Joey Arias in concert Presented by FUNDarte

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Joey Arias in concert Presented by FUNDarte

Joey Arias is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, actor, performance artist, and fashion icon. Arias lived and worked with legendary musician Klaus Nomi then became a performance artist, cabaret singer, and drag artist, and became popular among early Gay Pride activists in Miami. Arias played the emcee in Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, for which he co-wrote 3 songs. He has performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Freedom Theatre in London and a world tour through cabaret clubs of Paris, Tokyo, Moscow, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Canada, and England. His film credits include Mondo New York, Big Top Pee Wee, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Wigstock – The Movie, Flawless, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, and Z Chromosome. TV credits include an infamous Saturday Night Live episode with David Bowie and Klaus Nomi, Ann Magnuson’s Vandemonium (Cinemax), Elvira’s MTV Halloween Special, HBOs Dragtime and Real Sex, and Gayer Than Gay on VH1, along with appearances on various talk shows. His own recordings include Arias on Holiday, Strange Fruit, Jazzo Lozo, God Shave the Queen, StarLust, Arias with a Twist, and Bar D’o.

FUNDarte presents Out In The Tropics 2017, a weeklong performing arts series featuring artists who tackle issues of gender politics, sexuality, and LGBTQ identity. Now in its eighth year, this provocative program series runs from Thursday June 22nd to Sunday June 25th, in Miami Beach. Out in the Tropics will present four distinct national and international artists including concerts at the Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach, on June 22nd and direct from Spain an evening of sultry flamenco/jazz/hiphop fusion with the provocative La Shica; on June 23rd a concert by New York-based vocal icon Joey Arias; on June 24th a feminist hip-hop sensation Krudas Cubensi, a duo of vocal rap activists that recently relocated from Havana to Austin, TX; and on June 25th culminating with a literary reading by Miami’s own Antonio Orlando Rodriguez at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

 

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