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April 14, 2012 – QNotes

A1 saga continues

Well, the cast grows in our ongoing serial saga, “Amendment One,” here in the Tar Heel State. This past week, among others, two unlikely allies joined the battle against the rights-stripping legislation on the ballot on May 8 that would not only take away any possibility of gay marriage in North Carolina, but it would …

From Southern hills to the Hollywood lights

Musical artist gets major break with TV network as platform

Across the globe, a variety of talented musical artists and vocalists hope to find a conduit into the Big Show — being showcased on national television, as well as growing a larger-than-life persona that would increase numbers at concerts to throngs of devoted fans. This journey is not always easy, nor is it free from …

Cazwell larger than life

The NYC superstar talks about the Queen City, Peaches, Beyonce and more!

Cazwell isn’t a new face on the music scene, but since he began working with the record label Peace Biscuit, he has become a much larger presence in the LGBT music scene outside of New York. His unique mixing of dance beats and hip-hop blend with sexy, and sometimes hilarious, lyrical content to create a sound that is fun, engaging and truly his own.

‘Da Baddest Chick’ is coming to town

Trina to headline Pride Charlotte 2012

Pride Charlotte 2011 was the biggest Pride event the Queen City has ever seen and it looks like 2012 will be even bigger. The sixth annual Pride Charlotte festival was held on August 27, 2011, on Tryon St. An estimated 27,000-plus people attended the one-day festival, doubling the number of participants from the previous year.

The cowboys are back in town!

Queen City Stomp returns with familiar faces and some new changes

It’s time to pull out the cowboy hats and your dancing boots because Queen City Stomp is back in town from April 20–22. The annual country dance weekend is a product of Southern Country Charlotte (SCC) and has been a huge success in the community for years.

20 Questions: Peter Presta, Charlotte

Hey DJ! Put a record on — I wanna dance with my baby! International circuit DJ Peter Presta is a recent transplant to Charlotte. Over his career, the Brooklyn, N.Y., native has racked up over 400 productions and remixes for artists spanning from Usher to Duran Duran to Sade.

TalkBack: Amendment One, A clarion call for mobilization


We are less than one month away from E-Day and the reasons behind this amendment are becoming more and more clear. Since the end of March, leaked memos from our opposition revealed that ”The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks — two key Democratic constituencies.