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THE MOMENT — Drag star BoyJ basks in the crowd after their performance.

More than 500 people attend NMU drag show

Antonio Anderson February 14, 2024

Collective cheers enveloped a single idol, drowning out the playing music. People of all kinds reached out to touch them and give them money, all of them expressing love. This was NMU's 27th annual drag...

Drag queens and staff at the Landmark Inn pose after the Galentines Drag Show on Sunday, Feb. 13. Drag queens in back row (left to right): Shelby Cummins, Victoria Lynn, Cass Marie Domino, Mercedes Benzova, and Loretta Love Lee. Pride Sundays event organizer, Jaime Bedard, sits in the front row, center.

Pride Sundays highlights drag queens in Galentines Drag Show

Andie Balenger, contributing writer February 19, 2022

At the beginning of the new year, a past tradition of the Landmark Inn was brought back to life. Convening within the Crow’s Nest, the Landmark Inn’s modern food and cocktail lounge, members of the...

Aurora Gozmic poses in style during her second solo performance.

Chicago queens dazzle at drag show

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor February 15, 2022

The Vandament Arena was decked out on Saturday night in blue curtains and pulsing colored lights changing in time with the bass line blaring from the surround sound speakers. Every seat, from the metal...

Aurora Gozmic performs at Michigan Tech Universitys drag show on Sept. 25, 2021. Aurora Gozmic is one of the professional drag queens who will be judging the amateur drag show and performing the following night.

Students take to the stage in amateur drag show

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor February 10, 2022

Professional drag queens are not the only ones performing this weekend at NMU. Prior to the 25th annual drag show on Saturday, Feb. 12, students will get the chance to perform in an amateur drag show and...

Photo courtesy of Queers & Allies
G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S­—Drag queen Aurora Gozmic, originally from Marquette, Michigan is one of the six performers in the 24th Annual show.

Community to celebrate drag kings, queens

Benjamin Bures February 13, 2020

Colorful lights flash on stage, illuminating a room of more than a thousand audience members in suspense. As fog begins to roll, the kings and queens of drag emerge to flaunt their glamour and abilities. ...

Queens and kings perform on stage before a cheering crowd at the Vandament Arena for the 22nd Annual NMU Drag Show on Jan. 26, hosted by the student diversity group Queers & Allies.
Photo by Neil Flavin

NMU Drag Show, royalty on the runway

Brianna MacLean February 1, 2018

The time was 6:36 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, only a little less than an hour until NMU’s 22nd Annual Drag Show started. Hundreds of students lined up outside the Vandament Arena, eagerly awaiting to watch...

Drag queens perform at the NMU Drag Show last year. Queens and kings will take the stage again at the Vandament Arena for the annual show at 7 p.m. this Friday. The show is $5 at the door and is free for NMU students with their student IDs. This year’s performers will include six professionals from the Chicago area and the winner of NMU’s amateur drag show, which will be chosen tonight at 7 p.m. in the University Center.
Photo by: Michael Wilson

NMU Drag Show to return this weekend, queens, kings to showcase their diversity

Brianna MacLean January 25, 2018

A night of dancing, creative costumes and high-energy performances is coming back to NMU’s campus with the annual drag show. Queers & Allies, an LGBTQA+ club on NMU’s campus, will host the 22nd...

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