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Phoebe Legere (Dr. P) and Bon Appétit present:
The Sexiest Lesbian Alive Contest
Calling all women to gather at 10 pm on July 19 at Grotta, 186 Commercial Street, for a show to kickoff Girl Splash Week in Provincetown, July 19-23
Dr. P and Bon Appétit Cajun Party Band will host a contest to find & name
Dr. P, as Phoebe Legere is known to her fans, is a transdisciplinary artist and composer who works in the queer space between art, music, ecology, performance and engineering.
Phoebe will be playing accordion, guitar, multi-keyboards, bones, piano, dancing, singing and leading her band Bon Appétit featuring Nancy “Beat It” Asch on Drums and Susie-Q Queer on bass.
In 2015, Phoebe Legere, transmedia artist and LGBTQIA activist, released a CD of original music that includes her legendary Gay National Anthem (2008). The album celebrated the integrity, beauty, grit and art of the LGBTQIA community.
In addition to a party of wild uninhibited fun and hilarious comedy, the First Annual contest to find
The contest is open to all who attend the 10 pm show. The winner will be chosen by audience vote and will receive a bottle of champagne, a dream date with Bon Appétit, and bragging rights to being The Sexiest Lesbian Alive.
Dr. P and Bon Appétit are establishing a plaque engraved with the winner’s name to be hung at the World Lesbian Museum of Art and Science scheduled to open in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 2017.
From her Art and Music as an openly gay rights defender to her current campaign to champion the work of emerging LGBTQIA artists at the New York Underground Museum, Phoebe has been at the forefront fighting for the rights of the gay community.
Her openly gay band MONAD, was one of the first female-led bands ever signed to a major label, Epic Records. She suffered discrimination because of her orientation. This radicalized her approach.
Legere's art celebrates female on female power. Her paintings are held by the Leslie
Lohman Museum and
she has given her time and artwork to Visual Aids and the Mix Festival. She has
donated tirelessly to AIDS benefits and gay marriage legalization efforts. (The
painting attached is Phoebe's BEARS: In Praise of Body Hair, held in the Leslie
Lohman Museum Collection.)
|Bears In Praise of Body Hair By Phoebe Legere|
Legere has marched and performed in Gay Pride gatherings all over the world. Her appearances at Gay Village in Rome, Gay Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia, and performances in support of the Provincetown Afterglow Festival and the Fresh Fruit Festival are occasions for support and affirmation.
Legere uses art, music, poetry and wearable sculpture to critique the hierarchically gendered and homophobic nature of arts institutions. She founded the New York Underground Museum to give gay, bi and transitioning artists a place to have their work showcased.
The GAY CD Genre: Electronic: Alternative Dance is available for digital download at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/phoebelegere11
Phoebe Legere is currently putting the final touches on a new original musical commissioned by the Dixon Place: “A Brief History of the Rainbow” to open in 2018.
THE GROTTA SHOW
186 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Tuesday, July 19, 10 pm
Admission is $5.
About Phoebe Legere:
PHOEBE LEGERE is a composer, artist, filmmaker, arranger, songwriter, singer and performer on piano, accordion, guitar, cello, Native American flute, and synthesizer. She works across genres and art forms.
She combines science and classical music, painting and poetry, sculpture and engineering, acting and art. Legere is an NYU and Juilliard trained film score composer who creates her own videos, including The Shamancycle Story.
The New York Times raved: “Legere plays the piano with enormous authority in a style that encompasses Chopin, blues, ragtime, bebop and beyond, and she brings to her vocal delivery a four octave range, and an extraordinary palette of tonal color and meticulous phrasing.”
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Glenn O’Brien, Interview Magazine called her “ a genius.”
Provincetown Magazine said, “Often copied, never equaled, Phoebe Legere is a transmedia virtuoso force who zaps the listener into a new reality. Legere personifies the divine feminine; her multi-octave voice has been compared to Edith Piaf, Aretha Franklin and Maria Callas…Legere is a nuclear, spinning multi-dimensional, creative force NOT TO BE MISSED.”
Patrick Christiano, Theaterlife, said, “Phoebe shines: A soprano with a five octave range. Queen Phoebe, plays both piano and accordion like nothing you have ever witnessed before, she sings as well and is a radiant presence with all her gifts on dazzling display in her outrageous new show, Shakespeare and Elizabeth.”
Studs Terkel said, “ She's multi-gifted, an American original!”
National Public Radio said, “Phoebe Legere is superb!"
Gay Icon Liz Smith garlanded her with the ultimate singer-pianist accolade, “Phoebe Legere is the new Bobby Short!”
Iman Labedi of RockNYC described Phoebe Legere as “a master writer… Heroic songwriting mastery.”
Ron Della Chiesa, host of Music America, told his listeners in 2013: “Phoebe Legere is magnificent…Her beautiful voice will take your breath away!”
Where Magazine: “Phoebe Legere’s brand of articulate genius will have its day—the time is ripe for a legitimate, American original who has it all—beauty, brains, talent, sex appeal, and a giving heart…A brilliant songwriter.”
Please contact: GaydioWaves@outlook.com for more information and to arrange interviews with Phoebe Legere.