Paul Hagen has been the Editor-in-Chief of Metrosource since 2007. He’s interviewed many members of the LGBTQ community and our allies for Metrosource, including Augusten Burroughs, Boy George, RuPaul Charles, Margaret Cho, Jennifer Hudson, Cheyenne Jackson, Adam Lambert, Jason Mraz, Kylie Minogue, Amy Sedaris and Gwen Stefani, among others. He has also travelled from the snowy north of Sweden (to weather a night in its Ice Hotel) to a secret gay dance party on the islands of Curaçao to cover the world of gay travel. Mr. Hagen has also been an active participant in New York City’s vibrant theater scene, writing shows including The Only Thing Straight Is My Jacket at the New York International Fringe Festival, Fitz & Walloughs Get It in the End at The Ace of Clubs, The Rape of the Lock with the Judith Shakespeare Company and Unheard Of at the Blue Heron Arts Center. He is a graduate of Fordham University, lives in Brooklyn with his partner of more than seven years, and can often be heard singing at The Manhattan Monster Bar and The Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar.
Sing it with us now: musicians have swagger! Ever since Elvis gyrated his bedazzled hips, we have been swooning to the symbiosis of melodies and machismo. But if you automatically equate charisma with masculinity, you obviously haven’t heard the siren call of Natalia Melendez. Prepare to be wooed. View this post on Instagram A post …
You may recognize on-camera journalist Karl Schmid from his coverage of the Oscars on ABC’s On the Red Carpet, or you may recognize him from the 1st ever televised broadcast of LA Pride. His interna-tional career has formed his charming, if hard to describe, accent and he has graced television screens in Australia, Canada, Britain, …
In September of 2020, it was announced that the Los Angeles LGBT Center would begin its search for a successor to CEO Lorri L. Jean who, at the time of retirement in July of 2022, will have served the Center for more than 25 years. A bittersweet moment for the community, for sure, as Jean …
Metrosource Minis: The LGBTQ World & Beyond
Metrosource Minis is the official podcast companion to the national LGBTQ print and online magazine featuring short form interviews with our featured celebrities from the LGBTQ world and beyond...with your host, Alexander Rodriguez. Quick, fun, and informative...Metrosource on the go. [podcastplayer feed_url ='https://feeds.sounder.fm/3885/rss.xml']
America's Got Talent's Kameron Ross: Country Music's Pride
Can you imagine being on America’s Got Talent, singing your heart out, and then Simon Cowell cuts you off? That’s exactly what happened to our guest on this episode of Metrosource Minis. BUT – what could have been a moment of disaster was actually a moment of triumph as singer-songwriter Kameron Ross continued his audition, singing acapella, and wowing every one of the judges.
Kameron Ross started his country music journey at the age of 8. when his parents took him to his first concert to see Shania Twain at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. That experience changed his entire life, as he walked away knowing what he was meant to do in life. He soon began singing at local country music concerts that allowed budding artists the chance to make a name for themselves. In 2006, he put out an album produced by T.G. Sheppard & Kelly Lang called When I’m Done Lovin’ You. In 2010, he played at A Day In The Country music fest in Houston, opening for The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, and many other artists. Around the same time, he started to become more in tune with who he was as a person as well, eventually coming out as gay. Soon after Kameron put his country music career on hold after he noticed a loss of interest from the same people that had been booking him all these years.
Last year, Kameron appeared on season 15 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Kameron excelled in the competition making it all the way to the live Quarter Finals. Today, Kameron is busy performing everywhere, releasing new music (now streaming), and just released remixes of his hit singles.
On this episode, we chat about the pros and cons of getting in the music business at such an early age, staying true to his Texan roots, coming to terms with his sexuality and its effect on his career and family life, the reality of reality TV, country music fans and the LGBTQ community, his creative process, labels, and his Palm Springs debut…with host Alexander Rodriguez.
The first weekend in Dec is about to be incredible! Dec 2 is at Aubree’s in Howell for a Drag Show (All Ages). Dec 3 we are back at Tap Room in Downtown Ypsi for a late night Drag Show (18+). Dec 5 we are at Sidetrack for Drag Brunch (All Ages)! Tickets: http://jadeinblack.com/events
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