LADY GAGA STOLE HER ACT FROM JOEY ARIAS
Los Angeles is soooo lucky to have “Arias with a Twist” featured at the Redcat theater in Gehry’s glorious Disney Hall until mid-December. We’ve known Joey since the early 70’s when he was an eager high school kid in a band, working in our clothing store, The Garment District, on Sunset Strip. He was always bursting with creativity and when he moved to New York he joined up with legendary operatic performance artist Klaus Nomi and became a New Wave megastar in New York nightlife. Joey channels not only Billie Holiday, but Joan Crawford and Marlene Dietrich. Joey’s incredibly vixenish costumes are designed by his pal Thierry Mugler and executed by Project Runway’s Chris March. The cabaret show is affordable and deliciously entertaining. Lady Gaga’s AMA performance reminded us a LOT of Joey – we think she stole his act!