Purple Party 10 looked like a blast

I’ve been keeping an eye out for any video footage of the Purple Party and finally stumbled on it today. I guess some snuck in under my not-so-watchful eye. Although I expected there would be vids of Michelle Williams’ performance at the House of Blues and some of the DJs that came to town for the Purple Party, I didn’t expect to see these.

Just Circuit posted a video of Power Infiniti performing at House of Blues along with a slideshow of partygoers. They did, however, get Williams to introduce the vid. Good job. The House of Blues also included an aerialist performer caught here. Perhaps my personal favorite though is the video of this cheer performance. There is no telling if this is the local team Dallas Pride Cheer, but for sure, they weren’t like any squad I ever saw on the football field in high school.

—  Rich Lopez

Concert notice: Michelle Williams to perform at the House of Blues for the Purple Party

You might be aware the Purple Party is just around the corner. The annual dance party benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas is a weekend long affair happening across a slew of nightclubs throughout the city. You can see the schedule and list of DJs here. But I just saw today that former Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams is headlining the Saturday night affair at the House of Blues on May 1.

Outside of the group, Williams is known mostly for her urban contemporary gospel music but released her first pop/R&B album, Unexpected in 2008. She just finished up a seven-week stint as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway. Which is all fine and dandy, but really, who can forget the singer’s’ tearful moment from the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race where Akashia’s lipsynced for her life with  Williams’ single, “We Break the Dawn.” It was delightfully cheesy.

In contrast, her video for the single is kinda sexy.

—  Rich Lopez