Mi Diva Loca tonight at Sue Ellen’s

Livin’ la Diva Loca

Get your New Year on with Mel Arizpe and Laura Carrizales as Mi Diva Loca tonight. The partners in life and song turn top hits into their own with subtle rearrangements and way fab voices. Besides, live music should be your resolution for 2012.

DEETS: Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St. 7 p.m. SueEllensDallas.com.

—  Rich Lopez

Voice of Pride group winners Mi Diva Loca performs at TMC Patio

Livin’ la diva loca

The weather seems like its trying to figure out if it wants to go all autumnal, or stick with the heat of summer. Maybe it will make up its mind in your favor for some outdoor music. Mi Diva Loca, who just returned from performing at Manchester Pride, tops a bill that includes Mr. Pixie, Uriel and Jeff Doll. Those acts should fill up an early evening on the patio.

DEETS: TMC: The Mining Company Patio, 3903 Cedar Springs Road. 5:30 p.m.

—  Rich Lopez

Arizpe wins individual title, teams with real-life partner to earn group award at Voice of Pride

Mel Arizpe, a frequent bridesmaid at Voice of Pride, made up for lost ground this year by winning overall and as part of the duo Mi Diva Loca, which one the inaugural “group” award.

But wait, it gets more interesting.

Arizpe’s singing partner in Mi Diva Loca, Laura Carrizales, came in second place. And Arizpe and Carrizales are a couple in real-life as well. Arizpe gets to fly to Manchester, England, later this month to partake in that city’s Pride celebration, and will perform at Lee Park following the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade next month.

Rounding out the top five were Juliana Jeffrey, Robert Olivas and Angie Landers. You can see footage from some of the performances in our video section here. Congrats to everybody!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones