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Shi-Queeta-Lee Brings Her Diva Salute to the Kennedy Center

Troupe will perform Thursday at 6 p.m. on the free Millennium Stage

Shi-Queeta-Lee’s Drag Salute to the Divas

Drag sensation Shi-Queeta-Lee has moved on up to the Kennedy Center with her talented troupe of local drag queens — and the occasional king — paying lip-synched tribute to the likes of Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye, and Liza Minnelli.

A fixture at Town Danceboutique and Nellie’s Sports Bar, Lee is probably best known for her breathtaking, high-energy impersonation of Tina Turner. Yet she will mark her Millennium Stage debut presenting as a full-figured Diana Ross in “A Drag Salute to the Divas,” which has become something of a regional phenomenon in recent years after a successful run of shows at the Howard Theatre and Bethesda Blues and Jazz.

Lee will kick off the free show with a live-vocal performance of her new single, “I Love You.”

“A Drag Salute to the Divas” is Thursday, July 27, at 6 p.m., at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Free. Call 202-467-4600 or visit kennedy-center.org.

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Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.