Local bands show the love for Motor City Pride

By |2006-03-30T09:00:00-05:00March 30th, 2006|Entertainment|

By BTL Staff

DETROIT – Birds aren’t the only ones ushering in spring with song. “Unity Through Harmony” continues a season of showcasing talent in the LGBT community when it debuts on Wednesday, April 5 at 1515 Broadway in Detroit.
Featuring the talents of Liz Larin, Barbara Payton, Tatiana, Lazy Sunday and Reinvented, the show’s proceeds will benefit Motor City Pride, the annual street festival in downtown Ferndale produced by Triangle Foundation.
Motor City Pride will be held this year on Sunday, June 4 from noon to 7 p.m. in downtown Ferndale.
Triangle’s Events Coordinator Stephanie Newman, who created “Unity Through Harmony,” hopes the show will become yet another annual event sponsored in part by Triangle, much like the successful Michigan Lesbian and Gay ComedyFest recently held in Dearborn.
“The event brings the best in local gay entertainment together for a wonderful night of acoustic music,” said Newman. “This event couldn’t be more important. It supports Pride, which supports the entire community. Motor City Pride gives everyone in the community, all organizations and GLBT citizens a chance to be out and be proud.”
For those who attended Motor City Pride last year Lazy Sunday will be a familiar name as they performed as part of the festival. Lazy Sunday combine rock, pop and folk elements and have amassed a loyal following across the state.
Liz Larin has seen success on both sides of the Atlantic. Of her live performances, Larin told The Macomb Daily, “I can go from a poetic whisper to something really growly, sexy and spiritual.”
Larin is a woman of many musical talents. “I play bass, keyboards, and create a lot of sounds and sonic landscapes,” she told The Macomb Daily.
Barbara Payton has become a fixture in the Detroit music scene and is a well-known performer in the LGBT community. Her lives shows are known for their intensity and style and her covers of Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin are legendary.
Unity Through Harmony will also feature local favorites Reinvented and Tatiana.

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