Mimi Marks

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews

In her teens Mimi Marks left her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There she began to work in “drag,” but quickly came to realize that being a woman was something she was, not just something to impersonate. Born to be a star, the youngest of four as a kid was involved in cheer-leading, dancing, and acting. She never missed the opportunity to play in her sister’s clothes and make-up and perform on her improvised stage in the garage. If destiny is a road, then the fork […]

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Paula Shocron

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Music , Reviews

In her debut solo performance held at the Notorious Café, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Paula Shocron sat at the piano with confidence in the air and a bottle of water at her feet – which she sipped from frequently. Her playing — like life — was unpredictable. The style was at first without structure, like raw feelings being displayed through her instrument. Whether it was representing the mind of a rebellious youth, or the gritty, furious moods of a city on the edge, it seemed to be spontaneous energy that flowed […]

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Kevin Aviance

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews , Music

Kevin Aviance is a club kid, party promoter, #1 Billboard dance recording artist! Being fabulous is about mind, body and shoes!  BORN: MALE OCCUPATION: DIVA, SINGER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 5 BILLBOARD NUMBER 1 RECORDS Regardless of what people say about Kevin Aviance, the name provokes a reaction. My dear friend Jeanette exclaimed, “I love Kevin, she is so fierce!” I assumed she was referring to the look, and the power Kevin brings to the stage. I was to learn in time that Kevin’s strength is so much more than the image you […]

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Cafayate Argentina

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: In Search Of , Travel

Cafayate Argentina was exactly what I was looking for. From the moment we stepped off the bus into the remote village in the northwest province of Salta Argentina, the tranquility was undeniable. Which doesn’t mean is was necessarily quiet: we were barraged by people handing out flyers for local hotels and excursions.

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Backpacking in Salta and Jujuy Argentina

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: In Search Of , Travel

Backpacking in Salta and Jujuy Argentina was Kena’s idea.  She was a young, beautiful, adventurous Colombian that I had met when I first moved to Business Aires in April 2004.  It was now August and she and I became roommates; sharing a turn of the century three bedroom apartment in the old neighborhood of Monserrat.  When she said “let’s go for a travel,” we decided on the northwest of the country — Salta, Jujuy and Cafayate.  I said I would check the airfares. “Noooo, we go by omnibus!” she snapped.

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