International superstar DJ and Producer, Tracy Young presents
Genesis IX New Year's Day at Mansion Nightclub on Miami Beach.
In addition to Tracy, the event also features
and DJ Kidd Madonny. Mansion nightclub is Miami's A-List club. Get the details after
the Jump, here:
DJ Tracy Young, Genesis IX at Mansion Nightclub
Deborah Cox Talks Fortitude
By Troy Maillis
Deborah Cox is Canada's top Rhythm and Blues
artist and currently lives in Miami Florida. She is also
a songwriter and actress having appeared in film and on
Broadway in the Elton John-Tim Rice musical Aida. Her
1998 song "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" held the record
for longest-running number one single on Billboard's Hot
R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart (14 weeks), a record
held for nearly eight years. She has achieved ten
number-one hits on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play
is a new GLBT benefit weekend featuring over 12 events
during Presidentís Day Weekend (February 17 -21, 2011).
Fortitude includes a film festival, comedy night, live
concert, Womenís and Menís pool parties, sunset
cocktails, brunch, and nightclub/bar events. Deborah Cox
is one of the premiere performers at FORTROCKS, an incredible One-Night
Only concert also featuring Martha Wash, Taylor Dayne, Ari Gold, Halcyon, Brian Kent
and surprise guest performances at War Memorial
Auditorium located at 800 NE 8th St in Fort Lauderdale.
FORTROCKS is Sunday, February 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Deborah Cox talked to Mark's List about the upcoming
What does it mean to you to
be a part of Fortitude Weekend?
Iím looking forward to supporting the local LGBT
community in ! I think itís
great that they are creating an additional opportunity,
outside of Ft.
to raise awareness and provide scholarships. Miami
What is the most important thing to you about
participating in an event like this and what kind of
message do you wand to send?
I feel the most important message I
can send is to stay true to yourself. There is only one
you, do not waste time trying to conform or fit into
someone elseís shoes! Celebrate who you are.
What are you hoping the audience takes away from
your performance and the event as a whole?
As a whole, I hope the audience lets
the music move them to have fun and enjoy themselves. I
hope they enjoy the performance as much as I know I will
be enjoying performing for them.
Do you think events like this spread a more
positive message about HIV/AIDS to the general? How do
you think the public's image about HIV/AIDS has changed
over the last few decades?
I think itís important to raise
awareness of HIV/AIDS. The most important message we
can send is to encourage people to educate themselves
and those around them in hopes that the generations to
come will not have to deal with the loss and pain of
HIV/AIDS as much as we have.
Will you be a part of future Fortitude Events?
Looking forward to helping out when
and where I can!