Watermark Issue 29.24: On the Frontlines

On the Frontlines: Central Florida and Tampa Bay women who fought in the early days of the AIDS crisis, Tampa Bay Sisters mark 20 years in service, One Orlando Alliance presents survey findings, Central Florida reacts to Club Q Shooting, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

Page 33 – Taylor Dayne on 35 years of pop and her St. Pete stop.

New Single from Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown – “Mellow”

The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown is proud to announce the release of our latest single, “Mellow,” featuring lead vocalist Kendra Foster of Parliament-Funkadelic and D’Angelo and the Sly and the Family Stone horns.

This jazz-funk track is their first release since 2018. In addition to Foster, Mellow features founding Sly and the Family Stone members Jerry Martini on saxophone and Cynthia Robinson on trumpet, Alvin Ford Jr. (Pretty Lights, Trombone Shorty, Dumpstaphunk) on drums, Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne) on bass, Jamar Woods (formerly of The Fritz) on keys, and Asheville, N.C.-based guitarist Josh Blake of GFE. It thought that this is Robinson’s last recording before she passed in 2015.

The song’s digital release also marks the launch of a limited-edition white vinyl collector’s pack featuring “Mellow” and Volume 2’s “Dream” (feat. Taylor Dayne on vocals). The vinyl also includes instrumental versions of both songs and an alternate studio cut of “Dream” with some stellar guitar work by Tori Ruffin (Morris Day and The Time, Sexual Chocolate). The pack, limited to 400 copies, features two 10×10 signed silkscreen prints created for each song by James Flames, an enamel pin, sticker and a turntable slipmat.

The package is now available for preorder HERE 

Taylor Dayne Reveals ‘Dark’ Battle with Colon Cancer: ‘This Has Challenged Me Mentally, Emotionally’ – People

Taylor Dayne is opening up about her recent cancer diagnosis and the importance of early detection.

The “Tell It to My Heart” singer recently spoke to Good Morning America and revealed that over the summer she was diagnosed with colon cancer.

The Grammy-nominated musician, 60, was diagnosed in July after a routine colonoscopy. For Dayne, the world went “dark” after learning the news but luckily, her cancer was detected very early.

Miami Winterfest grand marshals announced

(WSVN) – It may be fall but it’s never too early to think about winter and especially Winterfest.

Now we know who will be leading this year’s big boat parade.

Singer Taylor Dayne will be one of the grand marshals. You may remember some of her big hits from the ’80s and ’90s like “Tell it to My Heart” and “Love Will Lead You back.” Read more

PsychCentral.com Podcast: Anxiety and Agoraphobia with ’80s Pop Icon Taylor Dayne

From housebound to pop superstar, Taylor Dayne is most well-known for her hit “Tell It to My Heart,” which made her an overnight sensation in 1987. Listen in as she tells Gabe that before her rise to stardom, she struggled with anxiety and agoraphobia so severe, she was often housebound. Taylor explains when her symptoms started, how she treated them, and how she is doing now.