OnStage partner and music critic Khari “KayEmGee” Gzifa just dropped a review of 5 videos featured in our OnStage Video Showcase. You can check it in the video player on your right and on our YouTube channel. Khari is more than an audiophile; he’s a genuine musicologist with a broad array of knowledge across musical genres and also rocks the mike as front vocalist for local band Bombaye. Whenever you hear his critique of music you can rest assured you’re getting the best music assessment available in the DMV. So, as he says in the wrap, if you’ve got a video or think a recent video you've seen is hot, let us know. If it’s good we’ll feature it in the OnStage Video Showcase. If it’s great it may be one that he reviews next time. Contact us here or holla at us on Twitter @_OnStageDC.
Of all the personalities you’ll see on stage in the DMV there’s no doubt Sylvia Bunny Traymore Morrison was born to be there. The nationally renowned impressionist has been pretty much the star of the show all her life. She was that elementary school student teachers trusted with speaking roles in ceremonies, a talent show winning singer at Western (now Duke Ellington) High School, then went on to finish as 2nd runner up in the Miss Black America pageant while a student at Spelman College before launching a wildly successful career that’s included hosting a roast of Muhammad Ali to opening on the Whitney Houston tour at the height of Whitney’s glory days. Name a venue and she’s probably played it. Name a national act and she’s probably appeared with them. She flawlessly impersonates Mo’Nique, Whoopi Goldberg, Wendy Williams, and First Lady Michelle Obama. She’s the Queen of Impressions, and she’s DC’s own!
Sylvia is also the author of Almost There, Almost, a must read book that chronicles her life in an unfiltered view from growing up in Washington DC to going on the road to America’s most well known entertainment halls. Get your copy as a way to pay tribute to a hometown girl who really has done it. And make sure 2012 is the year you catch one of her shows at a local venue. Connect with her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @SylviaTMorrison to get the latest tour date info.
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