Here at Made In The District, we are proud to present Utorlive as our spotlight blog for this week’s Contributor’s Corner.
An old blog with a new brand, Utor once was known as DMV’s the Move. To give you a feel of what fresh and rebranded Utor is all about, take a look at how they describe themselves: Utor is a platform for you, the fan. Bringing you the latest in live music; Real time Show Announcements and updates, Video Highlights, Culture and more. Join Utor and follow artist for a even better experience.
In an effort for you to get a glimpse of who Utor is, I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 favorite posts from their blog, in no particular order.
In light of recent events in the world, this post seems necessary to mention. During a recent concert in London that Adele performed at as a part of her tour, she honors the Tuesday terrorist attacks that took place in Brussels. Performing “Make You Feel My Love,” Adele sends chills down anyone who is watching, especially knowing this is a tribute to those who went through the attack in Brussels. It was an absolutely stunning performance by Adele.
In the spotlight once again after a rocky year, Justin Bieber has slowly been gaining back the trust of his fans. Now on his Purpose World Tour, there has been a slight set back. Bieber decided to cancel all VIP meet-and-greet sessions for the remainder of the tour. Bieber says his decision was based off of his emotional and exhaustion and depression. Obviously, fans were less than thrilled, as this perk can cost upwards of $2,000. Obviously ensuring the health of Bieber is more important than meet-and-greets, but this decision may have just cost him a few fans.
Utor covers all things music, and this post certainly did not disappoint. In a hilariously awful contest, a radio station in Arizona offered a listener free country music concerts for a year, but there was a catch. In order to win the tickets, the listener had to get a tattoo of Donald Trump on their lower back. While others backed out, Travis Gaarder went through with it. I won’t comment on his intelligence, but I will say that is quite the dedication to music. And big thanks to Utor for covering it and giving me a laugh on a particularly slow work day.
As Rihanna continues on her Anti World Tour, she received a surprise in her Miami stop. When she let a fan sing along to “FourFiveSeconds,” he blew her away with his spot on pitch. These are the kinds of things I like to read about. I don’t know why, but I love artists who include their fans in their shows, and who allow other talent to show. Obviously, Rihanna did not know this man could sing, but I’m glad he got the spotlight, even if it was just for a second.
This is another example of what I love to see from artists or celebrities. I love that Beyonce is using her platform to promote and include diverse individuals, and I love that Utor is covering it. It is so important for people to experience and see diversity in all aspects of life, and for other people and even kids with Muscular Dystrophy, seeing Jillian Mercado in a modeling campaign can be so inspiring.