Rev. Yolanda returns to The Duplex OCT. 20

Hey everybody!!

We just got back from N. Carolina and the wonderful folks at N.Carolina PRIDE, The Arts Center in Carrboro, and Unity Center of Peace in Chapel Hill. Please visit my Facebook page: for the reviews and pictures. Here's a taste of the review by

Jaleesa Jones of The Daily Tar Heel:


"Perhaps even more dazzling than Yolanda’s actual vocals is his poise onstage.

There is a comfort to his stride — even in pink heels —

that invites others to bask in the same pool of self-assurance. The message of love and acceptance communicated by Yolanda’s body language imparts authenticity to his music. Thus, the traditional gospel songs are not just hollow echoes of his Christian past; they are confirmations of the divinity of each individual, often reworded by Yolanda to reflect as such."

- See more at:


it was just terrific and I'm so grateful to all of my friends in N. Carolina!


and NOW back in the date- OCT 20-

Joyful Noises and Huge Hair: 

Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour



By far, the most outrageous part of Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour is its sincerity. Sure, there's good music and fantastic wigs and plus-size amounts of humor: It's a drag show, after all. But the Reverend Roger Anthony "Yolanda" Mapes isn't skewering faith -- the Rev. is living out his/her beliefs on stage. This mix of camp and candor attracts a wide crowd, including those who would never consider attending a drag show and those who wouldn't be caught dead at a gospel concert. Moreover, Yolanda is a serious musician who, along with skilled collaborators, plays everything from spirituals to original compositions. In fact, "Home," a track from the Rev.'s latest album (Country Gospel Kirtan) has already reached #1 on the OutVoice Music Charts. Time passes too quickly during the hilarious sermonizing -- and effortless harmonizing -- of Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour.

* Additional fees apply= 2 drink minimum


The Gospel Hour's special guest on OCT 20 is mezzo soprano Martina Bruno!

Martina Bruno: "The Angel of NY".  Martina studied in Italy, debuted with Opera Ebony, toured Germany, and now she is with us on Oct. 20!


And as always we will feature KENNETH GARTMAN-

musical director arranger /piano/and  vocals

and THE YOLANDALEERS: BILL TURNER on banjo/vocals, EMILY MIKESELL on fiddle/vocals, and DENNIS MICHAEL KEEFE on stand up bass/vocals  

It will be a fabulous evening -so I do hope you can join us. For more info, video, cds and DVDs go to WWW.YOLANDA.NET 

as always... I thank you for your love and support

and send blessings to you and your family.


Rev. Yolanda

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