Rev. Yolandas Old Time Gospel Hour Date: 10/15/2014 (Wednesday) Address: The Duplex, 61 Christopher Street , NYC 10014 Location: New York, NY Hours: 6:30pm Cost/Cover: $20 cover and 2 drink minimum Web Page: http://www.theduplex.com Contact Info: Info & reservations: (212) 255-5438 or reserve TKTS online at http://www.yolanda.net Details: By far, the most outrageous part of Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour is its sincerity. Sure, there's good music and fantastic wigs and plus-size amounts of humor: It's a drag show, after all. But the Reverend Roger Anthony "Yolanda" Mapes isn't skewering faith -- the Rev. is living out his/her beliefs on stage. This mix of camp and candor attracts a wide crowd, including those who would never consider attending a drag show and those who wouldn't be caught dead at a gospel concert. Moreover, Yolanda is a serious musician who, along with skilled collaborators, plays everything from spirituals to original compositions. In fact, "Home," a track from the Rev.'s latest album (Country Gospel Kirtan) has already reached #1 on the OutVoice Music Charts. Time passes too quickly during the hilarious sermonizing -- and effortless harmonizing -- of Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour - See more at: http://www.yolanda.net
Legendary director/performer John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and sensational cabaret goddess Mx. Justin Vivian Bond (Shortbus) will headline the third annual “Out in the Woods” Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) music festival at Easton Mountain Retreat Center in the beautiful rolling hills of upstate New York on August 10th. The day long event will raise money to support Easton’s LGBT For the last eight years, Easton Mountain has hosted residential summer camps for over 100 LGBT young people from the NYC and Boston areas. These programs bring young people together for a week of facilitated workshops that foster community building, leadership training, and creative self-expression. This year, “Out in the Woods” will benefit a new Easton summer program for aspiring young artists and performers designed to help participants explore their own unique creative process and unleash their unique artistic potentials as LGBT people. Proceeds from “Out in the Woods” will be used to cover the baseline cost of this program and provide scholarships to young LGBT artists who cannot otherwise afford to attend.youth programming. RevYoBEARSoul Under the auspices of emcee Reverend Yolanda (who describes herself as the would-be alien lovechild of Tammy Fay Baker and John Waters), this year’s lineup will feature 17 diverse artists and 8+ full hours of live outdoor performances from John Kelly, Namoli Brennett, Rachael Sage, Freddy Freeman, Gary Wayne Ferris, Sister Funk, Jorge Avila, Nhojj, Martin Swinger, Sean Kagalis, Jay Saturn with Nikkita, Brett Avery, and Justin Vahalla. Between performances, guests are invited to check out vendor booths, explore the vast grounds, and come to a community bonfire the night of the festival. And for guests who want more, weekend packages are available which include a Friday night dance party (hosted by John Cameron Mitchell and friends), access to VIP areas, and a Sunday jam brunch with the artists. OitW 10 Easton Mountain, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is a community, retreat center and sanctuary created by gay men as a gift to the world. In workshops, programs and events, Easton provides opportunities to celebrate, heal, transform, and integrate body, mind and spirit. The land is rich in beauty and wisdom, and serves as a home to a community that extends beyond the land. The community is a worldwide fellowship of people enriched by the connection to Easton Mountain. This fellowship is a positive force for change in the world. More information can be found at www.eastonmountain.com or by calling 800-553-8235
REV YOLANDA's OLD TIME GOSPEL HOUR- Birthday Bash with special guest Candy Samples!
What fans are saying about The Gospel Hour: LUCIE ARNAZ "A charming personality. Full of light and love up there. Pure joy. The band is superb. The harmonies were sharp and right on target." Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour is the concert ministry of award winning singer songwriter drag performance artist and Interfaith Minister, Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes The performances feature Rev. Yolanda and special guests singing Traditional and Original Gospel Music, encompassing Spirituals, Country Gospel songs, Hymns, and Original Gospel music written by Rev. Yolanda. The show is a fun, lively, celebratory, experience of worship, praise and gratitude for God's blessings
Sounds Like: Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Phil Collins, John Denver, Elton John
Bio: Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes is a singer/songwriter/drag performer and Interfaith Minister who's work as an Artist and Sacred Activist has earned him a place in
The GLBT Hall Of Fame. He has been called:
" The Alien Love Child of Louise Hay and John Waters,
with a splash of Tammy Faye ! "
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