LA Pride 2017: Latin, hip-hop, R&B artists announced for festival

Ms. Lola hosted the Latin stage at LA Pride in 2015. Photo: Joshua Barash/City of West Hollywood

WEST HOLLYWOOD — LA Pride has announced its Latin, hip-hop and R&B lineups for the entertainment stages.

The LA Pride Festival will take place noon to 1 a.m. on June 10 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on June 11 on San Vicente Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.

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Tickets are on sale online and range from $15 to $35.

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The Plaza Stage will feature Latin music, and The Boulevard Stage will spotlight hip-hop and R&B artists.

LATIN MUSIC

Graciela Beltran will hit the Plaza Stage, while DJs Oscar and Edgar Velazquez will be behind the decks on June 10.

On Sunday, the lineup includes Ninel Conde, Valentina from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 9 and Ana Victoria will perform. 

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HIP-HOP, R&B MUSIC

The Boulevard Stage will spotlight hip-hop and R&B artists, including Sevyn Streeter on June 10 and Lil Mo on June 11. Singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter, who will be releasing her debut CD “Girl Disrupted,” has written songs for Chris Brown, Usher, Kelly Rowland, Ariana Grande and Brandy.

Lil Mo began her career as Missy Elliott’s protégée and later collaborated with her on “Hot Boyz.” She also has released solo CDs, 2014’s “The SCARlet Letter.”

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Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBT community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBT students.