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Grammy-Winner Lisa Fischer: A Gay Man Changed the Way I Look at Myself

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices
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During our telephone interview, the Grammy Award-winning performer showed significant introspection talking about her work with everyone from The Rolling Stones to Tina Turner. Her gears were nearly audible as we discussed 20 Feet from Stardom, the Oscar-nominated documentary showcasing Fischer and others who've made careers of singing backup for music industry giants.

Neo Soul Singer Jaguar Wright: Homophobia Was Shaken Out of Me When I Was 12

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
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"I'm a fag hag," declares Jaguar Wright proudly with a warm laugh. "Yes, baby! I love the kids - love the kids - and the kids love me."

R&B Divas: LA Star Leela James Is "a Little Too Grown" for Reality TV Shenanigans

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.27.2014 | San Francisco
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Leela James admittedly isn't big on drama, unless she's packing it into one of her soulful ballads. Easy-going almost to an extreme, the singer seems like the unlikeliest of choices for reality television.

Review: Jody Watley's 'Older, But Not Old' During Yoshi's Show

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.02.2014 | San Francisco
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It's official: Jody Watley is still a thrill! The Grammy-winning sensation performed more than three decades of hits. Stunning in a black sequin pantsuit for most of the 90-minute show, Watley danced, sang and drew the audience in with storytelling perfect for the intimate East Bay venue.

Jody Watley Brings 30 Years of Hits to Yoshi's Oakland May 29

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.28.2014 | San Francisco
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Don't expect only her '80s hits from Jody Watley. When the superstar brings her act to Yoshi's Oakland May 29, the show will reflect the breadth of her multi-decade career.