Whitney, Janet, Mariah and more!

Two years ago, I threw a very special dance party with a brand-new DJ partner, DJ J. Jackson. The party was called “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and it filled up the beloved Lo Pub with dancers and music and sweat. We played only music by the great divas like Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey. The party was a hit.

Since that night, DJ J. Jackson and I decided to form a DJ duo known as House of Gold Diamonds. It’s a match made in dance floor heaven, since we both love lip synching to Crystal Waters. Every time spring comes around, we get a craving to put on another all-diva dance party. The next one happens April 5th at Union Sound Hall!

To us, the definition of a diva is a strong, confident woman who isn’t afraid to show it. This can be the classics, like Madonna, Grace Jones, Missy Elliott, Donna Summer, and Cher; or it can be the newer women taking over the music world, like M.I.A., Icona Pop and Janelle Monae.

So come out and dance with us!

House of Gold Diamonds presents:
“I Still Wanna Dance With Somebody!”

Saturday, April 5th
Union Sound Hall, 110 Market Ave.
Doors open at 10 pm
$10 at the door

Click here for the facebook event.

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