The Secret You Don’t Know About Multi-Talented Artist Joshua Sade James

The Secret You Don't Know About Multi-Talented Artist Joshua Sade James Photo Courtesy Eric Alper
The Secret You Don't Know About Multi-Talented Artist Joshua Sade James Photo Courtesy Eric Alper
The Secret You Don’t Know About Multi-Talented Artist Joshua Sade James Photo Courtesy Eric Alper

Here is The Secret You Don’t Know About Multi-Talented Artist Joshua Sade. It’s a love song gone wrong for singer/songwriter and multi-talented artist Joshua Sade James and his new single, “All Fall Down” — available now!

Fresh from his forthcoming sophomore album release, JSJ — slated for June of this year — “All Fall Down” was written about mistrust, dishonesty, and miscommunication in a relationship.

“Without these core attributes enforced by love, we… ‘All Fall Down,” he explains.

First written about three years ago, the song’s bittersweet inspiration was related to a relationship and breakup he’d had while in college. “It allowed me to do a lot of self-reflection,” he shares.  “I wrote the song after the second time we broke up, and just got to think about how truly toxic we were towards each other.

“There was cheating, there was manipulation, there was just a lot of baggage neither of us knew how to get rid of. We just sort of gave it to each other because it was easier than being alone.

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“It was interesting to shoot this video with a current love interest when it’s actually about a previous one,” he continues, laughing. “When writing or hearing the song in my head, I wanted this song to be like if a sad, old clown got drunk, broke into the old carnival where he used to work, and started up the merry-go-round, only for it to not fully work.

“I think I achieved that in both the song and the video.”

“It was a blessing to shoot this with Sagi and my good friend Esther,” James adds of director Sagi Kahane-Rapport and actor Esther Vlessing. “Also, shoutout to Dylan Spilberg and Leo Vargas for making this happen!”

“All Fall Down” serves as a preview for what’s to come from the artist’s upcoming EP, JSJ (Joshua Sade James).

A Sheridan College alum for Musical Theatre Performance — and winning the Sheridan: Pop Award for Outstanding Performance — James also co-choreographed, co-directed and starred in the College’s PREP Production original, Revue Diva Dynasty. Hailing from the tri-city Kitchener/Waterloo area — with country artist Jamie Warren for a dad — he’s been featured coast to coast, including Newfoundland to play ‘Pepper’ in Mamma Mia!, The Calgary Stampede’s Talent Search, Ontario’s Western Fair’s Rise2Fame, PEI’s Charlottetown Festival, and more.

In addition to his extensive performing and recording work, Joshua Sade James is an active advocate for mental health rights and proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community.

HBO Celebrates LGBTQ Community with Shea Diamond’s “I Am America”

HBO celebrates the LGBTQ community with Shea Diamond's "I Am America" Photo Courtesy of Ada Music
HBO celebrates the LGBTQ community with Shea Diamond's "I Am America" Photo Courtesy of Ada Music
HBO celebrates the LGBTQ community with Shea Diamond’s “I Am America” Photo Courtesy of Ada Music

HBO celebrates the LGBTQ community with Shea Diamond’s “I Am America and the launch of the networks new series We’re Here. To celebrate the debut of HBO’s acclaimed new unscripted series We’re Here, a star-studded music video has been released for Shea Diamond’s brand new single “I Am America.” Co-written with superstar songwriter & activist Justin Tranter and produced by Eren Cannata, the song serves as the empowering theme anthem for We’re Here starring Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley. Glowing reviews for the series have poured in since it’s premiere last week: 
We’re Here Is the Ultimate Ode to the Lifesaving Power of Drag” – THEM.

Charming and engaging” – AV Club

The drag show America needs now” – Salon

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The drag show America needs now” – Salon
The day-brightening music video for “I Am America” showcases an all-star cast of friends, from FX’s American Horror Story, Angelica Ross, to HBO stars Eureka O’Hara, Bob the Drag Queen and Shangela, to Justin Tranter, Marquise Vilson, Buck Angel, Chella Man, Alok Vaid-Menon, Jacob Tobia and Shea herself. Gay Times hailed the song as “the queer celebration we need and deserve,” while Billboard called it “an uplifting LGBTQ anthem.”
Tune in for the second episode of We’re Here, airing tonight on HBO at 9PM ET/PT.

About Shea Diamond

Shea Diamond is a singer and songwriter who makes soul-rooted music of resistance and liberation. Based in New York City, she was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and spent portions of her upbringing in Memphis, Tennessee and Flint, Michigan. Repressed and marginalized throughout her childhood for not accepting her gender role, she ran away at the age of 14 and entered foster care. Upon her emancipation, she lacked the means to pay for gender reassignment surgery, committed armed robbery, and spent roughly a decade in prison. While incarcerated, she developed her powerful singing style and forthright approach to songwriting. 
Shea was released from prison in 2009 and relocated to New York. She continued to work on music and became deeply involved in the transgender rights movement. A clip of her performing an original song titled “I Am Her,” a gutbucket blues-soul anthem for outsiders, impressed hit songwriter Justin Tranter (Imagine Dragons’ “Believer,” Selena Gomez’s “Lose You To Love Me”, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”) which led to a deal with the Warner-distributed Asylum label. She has performed at pride events and HRC galas all over the country and has fans in everyone from Sam Smith and Demi Lovato to Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden.

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How To Get a $10,000 Stimulus for Gay Filmmakers

Are you a queer creative? Ever wonder, how to get a $10,00 stimulus for gay filmmakers.
Are you a queer creative? Ever wonder, how to get a $10,00 stimulus for gay filmmakers.
Are you a queer creative? Ever wonder, how to get a $10,00 stimulus for gay filmmakers.

Here is how to get a $10,000 stimulus for a gay filmmaker. First, are you a queer creative? Ever wonder, how to get your project seen. Well here is your chance. Dekkoo wants to see your creativity. In this time of global hardship, Dekkoo is committed to giving back and inspiring creativity.  To help creators, Dekkoo is launching a one-week short film challenge. Creators could win a cut of $10,000.00 in prizes!


The pandemic has put a spotlight on our relationships with others and ourselves.  What do relationships in the time of quarantine look like?  How do they function?  Therefore the theme of the competition is Love and Distance.  Possibilities:  Dating from a distance.  Home alone and loving it.  Dealing with romance and heartbreak while social distancing. Far-away flirting.

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Shoot and submit a 5-minute maximum length short film telling a queer story that deals with love and distance. It can be funny, sad, romantic, sexy – anything.

PRIZES
The Dekkoo Jury Award

  • One film will be selected.  The winning film will be decided by the Dekkoo staff based on artistic merit.  The winner will receive a cash award of $2,500.00 and the opportunity to direct a Dekkoo-original short film with a production budget of $5,000.00.

Audience Favorites 

  • Four films will be selected.  The four films that receive the most comments on that films page on Dekkoo.com will win $1,000.00 each!  Filmmakers are encouraged to ask fans to comment often!

Voting will be tallied through May 18th. Winners will be announced May 20th.

Guidelines:

  • All films should be 1920×1080 or higher, H.264, preferably no vertical video.  All submissions uploaded to Dropbox should be clearly labeled with the film title and director (ex: Avengers_Whedon.mp4)
  • All languages are welcome, but non-English submissions must have English subtitles.
  • Submissions must be no more than 5-minutes in length and submitted via Dekkoo’s Dropbox Folder or a password-protected URL between Monday, May 4 and Sunday, May 10, 2020.  All submissions are due no later than Sunday, May 10 at 11:59pm Eastern.
  • It is FREE to submit your film. There is no entrance fee!  
  • As an added bonus, all filmmakers who submit a film to the challenge (as long as it is accepted by Dekkoo) will receive a free 6-month Dekkoo-subscription.
Dekkoo is launching a one-week short film challenge. Creators could win a cut of $10,000.00 in prizes!

About Dekkoo

Dekkoo (pronounced “DECK-koo”) is the premiere subscription-based streaming service dedicated to gay men, providing the largest streaming collection of gay-centric entertainment available.  Dekkoo is available internationally via iTunes, Google Play, Xbox, AppleTV, Xfinity X1 and Roku.  In the U.S. and U.K., Dekkoo is also available via Prime Channels.  Dekkoo original series include “The Third”, “Feral” and “I’m Fine.”

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