Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-08-23
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Pulse Orlando Benefit Album released
From a press release
2017-06-18

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


ORLANDO, FL, June 12, 2017 — At the one-year mark of a day that shall live in infamy, Centaur Entertainment released one of the most important benefit albums ever created — the Official Pulse Orlando Gay Days Benefit Album.

What happened on Sunday, June 12, 2016 was a horrific day in Orlando and in our nation. Pulse Nightclub in Orlando became the site of the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman on U.S. soil, resulting in the untimely deaths of 49 innocent souls.

On May 4, 2017, onePULSE Foundation unveiled plans for the creation of a permanent memorial and announced the formation of a national Board of Trustees, including the establishment of a significant fund. This fund will support the construction and maintenance of the memorial, community grants to care for the survivors and victims' families, an educational program to promote amity among all segments of society, endowed scholarships for each of the 49 angels and ultimately a museum showcasing the historic artifacts and stories from the event. Our goal is to create a sanctuary of hope around this tragic day in our history that honors the 49 innocent lives that were taken, the 68 injured victims, the families that were forever changed, survivors from inside the club, the rapid responders and healthcare professionals.

Enter Centaur, a Grammy nominated record label, and also the largest LGBT record label. Centaur decided to produce a benefit album to help fund the onePULSE Foundation and memorial, and got the approval of Pulse owner, Barbara Poma. Centaur reached out to artists, record labels, DJs, remixxers and more to create a coalition of people and companies to donate their time, services and love to an album to achieve this goal. One Hundred percent ( 100% ) of proceeds from the sale of this album will go directly to the onePULSE Foundation.

"We wanted to send the message that we as an LGBT community, and we as a nation, can and will rise up, remember the 49 innocent angels, and return to the dance floor unafraid and with our angels by our sides," said Nick De Biase, Centaur's president and the album's producer. "Love always conquers hate!"

De Biase reached out to the owner of Pulse, Barbara Poma, and the two shared a heartfelt and tearful conversation. "Centaur understood the difficult road we were traveling, " said Poma. "On behalf of our Board of Trustees, we thank everyone you for your support. This is a defining mission and healing initiative for those involved and we are grateful to find supporters who share our vision and understand the sacred responsibility to which we have been entrusted."

The special songs on this benefit album take on a new life and an even deeper meaning when heard and listened to in light of the Pulse tragedy. DJ Randy Bettis, who helped to compile these songs, carefully crafted them into a continuous mix.

When I'm Dreaming, a beautifully haunting song from Peyton. "Don't say goodbye, you know it makes me cry, that this is not right, not even close. Still I feel you like the sun upon my face. 'Til I breathe you in, like a warm summer's day. And I'll see you, when I'm dreaming"

Music Lifts Me Up is a high-energy vocal dance floor filler that reminds us how much of a fun, and historically cherished place, the dance floor is ( and should remain ). "There's no person, place or thing that makes me wanna sing, like I do with the music … The music lifts me up"

Everybody's Beautiful by Miasha … "Do what's gonna please you, give yourself amnesia, you know the DJ needs ya. Everybody's beautiful when their dancing, so dance tonight"

Rise Up features an exclusive remix from Barry Harris. If ever there were an anthem to exemplify the importance to overcome — prejudice, hatred, oppression, fear, hopelessness — it is this song. "When silence isn't quiet, and it feels like it is getting hard to breathe. And I know you feel like dying, but I promise you, we will take the world to its feet. All we need is hope, and for that we have each other! We will rise up … for you! And we'll do it a thousand times again … for you!

Under Pressure - David Bowie and Queen's classic song is given a new feel with an incredible remix from HumanJive. "Pressure pushing down on me, pushing down on you, no man ask for … It's the terror of knowing what this world is about …Why can't we give love one more chance? Cause love's such an old fashioned word and love dares you to care for the people on the edge of the night, and love dares you too change your way of caring about ourselves, this is our last dance, this is ourselves under pressure."

I Didn't Know My Own Strength — "I lost touch with my soul. I had nowhere to turn, I had nowhere to go. Lost site of my dream. Thought it would be the end of me. I thought I'd never make it through, I had no hope to hold on to. I thought I would break. I didn't know my own strength."

Proud — "What have you done today to make me feel proud? It's never too late to try ...There's still so many answers I don't know. To question is how we grow. Step out of the ordinary. Change, we need a change. Do it today."

Over The Rainbow — 2-time Grammy nominee Tony Moran's amazing production matched the soaring vocals of 2-time Tony Award winner Lillias White and turned this classic into a pop-dance anthem. "Somewhere over the rainbow way up high, there's a land that I've heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream, they really do come true."

Even if you are not a fan of dance or pop music, buy a copy of the Pulse Orlando Benefit Album and listen to it. We dare you not to be changed!

One Pulse - One Love!

Track List

1. When I'm Dreaming - Peyton ( Eric Kupper Original Mix )

2. Music Lifts Me Up - Dirty Disco feat. Marvel ( Dirty Disco Mainroom Remix )

3. One Night In Heaven - Toy Armada & DJ Grind feat. Inaya Day ( Original Mix )

4. Everybody's Beautiful - Miasha ( Marc Stout Club Mix )

5. Rise Up — AD ( Barry Harris Club Anthem Mix )

6. Dreamer - Janice Robinson ( Barry Harris 2016 Mix )

7. Under Pressure — Glamazon ( HumanJive Remix )

8. I Didn't Know My Own Strength — Savannah Love ( Ronnie Maze Ext. Mix )

9. This Is What U Came For - Parasol ( DJ Shocker Remix )

10. Over & Over Again - Nathan Sykes ( Elephante Radio Mix )

11. Proud - NTT ( Centaur Classic Remix )

12. Over the Rainbow - Tony Moran feat. Lillias White ( Club Mix )

Available on www.TheOutClub.com, iTunes, Spotify, Beatport, Amazon, Google and many more!


facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT LGBTQ military musicals 2017-08-23 - It's purely coincidental that two timely new musicals about trans and gay service members in the U.S. military throughout history are about to ...


Gay News

THEATER REVIEW Trevor the Musical 2017-08-23 - Playwright: Dan Collins ( book/lyrics ), Julianne Wick Davis ( music ). At: Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe. Tickets: 847-242-6000; WritersTheatre.org; $35-$80. ...


Gay News

'Fahrenheit' beach party Aug. 27 on South Side 2017-08-23 - Entertainment from top rap artists, R&B and house singers, drag performers and DJs will be featured at Fahrenheit Chicago—Pride South on the Lake, ...


Gay News

Benefit concert for Russian violinist Aug. 26 2017-08-23 - Chicago LGBTQ community leaders are hosting a benefit concert for Artem Kolesov, a 23-year-old gay man who caught the world's attention when he ...


Gay News

Lakeside Pride founders reflect on band's anniversary 2017-08-23 - According to Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles co-founder Mary Wallace, "If music is your thing, you've really got to do it, or else you're ...


Gay News

"Upstairs: The Musical" remembers gay bar tragedy 2017-08-23 - Chicago preview of "Upstairs: The Musical," based on "The UpStairs Lounge Arson," the award-winning history by Clayton Delery, is set to run Oct. ...


Gay News

Showbiz news: George Michael, Oprah, Adore Delano, Imagine Dragons 2017-08-23 - George Michael—the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who died last Christmas at 53—was honored in Los Angeles for his decades of humanitarian work with Project Angel ...


Gay News

Fahrenheit Chicago, Pride South on the Lake Announces Entertainment Lineup 2017-08-16 - CHICAGO—Non-stop entertainment from top rap artists, R&B and house singers, drag performers, and DJs will be featured at Fahrenheit Chicago—Pride South on the ...


Gay News

THEATER REVIEW HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical 2017-08-16 - Music: Galt MacDermot. Book & Lyrics: Gerome Ragni & James Rado.Directed by: Brenda Didier. At: Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: ...


Gay News

Benefit concert for Russian violinist Aug. 26 2017-08-16 - Chicago LGBTQ community leaders are hosting a benefit concert for Artem Kolesov, a 23-year-old gay man who caught the world's attention when he ...


 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.