The Great American Supperclub – Copacabana

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews , Reviews

It was 5:00 AM and Jerry Lewis just walked into Reubens on Madison & 59th St., his arms filled with the early edition of the NY Mirror and his hat turned backwards portraying the hapless paperboy. He proceeds to sell them table-by- table. He then returned the papers that were unsold and any money collected to an excited paperboy. On this night, as on most nights, the crowd was a who’s who of the New York City nightclub circuit as remembered & told to me by Harriet Weber Wright. “Sometimes […]

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Lisa Jackson

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews , Music

If you live in New York and haven’t heard of Lisa Jackson & Girl Friday, you’ve been sleeping for the past year. The band exploded onto the NYC underground scene about a year ago, and since then has taken their music on the road — attracting fan bases in Minneapolis, Chicago, Wisconsin and most recently Boston and Philadelphia. Lisa & Girl Friday performed at CBGBs rock club to celebrate the completion of their newest CD: “I Am A.O.K.” Like in every review I have written about them, the band was […]

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Yolanda

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews , Music

The Alien Love Child In 1982 a young hippie musician named Roger Anthony Mapes came to NYC from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Armed with a recording contract [with the Chrysalis Records label] he energy was racing and his spirits high. Twelve years later, burned out and tired, with no artistic or personal direction, he retreated to Vermont to join the Radical Fairies — an organic organization that celebrates god/goddess and mother of Earth. It was there, in a communal lifestyle that Yolanda was born. In his own words, “I found a […]

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Kiki & Herb Interviewed

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews

Kiki & Herb is a cabaret act wriiten by Justin Vivian Bond, and performed by Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman. There have been different shows written around the two characters, some which have been performed all over the world to rave reviews.  After attending a performance of Kiki & Herb: coup de theatre (read review) at the off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theater in New York City, I caught up with the stars in the lounge of their dressing room for an interview. It was a quiet space, if you don’t count the […]

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Teryl-Lynn Foxx

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews

Miss Gay Lousiana, Miss Clique USA, Liaison to the Governors Office, & an Ebony Princess  Around the age of 22 Mr. Terry Sanders made the decision to become  Miss Teryl-Lynn Fox. When I asked when she first had thoughts of becoming a woman I was shocked to find out that it was not until she was about 20. She said, “I always did girly things but never dreamed of becoming a girl early in life.” After graduating college Teryl taught history and civics to high school students for two years. “Although […]

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