May 12, 2009
San Francisco, CA – 12 May 2009 – The San Francisco Pride Celebration Committee announced today that Dustin Lance Black, the Academy Award-winning writer of Milk, will appear in the upcoming ad campaign for the 2009 Pride Celebration & Parade.
Black gave the Pride Celebration Committee permission to use his image and a quote in this year’s marketing campaign, which will feature diverse images of Pride attendees, including Black.
Executive Director Lindsey Jones stated, “Our campaign this year is rooted in the populism of the event theme, ‘In Order to Form a More Perfect Union…,’ which is why we have put the people of Pride front and center in this year’s campaign. One of the most integral and powerful aspects of being at San Francisco Pride is witnessing the diversity of the people around you. As a community we are proud of who we are, and this campaign puts our pride on display. We are absolutely thrilled that Dustin Lance Black has lent his support to this campaign.”
Dustin Lance Black was a Celebrity Grand Marshal at the 2008 San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade along with Cleve Jones, Milk producers Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks, and director Gus Van Sant. Stuart Milk, the nephew of the late Harvey Milk, also participated as a Celebrity Grand Marshal in the 2008 event.
San Francisco Pride also announced that Solange Knowles, The Cliks, and Korean pop sensation BoA will be performing on this year’s Main Stage.
About Solange Knowles
At the age of 16, she released her debut album, Solo Star, on Columbia Records. This album was a creative turning point for Solange; a melting pot of different genres and sounds including R&B, Reggae, Alternative, and even Country. Her latest work for Destiny’s Child includes co-writing Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied" and "Upgrade You" off of her B’Day album, Kelly’s "Love" off of her second album, Ms. Kelly and Michelle Williams' latest first single "We Break the Dawn" off of her forthcoming CD, Unexpected, before getting back to making her own music for her second project, SoL-AngeL & the Hadley St. Dreams.
Solange describes the sound of her record, “I would
like to think that it is as if The Supremes, The
Marvelettes, Dusty Springfield and Minnie Riperton
were to make the music they did in the 60's and 70's
now with a modern touch.”
About The Cliks
Though critically lauded and publicly adored, Silveira returned road weary and emotionally shattered. Having spent 400 days on the road touring behind Snakehouse, Silveira was eager to return home, but home wasn’t the reprieve he’d hoped it would be.
With their rise out of the ashes comes new sonic territory for the band. Their most adventurous album to date finds the band teamed with producer-engineer Sylvia Massy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool) at her Weed, California based Radio Star Studios. “She’s my kind of producer,” says drummer Morgan Doctor. “She doesn’t come from a singer-songwriter background, but an engineering background, so she’s more about creating sound and texture in the studio.” Massy’s studio -- filled with enough amps, effects and instruments to make it a veritable playground for musicians – served as the band’s bedrock to create the full range of the album’s sounds and correlating emotions, from the jagged rock of its denials to the soulful balladry of its admissions.
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