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Location : The Kraine Theater, New York, NY
With pianist Matthew Brower
Gospel and original songs combine to tell the wig-whipping, high-heel stomping, soul-shaking story of Cookie Diorio: a drag queen with civil rights in her blood and many songs in her heart. Her energetic wit and down to earth charm blend a musical narrative with personal anecdotes about the fears, adversities, triumphs and joys that have shaped her experiences.
Drag songstress Cookie Diorio has a truly unique story to tell in a way that only she can. Her towering 7 foot silhouette is glamorous and commanding, and her voice matches its mightiness. She performs with a captivating physicality that could be described as aftershocks of the soul-shaking sounds that explode from her body. “When I sing gospel music something powerful takes over me. I am no longer just a singer or a drag queen, I am a conduit for the energy of whatever it is that holds the magic of those words and that music together,” says Cookie. “And for me, that is where the art of drag and gospel music collide.”