Living and Performing ‘Femme Queen Joy’

Rosa Isabel Rayos, 28, is an Afro-Latina transgender rapper whose goal is to make music that…

Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle and Dolly Parton on Their Most Memorable Performances

T’s Dec. 6 Holiday issue honors three American divas — Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle and Dolly…

The Grit and Glory of Dolly Parton

Parton addresses her own compositional facility by noting, first, that her varied experiences with genres —…

Celebrating Three of America’s Most Beloved Divas

I had just begun writing this letter when my downtown Manhattan neighborhood erupted in sound: people…

Patti LaBelle, the Doyenne of Philadelphia Soul

BORN PATRICIA HOLTE — her family called her Patsy — on May 24, 1944, LaBelle was…

On TikTok, Fans Are Making Their Own ‘Ratatouille’ Musical

With Broadway and theaters across the country idle because of the coronavirus, some actors, producers and…

Barbra Streisand Is, as Ever, Firmly in Control

Hollywood was another, altogether tougher industry, where women had long been at the mercy of powerful…

The Luxury E-Commerce Wars Heat Up

According to Mr. Cohen, the brand had received “messages from customers asking why such expensive pieces…

Make a Poem From Newspaper

Imitation is the best kind of flattery. All creative people, whether they be writers, artists, dancers,…

Smithsonian Closed, Hope Diamond Awaits Its Synthetic Twin

In the midst of the pandemic, diamonds (at least newly mined ones) may have lost their…