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BYE 2020 w Matthew Presidente

The end is nigh…the end of 2020! And the future is bright, friends! Join your host, Matthew Presidente, on New Year’s Eve at 8 pm (PST) for a musical showcase to sing out the year with BYE 2020! Performed live from his apartment in Vancouver, BC, Matty will be joined by special guests as he performs some of his favourite originals, plus a piano bar set of songs taken “by request”. Special appearances by Cale Tian, of the Vancouver Mens’ Chorus, and Tara C Taylor, who beams in from Berlin, Germany to give us our first look at 2021. Don’t miss the official BYE 2020 ‘Countdown to Midnight’ just before 9 pm (PST). Why 9 pm, you say? Real talk: we want you to enjoy the show and the countdown with a clear mind (for viewers in the Eastern Time Zone, it’ll be Midnight anyway)! BYE 2020 is available by Pay-Per-View for $10, and is free to stream for all current Unicorns.LIVE subscribers. See you NYE to say BYE 2020: 8 pm, December 31, 2020, on Unicorns.LIVE!

About Matthew Presidente

Rock/pop pianist/singer/songwriter Matthew Presidente (he/him/his) has been a part of the music scene in Vancouver for nearly 20 years. Independently recording and releasing 6 full length albums, he has been involved in a wide range of musical collaborations and performances. A local Metro Vancouver resident, Matthew was raised in Tsawwassen, where he began playing piano at 10 years old. Since then he has gone on to master guitar and percussion, but considers himself a piano player by trade. Referred to as “one of — if not ­— the best singer/songwriters our LGBT scene has” by Xtra Magazine (Vancouver), Matty has been on the music scene for nearly 20 years, and has performed in rosters among headliners such as Ace of Base and Dragonette.

Basically Ella – Eyebrows

Unless you’ve had too much Botox, the eyebrows can convey so many emotions. The brow is the crowning glory of the eye zone; Ella will guide you through how to create a masterpiece of your brows, taking into account eye shape, colouring, overall concept, and desired look.

About Basically Ella 

Basically Ella features basic makeup and beauty tips in a tidy 10-20 min package, as demonstrated by beloved drag queen and makeup artist, Ella Lamoureux. She’s not just a pretty face — Ella knows how to make everything fabulous with her talents and professional training. Through easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, Ella will show you how to raise your face game. Tune in on Mondays at 12:30 pm only on Unicorns.LIVE!

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Basically Ella – Blush to Contour

Contour is everything — ask any queen worth her salt! Let Ella teach you how to accentuate the positive through perfect application and contouring of blush, making you a mistress or master of disguise by magically shaping and sculpting your beautiful features.

About Basically Ella 

Basically Ella features basic makeup and beauty tips in a tidy 10-20 min package, as demonstrated by beloved drag queen and makeup artist, Ella Lamoureux. She’s not just a pretty face — Ella knows how to make everything fabulous with her talents and professional training. Through easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, Ella will show you how to raise your face game. Tune in on Mondays at 12:30 pm only on Unicorns.LIVE!

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QueeReads: Christmas Blues

QueeReads gets festive with Christmas Blues by Leigh Jarrett, read by Dustin Dufault!

Book Description:
After Ryan lost his wife to cancer, leaving him with three kids to raise on his own, he never thought he’d find any kind of companionship ever again. Especially not with someone like Michael.

The last time Ryan saw his little brother’s annoying childhood friend, Michael, he’d been a geeky, pimply-faced thirteen-year-old. That was just before Michael and his family moved to New York.

There was an eight-year age difference between them, and being in college at the time, Ryan had never wanted to waste his breath talking to some immature teenage kid when he could be doing homework or making out with his girlfriend instead.

Sixteen years later, a chance meeting at a coffee shop in Denver changes both of their lives. Michael, recently divorced from his wife, has two kids of his own, and a thriving recording studio.

Michael is no longer the Mikey Ryan remembers.

Getting the whole brood together for a Thanksgiving crafting extravaganza, and their mutual love of the blues cements Ryan and Michael’s friendship into something neither one of them could have ever expected. Christmas is fast approaching.

How far will their newfound friendship take them?

Author Bio:

Leigh Jarrett is an unabashedly queer, quirky, and passionate author of LGBTQ+ Romantic Fiction, her books embracing the full spectrum of the rainbow. Her published contemporary works include gritty and angst-filled romances featuring Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer characters, with plans for a Lesbian Romance in the future. And her fantasy series, “Drakkar Coven”, which is brimming with lust driven vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters.

Having been bullied as a child for being “different,” writing, and publishing LGBTQ+ Romantic Fiction has given Leigh an opportunity to express her uniqueness, inspired by the LGBTQ+ community she calls home, her books highlighting their struggles, while celebrating their diversity, and affirming their most basic of human rights … to love and be loved.

In her hometown of Victoria, BC, in Canada, Leigh can be found nestled up with her fabulously supportive wife, her trusty laptop, and their persistent treat seeker, Miss Mimi-dog.

Please consider joining Leigh’s mailing list: http://eepurl.com/xuhej

To connect with Leigh Jarrett:
Email: leigh@leighjarrett.com
Website: www.leighjarrett.com
You can also find Leigh on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Basically Ella – Quick Smokey Eye

That mysterious, sensual ‘smokey eye’ doesn’t have to take all afternoon! Turn your daytime eyes into a stunning evening look in mere minutes! Ella shows you how to during this Quick Smokey Eye lesson.

About Basically Ella 

Basically Ella features basic makeup and beauty tips in a tidy 10-20 min package, as demonstrated by beloved drag queen and makeup artist, Ella Lamoureux. She’s not just a pretty face — Ella knows how to make everything fabulous with her talents and professional training. Through easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, Ella will show you how to raise your face game. Tune in on Mondays at 12:30 pm only on Unicorns.LIVE!

About Ella Lamoureux

Ella Lamoureux is one of the founding queens of the Kelowna drag scene. From Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar drag competition, to Embodiment, to #2muffs1collr and everything in between, Ella has carved out her place as one of the most influential and stunning queens in Kelowna. A makeup artist by trade, Ella will eternally tease you with her beauty. But, watch out if you displease her — that tongue is quick and sharper than you think! She’s generally “as sweet as cherry pie” and she brings so much love and joy to the community. A true charmer, Ella Lamoureux is Kelowna’s Sweetheart.

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