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Taylor Dayne to headline Atlanta Pride

Taylor Dayne

Singer Taylor Dayne, best known for her 1987 hit "Tell It to My Heart," will headline the Saturday lineup at this year's Atlanta Pride festival.

"Taylor Dayne has one of the strongest and most recognizable voices in music and her career spans from the '80s when she was on Top 40 radio through today as a chart-topping dance artist," Buck Cooke, Atlanta Pride's executive director, said today. "We are thrilled to have Taylor perform as our headliner on the Coca-Cola Stage on Saturday, Oct. 12."

Dayne has sold some 75 million albums during her 30-year career. She's currently on tour promoting her latest single, "Floor on Fire."

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Four big shows in two weeks to getyour gaydar going

B-52s perform at Chastain Park

The B-52s
Friday, June 28, 8 p.m.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

Gay factor: Lead singer Fred Schneider and guitarist Keith Strickland are both gay, as was founding member Ricky Wilson (brother of B-52s member Cindy Wilson), who died of AIDS in 1995. Member Kate Pierson operates a funky Catskills resort with her life partner, Monica Coleman.

The B-52s headlined Atlanta Pride in 2000, driving what still may be the festival’s largest ever single-day attendance. The band, and Fred Schneider solo as a DJ, have performed for multiple gay and HIV causes.