Hermione Gingold As Evita????

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The role of Evita Peron has appealed through the years to grand divas like Patti LuPone, Faye Dunaway, Madonna, and that Argentinian woman from last year.

But did you know that froggy-voiced, bulging-eyed British vaudeville entertainer slash actress Hermione Gingold sort of had a shot at it?

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Sarah Dash From Labelle Turned It Out The Other Night!

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Photo by Jason Russo/HeyMrJason
How refreshing to find a vocal artist starting a cabaret show with a different "I'm Still Here" song.

The one Sarah Dash did at 54 Below the other night was fiery and proud and alive--and not the same old one everyone else does (which I also adore, mind you).

Dash has always been individual.

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Songs With Commonly Misunderstood Lyrics

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This is a good site for listing all those mistaken words we hum like dummos, never knowing that we're several syllables removed from any semblance of reality.

There's the Billy Joel classic that supposedly goes, "We didn't start the fire/It was always burning/Said the worst attorney."


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Me Singing "I'm Coming Out"

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Robert Risko captured it, along with my sudden decision that I've already come out--in fact, I did so at birth--so I hardly needed to finish out the song.

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Amazing Photos From The Disco Extravaganza

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Thank you, Wilson Models. Thank you world.

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Joey Arias and I pouring soul into "Don't Leave Me This Way"

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Me And Barbara Cook In Concert!

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Photo by Christian Freedom
Well separately.

I love the above photo of the entrance placard at 54 Below on Saturday night. Barbara Cook, one of the greatest singers who ever lived, was doing the 830 PM show. And my disco extravaganza was the late show!

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The Fabulous Place To Be This Saturday Night, Whoop Whoop

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My "Saturday Night Fever" Disco Extravaganza Is Nigh!

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And it's looking to be even more eye popping and ear stoking than the last one.

It will trot out Elektrik Company, a big band complete with backup singers, all dolled up a la disco fever bunnies.

Me singing disco tunes I remember becaue I learned them when they originally came out!

And my special guest stars:

Sarah Dash from the '70s power group Labelle (who had a hit with "Lady Marmalade" way before Xtina and company).

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Craziest Cover Version Evah!

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It's Paul Anka's crazy, swingin' remake of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," which he recorded for his cross-pollinating experiment of a Rock Swings album in 2006.

Watch Anka do it live, smiling and swingin' as he jazzes up lyrics like "A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido."

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Martha Wash Turns It Out On Her Surprising New CD

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Martha Wash is known for booming out hits for the Weather Girls ("It's Raining Men") and C&C Music Factory, and for her own solo efforts. Well, it's raining Martha these days because she has a CD out called Something Good, which she sent me. Because I asked her to.

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