Taborah Brings on Her Six-Octave Vocals During LIGALY's 5th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration with France Joli and The New MIX 102.7 FM

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Dance Diva Taborah spins onto the dance floor with her Billboard hit and more for Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth's (LIGALY) Mardi Gras celebration with classic dance queen France Joli and The New Mix 102.7 FM on Saturday, March 4th at the Westlake Inn.

Singer/Songwriter six octave dance floor Diva, Taborah returns to Long Island to perform her smash Billboard Club Dance hit "I AM" (the rising) and her soon to be released new single, All I Gave To You '06 when she joins France Joli and The New Mix 102.7 FM during the 5th Annual Mardi Gras, sponsored by Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) on Saturday, March 4th at 7:00 PM at the Westlake Inn in Patchogue, Long Island .

The 5th Annual Mardi Gras will be celebrated in true New York fashion with a night of dancing, open bar, fantastic eats, silent auction, stellar recording artist performances and special performances by the reining LIGALY Idol and the LIGALY Pride Dancers. One can also expect beads galore! Capping the celebration will be the crowning of the 2006 Mardi Gras King and Queen! This 21 and over not-to-be-missed event is the first major fundraiser of the year for the not for profit organization and helps to provide much needed programs for area GBLT teens.

Catz Entertainment recording artist, and BMI songwriter, Taborah

Taborah, a Long Island native has been busy in the studio writing new songs and recording her follow up single, to her smash dance floor hit of 2005 "I AM (the rising). Her latest penned dance song, "All I Gave To You '06" is scheduled to be released in April and is sure to delight her fans with phat remixes from the country's top DJ's. Taborah's first USA single, "I AM" (the rising) is quickly becoming a Pride Anthem with its inspirational lyrics and base drum beats. The club floor favorite rose to the top 5 on the Billboard Dance Club charts where it remained on the charts for 16 weeks and went on to became the 2005 tip-off song for the WNBA New York Liberty home and away games.

Taborah, whose hits are no stranger to the top of the record charts, receiving a FIMI Award, Italy 's equivalent to the US Grammy Award. Her songs released in Italy rose to the top of the Billboard, Hit Parade and Musica e Dische charts with number one's on radio and MTV Europe in the 90's under the name Blackwood. Says Taborah, "I am thrilled to come back home to Long Island to perform and support LIGALY and the great work they do. I am delighted that so many have been inspired by the lyrics to my song, I AM (the rising); it was a fun song to write and I enjoy performing it as well. I encourage everyone to come out and support LIGALY while having a fantastic time. I look forward to seeing everyone! France Joli is a fave of mine and I look forward to shaking it up with her as well." For more information regarding Taborah, visit her website at

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY)

The recent recipient of HRC's Community Service Award, Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) is GLBT owned and operated, and is the only agency on Long Island solely dedicated to serving the needs of Long Island 's gay community. (LIGALY) provides services for Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as New York City youth.

The organization offers education, advocacy, and social support services to the area's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) youth, young adults, and their families. Located in Bayshore, Long Island , the LIGALY Center supports over 2000 GLBT teens and their families each month, and reaches over 10,000 GLBT's on Long Island with their monthly newsletter.

The 5th Annual Mardi Gras is not to be missed! Table sales and individual tickets are still available. The Westlake Inn is located at 322 West Main Street in Patchogue, Long Island. For more information on how to obtain tickets or to find out about LIGALY programs, call (631) 665-2300 or contact

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