It’s no surprise that Dolly Rebecca Parton has received 46 Grammy nominations, tying her with Beyoncé for most nominations ever for a woman. But for tonight, at least, B. will have to take a seat, because it’s time to bust out the big hair and cake on the makeup. Dollypalooza: An Epic Fan Tribute to Dolly Parton presents an epic lineup of drag, burlesque, cover bands, and performance art pieces—any way to celebrate the high glitz and glamor of our “Backwoods Barbie.” MILK, of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6, reprises her genderbending Dolly act, while Nath Ann Carrera takes a darker turn, presenting “I Don’t Want To Throw Rice, I Want To Throw Rocks: The Early Southern Gothicism of Dolly Parton!” Enter the raffle for a handmade Dolly Parton quilt, as well as Dolly prayer candles, jewelry, and books to benefit the Imagination Library, Dolly Parton’s literacy program. All you hubby-stealing Jolenes better come dressed to the nines, because there’s a cash prize for best Dolly getup.
Fri., Sept. 5, 11 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 3, 2014