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Handsome is as Handsome Does

I’ve been thinking a lot about celebrity worship lately. Every so often when I’m at the gym I catch a glimpse of the Michael Jackson trial—and people think the characters in Diva are bizarre! MJ’s family seems to be a … Continue reading

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Ripped From the Headlines

This month I am on a blog tour, which means several bloggers have signed on to review Diva. I’m trying not to pay too much attention—I’m sort of watching it out of one eye—because this stuff makes me crazy. You … Continue reading

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Divas in Drag 2: The Castrati

[This is the continuation of a topic I started to write about on June 1st, if you’re wondering where to find Part 1. Eventually I will get back to how this relates to women singing men’s roles!] In Part I … Continue reading

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Dishing with Dennis & Cat, Concluded: Weird Stagings and Troubling Trends in Opera and Theater

C-Continuing on the subject of what stuff in book is true …. In an apprentice program I was in, there was a soprano who always cracked on the high notes. It was in the “Czardas” in Die Fledermaus. Every time … Continue reading

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Dishing with Dennis & Cat, Part IV: How Much of Diva is True?

D- I wondered throughout Ding Dong the Divaʼs Dead how much of it is you and how much of it really happened. C- It is funny because when my boyfriend reads the book, heʼs like, “I canʼt read this. This … Continue reading

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Blog Tour!

In October 2011, I’ll be embarking on a whirlwind blog tour, spreading the word about Ding Dong the Diva’s Dead. Here is the link. I hope you’ll join me.

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Dishing with Dennis and Cat, Part III: Stage Lovers

C- Back in my day when I was first starting out as a performer, I always had the lead in show and I always had a crush on the leading man in the show. It didnʼt matter if he was … Continue reading

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Dishing with Dennis and Cat, Part II: Wedding Dreams

Dennis is writing a book about gay marriage and its special significance for him. I myself have never married in real life, but was married on stage in The Sound of Music, when I played Maria in summer stock. Marriage … Continue reading

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Dishing with Dennis and Cat, Part 1

I still plan to finish the Divas in Drag Series, but for the next month or so, I’m offering a light summer diversion … Dennis Milam Bensie and I were introduced through my boyfriend’s daughter, who is a costume designer, … Continue reading

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New Diva Book Trailer on YouTube

My friend, wigmaker extraordinaire and fellow author, Dennis Milam Bensie (Shorn: Toys to Men), created this hilarious book trailer for me. Dennis and I met through my boyfriend Jeff’s daughter, who is also in the biz (an aspiring costume designer … Continue reading

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