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‘From Dudes to Divas’ drag show to take place Thursday

Tamara Johnson (right), mother of Kenneth Johnson (left), also known as Kelasia Karmichael, offers her son a tip during one of his previous performance in the Illini Union Board’s Drag Race at the Illini Union. Kenneth said he is grateful for the support his family offers him. Tamara said, “I just want to let him know I love him and keep on doing. And he’s my angel.” This year’s show will take place on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

March 13, 2014

Just before his performance at Chester Street Bar last Sunday, Dakota, who performs under the stage name “Bo Dashuss,” began preparing for his role in a drag show.   Looking into the mirror in one of C-Street’s upstairs dressing rooms, he described his methods of preparing for a show.  “Dep...

New musicians to dominate Grammys

By Alexander Vassiliadis

January 23, 2014

On Sunday night, millions across the United States will have their eyes glued to the television, waiting to see their favorite musicians receive one of the highest awards in the music business: the Grammy.  Before getting into specifics, if someone were to ask me to describe this year’s Grammy awards with on...