Our Favorite Lady: Our Lady J
By Noah Michelson
Everyone in the room instantly got chills -- it was more than a performance -- it almost felt like going to church. Jonnah is an amazingly talented performer, but what's more, she's absolutely fearless in the way she approaches both her music and her life. Beyond the show at Joe's Pub, she's currently being filmed for an upcoming documentary on trans life (the first of its kind to focus not on the transition process but life afterward) produced by none other than Janet Jackson and this fall she hopes to hold Boob Aid, a benefit concert to raise money to get her breast surgery (and support breast cancer charities).To learn more about the woman that counts Dolly Parton as one of her fans and who was labeled "Stunning!" by New York Magazine, head over to her website.
And then go get yourself (and all your friends) tickets to the Joe's Pub show this Sunday, July 26, at 9:30 pm. Jonnah will be accompanied by members of The Pink Champagne Orchestra, The Train-To-Kill Gospel Choir, as well as The Dreams and will be performing new tracks, cover tunes (you never know what she'll do -- in the past it's been everything from Alanis Morissette to Nine Inch Nails), along with the songs she's best known for.
Joe's Pub is part of The Joseph Papp Public Theater, located at 425
Lafayette Street between East 4th and Astor Place in New York's East
Village. There is a parking garage at 403 Lafayette Street, just south
of The Public Theater. Call 212.254.1263 for further information or log onto their website.
-- NOAH MICHELSON
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