Two Exciting New Stars On The Scene
I regularly leave the house so you don't have to, and in doing so on Tuesday I encountered two bright lights sparkling up the NYC night.
At Codependent Tuesdays at the gay bar Therapy, Natalie Joy Johnson does a weekly show that is zingy and throaty and campy and fun.
Natalie--who did the tour of Legally Blonde--is sort of Bette Midler meets Courtney Love, capable of belting an old-school ballad, while also quite adept at trotting out new radio hits and making them her own, especially as she tosses in A Chorus Line choreography and Gypsy riffs.
She's quite a package, and she even had a golden wheelchair (shades of Ms. Midler) to sit on when a song called for some glamorous reclining.
The same night, I went to Posh Bar & Lounge, where Tina Burner was hosting the TRANIMAL all-stars drag competition.
That night, returning champ Penny New Chrysler and LeeLee Heavenly gave it their all, but lost to Kiki Darling, a sensational, whirling, high-kicking bundle of confident energy.
Kiki may unknowingly be carrying on the spirit of the late Sahara Davenport.
Whatever she's doing, it's so fun you want to shriek, "Let's have a Kiki!"
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