The Gay Agenda


By Edgar Casillas

TUNES: Keeping with the successful formula that made The Emancipation of Mimi the best-selling album of 2005, Mariah Carey's new album E=MC' shies away from too much experimentation, offering slick, beat-heavy crowd pleasers reminiscent of its predecessor's song cycle. Check out the standout Danja-produced track 'Migrate"(featuring T-Pain), whose hypnotic beat will set aflame any dance floor. Mimi's E=MC' hits stores Tuesday, April 15. In the meantime, watch her video for the far-from-subtle single "Touch My Body," featuring 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer. Aww, we love our dorky NBC page.

GROOVE: This April 16 join gay R&B crooner Ari Gold, Project Runway's Jack Mackenroth, and Rent's Anthony Rapp for Ari Gold in Concert: Benefit for the Equality Ride at the club Touch in New York City. Soulforce NYC,, and RJO Artists are hosting the concert to support young equality crusaders as they prepare for Equality Ride through the South this fall. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.