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Sophie Tucker: Rediscovering a Plus-Size, Sex-Positive Pop Provocateur

Sophie Tucker was known as the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas,” but in reality, the vaudeville, theater, and recording star was one of contemporary pop music’s earliest foremothers. 878 more words


A Great Weekend

One of the best weekends happened right between my June 18th birthday and the 4th of July, two already fantastic weekends. On Thursday night, my friend Kris Garcia invited me to The Magic Castle for a benefit magic show that was to be followed by an interview with Carol Channing. 575 more words

What I Learned from Carol Channing by Michael Spence

Michael Spence discusses perseverance throughout his career and the success it brought him, and ultimately what he learned from Carol Channing. He last appeared in the  618 more words

North American Review

Skin Deep

I used to joke that even though I appeared to be a white, gay Jewish male I was, really, a big Black woman – preferably one who could sing like Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson or, if I chose to go a bit more exotic, Nina Simone. 1,801 more words

The Red, White & Blues

Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward. – Carol Channing

January 31 in history

1606  Guy Fawkes was executed for his plotting against Parliament.

1673 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint, was born (d. 1716).

1747 The first venereal diseases clinic opened at… 637 more words