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Singer Nick Deutsch Comes Out, Shares His Story of Heartbreak in Powerful 'Run' Music Video: WATCH

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New York based singer/songwriter Nick Deutsch is taking a big step both personally and professionally with the release of the music video for "Run," the lead single off his EP Crazy Ride. In it, Deutsch chronicles the heartbreak he felt in the lead-up to and aftermath of a relationship breakup with another man.  

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Deutsch has also written a blog post on his website about why he felt it was important to come out as member of the LGBTQ community with the video's release: 

I believe that regardless of career, being open is still very much a big deal, although I do appreciate and empathize with the over-arching view that “it’s no longer a big deal to be gay.” Even with Sam Smith sitting tall at the billboard top ten, we are sorely in need of supportive voices to counter the awful statistics and narratives that have historically plagued the LGBTQ community. It feels ridiculous to consider portraying myself as anything but confident with who I am as a gay man, especially within the wider context of the enormous social changes that have occurred.

  Crazy rideBecause I’m blessed to be in a position to have a voice, I consider it an honor to be different. The deeply understood reality of this quick, short life has resolved me to live it on my terms and not be ignorant to the reality that most of human suffering is tied to flexible beliefs. I’m not pushing my sexuality in anyone’s face as much as I’m being who I am. I’m not a gay songwriter as much as I’m a songwriter who happens to be gay. In regards to “Run,” I put a male actor in my video because the song was written about one. I fell in love with a boy and got my heart broken, so that’s what you’ll see.

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Hopeful Romantic Matt Zarley's Ship Has Come In: VIDEO

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Try to find an ounce of cynicism in pop singer-songwriter Matt Zarley's preview of his upcoming musical short film hopefulROMANTIC, and you won't. "I Just Knew" is relentlessly, musical theatre-style upbeat. Whether there are bumps in this road we'll just have to wait and see. But for now, the honeymoon is way on.

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You may recall some of Mr. Zarley's previous offerings - his tribute to Whitney Houston, his Dating Game homage, and his political imbroglio "Trust Me".

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The OXD Mirror: Is JHud the New Dance Diva? And The Return of Midnight Magic

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

Jennifer Hudson won the hearts of the gay community (and an Academy Award) with 2006's 'Dreamgirls,' playing underdog Effie White.  Her first two solo albums following the movie, Jennifer Hudson and I Remember Me, showcased her vocals in a more subdued, traditional R&B environment.  Her most recent album release, JHud, has taken the singer in a a new direction with something new to add to her repertoire: dance music diva.

Gorgon City ft. Jennifer Hudson: 'Go All Night'

I've always felt there's been an element to Jennifer Hudson's talent that's been untapped; with the smooth disco and funk-inspired sounds of her new album JHud, it feels as thought that missed potential has finally been fulfilled. Jennifer hit the studio after finishing JHud with rising star producers Gorgon City for a track for their debut album, Sirens, out this past week. The production itself is catchy, although fairly similar to the likes of Duke Dumont and Disclosure.  The real star of this song is Jennifer's voice; her vocals shine brightly on this house track, reminiscent of other great house vocalists like Martha Wash and Robert Owens.  Bonus fact:  this track was co-written by another rising star, Kiesza.

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Man Who Sang Barbra Streisand All Over The World Returns To NY For A Mega Broadway Mash-Up: VIDEO

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You may recall Morgan Reynolds, who last year shared his experience mending his broken heart the best way he knew how: through Streisand. The musical lover travelled around the world, singing his heart out and marching his band out, warning the world not to rain on his parade. Now, Reynolds is back with a new imperative: live your own musical. Nestled back in N-Y-C, Reynolds does a mega-mash-up of some of Broadway's greatest hits, dedicating his latest number to "anyone who has ever struggled to find your place, your voice or your inner diva!" 

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Sam Smith, Kylie, Elton John, One Direction and Others Unite for All-Star Charity Single: VIDEO

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Elton John, Sam Smith, Paul Simon, Florence Welch, Chrissie Hynde, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Jake Bugg, Lorde, Emeli Sandé, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith,  Brian May, Dave Grohl, and Brian Wilson are among the stars teaming up for a cover of the Beach Boys classic "God Only Knows" for the BBC's Children in Need charity.

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Morrissey Says He's Been Treated for Cancer: 'If I Die, Then I Die...'

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Morrissey has revealed that he has undergone treatment for cancer in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

The former Smiths frontman told the paper, in a response to a question about his recent hospitalizations:

“They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever. If I die, then I die. And if I don’t, then I don’t. Right now I feel good. I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but that’s what illness can do. I’m not going to worry about that, I’ll rest when I’m dead.

He added: "[I’m] now at an age when I should no longer be making music … Many composers of classical music died at age 34. And I’m still here, and nobody knows what to do with me."


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