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As the editorially independent arm of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, the Arts Paper seeks to celebrate, explore, and investigate the fine, visual, performing and culinary arts in and around New Haven.

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Queen Of The Week: Xiomarie LaBeija

  Photo courtesy Xiomarie LaBeija.  This is the first installment in 2018’s “Queen Of The Week” series, which we will be running each Friday during Connecticut’s PRIDE celebrations this September. Last year’s installments, in order, profiled #NHVDrag, Robin Banks, Malaya Love Nations, and Tiana Maxim Rose. Xiomarie LaBeija cocked her hips just slightly and put one leg in front of the other. Creamy white leotard. Crinkly gold cape. A corset to keep everything in just so. Brown curls cascaded past her shoulders, caramel at the tips. She had the room on the edge of its seats, and she was just getting started.

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Connecticut Queens Drag Themselves To Yale

The transformation, in process. From Daniel Eugene's 2017 NHV Drag . 

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Queen of the Week: Tiana Maxim Rose

"The queen with no pants" performs at Partners Cafe. Daniel Eugene Photo.

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Queen Of The Week: Malaya Love Nations

Photo Credit Daniel Eugene. 

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Queen Of The Week: Robin Banks

Banks performing at Dragapalooza earlier this year. Lucy Gellman Photo. 

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