6/16/2011 Fresh Fruit


Critically acclaimed transgender actress/singer Alexandra Billings joins Fresh Fruit hosts Dixie Treichel and John Townsend for a Pride Month Special

Alexandra Billings In Concert

Alexandra Billings makes her Minneapolis debut at the Loring Theater in association with longtime producer and friend Mary Beidler Gearen/MBG Productions Inc. The show will feature songs from her award winning cabaret show including: "Being Alive," "Let The River Run," "I'm Not My Mother," "Angels, Punks and Raging Queens," and the "Alone Medley.” She will be accompanied by pianist Perry Hart.

Recognized for both her acting and singing talents, Alexandra has guest starred on television shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “ER”, and was the subject of the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary special “From Schoolboy to Showgirl.” She also stars in the popular YouTube series “Katie’s Corner.”

Alexandra Billings In Concert at the
Loring Theater
Friday, June 17 8pm
Saturday, June 18 8pm

also on tonight's show

Scott Breyfogle and Karen Hogan from
Quatrefoil Library
Quatrefoil Library celebrates 25 Years as one of the oldest GLBT Lending libraries in the United States.

Larry Miller, Curator, artist
Christine Stark, artist

Identities Explored - A Celebration of Art from the GLBT Community
Identities Explored attempts to present a cross section of the GBLT community and a peek into a world that many consider a mystery
Opening Weekend Celebration starts Friday, June 24th from 6-11pm

Hennes Art Company at 1607 Hennepin Avenue
June 24-July 30th, 2011

John Waters, curator
audio selections from his press conference and gallery tour

Absentee Landlord
In exploring the tensions and connections among disparate works in the Walker’s wide-ranging collection, Waters imbues his new role as curator with his trademark blend of subversion and insight.
Walker Art Center
June 11, 2011 - March 4, 2012

Playlist Tracks: 
Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie,Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed,DD/C, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky Phillips, RuPaul - Fresh Fruit Theme 3rd Thursdays
Album: collage by Dixie Treichel; Label: self released
Phranc - Bull Dagger Swagger
Album: Goofyfoot EP; Label: Kill Rock Stars
Alexandra Billings - Being Alive
Album: Being Alive; Label: southport
Robert German - Fishnet Sailor
Album: Sirens of Brooklyn; Label: Pigeonhole Records
Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
Album: Diana Ross The Supremes - The No. 1's; Label: MOTOWN / UNIVERSAL