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yeule – Thalia Hall – Chicago,IL – 7-15-2022 (Gallery)

Back on July 15, 2022 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, I finally witnessed the magical show from the Singaporean songwriter and producer Nat Ćmiel, better known as yeule. This stop on their North American tour was more than just a concert, but more of an art performance staged in the round. yeule performed selections from both of their album 2019’s Serotonin II and 2022’s Glitch Princess, both released via Bayonet Records. Below are some shots from the extremely beautiful show.

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Episode #260: Aiyana Smash – Mimi Marquez on RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour, Fisher Theatre in Detroit October 19th-24th, Plus New Single “Queen” Available Now

The guest for this episode is Aiyana Smash, making her national debut as Mimi Marquez on the RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour. During our chat, we talked about how she got the role of Mimi, how growing up in Mount Vernon molded her as person and how that translated into the musical theatre world, her experiences as a part of RENT and how she was able to relate to the Mimi Marquez, and how RENT is still relatable 25 years later. Aiyana also just released a new single titled “Queen”.