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Annie-Lennox

Annie Lennox

British powerhouse singer Annie Lennox got onstage at the 1984 Grammy Awards and performed “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” with her then-band the Eurythmics in full drag. “I remember enjoying very much being in another persona,” she said in an interview. “That was interesting. That was like a piece of performance art. Apart from… read more »

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Aquaaerobika

Sasha Frolova is a Russian alternative artist from the thriving Moscow art scene who began with conceptual performance art, and decided to move into pop music with her band, Aquaaerobika. Their costumes are primarily skin-tight latex suits, topped off with outlandish head pieces and accessories. They play inflatable instruments. Everything feels alien and out of… read more »

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Bette Midler

In her 1978 world tour, award-winning actress and singer Bette Midler debuted Delores De Lago, the Toast of Chicago, AKA the mermaid in a wheelchair. The schtick was beloved by audiences everywhere for its kitschy and hilarious take on disability. Reductive Version In May 2011 during a one-off show in Sydney, Australia, the germ performed… read more »

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Madonna

Express Yourself “Express Yourself” is the second single from Madonna’s critically acclaimed and commercially successful fourth studio album, Like A Prayer, released in 1989. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, blocked from the top spot by Simply Red’s “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and Martika’s “Toy Soldiers.” Nevertheless, it… read more »