st hand the band still has great form. Their music as well as their showmanship is still at a very high level and no one misses a beat. The set list is filled with all my favorite classics, including “Notorious” and their 007 James Bond theme “A View to a Kill.” the sad part is what songs are missing from the show which were “Save a Prayer” and “Girls on Film which I had hope would have been added to the DVD. As with the last tour that was filmed, this tour also was shot in HD so the picture is amazing and the sound is excellent. I am a huge fan of the group and before the US leg of the tour, lead singer Simon Le Bon had some vocal troubles that lead him to cancel many parts of the of the tour, see some doctors and the group was not sure about the rest of the tour so, yes, I do have one issue with this CD/ DVD release and that is the absolutely perfect sound of Simon Le Bon’s vocals. To me, he sounds a bit too perfect, almost as if he was re-recorded and was heavily corrected in post-production with auto tune or something. Now that’s just me and my ears, and that’s ok, because this is still a great package and I am always glad to see Duran Duran put out a new album, it makes me feel as if I was 13 and getting my first Duran Duran record Arena. Rating B (a great CD/DVD for any hard core Duran Duran fan to own) TWIT

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July 13, 2012


Pics Galveston Photos by Allen Grubaugh

David, David-Owner at Stars Beach Club

Felipe, Michelle (Jazzy), Josh, Lala at 3rd Coast

Alex, Joe, Robert, Tim, FR-Ken, Fred, Clay at Robert’s LaFitte

Bartenders Steven and Tim at 3rd Coast

Raymond, Bobby at Robert’s LaFitte

Christian, Paul at 3rd Coast

Charo at Stars Beach Club

Bobby, Mark at Robert’s LaFitte

Regine Simone at Stars Beach Club

Allen, David-Bartender, Aaron-GoGo Boy, Tom-Owner at Pink Dolphin

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Rip at Stars Beach Club

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Kara Dion, Rodney-Club Owner of 3rd Coast

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79603 . . . . .325.672.5731 79101 . . . . .806.372.7997 79106 . . . . .806.342.9000 79101 . . . . .806.374.3029 76012 . . . . .817.801.9303 78701 78753 78701 78701 78701 78701 78701 78701

. . . . .512.414.2950 . . . . .512.832.5339 . . . . .512.480.9017 . . . . .512.482.8993 . . . . .512.320.8823 . . . . .512.494.1150 . . . . .512.482.9002 . . . . .512.445.9122

77701 . . . . .409.835.4243 77803 . . . . .979.823.6174 78401 . . . . .361.882.5002 78401 78408 . . . . .361.289.1442 78401 75219 75208 75204 75219 75219 75207 75235 75219 75219 75219 75219 75209 75219 75219 75209 75219 75219 75204 75219 75219 75219 75235 75219 75204

. . . . .214.559.0720 . . . . .214.941.2145 . . . . .214.559.0669 . . . . .214.521.3154 . . . . .214.443.0499 . . . . .214.741.2125 . . . . .214.357.4375 . . . . .214.443.6020 . . . . .214.556.1395 . . . . .214.522.8466 . . . . .214.526.9494 . . . . .214.526.0620 . . . . .214.528.1004 . . . . .214.520.6676 . . . . .214.599.8834 . . . . .214.521.4205 . . . . .214.528.3333 . . . . .214.559.4663 . . . . .214.522.9611 . . . . .214.526.7171 . . . . .214.559.0650 . . . . .214.526.6365 . . . . .214.520.6629 . . . . .214.526.9519

75020 . . . . .903.463.6086 76209 . . . . .940.566.9910 79901 . . . . .915.577.9555 79902 . . . . .915.544.2102

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79901 79901 79901 79901 79901

. . . . .915.881.4912 . . . . .915.533.6055 . . . . .915.533.9516 . . . . .915.351.1896 . . . . .915.532.0215

76040 . . . . .817.726.4442 76103 76103 76111 76104 76104 76104 76104 77550 77550 77550 77550

. . . . .817.413.2332 . . . . .817.420.9258 . . . . .817.870.8867 . . . . .817.332.0071 . . . . .817.870.2466 . . . . .409.765.6911 . . . . .409.621.1808 . . . . .409.765.9092 . . . . .409.497.4113

75156 . . . . .903.887.0853 77006 77006 77006 77006 77003 77006 77074 77006 77006 77006

. . . . .713.526.7070 . . . . .713.522.2867 . . . . .713.529.3447 . . . . .713.528.9192 . . . . .713.227.9667 . . . . .713.529.3355 . . . . .713.278.2582 . . . . .713.527.9071 . . . . .281.554.3336 . . . . .713.522.3227

77006 77019 77006 77006 77006 77006 77006 77006 77008 77019 77092

. . . . .713.528.8102 . . . . .713.524.3359 . . . . .713.521.2519 . . . . .713.521.0123 . . . . .713.520.8446 . . . . .713.529.7488 . . . . .713.521.2792 . . . . .713.529.7623 . . . . .713.526.2625 . . . . .713.571.7870 . . . . .713.681.4101

76541 . . . . .512.472.2782 78046 . . . . .956.774.0446 78040 . . . . .956.727.0113 75601 . . . . .903.757.4884 75601 . . . . .903.753.9393 79145 . . . . .806.744.3744 78501 . . . . .956.627.3312 78501 . . . . .956.682.8019

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Pics Houston Nightlife Photos by Paul Stricklin

Christian, Walter at F Bar

Josh, Jake, Anthony at South Beach

Osval, Jimmy, Paul, Aaron at F Bar

Glen, Phillip, Goddony, Chuck, Andres at South Beach

Andre, Wes, Adonis, John at F Bar

Corey, Jacob at F Bar

Joseph, Sean at South Beach

Ricky, Tray at South Beach

Stephen, Vernandos at F Bar

Alan, Blair at South Beach

Isaac, Andy at South Beach

Angel, Patrick, Marcus at F Bar

Brennan, Jerimie at F Bar

Jon, Dominic, David, Bobby at F Bar

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Christian, Chris at South Beach

Chaez, Jorge at South Beach

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Famous Birthdays July 13 Colton Haynes July 14 Jane Lynch July 16 Will Ferrell

July 17 Diahann Carroll July 18 Vin Diesel July 19 Jared Padalecki

Aries March 20 April 19

Cancer June 21 July 22

Progressive in your thinking, you respect the past only for the lessons learned from it. Although you are tolerant of others people’s motives, you aren’t tolerant of incompetence. You expect a lot from those under you and can be vindictive toward unqualified coworkers who try to gain a high position. Jealousy? Or are you simply insecure? Employers know they can count on you but may like you better if you weren’t always so tightly-wound.

Schedules?--ugh! Being on time is challenging for you. But, like exercise, you comply, and work everything out. By understanding your failing and shortcomings, you diligently work at transforming your weakness so that they don’t limit future income. You prefer taking one slow, steady step at a time. Insure that you’re relaxed, compliant temperament doesn’t make you a dumping ground for aggressive employment demands.

Taurus April 20 May 20 You’re a terrific team-player, and do everything in your means to follow the rules and keep the peace. For you, it’s the excitement of accomplishment rather than the thrill of competition that counts. Once you have determined what must be done, you steadily move forward. Your bills are always paid and usually on time. Neither miserly nor frugal, you’re clever enough to figure out how to save some extra afterwards.

Leo July 23 August 22 Your clever ability to adapt helps you learn quickly and easily. Versatile and spontaneous, you crave diversity on the job. You combine compelling charm, social skills, and good people sense to obtain personal success. Even though coworkers may not consider you a financial wizard, you keep your finger on the pulse of the most effective ways to get what you need. You never forget a favor or opportunity given them.

Gemini May 21 June 20 You’re practical and dependable, rarely closeminded: all good reasons for coworkers and employees to like you so much! Your self-confidence needs constant attention in order to face your work-a-day world without apprehension. You respect the work ethic, value honesty, and have good morals. Being a bit on the timid side, you’re uncomfortable in confrontational situations or overly responsible on-the-job positions. Bottom line: you aim to please.

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Virgo August 23 September 22 You are a natural diplomat and express yourself on the job with such graceful exactness that people rarely harbor bad feelings about you even when you have to relate something unpleasant. Self-motivated, you think about the greater good of the company (as well as yourself), and don’t require approval or orders to get the job done. Self-sufficient, solo work suits you best, rather than teamwork.

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Libra September 23 October 22 You are intelligent and quick on your feet, but dread “change.” More a follower, rather than trailblazer, you enjoy working with others, rather than solo and never commit to anything you cannot do. You’re cooperative but tend to hold grudges when things don’t jive with your agenda. Even though you love luxury, you rarely push your luck or overspend, and are responsible with personal finances. Scorpio October 23 November 21 You deal with responsibilities fairly well, although following a rigid schedule or working with numbers is challenging to you. Nonetheless, you comply--always analyzing your strengths and shortcomings, and always alert about positively transforming any weaknesses so that they can never inhibit your income. Although it’s easy for you to get caught up in daydream fantasies about money, you take one slow, steady step at a time on the job. Sagittarius November 22 December 21 Others successes inspire you to excel or do better than their accomplishments, you have an uncanny need for recognition and reward. Although not a cheapskate or clock-watcher,

you only get excited with alliances that promise financial gain. You’re not prejudiced, nor do you frown on fellow employees in less fortunate positions. It’s just that, for you, the Almighty Buck and Numero Uno rule! Capricorn December 22 January 19 Although not one to leave a task half done, you often overestimate the difficulty of a job. Your birthday reveals that you work best in structured environments, but not so regimented that you lose the freedom to think or explore. Idealism has a place even in the most practical minds. Since your desires come suddenly and strong, your enthusiasm is hard to regulate. Nevertheless, you are a person of integrity, with high standards of behavior. Aquarius January 20 February 18 You are able to work with others and get what you want without taking anything away from them. People appreciate this and enjoy helping you. You enjoy the good life and camaraderie of coworkers. You are at your best in a group and are an excellent team player. You know how to convert your creative resources into cash. Always looking for a deal, you are good with financial matters and budgets; you know how to stretch a dollar well. Pisces February 19 March 20

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Because linear, prolonged study is painful and demanding for your independent spirited self, you resent employers who force you to persist at a snail’s pace. Learn to concentrate and apply self-discipline. In spite of this, you have the selfdetermination to accept responsibility, although not under the watchful eye of coworkers. You remember the lessons of the past, but have no desire to return to it. Learn to focus your attention on one thing at a time. TWIT

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