2021 Entertainer Bios

Anton Shaw

Anton Shaw has been performing professionally in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area since 2001.  Previously she graduated from Actors Conservatory of the Southwest and went on to receive a scholarship to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.  She was honored to be selected to perform at the 25th Annual Black Tie Dinner and to be the Headliner for the Dallas Pride Rally for 2007-2010.  Her numerous honors include being voted as Best Cabaret Singer, Best Local Singer and Best Musician/Best Band by the Dallas Voice Readers Choice Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011.  In 2010 she got rave reviews in her performance “Call Us Mister” with the Women’s Chorus of Dallas at SMU Caruth Auditorium and followed that up in 2011 performing as the Featured Guest Artist at The Wylie Theatre in a Concert titled “Let there be Peace on Earth”.  In 2017 she produced and starred in Best “Bette” in Town  (DLO/Dallas Fair Park Cabaret Series) and in 2019, “Anton Sings Adele” (DLO/Cultural Bath Center Cabaret Series).

She will be performing with one of her bands “Bad Habits” featuring Bella Estrada, Darla Whisenant and Gabe Martinez at Pride 2021.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anton.shaw
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/antonshawlucker/

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Saturday, June 5

Bleach

Making a splash whenever she goes, Bleach is a staple in the Dallas drag and nightlife community. Throwing parties, hosting events, producing shows, and lip-syncing her way all across the city, Bleach has sashayed her way into the hearts of many. With a larger than life personality, an honest and sharp disposition, and a personal sensibility, Bleach has quickly become a household name and has been described as a drag chameleon with an ever-evolving style that somehow stays rooted in a permanent sense of self. This queen has hit the stage and worked with musical artists such as Charli XCX, Poppy, LEV, and King Princess to name drop a few. Her signature twisted sense of humor and outrageous performances are sure to leave you wanting more. Follow the blonde monster of Dallas to keep up to date with virtual shows, live shows, and everything that is Bleach!”

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Friday, June 4

Daphne Rio

Daphne, originally from Oklahoma is now a proud resident of Dallas of 7 years. You can find her through out week at the Round- Up Saloon as a show & karaoke host and show coordinator. She is Happy to be back performing for actual live crowds.

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Friday, June 4

IDT Band

From the beginning, IDT has played by their own rules and worked hard to deliver a show that is 100% fun and tailored for not only the millennial crowd, but also delivering an extensive music variety that draws in people from every generation. Known for phenomenal talent, over-the-top interaction, and unique and engaging visuals, IDT Band has inspired hundreds of amazing parties and full dance floors for over 10 years.

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Friday, June 4

Jada Pinkett Fox

Jada Pinkett Fox has dazzled stages across the Metroplex be it club or Theatre. Jada is a former Miss Rising Star, Miss Fort Worth FFI, and Miss Red. Nada is also the Host of The Jada Pinkett Fox Show every Thursday night at Dallas Woody’s. “Thank you all for including me in this Pride Event!!! It’s been a hard year for most entertainers so from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Friday, June 4

Kameron Ross

Kameron Ross started his country music journey at the age of 8. In 1998, his parents took him to his first concert to see Shania Twain at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. That experience changed his entire life, as he walked away knowing what he was meant to do in life. He soon began singing at local country music concerts that allowed budding artists the chance to make a name for themselves. In 2006, he put out an album produced by T.G. Sheppard & Kelly Lang called When I'm Done Lovin' You. In 2010, he played at A Day In The Country music fest in Houston, opening for The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert and many other artists. Around the same time, he started to become more in tune with who he was as a person as well, eventually coming out as gay. Soon after Kameron put his country music career on hold after he noticed a loss of interest from the same people that had been booking him all these years. In the summer of 2020 Kameron appeared on season 15 of NBC's America's Got Talent. Kameron wowed the judges. Howie Mandel said he loved Kameron's amazing voice and relaxed delivery. Sofia Vergara stated that she had goosebumps listening to him perform. Simon Cowell loved Kameron's performance so much that he had him sing an additional song a Cappella for a chance to hear his voice without distracting music. Kameron excelled in the competition making it all the way to the live Quarter Finals of the popular competition show. Today, Kameron is an openly gay country music singer. He is 100 percent happy being himself, in a loving relationship, sings anywhere and everywhere he can while staying close with his amazing family. He released original music for the first time in almost 15 years in April of 2021 and doesn't plan to stop there!

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Saturday, June 5

Kennedy Davenport

  • Graduate of Booker T. Washington High School  for the performing and visual arts. Majoring in dance  and vocal production
  • Went on to North Carolina School of the arts majoring in contemporary dance.
  • Navy Veteran
  • Former Dance teacher and choreographer
  • Miss Davenport has been in the business of entertainment and drag for 25 years..
  • Miss Davenport has held over 30 titles which includes club, local city, state and national titles.
  • Miss Davenport is a former Miss Gay Black USofA
  • 4th finalist on Rupauls Dragrace
  • 1st alternate  to Rupaul's  Dragrace  Allstars 3
  • Your reigning  Miss Gay USofA 2019/20/21
  • Miss Pride South Florida

Instagram: kennedyddoftx
Twitter: kennedyddoftx
Facebook: Kennedy Davenport
Fan page: Miss Kennedy Davenport

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Saturday, June 5

Marsha Dimes

Marsha Dimes was named 2019 Dallas Pride Grand Marshal and is founder Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch, a drag brunch benefiting North Texas organizations.  Together with her Sisters-in-Action (her squad of charity drag performers), they have more than $90,000 for charity since November 2017.  Starting in March 2020, her series of virtual events have raised $29,135 to support various pandemic-focused relief efforts.

Marsha has received many honors since starting her debut performance in 2008.  A long-time member of the Turtle Creek Chorale, Marsha was named "Member of the Year" in 2018 and 2019, and co-hosts the annual Turtle Creek Chorale Retreat “Talent” Show with the sister she never wanted DeManda Refund.  Marsha was also named Best New Individual in 2019 by Prism Health North Texas.

In 2019, Marsha was the first drag queen to speak at the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference in a session entitled "Don't be a Drag. Just Be a Queen: How to Rule with LGBTQ+ Donors". Marsha Dimes won the title of Miss Big Thickette in 2018 by being the person who raised the most money and many attendees are still in therapy following her attempt to sing “I am What I am”.

Follow Marsha Dimes on Instagram at @MarshaDimes or subscribe to her newsletter at marshadimes.com.

“Glamorous” – He Said Magazine

“Host” – Dallas Morning News

“Unfair and unbalanced” – Dallas Voice

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5

Niecee X

Niecee X (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist, educator poet, public speaker and community organizer who specializes in consulting organizations and building institutions towards decolonizing systems, honoring Black queer & trans experiences, cultural competence, and youth empowerment.

@eckx__

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Saturday, June 5

Raquel Blake

Raquel Blake has been doing what some would call “secondary” drag for over 20 plus years. She has been the third alternate in at least 20 plus drag “pageants” around the country. From Boston Massachusetts to Melborne Australia, she has been a disappointment to countless audiences around the world. Impersonating Celine Dion, Pink, & Bobcat Golthwaite, she’s constantly pushing the envelope of what current 80’s drag is in America. Both jokes aside, the first one being her, Raquel has been a so-called staple in the Dallas community for years. As one of the hardest working performers in Dallas, she inspires us all to get our own GED’s. You can find her if you have absolutely nothing else to do at JR’s Mondays and Tuesdays, Thursday-Sunday at The Round Up Saloon, and countless drag brunches at Luby’s across the nation.

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Friday, June 4

Sister Helen Holy

In 1990, Paul J. Williams began working on a character which eventually became Sister Helen Holy.  Taking on the sensibility of Paul J’s Southern Baptist upbringing, Sister Helen also benefits from Paul J’s uncanny improvisational skills.  Frequently misconstrued as a Catholic nun, due to the “Sister” title, Helen is quick to point out that, as a member of the First Southern Fried Self-Satisfied Baptist Church, her “Babatist” faith is the only true religion anyway. For private parties, Sister Helen is often called upon to “roast” a guest of honor. Paul J. will gather information on the honoree, commit it to memory, then appear at the event to lovingly point out the honorees “sins and shortcomings” using actual facts from the person’s life. Over the years, Paul J. has performed as Sister Helen at numerous events and parties, including such luminaries as Ross Perot (roasting his sister Bette), a Supreme Court Justice, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation (using Helen’s humor as a tool to express the importance of early detection), various civic and private fundraisers (as a comedic emcee) and as a regular presence on RSVP Vacations. Now, Paul J. has created an entire stage show for Helen entitled “The 701 Club” (because she’s just a LITTLE bit better than you-know-who).  A mix of music, news, scripture interpretation, special guests and audience interaction, the show is a hit with audiences.  In addition, Helen is also a weekly contributor to He Said Magazine with her column of the same name “The 701 Club”, which is her “Christian” take on current events.

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Saturday, June 5

Sisters In Action

In 2017, the Sisters-in-Action -- a motley and magnificent gaggle of gays who met while singing in the Turtle Creek Chorale -- banded together to create a super-troupe of amateur drag queens to raise money for various charities in North Texas. The sisters burst onto the gayborhood scene with Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch and continue to shimmer in notorious and, at times, exclusive events, raising more than $100,000 to help the LGBTQ+ community.  The Sisters-in-Action include Betty Sisonnet, Aunt Marge, Shantaé Morgan, Stormy Weather, Ginni Beefeater, Marsha Dimes, Nippy Peakes, DeManda Refund, Ivanna Sisonnet, Erika Odessa Dior, and Bea Dazzle.

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Saturday, June 5

Spectrum Ensemble

Spectrum Ensemble is a percussion duo founded in 2018 by Jaime Esposito and Stephen Hall dedicated to increasing Queer representation in classical music. Based in Denton, Texas, the ensemble actively commissions and performs works by Queer composers and raises funds for LGBTQ+ organizations. Esposito and Hall maintain active performance and guest speaking schedules, commited to sharing their music, experiences, and expertise to young Queer people and allies across the United States.

The primary activity of Spectrum Ensemble is commissioning and performing great music by Queer composers. To date, the ensemble has multiple commissions and premieres to their credit, favorites including Dorothy Fragments by Derek Tywonuik, Golden Gate by Kevin Roscacias, Ah yes the three genders by Alex Temple, and Blacker the Berry by Steph Davis.  Spectrum Ensemble has performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, New Media and Art and Sound Summit, ChamberQUEER Festival, Fast Forward Austin, Northwestern University New Music Conference, Oh My Ears New Music Festival, Southern California Marimba, and has toured Texas, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Arizona.

As part of their mission to increase LGBTQ+ representation and visibility in music, Esposito and Hall are outspoken advocates for equity, diversity, and intersectional-focused liberation outside of the concert hall. They have spoken on panel discussions at NAMM, PAS, San Francisco Center for New Music, and the Sphinx Organization conventions. They have also appeared as guests for podcasts in both the queer and classical music communities, and have been profiled in pieces by local publications from the Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and the Chicago areas.

Spectrum Ensemble regularly raises funds for organizations that support LGBTQ+ and intersectional causes. Most recently, they have raised money for the Coalition for Aging LGBT and Black Lives Matter. A percentage of proceeds generated by all Spectrum Ensemble concerts are donated to LGBTQ+ charitable organizations.

Given such a long and rich history of LGBTQ+ musicians, unfortunately too many musicians’ Queer identities have been erased when they are discussed in concert programs, discussions, and history books. Spectrum Ensemble shines a light on this issue and encourages us all to celebrate LGBTQ+ artists in the fullness of their being.

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Friday, June 4

The Cast of The Rose Room

Cassie Nova
Cassie Nova has been a Rose Room cast member for 28 years and show director for nearly 7 years. He lives in Midlothian with his husband of 18 years with his 5 dogs and giant tortoise Ruby.
@cassienovarocks

Krystal Summers
Krystal has been a cast member at the Rose Room for 20 years.  She works  by day as a hair stylist in her own studio called Krystal Paints Dallas. She is a huge lover of animals.. epecially dogs.. and loves anything to do with fashion and wine.
@krystalsummers

Jenna Skyy
Jenna Skyy (Dallas, TX) is a cast member of the legendary Rose Room and has held the titles of Miss Texas FFI, Miss Gay Texas America, Miss Gay Dallas USofA, Miss Gay Texas USofA and Miss Gay USofA. She has also appeared in Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives and The Dead Don't Die in Dallas, both available on Amazon Prime.
@jennaskyy

Sasha Andrews
Started performing at the age of 17 in San Antonio. Started competing in pageants at 21 and have won Miss Texas Continental and Miss Texas USofA. Was also 1st runner up at Miss Gay USofA. Likes tacos and Tito’s.
@sashamorua

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Saturday, June 5

The Flannel Tones

"The FlannelTones” is Turtle Creek Chorale’s newest ensemble. The tenure of these five singers totals more than 57 years of membership in the Chorale. Currently comprised of Martin Antonio Guerra-West, Tim Strannix, Clay Webster, John Mueller and Michael Raines, "The FlannelTones" bring vocal talent with a touch of humor…and beards!

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Saturday, June 5

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Turtle Creek Chorale
Holidays Interrupted
June 27, 2021 - Fair Park Band Shell
event info here

The Fly Queens

Liquor Mini, Kandy Aisle, Penelope Devereaux, Barbie Doll, and Victoria Jayne are Flight Attendants by day and Drag Queens by night. They have headlined pride events at DC Capital Pride with American Airlines and Billboard Music, NYC World Pride 2019,  Miami Pride, and Dallas Pride. These Divas can be seen traveling around the world entertaining crowds in the air and on the ground. You can also catch some of them at Fly Queens Drag Brunch at Reservoir @ Toyota Music Factory every 3rd Sunday of the month.

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Saturday, June 5

The Roommates

The Roommates are a Dallas-based, all-female indie rock band that burst into the music scene in late 2017. This heavy-hitting quartet leaves nothing on the table, combining powerful vocals and airy guitar solos with emotional and dark undertones, serving the listener a strong dose of tour de force. Believing that music is its own language and emotion, this is no hobby for these ladies, but more so a form of essential life therapy in which they have opened themselves up for others to witness, partake, and share in.

Performing at Dallas Pride 2021:
Friday, June 4

Dallas Pride 2021

The Dallas Pride Miller Lite Showcase
presented by Smirnoff
FRIDAY, JUNE 4  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 5
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT PRIDE 2021!

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