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FAITH MICHAELS Faith Michael’s name pays homage to two of  the biggest pop stars in history: Faith Evans  and George Michaels. “I saw a cassette tape with the name Faith written in gold,” explains the female impersonator‐turned‐music star. “I was  mesmerized by the beautiful woman who sang such strong,  powerful tunes. “When deciding on a last name,” she continues, “I was torn  between Lady Faith because it sounded classy and Michaels  because George Michaels sang about faith. “For I’m guessing the first time in his life, George came out  on top,” laughs Michaels. Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, Faith Michaels always had  an affinity for strong, beautiful women with amazing hair  and stunning smiles. She loved TV shows like Wonder  Woman, Charlie’s Angels and The Bionic Woman.  Her  mother would ask her young son if he was going to marry  Wonder Woman. Michaels secretly knew he didn’t want to  marry Wonder Woman, he wanted to be her. She entered her first beauty pageant in 1997.  It was a  pageant for amateur drag queens and Michaels took home  the top prize, the title of Miss Carousel. It launched what  would become a seven‐year career performing Arizona drag  clubs.  Then in 2003, Michaels was offered her own show at  Aqua Night Club in Key West, Florida.  It’s a show she  continues to perform weekly today.

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Her  mother  and  brother  attended  Faith  Michael’s  final  Arizona  performance.    Her  mother,  who  had  once  feared  a  negative  crowd  reaction  for  her  boy,  cried when she saw the love audiences showered on  her son. As a mom,  it  didn’t  matter  to  her  that  her  boy wore gowns.  She only wanted to know he was  safe.  When Michaels confided to his mother his own  fear in moving to Key West,  it  was  his  mother  that  told him he had nothing to worry about.  The people  loved Faith Michaels in Arizona.  Mom knew Florida  would love her too.

“People  have  long  been  fascinated  with  female  impersonation  and  drag  queens,” says  Faith  Michaels  today.  He  credits  popular  culture,  specifically TV shows like Will and Grace and Modern  Family,  for  helping  to  demystify  alternative  lifestyles.    “Will  and  Grace made  everyone  want  to  have  a  gay  friend.    Modern  Family shows  a  gay  couple with their child and a family that accepts and  loves them. Both shows have brought LGBT life into  America’s  living  rooms  and  have  helped  people  realize we are really no different from them.” Faith  Michaels  recalls  how  RuPaul once  said,  ‘You  are born naked and the rest is drag’.   “It’s  so  true.    We’re  all  drag  artists.    Some  are  pretending  to  be  people  they  are  not.    Others  are  hyper‐glamorizing  their  outer  selves  to  match  the  fabulousness they feel inside. As  long  as  we  are  queens,  celebrating  our  personal  greatness,  and  not  drags,  sucking  joy  from  those  around us, we’re all good.”

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SINGLES

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MUSIC VIDEOS

FETISH Fettish

NEVA EVA EVA

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REMIXES

FETISH   TWISTED DEE REMIX

NEVA EVA EVA DJ SCORPIO REMIX

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BEAT BOX Single File By Jimmy Newsum

Summer may have come to an end, but that doesn’ t mean the heat on our nation’s gay dance floors will be tur ning down. Clubs are working overtime to keep floors bur ning. Here are the top scorchers being played this fall.

“Neva Eva Eva” - Faith Michaels Michaels admits Neva Eva Eva is the song she wanted to write but couldn’ t. Paralyzed by the success of her summer smash, Fetish, Michael’s was

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Beat Box Tracks Poppin’ Into Clubs By Jimmy Newsum After beating a retreat in the face of the hip hop explosion, great pop music is on the march again. The last couple of months have seen brilliant singles from pop artists Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Ke$ha. Here are some of the best new tracks popping into gay clubs this month. “Fetish” Faith Michaels (See interview in this issue) In Fetish, Faith Michaels digs into clubland’s hard-core underground roots. The record is a throwback to early nineties dance floors - BG (Before Gaga) - when Madonna reigned supreme with grungy, dark dance tracks. Like Erotica, the substance of Fetish resides in haunting, straight-talking vocals that intimately educate the meaning of a fetish. The vocals are alluring and with the help of catchy grooves, Faith Michael’s draw listeners into her cavernous sex den. There’s a strange heaviness amidst the naughtiness on the track: at its core is a lesson of acceptance of others that resonates well beyond the dance floor.


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