“Hands,” is a musical tribute to the 49 victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
The track features Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.
~Dear Evan Hansen Song in Memory of the Orlando Victims~
In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where, on June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and 53 others were wounded, the creators of mashup music videos #HAM4BEY have released their newest collaboration: a moving rendition of “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen in memory of the victims.
The music video series was created by artist Michael Korte.
The performers featured are Mario Jose, Vincint, Danielle Withers, and Eric Lyn.
The track was arranged by David Rowen, with vocal production by Alexander Blake. The video was filmed and edited by Baxter Stapleton.
On June 12, 2016 – the same day as the Tony Awards – a gunman opened fire around 2 AM in Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub, where more than 300 people were inside.
The attack marked one of the deadliest against the LGBTQ community in the nation’s history.
On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed & 53 others were wounded at Pulse in Orlando. The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in United States history & the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history.
One year later, we sing for Pulse.
We sing for Orlando. We sing for you. We sing as one.
On June 12, 2016, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 58 others in a terrorist attack/hate crime inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States.
Pulse was hosting a “Latin Night” and thus most of the victims were Latinos. It was both the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in United States history.
It was also the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since the September 11 attacks in 2001.
Born and raised by underpaid public school teachers in Sanford, Fla., Andy Marlette graduated from the University of Florida and became staff editorial cartoonist at the Pensacola News Journal in 2007.
Andy’s editorial cartoons have become both hated and adored by daily readers. His work has been awarded by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors for best editorial cartoons on state issues.
~Orlando City unveils seats honoring 49 Pulse nightclub shooting victims~
Orlando City president Phil Rawlins led a private ceremony unveiling 49 rainbow-colored seats honoring 49 Pulse Nightclub shooting victims.
The seats, which honor the people killed at a popular Orlando gay nightclub on June 12, are in section 12 of the Lions’ new stadium set to open in March at the start of the 2017 Major League Soccer season.
On June 12, 2016, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a terrorist attack/hate crime inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States. He was shot and killed by Orlando Police Department (OPD) officers after a three-hour standoff.
Pulse was hosting Latin Night and most of the victims were Latino.
It was both the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in United States history. It was also the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since the September 11 attacks in 2001.
‘In the arms of an Angel fly away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
You’re in the arms of an Angel; may you find some comfort here … ‘
On June 12, 2016, a heartless man, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a terrorist attack/hate crime inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States.
He was shot and killed by Orlando Police Department (OPD) officers after a three-hour standoff. Pulse was hosting Latin Night and most of the victims were Latino.
It was the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter, the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in United States history, and the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since the September 11 attacks in 2001.
“The Greatest” is a song by Sia featuring Kendrick Lamar
The single was released on 6 September 2016 through Monkey Puzzle Records and RCA Records as the lead single from her upcoming eighth studio album, We Are Your Children. The song was written by Sia alongside Greg Kurstin, who produced the song with AJ Santos also known as Yektro.
The video for the single features dancer Maddie Ziegler, and was directed by Daniel Askill for Radical Media.
Jessica Goodman from Entertainment Weekly found the chorus “massive and catchy.” Once the critics had picked up on the song’s connection with the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, Spencer Kornhaber of The Atlantic wrote:
Making pop about a specific tragedy is necessarily a tricky job. So it’s no crime that some of the other mainstream original songs memorializing Orlando have been as rote as issue-oriented singles are often stereotyped as being. But “The Greatest” is very potent, a work of art, not charity.There’s no break here from the rest of Sia’s catalogue about pain and release in everyday life: You hear a sad voice wailing about bucking up, very stark emotional peaks and valleys, and a danceable backing of explosive drums, toy-box melodies, and reggae grooves.
Sia and Greg Kurstin may have written the song even before the massacre. But in the context of Orlando, the possible platitude of the chorus becomes gutting:
“I’m free to be the greatest/I’m alive.”
She’s pepping the listener up, but she’s also defining the value of life, marking the human potential that’s been lost.
Sara Bareilles commends Calysta Bevier’s ‘Brave’ cover
Aug 3, 2016
Grammy and Tony Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles shared some big Twitter love for 16-year-old “America’s Got Talent” contender Calysta Bevier after her emotional, inspirational cover of “Brave” during last night’s Quarterfinals live performances.
Bevier entered the round as Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer winner and she didn’t fail to disappoint Cowell, the audience and Bareilles herself who tweeted a clip of Bevier singing the song, captioned with three winking, kiss-blowing emojis.
How cool is that?
Cowell clapped longer than any of the other three judges and then told her,
“I’ve never felt so nervous during one of these performances because I just wanted this to happen for you Calysta. From the very first time we met you and I watched the clip back and I said that you’re special and you got the Golden Buzzer, I’m so happy. You’re more than a great artist Calysta. You’re a very special person and you really truly are an inspiration.”
The iconic producer summed up the 16-year-old cancer survivor perfectly.
Bevier used music to get her through a very frightening and difficult illness.
Her “Fight Song” AGT audition captured America’s heart and prompted Simon Cowell to press the Golden Buzzer. She returned to the Quarterfinals stage to deliver another important message:
Her song choice was brilliant and couldn’t come at a more poignant time for our country. We’ve sustained tremendous losses in Orlando due to two senseless acts of gun violence. The Pulse nightclub victims lost their lives and “Voice” runner-up Christina Grimmie was murdered by a crazed fan.
The first attack was aimed at members of the LGBTQ community and Bareilles co-wrote the song “Brave” with Jack Antonoff of fun for a close friend who struggled with coming out.
‘Brave’ became a sort of civil rights anthem that was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance in 2014.