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Motor City Pride promises to entertain all with terrific talent lineup

By | 2018-01-15T20:32:42-05:00 June 2nd, 2005|Uncategorized|

Queen of Clubland Martha Wash may be the headliner on the main stage, but sheÕs by far not the only great act coming to this year’s Motor City Pride. Other terrific talent includes former “Kids Incorporated” child star Martika (4 p.m.), who scored a number one pop hit in 1989 with “Toy Soldiers.”
Also on the main stage is perennial pride favorite Barbara Payton (2:45 p.m.). In the last decade, the words “Barbara Payton” and “Pride” have become almost synonymous. The local rocker has released two amazing albums, “Walk on Water” and “Enjoy the View” and is always a guaranteed showstopper.
Other acts include former radio personality and fabulous female impersonator Trixie DeLuxxe (5:45 p.m.), whose Wonder Woman and Madonna routines have become the stuff of Pride legend.
Singer/songwriter Liz Larin (3 p.m.), who has just released her sophomore album, “The Story of O-Miz,” will put in an appearance, and what would Pride be without a show tune or two? Well, thanks to the One Voice choir (1:30 p.m.) we’ll never have to find out.
Other acts include the girl group Where’s Betty (4:45 p.m.), Lazy Sunday (1 p.m.) and the Affirmations Dance Project (noon).
Plus, as if all that’s not enough, the Triangle Foundation, organizers of Motor City Pride, will present the second annual Motor City Pride Idol contest at 5:30 p.m. A group of 20 lucky individuals, selected based on prior auditions, will perform in front of an all-star panel of judges that includes Payton, last year’s Motor City Pride Idol Ava Rogers and others. The winner will receive over $1,000 in cash and prizes. With the season of “American Idol” at an end, you wonÕt want to miss this one!

About the Author:

Jason A. Michael
Jason A. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University before joining Between The Lines as a contributing writer in 1999. Jason has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author having written the authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," which he released on his own JAM Books imprint.