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  • Paige Turns

    Ask Elaine Paige to reflect on her legacy, and she responds expressing awe. ''Well, it's fantastic really, isn't it?'' she says. ''When I look back...

  • Birchmere Babes

    ''I like to say I went from being a Hag to being a Bitchin' Babe, which is clearly a promotion,'' jokes local singer-songwriter Debi Smith....

  • Lianne La Havas at The Birchmere

    The Birchmere has done it again, snagging a breakthrough act — before the act has actually broken through. Following in the footsteps of British folk...

  • Lovely Lianne

    ''Actually, I expected nothing and I was pleasantly surprised,'' says Lianne La Havas, when asked about her success as a singer-songwriter. Only 23 years old,...

  • Funny Mann

    For the record, Aimee Mann doesn't do windows. That's despite what you may have seen on Portlandia. In the IFC sketch comedy show, the rocker...

  • Humorous Behavior

    ''When I was young I started by doing Bette Midler impressions,'' Michele Balan says. ''I was a female female impersonator.'' But Balan, it turns out,...

  • Goapele at The Birchmere

    Two years ago, the Oakland-based straight neo-soul singer Goapele headlined the Capital Pride Women’s Pride Concert. Now, the noted human rights activist, whose name means...

  • Black Bluegrass

    The black string music tradition predates the blues. It even influenced and echoes what is today commonly known as traditional folk and bluegrass. But don't...

  • Mercy McKay

    ''I often think, 'Where's Rosie when you need her?''' laughs Nellie McKay. Rosie O'Donnell was nowhere to be found last year, after the New York-based...

  • Rapp Star

    ''When I do events or concerts, most of the fans that stay afterwards are female,'' says Anthony Rapp. ''It's not like it's a secret.'' Nope,...

  • Joan Osborne “brings it on home” to The Birchmere

    “What if God was one of us?” Joan Osborne asked in her 1995 hit. Since then, she’s gone on to tour with the Motown band...

  • Rahsaan Patterson is at The Birchmere on Thursday

    Named after ’60s jazz saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, the openly gay Rahsaan Patterson is probably best known for portraying The Kid on the popular ’80s...

  • Estelle Shines Anew

    ''I've felt so much love and acceptance, it's overwhelming,'' Estelle says. '' gay people, it's a whole different level.'' In fact, the Grammy-winning British soul...

  • Suzanne Westenhoefer returns to The Birchmere

    Suzanne Westenhoefer may not have been the first openly gay comic — her friend Kate Clinton beat her to that punch — but she did...

  • Aimee Mann at The Birchmere

    The former lead singer of 1980s new-wave band ‘Til Tuesday (“Voices Carry”), Aimee Mann gained further recognition as a solo artist for her work on...

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