The rainbow flag has been raised over Miami Beach City Hall, harking the arrival of the 2015 Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival.
Pride committee members gathered 6 p.m. Monday outside City Hall, where Cabaret South Beach star EnVee sang the National Anthem.
Speakers included Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco and Alex Radick, a 16-year-old sophomore at Miami Beach Senior High School, who read a short history and purpose of the rainbow flag.
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As the flag was raised, Cabaret South Beach singer/pianist Victor Valdez performed Over the Rainbow.
Miami Beach Gay Pride runs through April 12, culminating with a parade on Ocean Drive expected to draw 100,000 people. Actor/TV personality Mario Lopez will be grand marshal.
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