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Cast to honor hip-hop legends

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‘Drag Salute to the Divas’ returns to the Howard. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Drag Salute to the Divas returns to Howard Theatre Sunday evening with a special Black Pride installment dedicated to “Girl Groups & Ladies of Hip Hop.”

Local drag legend Shi-Queeta-Lee and her cast of male and female impersonators will perform as Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, the Mary Jane Girls, Nicki Minaj, Desiny’s Child, SWV, TLC, Queen Latifah and more. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Howard is at 620 T St., N.W. Details and tickets at thehowardtheatre.com.

 

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DC Center to host estate planning seminar series

Three sessions presented by Murray Scheel

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The DC Center hosts a series of talks on end-of-life planning next week.

The DC Center for the LGBT Community and the DC Department on Aging and Community Living will host “Estate Planning Tools with Murray Scheel” via Zoom. 

Scheel will walk guests through the process of taking care of the end-of-life planning business that needs to be addressed during the golden years. Scheel is Senior Staff Attorney at Whitman-Walker Health’s Legal Services.

This event series will consist of three 1.5-hour sessions:

Jan. 19, 3 p.m. – “Tools for while you’re living” (overview, general power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, disposition of remains, etc.)

Jan. 26, 3 p.m. – “Tools for after you’re gone” (living wills, last wills, assets, etc.)

Feb. 2, 3 p.m. – “Healthcare insurance & long term care” (Medicare, Medicaid, correcting misinformation, skilled nursing, hospice care, etc.)

To register for this event, visit the DC Center website.

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DC Center to host legal seminar for trans people

Attorney Richard Tappan and paralegal Miranda Shipman to give legal advice

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The DC Center for the LGBT Community will host a “Gender and Name Change Legal Seminar” on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. online. 

Attorney Richard Tappan and paralegal Miranda Shipman will give legal advice and speak on the importance of the legal community within the LGBTQ community, the difficulties of the LGBTQ community in the legal field and name and gender changes. 

Guests can find the link at the DC Center website.

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Busboys and Poets to focus on peace in 2022

Special guests include Angela Davis

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Busboys and Poets will host “The 2022 NYE Peace Party” on Friday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. at Busboys and Poets in Columbia. 

The event will feature peace activists and literary powerhouses such as political activist, philosopher, academic, scholar and author Angela Davis, activist, scholar and educator Gina Dent, and renowned writer, poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez, among others. 

There will also be live music, food, party favors, champagne toast and free parking. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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