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[DOWNLOAD/DONATE] Samantha Hooey – Black to Blue (100% of proceeds go to Burkitt’s Lymphoma Society)
Everyone is faced with some form of adversity in their lives. It’s that adversity which makes us stronger, and can bring people together to create invaluable connections. It’s the hardships and tragedies is in life that reveal to us how resilient the human spirit can be, as well as make us realize how precious life truly is.
That is what this song is about.
I wrote Black To Blue shortly after being told I was cancer free in 2010. As many of you know I had a type of Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma called Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Burkitt’s is a very rare and aggressive form of cancer. Because of that it can sometimes go misdiagnosed. That is why spreading awareness about this disease is so important. The Burkitt’s Lymphoma Society is a wonderful organization which promotes awareness as well as supports those affected by it. It has helped me through my journey and is a cause that is very dear to my heart. It was also being a part of this group which lead me to meet survivor Zach Ariah. After speaking with Zach and learning that he is also a musician, I asked him if he would like to play bass on the song. With the chances of getting this type of cancer literally being 1 in a million, it was very special to be able to connect with another survivor to work together on this track.
With that being said, I am very excited for this release. The song is only $1, and all funds will be going towards the Burkitt’s Lymphoma Society.
You can learn more here
From black skies to blue skies, I hope you enjoy.
Our DJ booth renovation & speaker repositioning made it just in time for the launch of our new monthly ‘ELECTRO’ series at LAVISH. The premiere theme was ELECTROBEACH, with a dance floor full of sand and palm leaves hanging from the ceiling. It literally felt like an outdoor night rave on the beach.
We didn’t anticipate such a massive turn out and were understaffed. But the entire night went by ever-so-smoothly! There was so much love in the air and the people were so respectful. House music is harmonious in connecting people together and we were thrilled to be able hone the perfect atmosphere for all you beautiful people to party in.
Peace & Love – Eddy
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th 2013 The circus freaks come out to play for ELECTROCIRCUS! DJ Eddy is behind the decks serving a melodic mix of house & electronic spiced up with your favourite LAVISH anthems! [CLICK TO JOIN FACEBOOK EVENT]
A major announcement scheduled for Tuesday at Western University.
According to a news release, Western University and Sumagen Canada will unveil “preliminary results for the first-ever human applied clinical study of the world’s only preventative HIV vaccine.”
A news conference is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Western University.
AM980 will have a reporter on hand for the announcement.
The vaccine made international headlines when Western University’s Dr. Chil-Yong Kang announced in December 2011 his team had received permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin clinical trials in humans.
Those trials, involving 40 HIV-positive volunteers, began in March 2012.
Depending on the outcome the vaccine would advance to a second phase which measures “immune responses in humans, involving approximately 600 HIV-negative volunteers who are in the high-risk category for HIV infection.”
The third, and final phase, would measure “the efficacy of the vaccine, involving approximately 6,000 HIV-negative volunteers who are also in the high-risk category for HIV infection.”
Scientists at Western University, financially backed by the pharmaceutical venture company Sumagen, developed the vaccine, which is based on a genetically modified killed whole virus. The vaccine stimulated a strong immune response in early testing and appears to have no adverse effects, according to the researchers.
After a full day of recovery from all that monster juice I think it’s safe to say this past weekend was a fright to remember! I don’t know if the anticipation leading up to, or the actual party was more exciting?! Although when I walked into the club as a ‘regular’ patron I pretty much exploded in excitement…
This is the first year I’ve gotten experience a Lavish Halloween (as a guest) in full force! The game plan was fully laid out and my team did an amazing job executing the coveted weekend! Thanks to everyone who dressed up, brought the spirit, ate all the candy & danced like we’re gonna die young! (a shout out to DJ Pablo Ramirez for a perfect monster mash up)
A HUGE thank you also goes out to the staff, entertainers, TMA bloggers for seamlessly orchestrating your own piece, and to the photography team for capturing all the awesome memories.
You know… the best part about my job is when I’m out and about in the city and when LAVISH happens to come up in conversation, 9/10 times folks mention how friendly, open, happy & diverse the clientele are. So thank YOU all so much for bringing the party, the positive vibes, opening up your hearts up and allowing us to penetrate you with all we got!
The weekend is over but the party in still continuing tomorrow night for CAMEO All Ages Halloween. There will be a 19+ drinking section in the lounge and the dance floor will be for all ages with many local entertainers. Thanks in advance for letting us share the space with the many LGBTQ youth. It is a very special night for them.
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It’s that time of year again! Welcome to London. Welcome to our downtown. Welcome Pride London’s 30th anniversary & welcome to LAVISH! Every year thousands of people no matter lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer or straight from surrounding area join us to celebrate diversity, equality & community in our amazing city of London!
For the first time in history, Pride London is celebrating in Victoria Park! It is our 30th anniversary and this celebration is anticipated to be the biggest turn out to date! So wear your “true colours” & “express yourself” because you were “born this way”! We encourage you to check out all the amazing events Pride London 2012 has in store for you: http://pridelondon.ca/
Each year LAVISH has brought the jungle inside the club! Jungle Fever has been an amazing experience during Pride London but we’re leaving the jungle behind to celebrate…PRIDE! The club will be decorated with festive colours of Pride and the people will bring the party!
We’ve expanded our complex this year with a new beautiful rooftop patio, ELEVATE! This means a bigger capacity for an even bigger and better celebration! LAVISH Nightclub is SO proud to be apart of the diverse city of London. Thank you for all the love and support. We invite everyone to come express yourself in love, music, rhythm and dance at London’s most diverse nightclub! Check out our exciting line up:
THURSDAY, JULY 26th (DOORS OPEN 8PM – ELEVATE OPENS 10:30)
9:30pm-10:30 | The Fashion Show Presents: END OF DAYS inside LAVISH ($10 Cover from 8:00-10:00)
10:30pm | ELEVATE Rooftop Patio opens (NO COVER – $11 Pitchers All Night)
11:00pm | LAVISH Karaoke w/DJ AMY (NO COVER)
12:00pm | ELEVATE Rooftop Patio DJ Showcase: Emma Pace vs Lady Finesse (NO COVER)
FRIDAY, JULY 27th (DOORS OPEN 8PM – $5 COVER ALL NIGHT)
10:00pm-2:00 | LOLLIPOP: Top40/Retro Night w/DJ Pablo inside LAVISH
11:00pm-2:00 | Lady Finesse (tech/house) on ELEVATE
SATURDAY, JULY 28th (DAY – FREE EVENT)
2:00pm-5:00 | HEATSTROKE: Rooftop Patio Day Party w/DJ Josh Karmin (tech/house) on ELEVATE
SATURDAY, JULY 28th (NIGHT – DOORS OPEN 8PM – $5before 11PM/$10 after)
10:00pm-2:00 | SEDUCTIVE SATURDAY Pride Edition w/DJ Pablo (top40 remixes) inside LAVISH
10:00pm-2:00 | Josh Karmin (tech/house) on ELEVATE
SUNDAY, JULY 29th (DOORS OPEN 4PM – NO COVER)
12:00 | JOIN OUR DANCE PARTY IN THE PARADE – Everyone Welcome!
4:00pm- | BBQ on ELEVATE
7:00-8:00 | Red Carpet Gala
8:00- CL | DJ Rob’s Brother (tech/house)
CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM LAVISH PRIDE 2011
Justin Lowe (Jk Photography – London, Ontario) is a local photographer looking to make his break in photography. You can definitely tell he’s got an eye for good angles and has a great pair of lens. He’s looking to work with male models for fashion/fitness editorial work. You can also catch Justin behind the camera on July 28th at LAVISH for Pride London weekend. Make sure to check out his profile: