‘Idol,’ ‘Voice’ alum puts on cabaret

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On Dec. 6, singer-ac­tivist Frenchie Davis per­forms “The Frenchie Davis Ex­pe­ri­ence,” a stripped-down cabaret. Her lauded mez­zoso­prano voice will be ac­com­pa­nied only by a pi­ano. She re­cently per­formed to a sold out crowd at The Kennedy Cen­ter in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., in be­tween wrap­ping “Dead 7” for the SyFy chan­nel and pur­su­ing her mas­ter’s de­gree.

The openly bi­sex­ual diva has com­peted on both “Amer­i­can Idol” and “The Voice.” Davis made it to the semi-fi­nals of “The Voice” sea­son one and was men­tored by Christina Aguil­era. She went on to star in “Rent,” “Dream­girls” and “Ain’t Mis­be­havin’” on Broad­way.

Out­side of theater, she has per­formed at the Na­tional LGBTQ Task Force’s 25th Na­tional Con­fer­ence on LGBT Equal­ity in At­lanta. She was also awarded the 2017 Jose Este­ban Munoz Award from the Cen­ter for LGBTQ Stud­ies at The Grad­u­ate Cen­ter, CUNY for pro­mo­tion of queer stud­ies out­side of academia.

Look­ing ahead, beloved ac­tor Les­lie Jor­dan has a three-night stand at Out Front in the hu­mor­ous-yet-heart­warm­ing “Les­lie Jor­dan: Ex­posed.” Jor­dan is best known for his Emmy Award-win­ning role on “Will and Grace,” as well as a range of projects from “Sor­did Lives” to “The Help” to “Amer­i­can Hor­ror Story.” He will be ap­pear­ing Dec. 14–16.

And to close out the year, co­me­dian Julie Gold­man comes to At­lanta with “Balls Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. Tick­ets: $25 gen­eral, $40 VIP seat­ing plus meet-and-greet Tep.tick­etleap.com or 800-202-1708

The Frenchie Davis Ex­pe­ri­ence

Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. Tick­ets: $20 or VIP $30 with meet and greet Tep.tick­etleap.com or 800-202-1708 Dropped: A New Year’s Cel­e­bra­tion.” Gold­man has be­come a queer com­edy main­stay, from her time at the “Big Gay Sketch Show” to Bravo’s “The Peo­ple’s Couch.” Catch her New Year’s pre-game party on Dec. 30.

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